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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
January 2013
202-11064-02
N300 Wireless Gigabit
Router with USB JNR3210
User M anua l

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  • Page 1 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 User M anua l 350 East Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134 January 2013 202-11064-02...
  • Page 2 Trademarks NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and Connect with Innovation are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Information is subject to change without notice. © NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    NETGEAR genie Setup ........
  • Page 4 Desktop NETGEAR genie ........
  • Page 5 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Manage the Configuration File ........77 Back Up Settings .
  • Page 6 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Wireless Connectivity ........110 Wireless Signal Strength .
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Hardware Setup

    G et t i n g to k now you r router The N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 provides you with an easy and secure way to set up a wireless home network with fast access to the Internet over a high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL).
  • Page 8: Unpack Your Router

    • Installation guide with cabling and router setup instructions If any parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your NETGEAR dealer. Keep the carton and original packing materials, in case you need to return the product for repair. Position Your Router The router lets you access your network from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network.
  • Page 9: Hardware Features

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • In an elevated location such as a high shelf, keeping the number of walls and ceilings between the router and your other devices to a minimum. • Away from electrical devices that are potential sources of interference, such as ceiling fans, home security systems, microwaves, PCs, or the base of a cordless phone or 2.4...
  • Page 10 Power/Test • Solid green. The startup is completed, and the router is ready. • Blinking green. The firmware is corrupted (see http://www.netgear.com/support). • Blinking amber. The firmware is upgrading, or the Reset button was pressed. • Off. Power is not supplied to the router.
  • Page 11: Back Panel

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Back Panel The back panel has the connections shown in the following figure. Reset Power Ethernet LAN On/Off button Internet Figure 3. Router, rear view Factory Default Settings on page 114 for information about restoring factory settings.
  • Page 12: Chapter 2 Getting Started With Netgear Genie

    Con n e ct i n g to the router This chapter explains how to use NETGEAR genie to set up your router after you complete cabling as described in the installation guide and in the previous chapter in this book.
  • Page 13: Router Setup Preparation

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Router Setup Preparation You can set up your router with the NETGEAR genie automatically, or you can use the genie menus and screens to set up your router manually. However, before you start the setup process, you need to have your ISP information on hand and make sure the laptops, PCs, and other devices in the network have the settings described here.
  • Page 14: Netgear Genie Setup

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 NETGEAR genie Setup NETGEAR genie runs on any device with a web browser. It is the easiest way to set up the router because it automates many of the steps and verifies that those steps have been successfully completed.
  • Page 15: Use Netgear Genie After Installation

    When you first set up your router, NETGEAR genie automatically starts when you launch an Internet browser on a computer that is connected to the router. You can use NETGEAR genie again if you want to view or change settings for the router.
  • Page 16: Router Dashboard (Basic Home Screen)

    Using this tab requires a solid understanding of networking concepts. • Help & Support. Go to the NETGEAR support site to get information, help, and product documentation. These links work once you have an Internet connection. Getting Started with NETGEAR genie...
  • Page 17: Add Wireless Devices Or Computers To Your Network

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Add Wireless Devices or Computers to Your Network Choose either the manual or the WPS method to add wireless devices and other equipment to your wireless network. See Guest Networks on page 26 for instructions on how to set up a guest network.
  • Page 18: Chapter 3 Genie Basic Settings

    genie Basic Settings You r I nternet c on n e ct ion a nd n et work This chapter explains the features available from the genie Basic Home screen, shown in the following figure: This chapter contains the following sections: •...
  • Page 19: Internet Setup

    Enter the settings for the IP address and DNS server. The default settings usually work fine. If you have problems with your connection, check the ISP settings. Click Apply to save your settings. Click Test to test your Internet connection. If the NETGEAR website does not display within 1 minute, see Chapter 10, Troubleshooting.
  • Page 20 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 These fields display when your ISP requires a login: • Internet Service Provider Encapsulation. ISP types. The choices are PPPoE, PPTP, or L2TP. • Login. The login name provided by your ISP. This is often an email address.
  • Page 21: Attached Devices

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Attached Devices You can view all computers or devices that are currently connected to your network here. From the Basic Home screen, select Attached Devices to display the following screen: Wired devices are connected to the router with Ethernet cables. Wireless devices have joined the wireless network.
  • Page 22: Parental Controls

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Parental Controls The first time you select Parental Controls from the Basic Home screen, you are automatically directed to the Internet, where you can learn more about Live Parental Controls or download the application. The following screen displays: ReadySHARE USB Storage You can view information about a USB storage device that is connected to the router’s USB...
  • Page 23: Basic Wireless Settings

    Basic Wireless Settings The Wireless Settings screen lets you view or configure the wireless network setup. The N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB comes with preset security. This means that the Wi-Fi network name (SSID), network key (password), and security option (encryption protocol) are preset in the factory.
  • Page 24: Wireless Settings Screen Fields

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 If you use a wireless computer to change the wireless network name (SSID) or other wireless security settings, you are disconnected when you click Apply. To avoid this problem, use a computer with a wired connection to access the router.
  • Page 25: Change Wpa Security Option And Passphrase

    Internet, but cannot access each other or access Ethernet devices on the network. Enable NETGEAR Badge LED. This setting lets you enable the NETGEAR Badge LED. Name (SSID). The SSID is also known as the wireless network name. Enter a 32-character (maximum) name in this field.
  • Page 26: Guest Networks

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Guest Networks Adding a guest network allows visitors at your home to use the Internet without giving them your wireless security key. To set up a guest network:  Select Basic > Guest Network to display the following screen: Select any of the following wireless settings: Enable Guest Network.
  • Page 27: Guest Network Wireless Security Options

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Guest Network Wireless Security Options A security option is the type of security protocol applied to your wireless network. The security protocol in force encrypts data transmissions and ensures that only trusted devices receive authorization to connect to your network.
  • Page 28: Fastlane

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 FastLane FastLane lets you specify the bandwidth that you want reserved when you are connecting from a trusted IP address, and push the FastLane button. FastLane gives you guaranteed bandwidth for video streaming applications.
  • Page 29 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • Bandwidth Reserved for Trusted IP Address: Specify the percentage of bandwidth on the wireless router to reserve when you connect from a trusted IP address. This prevents other users from using up your bandwidth. When you connect to the router from the trusted IP address, you have guaranteed bandwidth for video streaming applications.
  • Page 30: Chapter 4 Genie Advanced Home

    genie Advanced Home Sp ecif yi ng custom set ti ngs This chapter explains the features available from the genie Advanced Home screen, shown in the following figure: This chapter contains the following sections: • Setup Wizard • WPS Wizard •...
  • Page 31: Setup Wizard

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Setup Wizard The NETGEAR genie installation process is launched the first time you set up the router. After setting up the router the first time, if you want to perform this task again, you can run Setup Wizard from the Advanced tab of the genie.
  • Page 32: Wps Wizard

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 WPS Wizard The WPS Wizard helps you add a WPS-capable client device (a wireless device or computer) to your network. On the client device you need to either press its WPS button or locate its WPS PIN.
  • Page 33: Setup Menu

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Within 2 minutes, go to the client device and use its WPS software to join the network without entering a password. The router attempts to add the WPS-capable device. The WPS LED on the front of the router blinks green.
  • Page 34: Wan Setup

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 WAN Setup The WAN Setup screen lets you configure a DMZ (demilitarized zone) server, change the Maximum Transmit Unit (MTU) size, and enable the router to respond to a ping on the WAN (Internet) port.
  • Page 35: Default Dmz Server

    MTU setting than the other devices, the data packets have to be split or “fragmented” to accommodate the device with the smallest MTU. The best MTU setting for NETGEAR equipment is often just the default value, and changing the value might fix one problem but cause another. Leave MTU unchanged unless one of these situations occurs: •...
  • Page 36 Table 2. Common MTU Sizes Application 1500 The largest Ethernet packet size and the default value. This is the typical setting for non-PPPoE, non-VPN connections, and is the default value for NETGEAR routers, adapters, and switches. 1492 Used in PPPoE environments.
  • Page 37: Lan Setup

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 LAN Setup The LAN Setup screen allows configuration of LAN IP services such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP). The router is shipped preconfigured to use private IP addresses on the LAN side and to act as a DHCP server.
  • Page 38: Lan Setup Screen Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 LAN Setup Screen Settings LAN TCP/IP Setup • IP Address. The LAN IP address of the router. • IP Subnet Mask. The LAN subnet mask of the router. Combined with the IP address, the IP subnet mask allows a device to know which other addresses are local to it, and which have to be reached through a gateway or router.
  • Page 39: Address Reservation

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 You can specify the pool of IP addresses to be assigned by setting the starting IP address and ending IP address. These addresses should be part of the same IP address subnet as the router’s LAN IP address.
  • Page 40: Quality Of Service (Qos) Setup

    QoS is an advanced feature that can be used to prioritize some types of traffic ahead of others. The N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB can provide QoS prioritization over the wireless link and on the Internet connection. To configure QoS, use the QoS Setup screen.
  • Page 41 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To specify prioritization of traffic, you have to create a policy for the type of traffic and add the policy to the QoS Policy table in the QoS Setup screen. For convenience, the QoS Policy table lists many common applications and online games that can benefit from QoS handling.
  • Page 42 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 In the Priority Category list, select either Applications or Online Gaming. In either case, a list of applications or games displays in the list. You can select an existing item from the list, or you can scroll and select Add a New Application or Add a New Game, as applicable.
  • Page 43 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 From the Priority Category list, select Ethernet LAN Port, as shown in the following figure: From the LAN port list, select the LAN port that will have a QoS policy. From the Priority list, select the priority that this port’s traffic should receive relative to other applications and traffic when accessing the Internet.
  • Page 44 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 From the Priority Category list, select MAC Address to display the following screen: If the device to be prioritized appears in the MAC Device List, select its radio button. The information from the MAC Device List populates the policy name, MAC Address, and Device Name fields.
  • Page 45: Chapter 5 Usb Storage

    File-Sharing Scenarios • Basic Settings • USB Storage Advanced Settings • Safely Remove a USB Drive • Specify Approved USB Devices For information about using the ReadySHARE Printer feature, see Chapter 6, ReadySHARE Printer. For additional about ReadySHARE features, see www.netgear.com/readyshare.
  • Page 46: Usb Drive Requirements

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 USB Drive Requirements The router works with 2.0 (USB High Speed) standards. The approximate USB bus speed are shown in the following table. Actual bus speeds can vary, depending on the CPU speed, memory, speed of the network, and other variables.
  • Page 47 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • Sharing multimedia with friends and family such as MP3 files, pictures, and other multimedia with local and remote users. • Sharing resources on your network. You might want to store files in a central location so that you do not have to power up a computer to perform local sharing.
  • Page 48: Basic Settings

    The ReadySHARE print feature allows you to share a printer that you connect to the USB port on your router. To use the ReadySHARE print feature on a Windows PC, you need to use the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility. For information about this feature, see Chapter 6, ReadySHARE Printer.
  • Page 49: Add Or Edit A Network Folder

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To access your USB device:  Click the network device name or the share name in your computer’s network folders list. For SMB://readyshare, click Connect. Note: If you logged in to the router before you connected your USB device, you might not see your USB device in the router screens until you log out and then log back in again.
  • Page 50: Usb Storage Advanced Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • To add a folder, click Create Network Folder. • To edit a folder, select its radio button, and then click Edit. You can use this screen to select a folder, to change the share name, or to change the read Access or write access from All –...
  • Page 51: Safely Remove A Usb Drive

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • Network Device Name. The default is readyshare. This is the name used to access the USB device connected to the router. • Workgroup. If you are using a Windows workgroup rather than a domain, the workgroup name is displayed here.
  • Page 52: Specify Approved Usb Devices

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Specify Approved USB Devices For more security, you can set up the router to share approved USB devices only. You can access this feature from the Advanced Setup menu on the Advanced tab.
  • Page 53: Connect To The Usb Drive From A Remote Computer

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Click Apply so that your change takes effect. If you want to work with another USB device, you have to first click the Safely Remove USB Device button for the currently connected USB device. Connect the other USB device, and repeat this process.
  • Page 54: Chapter 6 Readyshare Printer

    ReadySHARE Printer is compatible with Macs and Windows PCs. It lets you connect a USB printer to the router’s USB port, and access it wirelessly. This chapter contains the following sections: • ReadySHARE Printer • USB Control Center Utility • Desktop NETGEAR genie For additional about ReadySHARE features, see www.netgear.com/readyshare.
  • Page 55: Readyshare Printer

    On each computer that will share the printer, download the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility. The NETGEAR USB utility has a Mac version and a Windows version, which you can access in two different ways: From the ReadySHARE Printer area of this URL: ...
  • Page 56 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Follow the instructions to install the NETGEAR USB Control Center utility. After you have installed the utility, select the language. ReadySHARE Printer...
  • Page 57 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 If this is the first time you are accessing the utility, you are asked to select the printer and click the Connect button. Once the connection is established, the status changes to Manually connected by xxx.
  • Page 58 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Note that you can click the Disconnect button at any time to release the connection. The status then changes to Available. Once the Connect button has been clicked once on all of the computers in the network, the utility on each of them automatically handles the printing queue and handling.
  • Page 59 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 • You can set the value for the default time-out time from the Tools > Configuration screen. • The USB Control Center utility must be running for the computer to be able to print to the USB printer attached to the router.
  • Page 60: Usb Control Center Utility

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 USB Control Center Utility The USB Control Center Utility allows you to control a shared USB device from your computer that is connected to the USB port on your router. The utility allows you to control a printer, a scanner, or an audio speaker.
  • Page 61: Control Center Configuration

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Control Center Configuration Select Tools >Configuration to display the following screen: Automatically execute when logging on Windows. Enable this utility to start automatically when you are logged in to Windows. Timeout. Specify the timeout value for holding the USB resource when it is not in use.
  • Page 62: Scan With A Multi-Function Printer

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Once the printer shows Available status, it is no longer grayed out in a Paused state in the Windows Printers window. This USB printer is ready. The utility does not need to always hold the connection of this USB printer.
  • Page 63: Desktop Netgear Genie

    Have easy access to router features like Live Parental Controls, guest access, broadband usage meter, speed test, and more. • Use the Network map to see all devices on your home network. To download the free NETGEAR genie, go to this page at the NETGEAR website: www.NETGEAR.com/genie. ReadySHARE Printer...
  • Page 64: Chapter 7 Security

    Security Ke epi ng u nwante d c onte nt out of you r n et work This chapter explains how to use the basic firewall features of the router to prevent objectionable content from reaching the PCs and other devices connected to your network. This chapter includes the following sections: •...
  • Page 65: Keyword Blocking Of Http Traffic

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Keyword Blocking of HTTP Traffic Use keyword blocking to prevent certain types of HTTP traffic from accessing your network. The blocking can be always or according to a schedule. Select Advanced > Security > Block Sites to display the following screen: Select one of the keyword blocking options: •...
  • Page 66: Block Services (Port Filtering)

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Block Services (Port Filtering) Services are functions performed by server computers at the request of client computers. For example, web servers serve web pages, time servers serve time and date information, and game hosts serve data about other players’ moves. When a computer on the Internet sends a request for service to a server computer, the requested service is identified by a service or port number.
  • Page 67: Schedule Blocking

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Click Add to add a service. The Block Services Setup screen displays: From the Service Type list, select the application or service to allow or block. The list already displays several common services, but you are not limited to these choices. To add any additional services or applications that do not already appear, select User Defined.
  • Page 68: Security Event Email Notifications

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To schedule blocking:  Select Advanced > Security > Schedule to display the following screen: Set up the schedule for blocking keywords and services. • Days to Block. Select days on which you want to apply blocking by selecting the appropriate check boxes, or select Every Day to select the check boxes for all days.
  • Page 69 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To set up email notifications:  Select Advanced > Security > Email to display the following screen: To receive email logs and alerts from the router, select the Turn Email Notification On check box.
  • Page 70: Chapter 8 Administration

    Administration M a nagi ng your net work This chapter describes the router settings for administering and maintaining your router and home network. See also Remote Management on page 99 for information about upgrading or checking the status of your router over the Internet, and Traffic Meter on page 102 for information about monitoring the volume of Internet traffic passing through your router’s Internet...
  • Page 71: Upgrade The Router Firmware

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Upgrade the Router Firmware The router firmware (routing software) is stored in flash memory. You can update the firmware from the Administration menu on the Advanced tab. You might see a message at the top of the genie screens when new firmware is available for your product.
  • Page 72: View Router Status

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 View Router Status To view router status and usage information, select Advanced Home or select Administration > Router Status to display the following screen: Router Information Hardware Version. The router model. Firmware Version. The version of the router firmware. It changes if you upgrade the router firmware.
  • Page 73 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Connection. This shows if the router is using a fixed IP address on the WAN. If the value is DHCP Client, the router obtains an IP address dynamically from the ISP. IP Subnet Mask. The IP subnet mask being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the router.
  • Page 74 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Connection Status Button On the Router Status screen in the Internet Connection pane, click the Connection Status button to view connection status information. Figure 7. View connection status information The Release button returns the status of all items to 0. The Renew button refreshes the items.
  • Page 75: Wireless Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Wireless Settings The following settings are displayed: Name (SSID). The wireless network name (SSID) used by the router. Region. The geographic region where the router is being used. It might be illegal to use the wireless features of the router in some parts of the world.
  • Page 76: Guest Network

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Guest Network Name (SSID). The 11N wireless network name (SSID) used by the router. The default names are NETGEAR-Guest and NETGEAR-5G-Guest. Wireless AP. Indicates whether the radio feature of the router is enabled. If this feature is not enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel is off.
  • Page 77: Manage The Configuration File

    To email the log immediately, click the Send Log button. Manage the Configuration File The configuration settings of the N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB are stored within the router in a configuration file. You can back up (save) this file to your computer, restore it, or reset it to the factory default settings.
  • Page 78: Back Up Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Back Up Settings To back up the router’s configuration settings:  Select Advanced > Administration > Backup Settings to display the following screen: Click Back Up to save a copy of the current settings.
  • Page 79: Set Password

    Click Apply so that your changes take effect. Password Recovery NETGEAR recommends that you enable password recovery if you change the password for the router’s user name of admin. Then you will have an easy way to recover the password if it is forgotten.
  • Page 80: Chapter 9 Advanced Settings

    Advanced Settings This chapter describes the advanced features of your router. The information is for users with a solid understanding of networking concepts who want to set the router up for unique situations such as when remote access from the Internet by IP or domain name is needed. This chapter includes the following sections: •...
  • Page 81: Advanced Wireless Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Advanced Wireless Settings Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings to display the following screen: The following settings are available in this screen: Enable Wireless Router Radio. You can completely turn off the wireless portion of the wireless router by clearing this check box.
  • Page 82: Wireless Repeating Function (Wds)

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Wireless Repeating Function (WDS) You can set the N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB up to be used as a wireless access point (AP). Doing this enables the router to act as a wireless repeater. A wireless repeater connects to another wireless router as a client where the network to which it connects becomes the ISP service.
  • Page 83: Wireless Repeating Function

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To configure this mode, you have to know the MAC addresses of the child repeater access point. Wireless Repeater. The router sends all traffic from its local wireless or wired computers to a remote access point.
  • Page 84: Set Up The Base Station

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Disable Wireless Client Association. If your router is the repeater, selecting this check box means that wireless clients cannot associate with it. Only LAN client associations are allowed. If you are setting up a point-to-point bridge, select this check box.
  • Page 85: Set Up A Repeater Unit

    Use a wired Ethernet connection to set up the repeater unit to avoid conflicts with the wireless connection to the base station. Note: If you are using the JNR3210 base station with a non-NETGEAR router as the repeater, you might need to change additional configuration settings. In particular, you should disable the DHCP server function on the wireless repeater AP.
  • Page 86: Port Forwarding And Triggering

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Fill in the Repeater IP Address field. This IP address has to be in the same subnet as the base station, but different from the LAN IP address of the base station. Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Page 87: Port Triggering To Open Incoming Ports

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 the web page request message to www.example.com, your router stores the original information and then modifies the source information in the request message, performing Network Address Translation (NAT): • The source address is replaced with your router’s public IP address. This is necessary because your computer uses a private IP address that is not globally unique and cannot be used on the Internet.
  • Page 88 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 An example is Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Your computer connects to an IRC server at destination port 6667. The IRC server not only responds to your originating source port, but also sends an “identify” message to your computer on port 113. Using port triggering, you can tell the router, “When you initiate a session with destination port 6667, you have to also allow...
  • Page 89: Port Forwarding To Permit External Host Communications

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Port Forwarding to Permit External Host Communications In both of the preceding examples, your computer initiates an application session with a server computer on the Internet. However, you might need to allow a client computer on the Internet to initiate a connection to a server computer on your network.
  • Page 90: How Port Forwarding Differs From Port Triggering

    IP address. To set up port forwarding:  Tip: To ensure that your server computer always has the same IP address, use the reserved IP address feature of your N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB. Advanced Settings...
  • Page 91: Add A Custom Service

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Select Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding/Port Triggering to display the following screen: Port Forwarding is selected as the service type. From the Service Name list, select the service or game that you will host on your network. If...
  • Page 92: Editing Or Deleting A Port Forwarding Entry

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Click the Add Custom Service button to display the following screen: In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive name. In the Protocol list, select the protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
  • Page 93: Set Up Port Triggering

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To make a local web server public:  Assign your web server either a fixed IP address or a dynamic IP address using DHCP address reservation. In this example, your router will always give your web server an IP address of 192.168.1.33.
  • Page 94 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Select the Port Triggering radio button to display the port triggering information. Clear the Disable Port Triggering check box if it is selected. Note: If the Disable Port Triggering check box is selected after you configure port triggering, port triggering is disabled.
  • Page 95: Dynamic Dns

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Click Add Service to display the following screen: In the Service Name field, type a descriptive service name. In the Service User list, select Any (the default) to allow this service to be used by any computer on the Internet.
  • Page 96 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 host name that you configure in the router. Then, whenever your ISP-assigned IP address changes, your router automatically contacts the Dynamic DNS service provider, logs in to your account, and registers your new IP address. If your host name is hostname, for example, you can reach your router at http://hostname.dyndns.org.
  • Page 97: Static Routes

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Static Routes Static routes provide additional routing information to your router. Under usual circumstances, the router has adequate routing information after it has been configured for Internet access, and you do not need to configure additional static routes. You have to configure static routes only for unusual cases such as multiple routers or multiple IP subnets located on your network.
  • Page 98 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To set up a static route:  Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Static Routes, and click Add to display the following screen: In the Route Name field, type a name for this static route (for identification purposes only.) Select the Private check box if you want to limit access to the LAN only.
  • Page 99: Remote Management

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Remote Management The remote management feature lets you upgrade or check the status of your N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB over the Internet. To set up remote management:  Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Remote Management.
  • Page 100: Usb Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Normal web browser access uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For greater security, enter a custom port number for the remote web management nterface. Choose a number between 1024 and 65535, but do not use the number of any common service port.
  • Page 101 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 To turn on Universal Plug and Play:  Select Advanced > Advanced Setup > UPnP. The UPnP screen displays. The available settings and information in this screen are: Turn UPnP On. UPnP can be enabled or disabled for automatic device configuration.
  • Page 102: Traffic Meter

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Traffic Meter Traffic metering allows you to monitor the volume of Internet traffic passing through your router’s Internet port. With the Traffic Meter utility, you can set limits for traffic volume, set a monthly limit, and get a live update of traffic usage.
  • Page 103: Chapter 10 Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and solve problems you might have with your router. If you do not find the solution here, check the NETGEAR support site at http://support.netgear.com for product and contact information. This chapter contains the following sections: •...
  • Page 104: Quick Tips

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Quick Tips This section describes tips for troubleshooting some common problems Sequence to Restart Your Network Be sure to restart your network in this sequence: Turn off and unplug the modem. Turn off the router and computers.
  • Page 105: Troubleshooting With The Leds

    Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to your router and that the power adapter is securely connected to a functioning power outlet. • Check that you are using the 12V DC, 1.5A power adapter that NETGEAR supplied for this product. •...
  • Page 106: Leds Never Turn Off

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 LEDs Never Turn Off When the router is turned on, the LEDs turn on for about 10 seconds and then turn off. If all the LEDs stay on, there is a fault within the router.
  • Page 107: Cannot Log In To The Router

    Make sure that Caps Lock is off when you enter this information. • If you are attempting to set up your NETGEAR router as an additional router behind an existing router in your network, consider replacing the existing router instead. NETGEAR does not support such a configuration.
  • Page 108 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Check that an IP address is shown for the Internet port. If 0.0.0.0 is shown, your router has not obtained an IP address from your ISP. If your router cannot obtain an IP address from the ISP, you might need to force your cable or...
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting Pppoe

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Troubleshooting PPPoE If you are using PPPoE, try troubleshooting your Internet connection. To troubleshoot a PPPoE connection:  Log in to the router. Select Administration > Router Status. Click Connection Status. If all of the steps indicate OK, then your PPPoE connection is up and working.
  • Page 110: Changes Not Saved

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Changes Not Saved If the router does not save the changes you make in the router interface, check the following: • When entering configuration settings, always click the Apply button before moving to another screen or tab, or your changes are lost.
  • Page 111: Restore The Factory Settings And Password

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Restore the Factory Settings and Password This section explains how to restore the factory settings, changing the router’s administration password back to password. You can erase the current configuration and restore factory defaults in two ways: •...
  • Page 112: Test The Path From Your Computer To A Remote Device

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Check that the appropriate LEDs are on for your network devices. If your router and computer are connected to a separate Ethernet switch, make sure that the link LEDs are on for the switch ports that are connected to your computer and router.
  • Page 113: Supplemental Information

     Supplemental Information This appendix provides factory default settings and technical specifications for the router • Factory Default Settings • Specifications...
  • Page 114: Factory Default Settings

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Factory Default Settings Table 4. Router Default Settings Feature Default Setting Router Login URL http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com Login name (case-sensitive) admin (printed on product label) Login password (case-sensitive) password (printed on product label)
  • Page 115: Specifications

    N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Specifications Table 5. Router Technical Specifications Feature Specification Data and routing protocols TCP/IP, RIP-1, RIP-2, DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP, Bigpond, Dynamic DNS, and UPnP Power adapter • North America: 110V, 60Hz, input • UK, Australia: 240V, 50Hz, input •...
  • Page 116: Appendix B Notification Of Compliance

    This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. FCC Declaration of Conformity We, NETGEAR, Inc., 350 East Plumeria Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, declare under our sole responsibility that the N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 complies with Part 15 Subpart B of FCC CFR47 Rules.
  • Page 117 Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps. Interference Reduction Table The table below shows the Recommended Minimum Distance between NETGEAR equipment and household appliances to reduce interference (in feet and meters). Household Appliance...
  • Page 118 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 Household Appliance Recommended Minimum Distance (in feet and meters) Cordless phone - Digital 30 feet / 9 meters Bluetooth devices 20 feet / 6 meters ZigBee 20 feet / 6 meters Notification of Compliance...
  • Page 119: Index

    Index repeater unit access user-defined services remote connecting wirelessly viewing logs country setting access points crossover cable accessing remote computer CTS/RTS Threshold adding custom service (port forwarding) custom service priority rules address reservation advertisement period dashboard alerts, emailing data packets, fragmented applications, QoS for online gaming default DMZ server approved USB devices...
  • Page 120 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 resetting LAN port QoS for file sharing settings firmware version LAN setup firmware, upgrading language setting fragmentation length large files, sharing fragmented data packets lease, DHCP front panel LEDs described troubleshooting and local servers, port forwarding to...
  • Page 121 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 password recovery, admin firewall settings see also security options password, restoring security options photos, sharing security PIN poll interval sending logs by email port filtering serial number, product label port forwarding services, blocking port numbers settings, default.
  • Page 122 N300 Wireless Gigabit Router with USB JNR3210 viewing logs router status WAN IP address, troubleshooting WAN setup Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) devices, adding wireless channel wireless connection, troubleshooting wireless connections wireless devices,adding to the network Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Wireless LED, troubleshooting and...

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