Netgear Routers

NETGEAR WiFi SSID and Password Setup/Change

The picture below is of a Comporium NETGEAR router, however, these instructions will work for all models of NETGEAR routers.

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Step 1

Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your router’s network. Popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge. Type or into your web browser’s address bar. Note: You can also type your router’s default IP address ( or Press Enter or click Search.
Note: Your browser might warn you that the connection is not secure. Verify that the web address you entered is correct and proceed to the router login window.

Input address in search bar

Step 2

In the router login window, enter your user name and password. Note: The user name is admin and the default password is password. Entries are case-sensitive. If you forgot your password, see How do I recover my NETGEAR admin password using the password recovery feature?. Click OK or LOGIN.

Step 3

You will be directed to the screen below.

You'll get to netgear settings

Step 4

To accesses your WiFi SSID and passphrase you can click on either the “Wireless” tab or “Wireless” button highlighted below.

Choose wireless

Step 5

You will then be directed to the “Wireless Setup” display. In this display you will be able to set up or change the “Name (SSID)” and “Passphrase” to the “Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)” and the “Wireless Network (5GHz a/n/ac)”

Choose Wireless Setup

Step 6

Once you have entered the information, you will need to click “Apply” located in the top/middle portion over the screen. Refer to the image below.

Choose apply

Step 7

Once you click “Apply” a loading screen will appear to indicate the changes are being applied. Refer to the image below.

Then you'll see loading screen

Step 8

Once the changes have been applied you will be directed back to the “Wireless Setup” display, from here you can now “Logout”. You are now able to use the SSID and Passphrase to accesses your WiFi network.

Redirect Wireless Setup

Step 9

If you made these changes over your WiFi network you will be kicked off of the WiFi and you will need to log back onto it.