How to Reset Netgear C3700 Cable Modem

To reset the Netgear C3700 cable modem and wireless router, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the reset button at the back of the device.
  2. Using a paper clip or similar object, press and hold the reset button for about 7-10 seconds.
  3. Release the reset button and wait for the device to reboot.
  4. Once the device has rebooted, the factory default settings will be restored.

Note: Resetting the device will erase all custom settings and configurations, and will restore it to the original factory default settings. Make sure to have your custom settings and configurations backed up before resetting the device.

How to Activate Netgear C3700 Cable Modem

To activate your Netgear C3700 Cable Modem, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the coaxial cable to the modem and to the cable outlet.
  2. Connect the power cord to the modem and to an electrical outlet.
  3. Connect an Ethernet cable from the modem to your computer or router.
  4. Power on the modem and wait for it to fully boot up.
  5. Open a web browser and type in the default IP address for the modem (usually or
  6. Enter the default login credentials (usually admin for both the username and password) and follow the setup wizard to activate your modem.

Note: Make sure to contact your internet service provider (ISP) to obtain any necessary account information or to activate your service.

How to Set Netgear C3700 Cable Modem to Bridge Mode

To set the Netgear C3700 Cable Modem to bridge mode, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your computer to the modem using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Open a web browser and go to the modem’s login page (usually
  3. Log in to the modem’s settings using the default username and password (admin/password).
  4. Navigate to the Advanced tab, then click on Setup and then WAN Setup.
  5. Under WAN Preference, select “Bridge mode” and click “Apply”.
  6. Once the modem restarts, it will be in bridge mode and you can connect your own router to it.

Note that setting your modem to bridge mode may disable some of its features, such as Wi-Fi and firewall. If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, contact your internet service provider.

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