How to reset Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Router

Here you will find how to reset the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest router.

  1. Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Router
  2. Login to Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Router
  3. Manual for Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Router
  4. Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Factory Settings

When is resetting of the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest 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 PK5000 Qwest 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 PK5000 Qwest 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 PK5000 Qwest router and reconfigure the network.

Resetting the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest router problems

If resetting the router has failed, you probably did not hold the reset button for long enough, try again.

Security of Actiontec PK5000 Qwest after reset

Change the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Default Password

After resetting the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest 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 PK5000 Qwest router.

Change Actiontec PK5000 Qwest Default IP Address

After resetting the Actiontec PK5000 Qwest, the router receives the first possible address (, change it to 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 PK5000 Qwest 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 PK5000 Qwest 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.