How to Use the Netgear CVG834G As a Simple Modem

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The Netgear CVG834G is a very powerful home networking tool, combining a cable modem, router, wireless access point, firewall and VOIP router all into one standalone device. Using the CVG834G can streamline your home or office network by eliminating numerous peripheral devices -- like VOIP routers and external firewalls -- and eliminating the need for cumbersome network cables running all over the ground. The Netgear CVG834G can also be used a simple yet efficient DOCSIS cable modem, delivering Internet service through an Ethernet cable directly connected to one computer.

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Things you need

  • Ethernet cable
  • Coaxial cable

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    Connect the coaxial cable from your broadband-installed coaxial cable outlet to the coaxial connection on the back of the Netgear modem.

  2. 2

    Attach the Ethernet cable from one of the yellow Ethernet ports on the back of the Netgear to your computer's Ethernet port.

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    Reset the modem by unplugging its power cord for 30 seconds and plugging it back in. Restart your computer as well in order to give the Netgear sufficient time to fully reboot. When the computer boots back up to the desktop, attempt to connect to several web pages. Since the CVG834G is a DOCSIS-compatible modem, no additional set-up is required on the computer; the computer's network card should recognise the modem and create a local area connection for you. If you are able to browse web pages with no errors, you have successfully connected the modem and can continue to use it as a simple modem.

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