How to Configure Comcast Cable Internet With Netgear

By Joshua Benjamin

Netgear routers provide a wireless access point for a network.

Netgear routers are essentially little electronic gizmos designed to take the Internet signal coming from your cable modem and allow multiple computers to connect either through a wired or wireless connection. The routers are not plug-and-play devices, however; you cannot just hook them up to the cable modem and expect them to work. Instead, you will have to configure your router through your computer's Web browser before it will function properly.

Step 1

Unplug your cable modem, then connect the modem to your router via an Ethernet cable.

Step 2

Connect the power back to your cable modem.

Step 3

Connect your router's power cord to the Netgear router and to a free wall socket.

Step 4

Connect your Netgear router to your computer via the Ethernet cable. Plug one end into the "Port 1" Ethernet jack on the back of the router and the other end into your computer's Ethernet port.

Step 5

Launch your Web browser and type in "" or "" into your address bar, depending on which IP address corresponds to your specific router.

Step 6

Type in "Admin" and "Password" for the username and password respectively, then click "OK" to log into your router's configuration page.

Step 7

Click the "Setup Wizard" option and select "Yes" before clicking "Next."

Step 8

Click "Next" and "Apply" to save your router's configuration. The setup program will automatically detect the appropriate settings.