My Smile Mifi Router not Turning on: How to reset Smile Wi-Fi Router
Smile has been my favourite network for browsing for more than 4 years now. But lately I had a problems with my Smile device whereby my Smile router not turning on despite how hard I press the power button. This problem can really be frustrating and annoying.
Imagine wanting to quickly do some business that requires using internet connection. Just for you to turn on your Smile Wi-Fi router, only for it to refuse to turn on. Indeed, it can be very frustrating. Therefore, on this post, I will tell you how to reset Smile Wi-Fi router if the router is not turning on or stuck to one place.
Be that as it may, I remember when Smile newly came out to some part of Nigerian market. I was still a 100 level student at the University of Benin, Benin City (UNIBEN). They were doing promo and marketing inside UNIBEN; giving Uniben students who have 4G smartphone Smile sim card for free. When they approached me, I felt reluctant and did not get the sim because I had no single idea about the network.
As time went on, the network and their fast internet speed began to make wave all over Benin. I had to buy the router. Then, it was about 32,000 Naira with unlimited data for a month. Since then, I have been using Smile and I have never regretted it.
However, few days ago, I wanted to turn on my Smile but it couldn’t turn on. It was very frustrating. I had to apply several tricks before it was able to power. So on this post, I’m going to tell you those tricks so that if you find yourself in that same situation whereby you Smile router refuses to power on, you can always apply the tricks.
Smile Router not Turning on, How to reset Smile Wi-Fi Router
Like I said earlier, if your Smile router refuses to turn on or your Smile router is stuck somewhere without showing other things or clicking or responding to your command. Just follow the tricks below to restore it back.
The first trick I have here Hard Resetting. This trick work mostly all the time and will save you the stress of having to go to Smile office to make complaints. The thing is that, even if you get to Smile office, they will still perform this hard reset trick to restore your Wi-Fi or Mifi router. So doing it by yourself at the comfort of your house will save you lots of energy and stress.
The question you’re supposed to ask me is How do I reset my Smile Router? Well, resetting Smile router device is very easy. All you have to do is to locate a dot or an opening on the router and use a pin or needle to hard press the hole for a long time. See picture below.
The hole or dot is usually located close to the Sim card. Please its important to note that this trick works best for those their Smile router is stocked at a place without moving or responding to any command. Remember to press and hold on the dot area for 5 minutes.
However, if your problem is that your Smile Mifi router device refuses to turn on entirely, what you need to do is to hard press the dot area I explained earlier and the power button together for 5 minutes. The device will turn on immediately. As long as there is nothing internally wrong with the device, it will power on immediately. Ensure that you press both buttons at the same time.
The second trick I have here involves you locating any nearest Smile office closer to you and complain to them what’s going on with your device. I will recommend you go to their main big office in your state incase there is something internally wrong with your Smile router they will quickly rectify it immediately.
It is also very important to note that before you proceed with the instruction in this second trick, you have to make sure that you have already exhausted the first trick. By exhausting the first trick, I meant, you must have continuously and repeatedly tried the hard reset and power on button. If it didn’t work. Then you can get dressed and locate any Smile office nearest to you and make your compain.
Reason why I said you must exhaust the first trick was because in my case, I had already tried the first trick at home yet my device did not turn on. But when I went to smile main Office located at 99 Old Lagos Road, Challenge, Ibadan, the guy I met there also implemented that same first trick. So its important to make sure that you did the first trick first before you begin your journey to their office.
However, after trying the first trick. My router still could not turn on. He now said that the router/device motherboard is bad. They requested I pay 4,200 Naira to change/repair the motherboard which I paid and before 30 minutes, they had already worked on it and its starts working very fine.
However, I will advice that when going to their office. Take some money with you. At least, you can go with 5,000 Naira or your ATM incase your router needs to be worked on. Hope this post helps. Don’t forget to let us know how you rectify your Smile Router issue at the comment box below.