Manual:Reset

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Note: RouterOS password can only be reset by reinstalling the router or using the reset button (or jumper hole) in case the hardware is RouterBOARD. For X86 devices, only complete reinstall will clear the password, along with other configuration. For RouterBOARD devices, several methods exist, depending on our model.


Reset from RouterOS

If you still have access to your router and want to recover its default configuration, then you can run the command "/system reset-configuration" from command line interface or do it from System -> Reset Configuration menu in the graphical user interface.

Reset using button

Most RouterBOARD devices are fitted with a reset button.

1) unplug the device from power

2) press and hold the button right after applying power

Note: hold the button for 5 seconds (USER LED will start flashing)

3) release the button to clear configuration.


Note: If you wait until LED stops flashing, and only then release the button - this will instead launch Netinstall mode, to reinstall RouterOS.

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Note: More reset button functions can be found in https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Reset_button

Jumper hole reset

All RouterBOARD current models are also fitted with a reset jumper hole. Some devices might need opening of the enclosure, RB750/RB951/RB751 have the jumper hole under one of the rubber feet of the enclosure.

Using: Close the jumper with a metal screwdriver, and boot the board until the configuration is cleared.

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Jumper reset for older models

The below image shows the location of the Reset Jumper on older RouterBOARDs like RB133C:

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Note: Don't forget to remove the jumper after configuration has been reset, or it will be reset every time you reboot.