How to Reset the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK

On this page we will be showing you how to properly reset the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK router back to it's factory defaults. This is not the same thing as a reboot. A reboot simply cycles the power to the unit, no settings are changed. A reset erases all configurations and reverts them all to factory defaults.

Warning: A reset is not recommended unless you have exhausted all other troubleshooting options. Please consider the following BEFORE you reset the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK router:

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Reset the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK

The first step in a reset is to know where the reset button is located on your router. For the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK router you can find it on the back panel. It looks like a pinhole but should be labeled RESET. I'll circle it in the image below:

Like I said earlier, this button is a pinhole button. You need to take something small like a unfolded paperclip or pin and press the reset button for a minimum of 10 seconds. This starts the reset process which can take several minutes to complete.

WARNING: DO NOT unplug or turn off the router during the reset process of you will cause permanent damage to the unit.

Remember this reset is erasing every single setting you have ever changed in the past. A full reconfiguration is needed.

Login to the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK

After the reset is complete, go ahead and login to the router interface like normal using the default username and password. This information is found in our Login Guide for the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK router.

Change Your Password

Time to change the username and password for the router. It is never a good idea to leave these as the default. For help creating a strong password read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Tip: One way to avoid losing this password is to write it down on a post-it note and stick it to the bottom of the router.

The last step after resetting a router is to change the wireless settings. Some router have absolutely no security as the default option. This needs to be changed as soon as possible. You need to change the SSID, the Internet password, and the security type. We recommend using WPA2 with a strong password. To learn how to do this we have made a guide for you titled How to Setup WiFi on the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK.

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