Thursday, December 24, 2009

How to reboot NETGEAR WNR3500 router remotely

I've hunted high and low in the menu options and can't find a "reboot now" button. So after much searching, I finally found an easy way to reboot my router... On the basic settings screen, hit the "Test" button. I make no changes, just hit test. The router reboots and takes you to a test web page.

I need to reboot my router because it periodically doesn't accept wireless connections (like from my iPhone or PowerBook) and that's a royal PITA. I COULD just pull power, but it's more convenient to pull up a web browser.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, it was driving me nuts not being able to reboot it without pulling the power.

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  2. Nice info. Thanks! I'm sure I'll be back when I forget the trick.

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  3. thanks, I was not wanting to drive in just to rebot it!

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  4. Thank you very much! Had the same problem here for a long time, and finally found a solution. This seven-year-old post still helps NetGear clients. Why don't they just solve this bug?!

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