How to Access the netgear admin page via

You can access your Netgear router by typing http // or http // in the address bar of your web browser.

You can also access the admin page assigning or as your default Netgear home router’s IP address.

Setup Your Netgear Extender Through is the web address for opening settings to connect the Netgear extender with the router. For installation and configuration of an extender, you need to launch an internet browser and open setup page. A username and password is required for accessing this web page.

For connecting the extender to router, you must fill in the login details and follow the setup process further which takes you to the NETGEAR Genie Smart Setup wizard.

This NETGEAR Genie Smart Setup wizard gives step-by-step guidance to set up and install an extender and makes the WiFi Extender run in a few seconds.

How to access Netgear Genie?

You can use these steps to access wireless Nighthawk routers:

  • Netgear Desktop Genie lets you access your router remotely and configure router’s settings.
  • Install the Netgear Desktop Genie on your PC
  • Open this Netgear Desktop Genie software on your PC which is connected to your router.
  • Click on the Router settings, router login displays
  • Select Remote access against the Login as.
  • Sign up to create your Remote genie account and fill in the required blank fields and create.
  • Click OK after creating your account successfully
  • Check the confirmation E mail sent by Netgear genie Support team. Open and click on confirm email to confirm your account.
  • Return to the Desktop genie on your PC and login to your genie account.
  • Register your device by clicking on OK/ register.
  • Logout after registration
  • Open the Netgear Desktop genie software on your remote computer which is connected outside your network.
  • Go to the Router settings to login using your Remote genie account.
  • After login, you will see a cloud icon on the top- right corner of the Desktop genie window which means that you are remotely managing the remote access feature of the router.
  • Manage or edit the wireless settings, guest access and other settings.
  • Logout to exit the remote access after changing the settings.

Netgear Router Login Via Default IP is an IP address used by NETGEAR Routers as a gateway or an access point for Netgear router login. IP addresses provide you a continuous channel for your router to allow you to access internet for hours. is a host address which is a default IP for accessing Netgear router admin page.

Once opened IP address, you will have to enter your login details for username and password for setting up NETGEAR router for the first time. In case the default credentials have been lost, you will have to reset your router once and try to access the NETGEAR Router Login page again.

How to connect office printer with Netgear router?

For connecting your wireless printer to your Netgear router’s network you need to follow the instructions by your printer manufacturer.

The following information from your NETGEAR router is required as well to connect your wireless printer:

Network name (SSID)

Security type (encryption type)

Password (also called network key or passphrase)

And to view your specific router’s network name, security type, and password, follow the steps below:

  • From your web browser, enter
  • A Netgear router login window is displayed, you need to enter the default username and password which are admin and password by default respectively.
  • You will see BASIC Home page gets displayed.
  • Select Wireless which displays your router’s network name, security or encryption type, and password.

For connecting office printer

  • Switch on your Wireless printer and using the touchscreen in the wireless printer connect your wireless network.
  • Go on the touchscreen and press the right arrow key and press setup.
  • From setup menu select Network.
  • Select Wireless Setup Wizard under the Network menu which searches for the wireless routers in the range.
  • Select your Network (SSID) from the given displayed list.
  • Enter the WEP or WPA Passphrase for your network SSID and then press Done.
  • Press OK which confirms the settings
  • Press OK if you want to print wireless report or Skip
  • Both wireless and wired computers on the network should now be able to browse to the printer and print to it.
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Installing HP Officejet 4500 wireless printer

Connecting/ Installing HP Officejet 4500 wireless printer

After switching on your printer

  • Press the set up button on the touchscreen on the front of the printer
  • Press an arrow button to go to Wireless Menu under setup, and then press OK.
  • Press an arrow button to go to Setup Wizard, and then press OK.
  • Follow the instructions displayed on screen to complete the setup.
  • Finally, your printer is connected to your wireless network. You need to ensure that no USB cable is connected to the printer.
  • Download and install the latest software thereafter for your printer from the "Support & Drivers" link at the top of this page.
  • On starting the software it will ask you the type of connection you want choose "Wireless". In some models it is Network as the other name.

Setup NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System: orbi router and satellite

  • Start by unpluging the modem as well as removing its battery.
  • Wait for few minutes and then move on by plugging in the modem to a wall socket.
  • Power on the Orbi router.
  • Connect your modem to the Orbi router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Next, plug your Orbi satellite to power outlet.
  • You will have to wait until the Orbi satellite’s LED turns magenta. Following which it turns into either solid amber or solid blue.
  • Connect your Orbi satellite, router and computer with each other.
  • Log in to Orbi router by accessing or and follow the onscreen steps.
  • A NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System is now set up.
  • You can now connect multiple devices to Orbi without losing range and speed.
NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System

Nighthawk X6S R8000P Setup

This setup is the common set up for all Netgear routers.

  • Connect the modem with your Nighthawk X6S R8000P router using WAN Ethernet cable.
  • Next, connect your computer to your Nighthawk X6S router from the first Lan port using extra Ethernet cable
  • Restart all your devices i.e. router, computer and modem.
  • Allow them to boot for 2 minutes.
  • Open any internet browser like Chrome, Firefox or Internet explorer and Type or for Netgear router login.
  • After you have logged into Netgear router setup page, go to “Setup Wizard” and try detecting your internet connection from the options available.
  • Click on ‘yes’ and then ‘next'
  • Follow the given onscreen instructions to setup network name SSID and password for it.
  • Note: if the Netgear router is failing to detect Modem, it is advised to restart all your devices along with modem and try again.
  • You can make use of the option “off” or “on” on your guest network and lock your router setup page to prevent unauthorized access to it.

NETGEAR Wireless Range Extender

Netgear Wi-Fi extender is a wireless repeater which boosts your existing WiFi coverage and range for your various devices like smartphones, game consoles etc.  Dead spots can be easily removed using NETGEAR range extenders. The important feature is that they work with all your existing devices as they are universal extenders and are compatible working with majority of wireless routers.

Installation of Netgear range extenders is quite easy as well. They can be installed by two ways

  1. Using the WPS method
  2. Using the web browser setup

Using the WPS method

Using the WPS method
For setting up your extender using the WPS button, you should ensure that your existing wireless network supports WPS.

  • Press and hold the WPS button on your Extender for about 5 seconds wait for the WPS LED located on the front to blink.
  • Press the WPS button located on your wireless router, access point or gateway within 2 minutes and wait for minimum 2 minutes as the extender connects to your existing wireless network.
  • If extender has successfully connected, the WPS LED on your Extender turns to solid green and the 2.4 GHz Link Rate LED lights up.

Note: If the 2.4 GHz Link Rate LED is not lit, repeat the steps 1 and 2 or ensure that your router supports WPS.

  • If your router is supporting the 5 GHz band, repeat steps 1 and 2 and connect the Extender to the 5 GHz band. After successful connection, the 5 GHz Link Rate LED on your Extender lights up.
  • After the completion of extender setup, the extended network for each band is broadcast as "network name_2GEXT" and "network name_5GEXT".
  • Connect to the extender's network using the same password you use to connect your router's network.

Using the web browser setup

  • Plug your Netgear extender into an electrical outlet and wait for the Power LED to light green.
  • Connect your device with your extender using an Ethernet cable or WiFi connection:

For Ethernet connection, use an Ethernet cable to make a connection between the Ethernet port on the extender and an Ethernet port on your computer.

For WiFi connection, open the WiFi connection manager on your WiFi-enabled device and search for the extender network called NETGEAR_EXT and connect it.

  • After successful connection with your WiFi-enabled device, the Client Link LED is lit up.
  • Open a web browser and enter or default IP in the address bar to login to Netgear extender.
  • The New Extender Setup page gets displayed.
  • Click on the NEW EXTENDER SETUP button.
  • Complete the required fields on the page and click on the NEXT button.
  • Make sure that your Access Point/Extender switch is set to Extender and click on the Continue button.
  • Select the WiFi network of your router to extend and click on the NEXT button.
  • Type the router's existing WiFi network password (passphrase) against the Password field, and click on the NEXT button.
  • Set the network name (SSID) and password for your Netgear range extender and click on the NEXT button.
  • A list of new extender WiFi networks gets displayed. Connect your WiFi-enabled device to the new extender WiFi network using SSID and password.
  • After successful connection, Click on the CONTINUE button.
  • A message is displayed which confirms that the extender is connected and ready.
  • Click on the NEXT button.
  • The registration page is displayed, complete the details and click finish.
  • The Status page is displayed.
  • Now, unplug your extender and place it at a new location which is about halfway between your router and the area with a weak router WiFi signal but the location should be within the range of your existing WiFi router network.
  • Plug the extender into an electrical outlet and power on and wait for the Power LED to light green.
  • With the help of a Router Link LED, choose a spot where the extender-to-router connection is optimal.
  • If you cannot see amber or green light on your Router Link LED, plug your extender into an outlet which is closer to the router and try again. Try placing the extender to outlets closer to the router till you see LED lights amber or green.
  • Reconnect your computer or WiFi device to your new extended WiFi network.
  • Test the extended WiFi range by placing your computer or your WiFi device to the area with a weak router WiFi signal:
  • Check the Client Link LED located on the extender:
  • Solid green or amber Client Link LED is solid green or amber, indicates Wifi network range and your network setup is completed.
  • Red Client Link LED is red indicated no WIFI range and you will have to move the computer or WiFi device closer to the extender until the Client Link LED turns solid green or amber.

You can also connect the NETGEAR WiFi Extender manually

For connecting NETGEAR WiFi Extender with an Ethernet port for example, EX6100, follow the steps below:

  • Connect to NETGEAR WiFi Extender using a computer through an Ethernet cable.
  • Login to the extender web user interface by entering in the address bar and you will be prompted to enter a default username and password.
  • Default login credentials are: Username - admin and Password - password

Note: Username and password are always case sensitive.

  • After successful login, go to Setup > Wireless Settings.
  • Check the Password in the password field under Security Options. If the password displayed is not same as your router password, change it to match it.
  • Click Apply and then reconnect your Wi-Fi devices to your NETGEAR WiFi Extender.

For connecting NETGEAR WiFi Extender without an Ethernet port for example, WN1000RP, follow the steps below:

  • Initiate by Resetting your NETGEAR WiFi Extender back to factory default settings by pressing and holding the Factory Settings button on the side panel for about 7 seconds.
  • Connect to your NETGEAR WiFi extender through Wi Fi
  • Login to the extender web user interface by entering in the address bar and you will be prompted to enter a default username and password.
  • Default login credentials are: Username - admin and Password - password
  • Note: Username and password are always case sensitive.
  • Follow the smart setup wizard to setup your connection to your router.

Note: don’t use WPS button when reconnecting to the router

  • Reconnect all your Wi-Fi devices to your NETGEAR WiFi range Extender.

Can a router be used as a WiFi range extender?

Yes, A WiFi Repeater contains two wireless routers similarly to the wireless router which you already have in your home or office. One of these wireless routers catches the existing WiFi network and transfers the signal to the other wireless router, which then finally transmits the boosted signal.

How Do I Use a Router as a Range Extender?

A wired Ethernet connection should be used to set up the repeater unit to avoid any conflicts with the wireless connection.

Follow the steps below to configure a NETGEAR router as a wireless repeater:

Open an internet browser from your device that is connected to the network of the router to be the repeater.

Type to visit or or default IP  or

You will be prompted to enter the default username and password as default login credentials. Type admin as the default username and Password as default password.

When a NETGEAR genie is displayed, Select Wireless and verify that the wireless settings match the base unit exactly.

Note: Security Options must be set to none before proceeding with the Wireless Repeating setup.

Click on ADVANCED tab > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating.

Select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function and then Select Wireless Repeater.

Type the IP address of the repeater router against the Repeater IP Address field.

Select Disable Wireless Client Association to not allow wireless clients to be able to associate with the repeater.

Enter the MAC addresses for the access point as the base station in the Base Station MAC Address field

Click on Apply and then verify the connectivity across the LANs.

A computer on any wireless or wired LAN segment of the router is able to get connected to the internet or share files as well as printers with any other computer or server which is connected to the other access point.