How to Reset the Dlink DPG-2000W

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On this page I will be showing you how to properly reset the Dlink DPG-2000W presentation gateway. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings you have changed.

Warning: This erases all settings you have changed during the lifetime of this device. A reset is a major step in problem solving and should not be taken lightly. Things to consider are:

  • The wireless encryption you had setup for security is erased and needs to be reconfigured.
  • The web interface access username and password are erased and reverted back to factory defaults.
  • If you use a DSL connection you need to re-enter the ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password. If you need to do this you'll need to call your ISP for the details.
  • Any other settings you have changed are erased. Be sure to write these down so you can reconfigure them later.

Other Dlink DPG-2000W Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DPG-2000W. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DPG-2000W

The reset button for the Dlink DPG-2000W is located on the back panel. See the image below for the exact location.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DPG-2000W router.

Resetting the Dlink DPG-2000W presentation gateway can be a little tricky.

  1. Find out what your presentation gateway IP address is. If you have never changed it the address is If you have changed it and don't know what it is you can use our free router detector software to find out.
  2. Take a straightened paperclip and press and release the reset button on the back of the device to reboot it.
  3. Immediately go to your computer and enter the IP address of the presentation gateway. You should see a boot-up screen. Wait for the Reset to factory default timer to start. This is a 10 second timer.
  4. During that 10 seconds use the straight paperclip to press and release the reset button again.
  5. To ensure you reset the presentation gateway go back to your computer and check the boot-up screen. It should have a Reset to Factory Default message for you as confirmation.

Login to the Dlink DPG-2000W

Now that you've reset your Dlink DPG-2000W presentation gateway you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password found in our Login Guide.

Change Your Password

After you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. Still, setting a strong password is always a good idea. For help in doing so 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 attaching it to the underside of your presentation gateway.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DPG-2000W

You now need to reconfigure the encryption and wireless settings for this presentation gateway. For a easy to follow guide check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DPG-2000W page.

Dlink DPG-2000W Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DPG-2000W info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DPG-2000W. We also have the following guides for the same router: