How to Connect the NETGEAR Universal WiFi Internet Adapter to U-verse

Some network-enabled devices, such as video game consoles and televisions, only provide an Ethernet port to connect to a network. Instead of running a long Ethernet cable from your AT&T U-verse Residential Gateway, connect the NETGEAR Universal WiFi Internet Adapter to the wired device and join the adapter to your U-verse wireless network. Setup is even easier if your AT&T U-verse router supports WiFi Protected Setup..


Connect with WPS

Connect the NETGEAR Universal WiFi Internet Adapter using an Ethernet cable to the device you want to convert to wireless. Connect the power cord to the adapter, or connect the adapter to a computer’s USB port to power the unit.

Push the WPS button on the adapter when the power LED turns solid green. Wait for the WLAN LED to start blinking amber and green.

Push the WPS button on your AT&T gateway, and wait about 30 seconds for the WLAN LED on the adapter to turn solid green. Follow the instructions in the next section if you have difficulty connecting the adapter with WPS.

Connect Without WPS

Use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the NETGEAR Universal WiFi Internet Adapter. Connect the power cord to power on the adapter, or plug the USB cable into a USB port on your computer to power the adapter. Wait until the Power and LAN LEDs both turn solid green.

Launch a browser on your computer. Wait for the browser to display the NETGEAR setup help screen, or type “http://www.mywifiext.net” in the browser’s address bar and press “Enter.”

Choose “Setup Wizard” from the menu in the left column to launch the wizard that guides you through the setup process.

Select the U-verse wireless network from the list of networks and choose “Continue.” Type the wireless password that a wireless device needs to connect to the network and choose “Continue.” Choose “Finish” on the Review Settings screen.

Disconnect the adapter from your computer, and disconnect the power supply. Connect the adapter to the device that will become wireless and reconnect the power supply.

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