How to Reset the Belkin F5D8235-4

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In this guide we will show you how to reset the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 router back to factory defaults. There is some confusion about the difference between resetting a router and rebooting a router. Rebooting the router is simply restarting the device in order to cycle the power. When you want to reset a router you want to take all the settings and return them back to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is can cause problems for you if you don't know what settings have been changed. One good idea is to create a list of settings you know will be changed. While making this list consider the following:

  • The router's interface username and password.
  • The WiFi SSID, password, and security type.
  • The ISP username and password if you have DSL.
  • Other settings you have personalized such as port forwards or IP addresses.

Other Belkin F5D8235-4 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v1. We also have the following guides for the same router:

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Once you have decided to reset this router you need to locate the reset button. For the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 router it is located on the back panel. We have circled it in red for you in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

Take an unwound paperclip or pin to press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds. A lesser amount of time will only reboot the router instead of a factory reset.

Be careful and don't forget that this erases every setting you have ever changed in the router's interface. It's a good idea to try other troubleshooting methods before you continue.

Login to the Belkin F5D8235-4

After you have completed the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 reset you will need to login using the proper default username and password. These can be found several places. The user manual, the device itself, or the manufacturers website support. We have found this information for you and included it in our Belkin F5D8235-4v1 Login Guide.

Change Your Password

The next order of business is the password. It is never a good idea to leave a password as it's default especially if by default there is no password. Change this to protect your router's interface. To create a good password follow the tips in our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: As long as your router is in a secure location it's okay to write this password down on a piece of paper and attach it to the bottom of the router for future reference.

Setup WiFi on the Belkin F5D8235-4v1

The last item I will discuss in this guide is the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 WiFi settings. You need to change the SSID and password and check the security of the router. Some router manufacturers like to have the default security be the strongest form available. Belkin leaves the security disabled as the default. Do not leave it this way. The strongest form of security is WPA2-PSK. Please take a look at our How to Setup WiFi on the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 guide for the steps in creating a truly secure wireless network.

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This is the reset router guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v1. We also have the following guides for the same router: