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NETGEAR NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router

Get connected to high-speed Internet instantaneously and effortlessly with the NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router. It's compatible with both older Wireless-G devices, as well as the new Wireless-N devices. The patented Push 'n' Connection feature on this high-speed internet router uses Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) technology to make online communication safe and secure. The PIN and SSID are randomly generated by the Push 'n' Connect router, and are difficult to decode. This NETGEAR wireless router features five Ethernet ports, including one WAN and four LAN. This allows you to connect up to four devices such as your PC, gaming console and iPad simultaneously. The live parental control lets you personalize the filter setting and block inappropriate applications and websites for children. The NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router comes with a broadband usage meter that generates customized reports, so you can keep track of your usage.
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Questions & Answers for NETGEAR NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router

Question

I have a netgear 150 streaming netflix through my blue ray.I have trouble with it stopping often to download would the 300 help me on this issue

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
HurricaneHillbilly
 - Ripley,TN
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Switch off QoS service.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 2
It could help, but try connecting a cat5 cable between the blueray and the netgear, if that is an option for you. That is how I streamed with my blueray and 1.5Mbps DSL. The other thing to check is your blueray.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 3
It is netflix, not your router. I had problems with movies stopping and redownloading so I upgraded to this wonderful device and the movies still do it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
shellsdell
 - GA
answer 4
it your ip or player.
Not the router.
Get a Roku Player and a better ISP speed.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Computer61
 - Arizona
Question

Why ?

I have 2 laptops. I use one of them to set up the internet access and wireless security and the second laptop to be used wirelessly. the second laptop got on the internet nicely. However, I tried to set up the first laptop for it to be wireless too but somehow it did not work. It can only access internet when wired. Any help or suggestion?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
kiLoHa
 - Atlanta, GA
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Make sure that the first laptop has a compatible wireless adapter and it is configured to log into the router with the settings that came with the router- wireless name (SSI) and the Network Key (password). Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
vze35kv2
 - New Jersey
answer 2
If your 1st. laptop is set to act as the RADIUS server then obviously it defeats the purpose if you want it to be wireless too. Also, WPA2 is as secure as RADIUS. Don't understand why for 2 laptops ONLY you need RADIUS!!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 3
Need more info. How are you trying to wirelessly connect the second laptop? Does it have an internal wireless adapter or external? Either type could be bad(not working)--you might try switching the first to be the wireless and the second to be hard-wired. Or a new external(USB) wireless adapter on the second.

But like I said. . .Need more info.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
esandoval1
answer 4
Well first off can your laptop see the router? If it cannot see your router in a WiFi search then you laptop cannot connect. I would make sure youre WiFi card is turned on and able to search for WiFi stations. Also check to make sure the laptop hardware is compatible with the router. Some older laptops have cards that may not have security compatible with a newer router. Without knowing more about the hardware on the laptop I can't suggest much else.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JohnnyTheGeek
 - Mount Morris,IL
Question

does it work with windows me

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
deacon99
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
not sure. Microsoft has ended support for windows Me. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 2
Yes, interface is web-based connection is WiFi or wired via RJ-45
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 3
It does broadcast wireless G so it should be compatible with your ethernet card, or wireless card.

But if you're seriously still running ME, you should at least upgrade to Windows XP, or Winows 7.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Miss1337
 - Baton Rouge, LA
answer 4
not sure if you got an answer to this but here goes: it should work wired to your pc. you must make sure your LAN adapter settings are set to allow the router dynamic IP capibility (default is set up correctly) Next is wireless, now that's a bit more tricky. Wirelss internet will work with your adapter, not the OS, so as long as you have a more recent wireles adapter you should be fine, I would not plan on using WEP encryption. it may cause problems with connectivity.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
thecableguy1976
Question

Will this router work with my ps3?

asked 4 years ago
By
cquerrieo22
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
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answer 1
yes my son is using it with his ps3 and we also have 1 desktop and three laptops connected to this router.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Ninnyto2
 - Antlers, Ok
answer 2
Yes it will but only if thats the ONLY thing you wish to use at the time. if you plan to use ANYTHING else at the same time, i highly suggest you pick up the cisco e2500 router for 30 more, its worth it
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
hawkeye1326
 - lewiston maine
answer 3
Yes. Just make sure that (if you set up a password) you do not have spaces in the password. The PS3 will not recognize some characters and spaces and will not accept the password if it is too long. I have no idea why that is, but mine had difficulty connecting when I had a space in the router password. The router will also work with Xbox 360, Wii and the PSP...and just about anything else with WiFi.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Seredetia
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 4
This router should work with any wireless device. It works with my Wii and with an ipod.
answered 4 years ago
By
carlb1818
 - MD
Question

Connect Guest Laptop

How do I connect a guest laptop computer when I've forgotten my password for the Netgear N300.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
jejhlake
 - Houghton lake, MI
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Reset router in case you had changed the original user / pass combination of admin / password
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 2
if you have forgotton the password you can return the router to default setting simply by holding the reset button for 15 to 30 seconds, id do 30 just to be safe. then re-install the software from the disc and then change the settings. default username is: admin default password is: password
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
hawkeye1326
 - lewiston maine
answer 3
You can push the reset button on the netgear router, which will put it back to factory settings. The default user will be admin, and password will be password. The you can reset the system. If you did not change your user name and password when you first installed the router, you might try that username and password first. The go into the setting and change what you need to.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
AHinPhoenix
answer 4
Honestly, I never set mine up correctly and never set up a password, though I do have it on a secure network. If you are using Windows (which I assume you are) try this: Go to your computer that already has access to the network, go to the Control Panel (from the Start Menu), go to Network & Sharing Center, go to Manage Wireless Networks, double-click on your network name, then click on the security tab and there should be a check-box that says Show characters. This will give you the security key. Next, go to your guest computer, find your network and connect with the key. Once they are connected, you can manually control their access if you want. Hope it works for you.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Seredetia
 - Las Vegas, NV
Question

Will this work for Netflix streaming ?

I have mid level DSL. Streams fine on my computer. I want it on my TV. Will be buying a roku at the same time.

Never had a router before.

I can buy a refurb for about half price so I was thinking of going that route.

Will this router & roku be all I need to watch NF streaming ?
Thanks !
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
RJ35126
 - Trussville,AL
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, don't buy refurb though
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 2
if you plan on doing ONLY streaming yes it would do ok, not the greates but ok. now if your planning on someone else being on at the same time the bandwith with dwindle and streaming will cease.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
hawkeye1326
 - lewiston maine
answer 3
That's all I have- the router and the Roku box. Works fine for Netflix.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
richdonn
answer 4
This router corrupts the IP address continuously. You are better off staying away from this worthless product.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Virginia
Question

Will this router work with comcast?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
klfidler
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
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answer 1
it should work with any cable company.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
MSYO2U2
answer 2
It should work with comcast, but contact comcast to be sure.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 3
Yes it will. I have Comcast and it works great.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
keysguy
 - Dallas, GA
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
FedWay
 - Federal Way, WA
Question

how do you find the password for this router?

how do you find the password for this router? because i want to go online on my ps3 but it says i need a password and what is the passcode called is it wep?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
RubeDog
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
the password is on the back of the router
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 2
You should have been given a passcode during set up but it says here in the installation guide that you can go to www.routerlogin.net and enter default username admin and the password is password select wireless settings and it will give you your passcode.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
69Camarogirl
 - Ohio
answer 3
Default user is "admin" and password is "password".
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 4
It sounds like WEP or WAP. You might have to reset the router and do setup again.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
metalrevolver
 - NC
Question

can I add a user name and password to pevent people from piggy backing off my internet?

i have a router that supports 5 divices and have 4 laptops 2 i pod touches a p/s3 a wii a netendo d/s and 4 wi-fi phones and a i-pad and so i have enough things running for my own place to have to worry about slowing from others piggiy backing?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you mean WiFi - change to WPA2. if you mean web console, you can easily change it and furthermore you can disable remote access.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
bmninada
 - NJ
answer 2
Definately.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ElStratto
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 4
they need to know your password to use your wireless router!!!!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
shellsdell
 - GA
Question

How would you sync an iPod Touch with the router?

I should be getting this router and the new iPod Touch 4th Gen, for Christmas, and I was wondering how you would sync an the iPod. How does it work? Can you explain it to me?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Google your question for detailed setup instructions. Works great for my IPod 4 generation.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
OpenxTek
 - Denver, CO
answer 2
simple. first you must set the router up with an SSID and also a WPA2 password. once that is done, you simply turn the ipod on (and after setting it up with itunes on your computer) go into settings, you will see wifi and a switch set to "OFF", slide that to "ON" and when you see your SSID from your router, click on it, it will then ask for your WPA2 password. Enter the password and your all set.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
hawkeye1326
 - lewiston maine
answer 3
the Ipod will search for signal and connect just enter a passphase you select netgear will answer any questions you have and walk you through it very easy. I used them once and they are good any time there 24/7 for you.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
CrazyKevin
 - Endicott, New York
answer 4
It should be easy (at least it was for the 3G ipod touch.) Leave all the default settings as is, and once you set it up with your network name and password (which you choose, so make it one that is hard to guess), then on the ipod touch go to settings..wifi...on...and click on your network's name. Then you will need to enter the password. From then on, you will not need to enter the password on the ipod. That's the easy version. You can also, for increased security for your network, make it so the network can only be used by specific devices, but that's a bit more complicated. (If you're interested, it involves using the access control card.)
But getting it set up with the ipod is a piece of cake. Like I said, my ipod touch is 3G, so there may be some slight variations with the 4G.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Kimberly236
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