From the point of a device's purchase, there will be different issues that will need to be addressed, and sometimes as quick as possible. As awesome as the Netgear wireless router is, there are some problems you're going to face when using the product. Some (and maybe most) of this product are those that you can always address by yourself and do not need any professional help. Some might be beyond your scope as well. In this article, you get to see some problems that are common to the Netgear router, and the solution in case you face such a problem.
Netgear Router Common Problem And Solution

Interacting with the Netgear router

This is definitely the first point of concern with using a Netgear router. For most of the interactions with your router, you'll make use of the web app at from a web browser on your personal computer. To access the web app, however, ensure your PC is connected to the router's network.

You'll be required to provide a login detail once you access the web app. You can always check the documentation that comes with the router for this. You might also find it printed on a sort of label on the router itself. Once you have this and you're logged in, you have access to a lot of options for interacting with and troubleshooting your Netgear router.

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Changing network name (SSID) and password of your router

This is a common issue among users of the Netgear router. By default, your router's network name is always set to something like "NETGEAR88-5G" and other variations. The password, as well, will be random and you can easily forget it. You most likely will want to make alterations and change the default login details, and you can always do that from the web app.

Once you are logged into the website, navigate to wireless. From there, you will see the option to change your network name (SSID)  and the password for your router. While making the changes to your details, be careful not to use what will be hard for you to remember. Always use an SSID and a password that's memorable, and that you can remember with ease.

Updating the firmware of the router

To make the most use and enjoy your router to the maximum, you will need to regularly update the firmware. As with smart mobile devices and Computers, there are some functions available on newer updates that will incompatible with older versions. Once there's a new update available, you'll most likely get a notification.

Whether or not you get the notification, to update your Netgear wireless router, you can do that from the web app. Go to settings > advanced > administration. Once you're there, you'll see the available update displayed and with a single click, the update will be downloaded and installed. With that, your firmware is ready to take on new challenges and will most likely become more advanced.

Poor download speed

It can be very frustrating when you're trying to download a needed app, video or any other thing with your router's network and you find out that it is very slow. Different reasons might cause this issue. For one, it might be the distance between your router and the gadget you're using for download. To fix this is then very easy, as you just need to bring the router and your gadget into a closer proximity for increased broadband speed.

Another possible solution is for you to change the channel that your Wi-Fi router is broadcasting from. The reason for this might be because nearby networks are using the same channel nearby causing it to be congested. Changing the channel can be done from the web app from the advanced settings screen. Click on the channel and pick another one from the available list asides the default channel. If this helps, your problem is solved. If not you can try another way.

The 5GHz connection option is a very good fix in this issue. Most of the latest Netgear routers are dual or tri-band and they offer you 2 4GHz and 5GHz connections. The 5GHz connection is for performance while the 2.4GHz is for distance. Activating the 5GHz connection can, therefore, help you solve the issue of slow download speed on your Netgear router.

There's also a technology available on some Netgear routers that helps users to prioritize bandwidth usage for more demanding tasks like video streaming and gaming. It is called Netgear's Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS). It helps to ensure that the most important tasks get a larger share of the bandwidth as needed. To activate it, you do so from the basic menu of your router's web app.

Controlling Kids' access to the internet

As a parent, there are a lot of reasons why you will want to be able to control your children's access to the internet, as well as the activities they carry out on the internet. Like every other basic and even more advanced troubleshooting issue, you can quickly get this done with the web app. However, a better and more efficient solution to control your kids' access to the internet is by downloading the Netgear Genie app on your smartphone. It is available on both Apple's iOS and Android Operating system. The Netgear Genie app allows you to access and manage some of your router's features from your mobile device. It also allows you to set up and manage parental controls for the router. Therefore, it is a readily available tool that makes controlling your kids' access to the internet very easy and on-the-go for you.

These are basic and common problems regularly faced by users of the Netgear router with solutions and quick troubleshooting tips. In cases where the problems are more than the ones outlined here, you can check online for answers to your questions. Alternatively, you can call a professional for proper diagnoses and resolving so that you can start making use of your Netgear router once again.