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Hard reset for 2 wire router 1020

2 wire router 1020. is there a hard reset button ? Reason is, my mates router blew. gave him my spare but has my details and I cant remember passwords..... please can you help

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If you do a hard reset on that sort of router, any information on the router will be lost, and the router will return to factory defaults.

Do you mean that you want to do a hard reset on your FRIEND'S router, so that you can go back to using the OTHER router that you lent him?

look for a small, recessed button on the back, near where the power cord plugs in.  you'll probably need a pen or sharp pencil in order to press it.

if you can find that recessed button, hold it down until the lights on your router blink 
simultanously, then release it.   I know that works on SOME models of 2Wire routers, I'm not certain whether or not this model has the option or not.

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To perform a hard router reset, keep the router powered on. Then, find the unit's reset button, often located on the rear of the device. Use a pen tip or bent paperclip if necessary to depress the button and hold it down. Network administrators are taught to hold the button down for 30 seconds; your router probably does not require waiting that full length of time, but this is a good general rule to follow. After releasing the hard reset button, a router may need up to 1 minute to reboot and resume normal operation.
An alternative method for hard resets involves holding the reset button down for 90 seconds instead of 30, unplugging the router from power and then re-plugging it partway through as described in these instructions for the 30-30-30 hard reset rule. This more involved reset process may not work on some routers and should only be tried if the basic 30 second version does not work.
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Have you tried a hard reset, then setting up the wireless again?

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Hi Alex26673,

Try a hard reset. You need a straightened paper clip. The Recessed reset button is to the right of the unit's power socket. Press and hold for 10 seconds and then release. Wait 5 minutes for it to finish rebooting and stabilise. Then try you admin login again.


Spare head 2.

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