NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
1-14 Configuring Basic Connectivity
v2.1, July 2007
Setting up a Vista WPS Network
If you have configured your router from a Windows Vista PC using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
or if you configured your router using the NETGEAR wizard and selected no security, WPA,
WPA2 or WPA+WPA2 as your security, you can expand your network map and add additional
clients by using the following features in the Vista Settings menu.
Allow a Registrar to Configure This Router. A Windows Vista PC can configure the router
using WPS. This is the default configuration until the router has been configured (see
Figure 1-10 on page 1-15). Once a Windows Vista PC has configured the router, this feature
becomes inactive. To reconfigure the router using a Windows Vista PC, this option must be
Enable Built-In Registrar. The router becomes the registrar and can easily add additional
wireless clients into your network by automatically assigning the router’s Wireless Network
Name (SSID) and WPA/WPA2-PSK security to the client. The client is added by entering the
client PIN (which is promoted from the client utility) in the Add a Wireless Client dialog
To configure the router from a Windows Vista PC:
1. If there is no check mark in the Allow a Registrar to Configure this Router checkbox, check
the radio box and click Apply.
2. On the Windows Vista PC, click the Network icon on your desktop to view a dialog that
displays your network devices.
3. From the Network dialog box, click the Add a wireless device menu button and follow the
instructions displayed by the Windows Vista registrar.
Once a Windows Vista PC has configured the router, the Allow a Registrar to Configure this
Router feature becomes inactive.
Note: The Fragmentation Threshold, CTS/RTS Threshold and Preamble Mode options
are reserved for wireless testing and advanced configuration only. Do not change
these settings.
Note: When using the Vista Settings, all devices in your network must use the same
security settings and Wireless Network Name (SSID) in order to interoperate
with each other.
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