Netgear is a reliable brand. I have used its three routers and hardly run into troubles. Hardly – I mean I did have some problems, mostly with Netgear Wireless Router Login.
Luckily, they were small and easy-to-solve. I realize that this brand’s login issues are among the most frequently asked questions. So here come the solutions to 3 common troubleshooting I bet most of you have searched, at least once.
#1: How Can I Login to My Netgear Wireless Router?
You might need to visit the login page of your router to change some settings. For example: Netgear default username and password; the adjustment of IP address; the configuration of devices connected.
Things to consider before logging in:
✓ Turn on your Netgear wireless router
✓ Configure the installation of the Network router properly
✓ Place the router in an open area
✓ Make sure the antennas are attached carefully
✓ Finish the latest firmware update, if requested.
Now, access login authentication:
Please open any browser on devices connected to your Netgear wireless router. Then, search for either of the following:
- The router’s IP addresses: 168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
On the login window, enter your registered username and password. To finish the process, click on the Login button. If you sign in the router for the first time, you can use the default:
- Username: admin
- Password: password
As mentioned, there might be a request for a software update, finish it and re-login.
#2: Why Can I Access Neither routerlogin.net Nor routerlogin.com?
Obviously, using the web portals as above is the quickest way to open the Netgear Wireless Router Login page. What if you bump into the error “routerlogin.net not working” or “Not found”?
Possible reasons are as follows:
- The misspelled URL of the Netgear wireless router login portal: Instead of www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com, you might input another address. You are redirected to ERROR 404 then. Thus, enter the login portals carefully.
- The outdated browser or firmware: The built-in firmware controls the performance of your Netgear router. Hackers only wait for your putting guard down to exploit the firmware and scan your information. Do not ignore its frequent updates. Or else, it might cost your network security and more.
- The inaccurate settings and installation: The common reason causing the Login Failed is the wrong configurations of your router. For example, your modem and local devices do not connect to the router properly.
Here come several solutions:
Use the Router IP Address Instead
Another way is to search “your Netgear router IP” on the browser. Remember to use a local device that connects to the router. The default address is either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 – depending on the router’s version. In case you still cannot open the Netgear Wireless Router Login page, your IP might be adjusted.
No need to worry!
You can find your new IP at ease.
- Use online checkers such as com. Remember that this tool detects two address including Public IP and Local IP. What to consider is the Local IP (as known as Private IP.)
- Run “ipconfig” command your Windows. For each version, the detailed steps might be a bit different.
Take Windows® 10 for example:
On the Taskbar, search for Command Prompt by entering “cmd”.
Click on the result to open the Command Prompt window. There, enter “ipconfig/all” and press the [Enter] key. In Default Gateway, you get your router IP address.
Clear Your Browser Cache
The most common reason for routerlogin.net not working is the cache and cookie. So try clearing the cache and reload the page.
- Open the browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Explorer.
Navigate through Settings ⇒ Advanced ⇒ Clear browsing data. Choose what to erase and click the Clear data button.
- Revisit the browser and search for the router’s login portal or its IP address.
- Try accessing the login page from another browser and clear the cache till it works.
“Is it fixed?” – Not yet 🙁
Then check the next solution.
Updating the router’s firmware frequently is critical to ensure all functions work properly. More importantly, it keeps your network communications more secure. So whenever a new firmware is available, remember to download it and update your router. You are less likely to run into Netgear Wireless Router Login errors.
Note: Before updating the firmware, you had better use an Ethernet cable to connect between your devices and the router.
On Admin Panel of the router’s login page, go to Advanced ⇒ Administration ⇒ Firmware Update/Router Update ⇒ Check.
Reset Netgear Router to the Default Factory Settings
Once you reset the router, your configurations including your username, password, security settings, and network name are cleared. Also, you must turn on the router when performing this default factory reset.
- First, find the Reset or Restore Factory Settings button on the router’s backside.
- Then, use a small object such as a paper clip to press and hold that button for about 7-10s.
- Finally, release the button and wait for your Netgear Wireless router to reboot. You can find the power light blinking. This process is completed when the light becomes solid green or solid white.
At that time, enter the default IP address on your browser to check: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. The default username: admin; the default password: password.
Call Toll-Free Number
If you try all solutions above but still fail to access your Netgear Wireless Router Login page, ask professionals by dialing 1-888-884-6940. It is totally free.
#3: How to Change Netgear Admin Password?
Once purchasing the router, you can login to the router and alter further settings. The very first to change is your username and password. By default, the two values are shared for almost all routers.
- Username: admin
- Password: password
Change the Router Admin Password
Almost all router vendors advise their customers to login and change the default username and password. However, few of us care about it since “a strong Wi-fi password is enough.” Such a false belief!
The router is required to connect the Internet and your local devices. It means all request to the Internet is passed through the router. Hence, this device is as important as your house’s front door. Do you want others to have the key to your house?
Do not be lazy; it only takes a minute to change the default Netgear password:
- Login to routerlogin.net using the default information. If you do not know how to do it, read the information above.
- Expand the Homepage displays and choose the ADVANCED ⇒ Administration ⇒ Set Password.
- Enter the default or the latest password and type your new password twice.
- Save the settings.
Bonus: Best practices to set the router’s password:
- The password of the router should be different from that of your WiFi. Otherwise, it is a piece of cake for hackers to steal your information.
- The longer, the better. In fact, there are various automatic password cracking tools to crack the less-than-8-character password. Thus, a complex password protects your router better. I suggest making it 12-15 characters in length.
- Use varied cases and special characters.
- Make the password as random as possible rather than using a whole sentence.
- It is advised not to enter your personal information, for example, your birthday, your phone number, your address.
Turn on the Admin Password Reset Feature
A hard password is good. But sometimes even you cannot remember it. True! I am not kidding at all.
Netgear knows this case, so they recommend you enable the password reset in case of your being absent-minded. Nevertheless, you can only turn on this feature using Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. The Safari browser does not support it.
Here is the to-do list:
- Login to routerlogin.net
- In the ADVANCED tab, expand Administration and choose Set Password. In the screen displays opened, check the Enable Password Reset
- Answer two security questions. Take note of your answer somewhere if necessary.
- Hit the Apply button to save the settings.
Reset Netgear Router Password
In case you forget your password and luckily, you remember to enable the password reset feature as my recommendation. You can recover your password quickly following these steps:
- First off, login to your Netgear router
- On the login page, choose Cancel You are requested to enter the router’s serial number. It is available at the backside of your router.
- Choose the Continue That time, two security questions appear. Enter your answer and click the Continue one more time.
- The recovered password is shown accordingly on the screen. Use that information to Login again.
I already instruct you to fix the three most common problems with Netgear Wireless Router Login. Do you get it all? If you have any questions, ask below. I am willing to give you a helping hand.
P/S: If you know anyone getting into such troubles, do not hesitate to share this article with them.