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Dual Band 11ac WiFi Router R6200
Installation Guide
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Ethernet cable
Power adapter
Dual Band WiFi Router
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134, USA
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Important: Be sure to remove the plastic
film from the router before using it.
June 2012
You can use this diagram to connect your router or follow the detailed instructions in this booklet.
1. Prepare your modem.
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Unplug your modem. If it has a battery
backup, remove the battery.
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2. Connect your modem.
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Plug in your modem. Put the battery
back in. Then cable the modem to the
router Internet port.
DSL or Cable
3. Power on
the router.
4. Connect
a computer.
5. Launch a browser.
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Install Your Router 2
Prepare your modem. 2
Connect your modem. 2
Power on the router. 3
Connect a computer. 3
Launch a browser. 4
Preset Wireless Security 4
Wireless Network Settings 5
Add Wireless Devices to the Network 6
WPS Method 6
Manual Method 6
Access the Router to Make More Changes 7
Troubleshooting 9
ReadySHARE Access 9
Other Features 10
Install Your Router
Make sure that your Internet service is active before you install the
router. Follow steps 1 through 5.
1. Prepare your modem.
a. Unplug your modem’s
DSL or cable
b. If the modem has a battery
backup, remove its
c. If your modem was already Internet
connected to another
router, disconnect the cable
between your modem and
that router.
Your modem should now be
completely turned off, and
cabled only to the wall jack for your Internet service.
2. Connect your modem.
a. Plug in, then turn on your modem. (Replace the batteries if
you removed them previously.)
b. With the yellow Ethernet cable that came with the router,
connect your modem to the Internet port of your router.
3. Power on the router.
a. Connect the power adapter to the router and plug the power
adapter into an outlet.
b. Before going to Step 4, wait for the Wireless LED on the
front panel of the router to turn on. If none of the LEDs on
the front panel are on, press the Power On/Off button on
the rear panel of the router.
4. Connect a computer.
You can use an Ethernet cable (not included) or connect
• Use the Ethernet cable to connect your computer to an
Ethernet port on your router.
• Or, connect wirelessly by using the preset wireless security
settings shown on the product label.
5. Launch a browser.
If a web page does not open,
close and reopen the browser
and type
in the address bar, or see
Troubleshooting on page 12.
Preset Wireless Security
This product has a unique WiFi network name (SSID) and network
key (password). The default SSID and network key (password) are
uniquely generated for every device, like a serial number, to protect
and maximize your wireless security. This information is on the
product label.
NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the preset WiFi
network name (SSID) and network key (password). If you do change
the settings, the security SSID and password on the bottom of the
product no longer apply.
Wireless Network Settings
Record the default preset wireless settings that are printed on the
label in the space below for easy reference.
WiFi Network Name (SSID):
Network Key (Password):
If you change the default settings, record them here for easy
reference, and then store this booklet in a safe place:
WiFi Network Name (SSID):
Network Key (Password):
To retrieve or update your wireless password, type in a web browser and log in using the default
user name (admin) and password (password).
Select Wireless Settings to locate your wireless password.
Add Wireless Devices to the Network
Choose either the manual or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) method to
add wireless computers and other devices to your wireless network.
WPS Method
If your wireless device supports WPS—NETGEAR calls this method
Push 'N' Connect—you might be prompted to press the WPS button
on the router instead of entering a password. If you are prompted to
press the WPS button:
1. Press the WPS button
on the router.
2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on the client device, or
follow the WPS instructions that came with your wireless device to
complete the WPS process. Then the device connects to the router.
3. Repeat this process to add other WPS wireless devices.
Note: WPS does not support WEP security. If you try to connect a
WEP client to your network using WPS, it does not work.
Manual Method
1. On the wireless device that you want to connect to your router
(iPhone, laptop, computer, gaming device), open the software
utility that manages its wireless connections. This utility scans
for all wireless networks in your area.
2. Look for the preset NETGEAR WiFi network name (SSID) and
select it. The SSID is located on the product label on the router.
Note: If you changed the name of your network during the setup
process, look for that network name.
3. Enter the preset password (or your custom password if you
changed it), and click Connect.
Repeat steps 1–3 to add other wireless devices.
Access the Router to Make More Changes
After you use NETGEAR genie to set up the router, you can log in to
the router to view its settings or make changes.
To log in to the router:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or wireless devices that
is connected to the router.
2. Type or in the
address field of the browser. A login screen displays:
3. Enter admin for the user name and password for the password.
The router Basic Home screen displays:
See the User Manual for more information about the router
To change the password for the router user name:
1. Log in to the router.
2. Select Administration > Set Password to display the Set
Password screen:
3. Type your old password, and type the new password twice.
NETGEAR recommends that you use the password recovery
feature when you change your password.
4. Select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
5. Click Apply.
6. You are prompted to answer questions, which are saved.
To use password recovery to retrieve a forgotten password:
You must enable password recovery as described in the previous
section in order to use this feature.
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or wireless devices that
is connected to the router.
2. Type or in the
address field of the browser.
3. When the login screen displays, click Cancel.
You are prompted to enter your saved answers so that you can
log in to the router.
If the browser does not display the web page:
Make sure that the PC is connected to one of the four LAN
Ethernet ports, or wirelessly to the router.
Make sure that the router has full power, and that its WiFi LED is
solid green.
Close and reopen the browser to make sure that the browser
does not cache the previous page.
If the PC is set to a static or fixed IP address (this condition is
uncommon), change it to obtain an IP address automatically from
the router.
ReadySHARE Access
After installation and setup, you can insert a USB storage device into
the USB port on the router and share the contents with other network
users. (If your USB device has special drivers, it is not compatible.)
Note: If your USB device requires a power supply, you must use it
when connecting your USB device to a NETGEAR router or gateway.
It may take up to 2 minutes before the USB drive is ready for sharing
after it is connected to the router.
To access your USB device:
On Windows systems, use any of these methods:
Select Start > Run and enter \\readyshare in the dialog box.
Click OK.
Open Explorer or Safari and enter \\readyshare in the address
Open My Network Places and enter \\readyshare in the address
On Mac systems, do this:
1. Select Go > Connect to Server.
2. Enter smb://readyshare as the Server Address.
3. Click Connect.
The readyshareconnect.exe file (for Windows) is available to
download here:
Other Features
For additional features, including Live Parental Controls, Traffic
Metering, ReadySHARE, Guest Access, and more, log in to your
router at
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WiFi Connection
Router Settings
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Network Map
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