Wireless routers

Belkin wireless router blinking orange

Resetting your Belkin Router is a helpful workaround, especially if the device does not work as expected.

Once you reset the router, the settings will be reverted to its factory defaults.


The following scenarios may be applicable for router reset.

  • Reinstalling the router after an unsuccessful attempt of using the Setup CD.
  • Unable to access the Web-based setup page due to a forgotten or lost password.
  • Performing firmware upgrade but still unable to access the internet.
  • Reconfigure the router's internet connection after experiencing a power outage.
  • If the computer cannot obtain a valid IP address from the router.
  • If the Power LED is blinking.


Two ways of resetting or restoring your Belkin router to factory default setting:

1 Resetting the router using the button.

2 Resetting the router using the web-based setup page.


QUICK TIP

Before proceeding with the reset process, it is advised to secure a backup file of your router's setting first.


Follow these steps to Reset Belkin router using the Reset button.

1 Look for the Reset button of your Belkin router.

  • The location of the Reset button varies on the model of your Belkin router. It is usually found either on the back or on the side part of of most routers.

2 Press and hold the Reset button.

  • While the router is powered ON, press and hold the Reset button for at least 10 seconds and than release it.


Note: You can use the tip of a paper clip to press the Reset button Properly.

At this Point, the Power LED of the router will blink for a few seconds.

If the LED is still not stabilized after a minute, Perform a power-cycle on the router.


POWER CYCLE

1 Unplug the power cord from the outlet of your router and wait for 30 seconds.

2 Plug the power cord of your router back in and wait for all the lights to activate.

3 Resetting the router using the web-based setup page.


Follow these steps to reset your Belkin router using the web-based setup page.

1 Access the web-based setup page of your router.

  • Open a web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
  • Access the web-based setup page of the router by typing http://router in the web browser's address bar. You can also type 192.168.2.1 then hit [ENTER].

2 Click the locked/unlocked icon below the Belkin logo.

  • A Window will prompt you to enter your administrator password.
  • Enter your administrator password, then click Let me in!.

Note: For security Purpose, you need to set a password if it is your first time to access the Dashboard.

3 On the Dashboard, click Advanced Setting.

  • Under Utilities Section, Click Restore Factory Defaults.

4 On the Restore Factory Defaults page, Click Restore Defaults.

  • A warning window will appear, Click OK to proceed.
  • Do not turn off power to the router during this process.
  • The Power LED of the router will blink for a few seconds.

If the LED is still not stabilize after a minute, perform a power-cycle on the router.

There you have it !.

Your Belkin Router has now been reset to its factory default settings.