How to Reset the Dlink DCS-5300G

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DCS-5300G Internet camera back to the original factory default settings. This is not the same as a reboot. Rebooting this camera is cycling the power to the device. A reset is changing every single setting you have ever changed back to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting a router can cause additional problems for you if you don't understand what settings are changed and what settings are not. We strongly recommend that you make a list of any settings you have changed in the past. Consider the following:

Other Dlink DCS-5300G Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-5300G.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DCS-5300G

The first step in this reset is to locate the reset button on the outside of the device. In the image below the reset button has been circled.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

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

Warning: If you unplug the Dlink DCS-5300G camera you could permanently damage it. DO NOT UNPLUG.

This erases every single setting you have ever changed on your device. Try and avoid this by exhausting your other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Dlink DCS-5300G

Following that you'll need to log into your Dlink DCS-5300G Internet camera. Do this by using the factory default username and password. If you don't know what these are, don't freak out. We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

After logging in we suggest setting a new password. This password will protect only your router settings, not your wireless network. However it's still wise to set a strong password. For help doing this check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-5300G

Now is a great time to check on the wireless settings of the Dlink DCS-5300G Internet camera. This includes the SSID, the Internet password, and the security type. We suggest using WPA2 as your security with a strong password. More can be found on the page called How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-5300G.

Dlink DCS-5300G Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DCS-5300G info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-5300G.We also have the following guides for the same router: