How to Reset the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5

If you have tried to login to the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 router and are unable to do so you might need to reset the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 router back to the original factory defaults.

A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you only cycle the power to the device. When you reset the 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. We strongly recommend creating a list of all the settings you have changed in the past, for example:

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Reset the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5

Below I have an image of the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 back panel. I have circled the reset button for you in red. Go ahead and locate it on your router now.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for more than 6 seconds. If you hold it down for less time you end up rebooting the router instead of the desired reset.

Remember a reset like this one is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed in the lifetime of this device. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue with this reset.

Login to the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5

Once you've reset the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 router you'll need to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where you can find these? We have them listed for your use 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

Now that you've reset and logged into your router we recommend setting a new password for it. This can be whatever you like, however keep in mind that a strong password includes no personal information and 14-20 characters in length. 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 bottom of your router.

Setup WiFi on the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5

It is time to begin the reconfiguration of the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 router. We have a list of different guides for you if you're interested. I definitely recommend using the Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 WiFi Instructions. This will take you step-by-step through how to properly setup the WiFi on your Hamlet HRDSL512W-5 router.

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