How to Reset the Dlink DIR-600M

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DIR-600M router back to the original factory defaults.

Before I begin I want to explain the difference between two easily confused words. The first is reboot which means to do a complete power cycle to the device. This is typically done to solve errors. The other term is a reset. When you reset your router every single setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to factory defaults.

Warning: This is a big step and a moment should be taken to consider the consequences. I have made a list of some of the settings that will need your attention after the reset is complete.

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Reset the Dlink DIR-600M

As you can see from the image below the reset button is located on the back panel on the far right.

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

While the router is on take the end of a paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds to start the reset process. It's important that you hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time. If you simply press and release you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember resetting the router erases every setting you have ever changed on this device. If you want to try and avoid this loss we recommend trying other ways of fixing the problem before you decide to reset.

Login to the Dlink DIR-600M

After resetting the Dlink DIR-600M router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters in length and no personal information. For more help be sure to 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-600M

It is now a great opportunity to check on the Dlink DIR-600M wireless options. Settings such as SSID, Internet password, and security type may need your attention. For a complete guide on that topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-600M.

Dlink DIR-600M Help

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

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