NETGEAR WNDRMACv2 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
April 2011
202-10805-02
v1.0
N600 Wireless Dual Band
Gigabit Router WNDRMAC
User Manual
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
Unpack Your New Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Prepare the Router for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Position Your Wireless Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Chapter 2
Getting Started with NETGEAR Genie
Router Setup Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Gather ISP Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Wireless Devices and Security Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Types of Logins and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
NETGEAR Genie Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Use NETGEAR Genie after Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Upgrade Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Manual Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Chapter 3
Genie Basic Settings
Internet Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Internet Setup Screen Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Attached Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
ReadyShare USB Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Basic Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Wireless Settings Screen Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Change WPA Security Option and Passphrase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Guest Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Guest Network Wireless Security Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Chapter 4
Genie Advanced Home
Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
WPS Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
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Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
WAN Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
LAN Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
LAN Setup Screen Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Use the Router as a DHCP Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Address Reservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Quality of Service (QoS) Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chapter 5
USB Storage
USB Drive Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
ReadyShare Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
File Sharing Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Basic Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Add or Edit a Network Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
USB Storage Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Safely Remove a USB Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Media Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Specify Approved USB Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connect to the USB Drive from a Remote Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Access the Router’s USB Drive Remotely Using FTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 6
Security
Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Delete a Keyword or Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Specify a Trusted Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Block Services (Port Filtering) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Schedule Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 7
Administration
Upgrade the Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
View Router Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Router Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Internet Provider (WAN) Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Wireless Settings (2.4 GHz) and Wireless Settings (5 GHz) . . . . . . . . . 67
Guest Network (2.4 GHz) and Guest Network (5 GHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Manage the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Back Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Restore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Password Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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Chapter 8 Advanced Settings
Advanced Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Wireless Repeating Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Set Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Set Up a Repeater Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Port Forwarding and Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . .80
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Add a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Editing or Deleting a Port Forwarding Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Set Up Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Dynamic DNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Remote Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
USB Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Quick Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Power LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Check Ethernet Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Troubleshooting with the LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Power LED Is Off or Blinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
LEDs Never Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Wireless LED Is Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Changes Not Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Incorrect Date or Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Wireless Signal Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Appendix A
Supplemental Information
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
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