How to hard reset a router (30/30/30 reset)
Here's how to reset Sputnik-powered DD-WRT firmware to default values. More details can be found here.
Hard reset procedure
The following procedure will set Sputnik-powered DD-WRT firmware back to default ("factory") values:
- With the unit powered on, press and hold the reset button on back of unit for 30 seconds
- Without releasing the reset button, unplug the unit and hold reset for another 30 seconds
- Plug the unit back in still holding the reset button a final 30 seconds
This procedure is recommended before and after every firmware upgrade/downgrade.