Support For Netgear Router SSID & PASSWORD


  • How to hide Netgear wireless Router network name (SSID)?

By default, SSID broadcast is enabled on every new Netgear Router. In order to increase your network security, you can hide SSID by following below steps:

  1. Open any of your device compatible web browsers.
  2. Type URL or, which will redirect you to the Netgear Router Setup window.
  3. Type username as admin and password as password.

     NOTE: These credentials are case sensitive.

  1. Select Wireless under the BASIC tab.
  2. Disable/Unmark the Enable SSID broadcast checkbox.
  3. Apply changes.

These Multiple steps will be same for every Netgear Internet Routers.

It looks simple, but for any non-technical background, it may not be that easy to configure these steps on Netgear Router. In that case, you can contact your brand manufacturer or you can chat with us at for Support for Netgear Router.

  • How to protect your Netgear wireless network password?

By default, password protection is disabled on every new NETGEAR ROUTER which can help attackers to attack into our network. In order to protect your password using WPA you can follow below mentioned steps:

    1. Visit or using any of the available Web browsers.
    2. You will be prompted to Netgear Router Setup Window.
  • Type username as admin and password as password but remember these credentials are case-sensitive.
  • Visit ‘Wireless settings’ on the left of setup window.
  • Type username and password again.
  1. Search for security settings out there and click on WPA-PSK radio button.
  2. Under Security encryption select passphrase.
  3. Enter passphrase value that could be any of two available:
  1. The passphrase may either be a string of 64 hexadecimal digits.
  2. Word/phrase of 8-63 each ASCII character.
  3. Keep a note of these settings for further references.
  4. Apply changes.

This is one of the security applications you can use. WEP is another method, which is discussed below:

  1. Visit or using any of the available Web browsers.
  2. Type username as admin and password as password but remember these credentials are case-sensitive.
  3. Search for Wireless Settings under Setup.
  4. Under Security Options, select WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
  5. From Security Encryption (WEP) > Authentication Type, select Automatic.
  6. From Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, select 64-bit or 128-bit.

Note:  You will need to configure your wireless computers with the same setting.

  1. From Security Encryption (WEP) Key, select Key 1 and enter a key.
  1. WEP keys are entered in hexadecimal digits, which are any combination of 0-9, A-F.
  2. If you select 64-bit under Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, then enter 10 hexadecimal digits for your key.
  3. If you select 128-bit under Security Encryption (WEP) > Encryption Strength, then enter 26 hexadecimal digits for your key.
  4. Save or keep a note of these values. They will be required to connect wirelessly to your network
  5. Apply changes.

These settings remain same for every Netgear Internet Router. Always remember that you can enable or configure any one of these two-security encryption level (WPA, WEP)

It looks easy for a technical person, but for the non-technical background it could be a big task and situation may arise that they can’t configure these settings on their own. In that case, they can contact their device brand manufacturer directly or can get Support for Netgear Router by connecting with us through chat at You can also brief your issues at mail-id

  • How to secure your Netgear Wi-fi router?

Cybercrime is real. In today’s world, there are multiple organizations that target not only big business but also can breach data out of their home network. So, securing your wi-fi router and network associated with it is very important. Good news is that it is possible by just following simple steps discussed below:

  1. Own a Netgear Router- Netgear Routers at its initial level have some security configurations which save your network from attacks.
  2. Always configure Firewall: Firewall is the first line of defense. The firewall sits in between your private network and public network and depending upon firewall’s configuration, it can save your network from any type of attacks. Netgear routers have the pre-configured firewall.
  3. Guest Network Access: By default, many routers have guest access turned on, which allows anyone who knows the preconfigured password direct access to the network. Always disable Guest Network Access to protect your network. Luckily, Netgear Routers have pre-configured disabled guest network access.
  4. Remote Administration: Remote administration is the devil and unless you are prepared to constantly monitor your network to make sure that you’ve not been hacked, you need to leave it off. Remote administration is exactly what the name implies. It allows someone to administer your router over the internet without being directly connected to your network. There is obviously some security involved but an experienced hacker can get through it. So just leave it off and configure your network when you’re at home.

If you can’t resolve your issues yourself you can contact your device brand manufacturer directly or can contact Support for Netgear Router by connecting with us through chat at You can drop us a mail at We will revert you over the same communication medium instantly. We always try that you don’t face such issues in very near distant future.

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