Whenever you forget the login credentials (user name and password), you need to perform a factory reset of the D-Link router to continue using it. Resetting the router can also help you in clearing the existing settings to troubleshoot various issues. 

If you are unaware of the steps on how to perform a factory reset of the D-Link router, then this article can help you a lot. In this discussion, you will know some easy steps that can help you to reset the D-Link router in minutes. 

So, you are recommended to have a look at the solutions discussed in this article. 

Learn How to Reset DLink Router to Factory Settings

Unless you recover the username and passcode of your D-Link router, you can’t update the security settings of the device. To reset your D-Link router, you should perform the steps as follows: 

Step 1: 

When you turn the device on, the power light on the front of the router’s panel will start blinking green. Now, press the Reset button of the router by using the endpoint of a straightened paper clip and hold it for at least 10-12 seconds. 

Step 2: 

Afterward, you should release the Reset button. Now, you will see that the router will start to reboot by itself. But, before resuming the startup process, you need to wait for a minimum of 25 to 30 seconds. 

Step 3: 

Now, the D-link router will start using the default settings to configure the network. As it will contain the default WEP and SSID encryption key. 

Thereafter, you need to reconfigure the D-Link router to match the previous settings, which you were using on all the devices on the broadcast network. Otherwise, the router becomes unable and fails to recognize the wireless network.   

Summing Up

These are the easiest steps to factory reset DLink router. It is quite easy to perform the above-discussed steps. We hope, if you successfully execute them in their corresponding order, it will factory reset the router. Moreover, it will help you to solve most of the problems that you are facing with the D-Link router. 

If you face any kind of troubles while performing the steps or have any other queries regarding router issues, you can share them through the comment section. It is given at the end of this guide. 

Frequently Asked Question

How to Reset the D-Link Router Password? 

Resetting the Wi-Fi password of your D-Link router is quite easy and simple to perform: 

  1. First, open a web browser. Then, type the IP address (192.168.0.1) of the D-Link router.
  2. Go to the login page and choose the ‘Admin’ option from the drop-down list. 
  3. Enter your Admin passcode and tap on the Next button. Click on the Setup button. 
  4. Choose the ‘Wireless Settings’ option from the next page. Now, click on the ‘Manual Wireless Connection Setup’ option. 
  5. Scroll down the list and click on the ‘Pre-Shared Key.’ If you are unable to locate this, choose the ‘Security Mode’ from the drop-down menu. 
  6. Lastly, set a new password for your D-Link password.