Getting Not Working Error?


Struggling hard with not working issues? Tried everything but nothing worked? Yes? Calm down! We can understand – how frustrating it can be. But, you don’t have to sweat over it – because we are here to assist you. With this Netgear router troubleshooting guide – we will provide you one of the best ways to deal with not working trouble – so that you can access setup page in no time. Without further ado, let’s start over! Not Woking [Fixed]

Basic Troubleshooting Tips

Tip 1: Make sure that your Netgear router is turned on. Apart from this, check if the router is plugged into a damage-fee wall outlet.

Tip 2: Next, check the router’s power adapter. It shouldn’t be worn out.

Tip 3: Make sure that all the connection (wired or wireless) you have made between your Netgear WiFi router, modem, computer, laptop, and Smartphone are secure and finger-tight. Besides, the Ethernet cable you have used must not be damaged or dusty. And, if you have connected your devices using a wireless source, make sure that they are connected to the router’s SSID in order to get working.

Tip 4: Cross- check the web address. Make sure that web address is entered without typos. Besides, ensure that you haven’t used the search bar for entering the router’s default web address.

Tip 5:Make sure that your Netgear WiFi router and modem are placed in close proximity. Also, ensure that your modem and the router aren’t placed on a congested, lower and non-ventilated place. The devices must be placed at the open, higher, and center-most area in your home where they are getting least WiFi signal interference.

Still Getting Not Working Error?

Chances are that your Netgear WiFi router is overheated and tired and need a break to cool down and relax. For this, you need to power cycle or restart your router.

To execute the power cycle process, all you need to do is to:

  • Disconnect your Netgear router from modem, and client devices.
  • Unplug the router from the wall outlet.
  • Wait for at least 5-7 minutes.
  • Plug in your WiFi router back again.
  • Open a PC or laptop and see whether web address is working for you or not.

If the not working issue remains the same, then give the advanced troubleshooting tips highlighted below a try.

Advance Troubleshooting Tips

Tip 1: Make sure that the web browser you are using to access web address isn’t outdated. The reason being, the router’s web address is not compatible with an outdated browser version.

Tip 2: Make sure that you are connected to correct SSID and using the correct password.

Tip 3: Temporarily disable firewall security and antivirus software (if installed and enabled).

Tip 4: Keep signal interference at bay. For this, you have to keep your Netgear WiFi router away from doors, windows, concrete walls, and the reach of public WiFi or free/ public hotspot.

Tip 5: On the off chance, the web address in discussion is still not working for you, then you can use IP, to log in to you Netgear router – configure it – update the firmware – change its default settings, username, password, and lot more.

Still no Luck?

If yes, then the only way left to deal with not working issue is to reset you Netgear router back to factory default settings. But, prior to resetting, make sure to take the back up of current router settings. Doing so will make it easy for you to configure the router from scratch

To reset Netgear router – all you have to do is to – press and hold the router’s reset hole for 8-10 seconds – and release it.

In this way, you will be able to reset your router. Now that, you have reset your Netgear device, reconfigure it using (manually) web address.