Netgear is widely known for providing exceptional networking hardware to the users. They provide some of the best Netgear routers, extenders, adapters, cameras and more. Their routers are required to initially setup and login by the user. The user can simply login using www.routerlogin.net to gain access to a huge array of advanced features with which the user can customize and secure their network against malicious content or inappropriate websites. The login process is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time.
Here, we will help the users to configure their router in all aspects by providing the troubleshooting steps to initially setup and login, to reset the router, to change the username and password and to update the firmware for the router.
Troubleshooting steps to setup and login to the Netgear router:
- Connect the modem to the WLAN port of the router using an Ethernet cable.
- Now, connect the computer or laptop to any of the LAN ports of the router using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the connections are made properly on both ends.
- Switch the computer, the modem and the router off and then turn them all on. Wait for the devices to finish booting up.
- Using the device that is connected to the Netgear router, open any web browser of your choice. Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar and press enter.
- You will be taken straight to the login page of the router. The login page will prompt you for the default username and password for your Netgear router. The default username is “admin” and the default password for the Netgear router is “password” for most cases. Type in the default information of the router and press enter. The default username and password are both case sensitive. If the user fails to login to the router’s login page, then there is a chance that the user might have changed the password at some point. Try logging in with any other previously set passwords. If all else fails, then the user needs to reset the router in order to restore the factory default settings of the router.
- The Setup Wizard web interface screen will now display. Click the Setup Wizard.
- The Setup Wizard will now try to detect the type of internet connection that you have. The setup wizard detects the connection as Dynamic IP for all the cable internet connections. Click Yes and hit Next.
- After the Setup Wizard has detected the type of internet connection that you have, click Next to save the settings in the router.
Now, the user will have successfully setup and logged in to the router without any problems. From here, the user can start using their network without any problems.
Troubleshooting steps to reset the Netgear router:
- The reset button is usually located at the back of the router labeled as reset or restore factory settings. The name may vary for different router models.
- Press and hold the reset button with the help of a paper clip or something similar. Release the button after ten seconds.
- Once the power light becomes stable and green/white in color, the router will have been restored back to its factory default settings.
The router will have been successfully restored back to its factory default settings. From here, the user can start configuring their network suitable to their needs.
How to change the username and password for the Netgear router: [Troubleshooting Steps]
- Launch any web browser of your choice and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. Alternatively, you can type the default IP address of the Netgear router which is 192.168.1.1 for most of the Netgear routers.
- You will be prompted to type in the default username and password in the login window display. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Now, click the Wireless Settings under the Setup tab.
- You will see the default username in front of the SSID field. You can enter the desired name you wish to give to your Netgear connection.
- Under the Security Options, you can choose to change the default password and enter your desired password.
- Click Apply to save the changes.
The username and the password for the Netgear router will have been changed now. The user can connect their devices to the Netgear router again using the new credentials.
Some important things to keep in mind while changing the username and password for the router:
- Do not enter any sensitive information within the username such as any password hints as the username is still visible to the nearby devices.
- Make sure that the password is hard for other people to guess.
- Do not share the password with everybody.
How to change the firmware of the Netgear router: [Troubleshooting Steps]
- Download the latest firmware from the NETGEAR Download Centre and save it on the desired location.
- Now, open an internet browser on the same device that is connected to the router using an Ethernet cable.
- Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar and press enter. The admin login page will appear asking the user for the default credentials. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Click ADVANCED and then click on Administration.
- There will be a Firmware Update or Router Update option. The name may vary for different router models.
- Click Browse to search for the previously downloaded file.
- Click Upload to start the firmware update process.
The firmware update usually takes a couple of minutes to update. Once the router has finished updating the firmware, the router will reboot itself. Once the router has been restarted, the user can start using their internet as they desire.
Some important things to consider while updating the firmware for the Netgear router:
- Do not download the wrong version of the firmware.
- Do not unplug the router from the power source as it can damage the router and may even render it unusable.
- Do not download the firmware from any third party websites.