NETGEAR R7000 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 R7000 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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350 East Plumeria Drive
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USA
October 2013
202-11301-02
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
Unpack Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Attach the Antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Top and Front Panels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Position Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cable Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Chapter 2
Connect to the Network and Access the Router
Connect to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Wired Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
WiFi Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Types of Logins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Use an Internet Browser to Access the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
NETGEAR genie Automatic Internet Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Change the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Access the Router with NETGEAR genie Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Chapter 3
Specify Your Internet Settings
Use the Internet Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Manually Set Up the Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Specify an Internet Connection Without a Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Specify an Internet Connection That Uses a Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Requirements for Entering IPv6 Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Auto Detect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
IPv6 Auto Config. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
IPv6 6to4 Tunnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
IPv6 Pass Through. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
IPv6 Fixed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
IPv6 DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
IPv6 PPPoE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Chapter 4
Optimize Performance
Prioritize Internet Traffic with Quality of Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
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Optimize Internet Gaming with Upstream QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Add Upstream QoS Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Set Up QoS for Applications and Online Gaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Set Up QoS for a Router LAN Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Set Up QoS for a MAC Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Edit an Upstream QoS Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Delete an Upstream QoS Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Optimize Video Streaming with Downstream QoS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Add Downstream QoS Rules by Keyword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Add a Downstream QoS Rule by Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Improve Network Connections with Universal Plug and Play. . . . . . . . . . .49
Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Chapter 5
Control Access to the Internet
Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Block Access to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Block Services from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Avoid Blocking on a Trusted Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Set Up Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chapter 6
Share USB Drives Attached to the Router
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Access a USB Drive on the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Control Access to the USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Use FTP Within the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Manage Network Folders on a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
View Network Folders on a USB Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Add a Network Folder on a USB Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Edit a Network Folder on a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Approve USB Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Safely Remove a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Chapter 7
Access the Router’s USB Drive Through the Internet
Access the USB Drive Through the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Access the USB Drive Through the Internet with FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Dynamic DNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Your Personal FTP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Set Up a New Dynamic DNS Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Specify a DNS Account That You Already Have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Change the Dynamic DNS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Use Your Dynamic DNS Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Set Up Your Personal FTP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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Use the Router as a Media Server
Specify ReadyDLNA Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Play Music from a USB Drive with iTunes Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Play Media from a USB Drive on TiVo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Chapter 9
Share a USB Printer
Install the Printer Driver and Cable the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Use the Shared Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
View or Change the Status of a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Chapter 10
Specify Network Settings
View WAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Set Up a Default DMZ Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Change the Router’s Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Change the LAN TCP/IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Specify the IP Addresses that the Router Assigns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Reserve LAN IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Use the WPS Wizard for WiFi Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Specify Basic WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Change the WiFi Security Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Set Up a Guest Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Control the Wireless Radios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Use the WiFi On/Off Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Enable or Disable the Wireless Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Set Up a Wireless Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Specify WPS Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Set Up the Router in Bridge Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Set Up a Wireless Distribution System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Set Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Set Up a Repeater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Chapter 11
Manage Your Network
Update the Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Change the admin Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Recover the admin Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
View Router Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Display Internet Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Check the Internet Connection Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
View Logs of Router Activity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126