How to Reset the Dlink DSL-2760U

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This guide shows you how to properly reset the Dlink DSL-2760U router back to it's original factory defaults. It's important that you know 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 every setting and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step. Don't take a reset lightly. We strongly recommend creating a list of all the settings you have ever changed on this device. Consider the following list:

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Reset the Dlink DSL-2760U

First, you need to locate the reset button for the Dlink DSL-2760U router. Take a look at the image below of the back panel of the Dlink DSL-2760U for the exact location of the reset button.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

While the router is switched on, take a unwound paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds to start the reset process. If you simply press and release this button you may only reboot the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Don't forget that this reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before starting this reset.

Login to the Dlink DSL-2760U

Following that you'll need to log into your Dlink DSL-2760U router. Do this by using the default username and password. Not sure where to find these? We have them provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't working for you try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

After you've reset and 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 check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2760U

Now you need to configure your WiFi settings. For an easy to follow guide on securing your network check out our page titled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2760U.

Dlink DSL-2760U Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DSL-2760U info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DSL-2760U.We also have the following guides for the same router: