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With easy setup and exceptional range, this wireless router will conveniently expand your home's or office's wireless network.
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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
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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naenae781
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Perkinston, MS
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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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Murfdogla
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Hammond,LA
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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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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WyoRocks
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Fresno, CA
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answer 4
Yes you literally do it through a Web browser via Wifi.
2 months 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.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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emgcci
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Orlando, FL
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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.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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how do i set the security on my 300 netgear?

2 months, 4 weeks ago
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tahoe
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Glenwood, Minnesota
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answer 1
it should have come out of the box with a name and password already, mine did
1 month ago
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pne65
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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 ago
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nellie63
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athens, ga
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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, 1 week ago
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Nader
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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.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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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, 1 week ago
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arp
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answer 1
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 ago
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BrianCK
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North Port, FL
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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 ago
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Anonymous
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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 ago
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GameroftheCentury2000
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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 ago
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BrianCK
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North Port, FL
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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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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diva69
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Hartford CT
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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 ago
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RaggedyAnn
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Choctaw, Ok
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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, 2 weeks ago
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debbie
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madera, pa
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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.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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DSLuser
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Little Rock, AR
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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.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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diablofett5k
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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?
5 months, 4 weeks 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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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WyoRocks
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Fresno, CA
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answer 2
Yes. You will not need to involve the cable company at all.
3 months ago
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BrianCK
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North Port, FL
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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.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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DSLuser
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Little Rock, AR
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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.
5 months, 4 weeks ago
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marciee
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Canfield, OH
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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...
5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Fargo, ND
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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?
6 months ago
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answer 1
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.
4 days ago
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BrianMcK
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Laguna Hills, CA
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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 ago
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BrianCK
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North Port, FL
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answer 3
Yes, it should work for any service provider
6 months ago
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kartikKris
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answer 4
Yes, the unit can be configured for use in that situation.
6 months ago
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bandor
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what can you do if you forget your network password???

7 months ago
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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.
3 months ago
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BrianCK
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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.
6 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.
6 months ago
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kartikKris
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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.
6 months ago
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bandor
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mansfield, oh
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answer 5
push reset button on back and new password is "password"
6 months ago
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lee13
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houston
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answer 6
Use the help phone number.
7 months ago
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Scheidt8
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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.
7 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
7 months ago
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Marilyn56
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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
7 months ago
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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!
7 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.
7 months ago
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chromebook?

Would this work with chromebooks? specifically Samsung chromebook for $250
1 year, 5 months ago
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answer 1
Yes it will.
6 months ago
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kartikKris
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Ft Lauderdale
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answer 2
Yes
7 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.
8 months ago
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krissn333
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answer 4
It will work nicely with any type of notebook or laptop.
9 months ago
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Henrythe2nd
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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.
10 months ago
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MJ0414
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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.
11 months ago
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answer 7
Yes it will.
11 months ago
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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. :)
1 year ago
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MsCEO
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Atlanta, GA
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answer 9
Yes it will I have my mothers hp chrome notebook connected to it
1 year, 1 month ago
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Anasco
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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.
1 year, 3 months ago
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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.
1 year, 4 months ago
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do you have cable modem & wireless router & telephone

I have the bundle from time warner cable, and i need a modem/router for phone service along with wireless service. can you help me with recommendation of one that'll fit my need.
thanks
twilla
1 year, 6 months ago
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answer 1
Be sure to get the 900, as it's the largest and most powerful router to have longer range and higher bandwidth.
11 months ago
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vader65
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Plattsburgh, NY
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answer 2
The cable modem that we have works great with this 300 router
1 year ago
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Effingham
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Dayton, OH
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answer 3
Yes, this router works with internet and telephone simultaneously. I have the triple-play package (phone, internet, tv) from Cable Vision, and I am happy with this router's bandwidth/speed and performance.
1 year ago
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New York, NY
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answer 4
This Netgear worked great for about 8 months. It is supposed to have a lifetime warranty. When I called Netgear that the router had gone out, I got the run around. Best Buy talked me into another one. once agein, it is great but its only been about a month. So, there is no such thing as life time warranty. It does work well when it does work. Maybe I just got a lemon the first time around.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Worth, IL
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answer 5
I have cable TV (one a smart TV), smart phone, an ipad, and internet service. The Net Gear wireless router 2000 works well with all 3.
I recommend it.
1 year, 1 month ago
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oregon, wi
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answer 6
We have a modem from comcast but use net gear for our iPhone, iPad, and kindles
1 year, 1 month ago
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Woodbridge, VA
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answer 7
I bought the netgear wireless router for my laptop, cell phone, & Xbox. It was easy to install, & it wasn't very expensive. I too have time warner that is why I bought the wireless router because they would have charged extra for it.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Arlington, TX
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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?
2 years 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
6 months ago
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kartikKris
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Ft Lauderdale
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answer 2
Yes
7 months ago
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Smokecat
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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
9 months ago
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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.
10 months ago
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MJ0414
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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.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year, 10 months ago
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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.
1 year, 11 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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1 year, 11 months ago
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joyfulsinger
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Bossier City, La.
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answer 9
YES
1 year, 11 months ago
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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.
2 years ago
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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.
2 years ago
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Chattanooga, TN
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