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Netgear routers have to be installed and configured when first trying to use them. For that, the user will have to set it up. There are a number of ways that the router can be setup up with. The user can opt to go to or they can choose to go to the default IP address which is Logging in to your network is very important as it will help you secure your network and provide security. You can even choose to set up a personalized password in case you don’t want to share your network with people or don’t want anybody to use your network without your permission as very sensitive information passes through your network such as banking information, your private information and so on. So for all the reasons mentioned, it is recommended that the user must secure their network after installing and logging in to their routers.

When first taken out of the box, you will need to install the router, log in to the router and secure the network. There are a number of ways through which the router can be installed and logged in. The routers also require firmware upgrades which sometimes can be somewhat of a hassle for not so tech savvy people. The firmware upgrade brings new added features to the router’s firmware as well as fixes the previous issues that the user might have been facing. Also, it will help upgrade the security on the router so that the users experience a safe and secure network. Usually the router will automatically update your routers firmware but in some cases, the router fails to update its firmware itself. Then you will have to manually download and install the firmware update yourself. It will be explained step by step here.

You can open up any web browser and access the Netgear router login page. In order to do that, you will have to go to the default IP address which is Most of the Netgear routers have this as their default IP address. From there on, you can configure your router as you wish. Alternatively, if the default IP address doesn’t work for some unknown reason, you can always opt to go to to configure your router by putting in the default username and password on the display page when it prompts you for the username and password to login in. It will then take you to the Setup Wizard where you can configure your router as you wish.

How to Configure the Netgear Router for cable internet connection

You will need an Ethernet cable to setup the router through the wired connection.

  • First of all, connect the modem to the internet port of the router and connect your computer to any of the LAN port of the router.
  • Switch the computer, router and the modem off and then, switch them on so that they can finish booting up.
  • Now, open up any web browser and go to the address bar and type which is the default IP address of most of the Netgear routers. If by any chance this doesn’t work, you can alternatively go to
  • A display window will then prompt you to put in the username and the password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. If by chance your default password doesn’t work, then the password might have been changed. The customized password will be needed in that case.
    If you have forgotten the password, then a factory reset will be needed to restore the router to its factory defaults.
  • Click the Setup Wizard. A screen will then display.
  • Select Yes and then click Next. The setup wizard will try to detect the type of internet connection that you have. For all the cable internet connections, the Setup Wizard will detect Dynamic IP.
  • Click Next to save the settings.
    The router will then save the settings.

How to configure the Netgear Router via a wireless connection

If you do not possess a desktop computer while installing your Netgear Router, you can always opt for a wireless laptop, Smartphone or any tablet.

  • Connect the Ethernet cable from your modem to the internet port of your Netgear Router.
  • Turn on your Netgear Router and wait for the LED lights to become stable.
  • Turn on your modem and wait for the lights to become stable.
  • On the wireless device, open the Wi-Fi connection manager and find the network name of your network and connect to it.
  • It will then prompt you to type in the password. Type it in.
  • Open any web browser on your device. The Netgear Genie will automatically display. If by some off chance the Netgear Genie does not display, then you can type in the address bar and type in the default username and the password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
  • Follow the steps provided in the Netgear Genie to configure and install your Netgear Router.

How to reset your Netgear Router

Sometimes the user may forget or misplace the personalized passphrase that they set up for their network. In that case, they will need to set up a new password and for that, a factory reset is needed to restore the Netgear router to its default factory settings. Make sure the router is connected to a power source and it is on. Here are some steps to reset your Netgear Router:

  • First, locate the Reset button on the back of the router.
  • Now, using a small pin or something similar press the reset button and hold it for about seven seconds.
  • Release the reset button after seven seconds. After releasing the reset button, the LED lights on the router will start flashing. The power light will then turn solid green. It may be white in some of the newer models.
    Your Netgear router will have successfully rebooted to its default factory settings. You can now login to your Netgear router by going to


How to reset the password or passphrase on the Netgear Router

If by some chance you have forgotten the personalized password or you need to change the default password for security concerns, then you will have to reset the password of your router. For that, here are some steps:

1.   Launch any web browser and type in the address bar and press Enter. A login window will display.

2.   You will be then prompted to put in the username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”.
If you cannot login to your router, then that means you must have set a personalized password. In that case, you will have to enter that password.
If you have forgotten it, then a factory reset is needed.

3.   Select WIRELESS.

4.   Enter the desired username in the SSID field.

5.   Enter your personalized passphrase in the password field.

6.   Click the Apply button. Your settings will be saved.

Netgear have made it really easy for its users to configure the router themselves and change the settings suitable to their needs. The user can just go to and configure the Netgear Router via the Netgear Genie software.

How to recover the admin password on the Netgear Router

It is recommended that the password recovery is enabled if the user decides to change the default password. With that, the personalized password can be recovered in case it is misplaced or forgotten. Make sure you have the serial number of the router with you during the password recovery. Here are some steps to recover the password for the Netgear Router:

1.  Open up any web browser and type in the address bar. A login window will display.

2.  Click the Cancel button.
If the password recovery is enabled, you will be prompted to enter the serial number of the router. The serial number is provided on the product label.

3.  Enter the serial number of the router.

4.  Click the Continue button. After clicking on the Continue button, a screen will display requesting the answers to your security questions.

5.  Enter all the answers to the security questions.

6.  Click the Continue button. A screen will display with your recovered password.

7.  Click the Login Again button. A login window will display.

8.  With your recovered password, you can log in to your router again.

How to upgrade your Netgear Router Firmware

A Firmware upgrade is very crucial in keeping your network secure and for a smooth experience. The Netgear Router Firmware updates are released regularly. Usually the user is notified when any update is due but it can be checked manually and updated. Here are some steps to update your router’s firmware:

  • Open the NETGEAR Download Center and download the latest firmware of your router.
  • Open up any web browser. It is recommended that the router and the device are connected via an Ethernet cable.
  • Type in the address bar and press Enter. It will take you to the login page.
  • Enter the username and the password. The username and password are case sensitive.
  • Click ADVANCED and then select Administration.
  • You will see a Router Update or Firmware Update option. The option might vary with different router models.
  • Click on Choose File.
  • Locate the firmware that you initially downloaded and upload it. The router will then start to install the latest firmware.

Note: Do not interrupt this process as it might lead to some issues and your router might not work. Once the router has finished updating, it will automatically reboot itself. You can now start using your internet.

Default Passwords ( Updated Recently )

NETGEAR Model Default Username Default Password   Default IP Address
AC1450 admin password
C3000 admin password
C3700 admin password
C6250 admin password
C6300 admin password
C7000 admin password
C7500 admin [none]
CG3300D admin password
CG814M admin password
CGD24G admin password
D6200 admin password
D6400 admin password
D7000 admin password
D7800 admin password
DB834GT admin password
DG632 admin password
DG814 admin password
DG824M admin password
DG834 admin password
DG834G admin password
DG834GV admin password
DG834N admin password
DG834PN admin password
DGFV338 admin password
DGN1000 admin password
DGN2000 admin password
DGN2200 admin password
DGN2200M admin password
DGN3500 admin password
DGNB2100 admin password
DGND3300 admin password
DGND3700 admin password
DGND4000 admin password
DM111P admin password
DM111PSP admin password
FM114P admin password
FR114P admin password
FR114W admin password
FR314 admin password
FR318 admin password
FR328S admin password
FS116E [none] password DHCP1 /
FS526T [none] password DHCP1 /
FS726T [none] password DHCP1 /
FS726TP [none] password DHCP1 /
FS728TP [none] password DHCP1 /
FS728TS [none] password DHCP1 /
FS750T [none] password DHCP1 /
FS750T2 [none] password DHCP1 /
FS752TPS [none] password DHCP1 /
FS752TS [none] password DHCP1 /
FSM7226RS admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM7250RS admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM726 admin 12342 DHCP1
FSM726 admin [none]2 DHCP1 /
FSM726E admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM726S admin 1234 DHCP1
FSM7326P admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM7328PS admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM7328S admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM7352PS admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM7352S admin [none] DHCP1 /
FSM750S admin 1234 DHCP1
FV318 admin password
FVL328 admin password
GS105E [none] password DHCP1 /
GS108E [none] password DHCP1 /
GS108PE [none] password DHCP1 /
GS108T [none] password DHCP1 /
GS110T [none] password DHCP1 /
GS110TP [none] password DHCP1 /
GS116E [none] password DHCP1 /
GS510TP [none] password DHCP1 /
GS716T [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724AT [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724T [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724TP [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724TPS [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724TR [none] password DHCP1 /
GS724TS [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748AT [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748T [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748TP [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748TPS [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748TR [none] password DHCP1 /
GS748TS [none] password DHCP1 /
GSM712 admin password DHCP1
GSM712F admin password DHCP1
GSM7212 admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7224 admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7224R admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7228PS admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7248 admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7248R admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7252PS admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7312 admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7324 admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7328FS admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7328S admin [none] DHCP1 /
GSM7352S admin [none] DHCP1 /
HR314 admin password
JFS524E [none] password DHCP1 /
JGS524E [none] password DHCP1 /
JNR3210 admin password
JWNR2000 admin password
KWGR614 admin password
MBM621 admin password
MBR1210 admin password
MBR624GU admin password
MBRN3000 admin password
MR314 admin 1234
MR814 admin password
N450 admin password
RAX80 admin [none]
RAX120 admin [none]
RAX200 admin password /
RBK23W admin [none]
RBK30 admin password /
RBK40 admin password /
RBK44 admin password /
RBK50 admin password /
R6020 admin password
R6050 admin password
R6100 admin password
R6120 admin password
R6200 admin password
R6220 admin password
R6230 admin password
R6250 admin password
R6300 admin password
R6400 admin password
R6700 admin password
R7000 admin password
R7000P admin password
R7500 admin password
R7800 admin password
R7900 admin password
R8000 admin password
R8000P admin password
R8500 admin password
R9000 admin password
RH340 [none] [none]
RH348 [none] 1234
RM356 [none] 1234
RO318 admin 1234
RP114 admin 1234
RP614 admin password
RP614 admin password
RT311 admin 1234
RT314 admin 1234
RT328 [none] 1234
RT338 [none] 1234
WGM124 admin password
WGR101 admin password
WGR612 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614 admin password
WGR614L admin password
WGR826V admin password
WGT624 admin password
WGT624 admin password
WGT624SC admin password
WGT634U admin password
WGU624 admin password
WNDR3300 admin password
WNDR3400 admin password
WNDR3700 admin password
WNDR37AV admin password
WNDR3800 admin password
WNDR4000 admin password
WNDR4300 admin password
WNDR4500 admin password
WNDR4700 admin password
WNDR4720 admin password
WNR1000 admin password
WNR1500 admin password
WNR2000 admin password
WNR2020 admin password
WNR2200 admin password
WNR2500 admin password
WNR3500 admin password
WNR3500L admin password
WNR612 admin password
WNR834B admin password
WNR834M admin password
WNR854T admin password
WNXR2000 admin password
WPN824 admin password
WPN824N admin password
WPNT834 admin password
XR500 admin [none]
XR700 admin [none]