Macintoshes and the RP614 Router Gateway
You need a Macintosh computer running MacOS 8.6, 9.x, or 10.x. (Netgear products are not supported for versions of MacOS before 8.6.) You can use the RP614 with an eMac, iBook, iMac, PowerBook, PowerMac, or PowerPC as long as they are running one of these versions of MacOS.
You also need a few Ethernet cables to make the connections between the router to your modem for internet connection and from the router to your computers or peripherals.
Topic 2. How do I prevent my Network configuration from being lost when I restart my computer?
When making configuration changes for MacOS it is best to use Configurations (MacOS 8.x or 9. x) or Network Location (MacOS 10. x) settings instead of just changing settings for each category (TCP/IP, AppleTalk, AirPort, etc.).
If you just make changes to your settings, they may be lost when you restart your computer unless you have saved them in a Configuration or Network Location.
To create a Configuration in MacOS 8.x or 9.x:
1. Open AppleTalk (or TCP/IP) from the Apple Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
2. From the pull-down File menu select the Configurations option.
3. Choose New Configuration.
4. Type in a name for your new configuration (Netgear Router).
5. Make your changes to the AppleTalk (or TCP/IP) settings.
6. When you close AppleTalk (or TCP/IP) choose Save Changes.
Whenever you make Configuration changes for settings in MacOS 8.x or 9.x, open Configurations from the File menu or by pressing Command-K. Saving your changes in Configurations means that they will not be lost when you reboot your computer.
To create a Network Location in MacOS 10.x:
1. Open the Apple Menu by clicking on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
2. Select System Preferences. The System Preferences window displays.
3. From the System Preferences window click Network under Internet & Network. The Network settings window displays.
4. Click the Lock icon (if necessary) in the lower left-hand corner of the window to unlock the Network window so you can make changes. (You may be asked to type in your User Name and Password.)
5. Click the pull-down menu next to Location at the top of the Network window.
6. Select the New Location option.
7. Type in a name for your new Location and click OK.
8. Make your changes to the TCP/IP, AppleTalk, and AirPort settings.
9. Click the Lock icon in the lower left-hand corner to prevent further changes. The Apply configuration changes? Window displays.
10. Click Apply to apply the configuration changes for the newly-created Location.
11. Close the Network window.
Topic 3. How do I connect a Macintosh to the RP614 Router Gateway?
MacOS 8.6, 9.x, and 10.x
1. Set up your system for installation.
2. First make sure your ISP connection is working. Try testing your computer with the ISP directly to make sure you can successfully make a connection to the internet.
3. Connect your DSL or cable modem to the Netgear Router.
4. Log on as Administrator (if required for your system to make configuration changes).
5. Quit all other applications.
It's best when configuring MacOS 8.6 and 9.x to use the Configurations settings for AppleTalk and TCP/IP because they should then retain their settings when you reboot. (Use Network Locations to save your settings changes in Mac OS 10.x.) If you just change the settings but don't use a Configuration or Network Location to save your settings changes, you may lose those changes when you restart your computer.