In this article, I show how to reset Foscam NVR to the factory default settings. If you lost the password and can't log in, this procedure solves the problem.
To reset the Foscam NVR press and hold the reset button for about 30 seconds to load the default settings. The device reboots itself, and after a few minutes, you can log in with the default username/password.
When the login screen shows up, use admin as the username and leave the password blank. After getting into the DVR's menu, change the password.
The location of the reset button varies according to the model.
How to reset the FN3004H/FN3104H/FN3109H models
The FN3004H, FN3104H and FN3109H models have the reset button in the back of the NVR, as shown in the picture below.
Follow these steps to reset the NVR.
- Use a needle or a pin to press and hold the button
- Keep holding the button until you hear a "beep."
- Release the button
- Login to the NVR
And it's done. Very easy, huh? 😉
How to reset the FN3108XE / FN3108E / FN7108E / FN3104W and FN7108HE models
The process is similar to the previous models; the only difference is the reset button location. The picture below shows the details.
Follow the same procedure; press and hold the button for about 30 seconds, and a "beep" will indicate that the reset is done.
The same credentials are used for this recorder; after the reset, use admin as the username and leave the password blank.
Make sure you follow the instructions in this article, and you probably won't have any problem resetting your Foscam NVR. This procedure is easy, but sometimes it can fail because the button was not pressed hard enough or due to some other problem such as a broken reset button.
If that happens to you, talk to the people that sold you the NVR or visit the Foscam website to ask for help to find a distributor near you.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 16+ experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems.