Disclaimer: Before starting with the article, users must note that resetting your router to factory defaults results in losing all your settings. Hence, unless you have backed up your settings, TP Link Tech Support team suggests that you do not perform a hard reset.
If you are somebody, who wants to reset TP-LINK ADSL modem router to factory defaults, this article by TP Link Tech Support will explain you the simple steps.
It is important for users to note that there are two methods to reset modem router to the ADSL’s factory defaults.
Method # 1 – Hard Reset
This means user need to press hard the RESET button. With the Router powered on, directly press and hold the reset button on the rear panel with a pin for approximately 6 to 10 seconds, Release the reset button and wait for the device to reboot automatically to its factory default settings.
Method # 2 – By ADSL modem Router’s Web-based Utility
Go on the management page.
For ADSL modem router (Broadcom solution)
Please go to Management -> Restore Default” page, then check on the Restore Default Settings and wait the Router to reboot to its factory default settings.
For ADSL modem router (TC solution)
Please go to Maintenance -> SysRestart” page, then check on the Factory Default Settings, click on restart button and wait the Router to reboot to its factory default settings.
Below are certain points given by TP Link Tech Support company professionals that every user must make note of:
- Users must make sure that the router is powered on before it restarts completely.
- The default IP address is 192.168.1.1, and the default login username and password both are admin (all lower case).
- It is also necessary to make sure 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 (X is in range of 2~253), and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
If problem persists, kindly contact TP Link Tech Support professionals on TP Link technical support number at 1-888-479-2017 (Toll free).