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:
- Connect a PC directly to a LAN port on the wireless router with an Ethernet cable.
- Power on the wireless router/access point.
- Reboot the PC.
- 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).
- Go to the LAN IP menu and disable the wireless access point’s DHCP server by unchecking Use router as DHCP server.
- Select LAN IP, and change the IP to 192.168.1.99.
- Click Apply to save the settings. You will lose the connection to the wireless router/access point , since its IP changed.
- Log in to the wireless router/access point with the URL: http://192.168.1.99
- Connect one of the wireless router's Local (LAN) ports to your existing network.
This completes the wireless router/access point
- 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.
- 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
- Disable DHCP on the wireless router/access point.
- Connect one of the LAN ports on the wireless router/access point to a LAN port on the Router.
- 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.