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How to Factory Reset a TP-Link RE450 WiFi Repeater

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to reset your TP-Link Range Extender to its factory default settings.
  • How to set your TP-Link Range Extender back up again if you need help.
You'll Need:
  • A pin, straightened paperclip, or other similar tool.

1 Factory Reset

Resetting your range extender back to factory defaults will erase all saved settings and preferences. It will need to be set back up again once this process has completed.

  1. Make sure the range extender is plugged into a power outlet.
  2. The power light on the front should be lit solid.
    Power light highlighted on front of TP-Link range extender.
  3. If the power light is not on, press the power button on the side to turn the device on or the LED button to turn the indicator lights on.
    Power and LED buttons highlighted on side of TP-Link range extender.
  4. Locate the pinhole on the side where the reset button is.
    Pinhole with reset button highlighted on side of TP-Link range extender.
  5. Insert a pin then press and hold the reset button until all indicator lights turn on momentarily.
    Indicator lights highlighted on front of TP-Link range extender.
  6. The range extender should now be reset to factory default settings.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to reset your TP-Link Range Extender to its factory default settings.
  • How to set your TP-Link Range Extender back up again if you need help.
You'll Need:
  • A pin, straightened paperclip, or other similar tool.

Resetting your range extender back to factory defaults will erase all saved settings and preferences. It will need to be set back up again once this process has completed.

  1. Make sure the range extender is plugged into a power outlet.
  2. The power light on the front should be lit solid.
    Power light highlighted on front of TP-Link range extender.
  3. If the power light is not on, press the power button on the side to turn the device on or the LED button to turn the indicator lights on.
    Power and LED buttons highlighted on side of TP-Link range extender.
  4. Locate the pinhole on the side where the reset button is.
    Pinhole with reset button highlighted on side of TP-Link range extender.
  5. Insert a pin then press and hold the reset button until all indicator lights turn on momentarily.
    Indicator lights highlighted on front of TP-Link range extender.
  6. The range extender should now be reset to factory default settings.
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