Arduino Yún Extra WiFi Reset Button

One of the biggest problems with Arduino Yún is that the WiFi reset button is embedded on the board, and it’s very difficult to reach. Once you have packed you project in an enclosure, there’s no way to reset the wifi settings, unless the wifi reset button is reachable through a pinhole.

But how does the integrated wifi reset button work? When it’s pressed for more than 5 seconds, Arduino calls a little script: /usr/bin/wifi-reset-and-reboot

So I’ve made a very simple sketch that does exactly the same: it waits for our extra reset button to be pressed for more than 5 seconds, and when it happens it calls the same exact script using the Yún’s Bridge library.

So you can add your extra wifi reset button, and put it where you want!

Here’s the code

#include <Process.h>

const int  buttonPin = 7;  // the pin that the pushbutton is attached to
const int ledPin = 13;     // the pin that the LED is attached to

int buttonPushTimer = 0;   // timer for the reset button
int buttonState = 0;       // current state of the button
int lastButtonState = 0;   // previous state of the button

void setup() {
  pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);
  pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);

void loop() {
  // read the pushbutton input pin:
  buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);
  // compare the buttonState to its previous state
  if (buttonState != lastButtonState) {
    // if the state has changed, start the timer
    if (buttonState == LOW) {
      buttonPushTimer = millis();
  else {
    // if the state has changed, and the button is still pressed, check the timer
    if (buttonState == LOW) {
      if (millis() > buttonPushTimer + 5000) {
        // if the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, reset arduino wifi
    // Delay a little bit to avoid bouncing
  lastButtonState = buttonState;

void wifi_reset() {
  //blink led 10 times
  for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
    digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);
    digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);
  // call the wifi reset script
  Process p;

I Hope it was useful!

Happy resetting!


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