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NETGEAR RangeMax™ Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300 Reference Manual

About This Manual

Conventions, Formats, and Scope

How to Use This Manual

How to Print This Manual

Revision History

Chapter 1 Configuring Basic Connectivity

Using the Setup Manual

Logging In to Your Wireless Router

Configuring Your Internet Connection Using the Smart Setup Wizard

Viewing and Configuring Basic ISP Settings

Chapter 2 Safeguarding Your Network

Choosing Appropriate Wireless Security

Recording Basic Wireless Settings Setup Information

Changing Basic Wireless Settings

Viewing Basic Wireless Settings

Configuring WEP Wireless Security

Configuring WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK Wireless Security

Viewing Advanced Wireless Settings

Using WPS Security (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

Push Button Configuration

PIN Entry

Configuring the WPS Settings

Connecting Additional Wireless Client Devices after WPS Setup

Adding Additional WPS-Enabled Clients

Adding Additional Non-WPS-Enabled Clients

Restricting Wireless Access by MAC Address

Changing the Administrator Password

Backing Up Your Configuration

Understanding Your Firewall

Chapter 3 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 E-mail Alert and Web Access Log Notifications

Setting the Time

Chapter 4 Customizing Your Network Settings

Using the LAN Setup Options

Configuring a Device Name

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

Disabling the SPI Firewall

Setting Up a Default DMZ Server

Responding to a Ping on the Internet (WAN) Port

Setting the MTU Size

Configuring NAT Filtering

Configuring Static Routes

Chapter 5 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

How Port Forwarding Differs from Port Triggering

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

Configuring Quality of Service

Using WMM QoS for Wireless Multimedia Applications

Configuring QoS for Internet Access

QoS for Applications and Online Gaming

QoS for a Router LAN Port

QoS for a MAC Address

Editing or Deleting an Existing QoS Policy

Changing the MTU

Optimizing Your Network Bandwidth

Overview of Home and Small Office Networking Technologies

Assessing Your Speed Requirements

Chapter 6 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

Upgrading Automatically to New Router Software

Upgrading Manually to New Router Software

Enabling Remote Management Access

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Quick Tips

Be sure to restart your network in this sequence.

Make sure that the Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.

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

Make sure that 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 Internet or Ethernet port lights are not on.

The Wireless light is not on.

Troubleshooting the Web Configuration Interface

Troubleshooting the Internet Connection

Troubleshooting a Network Using the 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

Default Configuration Settings

Restoring the Default User Name and Password

Appendix B Related Documents

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