In order to hard reset your Asus Router setup, there are 5 general steps which you need to perform in the same order. Hard reset is preferred if your router is not connecting to the internet, or password is not valid for login. Apart from this, all the minor issues can be resolved with a soft reset.
Now we are going to put light on the steps required to perform a hard reset of the Asus router.
1st step: Press the reset button when your ASUS router is on
- With the help of a Sharply pointed pen, press the Reset button for 10-15 seconds and release.
- Once the reset gets finished, you will find power light starts flashing.
- When you reset the router, all the lights except power light will go off for 1 to 2 mins. You will find all lights turn to ideal condition only after 5 minutes.
2nd step: Connect the device to the ‘Asus’, which is the name of the wireless network and set it up
- Once you have successfully connected to the network, you will find the setup page for your router.
- If the router page doesn’t open automatically, you can enter the IP address manually. Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar followed by pressing ‘Enter’.
- Enter admin in the ‘Username’ box and ‘Admin’ in the password field. You may be prompted to log in with these details. Click to confirm.
- Tap ‘Go’ from the bottom of the screen to start setup.
3rd step: Enter a new password
- You need to enter the new router password in the ‘Administrator’ page. Key in the default password once then enter the new password twice to confirm it.
- It must be kept in mind that if in case you forgot the new password, the only option to reset is by performing ‘Hard reset’ function which we have already discussed.
- Click ‘Next’ to go to further step.
4th step: Enter new settings
- Open ‘Wireless settings’ page and select the SSID of your network. Enter the password for the same. You need to select the frequency band out of 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.
Note: Don’t set the same SSID for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network on the router as it may conflict with other networking devices. However, Network may remain unchanged.
- Once everything is properly configured, you will find a message displaying ‘SSID successfully changed’ on router’s screen. This will result in wireless disconnection. You need to change the client settings for connecting again to the network.
5th step: Connect the smart device to the recently configured network
- Go to wireless icon from the device to connect to recently configured SSID. You will be asked to enter the password for the same which you have set earlier.
- Once the device gets connected, you can start browsing the internet without any problem.
If you are facing any trouble resetting router, you can take help from experts or read the steps again.