Netgear Genie App: Netgear released a new software called Netgear Genie. Initially, there is a web version of Netgear Genie, which you can access using the default IP address of Netgear Router. With that web version of Netgear Genie, you can setup the Netgear Router, right from assigning the DSL Modem to the router till securing the WiFi network of your Router with a password. Since people like you and me needed much more updates day by day, we seek for better options. Taking this into consideration, Netgear released a detected app to control the WiFi router device. The app is named after Netgear web version of setup, i.e., Netgear Genie.
Though Netgear Genie App is also used to setup your Netgear router, it comes up with many other advanced features that will blow your mind. Right from the release of Netgear Genie app, it is getting frequent updatings, which not only fixes the bugs but also comes with many other add-on features. Now here in this article, you will come to know more about Netgear Genie App like how to setup Netgear wifi router using Netgear genie app on your PC or mobile, how to use it and some key features of this Netgear app. So without any delay let’s get into that.
What is Netgear Genie App?
As already said, this is an extended version of the Netgear web version released from Netgear for PC, Laptops and Mobile phones. This Netgear Genie app is released for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS devices. This app can be downloaded from Netgear official website, i.e., Netgear.com/Genie and is free to download and access. Once the app is downloaded and installed, Netgear wireless router can be accessed to setup or modify using Netgear Genie App.
What can you do with this Netgear Genie App?
- Can see the status of your router in a single window.
- Can check your internet speed.
- Will be able to see other WiFi connections that are available.
- Can change router settings to manage things like WiFi security, Guest Access and much more.
- A Network Map of your Netgear Router.
- Parental Controls
- Remote Access
Now let’s have a brief idea on every category, but before that, allow me to tell you to how to login to Netgear Genie App to access your WiFi router.
How to login to Netgear Genie App?
- Once the Genie app is installed on your device, open the app and tap on Router settings.
- Now you will be asked to provide login credentials.
- As every Netgear router will be assigned with a default username as ‘admin’ and password as ‘password.’
- If you are setting up your router for the first time you need to authenticate the router just by entering those login credentials.
Sometimes, you will be asked to enter the default login IP of Netgear router, i.e., 192.168.1.1. In case, if you changed those logins credentials in Netgear Genie web version, enter those details to access the router. Whichever the setting you want to modify to your router, you need to authenticate the app with login credentials.
How to change router settings using Netgear genie Smart setup?
Once you logged into the app using router logins, you can setup your Netgear router as per the instructions. If the primary setup of the router is done with, you can setup and secure WiFi network of the router in the WiFi settings section. Once everything is done, and the router is ready to do its purpose, you can check how much internet is utilized in the Traffic meter section. In this section, you can also see which device is using more data.
There is an option called Guest Access, where you can give access to a guest for a limited period, or you can restrict the guest by setting a limited data. This is one of the advanced options that you get in the Netgear Genie App. If you want to update the router with new firmware for fasting the device, there is an option called Router update, where it automatically detects the available new firmware for the router.
How are Parental Controls useful in Netgear Genie App?
Using the Parental Controls in the Genie app, you can stop access to certain websites. And can also change a password to your device to make more secure. You can restrict the devices by not allowing them to access the internet. There are much more options that you can control and regulate in the Parental Control section on the Netgear Genie App.
What is ReadySHARE in this Genie App?
ReadySHARE is a brand new option that is available in the Netgear Genie application. Using this option, you can share and secure the files with USB port available the back of the WiFi router. You can also stream videos, play music within the devices that are connected to the same network of the Netgear router.
How to print from Apple devices using AirPrint from Netgear Genie?
To make things easy, Netgear Genie has a separate option to print a document from Apple devices called AirPrint. For this, the printer and the Apple device should be connected to the same Netgear WiFi router. Once they are connected, you can select AirPrint option on your device to print the document. The printer which is connected with wireless to Netgear router prints the document using Netgear Genie application.
What is Remote Access in the Netgear Genie mobile application?
Remote access is an advanced option that is available on mobile and tablets Netgear Genie app. To use this option, you need to create a separate Netgear account using an email id and password. Once the account is created, you should register your Netgear WiFi router. Now, by logging into your Netgear Genie app using email id and password, you can access your registered Netgear WiFi Router from anywhere around the world. You don’t need to be within the local network to access your router. You can even shut down your router device using Remote access in Netgear Genie app. This is one the best options that Netgear Genie ever had.
Hope you guys, now had an idea about Netgear Genie application. Now start downloading the app on your devices and try modifying your Netgear router device. And if I miss anything, let me know in the comment section.