How to Setup/Configure a Netgear WGR614 54Mbps Wireless Router

In this article i covered features and configuration steps of Netgear WGR 614 wireless Router. Netgear WGR614 is good for Internet surfing, email, Secure and simple way to share your high-speed Internet connection. Netgear WGR614 works with computers with internal Wi-Fi adapter.

New Netgear WGR614L Open Source Router, we can customize with a variety of third party firmware applications, versatile, and high performance.These instructions apply to WGR614v6, WGT624v3, and WPN824 and may also work for other wireless routers.

Netgear WGR614 54Mbps  Wireless Router Features:

1. Supports excessive protocols.
2. Internet sharing broadband router and 4-port switch
3. Statefull packet inspection
4. It upgrades to the latest router firmware during installation automatically
5. Configurable for private networks and public hotspots
6. Second internal antenna improves coverage range

How to Setup Netgear WGR614 54Mbps Wireless Router :

1). First read Netgear Wireless Router instructions in the included manual, and following their guidelines for plugging in and initializing the access point.

2). After powering up the router, use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to one of the ports on Netgear WGR614 from 1 to 4.

3). Open a web browser window on the connected computer and type into the address bar and press Enter. This will take you to the Netgear Smart Wizard welcome page like below, click OK to begin the configuration. The router will attempt to detect the type of connection you have and the next message you receive should be Dynamic IP (DHCP) Detected, click Next once you see this.

Netgear Smart Wizard Welcome Page

Netgear Welcome page









4). Next you will enable the wireless capability of your router. Select Country from the list In the dropdown box for the region where you are located. On this screen you can also change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from its default value to something unique so that your Base Station will not be confused with another. Click Next.

Netgear Wireless SSID Settings

Netgear Wireless SSID Settings










5). You should now see a message confirming that your connection is working and wireless is enabled. But your are not secured yet. Read the notes and click Done. Then direct your browser to to continue the configuration. A window will pop up prompting you for your login and password, enter admin for the username and password for the password, then click OK.

Netgear Router settings through Web Browser

Netgear settings through Browser











6). After you logged in, you will see the main configuration page (shown above) and also you can find main menu on left side. To protect your wireless network click on the Wireless Settings from the left side main menu and select the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) option under the Security Options and then under the Security Encryption (WEP) section that appears, select 128 bit next to Encryption Strength. Choose a password between 6 and 8 characters and type it into the Passphrase box under the Security Encryption (WEP) Key heading. Then click Generate. Finally click on Apply. You may also select WPA encryption, however not all network cards support this, so check your documentation first.

Netgear Wireless Settings

Netgear Wireless Settings










7). Next go for the Advanced section heading on the left side of the page and click on this Wireless Settings section. Disable the SSID broadcast option by unchecking the second box in this section and then click on the Setup Access List button.

8). On this page (seen below) check the box to Turn Access Control On and click on the Apply button to save this setting. Now click on the Add button, this will display a Wireless Card Entry heading. This is where you will choose a name and enter a MAC Address, also known as Physical Address, for each computer that you will be using to connect to your wireless network. If you don’t know how to get this information go to Run–>CMD–>ipconfig/all in particular PC. Once you have finished, click the Apply button.

Netgear access control list

Netgear access control list










9). Finally click on the Set Password link on the left of the page under the Maintenance heading. Change the default password for accessing your wireless router setup pages by first typing the old one, password, into the appropriate field and then entering a new one into the New Password field and confirming it. This should be a different password than the one you setup for WEP encryption, but should also be atleast 6 to 8 characters in length. Click the Apply button. Now Router is secured.

Find below Specifications, Installation guide, reference Manuals and Firmware for older and alternate versions of the WGR614 family of NETGEAR routers.  Click on the links below to get started.

Download Manuals, Firmware for Netgear WGR614v5 Wireless Router

Manuals, Firmware, and Support for NETGEAR WGR614v6

Manuals, Firmware, and Support for NETGEAR WGR614v7

Manuals, Firmware, and Support for NETGEAR KWGR614

Manuals, Firmware, and Support for NETGEAR WGR614v8 (WGR614L)

Manuals, Firmware, and Support for NETGEAR WGR614v9


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