Oct 25

Logging In To Your Wireless Router

When the netgear WNR2000 wireless router is connected to your network, you can access and configure the router using your browser.

To access the netgear router WNR2000:

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

2. Enter admin for the router user name and your password (or the default, 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.

The Checking for Firmware Updates screen appears unless you previously cleared the Check for Updated Firmware Upon Log-in check box.

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.

Warning: When uploading firmware to the Netgear 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.

3. 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.

You can manually configure your Internet connection using the Basic Settings screen, or you can allow the Smart Setup Wizard to determine your Internet Service Provider (ISP) configuration.

The Smart Setup Wizard searches your Internet connection for servers and protocols to determine your ISP configuration.

To use the Smart Setup Wizard to assist with configuration or to verify the Internet connection settings:

1. Select Setup Wizard from the top of the main menu.

2. Click Next to proceed. Enter your ISP settings, as needed.

3. At the end of the Setup Wizard, click Test to verify your Internet connection.

Viewing and Configuring Basic ISP Settings

Settings related to your Internet service are specified in the Basic Settings screen. Select Basic Settings under Setup in the main menu.

The content you see in the Basic Settings screen depends on whether your ISP requires that you log in with a user name and password for Internet access.

• No login required by ISP. If no login is required by your ISP, the following settings appear in the Basic Settings screen.

netgear WNR2000 ISP Settings

netgear WNR2000 ISP Settings

– Account Name (might also be called Host Name). The account name is provided to the ISP during a DHCP request from your router. In most cases, this setting is not required, but some ISPs require it for access to ISP services such as mail or news servers.

– Domain Name. The domain name is provided by your router to computers on your LAN when the computers request DHCP settings from your router. In most cases, this settings is not required.

– Internet IP Address. Determines how your router obtains an IP address for Internet access.

• If your ISP assigns an IP address dynamically (by DHCP), select Get Dynamically From ISP.

• If your ISP has assigned you a permanent, fixed (static) IP address for your computer, select Use Static IP Address. Enter the IP address that your ISP assigned. Also, enter the subnet mask and the gateway IP address. The gateway is the ISP’s router to which your router will connect.

– Domain Name Server (DNS) Address. If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS addresses to the router during login, select Use These DNS Servers, and enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary DNS server address is available, enter it also.

Note: If you enter or change a DNS address, restart the computers on your network so that these settings take effect.

– Router MAC Address. This section determines the Ethernet MAC address that the router will use on the Internet port. Typically, you would leave Use Default Address selected.

However, some ISPs (especially cable modem providers) register the Ethernet MAC address of the network interface card in your computer when your account is first opened.

They then accept only traffic from the MAC address of that computer. This feature allows your router to masquerade as that computer by “cloning” or “spoofing” its MAC address. To change the MAC address, select one of the following methods:

• Select Use Computer MAC Address. The router will then capture and use the MAC address of the computer that you are now using. You must be using the one computer that is allowed by the ISP.

• Select Use This MAC Address, and enter it here.

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