Netgear R6700 WiFi Router User Manual

Get ready to game and stream with the Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi router. With up to 1750Mbps and a 1GHz dual core processor, you’ll be ready to support all your activities online. Beamforming+ and external antennas deliver range to spare so you can stay connected throughout your home.

1. Hardware Setup

Unpack Your Router
Attach the Antennas
Top and Front Panels
Rear Panel
Position Your Router
Cable Your Router

2. Connect to the Network and Access the Router

Connect to the Network
Types of Logins
Use an Internet Browser to Access the Router
Change the Language
Access the Router with NETGEAR genie App

3. Specify Your Internet Settings

Use the Internet Setup Wizard
Manually Set Up the Internet Connection
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
Maximum Transmission Unit

4. Optimize Performance

Prioritize Internet Traffic with Quality of Service
Optimize Internet Gaming with Upstream QoS
Add Upstream QoS Rules
Optimize Video Streaming with Downstream QoS
Improve Network Connections with Universal Plug and Play
Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service

5. Control Access to the Internet

Set Up Parental Controls
Control Access to Your Network
Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
Delete Keywords from the List to Be Blocked
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 USB Drives Attached to the Router

USB Drive Requirements
Access a USB Device on the Network
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault
Back Up Mac Computers with Time Machine
Control Access to the USB Drive
Use FTP Within the Network
View Network Folders on a USB Drive
Add a Network Folder on a USB Drive
Edit a Network Folder on a USB Drive
Approve USB Devices
Safely Remove a USB Drive

7. Access the Router’s USB Drive Through the Internet

Access the USB Drive Through the Internet
Dynamic DNS
Your Personal FTP Server
Set Up Your Personal FTP Server

8. Use the Router as a Media Server

Specify ReadyDLNA Media Server Settings
Play Music from a USB Drive with iTunes Server
Play Media from a USB Drive on TiVo

9. Share a USB Printer

Install the Printer Driver and Cable the 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

10. Specify Network Settings

Disable LED Blinking or Turn Off LEDs
View WAN Settings
Set Up a Default DMZ Server
Change the Router’s Device Name
Change the LAN TCP/IP Settings
Specify the IP Addresses That the Router Assigns
Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Router
Reserve LAN IP Addresses
Use the WPS Wizard for WiFi Connections
Specify Basic WiFi Settings
Change the WiFi Security Option
Set Up a Guest Network
How the Router Manages Wireless Clients
Control the Wireless Radios
Set Up a Wireless Schedule
Specify WPS Settings
Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point
Set Up the Router in Bridge Mode
Set Up a Wireless Distribution System

11. Manage Your Network

Update the Router Firmware
Change the admin Password
Set Up Password Recovery
Recover the admin Password
View Router Status
View Logs of Router Activity
Monitor Internet Traffic
Create Custom Static Routes
View Devices Currently on the Network
Manage the Router Configuration File
Remote Management

12. Use VPN to Access Your Network

Set Up a VPN Connection
Specify VPN Service in the Router
Install OpenVPN Software on Your Computer
Use a VPN Tunnel
Use VPN to Access the Router’s USB Drive and Media
Use VPN to Access Your Internet Service at Home

13. Specify Internet Port Settings

Set Up Port Forwarding to a Local Server
Set Up Port Triggering

14. Troubleshooting

Quick Tips
Troubleshoot with the LEDs
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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