How to Reset a Netgear Router?
There are wide varieties of Netgear routers around in the market with bunch of handy features. Mostly the basic routers performs really well by considering the technicality behind like having some really great security features. In case, when a normal user gets a switching router for home network purpose, he might be unaware of the settings that should be done to let the device function as per the requirement.
There might be some situations that arises to change the default password of the Netgear router like experiencing an unstable Internet connection or when the router is malfunctioning. In that case, if he forget the changed password to make fewer modifications to the settings in future, the only way to get in is by hard resetting the Netgear Router to default settings. However, the process will change depending on the model and there are majorly two methods to reset your Netgear router to the factory default settings, and it advised to choose any one, based on the details available. Here in this tutorial I will show you both the ways and pick the one as per your convenient.
How do you reset a Netgear Router?
To perform a factory reset on your Netgear router, all you need to perform some simple manual assignments. Sadly, there is no automated way to troubleshoot the wireless router. You must need to have the physical access to the wireless router to clear the modified settings. Trust me. This is straightforward and easy.
Method #1 Find the router reset button
Careful. When you factory reset a Netgear router, all the stored data including ISP login credentials will get wiped off without any confirmation message. We suggest you to take a note of the sensitive data like username or password anywhere on a piece of paper before moving ahead.
#1 : First of all, turn ON your wireless router and hold it with your hands.
#2 : Try to find out the reset button on the back of the wired/wireless device and press & hold the button for about 10 seconds using a pen nib or paper clip until the power light restarts.
#3: After a minute or so, the Netgear router must function normally as it should be. After that, use the default username and password to setup the Netgear Wireless Router.
Method #2 Login to router login dashboard
Only prefer this method, when you know what you are doing. This doesn’t brick the device, but you would get access to all the core settings of the wireless router. By changing any other options, you device might get a serious issue. So, be aware of that.
Also, you need to know the login credentials of the router either the default ones or the modified details. If you don’t remember them, read the first method.
#1: Connect your Netgear router as it should be.
#2: Choose any web browser and open the website routerlogin.com or routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1. If you see a black page, then you should troubleshoot some network settings to resolve 192.168.1.1 not working issue.
#3: Enter the default factory login credentials of the Netgear router (normally the username is admin, and the password is password).
#4: Here, go to Maintenance tab then choose ‘Backup Settings.’
#5: Finally select ‘Erase’ which is under ‘Revert to factory default settings.’ Reconfigure the Netgear Wireless router once you done with the reset process.
Here is the video walkthrough of the tutorial on how you can do the factory reset of a Netgear Router. Let me know if you need any additional support. Drop your query in the comment section down below, and I will try to answer them asap with the best possible solution.