The only way to gain access to the web management system, if the administrator password is lost or forgotten, is to reset the LigoWave device’s configuration to its default factory settings.
A computer running the Reset Tool and the LigoWave device must be physically connected to the same LAN network using a switch.

Follow these steps to run the LigoWave Reset Tool and to reset the device to its default factory settings:

The Java package must be installed on the operating system for the Reset Tool to run.
The Reset Tool must be running with administrative privileges enabled.

Linux OS

The package should be installed by running the following command (Ubuntu/Debian version):

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

Afterwards, click the right mouse button on the Reset Tool file and select Open with Sun Java 6 Runtime from the context menu.

Windows 7 OS

A shortcut with the following data must be created on the Windows 7 operating system:

General path: %ProgramFiles%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -jar "%HOMEPATH%/Desktop/reset-tool.en.v1.2.45019.20121109.2143.jar
Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe" -jar "C:\Users\tester\Desktop\reset-tool.en.v1.2.45019.20121109.2143.jar

Once the shortcut is created, it must be executed with administrative privileges enabled by right-clicking on it and selecting the option Run as Administrator from the context menu.

Step 1. Download the Reset Tool to your computer from the official LigoWave website here.

Step 2. Run the executable file. The Reset Tool will launch:


Step 3. Click Scan to search for all LigoWave devices available on the network:


Step 4. Select the necessary device and press Reset:


Step 5. The Reset Tool will notify the administrator when to physically turn off and turn on the device:


Step 6. Physically turn off and then turn on the device.

Step 7. The device will now wait for the special reset packet. Once the special reset packet is received, the LigoWave device will wait for 300 seconds to verify the reset procedure:


Step 8. Physically turn off and then turn on the device once more.

Step 9. The LigoWave device will reboot and reset to its default settings:


Step 10. The LigoWave device has now successfully been reset to its default factory settings.


Step 11. The LigoWave device should now be configured under its default factory settings. Click the right mouse button on the appropriate device and launch the GUI:


The default IP address of the LigoPTP device is
The default login name and password for the LigoPTP are admin and admin01 respectively.