NETGEAR DGND3300v2 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
October 2010
202-10463-04
v1.0
N300 Wireless Dual Band
ADSL2+ Modem Router
DGND3300v2
User Manual
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N300 Wireless Dual Band ADSL2+ Modem Router DGND3300v2 User Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Router Internet Setup
Using the Setup Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Logging In to Your N300 Wireless Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Using the Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Viewing or Manually Configuring Your ISP Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Configuring ADSL Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Chapter 2
Wireless Settings
Planning Your Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Wireless Placement and Range Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Wireless Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Manually Configuring Your Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Configuring WEP Wireless Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Configuring WPA, WPA2, or Mixed WPA2 + WPA Wireless Security . .22
Using Push 'N' Connect (WPS) to Configure Your Wireless Network . . . .24
Using a WPS Button to Add a WPS Client. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Using PIN Entry to Add a WPS Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Configuring Advanced WPS Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Connecting Additional Wireless Client Devices after WPS Setup . . . . . . .27
Adding More WPS Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Adding Both WPS and Non-WPS Clients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Restricting Access to Your N300 Wireless Modem Router . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Wireless Guest Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Live Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Chapter 3
Security Settings
Protecting Access to Your N300 Wireless Modem Router. . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Changing the Built-In Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Restricting Access by MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Blocking Access to Internet Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Firewall Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Port Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Adding a Pre-set Port Forwarding Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Adding a Custom Port Forwarding Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Blocking Access to Internet Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Scheduling Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Viewing Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Configuring Email Alert and Web Access Log Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . .47
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Setting the Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Chapter 4
Network Maintenance
Upgrading the Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Manually Check for Firmware Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Viewing N300 Wireless Modem Router Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Connection Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Viewing a List of Attached Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Managing the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Backing Up and Restoring the Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Erasing the Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Running Diagnostic Utilities and Rebooting the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Enabling Remote Management Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chapter 5
USB Storage
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
File Sharing Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Sharing Photos with Friends and Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Storing Files in a Central Location for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Sharing Large Files with Colleagues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
USB Storage Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Editing a Network Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Configuring USB Storage Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Creating a Network Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Unmounting a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Specifying Approved USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Connecting to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Locating the Internet Port IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Accessing the Router’s USB Drive Remotely Using FTP. . . . . . . . . . . .74
Connecting to the USB Drive with Microsoft Network Settings . . . . . . . . .74
Enabling File and Printer Sharing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Chapter 6
Virtual Private Networking
Overview of VPN Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Client-to-Gateway VPN Tunnels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Tunnels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Planning a VPN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
VPN Tunnel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Setting Up a Client-to-Gateway VPN Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Step 1: Configure the Client-to-Gateway VPN Tunnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Step 2: Configure the NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Client. . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Setting Up a Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
VPN Tunnel Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
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Activating a VPN Tunnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Verifying the Status of a VPN Tunnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Deactivating a VPN Tunnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Deleting a VPN Tunnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Setting Up VPN Tunnels in Special Circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Using Auto Policy to Configure VPN Tunnels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Using Manual Policy to Configure VPN Tunnels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Chapter 7
Advanced Settings (Part 1)
Using the LAN Setup Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Using the N300 Wireless Modem Router as a DHCP Server. . . . . . . .114
Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Using a Dynamic DNS Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Configuring the WAN Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Setting Up a Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Setting Up Quality of Service (QoS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Configuring QoS for Internet Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Editing or Deleting an Existing QoS Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Configuring Static Routes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Wireless Repeating (Also Called WDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Wireless Repeating Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Setting Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Setting Up a Repeater Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Chapter 8
Advanced Settings (Part 2)
Common Connection Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Assessing Your Speed Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Optimizing Your Network Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Optimizing Wireless Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Changing the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Appendix A
Troubleshooting
Quick Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Troubleshooting with the LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Cannot Access the N300 Wireless Modem Router Menu . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Checking the Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Checking the WAN IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Troubleshooting a Network Using the Ping Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Testing the LAN Path to Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Testing the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device . . . . . . . . .143
Problems with Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Viewing Available Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
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