I'm just wondering because I just tried it yesterday after my AE stopped responding to my Airport Utility. I pushed the reset button for 1 sec and it went into Soft-Reset Mode. To make it short - I got it up and running again with my Airport Utility, but I noticed it temporarily disabled my wifi-encryption and allowed me to access the router via Airport Utility without a password at all. However, after a few minutes it reverted to all the Security settings again. In terms of security - the brief moment the AE became "open" kind of freaked me out. Should I be concerned about this brief-security lapse or is my OCD-paranoia getting the better of me?