Do you wish to learn how to reset a Zyxel router? Zyxel routers are quite popular across South Africa and around the world. You will find them in use across various networks. We have previously produced an article in which we looked at the default Zyxel router password. The information provided in that article should enable you to log into your router’s admin section. However, there are instances where you may wish to do a Zyxel router reset. We will show you how to do it here;
How to Reset Zyxel Router Admin Password
The following is how to reset a Zyxel router;
- With the device on, find the reset button on the back of your Zyxel router. It’s a small pinhole button.
- Get a pin and use it to press on the reset button.
- Keep pressing for at least 15 seconds. The lights will flash on the device indicating that the reset has begun.
- Your Zyxel router will now be reset to factory defaults.
What gets reset?
That’s how to reset a Zyxel router. But a router reset is not something that you should do lightly. That’s because when you reset the device, everything gets thrown back to factory defaults.
In fact, the above instructions are the same for those looking to reset a Zyxel router admin password. The admin password is one of the things that gets reset.
Other settings that you may have set up on your router also get reset to defaults. That includes your WiFi name and password. In fact, you could end up losing your internet connection following a reset.
On some routers, the WPS button is the same as the reset button. But what does WPS stand for?
So, why learn how to reset a Zyxel router
Okay, we have probably made the issue seem more dire than it actually is. If you know what you are doing, it will be a simple matter to set up your connection after a router reset. But whey would you learn how to reset a Zyxel router in the first place if things could be that dire?
Well, maybe you have gotten a used router and you wish to start afresh. Or maybe you are having problems with your connection. In that case, you ISP may recommend that your reset your router as a way of solving the issue.
Or maybe you wish to use your Zyxel router on another network. Perhaps you have been using it on Telkom and now you wish to use it on Rain or MTN. In that case, a factory reset would be necessary so you can set up things on the network to which you are moving.
In this post, we showed you how to reset a Zyxel router’s admin password. We noted that this is not something that you should do without putting a lot of thought into it.
That’s because a reset means you will be losing all your settings. The process itself is easy. You just need to find the reset button on the back of your router. Press on it and for at least 15 seconds and the device will be send to factory defaults.
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