NETGEAR WNDR3400 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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March 2010
208-10532-03
v1.0
NETGEAR
, Inc.
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
N600 Wireless Dual Band
Router WNDR3400 Setup
Manual
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Trademarks
NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks, and Smart Wizard 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.
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Contents
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Contents
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
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1
Unpacking Your New Wireless Router
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1
Hardware Features
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2
Positioning Your Wireless Router
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7
Installing Your Wireless Router
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8
Updating Your Router Firmware
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9
Installing Your Wireless Router Using
Smart Wizard
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10
Installing Your Wireless Router Manually (Advanced and Linux Users)
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13
Connecting Your Wireless Router
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13
Verifying Your Connection
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16
Setting Up Your Router for Internet Access
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17
Configuring Your Wireless Network
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21
Accessing Your Router After Installation and Checking for New Firmware
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21
Configuring Your Wireless Settings and Security Options
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23
Testing Basic Wireless Connectivity
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Troubleshooting
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30
Basic Setup Checklist
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30
Checking Basic Router Functions
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31
Troubleshooting Login Problems
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Checking The Internet Service Connection
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34
Troubleshooting Connectivity Using the Ping Utility
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36
Technical Specifications
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Default Configuration Settings
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Restoring the Default Password and Configuration Settings
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Related Documents
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Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
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Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
Congratulations on your purchase of the NETGEAR® N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
WNDR3400.
Before you begin installing your router, check the package contents (see
“Unpacking Your New
Wireless Router” on page 1
). Become familiar with the front and back panels of your router—
especially the LEDs—and the important information on the router label (see
“Hardware Features”
on page 2
). Then, read the section on
“Positioning Your Wireless Router” on page 7
to ensure that
you have selected the best location to install your router.
Unpacking Your New Wireless Router
The product package should contain the following items:
The wireless router
A snap-on stand for your wireless router
An AC power adapter (varies by region)
A yellow Ethernet cable
NETGEAR Installation Guide
The
Resource CD
, which includes:
The Smart Wizard™ Installation Assistant (Autorun.exe)
A PDF version of this manual
A link to the online
Reference Manual
If any of the parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your NETGEAR dealer. Keep the
carton, including the original packing materials, in case you need to return the product for repair.
To prepare your router for installation:
1.
Carefully peel off the protective film covering the sides of your router.
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N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 Setup Manual
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
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2.
Set up your wireless router by inserting the router into the stand supplied with your router.
3.
Place your router in an area suitable for installation (near an AC power outlet and accessible to
the Ethernet cables for your wired computers).
Hardware Features
Before you install and connect your router, take a moment to become familiar with the front and
back panels of the router—especially the LEDs on the front panel.
Figure 1