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Help to install router

PTGEORGEPT
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Help to install router

I am trying to setup the router. My laptop does not have the ethernet cable (RJ45) slot. How do I set up the router. The net work is ok, but it says no internet. I used the windows trouble shooter and it says "failed to configure DNS server. Can anyone help me?

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: Help to install router

> I am trying to setup the router.

   And your "the router" is this?:

> Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router

> My laptop does not have the ethernet cable (RJ45) slot. How do I set
> up the router.

   Follow the instructions in the R8500 documentation?  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual and/or the Installation Guide.

> [...] The net work is ok, but it says no internet. [...]

   Who/what, exactly, says what, exactly, when you do what, exactly?

   Until you get the router configured, and connected to your ISP

through something like a modem, you won't have access to the Internet.

You don't need access to the Internet to configure your router.  All you
need is access to your router.  If you connect your (unspecified) "My
laptop" to one of the wireless SSIDs of your router, then you should be
able to talk to it using a web browser, as the instructions say.

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William10a
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Re: Help to install router

The preset ssid and password for the wifi  from Netgear should be on a label or a card that came with the router that should get you into the router for setting it up.

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