The most frequently asked question is, “How do I log in to my router?” Logging in on your Router can be somewhat of a hassle as not everybody is a tech savvy person. There may be numerous reasons as to why you might not be able to login in to your router, IP address issues being the most common ones. By default, the IP address of the routers is either provided or you have to search for it yourself.

Most of the time, the gadget or computer that you’re using will pick up the router’s IP address itself, but if the device is using a static IP address, then you will have to configure the IP address by yourself to retrieve it in order to use your internet. Here at, we help you configure every router with the least amount of hassle and we will explain each step to configure your router so that you can login in to your router and start using it without any trouble, while using it to its maximum potential.

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We here at make sure that people around the world are facing no problem in logging in to their routers. We explain all the necessary steps in logging in to the routers and finding the IP addresses so that people can log in to their routers. We also help in troubleshooting all the steps required in setting up a router and answer all the FAQ’s related to the router problems around the clock.

Starting with your Netgear Router

Netgear is one of the foremost and well-known companies in making the best quality routers in the market be it for home, business use or streaming and gaming. Netgear Routers usually have two default login IP addresses, which are or and different routers might pick up either of these two IP addresses. But Netgear went one step further and made it very easy for people to use their routers and log in to them. They now ship their routers configured to use either or instead of the IP addresses previously mentioned. This makes it easier for its users to remember the login URL’s rather than the IP addresses. Once you enter either of the URL’s, the device will automatically take you to the router login page where you have to put in your username and password. The username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. It can be changed later if needed.

To login to your Netgear router, follow these steps:

    • Open a web browser on the device and type either or in the address bar. Make sure you’re on the right login page which asks for the username and password.


  • Put in the username and password in the dialogue box. If the username or password has been previously changed, the default username and password will not be recognized. 
    1.          Username: username
    2. Password : password

        (Note: If either of the username or password has been changed, put that in instead of the default username and password.)

  • The Home screen of your router’s web page will open.

If you’re still unable to establish a connection, then you will be redirected to the Netgear’s Technical page. An alternate method can also be applied which is using your router with a wired Ethernet connection as wired connections are the best way to access the router. If everything else fails, try resetting your router.

How do I reset my router?

If by any chance you’ve forgotten your username or password, you can opt to reset your router through the following steps. Make sure you’re router is on before proceeding with the reset.

(Note: If you choose to reset your router, you’re personalized username and password will also get reset.)

To reset your netgear router:

    1. Locate the reset button on the back of the router. It might be towards the inside labeled “Reset”.
    2. Using a small paper clip or anything similar, press and hold the reset button for about seven seconds.
    3. Release the button after seven seconds and wait for your router to reboot. Once you’re router finishes rebooting, a light will start to flash. The power light will then turn solid green.

Your router has been successfully restored to its default settings. You can now log in to your router using or with the procedure mentioned above. 

How do I locate the IP address?

The default IP address of netgear routers is either or the device that is being used, when connected to the router will automatically retrieve the IP address for you but sometimes due to some reasons or your devices might be using a static IP address, then the IP addresses are not available. In that case, you can search for them yourself through the following easy steps:

To locate the IP address:
  • Launch a web browser through your device which is connected to the router.
  • Type either or in the address bar. The default web page containing the login window will display.
  • Enter the default router name and password. The user name and password are case sensitive. A Basic Home page will display.
  • Select ADVANCED. The IP address will display under the Router Information.

To change the Router name (SSID) and password

You can change the Netgear router Network name (SSID) and the password later if you like. It is advised to change it after once logging in the router network so as to prevent unwanted connections that might steal your data or other important information. It is also advised not to distribute the customized password to too many people as it might cause congestion.

To change the Router username and password:

  • Launch any web browser and type in either or into the address bar.
  • Enter the last used username and password when prompted. Click OK.
  • Select WIRELESS.
  • Enter the new desired username in the Name (SSID) field.
  • Enter the new desired password in the Password field.
  • Click Apply button. Your changes will be saved.

Netgear has made it really easy and hassle free for its users to set up the routers themselves with ease of access and a user friendly login interface. Simply put, its users can now just dial and the home page will display itself instead of putting in various IP addresses specific to the routers.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered related to the netgear router login.
  • Can I change the default username on my netgear router?

No, the default username on the netgear router cannot be changed.

  • Can I change the default password on my netgear router?

Yes, the default password on the netgear router can be changed.

  • How do I log into my router?
  • Connect a device to the Netgear router and launch a web browser.
  • Visit either or and you will be prompted to type in the username and password.Enter the username and password.
  • How do I reset my router?

a. To reset your router, locate the reset button on the back of the router, using a needle or something similar push the button and hold for about seven seconds.

b. Release the button after seven seconds, the power light will start to flash and then it will turn green. Your router will have rebooted.

  • Can I leave my Netgear Router on all the time or do I have to close it?

Yes, you can leave the router on for as long as you like. There is no need to turn off the router.

  • Do I have to keep my router’s firmware updated all the time?

Keeping the Router’s firmware updated all the time ensures that the router will function at its maximum potential while removing any bugs in the firmware and simultaneously adding new and improved features and maintain stability throughout.

    • How many devices can I connect to my router wirelessly?
      The router can handle at the most 32 clients per band. If the router is dual band, then the total number of clients can be 64 (32 for each band). 
  • Do I have to register my router for it to work?

No, you just have to initially log in to your router. Although in order to receive technical support, registering the router is needed.

  • How do I install the latest firmware?

When logging in to the portal, it will be hinted. The user can install the latest firmware.

  • Can I lower the “Notify Interval” less than 15 minutes on my netgear home router?

No, it cannot be done on the home routers.