Why is it necessary to reset D-Link router? Furnish details to reset the router in an error-free manner.
D-Link is a wireless router used for sharing files like video, music and pictures. It can transmit data to receive signals. It works with 802.11 g/b wireless systems like gaming console and digital media player. It is easy to set up and helps you to configure the wireless settings easily in the network. D-Link router supports security features like Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) as well as Wireless Application Protocol (WPA) for security in the network. This router utilizes firewall protection like Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT) to avoid online threats from the internet. Sometimes, D-Link router has to be reset for restoring its default settings.
The following are the reasons for resetting D-Link router and methods to reset the router:
- Causes for resetting D-Link router
- Reset button of D-Link router
- Reset password
Causes for resetting D-Link router
One of the causes for resetting D-Link router is when the user forgets router console password and is unable to login to the router console page. Another major cause is improper supply of power to the router. For this, a good UPS has to be used to ensure sufficient power supply. Having MAC address in the router can be another reason to reset the router when the laptop or computer does not have the matching MAC address.
Reset button of D-Link router
To reset the router, turn off the router and find its reset button just behind the router. With the help of a paper clip, press the Reset button and restart D-Link router. Hold down for about 5 seconds. After these steps, the router will be reset to its default factory settings.
After resetting the router with the help of the Reset button, open the web browser on a computer that has router connection. Type 192.168.0.1 in the navigation bar and type ID as admin and make the password blank. Then, select the ‘Tools’ tab from the admin console and go to the ‘Administrator Settings’ option to reset the password to a new one. Confirm the password and click ‘Apply’ button.
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