How to Reset Netgear CG3000D

Factory resetting your modem is a quick but important troubleshooting tool that you can use to help resolve most common networking problems. Knowing how to reset your modem can also be helpful if you’re doing an upgrade or are switching to a new provider and are looking to resell your modem, and can even help save time in calling your internet provider for troubleshooting. Learn how to do a factory reset on your Netgear CG3000D in just a few minutes using our guide!


  1. Locate the reset button on the back of your modem near where all the ports are. On this model (CG3000D), the reset button is just a small hole on the back.
  2. Next, locate a paperclip or a pen cartridge to press and hold down the reset button with.
  3. Press down the reset button for 30 seconds.
  4. After releasing the button, allow the CG3000D to reset itself for 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s finished when you see the WiFi lights come on.
Netgear CG3000D DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 Cable Modem Ports

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