Asus is a reputed name when it comes to electronic goods manufacturing companies. Asus products have been deemed as powerful products, though they are poorly marketed. Asus is also into the home network field, as it has launched various home network products in the past and all those have done extremely well.
The only drawback about the company is that it doesn’t provide a detailed user manual along with its home network products. Let’s take Asus RP-AC52 for example, it is a great range extender WiFi, but there is no proper documentation given along with the product that one could see in order to fix any issue.
Now, people want to reset this Wi-Fi range extender, but they don’t know how to do so. But, there is no need to worry, as today, we are going to discuss the process of resetting Asus Wi-Fi range extender, so if you own an Asus Wi-Fi range extender, then you will find this blog quite useful. One thing that I want to mention here is that resetting the Wi-Fi range extender is not as easy as the process of how to set up WiFi, so pay a close attention towards this post.
It may be quite easy to turn the device off and hold the reset button while the device power is getting on, but not in the case of Wi-Fi range extenders. The first issue that you will come across is the configuration lockout. The repeater is going to disable the admin interface and reset button after some time. You will have to power it off and on again in order to bring it back to usual operating mode. Check out more about the Wi-Fi extender and its configuration at http www.mywifiext.net.
If you have connected 3.5 mm audio jack cable and Ethernet cables with the Wi-Fi range extender, then you will have to take those off. You can’t get the device into the recovery mode until and unless there is an audio cable connected to the device.
The device can enter the recovery mode if there is an Ethernet cable connected, but there will be issues if there is another DHCP server on the network, especially from another modem or router because your Asus Wi-Fi range extender is not going to turn on its own DHCP server, and as a result, you won’t be able to reach the admin interface to set it up again.
Here is what you will have to do to reset your Asus Wi-Fi range extender:
- Unplug all the wires and cables from the range extender. The extender should not be connected to the wall power outlet.
- After a minute or so, connect the extender to the wall power outlet and wait for a minute.
- Don’t plug any cable into the extender until you configure the extender in the right way.
- There will be a hole above the power button, which can only be pushed inside with the help of a pointed object, which could be a pin or toothpick. Use any of these to push that button and the reset button will sit. Keep pressing the button for half a minute or until you see the flashing lights getting stopped.
Your Asus extender has now been reset to the factory settings. You have to keep in mind that if you start or stop pressing the reset button too soon, then the extender will just reboot itself and not reset. If you are sure that the extender has been reset to its factory defaults, then you will have to connect it to the Wi-Fi network and open the default address on the web browser of your computer, i.e., http://192.168.1.1/. But, this link is only going to work if you have connected it to the extender’s own network. You can check the settings on mywifiext.net as well, but for that, you will have to create www mywifiext net login first.
You are not going to find this information on Asus official support website or anywhere else. So, if you come across a situation where things can only get resolved by resetting the extender to its factory defaults, then you will have to follow the above-mentioned steps.