How to Reset the Draytek VigorPro 5300

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On this new page we will be showing you how to reset the Draytek VigorPro 5300 router. There is a lot of confusion between the words reset and reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this device is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend making a list of the settings you may of changed in the past. Consider the following common changes.

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Reset the Draytek VigorPro 5300

The image below shows the reset button being on the front panel. I have circled it for you in the image below.

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

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the button for about seconds until the ACT light begins to flash faster than before. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it like you wanted.

We strongly recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting options before you decide to reset. A reset like this one is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on the device.

Login to the Draytek VigorPro 5300

After resetting your Draytek VigorPro 5300 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the default username and password provided for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? It could be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Once you've logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Remember that this password will only protect your router settings and not your wireless network. All the same, 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: Prevent yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a slip of paper and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Draytek VigorPro 5300

You can now start the reconfiguration process. We recommend beginning with the WiFi settings. For an excellent guide on this topic check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Draytek VigorPro 5300 page.

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This is the reset router guide for the Draytek VigorPro 5300.We also have the following guides for the same router: