Keep Getting Authentication Error with Netgear

Netgear authentication error sometimes become troublesome for users. To resolve this problem first you need to know about what is Authentication error. 

So let’s begin


What does this error mean

It means that the password you are typing in order to connect your WiFi range extender is either wrong or you’ve typed it incorrectly. 

Another reason is, maybe your default password is correct but the username isn’t.

Whatever the reason is, if you fix these two issues, you will get relief from this authentic error. In this article we will provide you with guide and all the troubleshooting tips.


How to Fix Authentication Error

Restart your Netgear Extender

Whenever our technical device stops working we restart it just like a mobile phone. We usually restart our phone when we face any issue. 

This is the thing you have to try do to get rid of Netgear authentication error. 

When you restart your extender, it will  restore it to its factory default settings.


Here’s how you can restart the WiFi range extender

  • Unplug the Netgear extender from the wall socket.
  • Wait patiently for a minute or two.
  • Now, plug your extender back into the socket and try to connect it with the network.


Default password

As we discussed before, entering a wrong password may be the reason for this authentication error. So please make sure that you enter the right password and username while Netgear setup. 

Please keep in mind these things,  when you are about to enter the  password

  • While typing the default password keep your eyes open.
  • Avoid typos.
  • Cross-check whether you’ve entered the exact character of the password as mentioned in the Netgear manual.


If you beware while entering a new password you won’t face Netgear authentication issues.

Update the Firmware

Firmware is an important software for your Netgear wifi. It gives the latest features to work properly.

If your firmware is outdated you will face this issue. So you need to keep the firmware of your extender updated if you don’t want this issue again.

Want to know how to update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender? : follow the instructions

  • When the Netgear extender login page appears, click on Settings > Administration.
  • After that, check for any available firmware updates. 

If there’s any latest version of firmware available, click on the Firmware Update option without hesitating.




If the firmware update didn’t fix your issue then don’t worry, we have the ultimate solution for you and that’s called ‘Factory default reset”.

Note: Before resetting your Netgear extender, please keep in mind that all your changes will restore to its factory default setting.

If you want to take the risk then go for it. Follow this instructions to restore your Netgear WiFi range extender to its default settings.

  • Check if your Netgear extender and router are securely connected or not.
  • Locate the Reset button on your range extender.
  • Once found, take an oil pin and press it carefully.
  • Now, wait patiently for the changes to get executed.



These are all troubleshooting tips to fix ‘Netgear authentication error’. If these tips don’t work and you are still struggling with this issue then contact Netgear technical expert who can fix this issue.