The Netgear WAC740 router has Gigabit WiFi, 1 N/A ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 2300 Mpbs.
It is also known as the Netgear ProSAFE Premium 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access Point.
The WAC740 is featured in our
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Netgear WAC740 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.0.160
Netgear login instructions
Default username: admin
Netgear router default password list
Default password: password
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.0.160
How to factory reset (hard reset) Netgear WAC740 :
You can factory reset your Netgear WAC740 in the following way(s)
With the reset button
Have the router powered on (if just booted wait around one minute for it to load)
With a sharp pen or paper clip, press down the Restore Factory Settings button and hold it for about 7 seconds
When the power light starts to blink you can release the reset button and wait for the router to start up
The power light will be solid (not blinking) once the router is started.
How to login to the Netgear WAC740 :
Make sure you are connected to the router’s network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
Open your browser and visit
You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
Enter the username: admin
and the password password
You will now be logged in. If you haven’t yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first
thing you do after logging in.
Netgear WAC740 router specifications :
CPU: 1.2 GHz
RAM: 512 MiB
Flash: 256 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 2300 Mpbs
1 x N/A port
1 x N/A port
Netgear WAC740 review (quick overview)
Here is the quick comparison of how the Netgear WAC740 compares to
other routers on our site
For a full list of routers and how they compare to the WAC740, check the
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Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Netgear WAC740
Netgear stock firmware for the WAC740
Stock firmwares for the WAC740 are available under the download section on the
support page. You can also refer
to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.