How to Reset the Dlink DAP-1522

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On this page I show you how to reset the Dlink DAP-1522 router back to it's original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you end up only cycling the power to the device. No settings are changed when you reboot a router. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return every one of them back to how they were from the factory. Any setting you have ever changed is reverted in a reset.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. It's a good idea to make a list of all the settings you know will be changed by this reset. We started that list for you:

  1. If this is a DSL router you will need to re-enter the ISP username and password in order to use the Internet. Call your local Internet Service Provider for more information.
  2. The router's main username and password are reverted to factory default settings.
  3. The Internet information such as name and password are reverted to factory defaults as well.
  4. Have you made any other changes to this router? Make a list so you can reconfigure them after the reset is complete.

Other Dlink DAP-1522 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DAP-1522.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DAP-1522

The first step in this reset is finding the physical location of the tiny recessed reset button. Take a look at the back of the device. We have circled it in red in the image below.

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

Take the tip of a pin or unfolded paperclip to press and hold the button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold this button down for the entire amount of time you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember this reset WILL erase every single setting you have ever made to your device. If you want to try and avoid erasing everything you should try other methods of fixing your problem first.

Login to the Dlink DAP-1522

Now you need to log into your Dlink DAP-1522 router. This is done using the factory default username and password. If you don't have these, don't panic. We have them for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Next we suggest changing the default password. This can be whatever you like, however bear in mind that a strong password can be difficult to come up with. If you'd like some help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Keep from losing your new password by writing it down on a sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DAP-1522

Now it's a good idea to check on the WiFi settings. These will include the SSID, the Internet password, and the security type. We suggest using WPA2 with a strong password. More information can be learned by reading our page on How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DAP-1522.

Dlink DAP-1522 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DAP-1522 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DAP-1522.We also have the following guides for the same router: