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Help! How to set up wireless connection with DGN2000

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anso73 Calculating status...
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Feb 4, 2010 10:48 AM
Hi!

I am a complete beginner on Mac... How do I set up my newly bought DGN2000 Netgear router???
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Glynn Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2010 10:54 AM (in response to anso73)
    Hello and welcome, are you connected to the router with an ethernet cable? If not, start there.

    What type of internet connection do you have? DSL, Cable??? I get mine from ATT who is your carrier?

    Come back and I'll try to walk you through it.

    Cheers,
    Glynn
    , G4 1.33Gz,iMac G5 2.1Gz 2Gm, Macbook Pro 15" 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Win XP SP3
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 10:56 AM (in response to anso73)
    Not sure if this has changed, but most routers come with an instruction/quick setup manual--does yours have one?

    Generally, you need to have your machine connected to the router via Ethernet & then use a web browser to setup the router.

    Do you have a separate modem?

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (5.5 years running smooth!)
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:00 AM (in response to anso73)
    Hi anso73,

    Welcome to Apple Discussions. It looks like your question would be better served via Netgear's support website. Here's some handy links -

    http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2334 (Website for the specific router)

    ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/DGN2000SM20May08.pdf (Website for the online version of the manual)

    According to the manual, how to configure the router with Mac OS X can be found on Page 11.
    13" MacBook Pro (2.26GHz/4GB/160), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Glynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:24 AM (in response to anso73)
    You say you have broadband connection? How are you sending these posts? The computer you are sending from, how is it hooked up to the internet?
    , G4 1.33Gz,iMac G5 2.1Gz 2Gm, Macbook Pro 15" 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Win XP SP3
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:29 AM (in response to anso73)
    Do you have a separate modem from your ISP or are you planning to use the Netgear as router and modem?

    According to the website JasonFear linked, the device you picked will be both modem AND router.

    If you look at the connections on the back of the device, one of them will be labeled "Internet" or something similar--a cord from your phone jack goes there. It looks like the device then has 4 Ethernet connections--one of those goes to your computer.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (5.5 years running smooth!)
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 11:45 AM (in response to anso73)
    Okay, we've got some terms getting mixed up here.

    Take the plug from your wall & place it into the 1 slot on the far left on your router. (One of those slots should be facing the opposite direction of the other 4--that's where the plug from your wall goes. It should also be a different color; looks like white in the manual.) Then, pick one of the other 4 slots (these should be outlined in yellow, if the manual is accurate) & use it to connect your computer to the router. That should get the login page to show up for you.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (5.5 years running smooth!)
  • Glynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 12:06 PM (in response to anso73)
    What do you have coming out of the wall?
    , G4 1.33Gz,iMac G5 2.1Gz 2Gm, Macbook Pro 15" 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Win XP SP3
  • Glynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Feb 4, 2010 12:29 PM (in response to anso73)
    Okay, that plugs in directly into your computer and you are able to get internet. Right?
    Then that cable is already attached to a modem of some kind. Do you know if there is one in
    your building? I think you need to use your incoming connection as the input. The RJ45 connector coming from the wall will be the input to the router. Then take another RJ45 cable from one of the output connectors to your computer.

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    , G4 1.33Gz,iMac G5 2.1Gz 2Gm, Macbook Pro 15" 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Win XP SP3
  • Lyssa Level 6 Level 6 (14,780 points)
    Ahh, there we go. If you have RJ45 coming out of the wall, then this router isn't what you need. You need a device that does not include a modem.

    ~Lyssa
    13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iBook G4 1.07 GHz (10.4.11); 3G iPod 15 GB (5.5 years running smooth!)
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