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How to reset your router to restore factory default settings
  • 1
    Locate the Reset button on the back of your router
  • 2
    Use the pointed end of a paperclip or similar object to press and hold the Reset button for 15 seconds
  • 3
    Wait for the router to reboot and the power light to become steady green or white again

Reset Your Router to Factory Defaults

If you forgot your router password and can’t access the router, or want to start over with fresh settings, you may perform a router reset to restore factory defaults.

Note:

  • Router reset will wipe out all of your customized settings
  • Router username and password will be reset to factory default values as shown on the router label
  • Personalized Wi-Fi settings will be deleted, including the Wi-Fi name and password you created. Your Wi-Fi network won't be accessible until you reconfigure your router and update your Wi-Fi devices to use the same customized Wi-Fi settings

How to reset your router to restore factory default settings

To reset your router:

  • Locate the Reset button on the back of your router
  • With the router powered on, use the pointed end of a paperclip or similar object to press and hold the Reset button for 15 seconds
  • Wait for the router to fully reset and power back on

The router’s default factory settings have been restored. Reconfigure your router and update your Wi-Fi devices to use the same customized Wi-FI settings. You can also log into your router to restore factory settings. For detailed instructions, refer to your router user guide.

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