Resetting involves changing it back to its factory settings. By resetting your router so many router settings are affected, it’s no surprise that the FBI took a shortcut and just asked everybody to reset their default IP address. If you haven’t done it yet, here is the process to quick rundown on how to handle the router reboot correctly. First you need to reset the router back to its factory settings then you can use the default password to access your router.
How to Reboot your Router
If you have forgotten the password of your router and now you want to reset the password. Reboot to access router means cycling the power to it. If you want to reboot your IP address, follow these steps:
- Unplug the power connector from the back of the router setup and again plug it back.
- Wait for 30 seconds to reboot your router.
- Your internet connection will automatically off when your router is rebooted. If someone is using a computer on your network to access the internet with 192.168.l.254 , you may want to warn them.
How to Reset Your Router
Following is the process to reset your router
- default username and password
- Wi-Fi username and password
- ISP username and password
- Any portforwards you have set up
- Any firewall settings you have made
- Basically, any configuration changes that you have made to your router setup.
As you can probably tell from the list above, resetting your router is serious business. Proceed with caution.