How to restore the Belkin router using a Backup file

How to restore the Belkin router using a Backup file

Restore the router to its factory default settings, means all the settings will be erased.  Having a Backup file is useful so that you would not have to re-enter your settings.  To know how to create a Backup file

Let’s learn the steps how to restore your Belkin router using a Backup file:

Step 1:

Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer®. 

Step 2:
Enter “” as the router’s default IP Address in the Address bar, then press [Enter].  If you have changed the router’s IP Address, use that instead. You may also enter “http://router” in the Address bar to access the router’s web-based setup page.

For instructions on how to check the current IP Address of your router, click here.

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Step 3:
Click on Login at the top right corner of the page.

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Step 4:
Enter your router’s Password and click Submit.  If you haven’t set up a Password, leave the field blank then click Submit.

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Step 5:
Under Utilities, click Restore Previous Settings.

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Step 6:
In the Restore previous saved settings window, click the Browse… button. Some routers may display a Choose File button.

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Step 7:
A new window will then appear for you to select the configuration (.cfg) file to be restored.  Once you’ve located the file, select it and click Open.
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Step 8:
Click Restore to begin restoring the configurations. Your router will now be restored to its previous configuration.

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