Why Can’t I Access Netgear Router Login Page After Reset?

After resetting the Netgear router to the factory settings, you must set it up once again from scratch. If you are using the web GUI method to get this task done, then you need to access the Netgear Nighthawk router login page to reach the setup page. In case you fail to access the login page, you will not be able to complete its setup. But worry not, we can help.

Although you have other ways that can be used to set the router up. But many users find the web GUI process the most convenient one. If you are one among them and want to get the issue fixed so that you can go ahead and set up the router then keep on reading ahead.

Netgear Login Not Working After Reset: Fixed

1.    Connect Router to Modem Properly

If the Netgear router login is not working then it is possible that the connection between the router and the modem is not good. You should try fixing this connection and then try logging in. So, if it is an Ethernet connection between the devices, then examine the entire length of the cable for it may be damaged and hence the connection is unstable. Replace the cable if it has any cuts on it. Another point that you need to check is that the cable is not loose at any end. Finally, check that the correct ports are put to use to establish connectivity between the devices.

2.    Connect to Router’s Network

When you want to log into your router’s admin panel, it is necessary that the device that you are using to access the Nighthawk login page should be connected to the router’s network. This is because the login URL of the router is not a regular website. You can only connect to it when you are connected to the local network.

Thus, make sure that you have connected your computer or laptop, or mobile phone to the router's WiFi. If it is a computer or laptop, then you can use an Ethernet cable if the WiFi is not getting connected.

3.    Use the IP Address

Are you using Netgear router login URL routerlogin.net to log in? We suggest you use the default IP address instead of the URL. At times the URL may not take you to the login page. Using the IP address can be helpful in such scenarios.

4.    Reboot the Router

There is a possibility that your Netgear router simply needs some rest. Not being able to log in to the router can also be due to over-usage of the router. Rebooting will help here. Power off the router and unplug its power cable. After waiting for some 5 minutes or so, plug it back and switch it on. Try to log in to its admin panel now to see if the issue has been fixed or not.

5.    Reset the Router

Are you still facing the same issue even after trying all the hacks given above? Looks like you haven’t factory reset Nighthawk router properly. Or maybe there is another issue that is stopping you from logging in. You can get this fixed by resetting the router once again. This time you need to make sure that you are following the right procedure. Here is how you can carry out the reset process:

·       Firstly, remove the connection between the Netgear router and the modem if it is a cabled one.

·       Next, ensure that the router is properly booted up.

·       Now locate the Reset button on the router and push it gently using a paper clip.

·       Release the button after about 10 seconds.

Wrapping Things Up

After the reset process is done, you can log in to the router using either the login URL or the default IP address and execute its setup process from scratch.