Step 1 : Turn off your computer and modem.
Step 2 : Locate the Ethernet cable that runs from your modem to your computer. Unplug the end from your computer.
Step 3 : Take the unplugged end and plug it into the Ethernet port on the back of the Netgear router.
Step 4 : Plug the Ethernet cable that came with the router into the LAN 1 port on the back of the router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on the back of your PC the same port you unplugged the Ethernet cable from in Step 2.
Step 5 : Plug in the modem and turn the power on. Wait two minutes.
Step 6 : Plug in the router. Wait another two minutes.
Step 7 : Turn on your computer and check the lights on the front of the router. All four lights should be lit. If the third light is not lit check the Ethernet connection from the router to the modem making sure it is secure and the modem is turned on.
Step 8 : If the fourth is not lit check the Ethernet connection from the router to the PC making sure the connection is secure and the computer is turned on.
Step 9 : Open your Internet browser and type "192.168.0.1" into the address bar.
Step 10 : A login window will open and ask for a username and password. Enter "admin" for username and "password" for the password. This is the default setting for a Netgear router. If it does not work check the paperwork that came with the router.
Step 11 : Once you connect to the router a setup wizard will open. This setup wizard will walk you through the final process of configuring your router.
You don't need the CD. Theres nothing to install. The software you need to manage the router is on the router itself. It is delivered via a web interface. The IP will usually be 192.168.1.1 or something close. Google your model of router and you can probably find the manual which will give you the default address.