How to Reset the Linksys Network Everywhere NR041

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On this page I will show you how to reset the Linksys NR041 router back to factory defaults.

There is a lot of confusion between a reset and 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. This means all your personal data is lost.

Warning: Resetting the Linksys NR041 router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting measures before you continue. If you still want to reset the Linksys NR041 router make a list of all the settings you have changed in the past. These include:

  • The router's main username and password.
  • Any port forwarding you have done.
  • IP addresses that have been changed.
  • Parental controls, DNS, etc...

Other Linksys Network Everywhere NR041 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys Network Everywhere NR041. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys Network Everywhere NR041

Below is an image of the back panel of the Linksys NR041 router. I have circled the reset button for you in red.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys Network Everywhere NR041 router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds until the front Diag LED light turns on and then off completely. If you don't hold the reset button down long enough you may end up only rebooting the system instead of resetting the router like you wanted.

Warning: A reset can take awhile to complete or only take a couple minutes. DO NOT turn off or unplug the router while the reset process is taking place. You could end up permanently damaging the router.

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

Login to the Linksys Network Everywhere NR041

After the reset is finished you will need to login to the router. To do this you will need to use the default login values. Not sure what these are? Check them out in our Login Guide for the Linksys NR041 router.

Tip: Defaults not working? It's possible that the router may not have been reset properly. Try resetting it again but hold down the button for longer this time.

Change Your Password

Once you login to the router you should consider changing the password. The default password is not very secure and can leave your router at risk. If you need any help on coming up with a secure password be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your password by writing it down on a slip of paper and attach it to the bottom of the router.

Linksys Network Everywhere NR041 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys Network Everywhere NR041 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys Network Everywhere NR041. We also have the following guides for the same router: