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NETGEAR Genie App Smart Setup

Do you know about Netgear Genie App?

Do you know that you can manage all the connected devices through Genie Netgear?

Of course, there is a web version of Genie but with limited features. Besides, Netgear Genie Smart Setup do have some extra features which will be immediately unlocked and permits the admin to manage all the connected devices in a network either locally or remotely.

So, what actually is a Netgear Genie App?

The are two versions of Genie applications. One is a web interface, and another is a standard alone desktop or mobile applications. As of now Netgear Genie App is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded for free at The authorization details should be suppied by the user to configure Netgear Router with additional security. In this tutorial, I will tell you on how to set up and manage NETGEAR Wireless Router using Netgear Genie Smart Setup.

Netgear Genie Login

What can you do with this Genie app?

  • It lets you check the speed of the network
  • Can manage the guest network
  • You can change Wireless network name and password
  • Configure Live Parental Controls
  • See all the connected devices

Netgear Genie App Login

The first thing you should do after downloading and installing Genie Netgear is authenticating with default or changed logins. Generally, every Netgear router does come with default username as admin and password as ‘password.’ In case if you changed those details before using the web interface, then input the details here.

Netgear Genie App

After launching the Genie App, select the ‘Router Settings’ on the home screen. This action will bring you the login page where the admin need to provide some crucial details like username (usually admin) and password. Also, the default IP address of Netgear like won’t work if you change the login IP address of the router previously. Enter the login IP manually in the field provided.

Netgear Genie Smart Setup

Router Settings using Netgear Genie Smart Setup

The major thing that every individual will concern about is security. By Netgear Genie login, you can control each any everything like Parental Control, be terminating a device from the network, be viewing the network traffic graph, etc.

Apart from the above checks, you need to ensure that the wireless router is secured or not. So, let’s see how you can check and modify the necessary settings in just a few minutes.

Hoping that you have already logged into the Genie App of Netgear, select the ‘Router Settings’ tab. Here you can control Wireless settings, ReadySHARE (to share files within the network), Enable or Disable the Guest Access, Traffic Meter to see the history of bandwidth consumed, Router update to get the latest firmware installed and others tab to reboot the router.

Netgear Genie Router Settings

To rename the network SSID and password be on the wireless settings tab and select ‘Modify.’ Make sure that you are on the correct frequency section before changing security details like Wireless Name and Network Key. Make necessary changes as per the requirement and select ‘Apply’ to save the Netgear Genie settings.

Netgear Genie Network Map

One of the best feature I personally like is Network Map. You can see the interactive map of connected devices. To terminate the suspicious device, first turn on the access control and enter the router login credentials. When you got in, just click on the device then select ‘Block’ to end the access to the network.

Genie Netgear

Netgear Genie Login is not that tedious task like everyone assumes. Once you get to know the procedure, it becomes quite comfortable than the traditional method of using the web version of Netgear Genie via

Finally, for any additional support, comment down your query below. I will help you as soon as possible with the best answer on Negear Genie App Smart Setup.


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