Netgear router is undoubtedly one of the best selling routers in the market. They provide error free high speed internet connectivity. But machines do require break from time to time. It is possible that the router may be stop working or there is some internet connectivity issues due to overheating of the router. There are other errors too which you can face with your router. There might be a service outage and after that the Netgear router can fail to update automatically. This can cause error which leads to router not working. But most of these issues can be resolved through common troubleshooting ways like Netgear router reboot. You can perform the power cycle to regain the proper functioning of the router. Let’s have a look at the steps.
Steps to reboot Netgear router:
Launch a web browser in a device that is connected to your Netgear router. You can connect the devices through an Ethernet cable.
Then, type www.routerlogin.net in the search bar and click enter.
Now, enter the username and password of the router. The username is admin and password is admin or another if you customized it while setting up the router.
Then, click on advance settings.
Select the reboot option.
The router will take a few minutes to complete the reboot process.
Resetting the Orbi router will erase all thr current configuration of the router which you may have customized and bring it back to factory default settings. Here’s how to perform Orbi reset.
Steps to reset:
Locate the reset button on the router.
Press and hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds.
Release the button when you see the lights on the router starts flickering.
The device will restart and set back to default settings.
For further security of your router, you can also enable Netgear Nighthawk firewall settings of your router. Let’s have a look at the steps for the same. Steps to enable firewall settings:
Access your router configuration page.
Login using the user name and password.
Go to settings
Open the security tab.
Click on edit to modify the settings.
Click on add to allow a domain and delete to remove it.
You can find the Netgear router security key by logging into your router. Go to the wireless settings and click on WEP key. You can also reset the key and customize it. You just have to perform the reset which will bring the device back to default state. Press and hold the reset button till you see the lights on the router stable.