Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
How do I reset my wireless router to factory default setting?
The router's admin page is http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 and
the default password should be either "admin" or "password" without
quotes. There should be a choice under "Setup" called "Factory Reset".
That will erase the settings and reset it like new.
Alternatively, you can follow the procedure as given below on all the brands I've tried (Belkin, D-Link, Linksys)
1. hold the reset button for 30 seconds (don't release)
2. unplug the power (still holding reset) for 10 seconds
3. plug power back in (still holding reset)
4. hold reset for another 30 seconds - the lights will usually begin flashing in some odd pattern
5. release the reset button
6. wait 1 full minute or until the lights stop flashing
7. unplug the power for 10 seconds, just to do a reboot
8. verify the settings (e.g. SSID) are back to the defaults
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Posted on Oct 25, 2012
To reset the router to factory defaults just press and hold the reset button of the router for 30 seconds while the power is ON use a pen or a paperclip to reset the router, then after 30 seconds unplug the power of the router after that the router should be reset already...
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
The following is for the DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-624S, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784 routers. To perform a reset, please follow steps below: Step 1 With the unit on, place a paper clip into the hole on the back on the unit labeled Reset. Step 2 Hold paper clip down for 10 seconds and release. Note: Do not repower unit during this procedure. Step 3 The unit will reboot on its own. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the unit is reset. Resetting the router does not reset the firmware to an earlier version. It will change all settings back to factory defaults. If you have the European version of this router, this procedure may not work. Please consult the D-Link office near you. D-Link USA does not support the European version.
Posted on Feb 16, 2006
The standard way to restore the settings on Linksys routers:
Press and hold the reset button for at least 30 seconds.
That should do it for you...
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
All you need is your ISP log-in name and password.
Connect the router to your computer with an ethernet cable, log into its web server (generally 192.168.0.1) Get past the gatekeeper (admin and admin) and then navigate to the set-up page and re-enter your ISP info. That normally is all there is to it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have
made to the router, including any security settings. This should be used
as a last resort.
The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router. The image below (courtesy of Linksys) shows where the button is located.
Linksys WRT54G Reset Button Location
To reset your router, use the following steps:
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Unfortunately, there is no way to recover a lost or forgotten password from a router or access point; you will need to reset the device to factory defaults. However, once the device is reset to factory defaults, you can use the default username ("admin") and password (either "password" or "1234" depending on your router) to reconfigure your router settings.
if there a small hole in the front or back of the router push a hair pin in to reset to factory settings
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