In this guide I will show you how to properly reset the FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 router. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults. This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased and reverted back to how it was when it left the factory.
Warning: Resetting this device is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We suggest creating a list of all the settings you have ever changed such as:
I have found the reset button on the FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 router. Take a look at the back panel. I have circled the reset button for you in the image below.
While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for the entire amount of time you might end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it like you wanted.
Please remember a reset like the one you are about to perform is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on the FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 router. We strongly advise you to try other methods of troubleshooting before you continue with a reset.
Now that you've successfully reset the FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 router you should log into it. This is done by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where to get 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.
After you've logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. Bear in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. Still, setting a strong password is always a good choice. For help in doing so be sure to check out 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 bottom of your router.
Finally it's time to begin re-configuring the device back to the way you like it. This should include the WiFi settings. Check out our guide on that topic here on our How to Setup WiFi on the FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 page.
Be sure to check out our other FiberHome AN5506-04-F2 info that you might be interested in.