Saturday, September 24, 2022

Best Ways to Reset a Home Network Router

When restoring your modem to factory default settings, it will also erase any customized settings you may have changed, including static IP address setup, DNS, personalized password, WiFi settings, routing, and DHCP settings. Therefore, make sure you back up all your settings before resetting your modem so that it can be easily restored after the reset is complete. This walkthrough explains the best way to reset a home network router.

When to do a Home Network Router Reset?

You can consider a modem reset If your modem isn’t working right or if you changed some settings you can’t undo. However, it’s advisable to do a simple reboot before thinking of resetting because a full factory reset returns your modem to its out-of-the-box settings.

Possible Problem Your Home Network Router May Fix After Resetting:

  1. Gaming problems
  2. Routing errors
  3. Can’t connect to the internet errors
  4. Slow connect
  5. on speeds
  6. Choppy VOIP 
  7. Port connection issues 
  8. Wireless network issues
  9. Device conflicts

Also read: How to Power Cycle Your Router and Modem

How to Reset Your Home Network Router

You can reset it in two ways. The first method to reset your modem is by logging into the user settings interface or manually using the reset button on the back of the modem. 

How to Reset the Modem Through the User Settings

  1. Connect a device, such as a computer or a tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.
  2. Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.
  3. Log in to the modem’s online user interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password.
  4. Select “Utilities.”
  5. Select “Restore Defaults” from the menu on the left side.
  6. Select “Restore Modem to Factory Default State.”
  7. Wait for a few minutes while it finishes the factory reset.
  8. When it’s complete, You will be asked for account login information to configure it, and you will need to run through the modem activation process, just like you are setting it up for the first time.
  9. Once the internet light turns green, you will be able to access the internet.
  10. Reconnect all your devices again to your WiFi network. 

Don’t miss: How to Fix it When Netgear Router is not Connecting to the Internet

How to Reset the Modem Manually with the RESET Button

The reset color button is red, located at the back of the modem. Follow these steps below to reset your modem manually.

  1. With the modem plugged in and powered on, press the reset button until you feel or hear a slight click.
    • Hold for 10 seconds.
  2. Release the button when the power light color turns orange
    • Note: If you continue to press the reset button for 15 seconds, the power light will turn red and reboot, which means you will have to wait for the modem to finish rebooting and then try the reset again.
  3. Wait for a few minutes while it finishes the factory reset.
  4. When it’s complete, You will be asked for account login information to configure your modem, and you will need to run through the network router activation process, just like you are setting it up for the first time.
  5. Once the internet light turns green, you will be able to access the internet.
  6. Reconnect all your devices again to your WiFi network. 

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Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.

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