How to Reset the Linksys BEFSX41

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Have you been trying to login to the Linksys BEFSX41v1.52 router without any success? It might be time to consider a reset. When you reset this router it is different than a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the device. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset. It's a good idea to make a list of all the settings you may of changed in the past. The settings you should have in your list include the:

  • router's main username and password.
  • any port forwards you have done or IP addresses you have changed.

Other Linksys BEFSX41 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys BEFSX41 v1.52. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys BEFSX41

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The first step is to find the reset button for the Linksys BEFSX41v1.52 router. This reset button is on the back panel of the router and looks more like a pinhole than a button.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys BEFSX41 router.

While the router is powered on, take a sharp object such as a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button/pinhole for about 5 seconds. This starts the reset process which can take several minutes to complete. If you only briefly press the reset button it reboots the router instead of resetting it.

Caution: DO NOT unplug or turn off the Linksys BEFSX41v1.52 router during the reset process. Doing so will cause permanent damage to the device.

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the history of this device. We strongly recommend exhausting your other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset.

Login to the Linksys BEFSX41

Once you have finished resetting the Linksys BEFSX41v1.52 router you need to login using the default IP address, username and password. We have already found this information for you and included it in our Linksys BEFSX41v1.52 Login Guide.

Tip: If the defaults didn't work it is possible you didn't hold the reset button down for long enough.

Change Your Password

Now you need to change your default password you just used. If you need help or just a little refresher on how to make a strong password check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: One way to avoid losing this password is to write it down on a piece of paper and attach it to the bottom of the router.

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Linksys BEFSX41 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys BEFSX41 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys BEFSX41 v1.52. We also have the following guides for the same router: