Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Netgear and www.routerlogn.com

I recently picked up an older Netgear network wifi router.

After factory reset it to default all the settings and to clear anything the previous owner had configured, I discovered when going to http://192.168.1.1 the browser is redirected to www.routerlogin.com which no longer exists, and has since been picked up by a domain "collector" to sit on. Thats a big fail Netgear! And at this point the average person would be lost and throw the thing away.

After a bit of tinkering I found you could bypass all this routerlogin.com nonsense by simply going to http://192.168.1.1/start.htm to get at the routers own config page.