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How to set up a wired connection to your Netgear DGN1000 router

 

 

 

step 1 – connect the router to the Internet

 

At this point during the installation you’ve established that your computer is speaking to the router and that the router can detect a broadband signal through your telephone line.

 

You now need to get your router to connect to the broadband signal that is being sent to your telephone line.

  1. Open a browser, eg Internet Explorer  Safari  or Firefox .

  2. In the address bar, type http://192.168.0.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.

 

 

 

3.A log in window (similar to the one below) will prompt you to log into the router’s admin pages – enter the details below:user name: adminpassword: password

 

 

 

The Netgear SMARTWIZARD admin pages will open:

 

 

 

 

  1. Every time you log into the admin pages the Firmware Upgrade assistant will check for a new version of Firmware

  2. We recommend you allow this check to take place as it may help reduce potential problems at a later date.

  3. Or if you wish to do this at a later date press skip.

  4. Click Basic Settings under the ‘Setup’ menu

 

 

 

 

  1. In the Login field, enter the broadband username – letters should be entered in lower case, and remember to add @fs at the end.

 If you have the Pre-configured Netg

  1. You will have chosen these details at registration and we will have confirmed them by email – if you’re unsure of these details contact our Customer Support department

  2. In the password field, enter the broadband password.



    


 

Click Apply and wait for the page to refresh.

 

Step 4  - set up wireless security

 

You now need to set up the wireless security settings on the router. Ensure you make a note of the details you choose as you will need these to set up the wireless connection or connect wirelessly to your router.

  1. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu:

 

 

 

 

  1. In the ‘Wireless Network’ field:

  2. change the SSID name to something other than NETGEAR, and unique i.e. Orange58647 or your preferred option of 32 alphanumeric characters

  3. set the region to Europe

  4. set the channel to Auto

  5. set ‘Mode’ to Up to 150Mbps

 

 

 

 


 

  1. In the Wireless Access Point field:

  • ensure that ‘Enable Wireless Access Point’ is checked (unless the customer doesn’t want a wireless connection)

  • ensure that ‘Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID) is check

  • ensure that ‘Wireless Isolation’ is not checked

 

 

In the ‘Security Options’ field, select the option ‘Mixed WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK:

 

 

In the ‘Network Key’ field, enter a security key for the connection – this should be over 8 characters and can be made up of upper and lower case letters from a-z and numbers 0-9.



  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of Netgear wireless router

Secure Your Wireless Network: WPA/WPA2 (Recommended)

This article explains how to configure WPA/WPA2 encrypted security on NETGEAR wireless routers.  It can also be applied to NETGEAR access points.

Configuring WPA/WPA2:

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the NETGEAR router.
  2. In a web browser, enter the router's IP address - either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 by default.
  3. When prompted for a Username and Password, enter the default username and password (adminpassword) unless you have already changed it.  NETGEAR recommends changing the default password to increase the security of your network.

    For Steps 4-9, refer to Figure A below.
  4. Select Wireless Settings from the Setup menu in the left-hand navigation bar. 
  5. Under Wireless Network, enter your desired network name in the Name (SSID) box.
  6. Under Security Options, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
  7. Under Security Options (WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK), enter your desired network password into the Passphrasebox.
    • WRITE DOWN or KEEP NOTE of your network name, security option and passphrase - you will require them to connect wireless computers and devices to your network.
  8. Click Apply to save the settings.

 

Note:

  • Once your network is secure, you can further protect your network by restricting access to a set of devices through the Wireless Card Access List (aka, Access Control List).  With the Access Control List, devices that are not on the list are not allowed to connect to your network.

 

Wireless Settings Screen:

Snapshot of the Wireless Settings Screen from a NETGEAR Router

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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