NETGEAR D7800 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Nighthawk X4S
AC2600 WiFi
VDSL/ADSL
Modem Router
User Manual
Model D7800
September 2015
202-11572-01
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
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Contents
Chapter 1 Hardware Overview of the Modem Router
Unpack Your Modem Router
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Attach the Antennas
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Top Panel With LEDs
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Back Panel With Ports, Buttons, Connectors, and Switch
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USB Ports on the Left Panel
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eSATA Port on the Right Panel
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Connect an eSATA Device
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Bottom Panel Product Label
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Chapter 2 Install and Access the Modem Router and Its Network
Position Your Modem Router
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Connect to the Modem Router
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Connect to the Modem Router Through an Ethernet Cable
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Join the WiFi Network of the Modem Router
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Manual Method
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup Method
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Types of Logins
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Automatic Internet Setup
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Set Up Your Modem Router for DSL Service
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DSL Service
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Cable the Modem Router for DSL Service and Access the Modem Router
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Set Up the Modem Router for Cable or Fiber Service
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Log In to the Modem Router After Setup to View or Change Settings
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Change the Language
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Change the admin Password
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Set Up Password Recovery
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Let the Modem Router Automatically Update Its Firmware
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Access the Modem Router With the NETGEAR genie App
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Chapter 3 Manage the Internet Settings Manually
Use the Internet Setup Wizard After Initial Setup
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Manually Set Up an ADSL Internet Connection
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Specify an ADSL Connection Without a Login
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Specify an ADSL Connection With a Login and PPPoA or PPPoE Service
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Manually Set Up a VDSL Internet Connection
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Specify a VDSL Connection Without a Login
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Specify a VDSL Connection With a Login and PPPoE Service
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Manually Set Up a Cable or Fiber Internet Connection
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Specify a Cable or Fiber Connection Without a Login
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Specify a Cable or Fiber Connection With a Login and PPPoE Service
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Specify a Cable or Fiber Connection With a Login and PPTP or L2TP
Service
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Specify an IPv6 Internet Connection
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IPv6 Internet Connections and IPv6 Addresses
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Set Up an IPv6 Connection Through Auto Detect
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Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 Pass-Through Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 Connection Through Auto Config
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Manage the MTU Size
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MTU Concepts
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Change the MTU Size
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Chapter 4 Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings
Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Main Network
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View or Change the Basic WiFi Settings
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Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi Security
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Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security
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Use WPS to Add a Device to the WiFi Network
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Use WPS With the Push Button Method
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Use WPS With the PIN Method
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Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the Guest Network
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Control the WiFi Radios
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Use the WiFi On/Off Button
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Enable or Disable the WiFi Radios
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Chapter 5 Control Access to the Internet
Set Up Parental Controls
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Allow or Block Access to Your Network
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Enable and Manage Network Access Control
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Manage Network Access Control Lists
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Add Devices to or Remove Them From the Blocked List
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Add Devices to or Remove Them From the Allowed List
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Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
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Set Up Blocking
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Remove a Keyword or Domain From the Blocked List
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Remove All Keywords and Domains From the Blocked List
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Specify a Trusted Computer
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Manage Simple Outbound Firewall Rules for Services and Applications
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Add an Outbound Firewall Rule
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Add an Outbound Firewall Rule for a Custom Service or Application
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Change an Outbound Firewall Rule
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Remove an Outbound Firewall Rule
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Set Up a Schedule for Keyword Blocking and Outbound Firewall Rules
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Set Up Security Event Email Notifications
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Chapter 6 Optimize Performance
Use Dynamic QoS to Optimize Internet Traffic Management
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Enable Dynamic QoS
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Enable or Disable the Automatic QoS Database Update
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Manually Update the Dynamic QoS Database
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Participate in Dynamic QoS Analytics
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Manage Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service
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Manage Beamforming
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Improve Network Connections With Universal Plug and Play
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Chapter 7 Share a Storage Device
Connect an eSATA Device to the Modem Router
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USB Device Requirements
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Connect a USB Device to the Modem Router
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Access a Storage Device Connected to the Modem Router
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Access the Storage Device From a Windows Computer
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Access the Storage Device From a Mac
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Back Up Windows Computers With ReadySHARE Vault
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Back Up Mac Computers With Time Machine
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Set Up a Storage Device on a Mac
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Prepare to Back Up a Large Amount of Data
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Use Time Machine to Back Up Onto a Storage Device
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Manage Access to a Storage Device
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Enable FTP Access Within Your Network
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View Network Folders on a Device
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Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device
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Change a Network Folder, Including Read and Write Access, on a USB Drive..162
Approve Storage Devices
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Safely Remove a USB Device
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Chapter 8 Manage Dynamic DNS and Access Storage Devices Through the
Internet
Set Up and Manage Dynamic DNS
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Your Personal FTP Server
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Set Up a New Dynamic DNS Account
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Specify a DNS Account That You Already Created
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Change the Dynamic DNS Settings
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Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
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Access Storage Devices From a Remote Computer
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Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet
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Use FTP to Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
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Chapter 9 Use the Modem Router as a Media Server
Specify ReadyDLNA Media Server Settings
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Rescan the Media Files for Content
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Play Music From a Storage Device With iTunes Server
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Play Media From a USB Device on TiVo
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