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How to Reset Netgear Router’s Password on a Mac Computer
resetting password of your Netgear device on your Mac computer? You may want to
reset your password for security reasons or because it has been misplaced or
forgotten. Well, whatever the reason is, the problem is there. Don’t worry!
Check the below mentioned tips and reset your Netgear device’s password. (See
password when you have access to your existing password:
1: Connect you Mac computer to your Netgear
wireless router using the Ethernet cable. Plug its one end into the computer
and run the other end into the back of the router into any of the 4 ports.
Disconnect the modem if it is connected in between.
2: When done, open Safari or whichever web
browser you use. Type ‘http://192.168.1.1’ in the address bar and hit Enter.
When prompted, enter your username and password and click OK. The
default username and password for a Netgear router is ‘admin’ and ‘1234’
respectively (may vary as per router’s model) unless you have changed. If you
set up a custom password, enter that. (See Also DefaultPasswordforNetgearDevices)
3: When logged in, click Set Password
under Maintenance in the left hand side. Type the existing password, new
one in the respective boxes. Retype to confirm the password. If needed,
review your passwords to ensure that there is no typing mistake.
4: Click the Apply button to
save changes. Your password is now changed successfully. You must
make a note of the password for future use. You will enter this password next
time you will log in to the router. Exit the setup screen. Disconnect the
Ethernet cable, reconnect your modem, and connect to your wireless network
password when you have lost or forgotten the existing password:
1: Unfortunately, it is impossible to
recover a forgotten or lost password from the router. In this case, you
must hard reset your Netgear router to restore it to the factory defaults.
Disconnect the devices connected to the router.
2: Take a sharp, thin paperclip or pen and
push it in the Reset button hole located at the back of the device.
Press the button, hold it for around 10 seconds, and then release it. Wait
until the router completes rebooting. (See Also how to resetNetgearroutertofacotrysettings)
3: When done, reconnect the devices like
computer and modem and power cycle them. Wait until the devices have fully
rebooted. Now open Safari and type ‘http://192.168.1.1’. Hit Enter. When
prompted, enter default username and password that came with the router docs.
When logged in, reset the password as desired (see above for password reset