Netgear Routers have always been a favorite for technophiles, and with the new Netgear Genie app, you can take mobile network management to the next level. From the comfort and ease of your smartphone or mobile device, this app allows you to manage your home network settings and any associated media.
Not sure how to get started? Read on for a quick guide on how to use the Netgear Genie App.
What you Need to Know About the Netgear Genie App
The Netgear Genie app is currently available for Apple and Android devices, and it can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play. Once you download and install the app, you’ll need to login to your home network.
To do this, just join your home network as you normally would on your device, and then launch the Netgear Genie app.
From here, you can login using the same password you use for your home network. For the username, simply use the app’s default “admin” username.
Netgear Genie App Features
The hardest part is over. Once you’ve launched the Netgear Genie app and you’re logged in, you can access the many features this app has to offer, including the following:
Wireless network settings
If you’ve ever needed to change the password on a Netgear router, now you can do it straight from your mobile device. Once inside the Netgear Genie app, just select the “wireless settings” section, where you’ll be able to directly change the SSID, wireless channel, and password.
If you have frequent guests or you occasionally rent a room in your home, it’s helpful to create guest access on your network rather than just giving out your password to everyone. With the Netgear Genie app, this can be accomplished in moments. Just select “guest access” on the main menu, and from there you can easily create a new network with your preferred security and time preference settings.
If you’re interested in seeing a quick visual representation of what’s currently connected to your network, just select “network map” from the main menu, which shows all connected devices and their details.
If you have children who connect to your network, the Netgear Genie app makes it easy to filter the content allowed on certain devices. Just select “parental controls” from the main screen, and choose your preferred filtering settings.
Curious about traffic on your network? The “traffic meter” section gives you quick-and-easy information about the bandwidth and traffic currently being used by your network.
Possibly the coolest feature of the Netgear Genie app is the ability to access media from any connected device. Just select “my media” from the home menu and you can choose which media to stream from your device.
With its features and user-friendly interface, the Netgear Genie app is perfect for tech lovers or anyone looking to have more control over their home network. Have you tried the app yet? What are your thoughts? Comment below and share your experience!