How to Reset the Edimax BR6428n

Are you locked out of your router interface? Have you tried everything to access the router? You might need to reset the Edimax BR6428n router.

There is a lot of confusion between a reset and a reboot. A lot of people use these two terms interchangeably. What is the difference between a reset and a reboot?

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend that you try other methods of troubleshooting before you decide you want to reset the Edimax BR6428n router. Make a list of all the settings that you know you have changed in the past such as:

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Reset the Edimax BR6428n

Turn the router around so you are looking at the back panel. The reset button is circled in the image below.

While the router is on press and hold the reset button for more than 20 seconds. If you hold it down less than 20 seconds you initiate the WPS function. What is WPS?

Don't forget this erases every single setting you have ever changed on this device. We strongly recommend that you try other methods of troubleshooting before you try to reset the Edimax BR6428n router.

Login to the Edimax BR6428n

Once you've reset the Edimax BR6428n router you'll need to log into it. This is done 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 might be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Following that we recommend setting a new password for your router. 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 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 note and attaching it to the underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR6428n

It is now time to begin the reconfiguration process. Don't forget to include the wireless settings as this is how your network is secured. For an easy to follow guide check out our How to Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR6428n page.

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