Install NETGEAR® wireless router drivers
Learn about the installation of drivers for NETGEAR wireless routers and tips for resolving technical issues
NETGEAR routers can be used for high-speed wireless networking. The router comes ready to use. But, to make it work with the system, you need to install proper drivers. These drivers are needed to make the router communicate with the operating system properly. The driver will act as a communication link between the operating system and the router device and will make the device capable to identify codes generated by the operating system. However, users may sometimes encounter certain issues with the driver. One among these issues includes the driver not working at all. It can occur as a result of some compatibility issues with the system. The driver can also face conflicts with other system applications or drivers.
Various issues related to drivers for NETGEAR wireless routers are discussed in the following points:
- Install using driver CDs
- Install from websites
- Fix issues with drivers
Install using driver CDs
There are many ways to install drivers for the NETGEAR wireless router. One possible way to install driver is to use the installation CD. The installation CD comes packed with the router at the purchasing time. If not, you can get the CD from retail computer shops. To install drive for NETGEAR wireless router in this way, you need to insert the CD in the system first. If the autorun is enabled, the installation process will start on its own. If not so, you need to select the set-up file from the CD. Just follow on-screen instructions and get the driver installed completely.
Install from websites
Another possible way to install drivers for the NETGEAR wireless router is to make use of websites. There are certain websites like the manufacturer's website, which offers driver installation for the NETGEAR wireless router. You need to open the web browser and connect it to the driver website. You can then enter your router details in specified columns and it will bring up compatible drivers for the router. From these, you need to select the latest one and click the ‘Download’ button and get driver files copied to the system. You need to then double-click downloaded files and get the driver installed.
There are some tips to fix issues with drivers for NETGEAR wireless routers. You need to configure the system with minimum requirements of the driver to avoid any type of incompatibility issues. It is good to update the driver at regular intervals. The updating process will add appropriate patches and fixes the driver issues. It is important to remove any system components or applications which are resulting in driver conflicts.
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