How to Reset a Netgear Wgt624

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How to Reset a Netgear Wgt624
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The Netgear Wgt624 is a wireless firewall router that features Super G Technology for increased wireless speed. The router also offers a 4-port switch meaning you can attach up to 4 wired Ethernet devices to the router. In addition, the devices wireless Super G Technology is compatible with both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless standards. At times, you may want to restore or reset the Netgear Wgt624 to its factory default settings. There are two methods you can use to reset or restore the router.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Router
  • Computer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Plug the Netgear Wgt624 into a power outlet. If the device is already powered on, you can skip this step.

  2. 2

    Press the reset button located on the rear of the router to the left of the router's antenna and to the right of the yellow incoming Ethernet port. Hold the button for approximately 5 seconds until the "Test" LED light turns on.

  3. 3

    Release the reset button. The router will automatically reset and restart. Once restarted, the router is restored to its default factory configuration settings.

  1. 1

    Plug the router to an electrical socket and attach the router to a computer by using an Ethernet cable.

  2. 2

    Open the computer's Web browser and enter the Internet protocol (IP) address of your router. The router's default IP address is 192.168.1.1. If you have manually changed the router's IP address, you will need to enter the device's current IP address.

  3. 3

    Enter the user name and password for your router. The default user name is "Admin" and the default password is "password." If you have manually changed the default user name or password, you will need to enter the current user name and password to access the router's control panel.

  4. 4

    Select the "Backup Settings" tab. Click "Erase." Confirm that you want to restore and rest your Netgear Wgt624. Wait while the router resets and restarts. Once restarted, the router is restored to its default factory configuration settings.

Tips and warnings

  • Resetting the Netgear Wgt624 will restore the device to its default factory configuration settings and erase all settings and information that you have added to the device.

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