On this page I will show you how to reset the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54-Tomato router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. A reboot is asking the router to cycle the power to the device or doing it manually. This is done by unplugging the power to the device, waiting about 30 seconds, then turning it back on. A router reset is taking all the setting you have changed and returning them to how they were from the factory.
Warning: Resetting this router can cause problems if you are unprepared for what changes have taken place. We recommend making a list of settings that you know will be changed. We have started the list for you.
After you determine you want to reset this router you need to locate the reset button. For this router it is on the bottom of the device. We have circled it's general location in the image below.
Take the tip of an unwound paperclip and press down for about 10 seconds. This initiates the reset process. If you don't hold the button down for as long it may only reboot the system instead of resetting it like you wanted.
Remember this is going to erase every setting you have ever changed on your router. To avoid having to reconfigure the router we recommend trying other troubleshooting methods first.
After the reset process is complete you need to login to the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54-Tomato router using the factory default IP address, username, and password. We have already found this information for you and included it in our Login Guide for the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54-Tomato router.
Now you need to change the password to the router. To help you with this we have made a Choosing a Strong Password guide full of helpful ideas and tips.
Tip: If this router is in your home or other secure location it's okay to write the new password down on a post it note and attach it to the bottom of the router for next time you need to use it.
It's a good idea to check on the wireless settings. These include the SSID or network name, the Internet password, and the security method. We suggest using the encryption type of WPA2 along with a strong password. If you need help with this check out our guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54-Tomato. It has step-by-step instructions for you.
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