How to Reset a Mikrotik Router

Written by john smith
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MikroTik is a technology company based in Latvia that produces a line of Internet routers. These routers are combined with the company's proprietary MikroTik RouterOS software to help you create wireless networks for your computers and other Wi-Fi devices. To completely reset the MikroTik router settings, including the password, you must short the circuit on the router board using a metal object. ALL MikroTik router boards have a small ROS reset hole that allows you to insert a metal object and short the circuit board.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper clip or small screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the MikroTik router off.

  2. 2

    Look for a small "ROS" reset hole on the back or side of the router. If you see one, insert a straightened paper clip or small screwdriver into the hole.

  3. 3

    Turn on the MikroTik router to boot the system. Continue holding the paper clip in place during the boot cycle and the RouterOS software will reset the router back to its default settings.

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