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Logging In To Your Wireless Router

When the wireless router is connected to your network, you can access and configure the router using your browser.

To access the router:

  1. Connect to the wireless router by typing in the address field of your browser, and then press Enter. A login window displays

    Figure 1-1


    Tip: You can connect to the wireless router by typing either of these URLs in the address field of your browser, and then pressing Enter:
  2. Enter admin for the router user name and your password (or the default, password). For information about how to change the password, see Changing the Administrator Password.

    Note: The router user name and password are not the same as any other user name or password you might use to log in to your Internet connection.
  3. The Checking for Firmware Updates screen appears unless you previously cleared the Check for Updated Firmware Upon Log-in check box.

    Figure 1-2

    If the router discovers a newer version of firmware, the message on the left displays when you log in. If no new firmware is available, the message on the right displays.

    Figure 1-3

    To automatically update to the new firmware, click Yes to allow the router to download and install the new firmware file from NETGEAR

    Warning: When uploading firmware to the WNR2000 router, do not interrupt the Web browser by closing the window, clicking a link, or loading a new page. If the browser is interrupted, it could corrupt the firmware.

    When the upload is complete, your router automatically restarts. The update process typically takes about 1 minute.

  4. In the main menu on the left, select Basic Settings under Setup. The Basic Settings screen displays showing the wireless router's home page and suggested default settings.
  5. Figure 1-4

    Note: If the Check for New Version Upon Log-in check box is selected, the home page is the Router Upgrade screen. Otherwise, it is the Basic Settings screen.

    If the wireless router is connected to the Internet, you can select Knowledge Base or Documentation under Web Support in the main menu to view support information or the documentation for the wireless router.

    If you do not click Logout, the wireless router will wait for 5 minutes after no activity before it automatically logs you out.

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