How to Reset the Dlink DI-724U

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DI-724U router back to it's original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router means every single setting you have ever changed is reverted back to factory defaults. We recommend making a list of the settings you have changed in the past. Consider the following:

  • The router's setup username and password are reverted back to how they were from the factory.
  • The Internet name and password are also reverted back to original factory defaults.
  • If this is a DSL style connection you need to re-enter the ISP username and password. Call your local Internet Service Provider for the details.
  • Any other changes such as forwarded ports or IP address changes are erased.

Other Dlink DI-724U Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DI-724U. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DI-724U

The first step in this reset is to locate the reset button. For this model of D'link you can find it on the back panel. Take a look at the image below, I have circled the reset button in red.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DI-724U router.

Taking a paperclip press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the button down for long enough you may only reboot the router instead of resetting it.

Remember this reset erases every setting you have ever changed in the interface. If you want to avoid this loss you should try other troubleshooting techniques first.

Login to the Dlink DI-724U

After resetting the Dlink DI-724U router you'll need to log into it. This is done using the factory default username and password. Not sure where to find these? We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't working for you it could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now that you've reset and logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. Still, a strong password is always a good idea. For help creating one visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-724U

Finally let's take a look at the WiFi settings. These include the SSID, the Internet password, and the security encryption. We recommend using the option of WPA2 here with a good strong password to protect your Internet access. For more on this topic, check out the guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-724U.

Dlink DI-724U Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DI-724U info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DI-724U. We also have the following guides for the same router: