How to Reset the Dlink DWR-512

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On this page we will show you how to reset the Dlink DWR-512 router back to the original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We recommend taking a moment to create a list of all the settings you have changed in the past. Consider the following:

  • The main username and password are erased and returned to factory defaults.
  • The Internet name and password are also reverted back to factory defaults.
  • If you have a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP username and password. Call your Internet Service Provider for the details.
  • Have you changed any other settings on this device. Make sure to write them down as you will need to re-configure them later.

Other Dlink DWR-512 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWR-512. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Dlink DWR-512

Begin this reset by finding the reset button on the front panel of this router. In the image below I have circled the reset button in red.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Dlink DWR-512 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 this button down for the entire amount of time you end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it.

Don't forget that this reset is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before continuing.

Login to the Dlink DWR-512

Once you've reset the Dlink DWR-512 router you'll want to log into it. Do this by using the factory default username and password provided for your use in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

After you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Prevent yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and putting it on the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-512

Finally you need to start the reconfiguration process. We recommend beginning with the WiFi settings. For a good guide on that topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-512.

Dlink DWR-512 Help

Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWR-512 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWR-512. We also have the following guides for the same router: