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Away from any large metal surfaces, such as a solid metal door or aluminum studs. Large expanses of other materials such as glass, insulated walls, fish tanks, mirrors, brick, and concrete can also affect your wireless signal. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant performance degradation or an inability to wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Installing Your Wireless Router
To help you set up your router and get on the Internet quickly, the Resource CD contains a Smart Wizard™ Installation Assistant. The Installation Assistant walks you through the steps required to connect your router, modem, and PC(s); configure your wireless settings; and enable wireless security for your network. When you have finished, you will be Internet ready! NETGEAR does not recommend or support adding a NETGEAR router behind another router, or replacing a gateway with a NETGEAR router. If you have a Macintosh or Linux system, you need to use the manual installation method (see "Manually Installing Your Router" on page 11). You can set up your wireless router using one of two methods: • Smart Wizard Setup: The Smart Wizard Installation Assistant setup is available on your Resource CD. See "Installing Your Router Using the Smart Wizard" on page 8 to use the Smart Wizard Installation Assistant. - - This is the easiest option. The wizard guides you through the setup process. It automates many of the steps and verifies that the steps have been successfully completed. Smart Wizard requires a PC running Microsoft Windows. Before running the Smart Wizard Installation Assistant on a corporate PC to set up your home router, check with your company's network support staff. Corporate network settings or Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software might conflict with the default settings of a home router. If you are unsure about whether there might be a conflict, use a different computer.
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router