How to Reset Your Asus and Netgear Routers to the Original Firmware

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This guide will show you how to reset your Asus and Netgear routers to the original firmware from the ExpressVPN app for routers firmware.

Note: This guide only applies for the following routers:

  • Asus RT-AC68U, RT-AC87U, RT-AC56R, RT-AC56S, and RT-AC56U
  • Netgear R6300v2 and Nighthawk R7000

Step 1: Go to www.expressvpnrouter.com using the router’s Wi-Fi connection. On the page, select Administration and then Firmware Upgrade.

netgear administration

Step 2: In the drop down, select Reset to Default settings and find the original Asus or Netgear firmware to flash to.

Important: Make sure you’re downloading and using the correct firmware for your router model.

select firmware

Step 3: Click Upgrade and wait while the firmware is uploaded. You will be asked to verify the file flashing. Click Proceed to continue.

click proceed

Step 4: When the flash is complete, you will be notified that you are not connected to the router. This is normal. Connect to the Asus or Netgear router’s Wi-Fi and set your router login information if prompted.

The image below displays the Netgear Admin Account Settings:

netgear credentials

Step 5: You should have full internet access now. If you have trouble accessing your router dashboard later, see instructions on how to find your router’s default gateway.

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