How to Reset the Edimax AR-7284WnA

On this page I will show you how to reset the Edimax AR-7284WnA router back to how it was from the factory. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When I reboot something you cycle the power to the device. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them to how they were from the factory.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend creating a list of all settings you may of changed in the past. Some settings to consider are:

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Reset the Edimax AR-7284WnA

The first step in a reset is to find the button. I have found an image of the back panel for you and circled the location of the reset button on the Edimax AR-7284WnA router.

As you can probably tell this is a WPS button as well. Find out what this is in our What is WPS guide. To reset the router you need to hold this reset/WPS button down for at least 8 seconds. Less than that and all you are doing is turning on the WPS function.

Please don't forget that this reset is going to erase all settings you have ever changed in the lifetime of the router. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting first.

Login to the Edimax AR-7284WnA

Following that you'll need to log into your Edimax AR-7284WnA router. Do this by using the factory default username and password. Don't know where to find these? We have them provided 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

Once you've logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Bear 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 idea. For help in doing so be sure to 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-7284WnA

It is now time to begin the reconfiguration of your router. This needs to include the WiFi settings. Take a look at our How to Setup WiFi on the Edimax AR-7284WnA guide for more information.

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