N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 Setup Manual
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router 8
• Away from any large metal surfaces, such as a solid metal door or aluminum studs. Large
expanses of other materials such as glass, insulated walls, fish tanks, mirrors, brick, and
concrete can also affect your wireless signal.
Installing Your Wireless Router
To help you set up your router and get on the Internet quickly, the Resource CD contains a Smart
Wizard™. The Smart Wizard walks you through the steps required to connect your router,
microfilters, and PC(s); configure your wireless settings; and enable wireless security for your
network. When you have finished, you will be Internet ready!
You can set up your wireless router using one of two methods:
•Smart Wizard Setup: The Smart Wizard setup is available on your Resource CD. See
“Installing Your Wireless Router Using Smart Wizard” on page 10 to use the Smart Wizard.
This is the easiest option. The wizard guides you through the setup process. It automates many
of the steps and verifies that the steps have been successfully completed.
•Manual Setup: If you cannot or prefer not to use the Smart Wizard, see “Installing Your
Wireless Router Manually (Advanced and Linux Users)” on page 13. For example, if you are
connecting to a Linux operating system, or are technically knowledgeable, select this option. If
you choose to use this option and install your router manually, for best results, install and set
up your router in this order:
1. Install and connect your wireless router to your network (see “Connecting Your Wireless
Router” on page 13).
Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant performance degradation
or an inability to wirelessly connect to the Internet.
If you have a Linux system, you need to use the manual installation method (see
“Installing Your Wireless Router Manually (Advanced and Linux Users)” on
Before running the Smart Wizard on a corporate PC to set up your home
router, check with your company’s network support staff. Corporate
network settings or Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software may
conflict with the default settings of a home router. If you are unsure about
whether there might be a conflict, use a different computer.