How to Reset the Huawei HG532f

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Have you tried to login to the Huawei HG532f router without success? It might be time to consider a reset. In this guide when I use the term reset I am not referring to a reboot. When you reboot a device you are cycling the power to the unit. When you reset a device you are reverting all the settings back to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this device is a big step and should be thought through very carefully before continuing. We suggest making a list of all the settings that may of been changed since owning the router. These can include:

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This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG532f.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Huawei HG532f

Below is an image of the back panel of the Huawei HG532f router. I have circled the reset button for you in red.

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This is the reset page from your Huawei router.

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 which can take up to several minutes to complete. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire 10 seconds you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it.

Remember a reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed in lifetime of this router. We strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Huawei HG532f

Once you've reset your Huawei HG532f 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 working for you it might be because the reset button wasn't held down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Following that you'll want to set a new password for your router. Keep in mind that this password will only protect your router settings, not your wireless network. Still, setting a strong password is always a good decision. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tip: Prevent 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 HG532f

The next step is to begin reconfiguring the device. This needs to include the wireless settings. For a great guide on securing your wireless connection check out our Huawei HG532f WiFi Instructions.

Huawei HG532f Help

Be sure to check out our other Huawei HG532f info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Huawei HG532f.We also have the following guides for the same router: