How To Install your Netgear Router Guide

The most commonly asked question is “How do I log in to my router?” Logging in to your router is very important as it will help you secure your network. Once you’ve logged in to your router, you can later opt for creating a personalized password for your router. There is a lot of sensitive information traveling through the router that it makes it somewhat of a target for hackers or just people in your neighborhood to steal your data. So it is advised to secure your network as soon as possible. Netgear has made it really easy for their customers to the Router Login. You can now just go to the login page and log in to your router by going to. Similarly, a installation CD is provided with some of the routers that help in the installation of the routers.

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Logging in to your router can be somewhat of a fuss for not so tech-savvy people. Installing your router for the first time may be a little troublesome. Here, we will help you figure out how to install your router, how to login to your router, how to set up a personalized password, and how to factory reset your router to its default settings. There are a couple of reasons as to why you’re not able to login to your router. It may be that you’re facing some IP address issues or that the device you’re using may be using a static IP address. If your device is using a static IP address, then you will have to configure the IP address yourself in order to use your internet. Whatever it may be, here we will help you figure it all out without any problems.

How to install your Netgear Router

Here, we will help you configure your Netgear router for a cable internet connection. To configure your router with the Genie software, just follow the steps below:

1.   Unplug all the power cords from the router and the modem.

2.   Connect an Ethernet cable from the modem to the router in its internet port.

3.   Now, connect an Ethernet cable from the computer to the LAN port of the router.

4.   Connect the power cable of the modem to the wall socket. Turn it on and wait for all lights to become stable.

5.   Connect the router to a power source and wait for the power light to become solid green.

6.   Now open up any web browser and type in the router’s IP address. The default IP address for Netgear routers is Alternatively, you can type www.Routerportal.Com as well. Press Enter.

7.   You now will be asked to log in to your router. There will be two fields asking for the username and the password.
The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
The username and the password are both case sensitive.

8.   Enter the username and the password. Click “Log in”.
In case your default username and password doesn’t work, then there is a chance that you might have changed the default password. In that case you will have to put in the personalized password to log in.

9.   Click on “ADVANCED” tab on the left side. Choose Setup Wizard option. Select Yes and hit Next.
It will take a couple of minutes for the detection of internet by the Setup Wizard.

10. Once the internet has been detected by the router, a CONGRATULATIONS page will appear. You can now start using the internet.

How to Log in to your Netgear Router

1.   Open any web browser on any device that is connected to the router.

2.   Type in the address bar. A login window will display.

3.   It will prompt you for a username and password.
The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
The username and password are case sensitive.

4.   Now you will be logged in to your router.

If by any case, you failed to log in your router, then there might be a chance that you’ve changed your password. You need to put in your custom password in order to login to your router.

How do I reset my router?

By any off chance that you’ve lost or forgotten your password, you can choose to reset your password. Just make sure your router is on before proceeding with the reset option.
Your personalized username and password will also reset if you reset your router.

To reset your Netgear Router:

1.   Locate the factory reset button behind your router.

2.   Using a paper clip or pin of some sort, press the reset button for about seven seconds.

3.   Release the reset button and the lights will start blinking. They will then turn into solid green or solid white.
The Netgear router’s default settings have been restored.

How do I set up a new password for my Netgear Router?

To set up a new password on your Netgear Router, just follow these simple steps:

1.   Open up any browser and type in in the address bar.

2.   A display page will open asking you for your username and password.
Enter the username and password.
If you have a personalized password, enter that. If you have forgotten your password, then you will have to reset your router.

3.   The Netgear Smart Wizard will open up. Click the Wireless Settings under Setup.
Under security options, you can now change the password.

4.   Click Apply. Your new password will be set.

How to install the Netgear Router without CD:

There are some routers that come without the installation CD. For those routers, here are some steps to install the router:

1.   Unplug your modem and the router. Shut down the computer that the router was connected to.

2.   Using an Ethernet cable, connect the modem to the internet port of the router and another cable to connect your computer to the LAN port of the router.

3.   Plug in your modem and the router to their respective power sources and wait for a couple of minutes. The power lights will start blinking and after a few minutes, the power light will turn solid green (white in some newer models). The router has been connected. You can turn on your computer.

4.   Now, open up a web browser and type in the address bar and click Enter. A display page will open asking you for your username and password.
The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.

5.   Now, enter the username and password. Click OK.

6.   Click Next to access the Setup Wizard and follow the steps. Click Done to finish installing your router.
You can now access your internet without any problems.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered:

1.   Can I change the password of the router?

Ans: Yes, you can change the password of the router.

2.   Why do I need to update the firmware on the router?

Ans: The new firmware fixes bugs and adds new features in the router. It also helps keep your network secure.

3.   Can I connect my wireless printer to the router?

Ans: Yes you can, with the instructions provided.

4.   How do I connect to my Netgear router?

Ans: You can access your Netgear router by typing in the address bar of your web browser and following the steps provided.

5.   Can I set up my Netgear router through my Smartphone?

Ans: Yes, you can set up your Netgear router through your Smartphone.

6.   For how long can I leave my router on?

Ans: You can leave your router on for as long as you wish.

7.   How do I install the latest firmware?

Ans: When you open the Smart Wizard app, it will be hinted there.

8.   Can I download the Netgear Firmware manually?

Ans: Yes, you can download it manually.

9.   Is it safe to download the Netgear firmware Update from third party websites?

Ans: No. It is recommended that you download the Netgear Firmware update from NETGEAR Download Center.

 10 Can I install the router even if I don’t have the installation CD?

Ans: Yes, you can still download it.

How To Install your Netgear Router Guide

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