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NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR854T User Manual

Chapter 1 About This Manual

Conventions, Formats and Scope

How to Use This Manual

How to Print this Manual

Revision History

Chapter 2 Configuring Basic Connectivity

Using the Setup Manual

Accessing the Wireless Router For Configuration

Configuring Your Internet Connection Using the Smart Setup Wizard

Viewing and Configuring Basic ISP Settings

No Login Required by ISP

Login Required by ISP

Configuring Wireless Settings

Viewing the Basic Wireless Settings

Chapter 3 Safeguarding Your Network

Choosing Appropriate Wireless Security

Recommended Security Settings

Changing Wireless Security Settings

Configuring Security in the Advanced Wireless Settings Menu

Information to Gather Before Changing Basic Wireless Settings

Configuring WEP Wireless Security

Configuring WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK Wireless Security

Restricting Wireless Access by MAC Address

Changing the Administrator Password

Backing Up Your Configuration

Understanding Your Firewall

Chapter 4 Restricting Access From Your Network

Content Filtering Overview

Blocking Access to Internet Sites

Blocking Access to Internet Services

Configuring a User Defined Service

Blocking Services by IP Address Range

Scheduling Blocking

Viewing Logs of Web Access or Attempted Web Access

Configuring Email Alert and Web Access Log Notifications

Setting the Time

Chapter 5 Customizing Your Network Settings

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 the WAN Setup Options

Connecting Automatically, as Required

Disabling the SPI Firewall

Setting Up a Default DMZ Server

Responding to a Ping on the Internet WAN Port

Setting the MTU Size

Configuring Static Routes

Chapter 6 Fine-Tuning Your Network

Allowing Inbound Connections To Your Network

How Your Computer Communicates With A Remote Computer Through Your Router

How Port Triggering Changes the Communication Process

How Port Forwarding Changes the Communication Process

Configuring Port Forwarding to Local Servers

Adding a Custom Service

Editing or Deleting a Port Forwarding Entry

Application Example: Making a Local Web Server Public

Configuring Port Triggering

Using Universal Plug and Play

Optimizing Wireless Performance

Changing the MTU

Optimizing Your Network Bandwidth

Overview of Home and Small Office Networking Technologies

Assessing Your Speed Requirements

Chapter 7 Using Network Monitoring Tools

Viewing Wireless Router Status Information

Viewing a List of Attached Devices

Managing the Configuration File

Backing Up and Restoring the Configuration

Erasing the Configuration

Upgrading the Router Software

Enabling Remote Management Access

Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Quick Tips

Be sure to restart your network in this sequence.

Make sure the Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.

Make sure the wireless settings in the computer and router match exactly.

Make sure the network settings of the computer are correct.

Check the test light to verify correct router operation.

Troubleshooting Basic Functions

The power light is not on or is blinking.

The lights never turn off,

The LAN or WAN port lights are not lit.

The Wireless light is not lit.

Troubleshooting the Web Configuration Interface

Troubleshooting the Internet Connection

Troubleshooting a Network Using a Ping Utility

Testing the LAN Path to Your Router

Testing the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device

Problems with Date and Time

Solving Wireless Connection Problems

Using Your Wireless Card Setup Program

Setting Up and Testing Basic Wireless Connectivity

Restoring the Default Configuration and Password

Appendix A Technical Specifications

Factory Default Settings

General Specifications

Appendix B Related Documents


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