Logging into a Netgear router: 8 steps (with pictures)

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Logging into a Netgear router: 8 steps (with pictures)
Logging into a Netgear router: 8 steps (with pictures)
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Logging into your Netgear router gives you the ability to change your router's default username and password, adjust your network preferences, tighten security, and activate features such as parental controls. The default login credentials are all the same for any Netgear router.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Logging into your Netgear router

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 1

Step 1. Locate the sticker on the bottom of your Netgear router with the default login details

Most Netgear routers are labeled with the default access address, as well as the default username and password.

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 2

Step 2. Open a browser on your computer and go to:

routerlogin.net.

  • Try http://www.routerlogin.com, http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 if the URL ending in.net does not display a page with login fields.
  • If you are not wirelessly connected to your router, use an Ethernet cable to make a direct connection between your computer and the router.
Log In to a Netgear Router Step 3

Step 3. Type 'admin' in the username field and then 'password' in the password field

These are the default login credentials for Netgear routers.

If the default login credentials don't work, the username and password may have been changed and different from the default credentials. Continue to part two of this article and follow the steps indicated there to restore your Netgear router to its default settings as indicated in step 1

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 4

Step 4. Click 'OK' after entering the login details

You are now logged in to your router and can change settings as desired.

Part 2 of 2: Troubleshooting logging into the Netgear

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 5

Step 1. Reset your Netgear router if the default login details don't work

Resetting your router will restore its original factory settings, as well as resetting the username and password.

  • Turn your router back on and locate the 'Restore Factory Settings' button on the back of your router.
  • Use a pen or paperclip to press and hold the 'Restore Factory Settings' button for at least seven seconds, until the Power lights start flashing.
  • Release the button and wait for the router to reboot. The Power light will stop blinking and turn green or white.
  • Repeat steps 2 to 4 of part 1 to log in to your Netgear router.
Log In to a Netgear Router Step 6

Step 2. If you are unable to log in to your router, use another Ethernet cable or Ethernet port on the router

In some cases, a damaged Ethernet cable or port can prevent you from accessing the router's settings.

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 7

Step 3. If you are still unable to access your Netgear router's admin page, try changing your computer's IP address

In some cases, refreshing or changing your IP address can help establish a connection between your computer and the router. Read articles on wikiHow to reset your IP address on any computer running Windows or Mac OS X.

Log In to a Netgear Router Step 8

Step 4. If you are unable to log in to your Netgear router, disable any firewalls or pop-up blockers on your computer

Since Netgear routers use JavaScript in their web interface, a firewall and pop-up blockers can prevent you from accessing the admin page.

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