How to Reset the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

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Have you tried multiple times to login to the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router interface without success? It might be time to consider a reset.

What exactly is a reset? There is a lot of confusion between a reset and a reboot. The term reset is used to mean both. In this guide when I use the term reset I am referring to a full factory restore of all settings. When I use the term reboot I am only referring to a cycle in the power to the unit.

Warning: Before you reset your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router it is a very good idea to make a list of all the possible settings you have changed in the past. Every single one of these changed settings will be erased. You need to know what settings you need to re-configure after the reset is complete. I have started the list for you:

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Reset the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

The image you see below is the back panel of the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router. I have circled the reset button for you in red. This reset button is more of a pinhole to avoid accidental resets.

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This is the reset page from your Linksys router.

The first step in this factory reset is to make sure the router is on and plugged in. Then take an object that fits in the pinhole such as a straightened paperclip and press down on the button for more than 10 seconds. This starts the reset process.

If you don't hold the reset button down for at least 10 seconds you might end up only rebooting the router. This button is often used to reset and reboot depending on how long you hold the button down for.

Caution: DO NOT unplug the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017n router during the reset process. turning the router off in the middle of the reset can cause permanent damage to the device.

I strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to reset the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router. This reset ERASES all your personal data!

Login to the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

Following the router reset you will need to login to your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router by using the default login information. This information has been found and compiled in our Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 Login Guide, be sure to check it out.

Tip: Can't login with the defaults? The router might not have been reset properly. Try resetting it again but this time hold down the reset button for a little longer.

Change Your Password

After you successfully login to your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router you should change the password from the default. Leaving the default password in place can put your router at risk. If you need help securing your router then visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: If you are worried about losing your password try writing it down on a piece of paper and attaching it to the underside of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

Now it is time to secure your wireless network. To accomplish this you will need to configure the router's WiFi settings. Follow our Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 WiFi Instructions for an easy to understand walkthrough of this important step.

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017.We also have the following guides for the same router: