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How to Reset your Router to Factory Default

This is a simple step by step on resetting your router back to the factory specifications it came with. In order to reset, you have to do the following:

1) Power down all computers, the router, and the modem, and unplug them from the wall.
2) Disconnect all wires from the router.
3) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes).
4) Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds, then release it, then let the router reset and reboot (2-3 minutes).
5) Power down the router.
6) Connect one computer by wire to port 1 on the router (NOT to the internet port).
7) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes).
8) Power up the computer (if the computer has a wireless card, make sure it is off).
9) Try to ping the router. To do this, click the "Start" button > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. A black DOS box will appear. Enter the following: "ping 192.168.1.1" (no quotes), and hit the Enter key. You will see 3 or 4 lines that start either with "Reply from ... " or "Request timed out." If you see "Reply from ...", your computer has found your router.
10) Open your browser and point it to 192.168.1.1. This will take you to your router's login page. In the user name field, enter "admin" (with no quotes) , then in the password field, enter "admin" (with no quotes). This will take you to your router setup page. Note the version number of your firmware (usually listed near upper right corner of screen). Exit your browser.

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How do I restore factory settings for a wnr3500L?


You can reset your Netgear router/wireless router to the factory settings from within the router manager. The reset procedure removes all user-configured settings and returns the router to the original factory settings.

For this reason, only reset the router if you encounter problems that can't be solved with other methods.


Step 1: Check that your Netgear router/wireless router is properly connected with your system or not. If it is OK, then press reset button on Netgear router for at least 10 seconds. The 'test' light should flash during this process.

Step 2: Now open browser and enter Netgear's IP address into the address bar. Generally, '192.168.0.1' is the Netgear router IP address but you can find specific IP address in Netgear router manual.

Step 3: Now enter your default username and password to log in to router.

Step 4: Click 'Erase' button under the 'Revert to Factory Default Settings'. This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the router and restore the configuration settings to factory setting. Don't interrupt the process until the process is finished.

Once the router's 'test' light has stopped blinking and the configuration page you are on has refreshed, the router has been reset.

Feel free to get instant online Netgear router support at http://www.vtechsquad.com/netgear-router-support/ to fix Netgear router/wireless router issues.

Mar 19, 2012 | NetGear WNR3500L Router

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how to reset my router


You can reset your Netgear router/wireless WNR1000 router to the factory settings from within the router manager. The reset procedure removes all user-configured settings and returns the router to the original factory settings.

For this reason, only reset the router if you encounter problems that can't be solved with other methods.

Step 1: Check that your Netgear router/wireless WNR1000 router is properly connected with your system or not. If it is OK, then press reset button on Netgear router for at least 10 seconds. The 'test' light should flash during this process.

Step 2: Now open browser and enter Netgear's IP address into the address bar. Generally, '192.168.0.1' is the Netgear router IP address but you can find specific IP address in Netgear router manual.

Step 3: Now enter your default username and password to log in to router.

Step 4: Click 'Erase' button under the 'Revert to Factory Default Settings'. This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the router and restore the configuration settings to factory setting. Don't interrupt the process until the process is finished.

Once the router's 'test' light has stopped blinking and the configuration page you are on has refreshed, the router has been reset.

Feel free to get instant online Netgear router support at http://www.vtechsquad.com/netgear-router-support/ to fix Netgear router/wireless router issues.

Dec 31, 2011 | NetGear WNR1000 Router

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how do i reset my netgear wgr614v10 router to manufacturer default setting


Hi there!

Take a paper clip, and insert it into the little reset hole in the back of the router... hold for at least 20 seconds.

username and password: the defaults are admin and password..

Hope this helps

levibit

Dec 08, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Linksys Group LIWRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router say's password is not enough characters, however I am using the right password. Why can't I set up this Window's computer?


Okay,i only option is to reset the router to its factory settings.
Please follow the steps to reset the router.
The router can be set to factory default by pressing the Reset button of the router and resetting through the router’s web-based setup page. Pressing the Reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds will reset your router to its factory default settings. Any settings on the router will be erased and the router’s IP address will become “192.168.1.1,” the username is still blank, and the password will be “admin.”
To perform a hardware reset on your Linksys router follow the steps below.
Step 1:
Take note of the current settings of the device before resetting.
Step 2:
Press the Reset button of the router for 30 seconds.
Step 3:
If the normal reset does not work, unplug then plug back the router's power adapter while pressing the Reset button.
To reset the router via its web-based setup page, follow the steps below.
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. .
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router’s web-based setup page,
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Administration then Factory Defaults.
Step 3:
Look for Restore Factory Defaults and select Yes.
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May 18, 2009 | 2wire (1000-100016-002) Wireless Adapter

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You can reset your Netgear router/wireless wpn824 router to the factory settings from within the router manager. The reset procedure removes all user-configured settings and returns the router to the original factory settings.

For this reason, only reset the router if you encounter problems that can't be solved with other methods.

Step 1: Check that your Netgear router/wireless wpn824 router is properly connected with your system or not. If it is OK, then press reset button on Netgear router for at least 10 seconds. The 'test' light should flash during this process.

Step 2: Now open browser and enter Netgear's IP address into the address bar. Generally, '192.168.0.1' is the Netgear router IP address but you can find specific IP address in Netgear wpn824 router manual.

Step 3: Now enter your default username and password to log in to router.

Step 4: Click 'Erase' button under the 'Revert to Factory Default Settings'. This process will erase all your previous changes that have been made to the router and restore the configuration settings to factory setting. Don't interrupt the process until the process is finished.

Once the router's 'test' light has stopped blinking and the configuration page you are on has refreshed, the wpn824 router has been reset.

Feel free to get instant online Netgear router
support at http://www.vtechsquad.com/netgear-router-support/ to fix Netgear router/wireless router issues.

Dec 15, 2007 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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