How to Reset the Dlink DWL-2210AP

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On this page we will lead you through the steps on how to reset the Dlink DWL-2210AP router back to the original factory defaults.

Do you know the difference between a reset and a reboot? A reboot is simply a cycle in the power to the device. This is done by physically removing the power to the unit. Then after about 30 seconds reconnecting the power. A reset is where you erase all current settings and return them all back to how they were when they left the factory.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step and we want you to make sure you understand what you are doing. Please try other ways of fixing the problem first. Things you must consider before resetting the Dlink DWL-2210AP are:

  • The router's main username and password are erased and returned to factory values.
  • The Internet name and password are also reverted back to factory defaults.
  • If this is a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password. This is so you can use the Internet again. Call your ISP for the details.
  • Any other settings such as a port forward or an IP address change is erased. They all need to be reconfigured after the reset is finished.

Other Dlink DWL-2210AP Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-2210AP. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DWL-2210AP

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Now it's time to reset the Dlink DWL-2210AP router back to factory defaults. To find the physical reset button take a look at the back panel. I have circled it for you in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DWL-2210AP router.

With the router on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time you may simply reboot the router instead of resetting it.

Warning: A reset like the one I am describing here erases all personal settings. We strongly recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting options first.

Login to the Dlink DWL-2210AP

After you've reset your Dlink DWL-2210AP router you'll most likely need to log into it. This is done by using the default username and password. Not sure where to find these? We have them provided for you in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults not logging you in it could be because the reset button wasn't held for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now that you've reset and 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 be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2210AP

It is now time to begin re-configuring the device back to how you want it. We recommend beginning with the WiFi settings as they will secure your local network. Check out our easy to follow guide called How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2210AP.

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Dlink DWL-2210AP Help

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-2210AP. We also have the following guides for the same router: