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Netgear WNDR3300 Dual Band Wireless Router

  1. Please consult your manufacturers manual for advanced setups and further information about your product. The first few steps in this guide should coincide with the information found in the manual, however we will follow up with important information on how to secure your wireless access point.

  2. Plug the power adapter for the router to an eletcrical outlet and an ethernet cord from your computer to one of the ports on the router marked 1-4 (any of the ports except for the yellow painted port). Connect an ethernet cord from your jack in the wall to the yellow painted port on the back of the router. Next open a web browser window on the connected computer and type into the address bar and press enter.

  3. You will be prompter for a username and password; use the default settings, entering admin as the username and password as the password. You may be prompted to use the Smart Wizard Setup which is not necessary. You may also receive a message telling you the router is searching to update the firmware which you can allow for to have the most up-to-date router settings. After any updates you will be taken to the Basic Settings page where no changes will need to be made from the default settings.
  4. Next configure your wireless settings by clicking on the tab on the side labeled "Wireless Settings".

  5. Once in the Wireless Settings Page, you can choose a name for the wireless network you are setting up. Because this is a dual-band router, the router will broadcast two wireless networks simultaneously--one in the 5hz range for wireless-N devices and one in the 2.4hz range for wireless-B/G devices. You are required to create a Wireless Network Name (SSID) for both the N and B/G networks. These names should be different from one another so that you can identify them for your devices with the different wireless standards of B/G or N.

  6. Once you have chosen the names scroll down to the security options selecting the WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK option. Then type a password into the Passphrase box--record this password for your personal records as you or any guests of yours will need this password to connect to your wireless network.
  7. Next click Apply to save your new settings.

  8. You can now connect securely to your wireless network through your computer's wireless software using the Wireless Network Name and password just setup.