Category Archives: RouterBOARD

Reset MikroTik to default factory configuration

Current MikroTik RouterBOARDs do not have a reset button (if you find a button on your RouterBOARD, it’s not the reset-to-factory-default button) to get it reset to the default factory configuration. User guides for each RouterBOARD, which MikroTik provides on, define the identifier and location of the reset mechanism. Hint: look for a distinct hole on the RouterBOARD and short-circuit it.

I will post some pictures when I get the time chance.

To reset RouterOS to the default configuration, execute the command /system reset-configuration. That should do the job. It will do a backup of the current configuration prior to the reset (how convenient!), in case you change your mind and possibly prevent accidental resets.