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NETGEAR router login

Routers admin page of newer Netgear router can be simply accessed using or You don’t need to remember the default IP of the Netgear router anymore. The recent range of Netgear routers is configured in such a way that when you go to the login page from your home network, it redirects automatically to the router admin or configuration page.

Here in this article, we shall discuss how to access the NETGEAR router login page ( or and all the problems and their respective solutions you may encounter while logging in to your NETGEAR router, especially for the first time.

You may be unable to access the login page because of your router’s faulty software. Furthermore, a misconfigured browser cache or mismatched browsers may be to blame for the issue in question. The problem occurs when you, as the afflicted user, attempts to access the router’s administration panel through login. The issue then is not limited to a particular operating system or model of NETGEAR router. Some customers face a problem while configuring the router for the first time as well.

Before proceeding with the troubleshooting method to log in to the NETGEAR router, ensure that you are using the correct password and user name for the router (“admin” and “password” are the default versions). Disconnect your system from any other wired, wireless, corporate, or VPN connections as well (merely a single connection, whether wireless or wired to the NETGEAR router). Furthermore, deactivate all pop-up blockers and ad-blocking browser add-ons.

How to access the NETGEAR router login page to configure router?

To access your NETGEAR router using a web browser, follow these steps:

  1. Launch a web browser from any device linked to the network of your router.

  2. Type or in the address bar for login page.

  3. The router login screen appears.

  4. Enter the router administrator’s username and password.

  5. ‘admin’ is the user name. The password is the one you entered throughout the setup process. The case of user name and password is essential.

  6. If you don’t remember your NETGEAR admin password, read. How do I retrieve my NETGEAR admin password?

  7. The BASIC Home screen is visible. not working

Your inability to access the NETGEAR router login page may potentially arise due to three broad categories and how to fix them:

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1. Incorrect URL

To get access to your NETGEAR router, use the following troubleshooting tips: 

  • Check that you’re using the correct web address URL, user name, and password.
  • Web address: or
  • Default username: admin
  • Default password: password
  • Visit How do I log in to my NETGEAR home router? For more information.

Note: If you previously modified your router’s admin password, the default password will no longer work.

2. Browser issue

If you see an error notice when trying to visit or login page, follow the steps at the given links to erase your browser cache:

Browser issue

Internet Explorer (IE):

  1. In Internet Explorer, visit Tools Internet Options > Delete Browsing History.
  2. Make sure that your tick all of the choices, then click Delete.

Google Chrome:

  1. To precise browsing data in Chrome, go to the browser toolbar, click More Tools, and then pick Clear Browsing Data.
  2. Select “beginning of time” and then click Clear Browsing Data.

Note: Using a new browser may potentially help to address your accessibility issue. For instance, if you usually use Google Chrome, try using Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari to visit the router login page.

Slow URL

3. Slow URL

  • Enter the default IP address for your router in your browser’s address bar.
  • Try connecting to your router differently. If you’re utilising WiFi, consider switching to a physical Ethernet connection. You may also experiment with various WiFi connections. Connect to the 5 GHz frequency if you have a connection with the 2.4 GHz frequency.
  • Attempt using a different device (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop).
  • You may be unable to use your router’s web interface if the router’s connected to numerous networks simultaneously (wireless, wired, VPN, or a corporate connection). Connect exclusively to your NETGEAR router and disconnect from any other Internet or VPN connections.
  • Temporarily disable firewalls on router, ad-blocking software and pop-up blockers. 
  • Power cycle your modem, router, and connected devices (including desktops, laptops, tablets, game consoles, phones).
  • Visit ‘How do I power cycle my home network?‘ for more information. 

Note: First, try or If these IP addresses do not work, visit one of the following links:

How to access NETGEAR router login using nighthawk app?

For logging in to your NETGEAR router using the Nighthawk app, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit and download the Nighthawk app from
  2. Ensure that your smartphone and your NETGEAR router’s WiFi network are connected.
  3.  Log in with your NETGEAR account after launching the Nighthawk app.

To check if your router is supported, visit Which products support the NETGEAR Nighthawk app?

How to reset NETGEAR router login?

  • Type in the address field of your browser.
  • A login window opens.
  • Click Cancel.
  • If password recovery is enabled, you will be requested to input the router’s serial number.
  • The serial number is available on the product label.
  • Enter the router’s serial number.
  • Continue by clicking on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • A screen appears asking for the answers to your security questions.
  • Enter the answers to your security questions that you have already stored.
  • Continue by clicking on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • A screen appears with the option to reset the router password.
  • Enter and confirm the new password.
  • Enter your security questions or create new ones.
  • Now, press the Next button.
  • Your password is now successfully reset.
  • Click login to re-enter your new password into the router.
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For recovering your admin password using the password recovery feature (NETGEAR Genie wizard)

If you have a router that uses a NETGEAR genie user interface, visit NETGEAR Genie download and Setup, How to configure your NETGEAR router for cable internet connection with NETGEAR genie? If, instead, you have a DSL internet connection, check out one of the following articles:

  • If your router uses the old Smart Wizard user interface, visit How to configure a NETGEAR DSL gateway for internet connection with Smart Wizard?
  • If your router uses the NETGEAR genie user interface, see How to configure a NETGEAR DSL Gateway for internet connection with NETGEAR genie?
NETGEAR Genie wizard or or
  • Launch a browser from any device connected to your router’s WiFi network.
  • Enter or login page address into your browser’s search bar.
  • A login window displays.
  • Note: If does not display, see I’m having trouble accessing my NETGEAR router; what do I do?.
  • Click CANCEL.
  • The Router Password Recovery window will get displayed.
  • Enter your router’s serial number.
  • To find your router’s serial number, see: How do I find my NETGEAR home product’s serial number?.
  • Click CONTINUE.
  • Answer your security questions.
  • If you cannot answer your security questions, see: “How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router?” in the next section.
  • Click CONTINUE.
  • Your admin password displays.

How to reset using NETGEAR router hard reset? (performing a NETGEAR router factory reset)

Note: Any unique router settings and configurations you made are lost when you execute a factory reset. The admin user name, admin password, WiFi network name (SSID), WiFi password, and security settings on your router is reset to factory defaults.

  1. Check that the power light on your router is on.
  2. Find the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button on the back of your router.
  3. Continuously press the “Reset” or “Restore Factory Settings” button for at least seven seconds with a paper clip or your finger or a similar item.
  4. Remove your finger from the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button.
  5. Your router is reset.

Use the default login credentials when you log in to your router again:

  • User Name: admin
  • Password: password
NETGEAR router hard reset
NETGEAR router factory reset

Follow the steps listed below after performing a factory reset:

  • After factory resetting your router, log in to your router using the default user name and password.
  • Click on “ADVANCED”.
  • Make sure that your router’s IP Address is or under Router Information,
  • Ensure that your firmware is the latest to prevent further login issues by following the steps below :
  • Click on ADVANCED > Router Update > Check.
  • Click on Yes to update the firmware if it is available.

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