Install and Access the Modem Router and Its Network
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
When your Internet service starts, your Internet service provider (ISP) typically gives you all
the information that you need to connect to the Internet.
For DSL service, you might need the following information to set up your modem router:
•The ISP configuration information for your DSL account
•ISP login name and password
•Fixed or static IP address settings (special deployment by ISP; this setting is rare)
If you cannot locate this information, ask your ISP to provide it. When your Internet
connection is working, you no longer need to launch the ISP login program on your computer
to access the Internet. When you start an Internet application, your modem router
automatically logs you in.
Set Up Your Modem Router for DSL Service
You can install your modem router for DSL service or for cable or fiber (Ethernet WAN)
service. If you use a DSL modem, follow the procedure that is described in Cable the Modem
Router for DSL Service and Access the Modem Router on page 19. If you use a cable or fiber
modem, follow the procedure that is described in Set Up Your Modem Router for Cable or
Fiber Service on page 26.
Make sure that your DSL service is active before you install the modem router. You need the
following information to install your DSL modem and connect to the Internet:
•DSL user name and password. This information is included in the welcome letter your
DSL ISP sent you when you signed up for your service. Record your DSL Internet service
account user name and password.
•Your telephone number or DSL account number. If you do not use voice service, you
can use your DSL account number in place of a phone number.
If you do not know or cannot locate your DSL user name and password, call your DSL
Internet service provider (ISP). Be specific when speaking with your DSL Internet service
provider. For example, you could say, “I need my DSL service user name and password. Can
you help me?”
Note: If your provider says that they do not support NETGEAR services, tell
them that you need only your DSL user name and password; you do
not need support.