In rare cases, a network administrator might want to master-reset a Belkin Wireless G MIMO (multiple input/multiple outlet) router. Usually, the reason for doing to is to clear out corrupt software settings or to remove filtering that could prevent a computer from properly connecting to the router. It's often easier to perform this reset, than to attempt to find the exact setting causing the issue.
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Things you need
- Push pin
Plug the male power jack on the power cable into the female power jack on the router. The female jack is located on the left hand side of the router, directly to the right of the antenna. Allow the router 20 seconds to fully power on.
Locate the small master-reset pinhole on the back of the router. The pinhole is located directly to the right of the Ethernet port labelled "connection to modem."
Soft-reset the router by placing a sharp object, like a push pin, into the router hole. Push inward and immediately release the button. The lights on the router will flash and then the "Power/Ready" light will start to blink. When the light turns solid, the router is reset and ready to use. This reset does not restore the router to factory settings. It refreshes the software and is similar to rebooting a computer. If you want to restore the router to the factory settings, skip this step and move to step four.
Master-reset the router by placing a sharp object, like a pushpin into the router hole. Keep the pin pushed into the hole for 10 seconds. The lights on the router will flash and then the power/ready light will start to blink. When the light turns solid, the router is reset and ready to use.
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