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anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
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 Level 4 (1,375 points)
    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
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    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
  • JasonFear Level 5 (4,935 points)
    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.
  • anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi! I am blushing almost... but can it be that I have bought the wrong router?? It seems like this actually requires a "phone cable", but I have broadband connection. I can't even connect the router.
  • Glynn Level 4 (1,375 points)
    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?
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    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
  • anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hm, but I am not connecting through phone, I am connecting straight from the internet "plug" in the wall. (sorry, bad english here...). So what I did was that I used one of the four between wall and router, and one of the other 4 between router and laptop. But how do I then get to configure the wireless connection? I guess I should contact Netgear for assistance, since the loginpage they refer to does not pop up when i go to their registration site.
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    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
  • anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Lyssa, but the plug far to the left on the router requires a phone cable? And that is not what I have from the wall, do I have the wrong router then?

    /anso
  • Glynn Level 4 (1,375 points)
    What do you have coming out of the wall?
  • anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
    RJ45
  • anso73 Level 1 (0 points)
    maybe the naming RJ45 was wrong, "it is the same as goes into the mac"
  • Glynn Level 4 (1,375 points)
    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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  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 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
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