NETGEAR R4500 Network Router User Manual

Connect Wireless Devices to Your Router


Choose either the manual or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) method to add wireless computers, and other devices to your wireless network.

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Manual Method

Open the software utility that manages your wireless connections on the wireless device that you want to connect to your router (iPhone, laptop, computer, gaming device). This utility scans for all wireless networks in your

2. Look for the preset NETGEAR wireless network name (SSID), and select it.

The preset Wi-Fi network name (SSID) is located on the product label on the bottom of the router.

Note: If you changed the name of your network during the setup process, look for that network name.

Enter the preset password (or your custom password if you changed it), and click Connect.

4. Repeat steps 13 to add other wireless devices.

WPS Method

Find the preset Wireless Settings on your router and record them here:

Wi-Fi network name (SSID) ...

Network key (password ) ...

If your wireless device supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)NETGEAR calls this method Push 'N' Connectyou might be prompted to press the WPS button on the router instead of entering a password. If this happens:

If you change the preset wireless settings, record them here:

Wireless network name (SSID) ...

Network key (password) ...

Press the WPS button

Select Wireless Settings to locate your wireless password.

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Make sure that the PC is connected to one of the four LAN Ethernet ports, or wirelessly to the router.

Make sure that the router is fully up and running. Its wireless LED should turn

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If the PC is set to a static or fixed IP address (this is uncommon), change it to obtain an IP address automatically from the router. product updates, additional documentation, and support.

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Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on the client device, or follow the

WPS instructions that came with your wireless device to complete the WPS process. The devi