On this page I show you how to reset the Dlink DI-704P router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. In this guide when I use the word reboot I am referring to a complete power shutoff of about 30 seconds. This cycle in power to the device is used to fix errors or other behavioral problems. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings. This is usually done if you forget your router's setup username and password.
Warning: Resetting this router can cause more problems for you if you don't understand what settings are changed and what ones are not. We recommend making a list of all the settings you have ever changed. Consider the following:
Finding the reset button is the first step. Turn this router over so you are looking at the back side of the device. The reset button is located there. See the image below.
Taking the tip of an unfolded paperclip press and hold the reset button down for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process which can sometimes take a few minutes to complete.
Remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed. If you want to avoid losing all your information we recommend exhausting other methods of troubleshooting before you reset the Dlink DI-704P router.
After resetting the Dlink DI-704P router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. We have these waiting for you in our Login Guide.
Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.
Now that you've logged into your router you'll need to set a password for it. Keep in mind that this protects your router settings. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Tip: Afraid of losing your new password? Try writing it on a sticky note and attaching it it to the underside of your router.ReplaceResetSetupWifi
Be sure to check out our other Dlink DI-704P info that you might be interested in.