- Router Login Name and Password change

If you have just bought an new NetGear router, you will need to change the router name and password by logging into your NetGear router. First use your device connected to your home network:
  • Open your Google Chrome and go to
  • Login to your router with the router’s admin password.The router name is admin and the default password is password.
  • Once you are logged in, you should usually see a menu on the left side. Click"Change Login Username/Password"
  • Replace the current admin password with a new one that’s strong and easy for you to remember. Follow your router on-screen or user guide detailed instructions.

Be sure to change the router name and password once you login as an admin, or your router can easily get hijacked by users who connects to it. If you changed your router password previously and don’t remember it, you will need to reset your router to factory default settings.

To set your wireless passphrase or password, go to Set Up->Wireless Settings. Some router models allow you to see the passphrase set. If it is hidden, then you need to reset to a new password for the wireless settings. Set up a strong password to protect your Wi-Fi network by picking a long, unique mix of numbers, letters and symbols. Your password should be 12 or more characters.

If you type and it does not connect to your router, then try the url with ip addresses. If it still does not work, it is likely that you are not connected to your router. Make sure you are connected to it either via the wireless setting or directly through a cable. If still won’t work or won’t load, you might want to check that your router is on. Make sure that you are typing in the url bar of the browser instead of the search bar. If you type it in the search bar of your browser, it is likely going to Google or whatever the search engine page is with the keyword being searched. If you are connected to the NetGear correctly, it should not matter whether your ISP is Comcast or others. If you are connected but have forgotten the admin password that was previously changed, your only option is to reset the router. By resetting the router, you would clear any customized settings previously set. Then login with the default admin password to reconfigure your router and remember to change it as well.