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Netgear is one of the best routers in the industry, It will provide the best wifi signals and speed.

Netgear has a Nighthawk Smart WiFi router that means it is a dual-band that gives two WiFi frequencies one is 2.4GHz and 5G. 

  • It is easily visible on all the devices likewise printer, security camera, Amazon Alexa, etc) and 2.4GHz will give you a wide range at normal speed.
  • It is easily visible on the 5G compatible devices and it will give you Normal range and very good speed (recommended for streaming devices like TV, Roku, Play Stations, etc).


For login into your Netgear, you need to connect your device with the router’s network so that it will allow you to login into your router page. To get the genie page you need to open a web browser on your computer after that you need to type the following web address or IP address:
Once you typed this address it will show you the prompt where it asks for a Username and Password, For that you can use the default username and password (as mentioned on the router) or if you have already changed login password, you can type the password which you changed at the time of setup and after typing the right password you can easily get the login page of your router.

How to log in to my router by using a mobile phone?

How to log in to my router by using a mobile phone?

These are the steps through which it helps you to log in to your router page through mobile phone:-

  1. Connect your mobile device to the Wi-Fi network of your Netgear router,
  2. Launch the web browser on your device,
  3. On the top web address bar, you can type the following web address.
  4. Netgear genie page Genie on a Mobile device
  5. It will prompt for username and password for your router,
  6. After typing your default credential for the router (Default: username – admin and password – password), Click login
  7. Here you can see the management page of your router.

If Still, you are getting any issue you can Click here.

How to recover your admin password for your Netgear router?

This situation only happens when you don’t know the login password for your

To recover the admin password you need to follow the steps given below:

  1. When you see the login screen of your router you need to select the cancel option.

  2. When you select the cancel option, it will take you the screen where it asks for the MAC number of your router (written on the router), after typing the MAC number you can get the screen where it asks for two Security Questions.

  3. After giving the right answers, you need to click on submit, from where you can get the password for the login. If the answers are not right it won’t allow you to get the admin password.

  4. In last if you don’t know the right answers you need to go for reset process so it goes to default settings from where you can set up a new admin password for your router.

How to reset your Netgear Router to the factory default settings?

In this guide, you will learn how to reset your Netgear to its factory default settings by two different methods. One is through the hardware reset button and the second is via routerlogin home page.

You can use this function if you forgot your Wi-Fi network login details or if you find regular connectivity issue on your devices due to router previous settings.
NOTE: Before resetting your device, Netgear recommends to connect your computer or Laptop through Ethernet cable to avoid disconnectivity.


  1. Look at the reset button at the back side or bottom of the router.
  2. Press and hold it for approx 10 to 15 seconds by using a paper clip or a similar thing (Safety Pin).
  3. Release it once power lights will start blinking amber.
  4. A router is reset and back to factory default settings.
  5. Now open a web browser and enter into the web address bar.
  6. A login page displays.
    Enter the login details. where the default username is “admin” and the password is “password”.


  1. Open a web browser and enter or into the web address bar.
  2. A login page displays.
    Enter the login details. use the default username is “admin” and on the other hand side the password is “password”.
  3. On the homepage click on ADVANCED.
  4. Then click on ADMINISTRATION > UPDATE SETTINGS on the left-hand menu.
  5. Click on the ERASE button under the revert to factory default settings.
  6. Click on YES.
  7. It can take 30-40 seconds.
  8. Now, you will redirect to the SETUP WIZARD PAGE.
  9. Check the first option then click on next and follow the instructions.

How to change your WIFI Name and WIFI Password for your Netgear Router?

If you want to change the Wifi name and password for your router, you need to login into your router for doing that you can open up the Default gateway or Default IP address for your router ( where it asks for a username and password (admin and password resp. Default).

Once you login into the router page go into the left side menu where you can click on wireless where you can see the network name and password. After that, you can type in the New WIFI name and WIFI password and Click save and your setting has been saved.

How to connect wireless devices on your Netgear Wifi Router?

In this article, you will discover how to connect your devices such as Tablet, mobile, I-Pad, Smart TV wirelessly on your Wi-Fi router in a very simple way.
NOTE: Make sure you didn’t make any changes in router settings before connecting your devices on a new router.

  • Open settings on your wireless devices that you want to connect on the router ( Computer, I-phone, Tablet, Gaming device).
  • Click on WIFI icon or open Network settings, then you will get the name of all the available nearby networks.
  • Seek for your network name and tap on it. The default WiFi Network Name (SSID) for the router is on the product label on the bottom of the router. In most cases, the Netgear default name is like NETGEAR54, NETGEAR89.
  • Click on connect and enter the Network key (password) which is written on the product label on the bottom of the router.
  • Press enter and your device will connect on the router network.
  • You can connect more devices on the router’s network by following the same steps.

How to update Netgear Firmware?

You need to follow the below-mentioned steps one by one to update firmware successfully with using the Setup wizard.

NOTE:- It is highly recommended to connect your computer with the router through Ethernet cable while performing the updating to avoid wireless disconnection and do not restart or turn off your router while update process, it can harm your device and make it unusable. It is advisable to use your computer which is connected with the router’s network and does not use the computer while updating the device.

  • Open up any new browser such as Safari, Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer on the wired connected device.
  • Type or use on the web address bar to open the login page.
  • Once the login window opens, enter username and password.
  • The default username is “admin” and the password is “password”.
  • NOTE: Both username and password are case sensitive.
  • On the dashboard of the router home page, you will see a blue icon regarding firmware upgrade and the next step is to click on it and then click on the yes option.
  • By using Check Button- If you are not getting this icon on the homepage then you need to click Advanced > Administrative > Router / Firmware Update.
  • Then you can simply click on check for updates.
  • If the firmware is available on your router, a pop up will be shown to download/install it. Click the yes button.
  • The firmware will start updating, this process takes 2-3 minutes and once the update part is done, the router will restart now you can use your updated router with the latest version of the firmware.

Why it is important to update the firmware of Netgear Router?

It is very important to update the firmware software of your router periodically, because of security regarding your network and data.

So it will optimize the performance of your router. After doing the firmware updating it will improve the performance of your router. Every time you can get an update for your router you have to do that so it will be going to fixes the bugs, update the new features for your router, and protects you from a security vulnerability.

For downloading the new firmware of your router you have to open on your web browser where you can type your model number which is mentioned on the Netgear unit itself. Make sure you can type the right model number with the exact version.