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Unplug the ac cable for 30 seconds and then reconnect it.
what is the small reset button on the back for, then?
Do I unplug the ac cable after switching the router off or does it not matter?
There is no off switch for the RG. The button on the back is a reset button, but to do a hard reset that will cause the software to be redownloaded into the RG it has to be powered off for at least 30 seconds.
Sorry for the late update, but I unplugged the power cord for 30 seconds and then plugged it back in but the settings are still there! I thought everything in the memory would be wiped out. Was there something else I missed?
Is that the exact same thing as a "hard reset"? I've read somewhere that you can get viruses on your router, I'm trying to wipe everything off the router that I don't need just to be sure. Thanks for the help.
A few routers based on DD-WRT or other Linux-derived code might be vulnerable to malware, but the 2Wire router has AT&T-proprietary firmware, so malware is not an issue.
A factory reset, hard reset, etc. are all the same thing. It's a reset of the router, clearing the existing configuration completely, and starting as if it just came out of the box. This is opposed to a normal reset, restart, or reboot which does not clear the existing configuration.
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