Just purchased an R6080 and I was just reminded why I ran to see if OpenWRT/DD-WRT can run on this. You have to have an internet connection during setup or you can't finish configuration of this NAT device. Laughable.
Re: Setup requirements
> [...] You have to have an internet connection during setup or you
> can't finish configuration of this NAT device.
No, you don't. Such a requirement would be absurd. What led you to
this (erroneous) conclusion? As usual, showing actual actions
(commands) with their actual results (error messages, LED indicators,
...) can be more helpful than vague descriptions or interpretations.
Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation. Get the User Manual. Read.
> [...] Laughable.
Something might be.