Netgear WGR614v10
Installation Guide
Unplug your modem. If it has a battery
backup, remove the battery.
G54 Wireless Router
3. Power on the router.
Wait for the Wireless LED (
4. Connect a computer.
) to light.
5. Launch a browser.
2. Connect your modem.
If the NETGEAR genie page does
not display, type
Plug in your modem. Put the battery
back in. Then cable the modem to the
Internet port on the router.
Package Contents
Wireless router
1. Prepare your modem.
Router stand
Power On/Off
Ethernet cable
Attach the stand to the router:
1. Place the stand on a level surface.
2. Slide the router onto the stand.
Power adapter
Wireless router
Preset Wireless Security
Connect Wireless Devices to Your Router
The router has a unique WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password) to
maximize wireless security. This information is on the product label.
You can use either the manual or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) method to add
wireless computers and devices to your wireless network.
NETGEAR recommends that you do not change these settings. If you do change
them, this information on the label does not apply.
Manual Method
Open the software utility that manages your wireless connections on the
wireless device that you want to connect to your router (iPhone, laptop,
computer, gaming device). This utility scans for wireless networks in your
2. Look for the WiFi network name (SSID), and select it. The WiFi network
name (SSID) is on the router label.
The browser cannot display the web page.
Make sure that the computer is connected to one of the four LAN Ethernet ports,
or wirelessly to the router.
Make sure that the router has power and the Wireless LED is lit.
To make sure that the browser does not cache the previous page, close and
reopen the browser.
Browse to
If the computer is set to a static or fixed IP address (this is uncommon), change it
to obtain an IP address automatically from the router.
You can get the user manual online at or through
a link in the product’s user interface.
Note: If you changed the name of your network, look for that network name.
3. Enter the preset password (or your custom password if you changed it), and
click Connect.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add other wireless devices.
Other Features
For more features, including Live Parental Controls, traffic metering, ReadySHARE,
guest access, and others, log in to your router at
WPS Method
Download the free NETGEAR genie app.
Network key (password) ________________________________
If your wireless device supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)—NETGEAR calls
this method Push 'N' Connect—you might be prompted to press a WPS button. If
this happens:
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home network connections.
If you change the preset wireless settings, record them here:
Find the preset wireless settings on the label and record them here:
WiFi network name (SSID) _______________________________
WiFi network name (SSID) _______________________________
Network key (password) _____________________________________
Press the WPS button on the router.
Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless computer or
device, or follow the WPS instructions that came with your wireless device
to complete the WPS process. The device joins the network.
3. To add other WPS wireless devices, repeat this process.
Note: WPS does not support WEP security. If you try to connect a WEP client
to your network using WPS, it does not work.
To view wireless settings, including your WiFi password, type in a web browser. Log in using the user name
(admin) and password (password). Then select Wireless Settings.
October 2012
Warning: DO NOT stack equipment, or place equipment in tight spaces or in
drawers. Be sure that your equipment is surrounded by at least 2 inches (5 cm) of air
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