Connecting the Netgear router to the computer system (laptop/desktop)
It is very crucial to note that connecting your Netgear wireless router to the computer system is quite an important part of the whole configuration process of the router. The user needs to establish a stable and secure connection between the router and the computer system to configure the router afterward.
Netgear router setup
Netgear has made the configuration even easier by creating a user-friendly web domain www.routerlogin.net through which the administration page of the router can be accessed easily without any error. What you need to do is just enter the default login credentials of the router i.e. username and the password for which the default values are “admin” and “password” respectively.
Important- It is important to note that both the values for the login credentials are case-sensitive and they should be entered properly.
Various connection methods before configuring the router
The Netgear wireless router can be connected to the computer (laptop/desktop) through one of the three below mentioned methods.
- WPS mode of connection
- Ethernet cable connection
- Connection over the Wi-Fi
The WPS is referred to as the Wi-Fi protected setup and it is the fastest possible way of getting your wireless router connected to your computer system. However, this Wi-Fi protected setup method isn’t compatible with all the routers particularly the outdated ones.
You can connect your computer to the router through the WPS mode if the router doesn’t support the latest security key i.e. WPA/WPSK or WPA 2 type of security protocols.
- Follow the steps mentioned below in order to connect the router successfully to the computer device through the WPS button.
- Assuming that the router’s power supply is switched on and the lights on its indicator panel are stable; just press the WPS button given on the back of the router.
- Open your Internet and networks section of your PC and see the progress bar of connection.
- Your computer system will get connected to the router within a fraction of second.
Note– Just make sure the router or the computer doesn’t get switched off during the connection process.
WPS mode of connection works only with the latest and updated security protocols of the wireless network.
Ethernet cable connection (LAN/RJ45)
The most stable and reliable mode of connecting the router and the computer device is through the Ethernet cable (RJ45). We strongly recommend our users to use this method during the initial setup of the router. The initial setup as we know is quite an important part of the efficient working of the router.
- Just connect the modem to the Internet port of the router first.
- Then, connect the computer system to the LAN port of the router with the help of another Ethernet cable (LAN cable).
- Now switch on the router/modem and wait till the lights on the panel get stable. You are ready to configure your router by accessing its setup page through the http://routerlogin.net web page.
Connection over the Wi-Fi
Most often the users tend to connect their router to the computer system for the configuration over the Wi-Fi system. Below is the detailed procedure of setting up the connection through Wi-Fi.
- Switch on your Netgear wireless router and wait for the Wi-Fi light to light up.
- Now, open the Wi-Fi of your PC and wait for few seconds till the available wireless networks are shown up.
- Connect to your Netgear wireless router and it will get connected as the password isn’t required for the initial connection.
Note- It is of a great concern to note that the methods of connection mentioned above on the page are meant only for the setting up a connection between the router and the computer devices. However, you need to configure the router for the Internet and data transmission separately. You can access the setup admin page of the router either through www.routerlogin.net or through the default IP address of the router 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1