How to Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520u

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If you have been trying to login to the Huawei EchoLife-HG520u router and been unable to do so you might need to reset the Huawei EchoLife-HG520u router.

A reset is not the same thing 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 to how they were when the router left the factory.

Warning: A reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Some of the settings you need to consider are:

The router's main username and password will be erased and reverted back to how they were from the factory.

If this is a DSL router you will need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. Call your ISP for these details.

The wireless information such as SSID and Internet password are erased.

Any additional settings such as port forwards or IP address changes are erased.

Other Huawei EchoLife HG520u Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei EchoLife HG520u.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520u

Now you need to find the reset button on the back panel of the Huawei EchoLife-HG520u router. It should be in the same place as the image below.

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

As you can see this "button" is more of a pinhole.

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you intended.

Remember this reset is a big step and it will erase every single setting you have ever changed. We strongly recommend you try other troubleshooting methods before you continue.

Login to the Huawei EchoLife HG520u

After you've reset your Huawei EchoLife-HG520u router you'll want 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 in our Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults aren't logging you in try holding the reset button down for longer.

Change Your Password

Now that you've successfully logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. Remember that a strong password includes no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Huawei EchoLife-HG520u

You should begin the reconfiguration process now. This needs to include the wireless settings. For a great guide on the topic check out our Huawei EchoLife-HG520u WiFi Instructions.

Huawei EchoLife HG520u Help

Be sure to check out our other Huawei EchoLife HG520u info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei EchoLife HG520u.We also have the following guides for the same router: