How to Change Netgear Admin Password?


In order to make your Netgear WiFi router’s network secure, it is a good idea to change the admin password. Every model of Netgear router comes with the default admin passphrase that can easily be cracked by anyone. So, if you want to prevent unauthorized access to your home WiFi network, the best practice is to change its default admin password to something more secure.

This post will be your guide on how to change Netgear admin password. Let’s get the ball rolling.

Steps to Change Admin Password

Below-given is a step-by-step guide to help you change admin password:

  1. First things first, make sure that your Netgear wireless router is properly powered on and receiving adequate power supply.

  2. Connect your router to the modem via an Ethernet cable.

  3. Next, pull up your favorite web browser on a PC or laptop that is connected to a constant WiFi network.

  4. In the address bar, type and press the Enter key.

  5. Within a couple of minutes, the Netgear router login window will come into view.

  6. Type the user ID and password into the given fields.

  7. Click on the Log In button.

  8. As soon as you log in, click on the Administration section.

  9. Select the Set Password option.

  10. Here, you need to enter the old password first.

  11. After that, you can type the desired password you want to set.

  12. Now, click on the Save button to apply all settings made by you.

Congrats! You have successfully changed the Netgear admin password with ease. The next time you need to use the updated password to access the Netgear WiFi router admin panel.

Quick Tip: On the off chance if you can’t access web URL, try using the default IP as the web address to get to the Netgear login page. All you need to do is simply type the IP in the URL bar and press the Enter key.

Tips to Make a Secure Admin Password

Don’t set a password that is easy to remember for you because anyone can easily crack it. Also, don’t use the same password that you are already using for your another account. Please spare a few minutes to have a glance at the below-given tips to set a secure admin password for your Netgear wireless router:

  • Never use sequential letters or numbers, e.g. abcdef, 123456, qwerty, eyc.

  • Don’t incorporate your birth day/month or birth year in the admin password.

  • Don’t include your personal information in the passphrase such as your name, your spouse’s name, vehicle number, home address, etc.

  • Use a combination of at least eight random numbers, letters, and special symbols.

  • Try to make a password that is easy to remember for you but hard to guess for others.

  • Combine different unrelated words in your Netgear router admin password.

  • You can use $ in the place S, @ in the place a, etc.

  • Use a combination of lower case and upper case letters.

For instance, you want to keep the ‘Mycat1’ as the password. You can make it secure by using one of the following options:

  • Myc@t1

  • My(@!

  • mYcA+1

  • ^^yc@1

And much more!

So, that’s how you can change the Netgear admin password and make it secure preventing unauthorized access to your home network. How would you make your network password secure? Do you know any other tactics to create a strong password? Feel free to share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.