How to reset Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Router
Here you will find how to reset the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router.
- Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Router
- Login to Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Router
- Manual for Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Router
- Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Factory Settings
When is resetting of the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router needed?
- 1. When you can not access the router by IP address or your username and password do not match.
- 2. When you want to remove all previously configured settings.
- 3. When the router does not work as you expect.
Reset the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router
The reset button is located on the back of the router. Use a sharp tool eg. paperclip or a pen to press the button. Press and hold the button for 20 seconds, the router will restart and reset to the factory settings.
Note! After Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink has been reset, all settings that apply to the connection and the network must be reconfigured. After resetting, the router will restart. On initial start-up, the factory settings are recharged and the computer loses connection to the router for about 30 seconds. You can then login the setup interface of the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router and reconfigure the network.
Resetting the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router problems
If resetting the router has failed, you probably did not hold the reset button for long enough, try again.
Security of Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink after reset
Change the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Default Password
After resetting the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router, the device receives a predefined password from the manufacturer known to everyone and written on the device’s box. Hackers know this and always try to access your network with these predefined passwords. All Security Professionals recommend you to change the default password immediately after resetting the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router.
Change Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink Default IP Address
After resetting the Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink, the router receives the first possible address (192.168.0.1), change it to 192.168.0.99 or something similar that you can easily remember, if possible. You can change the IP addresses that are used to a group reserved for private networks. This will protect your Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink router from malicious actions (cross-site request forgery CSRF) that most often attack through the user's browser and try to get to the router by using IP addresse set as default.
Change Actiontec C2000A CenturyLink SSID (Wifi name)
After resetting Actiontec, the router receives the SSID (Wifi name) by default. These predefined names from the manufacturer are known and limited in number, enabling scanning for them to be quickly and easily detect the network and its parameters when match. You must change the network name immediately after resetting the device, also the regular replacement makes it difficult to identify the network and protects from a subsequent attack.