How to Reset the Linksys WET200

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On this page I will show you how to properly reset the Linksys WET200 router back to factory defaults.

There is some confusion between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot a router you are cycling the power to the unit. When you reset the Linksys WET200 router you are taking all the settings and returning them to factory defaults. This erases every single setting you have ever changed in the past.

Warning: Resetting the Linksys WET200 router is a big step. I highly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the router. It is also a good idea to make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. I have started the list for you below.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WET200.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WET200

In the image below I have circled the reset button for you in red.

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

First, make sure the router is turned on. Then with a sharp object such as a straightened paperclip press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for a minimum of 10 seconds you might end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it.

Caution: DO NOT unplug or turn off the Linksys WET200 router during the reset process. Doing so could result in permanent damage to the device.

Please understand that this reset erases all your personal data. I strongly recommend you try other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset.

Login to the Linksys WET200

Following the router reset you will need to login to your Linksys WET200 router by using the default login information. Not sure what this is? You can find all the information you need to login to your router in our Linksys WET200 Login Guide.

Tip: Defaults not working? You might have not held down the reset button for long enough during the router reset.

Change Your Password

The password for your router should be changed from the default as soon as possible. Try to make your new password 14-20 characters long and have it be unique. Visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide for more helpful password creation tips.

Tip: Want to avoid losing your password? Try writing it down on a slip of paper and attaching it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WET200

As you begin reconfiguring the router's settings, don't forget to also configure the WiFi settings. Doing so will secure your wireless network. For an easy to follow guide on this process, check out our WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WET200 router.

Linksys WET200 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WET200 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WET200.We also have the following guides for the same router: