How to setup netgear router without modem?

Hey, i recently bought Netgear router N300 for my home needs. After hooking it up with my modem I realized that the modem has stopped working too. I use an iiNet connection and need to setup the router real quick. Is there a way I can setup my router without the modem?

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Configure Netgear router using Smart Wizard

Step 1 - First of all, you have to connect Netgear router’s DSL port to the phone line, via the DSL microfilter. Now take an ethernet cable for connecting your operating system to Netgear router’s LAN ports. Also, don’t forget to connect your Netgear router to power supply unit. (PSU)

Step 2 - To access Netgear login page, open an internet browser, enter “192.168.1.1” and press Enter. Now you are prompted to log into Netgear router. Enter the default login credentials i.e., username – admin, password – password.

Step 3 - After logging into Netgear router, tap on “Setup Wizard” option from the top left corner and then choose “Yes” to detect internet connection type.

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Step 4 - Once the setup wizard detects your internet connection type, you will see the appropriate configuration page. Now you have to follow the steps that are mentioned below -

Wizard Detected PPPoE login account setup - You have to enter PPPoE login username and password in the required fields. This information is provided by ISP.

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Wizard Detected PPPoA Login Account Setup - Enter login details I.e, username, and password. This information is also provided by ISP.

Wizard Detected Dynamic IP Account Setup - In order to set Dynamic IP as the connection method, just click on Apply button.

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Wizard Detected IP over ATM Account Setup - You have to enter IP address and subnet mask (info is provided by ISP). After this, you have to enter the IP address of ISP’s Primary DNS server. Also enter Secondary DNS server, if available. Click on Apply button to save the settings and test your internet connection.

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Wizard Detected Fixed IP (Static) Account Setup - 

  • You have to enter the Account name and Domain name that are provided by ISP.
  • Choose any option between “Use Static IP address” & “Use IP over ATM”. If you have chosen IpoA then your Netgear router will detect gateway IP address but still, you have to provide router’s IP address.

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  • Then you have to enter assigned the IP address, Subnet Mask and IP address of your ISP’s gateway router.
  • After this, enter ISP Primary DNS server’s IP address. Also, enter secondary DNS server IP address.
  • Save the changes and test your internet connectivity.

Lastly, once overall changes get applied, you have to verify whether you are connected to the internet or not. For this, navigate to Maintenance menu and check Router Status. Confirm that your Netgear router has a valid IP address on the Internet or ADSL port.

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Setting up your router without a modem is not a big ask and can be easily done by following a few simple steps. I will discuss them here, kindly make sure you have an Ethernet cable at hand before proceeding:

Step 1:
First, connect your Netgear router to your computer using an Ethernet cable, one end of this cable goes inside one of the LAN ports on your router(your router has multiple LAN ports) and the other end goes inside the ethernet port of your computer. The ADSL cable which you used to connect to your modem should go into the WAN or Internet port on your router. Wait for few minutes to let the connection between the two devices get established.

Step 2:
Open your web-browser and type in 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1(default IP address for Netgear) URL field and hit Enter. You will be redirected to your router's login portal.
Note: If the given IP address does not work use your IP address or search Google for default Netgear IP address in your region.

Step 3:
Once on the login page. enter "admin" in the SSID field and leave the password field blank and hit Enter to get access to main settings dashboard of your Netgear router.
Note: The login credentials mentioned above are default ones and this may vary from region to region as well. In case your ISP has provided any separate login credentials use that.

Step 4:
Once on the main settings page, click on "Setup Wizard" on the left-hand side menu. This wizard will automatically detect your connection type and recommend a setting accordingly. Follow the instructions on-screen carefully.

Step 5:
When the wizard asks you for the type of connection you want, check the DHCP box in affirmative. This will allow your router to get an automatic IP address from the server. Complete the setup by following the instructions.

Step 6: After the connection settings and setup wizard is completed, go to security settings, here choose WPA2 as your encryption type and just below that you will notice a box for "Pass-Key" this is your Wi-Fi password. Make sure to create a strong password so that it cannot be guessed easily. Save the settings and close the Window. You have successfully configured your router without the use of a modem.

Hopefully, these steps helped you in setting up your Netgear Router. in case you have any further doubts or queries regarding the same, feel free to reply back and I will try to answer it.

How to setup netgear router without modem?


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