Hi Sethhaniel. I have just checked the manual for this model to refresh my memory. Its wireless service IS off by default (as I expected) so you need an Cat5 cable (Ethernet) to configure it.
Don't use the CD wizard; just enter the gateway IP address - 192.168.0.1 for Netgears - into a browser, or enter this URL: http ://www .routerlogin.net/basicsetting.htm spaced out to avoid making a link. This option is unusual; other brands only use the IP for access. The default username is admin and the default password is password. Change these once setup is completed.
Don't forget MAC filtering, firewall and WPA-PSK. Use WPA2 if this model has it (I can't remember if it does or not).