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New Question: Using wired desktop and and Wireless Laptop with Netgear Wireless-N Router

Lots of answers to my original question but need some details:
Is this correct: Connect desktop to router; router to cable modem; cable modem to cable coax?
Will wireless laptop automatically be able to access internet when I power it up?
I want to kepp my desktop wired and I do NOT want to share files between desktop and laptop. How do I keep my desktop files from being accessed by the wireless laptop?
4 years, 1 month ago
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nova
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answer 1
No just follow quick instructions and unless you click share on your files you can keep them private.
1 year, 4 months ago
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SugarBear
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answer 2
Answer to first question is correct.
Just because you are sharing a router doesn't mean your laptop and desktop will share files. They are just sharing internet access.
Laptop will have access once you put in the passcode of your router.
2 years ago
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diva69
 from
Hartford CT
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answer 3
You should turn off sharing files on your machines. I haven't worked with Apple products but I know with Windows you are able keep all your files hidden from any other devices on a network. Just google how to turn off network shares and there should be plenty of information on this.
2 years, 6 months ago
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MJ0414
 from
Madison, WI
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answer 4
First Question: That configuration is correct.
Second Question: As long as your laptop is correctly configured to connect to the wireless network on the router, when it has completed powering up, it will connect wirelessly to the internet. Depending on how fast your computer is, you may have to wait 1-2 minutes between when your computer gets into Windows and when wireless is available.
Third Question: Most Wireless-N routers have a guest network feature. With Guest Network feature enabled, you can uncheck the option to "Allow guest to access My Local Network".
2 years, 7 months ago
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bzm3j81
 from
Detroit, MI
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answer 5
Yes, your connection pathway is correct - I used the same setup for my Netgear router and it works perfectly. When you power up your laptop, it should automatically search for local wireless networks... If the router is working correctly, it will show as a new result and you can click it to access. You will probably need the password code that is listed on a sticker on the botton of the router to access the network from your laptop and any other devices in the home. I don't know for sure about sharing files, but my laptop and desktop are completely separate and do not have any files shared at all. I think you would have to set up a home network and choose an option to share files for this to happen; in my experience, which is limited, this will not happen automatically.
3 years, 9 months ago
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goddessdrumr
 from
North Carolina
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answer 6
You have it correct. You need not turn on file sharing for the wireless laptop to access the Internet through the router. It is how our network is set up at home for several different devices on two level home.
4 years ago
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Psalmwriter
 from
Illinois
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answer 7
Your list of connections are correct. Make sure to use the correct port from router to cable modem!

A wireless laptop (or any other wireless device) can connect automatically IF the device is correctly configured to do so. This means naming your network on the router and setting up security. Use your desktop for these tasks.

Files on one computer will not be visible ("shared") to other computers unless you specifically set it up to do so.
4 years ago
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dsjjfg
 from
Sacramento, CA
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answer 8
coax to modem/ modem to router/ router to pc.
Most cases laptop will connect no problem but sometimes you have to learn it. this should all be explained in your manual.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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answer 9
the connestion sequence seems right, modem to router and router to PCs either wired or wireless.
connecting wireless is easy and done through setup. the router setup program is straight forward and lets you set up wepkeys and pass phrases to allow your devices to connect securely. (use some security and avoid the no security option.
you don't have to share files you don't want to with some or all of the computers on the network.
4 years, 1 month ago
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familynetworked
 from
Midwest
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answer 10
1.Yes you are correct.
2. If your laptop can detect the signal from the wireless router, it should be able to access the internet (as long as you use the security password which you configured during the router setup.Some wireless routers, like the NETGEAR, have a password already configured for each router; you can change it if you wish.)
3. Couple of different ways to do this:
- set up a "guest" access where guests can get internet access, but not access your private network.
- in windows, set up the laptop's access as "public" vs "home" network which will allow sharing
- in desktop, do not allow sharing of files with other computers on the network
4 years, 1 month ago
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WIBill
 from
Menomonee Falls, WI
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answer 11
Your connection settings are correct.

You should not be able to connect to files between your desktop and laptop unless you have file sharing turned on. Windows file sharing protection is separate from internet access via your router. Similarly, just because you connect via a laptop at Starbucks or Panera Bread along with a number of other laptop users, it doesn't automatically mean that everyone can see your files. Those settings should be configured on your PC. Additionally, you should have a password for your account on both systems.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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Question

chromebook?

Would this work with chromebooks? specifically Samsung chromebook for $250
3 years, 2 months ago
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daniel
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answer 1
Yes it will.
2 years, 2 months ago
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kartikKris
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Ft Lauderdale
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answer 2
Yes
2 years, 3 months ago
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Smokecat
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Long Island ny
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answer 3
Yes. It's a router that produces a wi-fi signal.
2 years, 5 months ago
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krissn333
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answer 4
It will work nicely with any type of notebook or laptop.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Henrythe2nd
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Santa Maria
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answer 5
I have connected multiple different devices including a Chromecast with no problems. It should be good to go for Chromebooks.
2 years, 6 months ago
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MJ0414
 from
Madison, WI
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answer 6
If your chrome book has the ethernet adaptor for the initial set up AND a wireless B/G/N card, it should work. If you don't have an ethernet port, set it up with another computer then you can just connect with your chrome book.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Jerms6127
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answer 7
Yes it will.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Kbnorlando
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Kissimmee, fl
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answer 8
Hi Daniel,

I believe it will work with a Chromebook. As long as you are able to connect wirelessly with the Chromebook, I don't think you will have a problem. I have a Kindle Fire and I connect just fine with the router. Hopefully this helps! Sorry I'm not too familiar with the Chromebooks. :)
2 years, 8 months ago
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MsCEO
 from
Atlanta, GA
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answer 9
Yes it will I have my mothers hp chrome notebook connected to it
2 years, 9 months ago
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Anasco
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Columbus
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answer 10
yes for sure this would work with it. comes pre set up with ssid and password out of the box. you can change it and make it something you prefer if you like but it is set up secured out of the box which is nice. it has a good range on it as i have used it in a two story house to stream downstairs to my ps3 and laptop and worked perfectly. price is great. hope this helps.
2 years, 11 months ago
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brownfella
 from
phoenix az
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answer 11
Wireless routers are pretty generic, this will work with anything, as most will. Apple products may require advanced setup, but it will work.
3 years ago
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1PsychoBob
 from
Reno, NV
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Question

what can you do if you forget your network password???

2 years, 4 months ago
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Sandy
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answer 1
Use a small pen to press the RESET button, located on the back of the router. You will need it powered up and you will need to hold the reset button on for 10 to 20 seconds. The lights on the front will change to yellow and begin flashing. When this happens, you can release the button and follow the instructions on initial setup.
1 year, 11 months ago
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BrianCK
 from
North Port, FL
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answer 2
Connect your computer to the router with an ethernet cable. Then go to www.routerlogin.net the user name is admin and the passcode is simply passcode. Here you can change your passcode. But know that your router came with a passcode assigned to the serial, for security it's best to use that one. Look on the bottom of your router you will see the passcode there. Or you can reset it using the site I provided. Good luck.
2 years, 2 months ago
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macialem
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Los Angeles, CA
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answer 3
You can reset the password, the handbook shows how to accomplish this situation. Also while setup you can store your pass word on netgear site while registering the router.
You might have to reconfigure the network again in worst case scenario but no need to buy a new router, your investment will be safe.
2 years, 2 months ago
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kartikKris
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Ft Lauderdale
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answer 4
The device has a "quick connect" button that you can push to allow a new device to find out all the permissions it needs to connect to the network. If your computer / device doesn't have this option, you will need to get into the routers configuration files to get / set a password. Details on how to do this are on the manufacturers website, (you will just need the model number written on the back of the device.)

http://netgear.com

If you do not know the password to enter the configuration file, there is a "reset" button on the device that will return it to its original default configuration. This would allow you to use the default password to get into the router configuration, and set a network password again.

Be aware that hitting the reset button would require you to again make any and all changes that you have already made while setting up the device - if you are not comfortable doing that, you may want to ask for assistance in performing this task.
2 years, 3 months ago
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bandor
 from
mansfield, oh
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answer 5
push reset button on back and new password is "password"
2 years, 3 months ago
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lee13
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houston
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answer 6
Use the help phone number.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Scheidt8
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Sk Canada
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answer 7
The factory set password is on a sticker on the router. If you changed it from that, try their email support for help.
2 years, 3 months ago
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DirtRoad
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Alabama
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answer 8
You can email them they keep it for you on file
2 years, 4 months ago
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Marilyn56
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Columbiana, Al
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answer 9
If this is a newer model, the default SID and password are right on the back of the actual router. If you changed the password or are using an older model, just reset to factory settings and access through your browser. Just type in the IP Address of 192.168.0.1
2 years, 4 months ago
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CHShopper
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answer 10
This isn't going to be a perfect answer.

First of all, whenever I buy a piece of equipment, I set up a file that has all the paperwork, including things like the password.

When and if that doesn't occur, I would call the Geek Squad...I'm betting that if they were given the serial number they'd be able to help...although you may have to pay for services unless you already have a contract with them. They're worth their weight in gold for me...helping with computer issues and performance issues on the various pieces of equipment I've purchased from them. They are one of the main reasons I keep coming back to Best Buy!
2 years, 4 months ago
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HappyCamper10
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Spokane, WA
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answer 11
There should be a reset button on your router that will reset it to the factory SSID and password.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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Question

Does this router have to be connected to a modem?

I do not own a desktop, only a laptop. Would this router work by simply connecting it to a cable connection and enabling wireless compatibility?
3 years, 8 months ago
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answer 1
Yes , the set up does not require it to be connected to a desktop or ethernet cable. It can be configured using wireless connection to the router. I had same question before i bought it because i only had macbook air
2 years, 2 months ago
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kartikKris
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Ft Lauderdale
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answer 2
Yes
2 years, 3 months ago
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Posted by: 
Smokecat
 from
Long Island ny
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answer 3
Its not a cable modem, this is a secondary device to be able to get wireless
 
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2 years, 5 months ago
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SPTTr0LL
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Enoree,SC
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answer 4
Yes, a modem is needed to reach the internet with this router. You would have to find a hybrid of a modem/wireless router for that to be an option.
2 years, 6 months ago
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MJ0414
 from
Madison, WI
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answer 5
When I hooked mine up to my laptop I just plugged my cable connection to the router and then the router to my laptop and it set everything else up and I could unhook the connection to my laptop.
2 years, 9 months ago
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psychbusiness
 from
Omaha, NE
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answer 6
Yes, you must have a modem, which you'll get when you sign up for Internet service. You'll then get the signal to the modem, then connect the router. You'll also have to connect your laptop to the router initially, to configure it, set your wireless network name (SSID) and wireless password. You can then disconnect the cable, and surf wirelessly from then on.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 7
You would have to connect the router to a modem. Once you do that, you can either use the WiFi capability, or connect your laptop hardwired (CAT 5 Cable) to the router.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Mark
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Leesburg, VA
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answer 8
Yes, it must be connected to a modem.
 
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3 years, 7 months ago
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joyfulsinger
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Bossier City, La.
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answer 9
YES
3 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 10
Brittney,
Any router can be connected directly to a Modem, just ensure that the Modem is off, as well as the router, let everything off for 30 seconds, then connect.
Most of the newer Netgear routers come pre-configured for basic security, and they have the info on a little sticker. You can still direct wire in your laptop temporarily, to setup. Or just have the Geek Squad come out and set it up.
Some nicer routers, are the N600 Netgear series router, WNDR3700 series, is fantastic.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Tagban
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Carlisle, PA
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answer 11
IF your cable connection is the source of your internet signal, it should work (Ours is AT&T). Some internet signals like Comcast have a black box which the router has to connect to for it to work (altho they also have a Wireless Gateway that has to be purchased thru them if your connection qualifies).
I connected one of these yesterday for a friend on Comcast and we connected thru Comcast black box and wireless signal immediately available. With some routers, you need to make an ethernet connection to router to get initial setup done and then you can disconnect and use wireless. Should be easy setup and Negear support is good as well as Best Buy's support. Also recommend whatever router has ethernet connection so that you have option of bein wireless or being directly connected.
3 years, 8 months ago
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 from
Chattanooga, TN
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Question

How to Configuring a router without a desktop or laptop?

Was going to buy one of your routers to use with my ipad and apple phones. Question, can I configure the router using only my ipad? I don't have a desktop or laptop. If not, will/can best buy configure it before I leave the store?

Thanks

Joe
1 year, 11 months ago
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Joe
 from
Apple Valley, MN
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answer 1
Try entering router homepage directly
1 year, 4 months ago
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Posted by: 
SugarBear
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answer 2
You should be able to configure it from your ipad. You would go to the default gateway IP address listed on the device or in the manual.

This IP will populate once plugged into your router.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Adam
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answer 3
You may be able to do so with the iPad as it is basically the same as any other computer. Try it and if it doesn't work bet it back to the store before the return time runs out.
1 year, 7 months ago
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PeptoBismol
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Terre Haute, IN
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answer 4
You should be able to configure it directly from the IPAD. Hook the router up as directed, and connect to the new network. It should prompt you to go to the configuration page for the router, but if not, just go to the IP address for the router from your browser on the IPAD, typically 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, and configure to your specifications.
1 year, 8 months ago
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Jollywombat
 from
NY
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answer 5
I have my iPad, iPhone, and iPods hooked up to my Netgear Wireless Router. It was very easy to do.
1 year, 10 months ago
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naenae781
 from
Perkinston, MS
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answer 6
Yes you can just go to your iPad or android tablets browser and go to 192.168.1.1 and follow instructions that comes device.
1 year, 10 months ago
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Murfdogla
 from
Hammond,LA
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answer 7
The Netgear N300 comes configured with a wireless SSID and Passphrase so you should be able to configure it via an iPad over WiFI.
1 year, 10 months ago
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WyoRocks
 from
Fresno, CA
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answer 8
Yes you literally do it through a Web browser via Wifi.
1 year, 10 months ago
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Jeff
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answer 9
You can, the router come with ssid and password ready. It just plug in and use.
1 year, 11 months ago
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emgcci
 from
Orlando, FL
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answer 10
The router can, indeed, be set up using the browser available on your tablet or phone. Just keep in mind that not all menu functions may be accessible through a mobile browser.
1 year, 11 months ago
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AaronGS
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Question

how many devices can connect to the wireless router?

5 years, 7 months ago
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answer 1
We use six wireless but it slows the more devices. I think it has a place for 4 wired connections.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Posted by: 
SugarBear
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answer 2
Depends, but at the same time can be 15 or more
4 years, 1 month ago
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kokecito
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Davie,Fl.
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answer 3
Most of these routers handle up to 256 max theoretical connections.
4 years, 9 months ago
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geolehman
 from
Pennsylvania
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answer 4
Unlimited - But your bandwidth is split by the number of simultaneous active users. 4 active users means 1/4 of the bandwidth for each.
4 years, 9 months ago
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Pat
 from
NJ
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answer 5
i was told the N router is faster for dsl. Call any Best Buy, if they are anything like mine they will answer over the phone.
5 years, 2 months ago
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GinzoP
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Stroudsburg, PA
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answer 6
I have my daughter and my laptop, with our wii and four handheld- dsi, ds, and 2 psp and one blue ray player for a total of 8 items wireless and two items wired so far for a complete total of 10 items but can be more if needed.
5 years, 3 months ago
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marvalousmarvis
 from
St. Louis, MO
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answer 7
I don't know how many are possible but I have 5 connected to it.
5 years, 3 months ago
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Boxfordknitter
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MA, USA
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answer 8
Most routers come with 4 ethernet wired ports on the back and the wirless deponds on the manufacture. But usuall the number of wired is unreal. I mean a lot. Check on the box of the one that you are interested in, or go to the web site to get more info on that model.
5 years, 6 months ago
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Oldboy1
 from
Eunice, La.
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answer 9
Don't have a single number to give but I have 3 laptops, a desktop computer and 2 DVD players and have had no problems yet. However, when more the 2 hookup to Netflix at the same time it runs a little slow.
5 years, 7 months ago
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Tucazg
 from
Tucson, AZ
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Question

I have dsl and wonder how yo hook up router to it?

5 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Plug your DSL line into the back and your computer into the new router then configure
1 year, 4 months ago
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Posted by: 
SugarBear
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answer 2
Easy, connect the LAN cable from your DSL modem to the router! That's it!
4 years, 9 months ago
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Posted by: 
NetworkMan
 from
Michigan
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answer 3
Simple - Get a DSL router - There is a port for the incoming telephone signal and a (CAT5e) port to go to your system or your switch. The default structure will probably work for you.
Regards, Pat
4 years, 9 months ago
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Pat
 from
NJ
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answer 4
Take your time and follow the directions. I usually have no patience but, I also have dsl and thought it would be a problem. One of the gentlemen suggested the N router, he said it would be faster. Then I got the N card for another computer. I am SO loving Best Buy.
5 years, 2 months ago
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GinzoP
 from
Stroudsburg, PA
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answer 5
Connect the WAN port on your DSL modem to the WAN port on the Router using a Cat 5 ethernet cable
5 years, 3 months ago
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Handy4u59
 from
Norfolk, Va
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answer 6
The DSL modem will have an "Internet" jack in the back of it (not the phone line jack). Plug a CAT5 patch cable from the Internet out jack into the internet in port of the N300 wireless.
5 years, 3 months ago
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jdlathrop
 from
Minneapolis, MN
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answer 7
You need a network cable (yellow, green, or grey), it looks like a phone cable but thicker. You should also plug the power adapter into a surge protector. Next, plug the network cable into the dsl modem "out" and the router "in" jack. Next plug a PC into one of the other jacks on the router i.e. 1,2,3,4 etc. using the same type of network cable. You should be connected to the internet now! Just follow the instructions that came w/your router and there ought to be pictures to show you how this should work.
5 years, 3 months ago
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Studmuffins1975
 from
Upstate NY
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answer 8
Just follow the quick set up guide included with the router. The directions are step by step and very easy to follow.
5 years, 3 months ago
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SW88ST68
 from
New Bedford
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answer 9
It is very simple to hook up a dsl with a router. It comes with easy instructions, but I will explain in simple terms. Basically you take the ethernet calbe that comes out of your dsl modem and plug it into the port that says input on the router, then you take another ethernet cable that comes with the router and plug it into the output of the router then plug the other end into your computer. Turn on the router and give it a few seconds and then you should be on the web. Good luck.
5 years, 6 months ago
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Using wired desktop and wireless laptop with Netgear N300 Wireless Router

My desktop pc is not wireless but my new laptop is wireless. Can I use both pcs with this router?
If so, how do I setup both pcs? My ISP is Comcast.
4 years, 2 months ago
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nova
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Yes you can use a lot of devices at once and setup is free you can do it in 3 to 5 minutes
1 year, 4 months ago
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yes
1 year, 7 months ago
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PeptoBismol
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Your desktop would need to be directly connected to the router, via ethernet cable. The other option is to purchase a USB wireless adapter. Both ways will provide you access to your network. The USB adapter would be preferred if the pc is not near to your router and you don't want a cable running through your house. Either option will not interfere with your laptop connection and both will easily stay connected simultaneously.
2 years, 6 months ago
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MJ0414
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I don't have Comcast, but if it's anything like RoadRunner (Time Warner), you should be able to connect the router to the cable modem, then connect your PC to one of the four open ports on the back of the router. Your laptop would connect via the wi-fi signal from the router or you can physically plug it in to one of the other open ports.
3 years, 11 months ago
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Both desktop pc and laptop can connect. Desktop plugs in while laptop uses the wireless.
4 years, 1 month ago
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That is how I am using this item. My desk top is hard wired and my laptop is wireless.
4 years, 1 month ago
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Of course you can connect everything you want. But for the PC, you need a Wireless adaptor connected to the usb port, to get the wireless signal.
Go to the closest Best Buy and ask for a Netgear Wireles USB adaptor for Desktops computers. It's very easy to install...

Good Luck
4 years, 1 month ago
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kokecito
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answer 8
I wired Netgear Wireless router to existing wired modem for my desktop PC. I followed Netgear instructions to connect wireless laptop & wireless printer. Windows 7 has Homegroup network, allowing me to access files between both PCs.
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Sure you can dude, just get the router as a wireless point so don't turn off the wireless setting on the router and make sure to have your laptop wireless option on, usually this option is mark by a blue light. Now you need to get on your routers settings so you can change your password so you don't have your access point open or may be you would like to share your internet with your neightbor that is your choice.

PS. Your desktop will have to have a Ethernet cable connected to your router and them you can play with the wireless connection on the other device (s) . good luck
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Does the Netgear N300 Wireless Router work with Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband?

I have a Verizon Wireless USB device that connects me to the internet (no cables just the USB) on one laptop and I was wondering if the Netgear N300 Wireless Router can use that internet connection to give me Wi-Fi on another laptop.
4 years, 4 months ago
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No
1 year, 4 months ago
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The answer is yes. I use a Verizon USB Modem for my internet access (connected to my desktop PC) and use router so that the internet connection can be shared with laptop.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Normally, routers like this do not use USB connections; they typically only use an Ethernet connection from a DSL or Cable modem.
3 years, 10 months ago
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You don't even need the router for this. You can share your internet connection with a wireless adapter from within Windows. Do a google search on internet sharing and create an ad-hoc network for that. Probably will need a second adapter as this is usually done with a wired connection for the internet and then shared out via the wireless adapter on the laptop
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No. It would have to have an ethernet port.
4 years, 2 months ago
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I don't think that you can connect the USB device to the Netgear N300 Wireless Router because it does not have a USB port. It only has an Internet/Wide Area Network (WAN) Ethernet port for connecting the router to a cable or DSL modem. You would necessarily need an Ethernet cable to use this router.
4 years, 3 months ago
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No, you have to have a dsl or cable modem with an ethernet out for any router that I know of to work.
4 years, 3 months ago
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Effectively your mobile device is your internet service provider. If it has an ethernet output or "Cat5/6" cable, you should be able to make it work. Many of the mobile hot spots I have seen are purely wireless. Some have an ethernet port and some are USB. It needs to act as the equivalent of the modem devices provided by the ISP's.
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Online multiplayer help please

I have a ps4 but when i play online i lag and cant play so if i bought this router could i just simply hook it up to my modem and it should be able to connect
Will it cost additional money on my internet bill ?
Thank you for answering
2 years, 1 month ago
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GameroftheCentury2000
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No on the extra money but there is just a little setup you need to do
1 year, 4 months ago
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No it will not cost any extra money. You simply connect to your router and do the basic set up of a SSID.

You would then set up your PS4 to connect to it
1 year, 6 months ago
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The lag you have has nothing to do with your local network. It most likely has more to do with your internet service rather than your setup in your home. Make sure you are setting the NAT to "Open", this is usually the default setting. check what internet speed you are currently getting from your service provider (Comcast, Verizon, At&t, etc...).

You will need to set the router up, it is easy. If you have a computer it comes with a CD and instructions. If you do not, you can read the instructions on setting the router up manually. DO CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT PASSWORD. And setup a passphrase.
1 year, 11 months ago
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BrianCK
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You should be able to play once you connect your router. You shouldn't get any extra charges but that depends on internet provider.
2 years ago
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diva69
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Yes, your ps4 will be able to connect to the wifi sent by a router. It will not cost you anything else per month, as long as you already have internet.
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Should not cost you anymore money. I have this one and have it hooked up to a comcast modem.
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answer 7
Yes, that should work. I have it hooked to my AT&T DSL modem/router, and it works fine. Use the NetGear software and set it up as a bridge/switch (don't use the internet router function). It will act as a regular switch on your network, and give you additional network connections and a strong,fast wi-fi connection.
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answer 8
I'm in a house with several devices on my wifi network. TV, multiple Mac's, phones, iPads and gaming systems. i have experienced no lag in my online game play. You can use the Apple Extreme base station as a stand alone router or it can be added to an existing network to boost the signal. If your ISP is providing a wifi modem and router then you could use it in addition to that one to help boost the signal strength. If not just connect it to your modem via ethernet cable and it will provide a very strong mulit- standard dual band signal. There wont be any additional charge from your ISP.
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