Recently google wi-fi is facing more connection problems and, users couldn’t help but notice it. But connection problems are not the only reason you may need to reset your google wifi router. You might be having trouble logging in or just want it back. Either way, in this article, we’ll look at how to properly reset any google wi-fi without harming your system and according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
How to Reset Google WIFI Router – Getting Started
Before you start resetting your router, it is worth making sure that it is connected to the network, because otherwise, you won’t be able to do it. Check that the device is plugged in,and if it is connected to the network, the horizontal bar in the middle of the router will be lit.
How to understand the connection status of your Router:
- As mentioned earlier, the glowing bar in the center of the router will mean that the device is on, but if it is not lit, but everything is connected to the outlet do not panic, you may have reduced or turned off the brightness of the light bulb through the Google Home app
- If you see an intermittent white light on your router that means it’s booting up, wait a few moments until it’s fully on before resetting
- If the white stripe is clear and uninterrupted, it means that the device is fully on and ready to work (resetting in our case)
- When the device is in a reset state, the light will glow yellow
- If you see the google wi-fi light on red, it means nothing else but a system error, and the router needs to be rebooted
You can also check the connection of the device through the Nest app. It is only necessary to go to the application and see the list of active devices, if among them will be the name of your router, then everything is fine.
Reset router – method #1
There are two methods of resetting Google Wi-Fi, and below we will tell you about the method using the reset button. It is the fastest and easiest, and it will work best if we can’t see our router in the list of networks in the Home app.
To use the hardware reset button, look for the reset button on your router, it’s on the bottom of the device, and it’s usually the only one there, so you can’t go wrong. When you are 100% sure your router is linked to the mains push and keep the button pressed for 10 seconds. You’ll see that the process has started when the bar on the router turns yellow. Wait until the bar stops glowing and turns a clear yellow, and release the reset button.
It’s important not to hold the reset button too long, but if it does happen you need to unplug the router then plug it back in and wait about a minute before trying again. The reset process itself takes about 10 minutes, and when it is finished the bar on the device will turn white again.
Reset Router – Method #2
The second method is a reset using the home app, to do so:
- Log in to the Google Home app via your mobile device
- Look for your WiFi Router in the list of others and click on it. Then tap “Settings.”
- Go to the “Factory Default Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings” tab, and then to “Factory Reset Settings”
- Confirm your action, and the reset process will start