On this page I will be explaining how to reset the Dlink DNS-323 storage device. Before I begin I want to explain the difference between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot a device all you are doing is cycling the power to the device. When you reset device you are taking all the settings and returning them to how they were from the factory. This means every personal setting you have ever changed on the user interface is erased and replaced with factory values.
Warning: Resetting this unit is a big troubleshooting step and should not be taken lightly. We highly recommend that you make a list of any settings you have changed on this units graphical user interface. Consider the following:
According to the manual the information on your hard drives will still be intact after the reset is complete. If you are worried we recommend removing the hard drives before resetting the unit.
First, you need to find the reset button on the outside of the device. This tiny pinhole can be found on the back panel. Take a look at the image below.
Take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process.
Tip: Some routers will only reboot the unit if you don't hold this button down for long enough.
Since this reset erases every personal change you have ever made to the router's interface we recommend trying other methods of fixing your problem before you decide you want to reset this network storage enclosure.
Following that you'll need to log into your Dlink DNS-323 network storage. This is accomplished by using the default username and password. Don't know where to find these? We have these provided for you in our Login Guide.
Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It may be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.
Now that you've logged into your device we recommend setting a new password for it. Remember that this protects your interface settings. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Tip: Keep from losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and putting it on the underside of the unit.ReplaceResetSetupWifi
Be sure to check out our other Dlink DNS-323 info that you might be interested in.