How to Factory Reset iiNet Modems

If your modem was purchased elsewhere, please check its user manual or visit the manufacturer's website for support information on how to perform a factory reset.

Important: A factory reset will remove all custom settings from a modem, including your internet service configuration, Netphone (VoIP) settings and any custom WiFi network names and passwords. You'll need to set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.

Select your modem

TPLinkVR1600v_mini

TP-Link VR1600v

TG789icon100

TG-789 Broadband Gateway

Smart Modem Gateway
Smart Modem Gateway (VX420-G2H)
Cable Gateway Pro CG2200
Cable Gateway Pro (CG2200)
CabGatProicon100

Cable Gateway Pro (EPC3940L)

 Note: If your modem is not listed here, please refer to our Legacy Resources page.

 

TP-Link VR1600v

Via modem settings (Recommended)

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.1.1
  2. Log in with the default username and password, which are both "admin". If you have changed your username/password from the defaults, use your custom login details instead.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. In the left-hand column, select System Tools, then Reboot.
  5. Under "Factory Default Restore", click Factory Restore. A pop-up will ask you to confirm your decision. Click Yes
    TP-Link VR1600v factory reset settings
  6. Wait for the factory reset to complete; you'll see a progress meter on-screen. After the factory reset, your modem will reboot.
  7. Set up your modem again by following its setup guide.
  8. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Using the RESET button

  1. This method is not recommended unless you are unable to view or log in to your modem settings at http://192.168.1.1.
  2. While the modem is turned on, find the Reset button on the back of your modem.
    TP-Link VR1600v factory reset button
  3. Using a pen or paperclip, hold the reset button for 6 to 8 seconds ONLY then release the button. All lights will briefly illuminate and then the modem will reboot with factory default settings.
  4. Wait for the modem to finish rebooting; this may take several minutes.
  5. Set up your modem again by following its setup guide.
  6. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

TG-789 Broadband Gateway

Via modem settings (Recommended)

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://10.1.1.1
  2. Log in with the default password - on the TG-1, this is “admin”. On the TG-789, this is a unique password printed on the sticker on the base of the modem next to "Password".

    If you have changed the password from the default, use your custom password instead.

  3. Click the Gateway panel on the dashboard. 
    TG-789 Factory reset settings 1
  4. Scroll down slightly. Next to Factory Defaults, click the Reset button. 
    TG-789 Factory reset settings 2
  5. Wait for the factory reset to complete; this usually takes 2-7 minutes. After the factory reset, your modem will reboot.
  6. After the reboot, refresh your web browser and log back in to your modem settings with the default password “admin”. If you had a custom password, the factory reset would have returned it to the default "admin".
  7. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  8. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Using the RESET button

  1. This method is not recommended unless you are unable to view or log in to your modem settings at http://10.1.1.1
  2. While the modem is turned on, find the Reset button on the back of your modem.
    TG-789 Factory reset button
  3. Using a pen or paper clip, hold down the Reset button for 6-8 seconds only.

    Warning: If you hold the button for 30 seconds or longer, the modem will become unresponsive as this has put it in "bootp" mode for a firmware upgrade. Turn your modem off and then on again to exit bootp mode and then try again, holding the button for only 6-8 seconds.

  4. Wait for the factory reset to complete; this usually takes 2-7 minutes. After the factory reset, your modem will reboot.
  5. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  6. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Smart Modem Gateway (VX420-G2H)

Via modem settings (Recommended)

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.1.1
  2. Log in with the default password "admin". If you have changed your password from the default, use your custom password instead.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. In the left-hand column, select System Tools, then Reboot Schedule.
  5. Under "Factory Default Restore", click Factory Restore. A pop-up will ask you to confirm your decision. Click Yes
    Smart Modem Gateway Factory Restore
  6. Wait for the factory reset to complete. After the factory reset, your modem will reboot.
  7. Set up your modem again by following its setup guide.
  8. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Using the RESET button

  1. This method is not recommended unless you are unable to view or log in to your modem settings at http://192.168.1.1.
  2. While the modem is turned on, find the RESET button on the back of your modem. 
    Smart Modem Gateway RESET button
  3. Using a pen or paperclip, hold the RESET button for 5 seconds ONLY then release the button. All lights will flash once and then the modem will reboot with factory default settings.
  4. Wait for the modem to finish rebooting; this may take several minutes.
  5. Set up your modem again by following its setup guide.
  6. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Cable Gateway Pro (CG2200)

Via modem settings (Recommended)

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.0.1
  2. Log in with the default username, "admin" and default password, "admin". If you have changed the username and/or password from the default, use your custom login details instead.
  3. Select Management from the top menu bar. 
  4. Select Security
  5. Set Restore Factory Defaults to Yes, then click Apply.
    Cable Gateway Pro CG2200 GUI reset
  6. A popup message will appear; select OK to continue. 
  7. Wait for the factory reset to complete; this may take several minutes. After the factory reset, the device will reboot.
  8. Log back in to your modem settings with the default username, "admin" and default password, “admin”. If you had custom login details, the factory reset would have returned them to the defaults.
  9. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  10. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Using the RESET button

  1. This method is not recommended unless you are unable to view or log in to your modem settings at http://192.168.0.1
  2. While the modem is turned on, find the RESET button on the back of your modem. 
    Cable Gateway Pro CG2200 reset button
  3. Using a pen or paper clip, hold down the RESET button for 6-8 seconds only.
  4. Most lights will flash and then your modem will factory reset, then reboot. The entire process may take several minutes.
  5. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  6. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Cable Gateway Pro (EPC3940L)

Via modem settings (Recommended)

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.0.1
  2. Log in with the default username, "admin" and default password, "password". If these defaults don't work for you, try leaving both fields blank.
    If you have changed the username and/or password from the default, use your custom login details instead.
  3. Select Advanced from the top menu bar. 
    Cable Gateway Pro factory reset settings 1
  4. Select Administration > Backup/Restore Settings
    Cable Gateway Pro factory reset settings 2
  5. Select Erase Settings. A popup message will appear; select Erase Settings again to continue. 
    Cable Gateway Pro factory reset settings 3
  6. Wait for the factory reset to complete; this may take several minutes. After the factory reset, you'll see a message saying "The device has been reset...RELOAD". Click RELOAD to return to the modem login stream.
  7. Log back in to your modem settings with the default username, "admin" and default password, “password”. If you had custom login details, the factory reset would have returned them to the defaults.
  8. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  9. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.

Using the RESET button

  1. This method is not recommended unless you are unable to view or log in to your modem settings at http://192.168.0.1
  2. While the modem is turned on, find the RESET button on the back of your modem. 
    Cable Gateway Pro factory reset button
  3. Using a pen or paper clip, hold down the RESET button for 6-8 seconds only.
  4. Most lights will flash and then your modem will factory reset, then reboot. The entire process may take several minutes.
  5. Set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.
  6. We recommend that you restart any computers or WiFi devices before attempting to get online.


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