How To Setup Your Netgear Wireless Router

What kind of company is NETGEAR?

NETGEAR is a network US-based firm which happens to be a global company dealing with the delivering of various products to service providers, but also to other businesses, and  of course, consumers. The firm does business in as many as three trade divisions: commercial, providing services, and in the retail sector.

What is interesting about this global firm is that its products are assembled on the basis of a range of established technologies. These are technologies which are wireless (as for example LTE and WiFi), Ethernet and also powerline. It is a common denominator for these technologies that they are reliable as well as relatively easy for customer to use. Thus, it can be said that the product line of this firm consists of both wired as well as wireless devices that have the aim and purpose of making network connectivity possible, as well as networking and broadband access. In fact, these particular parts of electronic equipment can be created in the form of several configurations with the intention of meeting the specific needs of customers in each geographic region where there is a market for the products of this particular global company. Thereby, NETGEAR products have found their place on the global market and they can be found in approximately 28,000 retail stores in the entire world, as well as in about 31,000 VARs (or value-added resellers), and a multitude of major cable service providers, as well as mobile and wireline everywhere on the planet. The company’s HQ is in San Jose, California, the US, while it has many other offices (in 25 additional countries).


What exactly is a wireless router?

A router is a device which provides access to the web. There are two types of internet routers which exist now: wireless and wired. Thus, when people talk about internet access, they are talking about a particular sort of router and not a certain package or broadband connection (the exceptions to this are 3G/4G links). So when we sign up in the aim of getting a specific broadband link, we will no longer get a wired model from the ISP (or Internet Service Provider) but rather, a wireless one. The reason for this is due to the fact that wired routes are becoming obsolete and are nowadays used only by people who want to reach the internet by way of an Ethernet cable. Also, routers are used for making calls by using the internet and for accessing digital TV by using products like Amazon’s Firestick, Apple TV, and Google’s Chromecast.

So what is the working method of a router?

What you need to do is connect the phone line into the router and immediately data will start being sent through the line. In turn, this is transformed into radio signals that are subsequently taken up by devices which have Wi–Fi capacity, such as computers or PCs, smart phones, tablets, as well as consoles for games.

How do devices connect to a Wi–Fi router?

In order to be connected to a wireless router, the user shall be prompted and she or he must enter a unique password on the devices being used. The password is typically rendered by the Internet Service Provider and usually it is located on the bottom side of the router itself. The password is as a rule a sequence of numbers or numerical symbols and letters, and it is intended to render sound security in order to protect the network from hacking or in other words, from illegal use by unauthorized persons.

So how can we set up a Netgear wireless router?

Netgear routers are noted for their heightened security and reliability, and are a very good way to connect all kinds of devices (such as laptops, tablets, and computers) to the Internet as well as to one other (and minus all the troublesome wires!).

The steps for the set up of specific routers can differ, but we are including the instructions for those setting up Netgear routers:

Step 1: First, open the browser which you prefer and then type in the Internet Protocol (or IP) address in the address bar (this can be or else or even After that, hit the Enter button. What will happen is that the Login prompt will demand the user name as well as password from the router’s configuration. In this case, please note that the default username is admin, with the default password being password.

Step 2: Next, find the Setup Wizard which is located in the left top corner. Then proceed to choose Yes, clicking Next after that.

Step 3: Take note that the Setup Wizard option will find the sort of internet connection being used. In the case of cable Internet links, the Wizard will find a Dynamic Internet Protocol. What you need to do then is continue on by clicking Next.

Step 4: It is important to be aware that the default settings do not need to be altered.

Step 5: The router will save the setting and when this process is completed, one needs to check if there is a connection with the Internet by going to Router Status and then the Maintenance Menu.

Step 6: The last step is the following one – you need to ensure that the IP address on the Internet port (allocated by the provider) is an applicable one – in other words, that it is not and certainly not blank).

25 thoughts on “How To Setup Your Netgear Wireless Router”

    • Hello Seth,

      Although BSNL routers use as a default IP, it is always good to check whether it is the correct IP. There are chances that someone had changed the IP to or something else. You can also use the Command Prompt to find the correct IP address or simply try the following commands “ipconfig /flushdns” and after that “ipconfig /renew”. Maybe this will solve the problem. Restarting the router is another option.
      You can also diagnose and repair the connection by right clicking the network icon and selecting this option.


  1. Hello, I also have problems connecting my laptop to my router. The Wi-Fi button on my laptop is set to ON. Am I missing something?

    • Hi Donald,

      You can try the following:

      Check the Device manager and see whether the Wireless card drivers are properly installed. If not, install them. At the same time it is good to check whether Wi-Fi is enabled in the router settings. You will have to connect the router and the laptopwith an Ethernet cable. You should have the login details in the user manual.


  2. Hello. I hope you can help. I have set up a wifi password about a year and a half ago. Normally, I have no idea what it was and I want to connect my Xbox. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi, if you have your laptop connected to the network you can retrieve the Wi-Fi password easily. Right-click the network icon and choose “Open network and sharing…”. In the new window find Connections and click on the blue link next to it (it’s the same as your network name). Now select Wireless Properties. In the Security tab check the Show characters box. You will see the wireless password.


  3. I have lost a connection on my router (netgear). I tried with unplugging router but nothing happened, and accesing the router admin page ( appeared page not found?

    What to do?

    • Hi,

      Sometimes it happens that server doesn’t locate the ip address to a network adapter. You must access manually configure with the same subnet IP address and than return to the set up page.


  4. I have problems opening the router settings page. I type in the address bar and nothing happens. The window where I should enter the username and password doesn’t show up. When I ping this IP there are replies. I have tried to reset the router and once the login window appears and the next time nothing happens.

    Can you help?

    • Hi, normally when the device does one thing one time, and the next time it doesn’t, and this repeats quite often it is a positive sign that it’s time to replace it because it’s failing. It would be best if you can try it with another router and see if it acts the same.


  5. Very easy setup.

    Simply connect everything and complete the setup. I am using it for a week and everything works perfectly. I have no problems with the signal strength. You can easily find and change everything you need in the router configurations. I really like its ability to lock devices off the network. For me as a parent this option is golden.

    I one word – Excellent!

  6. I just paid my biol yesterday by auto mated machine. But still my charji cloud not working. Please on my connection. I can’t see or login IP address also

    • Hi Dylan,
      you didn’t mention the router model you have. If you have a CD it means you have an older router model since the newer ones don’t come with an installation CD. Depending on your type of Internet connection we would recommend you to go to Netgear’s website and search for a step-by-step guide to setup your router.

      Newer router models have a built-in Setup Wizard so a CD is completely unnecessary.


    • Hi Janet,
      during this stage you can keep the default settings until you finish the setup process and confirm that everything is working fine. After that you can login to your router and change all the defaults as you desire. This will definitely add a few security layers to your network.


    • Hi Denis,

      A good idea is to connect the router and personal computer using an Ethernet cable. After installing your wireless router, it is possible to readily share your internet connection with other users. You should use it via Wi-Fi, you can turn off your main PC. The most important is to protect your personal data, you should not undermine on security and safety difficulties. One of the advice is to avoid unknown wireless systems.


    • Hi Henry,

      In the computers world each router is considered a single product with different characteristics.Comparison from person to person is also different and even generally from producers to producers is difficult to make some big difference. For each person the winner is another product.The point is that you can not make big mistakes whichever you choose.


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