netgear wn604 setup

Posted on 2014-08-26
Last Modified: 2014-09-04
friend gave me netgear wn604 to try to solve weak wireless connection in my basement.  no disc or instructions.  can someone please give me an exact method to make it work?  I reset to factory settings, plugged into pc but when I type what I was told  nothing happens.  supposed to get sign on screen?  thanks
Question by:StewartGilligan
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    Assuming that your network uses an address other than, in order to access the WN604 you will need to configure your computer with a static IP address in the same subnet that it uses. For example, you might use the address and a subnet mask of At this stage you won't need a gateway address.
    Open your browser, cancelling any complaints from it about not being able to find its home page, type into the address bar and hit Enter (or click Go, or whatever). You should now be presented with the log-in page of the WAP. The default username is   admin  and the default password is   password  . The installation and setup guide can be found here:

    What you haven't said is how the WN604 is going to be connected to the rest of your network, and if the latter uses a different subnet then you will have to set the former's IP address to one within it so that it can see and be seen on your LAN. This will be necessary whether you connect the WAP with a cable or wirelessly. Once you've done this you can access it from your LAN and configure it as required. Don't forget to reset your computer's NIC to obtain its IP address via the DHCP server on your network (probably your router), otherwise it will either not connect or it might cause an IP address conflict.
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