What If I Forgot My Router Password Netgear

I need to change the password and Name of my netgear router. How do I go abouth this? Please help much appreciated.

  • Joseph

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  • 2 years ago

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You should follow these below points...

1. Launch an Internet browser on your computer.
2. Type one of the following URLs into the address bar of your Internet browser: "" """ or"

3. Type in your router's current username and password into the fields provided.

4. Click on the tab labeled "Advanced" and click on the "Setup" tab on the left.

5. Click on "Wireless Setup.

6. Delete the current password next to the field labeled "Passphrase" under the "Security Options" section.

7. Type in a new password of your choice then click on "Apply" at the top of the Wireless Setup window. The password for your Netgear Genie router has now been changed.

8. Exit out of the Netgear Genie router interface.

  • Published by:  Brett   
  •  2 years ago
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Fix Forgot Netgear Router Password Issue:

If you cannot remember the password (WEP WPA etc) to your wireless network: 
  1. Connect your computer directly to the Netgear* router with an Ethernet cable. 
  2. Open up an internet window and erase everything in the Address bar. 
  3. The Address bar is where you type in websites like 
  4. Type into the Address bar and press the Enter key. 
  5. A login window will pop up type in admin for the Username and your default Password (default Password is: password). 
  6. Press Enter. 
  7. Once you have reentered your network you can reset your Username & Password for security.
  8. You can also reset your router back to it's Original Factory Settings.
  • Published by:  Brian   
  •  2 years ago
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Fix Forgot Netgear Router Password Issue:

  • Open the web browser that you use: Firefox Google Chrome or Internet Explorer and type in the IP address for your router and press Enter.
  • A window will open and then type in your routers default username and password and press Enter again
    Username and Password can be located on the side or bottom of your router
  • Navigate to the Wireless SecurityNetwork Security Settings Tab and open to locate or change your WEP or WPA Security Passphrase.
  • Use WPA because it provides better security.
  • Write this Security Passphrase down and put it in a safe place to access when needed.
  • Save settings and close your browser.
  • If you don't know or can't find the password then on the back of the router there is a reset button that you hold in for 30 seconds and it will reset the router to factory settings and the router's address is usually on the bottom of the router.
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  •  2 years ago
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Fix Forgot Netgear Router Password Issue:

Most NETGEAR routers have a recessed button on the back or bottom panel marked "Reset" or " Restore Factory Settings". Sometimes it is not marked at all. Because the button is recessed you will require a thin tool like a straightened paperclip to press it.

Step 1 : Switch on the router and wait for it to boot up (about 1 minute).

Step 2 : Locate the "Restore Factory Settings" button of your router.

Step 3 : Use a sharp object such as a pen or a paper clip to press and hold the "Restore Factory Settings" button for about 7 seconds until the Power light begins to blink.

Step 4 : Release the "Restore Factory Settings" button and wait for the router to restart. The Power light will stop blinking and will become solid green (white for newer models).

Step 5 : The factory default settings will be restored so that you can access the router from your Web browser using the factory defaults.

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  •  2 years ago