[FAQ ID: 497]How to reset TP-LINK products with WPS/RESET button to factory defaults

Suitable for: Wireless N 3G Routers, 300Mbps Wireless N Routers, 150Mbps Wireless N Routers

Notice:
1.    If you reset the device, the device will return to factory defaults, you will lose all your settings. Do not perform a hard reset unless you have backed up your settings or you can do the configuration again.
2.    For these models, we could see WPS/RESET button on the rear panel/the Front Panel. To use WPS function, please push the button for less than 5 seconds, and then the WPS LED will flash; to reset the router, please push the button for at least 10 seconds.
 
There are two methods to reset to the Router's factory defaults:
 
Method 1 Hard reset/By pressing the RESET button
 
With the Router powered on, press and hold the WPS/RESET button (more than 10 seconds) until the SYS LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. Then release the button and wait the Router to reboot to its factory default settings.
 
Method 2 By Router's Web-based Utility (management page)
 
If you are on the management page, you could use the Factory Defaults function.
Please go to System Tools -> Factory Defaults” page, then click on the restore button and wait the Router to reboot to its factory default settings.
 
Note:
1. Make certain that the router is powered on before it restarts completely.
 
2. The default IP address is 192.168.1.1/192.168.0.1/192.168.0.254, and the default login username and password both are admin (all lower case).
 
3.  Ensure that the IP address of your computer is in the same subnet with the device. It means that your computer has an IP address 192.168.1.X /192.168.0.X(X is in range of 2~253), and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.