Linksys RT042 Router Reset To Factory Defaults. You can easily reset your wireless WiFi router. Here we are also provide Reboot methods of Linksys 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.
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 Linksys 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:
- Linksys 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 Linksys RT042 Router With Button :
To perform a factory reset, please follow Below steps.
- Power on the Linksys 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 30 seconds and release.
- The Router will reboot on its own. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the Router is reset.
- Please Note, Resetting the Linksys router does not reset the firmware to an earlier version. It will only change all settings back to factory defaults.
Linksys RT042 Default Login, Password and IP :
Once your Linksys router has been reset, it goes back to it’s factory defaults Settings.
- IP address: 192.168.1.1
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
- OR see back side of your device.
How To Reset Linksys RT042 Router From Admin Control Panel :
You need to know the Internal IP Address of your Linksys RT042 router before you can login to it. We are already placed Login details above clearly. The Linksys RT042 has a web interface for configuration. You can use any web browser (Firefox and Chrome) to login to the Router. First connect your router to PC with RJ45 Cat5 or Cat6 cable. Then login with above Credentials. After login follow below steps to Reset your device.
- Please login to Router web based setup page with above credentials.
- Now you can access the Router’s web-based setup page.
- Then click the Administration tab, then click the Factory Defaults sub-tab.
- Next click Restore Factory Defaults.
- After that you will get a prompt or popup warning you that the reset process will erase all previous router settings. Click OK to continue.
- Then once the Settings are successful prompt or popup appears, click Continue.
- Now power OFF your Wireless router for 30 seconds, then power it back ON.
- Finally you have successfully reset your gateway or router, you will need to reconfigure the router again.
Note : If you can not get logged in to your Wireless router, here a few possible solutions you can try.
Forgot Password to Linksys RT042 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 Linksys router’s username and password are, or maybe they can reset it for you.
How to Reset the Linksys RT042 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. Please read starting portion of this page.
How to Reboot your Linksys 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 Linksys 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.
Linksys Customer Support :
If you are still having problems, contact Linksys customer care department. Follow below links.
Customer Support (For Global Users)