Why Log Into A Netgear Wireless Router?
If you are wondering why you would need to log in to your Netgear wireless router—or any router, for that matter—it’s because there are people nowadays who would stop at nothing to hack into your router, sometimes just for the heck of it.
So, primarily for the reason of amping up security and privacy—and other reasons such as shielding your children from the dark side of Internet, perhaps—this article here will guide you through how to making everything safer for you and your family.
It’s simple enough to do it yourself, and will only take a few minutes. There are several ways of logging into your router.
How To Log In To A Netgear Router
Logging into your router through Ethernet is the most reliable method, due to the stable direct connection to your computer. Here is how:
How To Configure Netgear Routers
Log Into A Netgear Router Using Wi-Fi
If your computer doesn’t have a LAN port, don’t fret: you can always log into the dashboard via Wi-Fi. Just follow these steps:
Changing Netgear Wireless Name & Password
Remote access - Log into a Netgear router using Remote Management
In some cases, you may have to log into your router remotely. A remote connection means accessing your router through another internet connection.
If using this method, here’s what you do:
Netgear Router Default Password & IP Address
You may find the different default passwords used in the different login methods on the back of the router.
As previously mentioned, to access your router’s dashboard, the default IP address is http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or “http://routerlogin.net”. If that doesn’t work, here’s how to get the IP address:
If you’re on Windows, press the windows button on your keyboard and “R” at the same time.
Type in “cmd” then press the Enter key.
The command prompt window will pop up, type “ipconfig” and press the Enter key.
Locate “Default Gateway”, and type in those numbers in your web browser.
If you are on MAC, go to “System Preferences” under the Apple menu. Click “network”, then select the connection you are currently on. The string of numbers under “router” is what you type in your web browser.
If it doesn’t work, you may have to reset your modem. Locate the “Restore Factory Settings” button at the back of your modem—it is outlined in red. Press it with a pointed object, and wait until the lights turn off and back on, then try again.
Reset Your Netgear Router
If you still can’t log in using the default values after the reset, call your modem’s customer service for assistance.
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