NETGEAR routers are made to provide uninterrupted internet connectivity. To configure Wi-Fi devices is a very easy thing but few of the clients find it hard to install it by themselves. It hardly takes 15 minutes to install and to do the basic setup i.e. So here we have provided you with the fix to set it up on your own.

How to set up a New Netgear Router:

Netgear router setup is quite easy that you can set it up yourself. In order to set up a Netgear router you have to follow the steps below:
  • Connect Ethernet cable with the LAN port on New Netgear Router.
  • Link your New Netgear Router to the computer and open a web browser on it.
  • Search, if it doesn’t work you can try or in the address bar of your web browser.
  • A login window will appear. In the login window, enter the username and password. The default username of the Netgear router is ”admin” and the default password is ”password”.
  • After entering the login credentials go to advanced option> Advanced Setup.
  • Click router option/ AP followed by Bridge option.
  • Go to Repeating Mode; finally select Router Mode.
  • Click the Apply button.
    The New Netgear Router will reboot and will start working in router mode. The final screen will appear with a CONGRATULATIONS quote. “You are successfully connected to the Internet.”

How to change the Netgear router password?

As you know the default username is ”admin” and the default password is ”password”. To modify the admin password of your NETGEAR router, follow the below steps:
  • Open a web browser on your device that is linked with your Netgear router’s network.
  • Enter or in the address bar of your browser.
  • When you hit Enter, a login window will appear on the screen of your device.
  • Type the username as well as the password of your Netgear Router.
    Remember: Default username is ”admin” and the default password is ”password”.
    the basic home page appears.
  • Click ”Advanced” then go to “Administration” and “Set password”.
  • Enter the old password, and enter the new password and confirm it.
  • To recover password for the future assistance, click “Enable Password Recovery”.
  • Select “Apply”.

How to update the firmware of Netgear Router?

NETGEAR releases its latest versions regularly to boost performance, to add the latest features, and to enhance security. Netgear routers can be updated itself, but for that, you have to log in to web GUI or utilize the Netgear genie that checks for the update automatically and notify you when it is available. In that case, only one click is needed on the update option and it will hardly take 3 to 5 minutes to complete the process. Also, you can manually update it with the following steps:

  • Open a web browser and in the address bar type
  • Open settings then select Administration and click on Firmware Upgrade page.
  • Select the Browse button and find the firmware image file.
  • Tap on the Upload option.
  • Wait till upgrade progress is complete.


  • Open
  • Enter the model number of your router in the search box.
  • When the drop-down menu appears, click on your model number.
  • Select the firmware and software download option.
  • Below the current versions, click on the firmware version which you want to download.
  • Select the download option and it will update.

How to set up a new Netgear Extender?

Netgear Extender setup

  • Plug in the Netgear extender, the Power LED lights. In the case of Power LED doesn’t light, push the Power or On/Off button.
  • Link your device to the extender’s WiFi network. The default WiFi network name (SSID) of the extender is NETGEAR_EXT. The extender network doesn’t use a password. Your device will alert you that an Internet connection is not available.
  • Open a web browser and search The New Extender Setup window appears.
  • Click or select “New extender setup”. If redirected to accept terms and conditions then select or tap “Yes” and then click “I agree”.
  • Select your extender’s admin details. These details are used to open the extender’s settings on the web browser. We suggest that leave the default Username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. Username and password are case sensitive.
  • Choose and reply to two security questions from the drop-down menu.
    This type of question is used to recover your admin credentials if you forget them.
  • Select or tap “Next”. If the extender asks about your choice of using Netgear Genie for assistance, select or tap “Yes” or “continue”. Then extender finds for local WiFi networks.
  • Tap the radio buttons for the network’s “2.4GHz” as well as “5GHz” WiFi Network Names (SSID).
Now Select or tap NEXT.
  • Provide the password of your existing network and click or select “Next”. Choose SSIDs as well as passwords for the extender. By default, the extender uses the name of the existing network along with _2GEXT with the end for the 2.4GHz band as well as _5GEXT for the 5GHz band. By default, the password of every band is the same as your existing network.
  • In the case of mesh extenders, you have an alternative to use the same WiFi name as well as a password like your existing network. Click on the enable “One WiFi Name” checkbox to on this feature, if it is supported by the extender. This permits your extender to access the same WiFi name (SSID) as well as the password like your existing WiFi network.
  • Select or tap “NEXT”. Extender applies settings. It can take a few minutes. The extender shows the WiFi network name (SSID) and password for every extender’s bands. Note it.
  • On a device that you want to connect to the extender network, go to WiFi settings, and link the extender’s latest network.
  • Go to a web browser, click the “checkbox” at the bottom of the page, and select or tap “Continue”.
    Now, it is extending your network’s range.