How to Reset the Linksys CIT400

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Have you tried to login to the Linksys CIT400 router without success? It might be time to consider a reset. A reset is not the same 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 all to factory defaults. This means every setting you have ever changed is erased.

Warning: Resetting this device is a big step. We strongly encourage you to try other methods of troubleshooting before you continue. Below is a partial list of the settings that will be changed as a result of this reset:

  • the router's main username and password.
  • any port forwards you have made to your device.
  • any IP addresses you have changed.

Other Linksys CIT400 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys CIT400. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys CIT400

Below is an image of the reset button.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys CIT400 router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process which can sometimes take up to several minutes to complete. If you don't hold this button down 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 Linksys CIT400 router during the reset process. Doing so could cause permanent damage to the unit.

Remember a reset like this one erases all settings you have ever changed in the past. Please consider other troubleshooting methods before you continue.

Login to the Linksys CIT400

Once the reset is complete you will need to login to the router with the default login information. We have collected this information for you in our Linksys CIT400 Login Guide.

Tip: If you can't log in to the router with the default information you might have not held down the reset button for long enough. Try resetting it again, but hold down the button for a little longer this time.

Change Your Password

Next you should change the default router password to one that is more secure. Try to make your password unique. If you need help with making a new password check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: To make sure that you don't forget your new password try writing it down on a slip of paper and attach it to the bottom of the router.

Linksys CIT400 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys CIT400 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys CIT400. We also have the following guides for the same router: