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Step 1A:
Installation Guide
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Unplug or power off your modem.
Step 1B:
Cable your modem.
Step 2:
Step 3:
Cable your router.
Cable your computer.
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Package Contents:
or Cable
Power on/off
Laptop or Desktop
N600 Wireless Router
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Resource CD
Resource CD
N600 Wireless Router
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
Power On Your Modem.
Power On Your Router.
Insert Your CD.
Wait until the power LED
turns solid green.
Click Router Setup and follow
the steps to set up a secure
wireless network.
Wait until your modem cycles on
(approximately 2 minutes).
Ethernet cable
Power Adapter
Note: If you have a modem with a
battery backup, remove and re-insert the
battery before connecting your modem to power.
Note: If your laptop does not have a
CD drive, see “No CD Drive” Installation
on the back to complete your router setup.
“No CD Drive” Installation
Set up wireless security
Set up Internet access
In the address field of your browser, type and click Enter.
Enter the router User Name admin and
default Password password to open your
router’s main settings page.
When the main settings page opens, you will
be asked if you want to “Check for Update.”
Click Cancel. You can always check for new
firmware later after you are connected to the
Select the first menu item on the left: Setup Wizard. Make sure Yes is selected. Then
click Next and follow the prompts to complete the Setup Wizard.
When the Setup Wizard has completed detecting your connection, the Basic Settings
page displays showing your settings. You are now connected to the Internet.
Note: If your ISP requires that you enter a User Name or Password, you will be
prompted to enter this information. If you do not have this information, contact your
After connecting to the Internet, you can check for firmware updates by selecting Router
Upgrade and following the on-screen prompts.
You should set up a secure wireless network. Once your router security is established, your
wireless laptops, gaming devices (such as Wii or Play station 3 with wireless), or other
wireless equipment can safely and securely connect to the Internet.
1. From the main menu page, select Wireless Settings.*
Enter your wireless information here:
Wireless Network Name (SSID) ______________________________
Wireless Security Passphrase ________________________________
If you don’t remember your Passphrase, type into
your browser and log in by entering your User Name admin and Password
(default is password). Then, select Wireless Settings to retrieve your Passphrase.
*Your router menu may display different or additional features not shown in this image.
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Connect Wireless Devices to Your Router
First, name your wireless network. (For dual band routers, you will define both the 2.4
and 5GHz wireless networks.) Choose a name that is easy for you to remember. You
might want to write it down here: ___________________________ (the default name
Select your security method. NETGEAR recommends WPA-PSK (TKIP) +WPA2-PSK
(AES). Then, enter a Passphrase. In the example, we entered HomeNetwork. You might
want to write your Passphrase down here:________________________.
Note: Name (SSID) and Passphrase are case sensitive. Your Network name, Security
method and Passphrase must be the same on all the wireless devices connected to your
Perform steps 2 and 3 for both wireless networks, and click Apply.
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You can add wireless computers and other equipment to your wireless network:
1. Open the wireless software that manages your wireless connections on the wireless
device (iPhone, laptop computer, gaming device) that you want to connect to your
2. The wireless software will scan for all wireless networks in your area. Look for your
network—the one you named when you set up your router. Select it.
3. If you set up security, you will be prompted for a Passphrase or network key. Enter the
Passphrase you selected and click Connect.
If your wireless device supports WPS (WiFi Protected Setup)—NETGEAR calls this
method Push 'N' Connect—you might be prompted to press a WPS button on the router
instead of entering a Passphrase. Then:
1. Press the WPS button on the router. It will look similar to
2. Within 2 minutes, follow the wireless software instructions on the wireless device to
complete the WPS process.
The device will then be connected to your router. Repeat this process to add other
wireless devices.
After installing your device, go to Registration is required
before you can use our telephone support service. Go to for
product updates, documentation, and support.
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