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How To Reset Netgear Modem Router? Factory Settings Of Netgear Modem

  • 24 May, 2022
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Netgear routers and modems are said to be very fast, safe, and secure to connect your devices to the internet at home or offices. But, what is more important to understand is the fact that electronic devices including the Netgear cable modems are not built to constantly be running at all times. That's why after constant and long use of the router or modem, problems might start occurring. And when such problems appear on the surface then it means the time has come to change the Netgear modem and router. In today's helping post, as the title of this post suggests, we are going to discuss how to reset Netgear modem. As you continue to read this post, you will also get to know about the simple steps to set up your Netgear router modem.

Also Read: How to find your router password?

How to reset Netgear modem router?

Whether you are using a Netgear modem or Netgear router, the process to reset your device is pretty simple. However, different routers and modems might have different ways of resetting. Hence, we recommend you check out the manuals that have come with your specific router and modem. From my long experience of using all kinds of Netgear devices, I can say that most of the Netgear routers and modems have the same method of factory settings.

More specifically, if you are using Netgear Cable Modem routers such as Nighthawk multi-gig 2.5 Gbps Cable Modem or Netgear High-Speed Cable Modem, then you are in luck. Why? Because the complete factory setting procedure does not take more than 15 seconds. And to do so, all you need is just a pin. If you have a pin (SIM Card Pulling Key PIN), you certainly can put your Netgear modem router on factory reset and improve its overall performance and speed. These are the steps to follow to reset your Netgear modem router:

  • So, as a first step to reset your Netgear cable modem, you need to have a look at the side or back panel of your device.
  • You might find either a resetting button or a hole.
  • If there is a button then without any second thought press it for 15 seconds.
  • In case if you find a hole instead of a button then insert a pin into the hole gently and press it for 15 seconds.
  • Now the power LED light will be lit up.
  • After that wait for 1-2 minutes until your device completes the rebooting process.
  • Further, to initiate the setup process, you will have to log in to your device using the default username and password.
  • Upon a careful look over and around the resetting button, you will find both the user id and password that you can change later with ease of mind after login.        

What happens if I reset my Netgear modem to factory settings?

Almost all electronic devices come with their own factory settings such as phones, computers, and smart TV. The same is true with all kinds of modems and routers. And Netgear products are not different. Like all other manufacturers of electronic devices, Netgear also supplies the products with in-build or you can say must-to-have factory settings which are essential to use the device.

When a Netgear device is reset to factory settings, all of the data is removed including saved settings, user id, and password. After the factory setting, if something is left that is the company built software and operating system inside the hard drive of the Netgear modem/router. You will require to set up your Netgear device once again to start using it.

How do I set up my Netgear modem after resetting it? It might be your next question. Here I have got an answer to this commonly asked question. To set up your Netgear modem router, you first need to log in to your account. And to do so, you simply just need to connect your Netgear device to your computer or laptop. After that enter Netgearrouter.net in your Google Chrome browser.

On the next screen, five tabs will come to your views such as the Internet, Wireless, Attached Devices, Parental Controls, and Guest Network. Select the internet if you want to connect your device to the internet. Further, you will be required to enter the password of your internet service provider when asked. Similarly, in just a few simple clicks, you can set up Wireless, Parental, and attach devices settings. 

Note: If you face any kind of problem or can’t reset your Netgear modem router then it is time to get more technical. If you have any follow up questions then feel free to contact us


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