How to Reset the Eminent EM4412

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On this page I will be explaining how to reset the Eminent EM4412 router back to factory defaults. A reset like this one is not the same as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Consider the following:

Other Eminent EM4412 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Eminent EM4412.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Eminent EM4412

You now need to locate the reset button on the back panel of the device. For more of an idea of where it is, check out the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Eminent router.

With the router powered in, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This initiates the reset process. Make sure you hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time because if you don't you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Please remember a reset like the one you are about to do is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on the device. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you continue with a reset.

Login to the Eminent EM4412

Once you've reset the Eminent EM4412 router you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Don't know where you can find these? We have them listed 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

Following that we suggest setting a new password for your router. Remember that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. All the same, setting a strong password is always a good choice. For help with this be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Keep yourself from losing your new password by writing it on a slip of paper and taping it to the bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Eminent EM4412

Finally you need to begin the reconfiguration process. While doing this don't forget the WiFi settings. We recommend following our How to Setup WiFi on the Eminent EM4412 guide.

Eminent EM4412 Help

Be sure to check out our other Eminent EM4412 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Eminent EM4412.We also have the following guides for the same router: