How to Reset the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5

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On this page I show you how to reset the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5 router back to it's original 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. This is often done to solve behavioral problems you are having with your device. When you preform a reset you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router can be confusing if you don't understand what settings are reverted to factory defaults. We recommend making a list of all the settings you have ever changed. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5

The first step in resetting a router is to find the reset button on the back side of the device. We have found it's location for you and circled it in red for you below.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Take the end of a paperclip and press down on this pin-hole for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold this button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of the desired reset.

Don't forget that a reset erases every setting you have ever changed. Because of this we recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting first.

Login to the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5

Now that you've reset the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5 router you should log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? Try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

After logging into your router we suggest setting a new password. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more helpful hints check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5

Next you should take a look at the wireless settings. This should include the SSID, the Internet password, and the encryption type. We recommend using WPA2 with a good password to protect your Internet access point. For more details on this check out our guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5.

Dlink DIR-300NRUB5 Help

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-300NRUB5.We also have the following guides for the same router: