Resetting the Linksys Managed Switch to Factory Default

The Linksys Managed Switches namely, LGS528, LGS528P, LGS552, and LGS552P, are designed for customers who need enhanced Security and advanced QoS.  The LGS528P and LGS552P have built-in PoE+ feature that allows networking devices such as network hubs, IP phone, and IP cameras to be located anywhere without the need for AC outlets.
This article will provide you the instructions on how to reset the Linksys Managed Switch manually or through its web-based setup page.
Manual Reset
Web-based setup page
Manual Reset

Using a pin, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds.
The switch will restore its configuration to factory defaults and restart itself.
NOTE:  If you are having issues with resetting the switch to its factory default settings, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds and wait until the system LED would blink.  When the system LED starts to blink, power off the switch and wait for 10 seconds before turning it ON again.  The configuration of the switch should now be back to its factory default.

Web-based setup page
Step 1:
Access the managed switch’s web-based setup page.  To know how, click here.
Step 2:
On the web-based setup page, click the Maintenance tab and select System Mode & Reboot.

Step 3:
Enable “Yes” on Restore Factory Defaults option and then click Reboot.

Step 4:
When the confirmation prompt appears, click OK to continue.
You have successfully reset your Linksys Managed Switch to factory defaults.  To know more about the Linksys Managed Switches, click here.

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