You can use a router without a modem to transfer files or stream content between devices on a wireless network. Setting up a Netgear router without a modem is not a big task and can be easily done by following a few simple steps.

You can set up a netgear router without a modem very easily. You just have to access the Netgear web interface and then apply some settings. 

In this article we will cover all the simplest ways to set up a Netgear router without the modem. Please read till the end and if you still have any doubt or queries then contact us, we will help you. 



Configure your Netgear router for a cable internet connection.


Then follow these steps:

Step 1:

Unplug the router’s power cords. And if there’s a backup battery on your device, then remove it temporarily.


Step 2:

Now have a Cat5 Ethernet cable for connecting the modem.


Step 3:

For connecting your operating system to the Netgear router’s LAN ports, Take another Ethernet cable.


Step 4:

You have to insert that battery into your device If you have removed the plug-in battery. 

When you complete this step properly, wait till all the lights turn on.


Step 5:

Now reconnect the power to your Netgear router and than wait till the power light turns green.


Step 6:

Open your favorite browser and then type the Netgear router’s IP address in the address bar.

The router’s IP address might be” or “”.


Step 7:

After entering the IP address hit the enter button so you can log into Netgear router settings.


Step 8:

Now, enter default login credentials at the Netgear login page, please keep in mind that login credentials are case sensitive so enter them properly.


Step 9:

If you are not able to log into Netgear router settings than go for factory reset and reset the router to its default settings.


Step 10:

When you restore the Netgear router to factory default, then tap on Advanced> Setup wizard.


Step 11:

Then you will be redirected to the next window, where you will be asked if you want to detect the type of internet connection.


Step 12:

Click on the checkbox and hit the next button.


Step 13:

Than Netgear Setup Wizard will detect the internet connection type, wait till the process finish.


Step 14:

When the setup finished, configuring the internet connection.

Now you can see a congratulations screen on your computer screen.


Step 15:

Then, click on the option “Take me to the internet” to test internet connectivity.



  • You have to disable software firewalls, If the router is not connecting to the internet.
  • Check for parental control applications.
  • If there’s any improper settings within your browser then try a different browser. 



In this Article we have covered ‘How to setup a Netgear router without a modem’. Hope this little information helps you and if not then try to contact us, we will give our best to solve your problem.