If you’re having trouble with your Netgear router and would like to access your router’s administrative panel but don’t know how. Don’t fret. You’re not alone. There are many people with the same issue.
These routers allow us to access high-speed internet at home or in office via an internet modem that gets all that internet juice from our service provider. They primarily serve as the hub, if you will, that feeds our devices like laptops, cellphones and printers in what we call a home network. The broadband router generally has two IP addresses allotted to them. One IP address is used for local communication, inside a home network which is also termed your private IP address which is also known as the Netgear Router login page. The other IP address is used to connect to the networks outside of the local network, and that is called a public IP address. The public address is provided by your internet service provider (ISP), which could be Comcast or FioS or AT&T, depending on your local area.
As we know, Netgear has some of the most robust routers in the market but for whatever reason, it can be challenging to look for an answer for a simple question like how to get to Netgear’s router login page.
So, if you have recently bought a new Netgear router or have never changed or modified the local address before, your default IP address would be your router’s default IP address or routerlogin.net, as the manufacturer indicated. To make the necessary changes in the router settings, you’ll have to access your Netgear router’s via that IP address.
The IP address of the wireless router is usually the default gateway address, which means it allows communication exclusively between its devices which are operating on different networks. This works in the form of a URL, by directing the web browser to the IP address.
How to get to Netgear router login page?
The default NETGEAR Router Login IP is usually 192.168.1.1. As the owner of the router, you can easily connect to the router through that link by simply using the http:// followed by the above number. If 188.8.131.52 doesn’t work, you might want to check the back of your router and look for a label that has the default login information and login credentials you’ll need to access your Netgear router.
Can I change Netgear’s Router IP address?
The home router uses the private IP address by default unless manually changed by you. Sometimes, you might have to change the default IP address to a different one when there are several different IP addresses on your network to make it so that your IP address is unique enough. If you live out in the country, that may not be necessary!
The good thing about a Netgear router is.. its default Netgear Router login IP address can be changed anytime, whether during the initial installation process or later on. Changing the IP address does not affect other network settings like DNS, subnet, or your Wi-Fi speed or connection and that is because internet providers recognize your device via its public IP address and not the private on. Resetting the router however, will replace the network settings back to its factory settings, meaning, if you had changes made prior to the reset, you may lose all of your configuration. Make no mistake, resetting the router does not mean your saved settings are safe. Powering the router on and off or power outages do not change anything.
Steps to login to your Netgear router
As you’ll find out on Netgear’s manual or its own service of websites, routerlogin.com and routerlogin.net will work particularly only when accessed from NETGEAR routers and so if you run routerlogin.net for example, you can be assured that you’re accessing your router’s admin panel and not some phishing site. Now, to get in your admin section,
1. Open any web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and head to http://www.routerlogin.net or http://192.168.1.1. If your URL ends with .net and fails to open the login page, try using http://192.168.0.1.
The next thing you’ll do is, fill in the following details on the login page, for example, by default, the router’s login user is ‘admin’ and password for that account is ‘password’ and so you’ll want to use ‘admin’ as your username and ‘password’ as your password.
If those inputs fail to log you in, you may have purchased a counterfeit if not a faulty device. Technically it means your username and password has been modified before, and you’ll need to either try and restore it back to its default settings by resetting the Netgear wireless router by pressing the reset button in the back of your router or send it back to Netgear if that don’t do the trick.
On a normal functioning router, when you hit the Okay button, you will be logged in to your NETGEAR router and can make any changes as you so desire.
How to fix Netgear router problems
If you still have issues with accessing your Netgear router, you may try the following to troubleshoot and hopefully rectify your problem.
- Reset your router to its original factory settings.
- Reset the username and password.
- Restart the router physically, by powering it down, leaving it off for about a minute before powering it back up.
- Use a different Ethernet port or cable (Sometimes physical damage can cause network connectivity issues).
- Disable any firewalls, or pop-up blockers installed.
- Try accessing from a different computer or another device.