In this guide I will be explaining how to reset the Dlink DI-624v2 router back to it's original factory defaults. It's important that you understand that this is not the same thing as a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a complete shutdown in power to the unit. No settings are changed in a reboot. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore. Any setting you have changed since owning the router are erased and put back to how they were out of the factory.
Warning: Resetting this router is a big step in troubleshooting. We recommend considering other options first. Re-configuring the router is necessary after this process is complete. Consider the following before you continue:
The first step in a reset is to know where the reset button is located. For this D'link model you can find it on the back panel. Take a look at the image below, I have circled the location for you in red.
Take the tip of a sharp pencil or pen and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.
Remember this reset is erasing every single personal configuration you have made to this device. To avoid this loss of information we strongly suggest trying other methods of troubleshooting first.
Now that you've reset the Dlink DI-624v2 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided to you in our Login Guide.
Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it could be because the reset button wasn't held for long enough.
After logging in you should set a new password. This can be whatever you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help in creating a strong password check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Tip: Afraid of losing your new password? Try writing it on a note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.
It's now a great time to check on the wireless settings. This includes the SSID, channel, Internet password, and encryption method. The strongest security encryption available right now is WPA2 with a strong password. For step-by-step instructions on this topic you can check out our page titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-624v2.
Be sure to check out our other Dlink DI-624v2 info that you might be interested in.