Aug 10

To specify the wireless settings, you must know the following:

• Name (11N 2.4 GHz SSID). The default name is NETGEAR.

• Name (11N 5 GHz SSID). The default name is NETGEAR-5G.

• The wireless mode (802.11n) that each wireless adapter supports. The default is Up to 130Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 300Mbps at 5 GHz.

• Wireless security option. NETGEAR strongly recommends that you use wireless security. To successfully implement wireless security, check each wireless adapter to determine which wireless security option it supports.

To set up basic wireless connectivity on your router:

1. Log in to the N600 wireless gigabit router at its default LAN address of http://192.168.1.1 with the default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.

2. Select Wireless Settings under Setup in the main menu to display the Wireless Settings screen.

3. Select your region. In the United States, the default region cannot be changed. For the rest of the world, the default region is Europe.

4. Set up the 2.4 GHz wireless network:

a. Enter the SSID name. The default is NETGEAR.

Note:The SSID of any wireless adapters must match the SSID you configure in the N600 wireless gigabit router. If they do not match, you will not get a wireless connection.

b. Select the operating channel for the wireless mode. The default is Auto. When Auto is selected, the router finds the best operating channel available. If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel.
Channels 1, 6, and 11 will not interfere with each other.

c. Leave the wireless mode set to the default setting of Up to 130Mbps for 2.4GHz.

b. Select the operating channel for the wireless mode. The default is Auto. When Auto is selected, the router finds the best operating channel available. If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel.
Channels 1, 6, and 11 will not interfere with each other.

c. Leave the wireless mode set to the default setting of Up to 130Mbps for 2.4GHz.

6. Set up the 5GHz NETGEAR wireless network:

a. Enter the SSID name. The default is NETGEAR-5G.

b. Select the operating channel for the wireless mode. The default channel is 36. If there is an Auto option in the channel list and you select it, the router will find the best operating channel available.If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel.Channels 1, 6, and 11 will not interfere with each other.

c. Leave the wireless mode set to the default setting of Up to 300Mbps for 5GHz.

7. Select security options for the 5 GHz wireless network.

The wireless Security Options are set to None by default. NETGEAR strongly recommends that you use wireless security. You can select a different Security Option and a different passphrase for each wireless network. For the highest performance of the 5 GHz wireless network and the most secure encryption, NETGEAR recommends that you use WPA2-PSK as your security option.

8. Click Apply to save your changes.

To set up your computers for wireless connectivity:

1. Program the wireless settings of each computer or wireless adapter to have the same SSID (wireless network name) as the router.

2. Check that the wireless adapter on each computer can support the mode and security option that you selected.

3. Check that the security settings on each wireless device match the security settings of the router. For example, if you selected a security option requiring a passphrase, then the same passphrase must be used for each wireless computer.

4. Check that each wireless computer has a wireless link and is able to obtain an IP address by DHCP from the NETGEAR router.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your NETGEAR N600 wireless gigabit router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You should see the NETGEAR N600 wireless gigabit router’s Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP.

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