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Broadband & Router Setup

Setting up your ProSafe Routers & Home End Routers

Last update on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Please read ALL the information posted on this page. It is importand that you know the BASICS. This instruction/setup information will cover just about all you need to setup the router.

***Please do not/attempt to use wireless to setup your routers at anytime !!***

If you do not read every line on this page, you will NOT able to install correctly. You are here this page because you could NOT install correctly, REMEMBER that!!!

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Quick Check LIST

  • Broandband modem * (w/ ethernet out)
  • Router
  • PC User with ethernet adapter **
  • Mac User *** with ethernet adapter **
  • Mac User with VMware/Parallel running Windows O/S preferred or Firefox

Read other tips here.....!

Memorandum - Don’t forget to read below

* If you only have USB ports on broadband modem you MUST replace with ethernet capable broadband modem.

** You will not able to setup router with wireless adapter. Must have ethernet adapter installed or properly functioned ethernet adapter.

*** For most home end routers, IE browser is recommended using with VMware/Parallel. Safari is not supported. For ProSafe Routers users with latest firmware can use Safari to configure the router but older firmware will NOT work

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Network Configuration Sheet (This section is gettin more updates)

Download our Check List to detail your setups

For Home End User- Fill out setup sheet ~

For Advance User (ProSecure/ProSafe routers)- Fill out setup sheet ~


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For any broadband modem, your goal is to provide public IP to the router you are installing.

Avoid using Double NAT: Double NAT means connecting one router directly behind another for the purpose of having multiple LANs. Double NAT may cause problems.

For DSL users: you need to make a note to configure “bridge mode” for DSL modem/router combo unit. Best results on how to make “bridge mode” is to consult your ISP. (if you are getting 10.x.x.x IP for netgear routers, you have double NAT and requires bridge mode setup need it!!)

For T-1 users: “bridge mode” may apply as well. Consult your provider

For Satellite User: likely to setup router as an access point (see here or PDF file of ours)

Is there different setup using Cable Modem and DSL Services?

  • YES. If you are "Cable Modem" user you do not have to worry much as DSL users. For DSL users, you will be required to use "bridge mode" of your DSL modem/router. You can call your ISP for that information before you continue your setup.

  • I heard about this "bridge mode", what is the reason.? Simply answer it NAT over NAT. This will creates issue in routing your request. This will cause your DMZ, VoIP, Gaming and Port Forwarding will NOT work. * for PPoA, Static route will take care NAT over NAT issue.

  • Do I need to setup differently when I have either PPPoE and PPPoA account? For PPPoE, you will use "bridge mode". For PPPoA , you will need to use "static route" on your DSL modem/router unit (call our ISP). PPPoA are not supported on most routers except Negear DG series DSL built-in Modem/router unit.

  • I have satellite internet acces, is there any special setup?

Do you own Negear DM111P unit?

    • This unit can be treated as same as standard DSL modem/router unit
    • For PPPoE account, please setup as RFC Bridged
    • For PPPoA account, please read this documents(128kb)..

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Installing router with broadband modem & PC/Mac

Make sure that ethernet out from the broadband modem is connected to Internet Port of the router

PC/Mac must be connected to LAN Port section of the router.

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Installing the Router

For the router installation, you can follow the CD that come with the unit or simply do manual setup using router’s IP (most unit has information sticker affixed at bottom the router).

It is “must” that PC/Mac with ethernet cable is used to setup the router for first time. NO exception to this!

For PC Users, use “ipconfig” command and make sure PC is getting IP from the router

For Mac Users, go to Finder>Applications>Utility>Network Utility.

How do I configure without using CD?

    • If you already start your setup somehow. Please go to our "router reset" page and follow Step1 or click here (you will find "router reset" page to very handy in the feature)

Should I use CD came with the unit or Manually?

    • CD that are provided by any manufacture is an assitance to simplify the setups but it also will not teach you the "Three Basic Questions" above. All routers have "Web Interface" which you will able to configure the routers.

    • Try "online web interface to get to know your router or smiliar models!

    • MAC user can NOT use the CD that came with it!!!!!

Bypassing "Netgear Smart Wizard" (This url may behave differently with all the Netgear Router)

    • http://www.routerlogin.com/CA_HiddenPage.htm
    • These option may not work on some routers. If you still get "Netgear Smart Wizard", please follow the wizzard.

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After installing the router. Login the router with following method

Home End User Router-

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    ( http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com )

Advanced/ProSafe/ProSecure User Router-

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Login Process Information

  • NETGEAR Products
    • User: admin Pass: password
    • User: admin Pass: 1234

  • Other brands
    • User: admin Pass: "blank"
    • User: admin Pass: admin

  • ISP Provided "Branded" Device- Device has ISP's customer firmware
    • Please refer to ISP for the default User: & Pass:

Problems with the Web Configuration Screen?

  1. The computer may not have received an IP address. Restart it to have an IP dynamically assigned (or run winipcfg in Windows ME or earlier, or ipconfig utility in Windows NT), and then launch the browser.
  2. You are running a software firewall on your computer. Disable it while accessing the router's configuration. Also you should realize that running a firewall in conjunction with a NETGEAR firewall may cause other problems. We recommend turning off software firewalls.
  3. Remove proxy settings on your Internet browser.
  4. Remove the dial-up settings on your browser.

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If where able to login the router, you have complete your "router setup" procedure.
  • Don't forget to setup your wireless.
  • For advance users- setup your port forwarding, DMZ, block services etc.

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You were not able to login the router?
  • Check third party firewall. Disable and try
  • From CMD command terminal try ipconfig /flushdns
  • Reset the broswer also aid the issues.

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