NETGEAR WNR3500 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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November 2007
208-10149-01
v2.0
NETGEAR
, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Wireless Router Setup
Manual
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Trademarks
NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks, and RangeMax and Smart Wizard are trademarks 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.
© 2007 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Contents
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
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1
Unpacking Your New Router
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1
Hardware Features
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3
Positioning Your Wireless Router
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4
Installing Your Wireless Router
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5
Updating Your Router Firmware
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6
Installing Your Router Using the Smart Wizard
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9
Using the Smart Wizard
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9
Accessing Your Router After Installation and Checking for New Firmware
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10
Manually Installing Your Router
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15
Connecting Your Wireless Router
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16
Verifying Your Connection
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18
Setting Up Your Router for Internet Access
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19
Checking for New Firmware
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21
Configuring Your Wireless Settings and Security Options
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23
Setting Up Your Wireless Computers
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26
Troubleshooting
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29
Basic Setup Checklist
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29
Checking Basic Router Functions
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30
Troubleshooting Login Problems
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32
Checking the Internet Service Connection
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32
Obtaining an Internet IP Address
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33
Using the Ping Utility to Troubleshoot
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34
Default Configuration
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37
Default Configuration Settings
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37
Restoring the Default User Name and Password
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Related Documents
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Registration and Certifications
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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 a NETGEAR® high-speed wireless router, the RangeMax™
Wireless-N Gigabit Router WNR3500.
Before you begin installing your router, check the package contents (see
“Unpacking Your New
Router” on page 1
). Become familiar with the front and back panels of your router—especially the
status lights—and the important information on the router label (see
“Unpacking Your New
Router” on page 1
). Then, read the section on
“Positioning Your Wireless Router” on page 4
to
ensure that you have selected the best location to install your router.
Unpacking Your New Router
Your 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
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
Warranty and Support Information cards
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.