Netgear FVS318 (OS X)

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Netgear FVS318 Firewall Router Screenshots (OSX)

This document is intended to assist in the first-time setup of the Netgear FVS318 Firewall Router to use connection settings. technical support representatives are not trained in advanced router configuration.

Accessing the Router Interface

Connect the router to your DSL modem and computer according to the router's instruction manual. Open the System Preferences from the dock at the bottom of your screen. From here, click on the "Network" icon.

System Preferences, then Network.

In the Network Preferences window, click on the drop-down menu labeled "Show," and select "Built-In Ethernet."

Select Built-In Ethernet

Make sure have "Using DHCP" in the "Configure IPv4" menu. If you have connected the router correctly, and it is powered on, your IP address, subnet mask, and router address should already be displayed. If not, click on the "Renew DHCP Lease" button on the right, which should attempt to get the information. Once it is there, click on "Apply Now" and close the window.

Select Using DHCP

Open your web browser. (The icon for Safari, the default OSX web browser, is shown)

Open your web browser

In the address bar, type "" (without the quotes).


You will be asked for a name and password to continue. The default username is admin, and the default password is password. Click "Log In" to continue.

admin and password

You will first be asked if you would like to use the set up wizard to complete the configuration. This is up to you, but we will show you the manual settings in this walkthrough. Select the radio button next to "No" and click the "Next" button.


Basic Settings

  • DSL connections do not use authentication to connect, so select "No" when asked if your connection requires a login.
  • For the Internet IP address, select the first radio button, labeled "Get dynamically from ISP."
  • For the DNS servers, select the "Use these DNS servers" radio button. Then, enter for the primary DNS, and for the secondary.


Click on "Apply" to set this configuration into the router. At this point, the configuration is complete. Select "Log Out" from the left-hand side menu.


The following are optional settings you may wish to configure.

  • If you'd like to set up a new username and password to access your router in the future, select "Set Password" from the menu on the left. Make sure you remember this information! Without it, you will not be able to access the router in the future.


  • You can select "Router Status" from the menu to see information about your router's connection.


  • Select "Diagnostics" from the menu to see a few tools you can use for troubleshooting if your router is having problems. You can use ping, trace route, and reboot the router from here. Handy stuff, to be sure...