Installing a Netgear Wgr614 Wireless Router

  1. Connect Equipment

    • Turn off your computer and disconnect the Ethernet cable running from the back of the computer. Plug the cable into the port marked "Internet" on the back of the router. Plug the blue cable included with the router into one of the four LAN ports on the back of the router and plug the other end into your computer Ethernet port. Turn the modem on and wait two minutes. Plug in the router and wait one minute. Then turn on your computer. After two minutes the router should have four status lights glowing on the front panel: power, Internet, wireless and LAN.

    Configure Router

    • Open your Internet browser on the computer. The router will automatically display the Smart Wizard configuration page. Click "OK." On the next page, enter the region where you are located and your wireless network name (SSID). The default is "NETGEAR," but you should change it to a different name you can easily remember. The name is case-sensitive. Click "Next." Then click "Done."

    Configure Computer for Wireless Access

    • Go to "Start" and click on "Control Panel." Open "Network Connections" and right-click on "Wireless Network Connection." Select "Properties." Then select the "Wireless Networks" tab. Check the box to use Windows for network configuration, then click "Add..." Enter the same SSID name that you entered when you set up the router. Select "Disabled" for data encryption as that is the router default setting. Click "OK." Now try to connect to an Internet website to verify connectivity.

    Router Logon

    • To log on to your router, go to Routerlogin.net. Enter "admin" for the user name and "password" for the password. On the router home page, go to "Set Password" and change the router password. Then choose a security protocol to use that is compatible with your computer's wireless adapter. WPA-PSK is the best choice if your wireless adapter supports it.

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