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How To Power Cycle Your NETGEAR Router?

If you’re having trouble with your NETGEAR router’s internet modem connection, you can try to fix the problem by turning off the power to your entire network. To do a power cycle, you just need to turn off all the networking devices and then turn them back on. Most likely, this will solve your problems, such as:

  • You can’t use any device to connect to the Internet.
  • Your NETGEAR Router is unable to connect to the Internet.
  • The Internet LED light on your router doesn’t blink.

You can perform a power cycle on your router by following these steps:

If you use a Cable/DSL modem by itself with a router, then:

  • Power Turn off all of the networking devices, such as the cable/DSL modem, the wired/wireless router, and any devices that are both wired and wireless. Make sure your router doesn’t have a battery for backup.
  • Now, turn on your Cable/DSL modem and wait for it to start up and connect to your ISP.
  • Turn on your wired/wireless router once the connection is made. Let the cable or DSL modem connect to the wireless or wired router.
  • This will take one or two minutes. Once the connection is made, check that the lights on the router are staying the same. Now, try using your routers to connect to the Internet.

If you only have a DSL/Cable gateway (modem router), do the following:

  • Turn off everything that has to do with networking, including the DSL/Cable Gateway and all wired and wireless devices.
  • Now, turn on your DSL/Cable Gateway and wait for it to boot up and connect to your ISP.
  • This will take a while while the DSL/Cable gateway connects to your ISP and makes a connection.
  • Once the connection is made, check that all of the LED lights are steady and working the way the manual says.
  • Now, turn on the wired and wireless devices and start using the internet.

How do I power cycle my home network?

Equipment in a home network, like a modem, router, laptop, desktop, printer, scanner, etc., can sometimes stop working. Power cycling a home network means turning it off, waiting a few seconds, and then turning it back on. This has been shown to fix many hardware and software problems.

When do we need to turn off the power?

We do a Power cycle when any piece of electronic equipment, especially one with firmware or software installed, acts up, freezes hang, or doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to.

What do I need to do to restart my home network?

Here are the steps to restart the home network’s power:

  • Turn off everything in your home network, like your laptop, desktop, modem, router, wireless range extender, printer, scanner, etc. Unplug the power cords from these things.
  • Let’s wait 30 seconds.
  • Make sure that all the lights on all the devices are turned off completely.
  • Devices that have a battery inside will need to have the battery taken out.
  • After all the devices are turned off, they need to be turned back on one by one.
  • First, we need to turn on the Modem and wait a minute or two until all the lights are steady.
  • Then we turn on the wireless routers. Wireless routers and modems may take a few minutes to connect to the internet and be ready to share it with other devices.
  • Check that all the lights are working. (Your device’s manual will tell you what the lights mean.)
  • Once the internet devices are on, we turn on the laptops and desktops in our home network.
  • Next, we turn on other USB devices like a printer, scanners, etc.

These simple steps of the power cycle save a lot of time when troubleshooting devices that won’t work and can help improve the performance of your router or modem.