How to Reset the Dlink DWL-2100AP

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In this guide I will be showing you how to correctly reset the Dlink DWL-2100AP router back to it's original factory defaults. A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device. 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 on this device is erased and reverted back to factory defaults.

Warning: This is a big step and shouldn't be taken lightly. Other troubleshooting methods should come first. If after exhausting other methods you still cannot access your router you may need to reset it. Some things you need to consider before continuing are:

Other Dlink DWL-2100AP Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-2100AP.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DWL-2100AP

The first step in any reset is to find the reset button. It's pretty easy for this router. Just turn the device around so you are looking at the back panel. The reset button is located there.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

Now, with the router turned on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds before you release it. If you don't hold this button down for the full 5 seconds you may simply reboot the device instead of resetting like you wanted.

Warning: This reset erases every single setting you have ever changed. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you continue with this course of action.

Login to the Dlink DWL-2100AP

After you've successfully reset the Dlink DWL-2100AP router you'll want to log into it. This is done by using the default username and password. Not sure where you can find these? Not to worry. We have them listed for you 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

Once you've reset and logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This can be whatever you like, 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 be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid 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 DWL-2100AP

The last step is a big one. Time to reconfigure the router back to how you want it. You may want to take a look at our other guides to help you. We strongly recommend that you take a look at our wireless guide as it will help you setup a secure local network. Check it out here on our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2100AP page.

Dlink DWL-2100AP Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWL-2100AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-2100AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: