Do you wish to find out how to reset a Tenda router? Tenda routers are some of the most popular in South Africa. They are used on Rain, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and on other networks. Those that have Tenda router may find themselves having to factory restore the devices. That may arise if you have been using the device on another network and if you are now looking to use it on another. It sometimes is necessary to do a reset to get everything working in the correct manner.
Steps to Reset your Tenda Router
There are two ways of resetting a Tenda router. You can do it either from the web interface or using the reset button on the device. The following is how to reset your Tenda router;
- To reset your Tenda router from the device’s web interface, you first need to log in. Open a browser and type in the default Tenda router IP. That’s usually 192.168.0.1. Press enter and log in using the default password. Both the username and the password are usually admin. Once logged in, click on System and then Reset.
- Alternatively, you can factory restore your device using the reset button that’s on the device. Look on the back and you will notice a pinhole button. Find something with which to press on it for a minimum of 8 seconds or until the lights on the device have blinked on and off.
What does a reset do?
This is probably a question that you should have asked before this point. Anyway, the question is, what happens when you reset your Tenda router. We have noticed that a lot of people go through the process, only to have their routers stop working.
A reset takes your router back to factory defaults. It means you will have lost all your settings. You will have to reconfigure your router to work on your network. In some instances, that happens automatically when you insert your SIM into a device, but in most instances, that doesn’t’ happen.
So, you should not learn how to reset your Tenda router if you are not sure what you are doing. Otherwise you are going to have to run around to get the device reconfigured for your use.
Why reset your Tenda router
Resetting your Tenda router is a drastic step, so why would you do it? Well, people do it when they encounter problems with connectivity on the device. Sometimes a reset is the only solution. It allows you to start afresh.
Others do it when they are moving to another network. Sometimes you new APN and other settings just won’t work, forcing you to reset your Tenda router before configuring the information for the new network.
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