NETGEAR C6300BD Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
September 2014
202-11434-01
AC1900, N900, and N450
WiFi
Cable Data Gateways
Models C6300BD, CG4500BD, and CG3000Dv2
User Manual
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Cable Data Gateways
Support
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Revision History
Publication Part Number
Publish Date
Comments
202-11434-01
September 2014
First publication
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Overview
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hardware Features of the AC1900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front Panel of the AC1900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Back Panel of the AC1900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Product Label of the AC1900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hardware Features of the N900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Front Panel of the N900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Back Panel of the N900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Product Label of the N900 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hardware Features of the N450 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Front Panel of the N450 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Back Panel of the N450 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Product Label of the N450 WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Position Your WiFi Cable Data Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Chapter 2
Connect and Get Started
WiFi Cable Data Gateway Setup Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
WiFi Devices and Security Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Types of Logins and Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Access NETGEAR genie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Change the Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Join the WiFi Network of the WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Manual Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Wi-Fi Protected Setup Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 3
Configure Parental Controls and Basic WiFi Settings
Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
View or Change the Basic Settings for the Main WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Enable and Configure the Guest WiFi Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Chapter 4
Manage Internet, WAN, and LAN Settings and Use the
WPS Wizard
Manage the Internet Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Manage the WAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
View or Change the WAN Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Configure a Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Manage the LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
View or Change the LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Use the WiFi Cable Data Gateway as a DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Manage IP Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Use the WPS Wizard to Add a Device to the WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Use WPS with the Push Button Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Use WPS with the PIN Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 5
Manage the Firewall and Secure Your Network
Block Keywords and Domains for HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Set Up Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Remove a Keyword or Domain from the Blocked List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Remove All Keywords and Domains from the Blocked List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Specify a Trusted Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Block Access to Services and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Block a Default Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Add and Block a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Change the Settings for a Blocked Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Remove a Blocked Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Schedule When Features Are Active. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Set Up a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Change a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Remove a Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Set Up Security Event Email Notification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Manage Firewall, Web, and NAT ALG Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Chapter 6
Manage and Monitor Your Network
View the Status and Statistics of the WiFi Cable Data Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
View the Cable Information, Internet Port Status, and WiFi Status . . . . . . . 78
View the Traffic Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
View the Internet Port Connection Status and Release and
Renew the Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
View the WiFi Cable Data Gateway Cable Initialization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
View the Network Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
View WiFi Channels in Your Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
View WiFi Access Points in Your Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
View and Manage the Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Manage the WiFi Cable Gateway Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Back Up the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Restore the Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Return the WiFi Cable Data Gateway to Its Factory Default Settings. . . . . . . . 94
Use the Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Erase the Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Reboot the Cable Data Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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Chapter 7
Share USB Drives Attached to the Cable Data Gateway
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Access a USB Drive on the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Specify the Method for Accessing the USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
View Network Folders on a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Add a Network Folder on a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Change a Network Folder, Including Read and Write Access, on a
USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Safely Remove a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Enable the Media Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Chapter 8
Configure Advanced Features
Manage Advanced WiFi Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Control the WiFi Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
View or Change WPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Set Up a WiFi Access List by MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Port Forwarding and Port Triggering Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Manage Services or Applications for Port Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Application Example: Make a Local Web Server Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Set Up and Manage Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Manage Port Triggering Services and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Manage the Port Triggering Time-Out Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Set Up and Manage IP Address Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Set Up and Manage MAC Address Filtering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Configure Dynamic DNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Manage the Cable Data Gateway Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Manage Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Manage the Network Address Translation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Manage the Ethernet Ports of the LAN Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Change the Default Settings of the Ethernet Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Disable Access to an Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Manage Network Time Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Chapter 9
Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
Perform Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Ping an IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Trace a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Quick Tips for Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Troubleshoot with the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Power LED Is Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156