Possible reasons for reboot problem with NETGEAR® router?
How to fix reboot issue with NETGEAR router?
Reboot is the functionality available with the router devices to perform the troubleshooting steps. Reboot option will change the settings of the router to the factory default settings. NETGEAR router device manufacturers provide the option to reset the router through a button present on the device. The users can perform the reboot of the router device by pressing the button. The reboot option is employed by the users while the user needs to change the router settings to the factory level configuration. The users also perform the reboot of the router while the user forgets the new password created. The reboot thus changes the password settings and reset the password to the default one. The reboot also perform while the user experiences any issues with the Internet connection or with the router device after the installation of any updates. The option to reboot the router for resolving the issues with the Internet connection is not a good practice since the cause of such issues would be the ISPs. The improper configuration made by the user also forces the router device to reboot.
Discussed below are some tips to fix reboot problem with NETGEAR router:
- Read the user manual carefully
- Remember the passwords
- Install the updates and other modifications carefully
Read the user manual carefully
Router should be configured before using the device on the network. The user manual for the particular NETGEAR router will be provided to the users along with the purchase. So the user should read the instructions carefully and setup the router according to the manual instructions. Even the change in the order of the router configuration can cause issues with the router device. So configure the router carefully by following the instructions to avoid the reboot option.
Remember the passwords
Another occasion that forces the user to reboot the router is the issues with the new passwords. NETGEAR router device possesses a default username and password. The router configuration wizard also provides the option to change the password of the router to enable more security to the users while on the network. But at some occasions, the users forgot the password and force to reboot the router to gain the default password. So, better option to avoid the unwanted reboot is to remember the password. Also the user should reset the password on the router only by following the correct steps. Else login fails issue causes the user while navigating to the network.
The configurations and the updates on the router should only be done with extra care to avoid the issues while working on the router. Else the user needs to reboot the router to resolve the issues. The configurations should be done on the router device only by following the instructions on the manual. The updates for the router drivers or the firmware should only be installed on the device if the router manufacturer websites provides such options.
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