Resetting or restoring your Netgear router to its default factory settings is the next step to take if you experience difficulty with accessing the Internet through your router, or if you’ve lost or forgotten your Netgear password. Follow these steps to learn how you can reset your Netgear router.
Reset Netgear Routers Containing Button on Rear Panel
Locate the reset button at the back of your Netgear router
The button is small and recessed to avoid accidental resets.
Use a pen or paper clip to press and hold the reset button until its test light begins to blink
You may need to press and hold the reset button for up to 10 seconds.
Release the reset button. The Netgear router will reboot.
Log in to the router on your computer using the default Netgear username and password
The default username is “admin,” and the default password will either be “1234” or “password.”
Wait for the router to accept your login information
If you are still unable to log in to the router, continue to follow the remaining steps below.
Unplug the Netgear router from the power outlet.
Use a pen or paper clip to press and hold the reset button, and plug the router back into the power outlet at the same time.
Continue to press and hold the reset button for at least 20 seconds after the router has been plugged into the power outlet. The Netgear router will reboot once again.
Log in to the router on your computer using the same default username and password information. You will now be logged into the router.