I received a used Netgear WGR614v7 wireless router a while back, but couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t configure it. I held down the reset button for more than 10 seconds and then tried to connect to the default IP address of 192.168.1.1. I was redirected to www.routerlogin.com, but since I was doing this on an isolated network segment, I didn’t have internet access. I couldn’t figure out why/how I would configure a router using a remote website anyway.
After a little investigation, I figured out that the router’s DNS server resolves www.routerlogin.com to 192.168.1.1. Strangely for the first step of setup, the router requires you to connect to the web interface using the domain name, so you need to set your DNS server to 192.168.1.1 or add "192.168.1.1 www.routerlogin.com" to your hosts file. After the first step, you can connect to the IP address without the domain name.
I tested this with FW versions 1.0.12_1.0.12NA and 2.0.30_2.0.30NA.