How to Reset the Huawei HG530

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Have you been trying to login to the Huawei HG530 router and been unsuccessful? It might be time to reset the Huawei HG530 router.

A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you remove the power for about 30 seconds before plugging it back in. All you are doing it cycling the power to the device. No settings are changed in a reboot. When you reset a router every setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to how it was from the factory.

Warning: A reset may be a bigger step than you want to take at the moment. Make sure you completely understand what a reset is going to do to your router before you continue. Some of the settings that are changed are:

Other Huawei HG530 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG530.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Huawei HG530

As you can tell from the image below the reset button/pinhole is located on the back panel of the Huawei HG530 router.

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This is the reset page from your Huawei router.

While the Huawei HG530 router is on, take a straightened paperclip and press in on the reset button for more than 6 seconds. This is important because if you don't hold this reset button down for the entire 6 seconds you may end up 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 on the Huawei HG530 router. We strongly encourage you to try other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Huawei HG530

Now that you've reset your Huawei HG530 router you'll want to log into it. This is done 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 working for you it might be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now that you've 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 is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

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

Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG530

It would now be a great idea to reconfigure the wireless settings. We have a great guide for you if you're interested. Check it out in our Huawei HG530 WiFi Instructions.

Huawei HG530 Help

Be sure to check out our other Huawei HG530 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG530.We also have the following guides for the same router: