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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 About This Manual

Audience, Scope, Conventions, and Formats

How to Use This Manual

How to Print this Manual

Chapter 2 Introduction

Key Features

802.11g Wireless Networking

A Powerful, True Firewall with Content Filtering


Autosensing Ethernet Connections with Auto Uplink

Extensive Protocol Support

Easy Installation and Management

Maintenance and Support

Package Contents

The Router's Front Panel

The Router's Rear Panel

Chapter 3 Configuring the Internet and Wireless Settings

Initial Configuration

Logging Into Your Router

Changing Your Configuration

Internet Settings

Wireless Settings

Default Factory Settings

How to Bypass the Configuration Assistant

NETGEAR Product Registration, Support, and Documentation

Chapter 4 Content Filtering

Content Filtering Overview

Blocking Access to Internet Sites

Blocking Access to Internet Services

Configuring a User Defined Service

Configuring Services Blocking by IP Address Range

Scheduling When Blocking Will Be Enforced

Viewing Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access

Configuring E-Mail Alert and Web Access Log Notifications

Chapter 5 Maintenance

Viewing Wireless Router Status Information

Viewing a List of Attached Devices

Configuration File Management

Restoring and Backing Up the Configuration

Erasing the Configuration

Upgrading the Router Software

Changing the Administrator Password

Chapter 6 Advanced Configuration of the Router

Configuring Port Triggering

Configuring Port Forwarding to Local Servers

Adding a Custom Service

Editing or Deleting a Port Forwarding Entry

Local Web and FTP Server Example

Multiple Computers for Half Life, KALI or Quake III Example

Configuring the WAN Setup Options

Connect Automatically, as Required

Disabling the SPI Firewall

Setting Up a Default DMZ Server

Responding to Ping on Internet WAN Port

Setting the MTU Size

Using the LAN IP Setup Options

Configuring LAN TCP/IP Setup Parameters

Using the Router as a DHCP server

Using Address Reservation

Using a Dynamic DNS Service

Configuring Static Routes

Enabling Remote Management Access

Using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

Basic Functioning

Power Light Not On

Lights Never Turn Off

LAN or WAN Port Lights Not On

Troubleshooting the Web Configuration Interface

Troubleshooting the ISP Connection

Troubleshooting a TCP/IP Network Using a Ping Utility

Testing the LAN Path to Your Router

Testing the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device

Restoring the Default Configuration and Password

Problems with Date and Time

Appendix A Technical Specifications

Appendix B Network, Routing, Firewall, and Basics

Related Publications

Basic Router Concepts

What is a Router?

Routing Information Protocol

IP Addresses and the Internet


Subnet Addressing

Private IP Addresses

Single IP Address Operation Using NAT

MAC Addresses and Address Resolution Protocol

Related Documents

Domain Name Server

IP Configuration by DHCP

Internet Security and Firewalls

What is a Firewall?

Stateful Packet Inspection

Denial of Service Attack

Ethernet Cabling

Category 5 Cable Quality

Inside Twisted Pair Cables

Uplink Switches, Crossover Cables, and MDI/MDIX Switching

Appendix C Preparing Your Network

What You Need To Use a Router with a Broadband Modem

Cabling and Computer Hardware

Computer Network Configuration Requirements

Internet Configuration Requirements

Where Do I Get the Internet Configuration Parameters?

Record Your Internet Connection Information

Preparing Your Computers for TCP/IP Networking

Configuring Windows 95, 98, and Me for TCP/IP Networking

Install or Verify Windows Networking Components

Enabling DHCP to Automatically Configure TCP/IP Settings in Windows 95B, 98, and Me

Selecting Windows' Internet Access Method

Verifying TCP/IP Properties

Configuring Windows NT4, 2000 or XP for IP Networking

Install or Verify Windows Networking Components

DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows XP, 2000, or NT4

DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows XP

DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows 2000

DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows NT4

Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Windows XP, 2000, and NT4

Configuring the Macintosh for TCP/IP Networking

MacOS 8.6 or 9.x


Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Macintosh Computers

Verifying the Readiness of Your Internet Account

Are Login Protocols Used?

What Is Your Configuration Information?

Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Windows Computers

Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Macintosh Computers

Restarting the Network

Appendix D Wireless Networking Basics

Wireless Networking Overview

Infrastructure Mode

Ad Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer Workgroup)

Network Name: Extended Service Set Identification (ESSID)

Authentication and WEP Data Encryption

802.11 Authentication

Open System Authentication

Shared Key Authentication

Overview of WEP Parameters

Key Size

WEP Configuration Options

Wireless Channels

WPA and WPA2 Wireless Security

How Does WPA Compare to WEP?

How Does WPA Compare to WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i)?

What are the Key Features of WPA and WPA2 Security?

WPA/WPA2 Authentication: Enterprise-level User Authentication via 802.1x/EAP and RADIUS

WPA/WPA2 Data Encryption Key Management

Is WPA/WPA2 Perfect?

Product Support for WPA/WPA2

Supporting a Mixture of WPA, WPA2, and WEP Wireless Clients is Discouraged

Changes to Wireless Access Points

Changes to Wireless Network Adapters

Changes to Wireless Client Programs


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