This guide is about how to reset the Arris DG1670 router. Resetting a router is different than rebooting a router. Rebooting is cycling the power by turning it off and back on again. Resetting a router is erasing all the changes you have ever made to the device and reverting the machine back to factory settings.
Warning: Resetting your router can cause problems if you are unaware of what has been changed. Please take the following into consideration before continuing.
First of all make sure the Arris DG1670 router is on. If the router gets switched off or unplugged during the reset process it could permanently damage the device.
Next locate the tiny reset button. For this Arris DG1670 router take a look at the back panel. We have circled the placement of the reset button in the image below.
Take a pin or tip of a pencil to press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds.
Remember that this is going to erase all of your configurations you've made to personalize this router. Make sure you have tried other troubleshooting methods first.
Now that you have successfully logged into the Arris DG1670 router you need to login using the factory default username and password. We have these included for you in our Arris DG1670 Login Guide.
Next we recommend changing your router's default password to something you create. This could be just about anything you like. Since it can be difficult to come up with a new password we have created a 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.
The last setting we recommend you change is the WiFi security. Router companies sometimes set the security default to open or disabled. This means anyone could use your Internet if they are in range of your WiFi with or without your permission. We recommend changing this to WPA2-PSK. We have instructions on how to do this in our How to Setup WiFi on the Arris DG1670 router.
Be sure to check out our other Arris DG1670 info that you might be interested in.