How to reset the router settings?

Galina Devyatkina
Galina Devyatkina
November 4, 2014
How to reset the router settings?

Sometimes in routers fail. They can be for various reasons, and the result of this could be a failure of the router to work, a password request or other failures.

Resetting the settings helps in most cases when problems arise in the operation of the router. At the moment, there are two types of reset settings - software reset and hardware reset. Let's see how to reset the settings of the router.

Software reset of the router

To perform a software reset, we need a web interface for the router, for example, D-Link, Asus, or TP-Link. This is a common program that is installed on a computer. With it, we can manage the router.

  1. Open the device web interface.
  2. In the menu on the right (for most programs) we find a tab that points to settings, tools, or maintenance.
  3. In this tab, we are looking for a button with which you can reset the settings of the router to the factory settings.
  4. We are waiting for the device to reboot.
  5. To gain access, we use standard data (they are indicated on the label of the router).

Hardware reset of the router

Such a procedure is preferable for a reset. So:

  1. We find the “reset” button on the router itself (on the back panel).
  2. This button is protected from unintentional clicks, so we need a match. We leave the device on and press the button for 20 seconds with a match and then release it.
  3. If the reset is successful, all the lights of the router will light up for a few seconds and then go out again.

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