Manual Method to Change Netgear Default Router Passwords
Has it been a few days since you brought a Netgear wireless router into your home and set it up? Well then, now is the right moment for you to tweak the Netgear default router passwords. Wait a minute; are you not in the mood of doing so? You have got to reverse your mood right away. Why? Here we have laid out a suitable answer to this question:
In case you do not tweak the password of your router, then anyone who has written it down can log in to it. Once that happens, you will become an intruder to your own home network. Apart from this, they will also change the settings of your router and that too without your permission. Hence, to put a stop to this, you ought to do what is required.
Relax. The process of tweaking or changing the Netgear default router passwords is quite easy. You just have to go through the steps highlighted in the user manual of your device to go about it. But, if you found the instructions given hard to understand, then the ones mentioned in this blog post will bear some fruit for you. Given this, you may keep reading.
How to Change Netgear Default Router Passwords?
Right before you divert your attention to the steps given below, it is recommended that you join the client device to the WiFi or network of the router. No internet connection means that you will end up failing trying to make changes to the password. Also, ensure that the connection separating the router and modem is finger-tight.
1. Open the Internet Browser
The process for which you are reading this blog post can be commences with an effort as little as accessing an internet browser. Some examples of the same include Google Chrome, and Opera. In case you are interested in using any other internet browser except the given examples, then by all means do.
Just ensure that the browser is neither outdated nor unclean. Otherwise, get prepared to get stuck with technical issues along the way of changing Netgear default router passwords. Now, updating and cleaning the browser can be done by accessing the settings menu of the browser that you are using at the moment to log in to the Netgear router.
2. Log in to the Netgear Router
Take your attention as well as the mouse cursor to the address bar or the location bar, and then enter the default web or IP address. Based on the router model that you own, the IP address may be 22.214.171.124, 192.168.1.1, or even 10.1.10.1 for that matter. Once done with this step, hit the Enter key.
Soon you will find yourself on the Netgear router login page which will appear with two boxes by the name of USERNAME and PASSWORD. Enter ADMIN as the username and PASSWORD as the password. Ensure that the CAPS LOCK on your keyboard is off while you are doing this. This is because the credentials are case-sensitive.
3. Access the Settings Section
Once you have landed on the BASIC HOME SCREEN or the DASHBOARD, you need to access the ADVANCED section. Select ADMINISTRATION > SET PASSWORD. In case your router is not normal but a Nighthawk Pro Gaming router, the options will slightly change. For example, you need to select SETTINGS > ADMINISTRATION > SET PASSWORD.
Now, you ought to enter the current password and the new password. The new password needs to be entered twice for confirmation. Just so you can have the ability to recover the password, you are reminded to select the ENABLE PASSWORD RECOVERY feature on the screen. Click APPLY and wait for the changes to become effective.
To maintain the security of your Netgear router long term, tweaking Netgear default router passwords periodically is very important. Some experts suggest that changing the admin password every 30 to 90 days will be beneficial. One can make changing the password on a set schedule a routine practice.
In view of this, we are anticipating that you will you be able to change the password of the device that you own with the aid of the steps given above. On the off chance, the manual method denied helping you out, then you will be glad to know that there is another method through which the same process can be gone about, i.e. the Nighthawk app.