How to Reset a NetGear DG834GT

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How to Reset a NetGear DG834GT
The Netgear DG834GT can be reset through its internal interface. (wlan router 02 image by pmphoto from

A wireless network router is essentially a very small computer and from time to time any router can slow down, lock up or experience other problems that keep it from operating normally. The Netgear DG834GT router has an internal function that allows the unit to be reset in the event of a problem, so that it can reboot and return to normal operation. Reset your Netgear DG834GT router if it has suddenly encountered a problem when it previously worked correctly.

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  1. 1

    Open a web browser. Enter the number string "" and press "Enter." You should be prompted with a window asking for a username and password. If this does not work, use the number string "".

  2. 2

    Enter the username and password that you selected when setting up the Netgear DG834GT for the first time. If you never changed the username and password, enter the username "admin" and the password "password." This brings you to the main internal control panel for the router.

  3. 3

    Scroll down to the "Maintenance" heading on the left side of the screen and click the "Diagnostics" link.

  4. 4

    Click the "Restart" button at the bottom of the window. The router turns off and reboots. Allow several seconds for the DG834GT to reboot fully before attempting to connect to it to browse the web.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are unable to access the control panel for the Netgear DG834GT because you do not have the password, reset it by unplugging it from the power outlet for 30 seconds, then plugging it back in.

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