How to Reset the Dlink DVG-G1402S

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DVG-G1402S router back to factory defaults. Before I do I need to explain the difference between two commonly confused terms. The first term is a reboot. When I use this wor I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device, nothing more. The other term is a reset. When I use the word reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings. This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step in fixing your router and should not be taken lightly. We suggest making a list of all the settings you may have changed in the past. While making this list, consider the following:

  • The router's access username and password are erased and replaced with the original factory defaults.
  • The Internet name and password are also erased and reverted back to the default factory values.
  • If this is a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP username and password. You'll need to call your local Internet Service Provider for the details.
  • Any other settings you have ever changed in the past need to be written down so you can reconfigure them after the reset is complete. This could be anything from a changed IP address to some port forwarding you did a while back.

Other Dlink DVG-G1402S Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DVG-G1402S. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DVG-G1402S

Once you have decided to reset the Dlink DVG-G1402S router you need to locate the reset button on the actual device itself. I have found an image of the back panel. I circled the reset button for you.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink DVG-G1402S router.

While the router is switched on you need to take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This initiates the reset process which takes upwards of a minute or more. Be sure you don't simply press and release the reset button. This can result in a reboot instead of a factory reset.

Remember a reset like the one you are about to do is erasing every single setting you have ever changed on your device. If this is something you need to avoid, a reset is not your answer. We suggest exhausting your other troubleshooting methods before deciding a reset is your answer.

Login to the Dlink DVG-G1402S

Once you've successfully reset your Dlink DVG-G1402S router you'll want to log into it. Do this by using the default username and password provided for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not working for you? The reset button might not have been held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Following that we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be anything you want, however 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 visit 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 DVG-G1402S

It is now time to check on your wireless settings. Some of these settings have probably changed and need your attention. For an easy to follow guide on this subject check out our page called How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DVG-G1402S.

Dlink DVG-G1402S Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DVG-G1402S info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DVG-G1402S. We also have the following guides for the same router: