How to Reset the Dlink DSL-2730U

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DSL-2730U router back to the original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to how they were from the factory. This means every single setting you have changed is going to be reverted back to factory defaults.

Warning: A reset can cause problems for you if you don't know what settings are erased and what ones are not. Things to consider are:

Other Dlink DSL-2730U Guides

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

Reset the Dlink DSL-2730U

On this router you can find the reset button on the bottom of the device.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

1.) Take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button

2.) Power off the router while still holding the reset button down.

3.) Turn the power back on again while continuing to hold the reset button down.

4.) Continue to hold the reset button down for an additional 10 seconds before releasing it.

If you don't do that as outlined you may only reboot the device instead of resetting it.

Remember a factory reset is erasing all changes you have ever made to this device. We suggest trying other methods of fixing your problem before you decide to reset the router.

Login to the Dlink DSL-2730U

Now that you've successfully reset the Dlink DSL-2730U router you'll want to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password found in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? Try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

After you've logged into your router you should set a new password for it. This can be whatever you like, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. 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 attaching it to the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2730U

Now you can start setting the router back up to how you like it. This includes the WiFi settings. For a great guide on that topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2730U page.

Dlink DSL-2730U Help

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

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