NETGEAR WPN824N Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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November 2009
208-10541-01
v1.0
NETGEAR
, Inc.
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
RangeMax Wireless-N
150 Router Setup Manual
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©2009 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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Contents
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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
What You Need Before You Begin
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6
Updating Your Router Firmware
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6
Two Setup Methods: Smart Wizard Setup or Manual Setup
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Smart Wizard Setup
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Manual Setup
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8
Product Registration, Support, and Documentation
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Accessing the Wireless Router after Installation and Checking for New Firmware
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13
Setting Up and Testing Basic Wireless Connectivity
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Implementing Appropriate Wireless Security
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Help with Troubleshooting
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Basic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting Connectivity Using the Ping Utility
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Technical Specifications
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Factory Default 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 a NETGEAR® high-speed wireless router, the RangeMax
Wireless-N 150 Router Model WPN824N.
Before you begin installing your router, check the package contents (see
Unpacking Your New
Router
). Become familiar with the front and back panels of your router—especially the status
lights—and the important information on the router label (see
“Bottom Label” on page 5
).
Unpacking Your New 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
User 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.
To prepare your router for installation:
1.
Carefully peel off the protective film covering the sides of your 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).
Figure 1