How to Reset the Frys FR-300RTR

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On this page I will be showing you how to reset the Frys FR-300RTR router back to the original factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you are only cycling the power to the router. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We recommend trying to fix your problem other ways before you reset the Frys FR-300RTR router. We also recommend making a list of all the settings that may be changed after the reset is complete such as:

  • The router's main username and password.
  • The wireless information such as name and password.
  • If this is a DSL router you need to re-enter the ISP or Internet Service Provider username and password.
  • Have you made any other changes to the Frys FR-300RTR? If so you should write these down as well.

Other Frys FR-300RTR Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Frys FR-300RTR. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Frys FR-300RTR

The first step in a reset is to find the reset button/pinhole. For the Frys FR-300RTR router the reset button is circled in red for you in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Frys FR-300RTR router.

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 long enough you might end up only rebooting the router instead of the reset you intended.

Don't forget that a reset like this is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed on the Frys FR-300RTR router. We strongly encourage you to try other methods of troubleshooting before you reset.

Login to the Frys FR-300RTR

Once you've reset the Frys FR-300RTR router you'll need to log into it. Do this by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where you can find these? We have them provided for your use in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in it might 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. This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to visit 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 bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Frys FR-300RTR

It is time to begin the reconfiguration of the Frys FR-300RTR router. Don't forget the wireless settings. We have an easy to follow guide titled How to Setup WiFi on the Frys FR-300RTR.

Frys FR-300RTR Help

Be sure to check out our other Frys FR-300RTR info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Frys FR-300RTR. We also have the following guides for the same router: