How to Reset the Eminent EM4218

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If you are having trouble logging into the Eminent EM4218 router or have forgotten your router access username and password you may need to reset the device.

What is the difference between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot a router you are cycling the power to the unit. When you reset a device you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting a router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Please consider the following before continuing:

Other Eminent EM4218 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Eminent EM4218.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Eminent EM4218

Unfortunately I don't have an image of the Eminent EM4218 back panel to show you. Typically the reset button can be found on the back panel similar to the image below. You might also find the reset button on the underside of the router. Below is the placement of a typical reset button.

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This is the reset page from your Eminent router.

Make sure the router is on. Then take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it.

Please remember a reset like this erases every single personal setting you have ever changed on this device. We strongly recommend you try other methods of troubleshooting first.

Login to the Eminent EM4218

After you've reset your Eminent EM4218 router you'll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where you can find these? We have them listed for your use 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

Now that you've successfully reset and logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and contains no personal information. For more help be sure to check out 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 underside of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Eminent EM4218

It is finally time to begin the reconfiguration process. You need to re-enter all the settings in your list you created before you began. Don't forget the WiFi settings as these protect your network settings. We have a guide if you are interested, check it out here on our How to Setup WiFi on the Eminent EM4218 page.

Eminent EM4218 Help

Be sure to check out our other Eminent EM4218 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Eminent EM4218.We also have the following guides for the same router: