Getting into Netgear Router

Discussion in 'PC Technical Talk' started by Isis, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Isis

    Isis Guest

    Have a netgear router model WGT624 v4 just being used to provide wireless
    connectivity - IE it has it's DHCP server turned OFF as DHCP is being
    provided by the router downstairs. How do I get into this router to change
    it's configuration ? Any help appreciated.

    Isis, Nov 15, 2011
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  2. Isis

    Graham J Guest

    Did you keep a note of its IP address? If so, you can connect to it
    from a PC on the same subnet.

    If not, then factory reset (read the manual) is your only option.
    Graham J, Nov 15, 2011
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  3. Isis

    Ian Guest

    Start/Accessories/Command Prompt

    Type ipconfig, enter,

    you should see something like this,

    IP Address .........
    Subnet Mask ......
    Default Gateway..

    Open your Internet browser, type the Default gateway address into the
    address bar, hit enter, and when you're asked for the password, the
    default is,
    user: admin
    password: password or 1234.

    You may have to use an ethernet cable to do this, but it's worth trying
    using wi-fi.
    Ian, Nov 15, 2011
  4. Isis

    Graham J Guest


    The default gateway information will be provided by the DHCP service
    running on the downstairs router. It is therefore the address of the
    downstairs router - so not very useful.

    Ping Scaner from
    might allow you to find the IP address of the wireless device; but only
    if it is on the same subnet. In principle it could be on a different
    subnet and still provide wireless connectivity to your downstairs router.
    Graham J, Nov 15, 2011
  5. Isis

    Invalid Guest

    Clearly you need its IP address. Presuming it has one.

    Isis - a few ideas

    What happens if you run tracert from a command prompt on the wireless
    connected laptop.

    I run a Speedtouch ST716 router configured principally to act as an ATA
    for VOIP services, but I also have it configured to support a laserjet
    printer and a spare laptop ( purely in the interest of cable tidyness).

    If I tracert from the laptop to anywhere outside my network, the first
    response is the IP address of the Speedtouch, then I get my main router,
    then outside.

    It might give you the IP address of the Netgear.

    Another thought - depending on the functionality of the main router. My
    Netgear (main) router offers the facility to ask it for a list of
    attached devices - a bit of elimination should help you find the

    Another try

    If you type arp -a at a command prompt on the wired network, it should
    give you a list of the IP & physical addresses being seen on the
    Ethernet. One of those should presumably be the wireless access point.

    Next to last - both my netgear routers have the device MAC on the base.
    There may well be software to query a MAC address directly.

    If all that fails I suspect it doesn't have an IP address you might need
    to disconnect the access point, do a factory reset, connect a laptop to
    it, reconfigure as needed (see
    Invalid, Nov 15, 2011
  6. You do not need the IP address.

    Most recent Netgear routers (including the WGT624 v4) provide an easier
    way in.

    Connect a PC to the router using an Ethernet connection. Open a browser.

    Type either of the following URL's or and press enter. You will be asked for a
    user and password. The default user is 'admin' and password is
    'password' (some Netgear routers use a default password of '1234').
    Again press enter and you are in (assuming you have not changed the
    password). I would recommend that one of your actions now would be to
    change the password as the router can be accessed wirelessly.

    If you want to RTFM it can be found at

    Nicholas D. Richards, Nov 17, 2011
  7. Isis

    Invalid Guest

    This approach assumes that the Netgear is acting as the DHCP server
    (which it does by default), but the OP says explicitly that the DHCP
    server is turned off and DHCP addresses are provided by another router
    Invalid, Nov 19, 2011
  8. Not sure about that; I do not know how NETGEAR have implemented this and
    I do not have time to try it out. You can, any way, do a manual reset
    of the router (the button is on the back).,
    Nicholas D. Richards, Nov 19, 2011
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