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Old 10-13-2019, 09:03 AM
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My router, Netgear AC1750/R6400 has been wonky lately, weak signal, dropping, etc. Tried rebooting and unplugging to no avail. If I press the RESET button, (the one you need a pin for) not the set-up button, will I need to reconfigure the entire network? Will everything connect? Things like garage door openers, blink cams, sprinkler control, smart switches, etc?
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:06 AM
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Yes, if you did any configuration. it will be the way it was when you took it out of the box.
aka factory reset
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
My router, Netgear AC1750/R6400 has been wonky lately, weak signal, dropping, etc. Tried rebooting and unplugging to no avail. If I press the RESET button, (the one you need a pin for) not the set-up button, will I need to reconfigure the entire network? Will everything connect? Things like garage door openers, blink cams, sprinkler control, smart switches, etc?
And I was already to tell you get a Bosch 1617EVS for general purpose use.

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Old 10-13-2019, 01:21 PM
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If the ssid doesn’t change will I still need to manually reconnect everything?
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:25 PM
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If the ssid doesn’t change will I still need to manually reconnect everything?
If you didn't make any changes to the router when you initially put it in- prolly not.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:58 AM
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Before you do the master reset, download the configuration file to your pc. When you hit the “paper clip switch” in the back it will be completely reset back to factory settings. You can then log back into it and send the config file to get back to where you were. If you didn’t change any of the settings on the unit, this may not be necessary, but it’s a good idea either way.

Also, have you checked to make sure that your firmware is the latest spec?

https://www.netgear.com/support/prod...sion%201.0.2.8

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CMS covered it above.

Hitting the reset button will restore it to factory defaults. So if you had made your wireless network name (SSID) "NJFishesWiFi" with a password of "LetsGoFishing19"....that would simply have to be reprogrammed back into the Netgear. Any customized settings you did will have to be put back. Either by restoring the back/config file, or simply setting that back up again (both take about a whopping 30 seconds).

Yes double check the firmware.

The unit could be getting flakey, but also check for a new neighboring wireless signal which is strong and overlaps your area. May be on competing channels..which will mess up yours.
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