Netgear R7500 WiFi Router User Manual

The Nighthawk X4 AC2350 WiFi Router with Quad-Stream X4 Architecture, delivers the single fastest WiFi connection, up to 1.73Gbps, and a combined speed of 2.33Gbps. With next generation Wave 2 WiFi, a 1.4GHz dual core processor, and features like Dynamic QoS, X4 delivers unmatched performance for gaming, streaming and mobile connectivity.

1. Hardware Setup

Unpack Your Router
Top View
Rear Panel
Attach the Antennas
USB Ports on the Left Panel
eSATA Port on the Right Panel
Position Your Router
Cable Your Router

2. Connect to the Network and Access the Router

Connect to the Network
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

Use the Internet Setup Wizard
Manually Set Up the Internet Connection
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
Change the MTU Size

4. Optimize Performance

Use Dynamic QoS to Optimize Internet Traffic Management
Improve Network Connections with Universal Plug and Play
Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service

5. Control Access to the Internet

Set Up Parental Controls
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 Storage Devices Attached to the Router

Connect an eSATA Device 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
Use FTP Within the Network
View Network Folders on a Device
Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Edit a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Approve USB Devices
Safely Remove a USB Device

7. Access Storage Devices Through the Internet

Access Storage Devices 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 Storage Device with iTunes Server
Play Media from a USB Device 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. Manage Your Network

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

11. 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
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
Enable a Video Guest WiFi Network
Control the Wireless Radios
Set Up a Wireless Schedule
Specify WPS Settings
Use the Router as a Wireless Access Point
Use the Router in Bridge Mode

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 VPN to Access the Router’s USB Device 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

A. Supplemental Information

Factory Settings
Technical Specifications

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