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How do you reset your router?


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#1 cooljay

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

Does resetting the router mean resetting the password for it?

 

Also, if I have a wireless modem, is the router inside it?



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:07 PM

Normally there is a recessed button that you push in with a paper clip.  If your modem has wireless it most likely also has router built into it.  The same thing applies, there should be a recessed button that you can push in with a paper clip.

 

When you reset a router it will lose all previously set information.  This will include the password if it was changed from the default password.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:15 AM

Yes - I just checked. It even says "Reset" and there is an opening that would be for the tip of a pen or something thin like that. Cool. Thanks!



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:52 AM

paperclip is recommended, ink pen tip is not.  The ink can gum up the reset button.  FYI



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:41 AM

paperclip is recommended, ink pen tip is not.  The ink can gum up the reset button.  FYI


And I prefer the larger sized paperclips. The typically smaller ones (about an inch long) have a smaller gage wire that can flex too much sometimes on reset holes/buttons (depends on how wide the hole is and how deep the button is in the hole, etc). The larger paper clips (about 2 inches long) have a heavier gage wire that will not flex as much. This largely dates back to having to manually eject 3.5" floppy disks from Macs decades ago using a paperclip and pin hole eject button when they would not eject by way of software, but I still find it true on occasion today (had to use such a button on a NAS to boot into the special boot menu...a small paperclip likely would have been too frustrating to use).

Edited by smax013, 20 April 2017 - 11:42 AM.





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