How to Reset the Linksys WRT310N

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On this page I will show you how to properly reset the Linksys WRT310Nv2 router back to the original 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 simple cycle in the power to the unit. When I use the term reset I am referring to a full factory restore of all the settings. This means every setting you have ever changed is erased and returned to factory defaults.

Warning: All your personal data is lost. A reset like this one is a big step. Do not take this lightly. After deciding you want to reset the Linksys WRT310Nv2 router you should make a list of all the settings you may of changed in the past. These settings include:

  • The router username and password. Not to be confused with the wireless username and password.
  • The WiFi username/SSID and Internet password.
  • Are you resetting a DSL router? If so you need to re-enter the Internet Service Provider (ISP) username and password. If you don't know what these are you should call your local Internet provider for the details.
  • Any other settings you have changed like port forwards or IP addresses.

Other Linksys WRT310N Guides

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRT310N v2. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Reset the Linksys WRT310N

Below is an image of the back panel of the Linksys WRT310Nv2 router. I have circle the reset button for you in red. Notice that this button is quite small and recessed. This is done purposefully to avoid accidental resets.

router reset factory settings
This is the reset page from your Linksys WRT310N router.

First of all, make sure the router is plugged in and powered on.

Second, take a small sharp object such as a straightened paperclip or pen and press down on the reset button for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process which sometimes can take several minutes to complete. Some routers even claim to take up to 1/2 an hour to complete the reset. If you don't hold the reset button down for a full 10 seconds you may end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting it like you wanted.

Caution: DO NOT unplug or turn off the router during the reset process. Doing so could cause permanent damage to the device, rendering it useless.

Remember this factory reset is erasing all your personal data. I strongly recommend exhausting you other troubleshooting methods first.

Login to the Linksys WRT310N

After the Linksys WRT310Nv2 router is reset you will be required to use the default login information to login to it. Not sure what this is? Here at we have compiled this information and included it in our Login Guide for the Linksys WRT310Nv2 router.

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

Change Your Password

Once you successfully login to your Linksys WRT310Nv2 router you should consider changing the password as soon as possible. Default passwords are easy to guess which makes them terrible passwords. If you need some advice on making a secure password be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

Tip: Avoid losing your password by writing it down on a note of some kind and then attaching it to the bottom of the router.

Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRT310Nv2

Next you will need to secure your wireless network by configuring the router's WiFi settings. Need help with this process? Check out our easy to follow Linksys WRT310Nv2 WiFi Instructions to get started.

Linksys WRT310N Help

Be sure to check out our other Linksys WRT310N info that you might be interested in.

This is the reset router guide for the Linksys WRT310N v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: