How To Reset A Linksys Router To Factory Settings

If you have forgotten the login password of your Linksys router, or to solve certain issues on your Linksys router, you may want to reset it. Resetting the Linksys router would revert all the changes you made on it and will restore the factory default settings, including the username and password. There are two methods using which a Linksys router can be reset. Both of these methods are discussed in this how to reset a Linksys router to factory settings guidelines given below.

How To Reset A Linksys Router To Factory Settings

Method 1: Reset using the Reset button.

  • First, disconnect all the devices connected to your Linksys router.
  • Unplug the router from the power supply.
  • Now, locate the reset pinhole on your router. Usually, it can be seen at the rear side of the router. If you are not able to find the reset button, refer your router’s user manual.
  • Again, plug the router to the power source and proceed with how to reset a Linksys router to factory settings guide.
  • Take a paper clip or pointed needle-like object, insert it into the reset pinhole, and hold it for around 30 seconds.
  • While you are pressing the reset button, notice whether the power LED on the Linksys router is blinking.
  • After resetting, the power LED will stop blinking and turn solid.
  • Now unplug and replug your router.
how to reset a linksys router to factory settings

Method 2: Reset using the web-interface

Another method to reset the Linksys router is using the router’s web interface. The how to reset a Linksys router to factory settings instructions given below will guide you to reset your Linksys router from its web interface.