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Hard Router Reset
HaraldWho
Enthusiast

What router settings return to defaults when the router is reset with the reset control on the back? I need to reset the encryption type and password: I'm having problems with WEP2/PSK.

HaraldWho

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Re: Hard Router Reset
spacedebris
Master

@HaraldWho wrote:

What router settings return to defaults when the router is reset with the reset control on the back? I need to reset the encryption type and password: I'm having problems with WEP2/PSK.

HaraldWho


The router will reset to the settings Verizon programmed into it when you recieved it.

So the SSID will reset to the one listed on the sticker on the side of the router

The WEP key will be back to 64bit Wep Hex.  Also located on the sticker on the side of the router.

Any and All personalized settings (DMZ, port forwarding, parental controls, etc) will all be reset

Username and password for the router will be reset to    ADMIN / password

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Re: Hard Router Reset
spacedebris
Master

@HaraldWho wrote:

What router settings return to defaults when the router is reset with the reset control on the back? I need to reset the encryption type and password: I'm having problems with WEP2/PSK.

HaraldWho


The router will reset to the settings Verizon programmed into it when you recieved it.

So the SSID will reset to the one listed on the sticker on the side of the router

The WEP key will be back to 64bit Wep Hex.  Also located on the sticker on the side of the router.

Any and All personalized settings (DMZ, port forwarding, parental controls, etc) will all be reset

Username and password for the router will be reset to    ADMIN / password

Re: Hard Router Reset
HaraldWho
Enthusiast

@spacedebris wrote:

The router will reset to the settings Verizon programmed into it when you recieved it.

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Clear and to the point. Just what I needed. Thank you.

HaraldWho

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Re: Hard Router Reset
ispy99
Newbie

Just a follow up to this thread.  I have been having a very difficult time getting connected through the router to the internet.  All computers connect to the router but none can get out.  I tried loggin on to the router, but got that annoying multiple asterik thing.  The password the tech gave me didn't work, but I noticed in this thread one of the responders wrote admin in caps,  "ADMIN".  Is that correct?  It would be really useful to have a pamphlet listing this stuff, rather than depending on the hand written note the tech scribbled on a piece of cardboard...  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Hard Router Reset
viafax999
Super User
Super User

@ispy99 wrote:

Just a follow up to this thread.  I have been having a very difficult time getting connected through the router to the internet.  All computers connect to the router but none can get out.  I tried loggin on to the router, but got that annoying multiple asterik thing.  The password the tech gave me didn't work, but I noticed in this thread one of the responders wrote admin in caps,  "ADMIN".  Is that correct?  It would be really useful to have a pamphlet listing this stuff, rather than depending on the hand written note the tech scribbled on a piece of cardboard...  Thanks in advance.



Just reset the router then when you try to logon the userid will be admin (it's not case sensitive) and you can choose any password you like (remember it).

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Re: Hard Router Reset
ispy99
Newbie

@viafax999 wrote:

Just reset the router then when you try to logon the userid will be admin (it's not case sensitive) and you can choose any password you like (remember it).


Two questions, 1) to be sure I reset the router correctly, I held the reset button for about 10 seconds while the router was on, is that the correct procedure?, and 2) is there no password for admin when you reset, just leave it blank?

Thanks!

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Re: Hard Router Reset
Anti-Phish1
Master

ispy99 wrote: 

Two questions, 1) to be sure I reset the router correctly, I held the reset button for about 10 seconds while the router was on, is that the correct procedure?, and 2) is there no password for admin when you reset, just leave it blank?


1) Hold in the reset button until all the lights on the router go out.

2) After a hard reset, you will be presented with a screen to set the user name and password.  You can not access any other router pages until you do so.

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Re: Hard Router Reset
ispy99
Newbie

All,

Thanks for all the great information and help.  I called the Verizon help desk and after getting hung up on once, walked through the troubleshooting to find that I had a bad router.  It couldn't bind to an IP address.  A new one is on the way.

Thanks!

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