To configure Your Netgear Router to Router Mode:
Establish connection of one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN port of your existing gateway and the other end to the WAN port on your NETGEAR router.
Link a computer to the NETGEAR router and open a web browser.
Visit http://www.routerlogin.net. If http://www.routerlogin.net does not Function, Make an Attempt for the Following:
You are propelled to type in a username and password. Type in the following default login attestations:
Note: Username and password are both case sensitive.
- Username : admin
- Password : password
Note: If the default login credentials do not fulfill the desired objective, you may have altered the admin password. If you are not able to recall your new password, you must perform a factory reboot to restore the router to its original default configurations.
For further instructions, see Restoring a NETGEAR home router to the factory default configurations.
Right click ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Router/ AP / Bridge / Repeating Mode.
Select Router Mode:
- Select Apply.
- The router will restart and enter Router mode. Your devices will attain a novel IP address from the router with a default gateway of 192.168.1.1
Installing your Netgear Router as a Bridge Imparts the Below Mentioned Advantages:
- Take benefit of gigabit WiFi speeds on devices that does not inherently support gigabit WiFi.
- Utilize gigabit WiFi for purposes like streaming video and gaming.
- Establish connection between several devices like a NAS, a Smart TV, a NeoTV, a Blu-ray player, or a game console at gigabit WiFi speeds by utilising a WiFi link.
- Stay away from the requirement for individual WiFi adapters for each device.
For Example, You can Install the First Router in the Room Where Your Internet Connection is Established.
- Then, install the second router in bridge mode and position it in a separate room such as the room where your home entertainment center is placed. Utilize Ethernet cables for establishing the connection of router in bridge mode to your Smart TV, DVR, game console, or other device.
- The 802.11 ac WiFi connection amidst the two routers lets 802.11n devices with a wired connection take benefit of a faster WiFi connection speed than they inherently support.
To Set up Bridge Mode:
- Make a notice of the WiFi configurations of the other router to which this router will link.
- You need to be aware of the SSID, WiFi security mode, wireless password, and operating frequency (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz).
- Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is linked to the network of the router that will function in bridge mode.
- Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
- A login screen pops up..
- Type in the router username and password.
- The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
- The BASIC Home screen pops up.
- Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Bridge.
- The Wireless Bridge page shows up.
- Choose the Enable Bridge Mode checkbox.
- Select the Setup Bridge Mode Wireless Settings button.
- Type in the settings of the other router:
- Choose the wireless network frequency (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)
- For 802.11ac mode, choose 5 GHz.
- In the Name (SSID) field, type in the wireless network name (SSID).
- In the Security Option category, choose the WiFi security mode of the other router.
- If instructed, enter the passphrase (the WiFi password that you utilize for linking WiFi to the router).
- Select the Apply button.
- The configurations for the other router are saved and the Advanced Wireless Settings page shows up.
- Select the Apply button on the Advanced Wireless Settings page.
- Your settings are saved.