How can I change my Linksys configuration to default values?

oxanacanada January 21, 2011
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I have unsecured WLAN, so I went to 192.168.1.1 and changed default SSID (linksys) to different name. Right after saving I lost network connection in all my devices. Please help to put ‘linksys’ name back! I tried to find that new name on my network map, but it’s not there, it’s still shown as ‘linksys’, though no success to connect.

  1. FIDELIS
    January 22, 2011 at 5:00 am
  2. FIDELIS
    January 22, 2011 at 4:50 am

    In case you need it, here is a quick guide about how to setup a linksys router:

    http://www.tech-faq.com/how-to-setup-a-linksys-router.html

  3. Mike
    January 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Locate the Reset button on your device (mostly on the back) and find a tool which will fit into the hole to press the button. Press the button for 30 seconds until the front LEDs are blinking 3-5 times. After a minute of waiting your Router should be back to factory defaults.

    If this doesn't work you'll have to do a Hard Reset (30-30-30 reset):
    - unplug all Ethernet cables
    - push the reset button for 30 seconds
    - now unplug the power cable, DON'T release the Reset button
    - after 30 seconds replug the power cable, keep holding Reset
    - another 30 seconds later, finally release the Reset button
    Now give the Router another 10-20 seconds to finish before performing a simple power cycle (unplug and replug the power cable once again).

    One word of advice: Always do the initial setup using a wired connection!