Reset And Reboot

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This page is an attempt to clarify the different resets and reboots.

Hard Reset

A hard reset sets the router back to the firmware's defaults, thus it will clear all the settings you have configured in the router. Here are some of the different ways that users are doing hard resets.

  • (1) The standard description of a hard reset is to press and hold the reset button, usually located on the back of the router, for 30 seconds, with the router powered on.
  • (2) One way of seeing what's happening while holding in the power button is to leave a network cable plugged in to your computer and the router, then watch the screen on your computer. After the network has lost a connection for the second time, the router should be reset.
  • (3) Some users report doing a reset by unplugging the router, holding in the reset button, then plugging in the router and releasing about 1 second afterwards.
  • (4) Some users have put their bricked or non-responsive router in the freezer for a while, then did a hard reset while cold, which then unbricked their router.

Cold Reboot

A cold reboot can be achieved 4 different ways. All three ways accomplish the same thing.

  • (1) Unplug the power cord from the router and plug it back in.
  • (2) Press the reset button for less than 5 seconds.
  • (3) Click on the "Reboot Router" button inside the Web Interface. "Administration" > "Management"
  • (4) Run a reboot command from Telnet, SSH, or the command box in the Web Interface.