Reset the NETGEAR® Wireless Router Settings
NETGEAR wireless routers are commonly used in wireless networks because they are stable and reliable. You need to install a wireless network card in each computer that needs to be a part of the wireless network and then configure NETGEAR wireless routers in the network which works as a center point of communication. Every computer in the network sends and receives network signals through NETGEAR wireless router. A firmware program is embedded in NETGEAR router which allows you to run the many network and security services. The firmware holds all the router configuration settings and allows the users to modify or configure the router settings. You can physically connect the computer to router using a network cable and configure the IP settings to obtain the IP address from DHCP. You need to restart the computer and then you can type in the IP address of the router in the Internet browser to access the router configuration page. All the changes that you make on the configuration page are saved in the router using the firmware program. Sometimes you need to reset NETGEAR router configuration to fix various issues.
- Tips to reset the settings
- Restoring the router settings
You are prompted to enter a user name and password before entering the NETGEAR router configuration page. The default user name is admin and password is password or 12345. You can change the router configuration password as per your choice for better protection and if you forget the new password, you will not be able to log in to the router page to make changes. In this case you need to reset NETGEAR router settings. Sometimes the changes that you try to make on the router page do not save or the configuration page freezes, this issue can be fixed by resetting the router settings. If you encounter some network issues after changing some settings on the router page and if you do not remember how to undo the change, you can reset the router to default settings to undo the changes. Sometimes the router is reset because the router configuration page does not come up.
Tips to reset the settings
You can find the NETGEAR router reset button on the back of the router. You need to hold the reset button for ten seconds and release it. The router would reboot and the factory settings would be reloaded. If the router does not reset even after following the above steps, you need to disconnect the power from the router, hold the reset button and connect the power while the reset button is held down. Hold the reset button for some seconds and the NETGEAR router settings would reset to defaults.
Once you reset the NETGEAR router, all the manually configured settings are erased and the factory settings are reloaded. To restore the router settings, you need to type in the router’s IP address in the web browser, enter the user name and the password to log in and reconfigure the settings according to your network requirement and then save the settings.
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