How to Do Netgear Genie Password Recovery?

The admin login password of your Netgear extender or router takes you to the admin dashboard from where you can easily manage the device. If you have forgotten your Netgear login password or in case the password is changed, then you can easily recover it. Reading this blog will help you do Netgear Genie password recovery using the web interface.

How to Recover Netgear Genie Password?

Bear in mind that you can use this option only when you have enabled the password recovery feature after changing the Netgear Genie login admin password. Here are the steps to retrieve the admin password:

  • Begin by ensuring that all the connections are secure. The Netgear extender should be properly connected to the host router and both devices must be fully booted up.
  • Now, insert in a browser’s address field. The PC that you are using should be connected to the extender’s network.
  • Hit the Enter key and you’ll be taken to the login window.
  • Click Cancel.
  • Now, type your WiFi extender’s serial number. It can be found on the extender’s bottom, back or side panel.
  • Click Continue.
  • Now, answer the security questions. Ensure providing the same answers that you entered while enabling the password recovery feature.
  • Click Continue and the extender’s admin password will display on the screen.

This is how you can perform Netgear Genie setup password recovery. You can now use this password to log in to your extender and reach its settings.


What If I Did Not Enable Password Recovery Feature?

The password recovery feature if not enabled, you can not recover the forgotten password using the steps given above. In that scenario, you are left with only one option and that is to reset your Netgear wireless extender.

Resetting wipes off all the customized data from the extender. This includes the saved passwords, WiFi configurations and other settings that you’ve personalized.

After the reset process, you should again perform Netgear WiFi extender setup from scratch. The next section will tell you about how you can reset your Netgear WiFi range extender.

How to Reset Netgear Extender to Recover Password?

  • Remove all the cables from the Netgear extender when resetting it. No device should be connected to it. Let only the power cable remain attached.
  • Use a pointed object to push and hold the Reset button residing inside the hole.
  • You can release the button after about 10 seconds.

This resets the Netgear extender by removing the customized settings and restoring the default configurations on it.

Now, use the default password to log in to the extender via to carry out the installation of your WiFi extender from the very beginning.

In Conclusion

Through this blog post, we helped you how to perform Netgear Genie password recovery using the web interface of your Netgear extender. We have also helped you with information on what to do if you haven’t enabled the password recovery feature. It is expected that you have found this post useful. With the same hope, we are wrapping up this informative piece of write-up here.

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