How to setup a Netgear Router N300

Netgear routers have often been awarded for their excellence in the durability and the security that the Netgear engineers put in. This is not just a matter of market value, but it also about market standard that this company has created. Netgear Router N300 was recently released to the public. This certain router contains tons of features that don’t only help the average customer, but also help out the professional ones. The router N300 was specifically created to suit the needs of young entrepreneurs that want heavy load capability by day, and light load capability by night. This router N300 also packs a serious punch in the design department as it has been the most loved router in the industry, thanks to Netgear design department for that. However, everyone needs help at least once in their lifetime. For this exact reason, we would be explaining on how to setup the Netgear router N300 in this post! Let’s begin.

netgear router setup
netgear router setup
  • First and foremost, attach the power adapter to the router, and plug it in to the wall socket.
  • Next, pick up the Ethernet wire and attach it to the router. Then, pick up the other end of the Ethernet wire and attach it to your ISP’s given modem and let it do its thing.
  • After, doing this, turn on your personal computer and then wait for it to load up.
  • When the desktop finally boots up, search for the Web Browser.
  • When you find the icon, click on it and let it open. It might take a few seconds depending on your computer speed.
  • After it opens up, click on the URL bar and input the link – (This website helps you open up the router settings and change them if you desire.
  • The website will ask you to run a quick setup. Click Next to proceed forward.
  • On next step, the Netgear router N300 will detect the type of network and will ask you to apply the settings automatically.
  • Click Apply to apply the settings automatically and let it do its thing.
  • After some time when the settings have been applied automatically, it will then proceed to the next page.
  • Finally, the Netgear Router N300 will ask for the Wi-Fi name (Wireless name); here you have to enter whatever you wish the Wi-Fi name to be.
  • Next step is to click Next button and move forward.
  • The Quick Setup Wizard will now ask you whether to set a password for the network or not. Select the option that lets you set the password.
  • Now, the Netgear Router N300 Quick Setup will ask you to input the desired password that you want to set.
  • Enter the password and click Next.
  • Finally, a Finish screen will appear. Wait for the router to finish the settings.
  • After this step has been completed, restart the whole computer and the router.

This certain method has been used countless times and this explains why people buy Netgear Router N300 the most. However, if you want to reset the Netgear N300 router, worry no more, just look at the above guide and get started. This guide has been made specifically for people who find all these tech things a bit out of the world. The guide to reset this particular router has been crafted with ease so that everyone can follow it. Let us not waste any more time and get into resetting the Netgear N300 router!

  • Firstly, bring the cables together and attach the adapter wire to the wall socket, while attaching the other end to the Netgear N300 router.
  • After this, attach the Ethernet wire to the router and the modem provided by the ISP Company.
  • When the wires have all been attached, turn on the router by giving the power a go by pressing the power button.
  • When everything is set up, power on the computer and open the Web Browser application. Google Chrome is the most preferred one since it works with most of the websites.
  • After opening the Web Browser, open the link –
  • Next, you will be asked for the login credentials. Fill in the ones that you entered at the beginning of the N300 router setup. (Username: admin, Password: admin)
  • After logging in, navigate to the menu item Maintenance.
  • When you get across this item, look for a submenu item named Backup Settings.
  • After opening that particular submenu item, you’ll come across an option to reset the router.
  • Click on the reset button and you’ll be forwarded to the next page.

It will take some time to reset the router. Let it do the work and sit back for at least 5-10 minutes. After this, your router will be reset to its default value. Make sure to secure the router with a stronger password this time. This is all you have to do to reset the Netgear N300 router.

How to update Netgear Router Firmware

Netgear firmware Update

In this new era of technological warfare, attackers have taken up the front seats. The constant spread of computer viruses has made security a luxury. This is why updating the routers is extremely important since it is our gateway to the global network called internet. Failing to update one’s router system can result in horrid circumstances where one’s computer can get filled with extremely dangerous viruses. Netgear is one of the best router companies out there that protects its customers from various computer destroying programs. The long and uninterrupted support has proven that a good company doesn’t need big amounts of money to help the customers. For this same reason, we’ll be showing you how to update the Netgear router without any hassle.

netgear firmware update
netgear firmware update

Steps to upgrade one’s Netgear Router -:

  1. Open your web browser (eg. Google Chrome) and open the following website:

  1. Upon opening, the website will ask for a username and a password. Fill in the same details you entered while setting up the router the first time. Many times the username and password is either of the following:

Username: admin

Password: admin


Username: admin

Password: password


  1. After getting past the login page, you will be greeted with the settings of the router. Be cautious not to change anything you don’t know about, else you will end up breaking the software of your router.
  2. Click the Advanced tab on the top left side of your page to proceed to the advanced settings.
  3. Click the Administration option from the sub menu to open up the firmware settings.
  4. At this point you might get the login page again. Do not worry; it is just a safety feature to keep the hackers away from accessing the settings of your Netgear Router. Once you enter the login details again, you will be greeted with additional settings to access the firmware options.

Good Job! You have successfully completed the hard part of upgrading your Netgear Router Firmware. Now, further ahead, everything is as easy as kicking the fur ball off the porch.

  1. Now, Click the Check button to check for the “latest Netgear Router firmware” available on the internet. This option will check the Netgear servers to find out whether the updation files are available.
  2. Click the Update button to start the process of updating your router! Now, all you have to do is wait for the Netgear router to check the servers. If there is any update available, the router will push the update files into the router and make everything more secure.
  3. Once it completes the upgradation of your router, it will tell you so that the process has been completed.
  4. Once you get this message, kindly turn off your router and turn it on again for the process to fully complete. The same goes for your computer, or your mobile phone, in case you are using that.
netgear router setup
netgear router setup


 Q. I can’t access my page, help!

A. It means that you are not connected to your internet. To get around this problem, Open the above website:


Q. My web browser says it is dangerous to open this website!

A. Don’t worry about this. It is just a false positive being detected. Just click “Allow anyway” to get past this.

Q. I still can’t access my Netgear router!

A. Your Netgear router might not even be connected to your device. Check your Wi-Fi connection and try again. In case your device is connected via Ethernet wire, make sure the wire is connected in the right fashion to both, the router and the computer.

Q. The Netgear Router is taking too long to respond.

A. Don’t worry! Since Netgear routers are highly advanced in terms of security and data, it is bound to take some time. In case it exceeds an hour, restart the router and try again.

Q. The Netgear router website gives only a white page and nothing else!

A. If the white page persists, the problem is either in your connection, or your computer/device. Clear the cookies and try opening in a new browser.

Q. Will my pc get rid of all the viruses now?

A. The firmware upgrade will definitely help securing the computer of all the viruses, but if there are viruses already sitting in your system, you will need expert help to get rid of it. It is advised you do it as soon as possible to avoid the virus from harming your computer.

Q. The browser keeps crashing whenever I open the settings page. What do I do?

A. This usually means that there is a virus stopping you from fixing your router. It is advised that you call an expert as soon as possible to avoid the harm being done to your computer.

With this, you have successfully upgraded the firmware of your router. This will not only prevent more viruses from entering your computer, but also protect the existing viruses from connecting to other hackers. You can now browse internet without worrying about viruses invading your personal computer!

Netgear Extender Setup

Netgear Wi-Fi Extender Setup

If the range of your wireless network does not cover the entire apartment, it’s time to buy a wireless Netgear Wi-Fi Extender. How to use such devices properly to boost your Wi-Fi, we are here to guide you. Wi-Fi is fine, as long as the radio connection is good. Are the devices in the same room – with line of sight to the router – they are usually associated with sufficient quality. But already in the room next door breaks the speed, YouTube and Netflix jerky, until the connection breaks off completely.

More WLAN is the solution. The best way to extend your own network is with a cable to the nearest access point. This is the cheapest and most reliable option, but not everyone can and wants to pull LAN stripping through the apartment. How is it wireless?

There are currently two wireless-based product types for wireless expansion of the WLAN network: WIFI repeaters and WIFI mesh points. The transitions between good wireless repeaters and mesh systems are fluid. The older and better known radio extension stations, the Netgear Wi-Fi range extender, initially did not have much of an effect, and they were difficult to install. Today, most devices are easy to set up due to WPS and really do bring something.

What are Wi-Fi Range Extender and how they are configured?

WLAN repeaters – also known as WIFI Range Extender – record the radio signal of the WLAN router at some distance and send it out again. Remote clients are thus back in the reception area. It is advisable to install the repeater halfway between the router and the terminal. The big price differences are due to the number of radio bands that the device offers: There are single, dual and tri-band repeaters. Rule of thumb: The price increases with the number of radio bands.

netgear wifi extender setup
netgear wifi extender setup
  1. Configure Wi-Fi Range Extender manually via the browser

Almost every Wi-Fi range extender offers setup via WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. To do this, either press a button on the router or repeater in quick succession or enter a uniform PIN. Then the repeater takes over the WLAN settings of the other device. As far as the theory goes – in practice, you always have to rework. Therefore, do the entire configuration by hand. You do that through the browser.

You will need the current IP address of the repeater to access its menu. Refer to the manual to see if the unit is shipped from the factory with a fixed IP address. Make sure your PC has an IP from this section of the network and enter the IP address of the repeater in the browser’s input line. The manual also tells you which credentials are preset in the device.

  1. Select the correct location for optimal reception

As a rule of thumb, AVM recommends installing the repeater halfway between the router and the client. If you want it more accurate, measure the strength of your wireless network. The most advanced Repeater a graphical display for this purpose – set up the device in the zone where it indicates the signal strength with two bars.

Alternatively, take a notebook with a WLAN module and install software. It is best if you also have a rough floor plan of your apartment, such as JPEG image. But it works without: Go through your apartment and mark in the HeatMapper again and again, where you are right now. Finally you get the range of your WLAN and possibly competing wireless networks displayed.

Choose for your Netgear Wi-Fi range extender a position in the edge area where you still have good reception. Ideal is a visual connection between the two devices. Remember that metal reflects the signal and there are no large metal objects such as a refrigerator in the way. On the other hand, you can increase the range by reinforcing the radiation in the desired direction with an oven tray.

  1. Enable the encryption of the range extender to the client

Each current Wi-Fi range extender masters the secure encryption standard WPA2. Keep in mind, however, that an encrypted connection to your router does not mean that the transmission path between the repeater and the client is secure. Depending on the model, you must explicitly enable encryption. It is recommended to use the same password as for the connection to the router.

Most wireless extenders are compatible with most wireless routers worldwide. This means that you can mix devices from different manufacturers almost as you like. Big differences show up in the server software. In addition, the entire technology is considered obsolete, as many manufacturers are currently pushing their WLAN mesh systems into the market.