This guide is about how to reset the Asus RT-AC68R router back to factory defaults. There is some confusion between resetting a router and rebooting a router. Rebooting is cycling the power by turning the device off and on again. A reset is more dangerous because it erases all previous configurations and puts them back to factory defaults.
Warning: Resetting a router should not be done casually. A reset can cause all sorts of problems for you if you don't know what to expect. Please consider the following before continuing:
The router will need to be on in order for a reset to happen. Do not unplug or turn off the router at any point during the reset process as that could cause permanent damage to the device.
The second thing to do in a reset is to locate the reset button. This will usually be found on the back panel of the device. We have located it for you in the image below.
Using a sharp pencil or pen press and hold down the reset button for about 10 seconds.
Don't forget that this erases everything you have done to personalize this router. Make sure you have exhausted other troubleshooting methods first.
So once you have finished resetting this Asus RT-AC68R router you need to login using the default username and password. These can be found in the user manual and sometimes on the device itself. We have located them for you and added them to our Asus RT-AC68R Login Guide.
Once you have logged in you need to change that default password. It doesn't matter what you enter here so long as it's not the same as the default. If coming up with passwords is hard you can check out this Choosing a Strong Password guide.
Tip: You can write this new password down on a piece of paper and stick it to the bottom of the router if you need to.
The last setting we strongly urge you to change is the security settings. Some router companies like to leave the security open as default. This means you have no security. We recommend using the security method of WPA2-Personal. For detailed instructions on this step, check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-AC68R guide.
Be sure to check out our other Asus RT-AC68R info that you might be interested in.