How to Reset the Linksys EA4500

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Have you been trying to login to the Linksys EA4500 router without success? It might be time to consider a reset.

A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you are cycling the power to the unit. When you reset something you are taking all the settings and returning them all to factory defaults.

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

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys EA4500.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys EA4500

The first step in a reset is to find the reset button on the outside of the router. For the Linksys EA4500 router you can find it on the back panel. Take a look at the image below.

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

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for at least 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down long enough you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the Linksys EA4500 router during the reset process. Doing so could result in permanent damage to the unit.

Please remember a reset like this erases all your personal data. It is very good idea to try other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset this router.

Login to the Linksys EA4500

Now that the reset is finished it is time to login to the router using the default login information. Our Login Guide for the Linksys EA4500 router contains all of the information that you will need.

Tip: If the defaults dont work try resetting the router again, but hold down the reset button for a little longer this time.

Change Your Password

The next step after logging into the router is to change the password to a secure one. Try to make your password unique and about 14-20 characters long. If you need aditional help coming up with a password, visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Try writing down your password on some paper and attach it to the bottom of the router so that you won't ever lose it.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys EA4500

Finally, you should configure your wireless settings so that your network will be secure. Check out our Linksys EA4500 WiFi Instructions for an easy to understand walk-through of this process.

Linksys EA4500 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys EA4500 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys EA4500.We also have the following guides for the same router: