Tip & How-To about NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

Configuration of NETGEAR router as Access Point: The below steps illustrates the usage of router's like WGR614, WGT624, WPN824 as an access point to extend the wireless network in your location. The only required setup is that you should have a DHCP server running on your network ( be it your modem or a different router). 1. Connect a computer directly to NETGEAR router on any of the four LAN ports. 2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com. 3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive). 4. Click on wireless settings in the left hand side menu Under Setup. 5. Change the network name SSID to some other name. 6. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'. 7. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic' and Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit. 8. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number. 9. Apply the settings. Click on LAN IP setup from the left menu. 1. Change the IP address of the router from 192.168.1.1 to a free IP of your existing DHCP network. 2. Also disable the DHCP of the router by unchecking the box for 'Use router as DHCP Server'. 3. Click apply and click ok for any popup message that arise. 4. Once the browser display some error message like CANNOT FIND SERVER, ACTION CANCELLED etc, turn off the router and restart the computer. Now, connect the two router in the following way: 1.Connect Ethernet cable from the Lan port of the existing router/modem to the Lan port of the NETGEAR router. 2. Powercycle both the routers and your computer 3. You may connect other computers' directly to NETGEAR router or wirelessly as per your requirement.

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i just installed my new netgear router and i have the hardtime to get a username and password..what is the best way to fix this problem


Hi,
Default settings will be as mentioned below....
IP address:
//192.168.1.1
Username: admin
Passsword: password


Thanks,
Satheesh

Jan 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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trying to set up a netgear access point with a moterola surfboard


Try doing a hard reset on the Netgear router then powercycle it together with the modem

Mar 07, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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need basic step-by-step instructions on how to install my router.


To Configure the Router with Internet Access
Connect to one of the wireless router/access point's LAN Ethernet ports, turn off its DHCP server, and give the wireless router a static IP on your LAN:
  1. Connect a PC directly to a LAN port on the wireless router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Power on the wireless router/access point.
  3. Reboot the PC.
  4. Log in to the wireless router though a browser. (Usually 192.168.1.1, with User Name = admin and Password = password, unless you changed them from the defaults).
  5. Go to the LAN IP menu and disable the wireless access point’s DHCP server by unchecking Use router as DHCP server.
  6. Select LAN IP, and change the IP to 192.168.1.99.
  7. Click Apply to save the settings. You will lose the connection to the wireless router/access point , since its IP changed.
  8. Log in to the wireless router/access point with the URL: http://192.168.1.99
  9. Connect one of the wireless router's Local (LAN) ports to your existing network.
This completes the wireless router/access point configuration.
  • You can now log in to the wireless router/access point at its new address of http://192.168.1.99 and configure wireless features such as WEP and Access Control List
  • UPnP, DMZ, Port Forwarding, and Port Triggering are not used on the wireless router/access point, and it doesn't matter how they are configured.
  1. Configure the LAN IP address to be within the same subnet as your PCs.
    • Take care not to use an IP address already being used.
    • Limit the number of addresses in the DHCP range and assign an IP address outside of the range to the router you want to use as the Access Point.
  2. Disable DHCP on the wireless router/access point.
  3. Connect one of the LAN ports on the wireless router/access point to a LAN port on the Router.
  4. Configure the SSID and any security settings on the wireless PCs to match the wireless router/access point's SSID and security settings.
a. SSIDs must be the same on all wireless devices. (These are case-sensitive: netGEAR is not the same as NETGEAR.)
b. Tip: Make sure the wireless PCs can connect before configuring WEP, WPA-PSK, or other wireless encryption.

Jan 02, 2010 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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Can I use the Netgear Rangemax wireless router as an access point?


Yes you can use it as an access point and hook it to your existing router, since this is a wireless router and can work as a wireless access point on your network............

Nov 03, 2008 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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