NETGEAR VVG2000 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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NETGEAR
, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
NETGEAR Router Setup
Manual
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© 2004 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved. August 2004.
Trademarks
NETGEAR is a trademark of Netgear, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, NETGEAR reserves the right to
make changes to the products described in this document without notice.
NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s) or circuit
layout(s) described herein.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notice: Radio Frequency Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
EN 55 022 Declaration of Conformance
This is to certify that the Router is shielded against the generation of radio interference in accordance with the
application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC, Article 4a. Conformity is declared by the application of EN 55 022 Class
B (CISPR 22).
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Bestätigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Es wird hiermit bestätigt, daß das Router gemäß der im BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 und Vfg 46/1992 aufgeführten
Bestimmungen entstört ist. Das vorschriftsmäßige Betreiben einiger Geräte (z.B. Testsender) kann jedoch gewissen
Beschränkungen unterliegen. Lesen Sie dazu bitte die Anmerkungen in der Betriebsanleitung.
Das Bundesamt für Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation wurde davon unterrichtet, daß dieses Gerät auf den Markt
gebracht wurde und es ist berechtigt, die Serie auf die Erfüllung der Vorschriften hin zu überprüfen.
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the Router has been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in the
BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment (for example, test transmitters) in
accordance with the regulations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the operating
instructions.
Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on the market
and has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.
Customer Support
Refer to the Support Information Card that shipped with your Router.
World Wide Web
NETGEAR maintains a World Wide Web home page that you can access at the universal resource locator (URL)
. A direct connection to the Internet and a Web browser such as Internet Explorer
or Netscape are required.
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Contents
Chapter 1
About This Guide
Audience, Conventions, and Formats
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1-1
Tips for Printing This Manual
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1-2
Chapter 2
Getting to Know Your NETGEAR Wireless Router
Package Contents
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2-1
The Front Panel
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2-2
The Rear Panel
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2-3
Chapter 3
Connecting the Router to the Internet
Prepare to Install Your Wireless Router
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3-1
First, Connect the Wireless Router to the Internet
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3-1
Now, Set Up a Computer for Wireless Connectivity
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Troubleshooting Tips
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3-7
Overview of How to Access the Wireless Router
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3-8
How to Log On to the Wireless Router After
Configuration Settings Have Been Applied
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How to Bypass the Configuration Assistant
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3-10
How to Manually Configure Your Internet Connection
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3-10
Using the Smart Setup Wizard
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3-12
NETGEAR Product Registration, Support, and Documentation
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3-13
Chapter 4
Optimizing Wireless Connectivity and Security
Observe Performance, Placement, and Range Guidelines
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4-1
Implement Appropriate Wireless Security
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4-2
Understanding Wireless Settings
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4-3
Information to Gather Before Changing Basic Wireless Settings
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4-6
Default Factory Settings
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