How to Reset the Dlink DWR-953

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On this page you will learn how to reset the Dlink DWR-953 router back to factory defaults. There is a lot of confusion as to what exactly a reset is. In this guide when I use the word reset I am not referring to a reset. A reset is where all the settings are returned to factory defaults. A reboot is simply a cycle in the power to the unit.

Warning: Resetting this device erases all your personal information. Only do a reset if you have already tried other troubleshooting techniques first. I recommend creating a list of all the possible settings that may be erased. These settings could include:

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Reset the Dlink DWR-953

It is now time to find the reset button. For the Dlink DWR-953 router you can find it on the front panel. I have circled it in the image below.

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

While the router is powered on take a straight paperclip or similar object and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. Make sure you hold the reset button down for a full 10 seconds. If you don't you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it.

Warning: Do not unplug or turn off the Dlink DWR-953 router during the actual reset process. Doing so could result in permanent damage to the unit.

This reset erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past. Please consider other options first.

Login to the Dlink DWR-953

Now that the router reset is complete you will need to login to it. To accomplish this you will need the default IP address, username, and password. If you are unsure of what these are we have compiled them for you in our Login Guide for the Dlink DWR-953 router.

Tip: Defaults not working? Try resetting the router again, but this time hold down the reset button for a little longer.

Change Your Password

Once you successfully login to the router you should consider changing the password as soon as possible. Default passwords are easy to guess, making them terrible password. If you need any help on coming up with a secure password, visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: To prevent from losing your password, try writing it down on some paper and attach it to the underside of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-953

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This is the reset router guide for the Dlink DWR-953.We also have the following guides for the same router: