How to Reset the Dlink DIR-600

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On this page I will show you how to reset the Dlink DIR-600 router back to factory default settings.

Before I do that I would like to explain the difference between two very easily confused words. The first is a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. This is done to fix minor errors the router may be encountering. The other is a reset. A reset is a complete factory restore of all settings. Every single setting you have ever changed is reverted back to factory defaults.

Warning: A reset is a big step in solving a problem you are having with the router. Some of the settings that are going to be reverted are the:

  • router setup username and password
  • Internet name and password
  • the ISP username and password if you use a DSL connection (call your local Internet Service Provider for this information)
  • port forwards, IP addresses, parental controls

Other Dlink DIR-600 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-600. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-600

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While looking at your router turn it around so you are looking at the back panel. The reset button is located on the right side of the panel.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DIR-600 router.

Take the end of a paperclip or pin and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds while the router is on. 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 this reset erases every single setting you have ever made a change to. If you have changed a lot of settings and want to try and avoid this loss you should exhaust your other troubleshooting ideas first.

Login to the Dlink DIR-600

After you reset your Dlink DIR-600 router you'll need to log into it. Do this by using the factory default username and password. These can be found in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged into your router you should set a new password for it. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-600

It's now a great opportunity to check out the WiFi settings. Some of the settings that will need your attention are the SSID, the Internet password, and the encryption type. We recommend using the security of WPA2 with a good strong password for your network. I have a guide all about that titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-600.

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Dlink DIR-600 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-600 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-600. We also have the following guides for the same router: