How to Reset the 2wire 3800HGV-B

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This guide is about resetting your 2Wire 3800HGV-B router. When you reset your 2Wire router it is going to revert back to the original factory defaults. It it important to note that this is different than rebooting your router as that is simply turning your router off and back on again.

Warning: Resetting your router is not something you should do very often. All changes you have made in the past will need to be re-entered. Here is a partial list of what changes:

  • The router's main username and password
  • Your Internet's name and password
  • The ISP username and password will need to be re-entered as well. If you don't know those details you should call your ISP.
  • Any firewall settings you made or changed
  • Any port forwards you have created

Other 2wire 3800HGV-B Guides

This is the reset router guide for the 2wire 3800HGV-B. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the 2wire 3800HGV-B

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With your router on turn it over so you are looking at the back of it.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your 2wire 3800HGV-B router.

Using the end of a paperclip or other small object press and hold down the reset button for around 10 seconds.

Note: This is going to erase ALL of your previous settings. Do not reset your router until you have exhausted all other options.

Login to the 2wire 3800HGV-B

Once you are finished resetting the 2Wire router you need to login to make some changes. Since the router is now reset to factory defaults you need to know the default username and password to access it. Our 2Wire Login Guide can help.

Change Your Password

After logging into the 2Wire 3800HGV-B you should change the router's default password. If you need help coming up with a good password check out our Password Guide.

Tip: Write this new password down on a slip of paper and attach it to the bottom of your router so you can find it again later.

Setup the WiFi on the 2Wire 3800HGV-B

Resetting your router also resets your security and some router's have no security as the default. This should be changed as soon as possible. It is also a very good idea to change the WiFi password right away. To create a very secure wireless network follow our 2Wire 3800HGV-B WiFi guide.

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2wire 3800HGV-B Help

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This is the reset router guide for the 2wire 3800HGV-B. We also have the following guides for the same router: