How to Soft Reset an Apple Airport Extreme or Apple Time Capsule

In this video we look at how you can soft reset either an Apple AirPort Extreme or Apple Time Capsule. You would use the soft reset option if you have forgotten the password to your base station, but you need to make changes or access the base stations settings.

When you complete a soft reset you reset the base stations password for 5 minutes, this will allow you to make setting changes and reset the administrative password to something more memorable. If you do not make any changes within 5 minutes the base station will revert back to its previous settings.

In this video we specifically show you how to soft reset an AirPort Extreme. However, the same process is used to soft reset an Apple Time Capsule.

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