How to Reset the Dlink DSL-G604T

On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DSL-G604T router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you cycle its power completely. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset can cause problems for you if you don't know what it does. We suggest making a list of all the settings that you have changed in the past. Consider the following:

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Reset the Dlink DSL-G604T

Once you have decided to reset the Dlink DSL-G604T you need to find the reset button on the device itself. In the image below I have a picture of the Dlink DSL-G604T's back panel. I have circled the reset button.

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you only press and release the reset button you may end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it.

Remember that a reset is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on the device. To avoid this loss you should try to fix your problem other ways first.

Login to the Dlink DSL-G604T

Now that you've successfully reset the Dlink DSL-G604T router you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Not entirely sure where to find these? We've got you covered. Check out 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

After you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This password will protect your router settings, not your wireless network. All the same, we always highly recommend setting a strong password. For help in doing so be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-G604T

Now you should change the wireless settings so your network is nice and secure. For an easy to read guide on this topic check out our page labeled How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-G604T.

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