How to Reset the Dlink DSL-2730B

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On this page we show you how to reset the Dlink DSL-2730B router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all back to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router can be a problem if you don't know what settings are changed and what ones are not. We recommend making a list of the settings you have changed. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DSL-2730B

This router has it's reset button/pinhole on the back panel of the device. I have circled it for you in 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 reset button for 1 second. This resets the router back to factory defaults.

Please be sure you understand that a reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the device.

Login to the Dlink DSL-2730B

Now that you've reset the Dlink DSL-2730B router you should log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: To keep yourself from losing your new password try writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the underside of your router.

Change Your Password

Next we recommend setting a new password for your router. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not you wireless network. Still, setting a strong password is always a good idea. For help in setting a strong one check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Afraid of losing your new password. Try writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2730B

Now you need to begin re-configuring the device back to how you like it. This needs to include the WiFi settings. If you need a guide on this topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2730B.

Dlink DSL-2730B Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DSL-2730B info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DSL-2730B.We also have the following guides for the same router: