Netgear wireless router and modem setup through

Netgear is a well-established brand in the production of some very reliable networking devices that render lightning fast speed over wireless as well as a wired connection over the network. The users have this cutting edge advantage of configuring their router through their custom web address of instead of using the default IP address of or This default IP address log in to the router setup page is an old age method and this default IP is numerical in a format so naturally, it gets a bit difficult to log into the router admin login page through this numerical address.

Netgear router access and setup through and

Netgear has provided its users with this utmost useful web link of and which upon accessing displays the Netgear router setup login window which in turn needs to authenticate with a default username and password. Remember that these login username and password are case sensitive values and needed to be entered cautiously.

If you don’t know how to set up your Netgear wireless router through, don’t worry follow our easy setup guide for networking hardware setup. Below is the detailed guide mentioned step by step.

  • Open your Netgear wireless router device from its factory packaging carefully and check if all the essential components are included in it like the Ethernet cables etc.
  • Now connect the modem to WAN port of the router with one of the Ethernet cable provided with it.
  • Also, connect your computer device to the router’s LAN port with the help of another LAN cable.
  • Now switch on the power supply source of the devices and you will have to wait for at least a minute so that these devices wakes up and get stable. The LEDs on the front panel will turn solid green or amber.
  • Now, open the web browser on your computer device and enter the web address in the URL column.
  • Instantly the router setup login window will be displayed on your screen in which the username and password need to be entered. For the user's information, the default values for username and password are “admin” and “password”.
  • Select the internet settings section under which you will be required to select the proper connection type from the drop-down list of connections. Select the connection type PPPoE.
  • Fill in the user details in the empty fields provided with your internet service provider.
  • Click save and apply changes tab and follow any rest of the instructions on the screen to get the setup completed in few minutes of time.
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Your Netgear wireless router setup is now complete and the router is ready to deliver the ultimate fast network speed.

Why is it important to configure the Netgear router device?

The prior configuration of the Netgear device is very important. Without the proper configuration and channelization of the settings in the router device, this device is of no use. What you need to do to make this device usable is to just access its admin login window through and then authorize the access with a username and password.  

Proceed on with the router configuration by following the on-screen instructions given.

What if the user doesn’t remember its router login password?

Well, this issue is not that rare to happen. The users worldwide tend to forget the router login password, then, in that case, you don’t need to panic. You are justifying with this one and only option of resetting your router back to its original factory settings. Let us show you how you can reset back your router to its factory state.

The Netgear wireless reset can be done through one of the two methods listed below.

  • Reset by pressing the reset button (Hardware method)
  • Reset via the web-based interface of the router (wireless through

As the user, in this case, has forgotten the login password, then you need to opt for the reset through the reset button provided in the router. The factory reset button on your router is given deep inside a pinhole of the router. Read the instructions carefully mentioned below in order to get the device reset back to its original version and settings.

  • The Netgear wireless router is assumed to be in woken upstate, what you need to do is just insert a long pinpointed object like paper pin or needle in the pinhole of the reset button.
  • Push and hold the reset button pressed for at least 5 seconds and then it will take power cycle itself. This power cycle (reboot) needs to get completed properly without any interference as it can lead to the firmware corruption of the router.

Resetting the Netgear wireless router through the web interface (

Getting your Netgear wireless router back to its original factory settings through the is not that hard task to perform.

Some of the basic instructions and steps that need to be followed in getting the router reset are mentioned below.

  • Open your web browser on the PC and enter the web address or the default IP address of
  • Enter the login credentials that you have set for the router access.
  • Select the factory reset button on the justify-hand side menu pane.
  • Click on yes reset button when prompted again and your router will be reset back to its factory state within a fraction of second or two.

Important hacks recommended being used

  • The users are required to establish a secure wired connection between the networking devices and computer system as it is quite a reliable method that doesn’t include any virtual wireless connection.
  • Always make sure to connect your router device to a continuous power source which is backed up 24*7.

Some crucial issues resolved in this troubleshooting section of Netgear router user guide

What if I see a login error message while trying to access the setup page through

This issue is quite rare to happen but still, if this issue occurs, you can use the default IP address login method which is and

This default IP address should however not be used in general as the users tend to forget the exact IP address and end up in entering the wrong web address for router configuration.

Why is it essential to update the router firmware?

The firmware is the basic working software component of a networking device and the user is recommended to keep the firmware up to date. The firmware of the Netgear wireless router is of great importance through which several options on the router is available like the router reset, router firmware update and router configuration etc.

The Firmware update includes some crucial modifications to the router itself like the security upgrade and added parental controls with web filtration.

What is the connection type PPPoE and what is it used for?

The PPPoE connection type stands for Point to point protocol over Ethernet and it is used for creating a successful internet connection. There will be several other connection types available for various other purposes and for various other tasks.

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What to do if the user doesn’t know about the IP address of the router device?

Well, you don’t need to rush to any decision if you are not aware of the default IP address of the device, you need to check the brand label pasted on the router box. There will be several other important and very crucial details printed on the sticker like MAC address and Bluetooth serial number etc.

What is WPS mode of connection and what it is used for?

WPS stands for Wi-Fi protected setup and it is used for establishing the initial connection between the router and the computer device. The user requires just pressing the WPS button on the router box and then selecting the WPS connection in the network settings section of the computer device.

What is Ethernet cable of RJ45 type?

The Ethernet cables are of different types and all these types of Ethernet cables have different uses. The RJ45 Ethernet cable is used to set up the connection between the router, modem and the computer system etc. The LAN cable connection is set up through this RJ45 cable.

From where the firmware update file can be downloaded?

It is very important to note that the firmware update file should be downloaded only through the official channels of the Netgear brand. The user can visit the web address and then quote in the exact router model into the required fields wherever necessary.  This firmware needs to be saved in an easily accessible location of your PC. This firmware update file needs to be selected and opened to get the installation process started.

What are the operations that can be performed on the router by accessing its setup portal through

There are several operations that can be performed on the router through this web address of or

  • You can configure the router for internet and network setup.
  • Also, the router can be reset to its original state through this web domain or
  • The user can update the firmware of the device
  • The network details can be accessed through this link.
  • The users can easily change the router login password etc.

Netgear router login

You can access your router’s admin page using or web address. If you will not be able to access your routers admin page using this web addresses then you can also try to access your router’s admin page by using static IP address that is or

How can I login into my Netgear home router?

You can use the below-mentioned steps to get an access to your router’s home page or login to your router.

  • Open a web browser or device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Type or in the address bar.
  • It will direct you to the router’s login dashboard page.
  • If the or  is not able to give you access to the router’s login dashboard then you can alternatively type or in the address bar.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Once you get access to your router’s login dashboard page.
  • Type username and password credentials.

Login credentials are “admin” and “password respectively by default and press Enter.


  • Once you successfully logged in, you will be directed to your BASIC home screen display page.


How can I install and setup my Netgear router using wireless device?

You can use wireless laptop, smart devices or tablet or computer to install Netgear router, you can connect your wireless device to the preset wireless settings of your NETGEAR wireless router then configure the device for Internet connection.

You can follow the below-mentioned steps to install Netgear X8 R8500 router:

  • First of all, you need to connect your DSL or cable modem to the Internet port of your NETGEAR router.
  • Switch on your DSL or cable modem and wait for the lights to become solid.
  • Switch on your Netgear router and wait for LEDs to become stable.
  • Get your routers presetting from the back or bottom of your device
  • On your wireless device, find the WIFI connection manager and find the SSID or Wi-Fi network name of your NETGEAR router.
  • Connect to SSID and type passphrase that you got from the back of your router.
  • Open a web browser that is available on your device.
  • If NETGEAR Genie is not displayed, go to the address bar and type


  • Enter the default username and password and enter.
  • Follow the instruction of Netgear genie to configure the device.
  • Once device is configured successfully, you will be directed to congratulations page.
  • Click Take me to the internet to check the connectivity.

Configuring the router by using Netgear smart wizard setup or Netgear genie login

To setup your Netgear router using smart wizard, you can use the below-mentioned steps:

  • First of all, you need to connect your modem to the internet port of the NETGEAR router and your computer to any of the four LAN ports.
  • Restart all your devices (router, computer, and modem)
  • Once all the devices are rebooted, open a web browser and use the steps mentioned the above to login into your Netgear router.
  • Click setup wizard.
  • It will open up a setup wizard screen.
  • Click YES and then click next.
  • The setup wizard automatically detects the type of internet connection.
  • Click next.
  • Now, you router will save the settings.
  • To check whether you are connected to the internet or not click Router Status under Maintenance.

What are the possible solutions to troubleshoot login access errors for and


  • First of all, make sure that you are using correct web address and username and password.
  • Web address: and, username: admin and password: password.
  • If you are still not able to access the web page, try clearing your web browser cache. Using a new web browser can also help you to resolve this issue.
  • You can also try to login using or rather than or
  • If you are still not able to access your router login page, then try using different methods for e.g. 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.).
  • If you are connected to multiple networks such as wired and wireless, VPN, or a corporate connection, the router login page may not work. Disconnect from all the wireless and wired connection and connect to Netgear router only.
  • You can also try to access the login page of the Netgear router by temporarily blocking firewalls and ad-blocking software.
  • Switch off and on all your devices including desktop, tablets, phones etc. Make sure to power off your router for 10 seconds before re-booting all the devices.
  • If none of the above mentioned works then perform a factory reset of the router. Once you perform a factory reset setting all the modified settings and configurations from the defaults are lost; including username, password, and SSID.
  • After a factory resetting is performed, login the router using the information.
  • Under router, information ensures that your IP address is or
  • Update your firmware to prevent further login issues.


Reset password on the Netgear wireless router

Netgear router comes with default factory settings when you access the router admin page using and the default username and password is admin and password. To improve the security of your Netgear router, it is always suggested to protect your router with a strong password.

To change the password of your Netgear router, you should use the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open a web browser from computer or smart device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Type or in the address bar.
  • Hit enter.
  • It will open up a login dashboard screen.
  • Enter username and password credentials.
  • The default credentials for username and password is admin and password.
  • Press enter.
  • Once you are logged in, it will open up a BASIC home page screen.
  • On the home page, select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
  • On this screen, there will be three different fields to fill up.
  • Type an old password and then type the  new password twice.
  • If you want to keep the password recovery feature on, click on the check to recover your password in the future.
  • Click on the apply button.
  • Now, your settings are saved.
  • You can login into the admin page using the new credentials.

How I can recover the forgotten password for Netgear router admin?

Netgear always recommends enabling password recovery if you change the password of your router because it will help to recover your password if in case you forgot the password for your router. This recovery is supported by chrome, Firefox but not by safari.

To recover the password of Netgear Nighthawak X10 router admin, you should follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open a web browser and type or in the address field and press enter.
  • If this web address doesn’t direct you to the login dashboard screen, type or
  • It will direct you to the login window.
  • Press the cancel button.
  • If password recovery is enabled then you will be prompted to enter a serial number of your router.
  • You can find the serial number of the router from the back of your router.
  • Enter that serial number.
  • Click the continue button.
  • A screen display requesting the answer to your security questions.
  • Enter your saved security answers.
  • Click continue button.
  • A screen will display to reset your router.
  • Type the new password.
  • Select and type answers for your new security questions.
  • Click the next button.
  • You have successfully reset your password.
  • Click on the login page and now you can login to your Netgear Nighthawk X10 using the new password.

How I can update Netgear router Wi-Fi password or network name?

To update Wi-Fi password or network name of your Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming, you can use the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open a web browser from a device or computer that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Type or in the address bar.
  • Press enter.
  • It will open up a login dashboard screen where you have to enter your login credentials.
  • Enter the default credentials that are admin and password for your username and password.
  • Press enter.
  • On the BASIC home page screen, select Wireless.
  • Enter the name that you want to use for network name in SSID (network name) text field.
  • Enter the new password in the Password field.
  • Click on the apply button.
  • Your settings are saved.

How I can update Netgear router Wi-Fi password or network name using smart wizard?

To update Wi-Fi password or network name of your Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming using the smart wizard, you can use the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open a web browser.
  • Type or in the address bar.
  • Press enter.
  • It will direct you to the login dashboard screen.
  • Click on Wireless under Setup.
  • Change the name and password in the respective text fields.
  • Click on the apply button to save changes.

Netgear security update through the check button (semi-automated)

Netgear Router Firmware: Firmware is program that is responsible for bug fixing and protects your router from the security vulnerability. Netgear recommends updating your firmware whenever a new firmware is available.

To update the firmware of Netgear Nighthawk X10 using the check button, you should follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open a web browser from the device that is connected to your router network.
  • Type or and press enter.
  • Enter the username and the password. The default credentials for username are admin and password is password.
  • Click on Advanced > Administration.
  • Click on the firmware update or router update.
  • Click check.
  • It will start looking for the new update.
  • If any new information is available, it will display a message asking for your permission if you want to install it or download it.
  • Click on the YES button.
  • The router downloads the firmware and starts the update.

Update the software of the router manually

To update Netgear Nighthawk X10 firmware manually, you need to follow the below steps:

  • Open a web browser and type
  • Type model number of the router in the search box.
  • It will display a drop-down menu.
  • Select your router’s model.
  • If you don’t see any drop-down menu, make sure you enter a correct model number.
  • Click on the Firmware and Software downloads.
  • Select the firmware version under the current version, click on the download button.
  • Go to downloads.
  • Locate the file and unzip the file and run the .exe file.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

How I can boost Wi-Fi speed on a Netgear router?

You can alter the device settings to increase the Wi-Fi speed; you can use the following steps to boost the Wi-Fi speed:

    • Open a web browser and enter or
    • It will direct you to login dashboard screen.
    • Enter admin for username and password for a password in the respective text fields.
    • Press enter.
    • On the Basic home page screen, select wireless under setup.
    • Click on the apply button.
    • Click the start button.
    • Type CMD and press enter.
    • In CMD type ping -f -l 1500 and press enter.
    • Check the result.


  • If the result shows that Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set appears.
  • Run the ping again.
  • This time type -f -l 1490.
  • Repeat this step by reducing buffer size until it starts showing zero packets lost.
  • Open browser again and select WAN setup from under ADVANCED.
  • Enter the MTU size.
  • Click on the apply button.
  • Return to the command prompt.
  • Enter the following command.
  • "Wireless Network Connection" mtu=[#] store=persistent.
  • Replace "[#]" with the appropriate buffer size.
  • Press "Enter" and change the MTU value so that it matches that of the router.
  • Restart the router.