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NETGEAR - Wireless-N Router

With easy setup and exceptional range, this wireless router will conveniently expand your home's or office's wireless network.
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what is the signal range for a router?

I am looking for a router that will pick up a signal that is approximately 250ft away. Is that possible?
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does this work with windows 7

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yes, works with windows 8 and 7
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Yes, this router will work with Windows 7.
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I have cinder block wall can that be blocking the signal to the added on room will a better router help?

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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
3 months, 1 week ago
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answer 1
I have my iPad, iPhone, and iPods hooked up to my Netgear Wireless Router. It was very easy to do.
2 months, 1 week ago
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naenae781
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answer 2
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.
2 months, 1 week ago
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answer 3
The Netgear N300 comes configured with a wireless SSID and Passphrase so you should be able to configure it via an iPad over WiFI.
2 months, 1 week ago
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answer 4
Yes you literally do it through a Web browser via Wifi.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Jeff
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answer 5
You can, the router come with ssid and password ready. It just plug in and use.
3 months, 1 week ago
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emgcci
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answer 6
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.
3 months, 1 week ago
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how do i set the security on my 300 netgear?

3 months, 1 week ago
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it should have come out of the box with a name and password already, mine did
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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answer 2
I had no problem with just reading the directions that came with router and I'm NOT tech savvy. good luck.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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nellie63
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answer 3
1. Press the Push 'N' Connect button on the front of your router. The router WPS button will start
to blink:
• The router will enable WPA/WPA2 security with a PSK security password and will create
a random SSID.
• It will then transmit its SSID and security settings to your client device.
• A message should display on your client device noting the connection status.
2. Go to your client device and follow the instructions on your client device networking utility
for connecting to the router. You have approximately 2 minutes to complete your connection.
If no connection is detected:
• The WPS light will blink intensely for a few seconds and then cease blinking.
• Neither the SSID nor the WPA/WPA2 security settings will be configured on the router.
• A “not successful” message should display on your client device. (The WPS detection
may have timed out; try again.)
If a connection is established:
If you choose to use Push 'N' Connect (WPS), the security methods supported are
WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK. WEP with Shared key authentication is not supported
by WPS.
1. Push 'N' Connect can also be used to connect additional wireless clients if security is set to None.Configuring Your Wireless Network 26
• The WPS light will cease blinking.
• The router will have generated an SSID, implemented WPA/WPA2 wireless security
(including a PSK security password), and transmitted these settings to the client; the client
now shares the same security settings as the router.
• A “Success” message should display on your client device.
After configuring wireless security on your router, either by using “Using Push 'N' Connect (WPS)
to Configure Your Wireless Network” on page 24, or by setting up wireless security manually (see
“Setting Your SSID and Wireless Security Manually” on page 23), you can add additional clients
to your network by using the Push 'N' Connect button or by logging in to your wireless router.

Source: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNR3500LV1/WNR3500L_SM_11JUN2010.pdf
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 4
Both wireless passphrases and MAC filters can be set up through the router's main menu. For step-by-step instructions how to access this menu and to change these settings, please refer to your owner's guide of the official FAQs on Netgear's website. If you'd like assistance setting up your home network's wireless security, remember that Best Buy also offers home networking services.
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what version number and Ipv6

What is the version number? does this router supports Ipv6? Network monitor usage built in software?
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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This router does have IPV6 and it does have a network monitor as well as a usage counter. You can limit individual MAC addresses with it also.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 2
I have that router. Currently it's in V4. It supports iPv6, in many ways: pass through, 6to4 tunnel, DHCP, etc.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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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
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 1
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.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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BrianCK
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answer 2
You should be able to play once you connect your router. You shouldn't get any extra charges but that depends on internet provider.
4 months, 1 week ago
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diva69
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answer 3
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.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 4
Should not cost you anymore money. I have this one and have it hooked up to a comcast modem.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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answer 5
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 6
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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wireless router install

I would like to add the router to a desktop to create a network. I would like to add an ereader for ease of use. Is this possible without cable Co intervention?
6 months ago
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Yes. That is one of the main reasons to get a router. It also performs a service called NAT (network address translation). This allows you to connect multiple device to your single internet connection form the cable company (or DSL).

Most routers have some easy to use setup wizards.
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WyoRocks
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answer 2
Yes. You will not need to involve the cable company at all.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 3
Assuming you have a cable modem/router, just connect this router to the cable modem, then your PC to this router. Use the NetGear software to set up this router as a bridge/switch (no internet router function). I will give you some additional network ports and a good, fast wi-fi connection.
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answer 4
I listed myself as technologically challenged, and I was able to do this myself in just a few minutes. Adding the ereader reguired logging on to the new network and entering the network password, but this happened automatically after the first time.
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answer 5
You would need to supply more information...
The router enables you to have your own LAN which multiple devices can be connected to it.
This router specifically allows 4 computers to be hard wired to the back of the device.
You can also connect many devices wirelessly to this router.
I do not have an eReader so you would need to look at the eReader manual to see if it allows you to connect this device to a wireless network.
You do not need the cable company to connect your device to your internal network... However if you plan on being able to connect any of you computers or wireless devices to the internet you will need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that you connect this router to...
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Using for different services?

I previously used this with COX, but i just moved and all we can get is NextLink. Will this work for Nextlink also?
7 months ago
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Should work with any provider as it does not directly connect to them.
It connects to their modem, or in my situation, an internal network.
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answer 2
It will work with any gateway or modem that has a ethernet out connection. So, all of them. Instead of connecting the ethernet cable to a computer, it pugs into the back of this router. You will see the ports, the one colored yellow is the WAN port.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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BrianCK
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answer 3
Yes, it should work for any service provider
6 months ago
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answer 4
Yes, the unit can be configured for use in that situation.
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what can you do if you forget your network password???

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
7 months ago
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answer 5
push reset button on back and new password is "password"
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answer 6
Use the help phone number.
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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.
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answer 8
You can email them they keep it for you on file
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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
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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!
8 months ago
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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.
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