Cox’s panoramic Wi-Fi is a great option for a fast and steady internet connection and broad coverage, but it can falter sometimes. The easiest way to get it working is to reboot the router. If that didn’t help, you might have to factory reset the router to get it back on track. The question in such a scenario is how exactly to reset a panoramic router.
For rebooting your panoramic router, disconnect the router’s power source, keep it out for roughly 30 seconds, and reconnect it to the power source. For factory resetting your panoramic router, log in to My Wi-Fi Portal on the Cox website. Here, navigate to “Network Settings”> “Advanced Settings”. Look for the “Restore to Factory Default Settings” and click it.
If that was a bit fast, don’t worry. In this article, I’ll explain how to reboot and reset a panoramic router.
Method #1: Rebooting
Before you go on the bumpy ride of resetting your panoramic router, you can try resolving your issue simply by rebooting it. Here’s the simple way of doing it.
- Disconnect the power source to your router.
- Wait for roughly 30 seconds.
- Reconnect the power source to your router.
- Reconnect your device to the Wi-Fi once it has established a connection.
You can also accomplish a reboot by using either your Wi-Fi portal or the Cox Wi-Fi control app. Here’s how to do so.
- Open the Cox website.
- Navigate to My Wi-Fi Portal on the website.
- Enter your account details to log in.
- Open the “Network Settings” tab.
- Select “Advanced Settings” from the menu that appears.
- Find the “Send Reboot Signal to Modem” option and click on it.
- Affirm by clicking the “Reboot Modem” option in the next tab.
Your modem will receive a signal to reboot. The reboot will automatically begin. It can take up to a few minutes, but it is a nice option if you’re too lazy to get up and restart the router.
Method #2: Factory Resetting via the Cox Website
If rebooting your panoramic router didn’t do the trick or your intent in the first place was to factory reset it, here are the steps you need to follow.
- Open the Cox website.
- Navigate to the My Wi-Fi Portal tab.
- Enter your sign-in credentials to log into your portal.
- Locate the tab reading “Network Settings”.
- Find the “Advanced Settings” in this menu.
- Click on “Restore to Factory Default Setting”.
- You’ll be asked for a confirmation of your action. Choose “Restore to Factory Settings”.
In a while, your panoramic router would be factory reset, and you would lose all of your data. If you have changed the Wi-Fi password, it will reset to the factory password.
You can log into the My Wi-Fi Portal using the credentials mentioned on the Modem sticker. You can change the password if you want.
Method #3: Factory Resetting Manually
If logging into some portal and following discrete steps sound a bit too technical to your ears, you can consider resetting the router manually. Here’s what you need to do.
- Find the “Reset” button at the bottom of the router. It is recessed deep in to avoid any accidental resetting.
- Get a paper clip or something similar in size and press the “Reset” button for 10 seconds or more.
- You will see the reset light flashing when the factory reset is complete.
It should restore the Wi-Fi to the default factory settings. You can change your password using the Cox Wi-Fi portal if you want.
Before you can go on resetting your panoramic router, it is better to try rebooting it first. Maybe, it will solve the problem. If it’s come to resetting, you can log in to your Cox portal. There, navigate to “Network Settings”> “Advanced Settings” and select “Restore to Factory Settings”.
Be aware that a factory reset deletes all your data and resets the device back to square one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Being a Cox Wi-Fi user, the easiest way to reset your panoramic password is by using the Cox Panoramic Wi-Fi mobile app. In the app, navigate to your credentials tab. Click on the “Edit” option. Enter a new password and click the “Save” button. It will change the password. All of the previously connected devices will need to reconnect.
If your Cox Panoramic Wi-Fi is blinking blue, this generally means that your router is in WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode. In the WPS mode, anyone can connect to your Wi-Fi without entering the password. Also, the blinking blue light can mean that your router is searching for channels.