NETGEAR® Wireless Router Reset
What are the ways to reset and restore the NETGEAR wireless router to factory default settings?
The wireless router is primarily a router with wireless access point and network switch. You can connect directly to Internet or a network without the need for cables. It has the flexibility to work in wired LAN, wireless LAN, or both. Router has LAN port, which is similar to network switch. WAN port is for connection to wide area network and can be used for Internet connection. Wireless antenna is used to connect to different devices like NIC, wireless repeaters, wireless access points, Wi-Fi and wireless bridge. Netgear Wireless Router Mr814V2 is one of those wireless routers that are suited for home and small office needs. Installation is easy and has same set of procedures as a typical router has. The restore/resetting of wireless router is necessary because of various reasons. You may reset it when you lost/forgot password or you cannot access NETGEAR device web interface. There may be problems with router working and you can adopt various troubleshooting steps to solve it.
Following are the reasons for resetting, resetting methods, general issues and solutions with NETGEAR router:
- Resetting NETGEAR router
- Reason for resetting and common issues
- General solutions
Resetting NETGEAR router
Do all the necessary connections and check whether the supply unit is correct. Now access the 'Reset' button at the back of router and activate by using a sharp point. Now press and hold the 'Reset' button for some instants until the indicator lights are turned off and then back on again. Release the button to reset the modem.
Reason for resetting and common issues
The main reasons that many users opt for resetting are forgotten passwords or loss passwords, as passwords are vital to log into NETGEAR device. Other reason you may opt for restoring or resetting is that you may not access the NETGEAR device web interface. Common issues are failure to connect to the Internet, unable to do the router settings, and fail to recognize devices in network.
Check whether settings of the NETGEAR configuration are correct and ensure whether IP address and DNS server address are correct. Ensure whether wireless settings are correct, as it was while you set-up the router. Now observe the IP address whether it starts with 169.254 then there may be problem with cable or DSL modem. IF IP is 0.0.0.0, then there can be an issue with your Internet connection.
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