Genie Setup

The Netgear genie desktop or mobile app is what makes network management a piece of cake. It accounts for the simplest possible alternative for you to control as well as overhaul your home network troubleshooting. Since the app can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet, it turns out to be a mobile tool for network management. Be it the trouble logging in to or general network glitches, the Netgear Genie has got you covered. setup

Netgear is a desktop as well as a mobile app which makes it possible for people to control, audit and extend their home network.You can use Netgear to find out the cause for unable to login to, check the internet speed that you are receiving from your service provider as well as analyze your network to confirm that only your devices access your network and nobody else.

NETGEAR genie is fairly easy to use. You do not need to write any codes or be a tech savvy in order to manage your network with the Genie app. All the features are available within a few clicks, and you can see your network being monitored and altered in real time. Without the need to shutting down your entire network or affecting the functioning of other devices which may be accessing the internet, you can perform all the repair and diagnosis tasks fro the app.

These may include tweaking the wireless settings, checking out the network map to monitor the connected devices, setting up parental controls to block irrelevant websites, enabling guest access, performing a speed test and much more.

NETGEAR Genie is a free tool which can be downloaded from the Netgear homepage for desktops and laptops. If you want to run the app on your mobile devices, you can download it from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Do not mislead the app with its name, Netgear Genie is for all. You may refer the list of compatible routers and modems and gateways which have been discussed below.

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Genie Setup Network Map

A network map will allow you to keep an eye on your home network in a simple yet, effective manner. Through the Genie network map, you can graphically visualize all the connected devices, be it wired or wireless. This is a free network analytics app and can be downloaded from the official website or any leading application store.

The network map looks like the image displayed above. All you need to do is launch the Genie app and go to the “network map” option.

The green dotted or flat line signifies that you have a secure network and only your authorized devices are accessing your internet. In the case of a red line, it means that your internet connection is not up to the mark or not working at all.

Quick Tip: Check mark the dialogue box that says “Notify me of new devices that connect to my network”. This will give you an instant pop up, notifying you of a new device as soon as it connects to your home network.

Change/Retrieve Wi-Fi Name & Password

When you try to connect to, is asks for a username and password to log in. Your wireless network name (SSID) and password are encrypted on the label or the sticker at the back of your router. In case you are unable to find it, you can retrieve it with the help of the genie app. This can be found under: Basic >> Wireless menu.

Setting Up Parental Controls

On the internet, there are some secure websites such as setup page, whereas, there are others which may be not safe. So, a parental control is an important feature. If you are setting up the parental control for the first time, you will be redirected to the Parental Control website. Here, you will be acknowledged of the basics of this feature and how you can make the most of it. You need to download and set up the application. Once it has been installed, it will run automatically and manage the home network internet access as per your preferences.

Configuring Wireless Settings

Probably one of the premium takeaways of the Netgear Genie app is that you can manage your Wi-Fi and overall settings with it. Most of the home users often find it hard to get to the network settings. Even if they do, they are unable to figure out what needs to be done.

This is where the Genie app comes into play. If you are facing distressed and unable to go to the setup page, simply go to the wireless settings and untangle all the settings. Here, you may change your SSID and passwords as well, without breaking the internet access from your service provider.

Guest Network

Although an exclusive router configuration, Netgear Genie allows you to set up your guest network. Once you have registered your extender via, you can create a guest account for your range extender as well. Netgear Genie will let you create a guest account by simply logging in with the username and password credentials and allowing the network to accept the devices.

Guest networks are generally used to reduce the load of too many devices over the main network. For this, go to Router Settings>>Guest Access and enable it. Once you want to change the settings, you can go to the Modify option and make all the desired changes.