How to set up a new Netgear router? |

Basically, there are two methods to set up a Netgear router setup for the first time:

  • Setup a new Netgear router using the router web interface
  • Setup a new Netgear router using the Nighthawk app

Netgear router setup using

Given below are the steps to install the new Netgear router using the web interface:

  • Connect your router with Power. First, find the power cable and connect your Netgear router with a power source.
  • Connect the Netgear router to the modem by a cable. There is a need to connect the router with a modem in order to provide the local network with the Internet.
  1. First, get an Ethernet cable.
  2. Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Internet port/ WAN port available on the rear side of the router.
  3. Now plug in another end of the cable into the Yellow port (Ethernet/ LAN port) available on the rear side of the modem. This way you can connect your router with a wired network connection.
  • Open a browser on the PC or laptop that is connected to the Netgear router. In the browser, navigate to Fill in the username and password. The default username for most of the Netgear routers is admin and the default password is password.


  • Now go to ADVANCED > Setup Wizard
  • Choose the Yes radio option and hit Next. This way your router will detect your internet connection. You will be prompted to log in.
  • Now type in your new admin password and confirm it.
  • After this, you will be asked to choose any of the two security questions and their answers.
  • Hit Next.
  • You will see the Congratulation page.
  • Again hit the Next button. This will display the Firmware Update Assistant screen.
  • In the case when no Firmware update is available, simply hit OK. Your router is installed.
  • When there is any Firmware update available, hit the yes button to update your firmware.
  • After the update, your router will reboot and will again ask to log in.
  • This time fill in the password that you have created.



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