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NETGEAR genie App is an easy, way to manage, monitor and repair your home network--from the palm of your hand. While on your home network NETGEAR genie app allows you anywhere-in-the-house access to all the cool features on your router without having to boot up your computer: Wireless Settings, Network Map, Live Parental Controls, Guest Access, Traffic Metering, My Media, and more. All you need is your tablet or smartphone and NETGEAR genie App.

• Easily control your home network through the genie dashboard
• Stream Media—find and play music and video files anywhere in your network from your smartphone/tablet
• Print from your iPad® or iPhone®--Windows or Mac genie makes any printer AirPrint® compatible
• Securely connect smartphones and tablets to your home wireless network with the scan of a QR code thanks to EZ Mobile Connect

For any issue, please contact

Dec 2013:
5GHz support will be added in Q1 2014.
There is a bug in some NETGEAR routers causing Genie to fail to log into the router. Update to new firmware first.

NETGEAR genie does not work when connected to the guest network.
If enabling "Wireless Isolation", Genie won't log in from wireless devices.
NETGEAR genie may not work if the router is running access point mode with fixed IP.
NETGEAR genie does not work with wireless extender.
NETGEAR genie currently does not support IPv6.

iOS version supported: iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7

General Information: List of WiFi Routers that support NETGEAR genie:

» R7000
» R6300
» R6250
» R6200
» R6100
» Centria (WNDR4700, WND4720)
» WNDR4500
» WNDR4300
» WNDR4000
» WNDR3800
» WNDR3700v3
» WNDR3400v2
» WNR3500Lv2
» WNR2200
» WNR2000v3
» WNR1500
» WNR1000v2
» WNR1000v3
» WNR612v2
DSL Modem Gateway:
» D6300
» DGND4000
» DGND3700v2
» DGN2200v3
» DGN1000

My Media:
My Media uses the default media player on an iOS device to play media files if the iOS device is being used as a player. Supported media formats are:
• Supported audio formats: AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV.
• Supported video formats: H.264, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG.
• Supported photo formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and BMP.

Notes for My Media:
1) Each supported media format has limitations in media encoding parameters, such as bitrate, frame rate, and resolution. When My Media is unable to play media files with the supported formats, it may be because the files have higher bitrates or frame rates that exceed the rate it can support.
2) The devices listed in Player view will be Genie device and other devices available in the network. If you select another device to play media files, you may encounter some of the following behaviors, which are not the bugs:
• NETGEAR Genie needs to be running in the My Media function to show up as a player or source.
• Some media files can be played in some players, but can’t be played in other players. Different players support different kinds of media file formats.
• Genie can show photos and videos in Source view if you grant Genie permission to access the location service. Genie can’t play music from the iOS device due to copyright restriction.
• Use the File Sharing feature to transfer media files from your computer to Genie. After Genie is installed and the iOS device is connected to iTunes, go to the Apps tab. The File Sharing section is at the bottom of the page. Select Genie in Apps, then drag and drop the media files to the Genie Document list box.
• If My Media can’t find any source or any player, it may be because your device is disconnected from the NETGEAR router. • After any change in the network, including Wi-Fi setting, source folder change, and list of player change, you will need to restart the media service and refresh the source folder in the Option view.
• It sometimes takes a long time to access and play a media file. This may be caused by a slow network, large file size, or heavy load in the player or source device.

What's New in Version 2.0.91

If you run into any issue, please email us at so we can help.

1. Adds Turbo Transfer function, allow user to easily transfer files between iOS Genie device and Windows/Android Genie devices.
2. Adds the option to allow users to manually enter the router’s IP address (note that some routers have a bug with fixed IP address in AP mode that won’t allow Genie to log in, make sure the router in AP mode is getting dynamic IP from existing router.)
3. Fixes the Parental Controls bypassing does not work issue
4. Adds Router Reboot
5. Displays the connected wireless network name, so user knows which network the device is connected to.
6. Various bug fixes

Note that AirPrint in iOS 7.x is supported through the new Windows Genie downloadable from

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Customer Reviews

Quirky but useful

Got this router for ReadyShare/Ready DLNA capabilities, and it took a few weeks of trial & error to get it configured to work with all my devices. Didn't fully work till I setup 3800 router in bridge mode, using another router for routing & DHCP setup. Now I'm able to see ripped movies of various formats on Apple, Droid, & even an 8-yr-old DLink media server I have on my LAN. I'm next working to setup the RedayShare for access when I'm away from home. Overall pretty good unit, but it's taken more time & effort than I would have liked to get it fully setup & operational. Bought it refurbed, so no more tech support after 90 days. The app is useful, but I wish it had more functionality available, similar to what you can get on the web GUI interface for installing firmware updates, etc. I usually have to re-do the names of all the devices if DHCP Assigns various phones, etc a new IP address. Overall good, but would like more functionalty.

Doesn't do what it claims.

So far, this app is totally useless. The description says you can "manage" your router from this app, which you cannot do. After logging into the app and attempt to manage my WiFi or Guest settings from my iPad, I get a page with my SSID, WPA2 password (which I don't need the app to tell me what it is) and a QR barcode to scan in order to connect. Just how are you suppose to scan the barcode with the device you are currently on? The result is you can't get to the WiFi or Guest settings in the router from this app. If you scan the barcode with another device, the scan result shows the SSID and the WPA2 password that is already displayed above the barcode. Contacting Netgear's Live Support was a waste of time. Either they didn't understand the problem or they had no clue how the app works. There are no FAQ or support pages for this app on their web site and no Help on the app.

If all you want to know is who is connected or what your network traffic is, then you'll find this app useful. Otherwise, don't waist your time.

Nice app but very basic

Picked up a new dual-band wireless N to replace and older, single band "draft" N model. The new one supports the Genie app so I downloaded it. First off, the app is nice and works pretty well. It allows you to see who is connected, manage SSID's and passwords (couldn't access the 5ghz band though) , play with parental controls, and even reboot the router. However, the app is set up on a very basic level. Many of the options that are available for the router cannot b accessed through the app. Can't set up access lists or statically assign IP's for example. The app is great if you want to change some basic settings but if you want to fine tune your router you will still need to pull up the routers settings page through your web browser. Still a good tool though with some potential if updated by the developers.

NETGEAR Genie HD for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2013
  • Version: 2.0.91
  • Size: 18.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Seller: NETGEAR, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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