Description: This article centers on the topic of netgear router login, in which the author goes though some of the Netgear router configurations and how to set up PortForwarding to connect remotely over the internet on a Windows Operative System.
We’re going to go to basic configuration that you can compute either at home or at work, the first thing you need to know is the router’s IP address which is usually called the default gateway, you also need to know the router’s login information which is the password and the username.
By default it is admin for username, password is password, in other cases they change it, if you don’t know the best thing you can do, you can go to Google and try to find out what their specific logging for that elusive ladder, since I already know my IP address and the login information, let’s go to the internet browser and type the default gateway which in my case is one ninety two dot one sixty eight dot one dot one for credentials.
My username is admin and the password as I told you before by default is password, in some other cases the username is blank and the password is password, if you don’t know, Google it, it’s not a good idea to leave it default because a lot of people know what a default password is, they will have access to your internet.
You can change all the configuration of your router, you will be able to access it, let’s click login, when we click login, it will bring us to the basic tab and the home menu, we will see the configuration we have, the internet is good.
The SSID of the network is whitcross Willmar, it tells me how many devices are connected to my router, there are two, it’s telling me that the guest network is enabled, that’s telling me that I have two networks, if we go to the available network tap, there are two network.
If you’re concerned about security, you don’t want to give people the password you’re using, you can create an easy password to remember for this network, it’s a good way to check out people connecting to your network, they want you to connect too.
If you go to attach devices, they will give you here all the devices that are connected to your router and the IP address that they’re using, this is the IP address that I’m using, there is another device, you can see the name, the MAC address and the IP.
In some routers you configure mark filtering, you create a table, you put whatever MAC address on that table, whatever device had the MAC address will be able to connect your network, a lot of companies use it because it’s the most secure thing that they can do.
This is a good feature, my router doesn’t have it, I have not seen it, but if your router has it, practice it and see what it can do, all you need to do is to add the MAC address to this table, whatever MAC address is here that can respond to a device, that advice will be able to connect to your router.
It’s got a guest network, the guest network is the biggest network, which enables the SSID broadcast, what this means is if you enable this, people will be able to see it, if you disable this, you won’t be able to see anything, if you’re worried about security, it’s good, disable the SSID broadcast, go to the Internet, as you can see my router is configured to get a dynamic IP from the Internet service provider.
This is my public IP, you go to the internet top, they get dynamical IP which is Comcast in this case, the domain name service is DNS, it’s a sign automatically by Comcast, let’s go to the advanced stuff and see what we can see over there.
The Advanced tab lets you connect the router if it is the first time, you can go to this setup menu, you have internet setup and everything you want, if we go to the wireless setup, you can enable the SSID broadcast, the name of the network is this, you can specify the channel.
If you have problem with the channel you using, you can change it, in my case it is automatic, you have the range from 1 to 11 to shoot, I’m going to leave it automatic, you have the mode, my router is running up to 150 megabits per second, you can change that to 300.
I tried it and it didn’t work, even though you’re trying to use 300 megabits per second, it’s not going to work, also I’m using the most secure encryption wpa2, this is good, let’s go to the LAN setup, for the LAN setup as you can see, I have the tcp ip set up.
I have a default gateway, the subnet mask is telling me that this is a Class C IP, use the router as a DHCP server and this is telling me that the router is assigning IP to whatever computer connects to this router, I won’t be able to use any IP under 20.
If you have a wrench, you will be able to connect a computer, you may get 188.8.131.52 25 20, you may get any IP between 20 and 254, you will be assigned to a computer that connects to my network because you have the wrench, let’s go to security tab.
You have the patented virtual oxide block services of potential email, let’s go to the block size, you can do nice things, you can put any website that you don’t want, if you’re working on office and you don’t want people to be using Facebook, you can block that URL here in this box, whatever in this box will be blocked by the router firewall.
If we try to use Facebook, it would tell us that the Facebook is blocked by their router firewall, if we already have Facebook, let’s try to open Facebook, type in www.facebook.com, it is telling me that this site is blocked by the Netgear firewall.
You can pull many web sites you want, if you do not want others to use it, you can put it in this box, there is a schedule tab, you can specify the day that you want to block that site or service, it is a nice feature, you can apply the time stone, you need to change it to Eastern.
Let’s go to administration, you can check information, this will give you a lot of information about devices that have been connected to your network, you get the dates, it will give you the day that it was connected, it also gives what website you have used and their devices.
Whatever device is connected to the blogger will be shown, in my case there are only two, you can see the device name and the IP address that the device is using, you’re on the set password, you can change the current password if you want to change it.
I might want to change it, I’ll do it later, if it is not great update for you, you can not do it, let’s go to the advanced set up the events that you have a lot of stuff in, you have the wireless settings, you have the wireless access point, let’s go to wireless setting and see what settings we have in this library.
You have all this configuration, turn your wireless signal by schedule you want it, you can do that, you need to turn on your wireless, let’s say from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., I’m not going to turn it off because I use it all the time, the wireless AP stands for wireless access point.
That means that if you have an office and there is another office across the hall which gets brighter and gives you a good graphic, this is telling you another PC, the DSL is a cable, hit the router, you may want to add another router, so you can have an access point.
If you have an office and you want to put a router in that office to do fractions, it is connected to the existing router, you put that router in the office, so they can have a good signal, something important to know about these is that when you’re connecting a router to another router, make sure you use crossover cable of it.
Another good thing here is that you can go to the port forwarding and port triggering, in the court forwarding you can forward any port, let’s say you’re trying to connect to the computer from the outside world, you send packages to that router and whatever port is open in that router, it will know what computer you are trying to connect to.
In my case I have this service open, three three eight nine stands for the quality used to connect to a computer remotely, when I try to communicate with the router, I’m telling that I want to connect to this port, click on the router, which already knows to forward me to this computer.
It is complete and amusing, when you try to do this, you always have to know that public IP address and the port name, I’m not going to show it but he’s going to show you what it is in this specific router, this is the port that we use, that’s a good way.
If you are in Starbucks and you forget to bring a USB, you have a computer that you need to print or email, you can connect from Starbucks to your computer, then in the mode management you can open a port which is 8080, this will enable you to connect to your router remotely.
If you want to change some computation from another office or you have problems in their browser, you’re trying to know what the problem is, you don’t necessarily have to go to the office and touch the router physically, you can access it remotely and see if everything is as configured.
The way you access the router is that you should go to the internet browser and type its address HTTP colon forward slash, they’re routed public IP and the port by default, if you want to be concerned about security, you can use 443, which will give you the most secure protocol.
If you are concerned about security, this is the way you’re going to access the router remotely, you’re going to find out what the public IP is, you’re going to put it in the internet browser, click enter, they provide prevention, they might want to have to explain, I hope that you can learn something, thank you.