I replaced my Netgear N router with this one after the Netgear stopped working after about about 1 and a half years. Inside the box there is no written documentation at all, just an installation CD. I loaded the CD into my PC and it said to plug the router in to the outlet and then plug it into the internet. I thought it was strange that it did not ask to plug a hard wire from the PC to the router, as that is how I configured my old one. I then figured out that it configures using the wireless VS wired connection. So the first thing to note is that you MUST use a PC that has wireless capability to use the set up wizard. If not, you will need to go the old fashioned route and set this up manually using a hard wire (which is a pain). At first, I got an error message that said it could not configure the router because MS Windows was not running the wireless network. It took me a LONG time to figure out that all I had to do was right click on the bar graph icon at the bottom of my computer and de-select the "use this to run the wireless network" box. I then re-tried the set up wizard and it worked perfectly. After it was set up, I used the set up wizard to rename the router to the same name and password as my old Netgear router. This way, my wireless devises I already had set up did not have to be touched at all. VERY simple to set up once I figured out how to deal with the original error. The one thing that still has me stumped is the guest feature. The router automatically creates a guest account, which is a nice feature, but mine shows up as being unsecured, even though the wizard shows it as being password protected. I just turned this feature off. Not sure why it was doing that. In any case, this is a great router for a reasonable price. It is also very small so it was easy to mount to the wall (using 2 small screws, not supplied). Reception is very good and it has not dropped so far (OK, only 1 day into it but so far, so good).
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