Netgear Genie login

What is the Netgear Genie?

The Netgear Genie is an app and Desktop software which lets you manage, monitor and repair your home network. The Genie app has a remote access feature which allows you to access all the cool features of your router with your mobile phone. It is built with some advanced features like wireless control, parental control, guest mode and more to take the best of your Netgear router. You can download Netgear Genie on your phone or your computer to enjoy the remote access to your router.

The Netgear Genie app allows you to access your router remotely and configure its settings. But there are some cases when the Genie app will not work and these are mentioned below. The Netgear Genie app will not work if the device is connected to the router’s guest mode. Your mobile device should be connected to the Netgear router only in router mode and not in access point mode.

If you have purchased the Netgear Genie or looking to buy one then this article is for you as we are going to provide you with the steps you need to login to the Netgear Genie app and to setup a router with the Genie app.

Before we start make sure you have the following things ready-

– A wired or wireless computer
– An internet browser
– A Genie app

Steps of Netgear Genie login


  1. Firstly open an internet browser and navigate to the admin page and download Netgear Genie.
  2. Click on the Netgear Genie setup and install it.
  3. Open the Netgear Genie software on your computer and select Router Settings and choose Remote Access for login as.
  4. Click on sign up to create your Genie account. Fill out the fields blank and click on create.
  5. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you by Netgear Genie support team. Open the e-mail and confirm your account.
  6. After confirming the account, go back to the Desktop Genie and log in using the account you just created.
  7. After you successfully logged in, click on Register button to register the device.
  8. Once you register a cloud icon will appear on the screen showing you are remotely managing your router.
  9. Now you can manage the Wireless Settings, Guest Access, Traffic Meter and Parental control.
  10. After changing the settings, click on Logout to exit the Remote access.

Setup a router with the Genie app

You can setup your router with the Netgear Genie. To do it follow the steps-

    1. Turn on the router and connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable.
    2. Open an internet browser and navigate to the admin page and download Netgear Genie.
    3. Click on the Netgear Genie setup and install it.
    4. After you are done with the Netgear Genie setup, follow the instructions shown on the screen. The Netgear Genie guides you through connecting the router to the internet.
    5. If the browser does not display the web page, do the following-
      • Make sure that the computer is properly connected to the router by Ethernet cable or wirelessly.
      • Ensure that the router is ON and its power LED is lit white.
      • Close and reopen the browser or clear the browser cache.
      • If the computer is set to a static IP address, change it to obtain an IP address automatically from the router.
    6. If the router cannot connect to the Internet make sure you typed everything correctly in the settings.

    We hope you will find this article useful and if in any case, you find it hard to access your router remote or in setting up a router with the Genie app, you can call us on our toll-free number or chat with us on the live chat window and our experts will help you out.

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