How to Reset Netgear ReadyNas Default Password?

ReadyNas factory reset

The smart Netgear ReadyNAS mass storage device has the capability of holding several internal hard drives securely. Well, the smart ReadyNAS protects and the data stored on its hard drives consist of a data redundancy feature so that you don’t lose your personal and important data even if one of the internal hard drives fails.

The ReadyNAS has a reset button on the back panel so that you can use it to reinstall the device’s firmware or return it back to its original factory settings. You can also use the reset button to recover Netgear ReadyNas default password and as a troubleshooting tool also if your device stops working suddenly.

Reset Netgear ReadyNas:

  1. Make sure that your Netgear ReadyNas is properly plugged into a working wall socket.

  2. Ensure that the power LED on your ReadyNas device is lit. If not, push the power button on the front panel of your device.

  3. Use a paper clip and insert it carefully and gently in the factory reset hole of your Netgear ReadyNas. If you don’t have a paper clip, use any thin object.

  4. Hold the reset hole and remove the paper clip from the reset hole when the LEDs on the front panel of your device begin to flash. When the LEDs on your ReadyNAS device turns green, your device is ready to use.

Thus, in this way, you can perform Netgear ReadyNas factory reset without losing data.

Note: It is also recommended to change the Netgear ReadyNas default password. The default login credentials are easily cracked by anyone. So, if you want your personal details to be secured, follow the steps below.

How to change the default login credentials of Netgear ReadyNas?

You can easily change the Netgear ReadyNas default admin password of ReadyNAS using the admin page on your computer, laptop, or mobile device. To access the Netgear ReadyNAS admin page without any hassle, you need to log into your Netgear device.

To log into your ReadyNAS device:

  1. Open a web browser on a computer or laptop and enter the Netgear ReadyNas default IP address i.e. 169.254. x.x in the address bar field. The last two characters are based on your system’s MAC address.

  2. Netgear ReadyNAs login page appears.

  3. Click on the option “Password recovery”.

  4. Enter the default login credentials in the required fields and in the next field, assign your ReadyNas device a unique password.

  5. At last, click on the “Ok” button to save the settings.

Thus, in this way you can easily change Netgear ReadyNas default password.

Note: If you have already change the admin details of your ReadyNAs device and you have forgotten them, then don’t worry. We also have a solution to this problem.

Get your login credentials using the password recovery page

  1. Launch a web browser from a laptop or desktop and enter in its address bar field.

  2. Make sure that your Netgear ReadyNas device is plugged into an electrical wall socket properly.

  3. Password recovery screen will appear.

  4. Enter your email address and answer the security question.

  5. Click on the “Recover” button and you will receive a new password.

Thus, you have recovered your password successfully. You can change it if you want.

Thank you and have an awesome new year 2020!