NETGEAR R7500v2 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 R7500v2 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
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:
Nighthawk X4
AC2350 Smart WiFi Router
Model R7500v2
Support
Thank you for purchasing this NETGEAR product.
After 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, Inc., NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc.
Any non‑NETGEAR trademarks are used for reference purposes only.
Compliance
For the current EU Declaration of Conformity, visit
.
For regulatory compliance information, visit
.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
NETGEAR, Inc.
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134 USA
April 2015
Router
Ethernet cable
Power adapter
(varies by region)
Antennas (4)
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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 vertically for the
best WiFi performance.
2. Prepare your modem.
Unplug your modem’s power. If it uses 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.
8. Get the user manual.
You can get the user manual online at
or
through a link in the product’s user interface.
Router
Ethernet cable
Cable or DSL
Internet
Modem
Power
adapter
You can use this diagram to connect your router or follow the detailed instructions in this booklet.
7. Get free apps.
During the installation process, genie
prompts you to download two free apps:
genie app
. A personal dashboard that
lets you monitor, control, and repair
your home network.
ReadySHARE Vault app
. Enables
automatic continuous backup of a
Windows computer to a USB device
that’s connected to your router.
Ethernet cable
Computer
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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
Rear Panel
The connections and buttons on the rear panel of the router are
shown in the following figure:
Reset button Ethernet
ports 1–4
Internet
port
Power
On/Off
button
Power
connector
LED Indicator
On/Off switch
USB 3.0
port 1
USB 3.0
port 2
eSATA
port
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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. Extend 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 uses 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.
Cable or DSL
Modem
Internet
Router
Ethernet
cable
Internet
Modem
Cable or DSL