Before you install your NETGEARwireless gigabit router, make sure that the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Property settings on your computer are set to “automatically obtain an IP address” using DHCP and “Obtain DNS server address automatically.” You can check these settings by looking at the TCP/IP Properties of your Internal Network ions, which are accessible through the Control Panel of your computer.
If you are replacing an existing router, disconnect it completely from your network and set it aside before starting to install your new router.
There are two steps to setting up your NETGEAR N750 wireless gigabit router:
1. Connect the router to the ADSL or cable modem, and connect a computer to the router.
2. Configure the router to use your Internet service.
To connect your N750 wireless gigabit router:
1. Connect the N750 wireless gigabit router, the computer, and the modem.
a. Turn off your computer.
b. Turn off and unplug the cable or ADSL broadband modem. If your modem has a backup battery, remove it as well.
c. Locate the Ethernet cable (1) that connects your computer to the modem.
2. Disconnect the cable from the modem (2). You will connect it to the netgear router later.
3. Locate the Ethernet cable that came with the NETGEAR product. Securely insert that Ethernet cable into your modem and into the Internet port of the N750 wireless gigabit router (3).
4. Locate the cable you removed from the modem in step 2. Securely insert that cable (4) into a LAN port on the router such as LAN port 1.
Your network cables are connected, and you are ready to start your network. It is important that you start your network in the correct sequence.
To start your network in the correct sequence
1. First, plug in and turn on the cable or DSL modem (if your modem has a backup battery, plug it back in). Wait 2 minutes.
2. Now, plug the power cord into your NETGEAR N750 wireless gigabit router and into a power outlet. Wait 1 minute.
3. Last, turn on your computer. It might take several minutes for your router to establish a connection with your computer and your Internet provider.
For DSL customers, if software logs you in to the Internet, do not run that software. You might need to go to the Internet Explorer Tools menu, select Internet Options, and then click the Connections tab, where you can select Never dial a connection.