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How to reset AT&T router?

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As important as a piece of the network infrastructure as routers are, they can be rather finicky at times. The most basic solution to most router-related issues is to simply restart the router by either unplugging the power adaptor or using a power switch on the back of the device. 

However, sometimes you might need to reset your router completely. Based on your router’s particular make and model, this process can vary greatly. In this article, we’re taking a look at how you can reset your AT&T router.

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Resetting AT&T routers

Resetting just about any router is a rather simple task. Most routers regardless of the carrier or service provider will have some sort of a reset button on the device. This is usually placed at the back alongside all the ports and is either a button that you need to hold down or a small hole that requires you to insert a pin.

To reset your AT&T router, find the reset button on your device and then press and hold it for about 20 seconds. After this give the router some time to complete the reset process, which should take about five minutes before your router is ready to go again. 

Keep in mind that resetting your router can remove all personalised profiles, configurations and settings that you might’ve made, so it’s a good idea to either write down your configurations, especially if they deal with port or IP forwarding, MAC filtering or anything that requires you to remember a MAC or IP address or port number or take a backup of the configurations so you can import them later when setting up the router again. 

If you don’t have the login information required to set up the router again, you’ll have to get in touch with AT&T customer care to set up your router and access the internet again. Finally, only a few routers offer the functionality to back up your configurations and settings, so be sure to check out any backup and recovery features before resetting the device. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: