The factory reset will restore all default settings to the Link, including but not limited to the Wi-Fi network names and passwords, the password to log in to the Web UI of the Link, the IP address assigned to the Link.
- A factory reset may be needed when upgrading from an older release to a newer one -- refer to the release notes listed on the Link firmware download page.
- A factory reset should be performed if downgrading from a newer release of firmware to an older version (e.g. downgrading from version 1.1.1 to the older version 1.0.2).
If you do not know the current Wi-Fi password, or do not have the admin password to access the Web UI use the steps below:
1. Use a paper clip to press in and hold the Reset button for 3 seconds, then release. The reset button is labeled with circular arrows and is near the Link's 2-pin power input.
2. The Link will automatically reboot and will be reset to factory default settings.
Reset using the Web UI
If you have access to the Link's Web UI and can log in over Ethernet or Wi-Fi with the current admin password, use the steps below.
1. Log in to the Link's Web UI as described in this article.
2. Select System, then User Settings.
3. Under the User Settings section, select Factory Reset.
4. Select OK to continue with the factory reset.
The Link will reset all settings and will automatically reboot itself. This process will take several minutes to perform.
Once the reboot is completed, you must connect to the factory default Wi-Fi network of the Link and log in with the default password, as all custom settings have been erased.
These factory defaults are listed in the Quick Start Guide, available in this article.