No Internet With New router? Try MAC Spoofing!
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No Internet With New router? Try MAC Spoofing!

Have you bought a new Netgear WiFi router but struggling with no internet issue even after doing Netgear router setup Well, you are not the only person facing this issue! It has been found that most users face internet connectivity issues while setting up their new router. This post will give you a nudge on how to get rid of this annoying issue to make your Netgear router up and running.

Some Internet Service Providers allow a restricted number of PCs (especially MAC!) to get connected to the internet. To do so, they limit the connection access to the unique Media Access Control address of your MAC. For fixing the problem, it is recommended to set up your Netgear router to employ the same MAC address as that of the Internet Service Provider’s authorizes computer. You can call this process MAC spoofing. If you are not familiar with the process of MAC spoofing your Netgear router then here’s how to do it.

Get Your MAC Address Handy

Make sure that you are using a computer that is working with your internet connection. Apart from that, you are advised to disconnect all your connected computers from your new Netgear WiFi router. Just in case you are unable to do this, simply find your computer’s MAC address to manually enter it into the essential field. To make beginners aware:

  • MAC address is a 12-character number and contains A-F and 0-9 characters.

  • The MAC address can be found on the notification label glued at the back of your PC.

Now you are all set to start MAC Spoofing on your New Netgear WiFi Router.

How to Configure MAC Spoofing On a Netgear Router

Check the step-by-step guidelines listed below to set up MAC Spoofing on your new Netgear WiFi router:

  • Plug in your Netgear router to a wall socket and power it up.

  • Use an Ethernet cable to establish connection between your new router and modem.

  • Now, turn on your PC and open an internet browser that is running the latest software version.

  • Head towards the default Netgear router login page by entering in the address bar of your internet browser.

  • Enter the default username and password into the given fields.

  • Hit the Log In button once you are all done with entering the admin details.

Note: If you forgot the Netgear WiFi router login details, then you are suggested to reset your router to the default settings.

  • Once logged in, navigate to the Internet option and hit the ‘No’ button.

  • Under the Internet IP Address section, choose the ‘Get Dynamically from ISP’ option.

  • Hit on the Apply button.

  • For checking the Internet IP Address, go to the Administration > Router Status section.

  • If you are using an aged WiFi router supporting the Smart Wizard UI, the Router Status option can be found under the Maintenance tab.

Just in case your IP address is showing the list of zeros, then reboot your Netgear home WiFi network and try again.

We expect that you will now be able to get an IP address from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and will be able to make the most of your internet by fixing the no Internet with new router issue with MAC spoofing.

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