In this Netgear router login guide, I’ll show you how to login to your Netgear router, as well as what options you should configure to ensure that you obtain the fastest, most secure, internet speed possible.
Perhaps, ever since you bought your Netgear router and set it up, you have not had any reason to go back into its administrative panel to configure its settings.
That said, now you need to go back into your admin panel to change a few things. Or possibly, you’ve finally decided to switch broadband provider, or, you have completely forgotten your login credentials for your Netgear router. Either way, you have landed on the right page. This article caters for those that are in this or any similar position. Whatever your reasons for wanting to access your router, whether those I’ve described or some other reason, I’ve got you covered. I’ll explain
how to login to your router in a clear, straightforward and straightforward way.
Also, I will take my time to go over a few standard settings that you may want to tweak as soon as you’re in the router’s menu, such as changing QoS options, for example.
Recognizing the correct procedure to log in to your NETGEAR router is unbelievably essential if you want to perform and execute certain functions within your system.
Although NETGEAR routers are available in various designs, models and configurations, the login process in all of them is very much the same.
There are two primary ways that you can log in to your Netgear router: either from your computer making use of an internet browser or from your phone (or tablet) utilizing a specialized app.
Also, before we get started, you need to know your router’s IP address which can be viewed from your computer in command prompt.
Once you have that ready, logging in to your Netgear router is only a three-step exercise. So, with that said, let’s get started, shall we?
Table of contents
NETGEAR Login Steps
Here’s a step by step guide on how to access the NETGEAR router’s admin panel.
Connect to NETGEAR Router
Firstly, before you do anything else, make sure that your computer or whatever device you want to login to your router are all on the same network.
Login to Your NETGEAR Router Using a Browser
First, open your web browser of choice and clear the cache. Next, navigate to, or type either of the following web addresses in your browser and press “enter.”
You will be directed to the Netgear router web interface, where you will need to enter your username and password. But if the login window doesn’t appear, proceed to the next step, which is an alternative method of finding your IP address.
Alternative Method to Locate Your Router’s IP Address
For Windows users, press and hold “WIN+R,” a window will pop up with the “ipconfig” command, now, press enter.
A string of numbers will appear below. Please make a note of the one which is labelled Default Gateway, that’s your IP address, and it’s usually at the bottom. Copy and paste this number in your web browser.
Enter Your Netgear User Login Credentials
Once you have pressed “enter” in your web browser, with the correct IP address, you will be directed to the login panel. Enter the default username as admin and the default password as the password.
Now, press Login to enter your NETGEAR router’s administrative console. There you can change whatever setting you want. And I strongly recommend that you change your login credentials from default to something unique.
Change Your Login User Password
As previously mentioned, you need to change your password, which by the way isn’t hard to do. Here’s how to do it.
Once in your admin panel, go to Advanced > Administration > Set password. Next, enter your default password and then confirm your new one. Then click “apply.” From here on, you will need to enter your new login credentials whenever you want to login to your admin panel.
More Helpful Information
Now that you have learned how to login to your NETGEAR router, there are a few other things you need to know just in case you intend to alter a few settings according to your preference.
Recovering Your Password
If you’re like some folks and forget your NETGEAR Login password, the following tips will help you to regain access to the admin panel; and here’s what to do:
Navigate to http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com, and this will open the NETGEAR router login panel. You can likewise enter the NETGEAR router login IP address into your browser.
The Netgear login panel will ask for your username and password, click Cancel. If you have previously enabled the password recovery, the Router Password Recovery screen should appear.
You will need to fill in your router’s serial number so that the system can identify your router. The serial number is printed on the bottom of your router.
Next, you will be asked to answer a few security questions; once you answer them correctly, your old password will appear (displayed) on the screen.
Pat yourself on the back; we have reached the end of a pretty comprehensive guide on how to login to your NETGEAR router. I have always been a fan of Netgear; their routers are top-notch in terms of durability, design, technology and high performance. But what I like most about these routers is their security prowess. Netgear is big on security, and why not, especially in an online environment where unwanted web intruders and hacking are prevalent. In fact, with specific models of Netgear routers, you can gain entry to your admin panel without having to reveal your login credentials. However, I always recommend that you regularly change your password and make sure that your firmware is still up to date. That’s all from me, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message.