NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

There is no better technical help than having the manual of any given product. Fortunately, we are presenting router guide for NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 router. If you need help on topics like web panel access for management, router hard reset, parental control settings, band width allocation, changing your router IP or password from default, port forwarding, then reading this guide is a must.

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Quick Start
Nighthawk X4
AC2350 Smart WiFi Router
Model R7500
Support
Thank you for purchasing this NETGEAR product.
Aſter 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
NETGEAR recommends that you use only the official NETGEAR support resources.
You can get the user manual online at
or through a link in
the product’s user interface.
Trademarks
NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and Connect with Innovation are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
countries. Information is subject to change without notice. © NETGEAR, Inc. All rights
reserved.
Compliance
For the current EU Declaration of Conformity, visit:
For regulatory compliance information, visit:
.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Package Contents
The box contains the following items.
In some regions, a resource CD is included in the package.
Installation Video
To view the Nighthawk installation video, visit
or use this QR code:
NETGEAR, Inc.
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
AC2350 Smart WiFi Router
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
Antennas (4)
October 2014
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1. Attach the antennas.
To determine where to attach the
antennas, match the labels on the
antennas with the labels on the
router.
Attach the antennas on the threaded
antenna posts.
Position the antennas for the best
WiFi performance.
NETGEAR recommends that you
position all of the antennas vertically,
as shown.
2. Prepare your modem.
Unplug your modem’s power. If it has a battery
backup, remove the battery.
3. Connect your modem.
Plug in your modem. Put the battery back
in. Then cable the modem to the yellow
Internet port on the router.
4. Power on the router.
The Power LED
lights amber and then
turns white when the router is ready.
5. Connect a computer.
You can use an Ethernet cable or connect
with WiFi.
To connect with WiFi, use the WiFi network
name and password on the product label.
6.
Log in to the router.
Launch a web browser.
NETGEAR genie displays.
If you do not see genie, enter
www.routerlogin.net
in the address field
of the web browser. When prompted, enter
admin
for the user name and
password
for
the password.
Follow the genie steps to connect to the
Internet.
7. Get the genie app.
Download the free genie app from
www.NETGEAR.com/genie
.
Easily share media, files, and printers on the
network from your smartphone, tablet, or
laptop.
8. Get the user manual.
You can get the user manual online at
or
through a link in the product’s user interface.
Ethernet cable
Router
Ethernet cable
DSL or cable
Internet
Modem
Power
adapter
You can use this diagram to connect your router or follow the detailed instructions in this booklet.
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LEDs
The LEDs on the top of the router light to indicate router activity:
Power
Internet
2.4 GHz WiFi
5 GHz WiFi
USB 3.0 port 1
USB 3.0 port 2
eSATA port
Ethernet ports 1–4
WiFi On/Off button with LED
WPS button with LED
You can use the
LED Off/On
switch on the rear panel of the router
to turn the LEDs on the top of the router on or off.
Note:
The Power LED stays lit even if the
LED Off/On
switch is in the off
position.
LED Off/On switch
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Install Your Router
Make sure that your Internet service is active before you install
your router.
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To install your router:
1. Attach the antennas.
a.
To determine where to attach the antennas, match the
labels on the antennas with the labels on the router.
b.
Align the antennas with the antenna posts on the router.
c.
Attach the antennas on the threaded antenna posts.
d.
Position the antennas for the best WiFi performance.
NETGEAR recommends that you position all of the antennas
vertically, as shown.
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2. Prepare your modem.
a.
Unplug your modem’s power.
b.
If the modem has a battery backup, remove its batteries.
c.
If your modem was already connected to another router,
disconnect the cable between your modem and that router.
Make sure that your modem is turned off and is cabled only to
the wall jack for your Internet service.
3. Connect your modem.
a.
Plug in, then turn on your modem.
b.
If you removed the batteries, replace them.
c.
With the yellow Ethernet cable that came with the router,
connect your modem to the yellow Internet port on your
router.
Modem
DSL or cable
Internet
Router
Ethernet cable
Modem
Internet
DSL or
cable