Install and Access the Modem Router and Its Network
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
Types of Logins
Separate types of logins serve different purposes. It is important that you understand the
difference so that you know which login to use when.
Types of logins:
•ISP login. The login that your Internet service provider (ISP) gave you logs you in to your
Internet service. Your ISP gave you this login information in a letter or some other way. If
you cannot find this login information, contact your ISP.
•WiFi network key or password. Your modem router is preset with a unique WiFi
network name (SSID) and password for WiFi access. This information is on the product
label. Use this information to connect a WiFi device to the WiFi network of the modem
•Modem Router login. This logs you in to the modem router interface as admin from an
NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard
How you can use the NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard during installation and setup of your
modem router depends on the type of Internet service that you use:
•DSL service. If you install your modem router for DSL service, you can set up your
modem router with the NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard, which launches the first time that
you set up the Internet connection for your modem router. The NETGEAR genie Setup
Wizard runs on any device with a web browser.
For more information, see Set Up Your Modem Router for DSL Service on page 18.
•Cable or fiber service. If you install your modem router for cable or fiber service, you
must cancel the NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard when it launches the first time that you
set up the Internet connection for your modem router. You must first use the web
management interface to change the default WAN connection method and then manually
start the NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard.
For more information, see Set Up Your Modem Router for Cable or Fiber Service on
Note: After installation and setup, the NETGEAR genie Setup Wizard is
always accessible, either for an installation with cable or fiber service
or for an installation with DSL service.
Whether you install your modem router for DSL service or for cable or fiber service, you can
always use the genie menus and screens to set up your modem router manually.
Before you start the setup process, get your ISP information and make sure that the settings
that are described here are specified for the computers and devices in the network.