Firmware Version - 11/17/17

1) Click the “Download” button in the Firmware box to download to your computer the latest available firmware for your router.
2) Disconnect your PC from the internet.
3) Using an Ethernet cable, connect your computer to the LAN port of the router, open a web browser and log into the web interface (type into the URL field).

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4) Navigate to Administration -> ‘Firmware Upgrade’ and click ‘Choose File’.
5) Navigate to the firmware file you downloaded in step 1 above and select it.
6) Click the ‘Upgrade’ button.
7) After the file is uploaded, the router will display a confirmation message.
8) Wait for the router to apply the firmware update.
9) Once the firmware file has uploaded, the router will reboot and be running the new firmware.

Do not remove power to the router while it is being flashed with new firmware or it may lock up the router and you will not be able to recover. If using your laptop, make sure there is sufficient battery or it is plugged into a power source.

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Helpful Information

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


– 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


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


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 then, from the WAN side you can access the web interface of the Repeater with *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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Ghost Calls

To prevent ghost calls, adjust the settings in the red rectangle as shown below. These settings are found in SIP Account>Line {n}>Advanced.

These setting instruct the device to only accept INVITEs from the defined IP. The device will ignore scripts that run which probe all publicly accessible IPs for open port 5060. Such scripts cause the ghost call ring.

Once these settings are added there should be no unnecessary rings and security will be enhanced.

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Set Up Managed Router as Wi-Fi Repeater

To set up one of our managed routers in Repeater Mode, use the following instructions:

  1. Log into the user interface.
  2. Choose either Wireless 2.4GHz or Wireless 5GHz (both cannot be set as a repeater at the same time, only one).
  3. In Wireless Connection Mode choose Repeater, then click on Save.
  4. After the screen refreshes, a Repeater tab will appear. This tab will show all the wireless networks in range of the router.
  5. Click on the SSID you want to connect to, then click the Connect button. Authentication, Encryption, and Password will appear. AES may be the best choice for Encryption.
  6. Enter the network password and click OK.
  7. At the top of this page, Wireless Connection should show Connection Status as Connected.

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Isolate Guest SSID From Network

You can isolate those devices connecting to a ‘Guest’ SSID from your network by checking the following boxes:

1) Wireless > Basic > AP Isolation

2) Wireless > Basic > MBSSID AP Isolation

When these boxes are checked, the ‘Isolated’ setting for individual SSIDs will be automatically checked.

Now Reboot.

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