How to Reset Your Verizon FiOS Router to Factory Defaults

Zach Zach (248)
5 minutes

If you forgot your Verizon FiOS network or administrator password, you can reset your router to factory defaults. This guide will teach you how to reset your FiOS router's password. This is different from resetting your Verizon FiOS WiFi password which changes the code wireless devices use to connect.

If you want to Change your Verizon FiOS network name, check out our guide to get started.

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Make sure your router is powered on and running normally.

On the back of your router is a small recessed button.

Use a paper clip or pen to depress the button for about 15 seconds until the router automatically resets itself and powers itself back on.

Your FiOS router admin username and password will now be reset, along with any other settings you've customized -- including the WiFi network name and password.

You can now log into your FiOS router to change your admin and network passwords.

Zach Zach (248)
5 minutes

Need to log into your Verizon router to change settings or apply updates? This guide will show you how to log into your Verizon FiOS router. Looking to add more security to your network?