Netgear WNDR4500

How to Factory Reset the Netgear WNDR4500 Wi-Fi Wireless Router

  1. Unplug your router.
  2. Find the location of the factory reset button on your WNDR4500 router.
  3. Plug in your WNDR4500 to power it on.
  4. Press and hold in the reset button for 19 seconds.
  5. Wait 2-3 minutes until your router has fully reset and restarted.
  6. You can now access your WNDR4500 using the factory default IP address and username / password.

NOTE: If the factory (also known as hard) reset button on your Netgear WNDR4500 is too small to push with your finger, try using an object such as the tip of a paper clip. This is often the best way to press the reset button on Netgear routers.


Additional information





Wi-Fi Capable


Reset Capabilities

Factory Reset, Hard Reset, Soft Reset