How to set up a password for netgear? wireless router?

October 30, 2010

Other people are using my internet for several years, and some one told me to put a password on it!
How do i do this? I tried the website but i couldn’t find anything. please help! thanks!

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4 Responses to “ How to set up a password for netgear? wireless router? ”

  1. Moto on October 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

    If you have the Quick Start CD, just follow the instructions. If not, follow these tips:

    1. Open a web browser (IE,Firefox, Safari, etc.) and go to
    2. If it asks for a login, the default is admin and the password is password.
    *NOTE: If this step fails, hold in the reset button on the back of the router and this should reset back to default.
    3. After logging in, there should be a tab or button that says security and will allow you to save a password. This will created a password for your wireless network. Remember, any devices already set to automatically connect to your network will now need the password entered.

    Hope these steps help! By the way, I just saved you about 15 minutes of work that Best Buy’s Geek Squad charges 70 or 80 bucks for. Have a good day!

  2. vicven2 on October 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

    while connected to your router, open your browser and goto (if it doesn’t work, try or
    It should ask for a user name or password. If you have not set it before, the default should be username:admin and Password:password.
    In the wireless setup tab, change your security mode to WPA or WPA2 and set the password.

    Select apply and you should be done.

  3. Serena on October 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Decide on a Netgear router. There are a number of router offerings, and prices and features differ depending on the model. Choose one that meets your needs and fits your price range.

    2Purchase a Netgear router, looking for the best price possible. Consumer electronics shopping sites like NewEgg and TigerDirect often offer good deals on clearance, open boxes or shipping (see Resources below).

    3Place the router by clearing a space on or under a desk. The router should be located centrally to reduce the distance to clients and assure better connections. The location will vary depending on how it will be used. For example, it shouldn’t be placed in the corner of a basement if wireless clients all over the house will be using it.

    4Set up and plug in the Netgear router and wait a few seconds for it to boot up. Since the router is essentially a mini-computer, it won’t work instantly when it’s turned on. While it’s booting, the power light should flash. When it’s finished booting, the power light should stay solid.

    5Connect a computer to the router, either with a wireless or a wired connection. Reboot the computer to ensure it gets a new IP address from the router via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

    6Open the web interface by entering “” into the address bar of your web browser. If a login screen is presented, use “admin” as the username and either “1234″ or “password” as the password.

    7Connect to the Internet, if necessary. Plug your cable modem or DSL modem into the router’s WAN port in the back and run the Internet Connection Setup Wizard from the web interface.

    8Follow the directions and provide authentication information.

    9Connect more clients. At this point, clients should be able to connect and access the Internet.

  4. Adi on October 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Step 1 Install the router. To install a Netgear wireless router, use an Ethernet cable to connect the router to the cable/DSL modem and use another Ethernet cable to connect the router to your computer. Make sure all of these devices are powered off as you connect them. Once connected, turn on the cable/DSL modem, the router, then the computer, in that order. Allow at least two minutes to pass after turning on each device to give the devices time to recognize one another.

    Step 2 Log in to the router. Open a web browser and type in the router’s address to load the router’s settings page. The router’s address can be found in the user guide or setup CD that came with your router, or you can download a user guide from Netgear’s technical support page (see Resources). Most Netgear routers use one of the following addresses:;; or Press “Enter” or click “Go” in your web browser after you have entered the address.

    Step 3 Enter the router’s username and password. A prompt will appear on the screen when you enter your router’s address, requiring you to enter a username and password before you can access the router’s settings page. The default username for Netgear routers is “username” and the password is “password.” Because the textboxes are case-sensitive, you must enter both of these using all lowercase letters. Press “Enter” to log in to the router and begin changing its security settings.

    Step 4 Open the security settings menu. The router’s home page has multiple links for changing settings. Find and click the “Security Settings” link to change the router’s security settings.

    Step 5 Change the SSID, choose an encryption setting and create a password. The default name (or “SSID”) of your wireless network will be “NETGEAR.” Enter a new, memorable name for your wireless network to help detract would-be hackers from trying to access your router, as most novice computer users with unsecure networks do not know how to change the default network name or institute any other security features. Newer Netgear routers offer WPA or WPA-PSK encryption to secure your network, both of which provide high levels of security. Select either of these. encryption types and create a unique password. This will require all users to enter the password before they can log in to your wireless network. It is important that you create a complex password that has several characters, including numbers. Once you have created a password, click “Confirm Password” to save it. To exit the security settings menu and log off of the router, click “Save” or “Apply” to save the changes you made, then click “Logout” to exit the router.

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