Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered

What is the default IP address of my Netgear Router?

The default IP address of most of the Netgear routers is

Can I change the username and password of my Netgear Router?

Yes, you can change the username and password of your Netgear router as you please.

What will happen if I forget to update my router’s firmware?

You will be deprived of the new features added to the firmware and your security might be vulnerable to threats.

Can I set up and install my Netgear router wirelessly for the first time?

Yes, you can setup and install your Netgear router using a wireless connection for the first time. Although it is recommended that you use a wired connection.

How do I log in to my Netgear home page?

You can login to your Netgear home page using and entering the default information.

I cannot access the IP address What do I do?

You can go to the website and access your Netgear router.

Will my password reset if I chose to reset my router?

Yes, all your personalized settings along with your username and password will also reset.

Can I leave my router and my modem running or do I have to turn them off at some point?

No, you can leave them running for as long as you wish.

How do I secure my network?

You can set up a personalized password to secure your network. Also try and stay away from any unsecure websites.

How do I restrict inappropriate content from my network?

You can restrict access to some websites as well as restrict inappropriate content using the Parental Control feature in the Netgear Genie app.

The password (login) is not suitable when trying to enter the router settings (to address,

Several times we met questions with problems that arise when entering the settings of different models of routers. The problem was not that there was no access to the settings page for one of the addresses (,, but that the password or login was not suitable which you need to enter in order to access the settings of the router.

How to perform network cable connection for a router set up?

The easiest way to do this, connect the network cable to the router with the computer. On the case of a computer or laptop there is a special connector for the network cable. The modem should also have a LAN connector (not to be confused with a WAN). After that, you can enter the address or Done, now we have access to the admin panel. Here it is necessary to enter the user's login and password (admin / admin, as a rule).

How to enter safe mode for a router?

Logging into the admin area through Wai Fay is the most preferred solution, as it is simple and includes all the necessary settings. This method allows you to open any page with settings and set the data that is required to use the modem. Typically, the personal cabinet is configured on the router through the connection wifi.

Have you changed the default login / password and forgotten it?

It happens with many. In such a situation, the most normal and correct way out is to reset the router. After resetting the settings, the password and login will be used by those specified on the device's case. Everything is very simple there. It is only necessary to press a certain button for a few seconds.

How to connect two routers to one network using a cable?

Do not rush to buy an expensive multiport router. To solve this problem, there are usually enough pairs of simple home routers that will work together in the same locale. Only search for such pairs or take guidance from our expert.

How would I be able to make changes to the name for a remote system (SSID) switch for a TP link?

Firstly, you must go to the main settings of the switch. On the off chance that you are not aware of how to perform this, at that point we let you know: interface the switch to the PC, best on the system link.

  • In the program, enter the web address that is and enter the secret word along with login to get to the main settings (username and secret word are admin.) You can likewise observe the base of the switch.
  • Go to option - Wireless Settings.
  • In Oppose to the Network Name thing and make another name.
  • And tap the Save catch to spare the outcomes. Restart the switch.

Why does not it work on a laptop? How to connect a laptop to a Wi-Fi router? Error "Windows could not connect to ..."

Most often, there are problems when you cannot turn on the Wi-Fi module on your laptop. And when Wi-Fi is turned on, all available networks are found by the laptop, but when we try to connect it says "Windows could not connect to ...”. It is necessary to check whether the driver is installed on the Wi-Fi adapter, whether Wi-Fi is on the laptop.

How to remove a wireless network and reconnect to Wi-Fi?

Here is the entire process of deleting a wireless network:

  • Go to Control Panel \ Network and Internet \ Wireless Network Management. You can do this: right-click the connection status in the notification panel and select "Network and Sharing Center”.
  • From the left side, click on “Manage Wi-Fi networks”.
  • Now make a right click at the desired network and click Delete Network.
  • All, the network is deleted. You can reconnect and enter a password (possibly a new one).
  • Click on the status of the connection in the tray.
  • And among the available networks, click on your network. Click Connect.
  • Enter the password and press Ok.

How to connect to Wi-Fi with a hidden network name (SSID)?

  • Right-click the Internet connection status icon on the notification panel and select "Network and Sharing Center”.
  • On the left, select "Manage wireless networks.”
  • Click on the "Add" button and select "Create a network profile manually" in the window that opens.
  • Next, enter the name of our Wi-Fi network, choose the type of security, the type of encryption and enter the password on the network. Click the "Next" button.
  • In the next window, click the "Close" button.
  • If you have entered everything correctly, then a connection to the network should occur. Also, the connection we created will appear in the list of wireless networks. There you can change it, or delete it.

How to access the configuration of the router?

You need to open any browser and in the address bar type, or, then enter the password to access the settings (not to be confused with the password on the Wi-Fi network). If you have not changed it yet, the default is admin and admin. If this does not work, the bottom of the router usually has a default password.

How could I set the encryption of my router?

Without fail, you need to specify the type of encryption that you will use for the network. Here is the method:

  • Go to the "Wireless" tab, and "Wireless Security”.
  • Next to the  WPA / WPA2 - Personal protocol, set the mark, set the settings as in the screenshot below and in the line, in front of "PSK Password:"
  • We come up with a good password. This password will be used to connect to Wi-Fi.
  • Click "Save" to save.

Can Hiding a network name will help us to protect a Wi-Fi connection and How?

We hide the name of the Wi-Fi network, and you can connect to it only if you know what it's called. Your network will not appear in the list of available networks. Looking for and going to the "Wireless" tab. And in order to hide the SSID, just uncheck "Enable SSID Broadcast”. That's it, it's simple. Press the "Save" button to save the changes.

How to make your Wi-Fi network open?

First, we'll demonstrate how to do this on a router from Tp-Link.

  • Go to your router's settings.
  • In the settings, click the Wireless - Wireless Security tab.
  • Check the box next to the item Security the Disable (Disable protection) , and at the bottom click on the Save. This means that you have completely disabled the protection of your network, and saved the settings.
  • After that, you can connect to your network without entering any password.

When connecting to an open Wi-Fi Internet does not work, or why I cannot connect to a free (unprotected) Wi-Fi network?

This is probably the most popular question. On laptops (and stationary computers), this may be a bug “Windows could not connect to ... ", or something else. On mobile devices, this can be the permanent obtaining of an IP address "," Saved, WPA \ WPA2 protection ". There may be other errors.

How to fix the problem of connecting to an unprotected Wi-Fi Internet?

If the problem is on the computer, then check the IP settings. Disable antivirus and firewalls, they can block access to the Internet. If the problem is on the mobile device, then check whether manual proxy settings are enabled.