How to Reset the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Dlink DWL-3200APv2 router back to it's original factory defaults. A reset like this is nothing like a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset a router you take every setting you have ever changed, erases them and returns them back to original factory values.

Warning: Resetting a router is huge step in solving a problem you are experiencing with your router. Do not take a reset lightly. We recommend making a list of any settings you may have changed in the past. This should include:

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-3200APv2.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

The first step in a reset is to find the reset button on the back panel of the unit. I have found an image for you and circled the location of the reset button for you.

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire 10 seconds you may only reboot the router instead of resetting like you wanted.

Please remember a reset like this one will erase every single setting you have ever changed on the unit. We recommend exhausting other troubleshooting methods before you continue with this reset.

Login to the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

Once you've reset the Dlink DWL-3200APv2 router you'll want to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password provided for you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

Now that you've 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. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Prevent 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 DWL-3200APv2

After logging in and changing the username and password you need to begin the reconfiguration process. Begin with the wireless settings. If you follow our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-3200APv2 guide it takes you step-by-step on how to create a secure network.

Dlink DWL-3200APv2 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWL-3200APv2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWL-3200APv2.We also have the following guides for the same router: