How to Reset the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink

In this guide we will show you how to reset your Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router to it's factory default settings. This is not the same as rebooting the router which is simply turning it off and back on again to cycle the power.

Warning: Resetting this Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router will erase everything you have done to it. Some things to consider before continuing are:

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Reset the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink

Make sure your router is turned on.

Now turn your Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router around so you are looking at the rear panel.

Using the end of a paperclip or other similar object press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds. The reset process begins as soon as you stop holding the reset button. Do not unplug your router while the reset process is happening. This could permanently damage your router.

Resetting this Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router erases everything you have done to it previously. Try other troubleshooting options before resetting to avoid this.

Login to the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink

Once you have reset the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink you need to login to the router using the factory default username and password. If you need help try using our Login Guide for this router.

Change Your Password

As soon as you've logged into the router's interface it's a good idea to change the password. Check out this Password Guide for help in creating a strong password.

Tip: Write this new password down on a post-it note and stick it to the bottom of the router for future reference.

Setup the WiFi on the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink

We highly recommend re-configuring your WiFi security after you reset your router. Some router manufacturers leave the security open as a default. It is unwise to leave it this way. To create a strong secure WiFi follow our How to Setup WiFi on the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink.

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