- Resetting the Belkin router to default settings using the web-based setup page
Resetting your Belkin router to default settings may be necessary if:
The device is not working as expected
You want to remove all previously configured settings and set up the router from scratch.
Aside from using the Reset button, you can also use the web-based setup page to reset your Belkin router to factory default settings. To learn how, follow the steps below:
NOTE: It is advised to secure a backup file of your router’s settings since resetting the router will remove all the current settings that you have with your router. By doing a backup, you wouldn’t need to manually set up all these configurations. To learn how to create a backup file for your router, click here.
On your computer, open any browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari®).
In the address bar, enter “192.168.2.1” and press [Enter] on your keyboard. You will then be directed to the router’s web-based setup page.
Click Login on the upper-right corner.
Once prompted to log in, leave the Password field blank and click the Submit button.
Look for the Utilities section then click Restore Factory Default.
Click the button. You will be informed that using this option will restore all the settings in the router to factory defaults. Also, you will be notified of the estimated time for the reset to finish and to not interrupt the process. Click OK on every pop-up that would appear to proceed.
Wait until the timer indicates that the reset is finished. A steady Power LED in your router is also an indication that the reset process has been successful.
Your router has now been successfully restored to its factory settings.
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