NETGEAR WNR612v3 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
August 2012
202-11019-01
v1.0
N150 2-Port Wireless Router
WNR612v3
User Manual
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N150 2-Port Wireless Router WNR612v3
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Contents
Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
Unpack Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Position Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Hardware Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Chapter 2
Getting Started with NETGEAR genie
Router Setup Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Use Standard TCP/IP Properties for DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Gather ISP Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Wireless Devices and Security Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Types of Logins and Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
NETGEAR genie Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Use NETGEAR genie After Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Upgrade Router Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Join Your Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
NETGEAR genie App and Mobile genie App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Chapter 3
NETGEAR genie Basic Settings
Basic Home Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Internet Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Internet Settings Screen Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Attached Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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
FastLane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Chapter 4
NETGEAR genie Advanced Home
NETGEAR genie Advanced Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
WPS Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
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Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
WAN Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
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
Security
Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Block Services (Port Filtering) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Schedule Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Security Event Email Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Chapter 6
Administration
Upgrade the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
View Router Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Router Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Internet Provider (WAN) Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Connection Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Wireless AP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
View Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Manage the Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Back Up Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Restore Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Chapter 7
Advanced Settings
Advanced Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Restrict Wireless Access by MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Wireless Repeating Function (WDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Wireless Repeating Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Set Up the Base Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Set Up a Repeater Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Port Forwarding and Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Remote Computer Access Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Port Triggering to Open Incoming Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications . . . . . . . . . .68
How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Set Up Port Forwarding to Local Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Add a Custom Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Edit or Delete a Port Forwarding Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
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Set Up Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Dynamic DNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Remote Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Universal Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Traffic Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
Quick Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Check Ethernet Cable Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Troubleshooting with the LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Power/Test LED Is Off or Blinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Wireless LED Is Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Troubleshooting PPPoE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Troubleshooting Internet Browsing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Changes Not Saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Wireless Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Wireless Signal Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Restore the Factory Settings and Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Test the LAN Path to Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Test the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Appendix A
Supplemental Information
Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Technical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Appendix B
Notification of Compliance
Index