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Troubleshooting and

There are a couple of reasons why you may not be able to access Netgear router login’s admin settings page, with the usual reasons being your browser cache and/or your IP address. To gain access to the admin settings page, follow the steps below:

  • Use the proper web address, username, and password. the proper web address is and the correct username and password is admin and password respectively.
  • If an error is received when attempting to access routerlogin net or routerlogin com, you may try to clear your internet browser cache. Using a different browser may also resolve the error.
  • Another solution is to use your router IP address which is or to login instead of using or web addresses.
  • If the above troubleshooting options still do not work and you are still unable to reach the router, you could try to access it using different methods, such as different wireless connections (2.4GHz network vs 5GHz network), wired Ethernet connections as they are proven to provide better results, or attempting to access it with a different device such as a different phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
  • If you are connected to a number of networks at the same time such as wired networks, wireless ones, VPNs, or a corporate connection, this may be the cause of the routerlogin net not working. If this is the case, you may want to try and disconnect from all of them and temporarily only connect to your Netgear router.
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  • Another solution is to temporarily disable firewalls, pop-up blockers, and ad blocking software to see if any of these are causing access issues to the router login page’s username and password pop-up.
  • You may also try to power cycle your modem, router, and connected devices including phones, tablets, laptops, or desktops.
  • If none of the above steps seem to resolve your router login access issue, a factory reset on the router might be necessary – which will lead to the loss of any personalized router settings and configurations previously done, including the network name (SSID), security settings, and even the username and password.
  • After performing a factory rest on your router, login to your router using the information in step number 1. Once you have successfully logged in, click Advanced and then ensure that your router IP address is or by taking a look at the Router Information section.
  • Lastly, ensure that your firmware is always up to date to prevent further issues on logging in.

Improving the Working Capability of your Netgear Routers

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Here are some tips to improve your Netgear routers’ working capacity. If the following are applied, you won’t have any trouble accessing www routerlogin net. The tips are:
  • If your Netgear router comes with external antennas, attach them to expand the WiFi signals at a larger space. If this is done, you won’t face dead zones at your location.
  • Your Netgear router’s firmware is updateable, so update it whenever available. This also helps improve your Netgear router's working capacity. Firmware updates could be found on Netgear routerlogin page. These updates can be done using the router login address.
  • Change the default login address for accessing the Netgear login. Also make sure that the password is changed to a strong one for accessing the login page for further configurations.
  • Adjust the channel bandit width for your Netgear router as if this is done accurately, the internet speed for your home network would be improved.
  • Make sure that your router is not placed someplace where there are objections such as walls and other objects.

Recovering your Netgear Admin Password using the Password Recovery Feature

Netgear’s password recovery feature allows to you recover your admin password if it is forgotten or changed. Netgear recommends that you enable this feature when you change your router’s admin password. The following recovery process is supported by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, but not Safari. Let us walk you through the steps of the recovery process. To recover your netgear router password, follow the steps below:
  1. Open your web browser from a computer or device that is connected to your router’s wireless network. This could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
  2. Type or into the web browser’s address bar. If, however, you’re having any issue accessing the addresses mentioned above, you can type your router’s default IP address which is or A login window will then be displayed.
  3. Click Cancel and the router password recovery window will be displayed.
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  1. After this, you will be prompted to enter your router’s serial number.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. Answer your security questions and then once again click Continue.
  4. After following all these steps, your admin password will be displayed.

Changing the MTU (Maximum Transfer Unite) Size of the Netgear Router Home Network

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Changing the MTU size of your Netgear router is an option if you are facing internet speed issues after accurately configuring the routerlogin settings. These steps should be followed in order to change the MTU size of your Netgear router:
  1. Go to the address to access the router login page
  2. Fill in the login name and login password correctly (default login name is admin and default password is password
  3. Go and click the Wireless Settings after logging in
  4. Change the MTU from here
  5. Click on Save after changing the MTU settings
  6. Go to the cmd window
  7. Ping the command –f –l 1500
  8. Go for the WAN Setup option
  9. Enter the MTU size that you want to relocate your Netgear router to
  10. Click Apply

Updating the Netgear Router Firmware

Lots of advanced configurations are possible after accessing the login page. Additionally updating the firmware of your Netgear router helps improve its working capacity. In this section, we will provide you the steps you need to follow to update the Firmware of your Netgear login. These steps are:
  • Check the updates available for your Netgear router
  • If updates are available, download them free of cost
  • Connect your Netgear router to your computer that you will use for the firmware updates via an Ethernet cable
  • Open the web browser and fill the routerlogin net address for you to be able to access the Netgear router access
  • Then, go for the Administrative option after selecting the Advance
  • In the Administrativeoption, you will find the option to update the firmware of your Netgear router
  • Select the firmware file that you just downloaded from Netgear’s official website
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  • Proceed with the firmware update process and wait until the update is complete (usually takes a couple of minutes
  • Do not interrupt the update process as interrupting it may damage your router and render it unusable
  • Lastly, Reboot your router after updating its firmware

Resolving Amber LEDs or a Blinking Power LED on Netgear Routers

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The Power LED lights amber for about 20 seconds and then turn into white or green when you turn on the router. If it does not turn white or green, or when it stays to blink for a long time, it could be said that the router has a problem. In this section, we are going to talk about how to resolve the router’s amber light or blinking Power LED issues. 
*Before proceeding with the steps below, you must first make sure that the power adapter you’re using is the one that is supplied with your router. If using a surge protector, on the other hand, you must try not to use it and just connect your router to another power outlet then check if the problem remains.
  • Turn the router off and then on again to see if the Power LED turns white or green.
  • Restore the router to its factory settings by pressing and holding the Reset button.
  • Connect your computer to the router’s LAN port if the Power LED is still amber or blinking.
  • Set your computer’s Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and IP address to static.
  • After setting them to static, open your command prompt, type ping and then hit Enter.
  • If it gets replies, reinstall the firmware of the router without the setup CD recovery tool (which will be discussed below). 

Reinstalling the Firmware on a Router without the Setup CD Recovery Tool

In this section, you will be assisted with firmware recovery in case of firmware failure without having to use the firmware recovery tool. The steps below will show you how to reload the firmware onto a Netgear router that won’t boot due to a corrupted firmware. This will be especially helpful for newer Netgear routers as most of them do not come with a setup CD that comes with a firmware recovery tool. Symptoms of a corrupted firmware could be a failed firmware update, a blinking power LED, the power LED having a solid amber light, and the router not booting up properly. 
To reinstall the firmware, follow the steps below:
  1. From download the router’s latest firmware. After downloading the .zip file, unzip it.
  2. From routerlogin com download the TFTP client software for Windows or Mac
  3. In order to do these downloads, you must have access to the internet which could be done by directly connecting your computer to the cable modem. If this doesn’t work for you, you might need to use another internet connection or another router.
  4. Connect your router to your computer and on the LAN connection, assign a static IP that’s of the router’s default range which could be 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x.
  5. If the router’s IP is pinged, you should be getting replies at this point.
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  1. Run the file that you were asked to download earlier.
  2. Enter the default IP address ( of the router in the Server field.
  3. Enter the default password of the router in the Password field.
  4. Locate the firmware file that you were asked to download earlier and put it in the File field.
  5. Turn the router off and wait for 10 seconds before turning it back on.
  6. Click Upgrade while the router is in the boot process and wait for the upgrade to be completed.
  7. Once the process has been completed successfully, the power LED light will turn green.

Getting your Internet Connection Back when you lost it

In this section, we will walk you through troubleshooting connection problems that you might encounter with your Netgear router. To troubleshoot connection problems, (any of) the following could be done:

Power cycle your home network so that your cable connection would be refreshed

If power cycling your home network didn’t work, upgrade your router’s firmware manually by downloading the latest firmware of your router at

Ensure that each of your devices’ connections is tightly and securely plugged in.