How to Reset the Linksys WET610Nv1

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On this page I will describe how to properly reset the Linksys WET610Nv1 router back to factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. When you reset the router you take all the settings and return them to factory defaults. This means every single setting you have ever changed is erased.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. I strongly recommend that you try other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset. It is also a good idea to make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. I have started this list for you:

  • The main username and password of the router.
  • The WiFi settings such as SSID and Internet password.
  • Is this a DSL router? If so you need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. Call your ISP for the details.
  • Other settings such as port forwards or IP addresses are erased as well.

Other Linksys WET610Nv1 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WET610Nv1. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WET610Nv1

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 WET610Nv1 router.

While the router is on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for the full amount of time you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you planned.

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

Remember this reset is causing you to lose all your personal data. I strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset.

Login to the Linksys WET610Nv1

After the Linksys WET610Nv1 router has been reset you will be required to login to it by using the default IP address, password, and username. If you aren't sure what these are you can find them in our Login Guide for the Linksys WET610Nv1 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

Secure your router by changing the password from the default one. Try to make your new password unique, 14-20 characters long, and contain no personal information. Check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide if you need any additional help with creating a secure password.

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

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WET610Nv1

Finally, it is time to begin reconfiguring the router's settings back to how you like them. Don't forget to also configure the WiFi settings. To get started on securing your wireless network, visit our Linksys WET610Nv1 WiFi Instructions.

Linksys WET610Nv1 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WET610Nv1 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WET610Nv1. We also have the following guides for the same router: