Netgear Router Setup


If you have a netgear router and looking for help on netgear router setup guide, this is the right article which will help you setup right from the beginning. Just keep reading to know the entire step by step process of the set up.

This will also be applicable for the following types of routers for netgear wireless Setup

  1. Netgear Nighthawk ac1900 modem router 450

  2. Wireless AC Router (11)

  3. Wireless N Router (62)

  4. Legacy Wireless N Router (1)

Netgear Router Setup

Follow the steps to install and complete the netgear wireless router setup:

    1. Ensure that you have connected your modem to your router using an Ethernet cable

how to connect netgear wireless router to modem and power  supply
    1. Connect your computer to the router using one of the ports at the back

    2. Switch on the router ( use the buttons given on the router), and ensure all the power supplies are plugged in and switched on.

    3. Open any browser for the netgear wireless setup and type the following link: - net or 

    4. After the site is opened login using the following username and password respectively admin & password, as these are the default login credentials of the netgear routers. Please note the names are case-sensitive

netgear router login screen with default credentials
    1. On the small window , click on Advanced and then on setup Wizard. Later select yes radio button and then select next, you will be connected to internet.

netgear router smart setup wizard
    1. A new login window will appear and you will be asked to change the password, enter the new password and confirm.

netgear router admin password setup
    1. As for the security questions you can later select and set any two security questions and answer them.

    2. Click on next button.

    3. The congratulations page will be displayed.

    4. Click on Next button. A page will be displayed for firmware update assistant

    5. Click Yes button if the updated are available. Once it has updated, the router will reboot and prompt to login

netgear router update firmware
  1. Now enter username and password in the login window. And your router is set up and ready !!

  2. If the updated are not available, just click on the ok button and your netgear wireless setup is ready..

How to setup Netgear router with The Smart Wizard

  • First, connect the modem to the web port of the Netgear router and to your computer in any of the four LAN ports.
  • Turn the router, computer, and boardband cable modem, off and on again. Wait for it to complete its startup.
  • Open the online browser page and type  http://192.168.01 or within the address bar and hit Enter.
  • Login to the router using default credentials : username : "admin" & password:"password".
  • If the default user name and password isn't working, try other passwords, otherwise you may have to vary the password. alternatively you would like to perform a factory reset to revive the router settings.
  • Click the Setup Wizard option. The Setup Wizard screen appears.
  • Select Yes and click on Next option.
  • The setup wizard will automatically detect your dynamic IP address and also the broadband internet settings.
  • Click on Save Settings.
  • We would recommend you not to change the router's default settings unless you want to change your default DNS address, which you can substitute for Google DNS or Open DNS.
  • Open up a new tab and type any web page address to see if the inter is working.
  • If everything works all and good you have successfully configured you new Wireless Netgear router.
  • If you face any other issue and the internet is still not working you can repeat the steps above or feel free to contact us here.

how to setup netgear router
netgear nighthawk ac1900 modem router antennas setup

How to setup Netgear Nighthawk AC 1900 Modem Router 450

  • Step 1: Remove the antenna caps from the antenna posts of the Netgear router.
  • Step 2: Place and thread the antennas to the threaded ports provided at the back of the Netgear router. For optimal coverage make sure the outer antennas point an at an angle of 45 degrees.
  • Step 3: Turn off your modem or broadband and remove battery if it uses a battery backup supply.
  • Step 4: Plug an Ethernet cable from your modem to your Netgear router's (yellow port) and turn the modem back on.
  • Step 5: Turn on your router and wait for the LED light to turn white.
  • Step 6: Connect your router to a computer either using Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Your default Wi-Fi name and password is printed on the Netter router product label.
  • Step 7: Login to the router using any browser and by opening up we address Use credentials "admin" as username and "password" as password.
  • Step 8: Follow the genie steps to connect to the Internet. You can find a complete guide over here.

That's it your new Netgear wireless router setup is complete.

Netgear Router Setup With Netgear Genie

  • After you have opened up the url "" a login screen will be displayed.
  • Enter admin for the username and password as password and a page is displayed. If internet connection in not up yet genie will automatically detect the settings for you.
  • To change the andmin password goto ADVANCED>Administration>Set Password.
  • Type your old password and the type twice the new password in the respective fields.
  • Please enable the option "Enable Password Recovery" if you want to be able to recover your passwords.
  • Click on Apply button to save your changes.
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It is a common observation that most problems gets resolved by updating the firmware, rebooting the device and simple static power drain. If that doesn't work, then our support experts can suggest you a wealth of help articles on this which you can consult. You can also reach out to us directly.

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