How to Configure Netgear

All Netgear routers are built so that their internal settings can be tailored to suit different users’ needs. Settings range from basic configurations, such as content filtering and website blocking, to the more advanced configurations, such as port forwarding and port triggering. This allows administrators to keep their Internet browsing experience in sync with their personal, business or family lives. Accessing Netgear’s configuration page is the first stop to create a more efficient system.

Configuring Your Netgear Router

  • Connect an ethernet cable from the back of your computer to the ethernet slot at the back of your Netgear router.
  • Open a web browser such as “Google Chrome” or “Internet Explorer.”
  • Type: or in the address bar of your browser and press “Enter.”
  • Type in the default user name and password to log in to your Netgear Router Configuration page. Netgear’s factory settings sets the user name to “admin” and the password to “password” or “1234” for older routers.
  • Click on the heading on the top left-hand side of the router configuration page “Setup Wizard.” Select “Yes” and click “Next.” The Setup Wizard will now identify what type of connection you have and configure your connection automatically.
  • Click on the heading “Router Status” + “Maintenance.” Verify that you are connected to the Internet.
  • Click on any of the headings on the left-hand side of the page. From here you can configure your Netgear settings to customize your browsing experience.

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