If you’ve messed up your Wi-Fi network settings or forgotten your login password, a factory reset can help. When you do a factory reset, all of the user names, passwords, network names, and security settings are reset to their original settings. If you’ve forgotten your password or messed up the settings, the best thing to do is a “factory reset,” which will put everything back to how it was when you first got it.
How to reset NETGEAR Router to factory settings?
Follow these steps to do a factory reset on your NETGEAR Wi-Fi Router:
- Check to see if your NETGEAR Router is turned on and working.
- Find a small button that says “Restore Factory Settings” or “Reset” and is hidden on the back of your router.
- Take a small, sharp, pointy object like a needle, paper clip, or something similar, and press and hold that button for about 10 seconds.
- Let go of the Reset or Restore Factory Settings button.
- Now, the router will start up again, and all the settings will go back to how they were before. “admin” is the default username, and “password” is the default password.