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D-Link DSL-2730U Router – How To Reset To Factory Defaults Settings

D-Link DSL-2730U Router Reset To Factory Defaults. You can easily reset your wireless WiFi router.  Here we are also provide Reboot methods of D-Link routers. You must reset your Wireless router to the factory defaults settings if you have forgotten your router user name or password. And you need to reboot your device if your router does not works properly.


This post will detail how to reset back to a factory default configuration the D-Link DSL-2730U. If password have been forgotten and or access to the D-Link Router is limited or configurations have been done incorrectly, resetting back to the factory default settings can assist. And also provide How to change router wireless password.


Difference between Reset and Reboot :

There is a big difference between Resetting a router and Rebooting a router. Reboot means, cycle the power to Router or Refresh the router. Resetting involves changing the router settings back to its factory defaults. Perhaps you have forgotten the password of your D-link router and now you want to reset the password. First you need to Hard Reset the router then you can use the default password to access your router.


When you reset your router the following settings will be changed:

  • D-link Router username and password
  • Wi-Fi username and password
  • ISP ip addresses and DNS
  • Any firewall settings you have made
  • Any portforwards you have set up
  • Generally, any configuration or settings changes that you have made to your router.



How To Reset D-Link DSL-2730U Router With Button :

To perform a factory reset, please follow Below steps.

  •   Power on the D-link Router, place a paper clip or Pin into the hole on the back of the Router labeled Reset.
  •   Hold paper clip or pin down for 10 to 15 seconds and release.
  •   The Router will reboot on its own. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the Router is reset.


Note : Resetting the Dlink router does not reset the firmware to an earlier version. It will only change all settings back to factory defaults.


d link router reset button


d link router reset button


D-Link Default Settings  :

Once your D-Link router has been reset, it goes back to it’s factory defaults Settings.

  • IP address:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: There is no password  (leave this box blank)



How To Reset D-Link DSL-2730U Router From Admin Control Panel  :

Find Your D-Link Router IP Address. You need to know the Internal IP Address of your D-Link DSL-2730U router before you can login to it. By default the IP is The D-Link DSL-2730U has a web interface for configuration. You can use any web browser you like to login to the Dlink Router such Firefox and Chrome. Open your browser then type and hit enter. Now login page will come. Type

Username : admin

Password : Blank (Leave this field Empty)

Now you can see the D-Link DSL-2730U Home Screen. If you see this screen, then congratulations, you are now logged in to your D-Link wireless router.

  • Go to the Maintenance or Tools tab.
  • Then click “Save and Restore settings ” or “System” options from the left side of the router page.
  • Click on ” Restore Device ” or ” Restore Factory Defaults “.
  • Wait for a while, Now you are done Factory Reset successfully.

Solutions To D-Link DSL-2730U Login Problems :

If you can not get logged in to your Wireless router, here a few possible solutions you can try.

Forgot Password to D-Link DSL-2730U Router

If your Internet Service Provider or ISP supplied you with your router then you might want to try giving them a phone call and see if they either know what your d link router’s username and password are, or maybe they can reset it for you.

How to Reset the D-Link DSL-2730U Router To Default Settings

If you still can not get logged in then you are probably going to have to Hard reset your router to its default settings.



How to Reboot your D-link Router :

Rebooting a router means cycling the power to it or refresh the router. If you want to reboot your router, follow below steps.

Method 1 :

  • Unplug the power connector from the back of the d link router and plug it back in.
  • Wait above 20 seconds for the router to reboot.
  • Your internet connection may be drop when your wireless router is rebooted. If someone is using a computer on your network to access the internet, you may want to warn them.

Method 2 :

  • Go to the Maintenance or Tools tab.
  • Then click “Save and Restore settings ” or “System” options from the left side of the router page.
  • Click on ” Rebooting ” or ” Reboot the Device “.
  • Wait for a while, Now you are done Rebooting successfully.




How To Change The D-link Router Wi-Fi Password :

Step 1 : Open an Internet browser (Firefox or Chrome) and enter “” without quotes into the address bar. Press “Enter” to go to the D-Link Wireless router configuration page.

Step 2 : Then, Click “Admin” and type your administrator password (The password is blank By default). Press “Enter.”

Step 3 : After that, Click “Setup” at the top of the page. Click the “Wireless Settings” on the left side of the router page.

Step 4 : Next, Click the “Manual Wireless Connection Setup.” Scroll down to find the Pre-Shared Key or Network Key field.

Step 5 : Finally Type a new Wi-Fi password in the Pre-Shared Key or Network Key field. Then click on “Save Settings”. Close the window to save the new password.


Changing The D Link Router Admin Password :

D-Link router’s default Password field is blank, you can leave the field blank and User name is admin.  For security purposes, it is recommended to change the router default password.

Note :  Changing the router’s admin password through the web-based setup page prevent you from using the dlink Connect software.

  • First, Go to Tools option
  • Then, Click on Admin button on the left side
  • Enter password in Password Field
  • Re-enter password in Verify Password Field
  • Finally click on Save Settings button.
  • You can also create User Password here.
  • Now, you are successfully changed your Admin and user password.


Note:  All the computers or laptops that are connected to the network means router will be using the new password when logging in to the router’s web-based setup page. The D-Link router’s administrator User name and Password are different from the wireless network name (SSID or WiFi Username and password) and passphrase of your wireless network.

If you are still having problems changing or resetting the wireless router’s administrative password, you may upgrade the d link router’s firmware.  After performing the upgrade, go through the Resetting of the D Link router to factory defaults section again of this page.


D-Link Customer Support :

If you are still having problems, contact D link customer care department. Follow below links.


Customer Support (For Indian Users)

Customer Support (For Global Users)


Exceptions :

  • There are some D-Link models for which the reset process is a bit different. For example, when the reset hole is a little bit harder to find or the ‘press and hold’ duration is different than 10 seconds. Here are some such examples, we have come across.
  • D Link DIR – 865L – the reset hole is located on the side of the router and it only takes 6 seconds to reboot it, not 10 seconds as usual.
  • D Link DIR – 457 – this is a small portable router. The reset button is ‘on the inside’ so you will need to open the back cover to find it. The ‘press and hold’ duration is 5 seconds only.
  • D Link DI – 804HV – the ‘press and hold’ duration for this one is only 5 seconds. As the manual says – ‘don’t hold for too long time’.
  • D Link DIR – 665 – there are 2 different values for the ‘press and hold’ duration in the manual of the D-Link router. One is 5 seconds, the other one is 10 seconds. Try to find out best value.
  • D Link DGL – 4300 – there seem to be some problems with the Hard reset process with this one. We read about it clearly and seems the best way to go is to hold the reset button until all of the LEDs on the d link Router front panel blink at the same time.
  • D Link DHP – 1565 – another one with ” press and hold ” duration of only 5 seconds. No need to press long time.




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