How to Reset the Cisco DPC3941B

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With this guide I will show you how to reset the Cisco DPC3941B router back to factory defaults. It's important to know the difference between a reset and reboot. When you reboot you cycle the power to the device. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to how they were originally from the factory.

Warning: This reset has a lot of consequences to it. Please consider the following before you decide to reset the Cisco DPC3941B router:

Other Cisco DPC3941B Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Cisco DPC3941B.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Cisco DPC3941B

Okay, now that you've determined a reset is right for you, you need to find the reset button. We have circled it in the image below for reference.

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

Take the end of an unwound paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold this button down for long enough you may only reboot the router instead of the desired reset.

Please be aware that this is going to erase every personal setting you have ever changed. If you want to try and avoid re-configuring the router afterwards you should try other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Cisco DPC3941B

After the reset process is complete you need to login to the Cisco DPC3941B router using the appropriate default values. These can be found in our Cisco DPC3941B Login Guide.

Change Your Password

Next you need to change the password you just used to access the router setup pages. These default passwords are very easy to guess which make them terrible passwords. If you need help coming up with an original password check out our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Tip: If this router is in your home, write this new password down on a sticky note and attach it to the underside of the device.

Setup WiFi on the Cisco DPC3941B

It's also important to check on your WiFi settings. The network name, the Internet password, and the security method should be checked. For the strongest security method on a wireless router choose WPA2 along with a strong password. If you need help with this check on our How to Setup WiFi on the Cisco DPC3941B.

Cisco DPC3941B Help

Be sure to check out our other Cisco DPC3941B info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Cisco DPC3941B.We also have the following guides for the same router: