Set Password on NETGEAR® Router
What are the ways to set password for NETGEAR routers?
The password for the router is very important. It is with the router password that makes network secure from hackers. The router password and username are set by default. This is set by the manufacturer itself. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) automatically configures the network name Service Set Identifier (SSID) and it has Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security key for the router or access point. The password security for a router is very much necessary because otherwise anybody can access to the network and may use your connectivity or may be threat to your network. The router passwords allow you to restrict access to unauthorized persons. In order to find default password for NETGEAR routers, you need to refer the installation manual of the router or check at the website. You could find the router password from the user manual or by consulting the manufacturer.
The following might help you to change and reset default password in NETGEAR routers:
- Need to reset
- Password setting procedure
- Problems in password settings
Need to reset
If you don’t know the router password, you cannot access the router for the configuration settings. The default password and username will not work. To solve this issue you need to reset the NETGEAR router, you need to restore the settings to default factory settings. To do the reset option, you could use the rest button at the back of router. You need to press rest button for 10 seconds to take your router back to factory settings.
Password setting procedure
In order to set up password, you need to access the router settings using the default IP address. Once you logged in to router, then you can set password for the router. It is always better to change default password and username after your first log in. You can also do encryptions like WPA or WEP for enhancing the security of the router.
Problems might occur while setting up password. You need username and password for logging in to router settings. For solving this, you need default username and password to first log in to the router and do the settings afterwards. The default username and password can be admin or password or it may be blank. For password, related problems try the reset option or use default log in details. Make sure that you create a strong password for the router.
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