NETGEAR DGN2200 Default Password

DGN2200 default password and other default login information

Like several NETGEAR routers, the DGN2200 uses password as the default password. Like most passwords, this one is case sensitive. The NETGEAR DGN2200 router default username — admin — is also case sensitive. The default IP address for the NETGEAR DGN2200v1 and v4 is; the DGN2200v3 uses

The "v#" appended to the router name represents one of three hardware versions in which it's available. Although the IP address isn't the same for all three, they share the same default username and password.

If the DGN2200 Default Password Doesn't Work

If the default password doesn't work for your DGN2200 router, it was changed to something else for security. Using a complex password is essential, but this also means it's difficult to remember.

Getting the default password to work so you can access the router settings is easy. Reset the DGN2200 to its factory default settings. This restores custom settings to the defaults, including the username and password.

Resetting and restarting don't mean the same thing. The steps below describe how to reset the router, which removes and reinstalls software and defaults. Restarting the router starts a new session with the existing settings.

Here's how to reset a DGN2200 router:

  1. Plug in the router and power it on.

  2. Flip the router on its top so you have access to the bottom.

  3. With something small and sharp like a paperclip or pin, press and hold the Restore Factory Defaults button for 7 to 10 seconds. The Power light blinks red three times after it's released and turns green as the router resets.

    Resetting the DGN2200
  4. Wait 15 seconds or more to be sure that the router is done resetting, then unplug the power cable for a few seconds.

  5. Plug the power cable back in, then wait 30 seconds for the NETGEAR DGN2200 to power on.

  6. When the router is reset, log in with the default IP address, username, and password.

    Choose the right IP address for the specific router version.

  7. Change the default password on the router to protect against unauthorized access. Store the new password in a free password manager to have quick and easy access to it.

Restore and Back Up Your Custom Settings

A freshly reset router doesn't have any of your previous settings on it. This means that the username and password are reset along with any custom DNS servers, wireless network settings, and other settings that may have been customized. Re-enter that information to set up the router as it was before.

Back up the customizations to a file to simplify the reset process should you ever need to repeat it in the future. See the Manage the Configuration File section of the DGN2200 manual (linked below) for help backing up the router settings.

If You Can't Access the DGN2200 Router

If router's default IP address has been changed since it was first set up, you won't be able to access the DGN2200 router at the address mentioned above. To discover the correct IP address without resetting the router, look up the default gateway IP address on a computer that's connected to the router.

NETGEAR DGN2200 Firmware and Manual Links

Visit NETGEAR DGN2200v1 Support for everything NETGEAR has on the DGN2200 router, including user manuals, firmware downloads, support articles, and more. Be sure to choose the correct version of your router.

Here are the direct links to the manuals for all three versions:

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