NETGEAR WNR3500L Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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June 2010
208-10443-03
v1.0
NETGEAR
, Inc.
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
N300 Wireless Gigabit
Router Setup Manual
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©2010 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved.
Trademarks
NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are trademarks of NETGEAR. Inc. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Wi-Fi Protected Setup is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. 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
N300 Wireless Gigabit Router Setup Manual
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
Front Panel
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3
Back Panel
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5
Router Label
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5
Positioning Your Wireless Router
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6
Installing Your N300 Wireless Gigabit Router
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6
Updating Your Router Firmware
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7
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
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11
Manually Installing Your Router
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12
Connecting Your N300 Wireless Gigabit Router
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13
Verifying Your Connection
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17
Setting Up Your Router for Internet Access
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18
Configuring Your Wireless Network
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22
Specifying Wireless Settings
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22
Setting Your SSID and Wireless Security Manually
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23
Using Push 'N' Connect (WPS) to Configure Your Wireless Network
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24
Testing Basic Wireless Connectivity
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29
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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Obtaining an Internet IP Address
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Troubleshooting PPPoE
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Troubleshooting Internet Browsing
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36
Using the Ping Utility to Troubleshoot
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36
Testing the Path from Your Computer to Your Router
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Testing the Path from a Computer to the Internet
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37
Technical Specifications
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39
Default Configuration Settings
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39
Restoring the Default Password and Configuration Settings
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Technical Specifications
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Related Documents
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Registration and Certifications
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Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
1
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
Congratulations on your purchase of a NETGEAR® high-speed wireless router, the N300
Wireless Gigabit Router Model WNR3500L.
The WNR3500L is also the NETGEAR Open Source Wireless-N Router. If you are interested in
custom firmware and other third party applications, be sure to visit the Open Source community
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
“Hardware Features” on
page 3
). Then, read the section on
“Positioning Your Wireless Router” on page 6
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 N300 Wireless router
An AC power adapter (varies by region)
A yellow Ethernet cable
NETGEAR Installation Guide
The
Resource CD
, which includes:
The Smart Wizard (
Autorun.exe
)
A PDF version of this manual
A link to the online
User Manual
After your router is installed and you have Internet access, you can access
the online
User Manual
by clicking
Documentation
on the main menu.