How to Reset the Dlink DIR-803

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DIR-803 router back to it's original factory defaults.

Before I begin I want to explain the difference between two terms I will be using. The first is a reboot. A reboot is referring to a cycle in the power to the device. This is usually done when your router is not acting correctly. The second term is a reset. When you reset a router you erase every setting that have ever changed on the device.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step. Please consider the following before you decide to reset this device:

Other Dlink DIR-803 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-803.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DIR-803

Now you need to know where the reset button is located. For this model of D'link you can find it on the back panel. In the image below I have circled it in red for you.

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

Take the end of a paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold the reset 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 changed on this device. If you want to avoid this you should try other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Dlink DIR-803

Once you've reset the Dlink DIR-803 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password found 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

Now that you've logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Remember that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. Still, setting a strong password is always a good idea. For more information 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 putting it on the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-803

It is now time to reconfigure the router to the way it was before you reset it. This usually includes the WiFi settings. We have written a guide on that topic. Check it out here in our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-803.

Dlink DIR-803 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-803 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DIR-803.We also have the following guides for the same router: