How To Add Netgear Router To Existing Network?

add Netgear router to existing network

The step-by-step guidelines to add Netgear router to existing network are given on our web page. Here, assume the existing network to be TP-Link. Note: This procedure is applicable even if your existing network is not TP-Link. Only the options differ.

Step 1 - Existing network (TP-Link)

  • Make sure your computer or laptop is connected to the TP-Link router’s wireless network.
  • Open the Command Prompt application on the computer and enter the ‘ipconfig’ command without the single quotes in it that you want to add Netgear router to existing network.
  • The network information of the TP-Link router will be shown in the Command Prompt window.
  • Search for the Default Gateway field, and you will find the TP-Link router’s IP address.
  • Note down the IP address or copy it. By default, the TP-Link router’s IP address is 192.168.0.1.
  • Launch the default web browser on your computer and enter the noted IP address in the address bar.
  • Type ‘admin’ without the quotes in both the Username and Password fields. Now, click the Sign In option.
  • The router’s web-based setup page opens on the screen.
  • Click the Wireless 2.4 GHz tab on the left panel and note the wireless network name.
  • Navigate to the Wireless Settings tab on the left-hand side of the screen and make a note of the wireless password.
  • Click the Wireless 5 GHz tab on the left panel and note the wireless network name and the wireless password.
  • After you have noted the network information, disconnect the TP-Link router from the computer.

Step 2 - Netgear router setup (R6220)

  • Take an Ethernet cable and establish a connection between the LAN port of the Netgear router and the Ethernet port of the computer.
  • Launch the Command Prompt application on the computer that is connected to the Netgear router’s network.
  • Type ‘ipconfig’ and then press the Enter key on the computer’s keyboard.
  • Find the Netgear router’s IP address in the Default Gateway field.
  • Navigate to the Google Chrome web browser and enter the Netgear router’s IP address, i.e., 192.168.1.1.
  • When a new web page opens, select the radio button next to the I Agree option and click the Next button.
  • On the Configuring the Internet Connection web page, select the ‘No, I want to configure the internet connection myself’ option and click Next.
  • If a pop-up message displays on the screen, select the OK option.
  • Now, the Admin Account Settings web page opens.
  • Fill the New Password and Confirm New Password fields.
  • Choose your preferred question from the Security Question drop-down menu and answer the same in the Answer field.
  • Click the Next option to add Netgear router to existing network.
  • Type admin in the Username field, fill the Password field with the newly created password, and click Sign In.
  • The Netgear router’s web-based management page will open on the screen.
  • Click the Basic tab followed by the Wireless tab, go to the Wireless Network (2.4GHz) section, and enter the TP-Link router network name in the Name (SSID) field.
  • Navigate to the Security Options (WPA2-PSK) section and type the TP-Link router network’s password in the Passphrase field.
  • Navigate to the Wireless Network (5GHz) section and then fill the Name (SSID) and Passphrase fields with the TP-Link router’s network information.
  • Save the altered settings by clicking the Apply option at the top of the screen.
  • Click the Advanced tab followed by the Advanced Setup tab.
  • Click the Wireless Access Point option on the left panel.
  • Select the checkbox beside the Enable Access Point option and click Apply.

Step 3 - Existing network and the Netgear router connection

  • Take another Ethernet cable and connect it between the LAN port of the TP-Link router and the WAN port of the Netgear router.
  • Now, you can connect other computers or wireless devices to this network either wirelessly or using an Ethernet cable.

Now the process to add Netgear router to existing network is completed successfully