How to Reset the Dlink DCS-2120

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On this page I will be explaining how to reset the Dlink DCS-2120 Internet camera back to it's original factory default settings. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you take and remove the power to the device, cycling the power. When you reset something you take all the settings and return every one of them back to factory default values.

Warning: This reset can cause even more problems for you if you are unprepared for what it does. Every setting you have ever changed in the interface of the camera is restored to original factory defaults. Please consider the following before you continue:

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Reset the Dlink DCS-2120

Begin by locating the reset button on the device itself. This button should be on the back side of the device. Take a look at the image below:

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

Take the end of a paperclip or pin and press down on this button for a full 30 seconds to start the factory reset process. If you don't hold this button down for the entire amount of time you only reboot the camera instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember this reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed on this device. If you want to try and avoid losing all this information you should try other trouble shooting methods first.

Login to the Dlink DCS-2120

Once you've reset the Dlink DCS-2120 camera you'll need to log into it. This is done using the factory default username and password. If you don't have these, don't panic. We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Having trouble with the defaults? It may be because you didn't hold the reset button down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now that you've logged in it's a good idea to set a new password. This can be whatever you like, however bear in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and avoids the use of any personal information. For more help visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2120

Now that you have reset the camera's password you should check on the wireless settings. This includes the SSID, the Internet password, and the network security. We recommend using WPA2 with a good strong password for your Internet connection. For more details on that you should check out our page called How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-2120.

Dlink DCS-2120 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DCS-2120 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-2120.We also have the following guides for the same router: