NETGEAR WG602v4 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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NETGEAR WG602v4 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point
Start Here
Please refer to the online Reference Manual for instructions on advanced configuration
options. A link to the
NETGEAR WG602v4 54 Mbps Wireless Access Point Reference
is on the
Resource CD
Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes.
: Before mounting the WG602v4 in a high location, first set up and test the WG602v4
to verify wireless network connectivity.
First, Set Up the WG602v4
1. C
Unpack the box and verify the contents.
Prepare a PC with an Ethernet
adapter. If this PC is already part
of your network, record its TCP/IP
configuration settings. Configure
the PC with a static IP address of and
as the Subnet Mask.
Connect an Ethernet cable from
the WG602v4 to the PC (point
Securely insert the other end of the
cable into the WG602v4 Ethernet
port (point
Connect the Power Adapter from
the WG602v4 to an AC power
Only connect your wireless access point using the power supply provided
with the WG602v4.
Turn on your computer and verify the LED behavior on the front of the wireless
access point.
The power light should be lit. If the power light is not lit,
check the connections and to see if the power outlet is controlled by a wall
switch that is turned off.
The Ethernet (LAN) light on the WG602v4 should be lit
(amber for a 10 Mbps connection and green for a 100 Mbps connection). If
not, make sure the Ethernet cable is securely attached at both ends.
The wireless light should be lit.
2. C
Configure the WG602v4 Ethernet port for LAN access. Connect to the
WG602v4 by opening your browser and entering in the
address field.
A login window will display.
When prompted, enter
for the user
name and
for the password, both
in lower case letters.
The NETGEAR WG602v4 54 Mbps Wire-
less Access Point user interface will display.
Under Setup on the main menu, select IP
Settings and configure the IP Settings for
your network.
Select Wireless Settings under Setup on the
main menu and configure the wireless access settings. See the online help or the
online Reference Manual for full instructions.
If you change the default subnet of the LAN IP address, you will be
disconnected from the WG602v4 Access Point user interface. To reconnect,
reconfigure your computer with a static IP address within the new LAN IP
Before you deploy your wireless access point, reserve an IP address (based
on the WG602v4’s MAC address) on the DHCP server. That way, you can con-
figure the wireless access point with a static IP address which you can always use
to log in to make future configuration changes.
3. T
Using a PC with a wireless adapter configured according to the wireless settings you
just set in the WG602v4 to establish a wireless connection to the WG602v4.
Deploy the WG602v4
Now that you have finished the setup steps, you are ready to deploy the WG602v4 in your
network. If needed, you can now reconfigure the PC you used in step 1 back to its original
TCP/IP settings.
Disconnect the WG602v4 and position it where you will deploy it. The best location
is elevated, such as wall mounted or on the top of a cubicle, at the center of your
wireless coverage area, and within line of sight of all the mobile devices.
Position the antenna. Vertical positioning provides best side-to-side coverage.
Horizontal positioning provides best top-to-bottom coverage.
Connect an Ethernet cable from your WG602v4 Access Point to a LAN port on your
router, switch, or hub.
Connect the power adapter to the wireless access point and plug the power adapter in
to a power outlet. The PWR, LAN, and WLAN lights should light up.
Now, Verify Wireless Connectivity
Using a computer with an 802.11g or 802.11b wireless adapter, verify connectivity by
using a browser such as Netscape® or Internet Explorer to connect to the Internet, or
check for file and printer access on your network.
: If you cannot connect, see to Troubleshooting Tips in this guide or the online Refer-
ence Manual. (A link to the Reference Manual is on the
Resource CD
Troubleshooting Tips
Here are some tips for correcting simple problems you may have.
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June 2007
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No lights are lit on the access point.
The access point has no power.
Make sure the power cord is connected to the access point and plugged in to a
working power outlet or power strip.
Make sure you are using the correct NETGEAR power adapter supplied with your
access point.
The Ethernet light is not lit.
There is a hardware connection problem.
Make sure the cable connectors are securely plugged in at the access point and the
network device (hub, switch, or router).
Make sure the connected device is turned on.
The WLAN light is not lit.
The access point’s antenna is not working.
If the Wireless LAN activity light stays off, disconnect the adapter from its power
source and then plug it in again.
Make sure the antenna is tightly connected to the WG602v4.
Contact NETGEAR if the WLAN light remains off.
I cannot configure the access point from a browser.
Check these items:
The WG602v4 is properly installed, LAN connections are OK, and it is powered on.
Check that the LAN port and Ethernet port LEDs are green , and verify that the
Ethernet cable is securely connected.
If you are using the NetBIOS name of the WG602v4 to connect, ensure that your PC
and the WG602v4 are on the same network segment or that there is a WINS server on
your network.
If your PC uses a Fixed (Static) IP address, ensure that it is using an IP Address in the
range of the WG602v4. The WG602v4 default IP Address is and the
default Subnet Mask is
If the network where you are connecting the wireless access point is using DHCP and
spans several segments, reserve an IP address for the wireless access point before you
deploy it in your network (see the online Reference Manual for more details).
I cannot access the Internet or the LAN with a wireless capable
There is a configuration problem. Check these items:
You may not have restarted the computer with the wireless adapter to have TCP/IP
changes take effect. Restart the computer.
The computer with the wireless adapter may not have the correct TCP/IP settings to
communicate with the network. Restart the computer and check that TCP/IP is set up
properly for that network. The usual setting for Windows on the Network Properties
is set to “Obtain an IP address automatically.”
The access point’s default values may not work with your network. Check the access
point default configuration against the configuration of other devices in your network.
For full instructions on changing the access point’s default values, see the online
Reference Manual (a link to the manual is on the
Resource CD
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