How to Reset Dlink Router to Default Settings?

(Last Updated On: January 12, 2021)

Hello Users,

if You Reading this Post by Investing your Precious Time then Clearly you Must be having trouble with Your Dlink router, which has left you with the Only choice to Restore the Dlink router setting to Factory settings Otherwise who would Reset Dlink for Fun Or Hobby.

if you Forgot Your Username & Password for the Dlink router & There no way to Recover it Or the Dlink router Won’t Work & You are having Connection & Performance Issues then this Post is just For You.

Keep in Mind that Executing a Reset On  Dlink Wireless Router has to be the last Option of your Troubleshooting Cause it will Wipe your settings & Configuration to factory settings.

Reset Dlink Wireless Router

There are Two Ways for you to Reset Dlink Router-

  1. Soft Reset Using Dlink Router Admin Page
  2. Hard Reset Using Physical Reset Key on Dlink router.

Usually, We recommend you to Perform a Hard Reset on any Other Router First But in the Case of Dlink routers Try With The Soft Reset First (This is Just Our Experience But We have seen that Often Dlink Hardware Turns Out Too Sensitive to Hard Reset & Than its Just hardware Failure )

Use Dlink Dashboard to Soft Reset

  • Connect Your Dlink router to Your computer  Cable Or Wireless Connection From Dlink Login Dlink Router Console
connect dlink router to pc
  • To  Access Dlink router admin Page Please Open your Browser and type default Dlink Ip in the address bar of your Browser. In Most Cases, Default Ip is  192.168.0.1 & Press Enter. in case of dlink range extender the web address would be http //dlinkap.local
type default dlink ip
dlink login page

Tips – Once Use This Combination of Username & Password If the First one did Not Work Please Use Username = admin & Password = admin

  • Once Logged in Please Look at your dlink Dashboard & Look for Maintenance Section. Do Remember Few different series Of Dlink Wifi router have this Section By the Name Of Tools Or Management.
maintenance in dlink router
  • Click On One of the Both Option That you can see Than You Will be able to see Option For Reset router to Default Settings if you Had Option For maintenance
Reset Dlink Router
  • In Case if You have Option By Name Of Tools Than Look at the Left-Hand side You Will see an Option For system Please Click on then & Then click Restore Device
tools case for dlink
  • From here you can also backup Dlink Router Current settings Before Reset & We recommend you do that as a fail safe Than Proceed.
save setting in dlink router
  • Now Your Dlink router will erase all previous settings & Give it a Minute Or Two
  • Reboot Your Router & Than you should be Good to reconfigure your Dlink router.

we understand that this was a lengthy process but this was the safest One. we have Another Quick Way to Hard Reset the Dlink router in just 2 min. Well, Lets Checkout this Too-

Hard Reset Dlink Router Using Reset Key

This Option is Quick & Easy and requires no Tech Skills Just follow the Option -:

  • Plug Your Dlink Router to the Power Outlet & Turn on Power Supply
connect dlink router to power supply
  • Look at the back of your Dlink wireless router You may see a Reset Key or Tiny Reset Hole
reset key in dlink router
  • Just Press & Hold the Reset key Using a paper Clip, Pen Or Any tiny Similar Object for 30-40 Seconds Until you see all lights Flashing on your Dlink router that let Go of reset key.
pin on reset key
  • Make sure While you do this the dlink should be Powerd on. After reset Please Restart Dlink router and wait for 60-70 seconds for Router to boot up.

Now your Dlink router has been reset & Fully ready to be reconfigured. You Can restart your modem and computer then setup Dlink router like a brand new router now.

We hope we Gave our best to help you. Please share this if it was helpful & Let us know if you need any other help with Dlink router or Contact dlink Customer service for any other help.

Thanks a Lot for Reading

Good Luck, Happy Fixing

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