7 Valuable Tips for Setting up Netgear Router

by Steven L. Henson Technical

The process of the Netgear router setup is the initial setup taken by a user to create a safe, secure, strong, and reliable home network. In this tutorial, we will provide you step by step guidelines for setting up a local network.

#1: Placement of Wireless Router

For this, you have to first purchase a Netgear wireless router. Then you have to decide which will be the best place for your home WiFi router.

  • Try to place your router at an airy location.

  • Try to place your Netgear WiFi router at the center of your house.

  • Do not place your wireless router back or behind any table, cupboard, etc.

  • The process of the Netgear router setup shouldn’t be performed under heavy radio interference.

Important Tip: Never keep your home WiFi router near to any door or window. This will protect your router WiFi signal from the interference of other neighboring WiFi devices.

#2: Connect Your Netgear Router to the Modem

  • Once you find the best place for your Netgear router, connect it to your home WiFi modem with the help of an Ethernet cable. Ensure that both the devices are properly plugged into the electric power outlet.

  • Do not overload your router with malicious files.

  • Keep the device away from dust and heat.

#3: Connect Your WiFi Range Extender to Netgear Router

The process of the WiFi range extender is quite simple as installing a Netgear router. Just follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Plug in your Netgear router and WiFi range extender to an electric power outlet.

  • Wait until the power LED to turn into solid green,

  • After that, press the WPS button present at the back side of your WiFi range extender

  • Wait for a few minutes, let the WiFi extender sync up with your Netgear router.

  • Now unplug the WiFi range extender and place it to a new location.

#4: Connect Your Computer to Router

Connect your computer to router physically either wirelessly or wired. Ensure that your computer shouldn’t contain any malicious files, browsing history, cookies, or cache files. Visit web page to configure your Netgear WiFi router as per your requirements and needs.

#5: Enter the Correct Internet Connection Information

This particular part is important to understand as it includes default Netgear router IP address, DNS, and gateway information provided to you by your ISP. Most of the Netgear router fills these columns automatically.

#6: Try to Connect Your Computer to the Home Network


Once your Netgear router starts to broadcast the signals, you can test the internet connection by connecting your computer to your router.

#7: Enter the Correct Passphrase Key

If you have enabled the WPA2 security on your computer, you will be prompted to enter the Netgear router passphrase key to connect with the wireless network. Also, make sure that the default network SSID name and passphrase key should be changed immediately after the process of the initial Netgear router setup.

We hope that our article will help you. If still any question left in your mind related to the Netgear router setup, get in touch with us through comments. We are always here 24/7 to provide you with the best assistance.

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