Netgear WiFi router interface helps users adjust router settings, networks, update firmware, and enable various features.

But sometimes users face technical problem like the Netgear Nighthawk router login interface window displaying ‘ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT’. It means the interface is not working.

Here, you will go through the possible reasons why the interface is not responding and how to solve it with the help of troubleshooting tips and solutions.


There can be many reasons why your Netgear router interface is showing errors. Let’s list them down here.

  • One of the causing factors of the interface displaying error is WiFi signal interruptions that can be caused by electronic devices.
  • You can face the similar issue if the Netgear device is not receiving internet signals from the modem.
  • If you are accessing the interface by connecting to WiFi other than Netgear router device, then you will face the same technical issue.
  • Enabled antivirus and Ad-Blocker in your computer or laptop (used to access interface) can cause an ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT error.

Above are the possible reasons why your WiFi router interface is showing ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT. Now, let’s have a look at a section that contains troubleshooting tips and solutions to fix the mentioned problem.


Down here you will learn how to dispel the connection errors with the help of simple to-apply tips and solutions. Let’s go through them one by one.

Make Sure Router Getting WiFi Signal

Router receives the internet signals from modem via Ethernet cable. So, you have to check that the cable is connected to the correct ports of network devices. The correct pattern to connect is WAN port of router and LAN port of the modem.

Shift WiFi Router to Optimal Spot

The router and modem must be placed in the optimal location (far from electronic devices) in your house. Electronic devices are the biggest reason of internet signal blockage that comes from the router.

Use Updated Web Browser

Whenever you are accessing the router interface through IP address, you must use an up-to-date web browser. If the browser is outdated, then update it by going into the browser Settings> About> click UPDATE button.

Deactivate Antivirus and Firewalls

The reason you are facing above-mentioned issue can occur from the enabled Antivirus and Firewalls of your computer. You must deactivate them first, and then try to log in to the interface.

Connect with Netgear Router Only

The interface is only reachable if your computer is connected to the Netgear router network, so make sure that you are connected to the Netgear device.

Reboot WiFi Router to Dispel Issue

If all the above given tips fail to deliver the solution, then you have to reboot the router device by plugging out the power cord of the router from the wall socket and plugging it in again.

After solving the problem you must access the interface and check that the router is running on the latest version of the firmware. If not then update it right away.

In Conclusion

Here in this blog, you have read possible reasons why your Netgear interface is showing ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT. Then, we have also provided how to solve the mentioned interface error with the help of some tips and solutions. Hope, you have found out the reason of the error and solved it with the help of tips and solution given in this blog post.

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