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How do I Reset Buffalo Terastation to Factory Defaults?

Hello Buddy, Recently I bought Buffalo TeraStation Router and I don't know how do I reset Buffalo TeraStation to factory defaults?. I tried many times but fail. So can anyone have any idea?

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Reset Buffalo Terastation to Factory Defaults

Facing problems while you setup default IP for Buffalo LinkStation? As a common part of knowledge, you must know that most Buffalo routers have a default IP address of

While using and accessing the routers, we may sometimes forget its default IP. For that case, you can use a tool to instantly find out Buffalo router's IP address. Please make sure that you are connected to the router's network in order to use this tool.

The IP address is crucial information required to access the web interface of the Buffalo router. Once you access it, you can configure too. Some of the router models don't follow the standards, so you will have to check the IP individually if the common one doesn't work.

You can read the instructions to understand how to find out your Buffalo router IP if you are connected to the router's network.

In the list below, you can see the most common IPs as reported by the users of Buffalo routers. 


For accessing the web interface of the router, you must know its username and password.  You can go to the default settings for the router corresponding to your model. If you don't find your router model in the list, then you can use the same default username and password common for most Buffalo routers.  

Procedure to Find Out your Buffalo Router Gateway IP

Consider that you have already setup default IP for Buffalo LinkStation but then you have changed your Buffalo router's default IP address. What next? May be because you can't remember it, you get the flexibility of finding it out easily for any OS you are working on.

You simply have to follow some instructions below to find out the default IP. Please note that these methods also work when the router gets it's IP address assigned by DHCP.

Procedure to Setup Default IP for Buffalo LinkStation

Steps to Find Buffalo Router IP on Windows

Step 1: Press Win + r keys together.

Step 2: This will open up a prompt screen.

Step 3: Type and enter cmd into the input field and then press the enter button.

Step 4: A command prompt will open up on screen.

Step 5: Enter the following command into the command prompt as ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway" and then click enter.

Step 6: You can see that your default gateway will show something like

Steps to Find Buffalo Router IP on Linux

Step 1: Open a terminal window by using the shortcut ctrl+alt+t keys together.

Step 2: Enter the following command: ip route | grep default and press the enter button.

Step 3: Last, you will see the Buffalo router's IP address on screen.

Steps to Find Buffalo router IP on OSX

Step 1: Firstly, open the OSX Terminal following the order: Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal

Step 2: Alternatively, you can press cmd+space keys and then type terminal

Step 3: Enter the following command: netstat -nr | grep default and then press enter.

Step 4: You will see the Buffalo router default IP something like

Steps to Setup a Static (Fixed) IP Address on a Buffalo LinkStation

  • Access the LinkStation settings through the web user interface. If you don't remember the current IP, you can locate with the help of NAS Navigator. If not installed, you can install NAS Navigator for either Windows or Mac system from the Settings section.
  • You will see the current configuration. The default DHCP setting is enabled which allows LinkStation get an IP address automatically from a DHCP server.

  • In this dialog box, you can do various changes. For setting a static IP address, click the radio button and disable DHCP. Then enter the IP and subnet mask into fields and click on the OK button. 

  • Next, you will be asked to visit new IP address and then navigate to the network configuration screen under advanced settings.
  • The list displays the new IP address. Here, you can modify the default gateway and DNS server settings if original DHCP values are not correct. Lastly, click on the Change button.

  • Once the setup is finished, you can log out the Settings and exit from the web browser.

Hope this information is helpful to setup default IP for Buffalo LinkStation.

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Reset Buffalo Terastation to Factory Defaults

In this blog, I will explain to you that how can you Reset Buffalo TeraStation to factory defaults, but before we go through it. I would like to tell you that what is Buffalo TeraStation and its benefits and much more important information related to it.

What is Buffalo TeraStation?

The Buffalo TeraStation is one of the storage series devices attached to the network. It is compatible with Linux as well as Windows system. From January 2012, TeraStation is working on LIO. Its 1st model was launched in December 2004. In 2006 they were offered to support iSCSI.

It has achieved many awards and one of them is TS51210RH in “Network Computing Award” ceremony in 2018. It uses the architecture protocol of Power PC and ARM.

Generation of TeraStation:

Following are some of the series of Buffalo TeraStation:

  • TeraStation 5000N/5000N WSS
  • TeraStation 3010 series
  • TeraStation 5010 series
  • TeraStation 6000 series

Models of Buffalo TeraStation:

Following are some of the models of TeraStation:

  • TS3010 series
  • Series TS 5010
  • TS6000 
  • Sequence WS5020
  • WSH5610 sequence
  • TS51210 sequence series

Specifications :

Some of its specifications is as follows:

  • CPU - Intel and Dual-core
  • Type of connector - RJ-45
  • Compatible operating system - Windows 8, Vista, XP, MAC
  • Required network - TCP/IP
  • Web user-interface - HTTP/HTTPS
  • Connector type - D-SUB 9 pin
  • FTP server - SFTP or FTP
  • Weight - 6.2 kg
  • No. of ports - 1

Benefits and Features of TeraStation:

Let's discuss some of the advantages of TeraStation that make it best:

  1. High performance
  2. Cost effective
  3. 1.4 GHz CPU speed
  4. 1 Gb RAM
  5. NAS rackmount with 4 bays

Now, Have a Look on its Features

Now, it's time to discuss some of the amazing features:

  1. Overcome failure
  2. Remove replication
  3. Create backup
  4. Smoothly run on S3 cloud service of amazon
  5. User friendly interface

Methods to Reset Buffalo TeraStation to Factory Defaults

To reset buffalo TeraStation we have two approaches:

Method 1:- With the Help of “Reset” Button on TeraStation

To use this technique go through the following steps:

Step 1: Enter the IP address.

Step 2: Check the ethernet frame size. 

Step 3: Fill the username and password of the admin.

Step 4: Put SSL key;

Step 5: Click on Port trunking.

Step 6:  Check network service.

Note: If you do not want to enter the user name and password of admin then you can go for the alternative method.

Step 1:  Go to the system.

Step 2:  Navigate to Erase or restore option.

Step 3:  Set default restore factory.

Step 4:  Update the settings.

Step 5:  Choose the option “save admin password”.

Step 6:  Hit on the “save” option.

Note: If you want to reset the default settings of TeraStation then switch on the unit and hold the reset button for a minimum 5 seconds.

Method 2 :-  Web Admin Interface

The best part of this method is that in this you can modify all the settings. This method allows you the change the setting which is not supported by reset method.

Following are the steps of this method

Step 1: Open the interface of web admin.

Step 2:  Go to the system.

Step 3:  Click on restore or erase option.

Step 4:  After that hit on restore factory and change the default settings.

Step 5:  Press the “Restore TeraStation” button.

Step 6:  Now confirmation screen will pop up in which you have to enter the confirmation number within the time limit of 60 seconds.

Step 7:  Hit on “Apply” button.

Step 8:  Lastly go through the instruction appeared on the screen and hit “Ok”.

Hence, Reset Buffalo TeraStation to Factory Default is Completed.

Bottom Line

In this blog, I have provided you the maximum information related to TeraStation. I even have shared two methods to reset Buffalo TeraStation to factory default. Both the methods are best on their on. You can go to anyone.

I hope this information turns out to be beneficial for you. The best part of the above methods is that it can be followed by novice users as well.

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