NETGEAR WGR614 Default Password

WGR614 default password and other default login info

Picture of a Netgear WGR614 router

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The NETGEAR WGR614 router is available in 10 different versions, but all of them use password as the default password. As with most passwords, the WGR614 default password is case sensitive.

Every version of the WGR614 also uses the default username of admin.

Although the username and password are the same for each version of this router, the first five versions (1–5) have a default IP address of 192.168.0.1; versions 6 and newer use 192.168.1.1.

If the Default Password Doesn't Work: Resetting the WGR614

If password doesn't work when you try logging in, you or another user changed the password at some point to something else (which is smart).

Changing the default password of any device, including the WGR614, is an important security practice. The downside is that it's easy to forget. Fortunately, you can simply reset the NETGEAR WGR614 router to restore the username and password to the defaults mentioned above.

Here's how to reset the WGR614 router:

  1. Make sure the power cable is plugged in and the router is turned on.

  2. Turn the WGR614 around for access to the back panel, where the cables are plugged in. Look for the Reset button.

    If you can't see the Reset button on the back of the router, check the bottom. Different routers have this button in different places, but they all have one somewhere.

  3. Firmly press he Reset button with something small, sharp, and pointy, like a paperclip or pencil, for 10 seconds.

  4. Wait for the router to reset, generally between 30 and 60 seconds.

  5. Unplug the power cable from the router. Then, reattach it after a few seconds so that the router will reboot.

  6. Wait for another 30 to 60 seconds for the router to boot back up.

  7. The router has now been reset, so you can log in with the default username and password of admin and password. The IP address you use to access the login page will be different depending on the WGR614 version you have (see above).

Resetting the router back to its factory defaults resets every customization you've made. If you had custom DNS servers, a wireless network, port forwards, etc., you'll have to re-enter that information, which might involve configuring the DNS settings again, setting up an SSID and wireless password, and forwarding the ports. Check "Configuration File Management" in the WGR614 router user manual for instructions on backing up your router settings to avoid this inconvenience in the future.

When You Can't Access the WGR614 Router

If the default IP address for your WGR614 isn't letting you access the router, it most likely means that you or someone else changed it at some point. Finding the correct IP address is easy, however, using any device that's connected to the router.

When you reset the WGR614, the default password is reinstated, too, not just the password. If you've already followed the steps above to reset the router, you should have no problem accessing the router with the IP address mentioned above. You shouldn't need to find the default gateway.

NETGEAR WGR614 Firmware and Manual Links

Every resource NETGEAR has on the WGR614 router is available on the WGR614 Support page.

If you need the support page for a different version of this router, pick the right version from the Select a different version dropdown menu on that page.

No matter which version of the WGR614 you're using, you can download the most recent firmware in the Downloads section.

When downloading the firmware from the NETGEAR website, make sure you've selected the one that corresponds to the same hardware version of your WGR614. Installing the wrong firmware can cause problems with your router's functionality.

Here are direct links to the WGR614 manual for each version of this router:

These NETGEAR WGR614 user manuals are in the PDF format, so you'll need a PDF reader to open them. The WGR614v4 manual is also a PDF, but it's stored in a ZIP file.