How to Reset the Linksys WAG310G

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Here on this page I will show you how to reset the Linksys WAG310G router back to factory defaults.

A reset is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot the router you are cycling the power to the unit only, no settings are changed. When you reset the router you are cycling all the settings back to factory defaults. This means every single setting you have ever changed in the past is erased.

Warning: Since all your personal data is lost it is a very good idea to make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. These settings could include:

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Reset the Linksys WAG310G

The first step in this factory reset is to locate the reset button on the back panel of the Linksys WAG310G router. I have circled it for you in red.

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 about 30 seconds. This begins the reset process.

DO NOT interrupt the reset! Doing so can result in permanent damage to the device.

Make sure to hold the reset button down for as long as indicated. Less time may simply reset the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Remember this reset erases ALL your personal data. I strongly recommend trying other troubleshooting methods before you continue with this reset.

Login to the Linksys WAG310G

Once the reset is complete you will have to login to your router with the default login information. This means the default IP address, password, and username. If you aren't sure what these are, you can check them out in our Login Guide for the Linksys WAG310G 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 password for your router. The default password is not very secure, so make sure to do this as soon as possible. To get started on making a secure password, visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your password by writing it down on a note of some kind and attaching it to the underside of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAG310G

Once you begin to reconfigure the router settings make sure that you also configure the wireless network settings. Follow our Linksys WAG310G WiFi Instructions if you need help with this very important step.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WAG310G.We also have the following guides for the same router: