Backing up the configuration of your router is very important. D-Link Tech Support recommends to make a backup of your router’s configuration and keep it somewhere safe so you can use it later. This makes it easy to restore your router to the configuration that works for you. This also makes troubleshooting easy as you can change various settings of your router to troubleshoot the problem and then can easily restore your router from the backup you have made.
Do not use the backup file of any other firmware version to restore settings for another version of firmware. This will not work most of the time and can also damage the router.
Creating a backup and restoring from it is a simple process. This D-Link Tech Support article will guide you through the process of creating a backup and restoring from it.
To make a backup of your router’s configuration, follow steps below:
- Open a web browser from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Enter the IP address of the router. The default IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1.
- Enter the username and password when prompted.
- Go to TOOLS > SYSTEM.
- Under SAVE AND RESTORE SETTINGS section, click on Save Configuration button to create a backup of the router’s present configuration in your computer.
The backup is now created. You can keep it anywhere you like. You can use this file to restore the settings of your router. To restore your router’s settings, click on Restore Configuration from File button and locate the backup file in your computer, the default name of the backup file should be config.bin.
Setting up the router properly is very important for proper functioning of the network. This D-Link Tech Support article will guide you on how to setup your D-Link Router for the first time. “SETTING UP D-LINK ROUTER FOR THE FIRST TIME“
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to D-Link Tech Support. Call on D-Link Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.