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If you are looking to buy a new router, you would have definitely come across the NETGEAR Router. It is a highly recognized brand of router.

There is a presence of numerous others router brands in the market. But Netgear stands out due to its seamless internet browsing experience and affordability. The prices of these routers are reasonable and within the budget. There are various models of Netgear Router in the market targeting different audiences. All of them come with different types of features and functionalities.

Best-selling Models of Netgear Router in the Market:

NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX200 AX12 12-Stream:


·        LAN Port: – four LAN ports, one gigabit Wan port, and two USB 3.2 Gen Ports.

·        Bands: – two 5 Giga Hz bands and one 2.4 Giga Hz bands

·        USP: – Multi gig network port

This Router has got two massive antennas to give a wide range of internet connectivity. It comes with a classic black design. This Router has been in use for both household and business purposes. It is also possible to operate it remotely using the mobile app of this router. It could have been much better if it had features of cyber protection and gaming.

NETGEAR Nighthawk MK62 Home Mesh with Satellite Extender:


·        Band: – one 2.4 Giga Hz and one 5 Giga Hz

·        USP: – Support for 25 devices at any time

·        Speed: – 1.86 Gbps

It has a black cube-shaped design. The Nighthawk Home Mesh facilitates a quick transfer of your data. It can provide speed up to 1.86 Gbps. Overall, it is the best in its category of the router. You can connect 25 devices with it at the same time. It could have been much better if manufacturers had added a multi-Gig WAN port.

NETGEAR Router Nighthawk R6700:


·        Range: – 1500 square feet

·        USP: – Streaming HD videos

·        Support: – multiple devices

As the first router for your home, it is the best option. This router is mainly used at home. It is not features rich. It comes with software that will help you manage your router’s settings remotely. Its reasonable price and basic features make it a prime choice for general Internet users. It could have been packed with more features. But overall, it is best for basic uses.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (R8000):


·        Range: – 3500 square feet

·        USP: – Streaming 4k videos

·        Support: – multiple devices

It has been specially developed for streaming 4K videos and gaming.

It provides an internet range of greater than 3500 square feet. It facilitates fast internet connection and online security.

NETGEAR Nighthawk XR300 Pro-Gaming:


·        Range: 2500 square feet

·        Speed: approximately 1800 Mbps/s

·        USP: Streaming 4K HD videos

It is a pro gamer router because it does not lag while gaming. With dual bands, 5 LAN ports, and four 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports it is a feature-rich router. With its long-range Internet coverage, it makes sure that you will internet connection all over your home.

Netgear Router FAQs

How to access NETGEAR Router Admin Page?
  • If you wish to log in to the ‘NETGEAR’ router admin page then first connect your NETGEAR Router to your Internet network.
  • Open any browser and go to the address bar.
  • In the address bar type or (These are the default IP addresses of your router).
  • Now, press “Enter”
  • Now you will be prompted to a website. That website will be displaying empty “Name” and “Password” fields.
  • Enter the correct password and user name in the displayed fields.
  • “admin” is your default user name and “password” is your default password.
  • Take care of the fact that both password and username are case sensitive.
  • Thereafter click on the “Log In” button.
  • So finally, you are now logged in to your NETGEAR Router Admin Page.
How to use the ‘NETGEAR’ router password recovery feature?

  • To use the “NETGEAR” recovery feature, launch your default web browser on your desktop.
  • Now, you have to enter “” or “” into the search bar of your web browser.
  • Immediately, a Login window will display on the browser.
  • Now, you have to click on the “CANCEL” button.
  • A window of router password recovery will be displayed.
  • Here, enter the serial number of your router.
  • Now, click on the “CONTINUE” button.
  • Here, answer all the security questions asked to you.
  • Now, again click on the “CONTINUE” button.
  • So finally, your admin password will display on your computer screen.
How to update my Netgear wireless router firmware?

  • Take an ethernet cable and connect your router and computer using it.
  • Now, go to the NETGEAR support page on the official website of NETGEAR.
  • On this page, you have to enter the ‘product name’ or “model number” of your router.
  • Now, select any firmware version and then download it.
  • After that, go to the website “”.
  • Now, you will get to see a Login page.
  • Enter here the password and username of your router.
  • “admin” is your default user name and “password” is your default password.
  • Go to the tab named “ADVANCED”. Inside this tab, go to the “Administration” tab. (In some models “Administration” tab can be found inside the “Settings” tab.
  • Now, Select “Router Update” or “Firmware Update”.
  • Here, hit on the “Browse” or “Choose File”, thereafter find out and choose the firmware file whose extension is “.chk” or “.img”
  • Now, click the button named “UPLOAD”.
  • In the last, the firmware will start updating and then the router will restart.
  • The whole process of firmware updating would take about two minutes.
How to do the factory reset of the NETGEAR Router?

  • To perform factory resetting of your Router, first of all, check your router to make sure that your router is on.
  • Now, search the Reset button or Restore factory settings on the back of your router.
  • Thereafter, press and hold the “Reset” button or “Restore Factory Settings” for at least ten seconds.
  • Now release that button and wait for your router to start its rebooting.
  • When rebooting of your router will be finished, the power light will not blink anymore.
  • Power light will light as solid green now.
  • Now, the whole process is finished now.
How To Find MAC Address for NETGEAR router?

In Android:

Go to the Setting section of your phone.

Look for “About Device” and select it.

Now, tap on the “Status”

Here, you will get to see the MAC Address of your NETGEAR router.

On Unix or Linux operating system:

Open the terminal

In the terminal type “fconfig”

Mac address will be displayed on the screen.


Go to the Setting section of your phone.

Look for “General” and select it.

Now, tap on the “About”

Here, you will get to see the MAC Address of your NETGEAR router.

How To Find Who Are Connected to My Wi-Fi in Netgear router?

  • To get all the information about all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi network keenly follow these steps: –
  • Connect your Phone with the Wi-Fi Network of your NETGEAR router.
  • Here, after entering the admin password of your router tap at the “Log in” button. A new dashboard will be displayed.
  • Now click the network information panel.
  • So finally, here will see all the names of all devices connected to your wireless network.

How To Setup Netgear Router using the Nighthawk app?

To Setup Your Netgear Router with the help of the Nighthawk app, follow the following steps:

  • Go to the Play Store (app store) of your Mobile device and download the Netgear Nighthawk mobile application.
  • If your router has any antennas attach it and connect the Internet port of your Netgear router with the modem.
  • Thereafter, Switch on your router by pressing the power button.
  • Wait till the LED Light of your Wi-Fi gets light.
  • Check the password (network key) and Wi-Fi network name on the label of the router.
  • Go to the Settings section of your mobile device, and then inside the Wi-Fi section.
  • Connect your phone with the same network you have noted down from the Router’s label.
  • And, then enter the password.
  • Now, you have to open Nighthawk app on your phone. And, start following all the instructions given on the app.

How To Setup Netgear Router using the Nighthawk app?

These two routers do not have any major differences between them. Both brands of routers are quite similar in most of the features.

But, Netgear is a better choice for gaming and streaming lovers. As

They especially created a wide range of products for gaming, such as the Nighthawk range.


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