Is your Netgear WiFi router refused to connect to modem? Are you nodding in yes? It could be due to a number of reasons. A few of them are listed below:
The firmware of your device (router) is outdated or corrupted
Bad location of your Netgear router
Netgear router and modem are not placed in close proximity
Internet modem and Netgear router’s connectivity issue also leads to the issue
WiFi signal interference and poor internet
And, all above, you have not configured Netgear router using routerlogin.net admin password (manual method) or WPS method in a proper way.
No matter whatever reason causing “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue, the good news is that – walking through the troubleshooting hacks given here will surely help you resolve it. Thus, without much delay, let’s start over!
Fixed: Netgear Router & Modem Not Connecting
Fix 1: Reboot Your Netgear Router
If you haven’t tried rebooting your Netgear router yet, you must do it now. Need not worry! It hasn’t been delayed yet! In order to give your Netgear router a new start, reboot it right now.
Wondering how to restart your Netgear router? Wonder no more! Scroll down a little and get step-by-step instructions to reboot (power cycle or restart) your Netgear router. Here we go!
First, you need to turn off your Netgear router.
Wait for some time. Don’t be impatient! Give your router sufficient time to rest.
Turn your Netgear router back on.
Wait for the power LED on your Netgear router to become stable.
Now, try connecting your Netgear router and modem and see if you are able to resolve the issue.
Fix 2: Reconnect Your Router and Modem
As we have already mentioned, another reason why you are stuck with “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue is that your router and modem are not connected properly to each other. In such a case, we suggest you do the following:
Disconnect your Netgear router and keep them disconnected for some time.
Then, check the connection source between them. Now, read this very carefully. It seems like you have not connected your devices in a proper way. So, if you have used an Ethernet source for connecting them (router and modem), then make sure that the connection is finger-tight. Now, let’s talk about the Ethernet cable. Look, users! If the cable is damaged from anywhere, then you will face connectivity issues.
Once you are sure about this, you can reconnect your Netgear router and modem.
Now, this is for those who have connected their Netgear router and modem wirelessly. Regarding this, ensure that you have chosen the correct SSID to access from the list of the available networks for making a wireless connection between your Netgear router and modem.
Fix 3: Move Your Modem and Router Closer
Another effective way through which the annoying “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue can be resolved is by reducing the distance between your internet modem and Netgear router. For this, unplug your Netgear router from its respective wall socket, and plug it into the one near the modem. In the event that you don’t have a power outlet closer to your internet modem, then straightaway opt for an extension cord.
Fix 4: Check Your Internet Connection
Perhaps your internet connection is weak due to which you are getting “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue. To take care of the problem, just contact your internet service provider. Ask him to resolve the issue for you as soon as possible.
Fix 5: Improper Router Setup
Last, but not least, make sure that your Netgear router is not properly configured and because of that you are facing “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue. For fixing it, we suggest you reset your Netgear router back to the factory default values and then configure it again via routerlogin.net (manual method), WPS method, or using Netgear router app on-screen instructions.
Once you are done configuring your Netgear router we suggest you update its firmware to the latest version. An up-to-date router’s firmware version ensures proper functioning of the device, improved security, fast internet speed, and smooth performance.
Apart from this, updating the firmware of your Netgear router and modem will give a helping hand in fixing “Netgear router not connecting to modem” issue. Just do the needful and experience the change yourself.
Note: For updating Netgear router’s firmware, visit the official site of Netgear or download the Netgear app for instructions. For this, you simply need a high-speed internet connection.
Once you are done doing this, you will have no issues while connecting your Netgear router and modem, will you? Do share!