Netgear has one of the best networking hardware routers in the market. Netgear routers need to be logged in at first when taken out of the box. And a lot of people were facing some troubles with the initial logging in process. So, Netgear took it a step further and they now ship their routers pre configured to use www.routerlogin.net instead of the default IP addresses 192.168.1.1 or www.routerlogin.net. The router automatically recognizes the web address and takes the user to the router’s login page. No longer do users need to remember the default IP addresses specific to their routers. They can just type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of any web browser of their choice and they will be taken to the login page where they have to enter the default information to access the router’s advanced features.
There are a lot of Netgear routers and extender models out there. And all of them need to be initially logged in in order to secure the network. Network security is one of the biggest concerns of users as they want their network secure. Netgear has very good security features such as the Guest Control, Parental Control and more. The users can even change the username and password so that nobody else can login to their network without their permission. All of these security features can be accessed using www.routerlogin.net to login to the router and accessing the Netgear Genie app.
Most of the Netgear routers share the default IP address. It may be different for the older routers but for most of the newer routers the default IP address is 192.168.1.1. This IP address can be used to login to the Netgear routers as well if the web address www.routerlogin.net by any chance doesn’t work. The login and the initial setup process takes only a couple of minutes of the user’s time. But it helps in the long run by providing access to the advanced features of the router.
Many people don’t ever log in to their routers. They simply plug it in via the Ethernet cable and start using it. But logging in the router is a very important part as it helps the user notify if the firmware update of the router is up to date or not. Updating the firmware is a very crucial part in keeping the router up to date with the new media devices coming out almost every day. Netgear releases firmware updates regularly in order to make sure their users are always satisfied and are up to date. The firmware update brings issue fixes or removal of bugs from the router’s previous firmware. It may also add some new features to the router and even enhance the overall speeds of the router. But most importantly, the firmware update brings in new and enhanced security to the router. All the sensitive information of the user passes through the router such as their banking details if the shop or pay something online, their emails and their passwords, their private information and much more. And the whole process only takes a couple of minutes.
Here, we will show you he steps required to login and setup the Netgear router initially, to reset the router, to update the firmware and to change the username and password for the Netgear router.
How to setup and login to your Netgear Router
Here are some of the pre requisites required to set up your Netgear router:
- A device, preferably a desktop computer with which you wish to setup the router.
- Enough Ethernet cables for the connections required.
- A pen and a sheet of paper if the user wishes to set up a new username and password for their router to write it down.
These are the steps required to setup and install your Netgear router:
- First, connect the modem to the WLAN port of the router using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the connections are made properly.
- Now, connect the computer to the LAN port of the router using another Ethernet cable. Make sure the connections are tight and proper on both ends.
- Reboot all your devices by turning them off and then on again. Let the devices boot for a couple of minutes. You may proceed when the blinking lights stop and the power light on the router becomes stable.
- Now, open up a web browser of your choice on the desktop that is connected to the router and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
Alternatively, you can type the default IP address of the router which is 192.168.1.1 in the address bar for most Netgear routers.
- You will now be taken to the router’s login page where it will ask you for the default username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers.
If by some chance the default password doesn’t work, then the user might have changed it before. Try logging in with some of the previous passwords.
If none of the passwords work or the user has either lost or forgotten the passwords, then a reset will be required.
- Once you have logged in, the user will be taken to the Netgear Setup Wizard. Now, the Setup Wizard will try to detect the type of internet connection that you have. For all the wired connections, the default type of internet connection will be Dynamic IP. Click Yes and the click Next to proceed with the setup.
- After selecting the type of internet connection, the Setup Wizard will guide you with the whole setup. You can even choose to setup a new username and password for your router under the Network Name (SSID) field and the password under the Security Options respectively. Setting up a new password will help you secure the network.
- On the left side of the setup screen, you can opt to change any settings as you desire such as turning on or off the Guest Network, setting up Parental Controls for filtering any inappropriate content on your network and more.
Your Netgear router will now be setup and installed and you can go on to use your internet as you please.
How to Reset your Netgear Router
Resetting the router may be needed if the user has either lost or forgotten the password for the router or if the user is facing some trouble with the router. But keep in mind that after resetting the router, all of the user’s personalized settings will be lost as well.
Here are the steps to Reset the Netgear router:
- Locate the Reset button on the back of the router. It may be labeled as Reset or Restore Factory Settings.
- Using a paper clip or something similar, press and hold the Reset button for almost ten seconds.
- After holding the reset button for ten seconds, release the Reset button. The lights will start flashing on the router. Once the power light becomes stable, your Netgear router will be reset.
It is advised that the reset process isn’t interrupted as it may corrupt the router and may even render it useless. After the router has been reset, you can go on to use it as you desire.
How to update the Firmware of your Netgear Router
Updating the firmware of the router is very important as it will help the user reap the most benefits possible from their router and keep their security in check and keep the router up to date.
Here are the steps necessary to update the firmware of the Netgear router:
- Visit the NETGEAR Download Center and download the latest firmware of your router by entering the model number in the search box. Save the downloaded file to the desired location.
- Now, launch a web browser of your choice from the device that is connected to your Netgear router. It is preferred that the device is connected to the router with an Ethernet cable.
- Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the web browser and hit enter. You will be taken to a login window asking you for the default username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. The username and password are both case sensitive.
- Now, select Administration under the ADVANCED tab.
- You will see a Router Update or Firmware Update option. The name may wary for different models. Click it.
- Now, click Choose File or Browse to select the previously downloaded file.
- Locate the firmware downloaded and click Open. Then click Upload to upload the latest firmware on your Netgear router.
It is advised not to disturb the process as it may corrupt the router and even render it useless.
How to change the username and password for your Netgear Router
It is advised to change the username and the password of your Netgear router to secure the network. Here are the steps necessary to change the username and password for your router:
- Launch an internet browser of your choice and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar.
- Enter the username and the password for your router when you are prompted. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
- Under the Setup tab, click on Wireless Settings.
- You will see a Network Name field. You can enter the desired username. Below the Security Options, you will see the password field. Enter the desired password for your Netgear router.
- After you have set the username and password, click Apply to save the settings.
Now, you can connect as many devices as you wish using the new username and password to your Netgear Router Network.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered:
- Can I log in to my Netgear router without using the Ethernet cable?
Yes, you can log in to your Netgear router wirelessly.
- How do I log in to my Netgear router?
You can login to your Netgear router by typing www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of any internet browser and typing in the default username and password.
- How can I restrict content on my Netgear router?
You can restrict inappropriate content on your network using the Parental Control feature in the Netgear Genie app.
- What is the default IP address of my router?
The default IP address of Netgear routers is 192.168.1.1.
- How do I know if my firmware is out of date?
Your Netgear Genie will notify you if any firmware update is available.
- Why do I need to update my firmware on my Netgear router?
The firmware update is very important as it fixes any previous issues and bugs as well as it enhances the security on the router and it may even add some new features to the router.
- How do I secure my network?
You can secure your home network by setting up a personalized username and password for your router. Make sure the password is very hard for others to guess.
- Can I leave my router on or do I have to close it at some point?
You can leave your router on for as long as you desire.
- What is the default username and password for Netgear routers?
The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for Netgear routers.
- What is Guest Network?
The Guest Network allows the user to create a network other than their main network for any guests so that the content on their main network isn’t affected.
Using www.routerlogin.com or 192.168.1.1 login
Netgear Routers are one of the best routers in the market. But like any other router, they also have to be setup and installed the first time it is taken out of the box. Many people find it troublesome while logging in to their routers. Also many people find it difficult to find the default IP addresses of their Netgear Routers. The default IP address of most of the Netgear Routers is 192.168.1.1. The user can simply type the default IP address of the router in the address bar of the web browser and login to the router home page to gain access to the advanced features of the routers. Alternatively, if the default IP address doesn’t work, then there is a chance that the Netgear might change the default IP address of the users to 192.168.1.151 or even 192.168.1.254. The device that the user is using for using the internet through the router automatically retrieves the IP address from the router. Logging in to the Netgear Routers can help in securing the network. Network Security is one of the main concerns of the users as all the sensitive information passes through the router such as the private information of the user, their emails and passwords, their banking details and much more. So it is very crucial to login to the router to further protect the system.
By accessing the Netgear Router login page via 192.168.1.1 login, the user can gain access to all the advanced features of the router such as:
- Parental Control
- Guest Network
- Network Speed Test
- Managing and configuring the network
- Network management options such as LAN, WAN and the WLAN settings
Just like the default IP addresses mentioned above, the IP address 10.0.0.1 is also one of the most common default IP addresses used by the routers as the default IP address to get access to the advanced features of the router on the router’s administrator page. You can simply type in 10.0.0.1, 192.168.1.151, 192.168.1.254 or the most common address used by the routers i.e. 192.168.1.1 in a web browser of your choice and you will be redirected to the router’s administrator page where you can go on to customize your network as you desire. Before you go on and customize your network, there are some prerequisites:
- You will be prompted for the default username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the routers.
- If by some off chance the default password doesn’t work, then that means you must have set a personalized password before. You can simply try some of your previously set personalized passwords and if that still doesn’t work, then a factory reset will be required in order for you to access your router’s administrator page.
- Resetting the router will also reset all your personalized settings you previously set on the router. So unless necessary, it is advised not to reset the router.
Once the reset process in underway, it is advised not to unplug or otherwise disturb the router somehow as it may corrupt the router and possibly render it useless.
After the reset process is complete, the router will be restored back to its factory default settings. From here, by entering the default IP address 192.168.1.1 in the address bar again, the user can now login to their router by entering the default username and password for their router and enter the router’s admin panel. After successfully logging in to the router’s management page, the user can make the following changes as they desire:
- Change the username or Network name (SSID) of the network
- Change the wireless password for their network
- Change the router password
- Set up custom Parental Controls
- Port forwarding
The login process is very important in keeping the network secure and in getting the full potential of the router’s advanced features. From here on, the user can wish to manage and configure their network as they desire. This helps in keeping all the sensitive information going through the router safe and helps the user experience all the benefits without any troubles.