NETGEAR Nighthawk R6900 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Nighthawk
AC1900 Smart
WiFi Router
User Manual
Model R6900
August 2015
202-11569-01
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
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Support
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For product updates, additional documentation, and support, visit
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trademarks are used for reference purposes only.
Compliance
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See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Overview of the Router
Unpack Your Router
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Attach the Antennas
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LEDs and Buttons on the Top Panel
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Ports, Buttons, and Connectors on the Back Panel
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USB Port on the Front Panel
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Product Label on the Bottom Panel
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Position Your Router
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Cable Your Router
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Chapter 2
Connect to the Network and Access the Router
Connect to the Router
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Connect to the Router Through an Ethernet Cable
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Join the WiFi Network of the 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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Use a Web Browser to Access the Router
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Automatic Internet Setup
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Log In to the Router
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Change the Language
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Access the Router With the NETGEAR genie App
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Chapter 3
Specify Your Internet Settings
Use the Internet Setup Wizard
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Manually Set Up the Internet Connection
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Specify an Internet Connection Without a Login
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Specify an Internet Connection That Uses a Login and PPPoE Service
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Specify an Internet Connection That Uses 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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Use Auto Detect for an IPv6 Internet Connection
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Use Auto Config for an IPv6 Internet Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Internet Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 Pass Through Internet Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Internet Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Internet Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Connection
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Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Internet Connection
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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
Optimize Performance
Prioritize Internet Traffic With Quality of Service
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Optimize Internet Gaming With Upstream QoS
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Add Upstream QoS Priority Rules
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Set Up QoS for Applications and Online Gaming
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Set Up QoS for a Router LAN Port
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Set Up QoS for a MAC Address
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Change an Upstream QoS Policy Rule
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Delete an Upstream QoS Policy Rule
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Delete All Upstream QoS Policy Rules
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Optimize Video Streaming With Downstream QoS
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Add Downstream QoS Priority Rules
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Add a Downstream QoS Policy Rule by Keyword
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Add a Downstream QoS Policy Rule by MAC Address
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Change a Downstream QoS Policy Rule
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Delete a Downstream QoS Policy Rule
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Delete All Downstream QoS Policy Rules
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Improve Network Connections With Universal Plug and Play
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Manage Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service
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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 Allowed List
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Add Devices to or Remove Them From the Blocked 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
Share a Storage Device Attached to the Router
USB Device Requirements
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Connect a USB Device to the Router
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Access a Storage Device Connected to the 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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Map a USB Device to a Windows Network Drive
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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 USB Hard Drive 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..106
Approve USB Devices
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Safely Remove a USB Device
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Chapter 7
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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Remotely Access a USB Device Using ReadyCLOUD
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Create a ReadyCLOUD Account
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Register Your Router With ReadyCLOUD
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Chapter 8
Use the Router as a Media Server
Specify ReadyDLNA Media Server Settings
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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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Set Up the Router to Work With TiVo
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Play Videos
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Play Music or View Photos
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Copy TiVo Files to a Computer
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Chapter 9
Share a USB Printer
Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer
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Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
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Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
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Use the Shared Printer
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Manually Connect and Print
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Print and Release the Printer
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View or Change the Status of a Printer
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Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer
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Manage the NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings
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