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Getting Started with NETGEAR genie
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700v4
Router Setup Preparation
You can allow NETGEAR genie to automatically set up your router, or you can use the genie
menus and screens to set up your router manually. Before you start the setup process, get
your ISP information and make sure the computers and devices in the network have the
settings described here.
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP
If you set up your computer to use a static IP address, you need to change the settings so
that it uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Consult the documentation that
came with your computer or operating system for instructions about how to do this.
Gather ISP Information
If you have DSL broadband service, you might need the following information to set up your
router and to check that your Internet configuration is correct. Your Internet service provider
(ISP) should have provided you with all of the information needed to connect to the Internet. If
you cannot locate this information, ask your ISP to provide it. When your Internet connection
is working, you no longer need to launch the ISP login program on your computer to access
the Internet. When you start an Internet application, your router automatically logs you in.
Make sure that you have the following information:
• The ISP configuration information for your DSL account
• ISP login name and password
• Fixed or static IP address settings (special deployment by ISP; this is rare)
Wireless Devices and Security Settings
Make sure that the wireless device or computer that you are using supports WPA or WPA2
wireless security, which is the wireless security supported by the router.
Types of Logins and Access
Different types of logins have different purposes: It is important that you understand the
difference so that you know which login to use when.
• Router login logs you in to the router interface from NETGEAR genie. See Use
NETGEAR genie after Installation on page 17 for details about this login.
• ISP login logs you in to your Internet service. Your service provider has provided you
with this login information, typically in a letter. If you cannot find this login information,
contact your service provider.
• WiFi password. The preset SSID (WiFi network name) and preset WiFi password for
your router are unique. This information is on the label on the bottom of your router.