1How do I log into my router?

  1. Connect a computer to the NETGEAR router and launch a web browser.
  2. Visit http://www.routerlogin.com. If http://www.routerlogin.com does not work, try the following:
  3. You are prompted to enter a username and password. Enter the following default login credentials:
    Note: username and password are both case sensitive
  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

Note: If the default login credentials do not work, you might have changed the admin password. If you cannot remember your new password, you must perform a factory reset to restore the router to its factory default settings. For more information.

2What If I cannot login to my router?

If you are unable to log into your router:

  1. Connect a computer and a router directly with an Ethernet cable, putting an end in one of the router LAN ports. Check that both ends are secure.
  2. Check the Internet LED is lit. If it is not, troubleshoot the light status, as explained in the manual.
  3. Check that the LEDs for the ports with cables are lit. If they are not, try moving the cable to a different port. If there are still no lights, then troubleshoot the light status, as explained in the manual.
  4. Check that the LED on the Ethernet adapter is lit. If it is not, then troubleshoot the adapter (do not continue with the following steps).
    If the Ethernet adapter was not made by NETGEAR, contact the adapter’s manufacturer.
  5. Select Start > Run. Type cmd. Type ping 192.168.1.1.
    If message “Request timed out,” displays, type ping 192.168.0.1.
    If the message persists, your computer is not making a connection to the router.
  6. Otherwise, your computer is connected to the router:
    • Ensure proxies are not enabled. If using Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings. Uncheck “Use a proxy server for your LAN….”.
    • Delete offline content. Select Tools > Internet Options > Delete Files.
      Select Delete all offline content, and click OK. (This is to clear any possible previous router log on page.)
    • Try accessing with a different computer or with a different browser.
    • Delete cookies.
      WARNING: Do not do this if the websites you visit need cookie information such as your logins and passwords.
  7. Power off the router, and power it back on again.
  8. If you still cannot log on to the router.
  9. Check the computer’s IP address and DHCP. The IP should be in the 192.168.0.x range, and DHCP should be enabled.

3I lost or cannot use my router configuration CD. what should I do?

The installation or configuration CD is not required to install or configure your router. The Setup Wizard in the router management interface serves the same purpose as the Smart Wizard on the installation CD.

4How do I physically connect my router?

  1. Remove any cables connecting the modem to the computer. Plug in the modem power adapter and check the power light to ensure the modem is on.
  2. Connect the router to the modem. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable to the modem and the other end into the internet port on the router. The internet port is yellow or slightly set apart from the rest of the router ports.
  3. Connect the router to the computer. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the computer Ethernet port and the other end into any one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  4. Plug in the router power adapter and check the power light to ensure that the router is on.

5Can I change the router login username to something other than admin?

No, the router login username cannot be changed. Only the admin password can be changed.

6How do I change my router admin password?

For the old (Smart Wizard) router interface:

  1. Log into your router.
  2. Select Set Password under the Maintenance menu.
  3. Enter the old and new password.
  4. Click Apply to save your change.

For the new (NETGEAR genie) router interface:

  1. Log into your router.
  2. Click ADVANCED > ADMINISTRATION > Set Password.
  3. Enter the old and new password.
  4. Click Apply to save your change.

7How do I upgrade my router firmware?

To upgrade your router firmware.

Having the latest firmware will help increase the stability, functionality and performance of your product. The new and most up-to-date firmware will likely correct issues and possibly add new and improved features to the product.

8Do I have to register my router for it to work?

No, you do not have to register your router for it to work.  You do need to register your router in order to receive technical support, however.

9Can I leave my NETGEAR router on all the time, or do I need to turn it off when I no longer need my internet connection?

You can leave the NETGEAR router on all the time. There is no need to turn the router off.

10How many computers or devices can be connected wirelessly to a router at the same time?

Any number of devices can be connected wirelessly to the router; however, performance might noticeably decrease with each additional device.  Three to five devices should be able to use the same wireless connection without a noticeable decrease in network responsiveness.

11How do I assign an IP address to a specific computer or device?

  1. Log into your router.
  2. To acquire the IP address the computer or device is currently using, click Attached Devices under the Maintenance menu.  Note the IP address (192.168.1.x) the device is currently using.
  3. Under Advanced, click LAN Setup.
  4. Under Address Reservation, click Add.
  5. Type in the IP address (ex: 192.168.1.x), the MAC address of the device, and a name describing the device in the spaces provided.
  6. Click Add to save the information.

 For the new (NETGEAR genie) router interface

  1. Log into your router.
  2. To acquire the IP address the computer or device is currently using, click Attached Devices under the BASIC tab. Note the IP address (192.168.1.x) the device is currently using.
  3. Click ADVANCED > Setup > LAN setup.
  4. Under Address Reservation, click Add.
  5. Type in the IP Address (ex: 192.168.1.x), MAC Address, and Device Name.
  6. Click Add to save the information.

12How do I change my NETGEAR router WiFi password or network name (SSID)?

To change your WiFi password or network name (SSID):

  1. Launch an Internet browser and type http://www.routerlogin.net into the address bar.
  2. Enter the router user name and password when prompted.
    The default user name is admin. The default password is password.
  3. Click OK.
    The BASIC Home page displays.
  4. Select Wireless.
  5. Enter your new user name in the Name (SSID) field.
  6. Enter your new password in the Password (Network Key) fields.
  7. Click the Apply button.
    Your changes are saved.

Note: If your device disconnects from the wireless network, view the available wireless network again and enter the new WiFi network key or password.

13How to change your NETGEAR router WiFi password or network name (SSID) using Smart Wizard?

To change your WiFi password or network name (SSID) using Smart Wizard:

  1. Launch an Internet browser and type http://www.routerlogin.net into the address bar.
    If you are having problems accessing routerlogin.net.
  2. Enter the router username and password when prompted.

The default user name is admin. The default password is password.

  1. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup.
  2. Change the name (SSID) and/or password.
  3. Remember to click Apply to save the changes. Note: If your device disconnects from the wireless network, view the available wireless network again and type the new WiFi network key/password.Note: If you are using WEP security (not recommended), the screen will look slightly different.

14How do I locate my router’s IP address?

By default, your NETGEAR router’s IP address is either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. The computer or mobile device that you are using automatically retrieves the IP address from your router. If your computer or mobile device is using a static IP address, you need to configure your device to retrieve the IP address.

To view your router’s IP address:

  1. Launch a web browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to your router’s network.
  2. Type http://routerlogin.net into your web browser’s address bar.
    The login window displays.
  3. Enter the router user name and password.
    The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
    The BASIC Home page displays.
  4. Select ADVANCED.
    Your router’s IP address displays under Router Information.

15How do I change the admin password on my NETGEAR router?

When you buy a new NETGEAR router, it is configured with factory default settings. When you use the local web address routerlogin.com to access your router’s interface, the user name is admin and the default password is password. To improve the security of your network, change the default password.

Note: This password is not the password that you use to access your WiFi.

To change the admin password on your NETGEAR router:

  1. Launch a web browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to your router’s network.
  2. Type http://routerlogin.net into your web browser’s address bar.
    The login window displays.
  3. Enter the router user name and password.
    The user name is admin and the default password is password.
    The BASIC Home page displays.
  4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
  5. Type the old password, and type the new password twice.
  6. To be able to recover you password in the future, select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
  7. Click the Apply button.
    Your settings are saved.

16How to troubleshoot routerlogin.net and routerlogin.com access errors?

There are many reasons why you may not be able to access the NETGEAR router login (admin settings) page. The most common reasons are browser cache and IP address issues.

Gain access to your router admin page:

  1. First ensure you are using the proper web address, user name, and password.
    • Web address: www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com
    • User Name: admin
    • Password: password
    • For more information
      Note: If you previously changed the admin password for your router, the default password (password) will no longer work.
  2. If you receive an error when attempting to access the routerlogin.com or routerlogin.net web address, try clearing your internet browser cache

Note: Using a different browser may also resolve your access error. If you normally use Google Chrome, try accessing the router login pages from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.

  1. Another solution is to use your router IP address (http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1) to login instead of using the routerlogin.com or routerlogin.net addresses.
    Note: If the 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 IP addresses do not work.
  2. If you are still unable to reach the router login page, try accessing it using different methods, such as a wired Ethernet connection (direct wired connections to the router provide better results), different wireless connections (2.4GHz network vs 5GHz network), or attempt access with a different device (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.).
    Note: Ensure you are using your NETGEAR router internet connection in order to access the NETGEAR router login page. A wired connection is the best way to ensure you are accessing the router.
  3. If you are connected to multiple networks at the same time, such as wired and wireless, VPN, or a corporate connection, the router login page may not work.
    • Disconnect from all internet and VPN connections and only connect to your NETGEAR router.
  4. Temporarily disable pop-up blockers, firewalls, and ad blocking software to see if any of these are causing access issues to the router login user name and password pop-up.
  5. Power cycle your router, modem, and connected devices (including desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, etc.).
    • Leave the power off on your NETGEAR router and cable modem for at least 10 seconds before rebooting the network.
  6. If none of the above steps resolve your router login access problem, perform a factory reset of the router.
    Note: After you perform a factory reset, any personalized router settings and configurations previously modified from the default are lost; including user name, password, network name (SSID), and security settings.
  7. After factory resetting your router, login into your router using the information in step 1.
    • Once you are logged in, click ADVANCED
    • Under Router Information, ensure your router IP Address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
  8.  To prevent further login issues, ensure your firmware is up to date.
    • Click ADVANCED Router Update > Check
    • If new firmware is found, click Yes to update the firmware.

A complete list of default usernames and passwords for Netgear routers.

17Find Your Netgear Router Password

Finding your Netgear router’s user name and password is as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Find Your Netgear Router Model Number

    Look in the left column of the Netgear router password list below to find your Netgear router model number.

  2. Find Your Netgear Router Username

    Look one column to the right of your router model number to see your Netgear router’s user name.

  3. Find Your Netgear Router Password

    You know the drill. Look another column to the right to find your Netgear router’s password.

Great! You’ve found the password and username for your Netgear router! What next?

Login to Your Netgear Router Using the Router Password

Try logging into your Netgear router using the username and password.

Model Default Username Default Password
7550 admin password
AC1600 C6250EMR admin password
AC1750 C6300 admin password
AC790S none admin
AirCard 782S none admin
C3000 N300 admin password
C6300 admin password
CBVG834G admin password
CBVG834G admin password
CG3000 admin password
CG3000D admin password
CG3000D admin password
CG3000D admin password
CG3100 admin password
CG3100D-2 admin password
CG3101D admin password
CG3101D unknown unknown
CG4500BD admin password
CG814GCMR admin password
CG814W admim password
CG814WG comcast 1234
CG814WG admin password
CG814WG superuser password
CGD24G admin password
CGD24N admin password
CGD24N admin password
CGW814WG comcast 1234
CVG824G admin password
CVG834G admin password
D6300 admin password
D7000 Nighthawk AC1900 admin password
DG480 admin changeme
DG632 admin password
DG632 admin password
DG814 admin password
DG814 admin password
DG824M admin password
DG834 admin password
DG834G admin password
DG834GSP admin password
DG834GT password
DG834GU admin password
DG834N admin admin
DG834PN password
DG934G admin password
DGFV338 admin password
DGN1000 admin password
DGN1000SP admin password
DGN2000 admin password
DGN2200 admin password
DGN2200 admin password
DGN2200 admin password
DGN2200 admin password
DGN2200B admin password
DGN3500 admin password
DGND3300 admin password
DGND3700 admin password
DGND3700 admin password
DM111PSP admin password
DM602 admin password
EVG2000 admin password
FM114P admin password
FR114P admin password
FR114W admin password
FR314 admin password
FR318 admin password
FR328S admin password
FV318 admin password
FVG318 admin password
FVL328 admin password
FVS114 admin password
FVS124G admin password
FVS318 admin password
FVS318 admin password
FVS318 admin password
FVS318G admin password
FVS328 admin password
FVS336G admin password
FVS336G admin password
FVS338 admin password
FVX538 password
FWAG114 admin password
FWG114 admin password
FWG114P admin password
FWG114P admin password
HR314 admin password
KWGR614 admin password
MBR1210 admin password
MBR624GU admin password
MBR814X admin password
ME102 admin epicrouter
MR314 admin password
MR314 admin 1234
MR814 admin password
MR814 admin password
MR814 admin password
Nighthawk R7000 admin password
Nighthawk R8300 admin password
Nighthawk R8500 admin password
Nighthawk X6 R8000 admin password
Orbi RBK50 admin password
Orbi RBR50 admin password
R6100 admin password
R6300 admin password
R6300 admin password
R6400 admin password
R7000 admin password
R8300 admin password
R8500 admin password
R9000 Nighthawk X10 admin password
RH340 NONE 1234
RM356 NONE 1234
RO318 admin 1234
RP114 admin 1234
RP614 admin password
RP614 admin password
RP614 admin password
RP614 admin password
RT311 NONE 1234
RT314 NONE 1234
RT314 admin 1234
RT314 admin 1234
RT388 NONE 1234
Super Hub 2 admin admin
TA612V admin password
UTM5 admin password
VMDG280 admin password
VMDG480 admin changeme
VMDG480 admin changeme
VMDG485 admin admin
VMDG485 admin admin
VMDG490 NONE on router label
VVG2000 admin password
WGR613VAL admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGT624 admin password
WGT624 admin password
WGT624 admin password
WGT624 admin password
wgt634u admin password
WGU624 admin password
WGXB102 admin password
WNDR3300 admin password
WNDR3400 admin password
WNDR3400 admin password
WNDR3700 admin password
WNDR3800 admin password
WNDR4000 admin password
WNDR4300 admin password
WNDR4500 admin password
WNDR4500 admin password
WNDR4700 admin password
WNDRMAC admin password
WNR1000 admin password
WNR1000 admin password
WNR1000 admin password
WNR1000 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2500 admin password
WNR3500 admin password
WNR3500 admin admin
WNR3500L admin admin
WNR3500L admin password
WNR612 admin password
WNR834B admin password
WNR834B admin password
WNR834M admin password
WNR854T admin password
WPN824 admin password
WPN824 admin password
WPN824 admin password
WPN824N admin password
WPNT834 admin password

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