How to Update the Netgear Router’s Firmware:
Updating the Firmware of your Netgear Router is very important as it will help you reap the most benefits from your router and keep all your security and settings up to date on your router.
Here are some steps to download and update your router’s firmware manually:
- Go to the NETGEAR Download Centre and download the latest firmware for your router and save it to the desired location.
- Now, launch a web browser of your choice from the computer that is connected to your router. It is preferred that the computer is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable.
- A wireless connection while upgrading your firmware might cause some damage to the router.
- Enter www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
- A login window will ask you to put in the username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Now, Select ADVANCED and then choose Administration.
- You will see a Router Update or Firmware Update The option may vary for different models. Click it.
- Now, click Browse or Choose File to select the firmware that you previously downloaded.
- Locate the firmware download and click Open. Then click on Upload to upload the latest firmware on your Netgear router.
It is advised not to interrupt the update process as it might cause some damage to the router and leave it unusable.
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We here at Routerlogin.net make sure that people around the world are facing no problem in logging in to their routers. We explain all the necessary steps in logging in to the routers and finding the IP addresses so that people can log in to their routers. We also help in troubleshooting all the steps required in setting up a router and answer all the FAQ’s related to the router problems around the clock.
The most frequently asked question is, “How do I log in to my router?” Logging in on your Router can be somewhat of a hassle as not everybody is a tech savvy person. There may be numerous reasons as to why you might not be able to login in to your router, IP address issues being the most common ones. By default, the IP address of the routers is either provided or you have to search for it yourself.
Most of the time, the gadget or computer that you’re using will pick up the router’s IP address itself, but if the device is using a static IP address, then you will have to configure the IP address by yourself to retrieve it in order to use your internet. Here at Routerlogin.net, we help you configure every router with the least amount of hassle and we will explain each step to configure your router so that you can login in to your router and start using it without any trouble, while using it to its maximum potential.
Starting with your Netgear Router
Netgear is one of the foremost and well-known companies in making the best quality routers in the market be it for home, business use or streaming and gaming. Netgear Routers usually have two default login IP addresses, which are 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 and different routers might pick up either of these two IP addresses. But Netgear went one step further and made it very easy for people to use their routers and log in to them. They now ship their routers configured to use either www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net instead of the IP addresses previously mentioned. This makes it easier for its users to remember the login URL’s rather than the IP addresses. Once you enter either of the URL’s, the device will automatically take you to the router login page where you have to put in your username and password. The username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. It can be changed later if needed.
Just a tip - Never unplug your router from the power supply while it is upgrading or when you are making changes.
To login to your Netgear router, follow these steps:
1. Open a web browser on the device and type either www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. Make sure you’re on the right login page which asks for the username and password.
2. Put in the username and password in the dialogue box. If the username or password has been previously changed, the default username and password will not be recognized.
(Note: If either of the username or password has been changed, put that in instead of the default username and password.)
3. The Home screen of your router’s web page will open.
If you're still unable to establish a connection, then you will be redirected to the Netgear’s Technical page. An alternate method can also be applied which is using your router with a wired Ethernet connection as wired connections are the best way to access the router. If everything else fails, try resetting your router.
How do I reset my router?
If by any chance you’ve forgotten your username or password, you can opt to reset your router through the following steps. Make sure you're router is on before proceeding with the reset.
(Note: If you choose to reset your router, you're personalized username and password will also get reset.)
To reset your netgear router:
1. Locate the reset button on the back of the router. It might be towards the inside labeled “Reset”.
2. Using a small paper clip or anything similar, press and hold the reset button for about seven seconds.
3. Release the button after seven seconds and wait for your router to reboot. Once you're router finishes rebooting, a light will start to flash. The power light will then turn solid green.
Your router has been successfully restored to its default settings. You can now log in to your router using www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net with the procedure mentioned above.
How do I locate the IP address?
The default IP address of netgear routers is either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.Usually the device that is being used, when connected to the router will automatically retrieve the IP address for you but sometimes due to some reasons or your devices might be using a static IP address, then the IP addresses are not available. In that case, you can search for them yourself through the following easy steps:
To locate the IP address:
1. Launch a web browser through your device which is connected to the router.
2. Type either www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. The default web page containing the login window will display.
3. Enter the default router name and password. The user name and password are case sensitive. A Basic Home page will display.
Select ADVANCED. The IP address will display under the Router Information.