How to Find the NETGEAR Network

by Bennett Gavrish

When you set up a Netgear wireless router in your home or small office, the device automatically creates a wireless network called "NETGEAR." Once the router has been properly configured, you need to find the NETGEAR network on each of your PC or Mac computers using the associated wireless network adapter.

PC Instructions

Check that the wireless adapter on your PC computer is enabled.

Open the "Start" menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.

Double-click on the "Network Connections" icon.

Double-click on your wireless adapter symbol and then click on the "View Wireless Networks" button.

Choose "NETGEAR" from the list of available networks and click "Connect." If the NETGEAR network is protected by a password, you will be prompted to enter it before connecting.

Mac Instructions

Open "System Preferences" by clicking on the icon in the Dock.

Go to the "Network" control panel underneath the "Internet & Networking" heading.

Click on "Airport" in the list of wireless adapters at the left side of the screen.

Click "Turn Airport On" to enable the adapter and begin scanning for the NETGEAR network.

Choose "NETGEAR" from the "Network Name" drop-down menu to connect to the network. If the NETGEAR network is protected by a password, you will be prompted to enter it before connecting.

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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.