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How do I reset my TP-Link router?

Did you forget the password for your TP-Link router? Maybe your router seems to have gotten a life of its own. Is your TP-Link router acting up? A reset can be the solution in many cases. Read how to reset your router below.

What do you need?

  • A TP-Link router (make sure it's on)
  • A paperclip (for method 1)
  • A laptop, desktop, or smartphone that's connected to the same network as the router, so you can set up the router again.

Method 1: using the reset button on the back of the device

  1. Use the paperclip to press down the reset button on the back of the router. You can find the button behind a small opening.
  2. Wait about 5 seconds for the power LED to light up. Now you can release the button.
  3. The router has now been reset and will restart.

Method 2: using the configuration page

  1. Open the configuration page of your TP-Link router in an internet browser. Make sure the computer you're using is connected to the same network as the router.
  2. At the top of the page, you can see 3 tabs. Select "Advanced Settings".
  3. You'll see a menu on the left side. Select "System Tools" here.
  4. Several other options will appear below your selection. Here, choose "Backup & Restore"
  5. Now click "Restore Factory Setting" to reset the router. The routers has now been reset.

Set up the router again

Want to set up the router again? Follow the instructions on our setup page:

Is it not working?

We'll gladly help you reset your TP-Link router. Can't get your router to reset? Please contact our Customer Service.


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