How to Reset the Asus RT-AC56R

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This guide covers how to reset the Asus RT-AC56R router to factory defaults. A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. Rebooting the router is cycling the power by turning the device off and back on again. Resetting the router is erasing all your previous configurations and reverting the settings to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting the router can cause problems if you are unaware of what has changed. Please take careful consideration of the following before continuing.

  • The router's username and password are returned to defaults.
  • The WiFi SSID, password, and security mode are returned to default.
  • If you use DSL you will need to re-enter the the ISP username and password. To know what these are you will need to contact your ISP.
  • All configurations are erased. These include IP address changes, port forwards, or even parental controls.

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This is the reset router guide for the Asus RT-AC56R We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Asus RT-AC56R

First you need to be sure the Asus RT-AC56R router is turned on. This is important because if you turn it off unplug it at any point during the reset it could permanently damage the device.

Now you need to locate the tiny recessed reset button on the back panel of the router. We have it circled for you in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Asus RT-AC56R router.

Using a sharpened pencil or unwound paperclip press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds.

Remember this will erase all of the configurations you have done to your router to personalize it. Try other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Asus RT-AC56R

Once you have finished resetting the Asus RT-AC56R router you need to login to it using the default username and password. We have these for you and have included them in the Asus RT-AC56R Login Guide.

Change Your Password

Next you need to change that default password to something you have created. It really doesn't matter what you pick here. If you have trouble coming up with strong passwords check out this Choosing a Strong Password guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-AC56R

The last setting we will talk about here is the WiFi settings. These settings have been reset as well. Some router manufacturers like to leave the security open as the default. This means there is no security. Change your security to WPA2-PSK if at all possible. We have a guide covering this if you want to use it, check out the How to Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-AC56R guide.

Asus RT-AC56R Help

Be sure to check out our other Asus RT-AC56R info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Asus RT-AC56R We also have the following guides for the same router: