Resetting the wireless Ethernet bridge or media connector to factory default settings

Here are some instances wherein a device reset is advisable:

• You are unable to access the web-based setup page due to a lost or forgotten password.
• You are unable to acquire an Internet connection even after performing a firmware upgrade.
• You want to recover your Internet connection after experiencing a power outage.


There are two (2) ways to reset your wireless bridge or media connector to its default settings:

Hard reset
Device reset using the web-based setup page

Hard reset

To perform a hard reset on your device, press the Reset button of the device.  For older models, you may need to press the button for 30 seconds.  For newer models, you need to press the Reset button for five (5) seconds at most.  You may use a pin to easily press the button.

IMPORTANT:  The location of the Reset button may vary depending on the model of the device being used.  Refer to the following images for examples.

Location of the Reset button on a WUMC710 / WES610N device

Location of the Reset button on a WET54G Bridge

Device reset using the web-based setup page

Alternatively, you can also perform a reset using the device’s web-based setup page.  To do this:

Step 1:
Access the web-based setup page of your bridge or media connector.

NOTE:  For a detailed instruction on how to open the web-based setup page of the Linksys WUMC710, click

QUICK TIP:  To determine if your device is a wireless–G or wireless-N type, refer to the model number of your device.  If the last character of the model number ends in N, then it is an -N device.  The same thing applies for A, B, and G devices.

Step 2:
On the web-based setup page, click Administration > Factory Defaults.  Click the Restore All Settings or Restore Factory Defaults button to perform the reset.

On the WUMC710:

On the WES610N


On the WET54G:

Your device’s default settings should now be restored.

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