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Methods Of Setting Up A NETGEAR® Router
A NETGEAR router provides a better solution for networking options for both home and office activities. NETGEAR routers come in various types, depending whether wired or wireless technology is used. Routers play an important role in interfacing between computers and modems. NETGEAR routers are easy to setup, and prevents users from seeking technical help. A router setup CD and manual will be provided with the router when purchased. A router kit contains the adapter, Ethernet cable and stands along with the manual. A router should be kept near the computer and the modem on the stand provided. The setup manual contains information on the setup process, about various functions on the router, troubleshooting tips and various connection establishing techniques. The steps for the setup configuration are discussed below. Follow them in the correct sequence to avoid problems.
- NETGEAR router configuration steps
- Things to keep in mind while setting up a NETGEAR router
- Troubleshooting tips
NETGEAR router configuration steps
The first step in seting up a NETGEAR router is to connect the router, computer and the modem. For that process, turn off the computer and the modem. Then find the Ethernet cable that connects the computer and the modem. Disconnect the cable from the PC and connect that end with the routers Internet port. Thus, a connection is established between the modem and the PC. Then connect the router with the PC using the blue NETGEAR cable. One end of the cable should be in the Ethernet port on the computer and the other end in the LAN port of the router. Now the connections are configured. Next step is to plug in and turn on the devices, in correct order. Turn on the modem, and after two minutes turn on the router. After one minute, turn on the computer. Now the setup is complete.
Things to keep in mind while setting up a NETGEAR router
A user should be registered with Internet Service Provider, and also should have a login address and password to complete the setup. Avoid keeping the router on top of any other electronic equipment. Carry out the setup process in the correct sequence to avoid any issues. The devices should be plugged in the correct order (modem, router, and computer). Only use the cables that are provided with NETGEAR router. After the setup procedure, verify the connection status with the help of the lights on the router.
The restarting order of the devices should not be altered since the issue may cause connection failure. An easy way to diagnose and troubleshoot issues with the setup process is to check the router lights. Four lights are there that indicate the status of the router. The power light should be green after restarting the computer. The test light should be off. The LAN and Internet light should be on. If any issues occur with the router, then restart the device again in the correct sequence. Also, check whether the cables are plugged in properly. A user should also take care while typing in login details. Obtain accurate information about this from Internet Service Provider.
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