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Factory Default Reset Procedure

Need to know how to reset my router to factory defaults.

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    Thanks!!!!! I was able to fix my stuff from what you said!!

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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 23, 2012

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Hold the reset button in for 10-15 seconds... Now its defaulted back to factory and the user name and pass will both be admin

Posted on May 07, 2008

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    Ronald Tisdale May 07, 2008

    Just curious as to why you marked this as "thanks for trying" when I explained how to reset any linksys router back to factory defaults.



    To access the routers programming make sure an ethernet cable goes directly to the router and your PC.

    Open an Internet Explorer window and type this for the address

    192.168.1.1

    The user name and pass are both admin

    You can reset factory default in the routers programming as well.



    At the least please mark this as "Helpful" because I have given you exactly what you asked for. If your having another problem with the router please tell me what it is here and we will resolve it.

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    Ronald Tisdale May 08, 2008

    Don't worry bmackay that comment above this one was NOT directed toward you. Was for a different user.

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