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Router mode: Set up and manage Dynamic
DNS
Internet service providers (ISPs) assign IP addresses to identify each Internet account.
Most ISPs use dynamically assigned IP addresses. This means that the IP address can
change at any time. You can use the IP address to access your network remotely, but
most people do not know what their IP address is or when this address changes.
To make it easier to connect to a USB storage device that is connected to your access
point/router or to set up a VPN tunnel to the access point/router, you can get a free
account with a Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service that lets you use a domain name to access
your office or home network. To use this account, you must set up the access point/router
to use DDNS. Then the access point/router notifies the DDNS service provider whenever
its IP address changes. When you access your DDNS account, the service finds the
current IP address of your home network and automatically connects you.
The access point/router must be in router mode. However (and this is very unusual), if
your ISP assigns a private WAN IP address (such as 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x), the DDNS
service does not work because private addresses are not routed on the Internet.
Router mode: Set up a new Dynamic DNS account
NETGEAR offers you the opportunity to set up and register for a free Dynamic DNS
account.
To set up Dynamic DNS and register for a free NETGEAR account:
1. Open a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
access point/router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
3. Click the Login button.
The NETGEAR Account Login page displays.
4. Enter your registered email address and password and click the LOG IN button.
User Manual192Router Mode: Manage Dynamic
DNS and FTP Access Through
the Internet
AC2000 802.11ac Wireless Access Point/Router WAC124
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