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Resetting the Belkin router to factory default settings using the Reset button


Resetting your Belkin router is a helpful workaround especially if the device does not work as expected.  However, once you reset the router, all the settings and configurations that have been previously saved on your router will be removed.  This means that you will need to set up the router again.

IMPORTANT:  Before proceeding with the reset process, it is advised to secure a backup file of your router's settings first.  By doing a backup, you would not need to manually set up all the configurations of your router.  To learn how to create a backup file for your router, click here.

NOTE:  The location of the Reset button may vary depending on the model of your router.  In the example below, the Reset button is at the back panel of the router.
 
Step 1:
Look for the Reset button of your router.  While the router is powered ON, press and hold the Reset button for 15 seconds.
 
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Step 2:
Wait for at least one minute for the router to restart.

 
Your Belkin router has now been reset to its factory default settings.  Take note that resetting the router will also set its language back to English or to the language your web browser is using.

QUICK TIP:  If your router does not respond as expected after using the reset button you may reset your router.  If your router is using the web-based setup page, click here and if its using the Dashboard instead, click here.


Related Articles:

Updating your Belkin router's administrator password
Changing the Wi-Fi password of your Belkin router
Accessing the web-based setup page of the Belkin N150 or N300 using the default password

Related Videos:

Setting up the Belkin router using an iOS device (Video) Setting up the Belkin router using an Android™ device (Video)

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