How to Reset Netgear Router?

A factory reset deletes all your personalized settings, such as username, password, security settings, and other WIFI network-related settings on your router. A factory reset is required when you are unable to recover your Nighthawk Netgear router password and username. Many users face Netgear Nighthawk login issues, whether it is related to accessing the default IP address, default web domain, Netgear router login credentials, etc. Sometimes your Netgear nighthawk router won’t connect to the internet, unable to update the firmware on a WIFI device, Netgear Nighthawk router is not working etc. No need to worry more about these situations. We have mentioned here the few solutions to the entire troubles listed above. The Netgear Nighthawk troubleshooting tips can be used for the following models of the router: Netgear Nighthawk R7000, Netgear Nighthawk R7000P, Netgear Nighthawk R8000, Netgear Nighthawk R9000, etc.

Netgear Nighthawk device reset via Reset Button

  1. Plug your Netgear Nighthawk router into the power slot of your home and turn it on.
  2. If the power LED of your router does not light, then you need to press the power button available at the back of your router.
  3. To implement the research process and get back the Netgear Nighthawk login credentials, the router must be tuned up.
  4. When it is completely turned up and the power LED on your router is flashing, find a small hole in the router itself.
  5. Take a paper clip or the needle to insert into the whole available on either side or at the bottom of the router.
  6. After inserting the reset pin, keep it pressed for about ten seconds and then release.
  7. After ten to fifteen seconds your router will set to default factory system. No login to the interface using the default username and password.

Reset Netgear Router via a Web browser

In this process, you have to access the web interface of your router. To access the web-based interface, make sure you have a username, password, and default login IP address. Remove the power cables and the Ethernet cable inserted between your router, modem, and computer. After removing the power cords, the entire device will turn off. Do not remove the coaxial cables from the modem as it is for the internet. Keep them resting for approximately five minutes and then gear up.
  1. Turn on the router first. After the router, you should turn the computer on and the modem on. Check the LED. If it is visible, you are all done!
  2. Flashing LED on your modem means there is no issue with the modem, and your Netgear Nighthawk router is receiving the internet connection from the internet service provider.
  3. Take an Ethernet cable and connect with the LAN port on your router and then the LAN port on your computer.
  4. Remember to turn up the computer and the modem by connecting their respective power cord.
  5. Once done, launch a web browser and then try accessing the web interface using a default IP address 192.168.0.1
  6. On the Nighthawk routerlogin.net window enter, username & password either default or personalized.
  7. Select the option such as Settings>Administration>Backup Settings one after another.
  8. Tap on the other field marked with “Erase” button and then select ‘Yes’ option to reset your Netgear Nighthawk Router to default settings.

 Most Common Issues with Nighthawk Netgear Router

  1. My router credentials are not working
  • You may have typed the wrong credentials.
  • Check twice before putting in the username and password.
  • Verify the default username and password on your router.
  • On the label of your Netgear Nighthawk router, default login credentials such as the username and password.
  • If there is no label on your router, look into the product manual.
  • You may have forgotten the configured Netgear Nighthawk username and password.
  • You may have changed the default login credential and then forgot.
  • The web browser you are using may have cached some caches.
  • Don’t forget to clear the browsing history before you logged in to the router’s web-based interface.
Now, you have read the entire reason for not being accessing your router using default credentials. Forgetting the router login credentials is very common. You don’t have to worry much about it. If you can access these three devices (The modem, computer, and the Netgear Nighthawk router) are working fine.
  1. Default IP address and the web address are not working

Such issues are caused by one of the three things mentioned here: The driver of your wireless router, Netgear Nighthawk firmware update, or the settings on your device. If you are using an old Netgear Nighthawk router or have not updated the firmware for a long time causes problems while accessing the IP address or the default web address.

     3. Update the router firmware

  1. Login to the web-based configuration page of your router
  2. It could be possible after resetting the router to the factory default configuration.
  3. After reset, you can log in using the default Netgear Nighthawk login details.
  4. Go to the wireless section of your router and choose for firmware update.
  5. If you found an update, tap on it and follow on-screen instructions.
 
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