router back to how it was straight out of the factory. Before I do that
however I need to differentiate between two very commonly confused
words. The first is a reboot. When I use the word reboot I am referring to a cycle in the power to the device. The other term is a reset. This word is referring to a complete factory restore of all settings.
Warning: This reset erases all settings you have ever changed in the lifetime of this device. Things you may not have thought about:
- The router’s main username and password are erased and restored to the original factory ones.
- The Internet name and password are also erased and brought back to the original factory settings.
- If you have a DSL connection you might lose Internet connection.
To regain the use of the Internet you need to re-enter the ISP
(Internet Service Provider) username and password. For these details
call your local ISP.
- Write down any other changes you have made. These include any port forwards you have done or IP address
Reset the Dlink DIR-850L
resetting a router. Go ahead and find the reset button. For the Dlink DIR-850L router you can find it on the bottom panel of the unit. See the image below.
Take the tip of an unfolded paperclip and press down on the button
for about 10 seconds. If you don’t hold the button down for the entire
amount of time you end up only rebooting the router instead of resetting
it like you wanted.
Remember resetting this device is going to erase every single setting
you have ever changed on the unit. To avoid this you need to think of
other ways to fix this problem.
Login to the Dlink DIR-850L
Once you’ve successfully reset the Dlink DIR-850L
router you’ll need to log into it. This is done by using the factory
default username and password. Not sure where to find these? We have
them listed for you in our Login Guide.
Tip: If the defaults don’t seem to be working for you it could be because the reset button wasn’t held down for long enough.
Change Your Password
Now that you’ve logged into your router you should set a new
password for it. Remember that this password will only protect your
router settings, not your wireless network. All the same, setting a
strong password is always a good idea.
Tip: Avoid losing your new password by writing it on a note and attaching it to the underside of your router.