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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