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Can't set up security for Netgear 824

I'm not able to set up the security on the Netgear 824 even though I was able to get the wifi working quickly. The instructions say "The wireless router provides highly effective security features, which are covered in detail in the full reference manual that is available from a link on the CD as well as a link in the main menu of your router." I can't find this. Is it because I'm a Mac user?

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  • philiplee95 Mar 10, 2009

    Much thanks for the quick reply. It worked. However, I'm now having trouble getting my other computers (also Macs) to log on. The airport shows that I'm connected yet I can't open any URL. I've posted my problem on a separate FixYa posting as well. 

  • philiplee95 Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks, NC, especially for offering your help even if you're not a regular mac user. 
    I'm just not convinced that this Netgear is that mac friendly and much improvement from my old Belkin router. I went to the URL recommended and it doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for. 
    I greatly appreciate your help.
    P

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LOL you bought it, you get to figure out how it works.

I used a MAC for a day, and the owner had to tell me how everything works. If you can get to the internet, I imagine you can go to www.routerlogin.com and get access to the Netgear. The Wireless Settings tab on my Netgear brings up text sensitive help on making security and wireless work.

Carl

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro Mar 10, 2009

    Sigh, you're gonna make me look stupid in an international forum aren't you :-)



    Is an Airport the wireless device for a MAC or is it a wireless access point? Can you log into it by connecting to it with a network cable? In networkland, we configure a WAP by it's initial fixted address that sometimes happens to be the same (192.168.1.1) as the Netgear router default address. In that case, we log into the AP via a seperate cable and change its address to something else, like 192.168.1.251.



    When you log into the aforementioned www.routerlogin.com, one of the tabs is attached devices. You can see the ip and the "MAC" addresses of the attached devices. Start with just the computer that works, link to the Netgear, and click attached devices. Then plug in the Airport and see if the MAC address shows up and gives an IP address. You may have to configure the Airport. I don't exactly know how to do that, but the internet was my friend :-)

    http://www.macwireless.com/downloads/ins...

    shows how to access MAC's TCP IP stuff. Perhaps you can use it to configure your airport. If you pick 192.168.1.5, make sure that your Netgear gives out IP addresses starting at 51. Also, see if you can't make the Airport NOT give out DHCP addresses. Now all of your addresses will be given out in the Netgear and you can always get to it via the routerlogin.



    cn



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