How to Reset the Dlink DCS-3420

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On this page we show you how to reset the Dlink DCS-3420 Internet camera back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. A reboot is a cycle of power to the device. A reset is taking all the settings and returning them to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset could cause problems for you if you don't know what settings get changed and what ones don't. Making a list of the settings you know will be changed is very helpful. Consider the following:

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-3420.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DCS-3420

Begin by locating the physical reset button on the outside of the device. On this camera it is found on the back panel. Take a look at the image below. I have circled it's location in red.

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

Take a pin or unfolded paperclip and press the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of the desired reset.

Warning: Do not unplug the camera during the reset process. It needs to remain on during the entire process. Unplugging the device could result in permanent damage.

Please remember that this reset is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We recommend trying other troubleshooting techniques in order to avoid this loss of information.

Login to the Dlink DCS-3420

Following that you'll need to log into your Dlink DCS-3420 camera. This is done by using the factory default username and password. Don't know what these are? Not to worry; we have them listed 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

Now that you've logged in we suggest setting a new password. Keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-3420

Now is a good time to check on the wireless settings also. This includes the SSID, the Internet password, and the security method. We recommend using WPA2 for your security along with a strong password. Check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-3420 page.

Dlink DCS-3420 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DCS-3420 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-3420.We also have the following guides for the same router: