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netgear-wndr3800-wireless-router-user
N600 Wireless Dual Band
Gigabit Router Premium
Edition WNDR3800
User Manual
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
December 2011
202-10806-04
v1.0
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition WNDR3800
©2011 NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
Premium Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ReadySHARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Video Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ClearChannel Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
TiVo Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpack Your New Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Prepare the Router for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Position Your Wireless Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 2
Getting Started with NETGEAR Genie
Router Setup Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Gather ISP Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Wireless Devices and Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Types of Logins and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
NETGEAR Genie Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Use NETGEAR Genie after Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Upgrade Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Manual Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Chapter 3
Genie Basic Settings
Internet Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Internet Setup Screen Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Attached Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
ReadySHARE USB Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Basic Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Wireless Settings Screen Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Guest Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Set Up a Video Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Guest Network Wireless Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Chapter 4 Genie Advanced Home
Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
WPS Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
WAN Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
LAN Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
LAN Setup Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Use the Router as a DHCP Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Quality of Service (QoS) Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chapter 5
USB Storage
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
ReadySHARE Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Safely Remove a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
File Sharing Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Add or Edit a Network Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
ReadySHARE Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
ReadySHARE Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
USB Control Center Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Control Center Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
USB Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Scan with a Multi-Function Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
USB Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
USB Storage Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Play WNDR3800 Media on TiVo with ReadyDLNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Copy TiVo Files onto a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Specify Approved USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Access the Router’s USB Drive Remotely Using FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Chapter 6
Security
Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Block Services (Port Filtering) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Schedule Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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Chapter 7
Administration
Upgrade the Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
View Router Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Router Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Internet Port (WAN) Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz) and Wireless Settings (5 GHz) . . . . . . . . .78
Guest Network (2.4 GHz) and Guest Network (5 GHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Manage the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Back up Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Restore Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Password Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Set Up Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Access the Connected USB Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Before You Back up a Large Amount of Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Change the Partition Scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Chapter 8
Advanced Settings
Advanced Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Wireless Repeating Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Set Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Set Up a Repeater Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Port Forwarding and Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . .98
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Add a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Editing or Deleting a Port Forwarding Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Set Up Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
USB Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Quick Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Power LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Check Ethernet Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Troubleshooting with the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Power LED Is Off or Blinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
LEDs Never Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Wireless LED Is Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Changes Not Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Incorrect Date or Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Wireless Signal Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Appendix A
Supplemental Information
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Appendix B
Notification of Compliance
Index
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1.
Hardware Setup
Getting to know your wireless router
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high-performance wireless Internet access that is ideal for high-demand applications such as
streaming HD video and multiplayer games. Its dual band design provides the maximum
flexibility for configuring a home network. This is because the router contains two different types
of wireless radios to support connections on both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless links.
For help installing your new router, see the installation guide that came in the box.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Premium Features
•
Unpack Your New Router
•
Prepare the Router for Installation
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Hardware Features
•
Position Your Wireless Router
For more information about the topics covered in this manual, visit the Support website at
http://support.netgear.com.
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Premium Features
Your router includes premium features, which are described in this section.
ReadySHARE
ReadySHARE makes it easy to access shared files on your network, to upload files remotely,
and to share a network printer.
ReadySHARE USB Storage
Attach a USB flash drive or storage device to the USB port on your router. Then access the
files through your home network.
ReadySHARE Cloud
ReadySHARE Cloud gives you remote access over the Internet to a USB storage device that
is connected to your router’s USB port. Using this feature, you can also invite friends and
family members to access the shared contents on the USB device.
In addition to remotely sharing anything stored on the USB device connected to your router,
you can:
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Control friends’ and family’s access to each item stored on the USB device.
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Invite new users to access the shared contents.
See ReadySHARE Cloud on page 52.
ReadySHARE Printer
ReadySHARE Printer lets you connect a USB printer to the router’s USB port, and access it
wirelessly. See ReadySHARE Printer on page 55.
To learn more about ReadySHARE, see www.netgear.com/readyshare.
Video Mode
To prevent packet drops or jitter when streaming high-quality video, NETGEAR recommends
that you create a separate Wi-Fi network on the 5 GHz radio band of your router, and connect
all of your media-streaming devices, or PCs that you use to stream video, to this Wi-Fi
network. See Set Up a Video Network on page 30.
ClearChannel Selector
Wireless networks are often congested with interference from neighboring Wi-Fi routers, as
well as from other household appliances. The ClearChannel Selector feature on your router
automatically scans for the clearest and fastest available channels, dynamically avoiding
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busy Wi-Fi channels. ClearChannel Selector is enabled by default on your WNDR3800
router.
TiVo Support
This feature allows your TiVo to access media files stored on a USB device that is connected
to your router. The TiVo must be on the same network as the router. This feature supports the
following file formats:
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Video. See and play back mpeg1, and mpeg2 files.
•
Music. See and play back MP3 files.
•
Pictures. View images in jpg format.
For more information about how to enable TiVo support, see Media Server Settings on
page 61.
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Unpack Your New Router
Your box should contain the following items:
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A slide-on stand for your router
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AC power adapter (plug varies by region)
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A yellow Ethernet cable
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NETGEAR Installation Guide with cabling and router setup instructions
If any of the parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your NETGEAR dealer. Keep
the carton, including the original packing materials, in case you need to return the product for
repair. See Position Your Wireless Router on page 14 for information about where to place
and how to position your router.
N600 Wireless Router
Slide-on router stand
Installation guide (not shown)
Ethernet cable
Power adapter cord
Figure 1. Review the box contents
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Prepare the Router for Installation
1. Carefully remove the protective film from the top of your router.
2. Set up your router by aligning the
arrow on the base with the arrow on
the back of the case, and sliding the
router onto the base.
Restore
Factory
Settings
button
Figure 2. Align arrow on base with
arrow on case back
3. Place your router in an area suitable
for installation (near an AC power
outlet and accessible to the Ethernet
cables for your wired computers). See
Position Your Wireless Router on
page 14 for more information.
Hardware Features
Before you cable your router, take a moment to become familiar with the label and the front
and back panels. Pay particular attention to the LEDs on the front panel.
Front Panel
The router front panel has the LEDs and icons shown in the figure. Note that the Wireless
and WPS icons are buttons.
Power 2.4 GHz 5 GHz
USB Internet Ethernet (LAN) Wireless On/Off
Figure 3. Front panel LED and button icons
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The front panel has status LEDs that you can use to monitor and verify various conditions.
There are also two buttons on the right (or at the bottom if the router is in its stand). The LEDs
are described in the following table.
Table 1. LED Descriptions
LED
Description
Power/Test •
•
•
•
•
Solid amber. The router is starting up after being powered on.
Solid green. The router startup has completed and the router is ready.
Off. Power is not supplied to the router.
Blinking green. The firmware is corrupted. See www.netgear.com/support.
Blinking amber. The firmware is upgrading, or the Restore Factory Settings button was
pressed.
2.4 GHz
• Solid. The unit is operating in 11n mode at 2.4 GHz.
• Off. The 11n 2.4 GHz wireless radio is off.
5 GHz
• Solid. The unit is operating in 11n mode at 5 GHz.
• Off. The 11n 5 GHz wireless radio is off.
USB
• Solid. The USB device had been accepted by the router and is ready to be used.
• Blinking. The USB device is in use.
• Off. No USB device is connected, or the Safely Remove Hardware button has been clicked and
it is now safe to remove the attached USB device.
Internet
• Solid green. An IP address has been received; ready to transmit data.
• Solid amber. The Ethernet cable connection to the modem has been detected.
• Off. No Ethernet cable is connected to the modem.
LAN (1-4)
• Solid green. A LAN port has detected a 1 Gbps link with an attached device.
• Solid amber. One or more LAN ports have detected a 10/100 Mbps link with an attached
device.
• Off. No link is detected on any of the 4 LAN ports.
The WLAN and WPS buttons toggle the WLAN and WPS functions on and off.
•
WLAN On/Off button. Pressing and holding the wireless LAN button for 2 seconds
turns the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless radios on and off. If the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz LEDs
are lit, then the wireless radio is on. If these LEDs are off, then the wireless radios are
turned off and you cannot connect wirelessly to the router.
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WPS button. You can use this button to use WPS to add a wireless device or
computer to your wireless network. The LED below the WPS button blinks green when
the router is trying to add the wireless device or computer. The LED stays solid green
when wireless security is enabled in the router.
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Back Panel
The back panel has the On/Off button and the port connections shown here and described
below.
Power
On/Off
AC power
adapter outlet
LAN
Ethernet
ports
Internet
WAN
port
USB
port
Figure 4. Back panel features
•
The four local (LAN) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports are for cabling the router to local
computers.
•
The Internet (WAN) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port is for cabling the router to a cable or
DSL modem.
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The USB 2.0 port (backward compatible to USB 1.0/1.1) can be used to attach a USB
storage device.
Label
The label on the bottom of the router shows the router’s Restore Factory Settings button,
preset login information, MAC address, and serial number.
Preset login information
Serial number
MAC address
Restore Factory Settings
Figure 5. Information on the router label
See Basic Wireless Settings on page 26 for information about preset security. See Factory
Default Settings on page 121 for information about the Restore Factory Settings button and
the factory setting values.
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Position Your Wireless Router
The router lets you access your network from virtually anywhere within the operating range of
your wireless network. However, the operating distance or range of your wireless connection
can vary significantly depending on the physical placement of your router. For example, the
thickness and number of walls the wireless signal passes through can limit the range. For
best results, place your router:
•
Near the center of the area where your computers and other devices operate, and
preferably within line of sight to your wireless devices.
•
So it is accessible to an AC power outlet and near Ethernet cables for wired computers.
•
In an elevated location such as a high shelf, keeping the number of walls and ceilings
between the router and your other devices to a minimum.
•
Away from electrical devices that are potential sources of interference, such as ceiling
fans, home security systems, microwaves, PCs, or the base of a cordless phone or
2.4 GHz cordless phone.
•
Away from any large metal surfaces, such as a solid metal door or aluminum studs. Large
expanses of other materials such as glass, insulated walls, fish tanks, mirrors, brick, and
concrete can also affect your wireless signal.
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With the antenna in a vertical position to provide the best side-to-side coverage or with
the antenna in a horizontal position to provide the best up-and-down coverage, as
applicable.
Also be aware that when you use multiple access points, it is better if adjacent access points
use different radio frequency channels to reduce interference. The recommended channel
spacing between adjacent access points is 5 channels (for example, use Channels 1 and 6,
or 6 and 11).
Note: Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant
performance degradation or the inability to wirelessly connect to the
router.
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Getting Started with NETGEAR Genie
Connecting to the router
2
This chapter explains how to use NETGEAR Genie to set up your router after you complete
cabling as described in the installation guide and in the previous chapter in this book.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Router Setup Preparation
•
Types of Logins and Access
•
NETGEAR Genie Setup
•
Use NETGEAR Genie after Installation
•
Upgrade Router Firmware
•
Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen)
•
Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network
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Router Setup Preparation
You can set up your router with the NETGEAR Genie automatically, or you can use the Genie
menus and screens to set up your router manually. However, before you start the setup
process, you need to have your ISP information on hand and make sure the laptops, PCs,
and other devices in the network have the settings described here.
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP
If you set up your computer to use a static IP address, you need to change the settings so
that it uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Gather ISP Information
If you have DSL broadband service, you might need the following information to set up your
router and to check that your Internet configuration is correct. Your Internet service provider
(ISP) should have provided you with all of the information needed to connect to the Internet. If
you cannot locate this information, ask your ISP to provide it. When your Internet connection
is working, you no longer need to launch the ISP’s login program on your computer to access
the Internet. When you start an Internet application, your router automatically logs you in.
•
The ISP configuration information for your DSL account
•
ISP login name and password
•
Fixed or static IP address settings (special deployment by ISP; this is rare)
Wireless Devices and Security Settings
Make sure that the wireless device or computer that you are using supports WPA or WPA2
wireless security, which is the wireless security supported by the router. See Basic Wireless
Settings on page 26for information about the router’s preconfigured security settings.
Types of Logins and Access
There are separate types of logins that have different purposes. It is important that you
understand the difference so that you know which login to use when.
•
Router login logs you in to the router interface from NETGEAR Genie. See Use
NETGEAR Genie after Installation on page 18 for details about this login.
•
ISP login logs you in to your Internet service. Your service provider has provided you with
this login information in a letter or some other way. If you cannot find this login
information, contact your service provider.
•
Wireless network key or password. Your router is preset with a unique wireless
network name (SSID) and password for wireless access. This information is on the label
located on the bottom of your router.
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NETGEAR Genie Setup
NETGEAR Genie runs on any device with a Web browser. It is the easiest way to set up the
router because it automates many of the steps and verifies that those steps have been
successfully completed. It takes about 15 minutes to complete.

To use NETGEAR Genie to set up your router:
1. Turn the router on by pressing the On/Off button, if not done yet.
2. Make sure that your device is connected with an Ethernet cable (wired) or wirelessly (with
the preset security settings listed on the bottom label) to your router.
3. Launch your Internet browser.
• If this is the first time you are setting up the Internet connection for your router, the
browser automatically goes to http://www.routerlogin.net, and the NETGEAR Genie
screen displays.
•
If you already used the NETGEAR Genie, type http://www.routerlogin.net in the
address field for your browser to display the NETGEAR Genie screen. See Use
NETGEAR Genie after Installation on page 18.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete NETGEAR Genie setup. NETGEAR Genie
guides you through connecting the router to the Internet.
If the browser cannot display the web page:
•
Make sure that the computer is connected to one of the four LAN Ethernet ports, or
wirelessly to the router.
•
Make sure that the router is fully up and running. Its wireless LED should turn on.
•
Close and re-open the browser to make sure the browser does not cache the previous
page.
•
Browse to http://routerlogin.net.
•
If the computer is set to a static or fixed IP address (this is uncommon), change it to
obtain an IP address automatically from the router.
If the router does not connect to the Internet:
1. Review your settings to be sure that you have selected the correct options and typed
everything correctly.
2. Contact your ISP to verify that you have the correct configuration information.
3. Read Chapter 9, Troubleshooting. If problems persist, register your NETGEAR product and
contact NETGEAR Technical Support.
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Use NETGEAR Genie after Installation
When you first set up your router, NETGEAR Genie automatically starts when you launch an
Internet browser on a computer that is connected to the router. You can use NETGEAR
Genie again if you want to view or change settings for the router.
1. Launch your browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to the router.
2. Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com.
The login window displays:
admin
********
3. Enter admin for the router user name and password for the router password, both in
lowercase letters.
Note: The router user name and password are different from the user name
and password for logging in to your Internet connection. See Types of Logins
and Access on page 16 for more information.
Upgrade Router Firmware
When you set up your router and are connected to the Internet, the router automatically
checks for you to see if a newer firmware is available. If it is, a message is displayed on the
top of the screen. See Upgrade the Router Firmware on page 74 for more information about
upgrading firmware.
Click the message when it shows up, and click Yes to upgrade the router with the latest
firmware. After the upgrade, the router restarts.
CAUTION:
Do not try to go online, turn off the router, shut down the computer, or do
anything else to the router until the router finishes restarting and the Power
LED has stopped blinking for several seconds.
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Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen)
The router Basic Home screen has a dashboard that lets you see the status of your Internet
connection and network at a glance. You can click any of the six sections of the dashboard to
view more detailed information. The left column has the menus, and at the top there is an
Advanced tab that is used to access additional menus and screens.
Language
Menus
(Click the
Advanced
tab to view
more)
Dashboard
(Click to
view
details)
Help
Figure 6. Router Basic Home screen with dashboard, language, and online help
•
Home. This dashboard screen displays when you log in to the router.
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Internet. Set, update, and check the ISP settings of your router.
•
Wireless. View or change the wireless settings for your router.
•
Attached Devices. View the devices connected to your network.
•
Parental Controls. Download and set up parental controls to prevent objectionable
content from reaching your computers.
•
ReadyShare. If you connected a USB storage device to the router, then it is displayed
here.
•
Guest Network. Set up a guest network to allow visitors to use your router’s Internet
connection.
•
Advanced tab. Set the router up for unique situations such as when remote access by IP
or by domain name from the Internet is needed. See Chapter 8, Advanced Settings.
Using this tab requires a solid understanding of networking concepts.
•
Help & Support. Go to the NETGEAR support site to get information, help, and product
documentation. These links work once you have an Internet connection.
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Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network
Choose either the manual or the WPS method to add wireless devices, and other equipment
to your wireless network. See Guest Networks on page 29 for instructions on how to set up a
guest network.
Manual Method

To connect manually:
1. Open the software that manages your wireless connections on the wireless device
(laptop computer, gaming device, iPhone) that you want to connect to your router. This
software scans for all wireless networks in your area.
2. Look for your network and select it. If you did not change the name of your network during
the setup process, look for the default Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and select it. The default
SSID is located on the product label on the bottom of the router.
3. Enter the router password and click Connect. The default router passphrase is located on
the product label on the bottom of the router.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add other wireless devices.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easily adding computers and other devices to
a home network while maintaining security. To use WPS, make sure that all wireless devices
to be connected to the network are Wi-Fi certified and support WPS. During the connection
process, the client gets the security settings from the router so that every device in the
network has the same security settings.

To use WPS to join the wireless network:
If your wireless device supports WPS (Push 'N' Connect), follow these steps:
1. Press the WPS button on the router front panel
.
2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless device or follow the WPS
instructions that came with the device. The device is now connected to your router.
3. Repeat steps 1–2 to add other WPS wireless devices.
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3.
Genie Basic Settings
Your Internet connection and network
3
This chapter explains the features available from the Genie Basic Home screen, shown in the
following figure:
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Internet Setup
•
Attached Devices
•
Parental Controls
•
ReadySHARE USB Storage
•
Basic Wireless Settings
•
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Internet Setup
The Internet Setup screen is where you view or change ISP information.
1. From the Home screen, select Internet. The following screen displays:
Scroll to view
more settings
The fields that display in the Internet Setup screen depend on whether or not your
Internet connection requires a login.
•
Yes. Select the encapsulation method and enter the login name. If you want to
change the login time-out, enter a new value in minutes.
•
No. Enter the account and domain names, only if needed.
2. Enter the settings for the IP address and DNS server. The default settings usually work fine.
If you have problems with your connection, check the ISP settings.
3. Click Apply to save your settings.
4. Click Test to test your Internet connection. If the NETGEAR website does not display within
1 minute, see Chapter 9, Troubleshooting.
Internet Setup Screen Fields
The following descriptions explain all of the possible fields in the Basic Settings screen. Note
that which fields display in this screen depends on whether or not an ISP login is required.
Does Your ISP Require a Login? Answer either yes or no.
These fields display when no login is required:
•
Account Name (If required). Enter the account name provided by your ISP. This might
also be called the host name.
•
Domain Name (If required). Enter the domain name provided by your ISP.
These fields display when your ISP requires a login:
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Internet Service Provider Encapsulation. ISP types. The choices are PPPoE, PPTP, or
L2TP.
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Login. The login name provided by your ISP. This is often an email address.
•
Password. The password that you use to log in to your ISP.
•
Connection Mode. Set the Connection Mode to Dial on Demand, Always On, or
Manually Connect.
With the default setting, Dial on Demand, a PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP connection automatically
starts when there is outbound traffic to the Internet, and it automatically terminates if the
connection is idle based on the value in the Idle Timeout setting.When the Connection
Mode is set to Always On, the PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP connection automatically starts when
the computer boots up, but the connection does not time out. The router will keep trying
to bring up the connection if it is disconnected for some reason.If you select Manually
Connect, you must go to the Router Status screen and click the Connect button in order
to connect to the Internet. The manual connection does not time out and you have to click
the Disconnect button on the Router Status screen to disconnect it.
•
Idle Timeout (In minutes). If you want to change the login timeout, enter a new value in
minutes. This determines how long the router keeps the Internet connection active after
there is no Internet activity from the LAN. Entering a value of 0 (zero) means never log
out.
Internet IP Address.
•
Get Dynamically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your IP address. Your ISP
automatically assigns these addresses.
•
Use Static IP Address. Enter the IP address, IP subnet mask, and the gateway IP
address that your ISP assigned. The gateway is the ISP’s router to which your router will
connect.
Domain Name Server (DNS) Address. The DNS server is used to look up site addresses
based on their names.
•
Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your ISP
automatically assigns this address.
•
Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS
addresses to the router during login, select this option, and enter the IP address of your
ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary DNS server address is available, enter it also.
Router MAC Address. The Ethernet MAC address used by the router on the Internet port.
Some ISPs register the MAC address of the network interface card in your computer when
your account is first opened. They will then accept traffic only from the MAC address of that
computer. This feature allows your router to use your computer’s MAC address (this is also
called cloning).
•
Use Default Address. Use the default MAC address.
•
Use Computer MAC Address. The router will capture and use the MAC address of the
computer that you are now using. You have to use the one computer that is allowed by
the ISP.
•
Use This MAC Address. Enter the MAC address that you want to use.
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Attached Devices
You can view all computers or devices that are currently connected to your network here.
From the Basic Home screen, select Attached Devices to display the following screen:
Wired devices are connected to the router with Ethernet cables. Wireless devices have joined
the wireless network.
•
# (number). The order in which the device joined the network.
•
IP Address. The IP address that the router assigned to this device when it joined the
network. Note that this number can change if a device is disconnected and rejoins the
network.
•
MAC Address. The unique MAC address for each device does not change. The MAC
address is typically shown on the product label.
•
Device Name. If the device name is known, it is shown here.
You can click Refresh to update this screen.
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Parental Controls
The first time you select Parental Controls from the Basic Home screen, you are
automatically directed to the Internet, where you can learn more about Live Parental Controls
or download the application. The following screen displays:
ReadySHARE USB Storage
You can view information about a USB storage device that is connected to the router’s USB
port here. From the Basic Home screen, select ReadySHARE to display the USB Storage
(Basic Settings) screen:
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This screen displays the following:
•
Basic.The Basic feature allows you to manage files and folders on a USB storage device
that is connected to the USB port of the router.
•
ReadySHARE Cloud. ReadySHARE Cloud gives you remote access over the Internet to
a USB storage device that is connected to your router’s USB port.
•
ReadySHARE Printerer. ReadySHARE Printer lets you connect a USB printer to the
router’s USB port, and access it wirelessly.
•
Network/Device Name. The default is \\readyshare. This is the name used to access the
USB device connected to the router.
•
Available Network Folders. The folders on the USB device.
Share Name. If only one device is connected, the default share name is USB_Storage.
You can click the name shown or you can type it in the address field of your Web browser.
If Not Shared is shown, the default share has been deleted and no other share for the
root folder exists. Click the link to change this setting.
Read/Write Access. Shows the permissions and access controls on the network folder:
All – no password (the default) allows all users to access the network folder. The user
name (account name) for All – no password is guest. The password for admin is the
same one that you use to log in to the router. By default, it is password.
Folder Name. Full path used by the network folder.
Volume Name. Volume name from the storage device (either USB drive or HDD).
Total/Free Space. Shows the current utilization of the storage device.
•
Edit. Click the Edit button to edit the Available Network Folders settings.
•
Safely Remove a USB Device. Click to safely remove the USB device attached to your
router.
You can click Refresh to update this screen.
For more information about USB storage, see Chapter 5, USB Storage.
Basic Wireless Settings
The Wireless Settings screen lets you view or configure the wireless network setup.
The WNDR3800 router comes with preset security. This means that the Wi-Fi network name
(SSID), network key (password), and security option (encryption protocol) are preset in the
factory. You can find the preset SSID and password on the bottom of the unit.
Note: The preset SSID and password are uniquely generated for every
device to protect and maximize your wireless security.
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
To view or change basic wireless settings:
NETGEAR recommends that you do not change your preset security settings. If you do
decide to change your preset security settings, make a note of the new settings and store it in
a safe place where you can easily find it.
If you use a wireless computer to change the wireless network name (SSID) or other wireless
security settings, you are disconnected when you click Apply. To avoid this problem, use a
computer with a wired connection to access the router.
1. On the Basic Home screen, select Wireless to display the Wireless Settings screen.
You can scroll down to view the 5 GHz wireless network settings. The screen sections,
settings, and procedures are explained in the following sections.
2. Make any changes that are needed, and click Apply to save your settings.
3. Set up and test your wireless devices and computers to make sure that they can connect
wirelessly. If they do not, check the following:
• Is your wireless device or computer connected to your network or another wireless
network in your area? Some wireless devices automatically connect to the first open
network (without wireless security) that they discover.
•
Does your wireless device or computer show up on the Attached Devices screen? If it
does, then it is connected to the network.
•
If you are not sure what the network name (SSID) or password is, look on the label on
the bottom of your router.
Wireless Settings Screen Fields
Region Selection
The location where the router is used. Select from the countries in the list. Note that in the
United States, the region is fixed to United States and is not interchangeable.
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Wireless Network
2.4 GHz b/g/n and 5.0 GHz a/n
The b/g/n and a/n notation references the 802.11 standards of conformance. For instance,
the 2.4 b/g/n conforms to 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n at 2.4 GHz radio frequency.
Enable SSID Broadcast. This setting allows the router to broadcast its SSID so wireless
stations can see this wireless name (SSID) in their scanned network lists. This check box is
selected by default. To turn off the SSID broadcast, clear the Allow Broadcast of Name
(SSID) check box and click Apply.
Enable Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, then wireless clients (computers or
wireless devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access each other or
access Ethernet devices on the network.
Name (SSID). The SSID is also known as the wireless network name. Enter a 32-character
(maximum) name in this field. This field is case-sensitive. The default SSID is randomly
generated, and NETGEAR strongly recommends that you do not change this.
Channel. This setting is the wireless channel used by the gateway. Enter a value from 1
through 13. (For products in the North America market, only channels 1 through 11 can be
operated.) Do not change the channel unless you experience interference (shown by lost
connections or slow data transfers). If this happens, experiment with different channels to see
which is the best.
Mode. Up to 130 Mbps is the default and allows 802.11n and 802.11g wireless devices to join
the network. g & b supports up to 54 Mbps. The 300 Mbps setting allows 802.11n devices to
connect at this speed.
Security Options Settings
The Security Options section of the Wireless Settings screen lets you change the security
option and passphrase. Please note that NETGEAR recommends that you not change the
security option or passphrase, but if you want to change these settings, this section
explains how. Do not disable security.
Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase
1. Under Security Options, select the WPA option you want.
2. In the Passphrase field that displays when you select a WPA security option, enter the
network key (passphrase) that you want to use. It is a text string from 8 to 63 characters.
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Guest Networks
Adding a guest network allows visitors at your home to use the Internet without giving them
your wireless security key. You can add a guest network to each wireless network: 2.4 GHz
b/g/n and 5.0 GHz a/n.

To set up a guest network:
1. Select Basic > Guest Network to display the following screen:
2. For a 5 GHz network, scroll down to view that section of the Guest Network screen.
3. Select any of the following wireless settings:
Enable Guest Network. When this check box is selected, the guest network is enabled,
and guests can connect to your network using the SSID of this profile.
Enable SSID Broadcast. If this check box is selected, the wireless access point
broadcasts its name (SSID) to all wireless stations. Stations with no SSID can adopt the
correct SSID for connections to this access point.
Enable Video Network (5GHz only). Set up a wireless network for video streaming. See
Set Up a Video Network on page 30
Allow guest to access My Local Network. If this check box is selected, any user who
connects to this SSID has access to your local network, not just Internet access.
Enable Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, then wireless clients (computers
or wireless devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access each
other or access Ethernet devices on the network.
4. Give the guest network a name.
The guest network name is case-sensitive and can be up to 32 characters. You then
manually configure the wireless devices in your network to use the guest network name
in addition to the main nonguest SSID.
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5. Select a security option from the list. The security options are described in Guest Network
Wireless Security Options on page 30.
6. Click Apply to save your selections.
Set Up a Video Network
To prevent packet drops or jitter when streaming high-quality video, NETGEAR recommends
that you create a separate Wi-Fi network on the 5 GHz radio band of your router, and connect
all of your media-streaming devices, or PCs that you use to stream video, to this Wi-Fi
network.

To set up a video network:
1. Scroll down to the Wireless Settings (5GHz a/n) section, and type a new Guest Wireless
Network Name (SSID). This will be your new Wi-Fi network. For example, you could call
it My Video Wi-Fi.
2. Select the Enable Video Mode radio button.
3. Click Apply.
4. Connect your media-streaming devices, or PCs that you use to stream video, to this
separate Wi-Fi network on your router.
Guest Network Wireless Security Options
A security option is the type of security protocol applied to your wireless network. The
security protocol in force encrypts data transmissions and ensures that only trusted devices
receive authorization to connect to your network. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) has several
options including pre-shared key (PSK) encryption and 802.1x encryption for enterprises.
This section presents an overview of the security options and provides guidance on when to
use which option. Note that it is also possible to set up a guest network without wireless
security. NETGEAR does not recommend this.
WPA Encryption
WPA encryption is built into all hardware that has the Wi-Fi-certified seal. This seal means
the product is authorized by the Wi-Fi Alliance (http://www.wi-fi.org/) because it complies with
the worldwide single standard for high-speed wireless local area networking.
WPA uses a passphrase to perform authentication and generate the initial data encryption
keys. Then it dynamically varies the encryption key. WPA-PSK uses Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol (TKIP) data encryption, implements most of the IEEE 802.11i standard, and is
designed to work with all wireless network interface cards, but not all wireless access points.
It is superseded by WPA2-PSK.
WPA2-PSK is stronger than WPA-PSK. It is advertised to be theoretically indecipherable due
to the greater degree of randomness in encryption keys that it generates. WPA2-PSK gets
higher speed because it is usually implemented through hardware, while WPA-PSK is usually
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implemented through software. WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase to authenticate and generate
the initial data encryption keys. Then it dynamically varies the encryption key.
WPS-PSK + WPA2-PSK Mixed Mode can provide broader support for all wireless clients.
WPA2-PSK clients get higher speed and security, and WPA-PSK clients get decent speed
and security. The product documentation for your wireless adapter and WPA client software
should have instructions about configuring their WPA settings.
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise is for enterprise-level security and requires an authentication server
to recognize and authorize client access. The authentication server is called Remote
Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS). Every wireless client has a user login on the
RADIUS server, and the router has a client login on the RADIUS server. Data transmissions
are encrypted with an automatically generated key.
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Genie Advanced Home
4
Specifying custom settings
This chapter explains the features available from the Genie Advanced Home screen, shown in
the following figure:
This screen is also
displayed through the
Administration menu.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Setup Wizard
•
WPS Wizard
•
Setup Menu
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WAN Setup
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LAN Setup
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Quality of Service (QoS) Setup
Some selections on the Advanced Home screen are described in separate chapters:
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USB Storage. See Chapter 5, USB Storage
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Security. See Chapter 6, Security
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Administration. See Chapter 7, Administration.
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Advanced Setup. See Chapter 8, Advanced Settings
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Setup Wizard
The NETGEAR Genie installation process is launched the first time you set up the router.
After setting up the router the first time, if you want to perform this task again, you can run
Setup Wizard from the Advanced tab of the Genie.
1. Select Setup Wizard to display the following screen:
2. Select either Yes or No, I want to configure the router myself. If you select No, you are
taken to the Internet Setup screen (see Internet Setup on page 22).
3. If you selected Yes, click Next. The following screen displays:
The Setup Wizard searches your Internet connection for servers and protocols to
determine your ISP configuration. The following screen displays:
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WPS Wizard
The WPS Wizard helps you add a WPS-capable client device (a wireless device or computer)
to your network. On the client device you need to either press its WPS button or locate its
WPS PIN.
To use the WPS Wizard:
1. Select Advanced > WPS Wizard.
2. Click Next. The following screen lets you select the method for adding the WPS client (a
wireless device or computer).
You can use either the push button or PIN method.
3. Select either Push Button or PIN Number.
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To use the push button method, either click the WPS button on this screen, or press
the WPS button located on the side of the router. Within two minutes, go to the
wireless client and press its WPS button to join the network without entering a
password.
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To use the PIN method, select the PIN Number radio button, enter the client security
PIN, and click Next.
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Within two minutes, go to the client device and use its WPS software to join the
network without entering a password.
The router attempts to add the WPS-capable device. The WPS LED
on the front of
the router blinks green. When the router establishes a WPS connection, the LED is solid
green and the router WPS screen displays a confirmation message.
4. Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 to add another WPS client to your network.
Setup Menu
Select Advanced > Setup to display the Setup menu. The following selections are available:
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Internet Setup. This is a shortcut to the same Internet Setup screen that you can access
from the dashboard on the Basic Home screen. See Internet Setup on page 22.
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Wireless Setup. This is a shortcut to the same Wireless Settings screen that you can
access from the dashboard on the Basic Home screen. See Basic Wireless Settings on
page 26.
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Guest Network. This is a shortcut to the same Guest Network screen that you can
access from the dashboard on the Basic Home screen. See Guest Networks on page 29.
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WAN Setup. Internet (WAN) setup. See WAN Setup on page 36.
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LAN Setup. Local area network (LAN) setup. See LAN Setup on page 39.
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QoS Setup.Quality of Service (QoS) setup. See Quality of Service (QoS) Setup on
page 42.
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WAN Setup
The WAN Setup screen lets you configure a DMZ (demilitarized zone) server, change the
Maximum Transmit Unit (MTU) size, and enable the router to respond to a ping on the WAN
(Internet) port. Select Advanced > Setup > WAN Setup to view the following screen:
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Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection. DoS protection protects your LAN against
Denial of Service attacks such as Syn flood, Smurf Attack, Ping of Death, Teardrop
Attack, UDP Flood, ARP Attack, Spoofing ICMP, Null Scan, and many others. This should
be disabled only in special circumstances.
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Default DMZ Server. This feature is sometimes helpful when you are playing online
games and/or videoconferencing. Be careful when using this feature because it makes
the firewall security less effective. See the following section, Default DMZ Server for
more details.
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Respond to Ping on Internet Port. If you want the router to respond to a ping from the
Internet, select this check box. Use this only as a diagnostic tool because it allows your
router to be discovered. Do not select this check box unless you have a specific reason.
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Disable IGMP Proxying. IGMP proxying allows a computer on the local area network
(LAN) to receive the multicast traffic it is interested in from the Internet. You can select
this check box to disable the feature if you do not need it.
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MTU Size (in bytes). The normal MTU (Maximum Transmit Unit) value for most Ethernet
networks is 1500 bytes, or 1492 bytes for PPPoE connections. For some ISPs you might
need to reduce the MTU. This is rarely required, and should not be done unless you are
sure it is necessary for your ISP connection. See Change the MTU Size on page 37.
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NAT Filtering. Network Address Translation (NAT) determines how the router processes
inbound traffic. Secured NAT provides a secured firewall to protect the computers on the
LAN from attacks from the Internet, but might prevent some Internet games, point-to-point
applications, or multimedia applications from functioning. Open NAT provides a much
less secured firewall, but allows almost all Internet applications to function.
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Default DMZ Server
The default DMZ server feature is helpful when you are using some online games and
videoconferencing applications that are incompatible with Network Address Translation
(NAT). The router is programmed to recognize some of these applications and to work
correctly with them, but there are other applications that might not function well. In some
cases, one local computer can run the application correctly if that computer’s IP address is
entered as the default DMZ server.
WARNING!
DMZ servers pose a security risk. A computer designated as the
default DMZ server loses much of the protection of the firewall
and is exposed to exploits from the Internet. If compromised, the
DMZ server computer can be used to attack other computers on
your network.
Incoming traffic from the Internet is usually discarded by the router unless the traffic is a
response to one of your local computers or a service that you have configured in the Port
Forwarding/Port Triggering screen. Instead of discarding this traffic, you can have it
forwarded to one computer on your network. This computer is called the default DMZ server.
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To set up a default DMZ server, do the following:
1. On the WAN Setup screen, select the Default DMZ Server check box.
2. Type the IP address.
3. Click Apply.
Change the MTU Size
The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is the largest data packet a network device
transmits. When one network device communicates across the Internet with another, the data
packets travel through many devices along the way. If any device in the data path has a lower
MTU setting than the other devices, the data packets has to be split or “fragmented” to
accommodate the one with the smallest MTU.
The best MTU setting for NETGEAR equipment is often just the default value, and changing
the value might fix one problem but cause another. Leave MTU unchanged unless one of
these situations occurs:
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You have problems connecting to your ISP or other Internet service, and the technical
support of either the ISP or NETGEAR recommends changing the MTU setting. These
web-based applications might require an MTU change:
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A secure website that won’t open, or displays only part of a Web page
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Yahoo email
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MSN portal
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America Online’s DSL service
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You use VPN and have severe performance problems.
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You used a program to optimize MTU for performance reasons, and now you have
connectivity or performance problems.
Note: An incorrect MTU setting can cause Internet communication
problems such as the inability to access certain Web sites, frames
within Web sites, secure login pages, or FTP or POP servers.
If you suspect an MTU problem, a common solution is to change the MTU to 1400. If you are
willing to experiment, you can gradually reduce the MTU from the maximum value of 1500
until the problem goes away. The following table describes common MTU sizes and
applications.
Table 2. Common MTU Sizes
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MTU
Application
1500
The largest Ethernet packet size and the default value. This is the typical setting for
non-PPPoE, non-VPN connections, and is the default value for NETGEAR routers,
adapters, and switches.
1492
Used in PPPoE environments.
1472
Maximum size to use for pinging. (Larger packets are fragmented.)
1468
Used in some DHCP environments.
1460
Usable by AOL if you do not have large email attachments, for example.
1436
Used in PPTP environments or with VPN.
1400
Maximum size for AOL DSL.
576
Typical value to connect to dial-up ISPs.
To change the MTU size:
1. Select Advanced > Setup > WAN Setup.
2. In the MTU Size field, enter a new size between 64 and 1500.
3. Click Apply to save the settings.
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LAN Setup
The LAN Setup screen allows configuration of LAN IP services such as Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
The router is shipped preconfigured to use private IP addresses on the LAN side and to act
as a DHCP server. The router’s default LAN IP configuration is:
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LAN IP address: 192.168.1.1
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Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
These addresses are part of the designated private address range for use in private networks
and should be suitable for most applications. If your network has a requirement to use a
different IP addressing scheme, you can make those changes in the LAN Setup screen.

To change the LAN settings:
Note: If you change the LAN IP address of the router while connected
through the browser, you will be disconnected. You will have to open
a new connection to the new IP address and log in again.
1. Select Advanced > Setup > LAN Setup to display the following screen:
2. Enter the settings that you want to customize. These settings are described in the following
section, LAN Setup Screen Settings.
3. Click Apply to save your changes.
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LAN Setup Screen Settings
LAN TCP/IP Setup
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IP Address. The LAN IP address of the router.
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IP Subnet Mask. The LAN subnet mask of the router. Combined with the IP address, the
IP subnet mask allows a device to know which other addresses are local to it, and which
have to be reached through a gateway or router.
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RIP Direction. Router Information Protocol (RIP) allows a router to exchange routing
information with other routers. This setting controls how the router sends and receives
RIP packets. Both is the default setting. With the Both or Out Only setting, the router
broadcasts its routing table periodically. With the Both or In Only setting, the router
incorporates the RIP information that it receives.
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RIP Version. This controls the format and the broadcasting method of the RIP packets
that the router sends. It recognizes both formats when receiving. By default, the RIP
function is disabled.
RIP-1 is universally supported. It is adequate for most networks, unless you have an
unusual network setup.
RIP-2 carries more information. Both RIP-2B and RIP-2M send the routing data in RIP-2
format. RIP-2B uses subnet broadcasting. RIP-2M uses multicasting.
Use Router as a DHCP Server
This check box is usually selected so that the router functions as a Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.
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Starting IP Address. Specify the start of the range for the pool of IP addresses in the
same subnet as the router.
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Ending IP Address. Specify the end of the range for the pool of IP addresses in the
same subnet as the router.
Address Reservation
When you specify a reserved IP address for a computer on the LAN, that computer receives
the same IP address each time it accesses the router’s DHCP server. Assign reserved IP
addresses to servers that require permanent IP settings.
Use the Router as a DHCP Server
By default, the router functions as a DHCP server, allowing it to assign IP, DNS server, and
default gateway addresses to all computers connected to the router’s LAN. The assigned
default gateway address is the LAN address of the router. The router assigns IP addresses to
the attached computers from a pool of addresses specified in this screen. Each pool address
is tested before it is assigned to avoid duplicate addresses on the LAN. For most
applications, the default DHCP and TCP/IP settings of the router are satisfactory.
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You can specify the pool of IP addresses to be assigned by setting the starting IP address
and ending IP address. These addresses should be part of the same IP address subnet as
the router’s LAN IP address. Using the default addressing scheme, you should define a
range between 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.254, although you might want to save part of the
range for devices with fixed addresses.
The router delivers the following parameters to any LAN device that requests DHCP:
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An IP address from the range you have defined
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Subnet mask
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Gateway IP address (the router’s LAN IP address)
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Primary DNS server (if you entered a primary DNS address in the Internet Setup screen;
otherwise, the router’s LAN IP address)
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Secondary DNS server (if you entered a secondary DNS address in the Internet Setup
screen)
To use another device on your network as the DHCP server, or to manually configure the
network settings of all of your computers, clear the Use Router as DHCP Server check box
and click Apply. Otherwise, leave this check box selected. If this service is not enabled and
no other DHCP server is available on your network, you need to set your computers’ IP
addresses manually or they will not be able to access the router.
Address Reservation
When you specify a reserved IP address for a computer on the LAN, that computer always
receives the same IP address each time it accesses the router’s DHCP server. Reserved IP
addresses should be assigned to computers or servers that require permanent IP settings.
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To reserve an IP address:
1. In the Address Reservation section of the screen, click the Add button.
2. In the IP Address field, type the IP address to assign to the computer or server. (Choose an
IP address from the router’s LAN subnet, such as 192.168.1.x.)
3. Type the MAC address of the computer or server.
Tip: If the computer is already on your network, you can copy its MAC
address from the Attached Devices screen and paste it here.
4. Click Apply to enter the reserved address into the table.
The reserved address is not assigned until the next time the computer contacts the
router’s DHCP server. Reboot the computer or access its IP configuration and force a
DHCP release and renew.
To edit or delete a reserved address entry, select the radio button next to the reserved
address you want to edit or delete. Then click Edit or Delete.
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Quality of Service (QoS) Setup
QoS is an advanced feature that can be used to prioritize some types of traffic ahead of
others. The WNDR3800 router can provide QoS prioritization over the wireless link and on
the Internet connection. To configure QoS, use the QoS Setup screen.
Select Advanced > Setup > QoS Setup to display the following screen:
Enable WMM QoS for Wireless Multimedia Applications
The WNDR3800 router supports Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service (WMM QoS) to prioritize
wireless voice and video traffic over the wireless link. WMM QoS provides prioritization of
wireless data packets from different applications based on four access categories: voice,
video, best effort, and background. For an application to receive the benefits of WMM QoS,
both it and the client running that application have to have WMM enabled. Legacy
applications that do not support WMM, and applications that do not require QoS, are
assigned to the best effort category, which receives a lower priority than voice and video.
WMM QoS is enabled by default. You can disable it in the QoS Setup screen by clearing the
Enable WMM check box and clicking Apply.
Set Up QoS for Internet Access
You can give prioritized Internet access to the following types of traffic:
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Specific applications
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Specific online games
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Individual Ethernet LAN ports of the router
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A specific device by MAC address
To specify prioritization of traffic, you have to create a policy for the type of traffic and add the
policy to the QoS Policy table in the QoS Setup screen. For convenience, the QoS Policy
table lists many common applications and online games that can benefit from QoS handling.
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QoS for Applications and Online Gaming
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To create a QoS policy for applications and online games:
1. In the QoS Setup screen, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On checkbox.
2. Click the Setup QoS Rule button to see the existing priority rules. On this screen you can
edit or delete a rule by selecting its radio button and clicking either the Edit or Delete button.
You can also delete all of the rules by simply clicking the Delete All button.
3. To add a priority rule, scroll down to the bottom of the QoS Setup screen and click Add
Priority Rule to display the following screen:
4. In the QoS Policy for field, type the name of the application or game.
5. In the Priority Category list, select either Applications or Online Gaming. In either case, a
list of applications or games displays in the list.
6. You can select an existing item from the list, or you can scroll and select Add a New
Application or Add a New Game, as applicable.
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a. If you add a new entry, the Priority Rules screen expands as shown:
b. In the QoS Policy for field, enter a descriptive name for the new application or game.
c. In the Connection Type field, select either TCP, UDP, or both (TCP/UDP), and
specify the port number or range of port numbers used by the application or game.
7. From the Priority list, select the priority that this traffic should receive relative to other
applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal, High, and
Highest.
8. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
QoS for a Router LAN Port
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To create a QoS policy for a device connected to one of the router’s LAN ports:
1. Select Advanced > Setup > QoS Setup to display the QoS Setup screen. Select the
Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
2. Click the Setup QoS Rule button.
3. Click the Add Priority Rule button.
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4. From the Priority Category list, select Ethernet LAN Port, as shown in the following figure:
5. From the Ethernet LAN port list, select the LAN port that will have a QoS policy.
6. From the Priority list, select the priority that this port’s traffic should receive relative to other
applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal, High, and
Highest.
7. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
8. In the QoS Setup screen, click Apply.
QoS for a MAC Address
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To create a QoS policy for traffic from a specific MAC address:
1. Select Advanced > Setup > QoS Setup, and click the Setup QoS Rule button. The
QoS Setup screen displays.
2. Click Add Priority Rule.
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3. From the Priority Category list, select MAC Address to display the following screen:
4. If the device to be prioritized appears in the MAC Device List, select its radio button. The
information from the MAC Device List populates the policy name, MAC Address, and Device
Name fields. If the device does not appear in the MAC Device List, click Refresh. If it still
does not appear, you have to complete these fields manually.
5. From the Priority list, select the priority that this device’s traffic should receive relative to
other applications and traffic when accessing the Internet. The options are Low, Normal,
High, and Highest.
6. Click Apply to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup screen.
7. In the QoS Setup screen, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
8. Click Apply.
Editing or Deleting an Existing QoS Policy

To edit or delete a QoS policy:
1. Select Advanced > QoS Setup to display the QoS Setup screen.
2. Select the radio button next to the QoS policy to be edited or deleted, and do one of the
following:
• Click Delete to remove the QoS policy.
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Click Edit to edit the QoS policy. Follow the instructions in the preceding sections to
change the policy settings.
3. Click Apply in the QoS Setup screen to save your changes.
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USB Storage
5
Access and setup
This chapter describes how to access and configure a USB storage drive attached to your
router. Be aware that the USB port on the router can be used only to connect USB storage
devices like flash drives or hard drives. Do not connect computers, USB modems, CD drives,
or DVD drives to the router USB port.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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USB Drive Requirements
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ReadySHARE Access
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Safely Remove a USB Drive
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File Sharing Scenarios
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Basic Settings
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ReadySHARE Cloud
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ReadySHARE Printer
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USB Control Center Utility
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USB Storage Advanced Settings
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Media Server Settings
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Play WNDR3800 Media on TiVo with ReadyDLNA
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Specify Approved USB Devices
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Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer
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USB Drive Requirements
The router works with 1.0 and 1.1 (USB Full Speed) and 2.0 (USB High Speed) standards.
The approximate USB bus speeds are shown in the following table. Actual bus speeds can
vary, depending on the CPU speed, memory, speed of the network, and other variables.
Table 3. USB Drive Speeds
Bus
Speed/Sec
USB 1.1
12 Mbits
USB 2.0
480 Mbits
The router should work with most USB-compliant external flash and hard drives. For the most
up-to-date list of USB drives supported by the router, go to:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/readyshare
The router supports both read and write for FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, and Linux file systems
(EXT2 and EXT3).
Note: Some USB external hard drives and flash drives require drivers to
be loaded in to the PC before the PC can access the USB device.
Such USB devices will not work with the router.
ReadySHARE Access
Once you have set up your router, you can connect any USB storage device and share the
contents with other users on your network.
You can access your USB device in any of the following ways:
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On Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000 systems, select Start >
Run and enter \\readyshare in the dialog box. Click OK.
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On Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000 systems, open Internet
Explorer, and enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
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On Mac OS X (version 10.2 or later), enter smb://readyshare in the address bar.
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In My Network Places, enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
Safely Remove a USB Drive
To safely remove a USB disk drive so that no users can access it, select USB Storage >
Basic Settings and click the Safely Remove USB Device button. This takes the drive
offline.
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File Sharing Scenarios
You can share files on the USB drive for a wide variety of business and recreational
purposes. The files can be any PC, Mac, or Linux file type including text files, Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, MP3, pictures, and multimedia. USB drive applications include:
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Sharing multimedia with friends and family such as MP3 files, pictures, and other
multimedia with local and remote users.
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Sharing resources on your network. You might want to store files in a central location so
that you do not have to power up a computer to perform local sharing. In addition, you
can share files between Macintosh, Linux, and PC computers by using the USB drive as
a go-between across the systems.
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Sharing files such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and text files with
remote users.
A few common uses are described in the following sections.
Sharing Photos
You can create your own central storage location for photos and multimedia. This eliminates
the need to log in to (and pay for) an external photo sharing site.

To share files with your friends and family:
1. Insert your USB drive into the USB port on the router either directly or with a USB cable.
Computers on your local area network (LAN) can automatically access this USB drive
using a Web browser or Microsoft Networking.
2. If you want to specify read-only access or to allow access from the Internet, see USB
Storage Advanced Settings on page 59.
Storing Files in a Central Location for Printing
This scenario is for a family that has one high-quality color printer directly attached to a
computer, but not shared on the local area network (LAN). This family does not have a print
server.
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One family member has photos on a Macintosh computer that she wants to print.
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The photo-capable color printer is directly attached to a PC, but not shared on the
network.
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The Mac and PC are not visible to each other on the network.
To print photos from a Mac on the printer attached to a PC:
1. On the Mac, access the USB drive by typing \\readyshare in the address field of a Web
browser. Then copy the photos to the USB drive.
2. On the PC, use a Web browser or Microsoft Networking to copy the files from the USB drive
to the PC. Then print the files.
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Sharing Large Files over the Internet
Sending files that are larger than 5 MB can pose a problem for many email systems. The
router allows you to share very large files such as PowerPoint presentations or .zip files over
the Internet. FTP can be used to easily download shared files from the router.
Sharing files with a remote colleague involves the following considerations:
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There are two user accounts: admin and guest. The password for admin is the same one
that you use to access the router. By default, it is password. The guest user account has
no password.
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On the FTP site, the person receiving the files should use the guest user account and
enter any password (FTP requires that you type something in the password field).
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Be sure to select the FTP (via Internet) check box in the USB Storage Advanced Settings
screen. This option supports both downloading and uploading of files.
Note: You can enable the HTTP (via Internet) option on the Advanced
USB Storage screen to share large files. This option supports
downloading files only.
Basic Settings
You can view or edit basic settings for the USB storage device attached to your router.
You can access this feature through Basic > ReadySHARE, or through Advanced > USB
Storage > ReadySHARE. The USB Storage (Basic Settings) screen displays:
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By default, the USB storage device is available to all computers on your local area network
(LAN).
Note: If you logged in to the router before you connected your USB
device, you might not see your USB device in the router screens
until you log out and then log back in again.
Add or Edit a Network Folder
1. You can access this feature by selecting Basic > ReadySHARE > Edit, or Advanced >
USB Storage > Advanced Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to view
the Available Network Folder section as shown:
2. Specify the changes that you want to make:
• To add a folder, click Create Network Folder.
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To edit a folder, select its radio button and then click Edit.
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3. You can use this screen to select a folder, to change the share name, or to change the read
Access or write access from All – no password to admin.
The user name (account name) for All – no password is guest. The password for admin is
the same one that is used to log in to the router. By default, it is password.
4. Click Apply for your changes to take effect.
ReadySHARE Cloud
Using this feature, you access shared content on a USB device connected to your router at
any time, from anywhere. You can also invite friends and family members to access the
shared contents on the USB device.
If your friends and family do not have a ReadySHARE Cloud account, they will be invited to
create one so they can access the shared contents.
Visit http://readyshare.netgear.com and create an account to make your files and folders
accessible.
In addition to remotely sharing anything stored on the USB device connected to your router,
you can:
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Control friends’ and family’s access to contents stored on the USB device.
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Invite new users to access the shared contents.
To set up ReadySHARE Cloud
1. Select Basic > ReadySHARE, and select the ReadySHARE Cloud radio button.
2. If you have not already done so, follow the onscreen instructions to set up a ReadySHARE
Cloud account, and register the router with that account.
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To set up a ReadySHARE account:
1. On the ReadySHARE Cloud screen, click the click here link, and the following screen
displays:
2. Fill in the fields (scroll down as necessary).
3. Read the agreement, and click the I accept. Create my account. button.The following
screen displays:
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To register the router with a ReadySHARE Cloud account:
1. On the router’s ReadySHARE Could screen, enter the user name and password
2. Click Register.
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After you register, the following screen displays:
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To access USB contents remotely:
1. From a device with a web browser, browse to http://readyshare.netgear.com.
2. Enter your ReadySHARE Cloud user name and password, and then click the Log in button.
Note: Note that the iPhone and Android phone apps are available to
download.
The first time you log in, you are asked to install the ReadySHARE Cloud PC agent.
3. Click Yes to download and install it. After you log in, a screen similar to the following
displays:
Registered
router
Shared USB
device plugged
into the router
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Registered routers are displayed in the left frame. When a router is highlighted, the
shared USB device is in the frame on the right.
By default, USB_Storage is the name that displays for all contents in the USB drive.
4. Click on the shared folder to open file explorer so that you can view the folder contents.
Tip: If you do not see the registered router, or cannot open its contents, make
sure that the router is connected to the Internet and that the USB drive is
plugged into the USB port on the router. Also, try to log out and log in
again on http://readyshare.netgear.com.
ReadySHARE Printer
The ReadySHARE Printer feature allows you to share a printer that you connect to the USB
port on your router. To use the ReadySHARE Printer feature on a Windows PC, you need to
use the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility.
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To set up ReadySHARE Printer:
1. Connect the USB printer to the router’s USB port with a USB printer cable.
2. Install the USB printer driver software on each computer that will share the printer.
If you do not have the printer driver, contact the printer manufacturer to find and download
the most recent printer driver software.
3. Download the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility available at
www.netgear.com/landing/en-us/readyshare.aspx.
The NETGEAR USB Control Center utility has a Mac version and a Windows version.
4. Install the utility on each computer that will share the printer. You have to install this utility
before you can use the ReadySHARE Printer feature.
Some firewall software, such as Comodo, blocks the ReadySHARE Control Center utility
from accessing the USB printer. If you do not see the printer in the utility, you can disable the
firewall temporarily to make it work.
For scanning: If your printer supports scanning, make sure that the printer is in the Available
state, and click the Network Scanner button. This activates the Scanner window so you can
use the printer for scanning.
USB Control Center Utility
The USB Control Center Utility allows you to control a shared USB device from your
computer that is connected to the USB port on your router. The utility allows you to control a
printer, a scanner, or an audio speaker.
The utility has to be installed on each computer on your network from which you want to
control the device. You can download this utility at
www.netgear.com/landing/en-us/readyshare.aspx.
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When you launch the USB Control Center Utility, a screen similar to the following displays:
This is the main screen, which shows a device icon, the description for this USB device, and
its status.
Available. The device is available from the computer that you are using.
Waiting to Connect. You need to connect to this device from the computer that you are
using. If this is the first time you are connecting, you might be prompted to install the device
driver.
Menu selections:
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System. Exit the utility.
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Tools. Access the Control Center Configuration to set up your shared USB device. See
the following section, Control Center Configuration.
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About. View details about the USB Control Center software.
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Control Center Configuration
Select Tools >Configuration to display the following screen:
Automatically execute when logging on Windows. Enable this utility to start automatically
when you are logged in to Windows.
Timeout. Specify the timeout value for holding the USB resource when it is not in use.
Language. Select the display language for this utility.
USB Printer
The first time you use a printer, you need to click Connect. You might be asked to install the
driver for this printer. After the driver is installed, the printer status changes to Available.
Note: Some USB printers (for example: HP and Lexmark printer) request
that Do not connect the USB cable until you are prompted by the
installation software in their installation.
If the USB printer is detected and connected automatically, you need to disconnect the
printer, and then wait for the prompt asking you to click Connect.
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Once the printer shows Available status, it is no longer grayed out in a Paused state in the
Windows Printers window.
This USB printer is ready. The utility does not need to always hold the connection of this USB
printer. Once there is any print job for this printer, the USB utility connects to this USB printer
automatically then prints. After the print job is done, the printer status returns to the Paused
state.
Scan with a Multi-Function Printer
You can use the scan feature of a multi-function printer.
1. Make sure that the printer’s status shows as Available status.
2. Click the Network Scanner button.
This activates the scanner window to perform scans.
USB Speaker
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To control a USB speaker:
1. Select the USB speaker.
2. Click the Connect button to connect this speaker, or click Disconnect to disconnect the
speaker.
If you click Connect, and someone else is already connected to the speaker, a request is
sent to that person. The person who receives the request can click an Accept or Reject
button.
If someone is connected to the speaker and it is not being used (the router does not detect
any activity), the router holds the connection for the amount of time that is in the timeout
value, and then makes it available.
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USB Storage Advanced Settings
You can set up the device name, workgroups, and network folders for your USB device. On
the Advanced tab, select USB Storage > Advanced Settings to display the following
screen:
You can use this screen to specify access to the USB storage device.
•
Network Device Name. The default is readyshare. This is the name used to access the
USB device connected to the router.
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Workgroup. If you are using a Windows workgroup rather than a domain, the workgroup
name is displayed here. The name works only in an operating system that supports
NetBIOS, such as Microsoft Windows.
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Access Method. The access methods are described here.
Network Connection. Enabled by default, this connection allows all users on the LAN to
have access to the USB drive.
HTTP. Enabled by default. You can type http://readyshare.routerlogin.net/shares to
access the USB drive.
HTTP (via internet). Disabled by default. If you enable this setting, remote users can
type http://public IP address/shares (for example, http://1.1.10.102/shares) or a URL
domain name to access the USB drive over the Internet. This setting supports file
uploading only.
FTP. Disabled by default.
FTP (via internet). Disabled by default. If you enable this setting, remote users can
access the USB drive through FTP over the Internet. This setting supports both
downloading and uploading of files.
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Available Network Folders
You might need to scroll down to view this section of the screen:
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Share Name. If only 1 device is connected, the default share name is USB_Storage. You
can click the name shown or you can type it in the address field of your Web Browser. If
Not Shared is shown, the default share has been deleted and no other share for the root
folder exists. Click the link to change this setting.
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Read/Write Access. Shows the permissions and access controls on the network folder:
All - no password (the default) allows all users to access the network folder. The
password for admin is the same one that you use to log in to the router.
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Folder Name. Full path used by the network folder.
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Volume Name. Volume name from the storage device (either USB drive or HDD).
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Total/Free Space. Shows the current utilization of the storage device.
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Media Server Settings
By default, the router is set up to act as a ReadyDLNA media server, which lets you view
movies and photos on DLNA/UPnP AV compliant media players, such as Xbox360,
Playstation, and NETGEAR’s Digital Entertainer Live.
To view these settings, select Advanced > USB Storage > Media Server to display the
following screen:
By default the Enable Media Server check box and the Automatic (when new files are added)
radio button are selected. When these options are selected, the router scans for media files
whenever new files are added to the ReadySHARE USB hard drive.
Setting this device as a ReadyDLNA Media server enables playback of videos, movies, and
pictures on DLNA/UPnP AV compliant media players like Xbox360, Playstation, and
NETGEAR's Digital Entertainer Live.
ReadyDLNA implies this device serves media in DLNA compatible form to DLNA/UPnP AV
compliant media players.
Enable Media Server. Select this check box to enable this device to act as a media server.
Enable TiVo support. Select this check box if you want to play ReadyNAS media on your
TiVo device. See the following section Play WNDR3800 Media on TiVo with ReadyDLNA on
page 62.
Media Server Name. Specify the name of the media server.
Automatic (when new files added). Automatically scans for media files whenever new files
are added to the ReadySHARE USB storage. Only shared folders with “All – no password” in
read access can be scanned for media files.
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Play WNDR3800 Media on TiVo with ReadyDLNA
You can use the TiVo (Series 2 and above) Home Media Option to play back photos and
music that reside on your PC or Mac right in your TiVo user interface.

To set up the WNDR3800 to work with TiVo:
1. Select Advanced > USB Storage > Media Server.
2. Make sure that the Enable TiVo support option is checked.
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To play videos:
1. On the TiVo, select TiVo Central > My Shows.
2. Go to the bottom of the list to find and select the WNDR3800.
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To play music or view photos:
1. On the TiVo, select TiVo Central > Music, Photos, & Showcases.
2. Select what you want to play or watch.
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Copy TiVo Files onto a Computer
For file transfers between your TiVo and your computer, you can use the TiVo Desktop
accessory available at https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories-software.do.
Specify Approved USB Devices
For more security, you can set up the router to share approved USB devices only. This
feature is located on the Advanced Setup menu on the Advanced tab.

To set up approved USB devices:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > USB Settings. The following screen
displays:
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2. Click the Approved Devices button. The USB Drive Approved Devices screen displays:
This screen shows the approved USB devices and the available USB devices. You can
remove or add approved USB devices.
3. To add an approved USB device, select it from the Available USB Devices list, and then click
Add.
4. Select the Allow only approved devices check box.
5. Click Apply so that your change takes effect.
If you want to work with another USB device, you have to first click the Safely Remove USB
Device button for the currently connected USB device. Connect the other USB device, and
repeat this process.
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer
To connect to the USB drive from remote computers with a Web browser, you have to use the
router’s Internet port IP address. If you are using Dynamic DNS, you can type the DNS name,
rather than the IP address. You can view the router’s Internet IP address from the dashboard
on the Basic Home screen or the Advanced Home screen.
Access the Router’s USB Drive Remotely Using FTP

To connect to the router’s USB drive using a Web browser:
1. Connect to the router by typing ftp:// and the Internet port IP address in the address
field of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. For example,
ftp://10.1.65.4
If you are using Dynamic DNS, you can type the DNS name, rather than the IP address.
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2. Type the account name and password that has access rights to the USB drive. The user
name (account name) for All – no password is guest.
3. The directories of the USB drive that your account has access to are displayed, for example,
share/partition1/directory1. You can now read and copy files from the USB directory.
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6.
Security
Keeping unwanted content out of your network
6
This chapter explains how to use the basic firewall features of the router to prevent objectionable
content from reaching the PCs and other devices connected to your network.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic
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Block Services (Port Filtering)
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Schedule Blocking
•
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Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic
Use keyword blocking to prevent certain types of HTTP traffic from accessing your network.
The blocking can be always or according to a schedule.
1. Select Advanced > Security > Block Sites to display the following screen:
2. Select one of the keyword blocking options:
• Per Schedule. Turn on keyword blocking according to the Schedule screen settings.
•
Always. Turn on keyword blocking all the time, independent of the Schedule screen.
3. In the Keyword field, enter a keyword or domain, click Add Keyword, and click Apply.
The Keyword list supports up to 255 entries. Here are some sample entries:
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Specify XXX to block http://www.badstuff.com/xxx.html.
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Specify .com if you want to allow only sites with domain suffixes such as .edu or .gov.
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Enter a period (.) to block all Internet browsing access.
To delete a keyword or domain”
1. Select the keyword you want to delete from the list.
2. Click Delete Keyword and then Apply to save your changes.

To specify a trusted computer:
You can exempt one trusted computer from blocking and logging. The computer you exempt
has to have a fixed IP address.
1. In the Trusted IP Address field, enter the IP address.
2. Click Apply to save your changes.
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Block Services (Port Filtering)
Services are functions performed by server computers at the request of client computers. For
example, Web servers serve Web pages, time servers serve time and date information, and
game hosts serve data about other players’ moves. When a computer on the Internet sends
a request for service to a server computer, the requested service is identified by a service or
port number. This number appears as the destination port number in the transmitted IP
packets. For example, a packet that is sent with the destination port number 80 is an HTTP
(Web server) request.
The service numbers for many common protocols are defined by the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF at http://www.ietf.org/) and published in RFC1700, “Assigned Numbers.”
Service numbers for other applications are typically chosen from the range 1024 to 65535 by
the authors of the application. Although the router already holds a list of many service port
numbers, you are not limited to these choices. You can often determine port number
information by contacting the publisher of the application, by asking user groups or
newsgroups, or by searching.
The Block Services screen lets you add and block specific Internet services by computers on
your network. This is called service blocking or port filtering. To add a service for blocking,
first determine which port number or range of numbers are used by the application.

To block services:
1. Select Advanced > Security > Block Services to display the following screen:
2. Select either Per Schedule or Always to enable service blocking, and click Apply. If you
selected Per Schedule, specify a time period in the Schedule screen as described in
Schedule Blocking on page 71.
3. Click Add to add a service. The Block Services Setup screen displays:
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4. From the Service Type list, select the application or service to allow or block. The list already
displays several common services, but you are not limited to these choices. To add any
additional services or applications that do not already appear, select User Defined.
5. If you know that the application uses either TCP or UDP, select the appropriate protocol. If
you are not sure, select Both.
6. Enter the starting and ending port numbers. If the application uses a single port number,
enter that number in both fields.
7. Select the radio button for the IP address configuration you want to block, and enter the IP
addresses. You can block the specified service for a single computer, a range of computers
with consecutive IP addresses, or all computers on your network.
8. Click Add to enable your Block Services Setup selections.
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Schedule Blocking
You can specify the days and time that you want to block Internet access.

To schedule blocking:
1. Select Advanced > Security > Schedule to display the following screen:
2. Set up the schedule for blocking keywords and services.
• Days to Block. Select days on which you want to apply blocking by selecting the
appropriate check boxes, or select Every Day and select the check boxes for all
days.
•
Time of Day to Block. Select a start and end time in 24-hour format, or select All
Day for 24-hour blocking.
3. Select your time zone from the list. If you use daylight savings time, select the
Automatically adjust for daylight savings time check box.
4. Click Apply to save your settings.
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Security Event Email Notifications
To receive logs and alerts by email, provide your email information in the Email screen and
specify which alerts you want to receive and how often.

To set up email notifications:
1. Select Advanced > Security > Email to display the following screen:
2. To receive email logs and alerts from the router, select the Turn Email Notification On
check box.
3. In the Your Outgoing Mail Server field, enter the name of your ISP’s outgoing (SMTP) mail
server (such as mail.myISP.com). You might be able to find this information in the
configuration screen of your email program. If you leave this field blank, log and alert
messages are not sent by email.
4. Enter the email address to which logs and alerts are sent in the Send to This Email Address
field. This email address is also used for the From address. If you leave this field blank, log
and alert messages are not sent by email.
5. If your outgoing email server requires authentication, select the My Mail Server requires
authentication check box. Fill in the User Name and Password fields for the outgoing email
server.
6. You can have email alerts sent immediately when someone attempts to visit a blocked site
and you can specify that logs are sent automatically.
If you select the Weekly, Daily, or Hourly option and the log fills up before the specified
period, the log is automatically emailed to the specified email address. After the log is
sent, the log is cleared from the router’s memory. If the router cannot email the log file, the
log buffer might fill up. In this case, the router overwrites the log and discards its contents.
7. Click Apply to save your settings.
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Administration
7
Managing your network
This chapter describes the router settings for administering and maintaining your router and
home network. See also Remote Management on page 108 for information on upgrading or
checking the status of your router over the Internet, and Traffic Meter on page 112 for
information on monitoring the volume of Internet traffic passing through your router’s Internet
port.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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Upgrade the Router Firmware
•
View Router Status
•
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access
•
Manage the Configuration File
•
Set Password
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Upgrade the Router Firmware
The router firmware (routing software) is stored in flash memory. You can update the firmware
from the Administration menu on the Advanced tab. You might see a message at the top of
the Genie screens when new firmware is available for your product.
You can use the Check button on the Firmware Update screen to check and update to the
latest firmware for your product if new firmware is available.

To check for new firmware and update your router:
8. Select Advanced > Administration > Firmware Update to display the following screen:
Click Check
9. Click Check.
The router finds new firmware information if any is available.
10. Click Yes to update and locate the firmware you downloaded (the file ends in .img).
WARNING!
When uploading firmware to the router, do not interrupt the Web
browser by closing the window, clicking a link, or loading a new
page. If the browser is interrupted, it could corrupt the firmware.
When the upload is complete, your router restarts. The upgrade process typically takes
about 1 minute. Read the new firmware release notes to determine whether or not you
need to reconfigure the router after upgrading.
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View Router Status
To view router status and usage information, click the Advanced Home button or select
Administration > Router Status to display the following screen:
Router Information
Hardware Version. The router model.
Firmware Version. The version of the router firmware. It changes if you upgrade the router
firmware.
GUI Language Version. The localized language of the GUI.
LAN Port.
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MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This is the unique physical address
being used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the router.
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IP Address. The IP address being used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the router. The
default is 192.168.1.1.
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DHCP Server. Identifies whether the router’s built-in DHCP server is active for the
LAN-attached devices.
Internet Port (WAN) Setup
MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This is the unique physical address
being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the router.
IP Address. The IP address being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the router. If no
address is shown or the address is 0.0.0, the router cannot connect to the Internet.
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Connection. This shows if the router is using a fixed IP address on the WAN. If the value is
DHCP Client, the router obtains an IP address dynamically from the ISP.
IP Subnet Mask. The IP subnet mask being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the router.
Domain Name Server. The Domain Name Server addresses being used by the router. A
Domain Name Server translates human-language URLs such as www.netgear.com into IP
addresses.
Statistics Button
On the Router Status screen, in the Internet Provider (WAN) Setup pane, click the Statistics
button to display the following screen:
Figure 7. System up time and poll interval statistics
System Up Time. The time elapsed since the router was last restarted.
Port. The statistics for the WAN (Internet) and LAN (Ethernet) ports. For each port, the
screen displays:
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Status. The link status of the port.
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TxPkts. The number of packets transmitted on this port since reset or manual clear.
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RxPkts. The number of packets received on this port since reset or manual clear.
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Collisions. The number of collisions on this port since reset or manual clear.
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Tx B/s. The current transmission (outbound) bandwidth used on the WAN and LAN ports.
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Rx B/s. The current reception (inbound) bandwidth used on the WAN and LAN ports.
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Up Time. The time elapsed since this port acquired the link.
•
Poll Interval. The interval at which the statistics are updated in this screen.
To change the polling frequency, enter a time in seconds in the Poll Interval field, and click
Set Interval.
To stop the polling entirely, click Stop.
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Connection Status Button
On the Router Status screen in the Internet Connection pane, click the Connection Status
button to view connection status information.
Figure 8. View connection status information
The Release button returns the status of all items to 0. The Renew button refreshes the
items. The Close Window button closes the Connection Status screen.
IP Address. The IP address that is assigned to the router.
Subnet Mask. The subnet mask that is assigned to the router.
Default Gateway. The IP address for the default gateway that the router communicates with.
DHCP Server. The IP address for the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server that
provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the computers that are connected to the router.
DNS Server. The IP address of the Domain Name Service server that provides translation of
network names to IP addresses.
Lease Obtained. The date and time when the lease was obtained.
Lease Expires. The date and time that the lease expires.
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Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz) and Wireless Settings (5 GHz)
You need to scroll down to see all the fields for this section of the Router Status screen:
The following settings are displayed for each network:
Name (SSID). The wireless network name (SSID) used by the router. The default names for
the 5 GHz ends in -5G to distinguish it from the 2.4 GHz network.
Region. The geographic region where the router is being used. It might be illegal to use the
wireless features of the router in some parts of the world.
Channel. Identifies the operating channel of the wireless port being used. The default
channel is Auto. When Auto is selected, the router will find the best operating channel
available. If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel.
Channels 1, 6, and 11 will not interfere with each other.
Mode. Indicates the wireless communication mode: Up to 54Mbps, Up to 130Mbps (default),
and Up to 300Mbps.
Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the router is enabled. If this feature is not
enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
Broadcast Name. Indicates whether the router is broadcasting its SSID.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Indicates whether Wi-Fi Protected Setup is configured for this
network.
Guest Network (2.4 GHz) and Guest Network (5 GHz)
To need to scroll down in order to view this portion of the Router Status screen.
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Note: If you have not set up guest networks, this section of the screen
shots a yellow triangle. Broadcast Name is turned off because the
router does not broadcast a guest network name unless you set up a
guest network.
Name (SSID). The 11N wireless network name (SSID) used by the router. The default names
are NETGEAR-Guest and NETGEAR-5G-Guest.
Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the router is enabled. If this feature is not
enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
Wireless Isolation. Select this check box only if you want to prevent wireless connections to
the router.
Allow guest to access My Local Network. If selected, any user who connects to this SSID
can access local networks associated with the router.
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access
The log is a detailed record of the websites you have accessed or attempted to access. Up to
256 entries are stored in the log. Log entries appear only when keyword blocking is enabled
and no log entries are made for the trusted user.
Select Advanced > Administration > Logs. The Logs screen displays.
The log screen shows the following information:
•
Date and time. The date and time the log entry was recorded.
•
Source IP. The IP address of the initiating device for this log entry.
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Target address. The name or IP address of the website or news group visited or to which
access was attempted.
•
Action. Whether the access was blocked or allowed.
To refresh the log screen, click the Refresh button.
To clear the log entries, click the Clear Log button.
To email the log immediately, click the Send Log button.
Manage the Configuration File
The configuration settings of the WNDR3800 router are stored within the router in a
configuration file. You can back up (save) this file to your computer, restore it, or reset it to the
factory default settings.
Back up Settings
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To back up the router’s configuration settings:
1. Select Advanced > Administration > Backup Settings to display the following screen:
2. Click Back Up to save a copy of the current settings.
3. Choose a location to store the .cfg file that is on a computer on your network.
Restore Configuration Settings
WARNING!
Do not interrupt the reboot process.
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
To restore configuration settings that you backed up:
1. Enter the full path to the file on your network, or click the Browse button to find the file.
2. When you have located the .cfg file, click the Restore button to upload the file to the router.
Upon completion, the router reboots.
Erase
Under some circumstances (for example, if you move the router to a different network or if
you have forgotten the password), you might want to erase the configuration and restore the
factory default settings.
You can either use the Restore Factory Settings button on the back of the router (see Factory
Default Settings on page 121), or you can click the Erase button in this screen.
Erase sets the user name to admin, the password to password, and the LAN IP address to
192.168.1.1, and enables the router’s DHCP.
Set Password
This feature allows you to change the default password that is used to log in to the router with
the user name admin.
This is not the same as changing the password for wireless access. The label on the bottom
of your router shows your unique wireless network name (SSID) and password for wireless
access (see Label on page 13).

To set the password for the user name admin:
1. Select Advanced > Administration > Set Password to display the following screen:
2. Type the old password and type the new password twice in the fields on this screen.
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3. If you want to be able to recover the password, select the Enable Password Recovery
check box.
4. Click Apply so that your changes take effect.
Password Recovery
NETGEAR recommends that you enable password recovery if you change the password for
the router’s user name of admin. Then you will have an easy way to recover the password if it
is forgotten. This recovery process is supported in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome
browsers, but not in the Safari browser.

To set up password recovery:
1. Select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
2. Select two security questions and provide answers to them.
3. Click Apply to save your changes.
When you use your browser to access the router, the log in window displays. If password
recovery is enabled, when you click Cancel, the password recovery process starts. You can
then enter the saved answers to the security questions to recover the password.
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Time Machine
Time Machine works only on Mac computers. It automatically backs up everything on your
computer to a USB hard drive that is connected to the Mac.
Set Up Time Machine
If you are already using Time Machine software with your USB hard drive, you can skip the
set up and go directly to the following section, Access the Connected USB Hard Drive.
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To set up Time Machine:
1. Physically connect the USB hard drive to your Mac.
2. On your Mac, go to the magnifying glass at the top right of the desktop, and search for disk
utility.
3. Open the Disk Utility and format your drive, as shown here.
The router supports GUID and MBR partitions only. To see how to change the partition
scheme, see Change the Partition Scheme on page 87.
You can now use Time Machine wirelessly by connecting the USB hard drive to your C router.
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Access the Connected USB Hard Drive
After the initial set up explained in the previous section, you can access the connected USB
hard drive from Your Mac or PC.
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To access the drive:
1. Start ReadySHARE:
• On a Mac: Select Go > Connect to Server, and then type: smb://readyshare
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On a PC: Select Start > Run, and then type: \\readyshare
2. From your MAC desktop, open Macintosh HD.
3. Click the Connect As button. In the pop-up window, select Registered User, and enter
admin as the user name and password as the password. Click Connect.
• After connecting successfully, you can list your connected devices. Note that you see
one extra device, called admin, whenever you log in as admin.
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If you are backing up a large amount of data, befor eyou contineu, see Before You
Back up a Large Amount of Data on page 85.
4. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Open Time Machine. Click Select Disk
and choose the backup disk. Click the Use for Backup button to complete your selection.
If you do not see the USB partition that you want to use for backup in the Time Machine
disk list, go to MAC finder, and click that USB partition.Then that device displays in the
Time Machine list.
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You are prompted to log in.
5. Enter the password (the same one you use to log in to the router as admin) and backup
begins.
Before You Back up a Large Amount of Data
Before you back up a large amount of data with Time Machine, NETGEAR recommends that
you do the following to ensure a successful operation:
1. Upgrade the operating system of the Mac machine.
2. Verify and repair the backup disk and the local disk.
3. Verify and repair the permissions on the local disk.
4. Set Energy Saver.
a. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
b. From the View menu, select Energy Saver.
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c. On the Energy Saver screen, select Wake for Ethernet network access.
d. Click the Back arrow to exit this screen. Your changes will be saved.
5. Modify your Security settings.
a. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
b. From the View menu, select Security.
c. On the Security screen, leave the Log out after minutes of inactivity check box
cleared (not selected).
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Change the Partition Scheme
To run with the router, the partition scheme on your Mac has to be set to either GUID or MBR.
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To make sure the partition scheme is set to one of these supported schemes:
1. Open the Disk Utility and select your USB drive.
2. Select the Partition tab.
3. Select Volume Scheme and set the number of partitions you would like to use.
4. Click Options, and the Partition options appear.
5. Select GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record (MBR).
6. Click OK.
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8.
Advanced Settings
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This chapter describes the advanced features of your router. The information is for users
with a solid understanding of networking concepts who want to set the router up for unique
situations such as when remote access from the Internet by IP or domain name is needed.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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Advanced Wireless Settings
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Wireless Repeating Function (WDS)
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Port Forwarding and Triggering
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Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers
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Set Up Port Triggering
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Dynamic DNS
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Static Routes
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Remote Management
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USB Settings
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Universal Plug and Play
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IPv6
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Advanced Wireless Settings
Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings to display the following screen:
The following settings are available in this screen:
Enable Wireless Router Radio. You can completely turn off the wireless portion of the
wireless router by clearing this check box. Select this check box again to enable the wireless
portion of the router. When the wireless radio is disabled, other members of your household
can use the router by connecting their computers to the router with an Ethernet cable.
Note: The Fragmentation Length, CTS/RTS Threshold, and Preamble
Mode options are reserved for wireless testing and advanced
configuration only. Do not change these settings.
Transmit Power Control. With the default setting of 100%, the router uses the power level
that NETGEAR recommends to transmit wireless packets. If you change this setting to a
lower percentage, it saves power, but also reduces wireless coverages.
Turn off wireless signal by schedule. You can use this feature to turn off the wireless signal
from your router at times when you do not need a wireless connection. For instance, you
could turn it off for the weekend if you leave town.
WPS Settings.You can add WPS devices to your network.
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Router’s PIN. This is the PIN number you use on a registrar (e.g., from Network Explorer
on a Vista Windows PC) to configure the router's wireless settings through WPS. You can
also find the PIN on the router's product label.
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Disable Router’s PIN. You can configure the router's wireless settings or add a wireless
client through WPS using the router's PIN only when the PIN is enabled. The router's PIN
can be disabled temporarily when the router detects suspicious attempts to break into the
router's wireless settings by using the router's PIN through WPS.You can manually
enable this function by clearing the check box and clicking the Apply button.
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Keep Existing Wireless Settings. This shows whether the router has been set up to use
WPS. If this option is not selected, adding a new wireless client will change the router's
wireless settings to an automatically generated random SSID and security key. In
addition, if this option is selected, some external registrars (such as Network Explorer on
Vista Windows) might not see the router. Configuring wireless settings selects this option
automatically.
AP Mode.
Wireless Card Access List. Click the Set Up Access List button display the Wireless Card
Access List screen. On this screen you can restrict access to your network to specific devices
based on their MAC address.
Sensitivity for ACS Channel Switch. The clear channel selector automatically avoids busy
WiFi channels for clear and fast wireless connections. When the Wireless Mode field in the
Wireless Settings screen is set to Auto, clear channel is automatically enabled.
Here, in the Advanced Wireless Setting screen, you can change the sensitivity for the clear
channel selector. By default it is set to Middle. If you think that is too sensitive, you can select
the Low radio button. To increase sensitivity, select the High radio button. With the High
setting you might get some wireless disconnections if your wireless client does not support
802.11h (this smooth channel switch protocol.) If you use the High setting, NETGEAR
recommends that you update your wireless equipment with the latest wireless drivers.
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS)
You can set the WNDR3800 router up to be used as a wireless access point (AP). Doing this
enables the router to act as a wireless repeater. A wireless repeater connects to another
wireless router as a client where the network to which it connects becomes the ISP service.
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Wireless repeating is a type of Wireless Distribution System (WDS). A WDS allows a wireless
network to be expanded through multiple access points instead of using a wired backbone to
link them. The following figure shows a wireless repeating scenario.
Repeater
access point
Base station
access point
Figure 9. Wireless repeating scenario
Note: If you use the wireless repeating function, you need to select either
WEP or None as a security option in the Wireless Settings screen.
The WEP option displays only if you select the wireless mode Up to
54Mbps in the Wireless Settings screen.
Wireless Base Station. The router acts as the parent access point, bridging traffic to and
from the child repeater access point, as well as handling wireless and wired local computers.
To configure this mode, you have to know the MAC addresses of the child repeater access
point.
Wireless Repeater. The router sends all traffic from its local wireless or wired computers to a
remote access point. To configure this mode, you have to know the MAC address of the
remote parent access point.
The WNDR3800 router is always in dual band concurrent mode, unless you turn off one
radio. Be aware that if you enable the wireless repeater in either radio band, the wireless
base station or wireless repeater cannot be enabled in the other radio band. However, if you
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enable the wireless base station in either radio band and use the other radio band as a
wireless router or wireless base station, dual band concurrent mode is not affected.
For you to set up a wireless network with WDS, he following conditions have to be met for
both access points:
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Both access points have to use the same SSID, wireless channel, and encryption mode.
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Both access points have to be on the same LAN IP subnet. That is, all the access point
LAN IP addresses are in the same network.
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All LAN devices (wired and wireless computers) have to be configured to operate in the
same LAN network address range as the access points.
Wireless Repeating Function
Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating Function to view or change
wireless repeater settings for the router.
The set of fields is the same for the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless network.
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Enable Wireless Repeating Function (2.4 GHz/5 GHz). Select the check box for the
2.4 GHz or 5 GHz network to use the wireless repeating function.
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Wireless MAC of this router. This field displays the MAC address for your router for your
reference. You will need to enter this MAC address in the corresponding Wireless
Repeating Function screen of the other access point you are using.
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Wireless Repeater. If your router is the repeater, select this check box.
Repeater IP Address. If your router is the repeater, enter the IP address of the other
access point.
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Disable Wireless Client Association. If your router is the repeater, selecting this check
box means that wireless clients cannot associate with it. Only LAN client associations are
allowed.
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If you are setting up a point-to-point bridge, select this check box.
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If you want all client traffic to go through the other access point (repeater with wireless
client association), leave this check box cleared.
Base Station MAC Address. If your router is the repeater, enter the MAC address for the
access point that is the base station.
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Wireless Base Station. If your router is the base station, select this check box.
Disable Wireless Client Association. If your router is the base station, selecting this
check box means that wireless clients cannot associate with it. Only LAN client
associations are allowed.
Repeater MAC Address (1 through 4). If your router is the base station, it can act as the
“parent” of up to 4 other access points. Enter the MAC addresses of the other access
points in these fields.
Set Up the Base Station
The wireless repeating function works only in hub and spoke mode. The units cannot be
daisy-chained. You have to know the wireless settings for both units. You have to know the
MAC address of the remote unit. First, set up the base station, and then set up the repeater.
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To set up the base station:
1. Set up both units with exactly the same wireless settings (SSID, mode, channel, and
security). Note that the wireless security option has to be set to None or WEP.
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2. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating Function to display the
Wireless Repeating Function screen.
3. In the Wireless Repeating Function screen (depending on the frequency you want to use),
select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function check box and select the Wireless Base
Station radio button.
4. Enter the MAC address for one or more repeater units.
5. Click Apply to save your changes.
Set Up a Repeater Unit
Use a wired Ethernet connection to set up the repeater unit to avoid conflicts with the wireless
connection to the base station.
Note: If you are using the WNDR3800 base station with a non-NETGEAR
router as the repeater, you might need to change additional
configuration settings. In particular, you should disable the DHCP
server function on the wireless repeater AP.
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To configure the router as a repeater unit:
1. Log in to the router that will be the repeater. Select Basic > Wireless Settings and
verify that the wireless settings match the base unit exactly. The wireless security option
has to be set to WEP or None.
2. Select Advanced > Wireless Repeating Function, and select the Enable Wireless
Repeating Function check box and the Wireless Repeater radio button.
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3. Fill in the Repeater IP Address field. This IP address has to be in the same subnet as the
base station, but different from the LAN IP of the base station.
4. Click Apply to save your changes.
5. Verify connectivity across the LANs.
A computer on any wireless or wired LAN segment of the router should be able to
connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other wireless or wired
computer or server connected to the other access point.
Port Forwarding and Triggering
By default, the router blocks inbound traffic from the Internet to your computers except replies
to your outbound traffic. You might need to create exceptions to this rule for these purposes:
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To allow remote computers on the Internet to access a server on your local network.
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To allow certain applications and games to work correctly when their replies are not
recognized by your router.
Your router provides two features for creating these exceptions: port forwarding and port
triggering. The next sections provide background information to help you understand how
port forwarding and port triggering work, and the differences between the two.
Remote Computer Access Basics
When a computer on your network needs to access a computer on the Internet, your
computer sends your router a message containing the source and destination address and
process information. Before forwarding your message to the remote computer, your router
has to modify the source information and create and track the communication session so that
replies can be routed back to your computer.
Here is an example of normal outbound traffic and the resulting inbound responses:
1. You open a browser and your operating system assigns port number 5678 to this
browser session.
2. You type http://www.example.com into the URL field and your computer creates a Web page
request message with the following address and port information. The request message is
sent to your router.
Source address. Your computer’s IP address.
Source port number. 5678, which is the browser session.
Destination address. The IP address of www.example.com, which your computer finds
by asking a DNS server.
Destination port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a Web server
process.
3. Your router creates an entry in its internal session table describing this communication
session between your computer and the Web server at www.example.com. Before sending
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the Web page request message to www.example.com, your router stores the original
information and then modifies the source information in the request message, performing
Network Address Translation (NAT):
• The source address is replaced with your router’s public IP address. This is necessary
because your computer uses a private IP address that is not globally unique and
cannot be used on the Internet.
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The source port number is changed to a number chosen by the router, such as 33333.
This is necessary because two computers could independently be using the same
session number.
Your router then sends this request message through the Internet to the Web server at
www.example.com.
4. The Web server at www.example.com composes a return message with the requested Web
page data. The return message contains the following address and port information. The
Web server then sends this reply message to your router.
Source address. The IP address of www.example.com.
Source port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a Web server process.
Destination address. The public IP address of your router.
Destination port number. 33333.
5. Upon receiving the incoming message, your router checks its session table to determine
whether there is an active session for port number 33333. Finding an active session, the
router then modifies the message to restore the original address information replaced by
NAT. Your router sends this reply message to your computer, which displays the Web
page from www.example.com. The message now contains the following address and port
information.
Source address. The IP address of www.example.com.
Source port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a Web server process.
Destination address. Your computer’s IP address.
Destination port number. 5678, which is the browser session that made the initial
request.
6. When you finish your browser session, your router eventually detects a period of inactivity in
the communications. Your router then removes the session information from its session
table and incoming traffic is no longer accepted on port number 33333.
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports
In the preceding example, requests are sent to a remote computer by your router from a
particular service port number, and replies from the remote computer to your router are
directed to that port number. If the remote server sends a reply back to a different port
number, your router does not recognize it and discards it. However, some application servers
(such as FTP and IRC servers) send replies back to multiple port numbers. Using the port
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triggering function of your router, you can tell the router to open additional incoming ports
when a particular outgoing port originates a session.
An example is Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Your computer connects to an IRC server at
destination port 6667. The IRC server not only responds to your originating source port, but
also sends an “identify” message to your computer on port 113. Using port triggering, you can
tell the router, “When you initiate a session with destination port 6667, you have to also allow
incoming traffic on port 113 to reach the originating computer.” Using steps similar to the
preceding example, the following sequence shows the effects of the port triggering rule you
have defined:
1. You open an IRC client program to start a chat session on your computer.
2. Your IRC client composes a request message to an IRC server using a destination port
number of 6667, the standard port number for an IRC server process. Your computer then
sends this request message to your router.
3. Your router creates an entry in its internal session table describing this communication
session between your computer and the IRC server. Your router stores the original
information, performs Network Address Translation (NAT) on the source address and port,
and sends this request message through the Internet to the IRC server.
4. Noting your port triggering rule and having observed the destination port number of 6667,
your router creates an additional session entry to send any incoming port 113 traffic to your
computer.
5. The IRC server sends a return message to your router using the NAT-assigned source port
(as in the previous example, let’s say port 33333) as the destination port. The IRC server
also sends an “identify” message to your router with destination port 113.
6. Upon receiving the incoming message to destination port 33333, your router checks its
session table to determine whether there is an active session for port number 33333.
Finding an active session, the router restores the original address information replaced by
NAT and sends this reply message to your computer.
7. Upon receiving the incoming message to destination port 113, your router checks its session
table and learns that there is an active session for port 113, associated with your computer.
The router replaces the message’s destination IP address with your computer’s IP address
and forwards the message to your computer.
8. When you finish your chat session, your router eventually senses a period of inactivity in the
communications. The router then removes the session information from its session table,
and incoming traffic is no longer accepted on port numbers 33333 or 113.
To configure port triggering, you need to know which inbound ports the application needs.
Also, you need to know the number of the outbound port that will trigger the opening of the
inbound ports. You can usually determine this information by contacting the publisher of the
application, or user groups or newsgroups.
Note: Only one computer at a time can use the triggered application.
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Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications
In both of the preceding examples, your computer initiates an application session with a
server computer on the Internet. However, you might need to allow a client computer on the
Internet to initiate a connection to a server computer on your network. Normally, your router
ignores any inbound traffic that is not a response to your own outbound traffic. You can
configure exceptions to this default rule by using the port forwarding feature.
A typical application of port forwarding can be shown by reversing the client-server
relationship from the previous Web server example. In this case, a remote computer’s
browser needs to access a Web server running on a computer in your local network. Using
port forwarding, you can tell the router, “When you receive incoming traffic on port 80 (the
standard port number for a Web server process), forward it to the local computer at
192.168.1.123.” The following sequence shows the effects of the port forwarding rule you
have defined:
1. The user of a remote computer opens a browser and requests a Web page from
www.example.com, which resolves to the public IP address of your router. The remote
computer composes a Web page request message with the following destination
information:
Destination address. The IP address of www.example.com, which is the address of your
router.
Destination port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a Web server
process.
The remote computer then sends this request message through the Internet to your
router.
2. Your router receives the request message and looks in its rules table for any rules covering
the disposition of incoming port 80 traffic. Your port forwarding rule specifies that incoming
port 80 traffic should be forwarded to local IP address 192.168.1.123. Therefore, your router
modifies the destination information in the request message:
The destination address is replaced with 192.168.1.123.
Your router then sends this request message to your local network.
3. Your Web server at 192.168.1.123 receives the request and composes a return message
with the requested Web page data. Your Web server then sends this reply message to your
router.
4. Your router performs Network Address Translation (NAT) on the source IP address, and
sends this request message through the Internet to the remote computer, which displays the
Web page from www.example.com.
To configure port forwarding, you need to know which inbound ports the application needs.
You usually can determine this information by contacting the publisher of the application or
the relevant user groups and newsgroups.
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How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering
The following points summarize the differences between port forwarding and port triggering:
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Port triggering can be used by any computer on your network, although only one
computer can use it at a time.
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Port forwarding is configured for a single computer on your network.
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Port triggering does require that you need to know the computer’s IP address in advance.
The IP address is captured automatically.
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Port forwarding requires that you specify the computer’s IP address during configuration,
and the IP address can never change.
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Port triggering requires specific outbound traffic to open the inbound ports, and the
triggered ports are closed after a period of no activity.
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Port forwarding is always active and does not need to be triggered.
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers
Using the port forwarding feature, you can allow certain types of incoming traffic to reach
servers on your local network. For example, you might want to make a local Web server, FTP
server, or game server visible and available to the Internet.
Use the Port Forwarding screen to configure the router to forward specific incoming protocols
to computers on your local network. In addition to servers for specific applications, you can
also specify a default DMZ server to which all other incoming protocols are forwarded.
Before starting, you need to determine which type of service, application, or game you want
to provide, and the local IP address of the computer that will provide the service. The server
computer has to always have the same IP address.
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To set up port forwarding:
Tip: To ensure that your server computer always has the same IP address,
use the reserved IP address feature of your WNDR3800 router.
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1. Select Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering to display the following
screen:
The Port Forwarding radio button is selected as the service type.
2. From the Service Name list, select the service or game that you will host on your network. If
the service does not appear in the list, see Add a Custom Service on page 100.
3. In the corresponding Server IP Address field, enter the last digit of the IP address of your
local computer that will provide this service.
4. Click Add. The service appears in the list in the screen.
Add a Custom Service
To define a service, game, or application that does not appear in the Service Name list, you
have to first determine which port number or range of numbers is used by the application.
You can usually determine this information by contacting the publisher of the application or
user groups or newsgroups.
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To add a custom service:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
2. Select the Port Forwarding radio button as the service type.
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3. Click the Add Custom Service button to display the following screen:
4. In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive name.
5. In the Protocol field, select the protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
6. In the Starting Port field, enter the beginning port number.
• If the application uses a single port, enter the same port number in the Ending Port
field.
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If the application uses a range of ports, enter the ending port number of the range in
the Ending Port field.
7. In the Server IP Address field, enter the IP address of your local computer that will provide
this service.
8. Click Apply. The service appears in the list in the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen.
Editing or Deleting a Port Forwarding Entry
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To edit or delete a port forwarding entry:
1. In the table, select the radio button next to the service name.
2. Click Edit Service or Delete Service.
Application Example: Making a Local Web Server Public
If you host a Web server on your local network, you can use port forwarding to allow Web
requests from anyone on the Internet to reach your Web server.
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To make a local web server public:
1. Assign your web server either a fixed IP address or a dynamic IP address using DHCP
address reservation. In this example, your router will always give your Web server an IP
address of 192.168.1.33.
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2. In the Port Forwarding screen, configure the router to forward the HTTP service to the local
address of your Web server at 192.168.1.33. HTTP (port 80) is the standard protocol for
Web servers.
3. (Optional) Register a host name with a Dynamic DNS service, and configure your router to
use the name as described in Dynamic DNS on page 104. To access your Web server from
the Internet, a remote user has to know the IP address that has been assigned by your ISP.
However, if you use a Dynamic DNS service, the remote user can reach your server by a
user-friendly Internet name, such as mynetgear.dyndns.org.
Set Up Port Triggering
Port triggering is a dynamic extension of port forwarding that is useful in these cases:
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More than one local computer needs port forwarding for the same application (but not
simultaneously).
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An application needs to open incoming ports that are different from the outgoing port.
When port triggering is enabled, the router monitors outbound traffic looking for a specified
outbound “trigger” port. When the router detects outbound traffic on that port, it remembers
the IP address of the local computer that sent the data. The router then temporarily opens the
specified incoming port or ports, and forwards incoming traffic on the triggered ports to the
triggering computer.
While port forwarding creates a static mapping of a port number or range to a single local
computer, port triggering can dynamically open ports to any computer that needs them and
can close the ports when they are no longer needed.
Note: If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer
connections, real-time communications such as instant messaging,
or remote assistance (a feature in Windows XP), you should also
enable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) according to the instructions
in Universal Plug and Play on page 109.
To set up port triggering, you need to know which inbound ports the application needs. Also,
you need to know the number of the outbound port that will trigger the opening of the inbound
ports. You can usually determine this information by contacting the publisher of the
application or user groups or newsgroups.
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To set up port triggering:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
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2. Select the Port Triggering radio button to display the port triggering information.
3. Clear the Disable Port Triggering check box if it is selected.
Note: If the Disable Port Triggering check box is selected after you configure
port triggering, port triggering is disabled. However, any port triggering
configuration information you added to the router is retained even though it is
not used.
4. In the Port Triggering Timeout field, enter a value up to 9999 minutes.
5. This value controls the inactivity timer for the designated inbound ports. The inbound ports
close when the inactivity time expires. This is required because the router cannot be sure
when the application has terminated.
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6. Click Add Service to display the following screen:
7. In the Service Name field, type a descriptive service name.
8. In the Service User field, select Any (the default) to allow this service to be used by any
computer on the Internet. Otherwise, select Single address, and enter the IP address of
one computer to restrict the service to a particular computer.
9. Select the service type, either TCP or UDP or both (TCP/UDP). If you are not sure, select
TCP/UDP.
10. In the Triggering Port field, enter the number of the outbound traffic port that will cause the
inbound ports to be opened.
11. Enter the inbound connection port information in the Connection Type, Starting Port, and
Ending Port fields.
12. Click Apply. The service appears in the Port Triggering Portmap table.
Dynamic DNS
If your Internet service provider (ISP) gave you a permanently assigned IP address, you can
register a domain name and have that name linked with your IP address by public Domain
Name Servers (DNS). However, if your Internet account uses a dynamically assigned IP
address, you do not know in advance what your IP address will be, and the address can
change frequently. In this case, you can use a commercial Dynamic DNS service. This type
of service lets you register your domain to their IP address and forwards traffic directed at
your domain to your frequently changing IP address.
If your ISP assigns a private WAN IP address (such as 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x), the Dynamic
DNS service will not work because private addresses are not routed on the Internet.
Your router contains a client that can connect to the Dynamic DNS service provided by
DynDNS.org. First visit their website at http://www.dyndns.org and obtain an account and
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host name that you configure in the router. Then, whenever your ISP-assigned IP address
changes, your router automatically contacts the Dynamic DNS service provider, logs in to
your account, and registers your new IP address. If your host name is hostname, for
example, you can reach your router at http://hostname.dyndns.org.
On the Advanced tab, select Advanced Setup > Dynamic DNS to display the following
screen:
Figure 10. Forward traffic to a changing IP address

To set up Dynamic DNS:
1. Register for an account with one of the Dynamic DNS service providers whose names
appear in the Service Provider list. For example, for DynDNS.org, select
www.dyndns.org.
2. Select the Use a Dynamic DNS Service check box.
3. Select the name of your Dynamic DNS service provider.
4. Type the host name (or domain name) that your Dynamic DNS service provider gave you.
5. Type the user name for your Dynamic DNS account. This is the name that you use to log in
to your account, not your host name.
6. Type the password (or key) for your Dynamic DNS account.
7. If your Dynamic DNS provider allows the use of wildcards in resolving your URL, you can
select the Use Wildcards check box to activate this feature.
For example, the wildcard feature causes *.yourhost.dyndns.org to be aliased to the
same IP address as yourhost.dyndns.org.
8. Click Apply to save your configuration.
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Static Routes
Static routes provide additional routing information to your router. Under usual
circumstances, the router has adequate routing information after it has been configured for
Internet access, and you do not need to configure additional static routes. You have to
configure static routes only for unusual cases such as multiple routers or multiple IP subnets
located on your network.
As an example of when a static route is needed, consider the following case:
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Your primary Internet access is through a cable modem to an ISP.
•
You have an ISDN router on your home network for connecting to the company where
you are employed. This router’s address on your LAN is 192.168.1.100.
•
Your company’s network address is 134.177.0.0.
When you first configured your router, two implicit static routes were created. A default route
was created with your ISP as the gateway, and a second static route was created to your
local network for all 192.168.1.x addresses. With this configuration, if you attempt to access a
device on the 134.177.0.0 network, your router forwards your request to the ISP. The ISP
forwards your request to the company where you are employed, and the request is likely to
be denied by the company’s firewall.
In this case you have to define a static route, telling your router that 134.177.0.0 should be
accessed through the ISDN router at 192.168.1.100. In this example:
•
The Destination IP Address and IP Subnet Mask fields specify that this static route
applies to all 134.177.x.x addresses.
•
The Gateway IP Address field specifies that all traffic for these addresses should be
forwarded to the ISDN router at 192.168.1.100.
•
A metric value of 1 will work since the ISDN router is on the LAN.
•
Private is selected only as a precautionary security measure in case RIP is activated.
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
To set up a static route:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Static Routes, and click Add to display the
following screen:
2. In the Route Name field, type a name for this static route (for identification purposes only.)
3. Select the Private check box if you want to limit access to the LAN only. If Private is
selected, the static route is not reported in RIP.
4. Select the Active check box to make this route effective.
5. Type the destination IP address of the final destination.
6. Type the IP subnet mask for this destination. If the destination is a single host, type
255.255.255.255.
7. Type the gateway IP address, which has to be a router on the same LAN segment as the
WNDR3800 router.
8. Type a number between 1 and 15 as the metric value.
This value represents the number of routers between your network and the destination.
Usually, a setting of 2 or 3 works, but if this is a direct connection, set it to 1.
9. Click Apply to add the static route.
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Remote Management
The remote management feature lets you upgrade or check the status of your WNDR3800
router over the Internet.

To set up remote management:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Remote Management.
Note: Be sure to change the router’s default login password to a very secure
password. The ideal password should contain no dictionary words from any
language and contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and
symbols. It can be up to 30 characters.
2. Select the Turn Remote Management On check box.
3. Under Allow Remote Access By, specify the external IP addresses to be allowed to access
the router’s remote management.
Note: For enhanced security, restrict access to as few external IP addresses
as practical.
•
To allow access from a single IP address on the Internet, select Only This Computer.
Enter the IP address that will be allowed access.
•
To allow access from a range of IP addresses on the Internet, select IP Address
Range. Enter a beginning and ending IP address to define the allowed range.
•
To allow access from any IP address on the Internet, select Everyone.
4. Specify the port number for accessing the management interface.
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Normal Web browser access uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For greater
security, enter a custom port number for the remote management Web interface. Choose
a number between 1024 and 65535, but do not use the number of any common service
port. The default is 8080, which is a common alternate for HTTP.
5. Click Apply to have your changes take effect.
6. When accessing your router from the Internet, type your router’s WAN IP address into your
browser’s address or location field followed by a colon (:) and the custom port number. For
example, if your external address is 134.177.0.123 and you use port number 8080, enter
http://134.177.0.123:8080 in your browser.
USB Settings
For added security, the router can be set up to share only approved USB devices. See
Specify Approved USB Devices on page 64 for the procedure.
Universal Plug and Play
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers,
to access the network and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can
automatically discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the network.
Note: If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer
connections, or real-time communications such as instant
messaging or remote assistance (a feature in Windows XP), you
should enable UPnP.
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
To turn on Universal Plug and Play:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > UPnP. The UPnP screen displays.
2. The available settings and information in this screen are:
Turn UPnP On. UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration.
The default setting for UPnP is disabled. If this check box is not selected, the router does
not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port forwarding
(mapping) of the router.
Advertisement Period. The advertisement period is how often the router broadcasts its
UPnP information. This value can range from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default period is 30
minutes. Shorter durations ensure that control points have current device status at the
expense of additional network traffic. Longer durations can compromise the freshness of
the device status, but can significantly reduce network traffic.
Advertisement Time to Live. The time to live for the advertisement is measured in hops
(steps) for each UPnP packet sent. The time to live hop count is the number of steps a
broadcast packet is allowed to propagate for each UPnP advertisement before it
disappears. The number of hops can range from 1 to 255. The default value for the
advertisement time to live is 4 hops, which should be fine for most home networks. If you
notice that some devices are not being updated or reached correctly, then it might be
necessary to increase this value.
UPnP Portmap Table. The UPnP Portmap Table displays the IP address of each UPnP
device that is currently accessing the router and which ports (internal and external) that
device has opened. The UPnP Portmap Table also displays what type of port is open and
whether that port is still active for each IP address.
3. Click Apply to save your settings.
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IPv6
You can use this feature to set up an IPv6 Internet connection type if NETGEAR Genie does
not detect it automatically.

To set up an IPv6 Internet connection type:
1. Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > IPv6 to display the following screen:
2. Select the IPv6 connection type from the list. Your Internet service provider (ISP) can
provide this information.
• If your ISP did not provide details, you can select IPv6 Tunnel.
•
If you are not sure, select Auto Detect so that the router detects the IPv6 type that is
in use.
•
If your Internet connection does not use PPPoE, DHCP, or fixed, but is IPv6, then
select IPv6 auto config.
3. Click Apply so that your changes take effect.
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Traffic Meter
Traffic metering allows you to monitor the volume of Internet traffic passing through your
router’s Internet port. With the Traffic Meter utility, you can set limits for traffic volume, set a
monthly limit, and get a live update of traffic usage.

To monitor Internet traffic:
1. Click Advanced > Advanced Setup > Traffic Meter to display the following screen:
2. To enable the Traffic Meter, select the Enable Traffic Meter check box.
3. If you would like to record and restrict the volume of Internet traffic, select the Traffic
volume control by radio button. You can select one of the following options for controlling
the traffic volume:
No Limit. No restriction is applied when the traffic limit is reached.
Download only. The restriction is applied to incoming traffic only.
Both Directions. The restriction is applied to both incoming and outgoing traffic.
4. You can limit the amount of data traffic allowed per month by specifying how many Mbytes
per month are allowed or by specifying how many hours of traffic are allowed.
5. Set the Traffic Counter to begin at a specific time and date.
6. Set up Traffic Control to issue a warning message before the monthly limit of Mbytes or
hours is reached. You can select one of the following to occur when the limit is attained:
• The Internet LED flashes green or amber.
•
The Internet connection is disconnected and disabled.
7. Set up Internet Traffic Statistics to monitor the data traffic.
8. Click the Traffic Status button to get a live update on Internet traffic status on your router.
9. Click Apply to save your settings.
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9.
Troubleshooting
9
This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and solve problems you might have with
your router. If you do not find the solution here, check the NETGEAR support site at
http://support.netgear.com for product and contact information.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Quick Tips
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Troubleshooting with the LEDs
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Cannot Log In to the Router
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Cannot Access the Internet
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Changes Not Saved
•
Incorrect Date or Time
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Quick Tips
This section describes tips for troubleshooting some common problems.
Sequence to Restart Your Network

Be sure to restart your network in this sequence:
1. Turn off and unplug the modem.
2. Turn off the router and computers.
3. Plug in the modem and turn it on. Wait 2 minutes.
4. Turn on the router and wait 2 minutes.
5. Turn on the computers.
Power LED
Check the Power LED to verify correct router operation.
If the Power LED does not turn solid green within 2 minutes after you turn the router on, reset
the router according to the instructions in Factory Default Settings on page 121.
Check Ethernet Cable Connections
Make sure that the Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.
•
The Internet LED on the router is on if the Ethernet cable connecting the wireless router
and the modem is plugged in securely and the modem and router are turned on.
•
If a powered-on computer is connected to the router by an Ethernet cable, the LAN LED
is on.
Wireless Settings
Make sure that the wireless settings in the computer and router match exactly.
•
For a wirelessly connected computer, the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless
security settings of the router and wireless computer need to match exactly.
•
If you set up an access list in the Advanced Wireless Settings screen, you have to add
each wireless computer’s MAC address to the router’s access list.
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Network Settings
Make sure that the network settings of the computer are correct.
•
Wired and wirelessly connected computers need to have network (IP) addresses on the
same network as the router. The simplest way to do this is to configure each computer to
obtain an IP address automatically using DHCP.
•
Some cable modem service providers require you to use the MAC address of the
computer initially registered on the account. You can view the MAC address in the
Attached Devices screen.
Troubleshooting with the LEDs
After you turn on power to the router, the following sequence of events should occur:
1. When power is first applied, verify that the Power LED
is on.
2. After approximately 2 minutes, verify that:
• The Power LED is solid green.
•
The Internet LED is on.
•
The Ethernet LAN LED is on if any local port is connected to a computer. This
indicates that a link has been established to the connected device.
The LEDs on the front panel of the router can be used for troubleshooting.
Power LED Is Off or Blinking
•
Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to your router and that the power
adapter is securely connected to a functioning power outlet.
•
Check that you are using the 12V DC, 2.5A power adapter that came with this product.
•
If the Power LED blinks green every second, the router software is corrupted. This can
happen if a firmware upgrade is interrupted, or if the router detects a problem with the
firmware. If the error persists, you have a hardware problem. For recovery instructions, or
help with a hardware problem, contact Technical Support at www.netgear.com/support.
LEDs Never Turn Off
When the router is turned on, the LEDs turn on for about 10 seconds and then turn off. If all
the LEDs stay on, there is a fault within the router. If all LEDs are still on 1 minute after
power-up:
•
Cycle the power to see if the router recovers.
•
Clear the router’s settings to factory defaults. (See Factory Default Settings on page 121.)
If the error persists, you might have a hardware problem. Contact Technical Support at
www.netgear.com/support.
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Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off
If either the Ethernet port LEDs or the Internet LED does not light when the Ethernet
connection is made, check the following:
•
Make sure that the Ethernet cable connections are secure at the router and at the modem
or computer.
•
Make sure that power is turned on to the connected modem or computer.
•
Be sure that you are using the correct cable.
When connecting the router’s Internet port to a cable or DSL modem, use the cable that
was supplied with the cable or DSL modem. This cable could be a standard
straight-through Ethernet cable or an Ethernet crossover cable.
Wireless LED Is Off
If the Wireless LED stays off, check to see if the Wireless On/Off button on the router has
been pressed. This button turns the wireless radios in the router on and off. The 2.4 GHz and
5 GHz LEDs are lit when the wireless radio is turned on.
Cannot Log In to the Router
If you are unable to log in to the router from a computer on your local network, check the
following:
•
If you are using an Ethernet-connected computer, check the Ethernet connection
between the computer and the router as described in the previous section.
•
Make sure that your computer’s IP address is on the same subnet as the router. If you are
using the recommended addressing scheme, your computer’s address should be in the
range of 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254.
•
If your computer’s IP address is shown as 169.254.x.x, recent versions of Windows and
MacOS will generate and assign an IP address if the computer cannot reach a DHCP
server. These autogenerated addresses are in the range of 169.254.x.x. If your IP
address is in this range, check the connection from the computer to the router, and reboot
your computer.
•
If your router’s IP address was changed and you do not know the current IP address,
clear the router’s configuration to factory defaults. This sets the router’s IP address to
192.168.1.1. This procedure is explained in Factory Default Settings on page 121.
•
Make sure that your browser has Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX enabled. If you are using
Internet Explorer, click Refresh to be sure that the Java applet is loaded.
•
Try quitting the browser and launching it again.
•
Make sure that you are using the correct login information. The factory default login name
is admin, and the password is password. Make sure that Caps Lock is off when you
enter this information.
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Cannot Access the Internet
If you can access your router but you are unable to access the Internet, first determine
whether the router can obtain an IP address from your Internet service provider (ISP). Unless
your ISP provides a fixed IP address, your router must request an IP address from the ISP.
You can determine whether the request was successful using the Router Status screen.

To check the WAN IP address:
1. Start your browser, and select an external site such as http://www.netgear.com.
2. Access the router’s configuration at http://www.routerlogin.net.
3. Select Advanced > Administration > Router Status.
4. Check that an IP address is shown for the Internet port. If 0.0.0.0 is shown, your router has
not obtained an IP address from your ISP.
If your router cannot obtain an IP address from the ISP, you might need to force your cable or
DSL modem to recognize your new router by restarting your network.
If your router is still unable to obtain an IP address from the ISP, the problem might be one of
the following:
•
Your Internet service provider (ISP) might require a login program.
Ask your ISP whether they require PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) or some other type of
login.
•
If your ISP requires a login, the login name and password might be set incorrectly.
•
Your ISP might check for your computer’s host name.
Assign the computer host name of your ISP account as the account name in the Basic
Settings screen.
•
Your ISP allows only one Ethernet MAC address to connect to Internet and might check
for your computer’s MAC address. In this case, do one of the following:
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Inform your ISP that you have bought a new network device, and ask them to use the
router’s MAC address.
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Configure your router to clone your computer’s MAC address.
If your router can obtain an IP address, but your computer is unable to load any Web pages
from the Internet:
•
Your computer might not recognize any DNS server addresses.
A DNS server is a host on the Internet that translates Internet names (such as www
addresses) to numeric IP addresses. Typically, your ISP provides the addresses of one or
two DNS servers for your use. If you entered a DNS address during the router’s
configuration, reboot your computer, and verify the DNS address.You can configure your
computer manually with DNS addresses, as explained in your operating system
documentation.
•
Your computer might not have the router configured as its TCP/IP gateway.
If your computer obtains its information from the router by DHCP, reboot the computer,
and verify the gateway address.
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•
You might be running login software that is no longer needed.
If your ISP provided a program to log you in to the Internet (such as WinPoET), you no
longer need to run that software after installing your router. You might need to go to
Internet Explorer and select Tools > Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and
select Never dial a connection.
Changes Not Saved
If the router does not save the changes you make in the router interface, check the following:
•
When entering configuration settings, always click the Apply button before moving to
another screen or tab, or your changes are lost.
•
Click the Refresh or Reload button in the Web browser. The changes might have
occurred, but the old settings might be in the Web browser’s cache.
Incorrect Date or Time
Select Advanced > Security > Schedule to display the current date and time. The router uses
the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to obtain the current time from one of several network time
servers on the Internet. Each entry in the log is stamped with the date and time of day.
Problems with the date and time function can include the following:
•
Date shown is January 1, 2000. This means the router has not yet successfully reached a
network time server. Check that your Internet access is configured correctly. If you have
just finished setting up the router, wait at least 5 minutes, and check the date and time
again.
•
Time is off by one hour. The router does not automatically sense daylight savings time. In
the Schedule screen, select the Automatically adjust for daylight savings time check
box.
Wireless Connectivity
If you are having trouble connecting wirelessly to the router, try to isolate the problem.
•
Does the wireless device or computer that you are using find your wireless network?
If not, check the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz LEDs on the front of the router. They should be lit. If
they aren’t, you can press the Wireless button on the front of the router to turn the
router’s wireless radios back on.
If you disabled the router’s SSID broadcast, then your wireless network is hidden and
does not show up in your wireless client’s scanning list. (By default, SSID broadcast is
enabled.)
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If your wireless device finds the network but you cannot join the network, check to make
sure that your wireless device is compatible with the network that you selected (2.4 GHz
or 5 GHz).
•
Does your wireless device support the security that you are using for your wireless
network (WPA or WPA2)?
•
To check the wireless settings for the router, use an Ethernet cable to connect a computer
to a LAN port on the router. Then log in to the router and look on the dashboard on the
Basic Home screen:
You can click the Wireless pane to view more details. Be sure to configure both sections
(for 2.4 GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n) on the Wireless Settings screen and to click Apply if
you make changes.
Wireless Signal Strength
If your wireless device finds your network, but the signal strength is weak, check these
conditions:
•
Is your router too far from your computer, or too close? Place your computer near the
router, but at least 6 feet away, and see whether the signal strength improves.
•
Is your wireless signal blocked by objects between the router and your computer?
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A.
Supplemental Information
A
This appendix provides factory default settings, technical specifications for the N600
Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition WNDR3800, and links to related
documents.
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Factory Default Settings
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Factory Default Settings
You can restore the factory default configuration settings to reset the router’s user name to
admin, the password to password, and the IP address to www.routerlogin.net. This
procedure erases your current configuration, including your wireless security settings, and
restores the factory defaults. When you log in after resetting, the Smart Wizard configuration
assistant prompts you to configure these settings.

To restore the factory default settings:
1. Use a sharp object such as a pen or a paper clip to press and hold the Restore Factory
Settings button, located on the bottom of the router, for over 2 seconds until the Power
LED turns to blinking amber.
2. Release the Restore Factory Settings button, and wait for the router to reboot.
The factory default settings are restored so that you can access the router from your Web
browser using the factory defaults.
Table 4. WNDR3800 Router Default Configuration Settings
Feature
Default setting
Router login URL
www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com
User name (case-sensitive)
printed on product label
admin
Password (case-sensitive) printed password
on product label
Internet MAC address
Use default hardware address
MTU size
1500
Router LAN IP address printed on 192.168.1.1
product label (gateway IP address)
Router subnet
255.255.255.0
DHCP server
Enabled
DHCP range
192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254
Time zone
Pacific time
Time zone daylight savings time
Disabled
Allow a registrar to configure this
router
Enabled
Wireless communication
Enabled
Wireless network names (SSIDs)
• The unique default network name is printed on product label
• 2.4 GHz b/g/n guest network: NETGEAR-Guest
• 5 GHz a/n guest network: NETGEAR-5G-Guest
Security
The unique default password is printed on product label.
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Table 4. WNDR3800 Router Default Configuration Settings (Continued)
Feature
Default setting
Broadcast SSID
Enabled
Transmission speed
Auto*
Country/region
United States in the US; otherwise varies by region
RF channel
6 until region selected
Operating mode
• 2.4GHz b/g/n: Up to 130 Mbps
• 5GHz a/n: Up to 300 Mbps
Data rate
Best
Output power
Full
Inbound (communications coming
in from the Internet)
Disabled (bars all unsolicited requests)
Outbound (communications going
out to the Internet)
Enabled (all)
*. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual throughput will
vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials
and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.
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Technical Specifications
Table 5. WNDR3800 Router Specifications
Feature
Specification
Data and routing protocols
TCP/IP, RIP-1, RIP-2, DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP, Bigpond, Dynamic DNS,
UPnP, and SMB
Power adapter
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•
•
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Dimensions
223 x 153 x 31 mm (8.8 x 6.0 x 1.2 in)
Weight
0.5 kg (1.2 lb)
Operating temperature
0° to 40° C
Operating humidity
90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Meets requirements of
• FCC Part 15 Class B
• VCCI Class B
• EN 55 022 (CISPR 22), Class B C-Tick N10947
LAN
10BASE-T or 100BASE-Tx or 1000BASE-T, RJ-45
WAN
10BASE-T or 100BASE-Tx or 1000BASE-T, RJ-45
Wireless
Maximum wireless signal rate complies with the IEEE 802.11 standard.
See the footnote for the previous table.
Radio data rates
Auto rate sensing
Data encoding standards
IEEE 802.11n draft version 2.0
IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b 2.4 GHz
IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a 5.0 GHz
Maximum computers per wireless
network
Limited by the amount of wireless network traffic generated by each
node (typically 50–70 nodes).
Operating frequency ranges
2.4 Ghz
2.412–2.462 GHz (US)
2.412–2.472 GHz (Japan)
2.412–2.472 GHz (Europe ETSI)
Operating frequency ranges
5 Ghz
5.18–5.24 + 5.745–5.825 GHz (US)
5.18–5.24 GHz (Europe ETSI)
802.11 security
40-bit (also called 64-bit) and 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise.
North America: 120V, 60 Hz, input
UK, Australia: 240V, 50 Hz, input
Europe: 230V, 50 Hz, input
All regions (output): 12V DC @ 2.5A, output
(32º to 104º F)
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B.
Notification of Compliance
NETGEAR Dual Band - Wireless
B
Regulatory Compliance Information
This section includes user requirements for operating this product in accordance with National laws for usage of radio
spectrum and operation of radio devices. Failure of the end-user to comply with the applicable requirements may
result in unlawful operation and adverse action against the end-user by the applicable National regulatory authority.
Note: Note: This product's firmware limits operation to only the channels allowed in a particular Region or Country.
Therefore, all options described in this user's guide may not be available in your version of the product.
Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity
Marking by the above symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements of the R&TTE Directive of the
European Union (1999/5/EC). This equipment meets the following conformance standards:
EN300 328 (2.4Ghz), EN301 489-17, EN301 893 (5Ghz), EN60950-1
For complete DoC please visit the NETGEAR EU Declarations of Conformity website at:
http://support.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11621/
EDOC in Languages of the European Community
Language
Statement
Cesky [Czech]
NETGEAR Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že tento Radiolan je ve shode se základními požadavky
a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk [Danish]
Undertegnede NETGEAR Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Radiolan overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt NETGEAR Inc., dass sich das Gerät Radiolan in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti [Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab NETGEAR Inc. seadme Radiolan vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, NETGEAR Inc., declares that this Radiolan is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
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Español [Spanish] Por medio de la presente NETGEAR Inc. declara que el Radiolan cumple con los
requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική [Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ NETGEAR Inc. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Radiolan ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ
ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ
1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français [French] Par la présente NETGEAR Inc. déclare que l'appareil Radiolan est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano [Italian]
Con la presente NETGEAR Inc. dichiara che questo Radiolan è conforme ai requisiti
essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski [Latvian]
Ar šo NETGEAR Inc. deklarē, ka Radiolan atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām
prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvių
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo NETGEAR Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis Radiolan atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart NETGEAR Inc. dat het toestel Radiolan in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti [Maltese]
Hawnhekk, NETGEAR Inc., jiddikjara li dan Radiolan jikkonforma mal-htigijiet essenzjali u
ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, NETGEAR Inc. nyilatkozom, hogy a Radiolan megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Polski [Polish]
Niniejszym NETGEAR Inc. oświadcza, że Radiolan jest zgodny z zasadniczymi
wymogami oraz pozostałymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
[Portuguese]
NETGEAR Inc. declara que este Radiolan está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e
outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
NETGEAR Inc. izjavlja, da je ta Radiolan v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi določili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
NETGEAR Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že Radiolan spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky
príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi [Finnish]
NETGEAR Inc. vakuuttaa täten että Radiolan tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY
oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar NETGEAR Inc. att denna Radiolan står I överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
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Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir NETGEAR Inc. yfir því að Radiolan er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar
kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Norsk
[Norwegian]
NETGEAR Inc. erklærer herved at utstyret Radiolan er i samsvar med de grunnleggende
krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
This device is a 2.4 GHz wideband transmission system (transceiver), intended for use in all EU member states and
EFTA countries, except in France and Italy where restrictive use applies.
In Italy the end-user should apply for a license at the national spectrum authorities in order to obtain authorization to
use the device for setting up outdoor radio links and/or for supplying public access to telecommunications and/or
network services.
This device may not be used for setting up outdoor radio links in France and in some areas the RF output power may
be limited to 10 mW EIRP in the frequency range of 2454 - 2483.5 MHz. For detailed information the end-user should
contact the national spectrum authority in France.
FCC Requirements for Operation in the United States
FCC Information to User
This product does not contain any user serviceable components and is to be used with approved antennas only.
Any product changes or modifications will invalidate all applicable regulatory certifications and approvals.
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
We, NETGEAR, Inc., 350 East Plumeria Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, declare under our sole responsibility that the
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition WNDR3800 complies with Part 15 Subpart B of FCC
CFR47 Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Warnings & Instructions
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following methods:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an electrical outlet on a circuit different from that which the radio receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution
• Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
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• This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
• For product available in the USA market, only channel 1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels is not
possible.
• This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operation in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
Industry Canada
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment
should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
Caution:
The device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to reduce po-tential for harmful interference to
co-channel mobile satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users (meaning they have priority) of 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz
and these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.
Ce dispositif est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d'Industrie Canada applicable aux appareils radio exempts de licence.
Son fonctionnement est sujet aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) le dispositif ne doit pas produire de brouillage
préjudiciable, et (2) ce dispositif doit accepter tout brouillage reçu, y compris un brouillage susceptible de provoquer un
fonctionnement indésirable.
NOTE IMPORTANTE: Déclaration d'exposition aux radiations:
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements IC établies pour un environnement non
contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de
rayonnement et votre corps.
Avertissement:
Le dispositif fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz est réservé uniquement pour une utili-sation à l'intérieur afin
de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux.
Les utilisateurs de radars de haute puissance sont désignés utilisateurs principaux (c.-à-d., qu'ils ont la priorité) pour
les bandes 5250-5350 MHz et 5650-5850 MHz et que ces radars pourraient causer du brouillage et/ou des dommages
aux dispositifs LAN-EL.
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Index
DMZ server 37
Dynamic DNS 105
NAT 36
port forwarding 99
port triggering 102
QoS 42
repeater unit 94
user-defined services 69
connecting wirelessly 14
country setting 33
crossover cable 116
CTS/RTS Threshold 89
custom service (port forwarding) 100
A
access
remote 108
viewing logs 79
access points 90
accessing remote computer 95
ACS Channel Switch 90
adding
custom service 100
priority rules 43
address reservation 41
advertisement period 110
alerts, emailing 72
applications, QoS for online gaming 43
approved USB devices 64
attached devices 24
authentication, required by mail server 72
automatic firmware checking 74
automatic Internet connection 33
D
dashboard 19
data packets, fragmented 37
date and time 118
daylight savings time 118
default DMZ server 37
default factory settings, restoring 81, 121
default gateway 77
deleting
configuration 81
keywords 68
denial of service (DoS) protection 67
devices, attached 24
DHCP server 40, 77
DHCP setting 76
DMZ server 37
DNS addresses, troubleshooting 117
DNS servers 95
Domain Name Server (DNS) addresses 23, 76
Dynamic DNS 104
DynDNS.org 104
B
back panel 13
backing up configuration 80
base station, setting up 93
Basic Settings screen 22
blocking
inbound traffic 95
keywords 68
sites 68
blocking services 69
blocking, keywords, examples 68
box contents 10
C
cables, checking 114
changes not saved, router 118
clear channel selector 90
compliance 124
configuration file 80, 81
configuring
E
email notices 72
encryption keys 30
erasing configuration 81
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Ethernet (LAN) LED
described 12
troubleshooting and 115, 116
Ethernet cables, checking 114
IP addresses
current 75
DHCP 16
dynamic 104
reserved 41
IP subnet mask 76
F
factory default settings, restoring 81, 121
factory settings
resetting 13
file sharing 49
firmware version 75
firmware, upgrading 18, 74
Fragmentation Length 89
fragmented data packets 37
front panel 11
K
keywords 68
L
label, product 13
LAN LED
described 12
LAN port
QoS for 44
settings 75
LAN setup 39
language setting 33
large files, sharing 50
lease, DHCP 77
LEDs 12
local servers, port forwarding to 99
logging in 16, 18
logs
emailing 72
viewing 79
G
games, online, QoS for 43
gateway IP address 23
Genie, NETGEAR 17
guest networks 29, 78
H
host name 22
host, trusted 68
I
M
inbound traffic, allowing or blocking 95
installing
NETGEAR Genie 17
Setup Wizard 33
Internet connection
setting up 22
troubleshooting 117
Internet LED
described 12
troubleshooting and 115
Internet port 33, 75
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 97
Internet service provider (ISP)
account information 16
Basic Settings screen 22
login 16
Internet services, blocking access 69
interval, poll 76
MAC address, product label 13
MAC addresses
current 75
QoS for 45
mail server, outgoing 72
maintenance settings 73
managing router remotely 108
media server, setting the router to be a 61
menus, described 19
metric value 107
mixed mode security options 31
MTU size 37
multicasting 40
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N
Q
NAT (Network Address Translation) 36, 37, 96
NETGEAR Genie 17
network
correct settings, checking 115
restarting 114
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 118
networks
guest 78
networks, guest 29
QoS (Quality of Service) 42
R
radio, wireless 89
range of wireless connections 14
ReadySHARE access 48, 51
ReadySHARE Cloud 52
ReadySHARE Printer 55
recovering admin password 82
releasing connection status 77
remote management 108
renewing connection status 77
repeater units 94
reserved IP adresses 41
restarting network 114
restoring
configuration file 81
default factory settings 81, 121
router interface, described 19
router status, viewing 75
O
outgoing mail server 72
P
packets, fragmented 37
Parental Controls 25
passphrase, product label 13
passphrases
changing 28
password recovery, admin 82
passwords, see passphrases
photos, sharing 49
poll interval 76
port filtering 69
port forwarding 95, 98, 99
port numbers 69
port status 76
port triggering 95, 96, 99, 102
ports
listed, back panel 13
positioning the router 14
Power LED
described 12
troubleshooting and 115
PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) 117
Preamble mode 89
preset security
about 26
passphrase 28
pre-shared key 30
primary DNS addresses 23
printing files and photos 49
prioritizing traffic 42
Push ’N’ Connect 20
S
scheduling keyword and service blocking 71
secondary DNS 23
security 26
firewall settings 67
see also security options
security options 30
security PIN 13, 34
sending logs by email 72
serial number, product label 13
services, blocking 69
services, blocking Internet 69
settings, factory default 120
Setup Wizard 33
sharing files 49
sites, blocking 68
SMTP server 72
specifications, technical 120
SSID
described 28
SSID, product label 13
static routes 106
status, router, viewing 75
subnet mask 76
system up time 76
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Wireless Distribution System (WDS) 90, 92
Wireless LED
described 12
troubleshooting and 116, 117
wireless mode 28
wireless network name 13
wireless network name (SSID) broadcast 28
wireless network name (SSID), described 28
wireless network settings 28
wireless radio 89
wireless repeating 91, 92
base station 93
repeater unit 94
wireless security options 30
wireless settings 79
checking for correct 114
SSID broadcast 28
Wireless Settings screen 26
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) 42
WPA encryption 30
WPA2 encryption 30
WPA2-PSK encryption 30, 31
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed mode 31
WPS button 20
WPS-PSK encryption 31
WPS-PSK+ WPA2-PSK encryption 31
wrong date or time 118
T
technical specifications 120
technical support 2
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) 30
time of day 118
time to live, advertisement 110
time-out, port triggering 103
trademarks 2
traffic metering 112
troubleshooting 113
date or time incorrect 118
log in access 116
router changes not saved 118
trusted host 68
U
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) 109
up time, system 76
upgrading firmware 18, 74
USB
advanced configuration 59
basic storage settings 50
drive requirements 48
file sharing 49
ReadySHARE access 51
ReadyShare access 48
remote computer connection 65
specifying approved devices 64
unmounting a USB drive 48
USB devices, approved 64
USB LED
described 12
user-defined services 69
V
viewing
logs 79
router status 75
W
WAN IP address, troubleshooting 117
WAN setup 36
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) 20, 34
devices, adding 20
wireless channel 28
wireless connections 14
wireless connections, troubleshooting 118
wireless devices
adding to the network 20
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