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Netgear WGT624 Wireless Router
Chapter 1: Connecting your Computer to your Router.

We've put together both a video guide and a text-based guide for this product.


Watch our Video

 

Step 1:

1

Plug the power supply into the router

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this guide we will connect your computer to your router. So lets get started.
After you unpack the box, the first step is to plug the power supply into the router.

 

Step 2:

2

Plug the power supply into an available power outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the power supply into an available power outlet.

 

Step 3:

3

Connect one end of the supplied Ethernet cable into one of the router’s 4 LAN ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect one end of the supplied Ethernet (or network) cable into one of the router’s 4 LAN ports, which are located on the back of the router.

 

Step 4:

4

Phone and Ethernet cables

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet cables look like a regular phone cable, but the jack is larger.

 

Step 5:

5

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the LAN port of your computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into the LAN port of your computer.
You will see the LAN link lights light up by the computer's LAN port, and on the front of the router. This means a physical connection has been established between the computer and the router.

 

Step 6:

6

The power light and one LAN port light are lit, and the WLAN light is blinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

The power light and one LAN port lights are lit. The WLAN light is blinking. This means the router is on , connected to the computer, and ready to be configured.

 

Step 7:

7

Check your network adaptor is set up to obtain an IP address from your router

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to your computer's desktop. Move the mouse pointer over the My Network Places icon, and right-click the mouse - a menu will appear. Move to Properties and click the left mouse button to select. A list of all the available network connections will appear. Next, move the mouse pointer over the Local Area Connection icon. Right click to select the Local Area Connection icon and display the menu. Move to Properties and left click the mouse to select. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), it will highlight. Click the Properties button next. Select both Obtain an IP address automatically, and Obtain DNS server automatically, then click OK.

 

Step 8:

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Log into the router via a browser window

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we want log into the router's configuration page to ensure the connection between the router and computer is sound. Go to your computer's desktop and open Internet Explorer by double-clicking on the icon. When the browser window opens, enter the default IP address of the router into the address bar. In this case it is 192.168.0.1. Every computer or device on a network has an IP address - it identifies the device and allows it to communicate with the other devices on the network . A login dialogue box will appear. Type admin for the username, and password for the password. Click OK.

 

Step 9:

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Your computer is successfully connected to your router

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your computer is successfully connected to your router.