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R7000 administrator's user name

Marc49
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R7000 administrator's user name

How do I change the default "admin" user name for log-in to the router? Admin is WAY too common for all routers and is the first thing mal-actors latch on to to begin an attack. Not quite as bad as the rediculous "password" password, which fortunately can be readily changed.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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Blanca_O
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Re: R7000 administrator's user name

Hi Marc49, 

 


Welcome to NETGEAR Community! 

 

Username will always be "admin". You can change instead the password by following the instruction from this link.

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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Marc49
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How very unfortunate that the default "admin" username cannot be changed!  An otherwise excellent, relatively sophisticated home grade router with such a silly flaw.  Virtually every other brand of router I've owned allowed the change of the default user name.  It's really basic!  Hopefully an upcoming firmware/software update will correct this deficiency.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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