How to Reset the Linksys WAG300N

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On this page I will be showing you how to properly reset the Linksys WAG300N router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a device you are only cycling the power to the unit. When you reset a device you are taking all the settings and returning them all to factory defaults.

Warning: All your personal settings are lost. Make a list of any setting you have changed in the past including:

Other Linksys WAG300N Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAG300N.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WAG300N

Below is an image of the back panel of the Linksys WAG300N router. I have circled the reset button for you in red.

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

Step One: Make sure the router is plugged in and switched on.

Step Two: Take a sharp object such a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds to start the reset process.

If you don't hold the reset button down long enough you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you intended.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the Linksys WAG300N router during the reset process. Doing so might cause permanent damage to the device.

Remember a reset like this one erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past. We strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset.

Login to the Linksys WAG300N

Now that the reset is complete, you will have to login to your router. To accomplish you will need the default IP address, password, and username. Not sure what these are? Check them out in our Login Guide for the Linksys WAG300N router.

Tip: Defaults not working? Try resetting the router again, but this time hold down the reset button for a little longer.

Change Your Password

The next step is to change the default password for your router. This will help keep your router secure. Try to make your password 14-20 characters long and contain no personal information. If you need any aditional help on making a secure password, visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Don't want to lose your password? Try writing it down on a slip of paper and attach it to the base of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAG300N

Finally, it is time to begin re-configuring the router settings. Make sure this also includes the wireless network settings. Be sure to follow our Linksys WAG300N WiFi Instructions for help on this important process.

Linksys WAG300N Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WAG300N info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAG300N.We also have the following guides for the same router: