How to Access Netgear Wireless Router Settings

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How to Access Netgear Wireless Router Settings
Wireless routers connect computers to a network without the need for network cables. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Wireless routers are used to connect computers into a network without running network cables throughout your home or office. Netgear wireless router settings must be changed using the router's Web-based interface. Any computer that is "hard wired" with a network cable to the router, rather than on a wireless connection, can be used to access the router. From the Settings menu, options such as "Encryption," "Network set-up details" and "Passwords" can be customised.

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    On a computer that is connected to the router with a network cable, open any Web browser, such as internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. In the address bar, type "" (without the quotes) and press "Enter." This will bring up the login prompt for most Netgear wireless routers. If that doesn't work, try "", "", or "" until the login window appears.

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    Type "admin" in the Username field, type "password" in the Password field and click "OK." If the password fails, try "1234," "Password" with a capital "P" or "admin". Once you enter the proper credentials, the settings screen will open.

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    Make any required changes to the settings. Under Security section, it is possible to specify a new username and password for added security. Once you have saved your changes, close the window, and the system will automatically log you out.

Tips and warnings

  • Always secure a wireless network to prevent outsiders from being able to change your network settings.
  • Changes to settings may prevent other computers from connecting to the network.

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