On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DIR-825v2 router back to the original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot which is simply cycling the power to the device. A reset is a complete factory restore of all settings.
Warning: Resetting a router means every single setting you have ever changed is erased. Some things that need consideration before you continue are:
Once you have decided to reset the Dlink DIR-825v2 router you need to find the reset button on the back panel of the device. I circled the reset button in the image below.
Take the end of a paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. 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 resetting this router causes every setting you have ever changed to be erased. If you want to avoid that you need to try other methods of fixing your problem.
Once you've reset the Dlink DIR-825v2 router you'll need to log into it. Do this by using the default username and password. Not sure where to find these? Not to worry. We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.
Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it may be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.
After logging into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password only protects your router settings, not your wireless network. 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 putting it on the bottom of your router.
Now you need to reconfigure any other settings you had before the reset. This should include the WiFi settings. For a complete guide on that topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-825v2.
Be sure to check out our other Dlink DIR-825v2 info that you might be interested in.