Managing Netgear router is very easy. There is a simple application you can use to configure and manage the Netgear router. A desktop application named Netgear Genie is used for this purpose. You don’t need to worry if you have Windows or MAC operating system. You don’t have to be a networking expert to be able to use Netgear Genie. You just need to be familiar with basic computer skills to use this app. Using this app you will be able to control and manage your home network. You can do things like changing your name to terminating unauthorized users. The app is free and you can also get it from Netgear website.
This is the best app of its kind using which you can control everything directly from the desktop. Following are the things you can do using Netgear Genie app.
- Performing a speed test.
- Creating a separate Guest Network for friends.
- Changing login credentials of Wi-Fi network.
- Setting up Parental controls.
- Viewing a graphical map of connected devices to your network
Let’s discuss the above-mentioned features one by one.
Using the application you can check the speed given by your Internet service provider. You can know the difference between the speed your ISP promised and the speed he is actually giving you.
This feature generally depends on the kind of router a person is using. But Netgear router owners are able to create guest account within Netgear Genie. There is one main reason why we create a guest network. We create guest network to control the access to the content that was shared within the same network. Go to “Router Settings” → “Guest Access” to enable this option. If you want to change anything later, press “Modify”.
There is no doubt that this is one of the best features of Netgear Genie app. Most people face this issue when logging into the router dashboard to modify or change the wireless settings. You can SSID name and password using this feature. You can do it on your own just go to “Router Settings” → “Wireless Settings”. Remember there can be breakdown of the Internet connection if you modify any changes later.
Parents love this feature. Simply navigate to the “Parental Control” option and follow the simple instructions by creating OpenDNS account.
Using the Netgear Genie app you can see all the connected clients graphically. There will be two kinds of connections, green line and red line represent the strong connection and failed connection respectively. If you want to be notified about the new devices that connect to the network, select “Notify me of new devices that connect to my network.”
Install Netgear Genie and enjoy these exciting features.