8 Digit PIN

When setting up a new router for the first time, your computer may ask for an 8 digit PIN number. It’s your computer’s Microsoft operating system trying to set up WPS. ReadyNet does not consider WPS as secure as other security methods to protect your network so has disabled WPS by default. After selecting the network name (SSID) to which you want to connect, a small screen will pop up asking if you want to set up your network.

PIN Request

Click on “Connect to the network without setting it up”. Another screen will pop up asking for your passphrase or network key. Type in the passphrase shown in the user manual or on the label on the bottom of your router and click on “Connect”.

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Problem Connecting or Getting Internet after Changing Settings

After changing router settings, it sometimes helps to reboot the router. You may also need to reboot your computer. In some instances, you may need to reboot your Internet Service Provider modem or access device.

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WPS Disabled By Default

WPS is disabled by default on all ReadyNet routers. To enable it, log into the router’s user interface and go to the wireless section. In the D6 router, go to Wireless Advanced and click the Enable WPS box. If you want to use push button setup, click in the box Disable PIN. Then click Apply Changes.

In the DD router, go to WIRELESS>WPS and select Enable; then Apply. If in WPS Config, the option is Disable; then WPS is active on your router. If it is Enable; then click Apply. The WPS PIN is the last line in the WPS Summary section on this page.

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Power Outage

Power outages can cause some routers to reset to factory default. Use factory default settings shown on the bottom of the router or in the QIG to connect to the router. Once connected, you can log in to the user interface and change the network name, password or other settings as needed.

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Power Light Is Red – WRT300N-DD

When the WRT300N-DD is turned on, the PWR LED is red.

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Slow or Intermittent Internet Speed

Connect your computer directly to your Internet Service Provider’s modem using an Ethernet cable. Using your Internet browser, go to www.speedtest.net to test the Internet speed provided to you by your ISP. If the speed is slow or intermittent, you may want to contact your ISP.

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Connected to Router but No Internet

When two routers are in a daisy chain configuration, they cannot have the same LAN IP address or one of them won’t work.

Make sure the Ethernet cable from your Internet Service Provider’s modem is connected to the WAN port on the router.

Check WAN IP address on the router user interface Status page. If there is no WAN IP address, there may be an IP address conflict with the Service Provider modem or another device on the network. Change the IP address to 192.168.10.1, reboot your computer, disconnect Ethernet cable from computer, then try to connect wirelessly and surf.

If no WAN IP address, you may need to set up MAC Clone (for the WRT300N-DD go to WAN>Dynamic IP Setting) in the router’s user interface.

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Unable to Connect to Router

If you did not check the Connect Automatically box when setting up your router, you may need to reconnect to the router.

Look for the network name (SSID) of the router, either the router’s factory default SSID or a network name you have set up.

Reset the router to factory default settings and try to connect.

You may not be able to connect to the network because your computer, tablet, smart phone or other device has cached some old settings and tries to access those settings when you attempt to connect. By deleting that connection, you will be able to log in with new settings. Search for wireless connections, right-click on the network name, select Forget This Network. Click on the network name and select Connect. You can leave the box checked to connect automatically if you wish. You will be asked for a security key/passphrase. Type in the passphrase where indicated and click on Connect. This should connect you to the wireless network and you should be able to surf the Internet.

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No Wireless Broadcast

If the router network name (SSID) is not visible to your wireless devices (computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.), the broadcast function of the router may have been turned off. Check the router LED display panel for the Wi-Fi or Wireless light. If not on, log in to the user interface, navigate to Wireless and verify the broadcast and Wi-Fi functions are turned on.

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Firmware Updates

Periodically there are updates to router firmware. These updates are posted in the Support section on ReadyNet’s website (www.readynetsolutions.com) by router model. You may have the latest version of firmware on your router. Log in to the router’s user interface and check the Status page for the version on your router. If you do not have the latest version, download the latest firmware version to your desktop then navigate to Management or Administration to upload the firmware.

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Setting/Changing Security – WRT300N-DD

To set up or change security settings, such as your network password, bring up a web browser and type 192.168.1.1 into the URL field at the top of the browser. Log in to the DD’s user interface using “admin” for the User ID and “admin” for the Password. Click on Wireless in the left-side menu; then click on Wireless Security. Enable security, select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK as the Security Mode. This will activate a field to enter your Passphrase. Enter a passphrase of your choosing and record it for future reference as you will need it to connect your wireless devices. The passphrase needs to be at least 8 characters and we recommend you use both numbers and letters. Click on Apply. Your router is now configured. If you are connected wirelessly while doing this, you will lose the connection and the computer will not respond until you sign back into the wireless network using the passphrase. You may want to also change the SSID when you set up security as your computer may retain the previous settings and not allow you to connect. It is best to make changes to the router while your computer is connected to the router with an Ethernet cable so you maintain connection throughout the process.

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Wi-Max and ReadyNet Routers

If your Wi-Max device provides an Ethernet hand-off, that Ethernet connection can be used to connect to the router, otherwise the router will not associate wirelessly with the Wi-Max device.

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Enable UPnP – WRT500

To enable UPnP on the WRT500, do the following:

  1. Log in to the web interface of the router and navigate to Application>UPnP.
  2. Click on Enable UPnP.
  3. Click on Save.
  4. Click on Reboot.

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DHCP Reservation – WRT300N-D6

Here are the steps for DHCP reservation on the WRT300N-D6.

  1. Log in to the D6 router’s user interface.
  2. Navigate to Setup>Local Network.
  3. In the DHCP Static IP Configuration section, add the IP address and the MAC address. The IP address must be between 192.168.11.100 – 192.168.11.200. The MAC address of the device can be obtained from Status>Active Clients Table provided the device is connected to the router.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Reboot the device so it will re-acquire the newly configured Static IP.

 

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Change Router Network Password

Connect your computer to a LAN port on the router using an Ethernet cable. Log into the router’s user interface by bringing up a browser and typing 192.168.11.1 (192.168.1.1 for the WRT300N-DD) into the browser’s URL field. The login name and password are located in the QIG and on the sticker on the bottom of the router. On some WRT300N-D6 routers the user password was inadvertently left off the sticker; it is pz938qd6. Go to Wireless; then Security. You will be able to change the password on this page. Instructions for each router can be found in the QIG sent with each router and in the Support section of this website.

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Port Forwarding

You need a public WAN IP address for port forwarding to work. If unsure if your WAN IP address is public or private, contact your Internet Service Provider. If the WAN IP is not a public IP, it, and all internal devices connected to the router, will not be available to the outside world. If it is a public WAN IP address, all devices will be available to the outside world. The following are some common private IP ranges;

192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255

172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255

10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255

100.64.0.0 – 100.127.255.255 [This range is used by HughesNet for Carrier Grade NAT]

Once in the user interface, you can generally navigate to the Network tab, then Firewall tab and then Port Forwards. Enter values for Name, Protocol, External Port, Internal Address, and Internal Port. Then click Save & Apply. Any requests that come to the router’s WAN connection on the specified port will be forwarded to the IP address and port specified on the LAN side.

Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open:

Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
Port 500 (UDP)
UDP Port 3544 (UDP)
UDP Port 4500 (UDP)

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Port Forwarding Example for the WRT300N-DD

Here are instructions for setting up port forwarding in the WRT300N-DD.

  1. Log in to the router user interface.
  2. Navigate to Advanced Settings>Port Forwarding.
  3. In the first table, which is Port Forwarding, enter the first port forwarding. The IP address to enter is the IP address of your device (Xbox, PS3, etc.). You can find it in the Network settings of the device.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each of the port forwards you need.

The screen shot below shows the port forwarding set up on a DD router for a device on the internal network on 192.168.11.100 for port 81.

Port Forwarding Screen Shot DD

To access port 81 running on the internal IP address from the outside (WAN side), find your WAN IP (Status>WAN IP Address) and then simply use http://WAN_IP:81/(replacing WAN_IP with Status>WAN IP Address).

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Port Forwarding – WRT150N

Below is a screen shot of the set up for Port Forwarding for Black Ops II on the WRT150N.

Port Fowarding Screen Shot - WRT150N

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Repeater Mode – WRT300N-DD

Use the following steps to set up the WRT300N-DD in repeater mode with a second WRT300N-DD.

Configure your primary WRT300N-DD router. This router will be the access point.

  1. Log in to the user interface and navigate to Wireless>Basic
    1. Set the Frequency (Channel) field to 9.
    2. Write down or copy the BSSID field; then click Apply.
  2. Navigate to Wireless>Wireless Security
    1. Set Security Mode to WPA-WPA2-PSK.
    2. Set WPA Algorithm to AES.
    3. Set Pass Phrase to 123456789; then click Apply.
  3. Navigate to Wireless>WDS
    1. Set WDS Mode to Lazy Mode.
    2. Change the first Encryp Type to AES.
    3. Set the first Encryp Key to 12345678; then click Apply.

Configure the repeater WRT300N-DD by connecting your computer to one of repeater DD’s LAN ports.

  1. Log in to the user interface and navigate to Network>IP Address
    1. Change IP Address to 192.168.1.2
    2. Change DHCP Type to Disable; then click Apply.
    3. Change your computer to a static IP address such as 192.168.1.99, subnet of 255.255.255.0, and gateway of 192.168.1.1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.2, which is the new IP of the repeater DD.
  2. Navigate to Wireless>Basic and set the Frequency (Channel) field to 9, then click Apply.
  3. Navigate to Wireless>Wireless Security
    1. Set Security Mode to WPA-WPA2-PSK.
    2. Set WPA Algorithm to AES.
    3. Set Pass Phrase to 123456789; then click Apply.
  4. Navigate to Wireless>WDS
    1. Set WDS Mode to Repeater Mode.
    2. Set first Encryp Type to AES.
    3. Set first Encryp Key to 123456.
    4. Set first AP MAC Address to the BSSID of the primary DD router; then click Apply.
  5.  From a command prompt on your computer
    1. Ping LAN IP of the primary DD router (192.168.1.1).
    2. Ping WAN IP of the primary DD router.
    3. Ping google.com.
    4. Surf to an Internet web address.
    5. Change your computer back to DHCP. After your computer is assigned an IP, surf to another Internet web address.

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Repeater Mode – WRT300N-DX

Here are the steps to set up the WRT300N-DX in repeater mode.

Configure the primary router. This router will be the access point.

  1. Log in to the primary router and change the Wi-Fi channel to a fixed channel such as channel 1 or channel 6 or channel 11 (do not use Auto Channel). In the WRT300N-DX, navigate to Wireless>Basic to make this change; then save the change.
  2. Write down the IP, SSID, encryption type and passphrase of the primary router.

Configure the WRT300N-DX repeater router.

  1. If the primary router is a WRT300N-DX or it has a LAN IP address of 192.168.11.1, then you will first need to change the LAN IP address of the repeater WRT300N-DX as indicated below. Otherwise, skip to 2.
    1. Connect to one of the LAN ports of the repeater WRT300N-DX.
    2. Access http://192.168.11.1 to log into the router (User ID is admin, Password is pz938qdx).
    3. Navigate to Network >LAN and change the IP Address field to something other than 192.168.11.1, such as 192.168.10.1, which will be used as an example below.
    4. Click Apply, the Router will reboot.
    5. The computer will now be assigned a LAN IP address of 192.168.10.x. To log back in to the user interface, go to http://192.168.10.1
  2. Navigate to Operation Mode, select AP Client and click Apply.
  3. After the repeater DX router reboots, navigate to Wireless>AP Client. After the Wireless scan, enter the information for the primary router and click Apply – see the following image for an example. Enter values which are appropriate for your configuration.

DD AP Client Screen Shot

  1. Log back in to the repeater DX router and navigate to Wireless>Basic and change the Frequency (Channel) field to match that of the primary router and click Apply.

You should now be able to surf using either the Ethernet ports or Wi-Fi of the repeater DX router.

If you have problems, look at the Administration>Status page in the router to confirm the repeater DX router received an IP address (WAN IP Address) from the primary router.

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Calling Over Wi-Fi – WRT300N-DD

Use the following steps to configure the WRT300N-DD router to function with calling over WI-Fi offered by cellular telephone companies.

  1. Log in to the DD user interface and navigate to Wireless>Advanced>click button WMM Configuration.
  2. In the window that pops open, change the first table, which is titled WMM Parameters of Access Point, as follows (see screen shot below):
    1. Change the value of the column CWMin and row AC_VO to 1
    2. Change the value of the column CWMAX and row AC_VO to 3

DD Screen Shot WMM Parameters

  1. Click the Apply button and the router will now save these settings and reboot.

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LAN and WAN

The router has two interfaces, WAN and LAN; each with a different MAC address. LAN is a bridged grouping of the 4 LAN Ethernet ports and the Wi-Fi interface. WAN and LAN have distinct MAC addresses and they are sequential. That is layer 2 of the OSI model. Layer 3 is where IP addresses come into play. By default, the WAN port is set for DHCP. If not connected, there is no IP address, Subnet or Gateway. However, for the LAN side the Layer 3 part is configured. If you go to LAN>LAN Settings you see that the LAN interface is statically assigned its IP and Subnet Mask. In addition, there is also a DHCP server running on the LAN interface and assigning IP addresses from the same network as that of the LAN IP address. This allows you to connect to one of the LAN ports or via Wi-Fi and access the web interface of the router. That is why you see 4 categories with information in the LAN section of the Status page.

To get a list of the devices connected to the LAN of the router, go to LAN>DHCP Server and look at the DHCP client list table.

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Convert WRT300N-DD to dd-WRT

To change stock WRT300N-DD firmware to DD-WRT do the following:

  1. Make sure the WR300N-DD router is connected to the internet via the WAN port
  2. Log into the router (default username and pass is admin) with your browser at the address http://192.168.1.1
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. Click System Command.
  5. In the Command field type (copy-n-paste) the following command:

wget -O /var/firmware ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/Aceex-NR22/firmware.bin ; mtd_write -r write /var/firmware Kernel

Click the Apply button.

  1. Wait about 5 minutes and then restart your browser and navigate again to http://192.168.1.1
  2. The router will now be running dd-WRT.
  3. The default username and password for dd-WRT are root and admin.

 

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Changed Settings and Now I Can’t Connect

Sometimes when settings are changed there are unintentional changes that cause connection problems. The following steps may help restore connections.

1 – Verify cables are in the correct ports on the ReadyNet router (Internet Service Provider modem is plugged into the blue/WAN port on the router). If not, change and test for Internet.

2 – Verify your Internet service is active by plugging your computer directly into your ISP’s modem and surfing the Internet. If no Internet, contact your ISP.

3 – Reconnect all Ethernet cables and connect your computer to one of the yellow/LAN ports on the ReadyNet router by Ethernet cable.

4 – Reset the ReadyNet router to factory defaults by pressing the reset button on the back of the router (press for 15 seconds and wait for 1 minute while router reboots). Then test for Internet. If successful, you can change the network name and passphrase if desired.

5 – When connecting wirelessly, you may need to “Forget the Network” on your wireless device to clear the cached settings for that network, and then input the network’s passphrase.

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Port Forwarding on the WRT300N-D6

Connect your device to the wireless router and use the following steps to set up port forwarding. You will need to know the protocol (TCP or UDP) and the the port or port ranges that need to be forwarded.

Step 1) First assign your device a static IP by navigating to Setup>Local Network>DHCP Static IP Configuration and inputting a static IP such as 192.168.11.100 and your MAC address. Then click ‘Update’.

D6 Static IP

Step 2) Navigate to Advanced>Virtual Server to input the ports to be forwarded. In the image below, we are adding the 10040-10060 range as TCP to be forwarded to the local IP address 192.168.11.100 (statically assigned in Step 1 above). Click ‘Apply Changes’.

Port Forward WRT300N-D6

For connecting a PS3 or PS4, Sony indicates you will need to forward the following ports:

  • TCP Ports: 10050, 10051, 10040 – 10060
  • UDP Ports: 50000 – 60000

Enter these port ranges as indicated in Step 2 above. They will be displayed as shown below.

WRT300N-D6 Virtual Server Port Forward Settings

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Repeater Mode – D6

Set Up the ReadyNet WRT300N-D6 as a Repeater

You can use one or more WRT300N-D6 routers as repeaters with a WRT300N-D6 router as the base. Just follow these simple instructions.

Base Router

Power up the router you will use as the base station (Base Router). It will be connected to your Internet access point. Connect it to the Internet and make sure it can access and surf the Internet.

Repeater Router

Log into the User Interface

  • Power up the WRT300N-D6 you want to set up as a repeater (Repeater Router). Connect it to your PC or MAC by plugging an Ethernet cable into one of the LAN (yellow-colored) ports on the back of the router and into the Ethernet port on your computer.
  • Log into the user interface of the Repeater Router by typing ‘192.168.11.1’ into the URL address field in your computer’s Internet browser. A login box will appear. The User ID is ‘admin’ and the password is ‘pz938qd6’.

Change Repeater’s IP Address

  • Click on Setup -> Local Network. Change the IP address from 192.168.11.1 to 192.168.11.222 as indicated in Figure 1.
  • Click ‘Apply Changes’.
  • Click ‘OK’ on the popup window.
  • Wait about 40 seconds and then click the link on the

D6 Repeater Fig 1

Figure 1

Enable Repeater Function

  • Click Wireless -> Wireless Then check the ‘Repeater Enabled’ checkbox and click ‘Site Survey’ as indicated in Figure 2.
  • Click “OK’ on the popup window.
  • Click “OK’ on the second popup window.

D6 Repeater Fig 2

Figure 2

  • You will now see the results of the wireless site survey as shown in Figure 3. Click the ‘Select’ checkbox corresponding to the Base Router and click ’Next’.

D6 Repeater Fig 3

Figure 3

  • Select the Encryption and Pre-Shared Key of the Base Router and click ‘Apply’. The default settings for the WRT300N-D6 are shown in Figure 4.

D6 Repeater Fig 4

Figure 4

  • Navigate to ‘Status’ -> ‘Device Info’ and wait for the ‘Repeater Status’ to say “Connected” as indicated in Figure 5. Click ‘Refresh’ at the bottom of the page or wait 1 minute for the page to reload automatically. ‘DHCP Server’ should be disabled as indicated in Figure 5. If not, navigate to ‘Setup’ -> ‘Local Network’ and select ‘None’ in ‘DHCP Mode’ under ‘DHCP Server Settings’ and click ‘Apply’.

D6 Repeater Fig 5

Figure 5

  • Once, the ‘Repeater Status’ field says connected, renew the IP address of the PC or MAC you are using (or restart the PC or MAC) so that it will get its IP address from the Base Router and update its Gateway address.
  • Check that you can access the Internet after renewing your IP address. If you can access the Internet, the Repeater Router has been successfully set up.

If you want to change the SSID of the Repeater Router so it is different from that of the Base Repeater, navigate to ‘Wireless’ -> ‘Wireless Basics’. Change the SSID and click ‘Apply’.

Move the Repeater Router to its new location, connect wirelessly to the Repeater Router and test wireless Internet connectivity.

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WRT300N-D6 MAC Filter Configuration

1) Log in to the WRT300N-D6 user interface.

2) Navigate to Status>Active Client Table and note the MAC addresses of devices that you want to allow access though your router.

3) Navigate to Advanced MAC Filter and add an Outgoing filter. (In the example below the MAC address of the device to be given access is 3c075442d7ef )

D6 Add Filter

click Add.

4) Similarly, create an Incoming Filter.

D6 Add Incoming Filter

You now have:

D6 Current MAC Filter

5) Change the default policy to ‘Deny’ for both directions (Outgoing and Incoming).

D6 Default Policy

6) Repeat steps 2-4 for each MAC address you would like to permit through your router.

Notes:

  1. You may also change the admin password (Maintenance>Password), Wi-Fi passphrase (Wireless>Passphrase) and SSID (Wireless>Name (SSID)
  2. The MAC addresses of the Wi-Fi and Ethernet interfaces on a PC are different. If you want to connect your PC using both types of connections, you will need to do steps 3-4 for the Ethernet MAC address and for the Wi-Fi MAC address.
  3. Once you have added all your MAC addresses, back up your settings file (Maintenance>Backup) so you can quickly restore if settings are lost or reset.

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DirecTV DVR Won’t Connect to Wireless Router

When connecting your DVR to a wireless network, the DVR will save the network connection settings. Changing to another Internet Service Provider, replacing your Wi-Fi router, or changing settings on your wireless router such as SSID (network name) or passphrase may crate an error condition (86-883) when trying to connect your DVR to your wireless network. You may need to reset your DVR network connections to factory default.

From http://forums.directv.com/thread/11252257 – “On your DirecTV DVR press: MENU ➜ SETTINGS & HELP ➜ SETTINGS ➜ NETWORK SET UP ➜ RESTORE DEFAULTS ➜ CONNECT NOW ➜ GET CONNECTED ➜ WIRELESS. The receiver will then scan for Wi-Fi networks and should find yours. Once it finds your SSID, select your network name. If your network is secured, it will ask you to type in your password. If successful, you will get a message that says ‘congratulations, your receiver is connected to the Internet’. Note that your SSID and/or password cannot have any spaces and/or special characters.”

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Enable Remote Access to WRT300N-D6

Remote Access

To enable remote access to the router’s user interface, log into the router’s user interface, navigate to Advanced > Access Control List. Select ‘web’, then click ‘Add’.

Remote Access 1

Once ‘Add’ is selected, remote access is enabled and the user interface screen will look like this.

Remote Access 2

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Repeater (Bridge) Mode – VWRT510, WRT500,

Use the following steps to set up the WRT500 in repeater (bridge) mode.

First reset the WRT500 router to factory default settings (Admin -> Manage -> Factory Default -> Reboot), then navigate as follows:

1) Network -> WAN -> INTERNET -> Bridge -> Save

2) Network -> LAN ->

1) change IP to an unused IP of the primary AP’s LAN subnet. For example, if the DHCP range of the primary AP is 192.168.1.100-200, choose 192.168.1.222 for the LAN IP.

2) set Local DHCP server to Disable and click Save.

3) Wireless -> Wireless Connection Mode -> Repeater -> Save

4) Wireless -> Repeater ->

1) refresh and Click to highlight your primary AP, then ‘Connect’.

2) enter the Passphrase of the Primary AP and click ‘OK’

5) Reboot the router.

6) Wait about 1 minute then renew the IP of your PC.

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Port Forwarding for WRT500, VWRT510 and AC1200

A public WAN IP address is needed for port forwarding to work. If you are unsure if your WAN IP address is public or private, contact your Internet Service Provider. If the WAN IP is not a public IP, it, and all internal devices connected to the router, will not be available to the outside world. If it is a public WAN IP address, all devices will be available to the outside world. The following are some common private IP ranges:

192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255

172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255

10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255

100.64.0.0 – 100.127.255.255 [This range is used by HughesNet for Carrier Grade NAT]

Once in the user interface, navigate to the Network tab and then click the Port Forward tab. Enter values for Name, Protocol, External Port, Internal Address, and Internal Port. Then click Save & Apply. Any requests that come to the router’s WAN connection on the specified port will be forwarded to the IP address and port specified on the LAN side.

Application Port Forwarding for the WRT500, VWRT510, VWRT520, AC1200M and AC1200MS

Login to your router and navigate to Network > Port Forward and in the “Port Forward” section add one port forward rule for each port that you need opened. Note that you also have to enter the IP address of the device you want the port to be forwarded to.

port-forward-500-1200-1

Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open:

Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
Port 500 (UDP)
UDP Port 3544 (UDP)
UDP Port 4500 (UDP)

Server Port Forwarding for the WRT500, VWRT510, VWRT520, AC1200M and AC1200MS

If you’d like to run a server on your internal network and have it accessible for the outside, then you need to add a “Virtual Server” rule as in the image below. In this example we are running a server on the local IP of 192.168.11.100 which has a web server ‘listening’ on port 81. In order to expose this web server to devices on the WAN side of the router add this following rule.

port-forward-500-1200-2

After you click ‘Apply’ and reboot your router, you can access the internal web server from the WAN side with the URL, http://WAN_IP:8888/ where WAN_IP is replaced with the WAN IP of your router (Status > Network Status > IP Address).

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Set Up Guest Network on AC1200

Here are the instructions for setting up a guest network on the AC1200.

1. Login to the router with the username and password printed on the label on the bottom of the router.

2. Create a guest network on the 2.4Ghz radio by navigating to Wireless 2.4Ghz > Basic.

The screenshot below shows how a guest network named “Guest-2.4” is created. Check the “Isolated” box to prevent devices connected to this network from ’seeing’ devices connected to the other networks.

Click ‘Save’.

3. Setup security on the newly created guest network by navigating to Wireless 2.4Ghz > Security as in the screenshot named 2.4-Pass.

Click ‘Save’

4. Similarly create a guest network on the 5Ghz radio by navigating to Wireless 5Ghz > Basic as in the screenshot named 5-SSID.

Click ‘Save’

5 Setup security on the newly created guest network by navigating to Wireless 5Ghz > Security as in the screenshot named 5-Pass.

Click ‘Save’

Click ‘Reboot’

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Add Guest Network on WRT300N-DX

  1. Log into the web interface of the router.
  2. Navigate to Wireless > Basic and add your Guest SSID in the Guest Wi-Fi 1 field, then click ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page.

3. After the router reboots, navigate to Wireless > Security and setup Wi-Fi security as shown below, then click ‘Apply’.

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VoIP Call Disconnects, Ghost Calls

To correct for VoIP call disconnections, ghost calls and other similar issues, configure your VoIP router to communicate with only the VoIP proxy server as follows:

1) Log in to your router and make a note of the IP address in the field FXS1 > SIP Account > Proxy Server.

2) Set the field FXS1 > SIP Account > SIP Advanced Setup > Only Recv Request From Server to ‘Enable’.

3) Enter the IP address from Step 1 in the field FXS1 > SIP Account > SIP Advanced Setup  > Server Address

4) At the bottom of the page, click on Save. Repeat these steps for FXS2 if it is in use.

5) Click on Reboot to apply the saved settings.

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Set Up AC1000 or AC1200 as Repeater over Ethernet

Here are the steps to configure a repeater over Ethernet.

Simple AP Setup:

– Log in as admin

– Administration > Operating Mode > Basic > Save

– Network > WAN > LAN Connection Mode > Bridge > Save

– Wireless 2.4 GHz > Basic > Multiple SSID > [change to the same as the Primary router] > Save

– Wireless 2.4 Ghz > Wireless Security > Pass Phrase > [change to the same as the Primary router] > Save

– Wireless 5 GHz > Basic > Multiple SSID > [change to the same as the Primary router] > Save

– Wireless 5 Ghz > Wireless Security > Pass Phrase > [change to the same as the Primary router] > Save

– Reboot

Notes:

– On the Repeater, the Ethernet ports are now bridged so there is no ‘WAN’ or ‘LAN’. Use any port to connect to the primary router.

– You can have as many Repeaters as you want. You should also be able to connect serially (i.e. Primary Router <—> Repeater 1 <—> Repeater 2 <—> Repeater 3)

– Devices connected over Wi-Fi to the Repeater will show up on the primary router (Status > LAN Host) with ‘Interface Type’ corresponding to the Ethernet port on the primary router.

– As the repeater is a true bridge, there is no IP to access it. You will need to reset the repeater to access the web interface.

– Any ReadyNet router model can be configured as a repeater with the above steps.

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Set Up ReadyNet Managed Routers in Bridge Mode

1) Simple Setup, no IP Address Available

This method is good for testing, however, once the router is in Bridge Mode you will not be able to access the web interface of this router.

– Log into the router as admin and navigate to Administration > Operating Mode.

– Set mode to ‘Basic’ then click Save & Apply.

– Navigate to Network > WAN and set the field ‘LAN Connection Mode’ to ‘Bridge’ then click Save & Apply.

2) Simple Setup, with IP Address Available

The router is configured as a bridge and will have an IP Address allowing you to log into this router’s web interface.

– Log into the router as admin and navigate to Network > WAN. In ‘Connect Name’ choose ‘New Connection’. Make changes as indicated in the following image then click Save & Apply.

– Navigate to Administration > Management then:

  • Change the Admin password
  • Enable remote administration
  • Click Save and Reboot.

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Set up Wi-Fi Repeater so Repeater has Addressable IP

On the Repeater:

A -Enable Remote administration (Administration > Management.

Change admin password

Enable remote administration

Save

B -Navigate to Network > WAN and change

WAN IP mode to Bridge. Save

C -Create a new WAN interface.

In Network >WAN, click ‘Connect Name’ and choose ‘New Connection’. Click Save.

D -Set 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz SSID to the same as that of the Primary AP. Save

E – Set the 5Ghz to Repeater mode. Click Save.

F – Click the Wireless 5 Ghz Repeater tab and choose the primary APs and connect to it. Save and Reboot

Test:

1) Connect to the Repeater with an Ethernet cable and check the DHCP IP that you got. It should be from the primary AP. Check if you can surf.

2) Disconnect the Ethernet cable. Connect to 2.4 Wireless broadcast. The SSIDs are the same on the primary and repeater, _but_ the passphrases  are different. Check if you can associate and can surf.

3) Similarly test the 5Ghz repeater connection.

If the above 3 tests are good, then you can;

1) Change the wireless passphrase in the Repeater  (2.4 and 5 Ghz) to match the primary AP.

2) On the primary AP locate the IP of the Repeater (Status > LAN Host). Say for e.g. the IP of the Repeater in the Primary AP is listed as 192.168.11.111 then, from the WAN side you can access the web interface of the Repeater with 192.168.11.111:8080 *because we did step A.

In the repeater two WAN interfaces were created. The first default one was changed to a bridge (Step B) and bound to all the LAN interfaces. A second WAN interface for management only (step C) was then created.

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