NETGEAR D6400 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
April 2015
202-11485-01
AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Model D6400
User Manual
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AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D6400
Support
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After installing your device, locate the serial number on the label of your product and use it to register your product at
. You must register your product before you can use NETGEAR telephone support. NETGEAR
recommends registering your product through the NETGEAR website.
For product updates and web support, visit
.
Phone (US & Canada only): 1-888-NETGEAR.
Phone (Other Countries): Check the list of phone numbers at
.
Compliance
For regulatory compliance information, visit
.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Trademarks
© NETGEAR, Inc., NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Any non-NETGEAR trademarks are
used for reference purposes only.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Overview of the Modem Router
Unpack Your Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Front Panel with LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Back Panel with Ports, Buttons, and Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Right Side Panel with WPS and WiFi On/Off Buttons and USB Port . . . . . . . . . 14
Bottom Panel Product Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chapter 2
Install and Access the Modem Router and Its Network
Position Your Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connect to the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connect to the Modem Router Through an Ethernet Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Join the WiFi Network of the Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Types of Logins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
NETGEAR genie Automatic Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Set Up Your Modem Router for DSL Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
DSL Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cable the Modem Router for DSL Service and Access the Modem Router . 22
Set Up Your Modem Router for Cable or Fiber Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Log In to the Modem Router After Setup to View or Change Settings. . . . . . . 35
Change the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Change the admin Password and Automatic Login Time-Out Period . . . . . . . . 37
Set Up Password Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Let the Modem Router Automatically Update Its Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Access the Modem Router with the NETGEAR genie App. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chapter 3
Manage the Internet Settings Manually
Use the Internet Setup Wizard After Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Manually Set Up an ADSL Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Specify an ADSL Connection Without a Login Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Specify an ADSL Connection with a Login Requirement and
PPPoA or PPPoE Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Manually Set Up a VDSL Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Specify a VDSL Connection Without a Login Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Specify a VDSL Connection with a Login Requirement and
PPPoE Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Manually Set Up a Cable of Fiber Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Specify a Cable or Fiber Connection Without a Login Requirement. . . . . . . 65
Specify a Cable or Fiber Connection With a Login Requirement
and PPPoE Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Specify an IPv6 Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
IPv6 Internet Connections and IPv6 Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Set Up an IPv6 Connection Through Auto Detect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Set Up an IPv6 Pass-Through Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Set Up an IPv6 Connection Through Auto Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Set Up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Manage the MTU Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
MTU Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Chapter 4
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Main Network. . . . . 91
View or Change the Basic WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Use WPS to Add a Device to the WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Use WPS with the Push Button Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Use WPS with the PIN Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Guest Network. . . 103
Set Up and Enable a Guest Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security for the Guest WiFi Network. . . . . . . 106
Control the WiFi Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Use the WiFi On/Off Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Enable or Disable the WiFi Radios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Set Up a WiFi Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Manage the WPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Manage Advanced WiFi Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Use the Modem Router as a WiFi Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Chapter 5
Control Access to the Internet
Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Allow or Block Access to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Enable and Manage Network Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Manage Network Access Control Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Set Up Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Remove a Keyword or Domain from the Blocked List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Remove All Keywords and Domains from the Blocked List . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Specify a Trusted Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Manage Simple Outbound Firewall Rules for Services and Applications. . . . . 131
Add an Outbound Firewall Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Add an Outbound Firewall Rule for a Custom Service or Application . . . . . 133
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Change an Outbound Firewall Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Remove an Outbound Firewall Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Set Up a Schedule for Keyword Blocking and Outbound Firewall Rules . . . . . 138
Set Up Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Chapter 6
Optimize Performance
Optimize Traffic with Internet Access QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Manage Default and Custom QoS Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
View the Default QoS Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Create a Custom QoS Rule for an Application or Online Game . . . . . . . . . . 145
Create a Custom QoS Rule for a Modem Router LAN Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Create a Custom QoS Rule for a MAC Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Change a Default or Custom QoS Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Remove a QoS Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Remove All QoS Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Manage Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Manage Implicit Beamforming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Improve Network Connections with Universal Plug and Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Chapter 7
Share a Storage Device
USB Device Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Connect a USB Device to the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Access a Storage Device Connected to the Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Back Up Mac Computers with Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Set Up a USB Hard Drive on a Mac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Prepare to Back Up a Large Amount of Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Use Time Machine to Back Up onto a Storage Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Manage Access to a Storage Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Enable FTP Access Within Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
View Network Folders on a Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Change a Network Folder, Including Read and Write Access, on a USB Drive 170
Approve USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Safely Remove a USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Chapter 8
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
Set Up and Manage Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Your Personal FTP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Set Up a New Dynamic DNS Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Specify a DNS Account That You Already Created. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet with FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181