The Netgear router is used to connect your device over a wired or wireless network. The supported operating systems are Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, and UNIX. To know how to set up, log in, and connect your Netgear router, read and proceed with the instructions given below.
How to Setup Netgear Router
Perform the step-by-step instructions given below to set the Netgear router.
Make sure that you have unboxed the Netgear router properly before you begin the setup.
Now, connect your modem to the Netgear router’s internet port using an Ethernet cable.
Similarly, connect the Netgear router to your computer using another Ethernet cable.
Now, insert the back-up battery and turn on your modem.
Once all the lights on the modem become stable, connect the Netgear router to the power source.
Once you see the solid green light on the Netgear router’s control panel, open a web browser on your computer and set the basic setup through online.
You can use the Netgear router’s IP address or web address for login.
Enter the required credentials in the given field and click the Login button.
Set the Netgear router settings as per your need and click the OK or Apply button.
How to Login to Netgear Router
If you have no idea about how to log into the Netgear router for the first time, then follow the step-by-step instructions given below.
Make sure that you have done the initial Netgear router hardware setup.
On your computer, launch a web browser to begin the process.
Move the cursor to the search field and click anywhere in it.
Type the Netgear router’s web address or the 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 IP address in the search field and press the Enter button.
Enter your credentials such as username and password on the Login page and click the Login button.
The default username & password of the Netgear router can be found on the label of the router.
How to Connect to Netgear Router
To connect your Netgear router to the modem and the computer, follow the guidelines given below.
Get two Ethernet cables to begin the connection setup.
First, connect the modem and your Netgear router using an Ethernet cable.
After that, connect the computer and your Netgear router using the other Ethernet cable.
Now, turn off & on your computer, modem, and the Netgear router.
Wait for the boot-up process to complete.
Once the boot up is done, log into your Netgear router account by referring to the instructions discussed above.
After that, on your Netgear router account screen, click the Setup Wizard button.
Click the Radio button beside the Yes option.
Click the Next button to save the Setup Wizard settings.
If you want to check if you are connected to the internet connection, then navigate to the Maintenance section and click the Router Status option.
Check the IP Address status in the Internet Port section.
Netgear Router Default Password
Visit the Netgear website and check the default password in the list for your Netgear router model.
You can also find the default password at the rear side sticker of the Netgear router.
For most of the Netgear router model, the default password is password.
It is recommended to change the default password for security purpose. You can change it from your Netgear router web setup page.
Netgear Router Password Change
Proceed with the following steps to change the password of your Netgear router.
Connect your Netgear router to the computer.
Open the web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet and then launch the Netgear router login page by entering the IP address of the router.
The default IP address of the Netgear router is 192.168.0.1.
Click the OK button or Log In button after entering the correct user name and password to log into the Netgear router account.
Click Advanced Administration and then select the Set Password option.
Enter the old password in the required field and then type your new password two times to confirm it.
Make sure to turn the Enable Password Recovery option feature to restore your password in the future.
Select the Apply option at the bottom of the screen to save the modifications made.
WPS button on Netgear Router
You can see the WPS button at the top of the Netgear router.
To connect your Netgear router to the devices like computer, use the easiest method to establish a connection.
Use the WPS method to establish a wireless connection between the computer (or any other devices) and the Netgear router.
Hold the WPS button on your Netgear router for 2 minutes.
Then, follow the instructions displayed on your device screen to finish the wireless setup.
How to restart Netgear router
First, power off the Netgear modem and then disconnect it from the power source.
Then, power of the Netgear router.
Now, again, connect the modem back to the power source and power it on.
Next, power on the router and wait for some time.
The router will restart now.
How to access Netgear Router
On your mobile phone or computer, open the default web browser.
Connect your Netgear router to the mobile phone or the computer.
Type the IP address of your Netgear router as 192.168.1.1 and then press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Make sure to enter the IP address in the address bar correctly to view the Netgear router login page.
Enter the username and password correctly in suitable fields.
If you did not change the password of your Netgear router yet, use the default password.
The default password of the Netgear router is password and the default username is admin.
If you forget the changed password, you will have to reset your Netgear router to the factory default settings.
After entering the login credentials on the Netgear router login page, click the OK or Log In button.
Netgear router configuration
First, plug the modem into the internet port of the Netgear router and then plug the computer into any one of the ports.
Then, power off the computer, the router, and the cable modem and turn them on after some time.
Now, wait for the computer to restart.
Next, open a new web browser and enter the Netgear router’s IP address in the address bar and then tap Enter.
Login to the router using the username and password.
Next, tap the Setup Wizard.
The Setup Wizard screen will be displayed.
Dynamic IP will be recognized by the Setup Wizard.
Choose Yes and tap Next. Tap Next for the router to save the settings.
How to open ports on Netgear router
First, sign into the Netgear router through the current gateway address.
Now, click the Advanced tab and then select the Port Forwarding/ Port Triggering.
Next, choose Add Custom Service.
Provide the Device Name, Starting Port, End Port, IP Address.
Then, choose TCP/UDP from the protocol.
ow, you can connect the device through a web browser by typing the hostname and the port number in the address bar.
Change channel on Netgear router
First, open a new web browser and launch the manufacturer website.
Now, type the Username as admin and Password as password.
The Basic Home Page will appear.
Next, choose Wireless on the Basic Home Page.
Then the Wireless Settings page will appear.
Select your Region under the region menu.
Now, choose a channel number from the Channel menu.
Click Apply to confirm and save the settings.