How to Reset the Dlink DCS-2100G

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With this guide I will be explaining how to reset the Dlink DCS-2100G camera. Before I begin let's go over the term reboot and reset. To reboot something means to cycle the power to the device. If you were to want to do this manually you simply unplug the power to the camera, wait about 30 seconds, then plug the power back into the device. To reset something means to erase all settings that have been changed and restore them all to factory defaults.

Warning: If you are unaware of what settings get changed you likely will have problems after this reset is complete. Please consider the following before continuing:

  • The camera's interface username and password are returned to how they were from the factory.
  • The Internet name and password are also returned to factory settings.
  • If you use a DSL connection you may need to re-enter the ISP username and password. Call your local Internet Service Provider for more details.
  • Have you made any other changes to this camera? If so they are erased and need to be reconfigured after the reset process is complete.

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

Reset the Dlink DCS-2100G

Begin by locating the reset button on the back side of the camera. We have circled it's location for you in the image below:

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DCS-2100G router.

Take the end of a sharpened pencil or pen and press down on the reset button for at least 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the button down continuously for 10 seconds you only reboot the camera instead of the desired reset.

Remember this reset is going to erase every setting you have ever changed in the interface of this camera. All of that will need to be configured again. Do you want to avoid this? Try other ways of fixing your problem before deciding to reset this camera.

Login to the Dlink DCS-2100G

Log into your Dlink DCS-2100G cameraq after it's been reset by using the default username and password. Not sure where to find these? Not to worry; we have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

Now that you've logged in we suggest setting a new password. This can be difficult as there are many elements to a strong password. If you'd like some help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2100G

Now is a good time to check on your WiFi settings for your camera. These include the SSID, the Internet password, and the network security. For the strongest form of encryption available we recommend using WPA2 with a strong password. Learn how to obtain this in our guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2100G.

Dlink DCS-2100G Help

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

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