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pyNetgear provides an easy to use Python API to control your Netgear router. It uses the SOAP-api on modern Netgear routers to communicate. It is built by reverse engineering the requests made by the NETGEAR Genie app.

pyNetgear works with Python 2 and 3.

If you are connected to the network of the Netgear router, a host is optional. If you are connected via a wired connection to the Netgear router, a password is optional. The username defaults to admin. The port defaults to 5000. The ssl defaults to false. You can specify url and it will take precedence on host/port/ssl parameters. This allows the use of HTTPS, for example.

It currently supports the following operations:

Logs in to the router. Will return True or False to indicate success.

Returns a list of named tuples describing the device signal, ip, name, mac, type, link_rate and allow_or_block.

Returns a list of named tuples describing the device signal, ip, name, mac, type, link_rate, allow_or_block, device_type, device_model, ssid and conn_ap_mac.

This call is slower and probably heavier on the router load.

Return a dict containing the traffic meter information from the router (if enabled in the webinterface).

Allows user to block/unblock devices from accessing router by specifying mac_addr and new device_status (Block/Allow) Note: In order to use this function, Remote Management must be enabled in the router's admin settings.


You can install PyNetgear from PyPi using pip3 install pynetgear (use pip if you're still using Python 2).


To test run from the console: $ python -m pynetgear [<pass>] [<host>] [<user>] [<port>] [<ssl>]

To use within your Python scripts:

from pynetgear import Netgear

netgear = Netgear(password=mypassword)

for i in netgear.get_attached_devices():
    print i

Supported routers

It has been tested with the Netgear R6300 router and the Netgear WNDR4500 router. According to the NETGEAR Genie app description, the following routers should work:

  • Netgear Orbi
  • Netgear R7800
  • Netgear R7500v2 (Port 80)
  • Netgear R7000
  • Netgear R6900
  • Netgear R6300
  • Netgear R6250
  • Netgear R6200
  • Netgear R6100
  • Netgear N300 - Model: C3000 (Port 80)
  • Netgear Centria (WNDR4700, WND4720)
  • Netgear WNDR4500
  • Netgear WNDR4300
  • Netgear WNDR4000
  • Netgear WNDR3800
  • Netgear WNDR3700v3
  • Netgear WNDR3700v2
  • Netgear WNDR3400v2
  • Netgear WNR3500Lv2
  • Netgear WNR2200
  • Netgear WNR2000v3
  • Netgear WNR2000v4 (Port 80)
  • Netgear WNR1500
  • Netgear WNR1000v2
  • Netgear WNR1000v3
  • Netgear WNDRMAC
  • Netgear WNR612v2


Python library to control Netgear wireless routers through the SOAP-api.




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