How to Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520c

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Have you tried logging into the Huawei EchoLife-HG520c router without success? It might be time to consider a reset. 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 Huawei EchoLife-HG520c router you take all the settings and revert them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting the Huawei EchoLife-HG520c router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods first before you continue with a reset. Some of the settings that will be changed are:

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Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520c

Looking at the image below you can see the reset button on the back panel.

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This is the reset page from your Huawei router.

While this router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for more than 6 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for the entire time you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember a reset like this one is going to erase every single setting you have ever changed in the history of the device. We advise exhausting your other options before deciding on a reset.

Login to the Huawei EchoLife HG520c

Following that you'll want to log into your Huawei EchoLife-HG520c router. 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 reset and logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through 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.

Setup WiFi on the Huawei EchoLife-HG520c

It is time to begin the reconfiguration process of the Huawei EchoLife-HG520c router. This needs to include the WiFi settings. Take a look at our WiFi Instructions for more information.

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This is the reset router guide for the Huawei EchoLife HG520c.We also have the following guides for the same router: