When you connect the router’s Internet port to a modem, use the cable that was supplied with the modem.
This cable can be a standard straight-through Ethernet cable or an Ethernet crossover cable.
WiFi LED Is Off
If the WiFi LED stays off, check to see if someone pressed the WiFi On/Off button on the router.This button
turns the WiFi radios in the router on and off. The WiFi LED is lit when the WiFi radios are turned on.
You Cannot Log In to the Router
If you are unable to log in to the router from a computer on your local network, check the following:
If you are using an Ethernet-connected computer, check the Ethernet connection between the computer
and the router.
Make sure that the IP address of your computer is on the same subnet as the router. If you are using
the recommended addressing scheme, your computer’s address is in the range of to
If your computer’s IP address is shown as 169.254.x.x, recent versions of Windows and Mac OS generate
and assign an IP address if the computer cannot reach a DHCP server.These autogenerated addresses
are in the range of 169.254.x.x. If your IP address is in this range, check the connection from the computer
to the router, and reboot your computer.
If your router’s IP address was changed and you do not know the current IP address, clear the router’s
configuration to factory defaults. This sets the router’s IP address to
Make sure that Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX is enabled in your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer,
click the Refresh button to be sure that the Java applet is loaded.
Try quitting the browser and launching it again.
Make sure that you are using the correct login information. The user name is admin, and the default
password is password. Make sure that Caps Lock is off when you enter this information.
If you are attempting to set up your NETGEAR router as a replacement for an ADSL gateway in your
network, the router cannot perform many gateway services. For example, the router cannot convert
ADSL or cable data into Ethernet networking information. NETGEAR does not support such a
You Cannot Access the Internet
If you can access your router but not the Internet, check to see if the router can obtain an IP address from
your Internet service provider (ISP). Unless your ISP provides a fixed IP address, your router requests an
IP address from the ISP. You can determine whether the request was successful using the ADVANCED
Home page.
To check the WAN IP address:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Select an external site such as netgear.com.
3. Type http://www.routerlogin.net.
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