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Restoring the Default Configuration and Password

This section explains how to restore the factory default configuration settings, changing the router's administration password to password and the IP address to 192.168.1.1. You can erase the current configuration and restore factory defaults in two ways:

To restore the factory default configuration settings without knowing the administration password or IP address, you must use the Default Reset button on the rear panel of the router.

  1. Press and hold the Default Reset button until the test light blinks on (about 10 seconds).
  2. Release the Default Reset button and wait for the router to reboot.
  3. If the wireless router fails to restart or the power light continues to blink or turns solid amber, the unit may be defective. If the error persists, you might have a hardware problem and should contact technical support.


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