How to Reset the Asus RT-N18U

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This guide shows you how to reset the Asus RT-N18U router. There is some confusion about the difference between resetting a router and rebooting a router. Rebooting a router is simply cycling the power by turning it off and back on again. Resetting a router is a more serious change. Resetting takes all your configurations and erases them then returns the router to factory defaults.

Tip: Care needs to be taken when resetting this router. You may not remember everything you have done to your router. Please consider the following before continuing.

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Reset the Asus RT-N18U

Make sure your router on for the reset process. Do not unplug or turn off the router during the reset process. Doing so could cause permanent damage to the router.

Next you need to locate the tiny reset button. This is typically a recessed button found on the back panel of the router. We have found it for you and circled it for you in the image below.

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

Take the point of a sharp pencil or unwound paperclip and press and hold the reset button for around 10 seconds.

Please keep in mind this reset is going to erase every setting you have ever changed on this router. It's a good idea to try other troubleshooting methods before continuing.

Login to the Asus RT-N18U

The next step is to login to the Asus RT-N18U router interface using the factory defaults. This information can usually be found in the user guide or maybe even on the device itself. We have already found this information for you and included it in our Asus RT-N18U Login Guide.

Change Your Password

Once you are through logging into the Asus RT-N18U router interface go ahead and change that default password. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but it's never good to leave a password as the default one. If you have trouble creating new passwords, check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-N18U

The last setting we will cover in this reset guide is the Wireless settings. Since these have been reset as well as everything else it's a good idea to check them and make sure they are how you want them to be. We recommend setting the security or authentication to WPA2-Personal. For step-by-step instructions check out this How to Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-N18U guide.

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Be sure to check out our other Asus RT-N18U info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Asus RT-N18U.We also have the following guides for the same router: