How to Reset the 2wire 2701HG

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This guide shows you how to reset your 2Wire 2701HG to it's original factory specs. Resetting a router is not the same as rebooting which only means to turn it off and then on again. Resetting the router erases all your personal settings and returns the router to how it was out of the box.

Warning: As resetting your 2Wire 2701HG will erase everything you have done in the past to your router we have made a partial list of the settings that will need to be reconfigured after resetting.

  • The router username and password will be reset to how it was from the factory.
  • Any information your ISP requires you to enter will need to re-entered before you can use the Internet.
  • If your router uses an Internet password or username these will also be reset to the factory defaults.
  • If you have any port forwards or firewall settings they need to be reconfigured.

Other 2wire 2701HG Guides

This is the reset router guide for the 2wire 2701HG. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the 2wire 2701HG

With your router still on flip it over so you are looking at the back of it (like the picture below).

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your 2wire 2701HG router.

Using a pen or end of a paperclip press and hold the reset button for a minimum of 10 seconds.

Remember this erases everything you have done to personalize this router.

Login to the 2wire 2701HG

Once you have reset your router you need to login to it using the factory default username and password. Use this Login Guide if you need instructions.

Change Your Password

After logging in to the 2Wire 2701HG it's a good idea to change your router's password. If you need help doing this check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Write this new password down on a piece of paper and attach it to the bottom of the router for future reference.

2wire 2701HG Help

Be sure to check out our other 2wire 2701HG info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the 2wire 2701HG. We also have the following guides for the same router: