NETGEAR Genie

NETGEAR Genie

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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

****** IMPORTANT NOTES ******
May 2014: Android Genie "ReadySHARE" does not work with WNDR3700v3/WNDR4000, those two routers have a bug.
Sept 2013: There is a bug in some NETGEAR routers causing Genie to fail to log into the router, need to update the firmware.

NETGEAR genie does not work when connected to the guest network of the router.
NETGEAR genie only works when connected to a NETGEAR router in router mode, not in access point mode.
NETGEAR genie does not work with wireless extender or repeater.
NETGEAR genie currently does not support IPv6, login would fail if IPv6 is enabled.

For any issue, please contact netgeargenie@netgear.com.

Android version supported: Android 2.2 or higher

General Information: Supported NETGEAR router list:
WiFi Routers:
» 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 Android device to play media files if the Android device is being used as a player. Different Android versions support different ranges of media formats. The following list is based on Android version 4.0 supported media formats:

• Supported audio formats: AAC, HE-AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, and PCM/WAVE.

• Supported video formats: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, and VP8.

• Supported photo formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and WEBP.

For more information on supported media formats, see the Technical Specifications for your Android device.

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 your own device, and other devices available in the network, such as PCs, TVs, stereos, or smartphones.

3) The Android NETGEAR Genie needs to be running in the My Media function to show up as a player or source.

4) Some media files can be played in some players, but can’t be played in other players. Different player supports different kinds of media file formats.

5) If My Media can’t find any source or any player, it may be because your device is disconnected from the NETGEAR router. Make sure it is connected to the NETGEAR router by checking the Wi-Fi connection in Settings.

6) 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.

7) When playing media files on your own Android device, tapping the screen brings up play progress and player control.

8) 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.

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Recently changed in this version

Contact netgeargenie@netgear.com for issues.
Change in 2.1.16:
1. Add Power Saving Mode in Turbo Transfer, by default, it's enabled to conserve battery.
2. Fix "Error. Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card" issue seen on some Samsung devices.
3. Add option to change default file save path in Turbo Transfer.
4. Other bug fixes


Comments and ratings for NETGEAR Genie
  • (66 stars)

    by Scott Norris on 14/08/2014

    I use it for my home networking as well as office and it does everything I asked and more the home security office security document safety fire wall safety hacker alerts all in all a great product

  • (66 stars)

    by Tushar Shinde on 14/08/2014

    Network map is not working properly. .

  • (66 stars)

    by Richard Lewis on 14/08/2014

    Must have if you have a NetGear router. It helps you manage the router and network while connect to allow for devices to get up and going quickly.

  • (66 stars)

    by RT Gordon on 13/08/2014

    Allows me to control my network and see if the kids devices are off when they should be.

  • (66 stars)

    by Mark Greenbaum on 13/08/2014

    Wireless Settings: 10% - can now admin 4.2GHz, & 5GHz band. Three menu options lead to the exact same screen. Just filling space. Network Map: Handy to see who's on the network. User friendly and easily modified for whatever devices are on. Traffic Meter: Nice little "geeky" feature for statistics. Guest Access: 4.2GHz &5GHz access. Parental Controls only with an OpenDNS account. My Media:

  • (66 stars)

    by Kevin Donton on 13/08/2014

    Great app

  • (66 stars)

    by Vitaliy Daniliuk on 13/08/2014

    Network map doesn't show any devices except mine and the router. I have a WNDR4300...