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How to use a Netgear router as a DLNA/UPnP Media Server?

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Below are the steps recommended by Netgear router support team at Icognix to know how to use a Netgear router as a DLNA/UPnP Media Server. Follow the following points carefully.

  • Using a computer that is connected to the router with an Ethernet cable, launch a web browser
  • Visit In case, if this address does not work, please use:
  • Enter the following default login credentials:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: password
  • Click on Media Server under USB Storage. ¬†If you have a newer router with the genie UI, click on the ADVANCED tab then choose Media Server under USB Storage.
  • Check the Enable Media Server box to enable the Media server
  • The Content Scan option.
  1. Automatic (when new files added) will automatically scan whenever a new file is added to the USB Drive
  2. Scheduled Scan:  This will allow you schedule a scan once in a defined time frame
  3. Scan Now: You can scan immediately for any new media.
  • Click on Apply button to save the changes

In case of any query, please contact Netgear router support company on toll free number at 1-888-479-2017. You can also write to them or chat with the Netgear tech support representatives via web chat.

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