When dealing with routers, many people have problems logging-in due to technical structural issues or log-in problems. This article can help you resolve issues when logging-in to your router. First, using an Ethernet cable, connect your router and computer, with one end of the LAN port with both ends secured. As explained in the user manual, check the Internet LED to ensure it is lit and troubleshoot the light status if it is not lit. The LEDs for the ports should be lit on, and it not, try to move the cable to another port, and troubleshoot as instructed in the manual if it is not successful. The LED on the Ethernet adapter should also be lit. If your Ethernet was not made by Netgear, you can contact the direct manufacturer.
Inspect to see if your computer is connected to your router by selecting start, run, and type ping 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 and if your computer is not connected once a message appears saying “Request timed out”. Your internet proxies must be disabled by using the Internet Explorer and try to look for the Tools, Internet Options, Connections, and LAN settings, and uncheck the proxy server for your LAN. In order to clear previous router log on page, you need to delete offline contents by choosing tools, internet options, delete files, and click ‘OK’. You can also try accessing using a different browser or a different computer. Reboot your router and check if it connects and allows you to log-in. You can try restoring the default factory settings of your Netgear router as instructed in the user manual and manually enter the default username and password.
In order to change the WiFi network name (SSID) and password, you need to launch the Internet browser and type the address or Netgear router log-in, enter the username which is ‘admin’ and the default password which is ‘password’. From the Home Page, select ‘wireless’ and enter your new username and password in the Name or SSID field and Network Key field, then click the ‘Apply’ button and save the changes. If ever your computer disconnects from the wireless network, you can view the available wireless network by entering the new WiFi password or network key. Netgear highly advise users to enable password recovery if changing the password for the router user name admin, so it can be recovered if it’s forgotten. This password recovery process is supported by Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer browsers but not Safari. Once password recovery is enabled, you can enter the serial number of the router that is on the product label.
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