D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router User Manual

D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router User Manual
D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router
User Manual
June 2014
202-11171-04
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router
Support
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Compliance
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See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Position Your Wireless Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
ADSL Microfilters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
One-Line ADSL Microfilter (Not Included) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Two-Line ADSL Microfilter (Included). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cable Your D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Verify the Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless 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 Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
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Internet Basic Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Setup Screen Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attached Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Settings Screen Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Guest Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
NETGEAR genie App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chapter 4 NETGEAR genie ADVANCED Home
Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WPS Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VPN Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add a Priority Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Priority Policies for Applications and Online Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Priority Policies for Ethernet LAN Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Priority Policies for MAC Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specify Approved USB Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Access the WiFi DSL Modem Router USB Drive Remotely Using FTP . . . . . .
ReadySHARE Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safely Remove a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6 ReadySHARE Printer
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Up the NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manage USB Print and Scan Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The NETGEAR USB Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7
Security
Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Firewall Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Add Custom Services to Allow or Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Schedule for Firewall Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Chapter 8
Administration
Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Reboot the Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connection Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Connection Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
View VPN Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Manage the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Back Up Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Restore Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Chapter 9
Advanced Settings
Advanced Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Turn Off Radio By Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
WPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Wireless Access List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wireless Repeating Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Set Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Set Up a Repeater Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Port Forwarding and Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Add a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Edit or Delete a Port Forwarding Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Application Example: Making a Local Web Server Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Set Up Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Universal Plug and Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Device Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
VPN Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Add or Edit an Auto VPN Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Add or Edit a Manual VPN Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Quick Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Check Ethernet Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Troubleshoot with the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Power LED Is Off or Blinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Power LED Stays Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
LEDs Never Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Wireless LED Is Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
The Push 'N' Connect (WPS) Button Does Not Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Troubleshoot PPPoE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Troubleshoot Internet Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Changes Not Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Incorrect Date or Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Restore the Factory Settings and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Test the LAN Path to Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Test the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Appendix A Supplemental Information
Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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Hardware Setup
Get to know your wire le ss ro ute r
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The NETGEAR D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router offers next generation 802.11ac WiFi with
wireless speeds of up to 300+867 Mbps1 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 GHz 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 Cloud, ReadySHARE Printer, and
NETGEAR genie.
The WiFi DSL 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 D6200 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/general/contact/default.aspx.
1. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from draft IEEE 802.11ac specifications, and final IEEE 802.11ac specifications may be different. Actual data
throughput will likely be lower, and depends on network and environmental conditions, including volume of network traffic and building construction.
802.11ac 867 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 300 Mbps.
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Product Highlights
The modem router has the following capabilities:
•
Next Generation 802.11ac WiFi. Speeds up to 300+867 Mbps for whole home HD
coverage. Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi devices.
•
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.
•
ReadySHARE Cloud. Access and share files on an attached USB hard drive anywhere
you have an Internet connection.
•
ReadySHARE Printer. Wirelessly print from your Mac or Windows computer to a
connected USB printer. Also make any printer Aiprint compatible to print from ipad or
iphone.
•
ReadySHARE USB. Wirelessly share a USB hard drive with Mac and Windows
computers.
•
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.
•
Advanced QoS. Helps prioritize media streaming and gaming applications for best
entertainment experience.
•
Simultaneous dual band. Runs both 2.4 GHz 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. Works with all major ADSL Internet service providers (ISPs).
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Product Specifications
Package Contents
•
D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router.
•
Ethernet cable.
•
Phone cable.
•
ADSL2+ filter.
•
Quick install guide.
•
Power adapter.
Technical Specifications
•
WiFi Boost with high-powered radio amplifiers.
•
Memory: 128 MB flash and 128 MB RAM.
•
Advanced Quality of Service (QoS).
•
IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6).
Security
•
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK).
•
Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall).
•
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention.
Standards
•
One (1) USB 2.0 port.
•
One (1) ADSL2+ port.
•
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz.
•
IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz.
•
Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing
technology.
System Requirements
•
Broadband Internet service.
-
ADSL2+ Broadband Internet Service.
-
Cable or Fiber. Connects to cable modem via Gigabit Ethernet WAN port.
•
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux.
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers
or higher.
•
Use laptop with 2x2 300 Mbps adapter like Centrino 6205/6235, or 2x2 802.11ac adapter
for maximum performance.
Physical Specifications
•
Dimensions. 205 x 255 x 77 mm (8.07 x 10.04 x 3.03 in.).
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Weight. 654g (1.44 lb.).
Ease Of Use
•
NETGEAR genie App. Personal dashboard to monitor, control, and repair your home
network.
•
Push 'N' Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
Warranty
•
Warranty localized to country of sale.
NETGEAR Green Features
•
Power On/Off button
•
Wireless On/Off button
•
80% recycled packaging
•
CEC (California Efficiency)
•
RoHS
•
WEEE
If you did not set up your new modem router already 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.
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Unpack Your New Router
Your box contains the following items:
•
D6200 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. For information about where to place and how to position your router, see Position
Your Wireless Router on page 18.
Ethernet cable
D6200
Modem Router
Telephone cable
Filter splitter
Power adapter
Figure 1. Box contents
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The filter or splitter
provided depends
on the region.
D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router
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 WiFi DSL modem router shows the router login information.
Router login information: URL, user name, and password
WiFi login information: network name (SSID) and network key (password)
Figure 2. Label on router bottom
The login information that is provided on the label consists of the following two types:
•
Router login information: URL, user name, and password.
•
WiFi login information: network name (SSID) and network key (password).
For information about logging in, see Types of Logins and Access on page 23.
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Back Panel
The back panel has the Power On/Off button and port connections shown in the figure:
1. ADSL line
2. USB port
7. Power
On/Off button
3. Gigabit Ethernet
LAN ports
4. Gigabit Ethernet
WAN port
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. RJ-11 asynchronous DSL (ADSL) port for connecting the WiFi DSL 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.
2. USB port for connecting USB storage devices like flash drives, hard drives, or USB printers
3. Four Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN ports for cabling the WiFi DSL modem router to the local
computers
4. One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting the WiFi DSL 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
For information about the Reset button and the factory setting values, see Factory
Settings on page 154.
6. Power On/Off button
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7. AC power adapter input
Front Panel
The WiFi DSL modem router front panel has the 5 status LEDs, icons, and ports shown in the
figure.
Power
DSL
Internet
Wireless
USB
For information about these items, see Side Panel on page 17.
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
Power is supplied to the router.
Solid red
POST (power-on self-test) failure or a device malfunction occurred.
Blinking red
LED blinks momentarily when the Reset button on the back of the unit is
pressed for 6 seconds. The Power LED then blinks red three times when
the Reset button is released and then turns green as the gateway resets to
the factory defaults.
Off
Power is not supplied to the router.
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 network-access device.
Blinking green
Indicates that the WiFi DSL modem router is negotiating the best possible
speed on the ADSL line.
Off
The unit is off or has 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 red
The Internet (IP) connection failed. For troubleshooting information, see
Cannot Access the Internet on page 146.
Blinking green
Data is being transmitted over the Internet connection.
Off
No Internet connection is detected or the device is in bridge mode (an
external device handles the ISP connection).
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Table 4. Wireless LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid blue
There is wireless connectivity.
Blinking blue
Data is being transmitted or received over a wireless link, or 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.
Table 5. USB LED
Icon
LED Activity
Description
Solid blue
A USB port detected a USB device.
Blinking blue
Data is being transmitted or received.
Off
No link is detected on these ports.
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Side Panel
The WiFi DSL modem router side panel has the buttons shown in the figure.
WiFi On/Off button
WPS button
Figure 5. Side panel button
The following tables list the buttons on the side panel from top to bottom.
Table 6. WiFi On/Off button
Icon
Description
For information about the use of this button, see Wireless Connectivity on page 149.
Table 7. WPS button
Icon
Description
For information about the use of this button, see Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method on
page 27.
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Position Your Wireless Router
The WiFi DSL 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 wireless devices.
•
So it is accessible to an AC power outlet and near Ethernet cables for wired computers.
•
In an elevated location such as a high shelf, keeping the number of walls and ceilings
between the WiFi DSL 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.
Note: The D6200 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 installation 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 D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router on
page 20.
An ADSL microfilter is a small inline device that filters ADSL interference out of standard
phone equipment that shares a 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. Examples of 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.
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Note: Often the ADSL microfilter is included in the box with the wireless
modem router. If you purchased the WiFi DSL 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
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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
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•
Two-line ADSL microfilter with built-in splitter (included). Use to share an outlet with a
phone and the WiFi DSL modem router.
Cable Your D6200 WiFi DSL Modem Router
WARNING:
Do not stack equipment or place equipment in tight spaces, in
drawers, or on carpets. Be sure that your equipment is surrounded
by at least 2 inches of air space. The unit should not be wall
mounted.
The installation guide that came in the box has a cabling diagram on the second page.
4 Browser
2 Computer
1 ADSL
OR
cable/fiber
modem
3 Power
Figure 8. Cabling diagram
CAUTION:
Incorrectly connecting a filter to your WiFi DSL modem router blocks your
ADSL connection.
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Verify the Cabling
Verify that your router is cabled correctly by checking the WiFi DSL 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 an Internet connection exists.
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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2.
Get Started with NETGEAR genie
Co n n ec t to t he WiFi DS L mo d e m ro ute r
2
This chapter explains how to use NETGEAR genie to set up your WiFi DSL 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 Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network
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Prepare to Set Up the WiFi DSL Modem Router
You can set up your WiFi DSL modem router with the NETGEAR genie automatically, or you
can use the genie menus and screens to set up your WiFi DSL 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
WiFi DSL 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 login program on your
computer to access the Internet. When you start an Internet application, your WiFi DSL
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)
Wireless Devices and Security Settings
Make sure that the wireless device or computer that you are using supports WPA or WPA2
wireless security, which is the wireless security supported by the WiFi DSL modem router.
For information about the WiFi DSL modem router’s preconfigured security settings, see
Basic Wireless Settings on page 33.
Types of Logins and Access
Different types of logins 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 WiFi DSL modem router interface from
NETGEAR genie. For more information about this login, see Use NETGEAR genie after
Installation on page 25.
•
Wireless network key or password. Your WiFi DSL modem router is preset with a
unique wireless network name (SSID) and password for wireless access. This
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information is on the label on the bottom of your WiFi DSL modem router. For more
information about this login, see Basic Wireless Settings on page 33.
•
ISP login logs you in to your Internet service. Your service provider provided you with this
login information in a letter or some other way. If you cannot find this login information,
contact your service provider. For more information about this login, see Internet Basic
Settings on page 30.
NETGEAR genie Setup
NETGEAR genie runs on any device with a web browser. It is the easiest way to set up the
WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router:
1. Turn the WiFi DSL modem router on by pressing the Power On/Off button, if not done
yet.
2. Make sure that your device is connected with an Ethernet cable to your WiFi DSL modem
router.
3. Launch your Internet browser.
• If this installation is the first time you are setting up the Internet connection for your
WiFi DSL 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 25.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete NETGEAR genie setup. NETGEAR genie
guides you through connecting the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Make sure that the WiFi DSL modem router is ready. Its Wireless LED should light.
•
Close and reopen the browser to make sure that 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 situation is uncommon), change
the setting to obtain an IP address automatically from the WiFi DSL modem router.
If the WiFi DSL modem router does not connect to the Internet:
•
Review your settings to be sure that you selected the correct options and typed
everything correctly.
•
Contact your ISP to verify that you have the correct configuration information.
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•
Read Chapter 10, Troubleshooting. If problems persist, register your NETGEAR product
and contact NETGEAR technical support.
Use NETGEAR genie after Installation
When you first set up your WiFi DSL modem router, NETGEAR genie automatically starts
when you launch an Internet browser on a computer that is connected to the WiFi DSL
modem router. You can use NETGEAR genie again if you want to view or change settings for
the WiFi DSL modem router.
1. Launch your browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to the WiFi
DSL modem router.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the web browser address bar.
A login window displays.
admin
********
3. Enter admin for the WiFi DSL modem router user name and password for the WiFi DSL
modem router password, both in lowercase letters.
Note: The WiFi DSL modem router user name and password are different
from the user name and password for logging in to your Internet
connection. For more information, see Types of Logins and Access on
page 23.
Upgrade WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
When you set up your WiFi DSL modem router and are connected to the Internet, the WiFi
DSL 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. For more information about upgrading
firmware, see Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware on page 93.
Click the message when it shows up, and click Yes to upgrade the WiFi DSL modem router
with the latest firmware. After the upgrade, the WiFi DSL modem router restarts.
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CAUTION:
Do not try to go online, turn off the WiFi DSL modem router, shut down the
computer, or do anything else to the WiFi DSL modem router until the WiFi
DSL modem router finishes restarting and the Power LED has stopped
blinking for several seconds.
WiFi DSL Modem Router Dashboard (BASIC Home Screen)
The WiFi DSL 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. Menus are on the left, and the
Advanced tab that is used to access additional menus and screens is at the top.
Language
Menus (Click the Advanced tab to view more)
Help
Dashboard (Click to view details)
Figure 9. Wireless modem router BASIC Home screen with dashboard, language, and online
help
•
Home. This dashboard screen displays when you log in to the WiFi DSL modem
router.
•
Internet. Set, update, and check the ISP settings of your WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Wireless. View or change the wireless settings for your WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Attached Devices. View the devices connected to your network.
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•
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 WiFi DSL modem router,
then it is displayed here.
•
Guest Network. Set up a guest network to allow visitors to use your WiFi DSL modem
router’s Internet connection.
•
Advanced tab. Set the WiFi DSL modem router up for unique situations such as when
remote access by IP address 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 after you have an Internet connection.
Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network
Choose either the manual or the WPS method to add wireless devices and other equipment
to your wireless network. For instructions for how to set up a guest network, see Guest
Networks on page 37.
Manual Method
You can connect to the WiFi DSL modem router manually.

To connect manually:
1. Open the software that manages your wireless connections on the wireless device
(laptop computer, gaming device, iPhone) that you want to connect to your WiFi DSL
modem router.
The wireless 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 on the product label on the bottom of the WiFi DSL modem router.
3. Enter the WiFi DSL modem router password and click Connect.
The default WiFi DSL modem router passphrase is on the product label on the bottom of
the WiFi DSL modem router.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to add other wireless devices.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easily adding computers and other devices to
a home network while maintaining security. To use WPS, make sure that all wireless devices
to be connected to the network are Wi-Fi certified and support WPS. During the connection
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process, the client gets the security settings from the WiFi DSL modem router so that every
device in the network has the same security settings.
If your wireless 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 WiFi DSL modem router side panel.
2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless device or follow the WPS
instructions that came with the device.
The device is now connected to your WiFi DSL modem router.
3. Repeat steps 1–2 to add other WPS wireless devices.
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3.
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
•
Basic Wireless Settings
•
Guest Networks
•
NETGEAR genie App
For information about ReadySHARE, see Chapter 5, USB Storage and Chapter 6,
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Internet Basic Settings
The Internet Setup screen is where you view or change ISP information.

To view or change ISP information:
1. From the BASIC Home screen, select Internet.
D6200
Scroll to view more settings
The fields that display in the Internet Setup screen depend on whether your Internet
connection requires a login.
2. Select the appropriate radio button:
• Yes. Select the encapsulation method and enter the login name.
•
No. Enter the account and domain names, only if needed.
3. 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.
4. Click Apply.
5. Click Test.
If the NETGEAR website does not display within 1 minute, see Chapter 10,
Troubleshooting.
Internet Setup Screen Fields
The following descriptions explain all of the possible fields in the Internet Setup screen.
Which fields display in this screen depends on whether an ISP login is required.
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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.
•
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 WiFi DSL modem router keeps the
Internet connection active after 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 WiFi DSL modem router to
which your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router during login, select this option, and enter the IP
address of your ISP 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 WiFi DSL
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 WiFi DSL modem
router to use your computer’s MAC address (this procedure is also called cloning).
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Use Default Address. Use the default MAC address.
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Use Computer MAC Address. The WiFi DSL modem router captures and use the MAC
address of the computer that you are now using. You have to use the one computer that
the ISP allows.
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Use This MAC Address. Enter the MAC address that you want to use.
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Attached Devices
You can view all computers or devices that are currently connected to your network here.
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To view the computers and devices connected to your network:
1. From the Basic Home screen, select Attached Devices.
Wired devices are connected to the WiFi DSL modem router with Ethernet cables.
Wireless devices have joined the wireless network.
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# (number). The order in which the device joined the network.
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IP Address. The IP address that the WiFi DSL modem router assigned to this device
when it joined the network. This number can change when a device is disconnected
and rejoins the network.
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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.
2. Click Refresh.
The screen updates.
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Parental Controls
The first time you select Parental Controls from the BASIC Home screen, you are
automatically directed to the Internet, where you can learn more about Live Parental Controls
or download the application. The following screen displays:
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.
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 WiFi DSL modem router.
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To view or change basic wireless settings:
1. On the BASIC Home screen, select Wireless.
The screen sections, settings, and procedures are explained in the following sections.
2. Make any changes that are needed.
3. Click Apply.
4. Set up and test your wireless devices and computers to make sure that they can connect
wirelessly.
If they do not, check the following:
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Is your wireless device or computer connected to your network or another wireless
network in your area? Some wireless devices automatically connect to the first open
network (without wireless security) that they discover.
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Does your wireless device or computer appear on the Attached Devices screen? If it
does, 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
Wireless Settings Screen Fields
The following settings are available.
Region. The location where the WiFi DSL 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 display in separate sections of the screen to the 2.4
GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n bands.
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 setting.
Channel. This setting is the wireless channel used by the gateway. The default channel is
Auto. When Auto is selected, the WiFi DSL modem router finds the best operating channel
available.
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.
If you notice interference from nearby devices, you can select a different channel. Channels
1, 6, and 11 do not interfere with each other. Enter a value from 1 through 13. For products in
the North America market, only Channels 1 through 11 can be operated.
Mode. Up to 130 Mbps is the default and allows 802.11n and 802.11g wireless devices to join
the network. g & b supports up to 54 Mbps. The 300 Mbps setting allows 802.11n devices to
connect at this speed.
Enable SSID Broadcast. This feature allows the WiFi DSL 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.
Enable Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, wireless clients (computers or
wireless devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access each other or
access Ethernet devices on the network.
Security Options Settings
Note: These settings display in separate sections of the screen 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 password. NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the security
option or passphrase, but if you want to change these settings, the following section
explains how. Do not disable security.
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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.
Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase
Note: These settings display in separate sections of the screen to the 2.4
GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n bands.
1. On the BASIC Home screen, select Wireless.
2. Under Security Options, select the WPA option you want.
3. In the Passphrase field that displays when you select a WPA security option, enter the
network key (passphrase) that you want to use.
The passphrase 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. From the BASIC Home screen, select Guest Network.
2. Configure the following settings:
Note: These settings display in separate sections of the screen to the 2.4
GHz b/g/n and 5 GHz a/n bands.
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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.
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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.
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Allow guest to access My Local Network. If this check box is selected, any user
who connects to the network with this SSID has access to your local network, not just
Internet access.
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Enable Wireless Isolation. If this check box is selected, wireless clients (computers
or wireless devices) that join the network can use the Internet, but cannot access
each other or access Ethernet devices on the network.
3. Give the guest network a name.
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The guest network name is case-sensitive and can be up to 32 characters. You then
manually configure the wireless devices in your network to use the guest network name in
addition to the main nonguest SSID.
4. Select a security option from the list.
The security options are described in Wireless Security Options on page 36.
5. Click Apply.
NETGEAR genie App
The genie app is your home network dashboard. It lets you easily view, manage, and control
your entire home network, and helps you fix common network problems. You can use the
genie app or the genie mobile app.
Internet
WiFi Connection
Router Settings
STATUS GOOD
STATUS Connected
Click here
Network Map
Parental Controls
ReadySHARE
Number of devices 16
Click here
Click here
genie app
Visit the NETGEAR genie web page at www.netgear.com/genie.
From the genie app, you can select the following:
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Internet. Monitor and repair Internet connectivity issues, for both wired and wireless
connections.
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WiFi Connection. View or change your router wireless settings.
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Router Settings. Log in to your router to view or change its settings.
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Network Map. View the devices connected to your network.
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Parental Controls. Manage parental controls to protect devices in your network from
inappropriate contents.
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ReadySHARE. If you connected a USB storage device or printer to the USB port on the
router, then you can access its contents.
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Support. Support FAQs are available on your computer without an Internet connection.
You can get answers to common router issues here. Some simple network tools are
available to help you debug the network as well.
To use this app, you need a WiFi connection from your phone or iPad to your NETGEAR
home network.

To install the genie mobile app:
1. Using your mobile device, navigate to the Apple AppStore or Google Play for Android,
and search for NETGEAR genie.
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You can use the following QR codes to speed up this process:
iPad app
iPhone app
Android app
2. Install the app on your iPad or phone.
3. Launch the app.
The dashboard screen displays.
To use this app, you need a WiFi connection from
your phone or iPad to your NETGEAR home
network.
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Manage Wi-Fi settings and guest access for
your home network.
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View a map of your network.
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Set up or manage Parental Controls.
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Use the traffic meter to check your Internet
usage.
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With My Media, play media on devices on
your network.
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NETGEAR genie ADVANCED Home
Spe cif y c ustom s et t in g s
4
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
screen, shown in the following figure:
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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Setup Menu
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ADSL Setup
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WAN Setup
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LAN Setup
•
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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Advanced Setup. See Chapter 9, Advanced Settings.
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Setup Wizard
The NETGEAR genie installation process is launched the first time you set up the WiFi DSL
modem router. After setting up the WiFi DSL modem router the first time, if you want to
perform this task again, you can run Setup Wizard from the Advanced tab of genie.

To run the Setup Wizard:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup Wizard.
2. Select either Yes or No, I want to configure the router myself.
If you select No, you are taken to the Internet Setup screen (see Internet Basic Settings
on page 30).
3. If you selected Yes, click Next.
A series of screens are displayed as the router discovers and processes your Internet
connection.
4. Click Next when prompted.
You advance to the next screen.
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The Setup Wizard searches your Internet connection for servers and protocols to
determine your ISP configuration.
5. To transfer to the Internet, click Take me to the Internet.
To print a copy of your Internet configuration, click Print this.
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WPS Wizard
The WPS Wizard helps you add a WPS-capable client device (a wireless device or
computer) to your network. On the client device, you have to either press its WPS button or
locate its WPS PIN.
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To use the WPS Wizard:
1. Select ADVANCED > WPS Wizard.
2. Click Next.
The following screen lets you select the method for adding the WPS client (a wireless
device or computer).
You can use either the push button or PIN method.
3. Select either Push Button or PIN Number.
•
To use the push button method, either click the WPS button on this screen, or press
the WPS button on the side of the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router attempts to add the WPS-capable device. The WPS LED on
the side of the WiFi DSL modem router blinks green. When the WiFi DSL modem router
establishes a WPS connection, the LED is solid green, and the WiFi DSL modem router
WPS screen displays a confirmation message.
4. 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. Select ADVANCED > VPN Wizard.
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2. Click Next.
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.
3. Click Next.
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.
4. Click Next.
Enter the remote LAN IP address and subnet mask of the remote gateway.
•
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.
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5. Click Next.
This screen shows the summary of the Wizard configuration with a link to view the VPNC
recommended parameters (click the here link to view the VPNC-recommended
parameters).
6. Click Done.
For information about how to add or modify VPN policies, see VPN Policies on page 134.
Setup Menu
Select ADVANCED > Setup to display the Setup menu.
The following selections are available:
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Internet Setup. This selection is a shortcut to the same Internet Setup screen that you
can access from the dashboard on the BASIC Home screen. See Internet Basic Settings
on page 30.
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ADSL Setup. Internet (ADSL) setup. See ADSL Setup on page 47.
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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 33.
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WAN Setup. Internet (WAN) setup. See WAN Setup on page 48.
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LAN Setup. Local area network (LAN) setup. See LAN Setup on page 51.
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QoS Setup. Quality of Service (QoS) setup. See Quality of Service Setup on page 55.
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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 37.
ADSL Setup
The ADSL Settings screen lets you configure the multiplexing method and virtual circuit of
your ADSL connection. The default parameters should match those on the system used by
your ISP.

To configure ADSL:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > ADSL Settings.
2. Configure the following settings:
• 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 that the best setting is used for your DSL connection.
3. Click Apply.
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WAN Setup
The WAN Setup screen lets you configure the WAN (Internet) port.
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To configure the WAN:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
2. Configure the following settings:
• 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.
•
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. For more information, see Default DMZ Server on
page 49.
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Respond to Ping on Internet Port. If you want the WiFi DSL modem router to
respond to a ping from the Internet, select this check box. Use this feature only as a
diagnostic tool because it allows your WiFi DSL modem router to be discovered. Do
not select this check box unless you have a specific reason.
•
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 49.
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NAT Filtering. Network Address Translation (NAT) determines how the WiFi DSL
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.
•
Disable SIP ALG. Some VoIP applications do not work well with the SIP ALG.
Selecting this check box to turn off the SIP ALG might help your VoIP devices to
create or accept a call through the router.
3. Click Apply.
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 WiFi DSL modem router is programmed to recognize some of these applications
and to work correctly with them, but other applications 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 WiFi DSL modem router unless the
traffic is a response to one of your local computers or a service that you have configured in
the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen. Instead of discarding this traffic, you can forward
it to one computer on your network. This computer is called the default DMZ server.

To set up a default DMZ server:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
2. Select the Default DMZ Server check box.
3. Type the IP address.
4. 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
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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 the MTU unchanged unless one of
these situations occurs:
•
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.
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 8. Common MTU sizes
MTU
Application
1500
The largest Ethernet packet size. This is the typical setting for non-PPPoE, non-VPN
connections, and is the default value for NETGEAR WiFi DSL 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.
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To change the MTU size:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
2. In the MTU Size field, enter a new size from 64 through 1500.
3. Click Apply.
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 WiFi DSL modem router is shipped preconfigured to use private IP addresses on the
LAN side and to act as a DHCP server. The WiFi DSL modem router’s default LAN IP
configuration is:
•
LAN IP address. 192.168.0.1
•
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 changes in the LAN Setup screen.
Note: If you change the LAN IP address of the WiFi DSL 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.
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To change the LAN settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > LAN Setup.
2. Enter the settings that you want to customize.
These settings are described in the following section, LAN Setup Screen Settings.
3. Click Apply.
LAN Setup Screen Settings
You can configure the settings described in the following sections:
LAN TCP/IP Setup
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IP Address. The LAN IP address of the WiFi DSL modem router.
•
IP Subnet Mask. The LAN subnet mask of the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
•
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.
•
RIP Version. This setting controls the format and the broadcasting method of the RIP
packets that the WiFi DSL 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 DHCP Server
This check box is selected so that the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Ending IP Address. Specify the end of the range for the pool of IP addresses in the
same subnet as the WiFi DSL modem router.
For more information, see Use the WiFi DSL Modem Router as a DHCP Server on page 53.
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 WiFi DSL modem router’s DHCP server.
Assign reserved IP addresses to servers that require permanent IP settings. For more
information, see Address Reservation on page 54.
Use the WiFi DSL Modem Router as a DHCP Server
By default, the WiFi DSL modem router functions as a DHCP server, allowing it to assign IP,
DNS server, and default gateway addresses to all computers connected to the WiFi DSL
modem router’s LAN. The assigned default gateway address is the LAN address of the WiFi
DSL modem router. The WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router are satisfactory.
You can specify the pool of IP addresses that are assigned by setting the starting IP address
and ending IP address. These addresses should be part of the same IP address subnet as
the WiFi DSL 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.
The WiFi DSL 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
•
Subnet mask
•
Gateway IP address (the WiFi DSL modem router’s LAN IP address)
•
DNS server IP address (the WiFi DSL 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
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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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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. Select ADVANCED > Setup > LAN Setup.
2. In the Address Reservation section of the screen, click the Add button.
3. In the IP Address field, type the IP address to assign to the computer or server. (Choose an
IP address from the WiFi DSL modem router’s LAN subnet, such as 192.168.0.x.)
4. 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.
5. Click Apply.
The reserved address is not assigned until the next time the computer contacts the WiFi
DSL modem router’s DHCP server. Reboot the computer, or access its IP configuration
and force a DHCP release and renew.
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To edit or delete a reserved address entry:
1. Select the radio button next to the reserved address you want to edit or delete.
2. Click one of the following buttons: Edit or Delete.
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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.
WMM (Wireless Multimedia) is a subset of the 802.11e standard. WMM allows wireless traffic
to have a range of priorities depending on the type of data. Time-dependent information,
such as video and audio, has a higher priority than normal traffic. For WMM to function
correctly, wireless clients have to support WMM also.
For an application to receive the benefits of WMM QoS, both the application and the client
running that application must 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.

To configure QoS:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup.
2. (Optional) Clear the Enable WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia) settings check box.
WMM QoS is disabled.
3. Select the Turn Internet Access QoS On check box.
Internet traffic is prioritized.
4. Select the Turn Bandwidth Control On check box.
You can specify the maximum uplink bandwidth.
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5. Click Set Up QoS Rule.
6. Select the radio button next to the QoS policy to edit or delete, and do one of the following:
• To remove the QoS policy, click Delete.
•
To edit the QoS policy, click Edit.
•
To add a priority rule, click Add Priority Rule. For more information, see Add a
Priority Rule on page 56.
Follow the instructions in the succeeding sections to change the policy settings.
7. Click Apply.
Add a Priority Rule

To add a priority rule:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup, and then click Set Up QoS Rule.
2. Click Add Priority Rule.
You can define the priority policy for each online game, application, LAN port, or the
computer’s MAC address.
For more information, see Priority Policies for Applications and Online Games on
page 57, Priority Policies for Ethernet LAN Ports on page 58, and Priority Policies for
MAC Addresses on page 58.
3. Click Apply.
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Priority Policies for Applications and Online Games

To add priority policies for applications and online games:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup, click Set Up QoS Rule, and then click Add
Priority Rule.
2. From the Priority Category list, select Applications or Online Gaming.
3. Select the Internet application or game from the list that displays.
4. (Optional) 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 an entry, the QoS - Priority Rules screen expands.
5. In the QoS Policy for field, enter a descriptive name for the new application or game.
6. 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.
7. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
8. In the QoS Policy for field, type the name for this rule.
9. Click Apply.
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Priority Policies for Ethernet LAN Ports

To add priority policies for Ethernet LAN ports:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup, click Set Up QoS Rule, and then click Add
Priority Rule.
2. From the Priority Category list, select Ethernet LAN Port.
3. Select the number of the LAN port for which you want to specify the priority level.
4. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
5. You can also type the name for this rule in the QoS Policy for field.
6. Click Apply.
Priority Policies for MAC Addresses

To add priority policies for MAC addresses:
1. Select ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup, click Set Up QoS Rule, and then click Add
Priority Rule.
2. From the Priority Category list, select MAC Address.
3. Click Refresh to update the list of those computers already connected to the router.
4. Select the entry’s radio button in the table.
5. Modify the information in the MAC Address and Device Name fields.
6. Select the priority level: Highest, High, Normal, or Low.
7. You can also type the name for this rule in the QoS Policy for field.
8. Click Apply.
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USB Storage
A cce ss and configure a U S B sto ra g e d ri ve
5
This chapter describes how to access and configure a USB storage drive attached to your WiFi
DSL modem router. The USB port on the WiFi DSL modem router can connect only to USB
devices like flash drives, hard drives, and printers. Do not connect computers, USB modems, CD
drives, or DVD drives to the WiFi DSL modem router USB port.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
USB Drive Requirements
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ReadySHARE Access
•
File-Sharing Scenarios
•
USB Storage Basic Settings
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USB Storage Advanced Settings
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Media Server Settings
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Specify Approved USB Devices
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Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer
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ReadySHARE Cloud
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USB Drive Requirements
The WiFi DSL 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 9. USB drive speeds
Bus
Speed/Sec
USB 1.1
12 Mbits
USB 2.0
480 Mbits
The WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router,
visit:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/readyshare
The WiFi DSL modem router supports both read and write access for FAT16, FAT32, and
NTFS.
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 WiFi DSL modem
router.
ReadySHARE Access
Once you have set up your WiFi DSL 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:
•
On Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000 systems, select Start >
Run and enter \\readyshare in the dialog box. Click OK.
•
On Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000 systems, open either
Internet Explorer or Safari, and enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
•
On Mac OS X (version 10.2 or later), enter smb://readyshare in the address bar.
•
In My Network Places, enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
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File-Sharing Scenarios
You can share files on the USB drive for a wide variety of business and recreational
purposes. The files can be any Windows, Mac, or Linux file type including text, Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and MP3 files, pictures, and multimedia. USB drive applications include:
•
Sharing multimedia such as MP3 files, pictures, and other multimedia with local and
remote users.
•
Sharing resources on your network. You might want to store files in a central location so
that you do not need 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 approach
eliminates the need to log in to (and pay for) an external photo-sharing site.

To share files with your friends and family:
1. Insert your USB drive into the USB port on the WiFi DSL 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 65.
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.
•
The photo-capable color printer is directly attached to a computer, but not shared on the
network.
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The Mac and Windows computer are not visible to each other on the network.
To print photos from a Mac on the printer attached to a Windows computer:
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 Windows computer, use a web browser or Microsoft Networking to copy the files
from the USB drive to the Windows computer. Then print the files.
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Share Large Files over the Internet
Sending files that are larger than 5 MB can pose a problem for many email systems. The
WiFi DSL 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 WiFi
DSL modem router.
Sharing files with a remote colleague involves the following considerations:
•
There are two user accounts: admin and guest. The password for admin is the same one
that you use to access the WiFi DSL modem router. By default, it is password. The guest
user account has no password.
•
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).
•
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.
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USB Storage Basic Settings
You can view or edit basic settings for the USB storage device attached to your WiFi DSL
modem router.

To access your USB device:
1. Select ADVANCED > USB Storage > ReadySHARE.
You can also access this screen by selecting BASIC > ReadySHARE.
By default, the USB storage device is available to all computers on your local area
network (LAN).
2. Click the network device name or the share name in your computer’s network folders list.
3. For SMB://readyshare, click Edit.
Note: If you logged in to the WiFi DSL modem router before you connected
your USB device, you might not see your USB device in the WiFi DSL
modem router screens until you log out and then log back in again.
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Add or Edit a Network Folder

To add or edit a network folder:
1. Select ADVANCED > USB Storage > Advanced Settings.
You can also access this screen by selecting BASIC > ReadyShare > Edit.
2. 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 click Edit.
3. Make any of the following changes: Select a folder, change the share name, or 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 WiFi DSL modem router. By default, it is
password.
4. Click Apply.
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USB Storage Advanced Settings
You can set up the device name, workgroups, and network folders for your USB device.

To configure the advanced USB storage settings:
1. Select Advanced > USB Storage > Advanced Settings.
2. Configure the following settings:
• Network Device Name. The default is ReadySHARE. This name is used to access
the USB device connected to the WiFi DSL 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. Select any of the following check boxes to enable the access
methods.
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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 select this check box, 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 feature supports file uploading only.
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FTP. Disabled by default.
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FTP (via internet). Disabled by default. If you select this check box, remote users
can access the USB drive through FTP over the Internet. This feature supports
both downloading and uploading of files.
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3. Click Apply.
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 was 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 WiFi DSL
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.
For information about how to create or edit a network folder, see Add or Edit a Network
Folder on page 64.
For information about how to remove a USB drive, see Safely Remove a USB Drive on
page 72.
To refresh the screen, click Refresh.
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Media Server Settings
By default, the WiFi DSL modem router is set up to act as a ReadyDLNA media server, which
lets you view movies and photos on DLNA/UPnP AV–compliant media players, such as
Xbox360, Playstation, and NETGEAR’s Digital Entertainer Live.

To view the media server settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > USB Storage > Media Server.
2. Click Rescan media files.
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 WiFi DSL modem
router scans for media files whenever new files are added to the ReadySHARE USB hard
drive.
3. Click Apply.
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Specify Approved USB Devices
For more security, you can set up the WiFi DSL modem router to share approved USB
devices only. You can access this feature from the Advanced Setup menu on the Advanced
tab.

To add approved USB devices:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > USB Settings.
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2. Click the Approved Devices button.
This screen shows the approved USB devices and the available USB devices. You can
remove or add approved USB devices.
3. Select the device you want to add from the Available USB Devices list.
4. Click Add.
5. Select the Allow only approved devices check box.
6. Click Apply.
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. For more information, see Safely
Remove a USB Drive on page 72.
7. Connect the other USB device and repeat this process.
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer
To connect to the USB drive from remote computers with a web browser, you have to use the
WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router’s
Internet IP address from the dashboard on the BASIC Home screen or the ADVANCED
Home screen.
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Access the WiFi DSL Modem Router USB Drive Remotely Using
FTP

To connect to the WiFi DSL modem router’s USB drive using a web browser:
1. Connect to the WiFi DSL 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.
The directories of the USB drive that your account can access are displayed, for example,
share/partition1/directory1. You can now read and copy files from the USB directory.
ReadySHARE Cloud
The ReadySHARE Cloud feature provides remote access over the Internet to a USB storage
device that is connected to your router’s USB port no matter where you are. You can also
invite family members or friends to access the USB storage device.
You need a ReadySHARE Cloud account to use this feature.

To set up ReadySHARE Cloud:
1. Select ADVANCED > USB Storage > ReadySHARE.
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You can also access this screen by selecting BASIC > ReadySHARE.
2. Select the ReadySHARE Cloud button.
3. If you do not have a ReadySHARE Cloud account, click the click here link.
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Create your ReadySHARE account.
Note: This step has to be initiated from your NETGEAR router. You cannot
register your router through the NETGEAR ReadySHARE Cloud
website at http://readyshare.netgear.com.
4. In the ReadySHARE Cloud screen of your WiFi DSL modem router, enter your
ReadySHARE Cloud user name and password.
These entries are the ReadySHARE Cloud account you created on NETGEAR website in
Step 3.
5. Click Register.
• This procedure registers your router and the USB device that is connected to it.
•
The router with the USB storage device displays in your ReadySHARE Cloud account
only after you register it. The Internet connection between the router and the
ReadySHARE Cloud server is kept alive until you unregister it.
•
You can also register the router with another account after unregistering the router
from previous account.
6. Log in to http://readyshare.netgear.com with your account.
You should see the USB device that is connected to your router. By default, all contents
of the USB device are accessible. You can create a share that is limited to any subset of
the contents with the security level you specify.
The first time you use ReadySHARE Cloud, you are asked to download a Windows client
that makes a secure connection from your computer to the router’s USB device. Log in to
this client to access the USB device from anywhere.
Note: Currently, you can download only the Windows OS client. The Mac OS
client will be ready at a later time on the website.
Note: Without this client, you can only browse your USB device contents by
clicking the + icon (Add Share) on the website. You are not able to
open files nor can you change them.
Safely Remove a USB Drive

To safely remove a USB disk drive so that no users can access it:
1. Select ADVANCED > USB Storage > Advanced Settings.
You can also select USB Storage > Basic Settings.
2. Click the Safely Remove USB Device button.
This procedure takes the drive offline.
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ReadySHARE Printer
A ccess and configure a U S B p ri nte r
6
This chapter describes how to access and configure a USB printer attached to your WiFi DSL
modem router. If your USB printer supports scanning, you can also use the USB printer for
scanning.
The ReadySHARE Printer utility allows you to control from your computer a shared USB printer
that is connected to the USB port on your WiFi DSL modem router. You can share this USB
printer among the Windows and Mac computers on your network.
You have to install this utility before you can use the ReadySHARE Printer feature. Once
installed, the ReadySHARE Printer utility displays on your computer as the NETGEAR USB
Control Center.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
,Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
•
Install the NETGEAR USB Control Center
•
Manage USB Print and Scan Jobs
Note: The USB port on the WiFi DSL modem router can connect only to
USB devices like flash drives, hard drives, and printers. Do not
connect computers, USB modems, CD drives, or DVD drives to the
WiFi DSL modem router USB port.
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Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
You have to connect the USB printer to your WiFi DSL modem router and install the utility on
each computer in your network from which you want to control the USB printer.

To download ReadySHARE Printer:
1. Connect the USB printer to the USB port of the WiFi DSL modem router with a USB
printer cable.
USB port
The USB port is on the back of the WiFi DSL modem router.
Note: Some USB printers (for example, the HP and Lexmark printers)
request that you do not connect the USB cable until the installation
software prompts you.
2. 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 to find and download
the most recent printer driver software.
3. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, download the
ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file and instructions.
The ReadySHARE Printer utility has a Mac version and a Windows version. You can
access the setup file and instructions through this URL: www.netgear.com/readyshare
You can also access this URL from the ReadySHARE tab of the NETGEAR genie app.
For more information, see NETGEAR genie App on page 38.
4. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, install the ReadySHARE
Printer utility.
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Once installed, the ReadySHARE Printer utility displays on your computer as the
NETGEAR USB Control Center. For more information, see Install the NETGEAR USB
Control Center on page 75.
Install the NETGEAR USB Control Center
For the ReadySHARE Print feature to work, this utility has to be installed and running in the
background on each computer in the network from which you want to control this USB printer.
Once installed, the ReadySHARE Printer utility displays on your computers as the
NETGEAR USB Control Center.

To install the NETGEAR USB Control Center:
1. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, double-click the
ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file that you downloaded.
The ReadySHARE Printer utility setup file and instructions can be downloaded through
this URL: www.netgear.com/readyshare
2. Follow the instructions to install the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility.
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3. Select the language and click OK.
This procedure installs the utility.
4. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, perform the initial setup of
the NETGEAR USB Control Center.
The first time you use the USB printer that is connected to your WiFi DSL modem router,
you are asked to select the USB printer. For more information, see Set Up the NETGEAR
USB Control Center on page 76.
5. (Optional) Change the default settings.
For more information, see Configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center on page 78.
Set Up the NETGEAR USB Control Center
The first time you use the USB printer that is connected to your WiFi DSL modem router, you
are asked to select the USB printer.
•
When a USB printer is detected and connected automatically during the initial setup, you
have to disconnect the printer and wait for the prompt asking you to click Connect.
•
You might be asked to install the driver for this printer. After the driver is installed, the
printer status changes to Available.
Some firewall software, such as Comodo, blocks the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility
from accessing the USB printer. If you do not see the USB printer in the utility, you can
disable the firewall temporarily to allow the utility to work.
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To perform the initial set up the NETGEAR USB Control Center:
1. On each computer on your network that shares the USB printer, launch the NETGEAR
USB Control Center the same way you launch any application program on your
Windows or MAC computer.
2. Select the printer and click the Connect button.
Once the connection is established, the status changes to Manually connected by xxx.
3. Click the Disconnect button.
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The status then changes to Available.
Once the Connect and Disconnect buttons have been clicked once on each of the
computers in the network from which you want to control the USB printer, the utility on
each of the computers automatically handles the printing queue and handling. The status
of the printer appears as Available on all of the computers.
The utility does not always need to hold the connection of a USB printer. For some USB
printers after a print job is created, the NETGEAR USB Control Center connects to this USB
printer automatically and prints. After the print job is done, the printer status might return to a
Paused state.
For example, this USB printer displayed in the Windows Printers and Faxes window is ready
for print jobs.
Configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center
You can set the value for the default time-out time and other settings from the Configuration
screen.
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
To configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center:
1. Launch the NETGEAR USB Control Center the same way you launch any application
program on your Windows or MAC computer.
2. Select Tools > Configuration.
3. Specify the following settings:
• Automatically execute when logging on Windows. Enable this utility to start
automatically when you are logged in to Windows.
•
Timeout. Specify the time-out value for holding the USB resource when it is not in
use.
•
Language. Select the display language for this utility.
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4. Click Apply.
Your changes are saved.
Manage USB Print and Scan Jobs
The NETGEAR USB Control Center utility runs in the background on each computer in your
network. This utility manages the printing queue and handling for the USB printer connected
to your WiFi DSL modem router.
After you activate the utility on each computer in the network, the status of the USB printer is
Available for all of the computers.
•
When the status is Available, you can use the USB printer from any computer in the
network. The utility on each computer automatically manages the printing queue and
handling. The status of the USB printer appears as Available on all of the computers
when no print jobs are in process.
•
When the status is Manually connected by xxx, only the xxx computer can use the printer.
Other network devices must wait until the xxx computer has released the connection, or
until the connection times out (the default time-out value is 30 seconds).
You can click the Disconnect button at any time to release the connection.
You can set the value for the default time-out time from the Configuration screen. For
more information, see Configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center on page 78.
Some firewall software, such as Comodo, blocks the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility
from accessing the USB printer. If you do not see the USB printer in the utility, you can
disable the firewall temporarily to allow the utility to work.
If your USB printer supports scanning, you can also use the USB printer for scanning. For
more information, see Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer on page 81.
The NETGEAR USB Control Center
The NETGEAR USB Control Center shows the availability status of the USB devices.
The NETGEAR USB Control Center utility must be running for the computer to be able to
print to the USB printer attached to the router. If you exit the utility, printing does not work.
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
To launch the NETGEAR USB Control Center:
Launch the NETGEAR USB Control Center the same way you launch any application
program on your Windows or MAC computer.
The main screen shows a device icon, the description for this USB device, and its status.
•
Available. The device is available from the computer that you are using.
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Waiting to Connect. You need to connect to this device from the computer that you are
using. If this is the first time you are connecting, you might be prompted to install the
device driver.
The following menu selections display:
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System. Exit the utility.
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Tools. Access the Control Center - Configuration screen to set up your shared USB
device. For more information, see Configure the NETGEAR USB Control Center on
page 78.
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About. View details about the USB Control Center software.
The following control buttons are available:
•
Connect. If this is the first time you are accessing the utility, you are asked to select the
printer and click the Connect button.
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Disconnect. Click the Disconnect button at any time to release the connection.
•
Network Scanner. This button activates the Scanner window so that you can use the
printer for scanning. Your printer must support scanning and be in the Available state.
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer
If your USB printer supports scanning, you can also use the USB printer for scanning.
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To use the scan feature of a multifunction USB printer:
1. Launch the NETGEAR USB Control Center the same way you launch any application
program on your Windows or MAC computer.
2. Make sure that the printer’s status shows as Available.
3. Click the Network Scanner button.
The scanner window opens so you can use the USB printer for scanning.
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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 WiFi DSL 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
•
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. Select ADVANCED > Security > Block Sites.
2. Select one of the keyword blocking options:
• Per Schedule. Turn on keyword blocking according to the Schedule screen settings.
For more information, see Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 89.
•
Always. Turn on keyword blocking all the time, independent of the Schedule screen.
3. In the Keyword field, enter a keyword or domain, and click Add Keyword.
The Keyword list supports up to 32 entries. Here are some sample entries:
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Specify XXX to block http://www.badstuff.com/xxx.html.
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Specify .com if you want to allow only sites with domain suffixes such as .edu or .gov.
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Enter a period (.) to block all Internet browsing access.
4. Click Apply.
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To delete a keyword or domain:
1. Select the keyword you want to delete from the list.
2. Click Delete Keyword.
3. Click Apply
You can exempt one trusted computer from blocking and logging. The computer you exempt
must have a fixed IP address.
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To specify a trusted computer:
1. In the Trusted IP Address field, enter the IP address.
2. Click Apply.
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
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 WiFi DSL 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.
Note: This feature is for advanced administrators only! Incorrect
configuration can cause serious problems.
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To create firewall rules:
1. Select ADVANCED > Security > Firewall Rules.
The Firewall Rules screen lists all firewall rule settings. The default rules allow all
outgoing traffic and block all incoming traffic.
2. Under Outbound Services, click Add.
3. Configure the following settings:
• 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 88.
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Action. Select the action you want for traffic covered by this rule:
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BLOCK always. Always block the traffic covered by this rule.
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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.
See Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 89.
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ALLOW always. Always allow the traffic covered by this rule.
This selection is the default setting.
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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.
See Schedule for Firewall Rules on page 89.
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 blocked
by another rule.
•
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:
•
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Any. All local IP addresses are covered by this choice.
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Address range. You have to provide the Start and End fields when this option is
selected.
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Single address. Enter the required address in the Start field.
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 provide the Start and End fields when this option is
selected.
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Single address. Enter the required address in the Start field.
Log.
This setting determines whether traffic covered by this rule is logged. Select the
action you want:
•
•
Always. Always log traffic that is covered by this rule, whether it matches or not.
(This feature is useful when you are debugging your rules.)
•
Never. Never log traffic covered by this rule, whether it matches or not.
Click Apply.
Your changes take effect.
4. To allow or block an inbound service and to set up inbound firewall rules for gaming or other
applications, under Inbound Services, click the here link.
You are redirected to the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen as described in Port
Forwarding and Port Triggering on page 113.
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5. To close or open the instant messaging ports, under Instant Messaging (IM) Ports, select the
appropriate radio button:
• Close IM Ports
•
Open IM Ports (IM ports are open by default)
6. Click Apply.
Add Custom Services to Allow or Block
You can define your own incoming and outgoing custom services to allow or block. To add a
service for blocking, first determine which port number or range of numbers is used by the
application.

To add a custom service:
1. Select ADVANCED > Security > Firewall Rules.
2. Click Add Custom Service.
The Add Services screen allows you to specify or edit your own custom service definition.
You can then use the custom service when creating firewall rules.
3. In the Name field, enter a suitable name for this service.
4. In the Type list, select the correct type for this service (if in doubt, select TCP/UDP):
• TCP
•
UDP
•
TCP/UDP
5. Enter the starting and ending port numbers. If the application uses a single port number,
enter that number in both fields.
6. Click Apply.
Your information is saved, and you return to the previous screen.
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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. Select ADVANCED > Security > Schedule.
2. Set up the schedule for blocking keywords and services:
• Days to Block. Select days on which you want to apply blocking by selecting the
appropriate check boxes, or select Every Day 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.
3. Select your time zone from the list. If you use daylight saving time, select the Automatically
adjust for daylight savings time check box.
4. Click Apply.
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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. Select ADVANCED > Security > E-mail.
2. To receive email logs and alerts from the WiFi DSL modem router, select the Turn E-mail
Notification On check box.
3. In the Your Outgoing Mail Server field, enter the name of your ISP 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. When you leave this field blank, log and alert messages are not sent by email.
4. In the Send to This E-mail Address field, enter the email address to which logs and alerts
are sent.
This email address is also used for the From address. When you leave this field blank, log
and alert messages are not sent by email.
5. If your outgoing email server requires authentication, select the My Mail Server requires
authentication check box.
Fill in the User Name and Password fields for the outgoing email server.
6. (Optional) Under Send Alert Immediately, select the check boxes for the kinds of alerts you
want to receive.
You can have email alerts sent immediately when someone attempts to visit a blocked
site and you can specify that logs are sent automatically.
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7. (Optional) Under Send logs according to this schedule, specify how you want the logs sent
to you.
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 WiFi DSL modem router’s memory. If the WiFi DSL
modem router cannot email the log file, the log buffer might fill up. In this case, the WiFi
DSL modem router overwrites the log and discards its contents.
8. Click Apply.
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8.
8
Administration
Man age your net work
This chapter describes the settings for administering and maintaining your WiFi DSL modem
router and home network.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
•
View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status
•
View VPN Status
•
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access
•
Manage the Configuration File
•
Set Password
•
Diagnostics
Related information for administering and maintaining your WiFi DSL modem router and home
network is described in separate chapters:
•
For information about the devices connected to your WiFi DSL modem router and home
network, see Attached Devices on page 32.
•
For information about upgrading or checking the status of your WiFi DSL modem router
over the Internet, see Remote Management on page 128.
•
For information about monitoring the volume of Internet traffic passing through your WiFi
DSL modem router’s Internet port, see Traffic Meter on page 132.
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Upgrade the WiFi DSL Modem Router Firmware
The WiFi DSL 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.

To check for new firmware and update your WiFi DSL modem router:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Router Update.
Click Check.
2. Click Check.
The WiFi DSL modem router finds new firmware information if any is available.
3. Click Yes.
The firmware you downloaded is stored on your computer (the file ends in .img).
WARNING:
When uploading firmware to the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router restarts. The upgrade
process typically takes about 1 minute. Read the new firmware release notes to
determine whether you need to reconfigure the WiFi DSL modem router after upgrading.
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View WiFi DSL Modem Router Status
You can view status and usage information about your WiFi DSL modem router.

To view WiFi DSL modem router status and usage information:
Select Advanced > Administration > Router Status.
You can also select ADVANCED Home.
You can view the following information:
•
•
Router Information.
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Hardware Version. The WiFi DSL modem router model.
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Firmware Version. The version of the WiFi DSL modem router firmware. It changes if
you upgrade the WiFi DSL modem router firmware.
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GUI Language Version. The localized language of the user interface.
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LAN Port.
•
MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This address is the unique
physical address used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the WiFi DSL modem router.
•
IP Address. The IP address used by the Ethernet (LAN) port of the WiFi DSL
modem router. The default is 192.168.1.1.
•
DHCP Server. Identifies whether the WiFi DSL modem router’s built-in DHCP
server is active for the LAN-attached devices.
Internet Port.
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MAC Address. The Media Access Control address. This address is the unique
physical address used by the Internet (WAN) port of the WiFi DSL modem router.
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•
•
-
IP Address. The IP address used by the Internet (WAN) port of the WiFi DSL modem
router. If no address is shown or the address is 0.0.0, the WiFi DSL modem router
cannot connect to the Internet.
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Active Connection. This shows if the WiFi DSL modem router is using a fixed IP
address on the WAN. If the value is DHCP Client, the WiFi DSL modem router
obtains an IP address dynamically from the ISP.
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IP Subnet Mask. The IP subnet mask used by the Internet (WAN) port of the WiFi
DSL modem router.
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Domain Name Server. The Domain Name Server address used by the WiFi DSL
modem router. A Domain Name Server translates human-language URLs such as
www.netgear.com into IP addresses.
Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
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Name (SSID). The wireless network name (SSID) used by the WiFi DSL modem
router. The default names for the 5 GHz ends in -5G to distinguish it from the 2.4 GHz
network.
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Region. The geographic region where the WiFi DSL modem router is being used. It
might be illegal to use the wireless features of the WiFi DSL modem router in some
parts of the world.
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Channel. Identifies the operating channel of the wireless port being used.
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Mode. Indicates the wireless communication mode: Up to 54 Mbps, Up to 130 Mbps
(default), and Up to 300 Mbps.
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Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the WiFi DSL modem router is
enabled. If this feature is not enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
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Broadcast Name. Indicates whether the WiFi DSL modem router is broadcasting its
SSID.
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Wireless Isolation. Indicates whether wireless connections to the WiFi DSL modem
router are prevented.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Indicates whether Wi-Fi Protected Setup is configured for
this network.
Guest Network (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
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Name (SSID). The wireless network name (SSID) used by the WiFi DSL modem
router. The default names are NETGEAR-Guest and NETGEAR-5G-Guest.
-
Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the WiFi DSL modem router is
enabled. If this feature is not enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
-
Broadcast Name. Indicates whether the WiFi DSL modem router is broadcasting its
SSID.
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Wireless Isolation. Indicates whether wireless connections to the WiFi DSL modem
router are prevented.
-
Allow guest to access My Local Network. Indicates whether any user who
connects to the network with this SSID can access local networks associated with the
WiFi DSL modem router.
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Reboot the Router
You can reboot your WiFi DSL modem router electronically. For information about the Reset
button and the factory setting values, see Factory Settings on page 154.

To reboot the WiFi DSL modem router:
1. Select Advanced > Administration > Router Status.
2. Click Reboot.
Connection Statistics
You can see how much traffic your Internet connection has occurred.

To show the connection statistics:
1. Select Advanced > Administration > Router Status.
2. Click Show Statistics.
The following information displays:
•
System Up Time. The time elapsed since the WiFi DSL modem router was last
restarted.
•
Port. The statistics for the WAN (Internet) and LAN (Ethernet) ports. For each port,
the screen displays:
-
Status. The link status of the port.
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TxPkts. The number of packets transmitted on this port since reset or manual
clear.
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RxPkts. The number of packets received on this port since reset or manual clear.
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Collisions. The number of collisions on this port since reset or manual clear.
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Tx B/s. The current transmission (outbound) bandwidth used on the WAN and
LAN ports.
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Rx B/s. The current reception (inbound) bandwidth used on the WAN and LAN
ports.
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Up Time. The time elapsed since this port acquired the link.
-
Poll Interval. The interval at which the statistics are updated in this screen.
3. To change the polling frequency, enter a time in seconds in the Poll Interval field.
4. Click Set Interval.
To stop the polling entirely, click Stop.
Connection Status
You can see how long your Internet connection has been operating.

To show the connection status:
1. Select Advanced > Administration > Router Status.
2. Click Connection Status.
The following information displays:
•
IP Address. The IP address that is assigned to the WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Subnet Mask. The subnet mask that is assigned to the WiFi DSL modem router.
•
Default Gateway. The IP address for the default gateway that the WiFi DSL 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
WiFi DSL 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.
3. (Optional) To reset the information, click Release.
The Release button returns the status of all items to 0.
4. (Optional) To refresh the information, click Renew.
The Renew button refreshes the items.
5. To close the Connection Status window, click Close Window.
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View VPN Status
The log is a detailed record of the websites you 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.

To view the VPN status:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > VPN Status.
The VPN Status/Log screen shows the details of recent VPN activity.
2. To refresh the log screen, click Refresh.
To clear the log entries, click Clear Log.
To email the log immediately, click Send Log.
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View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access
The log is a detailed record of the websites you 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.

To view the logs:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Logs.
The Logs screen shows the following information:
•
Date and time. The date and time the log entry was recorded.
•
Source IP. The IP address of the initiating device for this log entry.
•
Target address. The name or IP address of the website or news group visited or to
which access was attempted.
•
Action. Whether the access was blocked or allowed.
•
Include in Log. A log is a detailed record of the websites that users on your network
have accessed or attempted to access. If you have set up content filtering on the
Block Sites screen, the Logs screen shows you when someone on your network tried
to access a blocked site. When you have email notification on, you receive these logs
in an email message. When you do not have email notification set up, you can view
the logs here.
•
Syslog. The logs can be sent to a syslog server. Enable one of these three options,
as required:
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Disable. Select this option when you do not have a syslog server.
-
Broadcast on LAN. The syslog data is broadcast rather than sent to a specific
syslog server. Use this option when your syslog server does not have a fixed IP
address.
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Send to this Syslog server IP address. When your syslog server has a fixed IP
address, select this option and enter the IP address of your syslog server.
2. Click Apply.
3. To refresh the log screen, click Refresh.
To clear the log entries, click Clear Log.
To email the log immediately, click Send Log.
Manage the Configuration File
The configuration settings of the WiFi DSL modem router are stored within the WiFi DSL
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

To back up the WiFi DSL modem router’s configuration settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Backup Settings.
2. Click Back Up.
3. Choose a location to store the .cfg file that is on a computer on your network.
A copy of the current settings are saved on your hard drive.
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Restore Configuration Settings

To restore configuration settings that you backed up:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Backup Settings.
2. Enter the full path to the file on your network, or to find the file, click the Browse button.
3. To upload the file to the WiFi DSL modem router, click the Restore button.
When the restoration is complete, the WiFi DSL modem router reboots.
WARNING:
Do not interrupt the reboot process.
Erase
Under some circumstances (for example, if you move the WiFi DSL 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 Reset button on the back of the WiFi DSL modem router (see Factory
Settings on page 154), 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 WiFi DSL modem router’s DHCP.
Set Password
This feature allows you to change the default password that is used to log in to the WiFi DSL
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 WiFi DSL 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. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
2. Type the old password, and type the new password twice.
3. (Optional) Select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
The password recovery feature enables you to recover the password you use to log in to
the router. Otherwise, you have to reset the router to its factory default settings and log in
with the default password.
Note: Resetting the router to its factory default settings also resets all of the
other settings you have configured.
4. Click Apply.
NETGEAR recommends that you enable password recovery when you change the password
for the router’s user name of admin. Then you have an easy way to recover the password
when it is forgotten. This recovery process is supported in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and
Chrome browsers, but not in the Safari browser.

To set up password recovery:
1. Select the Enable Password Recovery check box.
The screen adjusts to display security questions.
2. Select two security questions, and provide answers to them.
3. Click Apply.
When you use your browser to access the router, the login screen displays. If password
recovery is enabled, when you click Cancel, the password recovery process starts. You can
then enter the saved answers to the security questions to recover the password.
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Diagnostics
You can perform various diagnostics. For normal operation, these tests are not required.

To perform diagnostic tests:
1. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Diagnostics.
2. Do any of the following:
• In the Ping an IP address section, enter the IP address you want to ping, and click
Ping.
Use this test to send a ping packet request to the specified IP address. This
procedure is often used to test a connection. If the request times out because no reply
is received, this result usually means that the destination is unreachable. However,
some network devices can be configured not to respond to a ping.
•
In the Perform a DNS Lookup section, specify the Internet name you want to look up,
and click 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, you can do a DNS lookup to find the IP address.
•
In the Display the Routing Table section, click Display.
This operation displays the internal routing table. Technical support and other staff
who understand routing tables use this information.
•
In the Reboot the Router section, click Reboot.
Use this button to perform a remote reboot (restart). You can use this procedure
when the router seems to have become unstable or is not operating normally.
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Note: Rebooting breaks any existing connections either to the router (such
as this one) or through the router (such as LAN users accessing the
Internet). However, connections to the Internet are automatically
reestablished when possible.
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9
Advanced Settings
Fin e-tune your net wo rk
This chapter describes the advanced features of your WiFi DSL modem router. The information
is for users with a solid understanding of networking concepts who want to set the WiFi DSL
modem router up for unique situations such as when remote access from the Internet by IP or
domain name is needed.
For added security, the WiFi DSL modem router can be set up to share only approved USB
devices. See Specify Approved USB Devices on page 68 for the procedure.
This chapter includes the following sections:
•
Advanced Wireless Settings
•
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS)
•
Port Forwarding and Port Triggering
•
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers
•
Set Up Port Triggering
•
Dynamic DNS
•
Static Routes
•
Remote Management
•
Universal Plug and Play
•
IPv6
•
Traffic Meter
•
Device Mode
•
VPN Policies
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Advanced Wireless Settings
Note: The wireless WiFi DSL modem router is already configured with the
optimum settings. Do not alter these settings unless directed by
NETGEAR support. Incorrect settings disable the wireless WiFi DSL
modem router.

To configure the advanced wireless settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
2. To enable the wireless router radio, select the Enable Wireless Router Radio checkbox.
You can completely turn off the wireless portion of the wireless WiFi DSL modem router
by clearing this check box. Select this check box again to enable the wireless portion of
the WiFi DSL modem router.
When the wireless radio is disabled, other members of your household can use the WiFi
DSL modem router by connecting their computers to the WiFi DSL 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.
3. (Optional) Select the Turn off wireless signal by schedule check box.
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For more information, see Turn Off Radio By Schedule on page 107.
4. (Optional) Select the AP Mode check box.
The WiFi DSL modem router becomes an access point.
5. (Optional) Configure the WPS settings.
For more information, see WPS Settings on page 107.
6. (Optional) Set up the Wireless Access List.
For more information, see Wireless Access List on page 108.
7. Click Apply.
Turn Off Radio By Schedule
You can use this feature to turn off the wireless signal from your WiFi DSL modem router at
times when you do not need a wireless connection. For example, you could turn it off for the
weekend if you leave town.

To turn off the radio by schedule:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
2. Select the Turn off wireless signal by schedule check box.
3. With the Enable Wireless Router Radio check box selected for the radio band you want to
configure, click the Add a new period button.
4. Click Apply.
WPS Settings
You can configure the WPS settings.

To configure the WPS settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
Advanced Settings
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2. Under WPS Settings, configure the following settings:
• Router’s PIN. This PIN is the PIN number you use on a registrar (such as from
Network Explorer on a Vista Windows computer) to configure the router’s wireless
settings through WPS. You can also find the PIN on the router’s product label.
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Disable Router’s PIN. You can configure the router’s wireless settings or add a
wireless client through WPS using the router’s PIN only when the PIN is enabled. The
router’s PIN can be disabled temporarily when the router detects suspicious attempts
to break into the router’s wireless settings by using the router’s PIN through WPS.
You can manually enable this function by clearing the check box and clicking the
Apply button.
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Keep Existing Wireless Settings. This setting shows whether the router is in the
WPS configured state. If this check box is not selected, adding a new wireless client
changes the router’s wireless settings to an automatically generated random SSID
and security key. In addition, when this check box is selected, some external
registrars (such as Network Explorer on Vista Windows) might not see the router.
Configuring the basic wireless settings from the router’s web management interface
selects this option automatically.
3. Click Apply.
Wireless Access List
By default, any wireless computer that is configured with the correct SSID is allowed access
to your wireless network. For increased security, restrict access to the wireless network to
allow only specific computers based on their MAC addresses.
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To configure the wireless access list:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
2. Click the Set Up Access List button.
3. Click the Set Up Access List.
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4. Click Turn Access Control On.
5. Click Add.
6. Click Add.
Access to your network is restricted based on its MAC address.
7. Click Apply.
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Wireless Repeating Function (WDS)
You can set the WiFi DSL modem router up to be used as a wireless access point (AP). This
setup enables the WiFi DSL modem router to act as a wireless repeater. A wireless repeater
connects to another wireless WiFi DSL modem router as a client where the network to which
it connects becomes the ISP service.
Wireless repeating is a type of wireless distribution system (WDS). A WDS allows a wireless
network to be expanded through multiple access points instead of using a wired backbone to
link them. The following figure shows a wireless repeating scenario.
Repeater
access point
Base station
access point
Figure 10. Wireless repeating scenario
Note: If you use the wireless repeating function, you need to select either
WEP or None as a security option in the Wireless Settings screen.
The WEP option displays only if you select the wireless mode Up to
54 Mbps in the Wireless Settings screen. For more information, see
Basic Wireless Settings on page 33.
Wireless base station. The WiFi DSL modem router acts as the parent access point,
bridging traffic to and from the child repeater access point, as well as handling wireless and
wired local computers. To configure this mode, you have to know the MAC address of the
child repeater access point.
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Wireless repeater. The WiFi DSL modem router sends all traffic from its local wireless or
wired computers to a remote access point. To configure this mode, you have to know the
MAC address of the remote parent access point.
The D6200 WiFi DSL modem router is always in dual-band concurrent mode, unless you turn
off one radio. If you enable the wireless repeater in either radio band, the wireless base
station or wireless repeater cannot be enabled in the other radio band. However, if you
enable the wireless base station in either radio band and use the other radio band as a
wireless WiFi DSL modem router or wireless base station, dual-band concurrent mode is not
affected.
For you to set up a wireless network with WDS, the following conditions have to be met for
both access points:
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Both access points have to use the same SSID, wireless channel, and encryption mode.
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Both access points have to be on the same LAN IP subnet. That is, all the access point
LAN IP addresses are in the same network.
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All LAN devices (wired and wireless computers) have to be configured to operate in the
same LAN network address range as the access points.
Wireless Repeating Function
Use the Wireless Repeating Function screen to view or change the wireless repeater
settings.
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To view or change the wireless repeater settings:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating Function.
2. Configure the following settings:
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Enable Wireless Repeating Function. Select the check box for the 2.4 GHz or 5
GHz network to use the wireless repeating function.
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Wireless MAC of this router. This field displays the MAC address for your WiFi DSL
modem router for your reference. You need to enter this MAC address in the
corresponding Wireless Repeating Function screen of the other access point you are
using.
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Wireless Repeater. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the repeater, select this radio
button.
Repeater IP Address. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the repeater, enter the IP
address of the other access point.
Disable Wireless Client Association. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the
repeater, selecting this check box means that wireless clients cannot associate with it.
Only LAN client associations are allowed.
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If you are setting up a point-to-point bridge, select this check box.
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If you want all client traffic to go through the other access point (repeater with
wireless client association), leave this check box cleared.
Base Station MAC Address. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the repeater, enter
the MAC address for the access point that is the base station.
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Wireless Base Station. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the base station, select
this radio button.
Disable Wireless Client Association. If your WiFi DSL modem router is the base
station, selecting this check box means that wireless clients cannot associate with it.
Only LAN client associations are allowed.
Repeater MAC Address (1 through 4). If your WiFi DSL modem router is the base
station, it can act as the “parent” of up to 4 other access points. Enter the MAC
addresses of the other access points in these fields.
3. Click Apply.
Set Up the Base Station
The wireless repeating function works only in hub and spoke mode. The units cannot be
daisy-chained. You have to know the wireless settings for both units. You have to know the
MAC address of the remote unit. First, set up the base station and then set up the repeater.
Set up both units with the same wireless settings (SSID, mode, channel, and security). The
wireless security option has to be set to None or WEP.
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To set up the base station:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Repeating Function.
2. Select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function check box and select the Wireless Base
Station radio button.
3. Enter the MAC address for one or more repeater units.
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4. Click Apply.
Set Up a Repeater Unit
Use a wired Ethernet connection to set up the repeater unit to avoid conflicts with the
wireless connection to the base station.
Note: If you are using the D6200 base station with a non-NETGEAR WiFi
DSL modem router as the repeater, you might need to change more
configuration settings. In particular, you should disable the DHCP
server function on the wireless repeater AP.
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To configure the WiFi DSL modem router as a repeater unit:
1. Log in to the WiFi DSL modem router that is to be the repeater.
2. Select BASIC > Wireless Settings and verify that the wireless settings match those of the
base unit exactly.
The wireless security option has to be set to WEP or None.
3. Select ADVANCED > Advanced > Wireless Repeating Function.
4. Select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function check box and the Wireless Repeater
radio button.
5. Fill in the Repeater IP Address field.
This IP address has to be in the same subnet as the base station, but different from the
LAN IP address of the base station.
6. Click Apply.
7. Verify connectivity across the LANs.
A computer on any wireless or wired LAN segment of the WiFi DSL modem router should
be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other wireless or
wired computer or server connected to the other access point.
Port Forwarding and Port Triggering
By default, the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
Your WiFi DSL modem router provides two features for creating these exceptions: port
forwarding and port triggering. The next sections provide background information to help you
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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 WiFi DSL modem router a message containing the source and
destination address and process information. Before forwarding your message to the remote
computer, your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
• Source address. Your computer’s IP address.
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Source port number. 5678, which is the browser session.
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Destination address. The IP address of www.example.com, which your computer
finds by asking a DNS server.
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Destination port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a web server
process.
3. Your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL
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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem
router, such as 33333. This requirement is necessary because two computers could
independently be using the same session number.
Your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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.
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Destination address. The public IP address of your WiFi DSL modem router.
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Destination port number. 33333.
5. Upon receiving the incoming message, your WiFi DSL modem router checks its session
table to determine whether an active session for port number 33333 exists. Finding an active
session, the WiFi DSL modem router then modifies the message to restore the original
address information replaced by NAT. Your WiFi DSL 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.
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Source port number. 80, which is the standard port number for a web server
process.
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Destination address. Your computer’s IP address.
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Destination port number. 5678, which is the browser session that made the initial
request.
6. When you finish your browser session, your WiFi DSL modem router eventually detects a
period of inactivity in the communications. Your WiFi DSL modem router then removes the
session information from its session table, and incoming traffic is no longer accepted on port
number 33333.
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports
In the preceding example, requests are sent to a remote computer by your WiFi DSL modem
router from a particular service port number, and replies from the remote computer to your
WiFi DSL modem router are directed to that port number. If the remote server sends a reply
to a different port number, your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router, you can tell
the WiFi DSL modem router to open more 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router.
3. Your WiFi DSL modem router creates an entry in its internal session table describing this
communication session between your computer and the IRC server. Your WiFi DSL
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.
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4. Noting your port triggering rule and having observed the destination port number of 6667,
your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router with
destination port 113.
6. Upon receiving the incoming message to destination port 33333, your WiFi DSL modem
router checks its session table to determine whether an active session for port number
33333 exists. Finding an active session, the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem
router checks its session table and learns that an active session exists for port 113
associated with your computer. The WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router eventually senses a
period of inactivity in the communications. The WiFi DSL 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
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 WiFi
DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem
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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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi
DSL modem router.
2. Your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router modifies the destination
information in the request message:
The destination address is replaced with 192.168.1.123.
Your WiFi DSL 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
WiFi DSL modem router.
4. Your WiFi DSL 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.
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 does not require 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.
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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 WiFi DSL 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.
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.
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To set up port forwarding:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
Port Forwarding is selected as the service type.
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2. Click Add.
3. 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 119.
4. From the Action list, select the action that you want.
5. In the Send to LAN Server field, enter the last digit of the IP address of your local computer
that provides this service.
6. Click Apply.
The service appears in the list in the screen.
Add a Custom Service
To define a service, game, or application that does not appear in the Service Name list, you
have to first determine which port number or range of numbers is used by the application.
You can usually determine this information by contacting the publisher of the application or
user groups or newsgroups.
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To add a custom service:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
2. Select Port Forwarding as the service type.
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3. Click the Add Custom Service.
4. In the Name field, enter a descriptive name.
5. In the Type list, select the protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
6. 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.
7. Click Apply.
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. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
2. In the table, select the radio button next to the service name.
3. Click Edit Service or Delete Service.
Application Example: Making a Local Web Server Public
If you host a web server on your local network, you can use port forwarding to allow web
requests from anyone on the Internet to reach your web server.
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To make a local web server public:
1. Assign your web server either a fixed IP address or a dynamic IP address using DHCP
address reservation.
In this example, your WiFi DSL modem router always gives your web server an IP
address of 192.168.1.33.
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2. In the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen, configure the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL
modem router to use the name.
For more information, see Dynamic DNS on page 123.
To access your web server from the Internet, a remote user has to know the IP address
that has been assigned by your ISP. However, if you use a Dynamic DNS service, the
remote user can reach your server by a user-friendly Internet name, such as
mynetgear.dyndns.org.
Set Up Port Triggering
Port triggering is a dynamic extension of port forwarding that is useful in these cases:
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More than one local computer needs port forwarding for the same application (but not
simultaneously).
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An application needs to open incoming ports that are different from the outgoing port.
When port triggering is enabled, the WiFi DSL modem router monitors outbound traffic
looking for a specified outbound “trigger” port. When the WiFi DSL modem router detects
outbound traffic on that port, it remembers the IP address of the local computer that sent the
data. The WiFi DSL 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). For more information, see Universal
Plug and Play on page 130.
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. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.
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2. Select the Port Triggering radio button.
3. Clear the Disable Port Triggering check box if it is selected.
Note: If the Disable Port Triggering check box is selected after you configure
port triggering, port triggering is disabled. However, any port triggering
configuration information you added to the WiFi DSL modem router is
retained even though it is not used.
4. 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 WiFi
DSL modem router cannot be sure when the application has terminated.
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5. Click Add Service.
6. In the Service Name field, type a descriptive service name.
7. In the Service User list, select Any (the default).
This service can 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.
8. Select the service type, either TCP or UDP or both (TCP/UDP).
If you are not sure, select TCP/UDP.
9. In the Triggering Port field, enter the number of the outbound traffic port that causes the
inbound ports to open.
10. Enter the inbound connection port information in the Connection Type, Starting Port, and
Ending Port fields.
11. Click Apply.
The service appears in the Port Triggering Portmap table.
Dynamic DNS
If your Internet service provider (ISP) gave you a permanently assigned IP address, you can
register a domain name and have that name linked with your IP address by public Domain
Name Servers (DNS). However, if your Internet account uses a dynamically assigned IP
address, you do not know in advance what your IP address 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 work because private addresses are not routed on the Internet.
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Your WiFi DSL 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 host name that you configure in the WiFi DSL modem router. Then, whenever
your ISP-assigned IP address changes, your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem
router at http://hostname.dyndns.org.
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To set up Dynamic DNS:
1. Select ADVANCED> Advanced Setup > Dynamic DNS.
2. Register for an account with one of the Dynamic DNS service providers whose URLs appear
in the Service Provider list.
3. Select the Use a Dynamic DNS Service check box.
4. Select the URL of your Dynamic DNS service provider.
For example, for DynDNS.org, select www.dyndns.org.
5. Type the host name (or domain name) that your Dynamic DNS service provider gave you.
6. Type the user name for your Dynamic DNS account.
This name is the name that you use to log in to your account, not your host name.
7. Type the password (or key) for your Dynamic DNS account.
8. Click Apply.
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Static Routes
Static routes provide more routing information to your WiFi DSL modem router. Under usual
circumstances, the WiFi DSL modem router has adequate routing information after it has
been configured for Internet access, and you do not need to configure more static routes.
You have to configure static routes only for unusual cases such as multiple WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router on your home network for connecting to the
company where you are employed. This WiFi DSL modem router’s address on your LAN
is 192.168.1.100.
•
Your company’s network address is 134.177.0.0.
When you first configured your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router that
134.177.0.0 should be accessed through the ISDN WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router at 192.168.1.100.
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A metric value of 1 works since the ISDN WiFi DSL modem router is on the LAN.
•
Private is selected only as a precautionary security measure in case RIP is activated.
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To set up a static route:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Static Routes.
2. Click Add.
3. In the Route Name field, type a name for this static route (for identification purposes only.)
4. (Optional) 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.
5. Select the Active check box.
6. Type the IP address of the final destination.
7. Type the IP subnet mask for this destination.
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If the destination is a single host, type 255.255.255.255.
8. Type the gateway IP address.
The gateway IP address has to be a WiFi DSL modem router on the same LAN segment
as the WiFi DSL modem router.
9. Type a number from 1 through 15 as the metric value.
This value represents the number of WiFi DSL modem routers between your network and
the destination. Usually, a setting of 2 or 3 works, but if this connection is a direct
connection, set it to 1.
10. Click Apply.
The route is made effective.
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Remote Management
The remote management feature lets you upgrade or check the status of your WiFi DSL
modem router over the Internet.
Note: Be sure to change the WiFi DSL modem router’s default login
password to a 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. For more information, see Set Password on page 101.
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To set up remote management:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Remote Management.
2. Select the Turn Remote Management On check box.
3. Under Allow Remote Access By, select the external IP addresses that are allowed access to
the WiFi DSL modem router’s remote management.
Note: For enhanced security, restrict access to as few external IP addresses
as practical.
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To allow access from a single IP address on the Internet, select Only This
Computer. Enter the IP address that is allowed access.
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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.
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To allow access from a list of specific IP addresses on the Internet, select IP Address
List. Enter the IP addresses that are allowed access.
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To allow access from any IP address on the Internet, select Everyone.
4. Specify the port number for accessing the web management interface.
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.
5. Click Apply.
6. When accessing your WiFi DSL modem router from the Internet, type your WiFi DSL
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.
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Universal Plug and Play
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers,
to access the network and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can
automatically discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the network.
Note: If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer
connections, or real-time communications such as instant messaging
or remote assistance (a feature in Windows XP), you should enable
UPnP.
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To turn on Universal Plug and Play:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > UPnP.
2. Configure the following settings:
• Turn UPnP On. Enable or disable automatic device configuration. The default setting
for UPnP is disabled. If this check box is not selected, the WiFi DSL modem router
does not allow any device to automatically control the resources, such as port
forwarding (mapping), of the WiFi DSL modem router.
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Advertisement Period. The advertisement period is how often the WiFi DSL 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 more network traffic. Longer durations can
compromise the freshness of the device status, but can significantly reduce network
traffic.
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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,
it might be necessary to increase this value.
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UPnP Portmap Table. The UPnP Portmap table displays the IP address of each
UPnP device that is accessing the WiFi DSL 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.
3. Click Apply.
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. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
2. Select the IPv6 connection type from the list. Your Internet service provider (ISP) can
provide this information.
• If your ISP did not provide details, select IPv6 Tunnel.
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If you are not sure and want to have the WiFi DSL modem router detect the IPv6 type
that is in use, select Auto Detect.
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If your Internet connection does not use PPPoE, DHCP, or fixed, but is IPv6, then
select IPv6 auto config.
3. Click Apply.
Traffic Meter
Traffic metering allows you to monitor the volume of Internet traffic passing through your WiFi
DSL 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. Click ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Traffic Meter.
2. Select the Enable Traffic Meter check box.
3. Enter the time and day to restart the traffic counter.
4. Click Restart Counter Now.
5. (Optional) Select the Traffic volume control by radio button.
To record and restrict the volume of Internet traffic, select one of the following options for
controlling the traffic volume:
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No limit. No restriction is applied when the traffic limit is reached.
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Download only. The restriction is applied to incoming traffic only.
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Both directions. The restriction is applied to both incoming and outgoing traffic.
6. Specify how many Mbytes of data traffic per month are allowed, or specify how many hours
of traffic are allowed.
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7. Set the traffic counter to begin at a specific time and date.
8. 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:
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The Internet LED blinks green or amber.
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The Internet connection is disconnected and disabled.
9. Set up Internet traffic statistics to monitor the data traffic.
10. Click the Traffic Status button.
You get a live update of the status of Internet traffic on your WiFi DSL modem router.
11. Click Apply.
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Device Mode
When the WiFi DSL modem router is in Router mode, this screen allows switching to Modem
mode, where the WiFi DSL modem router acts as a pure bridge or DSL modem.
Routing, firewall, wireless support, USB, and the traffic meter are not available in Modem
mode. A typical application is a small-to-medium business scenario where the WiFi DSL
modem router is used for DSL connectivity behind a carrier class router or firewall or security
device manager. When the WiFi DSL modem router is in Modem mode, this screen allows
switching back to Router mode with all of the standard features.
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To switch the device mode:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Device Mode.
2. From the Device Mode list, select Router (Modem + Router) or Modem (Modem only).
3. Click Apply.
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. Click ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > VPN Policies.
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.
2. 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 136.
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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 139.
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. Click ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > VPN Policies.
2. Click the Add Auto Policy.
3. 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.
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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.
•
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
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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.
4. Click Apply.
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.

To add or edit a Manual VPN policy:
1. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > VPN Policies.
2. Click the Add Manual Policy.
3. Enter or select the following parameters:
• General. These settings identify this policy and determine its major characteristics.
-
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.
•
Local LAN. These settings identify which computers on your LAN are covered by this
policy. For each selection, data must be provided as follows:
-
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.
-
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.
•
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).
4. Click Apply.
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10.
Troubleshooting
D iagn os e and solve pro b le ms
10
This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and solve problems you might have with
your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router and computers.
3. Plug in the modem and turn it on. Wait 2 minutes.
4. Turn on the WiFi DSL modem router. 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 WiFi DSL modem router is lit if the Ethernet cable
connecting the WiFi DSL modem router and the modem is plugged in securely and the
modem and WiFi DSL modem router are turned on.
•
For each powered-on computer connected to the WiFi DSL modem router by an Ethernet
cable, the corresponding numbered router LAN port LED on the back of the WiFi DSL
modem router is lit.
Wireless Settings
Make sure that the wireless settings in the computer and WiFi DSL modem router match
exactly.
•
For a wirelessly connected computer, the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless
security settings of the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router. The simplest way to achieve this address
commonality is to configure each computer to obtain an IP address automatically using
DHCP.
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•
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.
Troubleshoot with the LEDs
After you turn on power to the WiFi DSL 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 the following:
• The Power LED is solid green.
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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 WiFi DSL modem router can be used for troubleshooting.
Power LED Is Off or Blinking
•
Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to your WiFi DSL modem router and
that the power adapter is securely connected to a functioning power outlet.
•
Make sure that you are using the power adapter that NETGEAR supplied for this product.
•
If the Power LED blinks slowly and continuously, the WiFi DSL modem router firmware is
corrupted. This situation can happen if a firmware upgrade is interrupted, or if the WiFi
DSL 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 http://support.netgear.com/general/contact/default.aspx.
Power LED Stays Red
When the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router
has a problem.
If the Power LED is still red 1 minute after you turn on power to the WiFi DSL modem router:
1. Turn off the power and back on to see if the WiFi DSL modem router recovers.
2. Press and hold the Reset button to return the WiFi DSL modem router to its factory settings.
See Factory Settings on page 154.
If the error persists, you might have a hardware problem and should contact technical
support at www.netgear.com/support.
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LEDs Never Turn Off
When the WiFi DSL modem router is turned on, the LEDs light for about 10 seconds and then
turn off. If all the LEDs stay lit, a fault exists within the WiFi DSL modem router.
If all LEDs are still lit 1 minute after power-up:
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Cycle the power to see if the WiFi DSL modem router recovers.
•
Press and hold the Reset button to return the WiFi DSL modem router to its factory
settings. See Factory Settings on page 154.
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 the Internet LED or the Ethernet port LEDs do not light when the Ethernet connection is
made, check the following:
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Make sure that the Ethernet cable connections are secure at the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 LED Is Off
If the Wireless LED stays off, check to see if the WiFi On/Off button on the WiFi DSL modem
router has been pressed. This button turns the wireless radios in the WiFi DSL modem router
on and off. The Wireless LEDs are lit when the wireless radio is turned on.
The Push 'N' Connect (WPS) Button Does Not Work
If after you press the WPS button and the Wireless LED does not blink, check the following:
•
Make sure that you are using the button and not the WiFi DSL modem router’s built-in
registrar.
•
Check that PIN verification has succeeded for the wireless device you are adding to the
wireless network.
•
Make sure that you have not pressed the WPS button on the side of the WiFi DSL
modem router after disabling the WPS feature (you logged in to the WiFi DSL modem
router and disabled this feature previously).
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Check that the WiFi DSL modem router is not in the temporary AP setup locked state (if
you are using the wireless repeater function).
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Cannot Log In to the Router
If you are unable to log in to the WiFi DSL modem router from a computer on your local
network, check the following:
•
If you are using an Ethernet-connected computer, check the Ethernet connection
between the computer and the WiFi DSL modem router. For more information, see Check
Ethernet Cable Connections on page 143.
•
Make sure that your computer’s IP address is on the same subnet as the WiFi DSL
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 WiFi DSL modem router, and
reboot your computer.
•
If your WiFi DSL modem router’s IP address was changed and you do not know the
current IP address, clear the WiFi DSL modem router’s configuration to factory defaults.
This procedure sets the WiFi DSL modem router’s IP address to 192.168.0.1. This
procedure is explained in Factory Settings on page 154.
•
Make sure that your browser has Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX enabled. If you are using
Internet Explorer, click Refresh to be sure that the Java applet is loaded.
•
Try quitting the browser and launching it again.
•
Make sure that you are using the correct login information. The factory default login name
is admin and the password is password. Make sure that Caps Lock is off when you enter
this information.
•
If you are attempting to set up your NETGEAR WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router as a replacement
for an ADSL gateway in your network, the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router can obtain an IP address from your Internet service
provider (ISP). Unless your ISP provides a fixed IP address, your WiFi DSL modem router
requests an IP address from the ISP. You can determine whether the request was successful
using the Router Status screen.
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To check the WAN IP address:
1. Start your browser and select an external site such as http://www.netgear.com.
2. Access the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL
modem router has not obtained an IP address from your ISP.
If your WiFi DSL modem router cannot obtain an IP address from the ISP, you might need to
force your cable or DSL modem to recognize your new WiFi DSL modem router by restarting
your network. For more information, see Sequence to Restart Your Network on page 143.
If your WiFi DSL modem router is still unable to obtain an IP address from the ISP, the
problem might be one of the following:
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Your Internet service provider (ISP) might require a login program.
Ask your ISP whether it requires 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
Setup 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:
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Inform your ISP that you have bought a new network device, and ask them to use the
WiFi DSL modem router’s MAC address.
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Configure your WiFi DSL modem router to clone your computer’s MAC address.
If your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem
router’s configuration, reboot your computer, and verify that DNS address. You can
configure your computer manually with DNS addresses, as explained in your operating
system documentation.
•
Your computer might not have the WiFi DSL modem router configured as its TCP/IP
gateway.
If your computer obtains its information from the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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.
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Troubleshoot PPPoE
If you are using PPPoE, try troubleshooting your Internet connection.

To troubleshoot a PPPoE connection:
1. Log in to the WiFi DSL modem router.
2. Select Administration > Router Status.
3. Click Connection Status.
If time remains on Lease Expires, your PPPoE connection is working. Otherwise, there
might also be a provisioning problem with your ISP.
Note: Unless you connect manually, the WiFi DSL modem router does not
authenticate using PPPoE until data is transmitted to the network.
Troubleshoot Internet Browsing
If your WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router configured as its default
gateway.
Reboot the computer, and verify that the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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.
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Changes Not Saved
If the WiFi DSL modem router does not save the changes you make in the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi
DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router, wait at
least 5 minutes, and check the date and time again.
•
Time is off by one hour. The WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router, try to isolate
the problem.
•
Does the wireless device or computer that you are using find your wireless network?
If not, check the Wireless LED on the front of the WiFi DSL modem router. It should be lit.
If they are not, you can press the WiFi On/Off button on the side of the WiFi DSL modem
router to turn the WiFi DSL modem router’s wireless radio back on.
If you disabled the WiFi DSL 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 wireless 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 WiFi DSL modem router, use an Ethernet
cable to connect a computer to a LAN port on the WiFi DSL modem router. Then log in to
the WiFi DSL modem router and select BASIC > Wireless. FOr more information, see
Basic Wireless Settings on page 33.
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Note: Be sure to click Apply when you make changes.
If your wireless device finds your network, but the signal strength is weak, check these
conditions:
•
Is your WiFi DSL modem router too far from your computer, or too close? Place your
computer near the WiFi DSL modem router, but at least 6 feet away, and see whether the
signal strength improves.
•
Is your wireless signal blocked by objects between the WiFi DSL modem router and your
computer?
Restore the Factory Settings and Password
This section explains how to restore the factory settings, changing the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router (see Erase on page 101).
•
Use the Reset button on the back of the WiFi DSL modem router. See Factory Settings
on page 154. If you restore the factory settings and the WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL modem router from your computer to verify that the LAN path to
your WiFi DSL modem router is set up correctly.

To ping the WiFi DSL modem router from a computer running Windows:
1. From the Windows toolbar, click Start and select Run.
2. In the field provided, type ping followed by the IP address of the WiFi DSL modem router,
as in this example:
ping www.routerlogin.net
3. Click OK.
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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 might 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 WiFi DSL
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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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 Start and 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 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 WiFi DSL 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 WiFi DSL 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.
•
Check that your cable or DSL modem is connected and functioning.
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•
If your ISP assigned a host name to your computer, enter that host name as the account
name in the Internet Setup 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 so, configure your WiFi DSL 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 D6200 WiFi
DSL Modem Router.
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Factory Settings
•
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Factory Settings
You can return the WiFi DSL modem router to its factory settings. Use the end of a paper clip
or some other similar object to press and hold the Reset button on the back of the router for
at least 5 seconds. The WiFi DSL modem router resets and returns to the factory settings.
Your device returns to the factory configuration settings shown in the following table.
Table 10. 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
saving 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 10. 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 867 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 11. D6200 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 1000BASE-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 @ 2.5A, output
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Table 11. D6200 Router specifications (continued)
Feature
Description
WAN
10BASE-T or 1000BASE-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
D
AC power adapter input 14
access
remote 128
viewing logs 98, 99
access points 110
accessing remote computer 114
address reservation 54
ADSL microfilters 19
ADSL port 13
ADSL setup 47
advertisement period 130
alerts, emailing 90
approved USB devices 68
authentication, required by mail server 90
automatic firmware checking 93
automatic Internet connection 42
dashboard 26
data packets, fragmented 50
date and time 149
daylight saving time 149
default DMZ server 49
default factory settings 12, 101, 154
default gateway 97
denial of service (DoS) protection 83
device mode 134
DHCP server 53, 97
DHCP setting 95
DMZ server 49
DNS addresses
primary 31
troubleshooting 147
DNS servers 114
Domain Name Server (DNS) addresses 31, 95
DSL port LED 15
Dynamic DNS 123
B
back panel 13
backing up configuration 100, 101
base station, setting up 112
blocking
inbound traffic 113
keywords and sites 84
box contents 11
broadcasting SSID 35
E
electromagnetic emissions 155
email notices 90
erasing configuration 101
Ethernet cables, checking 143
Ethernet LED, troubleshooting 144, 145
C
F
cables, checking 143
changes not saved, router 149
configuration file 100, 101
connecting wirelessly 18
country setting 41
crossover cable 145
CTS/RTS Threshold 106
custom service (port forwarding) 119
factory default settings
list of 154
restoring 101
file sharing 61
firewall settings 83
firmware version 94
firmware, upgrading 25, 93
fragmentation length 106
fragmented data packets 50
front panel 14, 17
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G
gateway IP address 31
genie, NETGEAR
advanced settings 40
basic settings 29
setup, initial 24
using, after installation 25
guest networks 37, 95
H
host name 31
host, trusted 84
I
inbound traffic, allowing or blocking 113
Internet connection
IPv6 131
setting up 30
troubleshooting 146
Internet port 42, 94
Internet port LEDs 15, 144
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 115
Internet service provider (ISP)
account information 23
DSL synchronization 15
Internet Setup screen fields 30
interval, poll 97
IP addresses
current 95
DHCP 23
dynamic 123
reserved 54
IP subnet mask 95
IPv6 Internet connection 131
K
troubleshooting 144
verifying cabling 21
Live Parental Controls 33
local servers, port forwarding to 118
logging in 23, 25
logs
emailing 90
viewing 98, 99
M
MAC addresses
current 94
mail server, outgoing 90
maintenance settings 92
managing router remotely 128
media server, setting router as 67
menus, described 26
metric value 127
microfilters 19
mixed mode security options 36
Modem mode 134
MTU size 49
multicasting 53
N
NAT (Network Address Translation) 49, 114
NETGEAR genie
advanced settings 40
basic settings, initial 29
setup, initial 24
using, after installation 25
Network Time Protocol (NTP) 149
networks
correct settings, checking 143
guest 37, 95
restarting 143
keywords 84
O
L
On/Off button 13
On/Off LED 15
one-line ADSL microfilter 19
outgoing mail server 90
LAN port
settings 94
LAN ports 13
LAN setup 51
language setting 41
large files, sharing 62
lease, DHCP 97
LEDs 14, 17
P
packets, fragmented 50
Parental Controls 33
passphrases, changing 36
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password recovery, admin 102
passwords, restoring 150
photos, sharing 61
poll interval 97
port forwarding 113, 116, 117, 118
port numbers 85
port status 96
port triggering 113, 115, 117, 121
ports, back panel 13
positioning the router 18
power adapter, AC 14
Power LED, troubleshooting 144
PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) 147
Preamble mode 106
preset security
about 33
passphrase 36
primary DNS addresses 31
printing files and photos 61
prioritizing traffic 55
Push ’N’ Connect 28
Q
QoS (Quality of Service) 55
R
radio, wireless 106
range of wireless connections 18
ReadySHARE access 60, 64
ReadySHARE printing 73
recovering admin password 102
releasing connection status 97
remote management 128
renewing connection status 97
repeater units 113
reserved IP adresses 54
restarting network 143
restoring
configuration file 101
default factory settings 150
router interface, described 26
Router mode 134
router status, viewing 94
S
scheduling keyword and service blocking 89
secondary DNS 31
security 33, 83
security options 36
security PIN 44
sending logs by email 90
Setup Wizard 41, 42
sharing files 61
sites, blocking 84
SMTP server 90
specifications, technical 153
splitters 19
SSID, described 35
static routes 125
status, router, viewing 94
subnet mask 95
system up time 96
T
technical specifications 153
technical support 2
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) 36
time of day 149
time to live, advertisement 131
time-out, port triggering 122
trademarks 2
traffic metering 132
troubleshooting 142
trusted host 84
two-line ADSL microfilter 19
U
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) 130
up time, system 96
upgrading firmware 25, 93
USB
advanced configuration 65
advanced settings 105
basic storage settings 63
drive requirements 60
file sharing 61
ReadySHARE access 60, 64
remote computer connection 69
specifying approved devices 68
unmounting a USB drive 72
USB devices, approved 68
USB port LED 16
USB printer 73, 76
user-defined services 88
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W
WAN IP address, troubleshooting 147
WAN setup 48
wireless channel 35
wireless connections, troubleshooting 149
wireless connectivity 18
wireless devices, adding to the network 27
wireless distribution system (WDS) 110, 111
Wireless LEDs
front panel 16, 17
troubleshooting 145
wireless mode 35
wireless network name (SSID), broadcasting 35
wireless network settings 35
wireless radio 106
wireless repeating 110, 111, 112, 113
wireless security options 36
wireless settings 33, 95
checking for correct 143
SSID broadcast 35
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) 55
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) 27, 43
WPS button 28
WPS LED 17
WPS-PSK encryption 36
WPS-PSK+ WPA2-PSK encryption 36
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