How to Reset the 3com WL522

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This guide will show you how to reset your router to it's original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as rebooting your router which is simply turning it off and then back on again.

Warning: Resetting your router erases everything you have setup since installing it. There are some things you need to consider:

  • Your router username and password will be reset to the factory defaults.
  • The WiFi username and password will also be reset. This may make it more difficult to access the web until you change this.
  • If your ISP requires a username and password to access the internet this will need to be re-entered to avoid interruption to your internet. If you are unsure you need to call your ISP.
  • All configurations you have made such as firewalls or port forwards will be reset. These need to be re-entered as well.

Other 3com WL522 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the 3com WL522. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the 3com WL522

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First you need to power off your router by unplugging your power cord on the back side of the router.

While the router is off, unplug all the connecting cords to the router.

Plug the power cord back in and wait for it to reboot. This can take up to 30 seconds or more.

Now you can reset your router. While it is still on turn it over so you are looking at the back similar to the drawing below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your 3com WL522 router.

Press and hold the Reset button for 5 seconds with the end of a paperclip or something similar. This causes the router to restart as well as reset. Once this is done your router has been reset to the original default settings.

Note: Every configuration you have made to your router will be lost. Anyone using the Internet will also lose connection until you have reconfigured the router.

Login to the 3com WL522

Once you have reset your router you are going to need to reconfigure everything. This requires you to login to the router's setup pages using the default username and password. Use our 3Com WL522 Login Guide if you need help.

Change Your Password

After logging into the router it's a good idea to change the router's password. If you need help creating a good password check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the 3Com WL522

There is one more thing that needs to be done as soon as you finish resetting the router. You need to make sure your security is up-to-date. Please refer to our How to Setup WiFi on the 3Com WL522 for a step-by-step guide on making your router as secure as possible.

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3com WL522 Help

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This is the reset router guide for the 3com WL522. We also have the following guides for the same router: