How to Reset the Dlink DIR-300

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In this guide we explain how to reset the Dlink DIR-300 router back to it's original factory defaults. It's important that you know this is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you do a complete power cycle of the device. To do this manually you would unplug the power source, wait about 30 seconds then plug the power back in. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return every one of them back to factory defaults.

Warning: This means every single setting you have ever changed is reverted back to factory defaults. We recommend making a list of all the settings you have ever changed. Consider the following:

Other Dlink DIR-300 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-300.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-300

The first step to resetting the Dlink DIR-300 router is to locate the reset button. We can find it on the back panel. Below is an image of the reset button found on the back panel of the Dlink DIR-300.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Take the end of an unwound paperclip or pin and press down on this recessed button for about 10 seconds. Less time than that and you simply reboot the router instead of reset it.

Please remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before deciding to reset the Dlink DIR-300 router.

Login to the Dlink DIR-300

Following that you'll need to log into your Dlink DIR-300 router. This is done by using the 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 may be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged into your router you should set a new password for it. This can be whatever you want it to be, however bear in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more helpful hints be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Keep from losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and putting it on the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300

Now is a great time to check on the WiFi settings. You need to update the SSID, the Internet password, and the security method you use to protect your Internet access point. We recommend using WPA2 with a strong password. If you would like more on this topic check out the page labeled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300.

Dlink DIR-300 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-300 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-300.We also have the following guides for the same router: