[Wireless Router] What is the difference between Restore and Initialize ?

In the latest firmware(FW), the router offers two different reset options depending on the situation: Restore and Initialize


Setting Procedures

Step1. Connect your computer to the router via wired or WiFi connection and enter your router LAN IP or router URL http://www.asusrouter.com to the WEB GUI.


      Please refer to How to enter the router setting page(Web GUI)to learn more.

Step2. Key in your router's username and password to log in.


   Note: If you forget the user name and/or password, please restore the router to the factory default status and setup. 

               Please refer to [Wireless Router] How to reset the router to factory default setting?  for how to restore the router to default status.

Step3. Go to [Administration] > Restore / Save/ Upload Setting tab 


Step4. Reset your router by one of these options:

   Restore: Erases the Log / NVRAM

   Initialize: Erases the Log / NVRAM / Database


The following explains what each area contains:

【Log】: System log , Offline client list, AiCloud log

【NVRAM】: Basic Setting Information

【Database】: AiProtection Monitor Log ,Traffic Analyzer Log , Web History


Step5.  Click OK and the Router will reset.



1. Is Restoring on Web GUI the same as pressing the RESET button? 



How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?

You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.

If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.