NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500v2 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Nighthawk X4
AC2350 Smart
WiFi Router
User Manual
Model R7500v2
August 2015
202-11522-02
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
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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
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documentation, and support, visit
.
Phone (US & Canada only): 1-888-NETGEAR.
Phone (Other Countries): Check the list of phone numbers at
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trademarks are used for reference purposes only.
Compliance
For regulatory compliance information, visit
. See the regulatory compliance
document before connecting the power supply.
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Contents
Chapter 1 Hardware Setup
Unpack Your Router
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Top View
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Rear Panel
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Turn the LEDs On or Off
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Attach the Antennas
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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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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 Network
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Wired Connection
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WiFi Connection Using WPS
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WiFi Connection
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Label
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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 NETGEAR genie Apps
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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
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Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
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Requirements for Entering 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 PPPoE Internet Connection
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Change the MTU Size
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Chapter 4 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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Improve Network Connections With Universal Plug and Play
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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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Manage Network Access Control Lists
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Delete Keywords From the Blocked List
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Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
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Block Services From the Internet
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Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services
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Avoid Blocking on a Trusted Computer
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Set Up Security Event Email Notifications
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Chapter 6 Share Storage Devices Attached to the Router
Connect an eSATA Device to the Router
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USB Device Requirements
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Connect a USB Device to the Router
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Access a Storage Device That Is Connected to the Router From a Mac
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Access a Storage Device Connected to the Router From a Windows Computer.68
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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Control Access to a Storage Device
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Use FTP Within the Network
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View or Change Network Folders on a Device
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Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device
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Edit a Network Folder on a Storage Device
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Approve USB Devices
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Safely Remove a USB Device
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Chapter 7 Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
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Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet
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Access Storage Devices Through the Internet with FTP
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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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Set Up Your Personal FTP Server
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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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Print Using the Shared 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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Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings
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Change the Language
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Specify the Time-Out
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Chapter 10 Manage Your Network
Update the Router Firmware
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Change the admin Password
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Set Up Password Recovery
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Recover the admin Password
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View Router Status
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Display Internet Port Statistics
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Check the Internet Connection Status
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View and Manage Logs of Router Activity
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Monitor Internet Traffictraffic metering
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Custom Static Routes
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Set Up a Static Route
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Edit a Static Route
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Delete a Static Route
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View Devices Currently on the Network
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Manage the Router Configuration File
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Back Up Settings
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Restore Configuration Settings
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Erase the Current Configuration Settings
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Remote Management
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Use Remote Access
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