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Netgear Access Point Setup | Configuration

WiFi access points do not need to be introduced today. All they do is get connected to an existing gateway in the house through an Ethernet cable to provide an extended WiFi coverage. Netgear, being a renowned manufacturer of top-notch networking devices keeps rolling out its access points. This page will specifically talk about the setup a.k.a. the configuration process of a Netgear access point. Various access points brought in by Netgear are mentioned below:

  • AX5400 Insight Managed WiFi 6 Access Point
  • Netgear Dual-Band WiFi 6 Wireless Access Point
  • WAX610Y AX1800 WiFi 6 Access Point
  • AX3000 Dual-Band Access Point
  • AX3600 Multi-Gig WiFi 6 Access Point

These are only 5 WiFi access points. However, if you decide to check out the Netgear library, it is filled with myriad access points. Some of them are manageable through INSIGHT whereas some require the user to access the web-based management panel through the default IP.

How to Set Up and Log in to Netgear Access Point?

Installation of a Netgear Access Point can be done through the INSIGHT CLOUD PORTAL or INSIGHT APP. You also have the option of configuring your Netgear AP as STANDALONE THROUGH WEB.

The first step involved in the setup process requires you to power up the AP. For this, you can use a POE switch for the same. For this, connect the LAN 1 or POE+ port to the POE+ switch. This is to inform you that the POE+ switch will do the task of supplying POWER and INTERNET to the access point. However, be very sure that the POE+ switch is connected to the router/gateway with the help of an Ethernet cable.

Using Insight Cloud Portal/App for AP Setup

Note: If you are using a power adapter to supply electricity to the Netgear access point, you are suggested to hardwire the AP directly to the router/gateway using the LAN1/POE+ port.

S. No. Access Point Setup Using Netgear Cloud Portal Netgear AP Setup Using Netgear Insight Mobile App
1 Ensure that AP is connected to the internet. Connect your phone to the AP WiFi.
2 Visit insight.netgear.com. Open the Netgear Insight app.
3 Input the MyNetgear account details. Enter the email ID and password.
4 Click Sign In. Tap LOG IN.
5 Pro Users can choose the organization for which they want to use the AP. Add the new network location where you wish to use the access point.
6 Add a NEW NETWORK LOCATION where you want to use the AP. To select an existing location, select the OK option.
7 Choose the existing network location. Tap the Add Device button now.
8 Click the + icon (Add Device button). You can also scan a barcode or QR code.
9 On the Add New Device page, enter the serial number of the Netgear access point. You need to enter the serial number and MAC address link.
10 Type the MAC address and click Go. Name the AP if prompted.
11 Let the Insight verify the genuineness of the product and click Next. Tap Next.

After following the aforementioned steps, the FIRMWARE WILL GET UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY as per the Insight firmware and location configuration. It may take up to 10 minutes. Let the AP restart and resume its functioning. You can now use the INSIGHT APP or INSIGHT CLOUD PORTAL to manage your AP.

Netgear Access Point Setup using Aplogin.net

Do you want to operate your Netgear access point in the standalone mode? You can use these steps to configure it then:

  • Connect your computer to the AP’s setup SSID.
  • Launch a web browser on your computer and visit aplogin.net.
  • Enter the AP user name and the default password.
  • Choose the WEB BROWSER (LOCAL) radio button.
  • You will get redirected to the DAY ZERO EASY SETUP page.
  • Follow the instructions appearing on the screen and click APPLY.
  • Register your AP with Netgear after that.
  • Start using the Netgear access point.

Note: To connect to the WiFi network of your Netgear AP, you can either SCAN THE QR CODE on the label or USE THE WIFI PASSWORD given in the user manual of the product.

Once you are done with the installation process of your Netgear access point, you are free to manage it using the MyNetgear account details on a device connected to its network. Now, enjoy access to internet on your wireless client devices. Although the firmware of the AP will automatically get updated, still we recommend you doing it manually through the Insight app or the Insight Cloud management portal.

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