Netgear Genie Setup

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Netgear Genie Setup

Netgear Genie – The Must Have App For Reading

Netgear Genie is another reliable product from the family of Netgear consisting of Wi-Fi router, router range extender, and Arlo cameras. The Netgear promise is with you always- prompt service support.

It is easy to set up the Netgear Genie by downloading, installing and configuring. The app is totally free of charge and gives you unlimited access and functionality. What more, you will be prompted whenever a new version, update or upgrade is available.

However, there could be teething trouble while installation and configuration process. But Netgear support team is there on a 24x 7 basis to resolve the issues.

Obsolete or outdated firmware may cause compatibility problems. Also, the desktop operating system should be suitable for both Windows and Mac.

(Ensure that the router is running the latest firmware, not all genie functions are supported on older firmware).

How to Setup Netgear Genie App

By downloading and installing of Netgear Genie is your gateway for the internet. You can follow these simple steps to have a seamless connection.

The router shall have to be configured with the existing Internet Service Provider (ISP) and can even help resolve problems associated with network connectivity.

Steps for setting Newer Netgear Models

  • Power off your modem and Netgear router.
  • Use an Ethernet cable to connect your modem to the port labeled “Internet” on your Netgear router.
  • Use a second Ethernet cable to connect your computer to any port labeled “LAN” on your Netgear router.
  • Power on your modem and wait for all the lights to remain stable.
  • Power on your Netgear router and wait for the “Power” light to remain solid green.
  • Launch an Internet browser on your computer and type one of the following URLs into the address,, or

    The correct URL will bring up the router login dialog box.
  • Examine the label on your Netgear router to determine the correct URL if none of these URLs brings up the router login dialog box.
  • Log in to your router interface using “admin” for the username and “password” for the password. These are the default login credentials for Netgear routers. The Netgear Genie setup wizard will display on-screen.
  • Click on the “Advanced” tab, and then click on “Setup Wizard” in the left sidebar.
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Features of Netgear Genie

There are many unique features and advantages of Netgear Genie.


Incredibly fast Wireless speeds offered by Genie makes the experience of web surfing, email, chat, and wireless printing really superb. There are different speed options you can choose from. They are 50/ 150/ 270/ 300 Mbps. Even higher speeds are feasible.

Also, Dual-band wirelesses up to 300 Mbps on 5 GHz frequency and up to 54 Mbps on 2.4 GHz frequency simultaneously. You can avoid wireless interference and HD Video streaming.

Secure Connection

The product incorporates enterprise-class wireless security with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise) encryption.

That keeps data secure, and Push ‘N’ Connect (WPS) that helps users connect easily and securely with the press of a button.

Power On / Off button

The Power On/Off button allows customers to turn off their product when not in use.

Products without an on/off button can only be powered down by physically unplugging it, and in many cases the cord falls behind a desk in a mess of cables, making it very difficult to find later.

For this reason, many customers do not power down their routers and therefore consume more energy when needed.

Advantages of Netgear Genie

Live Parental Controls, Good Range, filters, safety, reliability, USB storage option, and gaming are additional advantage Netgear Genie offers.

Streaming Media, Simultaneous Dual band technology, Built-in gigabit Ethernet port(s), built in ADSL2 + Modem, Internet broadband sharing, USB Adapter, network mapping are the additional advantages.

Download Genie app for the different platform

Download genie apps are available for all platforms

iOS etc.

This unique app is compatible with:


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Installing the above platforms and applications are similar, the procedure for Mobile Apps is as follow:

To install the Genie app for iOS:

  • Open the App Store and search for NETGEAR genie.
  • Tap the Free App button.
  • After you log in, the app downloads.
  • Go back to the home screen.
  • The genie mobile app is in one of the home screens.
  • Tap the genie app icon to open the genie mobile app.

To install the Android genie app:

  • Open Google Play and search for NETGEAR genie.
  • Click the Download button.
  • Tap the Accept & download button to accept any terms.The genie mobile app is located under Apps on the home screen.
  • Tap the genie icon to open the genie mobile app.