How to Reset the Dlink DCS-900W

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On this page we show you how to reset the Dlink DCS-900W camera back to it's original factory defaults. Before we begin I want to explain the difference between two words I will be using. The first word is reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the camera. This is done to solve some minor problems the camera may be experiencing. The second word is reset. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore. This erases every single setting you have ever changed and puts them back to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset is a big step, be careful. We recommend making a list of the settings you know of that will be changed. Consider the following:

  • The camera's main username and password are erased and put back to factory settings.
  • The Internet name and password along with any security you had are reverted to factory settings as well.
  • If you have a DSL connection you may need to re-enter the ISP username and password. You need to call your local Internet Service Provider for more details.
  • Have you ever made any other changes to your camera's interface? These should be written down so you can reconfigure them after the reset is complete.

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-900W. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DCS-900W

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Begin this reset by locating the reset button on the back panel of the device. 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-900W router.

Due to the small size of the button we recommend using some small object such as an unwound paperclip or pin and press down on the button for around 5 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for long enough you may end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed. If you want to try and avoid this you should try other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Dlink DCS-900W

Next you should login to the camera to make the necessary changes. When you login you need to use the default values. These can be found in our Login Guide for the Dlink DCS-900W.

Tip: If you aren't able to use the defaults to login try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Now you should change the default password you just used to access your camera. This password protects your camera's settings. If you need help check out our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-900W

You should now check on the security settings for your Wireless settings. These should include the SSID, the Internet password, and the security. Use WPA2 if possible for you security with a strong password. For more details on this check out our page called How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-900W.

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DCS-900W. We also have the following guides for the same router: