What Is RouterLogin.com?

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

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Router manufacturer Netgear came up with an idea to help customers who couldn't remember the addresses of their routers: a website. 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 depends on the model of the router and whether its default information has been overridden. Forgetting an IP address is easy, because most people don't often log in to routers. 

Netgear's 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 http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com into the browser URL field.

    www.routerlogin.net in Chrome URL bar
  3. Enter the username and password for the router. The default username is admin. The default password is password. (If you changed the username and password, enter that information instead.) 

  4. The home screen for your router opens.

    Netgear router manager

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're 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

    Some routers require the computer to be connected via an Ethernet cable to access the router's admin page. A wireless connection might not work.

  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.)

  4. If problems persist, try a different browser or wireless device.

  5. Power-cycle the entire network.

  6. If all else fails, perform a factory reset on the router.