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For this walk through, you will need a computer that is hard-wired (connected using an Ethernet cable) to your router. If you are on a wireless computer, you cannot connect to the router without knowing the password. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, you can either purchase one at any office supply center, otherwise, you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again. This walk through also assumes that the router's default IP address and administration user name and password are at defaults. If you have changed either of these, you will be unable to log into the router using this walk through and you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again.

 

  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  • Next, you will need to log in to the router. To do this, go to the address bar at the top of the page (the long white bar across the top of the screen which will contain the web address of whatever your home page is) and empty it by backspacing all text out of it.
  • Enter the router's host name which by default is accessible at http://routerlogin.net, or by IP address, which is by default set to 192.168.1.1. Then press enter.
  • If everything is otherwise set up correctly, the browser should prompt you for a user name and a password. By default, for Netgear routers, the user name is admin and the password is password. Once you have that entered, press Enter on your keyboard, or click the OK button.
  • If the user name and password are accepted, the browser will load a Netgear Smart Wizard page. If the user name and password are not accepted, the user name and password have been changed. If you do not know this information, you will have to reset the router.
  • Next, click Wireless Settings on the left side of the Netgear Smart Wizard page. This will load a Wireless Settings page.
  • This page contains the security settings configured on the router. If you have WEP enabled, write down Key1, this is your password for the wireless. If you have WPA or WPA2 enabled, write down the Passphrase that appears on this page, this is your password for the wireless. Write these keys down EXACTLY as they appear, including any punctuation, along with correct case of characters.
  • You can close this window when done. Try entering that passphrase or key when connecting wireless to the router. It should authenticate.