Netgear Router

My Netgear router is not broadcasting SSID”. Due to this error, refused to connect. Any suggestions?”

Yes, we do have! Look, there can be a number of reasons why your Netgear router doesn’t broadcast SSID (WiFi network name). This article is going to make you aware of various fixes to get rid of the “Netgear router not broadcasting SSID” issue in no time.

Fixed: Netgear Router Not Broadcasting SSID

Fix 1: Relocate Your Netgear Router

Placement plays a vital role in the performance of your Netgear router. If your Netgear router is kept nearby microwaves, Bluetooth speakers, cordless phones, baby monitors, gaming consoles, Play stations, and WiFi/ Alexa devices, then it will surely hamper the performance of your Netgear router, resulting in “Netgear router not broadcasting SSID” issue. So, if you want your Netgear router to broadcast SSID, place it at a location in your home where it can easily receive WiFi signals from your internet modem. Also, it is suggested to keep the interference-creating objects (mentioned above) far away from your Netgear router.

Fix 2: Power Cycle Your Netgear Router

Jump-start your Netgear router without wiping out any customized settings like admin details by simply power cycling your Netgear router.

Here are the instructions to initiate the process:

Step 1: Disconnect your Netgear router and internet modem first. And, once you are done with it, unplug the router from the wall outlet.

Step 2: Let your Netgear router take some rest. Give it a few minutes from your precious life.

Step 3: Now, plug in back your Netgear router and reconnect with the internet modem.

After power cycling your Netgear router, can we hope that it has started broadcasting SSID? If not, then ensure that it (the SSID) isn’t disabled. Sometimes, what happens, users disable/ hide the router’s WiFi network name to protect it from unauthorized access. We hope that you are not among them. If you are, then do the needful by enabling your router’s SSID.

Once you make the SSID of your Netgear router visible on the list of networks, connect your wired or wireless devices to it. And, once you get connected to the router’s SSID, you will be able to stream videos without seeing that buffering icon.

Fix 3: Your Internet Connection is Weak

Upgrading your existing internet plan can help you get rid of “Netgear router not broadcasting SSID” issue. Bear in mind, slow internet is the biggest reason causing the issue. Apart from this, slow internet also causes to refuse to connect and not working issues.

But, you don’t have to worry because internet-connectivity issues are quite common these days. So, if you are to dealing with slow internet, please contact him (your service provider) right now. He will surely give you the best recommendations to deal with slow internet.

By any chance, if your service provider is of no use to you, then just kick off his services and enjoy the steady internet speed provided by Netgear modems.

Fix 4: Reset Your Netgear Router

None of the troubleshooting tips listed above resolved the “Netgear router not broadcasting SSID” issue for you? Don’t worry! Consider resetting your Netgear device. Please take this tip as the last resort.

Want to know how to reset your Netgear router? Gotcha! Just follow the instructions provided below:

Step 1: First of all, you need to grab a pin or a paper clip, ok? Done? And, what you have to do with the object? Press and hold the router’s reset hole using it for a couple of seconds.

Step 2: Now, release it! Yes, you have given sufficient time for holding the router’s reset hole.

Now, it is recommended to access the Netgear Genie setup wizard using and configure your WiFi router again.

After configuring your Netgear WiFi router in a proper way, its SSID will also be set back to default. Now, the SSID can be clearly seen on the list of networks, isn’t it? So, what are you waiting for, the Christmas? No, then connect your devices to the router’s SSID now.

The Ball is in Your Court!

That’s it! The “Netgear router not broadcasting SSID” issue is now fixed, right? If yes, then we are going to give this article an end, shall we? We hope that you enjoyed reading it and applying the fixes provided here.