Use Remote Access
To use remote access:
1. Launch a web browser on a computer that is not on your home network.
2. Type your router’s WAN IP address into your browser’s address or location field followed by a colon (:) and the
custom port number.
For example, if your external address is and you use port number 8080, enter in your browser.
Access the Router with NETGEAR genie Apps
The genie app is the easy dashboard for managing, monitoring, and repairing your home network. The genie app
can help you with the following:
Automatically repair common wireless network problems.
Easily manage router features like Live Parental Controls, guest access, Internet traffic meter, speed test, and
To use the genie app to access the router:
1. Visit the NETGEAR genie web page at www.NETGEAR.com/genie.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
3. Launch the genie app.
The genie app dashboard screen displays.
Remotely Access Your Router Using the genie App
You can use the genie app to remotely access your router and change its key settings. Before you can use remote
access with the genie app, you must update your router’s firmware and download the latest genie app for your
computer or mobile device. Remote access with the genie app is supported for Windows computers, iOS mobile
devices, and Android mobile devices.
For more information about how to update your router’s firmware, see Update the Router Firmware on page 108. To
download the latest genie app for your computer or mobile device, visit netgear.com/genie.
For more information about how to set up remote access using the genie app, visit
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