Manage the Internet Settings Manually
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
10. Click the Test button to test your Internet connection.
If the NETGEAR website does not display within one minute, see Troubleshoot the
Internet Connection on page 191.
Idle Timeout (In Minutes) To change the number of minutes until the Internet login times out, enter
the number of minutes.
The idle time-out specifies how long the modem router keeps the Internet
connection active when no one on the network is using the Internet
connection. A value of 0 (zero) means never log out.
Internet IP Address
Get Dynamically from ISP Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your IP address. Your ISP automatically
assigns these addresses.
Use Static IP Address Your ISP assigned a static IP address. Enter the IP address and IP subnet
Domain Name Server (DNS) Address
The DNS server is used to look up site addresses based on their names.
Get Dynamically from ISP Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your ISP automatically
assigns this address.
Use These DNS Servers If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS addresses
to the modem router during login, select this option and enter the IP
address of your ISP primary DNS server. If a secondary DNS server
address is available, enter it also.
Router MAC Address
The Ethernet MAC address that the modem router uses on the Internet port. Some ISPs register the MAC
address of the network interface card in your computer when your account is first opened. They accept
traffic only from the MAC address of that computer. This feature allows your modem router to use your
computer’s MAC address (also called cloning).
Use Default Address Use the default MAC address.
Use Computer MAC Address The modem router captures and uses the MAC address of the computer
that you are now using. You must use the one computer that is allowed by
Use This MAC Address Enter the MAC address that you want to use.
NAT (Network Address Translation)
NAT allows computers on your home network to share the modem router Internet connection. NAT is
enabled by default because it is needed in most situations. Select the NAT setting:
• Enable. NAT is enabled. This is the default setting.
• Disable. NAT is disabled.