The NetGear WNDR3300 is a wireless router that is intended to be used in a small business or home environment. A router is used to connect several computers together or to share an Internet connection from a modem. Laptop users and desktop computers with wireless networking adaptors can access the router wirelessly using Wi-Fi. After the router is installed, you can choose to protect your wireless network with a password, which will only allow authorised users to connect to the network.
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Things you need
- Ethernet cable
Turn off the cable modem and the computer that will be used to set up the router.
Plug the Ethernet cable connected to the rear of the cable modem into the Internet port on the rear of the NetGear WNDR3300.
Plug the other Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the computer. Plug the other end into the port labelled "1" on the rear of the NetGear WNDR3300.
Turn on the cable modem and wait for it to boot. Turn on the NetGear WNDR3300 by plugging the power cable into the wall outlet and allow it to boot. Lastly, turn on the computer.
Open your Web browser and type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar, then press "Enter."
Enter "admin" as the router's username, and enter "password" in the Password field. Click "OK" to log into the router.
Click "Yes" when the Setup Wizard window appears, then click "Next." Follow the on-screen instructions to choose your network name (SSID) and network password.
Click "Done" when you are finished to complete the router set-up.
Tips and warnings
- Provide Wi-Fi users with the SSID and password so that they may log onto the network.
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