How to Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520v

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Have you been trying to login to the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v router without success? It might be time to reset the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v router back to the original factory defaults.

Warning: A reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Some of the settings that are changed are:

The router's main username and password are 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.

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This is the reset router guide for the Huawei EchoLife HG520v.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Huawei EchoLife HG520v

The reset button/pinhole for the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v router is located on the back panel like the image below shows.

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

While the router remains on, take a pin or bent paperclip and press down on the reset button for approximately 10 seconds to start the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire 10 seconds you might end up rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Please remember this sort of reset is erasing every personal setting you have changed in the router's interface. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset.

Login to the Huawei EchoLife HG520v

Once you've reset the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v 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 provided 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 successfully 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 visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v

Once the default password has been changed you need to continue to reconfigure the Huawei EchoLife-HG520v router back to the way you like it. This includes the WiFi settings. A great guide for that topic is our Huawei EchoLife-HG520v WiFi Instructions.

Huawei EchoLife HG520v Help

Be sure to check out our other Huawei EchoLife HG520v info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei EchoLife HG520v.We also have the following guides for the same router: