Figure 4. Connect the access point/router to another router in your network
To connect the access point/router to a router and log in to the local browser
interface for the first time:
1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the yellow Internet (WAN) port on the access
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a LAN port on your router (or switch or hub
that is connected to a DHCP server).
3. Power on the access point/router and check to see that the LEDs light.
The Power LED lights solid green, then blinks green, and then lights solid green again
when the startup procedure is finished. This process takes about 90 seconds. If the
Power LED does not light at all, press the Power On/Off button on the back panel.
The Internet LED blinks green or lights solid green when the Internet connection is
The WiFi LED lights solid green.WiFi
Important: Be sure that the access point/router is connected to the Internet before
you continue. (The Internet LED must blink green or light solid green.)
4. Log in to the access point/router by using one of the following methods:
•Connect over WiFi. On a WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device, find and
connect to the access point/router’s WiFi network.
The default SSID is NETGEAR-1. The default passphrase is sharedsecret.
User Manual18Install and Access the Access
Point/Router in Your Network
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