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Configure the WAN Mode
The WAN ports of the wireless ADSL gateway can be configured for either a Dedicated
ADSL or a Dedicated Ethernet port connection. (If both ADSL and Ethernet WAN ports
have been connected and configured, Auto-Rollover should be selected.)
1. Select Network Configuration from the main menu and WAN Mode from the
submenu. The WAN Mode screen will display. Select the option that matches your
WAN port connection and ISP setup configuration.
2. Click Apply to accept the remaining default settings. (If you need to make further
modifications, please see the reference manual.)
Now, Configure Wireless Connectivity
1. Select Network Configuration from the main menu and Wireless Settings from the
submenu. The Wireless Settings screen will display.
2. Enter the name or SSID of your wireless network. The default is NETGEAR.
3. Select the correct Country/Region setting so that you are sure to comply with local
4. Select the appropriate Channel (Auto is the default) and Operating Mode for your
area (g and b is the default).
5. Check the Enable Wireless Access Point radio button to turn on the wireless radio and
check the Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID)
6. Configure the Wireless Security settings according to the requirements of your
7. Click Apply to save your settings.
Verify wireless connectivity. Connect to the Internet or log in to the DGFV338 from a
computer with a wireless adapter that is configured to match the settings you just applied
to your DGFV338. For wireless connectivity problems, see the Troubleshooting Tips
below or in the DGFV338 ProSafe Wireless ADSL Modem VPN Firewall Router
Reference Manual. A documentation link to the manual is available on the Resource CD
or from the main menu of the user interface.
Here are some tips for correcting common problems you may encounter.
Be sure to restart your network in this sequence:
1. Turn off and unplug the modem (if applicable), turn off the DGFV338, and shut down
2. Plug in and turn on the modem (if applicable). Wait two minutes.
3. Turn on the DGFV338. Wait one minute.
4. Turn on the computer.
Make sure the network cables are securely plugged in.
• The 10/100 Internet status light on the wireless ADSL gateway will be lit if the
Ethernet cable to the wireless ADSL gateway from the modem is plugged in securely
and the modem and wireless ADSL gateway are turned on.
• The DSL Internet status light on the wireless ADSL gateway will be lit if the phone
cable to the ADSL outlet is plugged in securely, the wireless ADSL gateway turned
on and synchronized to the ADSL network.
• For each powered on computer connected to the wireless ADSL gateway with a
securely plugged in Ethernet cable, the corresponding wireless ADSL gateway LAN
port status light will be lit. The front of the DGFV338 identifies the number of each
Make sure your physical connection, WAN Setup and WAN
• If you initially set up your DGFV338 with a DSL phone connection, then the
matching ADSL ISP must be selected and configured from the WAN Setup menu and
Dedicated ADSL selected from the WAN Mode menu.
• If you are connected through an Ethernet modem, you must select Ethernet ISP to
configure your ISP settings and select Dedicated Ethernet on your WAN Mode menu.
• If you connected both, make sure you configured both ISP settings and selected
Rollover Mode in the Wireless Mode settings.
Make sure the network settings of the computer are correct.
Computers should be configured to obtain IP addresses automatically via DHCP. For help
with this, please see the links in the appendix of the Reference Manual.
Use the DGFV338 status lights to verify correct operation.
If the DGFV338 Test light does not go out within two minutes of turning the router on,
reset the router as described in the Reference Manual.
Make sure the computer & DGFV338 wireless settings match
The Wireless Network Name (SSID) and security settings (WEP/WPA, MAC access
control list) of the DGFV338 and wireless computer must match exactly.
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