Resetting the MikroTik RouterOS

Now it is time to speak about how we can reset the MikroTik RouterOS. Reset means that you wipe all configuration on the router to do a new one. On MikroTik, there are 2 ways to do the reset:

  • Soft reset: in case you have access to the router (for example via Winbox)
  • Hardware reset: in case you cannot access to the router

I will show you both ways in this topic. Let’s start directly with the LAB.

LAB: Resetting the MikroTik RouterOS

We are still in the same LAB scenario. I do have access to the MikroTik router. Before I start playing with the reset, I have already done a backup of the configuration because I need to restore it after this LAB is finished because I need it for the upcoming chapters.

To do reset of the router from Winbox, you should go to:

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