How to Reset the Dlink DCS-2100

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Here I will explain how to reset the Dlink DCS-2100 camera. There is a lot of confusion between the terms reset and reboot. A reboot takes and cycles the power to the device in order to solve minor problems you're having with you camera. A reset takes every single setting you have ever changed and returns it to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this camera can become confusing if you don't understand what settings are changed and what ones are not. Remember every setting you ever changed will be erased and returned to original factory values. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DCS-2100

Begin this reset by locating the reset button on the camera outside panels. For this Dlink model you can find it on the back panel. Take a look at the image below, I have circled the reset button in red.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Take the end of a very sharp pencil or unwound paperclip to press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds to begin the reset process. This could take a minute or more. If you don't hold the button down for a long enough time you could end up only rebooting the camera instead of the desired reset.

Remember this reset is going to erase every single setting you have ever made to your camera. If you want to avoid the loss of your personal changes you should try other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Dlink DCS-2100

Now that you've reset the Dlink DCS-2100 camera you'll need to log into it. This is done using the factory default username and password. We have these for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not working for you? It could be because you didn't hold the reset button down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged in it's a good idea to set a new password. This can be anything you want, however we suggest keeping it 14-20 characters long and avoiding the use of any personal information. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2100

The next step is checking your WiFi settings on the camera. Make sure the SSID, Internet password, and security method are updated to show your preferences. We recommend using WPA2 for the strongest available encryption. Learn more in our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2100 guide.

Dlink DCS-2100 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DCS-2100 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-2100.We also have the following guides for the same router: