How to Reset the Edimax BR-6478AC

Here on this page I will show you how to correctly reset the Edimax BR-6478AC router back to factory defaults. A reset is done if you are having a problem with the router and you can't login to the Edimax BR-6478AC router interface in order to fix it.

What is the difference between a reset and a reboot?

Warning: This is a big step. Don't do this unless you have tried other methods of troubleshooting to no avail. Before continuing with this reset we highly recommend you make a list of all settings you may of changed in the lifetime of the Edimax BR-6478AC such as:

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Reset the Edimax BR-6478AC

Do you know where the reset button is located? If you turn your router around so you are looking at the back panel you should see it. I have circled it for you in the image below.

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for around 12 seconds. If you hold it down for less than that you end up initiating the WPS function. To learn what this is read our What is WPS guide.

Remember a reset like this one is erasing every setting you have ever changed. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Edimax BR-6478AC

Now that you've reset the Edimax BR-6478AC router you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password found in our Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not logging you in? Try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

After logging into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. Keep in mind that this password can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Keep yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a sticky note and attaching it to the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR-6478AC

It is time to begin the reconfiguration process. This needs to include the WiFi settings. Check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR-6478AC for a great guide on the topic.

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