Resetting the Linksys WRT32X

Resetting the Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine changes back the router to its factory defaults.  All of the customized settings of the router (network name, wireless security, etc.) will be erased and the router’s IP address will be reverted back to, with a default password of “admin” and no username.  This article will teach you how to reset the Linksys WRT32X to its factory settings.

The following scenarios may be applicable for router reset but not limited:

  • Reinstalling the router after an unsuccessful attempt of using the Setup wizard.
  • Unable to access the router’s web interface due to a forgotten or lost password.
  • After performing firmware upgrade and still unable to access the internet.
  • Re-configuring the router's internet connection after experiencing a power outage.
  • If your client devices cannot obtain a valid IP address from the router.
  • If the Power light is blinking.
Follow the instructions below to manually reset the Linksys WRT32X.

Step 1:
Locate the Reset button at the back of your router. Using a pen or a paper clip, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds.

NOTE:  The Power link light may begin to blink BEFORE the 10 second mark, make sure to keep holding the reset button for a full 10 seconds.

Step 2:
Wait for the Power LED to become solid.

Once you have successfully reset your router, you will need to reconfigure the router settings.  For instructions on setting up the Linksys WRT32X, click

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Related Videos:

What is the Linksys WRT32X's Killer Prioritization Engine (VIDEO)
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