If you are experiencing drop connections, slow speed or overall poor performance on your wifi router, then here are few simple tips on troubleshooting your wifi network. The first step in resolving issues with your wifi network, is to check to make sure that each cord is firmly connected to both your modem and your router as this is often overlooked. Examine your Netgear router LEDs, located on the front to make sure that your router has an internet connection from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You may need to reboot your modem or contact your Internet Service Provider directly if no internet connection is shown. Loss of wifi connection in only certain areas of your home may be caused by a lack of range from your router, in which case you may want to consider wifi range extenders for all home coverage. If possible move your device closer to your router and connect with your network name and password.
What To Do When You Cannot Connect Wirelessly
If you cannot connect wirelessly or you have forgotten your network password, use and Ethernet port for a wired connection to your router. Updating your router’s firmware to the latest version can solve network issues and ensure optimum functionality. Once connected to your network, navigate to www.routerlogin.net in your browser. When prompted, enter the default login ‘admin’ for the user name and ‘password’ for the password. From here you have the ability to update your router’s firmware, change your network settings and much more.
Updating Your Firmware
To update the firmware to the latest version, select the advanced tab and then administration. Click on router update and then check to determinate if an update is available for your router. If an update is needed, follow the onscreen instructions to install. If you are having issues connecting by your wifi due to losing your network name and password, return to the home page and select the wireless menu. From here you can view or change your network settings. Netgear routers with multiple bands have the ability to change network name and passwords individually. Wifi operates on multiple channels, so if you are experiencing slow wifi speeds while multiple devices are connected to your network, changing your wireless channel and mode may improve performance. Now if a single computer is having issues connecting, make sure your computer and all the drivers are up to date. If you are still experiencing issues, resetting your Netgear router to factory settings may solve the problem. Note that performing a factory reset will erase all settings you currently have configured on your router.
Performing A Factory Reset
Reset your Netgear remote router in the event that it glitches and makes your Internet association drops intermittently. You can reset the gadget by squeezing the Restore Factory Settings button or by getting to its Web interface. Utilize the Restore Factory Settings button on the off chance that you can't sign in to the Web interface. A production line reset re-establishes the majority of the router's settings to default and eradicates all customizations, and you won't most likely recover them.To perform a factory reset, first make sure the router is plugged in to power. Then use a paper clip to hold down the reset button on the back of the router for up to seven seconds. Once it fully reboots, you can use your pre-configurednetwork name and password, printed on the bottom or back of the router, to connect your device.