How to Reset Spectrum Router [GUIDE]

Router troubleshooting can be a hectic process, and sometimes it requires resetting your router as well. Since most people have little to no technical knowledge, they have a very hard time resetting their routers.

In this blog post, we have compiled a step-by-step guide, in which we will show you how to reset Spectrum Router easily. That being said, let’s jump into the procedure.

Soft Power Reset

  • First, you need to unplug all the cables from the router and the Spectrum modem.
  • If any other equipment is attached to the router, detach it.
  • Remove the batteries inserted in the Spectrum router.
  • Wait for about 30-seconds, and then reinsert the batteries into your router.
  • TADA! You have successfully soft-reset your router.

Hard Resetting Spectrum Router

If soft resetting your Spectrum router has not solved the internet connectivity issues, you should now try the hard reset on your Spectrum router.

Here is how you can easily hard-reset the Spectrum router:

  • Disconnect all the cables from your Spectrum router, and separate them from the modem.
  • Also, pull out the batteries from the router, and leave it for about 30-seconds.
  • Turn on the router, and wait for about 2-minutes.
  • Now, put the batteries again in the router, and press the reset button on the backside of the modem for about 10-seconds.
  • When the lights get stable after blinking, the reset is done.

Resetting the Spectrum Router Through Web Application

Alternatively, you can also reset the Spectrum router using the Spectrum application if you do not like to reset it manually with the buttons.

Here is how to reset the Spectrum router using the web application:

  • Log into your Spectrum Services account.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Select the Services tab, and then the Internet tab from the settings.
  • Go to the Spectrum Router, and click on the Reset Device
  • Now wait, until the lights on the router get stable, and then you are good to go.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can We Reset Spectrum Router Through Application?

Yes, you can easily reset the Spectrum router using the mobile application, or web UI. We have completely explained the resetting process through the web application above.

Do We Need to Pull Out Batteries from the Router to Turn it off?

Yes, you need to pull out the Spectrum router’s batteries to turn it off. In addition, you also need to pull off the batteries from the router when you want to reset it.

How to reset Spectrum router admin password?

First of all, log in to the Spectrum Web Portal, and enter your credentials. Now go to the services tab, and then click the internet. Now, go to the router’s tab, and click the Factory Reset button.


Resetting the Spectrum router can be a little confusing, as the resetting process of the Spectrum router is quite different from the rest of the routers.

In this detailed guide, we have thoroughly explained the resetting process of the Spectrum router and modem. So that you can easily reset it. If you are still having problems resetting your Spectrum router, tell us in the comments section below that we would love to help you out.

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