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Setting Up Your Wireless ADSL Modem Router

There are four steps to setting up your wireless ADSL modem router:

  1. Install ADSL filters on the phone lines.
  2. Connect the router to the ADSL line.
  3. Log in to the router.
  4. Connect to the Internet.

Follow the steps below to connect your router to your network. Before you begin, locate the ADSL configuration information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

  1. Connect the ADSL filter.

    Note: If you purchased the DG834G in a country where an ADSL filter is not included, you must acquire one.
    1. You need to install an ADSL filter for every telephone that uses the same phone line as your wireless ADSL modem router. Select the filter that came with your wireless ADSL modem router.
      1. One-Line Filter: Use with a phone or fax machine.
      2. Splitter: Use with a one-line filter to share an outlet with a phone and the wireless ADSL modem router.
      3. Two-Line Filter with Splitter: Use to share an outlet with a phone and the wireless ADSL modem router.

      Figure 1-5

    2. Two-Line Filter Example. Insert the two-line filter into the phone outlet and connect the phone to the phone line connector (A):

      Figure 1-6

    3. Note: To use a one-line filter with a separate splitter, insert the splitter into the phone outlet, connect the one-line filter to the splitter, and connect the phone to the filter.
  2. Connect the wireless ADSL modem router to the ADSL filter.
    1. Using the included phone cable with RJ-11 jacks, connect the ADSL port (B) of the wireless ADSL modem router to the ADSL port (C) of the two-line filter.

      Figure 1-7

    2. Warning: Improperly connecting a filter to your wireless ADSL modem router will block your ADSL connection.
    3. Connect the Ethernet cable (D) from a wireless ADSL modem router LAN port to the Ethernet adapter in your computer.

      Figure 1-8

    4. Connect the power adapter to the router and plug it in to a power outlet. Verify the following:
    5. The power light is lit after turning on the router.

      The test light comes on briefly, then goes off.

      The wireless light is lit after turning on the router.

      The ADSL light is green, indicating you are connected to the ADSL network.

    6. Now, turn on your computer. If software usually logs you in to your Internet connection, do not run that software. Cancel it if it starts automatically. Verify the following:
    7. The local lights are lit for any connected computers.

  3. Log in to the wireless ADSL modem router.

    Note: Your computer needs to be configured for DHCP. For instructions on configuring for DHCP, please see the documentation that came with your computer or "Preparing a Computer for Network Access:" in Appendix A.
    1. Type http://192.168.0.1 in the address field of a browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

      Figure 1-9

    2. This login window opens:

      Figure 1-10

      Enter admin for the user name and password for the password, both in lower case letters.

    3. After logging in, you will see the menu below.

      Figure 1-11

  4. Connect to the Internet
  5. You are now ready to configure your wireless ADSL modem router to connect to the Internet. There are two ways you can configure your wireless ADSL modem router to connect to the Internet:

    1. Let the wireless ADSL modem router Setup Wizard auto-detect the type of Internet connection you have and configure it.
    2. Manually choose which type of Internet connection you have and configure it.
    3. In either case, use to the configuration parameters your ISP provided to assure that the configuration settings for your Internet connection are correct.

  6. Test your Internet connection.
  7. From the bottom of the Setup menu, click Test. If the NETGEAR Web site does not appear within one minute, refer to Chapter 2, "Troubleshooting.

Your wireless ADSL modem router is now configured to provide Internet access for your network. Your wireless ADSL modem router automatically connects to the Internet when one of your computers requires access. It is not necessary to run a dialer or login application such as Dial-Up Networking or Enternet to connect, log in, or disconnect. These functions are performed automatically by the wireless ADSL modem router as needed.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your wireless ADSL modem router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. You should see the wireless ADSL modem router's Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP. The browser should begin to display a Web page.


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