How To Reset Your Router

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Don’t know how to reset the router to the factory default settings? In that case, you came to the address. In this publication we will talk about the ways to reset the Wi-Fi router settings and the reasons why it is reasonable to return everything to your own circles. For example, if the Wi-Fi router is unstable or the router is unavailable at an IP address, or if you have forgotten your control panel access password or settings are incorrect and you need to go back to the factory settings to reconfigure it.

Here’s how to solve these and other problems, and we’ll try to figure it out below..

You can reset the router settings to the factory default settings software and hardware. In the first case, you will need to log in to the network device control panel and reset all settings to the default value from there. In the second case, you can reset to the factory default settings on the back of the router. This is usually where the Reset button is located.

Attention! If you reset the router to its factory settings, it will return to its original state. The password and login you have previously specified will return to the default state and the router will need to be re-configured taking into account the parameters of your provider. Read here how to configure the Wi-Fi router.

The software reset of the Wi-Fi router is usually used when the password and login are known to the user and the user can access the administrative panel of the network device. However, if this is not possible, you can reset the router using the hardware button mentioned above. If the password and login have not been changed before, then enter the default IP (usually or into the address bar of your browser and in the authentication form that opens, enter your login details.

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Information for Logging into the Router interface

You can get the information to enter the control panel in the documentation or from the sticker attached to the router at the bottom of the sticker. You can also use the command line to make an ipconfig query and your router’s IP address will be specified in the “Default Gateway” line. Usually the default password and login to the control panel of the router are admin, but there are exceptions. So, let’s examine in more detail how to reset the Wi-Fi router hardware and software settings.

Software reset of router settings.

This method is used if you know the authentication data to access the router interface. Enter the IP address of the network device in your browser, enter your login, password and confirm your actions by clicking on the button. That’s all, access is granted. Of course, each vendor’s interface is different, but it’s intuitive, and you’ll have to figure out where the Reset is going. I will show you how to perform a software reset using the example of the TP-Link and Asus router.

Resetting the TP-LINK Wi-Fi router

Find System Tools -> Factory Defaults, click “Restore” (Renew) and the router will reboot and have the default factory configuration.

Resetting the ASUS router

You can also reset the Asus router settings. Find “Advanced Settings” -> “Administration” and go to the “Restore…” tab and click “Restore”. After that the router will reboot and all defaults will be set. All settings are reset.

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Hardware reset of the router.

If you can’t login to your router interface for some reason, this method will help you. The process is very simple and will take less than a minute. Any Wi-Fi router has a “Reset” button, which is designed to hardware reset the network device to the factory settings. Usually it is located on the back panel or bottom cover and is made in the form of a small recess with a small button.

Take a match or paperclip, press the button and hold it down for 10-15 seconds. To avoid damaging the Reset button, I do not recommend using a needle or pin.

Hardware reset of the Wi-Fi router to factory settings

As soon as the LEDs flash or go out, the router restarts and returns to the factory settings. Now it is time to configure the Wi-Fi router according to your ISP’s network settings and you can access the Internet. By the way, if you have a weak signal from your Wi-Fi router, I recommend you to perform a wireless network diagnostics using in SSIDer software.

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