How to Reset the Linksys WRT110

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On this page I will be explaining how to properly reset the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 router back to factory defaults.

There is a lot of confusion between a reset and a reboot. In this guide when I use the term reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the unit. When I use the term reset I am referring to a full factory restore of all settings. All your settings are changed.

Warning: This reset is a big step and should not be taken lightly. I strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide you want to reset. Once you have decided, you should write a list of all the setting you may of changed in the past. These settings include:

  • The router's main username and password. These are used to access your router setup pages.
  • The WiFi settings such as the SSID and the Internet password.
  • Are you resetting a DSL router? If so you need to re-enter the ISP (Internet Service Provider) username and password. Call your local ISP for these details.
  • What other settings have you changed in the past? Don't forget to include these in your list as well.

Other Linksys WRT110 Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRT110 v1.0.05. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WRT110

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The very first step in any reset is to locate the reset button on the outside of the router itself. For the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 router you can find the reset button on the back panel. I have circled it for you in the image below.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys WRT110 router.

The second step in a reset is to make sure the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 router is plugged in and turned on. Then take a straightened paperclip or similar object and press down on the reset button for at least 5 seconds. This begins the reset process which can sometimes take quite awhile to complete. If you don't hold the reset button down for the full 5 seconds you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you planned.

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

Don't forget that this reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed in the past. I strongly recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you decide to continue with this reset.

Login to the Linksys WRT110

Once the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 router has finished resetting you will be required to login to it by using the default login information. This includes the default IP address, password, and username. Not sure what these are? You can find them in our Login Guide for the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 router.

Tip: Unable to login with the defaults? You might have not held down the reset button for long enough when you tried to reset the router.

Change Your Password

Next you should secure your router by changing the password from the default. The default password is easy to guess and should be changed as soon as possible. Try to make your new password 14-20 characters long and have it contain no personal information. Need help with creating your password? Visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Worried about losing your password? Try writing it down on a piece of paper and attaching it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRT110v1.0.05

Finally it is time start reconfiguring the router's settings back to how you want them. Don't forget to also configure the WiFi settings. Follow our easy to understand Linksys WRT110v1.0.05 WiFi Instructions to get started on securing your wireless network.

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Linksys WRT110 Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WRT110 info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRT110 v1.0.05. We also have the following guides for the same router: