Hard Reset Mikrotik Router

How to hard reset mikrotik router to default factory setting - It can be performed if forgotten the administrator password mikrotik router (rb450g,rb750 and other series). There are 2 ways you can do to reset the password mikrotik router, that is :

1. Reset Jumper and Reset Button
2. Net Install

Reset Button
Most MikroTik device is equipped with a reset button. Look for the reset button on your MikroTik router, usually labeled "RES" and not labeled. Please see the picture below, reset button on RB450G.

Reset Button on RB450
Reset Button on Mikrotik Routerboard RB450G

Reset Button on RB750
Reset Button on Mikrotik Routerbiard RB750GL

1. Turn off the mikrotik router.
2. Press and hold the reset button (do not release)
3. Turn on the mikrotik router and wait until the USER LED labeled with “ACT” starts flashing.
4. Release the Reset Button
5. Wait for a few minutes, the router will restore the factory settings.

Reset Jumper
The second alternative that is by reset jumper. How to reset this by putting metal objects on jumper holes, in order to create a short circuit in the jumper. Please see the capture below :

Reset Jumper Mikrotik router

Reset Jumper Mikrotik router

Reset Password Using NetInstall

If the two methods above failed. The last alternative, how to reset the password by using the net-install software. If you are interested to try it out, please read " Reset Password Using NetInstall".

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