Hardware Overview of the Modem Router
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
Viewed from left to right, the back panel contains the following components:
•Antenna. One fixed antenna that you can swivel in any direction.
•DC power connector. Connect the power adapter that came in the product package to
the DC power connector.
•USB port. One USB 2.0 port.
•Ethernet LAN ports. Four Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN ports to connect the modem
router to LAN devices. These ports are colored yellow. The LAN4 WAN port can also
function as a WAN port for cable or fiber service.
•ADSL port. One RJ-11 asynchronous DSL (ADSL) port for connecting the modem router
to an ADSL line. This port is colored gray.
Note: You can use either the ADSL port or the LAN4 WAN port for Internet
•Reset and WPS button. This button provides the following two functions:
-Activating WPS. Pressing this button for 1–5 seconds activates WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) to let you add a WiFi device to the WiFi network without typing the
WiFi password. For information about this function, see Use WPS with the Push
Button Method on page 64.
-Resetting the modem router to factory default settings. Pressing this button for
6–15 seconds resets the modem router to factory default settings. For more
information, see Use the Reset Button on page 155.
-Powering off the modem router. Pressing this button for 15 seconds or more
powers off the modem router. To power on the modem router, disconnect the power
adapter from the modem router and plug it back it.
•WiFi On/Off button. Press the WiFi On/Off button to turn the WiFi radios on or off.
•Antenna. A second fixed antenna hat you can swivel in any direction.
Although you can swivel the antennas in any direction, for best performance, NETGEAR
recommends that you position the antennas perpendicular, that is, at a 90-degree angle to
Figure 4. Recommended antenna angle