How to setup Netgear Router step by step instructions
Step 1: –
Connect the cables in the following ways.
Make sure the internet light usually indicated with a globe or planet on the modem is green or in its original state. If so, connect the provided Ethernet cable from the LAN port of the modem to the WAN port (Internet Port) of the Netgear Router and then connect the Router to the Computer using an Ethernet cable or wirelessly using credentials provides at the bottom of the router.
Step 2: –
Power Cycle Devices
Turn of the modem and the router, leave them off for complete 2 minutes. Make sure the lights are turned off. In case the modem is battery enabled press the ON / OFF button on the modem. Then turn on both the devices.
It can be accessed by using I.P. address 192.168.1.1 or www.routerlogin.net and setup password and security question on the same page. Proceed with next options by clicking on “DO YOU WANT NETGEAR GENIE TO HELP YOU SETUP “for basic users and “SETUP BY YOURSELF” for advanced users. Once you see “CONGRATULATIONS SETUP SUCCESSFUL”
Registering your product ensures that you get the warranty for the product in case of any hardware failure.
AFTER THESE STEPS YOU SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO AND INTERNET AND YOUR PRODUCT IS READY FOR USE
Reason for upgrading the firmware is to install new security updates, new G.U.I. (GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE) updates which make using the router safer and convenient by enhancing the user interface. Latest updates include bug fixes which make the product more reliable.
How to Upgrade Firmware
You would be needing to open a web browser and open the router page using your I.P. address (192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1 would be the default I.P. address ) or www.routerlogin.net and the page would be asking you to enter the Username and Password created at the time of router setup
Click on advanced options on your screen and then go to option saying Administrator Settings.
Under Administrator Settings, an option would appear saying Upgrade Router.
There an option appears “CHECK FOR UPDATES”
From there the router would be downloading the firmware automatically Netgear Support
For advanced users, there is an option to update the firmware manually by downloading the firmware from www.netgear.com and upload it at the place provided.