How to Reset the Linksys WRP400

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Here, I will be describing how to properly reset the Linksys WRP400 router back to factory defaults.

A lot of people are confused about the difference between a reset and a reboot. When I use the term reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the unit. No settings are changed. When I use the term reset I am referring to a full factory restore of all the settings you may of changed in the past. This means every setting you have changed is erased.

Warning: All your personal data is lost. Make sure you understand this before you continue. It is helpful to make a list of all the settings you may of changed in the past. These settings could include:

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This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRP400.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WRP400

Below I have circled the reset button for you in red. This button is likely recessed to avoid accidental resets.

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

The first step is to make sure the router is plugged in and on. Then take a sharp object such as a ball point pen and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This starts the reset process. If you don't hold this button down for the full amount of time you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Warning: DO NOT unplug or turn off the Linksys WRP400 router during the reset process. Doing so could cause permanent damage to the device.

Don't forget this reset is erasing all your personal data. I strongly recommend that you try other methods of troubleshooting before you continue.

Login to the Linksys WRP400

After the Linksys WRP400 router has been reset you will need to login to it 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 WRP400 Login Guide.

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

Change Your Password

Next you should change the router's password from the default to a more secure one. Try to make your new password unique, be 14-20 characters long, and have it contain no personal information. Be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide for more helpful password creation advice.

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

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRP400

Finally it is time to start re-configuring the router's settings back to how you want them. Don't forget to also secure your wireless network by configuring the WiFi settings. If you need help with this step then follow our easy to understand WiFi Instructions for the Linksys WRP400 router.

Linksys WRP400 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WRP400 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRP400.We also have the following guides for the same router: