NETGEAR R7800 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Nighthawk X4S
AC2600 Smart
WiFi Router
User Manual
Model R7800
January 2016
202-11596-03
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
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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 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 Config for an IPv6 Internet Connection
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Use Auto Detect 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 3 Control Access to the Internet
Set Up Parental Controls
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Allow or Block Access to Your Network
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Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
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Block Services From the Internet
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Delete Keywords From the Blocked List
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Avoid Blocking on a Trusted Computer
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Manage Network Access Control Lists
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Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services
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Set Up Security Event Email Notifications
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Chapter 4 Network Settings
View or Change WAN Settings
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Set Up a Default DMZ Server
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Change the Router’s Device Name
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Change the LAN TCP/IP Settings
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Specify the IP Addresses That the Router Assigns
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Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Router
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Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses
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Reserve an IP Address
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Edit a Reserved IP Address
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Delete a Reserved IP Address Entry
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Use the WPS Wizard for WiFi Connections
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Specify Basic WiFi Settings
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Change the WiFi Mbps Settings
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Change the WiFi Password or Security Level
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Enable or Disable WiFi MU-MIMO
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Enable or Disable WiFi 160 MHz
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Enable a WiFi Video Network
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Set Up a Guest WiFi Network
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Enable a Video Guest WiFi Network
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Control the WiFi Radios
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Use the WiFi On/Off Button
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Enable or Disable the WiFi Radios
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Set Up a WiFi Schedule
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Specify WPS Settings
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Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point
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Use the Router in Bridge Mode
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Chapter 5 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 6 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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View Devices Currently on the Network
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Monitor Internet Traffictraffic metering
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Manage the Router Configuration File
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Back Up Settings
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Erase the Current Configuration Settings
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Restore Configuration Settings
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Remote Access
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Set Up Remote Management
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Use Remote Access
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Chapter 7 Share USB Storage Devices Attached to the Router
USB Device Requirements
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Connect a Storage Device to the Router
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Access a Storage Device Connected to the Router From a Windows Computer.99
Map a USB Device to a Windows Network Drive
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Access a Storage Device That Is Connected to the Router From a Mac
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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 USB Hard Disk
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Use FTP Within the Network
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View or Change Network Folders on a Storage 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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Safely Remove a USB Device
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Chapter 8 Use Dynamic DNS to Access USB Storage Devices Through the Internet
Dynamic DNS
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Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet
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Your Personal FTP Server
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Set Up 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 USB Storage Devices Through the Internet
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Chapter 9 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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Set Up the Router's iTunes Server with iTunes
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Set Up the Router's iTunes Server with the Remote app
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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 on TiVo
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Play Music or View Photos on TiVo
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Chapter 10 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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Print Using the NETGEAR USB Control Center
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View or Change the Status of a Printer
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