N450 Wireless Router WNR2500 Installation Guide

N450 Wireless Router WNR2500 Installation Guide
Installation Guide
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Unplug the power
to turn off your modem.
Connect one end of the blue
Ethernet cable to your modem,
and the other end to the Internet
port on your router.
Plug in, then turn on your modem.
N450 Wireless Router WNR2500
Wait approximately two minutes
until your modem turns on.
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If your modem has a battery backup,
first remove and reinsert the battery
before connecting your modem to power.
or cable
(Not included)
N450 Wireless Router
N450 Wireless Router
Power adapter
Ethernet cable
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Connect the power adapter to the
router, then plug it into an outlet.
Wait until the Wireless LED turns
solid green.
Connect the router
to your computer.
Open a browser.
Use another Ethernet cable to establish
a wired connection as shown in this diagram.
(Optional) Connect wirelessly by using the
preset wireless security settings located
on the product label.
If the web page does not display,
close and reopen the browser and
enter http://www.routerlogin.net
in the address bar, or see the
“Troubleshooting” chapter of the
user manual.
Preset Wireless Security
Connect Wireless Devices to Your Router
This product has a unique WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password).
The default SSID and password are uniquely generated for every device (like a
serial number) to protect and maximize your wireless security. This information is
located on the label on the product.
Choose either the manual or the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) method to add
wireless computers and other devices to your wireless network.
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NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the preset SSID or password. If you
do change the settings, the information on the product label does not apply.
1. Open the software utility that manages your wireless connections on the
wireless device that you want to connect to your router (smartphone, laptop,
computer, or gaming device).
This utility scans for all wireless networks in your area.
Find the preset wireless settings on your router and record them here:
Manual Method
Network key (password) _________________________________
Note: If you changed the name of your network during the setup process, look for
that network name.
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3. Enter the preset password (or your custom password if you changed it), and
click the Connect button.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add other wireless devices.
If you change the preset wireless settings, record them here:
Wireless network name (SSID) _______________________________
1. Press the WPS button
Network key (password) _____________________________________
2. Within two minutes, press the WPS button on the client device, or follow the
WPS instructions that came with your wireless device to complete the WPS
The device will then be connected to your router.
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on the router.
3. Repeat this process to add other WPS wireless devices.
Note: WPS does not support WEP security. If you try to connect a WEP client to
your network using WPS, it will not work.
Select Wireless Settings to locate your wireless password.
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NETGEAR recommends that you use only the official NETGEAR support resources.
You can get the user manual online at http://downloadcenter.netgear.com or through
a link in the product’s user interface.
If your wireless device supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), which NETGEAR
calls Push 'N' Connect, you might be prompted to press the WPS button on the
router instead of entering a password. If this happens:
If necessary to retrieve or update your password, enter
http://www.routerlogin.net in a web browser and log in using the
default user name (admin) and password (password).
You must register your product before you can use NETGEAR telephone support.
NETGEAR recommends registering your product through the NETGEAR website.
For product updates and web support, visit http://support.netgear.com.
2. Look for the preset NETGEAR wireless network name (SSID), and select it.
The SSID is located on the product label of the router.
WPS Method
WiFi network name (SSID) _______________________________
After installing your device, locate the serial number on the label of your product and
use it to register your product at https://my.netgear.com.
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WiFi Connection
Router Settings
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Network Map
Parental Controls
Number of devices 16
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