Netgear R8000 WiFi Router User Manual

There’s never been WiFi like it. The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home—automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras – if it’s WiFi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated. With a massive combined wireless speed of up to 3.2Gbps, 3 WiFi bands and Smart Connect intelligence, every device is assigned the fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed.

1. Hardware Setup

Extend the Antennas
Top View
Rear Panel
Position Your Router
Cable Your Router

2. Connect to the Network and Access the Router

Wired Connection
WiFi Connection
Types of Logins
Use an Internet 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
Enable the Bridge or Add a VLAN Tag Group

4. Optimize Performance

Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service

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. Tri-Band WiFi Connections

How Tri-Band WiFi Improves Speed and Performance
Load Balancing
Benefits of Tri-Band WiFi
Smart Connect

7. Share USB Devices Attached to the Router

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 Device
Add a Network Folder on a USB Device
Edit a Network Folder on a USB Device
Approve USB Devices

8. Access USB Devices Through the Internet

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

9. Use the Router as a Media Server

Play Media from a USB Device on TiVo

10. 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

11. Network 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 Password or Security Level
Set Up a Guest Network
Control the Wireless Radios
Set Up a Wireless Schedule
Specify WPS Settings

12. Manage Your Network

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
Configure the LEDs

13. 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

14. 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
Set Up Port Triggering

15. 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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