Windows Vista has been redesigned and improved the network connection dialog boxes found in earlier versions of Windows, making the process more accessible. If you are looking to set up a Netgear Router on Windows Vista, then you will have to follow certain steps, which you can find in this post.
While there is nothing much to understand when it comes to setting up Netgear Router Setup, but if you think you can’t set up the router on your own, then it is better to follow tried and tested steps. The following steps are performed on a Netgear Wireless Router Login with the operating system being Windows Vista. However, if you want to try the process on any other Windows OS, then the steps won’t change much.
Setting up Netgear Wireless Router on Windows Vista
- Install your Wi-Fi card and drivers. If the card is not with the computer, you must install drivers by inserting the card and introducing the disk that came with it. Follow the instructions in the new hardware wizard to complete the installation.
- Make sure the router is switched on. In order for Windows Vista to detect the wireless network, the router must be turned on and broadcasts Service Set Identifier (SSID). If the wireless network does not broadcast the SSID, note the SSID and the Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) key for future use.
- Open the “connection to a network” dialog.
- Click on the “Start” button, and then click on “connect.”
- If the Wi-Fi network is displayed, double-click the network name or network name, then click the “Connect” button. The automatic detection functions will pick up most public Wi-Fi networks, so if you are at a public hotspot, this is often all you have to do. If your computer discovers new networks, it will add them to this list.
- Enter into the Wi-Fi network manually if it is not listed. Click on the link labelled as “Set Up a connection or network”, which you can find at the bottom of the dialog box.
- Select the option that says “Connect to a wireless network manually”, which you can find under “Choose a Connection Option” when the new dialog box appears, then click the “Next” button.
- Enter the SSID and WEP or WPA information in the “manual connection to a wireless network” dialog box. If this is a private network and the router is not the SSID, make sure you “Close Even if the network is not broadcasting.” When you are done, click “Next.”
- Connect to the wireless network directly by selecting “Connect …” in the following dialog. If you want to connect later, click on the “Finish” button. You can now access this network from the “Connection to a network” dialog box.
This was all about setting up Netgear wireless router on Windows Vista, so if you are able to do it successfully, then that’s great, but if not, then you can consult experts and ask them to do it on your behalf.