How to Reset the Dlink DCS-3410

On this page I will show you how to reset the Dlink DCS-3410 Internet camera back to it's original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. A reboot is a cycle of power to the device. A reset is a way of taking all the settings and returning them all to how they were from the factory.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Make a list of all the settings you know about that will be restored. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DCS-3410

Begin by locating the tiny recessed button called reset. On this particular camera it can be found on the back panel. Take a look at the image below for a better idea of where it is.

Take the end of an unwound paperclip and press down on this button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for long enough you may end up only rebooting the camera instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the camera during the reset process. Doing so could result in permanent damage to the unit.

Remember resetting this camera will erase every setting you have ever changed. If you want to try and avoid that we recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting options first.

Login to the Dlink DCS-3410

Now you'll need to log into the Dlink DCS-3410 Internet camera. This is done by using the factory default username and password. If you don't know what these are visit our Login Guide. We have them listed for you there.

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

Change Your Password

After you've logged in we recommend setting a new password. A strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.


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