How to Reset the Linksys WML11B

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On this page I will be showing you how to properly reset the Linksys WML11B router. There is some confusion between a reset and a reboot. When you reboot a router you cycle the power to the unit. No settings are changed during a reboot. When you reset a router you take all the settings and return them to factory defaults.

Warning: Resetting the Linksys WML11B router is a serious step. You lose all your settings you have changed in the past. Please consider a reset only after you have tried other methods of troubleshooting. It is also a good idea to make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. Settings such as:

Other Linksys WML11B Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WML11B.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WML11B

In the image below you can see that I have circled the reset button for you in red. This tiny button is actually more of a pinhole.

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

While the router is plugged in and turned on take a straightened paperclip and press down on the reset button/pinhole for about 10 seconds. This is important because if you don't hold the button down long enough you run the risk of simply rebooting the router instead of resetting it.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the router while the reset is taking place. Doing so could result in permanent damage to the device.

Please remember this reset erases ALL your personal data. I highly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Linksys WML11B

Upon finishing the router reset you will need to login to your Linksys WML11B router. You can accomplish this by using the default IP address, password, and username. This information can be found in our Login Guide for the Linksys WML11B router.

Tip: If the defaults aren't working the router might have not been properly reset. Try resetting it again but hold down the reset button for a little longer this time.

Change Your Password

Make sure that you secure your router by changing the password from the default. Default passwords are easy to guess which makes them terrible passwords. To get started on making a seucre 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 bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WML11B

As you begin re-configuring the router's settings back to how you like them, don't forget to also configure the WiFi settings. Doing so will help secure your wireless network. Check out our Linksys WML11B WiFi Instructions for an easy to follow guide on this important step.

Linksys WML11B Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WML11B info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WML11B.We also have the following guides for the same router: