How to Reset the Dlink DIR-601

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DIR-601 router back to it's original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you are simply cycling the power to the device. By completely turning the device off and then on again solves minor behavioral problems the router may be experiencing. When you reset a router it is much more in depth. A reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on your device.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step in solving a problem. We strongly suggest making a list of the settings that will change after the reset process is complete. Take the following into consideration:

Other Dlink DIR-601 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-601.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-601

Looking at the image below you can see that the reset button is located on the back panel of the device.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

While the Dlink DIR-601 router is on press the reset button/hole for about 10 seconds using an unwound paperclip or pin. This begins the reset process which can take up to a few minutes. It's important that you hold this reset button down for the entire amount of time. If you don't hold this reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you initially wanted.

Warning: Remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide a reset is your best option.

Login to the Dlink DIR-601

Now that you've reset the Dlink DIR-601 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. We have these listed for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

After you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password only protects your router settings, not your wireless network. All the same it's always a good idea to use a strong password. For help setting one check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-601

It's now a good time to check on the WiFi settings since these have also been reset to how they were from the factory. We have a wireless guide for you if you are interested. It is titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-601.

Dlink DIR-601 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-601 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-601.We also have the following guides for the same router: