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NCOS: Factory Reset your Cradlepoint Router

Products Supported: Series 3. Click here to identify your router.

NCOS Version: 6.0.x and newer - for information on upgrading NCOS Versions, click here.

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A factory reset will revert all configuration changes made to a router to their default state.

Warning: Performing a Factory Reset will erase all configuration changes that have been applied to the Cradlepoint router.


Configuration Difficulty: Beginner

Factory Resetting a device managed in NetCloud

If you factory reset a device that is managed by NetCloud Manager, the Cradlepoint will automatically connect to the internet, check back in with NetCloud Manager and re-apply the group and individual configuration stored in NetCloud.

To factory reset a device that is in NetCloud Manager, do the following first before trying a software or hardware reset, otherwise it will be reverted to its previous configuration.

  • Step 1: Log in to Netcloud Manager. Open the Devices tab and select your Cradlepoint Router.
  • Step 2: If the device is in a group: highlight the router, click "Move", select the parent account, and click "Ok".
Highlight the router and select "Move"

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  • Step 3: Once the device is removed from the group, highlight your router, click "Configuration" and select "Clear".
Highlight your router, click "Configuration" and select "Clear".
  • Step 4: Once the router has been removed from its group and the configuration has been cleared, you can factory reset by clicking "Commands" and selecting "Restore to Defaults". You may also use either of the methods described below.
Highlight your router, click "Commands" and select "Restore to defaults"

Software Reset

  • Step 1: Log into the router's NCOS Page. For help with logging in please click here.
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  • Step 2: Select System then System Control then Device Options from the left menu.

  • Step 3: Select Factory Reset Router button under Reboot Options.

  • Step 4: Verify you want to factory reset your device by selecting Yes.

Hardware Reset

  • Disconnect any devices that are connected physically to the Cradlepoint, leave only the power cord connected to the router.
  • With the router power ON use a straightened paper clip to press and hold the Reset Button on the Cradlepoint router for at least 30 seconds then release.


Once the router has completed the reset allow a minute for the router to initialize before attempting to connect and reconfigure the router.

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Published Date: 07/14/2017

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