The Installation Process
The time to install a netgear wireless router is suggested to be 15 minutes. For me, once I was ready to start, it took less than this to do the actual intsllation and it was a smooth process. Once the resource disk is placed in the disk drive, it will run automatically, and then the user is led step by step through the installation process. The first stage is an automatic check that the Internet connection and other factors are suitable for the new router.
Once this has been done, the installation process consists of a sequence of instructions to the user. In the first part of the process when replacing a router, the old router is used to access the Internet. Therefore, it is very important that the power is connected and disconnected to the new and old router in the correct sequence and the cables are also connected and disconnected in the right order. However, provided that the user has the confidence to follow the clear instructions and pictures provided, the process should proceed smoothly. Although it feels a bit like those sequences in movies where the hero has to disconnect the wires in the correct order to prevent the bomb exploding, in reality, there are no such dire consequences.
Once the router has been installed, a wired Ethernet connection is no longer required, the cable can be disconnected, and there is no longer a need for a computer in close physical proximity.
The router can be configured using a browser to access the routerlogin.net page.