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Setting Your Basic LAN Settings

The following sections describe how to log in to the wireless access point and to configure your basic LAN settings.

To configure the WN802T for LAN access:

  1. Connect to the WN802T by opening a browser window on your PC and entering in the address field. The WN802T login screen will appear.
  2. Enter admin for the user name and password for the password, both in lower case letters.
  3. Figure 2-1

  4. Click OK. The main menu of the WN802T will display as shown in Figure 2-2.
    • When the wireless access point is connected to the Internet, you can select the Documentation link under the Web Support menu to view the documentation for the wireless access point.
    • When connected to the Internet, you can also select KnowledgeBase to access Application Notes relevant to wireless networking.
    • Select Logout to exit the WN802T setup screens. (You will automatically be logged out of the wireless access point after 5 minutes of no activity.)
    • Figure 2-2

To configure the Basic LAN settings:

  1. Select Basic Settings under Setup on left side of the main menu. The Basic Settings screen will display. The default settings should be suitable for most users and environments.
  2. Figure 2-3

  3. Enter the Access Point Name of the WN802T.
  4. This unique name is the access point NetBIOS name. The Access Point Name is printed on the rear label of the WN802T. The default is netgearxxxxxx, where xxxxxxx represents the last 6 digits of the WN802T MAC address. You may modify the default name with a unique name up to 15 characters long.

  5. Enter the IP Address fields of the WN802T.
    • DHCP Client. By default, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client is disabled. If you have a DHCP server on your LAN and you enable DHCP, the wireless access point will get its IP address, subnet mask and default gateway settings automatically from the DHCP server on your network when you connect the WN802T to your LAN.
    • IP Address. Enter the IP Address of your wireless access point.The default IP address is To change it, enter an unused IP address from the address range used on your LAN; or enable DHCP.
    • IP Subnet Mask. The Access Point will automatically calculate the subnet mask based on the IP address that you assign. Otherwise, you can use (the default) as the subnet mask.
    • Default Gateway. Enter the IP address of the gateway for your LAN. For more complex networks, enter the address of the router for the network segment to which the wireless access point is connected. The default is
    • Primary DNS Servers. The WN802T will use this IP address as the primary Domain Name Server used by stations on your LAN. The default is
    • Secondary DNS Servers. The WN802T will use this IP address as the secondary Domain Name Server used by stations on your LAN. The default is
  6. From the pull-down menu, select the local Time Zone for your wireless access point from a list of all available time zones. The default is GMT.-08:00
  7. Check the Adjust for Daylight Saving Time if your location uses daylight savings. The default is no adjustment.

    Note: If you do not have an Internet connection to get the current time, the wireless access point will get the current time from the connecting PC.
  8. Click Apply to save your Basic IP settings.

    Note: If you change the default subnet of the LAN IP address, you will be disconnected from the RangeMax NEXT user interface. To reconnect, reconfigure your computer with a static IP address within the new LAN IP subnet.

By default, the WN802T is set with the DHCP client disabled. If your network uses dynamic IP addresses, you must change this setting (see Logging in to the RangeMax NEXT),

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