While our routers and modems usually can go for a long period of time without needing to be rebooted, sometimes, if we have made changes or the ISP has, we need to reset our devices.
If you have an Asus device, you will need to know how to reset your Asus router or modem and why you would need to do it.
What Is An Asus Router Reset?
To begin with, it is important to understand what a reset is. There is a difference between a reboot and a reset.
Rebooting your device simply means shutting it down and powering it back up, refreshing the device. A reset changes the device back to the settings that it had when you first bought it (factory settings).
Reset Asus Router To Factory Settings
There are a few reasons you might opt for a reset, including forgetting your login information, if you have been having a lot of speed or connection issues, or if something is simply not working as well as it once did.
Option #1: Reset Button
The first choice that you have is to locate a reset button on your Asus device. This is a factory reset button that is on most, if not all, devices.
Be warned that using this button will completely wipe out your device’s memory and settings, so you will need to get it set back up from scratch.
- Find the reset button the back of your Asus modem or router. It should be small, but its location varies from device to device. If you can’t find it, you can always contact Asus or refer to the information that came with the device.
- The modem or router should be turned on and plugged in. Then, you press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds.
- The LEDs will begin to flash on the device, and then you can release the button.
- That’s it. You will need to make sure you get all of your security protocols back in and any preferences before using your device again.
Option #2: Web Reset
Another choice for resetting your Asus router or modem is to do it through a web browser. You will need to be connected to the Asus network through your computer or another device.
- Open your preferred web browser on your computer or tablet. This could be Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or any other browser.
- You will need to log into your device using the IP address associated with it. The default IP address for an Asus device is 192.168.1.1. If that doesn’t work, you will need to confirm with Asus what it should be or try to go to http://router.asus.com and see if that works.
- Once you are at the address for your Asus device, you will need to log into your settings. If you don’t know your login information, the next step is a factory reset where it gets reverted back to the default login information. The default login information would have come with the device and it also available from the Asus website. Typically, the username should be “admin” with a password of “admin.”
- After you have successfully gotten inside of the router or modem’s settings, you will need to locate the “administration” section.
- Once there, find the restore/save/upload tab. It should be an option under settings.
- There, you should be able to “restore” the device back to its factory default.
Option #3: 30-30-30 Reset
The final kind of reset we will look at is the 30-30-30 reset, which also involves the reset button.
- Make sure that your device is turned on. Then press and hold the reset button for a whole 30 seconds.
- At the same time, unplug the power cable from the wall, continuing to hold the reset button for another 30 seconds.
- Still hold the reset button down for another 30 seconds while you plug the device back in and let it power up.
You will know that you were successful with your reset when you are able to use the default login information for your Asus device. Then you can set it up again.