How to Reset the Dlink DIR-605L

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On this page we show you how to reset the Dlink DIR-605L router back to the original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you end up only cycling the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting your router is a big step and should be carefully considered first. We have started a list of settings that are reverted:

  • The router's main username and password.
  • The Internet name and password.
  • The ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password if you use a DSL connection.
  • Have you made any other changes to your router such as parental controls or filters? These all need to be setup again after the reset is complete.

Other Dlink DIR-605L Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-605L. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-605L

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

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DIR-605L router.

With the router on press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. Make sure you hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time. If you don't you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Don't forget that this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed. If you want to avoid that you need to try other troubleshooting methods.

Login to the Dlink DIR-605L

Once you've reset the Dlink DIR-605L router you should log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided to you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

Following that you should set a password for your router. This can be whatever you like, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-605L

Now is a great time to check on the WiFi settings. This includes the SSID, the Internet password, and the security type. We have a guide with step-by-step instructions for you titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-605L.

Dlink DIR-605L Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-605L info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-605L. We also have the following guides for the same router: