Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

The LAN Setup page displays.
In the Device Name field, enter a new name.
Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up and Manage Custom Static Routes
Static routes provide detailed routing information to your router. Typically, you do not need to add static routes. You
must configure static routes only for unusual cases such as when you use multiple routers or multiple IP subnets
on your network.
As an example of when a static route is needed, consider the following case:
Your primary Internet access is through an ADSL modem to an ISP.
You use an ISDN router on your home network for connecting to the company where you are employed. This
router’s address on your LAN is
Your company’s network address is
When you first configured your router, two implicit static routes were created. A default route was created with your
ISP as the gateway and a second static route was created to your local network for all 192.168.1.x addresses. With
this configuration, if you attempt to access a device on the network, your router forwards your request
to the ISP. The ISP forwards your request to the company where you are employed, and the request is likely to be
denied by the company’s firewall.
In this case, you must define a static route, instructing your router that is accessed through the ISDN
router at Here is an example:
Through the destination IP address and IP subnet mask, specify that this static route applies to all 134.177.x.x
Through the gateway IP address, specify that all traffic for these addresses is forwarded to the ISDN router at
A metric value of 1 works fine because the ISDN router is on the LAN.
Set Up a Static Route
You can add a static route to a destination IP address and specify the subnet mask, gateway IP address, and metric.
To set up a static route:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
A login window opens.
Manage the WAN and LAN Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900