Why Is My Netgear Router So Slow?

Netgear Router So Slow

Mixed-mode and high transmission unit are the reasons behind the slow internet problem on a Netgear router. The steps to resolve the Netgear router so slow issue are provided below. Check if you have a firm connection between your computer and the Netgear router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 1 - Firmware Update

  • Access the Netgear official website from the computer’s web browser that is connected to the Netgear router.
  • Search the router’s model number and navigate to the Downloads section.
  • Select the most recent version of the router and then click the Download option.
  • After downloading it, unzip the firmware file.
  • Visit the web interface page of the router using the IP address.
  • Provide the admin username and password to log in.
  • Note: By default, the admin username and password are admin and password, respectively.
  • Go to Advanced, click the Administration or Settings option, and select the Administration option.
  • Click the Firmware Update or Router Update option and select the Choose File or Browse option.
  • Choose the router’s firmware file that you have downloaded and unzipped. Click the Upload option.
  • The firmware file ends in .img or .chk.
  • Once you click Update, the router begins to update the firmware of the router.
  • Note: Do not turn off the router while it is updating its firmware to the most recent version.
  • It takes about two minutes to complete the firmware update process.

Step 2 - Web Interface Page Of The Netgear Router

  • Website interface page is the crucial part of your Netgear router so slow issue. Provide the router’s IP address in the web browser’s address field.
  • Type the correct router’s admin username and password in the Username and Password fields, respectively.
  • Once you click Log in or Sign in, you can access the web interface page of the router.

MTU Size

  • Navigate to Advanced and select the Setup option followed by the WAN Setup option.
  • Go to the MTU Size field and type a value between 64 and 1500.
  • Save the altered MTU size settings by clicking the Apply option.


  • Go to Wireless and choose your preferred channel from the Channel drop-down menu.
  • Note: Try to use different channels to find the best one.
  • Save the channel setting by selecting the Apply option at the bottom of the page.

Wireless Mode

  • Go to Basic -> Wireless. Navigate to the Mode drop-down menu and choose the preferred wireless mode.
  • Click Apply to save the altered wireless mode setting.
  • If the problem persists, go to Step 3.

Step 3 - Factory Reset

  • With the Netgear router turned on, press the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button and hold it for seven seconds.
  • This will reset the Netgear router to the default factory settings.
  • Use the default login credentials to access the router’s web interface page and then customize the settings again. You can click the Call button to get technical assistance in resolving the Netgear router so slow issue.