How to Reset the Dlink DSL-6740U

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On this page I will show you how to reset the Dlink DSL-6740U router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you cycle the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to factory defaults. We recommend making a list of the different settings you know will be changed. Consider the following:

  • The router's main username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.
  • The Internet name and password are also reverted back to the original factory default values.
  • If this is a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password to be able to use the Internet again. Call your local ISP for more details.
  • Any other changes such as IP addresses or port forwards are erased. Be sure to write these down so you can reconfigure them after the reset is finished.

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DSL-6740U. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DSL-6740U

Once you have decided to reset the Dlink DSL-6740U router you need to find the reset button on the device itself. Take a look at the image below to see exactly where the reset button is located.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DSL-6740U router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds to start the reset process. If you only press and release the reset button you may only reboot the router instead of resetting it.

Don't forget a reset like the one you are about to preform is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on your device. If you want to avoid that loss you really should try other methods of fixing your problem first.

Login to the Dlink DSL-6740U

Once you've reset your Dlink DSL-6740U router you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now that you've reset and logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings and not your wireless network. All the same, 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: Keep yourself from 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-6740U

It is now time to check on your wireless options. This is important because it secures your local network. For a easy to read guide on this topic check out our page labeled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-6740U.

Dlink DSL-6740U Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DSL-6740U info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DSL-6740U. We also have the following guides for the same router: