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Reset Belkin® Router to Factory Settings

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Know about the need to reset a Belkin router to its original factory settings and how you can do so.

Belkin router allows broadband net connection and shares files between computers without any connecting wires. It has 802.11g technology that provides high speed networking. It is a stable device that is perfect for home or small office customers. There are various models of Belkin routers like Belkin Share N300 Wireless N+ Router, Belkin Share Max N300 Wireless N+ Router, Belkin Play N600 Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router and Belkin Play N600 HD Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router etc. It may be may be necessary to reset Belkin router to its original factory settings when the wireless network key is lost or if there is any problem with wireless key. Resetting the Belkin Wireless Router can override any current settings and bring the router to its original factory settings. If the configuration is not proper, there can be problem in Belkin Router. There are other problems that can come when the encryption method is not aptly chosen or incompatibility between some functions of router and network client. All this can be avoided by following installation guide. But if any of these problems occurs, you would need to reset the router to its factory settings. Sometimes, the router stops projecting a signal to the wireless computers or any other device. This may be because the MAC filtering is enabled. In such a case also, resetting the router to its factory settings can solve the problem.

Following are the steps to reset a Belkin Router to its factory settings:
  • Turn on the router
  • Locate the reset hole
  • Push the reset button

Turn on the wireless router

The first step to reset a Belkin router is to turn it on. then plug a power cable jack into the back of the router. The other end should be plugged-in to a working outlet. This turns on the Belkin Router since the Router does not have any on or off or power switch.

Locate the reset hole

The second step is to find out the factory-reset hole. For this, first turn the Belkin Router where the back side of the router is facing you. In the back of the router, you can find a factory reset hole. It is located towards the left of the Internet or WAN port. Sometimes, this hole can be found at any one of the sides also.

Push the reset button

After locating the reset hole, place a thumbtack or toothpick or any other pointed object into the factory reset hole for some time, say about one minute. The light on the router flashes when it completely resets the factory settings. The router will restart after one minute and reset the router’s settings back to the original factory settings or the default value.

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