How to Reset the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

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On this page we will be showing you how to properly reset the Dlink DWL-2000APv3 back to factory defaults. It is important that you understand a reset like this one is not a reboot. When you reboot a router you are simply cycling the power to the unit. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to how they were originally from the factory.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and shouldn't be taken lightly. We recommend creating a list of settings you know of that have been changed. This could only be a couple settings or it could be a great deal of settings you have changed. Some of the settings you may need to consider are:

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Reset the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

If you are still reading this you have probably decided that a reset is really what you want. Do you know where the reset button is? Take a look at the back panel of the router. The reset button is circled in the image below.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

While the router is turned on, take a bent paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds before releasing it. If you simply press and release the reset button you may only reboot the device instead of the reset you wanted.

Remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on your device. We highly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the Dlink DWL-2000APv3.

Login to the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

Now that you've reset the Dlink DWL-2000APv3 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password provided for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? Try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Keep yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a note and taping it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

Now you need to start the reconfiguration process. Don't forget about the WiFi settings. For a great guide on securing your local home network check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2000APv3.

Dlink DWL-2000APv3 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWL-2000APv3 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-2000APv3.We also have the following guides for the same router: