Mikrotik Router Factory Reset

To factory reset a MikroTik RouterBoard, completely erasing all configuration and resetting to factory defaults, please perform the following steps...


  1. Turn off the device power.
  2. Hold the reset button and do not release.


3. Turn on the device power and wait until the USER LED labelled with “ACT” starts flashing

4. Release the RES button

5. After 3-5 minutes the router will start up with the factory default settings.  Typically this means if you plug in to ports 2 - 5 on the unit, you can access it via the IP of


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    Grzegorz “boosterpl” Bednarski

    I still dont know, did reset deletes also files on flash? i have abackup config on int. So did reset keep flash or deletes (format) completly?

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