The Belkin routers are good at providing high-speed and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity. But sometimes, you need to reset the router to its factory default settings when no troubleshooting steps resolve the issues. In other cases, Belkin recommends hard resetting the router before configuring it on the other devices. If your Belkin router is not working after the reset, there are chances that you might not have done the resetting correctly.
For detailed instructions about the proper resetting, go through the steps given below.
First, disconnect all the devices connected to your router.
With the Belkin router turned on, go to the rear side and locate the Reset button.
Use a straight paper clip to press and hold down the Reset button for 15 seconds.
Wait until the router is restarted automatically after the reset.
After resetting the router, reconfigure the basic settings to make it work with your modem and computer.
To know how to configure the basic settings for your router, keep reading the steps given below.
To begin with, turn off all the devices and unplug the cables connected to them.
Connect your router and modem using a standard Ethernet cable. This cable should be connected to your router’s WAN port.
Next, connect your Windows computer and router using another Ethernet cable. This time, the cable should be plugged into your router’s LAN port.
Turn on the devices in the following sequence after connecting the power cords: modem, router, and computer.
You can also connect your Windows computer and router wirelessly using the default Wi-Fi credentials. But since your Belkin router is not working after the reset, continue with the wired connection to make the setup easier.
Once the connection is made, go to your computer and configure the router setup.
Before you access the router setup page, reset the TCP/IP settings.
Next, open the default browser and go to the router setup page using its IP address.
If prompted, enter the default login credentials in the required fields.
If the setup wizard appears, follow the on-screen instructions and complete the router setup.
Otherwise, configure the basic router settings manually.
If your Belkin router is still not working, do not go with reset again. Instead, you can check if your router needs a firmware update. For remote assistance in resolving your Belkin router issues, click the Call button on this page and contact our technical experts.