How to Reset the Dlink DIR-632

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DIR-632 router back to the original factory defaults. A lot of people confuse a reset with a reboot. In this guide when I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device. When I use the term reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings. This means anything you have changed in the past is erased and returned to the original factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big troubleshooting step and should not be taken lightly. If you are unaware of what settings are changed and what ones are not you could end up with more problems than you started with. Consider the following list:

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-632.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-632

The first step in any reset is to know where the reset button is located. On this particular D'link model it can be found on the back panel. Take a look at the image below.

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

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the tiny reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process which could take over a minute to complete. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember resetting this router erases every single personal configuration you have ever made. To avoid this loss you should consider other methods of fixing your problem before deciding to continue with this reset.

Login to the Dlink DIR-632

After successfully resetting the Dlink DIR-632 router you'll need to log into it. Do this by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where to get these? We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

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

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-632

Time to check on the WiFi settings. These settings will include the SSID, the Internet password, and the style of encryption you want to use. For a full set of instructions check out our guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-632.

Dlink DIR-632 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-632 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-632.We also have the following guides for the same router: