02-20-2011 04:49 AM
ok, i'm studying up on how to install dd-wrt on this router for the simple reason of being able to monitor network usage due to caps being enforced by my isp.
i won't have access to the router for a couple days, so i have time to study the install, but how the heck do you do a hard reset with only 2 hands?!!
i mean, usually to reset anything, you have to stick a toothpick or straightened paper clip into a recessed hole and hold it. if i'm doing that, obviously both my hands are already occupied, so how do i then unplug unit AND pull the power plug?
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02-20-2011 04:54 AM - edited 02-20-2011 04:56 AM
Who says you unplug it at the same time? Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Release and wait 10 seconds. Now power cycle the router.
02-20-2011 05:12 AM - edited 02-20-2011 05:16 AM
every link i've read says that!!
Hard Reset (aka 30/30/30 reset):
The following procedure will clear out the NVRAM and set dd-wrt back to default values:
now, i realize that i don't have dd-wrt already installed, but this seems like an impossibility with only 2 hands!
02-20-2011 10:41 AM
i can't by myself, i'm not quite that talented, but does this really have to be done like this?
you said just hold reset button for 30 seconds. sure would make it a lot easier!!
no c'mon. i'm being serious here.
02-20-2011 08:46 PM
still searching for how to do this hard reset in a way that is actually possible to and now i've a couple results saying to do it lise this:
Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds...Release the reset button...Unplug the power cable from your router, wait for 30 seconds and re-connect the power cable
almost the same way as my first post post except for the fact of NOT having to hold reset and unplug at the same time.
will this actually work?
sorry to be sounding as incompetent as i am, but don't want to risk the chance of bricking my router.
02-21-2011 12:53 PM
what? i can't get a simple yes or no as to which way of doing a hard reset is the correct way?
"Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Release and wait 10 seconds. Now power cycle the router."
or the other, next to impossile way?
please and thank you!!
02-21-2011 06:13 PM
The answer has already been given. If you are that uncoordinated to do it yourself, hire a person to come and do it for you.
Geeesshhhh!!! Have you read the manual???????
sure have some grumps on this forum, huh?
my question has nothing to do with being coordinated. as i stated, i do not have access to my router for a couple days, in other words, i'm not even home.
just got the router a few days ago, so no, i haven't read the manual or looked over every inch of the unit to know how it is designed, which is partially why i'm asking this question here.
if i'm to follow the directions from the dd-wrt wiki page, it says while still holding in reset button on back of unit, unplug unit. again, as i stated, most reset buttons are little pinhole things that basically take 2 hands to press and hold, so how can i unplug unit while doing that?
if it's a simple as "Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. Release and wait 10 seconds. Now power cycle the router." i can do that with only 2 hands!
so, if question has already been answered, simply tell me which of those 2 methods is correct? if it's as simple as sabretooth says, than the wiki is inaccurate and should be fixed!