How to Reset the Edimax BR-6204WLg

On this page I will explain how to reset the Edimax BR-6204WLg router. Now before I begin I need to explain the difference between a reset and a reboot. When I reboot something all I am doing is cycling the power to the unit or restarting it. When I reset something I am erasing all previously changed settings and returning them all to how they were from the factory.

Warning: A factory reset like the one you are going to do is a big step and should be thought through before continuing. Things you need to consider before you go ahead with this reset are:

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Reset the Edimax BR-6204WLg

Do you know where the reset button is located? I have circled the reset button for you in the image below.

Press and hold the reset button for a full 20 seconds to reset the Edimax BR-6204WLg router. Less time than that and you may only reboot the router which can cause some confusion later on.

It is important to remember this reset is a big step and WILL erase every single setting you have ever changed on this device. Please try other ways of fixing your problem before you continue.

Login to the Edimax BR-6204WLg

Once you've reset the Edimax BR-6204WLg router you'll want to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where you can find these? We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

Following that we suggest setting a new password for your router. This can be anything you want it to be, however bear in mind that a strong password includes no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Afraid of losing your new password? Try writing it on a slip of paper and taping it to the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR-6204WLg

Now you can begin the reconfiguration of the Edimax BR-6204WLg router. Don't forget the WiFi settings. These secure your local network and are very important. For an easy to follow guide check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR-6204WLg page.

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