How to reset Asus RT-AC87U Router

Here you will find how to reset the Asus RT-AC87U router.

  1. Asus RT-AC87U Router
  2. Login to Asus RT-AC87U Router
  3. Manual for Asus RT-AC87U Router
  4. Asus RT-AC87U Factory Settings

When is resetting of the Asus RT-AC87U 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 Asus RT-AC87U 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 Asus RT-AC87U 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 Asus RT-AC87U router and reconfigure the network.

Resetting the Asus RT-AC87U router problems

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

Security of Asus RT-AC87U after reset

Change the Asus RT-AC87U Default Password

After resetting the Asus RT-AC87U 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 Asus RT-AC87U router.

Change Asus RT-AC87U Default IP Address

After resetting the Asus RT-AC87U, 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 Asus RT-AC87U 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 Asus RT-AC87U SSID (Wifi name)

After resetting Asus, 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.