This appropriate and easy post will guide you for the Netgear router installation process for broadband/cable internet connection.
The informative information provided in this post applies if you configure a cable internet connection with your Netgear wireless router using Netgear Genie web user interface.
Netgear Router Setup: Configuration of your Netgear WiFi router for cable internet connection through Netgear Genie user interface:
- First of all, unplug the router power cords and your existing modem.
Note: In case, you have a back-up battery on your existing modem, then it is recommended to remove it temporarily.
- After that, connect a good condition Ethernet cable from your existing modem to the internet port of the Netgear wireless router.
- Then, connect a healthy Ethernet cable from your computer/ laptop to any one of the LAN ports of the main Netgear wireless router.
- Reconnect the modem power and re-insert the back-up battery (if any). Wait for a moment for all the LED lights to become stable.
- Now, reconnect the power of your Netgear wireless router and wait a short moment for the power LED light to illuminate solid green.
- Load up a relevant internet browser and in its address bar type routerlogin.net and press Enter.
Note: For Netgear router installation you can also use the default router login IP address i.e. 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
You will be now prompted to access the router login page and for this, you have to type the default username and password into the required fields.
If you are facing any issues while accessing the Netgear router login page, then get in touch with our technical experts.
Once you are on the router login page, you have to click on the ‘advanced’ option, then ‘setup wizard’. After that, select ‘yes’, and finally, click on ‘next’.
Now, the ‘setup wizard’ will automatically detect the type of internet connection you are using. It will only a few minutes to finish the Netgear router installation process.
- Once the Netgear router setup has finished configuring the internet connection type, the Congratulations page will display.
- In order to test your internet connection, click on ‘take me to the internet’ option.
Some more Netgear router troubleshooting tips
If your default login credentials (username and password) do not work, then there are chances that you might have changed them earlier.
In case you have forgotten your new login credentials, then you are supposed to perform a factory reset process to restore your Netgear router back to its factory default values.
- To do so, you have to verify that the power light of your Netgear router is on.
- Disconnect all the devices, cables, or wires that are connected with your Netgear device physically.
- Once done, locate the reset hole on your Netgear device. You can easily spot it on the back panel of your router.
- Make use of any thin object like paper clip or pin to press the reset hole.
- Hold it for a few seconds and after that, release it slowly and carefully.
Congrats! Your Netgear router has been reset successfully.
If you are still facing issues, make sure that your router carries the latest and up-to-date version of Netgear firmware.
- To do so, connect a laptop or desktop and your Netgear device with each other.
- Open an internet browser.
- Type the model number of your device in the search box.
- When the drop-down menu displays, please select the number model of your device.
- Click the ‘firmware’ option and after that, the ‘software downloads option.
- Now, under the ‘current versions’, you have to select the current firmware version that you wish to download.
Once done, hit the ‘download’ option.
- Unzip the file and follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware on your Netgear device.
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