How to factory reset an ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router

Description: This article will show two different ways to reset an ASUS RT-AC68U wireless router. The first method will be within the administration settings of the router and the second with the physical reset button on the router.

  1. Open a web browser, type in the address bar, and then press Enter.
    Web Browser Address Bar
  2. Enter the administrator username and password and then click OK. (The default username and password are both admin)
    Web Browser Authentication
  3. In the Advanced Settings menu on the left side, click Administration.
    Router Administration Tab
  4. At the top of the page, click the Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab.
    Router Administration Restore Options
  5. Click the Restore button.
    Router Administration Restore
  6. A confirmation box will appear, click OK to begin the reset.
    OK to Restore and Save Changes
  7. The router can also be reset by locating the reset button located on the router. This is generally located on the back or the bottom of the router.
    Manual Reset Button on Router
  8. Press and hold the reset button on the router until the power light on the router begins to flash, and then release the button.
    Lights on Front of Router
  9. The router will reset the settings and restart. The next time the router is accessed, the initial setup screen will appear.

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