How to Reset a NETGEAR ReadyNAS

By Jason Artman

The Netgear ReadyNAS networked mass storage device has the capability to hold several internal hard drives. The ReadyNAS protects the data stored on its hard drives with data redundancy so that you don't lose data if one of the internal hard drives fails. The ReadyNAS has a recessed reset button on the back that you can use to reinstall the device's firmware or return it to its original factory settings. Use the reset button as a troubleshooting tool if the ReadyNAS stops working correctly.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip (extended)

Reinstall Firmware

Step 1

Push the power button on the front of the unit to turn off the ReadyNAS.

Step 2

Push a paper clip into the small hole on the back of the ReadyNAS to hold the reset button down.

Step 3

Push the power button while holding the reset button. Remove the paper clip from the hole when the lights on the front of the ReadyNAS flash. When the Status light on the front of the ReadyNAS turns green, the device is ready to use.

Factory Reset

Step 1

Turn the ReadyNAS off and hold the reset button in with a paper clip.

Step 2

Push the power button to turn the unit back on. Continue holding the reset button for at least 30 seconds while waiting for the lights on the front of the unit to turn on twice.

Step 3

Remove the paper clip from the hole after the lights on the front of the unit turn on a second time. When the ReadyNAS Status light turns green, the device is ready to use.

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