If your current wireless router’s coverage falls short, you can use your NETGEAR MR814V2 to expand your wireless Internet coverage. Large areas of your home or office can benefit from the expanded coverage area offered by the router, when used in conjunction with another router. You can use your NETGEAR MR814V2 with any other router brand or model for this purpose. The setup process only takes 30 minutes to perform, in most cases.
- Check the wireless router you wish to connect your NETGEAR MR814V2 to. Make sure it is functioning correctly and physically connected to your cable or DSL modem.
- Connect the NETGEAR MR814V2 to an available power source and attach an Ethernet cable to one of the four local area network (“LAN”) ports at the rear of the router. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer.
- Log in to the page of the NETGEAR MR814V2 configuration. Click “Basic Settings” and make sure the “Get Dynamically From ISP” option under “Internet IP Address” is checked. If the local IP address of the NETGEAR router (“192.168.0.1”) is the same as the main router, change the IP address to avoid any conflicts.
- Navigate to the NETGEAR MR814V2’s “Wireless Settings” and change the “SSID” to distinguish it from the main router. Configure the MR814V2 with the same security settings as those being used on the main router.
- Remove the Ethernet cable from the computer. Unplug or power down the modem and router. Connect the Ethernet cable to one of the “LAN” ports on the main router while leaving the cable connected to the NETGEAR router.
- Turn on the modem, and then turn on the main router. Use a wireless device to connect to the NETGEAR router and check for Internet connectivity.