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NETGEAR Genie

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Description

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

*** IMPORTANT NOTES ***
For any issue, please contact netgeargenie@netgear.com.

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

iOS version supported: iOS 7, iOS8, iOS9

General Information: List of WiFi Routers that support genie:
» R8000
» R7500
» R7000
» R6300
» R6250
» R6200
» R6100
» Centria (WNDR4700, WND4720)
» WNDR4500
» WNDR4300
» WNDR4000
» WNDR3800
» WNDR3700v3
» WNDR3400v2
» WNR3500Lv2
» WNR2200
» WNR2000v3
» WNR1500
» WNR1000v2
» WNR1000v3
» WNDRMAC
» 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 2.4.24

Please contact netgeargenie@netgear.com for issues.

Change in 2.4.22:
1. Fix bugs.

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Customer Reviews

Frustrating

April 2016
Finally managed to set up this app, and still it fails to deliver. I log in remotely and in the Remote Devices screen it show nothing. Nothing at all. Considering I purchased this router for the SOLE REASON of being able to manage the device remotely, Netgear hardware and this app have proven to be a complete failure.

January 2016
I'm trying to set up remote access for this app, and it keeps telling me "system failed to respond, try again later." Well it's because my email isn't verified. But when I try to verify my email I get an error message saying "Email confirmation failed. Reason: action failed, try again." No duh. App is not intuitive, and is difficult to set up. Requires a password/login to access the router, a SECOND password/login to use remote access, and a THIRD password/login to use parental controls. Ugh.

Parental Controls = WIN, the rest is fail.

Being able to see every device on the wifi and restrict access to adult sites or social media, or even cut them off entirely, is amazingly good. Turning off the wifi with a touch of my phone so everyone puts away electronics during family meals is also amazing. I don't like the general look of the app, and haven't been able to figure out how the traffic function works. The the lack of being able to "memorize" devices and schedule access to time blocks or even data cap them...really unhappy that these functions are not available, and hope Netgear will look into adding them soon!

Good but missing something important

Very handy app! We have data limited service so I'm really needing to see how much data each connected device is consuming and this app doesn't appear to offer that (-1.5 star). The traffic monitor feature is clumsy and confusing. Still haven't gotten it working after 3 days. Probably operator error but -.5 star for not being more user friendly/intuitive. I do however recommend this app for the average Netgear router owner. It still offers a lot of utility. Parental controls are great, access control feature a huge plus for parents of back talking, forgetful or otherwise distractable teenagers (😉).

NETGEAR Genie
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.4.24
  • Size: 65.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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