What Is RouterLogin.com?

When you can't remember your Netgear router's internal IP address

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Normally, when you log in to a broadband router to do admin work, you must know the router's internal IP address. The correct address to use varies depending on the model of router and whether its default information has been overridden. It's easy to forget an IP address because most people don't often log in to routers. One of the router companies, Netgear, came up with an idea to help customers who couldn't remember the address of their routers.

Netgear Router Address Web Page

Netgear ships many of its home routers configured to use either www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net instead of an IP address. When you visit either of these URLs from inside your home network, a Netgear router recognizes the website domain names and translates them to the appropriate router IP address automatically. To log in to your router:

  1. Open a web browser on a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network.
  2. Type either http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com into the browser URL field.
  3. Enter the user name and password for the router. The default user name is an admin. The default password is password. (If you changed the user name and password, enter that information). 
  4. The home screen for your router opens.

If you visit either of these URLs and don't have a Netgear router, the link redirects to Netgear's technical support home page.

When You Can't Connect

If you are having trouble connecting to routerlogin.com or routerlogin.net, try these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Power on your Netgear router.
  2. Connect your computer to the router's Wi-Fi network. 
  3. Try connecting to the websites by using the router's default IP address at http://192.168.1.1. (This won't work if you changed the default IP.)
  1.  If problems persist, try using a different browser or wireless device to connect.
  2. Power cycle the entire network.
  3. If all else fails, perform a factory reset on the router. 
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