Reset Cisco WAP2000 to factory default settings

There are two ways to reset the Cisco WAP2000 wireless back to factory default settings. The first method is to use the web link, and the second method is to push the reset button at the back of the router. But, in some cases, you pressed the reset button, the wireless light went out, and the SSID changed back to default as ciscob, default IP IS NOT as stated in the document. The router was reset but not fully back to factory default settings because the IP has not been changed, and username/password has not been changed too. What’s to do next?

Step 1: Unplug the power, plug it back and wait about 20-30 seconds.

Step 2: Push and hold the reset button at the back of the router for 30-40 seconds. During this time, you can use PING continuously to the default IP of the router, When the ping replies, you know what you need to do next.

A minor note about default username/password, it’s admin/admin


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