There are basically two IP addresses that your Netgear router could use. They are: public and private. Talking about these two different IP addresses, it’s used to communicate with other wireless routers within a certain network. With the private IP address, your personal router is able to connect to public networks like the internet.
You might think you have to change your default settings of your Netgear router. But, actually, they aren’t. The reason behind this is because of the fact that many people have changed their default settings to point to the fake IP address. This happens when they accidentally download malicious files on their computer. To prevent this from happening to your Netgear router, you need to change it’s settings to its proper IP.
You can manually enter the IP of your Netgear router into the interface or setup tab. Here, you will be given a list of options. If you want to change the default setting to its private IP address then you just need to check the corresponding boxes.
Another option that you can do is to forward the setting to the main AP. By default, the router will assign its own SSID and port forwarding information. So, if you want to test whether your Netgear router can handle a wireless connection, you should first forward the setting to the main AP. Once you have done that, then you can automatically connect to your wireless network by selecting the connect button on your modem.
For more detailed information, you can visit the manufacturer’s website. Here, you will be able to find the instructions on how to change the Netgear router’s settings. However, here, you need to enter key information and save them. Once you are done, reboot your computer.
You can log on to your Netgear router’s login page. Here, you will find your router in the list of wireless devices. You should click the default or the ‘inet’ button. You can also click on the wireless internet browser tab so as to access your router through the internet browser.
Now, you should create an access point or a WPA key which is a security feature for your router. It allows only authorized computers to connect to your wireless routers. You can also select the ‘scan’ tab so as to allow your computer to scan the networks for any unwanted files. In the next step, you should give your WPA key to the computer that you are using so as to enable the computer to connect to your Netgear router.
If you don’t know how to do that, you should refer to the instructions given in the link below. Once you have done all these steps, you should be able to log into your Netgear router’s login page. This will show the details about your modem and it will also provide you the option of changing the default gateway you set earlier. By default, the Netgear router will use the main wireless router. However, you can change the default gateway given by your ISP by following the instructions given in the link below.
Then, you should go to ‘My Network’ section found in ‘My Computer’. Here you should see an icon that is similar to the one seen in the box below. Once you click on this icon you will get the details of the default settings that you can change. Once you have changed these settings, you should restart your Netgear router to access the network you were working on earlier.
After you have restarted your Netgear router, you should be able to log in to the internet browser you were using earlier. You can change the settings of your Netgear a router to match your login page in the internet browser. Then you should connect your laptop to the internet using the wifi router again.
You should then enter the IP address of the Netgear router you are using in the box provided beside the icon of ‘My Network’. The default setting of the Netgear router is given in the box and you can change it as per your convenience. If you find that your Netgear router does not support a change of the IP address through the control panel then you should go in the ‘wireless router’ section to change the settings of your Netgear WPA router. You can check whether the settings of your Netgear WPA router are properly configured or not by going in the ‘ip address’ section.
This process is quite lengthy but you do not need to spend a lot of time in it. Just be sure to read the instructions carefully so that you can perform the steps properly after you have finished with them. Change the settings as per the specification of your wireless router, save and reboot your Netgear WPA router. This process would enable your Netgear router setup to work perfectly.