I have Comcast internet and I need a play by play on how to set up my wireless router so I can have WiFi. It did not come with a CD. I know I have to go to 192.168.1.1 and such and the default user name is password and the password is password or 1234 but it doesn't work and I'm not even 100% sure I have the wires set up right. I have also downloaded the manual but it says setup Netgear router using setup wizard. My router model is Netgear n300.
Configuring your Netgear router without a CD is not that big of a deal. You can easily do it on your own by following simple steps. I am going to write down a detailed description of what to do in a stepwise procedure. Follow them carefully. Make sure you have two sets of ethernet cable before starting the configuration process.
Step 1: Connect your Netgear N300 router to your computer with the help of an Ethernet cable. One end of the cable goes inside the LAN port while the other end goes inside the ethernet port of your computer. The ADSL cable will go into the WAN port of the router. Wait for few minutes to let the connection between the two devices get established.
Step 2: Open your web browser and enter 192.168.1.1, this is the default IP address for Netgear router setup portal. Type this in your URL field and hit Enter. This will redirect you to the login portal of your router.
Step 3: Enter "admin" in the SSID field and leave the password field blank and hit enter. If your ISP has provided any separate login credentials for the router then enter those. The default SSID and Password varies from region to region as well so in case these do not work, simply google, "Netgear Default iD and Password".
Step 4: Now you will be redirected to the main router settings page. Click on WAN or DHCP settings from the dashboard, this will take you to your DHCP settings tab. Here, check the 'Yes' box under DHCP as this will provide your router will automatic IP address from your ISP, save the settings and come back to the main page.
Step 5: Now go to Security settings, here choose WPA2 as your encryption type and just below that will be a box for 'Passkey', this is your wifi password. Make sure to create a strong password which you can remember. Save the settings. You have successfully configured your router now. Restart it to let the router implement the change settings.
Hopefully, these steps helped you in resolving the issue. in case you have any further query feel free to respond and I will be glad to help you out.
It is very easy to install a netgear router with the cd that comes with the router. But if you have lost your cd or it is broken for some reason or if you don't want to use the Smart Wizard Installation CD, you can still setup the netgear router manually. Also you can change your administrator's password and check the devices that are connected with your netgear router.
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How to Setup NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router Without CD?