Netgear Router Help

To log in to your NETGEAR router with a web browser:

Launch a web browser from a device that is connected to your router’s network.
Enter routerlogin.net or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
The router login window displays.
Enter the router admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified during setup. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page or Dashboard displays.

If you forgot your admin password then do the steps below to recover it:

NETGEAR router password recovery allows you to recover your admin password if it is changed or forgotten. We recommend you enable router password recovery if you change the admin password on your router.

If you did not enable router password recovery, see How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router?.

To recover your admin password using the password recovery feature:

Launch a web browser from a computer connected to your router’s WiFi network.
Enter routerlogin.net or routerlogin.com into your web browser’s address bar.
A login window displays.

Note: If routerlogin.net does not display, see I’m having trouble accessing my NETGEAR router; what do I do?.
Click CANCEL.

The Router Password Recovery window displays.

Enter your router’s serial number.

To find your router’s serial number, look on the bottom of the router.

Click CONTINUE.

Answer your security questions.

If you cannot answer your security questions, see: How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router?.
Click CONTINUE.

Your admin password displays.

How do I perform a factory RESET on my Netgear router?

A factory reset deletes all personalized settings including your user name, password, WiFi network name (SSID), and security settings. A factory reset is necessary when you cannot recover your password.

If you enabled the password recovery feature, see How do I recover my NETGEAR admin password using the password recovery feature?

If you have an active NETGEAR Armor or NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls subscription associated with your router, you must manually reactivate Armor or Smart Parental Controls (SPC) services after performing a factory reset. To reactivate, launch the Nighthawk app and tap the Armor or SPC tile, then follow the prompts.

To perform a factory reset:

Verify that your router’s Power light is on.
On the back of your router, locate the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button.
Use a paper clip or similar object to press and hold the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button for seven seconds.
Release the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button.
Your router resets.
When you log in to your router again, use the default login credentials:

User Name: admin
Password: password

What do the lights on my Netgear Nighthawk mean?

Netgear Router LightsNetgear Nighthawk: