How to Configure Your Netgear Router

How to Configure Your Netgear Router

So, you’re one of the 84% of American adults who uses the Internet.

If you’ve read about the many benefits of a Netgear router and have made your purchase, the next logical step is learning how to configure Netgear router!

Let’s start:

Phase One

First, go ahead and disconnect your Ethernet cable from the modem.

Then, take your power adapter and get rid of any batteries. After giving things about 10 seconds to totally shut down, turn on the modem’s power.

Connect your router to your modem with a yellow Ethernet cord. To do this, plug one end of the cord into the modem, and the other end into the back of the router, under the LAN port.

Then, plug in the entire router, making sure that you press the power button again if needed.

Now, the LED should turn an orange color. Let this rest for one minute, so it can charge up. When it’s ready, all the lights will turn green.

Your unique network settings are located on either the bottom or the back of the router.

Phase Two

If you’re connecting wirelessly, find your network’s name in the list of all the Wi-Fi networks near you and enter your password.

Then, go ahead and open up your web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, etc.)

Your installation guide from Netgear should pop up on your screen.

If for some reason the Netgear installation guide doesn’t come up automatically, don’t panic.

Instead, just go ahead and head to and put in your password and username.

Afterward, you should see a pop-up reading “Congratulations!” Click on “Take me to the Internet.”

If you want to change your password or SSID (Service Set Identifier) – AKA the name of your wireless network, you can.

To change it, just select “Basic” and then “Wireless” on the homepage of Then, type in the new name and new password of your choosing.

We suggest changing your password at least once every few months to protect your information. It’s also a good idea for your password to contain at least one number, capital letter, and character.

Avoid using your email password if possible, to prevent a breach if your email is hacked.

Finally, once you’re satisfied with the network settings you’ve chosen, go ahead and click “Apply.”

Once the setting changes have been made, you’ll have to use your new username and password to reconnect to your router again.

You can see that, despite what you may have initially thought, setting up your wireless router really isn’t all that complicated.

Of course, you can always ask for professional help if needed.

You’re All Set To Configure Netgear Router

Thanks to this post, you know everything you need to know about how to properly configure Netgear router in your home or office.

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