•Connect over Ethernet to the same network. Using an Ethernet cable, connect
the LAN port on your computer to the same router that the access point/router
is connected to. You can connect your computer either directly or through a
switch or hub to the router.
•Connect over Ethernet directly to the access point/router. Using an Ethernet
cable, connect the LAN port on your computer directly to any of the four LANs
port on the access point/router.
5. Launch a web browser and enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
The Sign-In page displays.
Note: If the Sign-In page does not display, see Access point mode: You cannot log
in to the access point/router on page 245.
6. If the Sign-In page displays the ! A new firmware upgrade is available. Click here
to get it. button, do the following:
a. Click the ! A new firmware upgrade is available. Click here to get it. button.
The access point/router finds the new firmware information and displays a
message asking if you want to download and install it.
b. Click the Yes button.
The access point/router locates and downloads the firmware and begins the
The Firmware Upgrade Assistant page displays while the firmware of the access
point/router is being updated. During the update, do not turn off the power or
press the Reset button. The update process takes about three minutes, after
which the access point/router restarts.
c. If the Sign-In page does not display, launch a web browser and enter
http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
7. Depending on whether you already own a MyNETGEAR account, do one of the
•You already own a MyNETGEAR account. Do the following:
a. Click the Login button.
The NETGEAR Account Login page displays.
b. Enter your registered email address and password and click the LOG IN
User Manual19Install and Access the Access
Point/Router in Your Network
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