How to Reset the Huawei HG8245

Have you tried to login to the Huawei HG8245 router unsuccessfully? It might be time to consider a reset. This type of reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset something you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be underestimated. We recommend making a list of the settings that have been changed in the history of this router. Consider the following:

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Reset the Huawei HG8245

Take a look at the image below. I have circled the reset button in red.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip or other similar object and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process which can take up to several minutes. If you don't hold this button down for the entire amount of time required to reset the Huawei HG8245 router you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Don't forget a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the lifetime of this router. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the Huawei HG8245 router.

Login to the Huawei HG8245

Now that you've reset the Huawei HG8245 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. These are provided for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not working for you? Try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Once you've successfully reset and logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a slip of paper and attaching it to the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG8245

It's time to begin the reconfiguration of the Huawei HG8245 router. This needs to include the wireless settings. If you are interested in a guide for that check out our Huawei HG8245 WiFi Instructions.

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