How to Reset a Linksys VoIP Phone Adapter

by Nachiket Deshmukh

Linksys phone adapters work with VoIP phone services to connect up to two phone lines through a high-speed broadband connection. This allows you to use your home phone service from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Occasionally you might need to reset the adapter to its default factory settings as part of troubleshooting or if you forget the password.

Step 1

Connect a telephone to the Phone 1 port on the Linksys phone adapter.

Step 2

Connect the Ethernet port on the Linksys adapter to a spare port on your cable modem using an Ethernet cable.

Step 3

Enter "****" and then **73738#** from the phone connected to the Linksys adapter and dial **8995523#** or **7756112#** or **5465866#** or **50274537#** or **78196365#** when prompted for a password.

Press **1** and then **#** on the keypad to reset the Linksys phone adapter to its default factory settings. Hang up the phone.


  • If you've unlocked the adapter from the original carrier, you must disconnect the phone adapter from the Internet before carrying out the reset procedure.


About the Author

Nachiket Deshmukh is a tech savvy professional with 11 years of experience in aerospace, engineering and IT industry. He is always on a lookout for low cost technology implementations for DIY home automation. Many of his articles have been published on eHow in personal finance and technology domains.

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