Netgear Router setup

Netgear Router Setup process often take a while and is seen to be deceiving by many people. You shouldn’t have ended up here at this place for once, lost and not knowing where to lead to; buying the device should’ve been enough but, here you are.

Since you made the right decision of picking up a Netgear router, your efforts won’t go in vain. Netgear has allowed its users, easy access to the admin page of the Netgear router with which you easily complete the netgear router login process.

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The page is the official page to login to any Netgear router. You can essentially control the many powerful features of the router and make any additional changes that you might’ve thought of. Following the below mentioned steps, you can get access to these device and can even complete the 192.168.1 Netgear router setup process. (This information also includes the steps to go to the Netgear firmware upgrade page.)

While at any point during the setup if you feel lost or unable to complete a step, our tech support team is ready to provide assistance. Simply call us on our toll free number and we’ll help resolve you issues. Alternatively, you can also chat live with us in the chat window present below.

Setup Process

Just as a number of devices, Netgear too has a rather simple login and setup process. This does include going to web page so don’t forget the same. You would also need the Netgear router login password which is: password in most cases. page also asks for a username. In most cases (If you haven’t changed the default password), the username is generally ‘admin’. page can be accessed by connecting to the wireless network of the Netgear device. You can essentially do this by using two methods: wired and wireless. Generally it is recommended that the user uses the wired connection method; the reason behind this that the wired connection is more reliable and faster than the wireless connection.

To login to Netgear router, you would also need the following the things as they are essential in the login process. This includes the physical connections and the peripherals you need to install the Netgear router and complete the Netgear router login process.

  • Take you Netgear router and your modem.
  • Plug in your Netgear router into a power source.
  • Now take an Ethernet Cable and plug it from the LAN port of the modem to the Internet port of the router.
  • You would also need a PC or a laptop to log into netgear router login page that is

To continue the next few steps of setup, you would need to login to the Netgear device. To do that, follow the steps given below:


Step 1: Connect the PC with the router using the wireless SSID of the device or connect to the device using an Ethernet cable. As mentioned before, a wired connection would be preferred here.
Step 2: Once the connection to the network has completed successfully, open a web browser.
Step 3: We would now be required to go to admin page to launch the Netgear genie login
Step 4: Once you are on the admin page, use the default username and password to log into netgear router.
Step 5: Once on the page, you will be allowed to initiate the Netgear router setup Wizard.
Step 6: Next the device will automatically search if IP is being provided to your device or not. If after you gain access to page your device can’t receive an IP address, choose an appropriate IP and add it to the device
Step 7: Now that the hard part is over, go ahead and follow the instructions in the wizard now. These would include first to select an SSID for both the wireless bands and choose a password as well.
Step 8: Confirm if your computer is able to connect successfully to the Netgear router or not. If not, log in to the admin page using the routerlogin net admin password and restart the process.
Step 9: Register the device to the Netgear account or create new if required and complete the registration process.
Step 10: Connect the devices to the SSIDs of the router and you are good to go.

Your Netgear routers can be installed with these simple steps. There are still a number of amazing features we haven’t talked about that come with your Netgear devices.


Network Analytics

The Wi-Fi analytics app allows the Netgear devices to go through a regular check to make sure that all of them are working efficiently and are up to the task they were imparted. Downloading the network analytics app from Play store for Android can help you to check the functionality and the range of all your wireless devices and SSIDs. Netgear Corporation thus takes a step further adding manageability of its devices easier.

Dual Band

Most of the Netgear routers today allow the user to run with the excellence of multiband technology. While the 2.4GHz band provides long range wireless connectivity, the 5GHz band ensures a faster connection to the clients around the device.
This availability of dual band radio makes the device perfect for everyday use.

Easy Setup

As you have seen, the netgear router login and setup processes are extremely easy. You can essentially make a Netgear device good to go in no time at all. This becomes important factor in choosing a router the router. A powerful device which is complicated for everyone to understand is as useless one that is powerless itself. Netgear devices on the other hand are both powerful and easy to understand and setup. You can thus be stress free as if any issue does arise, you can resolve it yourself.

Intelligent & Beautiful Design

Netgear devices are designed intricately and they perform exactly how they look, beautifully. The design and interesting button placement give it a unique look. Add to it a white overlook and it looks nothing like a range extension device but a piece of art. Netgear devices are made to share the similar look. This gives them an iconic look which only the Netgear devices share.


Keeping up with the Netgear firmware upgrade will always be a step up for your device as with the upgradation, your device will receive stability, functionality, and a better performance. Keeping your device up to date with the latest Netgear firmware upgrades will also keep issues at bay and will add to the ever-growing list of features of your Netgear device.
  1. Connect your computer directly to the modem and disconnect the router.
    • If you have no access to the Internet even then, contact your ISP.
    • If you have access to it, connect your computer in your router again as it was before and continue to Step 2.
  1. Log into Netgear router. For router login instructions, see and read the steps mentioned above. If you don’t have access to the 168.1 Netgear router setup page, check the following:
    • Ensure that cables attached to the router and computer, are securely connected.
    • LED marking internet is lit. If it is not, call us on our toll-free number and our experts can help you resolve the same and other issues related to Netgear devices.
    • If you are using a device that is connected to the router using an Ethernet cable, check that the LEDs for the ports with cables are lit. If a port LED with an Ethernet cable is not lit, move the cable to a different port on the back of the router. If a port LED still does not light, get in touch with our experts.
    • If you are trying to connect to the internet using a wireless device, check if the LED on the wireless adapter is on or not. If LED is not lit, check the manual of your adapter for troubleshooting steps.
    • If all cables are seated and the LEDs are properly on, follow these steps:

      • Power cycle the device.
      • Perform a factory default reset, if there is still no resolution.

To roll your device back to the default factory settings:

  1. Locate the reset button on the back of your router.
  2. Using a sharp object, press and hold down the Reset button for about seven seconds.
  3. Release the Reset button and wait for your router to reboot.
    After your router has finished rebooting, the Power light will stop blinking and lights will turn solid green.The factory default settings are restored.

For the old (Smart Wizard) router interface:

  1. Log into routerlogin net Netgear page.
  2. To acquire the list of currently running IP address of the computer or device, click Attached Devices present on the Maintenance menu.  Write down the IP address given for the device.
  3. Click LAN Setup, under Advanced.
  4. Click Add, under the Address Reservation.
  5. Type in the IP address that you noted down and the MAC address of the device. Also add a name describing the type of device in the spaces provided.
  6. Save the information.

 For the new (NETGEAR genie) router interface:

  1. Log into to find the Netgear genie login using the Netgear router login password.
  2. The IP address the computer or device that you are currently using will be found under the Attached Devices list present in BASIC tab. Write down the IP address given for the device.
  3. Go to Advanced and then Setup. Then go to LAN setup.
  4. Click Add, under the Address Reservation.
  5. Type in the IP address that you noted down and the MAC address of the device. Also add a name describing the type of device in the spaces provided.
  6. Save the information.

If you have an older model Netgear device, with older (Smart Wizard) router interface:

  • Log into Netgear router login page.
  • Select Set Password under the Maintenance menu.
  • Enter the old and then enter the new password.
  • Save your changes.

For the new (NETGEAR genie) router interface:

  • Log into Netgear router login page.
  • Got to Advanced, Administration and Set Password.
  • Enter both the old and new password.
  • Save your changes.
  • Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
    Note: We recommend that you use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to your router to update the firmware.
  • Enter using the Netgear router login password.
  • Enter the router user name and password.
    Note: The username is admin, and the default Netgear router login password. The username and password are case-sensitive.
  • Go to Advanced and then Administration.
  • Click Firmware Update or Router Update.
    Note: The label varies by router.
  • Click Check.
    Note: The router looks for new firmware information; if any is available it displays a message asking if you want to download and install it.
  • Click Yes.