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Router reset i tried the reset button on the router, doesnt work, i tried unplugging the power to the router doesnt work, another thing when i hold the reset buton and release it the lights never go out, arent they supposed to go out then come on again?

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The power light of your router should go flashing once it's being reset. If it is not doing that you can try this reset.
Hold the reset button for 10 sec. while holding the reset button unplugged the power of the router, wait for another 10 sec (still holding the reset button in), plug the power back and wait for another 10 sec. and now reslease the power button.

If it still won't work you can also do a software reset with the latest version of this router, You go to the setup page and go to the administration tab and go to the sub tab that says factory defaults, just tick yes and do save settings.

Hope this one helps.

Posted on May 09, 2008


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My router does not seem to be working right; the power light is flashing very quickly and the signal is not being transmitted. how do i get my router to work again?

Press the reset button on the router. Hold it down for 30 seconds. release the reset button. Wait for 1 minute. unplug the power cable to the router and plug it back in.
Wait for 1 minute and check if the power light is Solid on the router.
If the power light on the router is flashing then the router is not working. Try to reset the router again. To press the reset button on the router use a paper clip or ball point pen.
If the power light is still flashing then try to reset the router again. If still the same thing then you will need to new router.

If the power light is sold then you can try to reconfigure the router.
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You use following ways to reset router,after that you would be able to login to router

To Reset the newer SMC7004AWBR Router, use the RESET button on the Router. It is found on the rear panel (except 7004ABR/7008ABR, where it is found in the front). It's a small pinhole blue button. Use a paperclip / pen / pencil to hold in. Reset can be done in following ways. If you find Power LED blinking, then it indicates a successful RESET.

Procedure 1 -
Unplug all the cables except the power cord.
While the SMC7004AWBR is powered ON, Hold the RESET button for 30 seconds or as long as you find the Power LED blinks.

Procedure 2 -
1 - Unplug all the cables except the power cord.
2 - While the SMC7004AWBR is powered ON, Hold the RESET button for 5 seconds.
3- While holding the RESET, turn OFF the power to the Router.
4- Continue to hold it for 5 seconds, then turn ON the power to the Router.
5- Wait for another 5 seconds and then release the RESET button.

Procedure 3 -
1 - Unplug all the cables except the power cord and Power ON the Router.
2 - Hold the RESET button for 3 seconds.
3 - Release the RESET button for 2 seconds.
4 - Continue Steps 2 and 3 for Four more times.

After doing all this steps login to router
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Did have dsl and now have cable modem, but router doesnt work with cable,, how do I reset?

unplug for 10 full seconds and plug it back in.

There is also a pin sized reset button on the back or bottom that you hold in for 5 seconds.
I prefer to just unplug the power cord for 10 seconds.

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on the back there should be a little hole with reset above it, Get a paper clip or pin and push it in the hole and you will feel a button click in.

Kept it hold down for about 10 seconds and you should see the lights start flashing and your router is then reset. If it doesnt reset the first time, try holding the reset button in a bit longer.

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Note: you can also hold down the reset button for more than 10 seconds to reset its default settings back to factory default.

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Please try the reset button again. Make sure the ROUTER IS POWERED ON and hold the reset button in for 40 seconds. Then unplug the power cord for 1 minute and then reconnect & restart. If that still does not work then:

Logon to router

You will be on Home Summary tab.

Go to Diagnostics tab and click on Reset Device button on right side.

This will accomplish the same as pressing the reset button.

Simply unplugging the power cord will not reset the device.

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1.unplug the router power adapter and then the modem power adapter if its a cable modem then we should also unscrew the coaxial cable wait for 10 sec and then screw it and now plug the modems adapter first wait fir lights to be stable and then the routers power check the lights.
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2.FUNNY RESET-If the previous step doesnt work,then we have do the funny reset.Here press and hold the reset button for 1 minute simultaneously plug and unplug the router 3 times.
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