In this Netgear router login guide, we show you how to sign in to your router, and what options you should modify to make sure you have the fastest and safest wireless internet speed possible. .
You may have purchased your Netgear router, you set it up, and you have no reason to return to the router setup or configuration menu since. Now you need to go back to change something – you may have stumbled with the same broadband provider for ages, and have finally decided to switch to a better deal – but you completely forget Gone how to sign in to your Netgear.
This article is for those who are in this or similar prophecy. Whatever the reason you want to sign in to your Netgear router, we will do it to show you in clear and easy steps.
Next, we’ll take some time to override some common settings you want to modify after being listed on your router lists, such as adjusting the QoS option for example.
There are two main ways that you can sign in to your Netgear router: either using a web browser from your computer or with a dedicated app from your phone (or tablet). Let’s look at those options in this order.
How to login from computer to your netgear router
1. Primary Netgear Router Logon Method
First of all, you have to open your favorite web browser (no matter what browser, anything would be good). Then just type the following into the address bar (URL) in your browser and press Enter:
Alternatively, you can also type:
Then you should see the login window of the router, which asks for your username and password. If yes, go to step 3. If the router’s login window fails, go to step 2, which is an alternative way to sign in.
Note that Orbi network routers use http://www.orbilogin.net or http://www.orbilogin.com.
2. Optional Netgear router logon method (over IP)
Alternatively, you can type the IP address of the Netgear router in the browser URL bar.
An IP address is a four-digit number, with a time interval between each number, and you can think of it as a numeric address that reflects the location of your router on the local network. Typically, it will be like 192.168.xxx.xxx where these last two numbers (xxx) may be slightly different.
This IP address can be noted somewhere in your router’s instruction manual, but if not, you can easily find it using your computer.
In Windows 10, go to the search box (next to the Start button), type “C”, and suggestions will appear, starting with the letter “C” above: Click Command Prompt. (In earlier versions of Windows, click Start, click in the search field – or type – cmd on the magnifying glass icon, and then click Command Prompt).
A pop-up window will appear – just type the following into that window (known as the command line) and press Enter:
A series of numbers will appear below. Write the so-called default gateway (usually below).
Just type this number exactly as it is written in the address bar of your browser (with a period in between), and it will be golden.
3. Enter User Credentials
In the Netgear router login window, which asks for your username and password, type in your credentials, then click “Login”, and there you go – you’ve successfully logged into your Netgear router.
Now you can go to the bottom of this article about general settings for entering Netgear prompt lists.
There is a possible offense here if you forget your password or username. Have you changed these default values, correct – or at least password?
These default values are username “admin” and password is “password” (these default settings are written somewhere under your router) – but since they are very insecure (and known to everyone), you should always change them needed.
However, if you are not sure what your password details are on the ground, you can try these default values if they are. Just be sure to change them later. If not, you will need to do password recovery.
4. Password Recovery
In the Netgear router login window that asks for your username and password, click Cancel. Now, if you have previously enabled password recovery, the router password recovery screen appears.
You’ll need to fill in the router’s serial number (written somewhere on the device, most likely), and answer some security questions. Once the work is done, the password will be displayed for you to view.
If you do not enable password recovery, or forget answers to security questions, we fear you are lucky. You just have to start from scratch by doing a factory reset on your Netgear router, which will reset your username and password to the default settings (as described above).