Before Configuring NetGear Router, You need to know that All the main connectors are on the back of the router. Turn the device over and pay attention to the ports for connecting network cables. As a rule to Configure a Netgear Router, there are five of them: four for cable connection of devices of the home network and a separate connector for cable connection, which is provided by your Internet provider. Insert the cables into the required slots, and insert the power supply connector into the round port. After that, plug the power supply into the power outlet and press the button on the router to turn it on.
An interesting feature of Netgear routers is that budget models have two LAN ports instead of the usual four. For connecting cables, you need to update the data to enter the admin panel of the router. You will need the control panel address, login, and password from the device. Turn the router over, find the data on the label below. As a rule, the standard name of the account is admin, and the password: password (in the early models, the combination 1234 was also used). For more, You can also Post and ask your Questions at NetGear Support.
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Basic Settings to Configure a NetGear Router
Open any browser and enter the address of the router in the address bar. Go to this address and enter the correct username and password, then click “Login.” If the authorization is successful, the “Status” tab will be opened in the Netgear control panel. It shows the network status, Wi-Fi settings, the number of connected devices and the status of the additional functions of the router as shown in Below.
To configure the connection, go to the “Settings -> Internet Setup” menu. Specify the type of connection, as well as the availability of the username and password in your contract with the ISP. If the connection is password-protected, check the “Yes” option in the first setup item, and then select the connection type from the drop-down list. The following options are available: PPTP, PPPoE, L2TP. Enter your user name and password.
Also, the contract can specify an IP address if a connection is used with a static IP. In this case, enter it in the “IP address of the Internet port” section. In the field of selecting the IP-address of the DNS-server, it is recommended to set the value “Obtain automatically from the provider”. For the MAC address of the router, leave the default value.
Set up a wireless Wi-Fi network
After that, you can go to the Wi-Fi settings. Select the “Setup -> Wi-Fi network setup” menu. Specify the region in which the router will be used (select from the drop-down list). The “Enable SSID Broadcasting” checkbox is responsible for whether the name of your network will be displayed when searching on client devices. If you remove it, the network name must be entered manually when connected. In the drop-down list “Channel” select the value “Auto”, so that the router independently determines the free frequency range. In the value of the “Mode” parameter, it is recommended to set the maximum speed from the available options.
Configuring NetGear Router Network Security Settings
Next, set the security settings. Optimal choice – encryption WPA2-PSK [AES]. It will protect data that is transmitted over Wi-Fi, and also restricts the connection of third parties to your network. The password is limited to 8 to 63 characters.
In addition to the traditional frequency of Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, modern models of Netgear routers of the higher price segment support a new standard: 5 GHz. To operate at this frequency, a separate wireless network with its own security parameters is created. Among the advantages of the 5 GHz frequency can be noted the high speed of Wi-Fi data transmission and the best protection against interference from neighbors’ routers. The main disadvantages: a smaller coverage area (due to a difference in the physical characteristics of the wave) and incompatibility with the old wireless equipment.
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Setting up a guest network
Wi-Fi router Netgear allows you to not only configure the basic wireless Network but also create a guest. At the same time on the models of routers with support for 5 GHz frequency, guest networks can also work in this format. For guest accesses, you enter your name (SSID) and security settings: the type of encryption and password. The most important parameter of the guest Wi-Fi is “Allow guests to see each other and give access to my local network.” With this tick off, you can provide a password from the guest Wi-Fi without fear that guests will have access to personal files on your computers.