Netgear Router can be configured in two modes i.e. router mode and access mode. Router mode is the normal mode which allows a router to use all its features whereas access mode is bridge mode which resists a router to use all its available features. Access mode is configured when there are multiple routers at your place and while configuration router detects another default gateway. If you have a single router at your place, always configure it in router mode. The Router mode allows you to use additional features such as PPPoE, DHCP, Inter-VLAN, VLAN Routing etc. We will discuss each feature in this particular blog. Don’t worry Support for Netgear Router would help you resolve all your router related issues. How to set up a Netgear router in router mode?? Follow the steps mentioned below:
- Make connections between a modem, router and a computer using an ethernet cable.
- Switch on these devices one by one with the modem on priority.
- Wait for the lights on the router and modem to turn solid green and stable.
- Open any of the browsers on your device.
- Put routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net in the URL bar.
- Put admin as username and password as a password when prompted for these credentials. Remember these credentials are case sensitive and these are default credentials and if you have changed these values then put those modified credentials.
- You would be redirected to the router web management page where you can see all the default settings and change these default values at the same time.
- Follow the sequence Maintenance>Configuration.
- Under configuration Search for the system and then basic.
- Check the router radio button.
- Apply changes.
- Save changes.
Add additional DHCP Server
By default, there is one DHCP server operating at every router specifically for VLAN 1 i.e. Native VLAN but if you have multiple VLANs you can make multiple DHCP servers also by following below mentioned steps:
- Login into your router by following the same steps mentioned above.
- Once login, search for Management and then configuration.
- Configuration page would appear and in that page search for IP>LAN.
- Under LAN, select DHCP Server Settings.
- Select +Add Server.
- It would ask you for some configuration values that you need to put.
- VLAN ID: You need to tell the VLAN ID other than Native VLAN.
- Starting and Ending IP Address: Need to define IP Address Pool from which devices connected to DHCP server can take respective IP Address.
- Subnet Mask: Subnet Mask is a value that helps the computer to identify the host and network range.
- Gateway: It would ask you for the gateway value i.e. default gateway.
- DNS: DNS helps router to identify correct destination IP using domain names. DNS is like a phone book which has both domain name and associated IPs.
- Once the configuration is done, Save changes and log out.
Now you would be eager to know how to create VLANs on Netgear Router? As stated above, don’t worry, we at Netgear Router Support are here to help you 24*7. We have analyzed all the steps needed to configure multiple VLANs on any Netgear router.
- As each VLAN ID is associated with SSID so you need to configure the equal number of SSIDs and VLAN ID.
- Perform Netgear Router Login using the browser and login IP or login URLs.
- Follow series Management>Configuration.
- Under that select Wireless and under that basic WLAN settings.
- Click +SSID.
- Now it would ask you to configure SSID with respective values.
- Once configuration done, save changes and exit.
If you face any of the issues while configuring your router with the settings discussed above, you can contact us at www.router-setuphelp.com. We have a live chat support option, or we also accept emails which can be dropped at firstname.lastname@example.org