Netgear routers

Nowadays, in the digital era, everybody uses internet and want to get an uninterrupted and precisely secured wireless home network, and if you have a Netgear router, you can certainly experience the best networking speeds, broader Wi-Fi coverage and safer transferring of data to Netgear router’s wireless network connected devices. Netgear routers have an easily configurable dashboard which can be reached out through routerlogin.net or routerlogin.com websites used for default Netgear router login. Netgear routers can be easily installed and setup for experiencing stress-free networking and high end gaming.

Netgear router Installation

Netgear wireless routers can be installed using either a computer for the first time or alternatively if you don’t have a desktop computer, you can always use your wireless laptop, smart phone, or tablet. All you just have to do for Netgear router installation and Netgear router setup as an initial step is to connect your networking wireless devices to the preset wireless settings- SSID and passphrase of your NETGEAR wireless router and follow Netgear router configuration via routerlogin.net login for Wi-Fi or Internet connection. This article below guides you on how to install your NETGEAR wireless router using your networking wireless devices with an initial step of completing physical connections.

To install your NETGEAR wireless router, follow the steps here:

Connecting the Netgear router by physical or wired connections:

  • Remove the Ethernet cables that connect the modem and connect it to the power.
  • Connect your DSL or cable modem, whichever you are using, to the yellow coloured Internet port of your NETGEAR router with the Ethernet cable included with the router.
  • Switch on your DSL or cable modem for power supply and wait for the power LED lights to become solid.
  • Also, connect your Netgear router to the power and turn it on. Wait for the power LEDs to become stably lit.
  • Locate the preset wireless settings – wireless network name SSID and wireless Network password/ passphrase of your NETGEAR router as mentioned on the back or at the bottom of your Netgear device.
  • On your networking wireless device, open the Wi-Fi connection manager.
  • Search for the wireless network name SSID of your NETGEAR router to connect to its wireless network.
  • Connect to the wireless network SSID by entering the wireless network passphrase for Wi-Fi connectivity.

Netgear router login and configuration (via routerlogin.net):

  • Access any preferred Internet browser such as Safari, or others (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) on your wireless device that is connected to your Netgear router’s wireless network as mentioned above using the wireless network settings.
  • On first time Netgear router installation and setup, NETGEAR Genie will get displayed.
  • If the Netgear Genie does not get displayed, enter the default Netgear router login web addresses – http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
  • Enter the default routerlogin.net login credentials for entering to Netgear router’s dashboard for configuration.
  • Enter routerlogin.net login default username as admin and the default password as password.
  • Following routerlogin.net login to the Netgear router, the NETGEAR Genie screen gets displayed.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions displayed by the NETGEAR Genie to configure your Netgear router for wireless network settings.

Note: For establishing DSL internet connection, get your PPPoE credentials pre- hand from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for proper Netgear router configuration via routerlogin.net login.

  • Following successful configuration of the wireless network settings, the Congratulations page will appear.

Lastly, Click on “Take me to the Internet” for confirming that you are successfully connected to your Netgear router’s wireless network.

 

Netgear router Setup using the Netgear Smart setup Wizard:

The Netgear smart setup wizard automatically allows Netgear router configuration via routerlogin.net Netgear router login for cable/broadband internet connection.

For Netgear router setup using the Netgear Smart setup Wizard interface, follow the steps here to configure your router by establishing physical connections as an initial step using the Ethernet cable.

  • Disconnect the Ethernet cables that previously connect the modem to the router, but, if you are using a back-up battery on your modem, remove that as well from completely disconnecting power supply for some time.
  • Connect the modem to the Netgear router using a yellow coloured Ethernet cable that connects at internet port of the router.
  • You also need to connect your desktop computer to the Netgear router at any one of the 4 LAN ports of the router using the grey Ethernet cable.
  • Reconnect the power supply to the modem by attaching the power adapter to the modem and to the power source. Alternatively, Re-insert the back-up battery if your modem uses it for power supply.
  • Turn on your modem and let the LED lights to become stable.
  • Also turn on your Netgear router and let the power LED lights to become solid green.
  • Access any web browser from your Netgear router connected desktop computer for Netgear router login.
  • Enter the default Netgear router login web addresses – http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
  • If routerlogin.net doesn’t allow connection to the Netgear router, enter the Netgear router’s default IP address either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press Enter.
  • The Netgear router login page appears for routerlogin.net login to the dashboard of the router.
  • Enter the default routerlogin.net login credentials for entering to Netgear router’s dashboard for configuration.
  • Enter routerlogin.net login default username as admin and the default password as password.
  • As the Netgear router dashboard appears, access the advanced settings.
  • Click on ADVANCED option and then select Setup Wizard option.
  • Select yes and then, click on Next.

Note: The Netgear router Smart Setup Wizard detects the internet connection type on the NEtgear router automatically within a couple of minutes to finish the Netgear router setup and Netgear router configuration process.

  • After the Netgear router Smart setup wizard has finished configuring the wireless network settings for internet connection, the Congratulations page will display on your screen.
  • Click on “Take me to the Internet” to test the Netgear router’s wireless network connectivity.

Netgear router settings can be easily monitored via routerlogin.net by accessing the Netgear Genie or Netgear Smart wizard web user interface or web utility. You can access the Netgear router login webpage locally as well as remotely, where the local access requires routerlogin.net login the remote access can be done through Netgear Genie mobile application from wireless network connected devices. For the remote access, it is must to enable the remote management feature on your Netgear router through routerlogin.net access. Local or remote access via web browser or mobile app allows you to access, monitor and change the Netgear router’s wireless network settings or enable or disable other basic and advanced settings after accessing the Basic home setup page vai routerlogin.net or Netgear genie app.

How to change the admin password on your NETGEAR router?

You must know that the routerlogin.net access Netgear router login username cannot be changed, but the admin password for Netgear router login can be obviously be changed for secured routerlogin.net login.

As the Netgear routers are configured with factory default settings, it is advised to change the default admin password for Netgear router login to improve the security of your wireless network. The default access to Netgear router dashboard via www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com uses admin as the default username and password as the default password.

To change the routerlogin.net access admin password on your NETGEAR router:

  • Access any web browser from your Netgear router connected desktop computer for Netgear router login.
  • Enter the default Netgear router login web addresses – http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
  • If routerlogin.net doesn’t allow connection to the Netgear router, enter the Netgear router’s default IP address either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press Enter.
  • The Netgear router login page appears for routerlogin.net login to the dashboard of the router.
  • Enter the default routerlogin.net login credentials for entering to Netgear router’s dashboard for configuration.
  • Enter routerlogin.net login default username as admin and the default password as password.
  • The BASIC Home page or web interface (dashboard) of the Netgear router will display.
  • Select the ADVANCED settings on the router’s dashboard and click on Administration option.
  • To change the routerlogin.net login/admin password, click on Set Password option.
  • Type the old password in the required password field, followed by entering the new password twice that you want to setup as new routerlogin.net login.
  • Select the Enable Password Recovery option to allow recovery of routerlogin.net admin password in case you forget your admin password in future.
  • Click on Apply to save the new admin password.

 

How to change your Wi-Fi password or network name and secure the Netgear router?

  • Access any web browser from your Netgear router connected desktop computer for Netgear router login.
  • Enter the default Netgear router login web addresses – http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
  • If routerlogin.net doesn’t allow connection to the Netgear router, enter the Netgear router’s default IP address either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press Enter.
  • The Netgear router login page appears for routerlogin.net login to the dashboard of the router.
  • Enter the default routerlogin.net login credentials for entering to Netgear router’s dashboard for configuration.
  • Enter routerlogin.net login default username as admin and the default password as password.
  • The BASIC Home page or web interface (dashboard) of the Netgear router will display.
  • Select Wireless option to access the wireless network settings of the Netgear router.
  • Enter your new wireless network name SSID in the required blank field.
  • Enter your new assigning wireless network password in the required Password (Network Key) field.
  • Click on the Apply button to save the new assigned wireless network settings for Netgear router secured wireless connection.

Reconnect all your connected devices to the Netgear router’s wireless network again using the new assigned wireless network settings by entering the new Wi-Fi network key or password.

Want to use a different method to change your Netgear router’s Wi-Fi password or network name (SSID)?

You can change Wi-Fi name or password of the Netgear router using the genie mobile app:

  • Connect your wireless networking mobile device to your Netgear router’s Wi-Fi network through wireless network settings – SSID and passphrase.

Note: you need not require following this step in case of remote access.

  • Launch the Netgear genie app on your mobile device connected wirelessly.
  • Login to your Netgear router’s dashboard via Netgear router login default admin password and tap on the LOGIN button.
  • The dashboard or web user interface of the Netgear routers will display.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi option for accessing wireless network settings.
  • The Wi-Fi settings page will get displayed.
  • Assign a new Wi-Fi name as well as password in the required fields.
  • Tap on the save icon located in the upper-right corner.

Netgear router firmware update

Updating your router on home network is essential for better and enhanced performance with more security control and added features for better wireless networking at your home. It is possible to update your Netgear wireless router using either manual or automatic firmware update from the web browser via routerlogin.net web login to the access the router’s settings for router update.

For firmware update of Netgear router, you are required to access the router settings through routerlogin.net web address for default web login. All you need to start firmware update is to check for the availability of the latest firmware version of your router model and downloading it for router update.

  1. Download the latest firmware version for your Netgear wireless router by visiting netgear.com/support website to check if the latest firmware for your router model is available or not.
  2. Type your Netgear wireless router model number in the given search or select your model no from the displayed drop-down menu.

Note: If you are unable to see a drop-down menu, make sure you have entered your Netgear model number correctly, otherwise you can select a product category to browse for your product model.

  1. Click on Firmware and Software Downloads option on the screen.
  2. Go to Current Versions option and select the recent firmware version for your Netgear router model for downloading by clicking on the Download button.
  3. Unzip the downloaded firmware version file and run the .exe file for firmware upload. 
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions displayed to complete the firmware update on your Netgear router.

The Netgear router firmware is updated and the router will reboot automatically.