Don’t know how to reset AT&T Uverse router? Well, here in this post we will make sure to cover everything you need to know about the process of resetting your router and reverting it back to factory settings.
We’ve also included a remote way to reset an AT&T U-verse router, through your stationary computer without putting in too much effort so make sure to stick around.
To restart your AT&T U-verse router’s power, unplug the power cable for a few minutes and connect it back in.
For a factory reset, you can either press the physical reset button on the back panel using a sharp object to reach in or enter the control panel and reset it remotely from any device connected to its network.
Now, let’s learn more about the manual and automatic ways of resetting your router, so you understand better how to perform the process correctly.
It’s important to learn the difference between a restart and a reset before you continue. The restart simply reboots all services and allows your router to function better if there are any temporary glitches or bugs.
As far as the reset, also known as factory default restore, will permanently erase all router’s data, network settings, and configurations so be aware!
There are two general ways to perform a restart so let’s start with the quick one:
This is how to restart your AT&T U-verse router manually:
- Turn off your router using the power button located at the back of the device.
- Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
- Wait for at least 3-5 minutes for best results at power resetting.
- Plug the power cable into the wall outlet and turn it on.
- Wait for your router to restart.
Wait for a while until all services are back online and your router shall be successfully restarted and working properly.
After reviewing how to manually execute the process, it is time to learn how to reboot the AT&T Uverse router from the computer.
To be able to do that, you must have connected your stationary computer to your router’s WiFI or directly via Ethernet cable.
With all that in mind let’s take a look at how it’s done:
- Enter your router’s Control Panel (scroll down to learn how).
- As soon as you access the page, select Settings > Restart.
- Click on the resets link and then enter the current device access code.
- Wait for your device to reboot.
At this point, your router shall be rebooted successfully. If you’re wondering how to perform a reset, next we’ll be discussing just that.
You are now going to learn both ways to reset your router back to default settings.
Keep in mind that all your IP configurations and network settings will be permanently gone after the reset so make sure to make a backup so you can restore them easily after.
We shall start with the manual way to reset your ATT U-verse router first:
The manual reset is probably the easiest way to revert your ATT Uverse router back to factory settings.
Simply locate the pinhole on the back of your router and use a sharp object like a toothpick or a pencil to reach in and hold the button inside for a few seconds.
Hold until the router lights start to flicker and wait for about 5 minutes for the reset to get ready.
Once done, enter the control panel again, where the login credentials should be reverted to default as well (admin/admin). Next, configure everything and enjoy your router as brand new.
The remote reset happens from the router’s Control Panel once again. Once you’re inside go to the Advanced Settings page and choose Reset.
You might have to re-insert your password and confirm the prompts popping, but once ready your router will reboot and get back to factory default settings.
This is how to reset AT&T Uverse router to factory settings remotely and if you’re having issues with configuring the device afterward, you can call your internet supplier for detailed steps.
The most important thing to make sure of is that the device you’re trying to reach to the router’s control panel is connected to its network via WiFi or Ethernet cable.
Using another network will NOT allow you to enter your router’s control panel.
Note: This guide applies to Windows-operated machines.
- Open your CMD by pressing the Windows button and searching it in the field.
- Type “/ipconfig” and press Enter.
- Copy the Default Gateway IP by marking it with your cursor and pressing Enter.
- Paste the Default Gateway in any internet browser’s search field.
- Click Enter and insert your router’s login credentials (by default are admin/admin).
This is how to enter the control panel of almost any router and if you’re curious how to locate your IPv4, keep reading further.
To enter the Windows Command Prompt and find the IP, you would have to open the windows menu and type down “CMD” in the search field.
The first result will open up the Command Prompt and from there by typing “ipconfig /all“, all information regarding network IP will appear on your screen.
However, there is another, yet easier way to locate and copy your IP. You can open up your web browser and simply search results under “What’s my IP?”.
There should be a small window containing your IP address digits which can also access your router’s information.
To access your router, there will be a required key you must input to enter the options.
If the network has been established by you, you have figured and created the password, so you shouldn’t have much trouble entering it once again.
If your internet provider has ordered technicians to establish your network, there is a possibility that they haven’t told you what key they have created.
To learn your password, you would probably have to call your internet supplier and demand the whole network key.
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Now you know how to reboot AT&T U-verse router. And most importantly reverting it back to default settings you should be able to deal with any temporal issues impacting your network.
After all, devices often bug and require a restart and sometimes even further, a reset.
If you’re interested in more content related to AT&T U-verse routers, their functionalities, and possible issues, feel free to check in our technical blog.
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