How to Reset the Dlink DIR-130

On this page we show you how to reset the Dlink DIR-130 router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you take and cycle the power to the device. When you reset this router you take all the settings and do a complete factory restore.

Warning: This means every single setting you have ever changed is reverted back to factory defaults. We recommend making a list of any settings you have changed in the past. Pleas consider the following as you make this list:

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Reset the Dlink DIR-130

The first step in a reset is to locate the reset button on the outside of the device. Normally this button is tiny and recessed. Take a look at the back panel of the Dlink DIR-130 below. I have circled the reset button for you.

Take the end of a pen or very sharp pencil and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This initiates the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember that a complete factory reset erases every single personal setting you have ever changed on the device. If you want to try and avoid this loss you need to try other troubleshooting methods.

Login to the Dlink DIR-130

After resetting the Dlink DIR-130 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password found 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 logged in we suggest setting a new password. Remember that this password protects your router settings. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.


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