Netgear DGN-2200 Setup Guide


Modem Reference

On the front of your modem you will notice a number of lights. The below table explains what each of these lights mean:

Modem Light Status



[A] Power

Solid Green


Power is on

Power is off


Solid Green

Blinking Green


DSL Signal Established

Trying to achieve DSL Signal

No DSL Signal

[C] Internet

Solid Green

Blinking Green

Solid Red

Device has connected to the Internet

Data Flow

Authentication Failed

[D] Wireless

Solid Green

Blinking Green

Solid Red

Wireless Connection Enabled

Data Flow

Wireless Connection Disabled


Solid Green

Blinking Green


WPS Enabled


WPS Disabled

[F] Ethernet(1-4)

Blinking Green

Solid Green


Connected via Ethernet


No Ethernet Connection

[G] Ethernet WAN

Solid Green


WAN Connection Established

No WAN Connection


Solid Green

Blinking Green


USB device is attached and ready to use

USB device in use

No USB device attached

  1. Getting Started


    1. Any operating system is compatible, however depending on the version this may affect your internet experience.
    2. Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher/Firefox 2.0 or higher.
    3. Ethernet network adapter.
    4. Wireless enabled computer if you are using the wireless feature.

    Connecting the Netgear DGN-2200 to Your Computer

    1. Connect the network cable to one of the yellow ports located at the back of the modem; the other end will connect to your computer.
    2. Connect a telephone cable to the grey port labeled ADSL at the back of the modem, and connect the other end to your telephone wall socket.
    3. Finally, connect the power cable to your modem and the power adapter to your power point. Press the power button to the "ON" state.

      The diagram below shows how the modem connects physically to your phone line, computer and power point.


    4. Now that the modem is connected to your computer, phone line and powered on, you need to ensure that the lights on the modem indicate the following:
      • Power: ON
      • DSL: ON
      • Ethernet (1-4): On or Blinking

      You will also see a network icon appear in your task bar, you are now ready to setup your Dodo internet connection.


      Please Note: If you have already connected via a Wi-Fi connection you will see the below icon appear instead.


      Connecting Filters

      Connecting a Phone Line Filter

      This filter is used when you need to plug a telephone and the modem in the same telephone wall socket.

      There are three ports on the central filter as follows:

      1. Line - This port connects to your telephone wall socket.
      2. ADSL - This port connects to the modem's grey port labeled ADSL.
      3. Phone - This port connects to a telephone or other types of telephony devices (for example a fax machine).

      On the following diagram, you can see the splitter filter acts as a double adapter and filter.


  2. Configuring Your Modem

    Logging into Your Modem

    1. Open a web browser (usually Internet Explorer) and in the address bar enter:


    2. You will be asked for a username and password, enter the following login details:
      • Username: admin
      • Password: password


    Connecting your ADSL modem to access Dodo

    1. Once you have logged into your modem, Netgear genie page will appear as shown below.


    2. Click on Internet tab on the left hand side.


    3. Select "Yes" for Does Your Internet Connection Require a Login?
    4. Enter the following settings, and when complete click Apply at the bottom of the screen:
      1. Encapsulation Type: Select PPPoE.
      2. Login: Simply enter your Dodo username but much like your email address, for example:
      3. Password: Enter the password you've selected at sign-up
      4. Service Name: Dodo
      5. Idle Timeout: 0
    5. Click on the Apply button on the top of the page. Your modem has saved the settings and will now connect to Dodo's internet service. This can take a few minutes so please be patient. The following page will appear when the modem’s updating your details.


    6. Once connected the Internet light will turn on and flash to indicate internet traffic, try browsing to a website such as to test your connection.
  3. Connecting the Netgear DGN-2200 to your Devices using Wireless

    This modem has a preconfigured secure Wi-Fi connection ready to use, you can find the unique Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) and Network Key (Password) on the label on the bottom of the modem.

    Each modem has a uniquely generated SSID and Network Key to ensure that your connection is secure. If you change these settings on the modem interface, the Wireless details on the bottom of the modem will no longer apply.

    How to Connect to your Windows Computer

    1. In Windows 7 or Windows Vista click on the Network icon located at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.


    2. This tool generally runs a scan and will provide you with a list of available wireless networks in your range.


    3. Look for the default Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) in your Wireless networks list. The default Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) is on the product label on the bottom of the modem, once selected click Connect.


    4. Enter the Password or Security Key and click OK or Connect. The Default password is on the product label on the bottom of the Modem.


    5. Repeat step 1-3 to add other wireless devices such as laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
  4. Email and Homepage Setup

    Email Setup

    To check your Dodo email you can go to and under the Account Login section on the right hand side enter your username and password, select Webmail from the drop down menu and click the Login button.

    Alternatively if you wish to setup your Dodo email address on your computer please go to: and under the Email heading in `Self Service' select `Email Setup Guides' and the mail client you are using.

    Homepage setup

    1. If you wish to setup your Homepage simply open Internet Explorer and select Tools from the menu selection at the top.
    2. Within the General tab click in the address bar under the Homepage heading and enter or the website of your choice. Click "OK” to complete the setup.