How to Reset the Dlink DIR-300v2

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On this page I will show you how to reset the Dlink DIR-300v2 router back to 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 all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and means every setting you have ever changed is reverted back to how it was from the factory. We suggest making a list of all the settings you have ever changed in the past. Take a look at the following:

Other Dlink DIR-300v2 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-300v2.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-300v2

The first step in a reset is to find the reset button located on the outside of the device. We have circled the tiny recessed button in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Take a paperclip or other similar object and press down on the reset for approximately 10 seconds. If you don't hold this button down long enough you may end up only rebooting the unit instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember this WILL erase every single setting you have ever changed on this device. If you want to try and avoid this loss we recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the Dlink DIR-300v2 router.

Login to the Dlink DIR-300v2

Once you've reset the Dlink DIR-300v2 router you'll need to log into it. 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 logging you in try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Now that you've reset and logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. Remember that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. All the same it's always a good idea to set a strong password. For help in doing that be sure to visit 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 bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300v2

It's now a great time to check on the wireless settings. These include the SSID, the Internet password, and the encryption method. Our recommendation is WPA2 with a strong password. Learn all about that in our guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300v2.

Dlink DIR-300v2 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-300v2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-300v2.We also have the following guides for the same router: