How to Remove the Password for Netgear Routers

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Your Netgear wireless router gives you the option to place a secure password on the device that will only allow authorised access to your computer network and/or Internet connection. While adding a password to protect your network will help keep unauthorised users from accessing your network, you may wish to remove the network access password in order to provide an open Wi-Fi hot spot in your home or business. Wi-Fi hotspots are a popular option for attracting customers to your business, and they can offer convenience within the home if security concerns are minimal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Network-connected computer

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  1. 1

    Turn on the network connected computer and open your Internet browser. Type "" or "" (without quotes) into your Internet browser's address bar and press "Enter."

  2. 2

    Enter your username and password when the security dialogue box appears. If you have not changed the default administrator username/password, to access your router settings, type in "admin" for the username and "password" for the password. (Older routers may use "1234" as the default password).

  3. 3

    Click on the "Wireless Settings" button, located on the left-hand side of the Netgear administration menu, from the "Setup" section.

  4. 4

    Select "None" under the "Security Options" options menu and click "Apply" for the changes to take effect.

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