How to Reset the Dlink DI-704

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On this page I will explain how to reset the Dlink DI-704 router back to it's original factory default settings. It's important to begin with the difference between two commonly confused words, reset and reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device itself. This is a total shutdown in the power to the device. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings. This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to how it was out of the factory.

Warning: This reset can have complications, especially if you don't understand what settings have been erased and what ones remain the same. Take the following into consideration:

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Reset the Dlink DI-704

The first step is to locate the reset button. For this model you can find it on the front panel. Take a look at the image below. I have circled the reset button for you in red.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Take the end of a paperclip and press down on 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 resetting it like you wanted.

Warning: Don't turn your router off during this reset process as it could permanently damage the device.

Don't forget this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed. To avoid losing all your information we recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset.

Login to the Dlink DI-704

Now that you've reset the Dlink DI-704 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. These can be found in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

After logging in we suggeset setting a new password. This can be anything you want it to be, just keep in mind that as strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Afraid of losing your new password? Try writing it on a note and taping it to the bottom of your router.

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Dlink DI-704 Help

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DI-704.We also have the following guides for the same router: