Is your router not functioning as you upgraded it recently? Or did your router get corrupted due to power fluctuation? No worries! You can solve all your issues by resetting your router. So here are some easy steps how to reset a router to default settings.
- First of all, you need to switch on the router since the resetting should be done by keeping the power on.
- After that, locate the tiny reset hole present behind the router. Usually it is found near the power cord opening.
- Then, you are required to introduce the tip of a ball point pen or a pin inside the hole and simultaneously push the reset button for a minimum of 10 to 15 seconds. At this stage, it may be observed that the power light present in the router switches off for some time and then automatically switches on
- Finally, the router should be reset after removing the pin.
For validation purposes, you simply need to open the command window and run the command – ping 192.168.1.1
After running this command, if a positive response is obtained, then get assured that your router has been reset successfully!
Hence, in this way you can restore the default settings of your router and get rid of all your worries even if you need to reset it at some point of time due to certain unexpected reasons.