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Password forgotten (reset)

There are multiple ways to reset. You can send it a reset command via the USB serial connection - or you can override the firmware and settings by flashing it again.


It's sufficient to choose one reset method. You don't need to follow each one. If you're unsure which path to pick, simply choose the first or whichever sounds more familiar/easier to you.

Reset via is our online serial terminal. You don't need to install anything. You only need a compatible browser. Learn more in our blog post.

  1. Open with Chrome, Edge, or Opera for desktop. (Other browsers are not supported at the moment)
  2. Click Connect
  3. Plugin your ESP8266 board
  4. Select the port that pops up in the list and click connect
  5. Type reset and press enter
  6. Type save and press enter

Connecting to and resetting Deauther using

Reset via Huhnitor

Huhnitor is a cross-platform Rust-based serial monitor that runs in a terminal. It's made for interfacing with Deauther V3 easier through the USB serial command line, but you can also use it with any other version of the Deauther.

We already have an Huhnitor Installation Tutorial that you can check out. But for Windows users, installing is as easy as downloading a .exe file from the project's GitHub and opening it.

  1. Start Huhnitor
  2. Plugin your ESP8266 Deauther. It should automatically detect and connect to it via USB serial.
  3. Type reset and press enter
  4. Type save and press enter

Done 🎉

Animated GIF showing how to reset Deauther via Huhnitor

Reset via Arduino IDE

Arduino IDE is a popular tool among makers. You might have already used it to flash the Deauther firmware onto an ESP8266.

Here's what you have to do:

  1. Open Arduino IDE
  2. Plugin your Deauther
  3. Select the COM port of your Deauther at Tools > Port
  4. Open the Serial Monitor at Tools > Serial Monitor
  5. At the bottom of the Serial Monitor window, select Newline and 115200 baud
  6. Type reset and press enter
  7. Type save and press enter

Done 🎉

Animated GIF showing how to reset Deauther via Arduino IDE


Another way to reset all settings is by flashing the firmware again. This option is great for anyone who wants to update and reset their Deauther simultaneously. See Installation (Arduino IDE)

Done 🎉

Reset using Reset Sketch

If nothing else works, there is also a reset sketch we made to erase the memory of the ESP8266. You have to flash this sketch just like you would install the Deauther.

Reset sketch Arduino file & .bin files:

Keep in mind that the reset sketch also overrides the ESP8266 Deauther firmware. So you will need to install it again afterward.