How Do I Reset Router To Factory Default Settings


There may come a time when you may want to reset router to factory default settings. There are several reasons, for instance power fluctuation might corrupt the router setting’s. Or you may want to change the routers security password. Sometimes you may experience your internet connection randomly disconnects and reconnects, or if you want to upgrade router’s firmware.

What ever may be the reasons, in all this instances you need to access the routers web-based set up page. And you forgot the router IP address or the password, you need to reset router to factory default settings. So you can access router’s set up page and reconfigure it.

This is a step by step guide to reset router to factory default settings. Its simple and easy to reset a router.

     Reset Router To Factory Default Settings

Step 1: Make sure the router is connected to a power source and is turned on. we can perform a reset while the router is powered on.

Step 2: Now look at the back of the router, for either a small hole or a small reset button. It differs from router to router. But normally you will find it near the power cord.

Step 3: If its button type, than just press on the push type button. If it’s a small hole, you will need to insert a pin or the tip of a ball pen. When you insert a pin/ ballpoint pen, you will feel a definite click. Press the reset button and hold it for at least 20 to 30 seconds. Look at the power on light of the router, which will turn off for a moment or blink several times and turn on itself again.

Step 4: Now release the reset button or take the pin out, your router should be reset now to its factory default settings. The router will reboot on its own, or you may switch it off and switch it back again.

That’s it, you have successfully reset the router to its factory default settings.

Finally to confirm, open the command prompt window and run the following command : ping  if you get a response, your router is reset.

If you get no response, than you need to find out the router’s IP address.


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