Reset 3Com® router to its factory default
What are the benefits of resetting Reset 3Com router to its factory default? What are the things to be considered while doing so?
When the router is switched on by connecting to the power supply, then the firmware is ON and it connects all the Ethernet ports. A router needs to be reset in circumstances like unable to connect to any network. Some other scenarios are- the router issues like temporary freezing, issues with router hardware etc. Resetting the router demands a username and password. For resetting the router make sure the user name and password is correct. Wrong user name and password will not allow you to enter the settings of the router. If there are issues in the firmware of the router, then the router needs to be reset.
The following are the tips to reset 3Com router to its factory defaults:
- Login to the router
- Using the reset button
- Things to be kept in mind
Login to the router
You need to login to the router using a username and password. If you are using the router for the first time or you haven’t changed the user name and password, you might use the default username and password. You might refer to the manufacturer’s website for obtaining the link to access the settings.
Using the reset button
There is a reset button at the back of the router. You might use it to reset the router. Please be informed that when you reset the router, various settings like the username, password and encryption settings will be gone. You need to press the reset button for eight seconds. After pressing this, the router will be reset. Make sure that the settings are reconfigured right after the reset of the router.
Encryption, data bandwidth and other network properties are controlled by the router. When the router is reset encryption settings will be lost. The router needs to be installed with the router drivers, then only the router will work properly. The settings of the router need to be reconfigured. Save the configuration and exit.
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