Factory Reset of MikroTik Router | 3 Method
Mikrotik one of the popular network device for internet providers in wired and wireless as well. The MikroTrik router excellent Router OS firmware attract the user to use it in the network. There many situations come when your Forget MikroTrik router password and want to login device. You should know the way to reset MikroTik Router and Wireless device if password forgot. As the MikroTik Router having many great features and fully managed as per the requirement. The best thing about MikroTik device is you can get many ways to make a factory reset if password or username forgot.Also, know the best WiFi Router for home under budget.
In this, you will find three methods to access your MikroTik router if password forgot. All the method can be used for Mikrotik Wireless and Network Device such as Cloud core router, RB750, Sxt Lite etc.
Reset MikroTik Router and Wireless Device
The Method of factory default MikroTik Routers and Wifi device is quite simple using reset button and without reset button as well. Find the steps to reset MikroTik device with and without reset button.
1: MikroTrik Reset From Winbox
2: Soft reset MikroTik from Web login
3: MikroTik Router Hard reset from Reset button
1: Factory Reset Using Winbox
Restoring factory settings in Mikrotik router board and Wireless device using Winbox need to login first. You required username and password to make factory default Mikrotik from the software. This reset you can use if router miss behaving and facing any stability issue. Before making factory reset don’t forget to backup MikroTik configuration file so you can restore after factory default router.
- Connect Router board or Wireless Device you want to factory reset
- Open Winbox and login with user name password you have configured.
- Go to Terminal from left side menu and run the command as given below.
“[[email protected]] > system reset-configuration
Dangerous! Reset anyway? [y/N]: y”
Once Reset command confirm with Yes router will reboot and you can access using default Mikrotik Settings
2: Factory Default Router from Web Login
In this Method, MikroTik Router can be reset without Winbox tools. Just directly login Mikrotik device from web browser and access settings.
MikroTik Default IP 192.168.88.1
Configure Laptop/Desktop LAN with 192.168.88.2 and follow steps.
Open a Web browser and type 192.168.88.1 and hit the enter key.
Find the Reset button in right side bottom.
Make sure you have backup configuration file before reset to default MikroTik device.
3: MikroTik Hard reset using Button
Hard resetting of the device based on physical exercise. There is a tiny reset button available in every device to restore the device in factory settings in case forgot login password and IP Address.
In the Router device, you will find a reset button option with a small hole. You can use a needle to press the reset button to Make Microtik device factory reset using the button.
This reset method used in complete Mikrotik Switch Router and other devices.You can try this method to reset MikroTik RB450, MikroTik Cloud Core Router, MikroTik Hex Lite series, and all the complete Wireless and wired device.
Reset MikroTik Router board
Mikrotik also provides only PCB router board without casing. So the method of reset only router board need use the reset switch in PCB or some router doesn’t have physical reset button available.
Factory Reset Miktorik Router Board using Reset button
If your MikroTik router board having reset button beside Ethernet ports than you can simply reset the device using button.
Press the reset button for 3 seconds and wait until beep sound comes two times.
Once the router gives beep sound and will restart.
How to Factory Reset MikroTik Router If No Reset button
There are many MikroTik Router board comes which does not have a physical button available. But there is a reset circuit available to make it factory reset in the PCB.
Take your Router and find the circle circuit reset jumper as shown below image
Use any metal pin to short (touch both together) to reset MikroTik Router board without reset switch.
Once both point properly touch router will make beep sound twice and restart router board MikroTik factory settings.
You can use this method on MikroTik RB711 5HND, Mikrotik RB433, RB933, and any Mikrotik Router PCB without reset switch.