How to Reset the Dlink DSL-2877AL

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On this page we will show you how to reset the Dlink DSL-2877AL router back to it's original factory defaults. This is not a reboot. When you reboot a router you are only cycling the power to the device. When you reset a router you take every setting and return them all back to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. It would be a great idea to make a list of all the settings you know will be changed. We have started the list for you:

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Reset the Dlink DSL-2877AL

The first step in a reset is to find the tiny little button/pinhole called the reset button. For this particular model it can be found on the back panel of the device. Take a look at the image below for more of an idea on where it is.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Go ahead and take a unwound paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 8 seconds to begin the reset process. Be careful that you don't simply press and release this button. Doing so usually causes a reboot instead of a reset.

Remember that this reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed on your device. If you would like to try and avoid this loss you need to try other troubleshooting methods.

Login to the Dlink DSL-2877AL

Now that you've reset your Dlink DSL-2877AL router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the default username and password found in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Following that we suggest setting a new password for your router. This can be anything you like, however bear in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Prevent yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and putting it on the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2877AL

Finally you need to check on the security settings for your WiFi. We have a guide on this topic if you're interested. Check it out here on our page labeled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2877AL.

Dlink DSL-2877AL Help

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DSL-2877AL.We also have the following guides for the same router: