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How to hard reset a D-Link router to the default settings

If you’ve forgotten your D-Link router’s username/password or if someone has changed them without telling you, you can always reset your router to it’s default username and password. Keep in mind that this process will change all of your settings back to the defaults, so it is a good idea to keep a backup of your router’s configuration if you have a more complicated set-up.

The Hard Reset Process

For most of the D-Link routers the resetting process goes like this:

1. Power ON the router. Unplug all of the cables, except the power cord.

2. Locate the reset button
Usually, the reset button is a small ‘pin hole’ ┬áthat you can find on the rear panel of the router. It might be red, or marked with a red/white/gray circle.

3. Take e thin/sharp object, such as a paper clip. Put it into the reset hole. Now press and hold for 10 seconds. Release.

4. The reboot process begins and it takes about 30-60 seconds.

D-Link Default Settings

Once your router has been reset, it goes back to it’s factory defaults.

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