Thousands set up Netgear wireless routers in their houses. After that, the only task they are left with is to connect their wireless clients to the router. But, there are several users who can’t connect to Netgear router no matter how hard they try. Are you also among such users? If yes, then you should definitely try your hands on the techniques mentioned here. But, before all that, we suggest you access the routerlogin panel with the help of a wired connection and update the router’s firmware.
Firstly: Update the Router Firmware through Wired Connection
Connect the computer to your Netgear router with the help of a non-damaged Ethernet cable and switch on your WiFi network (router, switch, and modem). Once done, you should give a shot at the steps highlighted below:
- Load an internet browser like Chrome or Safari.
- With the help of the address bar, visit routerlogin.net.
- Complete the login process using the correct admin info.
- When the Status page of the router shows up, select Management.
- You have to choose Firmware Update now.
- Click Check Now and walk through the instructions appearing on the screen.
After the firmware of your router gets updated, you are advised to check if you are able to connect your client devices to the Netgear router wirelessly. If not, then you should follow the hacks highlighted in the next section. However, you must be very sure that the router’s firmware update process is carried out without any interruption. If you are in the mood of uploading a particular version of firmware file on the router, you can go with that. But, be very sure about the thing that you are not uploading the incorrect version of the firmware file on the router.
Fixed: Can’t Connect to Netgear Router
- Restart the Router
If you cannot connect your wireless client devices to the Netgear router network, one of best solutions to opt for is rebooting. Rebooting can help in addressing technical glitches plus it is beneficial in the terms of home networking performance. Only a small effort of unplugging the router from its respective power outlet and waiting for some time is required. After that, you are free to re-plug your Netgear router and connect your wired or wireless clients to access the internet.
- Use the Correct Password
Well, this would have been our first tip. But, we assumed that you were careful enough to enter the correct WiFi password of your Netgear router network. Were you? Well, it seems that you weren’t. Don’t worry! Amendments can be still made. Simply, open the Network list of your wireless client device and select the network that belongs to your Netgear router. After selecting it, you should enter the wireless network password and hit Connect. If you get successful, then this was the most relevant hack. Know that using the correct WiFi password is not the only thing required, you also have to ensure that you are attempting to connect to the correct network.
- Get in the Router’s Range
May be you are present outside the WiFi network range of your Netgear router. We must tell you that you cannot access the network of your router unless you get into its WiFi network range. Therefore, the device on which you want to access the wireless internet should be brought in the range of the router. After that, you can reattempt to connect your devices. And yes, be mindful of the fact that the connections related to the Netgear router must be working fine. Otherwise, all the aforementioned hacks will fail to serve you. Take care of the router-modem connection especially as it can halt access to the 192.168.254.254 IP address in the future.
The Concluding Words
Your access to the internet can be at halt if you are not able to connect to the Netgear router. We are expecting that the aforementioned hacks will suffice to help you with the connection process. Apart from taking care of the tips given here, you also have to ensure that your Netgear router sits at an ideal position. It means a location away from devices emitting electromagnetic frequencies and objects containing a large amount of water. Your router should also be placed away from corners and concrete walls. If nothing helps you out, perform a factory default reset of the router and set it up again using the Nighthawk app or the login address.