How to Reset the Edimax AR-7084A

On this page I will be explaining how to reset the Edimax AR-7084A router back to the original factory defaults. A reset like the one I am talking about is not the same thing as a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the unit. When I use the word reset I am talking about the more extreme factory restore of all previously configured settings.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Before you begin to reset the Edimax AR-7084A router we recommend creating a list of all possible settings you have changed in the past. This should include:

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Reset the Edimax AR-7084A

Do you know where the reset button is located on your router? For the Edimax AR-7084A router it is found on the back panel of the device. Take a look at the image below where I have circled it's location in red.

While the router is on, take a straightened out paperclip or similar object and press down for more than 5 seconds. If you don't hold the reset button down for more than 5 seconds you end up simply rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Don't forget that this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed on the device. We strongly recommend that a reset like this be your last option after exhausting any other troubleshooting methods you can think of.

Login to the Edimax AR-7084A

Now that you've reset your Edimax AR-7084A router you'll want to log into. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where to find these? We have them listed for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't working for you it could 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. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. All the same, setting a strong password is always a good choice. 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 sticky note and attaching it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Edimax AR-7084A

Finally you should begin the reconfiguration process. This needs to include the wireless settings. For a great guide on the subject check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Edimax AR-7084A page.

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