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How Do you Restore your Router Using a Backup File?


When you restore the router to its factory defaults, all the settings will be erased.  Thus, having a Backup file before restoring the router would be handy so that you would not have to input again all the information that you already set up in your router.
 
Follow the steps below to learn how to restore your Belkin router using a Backup file:
 

Step 1:
Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer.
 
Step 2:
Enter "192.168.2.1" as the router's default IP address in the Address bar, then press [Enter].
 

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NOTE:  If the default IP address doesn't work, check your router's IP address.  For instructions, click here.
 
QUICK TIP:  You may also enter "http://router" in the Address bar to access the router's web-based setup page.
 
You will then be directed to the router's web-based setup page similar to the one below.  If you want to change or configure any settings, you will need to log in with your router's administrator password by clicking on Login at the top right corner of the page.
 

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Step 3:
Enter your router's Password then click Submit.
 

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Step 4:
Under Utilities, click Restore Previous Settings.
 

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Step 5:
In the Restore previous saved settings window, click the Browse… button.
 

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Step 6:
A new window will then appear for you to select the configuration (.cfg) file to be restored. Click Browse… to locate the file.  Once you've located the file, select it and click Open.
 

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IMPORTANT:  Remember the save location of the .cfg file.  This will be loaded on the Restore previous saved settings window.
 
Step 7:
Click Restore to begin restoring the configurations.
 

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Your router should now be restored to its previous configuration.

NOTE:  If you encounter problems while restoring your configuration, perform a firmware upgrade.  For instructions on how to upgrade your router's firmware to the latest version, click here.

For video instructions on how to upgrade your router's firmware to the latest version, click the video below:

 



Related Video:

Creating a backup file of your Belkin router's settings

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