NETGEAR C6250-100NAS Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
February 2016
202-11533-01
AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router
Model C6250
User Manual
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AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router
Support
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Compliance
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See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Trademarks
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Overview and Setup
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front Panel and Right Side Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Back Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Position Your Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Install and Activate Your Cable Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cable the Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Activate Your Internet Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Activate Your Internet Service with Comcast XFINITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Perform a Speed Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cable the Modem Router to a Router and Use Bridge Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 2
Connect to the Network and Access the Modem Router
Connect to the Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connect to the Modem Router Through an Ethernet Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Join the WiFi Network of the Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Types of Logins and Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Product Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Access NETGEAR genie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Access the Modem Router with the NETGEAR genie App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 3
Customize the Internet Settings
View the Cable Initialization of the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Change the Cable Connection Starting Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
View or Manually Set Up the IPv4 Internet Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Manage the MTU Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
MTU Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Chapter 4
Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings
Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Main Network. . . . . 36
View or Change the Basic WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security for the Main WiFi Network . . . . . . . . 43
Use the WPS Wizard to Add a Device to the WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Use WPS with the Push Button Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Use WPS with the PIN Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Guest Network. . . . 48
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Set Up and Enable a Guest Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security for the Guest WiFi Network. . . . . . . . 52
Chapter 5
Secure Your Network
Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Allow or Block Access to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Enable and Manage Network Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Manage Network Access Control Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Block Keywords and Domains for HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Set Up Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Remove a Keyword or Domain from the Blocked List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Remove All Keywords and Domains from the Blocked List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Specify a Trusted Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Block Access to Services and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Block a Default Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Add and Block a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Change the Settings for a Blocked Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Remove a Blocked Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Schedule When Security Features Are Active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Set Up a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Change a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Remove a Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Set Up Security Event Email Notification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Chapter 6
Manage the WAN and LAN Network
Settings
Manage the WAN Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Set Up a Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Manage the SIP Application-Level Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Manage the Modem Router’s LAN IP Address Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Manage IP Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Reserve an IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Change a Reserved IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Remove an IP Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Manage the IPv6 LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Change the Modem Router’s Device Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Manage the Built-In DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Manage the DHCP Server Address Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Manage Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Chapter 7
Manage the Modem Router and Monitor Your Network
View the Status and Statistics of the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
View the Cable Information and Internet Port and WiFi Status . . . . . . . . . . . 96
View the Traffic Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
View the Internet Port Connection Status and Release and
Renew the Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
View Devices Currently on the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
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View WiFi Channels in Your Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
View WiFi Networks in Your Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
View and Manage the Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Change the Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Manage the Device Settings File of the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Back Up the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Restore the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Return the Modem Router to Its Factory Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Use the Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Erase the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Reboot the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Monitor and Meter Internet Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Start the Traffic Meter Without Traffic Volume Restrictions. . . . . . . . . . . . 116
View the Traffic Statistics and Traffic Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Restrict Internet Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Unblock the Traffic Meter After the Traffic Limit Is Reached . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Manage the Modem Router Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Chapter 8
Share a Storage Device
USB Device Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Connect a USB Device to the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Access a Storage Device Connected to the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Manage Access to a Storage Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Enable FTP Access Within Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
View Network Folders on a Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Change a Network Folder, Including Read and Write Access, on a USB Drive 132
Approve USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Safely Remove a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Enable the Media Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Chapter 9
Share a USB Printer
Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Use the Shared Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
View or Change the Status of a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Change the NETGEAR USB Control Center Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Specify the Time-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Chapter 10
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
Set Up and Manage Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Your Personal FTP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Set Up a New Dynamic DNS Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148