Changing The Default Password Of NETGEAR® Router
NETGEAR router can be used to establish a home or office network. This router has all the features that can be used to connect Internet to all the computers and laptops connected to that network. This router has better coverage features and fast downloading capability. The main attractive feature of this router is the dual band which helps in reducing the interference issue faced. Some issues may arise as faced by other routers which can be resolved by performing simple troubleshooting steps. The compact design of the NETGEAR wireless router makes it best suitable for an office environment. It can be easily fixed in place. All the NETGEAR router comes with default user name and password which is common. For security reasons it is mandatory to change the default username and password so that it reduces the unauthorized access to your personal network.
- Web set-up method
- By resetting
- Issues faced while changing the password
Web set-up method
Using your web browser, you can change the credentials of your NETGEAR router. For this, you have to type in the IP address of your router in your web browsers address bar. This causes the configuration window of your NETGEAR router to open. For entering, you can use the default credentials for the router. In the main window you can select the option for changing the username and password.
Sometimes, you are not able to remember the IP address or forgot the web access password. In this case you can reset the router to factory settings. Restoring the NETGEAR back to factory settings will erase all the passwords, user names and settings of your NETGEAR router. After resetting you can restart the device and then log in using default username and password. All the user specified settings will be removed once the device is reset.
While changing the password some settings may be restored. If you are resetting the router to factory settings it changes all user settings which may cause some network failure. You should set a password so that no one outside your network can access the network. It is better to set a password containing alphanumeric and special character included password. The use of default credentials can compromise the security of your network.
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