Netgear R6220 WiFi Router User Manual

Keep your many WiFi devices streaming effortlessly with AC WiFi technology that delivers the speed, range, and reliability you need. Avoid wireless interference with simultaneous Dual Bands. Play games on your tablet. Listen to tunes on your smartphone. View movies on your media player. Whatever you want to do, you’re covered.

1. Hardware Setup

Rear Panel
Cable Your Router

2. Connect to the Network and Access the Router

Wired Connection
WiFi Connection
Types of Logins
Use a Web Browser to Access the Router
Change the Language
Access the Router with NETGEAR genie Apps

3. Specify Your Internet Settings

Specify an Internet Connection Without a Login
Specify an Internet Connection That Uses a Login
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
Change the MTU Size

4. Optimize Performance

Add QoS Rules by Service
Improve Network Connections with Universal Plug and Play

5. Control Access to the Internet

Allow or Block Access to Your Network
Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
Block Services from the Internet
Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services
Avoid Blocking on a Trusted Computer
Set Up Security Event Email Notifications

6. Share a Storage Device Attached to the Router

USB Device Requirements
Connect a USB Device to the Router
Access an Storage Device Connected to the Router
Map a USB Device to a Windows Network Drive
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault
Back Up Mac Computers with Time Machine
Control Access to a Storage Device
Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Edit a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Use the Router as a ReadyDLNA Media Server
Approve USB Devices
Safely Remove a USB Device

7. Access Storage Devices Through the Internet

Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet with FTP
Dynamic DNS
Your Personal FTP Server
Set Up Your Personal FTP Server

8. Share a USB Printer

Download the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
Install the ReadySHARE Printer Utility
Use the Shared Printer
View or Change the Status of a Printer
Use the Scan Feature of a Multifunction USB Printer
Change NETGEAR USB Control Center Settings

9. Manage Your Network

Recover the admin Password
View Router Status
Monitor Internet Traffic
Custom Static Routes
View Devices Currently on the Network
Manage the Router Configuration File
Remote Management

10. Network Settings

Set Up a Default DMZ Server
Change the Router’s Device Name
Specify the IP Addresses That the Router Assigns
Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Router
Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses
Use the WPS Wizard for WiFi Connections
Specify Basic WiFi Settings
Change the WiFi Password or Security Level
Set Up a Guest WiFi Network
Control the Wireless Radios
Set Up a Wireless Schedule
Specify WPS Settings
Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point

11. Use VPN to Access Your Network

Install OpenVPN Software on Your Computer
Use VPN to Access the Router’s USB Device and Media
Use VPN to Access Your Internet Service at Home

12. Specify Internet Port Settings

Add a Custom Port Forwarding Service
Edit a Port Forwarding Service
Delete a Port Forwarding Entry
Application Example: Make a Local Web Server Public
How the Router Implements the Port Forwarding Rule
Set Up Port Triggering

13. Troubleshooting

Sequence to Restart Your Network
Check Ethernet Cable Connections
Wireless Settings
Network Settings
Standard LED Behavior When the Router Is Powered On
Power LED Is Off or Blinking
Power LED Stays Amber
LEDs Never Turn Off
Internet or Ethernet Port LEDs Are Off
WiFi LED Is Off
Cannot Log In to the Router
Cannot Access the Internet
Changes Not Saved
Wireless Connectivity
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility

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