D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router User Manual

D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router User Manual
WiFi DSL Modem Router
Model D6300
User Manual
December 2015
202-11039-06
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router
Support
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support resources.
Conformity
For the current EU Declaration of Conformity, visit http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11621.
Compliance
For regulatory compliance information, visit http://www.netgear.com/about/regulatory.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Trademarks
© NETGEAR, Inc., NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Any non-NETGEAR trademarks are
used for reference purposes only.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
Product Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpack Your New Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hardware Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Side Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Position Your Wireless Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
ADSL Microfilters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
One-Line ADSL Microfilter (Not Included) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Two-Line ADSL Microfilter (Included). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cable Your D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Verify the Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Chapter 2
Get Started with NETGEAR genie
Prepare to Set Up the WiFi DSL Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gather ISP Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WiFi devices and Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of Logins and Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NETGEAR genie Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use NETGEAR genie after Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WiFi DSL Modem Router Dashboard (BASIC Home Screen). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add WiFi devices or Computers to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
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Internet Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Basic Settings Screen Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attached Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ReadySHARE USB Storage and Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Storage (Basic Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Wireless Settings Screen Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guest Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guest Network Wireless Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access the Router With NETGEAR genie Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4 NETGEAR genie ADVANCED Home
Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WPS Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VPN Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VPN Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add or Edit an Auto VPN Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add or Edit a Manual VPN Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VPN Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ADSL Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WAN Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAN Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAN Setup Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use the WiFi DSL Modem Router as a DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address Reservation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quality of Service Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5 USB Storage
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ReadySHARE Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
File-Sharing Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Storage Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add or Edit a Network Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Storage Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safely Remove a USB Storage Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specify Approved USB Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access the WiFi DSL Modem Router’s USB Drive Remotely Using FTP . . . .
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Chapter 6 Share a USB Printer
Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Using the NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View or Change the Status of a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turn Off Automatic Startup for NETGEAR USB Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . 75
Change the Language in NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Specify the Time-Out for NETGEAR USB Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Chapter 7
Security
Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Firewall Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Add Custom Services to Allow or Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Schedule for Firewall Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Allow or Block Access to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Chapter 8
Administration
Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Router Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Internet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Guest Network (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Manage the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Back Up Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Restore Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Password Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Chapter 9
Advanced Settings
Enable WiFi Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Set Up a WiFi Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Specify WPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Use the Modem Router as a Wireless Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Port Forwarding and Triggering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Add a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Edit or Delete a Port Forwarding Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Set Up Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Universal Plug and Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Quick Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Check Ethernet Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Troubleshoot with the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Power LED Is Off or Blinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Power LED Stays Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
LEDs Never Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wireless LEDs Are Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
The Push 'N' Connect (WPS) Button Blinks Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Troubleshoot PPPoE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Troubleshoot Internet Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Changes Not Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Incorrect Date or Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Wireless Signal Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Restore the Factory Settings and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Test the LAN Path to Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Test the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Appendix A Supplemental Information
Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Index
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Hardware Setup
Get to know your wire le ss ro ute r
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The NETGEAR D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router offers maximum-performance wireless speeds
of up to 300+13001 Mbps2 needed for demanding applications, such as large file transfers,
streaming HD video, and multiplayer gaming. Complete with a built-in DSL modem, it is
compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers. Simultaneous dual-band technology
runs both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands at the same time, ensuring top speeds and the greatest range,
while Gigabit offers ultrafast wired connections. The unit supports a wide range of premium
features and applications such as ReadySHARE® Printer, and NETGEAR genie®.
The modem router automatically uses NETGEAR Beamforming+ technology to enhance WiFi
performance. Because it’s automatic, you don’t have to turn on Beamforming+ or configure it.
When you connect to the WiFi network, Beamforming+ focuses on your location for even better
WiFi performance and speed. Beamforming+ locks onto your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and
follows as you move from place to place, so you keep your optimal WiFi connection.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Product Highlights
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Product Specifications
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Unpack Your New Router
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Hardware Features
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Position Your Wireless Router
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ADSL Microfilters
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Cable Your D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router
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Verify the Cabling
For more information about the topics covered in this manual, visit the support website at
http://support.netgear.com.
1. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.
2. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network
conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual
data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility
with any future standards. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps.
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Product Highlights
The modem router has the following capabilities:
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All-in-one. Built-in ADSL2+ modem and WAN Gigabit Ethernet port for cable or fiber
combined with a wireless router create an integrated home gateway.
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ReadySHARE Printer. Wirelessly print from your Mac or PC to a connected USB printer.
•
ReadySHARE USB. Wirelessly share a USB hard drive with Macs and PCs.
•
Faster multimedia streaming. Provides up to 450 Mbps wireless speed for streaming
HD videos, simultaneous downloads, and online gaming in addition to basic Internet
applications.
•
Simultaneous dual band. Runs both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands concurrently, ensuring top
speeds and the greatest range while minimizing interference.
•
NETGEAR genie. Easy setup and dashboard control to manage, monitor, and repair
home networks.
•
Ultrafast wired. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports deliver ultrafast wired connections for
gaming and video.
•
Live Parental Controls. Keeps your Internet experience safe using flexible and
customizable filter settings.
•
Guest network access. Provides separate security and access restrictions for guests
using the network.
•
Broadband usage meter. Monitors Internet traffic and sends customized reports to help
keep costs under control.
•
Secured connection. Push 'N' Connect ensures a quick and secure network connection.
•
NETGEAR green features. Use Power and WiFi On/Off buttons, and schedule WiFi to
turn on and off to save energy when not in use.
•
Compatibility. Compatible with all major ADSL Internet service providers (ISPs).
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Product Specifications
Package Contents
•
D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router
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Ethernet cable
•
Phone cable and filter
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Power adapter, localized to country of sale
Warranty
•
Localized to country of sale
System Requirements
•
Broadband Internet service
-
ADSL broadband Internet service
-
Cable or fiber. Connects to cable modem or fiber termination node through the
Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
•
802.11-a/b/g/n 2.4-GHz or 5.0-GHz specification wireless adapter or an Ethernet adapter
and cable for each computer
•
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Me, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or later
•
Use with an N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (WNDA3100 for maximum
performance)
Standards
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IEEE 802.11-b/g/n 2.4 GHz
•
IEEE 802.11-a/n 5.0 GHz
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Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
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Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
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One (1) ADSL2+ port
Performance
•
All-in-one. High-speed ADSL2+ modem (built-in) and WAN Gigabit Ethernet port for
cable or fiber
•
Powerful dual-core (400 MHz each) processor
•
High-speed access to external USB storage using two USB 2.0 ports
•
Memory. 128 MB flash and 128 MB RAM
•
Five (5) (1 WAN, 4 LAN) Gigabit-Ethernet ports
•
Advanced Quality of Service (QoS)
Security
•
Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP
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Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
•
Denial of service (DoS) attack prevention
Ease of Use
•
Easy installation. Connect to computer and open your browser to install
•
Push 'N' Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS)
Physical Specifications
•
Dimensions: 205 x 255 x 77 mm (8.07 x 10.04 x 3.03 inches)
•
Weight: 654g (1.44 lb)
Premium Feature:
•
ReadySHARE PRINTER. Wirelessly access and share a USB printer.
Advanced Features
•
Live Parental Controls with flexible and customizable filter settings.
•
Simultaneous dual band. 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation.
•
Two (2) ports for ReadySHARE® USB storage access. Supports FAT16/32, NTFS
Read/Write.
•
DLNA®. Stream media to DLNA media players.
•
Multiple SSID guest networks (separate security and access restrictions).
•
Broadband usage meter measures Internet usage.
•
Power and Wi-Fi On/Off buttons.
NETGEAR Green Features
Power On/Off button
80% recycled packaging
CEC (California Efficiency)
RoHS
WEEE
If you have not already set up your new router using the installation guide that comes in the box,
this chapter walks you through the hardware setup. Chapter 3, NETGEAR genie BASIC Settings,
explains how to set up your Internet connection.
For more information about the topics covered in this manual, visit the support website at
http://support.netgear.com/general/contact/default.aspx.
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Unpack Your New Router
Your box should contain the following items:
•
D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router
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AC power adapter (plug varies by region)
•
Category 5 (Cat 5) Ethernet cable
•
Telephone cable with RJ-11 connector
•
Microfilters and splitters (quantity and type vary by region)
•
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 17 for information about where to place
and how to position your router.
Ethernet cable
Filter splitter
D6300
Modem Router
Power adapter (2 parts)
Telephone cable
Figure 1. Box contents
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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.
Label
The label on the bottom of the modem router shows the router’s WiFi network name (SSID)
and network key (password).
WiFi network name (SSID) and Network key (password)
Figure 2. Label on router bottom
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Back Panel
The back panel has the Power On/Off button and port connections shown in the figure:
1. USB port
2. ADSL line
3. Gigabit Ethernet
LAN ports
4. Gigabit Ethernet
WAN port
7. Power
On/Off button
6. AC power
adapter input
5. Reset button
Figure 3. Back panel port connections
Viewed from left to right, the back panel contains the following elements:
1. USB port for connecting USB storage devices like flash drives, hard drives, or USB
printers.
2. RJ-11 asynchronous DSL (ADSL) port for connecting the modem router to an ADSL line
Note: An ADSL port can send data over an ADSL line at one speed and
receive it at another speed.
3. Four Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN ports for cabling the modem router to the local computers
4. One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting the modem router to a fiber or cable
modem
Note: You can use either the ADSL or Gigabit Ethernet port for WAN
connectivity.
5. Reset button
See Factory Settings on page 128 for information about the Restore Factory Settings
button and the factory setting values.
6. Power On/Off button
7. AC power adapter input
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Front Panel
The modem router front panel has the 5 status LEDs, icons, and ports shown in the figure.
Power
DSL
Internet
Wireless
USB
Figure 4. Front panel LEDs
The following tables describe the LEDs and icons on the front panel from left to right.
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Table 1. Power On/Off LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid green
The router is ready.
Solid amber
The router is starting.
Off
Power is not supplied to the router.
Restore Factory
Settings
LED blinks momentarily when the Restore Factory Settings button on the
bottom of the unit is pressed for 6 seconds. The Power LED then blinks red
three times when the Restore Factory Settings button is released and then
turns green as the gateway resets to the factory defaults.
Table 2. DSL LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid green
You have an ADSL connection. In technical terms, the ADSL port is
synchronized with an ISP’s network-access device.
Blinking green
Indicates that the modem router is negotiating the best possible speed on
the ADSL line.
Off
The unit is off or there is no ADSL connection.
Table 3. Internet LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid green
You have an Internet connection. If this connection is dropped due to an
idle time-out but the connection is still present, the LED stays green. If the
Internet connection is dropped for any other reason, the LED turns off.
Solid amber
The Internet (IP) connection failed. See Cannot Access the Internet on
page 120 for troubleshooting information.
Off
No Internet connection is detected or the device is in bridge mode (an
external device handles the ISP connection).
Table 4. Wireless LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid blue
There is wireless connectivity.
Blinking blue
A WPS-capable device is connecting to the device.
Off
There is no wireless connectivity. You can still plug an Ethernet cable into
one of the LAN ports to get wired connectivity.
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Table 5. USB LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid blue
A USB port has detected a USB device.
Blinking blue
A USB device is plugged in and is trying to connect.
Off
No link is detected on these ports.
Side Panel
The modem router side panel has the port and buttons shown in the figure.
Wireless On/Off button
WPS On/Off button
USB port
Figure 5. Side panel buttons and port
The following tables describe the buttons and port on the side panel from top to bottom.
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Table 6. Wireless button
Icon
Description
For information about the use of this button, see Wireless Connectivity on page 123.
Table 7. WPS button
Icon
Description
For information about the use of this button, see Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method on
page 26.
Table 8. USB port
Icon
Description
USB port for connecting USB storage devices like flash drives or hard drives.
Position Your Wireless Router
The modem router lets you access your network from 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 WiFi 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 modem 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, computers, 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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Note: The D6300 should be put in a vertical position only.
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 five channels (for example, use Channels 1 and
6, or 6 and 11).
ADSL Microfilters
If this is the first time you have cabled a wireless router between an ADSL phone line and
your computer or laptop, you might not be familiar with ADSL microfilters. If you are, you can
skip this section and proceed to Cable Your D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router on page 19.
An ADSL microfilter is a small inline device that filters ADSL interference out of standard
phone equipment that shares line with your ADSL service. Every telephone device that
connects to a telephone line that provides ADSL service needs an ADSL microfilter to filter
out the ADSL interference. Example devices are telephones, fax machines, answering
machines, and caller ID displays. Not every phone line in your home necessarily carries
ADSL service. That depends on the ADSL service setup in your home.
Note: Often the ADSL microfilter is included in the box with the wireless
modem router. If you purchased the modem router in a country where
a microfilter is not included, you have to acquire the ADSL microfilter
separately.
One-Line ADSL Microfilter (Not Included)
Plug the ADSL microfilter into the wall outlet and plug your phone equipment into the jack
labeled Phone. The wireless modem router plugs directly into a separate ADSL line. Plugging
the wireless modem router into the phone jack blocks the Internet connection. If you do not
have a separate ADSL line for the router, the best thing to do is to use an ADSL microfilter
with a built-in splitter.
Plugs into ADSL line
Figure 6. One-line ADSL microfilter
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Second best when you do not have a separate ADSL line for the router is to get a separate
splitter. To use a one-line filter with a separate splitter, insert the splitter into the phone outlet,
connect the one-line filter to the splitter, and connect the phone to the filter.
Two-Line ADSL Microfilter (Included)
Use an ADSL microfilter with a built-in splitter when there is a single wall outlet that provides
connectivity for both the modem router and your telephone equipment. Plug the ADSL
microfilter into the wall outlet, plug your phone equipment into the jack labeled Phone, and
plug the wireless modem router into the jack labeled ADSL.
Plugs into the ADSL line
Figure 7. Two-line ADSL microfilter with built-in splitter
Summary
•
One-line ADSL microfilter (not included). Use with a phone or fax machine.
•
Splitter (not included). Use with a one-line ADSL microfilter to share an outlet with a
phone and the modem router.
•
Two-line ADSL microfilter with built-in splitter (included). Use to share an outlet with a
phone and the modem router.
Cable Your D6300 WiFi DSL Modem Router
WARNING:
DO not stack equipment, or place equipment in tight spaces, or in
drawers. Be sure that your equipment is surrounded by at least
2 inches of air space. The unit should not be wall mounted.
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The installation guide that came in the box has a cabling diagram on the second page.
4 Browser
3 Computer
1 ADSL or
Cable Fiber
Modem
2 Power
Figure 8. Cabling diagram
CAUTION:
Incorrectly connecting a filter to your modem router blocks your ADSL
connection.
Verify the Cabling
Verify that your router is cabled correctly by checking the modem router LEDs. Turn on the
wireless router by pressing the Power On/Off button on the back.
•
The Power LED is green when the modem router is turned on.
•
The Wireless LED is lit when the modem router is turned on.
•
The DSL LED is green when you have an ADSL connection.
•
The Internet LED is green when there is an Internet connection.
Turn on your computer. If software usually logs you in to your Internet connection, do not run
that software. Cancel it if it starts automatically.
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Get Started with NETGEAR genie
Co n n ec t to t he modem ro ute r
2
This chapter explains how to use NETGEAR genie to set up your modem 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:
•
Prepare to Set Up the WiFi DSL Modem Router
•
Types of Logins and Access
•
NETGEAR genie Setup
•
Use NETGEAR genie after Installation
•
Upgrade WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
•
WiFi DSL Modem Router Dashboard (BASIC Home Screen)
•
Add WiFi devices or Computers to Your Network
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Prepare to Set Up the WiFi DSL Modem Router
You can set up your modem router with the NETGEAR genie automatically, or you can use
the genie menus and screens to set up your modem router manually. However, before you
start the setup process, you need to have your ISP information on hand and make sure the
laptops, computers, 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
modem 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 modem 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 situation is rare)
WiFi devices and Security Settings
Make sure that the WiFi device or computer that you are using supports WPA or WPA2
wireless security, which is the wireless security supported by the modem router. See Basic
Wireless Settings on page 31 for information about the modem router’s preconfigured
security settings.
Types of Logins and Access
There are two 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.
•
Wireless modem router login logs you in to the modem router interface from NETGEAR
genie. See Use NETGEAR genie after Installation on page 24 for details about this login.
Wireless network key or password. Your modem 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 modem router.
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•
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.
NETGEAR genie Setup
NETGEAR genie runs on any device with a web browser. It is the easiest way to set up the
modem 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 modem router:
1. Turn the modem router on by pressing the On/Off button, if not done yet.
2. Make sure that your device is connected with an Ethernet cable to your modem router.
3. Launch your Internet browser.
• If this is the first time you are setting up the Internet connection for your modem
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 24.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete NETGEAR genie setup. NETGEAR genie
guides you through connecting the modem router to the Internet.


If the browser cannot display the web page:
•
Make sure that the computer is connected to one of the four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports,
or wirelessly to the modem router.
•
Make sure that the modem router is ready. Its Wireless LEDs should light.
•
Close and reopen the browser to make sure the browser does not cache the previous
page.
•
Browse to http://routerlogin.net.
•
If your computer is set to a static or fixed IP address (this is uncommon), change the
setting to obtain an IP address automatically from the modem router.
If the modem 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 10, 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 modem router, NETGEAR genie automatically starts when you
launch an Internet browser on a computer that is connected to the modem router. You can
use NETGEAR genie again if you want to view or change settings for the modem router.
1. Launch your browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the modem
router.
2. Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com.
The login window displays:
admin
********
3. Enter admin for the modem router user name and password for the modem router
password, both in lowercase letters.
Note: The modem 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 22 for more information.
Upgrade WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
When you set up your modem router and are connected to the Internet, the modem router
automatically checks for you to see if newer firmware is available. If it is, a message is
displayed on the top of the screen. See Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware on
page 87 for more information about upgrading firmware.
Click the message when it shows up, and click Yes to upgrade the modem router with the
latest firmware. After the upgrade, the modem router restarts.
CAUTION:
Do not try to go online, turn off the modem router, shut down the computer,
or do anything else to the modem router until the modem router finishes
restarting and the Power LED has stopped blinking for several seconds.
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WiFi DSL Modem Router Dashboard (BASIC Home Screen)
The modem 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.
•
Home. This dashboard screen displays when you log in to the modem router.
•
Internet. Set, update, and check the ISP settings of your modem router.
•
Wireless. View or change the wireless settings for your modem 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 modem router, then it is
displayed here.
•
Guest Network. Set up a guest network to allow visitors to use your modem router’s
Internet connection.
•
Advanced tab. Set the modem router up for unique situations such as when remote
access by IP or by domain name from the Internet is needed. See Chapter 9, 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.
Add WiFi devices or Computers to Your Network
Choose either the manual or the WPS method to add WiFi devices and other equipment to
your wireless network. See Guest Networks on page 35 for instructions for how to set up a
guest network.
Manual Method

To connect manually:
1. Open the software that manages your wireless connections on the WiFi device (laptop
computer, gaming device, iPhone) that you want to connect to your modem 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 WiFi network name (SSID) and select it. The default
SSID is located on the product label on the bottom of the modem router.
3. Enter the modem router password and click Connect. The default modem router
passphrase is located on the product label on the bottom of the modem router.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add other WiFi devices.
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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 WiFi 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 modem router so that every device in
the network has the same security settings.
If your WiFi device supports WPS (Push 'N' Connect), use the following procedure.

To use WPS to join the wireless network:
1. Press the WPS button on the modem router top panel.
2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your WiFi device, or follow the WPS instructions
that came with the device. The device is now connected to your modem router.
3. Repeat steps 1–2 to add other WPS WiFi devices.
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NETGEAR genie BASIC Settings
Yo u r I nternet connec t i o n a nd ne two rk
3
This chapter explains the features available from the NETGEAR genie BASIC Home screen,
shown in the following figure:
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Internet Basic Settings
•
Attached Devices
•
Parental Controls
•
ReadySHARE USB Storage and Printer
•
Basic Wireless Settings
•
Guest Networks
•
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Internet Basic Settings
The Internet Basic Settings screen is where you view or change ISP information.
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Internet.
The Internet Setup page displays.
The fields that display in the Internet Basic Settings screen depend on whether 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.
5. 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.
6. Click Apply to save your settings.
7. Click Test to test your Internet connection. If the NETGEAR website does not display within
1 minute, see Chapter 10, Troubleshooting.
Internet Basic Settings Screen Fields
The following descriptions explain all of the possible fields in the Internet Basic Settings
screen. Which fields display in this screen depends on whether 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 name
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:
•
Internet Service Provider Encapsulation. ISP types. The choices are PPPoE or
PPPoA.
•
Login. The login name provided by your ISP. This name is often an email address.
•
Password. The password that you use to log in to your ISP.
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Idle Timeout (In minutes). If you want to change the login time-out, enter a new value in
minutes. This setting determines how long the modem 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 modem router to which your
modem router connects.
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 modem 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.
WiFi DSL Modem Router MAC Address. The Ethernet MAC address used by the modem
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 then accept traffic only from
the MAC address of that computer. This feature allows your modem router to use your
computer’s MAC address (this procedure is also called cloning).
•
Use Default Address. Use the default MAC address.
•
Use Computer MAC Address. The modem router captures 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.
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.
Wired devices are connected to the modem router with Ethernet cables. WiFi devices have
joined the wireless network.
•
# (number). The order in which the device joined the network.
•
IP Address. The IP address that the modem router assigned to this device when it joined
the network. This number can change when a device is disconnected and rejoins the
network.
•
Device Name. If the device name is known, it is shown here.
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•
MAC Address. The unique MAC address for each device does not change. The MAC
address is typically shown on the product label.
You can click Refresh to update this screen.
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.
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ReadySHARE USB Storage and Printer
You can view information about a USB storage device that is connected to the modem
router’s USB port here.
USB Storage (Basic Settings)
From the BASIC Home screen, select ReadySHARE to display the USB Storage (Basic
Settings) page.
This page displays the following when Basic is selected:
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Network/Device Name. The default is \\readyshare. This is the name used to access the
USB device connected to the modem router.
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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 Access and Write Access. Show 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 modem 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 Space and Free Space. Show the current utilization of the storage device.
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Edit. Click the Edit button to edit the Available Network Folders settings.
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Safely Remove a USB Device. Click to safely remove the USB device attached to your
modem 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 WiFi DSL Modem Router comes with preset security. This means that the WiFi 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.
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Note: The preset SSID and password are uniquely generated for every
device to protect and maximize your wireless security.
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 modem router.
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To view or change basic wireless settings:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Wireless.
The Wireless Setup page displays.
The page sections, settings, and procedures are explained in the following sections.
5. Make any necessary changes, and click Apply to save your settings.
6. Set up and test your WiFi devices and computers to make sure that they can connect
wirelessly. If they do not, check the following:
• Is your WiFi device or computer connected to your network or another wireless
network in your area? Some WiFi devices automatically connect to the first open
network (without wireless security) that they discover.
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Does your WiFi device or computer show up on the Attached Devices screen? If it
does, then it is connected to the network.
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If you are not sure what the network name (SSID) or password is, look on the label on
the bottom of your modem router.
Wireless Settings Screen Fields
Region. The location where the modem router is used. Select from the countries in the list. In
the United States, the region is fixed to United States and is not changeable.
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Wireless Network
Note: These settings apply separately to the 2.4-GHz b/g/n and
5-GHz ac/a/n bands.
Enable Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, then wireless clients (computers or
WiFi devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access each other or
access Ethernet devices on the network.
Enable SSID Broadcast. This setting allows the modem 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 Enable SSID
Broadcast check box, and click Apply.
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 (when indicated by
lost connections or slow data transfers). If this interference happens, experiment with
different channels to see which is the best.
Mode. Up to 1300 Mbps is the default setting for the 5G band while connected with 3x3
802.11ac devices. This setting allows 802.11ac/a/n WiFi devices to join the network. Up to
300 Mbps is the default setting for the 2.4G band while connected with 2x2/3x3 802.11n
devices. This setting allows 802.11b/g/n devices to join the network. 802.11g & b supports up
to 54 Mbps.
Security Options Settings
Note: These settings apply separately to the 2.4-GHz b/g/n and 5-GHz a/n
bands.
The Security Options section of the Wireless Setup screen lets you change the security
option and passphrase. NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the security
option or passphrase, but if you want to change these settings, this section explains how.
Do not disable security.
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Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase
Note: These settings apply separately to the 2.4-GHz b/g/n and 5-GHz a/n
bands.
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Wireless.
The wireless Setup page displays.
5. Under Security Options, select the WPA option you want.
6. 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 using 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.
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To set up a guest network:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Guest Network.
The Guest Network Settings page displays.
5. Select any of the following wireless settings:
Note: These settings apply separately to the 2.4-GHz b/g/n and 5-GHz a/n
bands.
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 Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, then wireless clients (computers
or WiFi devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access each other
or access Ethernet devices on the network.
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.
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.
6. 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 WiFi devices in your network to use the guest network name in
addition to the main nonguest SSID.
7. Select a security option from the list. The security options are described in Guest Network
Wireless Security Options on page 36.
8. Click the Apply button.
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Your settings are saved.
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.
This section presents an overview of the security options and provides guidance on when to
use which option. It is also possible to set up a guest network without wireless security.
NETGEAR does not recommend using no security on a wireless network.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption is built into all hardware that has the Wi-Fi-certified
seal. This seal means that 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-PSK uses a passphrase to authenticate 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. It is advertised to be indecipherable due to the greater
degree of randomness in encryption keys that it generates. WPA2-PSK gets higher speed
because it is implemented through hardware, while WPA-PSK is 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.
Access the Router With NETGEAR genie Apps
The genie app is the easy dashboard for managing, monitoring, and repairing your home
network. The genie app can help you with the following:
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Automatically repair common WiFi network problems.
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Easily manage router features like Live Parental Controls, guest access, Internet traffic
meter, speed test, and more.
To use the genie app to access the router:
1. Visit the NETGEAR genie web page at www.NETGEAR.com/genie.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
3. Launch the genie app.
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The genie app dashboard page displays.
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The ADVANCED screens are for advanced users who want to specify custom settings.
This chapter explains the features available from the NETGEAR genie ADVANCED Home page.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Setup Wizard
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WPS Wizard
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VPN Wizard
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VPN Policies
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VPN Status
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Setup Menu
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ADSL Setup
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WAN Setup
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LAN Setup
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Quality of Service 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 7, Security.
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Administration. See Chapter 8, Administration.
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Setup Wizard
The NETGEAR genie installation process is launched the first time you set up the modem
router. After setting up the modem router the first time, if you want to perform this task again,
you can run Setup Wizard from the Advanced tab of the genie.
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To use the Setup Wizard:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Setup Wizard.
The Setup Wizard page displays.
5. Select either Yes or No, I want to configure the router myself. If you select No, you are
taken to the Internet Basic Settings screen (see Internet Basic Settings on page 28).
6. If you selected Yes, click Next. A series of screens are displayed as the router discovers
and processes your Internet connection. Click Next when prompted to advance to the next
screen.
The Setup Wizard searches your Internet connection for servers and protocols to
determine your ISP configuration.
WPS Wizard
The WPS Wizard helps you add a WPS-capable client device (a WiFi device or computer) to
your network. On the client device, you have to either press its WPS button or locate its WPS
PIN.
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To use the WPS Wizard:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select ADVANCED > WPS Wizard.
A note explaining WPS displays.
5. Click the Next button.
The WPS page displays.
6. 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 on the top of the modem router. Within 2 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.
Within 2 minutes, go to the client device and use its WPS software to join the network
without entering a password.
The modem router attempts to add the WPS-capable device. The WPS LED
on the
top of the modem router blinks green. When the modem router establishes a WPS
connection, the LED is solid green, and the modem router WPS screen displays a
confirmation message.
7. Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 to add another WPS client to your network.
VPN Wizard
The Wizard asks you series of questions that determine the IPSec keys and VPN policies it
sets up. The VPN Wizard sets the parameters for the network connection, security
association, traffic selectors, authentication algorithm, and encryption. These parameters are
based on the VPNC recommendations. More information about the VPNC recommendations
is presented in the VPN Wizard summary page.
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To use the VPN Wizard:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced - VPN > VPN Wizard.
The VPN Wizard page displays.
5. Click the Next button.
Enter the requested information:
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Connection name. Enter an appropriate name for the connection. This name is not
supplied to the remote VPN endpoint. Rather, it is used to help you manage the VPN
settings.
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Pre-shared key. The key has to be entered both here and on the remote VPN
gateway or the remote VPN client. This method does not require using a CA
(certificate authority).
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VPN tunnel connection. The wizard has to know if you are planning to connect to a
remote gateway or setting up the connection for a remote client or computer to
establish a secure connection to this device.
6. Click the Next button.
The page that displays depends on which VPN tunnel you selected from the previous
page:
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If you selected the A remote VPN Gateway radio button from the previous page, the
following page displays:
a. Enter the remote IP address of the gateway you want to connect to, or provide
the Internet name of the gateway.
The Internet name is the fully qualified domain name, as set up in a Dynamic DNS
service.
b. Click the Next button.
c. Enter the remote LAN IP address and subnet mask of the remote gateway.
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If this information does not match the LAN IP address and subnet mask in the
remote gateway, the secure tunnel fails to connect.
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The IP address range used on the remote LAN has to be different from the IP
address range used on the local LAN.
d. Click the Next button.
The page displays a summary of the Wizard configuration with a link to view the
VPNC recommended parameters (click the here link to view the
VPNC-recommended parameters).
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If you selected the A remote VPN client (single PC) radio button from the previous
page, the page displays a summary of the Wizard configuration with a link to view the
VPNC recommended parameters (click the here link to view the
VPNC-recommended parameters).
7. Click the Done button.
Your settings are saved.
VPN Policies
Manage your VPN policies from the VPN Policies screen.
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Traffic covered by a policy is automatically sent through a VPN tunnel.
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Where traffic is covered by two or more policies, the first matching policy is used. In this
situation, the order of the policies is important. However, if you only have one policy for
each remote VPN endpoint, the policy order is not important.
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The VPN tunnel is created according to the parameters in the SA (security association).
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The remote VPN endpoint must have a matching SA, or else it refuses the connection.
Two types of VPN policies are possible:
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Manual. All settings (including the keys) for the VPN tunnel are input manually at each
end (both VPN endpoints). No third-party server or organization is involved.
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Auto. Some parameters for the VPN tunnel are generated automatically. This process
requires using the IKE (Internet Key Exchange) protocol to perform negotiations between
the two VPN endpoints.
To manage the VPN policies:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
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The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced - VPN > VPN Policies.
The VPN Policies page displays.
The Policy Table contains the following data:
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Enable. Use this check box to enable or disable a policy as required. Click Apply
when you are finished.
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Name. Each policy has a unique name to identify it.
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Type. The type is Auto or Manual.
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Local. IP address or address range on your local LAN. Traffic must be from (or to) the
addresses covered by this policy.
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Remote. IP address or address range of the remote network. Traffic must be to (or
from) the addresses covered by this policy.
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ESP. Encapsulating Security Payload. This setting specifies the encryption protocol
used for the VPN data.
5. Click the appropriate button to manage a VPN policy:
• Edit. Edit (modify) the selected policy. (Select a policy by selecting the radio button.)
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Delete. Delete the selected policy.
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Apply. Save any changes to the Enable setting for each policy.
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Cancel. Discard any unsaved changes to the Enable setting for each policy.
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Add Auto Policy. Display the VPN - Auto Policy screen. When the new policy is
saved, it appears in the bottom row of the Policy Table. See Add or Edit an Auto VPN
Policy on page 43.
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Add Manual Policy. Display the VPN - Manual Policy screen. When the new policy is
saved, it appears in the bottom row of the Policy Table. See Add or Edit a Manual
VPN Policy on page 46.
Add or Edit an Auto VPN Policy
An Auto VPN policy uses the IKE (Internet Key Protocol) to exchange and negotiate
parameters for the IPSec SA (security association). Because of this negotiation, not all of the
settings on this VPN gateway have to match the settings on the remote VPN endpoint.
Where settings have match, this requirement is indicated.
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To add or edit an Auto VPN Policy:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
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The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced - VPN > VPN Policies.
The VPN Policies page displays.
5. Click the Add Auto Policy button.
The VPN - Auto Policy page displays.
6. Enter or select the following settings:
• General. These settings identify this policy and determine its major characteristics.
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Policy Name. Enter a unique name to identify this policy.
This name is not supplied to the remote VPN endpoint. It is used only to help you
manage the policies.
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Remote VPN Endpoint. If the remote endpoint has a dynamic IP address, select
Dynamic IP Address.
No address data input is required.
Otherwise, select the desired option (IP address or domain name) and enter the
address of the remote VPN endpoint you wish to connect to.
The remote VPN endpoint must have this VPN gateway’s address entered as its
remote VPN endpoint.
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IKE Keep Alive. Check this check box if you wish to ensure that a connection is
kept open, or, if that is not possible, it is quickly reestablished when disconnected.
The ping IP address has to be associated with the remote endpoint. Either the
WAN or a LAN address can be used; a LAN address is preferable. This IP
address is pinged to generate some traffic for the VPN tunnel.
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Local LAN. These settings identify which computers on your LAN are covered by this
policy. For each selection, data must be provided as follows:
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Single address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field.
Typically, this setting is used when you wish to make a single server on your LAN
available to remote users.
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Range address. Enter the starting IP address in the Single/Start IP address field,
and the finish IP address in the Finish IP address field.
A range must be an address range used on your LAN.
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Subnet address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field, and the
desired network mask in the Subnet Mask field.
The remote VPN endpoint must have these IP addresses entered as its remote
addresses.
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Remote LAN. These settings identify which computers on the remote LAN are
covered by this policy. For each selection, data must be provided as follows:
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Single PC - no Subnet. Select this option if there is no LAN (only a single
computer) at the remote endpoint.
If this option is selected, no additional data is required.
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Single address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field.
This value must be an address on the remote LAN. Typically, this setting is used
when you wish to access a server on the remote LAN.
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Range address. Enter the starting IP address in the Single/Start IP address field,
and the finish IP address in the Finish IP address field.
This range must be an address range used on the remote LAN.
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Subnet address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field, and the
desired network mask in the Subnet Mask field.
The remote VPN endpoint must have these IP addresses entered as its local
addresses.
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IKE.
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Direction/Type. This setting is used to determine if the IKE policy matches the
current traffic. Select the desired option.
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Responder only. Incoming connections are allowed, but outgoing connections
are blocked.
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Initiator and Responder. Both incoming and outgoing connections are allowed.
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Exchange Mode. Currently, only Main Mode is supported. Ensure that the remote
VPN endpoint is set to use Main Mode.
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Diffie-Hellman (DH) Group. When the VPN connection keys are exchanged, the
Diffie-Hellman algorithm is used. The DH Group setting determines the bit size
used in the exchange. This value must match the value used on the remote VPN
gateway.
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Local Identity Type. Select the desired option to match the Remote Identity Type
setting on the remote VPN endpoint.
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WAN IP Address. Your Internet IP address.
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Fully Qualified Domain Name. Your domain name.
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Fully Qualified User Name. Your name, email address, or other ID.
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Local Identity Data. Enter the data for the selection. When WAN IP Address is
selected, no input is required.
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Remote Identity Type. Select the desired option to match the Local Identity Type
setting on the remote VPN endpoint.
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IP Address. The Internet IP address of the remote VPN endpoint.
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Fully Qualified Domain Name. The domain name of the remote VPN endpoint.
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Fully Qualified User Name. The name, email address, or other ID of the remote
VPN endpoint.
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Remote Identity Data. Enter the data for the selection. When IP Address is
selected, no input is required.
Parameters.
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Encryption Algorithm. The encryption algorithm used for both IKE and IPSec.
This setting must match the setting used on the remote VPN gateway.
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Authentication Algorithm. The authentication algorithm used for both IKE and
IPSec. This setting must match the setting used on the remote VPN gateway.
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Pre-shared Key. The key has to be entered both here and on the remote VPN
gateway.
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SA Life Time. This setting determines the time interval before the SA (security
association) expires. (It is automatically reestablished as required.) While using a
short time period (or data amount) increases security, it also degrades
performance. It is common to use periods over an hour (3600 seconds) for the SA
lifetime. This setting applies to both IKE and IPSec SAs.
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Enable PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy). If enabled, security is enhanced by
ensuring that the key is changed at regular intervals. Also, even if one key is
broken, subsequent keys are no easier to break. (Each key has no relationship to
the previous key.)
This setting applies to both IKE and IPSec SAs. When configuring the remote
endpoint to match this setting, you might need to specify the key group used. For
this device, the key group is the same as the DH Group setting in the IKE section.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Add or Edit a Manual VPN Policy
A Manual VPN policy requires all settings (including the keys) for the VPN tunnel to be
manually input at each end (both VPN endpoints). No third-party server or organization is
involved.
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To add or edit a Manual VPN policy:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced - VPN > VPN Policies.
The VPN Policies page displays.
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5. Click the Add Manual Policy button.
The VPN - Manual Policy page displays.
6. Enter or select the following parameters:
• General. These settings identify this policy and determine its major characteristics.
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Policy Name. Enter a unique name to identify this policy. This name is not
supplied to the remote VPN endpoint. It is used only to help you manage the
policies.
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Remote VPN Endpoint. Select the desired option (IP address or domain name)
and enter the address or domain name of the remote VPN endpoint you wish to
connect to.
The remote VPN endpoint must have this VPN gateway’s address entered as its
remote VPN endpoint.
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Local LAN. These settings identify which computers on your LAN are covered by this
policy. For each selection, data must be provided as follows:
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Single address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field.
Typically, this setting is used when you wish to make a single server on your LAN
available to remote users.
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Range address. Enter the starting IP address in the Single/Start IP address field,
and the finish IP address in the Finish IP address field. This setting must be an
address range used on your LAN.
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Subnet address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field, and the
desired network mask in the Subnet Mask field.
The remote VPN endpoint must have these IP addresses entered as its remote
addresses.
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Remote LAN. These identify which computers on the remote LAN are covered by this
policy. For each selection, data must be provided as follows:
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Single PC - dynamic IP. Select this option if there is no LAN (only a single
computer) at the remote endpoint. If this option is selected, no additional data is
required.
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Single address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field. This
setting must be an address on the remote LAN. Typically, this setting is used
when you wish to access a server on the remote LAN.
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Range address. Enter the starting IP address in the Single/Start IP address field,
and the finish IP address in the Finish IP address field. This range must be an
address range used on the remote LAN.
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Subnet address. Enter an IP address in the Single/Start IP address field, and the
desired network mask in the Subnet Mask field.
The remote VPN endpoint must have these IP addresses entered as its local
addresses.
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ESP Configuration. ESP (encapsulating security payload) provides security for the
payload (data) sent through the VPN tunnel.
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SPI. Enter the required SPIs. Each policy must have unique SPIs. These settings
must match those for the remote VPN endpoint. The Incoming setting here must
match the Outgoing setting on the remote VPN endpoint, and the Outgoing setting
here must match the Incoming setting on the remote VPN endpoint.
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Encryption. Select the desired encryption algorithm, and enter the key in the field
provided. For 3DES, the keys should be 24 ASCII characters (48 hex characters).
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Authentication. Select the desired authentication algorithm, and enter the key in
the field provided. For MD5, the keys should be 16 ASCII characters (32 hex
characters). For SHA-1, the keys should be 20 ASCII (40 hex characters).
7. Click the Apply button.
8. Your settings are saved.
VPN Status
The log on the VPN Status page displays details of recent VPN activity.
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To view the VPN status:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced - VPN > VPN Status.
The VPN Status page displays the details of recent VPN activity.
5. To refresh the log screen, click Refresh.
6. To clear the log entries, click Clear Log.
Setup Menu
The following selections are available in the Setup menu:
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Internet Setup. This selection is a shortcut to the same Internet Basic Settings screen
that you can access from the dashboard on the BASIC Home screen. See Internet Basic
Settings on page 28.
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ADSL Setup. Internet (ADSL) setup. See ADSL Setup on page 49.
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Wireless Setup. This selection 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 31.
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WAN Setup. Internet (WAN) setup. See WAN Setup on page 49.
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LAN Setup. Local area network (LAN) setup. See LAN Setup on page 53.
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QoS Setup. Quality of Service (QoS) setup. See Quality of Service Setup on page 56.
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Guest Network. This selection is a shortcut to the same Wireless Settings (for guest
networks) screen that you can access from the dashboard on the BASIC Home screen.
See Guest Networks on page 35.
ADSL Setup
The ADSL Settings page lets you configure the multiplexing method and virtual circuit of your
ADSL connection. The default parameters should be correct to match the system used by
your ISP. You can view or change the following on the ADSL Settings page:
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Multiplexing Method. Your ISP indicates whether your multiplexing method is
VC-BASED or LLC-BASED.
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VPI, VCI. Your ISP indicates which VPI and VCI combination is used for your service.
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DSL Mode. Your ISP indicates the best setting is used for your DSL connection.
To view or change the settings on the ADSL Settings page:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > ADSL Settings.
The ADSL Settings page displays.
WAN Setup
The WAN Setup page lets you configure a DMZ (demilitarized zone) server, change the
maximum transmit unit (MTU) size, and enable the modem router to respond to a ping on the
WAN (Internet) port. You can view or change the following on the WAN Setup page:
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WAN Preference. Select your WAN preference: Auto-Detect, Must use DSL WAN, or
Must use Ethernet WAN.
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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
feature 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 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 modem router to respond to a ping
from the Internet, select this check box. Use this only as a diagnostic tool because it
allows your modem router to be discovered. Do not select this check box unless you have
a specific reason.
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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 change is rarely required, and should not be done unless
you are sure that it is necessary for your ISP connection. See Change the MTU Size on
page 51.
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Disable IGMP Proxying. The IGMP Proxying function lets a LAN computer receive the
multicast traffic it is interested in from the Internet. Click this check box to disable the
function if you do not need it.
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NAT Filtering. Network Address Translation (NAT) determines how the modem 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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Disable SIP ALG. Some VoIP applications do not work well with the SIP ALG. Enabling
this option to turn off the SIP ALG might help your VoIP devices to create or accept a call
through the router.
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 modem 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 discarded by the modem router unless the traffic is a
response to one of your local computers or a service that you have configured in the Port
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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:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
The WAN Setup page displays.
5. Select the Default DMZ Server check box.
6. Type the IP address.
7. 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 have to be split or “fragmented” to
accommodate the device 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 does not 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.
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Note: An incorrect MTU setting can cause Internet communication problems
such as the inability to access certain websites, frames within
websites, 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 9. 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 modem
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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
The WAN Setup page displays.
5. In the MTU Size field, enter a new size from 64 through 1500.
6. Click the Apply button.
7. Your settings are saved.
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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 modem router is shipped preconfigured to use private IP addresses on the LAN side and
to act as a DHCP server. The modem router’s default LAN IP configuration is:
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LAN IP address. 192.168.0.1
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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 requires a different IP
addressing scheme, make those changes in the LAN Setup screen.
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To change the LAN settings:
Note: If you change the LAN IP address of the modem router while
connected through the browser, you are disconnected. You have to
open a new connection to the new IP address and log in again.
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > LAN Setup.
The LAN Setup page displays.
5. Enter the settings that you want to customize. These settings are described in the following
section, LAN Setup Screen Settings.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
LAN Setup Screen Settings
LAN TCP/IP Setup
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IP Address. The LAN IP address of the modem router.
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IP Subnet Mask. The LAN subnet mask of the modem 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 modem 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 setting controls the format and the broadcasting method of the RIP
packets that the modem router sends. It recognizes both formats when receiving. By
default, the RIP function is disabled.
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RIP-1 is universally supported. It is adequate for most networks, unless you have an
unusual network setup.
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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 selected so that the modem 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 modem 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 modem 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 modem router’s DHCP server. Assign
reserved IP addresses to servers that require permanent IP settings.
Use the WiFi DSL Modem Router as a DHCP Server
By default, the modem router functions as a DHCP server, allowing it to assign IP, DNS
server, and default gateway addresses to all computers connected to the modem router’s
LAN. The assigned default gateway address is the LAN address of the modem router. The
modem 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
modem router are satisfactory.
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 modem router’s LAN IP address. Using the default addressing scheme, you should define
a range between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254, although you might want to save part of the
range for devices with fixed addresses.
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The modem router delivers the following parameters to any LAN device that requests DHCP:
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An IP address from the range that you have defined
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Subnet mask
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Gateway IP address (the modem router’s LAN IP address)
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DNS server IP address (the modem router’s LAN IP address)
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 are not able to access the modem 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 modem 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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > LAN Setup.
The LAN Setup page displays.
5. In the Address Reservation section of the page, click the Add button.
The Address Reservation page displays.
6. In the IP Address field, type the IP address to assign to the computer or server. (Choose an
IP address from the modem router’s LAN subnet, such as 192.168.0.x.)
7. 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.
8. Click Apply to enter the reserved address into the table.
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The reserved address is not assigned until the next time the computer contacts the
modem 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.
Quality of Service Setup
Quality of Service (QoS) is an advanced feature that can be used to prioritize some types of
traffic ahead of others. The WiFi DSL Modem Router can provide QoS prioritization over the
wireless link and on the Internet connection.
Enable WMM QoS for Wireless Multimedia Applications
The WiFi DSL Modem 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 modem 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.
QoS for Applications and Online Gaming
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To create a QoS policy for applications and online games:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
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3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
The QoS Setup page displays.
5. Select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
6. Click the Setup QoS rule button to see the existing priority rules.
7. The QoS Priority Rule list page displays.
8. To edit or delete a priority rule, select a radio button next to a priority rule and click the Edit
or Delete button.
You can also delete all of the rules by simply clicking the Delete All button.
9. To add a priority rule, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Add Priority Rule
button.
The QoS - Priority Rules page displays.
10. In the QoS Policy for field, type the name of the application or game.
11. In the Priority Category list, select either Applications or Online Gaming.
A list of applications or games displays in the Applications list depending and which
category you select.
12. In the Applications list, you can select an existing item, or you can scroll and select Add a
New Application or Add a New Game, as applicable.
When you add a new entry, the QoS - Priority Rules page expands.
a. In the QoS Policy for field, enter a descriptive name for the new application or game.
b. In the Connection Type list, select either TCP, UDP, or both (TCP/UDP), and specify
the port number or range of port numbers used by the application or game.
13. 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.
14. Click the Apply button to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup
page.
QoS for a WiFi DSL Modem Router LAN Port
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To create a QoS policy for a device connected to one of the modem router’s LAN
ports:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
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3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
The QoS Setup page displays.
5. Select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
6. Click the Setup QoS Rule button.
The QoS Priority Rule list page displays.
7. Click the Add Priority Rule button.
8. From the Priority Category menu, select Ethernet LAN Port.
9. From the LAN port list, select the LAN port that has a QoS policy.
10. 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.
11. Click the Apply button to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup
screen.
12. In the QoS Setup page, click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
QoS for a MAC Address
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To create a QoS policy for traffic from a specific MAC address:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
The QoS Setup page displays.
5. Click the Setup QoS Rule button.
The QoS Priority Rule list page displays.
6. Click the Add Priority Rule button.
7. From the Priority Category list, select MAC Address.
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8. 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. Click Add to add this rule to MAC Device List.
9. Click the Apply button to save this rule to the QoS Policy list and return to the QoS Setup
screen.
10. In the QoS Setup page, select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
11. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Edit or Delete an Existing QoS Policy

To edit or delete a QoS policy:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
The QoS Setup page displays.
5. 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.
6. Click the Apply button in the QoS Setup screen to save your changes.
Your settings are saved.
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USB Storage
A cce ss and configure a U S B sto ra g e d ri ve
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This chapter describes how to access and configure a USB storage drive attached to your
modem router. The USB port on the modem router can connect only to USB storage devices like
flash drives or hard drives. Do not connect computers, USB modems, CD drives, or DVD drives
to the modem 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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File-Sharing Scenarios
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USB Storage Basic Settings
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USB Storage Advanced Settings
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Safely Remove a USB Storage Device
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Media Server Settings
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Specify Approved USB Devices
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USB Drive Requirements
The modem 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 10. USB drive speeds
Bus
Speed/Sec
USB 1.1
12 Mbits
USB 2.0
480 Mbits
The modem 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 modem router, visit:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/readyshare
The modem router supports both read and write access 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 into the computer before the computer can access the USB
device. Such USB devices do not work with the modem router.
ReadySHARE Access
Once you have set up your modem 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 or Safari, 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.
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 Windows, Mac, or Linux file type including text, Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and MP3 files, pictures, and multimedia. USB drive applications include:
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Sharing multimedia 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 Windows 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.
Share 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.
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To share files with your friends and family:
1. Insert your USB drive into the USB port on the modem 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 64.
Store 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 computer, 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.
Share Large Files over the Internet
Sending files that are larger than 5 MB can pose a problem for many email systems. The
modem router allows you to share large files such as PowerPoint presentations or .zip files
over the Internet. FTP can be used to easily download shared files from the modem router.
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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 modem 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 USB Storage
(Advanced Settings) screen to share large files. This option supports
downloading files only.
USB Storage Basic Settings
You can view or edit basic settings for the USB storage device attached to your modem
router.
By default, the USB storage device is available to all computers on your local area network
(LAN).

To access your USB device:
1. Click the network device name or the share name in your computer’s network folders
list.
2. For SMB://readyshare, click Connect.
Note: If you logged in to the modem router before you connected your USB
device, you might not see your USB device in the modem router
screens until you log out and then log back in again.
Add or Edit a Network Folder
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select ReadySHARE Cloud.
The USB Storage (Basic Settings) page displays.
5. Click the Edit button.
The USB Storage (Advanced Settings) page displays.
6. Specify the changes that you want to make:
• To add a folder, click Create Network Folder.
•
To edit a folder, select its radio button, and then click Edit.
7. 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 modem router. By default, it is password.
8. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
USB Storage Advanced Settings
You can set up the device name, workgroups, and network folders for your USB device on
the USN Storage (Advanced Settings) page.
You can view of change the following:
•
Network Device Name. The default is readyshare. This name is used to access the USB
device connected to the modem router.
•
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.
•
Access Method. The access methods are described here.
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Network Connection. Enabled by default, this connection allows all users on the
LAN to have access to the USB drive.
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HTTP. Enabled by default. You can type http://readyshare.routerlogin.net/shares
to access the USB drive.
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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.
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FTP. Disabled by default.
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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.
•
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 Access and Write Access. Show 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 modem
router.
•
Folder Name. Full path used by the network folder.
•
Volume Name. Volume name from the storage device (either USB drive or HDD).
•
Total Space and Free Space. Show the current utilization of the storage device.
Safely Remove a USB Storage Device

To safely remove a USB storage device so that no users can access it:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ReadySHARE Cloud.
The USB Storage (Basic Settings) page displays.
5. Click the Safely Remove USB Device button.
This takes the drive offline.
6. Physically disconnect the USB device.
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Media Server Settings
By default, the modem router is set up to act as a Ready DLNA 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.
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 modem router scans for
media files whenever new files are added to the ReadySHARE USB hard drive.
Specify Approved USB Devices
For more security, you can set up the modem router to share approved USB devices only.
You can access this feature from the Advanced Setup menu on the Advanced tab.

To set up approved USB devices:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > USB Settings.
The USB Settings page displays.
5. Click the Approved Devices button.
The USB Drive Approved Devices page displays:
This page displays the approved USB devices and the available USB devices. You can
remove or add approved USB devices.
6. To add an approved USB device, select it from the Available USB Devices list, and then
click Add.
7. Select the Allow only approved devices check box.
8. Click the Apply button so that your change takes effect.
If you want to work with another USB device, you have to click the Safely Remove USB
Device button for the currently connected USB device. Then connect the other USB device,
and repeat this process.
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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
modem 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 modem router’s Internet IP address
from the dashboard on the BASIC Home screen or the ADVANCED Home screen.
Access the WiFi DSL Modem Router’s USB Drive Remotely
Using FTP

To connect to the modem router’s USB drive using a web browser:
1. Connect to the modem 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.
2. Type the account name and password for the account 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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Share a USB Printer
The ReadySHARE Printer utility lets you share a USB printer that is connected to the USB port
on your modem router. You can share this USB printer among the Windows and Mac computers
on your network.
For more information about the features available in the NETGEAR USB Control Center, see the
ReadySHARE Printer User Manual, which is available http://downloadcenter.netgear.com.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer
•
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
•
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
•
Print Using the NETGEAR USB Control Center
•
View or Change the Status of a Printer
•
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer
•
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Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer
Some USB printer manufacturers (for example, HP and Lexmark printers) request that you
do not connect the USB cable until the installation software prompts you to do so.

To install the driver and cable the printer:
1. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, install the driver
software for the USB printer.
If you do not have the printer driver, contact the printer manufacturer.
2. Use a USB printer cable to connect the USB printer to the modem router USB port.
USB port
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
The utility works on Windows and Mac computers.

To download the utility:
1. Visit www.netgear.com/readyshare.
2. Click the PRINT - Learn how you can print wirelessly from many devices link.
3. Click one of the following links to download the ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file:
• Download PC installer and get started. Download the utility for Windows
computers.
•
Download Mac installer and get started. Download the utility for MAC computers.
•
Download the genie App and get started. Download the genie app to set up
AirPrint with your iOS device.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the ReadySHARE Printer utility.
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
You must install the ReadySHARE Printer utility on each computer that will share the printer.
After you install it, the utility displays as NETGEAR USB Control Center on your computer.
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
To install the utility:
1. If necessary, unzip the ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file.
2. Double-click the ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file that you downloaded.
3. Follow the wizard instructions to install NETGEAR USB Control Center.
After the InstallShield Wizard completes the installation, the NETGEAR USB Control
Center prompts you to select a language:
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4. Select a language from the menu and click the OK button.
The USB printer connected to the router displays in the NETGEAR USB Control Center
window.
Note: Some firewall software, such as Comodo or Norton, blocks
NETGEAR USB Control Center from accessing the USB printer. If you
do not see the USB printer displayed in the utility, you can disable the
firewall temporarily to allow the utility to work.
Print Using the NETGEAR USB Control Center
For each computer, after you click the Connect and Disconnect buttons once, the utility
automatically manages the printing queue and handling. By default, the utility starts
automatically whenever you log on to Windows and runs in the background.
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
To print a document using the NETGEAR USB Control Center:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
2. Select a printer and click the Connect button.
The printer status changes to Manually connected by Mycomputer. Now only the
computer you are using can use this printer.
3. Use the print feature in your application to print your document.
The NETGEAR USB Control Center automatically connects your computer to the USB
printer and prints the document. If another computer is already connected to the printer,
your print job goes into a queue to wait to be printed.
4. If your document does not print, use the NETGEAR USB Control Center to check the printer
status.
5. To release the printer so that all computers on the network can use it, click the Disconnect
button.
The status changes to Available. Now any computers on the network can use the printer.
6. To exit the utility, select System > Exit.
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View or Change the Status of a Printer

To view or change the status:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
The Status column shows the status for each device:
•
Available. No print jobs are in progress. You can use the USB printer from any
computer in the network.
•
Connected. Your computer is connected to the printer and will be released when
your print job is done.
•
Manually Connected by. Only the connected computer can use the printer.
•
Waiting to Connect. Your computer is not connected to the shared printer yet.
2. To print from your computer when the printer status shows Manually connected by another
computer, do the following:
a. Click the Connect button on your computer.
On the other user’s computer, a message displays that another user wants to connect
to the printer.
b. On the other user’s computer, click the Accept button.
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The printer is released from the connection and the printer status on your computer
changes to Available.
3. To print from your computer when the status shows Waiting to Connect, do the following:
a. Click the Connect button.
The printer status changes to Manually connected by Mycomputer. Now only your
computer can use the printer.
b. To allow the printer to be shared, click the Disconnect button.
The printer is released from the connection and the status changes to Available.
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer
If your USB printer supports scanning, you can also use the USB printer for scanning.

To use the scan feature of a multifunction USB printer:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
2. Make sure that the printer status shows as Available.
3. Click the Network Scanner button.
4. If a Select a Device window displays, select the scanner and click the OK button.
The scanner widow displays so that you can use the USB printer for scanning.
Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings
You can stop the NETGEAR USB Control Center from starting automatically when you log in
to Windows. You can also change the language and specify the time-out to release the
printer connection.
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Turn Off Automatic Startup for NETGEAR USB Control Center
You can stop the NETGEAR USB Control Center from starting automatically when you log in
to Windows.

To turn off automatic NETGEAR USB Control Center startup:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
2. Select Tools > Configuration.
The Control Center - Configuration window displays.
3. Clear the Automatically execute when logging on Windows check box.
4. Click the OK button.
Your settings are saved.
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Change the Language in NETGEAR USB Control Center

To change the language:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
2. Select Tools > Configuration.
The Control Center - Configuration window displays.
3. In the Language menu, select a language.
4. Click the OK button.
The next time NETGEAR USB Control Center starts, the language changes.
Specify the Time-Out for NETGEAR USB Control Center
Specify the time-out to release the printer connection.
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
To specify the time-out:
1. Click the NETGEAR USB Control Center icon
.
2. Select Tools > Configuration.
The Control Center - Configuration window displays.
3. In the Timeout field, type the number of minutes.
The time-out is the number of minutes that a computer holds its connection to the printer
when the connection isn’t being used.
4. Click the OK button.
Your settings are saved.
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7.
Security
Ke e p unwanted conte nt o ut o f yo ur
n e two rk
7
This chapter explains how to use the basic firewall features of the modem router to prevent
objectionable content from reaching the computers and other devices connected to your
network.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic
•
Firewall Rules
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Add Custom Services to Allow or Block
•
Schedule for Firewall Rules
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Security Event Email Notifications
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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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Block Sites.
The Block Sites page displays.
5. 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.
6. In the keyword field, enter a keyword or domain, click Add Keyword, and click Apply.
The keyword list supports up to 32 entries. Here are some sample entries:

•
Specify XXX to block http://www.badstuff.com/xxx.html.
•
Specify .com if you want to allow only sites with domain suffixes such as .edu or .gov.
•
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.
Firewall Rules
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
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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 1024–65535 by
the authors of the application. Although the modem 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 Firewall Rules screen lets you block or allow specific Internet traffic services by
computers on your network. This process is called service blocking or port filtering.
Note: This feature is for advanced administrators only. Incorrect
configuration can cause serious problems.

To create firewall rules:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Firewall Rules.
The Firewall Rules page displays.
The Firewall Rules page lists all firewall rules that have been changed from their default
settings. The default rules allow all outgoing traffic and block all incoming traffic.
•
To change the firewall rules for outbound traffic, you need to edit them from the
Outbound Services screen as described in Step 5.
•
To change the firewall rules for inbound traffic, you need to edit them from the Port
Forwarding/Port Triggering screen as described in Port Forwarding and Triggering on
page 100.
The Outbound Services and Inbound Services page list the available services you can
allow or block. You can also define your own custom services to allow or block with the
Add Service screen as described in Add Custom Services to Allow or Block on page 82.
Once you add your own custom services, they are available on the Outbound Services
and Inbound Services screens.
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You can also specify whether these services are always allowed or blocked, or allowed or
blocked per schedule as described in Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 83.
5. To allow or block an outbound service, click the Add button.
The Outbound Firewall Rule page displays.
Use the Outbound Services screen to define a new outbound firewall rule, or edit an
existing rule. The outbound firewall rules are used to block or allow access by computers
on your network to services or applications on the Internet.
a. Service. Select the service or application to be covered by this rule. If the service or
application you want does not appear in the list, you have to define it as described in
Add Custom Services to Allow or Block on page 82.
b. Action. Select the action you want for traffic covered by this rule:
• BLOCK always. Always block the traffic covered by this rule.
•
BLOCK by schedule, otherwise Allow. Allow the traffic covered by this rule,
unless it is blocked according to the schedule specified on the Schedule screen in
Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 83.
•
ALLOW always. Always allow the traffic covered by this rule (this selection is the
default setting).
•
ALLOW by schedule, otherwise Block. Block the traffic covered by this rule,
unless it is blocked according to the schedule specified on the Schedule screen in
Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 83.
ALLOW rules are useful only when the traffic is already covered by a BLOCK rule.
You would use these rules when you want to allow a subset of traffic that is currently
blocked by another rule.
c. LAN Users. These settings determine which computers on your network are
affected by this rule, based on their source (LAN) IP address. Select the option you
want:
• Any. All local IP addresses are covered by this choice.
•
Address range. You have to fill in the Start and End fields when this option is
selected.
•
Single address. Enter the required address in the Start field.
d. WAN Servers. These settings determine which Internet locations are covered by the
rule, based on their destination (WAN) IP address. Select the option you want:
• Any. All Internet IP addresses are covered by this choice.
•
Address range. You have to fill in the Start and End fields when this option is
selected.
•
Single address. Enter the required address in the Start field.
e. Log. This setting determines whether traffic covered by this rule is logged. Select
the action you want:
• Always. This choice always logs traffic that is covered by this rule, whether it
matches or not. (This feature is useful when you are debugging your rules.)
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•
f.
Never. This choice never logs traffic covered by this rule, whether it matches or
not.
Click Apply to have your changes take effect, or click Cancel to return to the
previous screen.
6. Inbound Services. To allow or block an inbound service, click here to set up inbound
firewall rules for gaming or other applications. You are redirected to the Port Forwarding/Port
Triggering screen as described in Port Forwarding and Triggering on page 100.
7. Click the Apply button to enable your Firewall Rules selections.
Add Custom Services to Allow or Block
You can define your own incoming and outgoing custom services to allow or block. Once you
add your own custom services, they are available on the Outbound Services screen (as
described in Firewall Rules on page 79) and the Inbound Services screen (as described in
Port Forwarding and Triggering on page 100).

To add a custom service:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Firewall Rules.
The Firewall Rules page displays.
5. Click the Add Custom Service button.
The Add Services page displays.
The Add Service displays allows you to specify or edit your own custom service definition.
You can then use the custom service when creating firewall rules.
6. To add a service for blocking, first determine which port number or range of numbers is used
by the application.
7. In the Name field, enter a suitable name for this service.
8. In the Type list, select the correct type for this service (if in doubt, select TCP/UDP):
• TCP
•
UDP
•
TCP/UDP
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9. Enter the starting and ending port numbers. If the application uses a single port number,
enter that number in both fields.
10. Click the Apply button to save your information and return to the previous screen.
Schedule for Firewall Rules
You can specify the days and time that you want to block Internet access.

To specify the firewall rule schedule:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Schedule.
The Schedule page displays.
5. 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 to 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.
6. Select your time zone from the list. If you use daylight saving time, select the Automatically
adjust for daylight savings time check box.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Security Event Email Notifications
To receive logs and alerts by email, provide your email information in the E-mail screen and
specify which alerts you want to receive and how often.

To set up email notifications:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
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The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > E-mail.
The E-mail page displays.
5. To receive email logs and alerts from the modem router, select the Turn E-mail
Notification On check box.
6. 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.
7. In the Send to This Email Address field, enter the email address to which logs and alerts are
sent. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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 modem router’s memory. If the modem router cannot
email the log file, the log buffer might fill up. In this case, the modem router overwrites the
log and discards its contents.
10. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Allow or Block Access to Your Network
You can use access control to block access to your network.

To set up access control:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window displays.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Access Control.
The Access Control page displays.
5. Select the Turn on Access Control check box.
You must select this check box before you can specify an access rule and use the Allow
and Block buttons. When this check box is cleared, all devices are allowed to connect,
even if the device is in the blocked list.
6. Select an access rule:
• Allow all new devices to connect. With this setting, if you buy a new device, it can
access your network. You don’t need to enter its MAC address in this page.
NETGEAR recommends that you leave this radio button selected.
•
Block all new devices from connecting. With this setting, if you buy a new device,
before it can access your network, you must enter its MAC address for an Ethernet
connection and its MAC address for a WiFi connection in the allowed list.
The access rule does not affect previously blocked or allowed devices. It applies only to
devices joining your network in the future after you apply these settings.
7. To allow the computer or device you’re currently using to continue to access the network,
select the check box next to your computer or device, and click the Allow button.
8. To view a list allowed or blocked devices that are not connected, click the following menus:
• View list of allowed devices not currently connected to the network
•
View list of blocked devices not currently connected to the network
The list displays.
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
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8
Administration
Man age your net work
This chapter describes the settings for administering and maintaining your modem router and
home network. See also Remote Management on page 111 for information about upgrading or
checking the status of your modem router over the Internet, and Traffic Meter on page 114 for
information about monitoring the volume of Internet traffic passing through your modem router’s
Internet port.
This chapter includes the following sections:
•
Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
•
View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status
•
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access
•
Manage the Configuration File
•
Set Password
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Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
The modem 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 Upgrade screen to check and update to the
latest firmware for your product when new firmware is available.
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To check for new firmware and update your modem router:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Router Update.
The Router Update page displays.
5. Click the Check button.
The modem router finds new firmware information when any is available.
6. Click Yes to update and locate the firmware you downloaded (the file ends in .img).
WARNING:
When uploading firmware to the modem 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 modem router restarts. The upgrade process typically
takes about one minute. Read the new firmware release notes to determine whether you
need to reconfigure the modem router after upgrading.
View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status
The ADAVANCED paged displays the modem router status and usage information,
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Router Information
Hardware Version. The modem router model.
Firmware Version. The version of the modem router firmware. It changes if you upgrade the
modem router firmware.
GUI Language Version. The localized language of the user interface.
LAN Port.
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MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This address is the unique physical
address being used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the modem router.
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IP Address. The IP address being used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the modem router.
The default is 192.168.1.1.
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DHCP Server. Identifies whether the modem router’s built-in DHCP server is active for
the LAN-attached devices.
Internet Port
MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This address is the unique physical
address being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the modem router.
IP Address. The IP address being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the modem router. If
no address is shown or the address is 0.0.0, the modem router cannot connect to the
Internet.
Active Connection. This shows if the modem router is using a fixed IP address on the WAN.
If the value is DHCP Client, the modem 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 modem
router.
Domain Name Server. The Domain Name Server addresses being used by the modem
router. A Domain Name Server translates human-language URLs such as www.netgear.com
into IP addresses.
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Show Statistics Button
On the Router Status screen, in the Internet Port pane, click the Show Statistics button to
display the following screen:
Figure 9. System up time and poll interval statistics
System Up Time. The time elapsed since the modem 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.
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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.
Connection Status Button
On the Router Status screen in the Internet Port pane, click the Connection Status button to
view connection status information.
Figure 10. View connection status information
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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 modem router.
Subnet Mask. The subnet mask that is assigned to the modem router.
Default Gateway. The IP address for the default gateway that the modem 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 modem
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.
Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
The following settings are displayed:
Name (SSID). The wireless network name (SSID) used by the modem 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 modem router is being used. It might be illegal to
use the wireless features of the modem 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 modem router finds the best operating channel
available. If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel.
Channels 1, 6, and 11 do not interfere with each other.
Mode. Indicates the wireless communication mode: Up to 54 Mbps, Up to 130 Mbps
(default), and Up to 300 Mbps.
Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the modem router is enabled. If this
feature is not enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
Broadcast Name. Indicates whether the modem router is broadcasting its SSID.
Wireless Isolation. Indicates whether wireless connections to the modem router are
prevented.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Indicates whether Wi-Fi Protected Setup is configured for this
network.
Guest Network (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
Name (SSID). The 11N wireless network name (SSID) used by the modem router. The
default names are NETGEAR-Guest and NETGEAR-5G-Guest.
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Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the modem router is enabled. If this
feature is not enabled, the Wireless LEDs on the front panel are off.
Broadcast Name. Indicates whether the modem router is broadcasting its SSID.
Wireless Isolation. Indicates whether wireless connections to the modem router are
prevented.
Allow guest to access My Local Network. Indicates whether any user who connects to this
SSID can access local networks associated with the modem 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.
The Logs screen shows the following information:
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Date and time. The date and time the log entry was recorded.
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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.
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Action. Whether the access was blocked or allowed.
To view and manage logs:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Logs.
The Logs page displays.
5. To refresh the log screen, click the Refresh button.
6. To clear the log entries, click the Clear Log button.
7. To email the log immediately, click the Send Log button.
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Manage the Configuration File
The configuration settings of the WiFi DSL Modem Router are stored within the modem
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 modem router’s configuration settings:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Backup Settings.
The Backup Settings page displays.
5. Click the Back Up button to save a copy of the current settings.
6. Choose a location to store the .cfg file that is on a computer on your network.
Restore Configuration Settings
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To restore configuration settings that you backed up:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Backup Settings.
The Backup Settings page displays.
5. Click the Browse button to find the .cfg file.
6. When you have located the .cfg file, click the Restore button to upload the file to the
modem router.
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Upon completion, the modem router reboots.
WARNING:
Do not interrupt the reboot process.
Erase
Under some circumstances (for example, if you move the modem 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.
Either you can use the Restore Factory Settings button on the back of the modem router (see
Factory Settings on page 128), 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 modem router’s DHCP.
Set Password
This feature allows you to change the default password that is used to log in to the modem
router with the user name admin.
This procedure is not the same as changing the password for wireless access. The label on
the bottom of your modem router shows your unique wireless network name (SSID) and
password for wireless access (see Label on page 12).
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To set the password for the user name admin:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
The Set Password page displays.
5. Type the old password, and type the new password twice in the fields on this screen.
6. If you want to be able to recover the password, select the Enable Password Recovery
check box.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
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Password Recovery
NETGEAR recommends that you enable password recovery if you change the password for
the router’s user name of admin. Then you 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.
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To set up password recovery:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
The Set Password page displays.
5. Select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
6. Select two security questions, and provide answers to them.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
When you use your browser to access the router, the login 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.
Diagnostics
You can perform various diagnostics. For normal operation, these tests are not required.
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To perform diagnostic tests:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Diagnostics.
The Diagnostics page displays.
5. Perform the following diagnostics as needed:
• Ping an IP address or Host Name. Use this test to send a ping packet request to the
specified IP address or host name. This test is often used to test a connection. If the
request times out (in other words, no reply is received), this result usually means that
the destination is unreachable. Note, however, that some network devices can be
configured not to respond to a ping.
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Perform a DNS Lookup. A DNS (Domain Name Server) converts the Internet name
(for example, www.netgear.com) to an IP address. If you need the IP address of a
web, FTP, mail, or other server on the Internet, do a DNS lookup to find the IP
address.
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Display the Routing Table. This operation displays the internal routing table.
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Reboot the Router. Click this button to perform a remote restart of the router. Use
this operation if the router seems to have become unstable or is not operating
normally.
Note: Rebooting breaks any existing connections either to the router (such
as this one) or through the router (for example, LAN users accessing
the Internet). However, connections to the Internet are automatically
reestablished when possible.
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Advanced Settings
Fin e-tuning your net wo rk
This chapter describes the advanced features of your modem router. The information is for users
with a solid understanding of networking concepts who want to set the modem 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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Enable WiFi Radio
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Set Up a WiFi Schedule
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Specify WPS Settings
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Use the Modem Router as a Wireless Access Point
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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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Universal Plug and Play
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Enable WiFi Radio
You can completely turn off the wireless portion of the modem router by clearing this
check box. Select this check box again to enable the wireless portion of the modem
router. When the wireless radio is disabled, other members of your household can use
the modem router by connecting their computers to the modem 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.
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To enable the modem router’s WiFi radio:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Wireless Settings page displays.
5. To enable the WiFi radio, select the Enable Wireless Router Radio check box.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up a WiFi Schedule
You can turn off the WiFi signal from your modem router at times when you do not need a
WiFi connection. For example, you might turn it off for the weekend if you leave town.
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To set the WiFi schedule:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
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The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Wireless Settings page displays.
5. Click the Add a new period button.
The Turn off wireless signal by schedule page displays.
6. Use the menus, radio buttons, and check boxes to set up a period during which you want to
turn off the WiFi signal.
7. Click the Apply button.
The Wireless Settings page displays.
8. Select the Turn off wireless signal by schedule check box to activate the schedule.
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Specify WPS Settings
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) lets you join the WiFi network without typing the WiFi
password.
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To specify WPS Settings:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window displays.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Router’s PIN field displays the PIN that you use on a registrar (for example, from the
Network Explorer on a Vista Windows computer) to configure the modem router’s
wireless settings through WPS.
5. (Optional) Select or clear the Disable Router’s PIN check box.
The PIN function might temporarily be disabled when the modem router detects
suspicious attempts to break into the modem router’s wireless settings by using the
modem router’s PIN through WPS. You can manually enable the PIN function by clearing
the Disable Router’s PIN check box.
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6. (Optional) Select or clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box.
By default, the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box is selected. NETGEAR
recommends that you leave this check box selected.
If you clear this check box, the next time a new wireless client uses WPS to connect to
the modem router, the modem router wireless settings change to an automatically
generated random SSID and security key.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your changes are saved.
Use the Modem Router as a Wireless Access Point
You can set up the modem router to run as an access point (AP) on the same local network
as another router or gateway.
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To set up the router as an AP after you set up your Internet:
1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the Internet port of this modem router to a LAN port
on your existing router or gateway.
Cable this port to a LAN port
on another router
2. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
3. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window displays.
4. Enter the WiFi DSL Modem Router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Wireless Settings page displays.
6. Select the use other operation mode radio button.
7. Select the Enable AP Mode radio button.
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8. Select the radio button for the IP address setting that you want to use:
• Get dynamically from existing router. The other router on the network assigns an
IP address to this router while this router is in AP mode.
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Enable fixed IP settings on this device (not recommended). Use this setting if you
want to manually assign a specific IP address to this router while it is in AP mode.
Using this option effectively requires advanced network experience.
Note: To avoid interference with other routers or gateways in your network,
NETGEAR recommends that you use different wireless settings on
each router. You can also turn off the wireless radio on the other router
or gateway and use the D6300 only for wireless client access.
9. Click the Apply button.
The IP address of the router changes, and you are disconnected.
10. To reconnect, close and restart your browser and enter http://wwwrouterlogin.net.
Port Forwarding and Triggering
By default, the modem 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 modem router.
Your modem 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 modem router a message containing the source and destination
address and process information. Before forwarding your message to the remote computer,
your modem 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 modem router.
Source address. Your computer’s IP address.
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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 modem 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 the web page request message to www.example.com, your modem 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 modem router’s public IP address. This
requirement 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 modem router, such
as 33333. This requirement is necessary because two computers could
independently be using the same session number.
Your modem 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 modem 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 modem router.
Destination port number. 33333.
5. Upon receiving the incoming message, your modem router checks its session table to
determine whether there is an active session for port number 33333. Finding an active
session, the modem router then modifies the message to restore the original address
information replaced by NAT. Your modem 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 modem router eventually detects a period of
inactivity in the communications. Your modem router then removes the session information
from its session table, and incoming traffic is no longer accepted on port number 33333.
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Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports
In the preceding example, requests are sent to a remote computer by your modem router
from a particular service port number, and replies from the remote computer to your modem
router are directed to that port number. If the remote server sends a reply to a different port
number, your modem router does not recognize it and discards it. However, some application
servers (such as FTP and IRC servers) send replies to multiple port numbers. Using the port
triggering function of your modem router, you can tell the modem 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 modem 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 modem router.
3. Your modem router creates an entry in its internal session table describing this
communication session between your computer and the IRC server. Your modem 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 modem 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 modem router using the NAT-assigned
source port (as in the previous example, say port 33333) as the destination port. The IRC
server also sends an identify message to your modem router with destination port 113.
6. Upon receiving the incoming message to destination port 33333, your modem router checks
its session table to determine whether there is an active session for port number 33333.
Finding an active session, the modem 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 modem router checks
its session table and learns that there is an active session for port 113 associated with your
computer. The modem 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 modem router eventually senses a period of
inactivity in the communications. The modem 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 triggers the opening of the
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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.
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 modem
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 modem 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 modem 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
modem 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
modem router.
2. Your modem 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 modem router modifies the destination information in the request message:
The destination address is replaced with 192.168.1.123.
Your modem 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
modem router.
4. Your modem 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.
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To configure port forwarding, you need to know which inbound ports the application needs.
Usually you can determine this information by contacting the publisher of the application or
the relevant user groups and newsgroups.
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 requires that you 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/Port Triggering screen to configure the modem 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 provides 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 WiFi DSL
Modem Router.
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
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The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
Port Forwarding is selected as the service type.
5. Click the Add button.
The Port Forwarding Service/Inbound Firewall Rule page displays.
6. From the Service list, select the service or game that you host on your network. If the
service does not appear in the list, see Add a Custom Service on page 105.
7. From the Action list, select the action that you want.
8. In the Send to LAN Server field, enter the last digit of the IP address of your local computer
that provides this service.
9. Click the Apply button.
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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
5. Select the Port Forwarding radio button.
6. Click the Add Custom Service button.
The Add Services page displays.
7. In the Name field, enter a descriptive name.
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8. In the Type list, select the protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
9. In the Start Port field, enter the beginning port number.
• If the application uses a single port, enter the same port number in the End Port field.
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If the application uses a range of ports, enter the ending port number of the range in
the End Port field.
10. Click the Apply button.
The service appears in the list in the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen.
Edit or Delete a Port Forwarding Entry
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To edit or delete a port forwarding entry:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
5. In the table, select the radio button next to the service name.
6. To edit a port forwarding entry, click the Edit button.
7. To delete a port forwarding entry, click the Delete button.
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 modem router always gives your web server
an IP address of 192.168.1.33.
2. In the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen, configure the modem 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 modem
router to use the name as described in Dynamic DNS on page 108. To access your web
server from the Internet, a remote user has to know the IP address that has been assigned
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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 modem router monitors outbound traffic looking for a
specified outbound “trigger” port. When the modem router detects outbound traffic on that
port, it remembers the IP address of the local computer that sent the data. The modem 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 112.
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 triggers 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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
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5. Select the Port Triggering radio button.
The page adjusts.
6. 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 modem router is retained
even though it is not used.
7. In the Port Triggering Timeout field, enter a value up to 9999 minutes.
This value controls the inactivity timer for the designated inbound ports. The inbound
ports close when the inactivity time expires. This closure is required because the modem
router cannot be sure when the application has terminated.
8. Click the Add Service button.
The Port Triggering -Services page displays.
9. In the Service Name field, type a descriptive service name.
10. In the Service User list, 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.
11. Select the service type, either TCP or UDP or both (TCP/UDP). If you are not sure, select
TCP/UDP.
12. In the Triggering Port field, enter the number of the outbound traffic port that causes the
inbound ports to be opened.
13. Enter the inbound connection port information in the Service Type, Starting Port, and Ending
Port fields.
14. Click the Apply button.
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 is, 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 does not works because private addresses are not routed on the Internet.
Your modem 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 modem router. Then, whenever your ISP-assigned IP
address changes, your modem 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 modem router at http://hostname.dyndns.org.
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To set up Dynamic DNS:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Dynamic DNS.
The Dynamic DNS page displays.
5. Register for an account with one of the Dynamic DNS service providers whose addresses
appear in the Service Provider list.
6. Select the Use a Dynamic DNS Service check box.
7. Select the address of your Dynamic DNS service provider. For example, for DynDNS.org,
select www.dyndns.org.
8. Type the host name (or domain name) that your Dynamic DNS service provider gave you.
9. 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.
10. Type the password (or key) for your Dynamic DNS account.
11. Click Apply to save your configuration.
Static Routes
Static routes provide additional routing information to your modem router. Under usual
circumstances, the modem 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 modem routers or
multiple IP subnets 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.
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You have an ISDN modem router on your home network for connecting to the company
where you are employed. This modem router’s address on your LAN is 192.168.1.100.
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Your company’s network address is 134.177.0.0.
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When you first configured your modem 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 modem 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 modem router that 134.177.0.0
should be accessed through the ISDN modem router at 192.168.1.100. In this example:
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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 modem router at 192.168.1.100.
•
A metric value of 1 works since the ISDN modem router is on the LAN.
•
Private is selected only as a precautionary security measure in case RIP is activated.
To set up a static route:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Static Routes.
The Static Routers page displays.
5. Click the Add button.
The page adjusts.
6. In the Route Name field, type a name for this static route (for identification purposes only).
7. 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.
8. Select the Active check box to make this route effective.
9. Type the IP address of the final destination.
10. Type the IP subnet mask for this destination. If the destination is a single host, type
255.255.255.255.
11. Type the gateway IP address, which has to be a modem router on the same LAN segment
as the WiFi DSL Modem Router.
12. Type a number from 1 through 15 as the metric value.
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This value represents the number of modem routers between your network and the
destination. Usually, a setting of 2 or 3 works, but if this link is a direct connection, set it to
1.
13. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Remote Management
The remote management feature lets you upgrade or check the status of your WiFi DSL
Modem Router over the Internet.
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To set up remote management:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Remote Management.
The Remote Management page displays.
Note: Be sure to change the modem 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.
5. Select the Turn Remote Management On check box.
6. Under Allow Remote Access By, specify the external IP addresses to be allowed to access
the modem router’s remote web management interface.
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 is 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.
7. Specify the port number for accessing the web 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 web management interface. Choose
a number from 1024 through 65535, but do not use the number of any common service
port. The default is 8080, which is a common alternate for HTTP.
8. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
9. When accessing your modem router from the Internet, type your modem 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.
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. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > UPnP.
The UPnP page displays.
The available settings and information in this page are as follows:
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 modem
router does not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port
forwarding (mapping) of the modem router.
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Advertisement Period. The advertisement period is how often the modem 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 modem 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.
5. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
IPv6
You can use this feature to set up an IPv6 Internet connection type if NETGEAR genie does
not detect it automatically.
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To set up an IPv6 Internet connection type:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The Basic Settings page displays.
5. 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 modem router detects the IPv6
type that is in use.
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If your Internet connection does not use PPPoE, DHCP, or fixed, but is IPv6, then
select IPv6 auto config.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Traffic Meter
Traffic metering allows you to monitor the volume of Internet traffic passing through your
modem 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.
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To monitor Internet traffic:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Click ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Traffic Meter.
The Traffic Meter page displays.
5. To enable the traffic meter, select the Enable Traffic Meter check box.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Set the traffic counter to begin at a specific time and date.
9. 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 blinks green or red.
•
The Internet connection is disconnected and disabled.
10. Set up Internet traffic statistics to monitor the data traffic.
11. Click the Traffic Status button to get a current update of Internet traffic status on your
modem router.
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12. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
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Troubleshooting
D iagn os e and solve pro b le ms
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This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and solve problems you might have with
your modem router. If you do not find the solution here, check the NETGEAR support site at
http://support.netgear.com/general/contact/default.aspx for product and contact information.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Quick Tips
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Troubleshoot 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
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Incorrect Date or Time
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Wireless Connectivity
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Restore the Factory Settings and Password
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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 modem router and computers.
3. Plug in the modem and turn it on. Wait 2 minutes.
4. Turn on the modem router and wait 2 minutes.
5. Turn on the computers.
Check Ethernet Cable Connections
Make sure that the Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.
•
The Internet status LED on the modem router is lit if the Ethernet cable connecting the
modem router and the modem is plugged in securely and the modem and modem router
are turned on.
•
For each powered-on computer connected to the modem router by an Ethernet cable, the
corresponding numbered router LAN port LED is lit.
Wireless Settings
Make sure that the wireless settings in the computer and modem router match exactly.
•
For a wirelessly connected computer, the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless
security settings of the modem 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 modem router’s access list.
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 modem router. The simplest way to achieve this address
commonality 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.
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Troubleshoot with the LEDs
After you turn on power to the modem router, the following sequence of events should occur:
1. When power is first applied, verify that the Power LED is lit.
2. Verify that the Power LED turns red within a few seconds, indicating that the self-test is
running.
3. After approximately 30 seconds, verify that:
• The Power LED is solid green.
•
The Internet LED is lit.
•
The Ethernet LED is lit for any local port that is connected to a computer. This LED
indicates that a link has been established to the connected device.
The LEDs on the front panel of the modem router can be used for troubleshooting.
Power LED Is Off or Blinking
•
Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to your modem router and that the
power adapter is securely connected to a functioning power outlet.
•
Check that you are using the 12V DC, 5A power adapter that NETGEAR supplied for this
product.
•
If the Power LED blinks slowly and continuously, the modem router firmware is corrupted.
This situation can happen if a firmware upgrade is interrupted, or if the modem 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.
Power LED Stays Red
When the modem router is turned on, the Power LED turns red for about 20 seconds and
then turns green. If the LED does not turn green, the modem router has a problem.
If the Power LED is still red one minute after you turn on power to the modem router:
1. Turn the power off and back on to see if the modem router recovers.
2. Press and hold the Restore Factory Settings button to return the modem router to its
factory settings. See Factory Settings on page 128.
If the error persists, you might have a hardware problem and should contact technical
support at www.netgear.com/support.
LEDs Never Turn Off
When the modem router is turned on, the LEDs turn on for about 10 seconds and then turn
off. If all the LEDs stay lit, there is a fault within the modem router.
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If all LEDs are still lit 1 minute after power-up:
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Cycle the power to see if the modem router recovers.
•
Press and hold the Restore Factory Settings button to return the modem router to its
factory settings. See Factory Settings on page 128.
If the error persists, you might have a hardware problem and should contact technical
support at www.netgear.com/support.
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 modem 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 modem 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 LEDs Are Off
If the Wireless LEDs stay off, check to see if the Wireless On/Off button on the modem router
has been pressed. This button turns the wireless radios in the modem router on and off. The
Wireless LEDs are lit when the wireless radio is turned on.
The Push 'N' Connect (WPS) Button Blinks Green
If after you press the WPS button and the button blinks green, check the following:
•
Make sure that you are using the button and not the modem router’s built-in registrar.
•
Check that PIN verification has succeeded for the WiFi device you are adding to the
wireless network.
•
Make sure that you have not pressed the WPS button on the top of the modem router
after disabling the WPS feature (you logged in to the modem router and disabled this
feature previously).
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Check that the modem router is not in the temporary AP setup locked state (if you are
using the wireless repeater function).
Cannot Log In to the Router
If you are unable to log in to the modem router from a computer on your local network, check
the following:
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If you are using an Ethernet-connected computer, check the Ethernet connection
between the computer and the modem router as described in the previous section.
•
Make sure that your computer’s IP address is on the same subnet as the modem router.
If you are using the recommended addressing scheme, your computer’s address should
be in the range of 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254.
•
If your computer’s IP address is shown as 169.254.x.x, recent versions of Windows and
Mac OS 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 modem router, and reboot your
computer.
•
If your modem router’s IP address was changed and you do not know the current IP
address, clear the modem router’s configuration to factory defaults. This procedure sets
the modem router’s IP address to 192.168.0.1. This procedure is explained in Factory
Settings on page 128.
•
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.
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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.
•
If you are attempting to set up your NETGEAR modem router as an additional router
behind an existing router in your network, consider replacing the existing router instead.
NETGEAR does not support such a configuration.
•
If you are attempting to set up your NETGEAR modem router as a replacement for an
ADSL gateway in your network, the modem router cannot perform many gateway
services, for example, converting ADSL or cable data into Ethernet networking
information. NETGEAR does not support such a configuration.
Cannot Access the Internet
If you can access your router but you are unable to access the Internet, first determine
whether the modem router can obtain an IP address from your Internet service provider
(ISP). Unless your ISP provides a fixed IP address, your modem router requests 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 modem router interface at http://www.routerlogin.net.
3. Select Administration > Router Status.
4. Check that an IP address is shown for the Internet port. If 0.0.0.0 is shown, your modem
router has not obtained an IP address from your ISP.
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If your modem router cannot obtain an IP address from the ISP, you might need to force your
cable or DSL modem to recognize your new modem router by restarting your network, as
described in Sequence to Restart Your Network on page 117.
If your modem 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 Internet
Basic Settings screen.
•
Your ISP allows only one Ethernet MAC address to connect to the Internet and might
check for your computer’s MAC address. In this case, do one of the following:
-
Inform your ISP that you have bought a new network device, and ask them to use the
modem router’s MAC address.
-
Configure your modem router to clone your computer’s MAC address.
If your modem 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 modem 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 modem router configured as its TCP/IP gateway.
If your computer obtains its information from the modem router by DHCP, reboot the
computer, and verify the gateway address.
•
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 modem router. You might need to go
to Internet Explorer and select Tools > Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and
select Never dial a connection.
Troubleshoot PPPoE
If you are using PPPoE, try troubleshooting your Internet connection.

To troubleshoot a PPPoE connection:
1. Log in to the modem router.
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2. Select Administration > Router Status.
3. Click Connection Status. If all of the steps indicate OK, then your PPPoE connection is
up and working.
If any of the steps indicate Failed, you can attempt to reconnect by clicking Connect. The
modem router continues to attempt to connect indefinitely.
If you cannot connect after several minutes, you might be using an incorrect service name,
user name, or password. There might also be a provisioning problem with your ISP.
Note: Unless you connect manually, the modem router does not
authenticate using PPPoE until data is transmitted to the network.
Troubleshoot Internet Browsing
If your modem router can obtain an IP address but your computer is unable to load any web
pages from the Internet, check the following:
•
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 modem router’s configuration, restart your computer.
Alternatively, you can configure your computer manually with a DNS address, as
explained in the documentation for your computer.
•
Your computer might not have the modem router configured as its default gateway.
Reboot the computer, and verify that the modem router address (www.routerlogin.net) is
listed by your computer as the default gateway address.
•
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 modem router. You might need to go to Internet Explorer
and select Tools > Internet Options, click the Connections tab, and select Never dial a
connection.
If the modem router does not save changes you have made in the browser interface,
check the following:
•
When entering configuration settings, be sure to click Apply before moving to another
screen or tab, or your changes could be lost.
•
Click Refresh or Reload in the web browser. The changes might have occurred, but the
web browser might be caching the old configuration.
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Changes Not Saved
If the modem router does not save the changes you make in the modem 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 modem
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 value means the modem router has not yet
successfully reached a network time server. Check that your Internet access is
configured correctly. If you have finished setting up the modem router, wait at least 5
minutes, and check the date and time again.
•
Time is off by one hour. The modem router does not automatically sense daylight saving
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 modem router, try to isolate the
problem.
•
Does the WiFi device or computer that you are using find your wireless network?
If not, check the Wireless LEDs on the front of the modem router. They should be lit. If
they are not, you can press the WiFi On/Off button on the back of the modem router to
turn the modem router’s wireless radio back on.
If you disabled the modem 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.)
•
Does your WiFi device support the security that you are using for your wireless network
(WPA or WPA2)?
•
If you want to view the wireless settings for the modem router, use an Ethernet cable to
connect a computer to a LAN port on the modem router. Then log in to the modem router
and select Setup > Wireless Settings see (Basic Wireless Settings on page 31).
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Note: Be sure to click Apply if you made changes.
Wireless Signal Strength
If your WiFi device finds your network, but the signal strength is weak, check these
conditions:
•
Is your modem router too far from your computer, or too close? Place your computer near
the modem router, but at least 6 feet away, and see whether the signal strength improves.
•
Is your wireless signal blocked by objects between the modem router and your
computer?
Restore the Factory Settings and Password
This section explains how to restore the factory settings, changing the modem router’s
administration password back to password. You can erase the current configuration and
restore factory defaults in two ways:
•
Use the Erase function of the modem router (see Erase on page 93).
•
Use the Restore Factory Settings button on the back of the modem router. See Factory
Settings on page 128. If you restore the factory settings and the modem router fails to
restart, or the green Power LED continues to blink, the unit might be defective. If the error
persists, you might have a hardware problem and should contact technical support at
http://www.netgear.com/support.
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility
Most network devices and routers contain a ping utility that sends an echo request packet to
the designated device. The device then responds with an echo reply. You can easily
troubleshoot a network by using the ping utility in your computer or workstation.
Test the LAN Path to Your Router
You can ping the modem router from your computer to verify that the LAN path to your
modem router is set up correctly.

To ping the modem router from a computer running Windows:
1. From the Windows toolbar, click Start, and then select Run.
2. In the field provided, type ping followed by the IP address of the modem router, as in this
example:
ping www.routerlogin.net
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3. Click OK.
You should see a message like this one:
Pinging <IP address > with 32 bytes of data
If the path is working, you see this message:
Reply from < IP address >: bytes=32 time=NN ms TTL=xxx
If the path is not working, you see this message:
Request timed out
If the path is not functioning correctly, you could have one of the following problems:
•
Wrong physical connections
For a wired connection, make sure that the numbered LAN port LED is lit for the port to
which you are connected.
Check that the appropriate LEDs are lit for your network devices. If your modem router
and computer are connected to a separate Ethernet switch, make sure that the Ethernet
LEDs are lit for the switch ports that are connected to your computer and modem router.
•
Wrong network configuration
Verify that the Ethernet card driver software and TCP/IP software are both installed and
configured on your computer.
Verify that the IP address for your modem router and your computer are correct and that
the addresses are on the same subnet.
Test the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device
After verifying that the LAN path works correctly, test the path from your computer to a
remote device.
1. From the Windows toolbar, click the Start button, and then select Run.
2. In the Windows Run window, type:
ping -n 10 <IP address>
where <IP address> is the IP address of a remote device such as your ISP’s DNS server.
If the path is functioning correctly, replies like the examples shown in the previous section are
displayed.
If you do not receive replies:
•
Check that your computer has the IP address of your modem router listed as the default
gateway. If the IP configuration of your computer is assigned by DHCP, this information is
not visible in your computer’s Network Control Panel. Verify that the IP address of the
modem router is listed as the default gateway.
•
Check to see that the network address of your computer (the portion of the IP address
specified by the subnet mask) is different from the network address of the remote device.
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•
Check that your cable or DSL modem is connected and functioning.
•
If your ISP assigned a host name to your computer, enter that host name as the account
name in the Internet Basic Settings screen.
•
Your ISP could be rejecting the Ethernet MAC addresses of all but one of your
computers.
Many broadband ISPs restrict access by allowing traffic only from the MAC address of your
broadband modem, but some ISPs additionally restrict access to the MAC address of a
single computer connected to that modem. If this is the case, then configure your modem
router to “clone” or “spoof” the MAC address from the authorized computer.
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A.
Supplemental Information
Fac to ry set t ings and te chni ca l
specifications
A
This appendix provides factory default settings and technical specifications for the D6300 WiFi
DSL Modem Router.
•
Factory Settings
•
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Factory Settings
You can return the modem router to its factory settings. Use the end of a paper clip or some
other similar object to press and hold the Restore Factory Settings button on the back of
the router for at least 5 seconds. The modem router resets and returns to the factory settings.
Your device returns to the factory configuration settings shown in the following table.
Table 11. Factory default settings
Feature
Router login
Internet
connection
Local network
(LAN)
Default Behavior
User login URL
www.routerlogin.com or www.routerlogin.net
User name (case-sensitive)
admin
Login password (case-sensitive)
password
WAN MAC address
Use default hardware address
WAN MTU size
1500
Port speed
Autosensing
LAN IP
192.168.0.1
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
DHCP server
Enabled
DHCP range
192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254
Allow a registrar to configure this
router
Enabled
DHCP starting IP address
192.168.0.2
DHCP ending IP address
192.168.0.254
Local network
DMZ
(LAN) continued
Time zone
Firewall
Disabled
GMT for WW except NA and GR, GMT+1 for GR, GMT-8
for NA
Time zone adjusted for daylight
savings time
Disabled
Inbound (communications coming
in from the Internet)
Disabled (except traffic on port 80, the HTTP port)
Outbound (communications going
out to the Internet)
Enabled (all)
Source MAC filtering
Disabled
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Table 11. Factory default settings (continued)
Feature
Wireless
Firewall
Default Behavior
Wireless communication
Enabled
SSID name
See router label
Security
Enabled
Broadcast SSID
Enabled
Transmission speed
Auto1
Country/region
United States in the US; otherwise varies by region
RF channel
6 until region selected
Operating mode
Up to 145 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)
1. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual throughput varies. Network conditions
and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower
actual data throughput rate.
Technical Specifications
Table 12. D6300 Router specifications
Feature
Description
Data and routing protocols
TCP/IP, RIP-1, RIP-2, DHCP, PPPoE, Dynamic DNS, UPnP, and SMB
Power adapter
•
•
•
•
Dimensions
205 mm x 255 mm x 77 mm (8.07 in. x 10.04 in. x 3.03 in.)
Weight
654g (1.44 lbs)
Operating temperature
0° to 40°C (32º to 104ºF)
Operating humidity
90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Electromagnetic emissions
FCC Part 15 Class B
EN 55 022 (CISPR 22), Class B C-Tick N10947
LAN
10BASE-T or 100BASE-Tx, RJ-45
North America: 120V, 60 Hz, input
UK, Australia: 240V, 50 Hz, input
Europe: 230V, 50 Hz, input
All regions (output): 12V DC @ 5A, output
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Table 12. D6300 Router specifications (continued)
Feature
Description
WAN
10BASE-T or 100BASE-Tx, 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 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 range
2.4 GHz
2.412–2.462 GHz (US)
2.412–2.472 GHz (Japan)
2.412–2.472 GHz (Europe ETSI)
5 GHz
5.18–5.24 + 5.745–5.825 GHz (US)
5.18–5.24 GHz (Europe ETSI)
802.11 security
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and WPA/WPA2 Enterprise.
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Index
A
CTS/RTS Threshold 97
custom service (port forwarding) 105
AC power adapter input 13
access
remote 111
viewing logs 91
accessing remote computer 100
adding
custom services 105
guest network 35
priority rules 57
wireless devices 26
address reservation 55
ADSL microfilters 18
ADSL port 13
ADSL setup 49
advertisement period 113
alerts, emailing 83
applications, QoS for online gaming 56
approved USB devices 66
attached devices 29
authentication, required by mail server 84
automatic firmware checking 87
automatic Internet connection 39
D
dashboard 25
data packets, fragmented 51
date and time 123
daylight savings time 123
default DMZ server 50
default factory settings 12, 93, 128
default gateway 90
denial of service (DoS) protection 78
devices, attached 29
DHCP server 54, 90
DHCP setting 88
DMZ server 50, 51
DNS addresses
primary 29
troubleshooting 121
DNS servers 101
Domain Name Server (DNS) addresses 29, 88
DSL port LED 15
Dynamic DNS 108
B
E
back panel 13
backing up configuration 92
blocking
inbound traffic 100
keywords and sites 79
services 80
box contents 11
electromagnetic emissions 129
email notices 83
erasing configuration 93
Ethernet cables, checking 117
Ethernet LED, troubleshooting 118, 119
C
factory default settings
list of 128
resetting 12
restoring 93
file sharing 61
firewall settings 78
firmware version 88
F
cables, checking 117
changes not saved, router 123
configuration file 92
connecting wirelessly 17
country setting 39
crossover cable 119
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firmware, upgrading 24, 87
fragmentation length 97
fragmented data packets 51
front panel 14, 16
G
games, online, QoS for 56
gateway IP address 29
genie, NETGEAR
advanced settings 38
basic settings 27
setup, initial 23
using, after installation 24
guest networks 35, 90
H
host name 28
host, trusted 79
I
inbound traffic, allowing or blocking 100
Internet connection
IPv6 113
setting up 28
troubleshooting 120
Internet port 39, 88
Internet port LEDs 15, 118
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 102
Internet service provider (ISP)
account information 22
DSL synchronization 15
Internet Basic Settings screen fields 28
Internet services, blocking access 80
interval, poll 89
IP addresses
current 88
DHCP 22
dynamic 108
reserved 55
IP subnet mask 88
IPv6 Internet connection 113
K
QoS for 57
settings 88
LAN ports 13
LAN setup 53
language setting 39
large files, sharing 62
lease, DHCP 90
LEDs 14, 16
troubleshooting 118
verifying cabling 20
Live Parental Controls 30
local servers, port forwarding to 104
logging in 22, 24
logs
emailing 83
viewing 91
M
MAC addresses
current 88
QoS for 58
mail server, outgoing 84
maintenance settings 86
managing router remotely 111
media server, setting router as 66
menus, described 25
metric value 110
microfilters 18
mixed mode security options 36
MTU size 51
multicasting 54
N
NAT (Network Address Translation) 50, 101
NETGEAR genie
advanced settings 38
basic settings, initial 27
setup, initial 23
using, after installation 24
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 123
networks
correct settings, checking 117
guest 35, 90
restarting 117
keywords 79
O
L
LAN port
On/Off button 13
On/Off LED 15
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one-line ADSL microfilter 18
outgoing mail server 84
P
packets, fragmented 51
Parental Controls 30
passphrases, changing 34
passwords
recovering 94
restoring 124
photos, sharing 62
poll interval 89
port filtering 80
port forwarding 100, 103, 104
port numbers 80
port status 89
port triggering 100, 102, 104, 107
ports, back panel 13
positioning the router 17
power adapter, AC 13
Power LED, troubleshooting 118
PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) 121
Preamble mode 97
preset security
about 31
passphrase 34
primary DNS addresses 29
printing files and photos 62
prioritizing traffic 56
Push ’N’ Connect 26
S
scheduling keyword and service blocking 83
secondary DNS 29
security 31, 78
security options 36
security PIN 40
sending logs by email 83
services, blocking 80
Setup Wizard 39
sharing files 61
sites, blocking 79
SMTP server 84
specifications, technical 127
splitters 18
SSID, described 33
static routes 109
status, router, viewing 87
subnet mask 88
system up time 89
T
QoS (Quality of Service) 56
technical specifications 127
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) 36
time of day 123
time to live, advertisement 113
time-out, port triggering 108
traffic metering 114
troubleshooting 116
date or time incorrect 123
log in access 119
router changes not saved 123
trusted host 79
two-line ADSL microfilter 19
R
U
range of wireless connections 17
ReadySHARE access 61, 63
recovering admin password 94
releasing connection status 90
remote management 111
renewing connection status 90
reserved IP adresses 55
restarting network 117
restoring
default factory settings 124
router interface, described 25
router status, viewing 87
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) 112
up time, system 89
upgrading firmware 24, 87
USB
advanced configuration 64
basic storage settings 63
drive requirements 61
file sharing 61
ReadySHARE access 61, 63
remote computer connection 67
specifying approved devices 66
USB devices, approved 66
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USB port 17
USB port LED 16
user-defined services 82
W
WAN IP address, troubleshooting 120
WAN setup 49
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
keep existing settings 99
wireless channel 33
wireless connections, troubleshooting 123
wireless connectivity 17
wireless devices, adding to the network 25
Wireless LEDs
front panel 15, 17
troubleshooting 119, 120
wireless network name (SSID), broadcasting 33
wireless network settings 33
wireless security options 36
wireless settings 31, 91
checking for correct 117
SSID broadcast 33
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) 56
WPA encryption 36
WPA2 encryption 36
WPA2-PSK encryption 36
WPA-PSK encryption 36
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed mode 36
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) 26, 40
WPS button 26
WPS LED 17
WPS-PSK encryption 36
WPS-PSK+ WPA2-PSK encryption 36
wrong date or time 123
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