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Setting up an old router

Got an old D Link DI-524 router in our house...

It was working when I moved in, but stopped when my housemate switched the internet account.

I suspect it just needs reconfiguring somehow... but it's out of warranty and i don't know how to reset it.

I want to have a go at it before i chuck it out as junk.

I don't know any passwords or anything as it belonged to someone who has moved out.

Any ideas?

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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.

Setting up an old router - reset.gif

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.

Note: The factory defaults username is admin, and there is no password.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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