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Netgear Login Instructions
How To Login to a Netgear Router And Access The Setup Page

The Netgear router web interface is the control panel for your router it's where all the settings are stored and changed. To make changes to your network you'll need to login to your Netgear router.

Requirements to access the Netgear web interface

Accessing the Netgear web interface is pretty straightforward and all you'll need is:

  • Netgear router
  • Access to the network, Either through LAN-cable or through Wi-Fi
  • A web browser, which you clearly have.

Following are the instructions to connect to your Netgear router's interface for configuration and diagnotstics.

1. Make sure you are connected to your Netgear router

To be able to reach the setup pages of your Netgear router, you'll need to be connected to its network.
So start by connecting to the network, either through WiFi or through ethernet cable.

Tip: If you don't know the WiFi password for your Netgear router, you can always connect to it with an ethernernet cable, which won't require a password.

2. Open your web browser and navigate to

Open your browser and type the router's IP address into the address field. The most common IP for Netgear routers is: If that IP address doesn't work, you can search the default Netgear IP address list for your specific model.

Tip: Since you're already connected to your Netgear router, you can also use to quickly find the IP. It is the "Router Private IP"-value.

When the page loads you should see something like this:

Netgear router login page
The login page for the Netgear router's web interface. Note: Your router's interface might look different depending on your version and model.

3. Enter the username and password for your Netgear router

In the username and password field, enter your current username and password and press enter / sign in.

Default login credentials for Netgear

If you're not sure about the username/password you can look at the default Netgear credentials to see what the defaults are, and how to reset to them.
- The credentials can also be printed on the label on the back of your router.

Once you have logged in with your credentials, you should be presented with:

Netgear router web interface
The Netgear router's web interface. Yours might look different depending on version and model.

That's it! You can now configure anything you want on the device.

How to configure your Netgear router

Once you have logged in to the Netgear admin interface you should be able to change any settings that are available.
Be careful when you configure your router so that you don't break the network.

Tip: write down your current settings before changing anything so that you can revert it incase of trouble.

What if my Netgear router or network stops working after a configuration change

In case you by mistake make some change that breaks your Netgear home network, you can always go back to zero by following the generic 30 30 30 hard reset trick.

This is usually the last resort, and if you still have access to the Netgear interface you can always login to try and revert the settings first (This of course assumes you wrote down the original value before changing it).