How to Reset the Dlink DI-102

On this page I will be explaining how to reset the Dlink DI-102 router back to the original factory defaults. Before I do this I want to explain the difference between two easily confused terms. When I use the word reboot I am referring to cycling the power to the device. When I use the word reset I am speaking of taking all the settings and returning them to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting the router can cause even more problems for you if you are unaware of what changes will take place. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DI-102

Begin by finding the reset button. For the Dlink DI-102 router you can find it on the back panel.

Take the tip of an unfolded paperclip or other similar object and press down on this recessed button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold this button down for the correct amount of time you may end up only rebooting the router instead of the reset you wanted.

Please remember that this reset is erasing any configuration you have ever done to this router. If you want to try and avoid this loss of information you need to exhaust your other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Dlink DI-102

Now that you've reset your Dlink DI-102 router you'll need to log into it. This is done using the factory default username and password. These can be found in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It may be because the reset button wasn't held for long enough.

Change Your Password

After logging in we recommend setting a new password. Keep in mind that this password will protect your router settings, not your wireless network. For help in creating one visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it down on a note and taping it to the underside of your router.


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