How to Reset the Huawei HG531

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If you have been trying to login to the Huawei HG531v1 router and been unsuccessful you might need to reset the unit back to it's original factory defaults.

The type of reset I will be showing you here is not the same thing as a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the unit only. No settings are changed or reverted. When I use the term reset I am referring to a complete factory restore of all settings.

Warning: A reset is a big step. Make sure you know what will happen when you reset the Huawei HG531v1 router. Some of the settings that are changed are:

  • The router's main username and password.
  • The WiFi information such as SSID and Internet password.
  • Is this router a DSL router? If so you need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. Call your local ISP for these details.
  • All other settings you have changed are erased as well. These could include the port forwards or IP address changes.

Other Huawei HG531 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG531 V100R001C90B017. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Huawei HG531

Take a look at the image below. I have circled the reset button for you. It is located on the side panel of the Huawei HG531v1 router. The reset button is more of a pinhole than a button. This is to avoid accidental resets.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Huawei HG531 router.

While the router is on, take a straightened paperclip or other sharp object and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for long enough you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted to.

Don't forget this reset erases every setting you have ever changed. We recommend exhausting your other options first.

Login to the Huawei HG531

Once you have reset the Huawei HG531v1 router you will need to login using the defaults. We have all this information for you. Just click this Huawei HG531v1 Login link.

Tip: If the defaults didn't work it is probable that you didn't hold the reset button/pinhole down long enough. Try again.

Change Your Password

Once you can successfully login to the Huawei HG531v1 router you should immediately change the router's default password. This password is how you protect your router's settings. Need help? Check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: One way to avoid losing this password is to write it down and attach it to the underside of the router for safe keeping.

Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG531v1

The next step can be to setup the wireless settings. These are important because they secure the WiFi. If you are interested in a guide check out our Huawei HG531v1 WiFi Instructions.

Huawei HG531 Help

Be sure to check out our other Huawei HG531 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG531 V100R001C90B017. We also have the following guides for the same router: