How to Reset the Linksys ADSL2MUE

Have you tried to login to the Linksys ADSL2MUE router without any success? It might be time to consider a reset. A reset like the one I will be showing you here 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 factory defaults.

Warning: A reset like this one is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We recommend making a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. These could include:

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Reset the Linksys ADSL2MUE

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

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 sometimes take up to several minutes to complete. 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.

Warning: Do not unplug or turn off the router during the reset process. This may cause irreparable damage to the router.

Remember this reset erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past. Please consider other troubleshooting methods before you continue.

Login to the Linksys ADSL2MUE

Now that the reset is complete you need to use the default IP address, username and password to login to the Linksys ADSL2MUE router. We have already gathered all this information for you and included it in our Login Guide.

Tip: If you find that the defaults are not working you may of only rebooted the router instead of resetting it like you wanted. Try again but hold the reset button down for a bit longer.

Change Your Password

Never leave a default password alone. You should always change it so it's original. Router interface passwords are notoriously easy to crack. Change it using our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Want to avoid losing this password? How about writing it down on a post it note and sticking it to the bottom of the router?


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