Efficient Networks SpeedStream 4000 User`s guide

SpeedStream
®
Wireless DSL Gateway
User’s Guide
Model 6200/6300
REV 2.55
Part No. 007-0939-002
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Wireless DSL Gateway User Guide
Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... 1
Features of the Wireless DSL Gateway ............................................................................................. 1
Network (LAN) Features................................................................................................................. 1
Security Features ............................................................................................................................. 2
Configuration & Management......................................................................................................... 2
Advanced Gateway Functions ......................................................................................................... 2
Minimum System Requirements ........................................................................................................ 3
USB Driver-Related Requirements ................................................................................................. 3
Package Contents................................................................................................................................. 3
Physical Details .................................................................................................................................... 4
LEDs................................................................................................................................................ 4
Rear Panel........................................................................................................................................ 5
General Safety Guidelines................................................................................................................... 7
CHAPTER 2 INSTALLATION................................................................................................................. 8
Minimum System Requirements ........................................................................................................ 8
Hardware Installation ......................................................................................................................... 8
Basic Installation Procedure ............................................................................................................ 8
Wireless Card Installation (Model 6200) ........................................................................................ 9
Installing Line Filters....................................................................................................................... 9
In-Line Filter .............................................................................................................................9
Wall-Mount Filter....................................................................................................................10
Two-to-One Adapter ...............................................................................................................10
Installation Methods ...................................................................................................................... 10
Ethernet Installation Method ...................................................................................................10
USB Installation Method (Microsoft Windows) .....................................................................12
USB Driver Installation (Macintosh Systems) ........................................................................13
CHAPTER 3 OPERATING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION................................................................ 14
Overview............................................................................................................................................. 14
Windows Configuration .................................................................................................................... 14
Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows 9x/ME) .............................................................................. 14
Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows 2000) ................................................................................. 15
Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows XP) .................................................................................... 17
Internet Access .............................................................................................................................. 18
For Windows 9x/2000 .............................................................................................................18
For Windows XP .....................................................................................................................19
Macintosh Configuration .................................................................................................................. 19
Checking TCP/IP Settings (MAC OS 8.6 through 9.x)................................................................. 19
Checking TCP/IP Settings (MAC OS X) ...................................................................................... 20
CHAPTER 4 SPEEDSTREAM GATEWAY SETUP ........................................................................... 21
Overview............................................................................................................................................. 21
Configuration Program..................................................................................................................... 21
Preparation..................................................................................................................................... 22
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Connecting to the Gateway............................................................................................................ 22
Using UPnP (Windows XP and Me) .......................................................................................22
Using your Web Browser ........................................................................................................22
Setup Wizard...................................................................................................................................... 23
Gateway Setup Wizard .................................................................................................................. 23
Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit Option ........................................................................................26
Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit Option ......................................................................................28
Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option...........................................................................................30
Gateway Environment....................................................................................................................... 32
Home Window............................................................................................................................... 32
Menu Bar ....................................................................................................................................... 32
Toolbar .......................................................................................................................................... 33
Logging into the Gateway ............................................................................................................. 33
Logging out of the Gateway .......................................................................................................... 34
Gateway Options ........................................................................................................................... 34
CHAPTER 5 GATEWAY CONFIGURATION OPTIONS ................................................................. 35
Overview............................................................................................................................................. 35
Users.................................................................................................................................................... 35
Adding a User................................................................................................................................ 36
Content Filtering (Optional) ....................................................................................................37
Profile Configuration Access (Optional).................................................................................38
Profile Time Settings (Optional) .............................................................................................39
Associated Computer/Connected Device (Optional)...............................................................39
Customized Profile Icon (Optional) ........................................................................................40
Editing a User ................................................................................................................................ 41
Deleting a User .............................................................................................................................. 42
Viewing User Logs........................................................................................................................ 43
Devices ................................................................................................................................................ 44
Gateway .............................................................................................................................................. 45
ISP Connection .............................................................................................................................. 45
Advanced Internet Options............................................................................................................ 47
ATM Virtual Circuits ..............................................................................................................47
Static Routes............................................................................................................................47
Routing Table ..........................................................................................................................49
Dynamic DNS .........................................................................................................................49
RIP (Routing Information Protocol)........................................................................................54
Home Network .............................................................................................................................. 55
IP Network ..............................................................................................................................56
Server Ports .............................................................................................................................57
LAN/WAN Port ......................................................................................................................58
Wireless Network (Optional) ..................................................................................................59
Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit Option (Advanced Home Networking)......................................61
Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit Option (Advanced Home Networking)....................................63
Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option (Advanced Home Networking) ........................................65
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Wireless Filter and Options Configuration..............................................................................67
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) .............................................................................................69
About UPnP ...................................................................................................................................................... 70
Security.......................................................................................................................................... 72
Firewall.......................................................................................................................................... 73
Security Level................................................................................................................................................... 73
Attack Detection ............................................................................................................................................... 74
IP Filtering ........................................................................................................................................................ 76
DMZ ................................................................................................................................................................. 77
Snooze Control ................................................................................................................................................. 79
Administrator Password ..........................................................................................................80
Address Translation.................................................................................................................80
Gateway Health .......................................................................................................................82
Statistics...................................................................................................................................83
Internet Stats ..................................................................................................................................................... 83
Home Networking Stats.................................................................................................................................... 84
Security Stats .................................................................................................................................................... 84
Logging............................................................................................................................................................. 85
Update Firmware .....................................................................................................................85
Diagnostics ..............................................................................................................................86
Customize ...................................................................................................................................... 87
Color Palette ............................................................................................................................88
Language .................................................................................................................................89
Time Zone ...............................................................................................................................89
Reboot / Reset................................................................................................................................ 90
Reboot .....................................................................................................................................90
Reset ........................................................................................................................................91
APPENDIX A TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................. 92
Overview............................................................................................................................................. 92
General Issues .................................................................................................................................... 92
Internet Access ................................................................................................................................... 92
Contacting Technical Support.......................................................................................................... 93
APPENDIX B SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................................... 94
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registered and unregistered trademarks of Efficient Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are held by their respective companies.
Efficient Networks reserves the right to make changes to product specifications at any time without notice.
All trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
This chapter provides an overview of the Gateway's features and capabilities.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new SpeedStream SS6000 Series Wireless DSL Gateway
(“Gateway”). The Gateway is a multi-function device providing the following services:
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Built-in DSL Modem provides shared Internet access for multiple users.
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Five-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch for 10Base-T or 100Base-T connections.
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Custom Controls that allow you to configure the SpeedStream DSL Gateway to best meet your
specific security and Internet-sharing needs.
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802.11 Wireless Expansion Slot (Model 6200) that allows you to add a wireless interface. Your unit
may include a wireless card. If it does not, contact your Internet Service Provider for details and
availability of expansion cards.
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Built-in Wireless Interface (Model 6300) that provides a wireless interface built into the unit. (If you
attempt to access or alter the unit components, any warranties may be voided.)
Features of the Wireless DSL Gateway
The SpeedStream SS6000 Series Gateways incorporate many advanced features, carefully designed to
provide sophisticated functions while being easy to use.
Network (LAN) Features
1. Five-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch
The SpeedStream Gateway incorporates a five-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, making it easy to create
or extend your network. Optionally, you can configure the fifth port as a WAN port for connection of
another broadband device.
2. DHCP Server Support
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides a dynamic, “upon request,” IP address to
computers and other networked devices. Your SpeedStream Gateway can act as a DHCP Server for
devices on your local network.
3. Network Status and Statistics
Using these diagnostic tools, you can easily monitor the status of each network connection and
evaluate network performance.
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Security Features
24. Password-protected Configuration
Password protection is provided to prevent unauthorized users from modifying the Gateway’s
configuration data and settings.
25. NAT Protection
An intrinsic side effect of NAT (Network Address Translation) technology is that by allowing all
your network users to share a single IP address, the location and even the existence of each computer
is hidden. From the external viewpoint, there is no network, only a single device - the SpeedStream
DSL Gateway.
26. Stateful Inspection Firewall
All incoming data packets are monitored and all incoming server requests are filtered, thus protecting
your network from malicious attacks from external sources.
27. DoS Attack Protection
DoS (Denial of Service) attacks can flood your Internet connection with invalid data packets and
connection requests, using so much bandwidth and so many resources that Internet access becomes
unavailable. The DSL Gateway incorporates protection against DoS attacks as well as other common
hacker attacks.
Configuration & Management
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Easy Setup
Use your Web browser for quick and easy configuration.
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UPnP Support
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows automatic discovery and configuration of the SpeedStream
Gateway. UPnP is by supported by Windows Me, XP, or later operating systems.
Advanced Gateway Functions
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DMZ
One computer on your local network can be configured to allow unrestricted two-way communication
with servers or individual users on the Internet. This provides the ability to run programs that are
incompatible with firewalls.
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Firewall “Snooze”
Temporarily disable firewall protection to limit interference with games and other applications
incompatible with firewalls.
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Content Filter
Use the Content Filter to block user access to undesirable Web sites.
•
Time of Day Use Restrictions
Limit the time of day during which individual users have access to the Internet.
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Advanced Wireless Controls
The SpeedStream 6300 model has a built-in wireless interface, and the 6200 model offers an
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optional wireless expansion card. Custom configuration options include wireless access control, 128-
bit wireless encryption, disable SSID broadcast, and pass phrase key generation for added security.
Minimum System Requirements
At a minimum, your computer must be equipped with the following to successfully install the DSL
Gateway. Your Internet Service Provider may have additional requirements for use of their service.
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Ethernet connection method:
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A network interface card (NIC) that supports 10/100 Ethernet
Operating system that supports TCP/IP
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator versions 5.0 or later
USB connection method:
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Available built-in USB port
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator versions 5.0 or later
USB Driver-Related Requirements
Additional USB driver-related requirements depend on the operating system and architecture:
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Windows operating system:
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Macintosh operating system version 8.6 to 9.x:
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Pentium-compatible 166 MHz (or faster) processor
32 MB RAM
12 MB available hard drive space
Windows 98 or later operating system
100MHz PowerPC or better
32 MB RAM
10 MB available hard disk space
Macintosh operating system X:
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300MHz PowerPC G3 or better
128 MB RAM
110 MB available hard disk space (large space requirement due to the Macintosh OS X needing
up to 100 MB of additional disk space for system organization after install)
Package Contents
If any of the above items are damaged or missing, please contact your Internet Service Provider for
assistance.
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Power adapter
CAT-5 Ethernet cable for LAN connections
RJ11 cable for DSL connection
USB cable for optional USB installation
Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM containing USB driver software and user documentation
Physical Details
Before installing, we recommend that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with the SpeedStream
Gateway by referring to the illustrations below.
LEDs
Figure 1. Front Panel
The front panel contains the following LEDs:
Power
Green
Off
Red
Ethernet
Ports 1 - 5
Each Ethernet LAN port on the back of the router has two corresponding LEDs: Link
and Activity.
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Power is on.
Power is off.
The Power LED briefly shows red during power-up. This indicates
that the SpeedStream is conducting the POST (Power-On Self
Test) that is run each time the SpeedStream is powered on. During
normal operations, the LED will show green.
Link
-
•
On Corresponding LAN port is active.
Off No active connection on the corresponding LAN port.
Activity
-
Off No data being transmitted or received via the corresponding
LAN port.
Flashing Data is being transmitted or received via the corresponding
LAN port.
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DSL Port
For the DSL connection, there are 2 LEDs:
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Link
-
•
Off No data being transmitted or received via the DSL connection.
Flashing Data is being transmitted or received via the DSL connection.
For the USB port, there are 2 LEDs:
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Link
-
•
On USB connection to computer is active.
Off No active USB connection to computer.
Activity
-
802.11
On DSL connection is active.
Off No active DSL connection.
Activity
-
USB
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Off No data being transmitted or received via the USB port.
Flashing Data is being transmitted or received via the USB port.
For the 802.11 wireless connection, there are 2 LEDs:
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Link
-
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On Wireless connection is active.
Off No active wireless connection detected.
Activity
- Off No data being transmitted or received via the wireless connection.
- Flashing Data is being transmitted or received via the wireless
connection.
Status
Reserved for future functionality
Rear Panel
Figure 2: Model 6200 Rear Panel
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Figure 3: Model 6300 Rear Panel
DSL Port
(RJ11)
Connect the RJ11 DSL cable (looks like a telephone cord) here to use your DSL
connection through an existing phone line.
Reset Button
This button can be used to clear all data and restore all settings to the factory
default values. Note:
To clear all data and restore the factory default values:
7. Power off the Gateway.
8. Hold the Reset button down for 5-10 seconds.
9. Continue holding the Reset button until the Power LED blinks alternating
red and green.
10. Release the Reset button.
The factory default configuration has now been restored, and the SpeedStream
Gateway is ready for use.
10/100 Ethernet
Ports 1 - 5
Use standard CAT5 Ethernet cables (with RJ45 connectors) to connect your
computers, hubs, or switches to the DSL Gateway. Both 10Mbps and 100Mbps
connections are supported.
Note: You can configure port #5 for use as either a fifth switched network port or
as a WAN port for connection to another broadband WAN device.
USB Port
Use the USB cable provided with the SpeedStream Gateway to connect the USB
port on the SpeedStream Gateway to an open USB port on your computer. When
using the USB connection method, the USB driver software must be installed
from the provided CD-ROM.
Console Port
For use by service provider technician.
Power Adapter
Port
Connect the supplied power adapter here. Use only the power adapter supplied.
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Power Button
Push this button to power the Gateway on and off.
Wireless
Expansion Card
Slot
(Model 6200) Consult your Internet Service Provider for 802.11 wireless card
options and availability.
Use only the wireless card recommended by your Service Provider. Attempting
to use any other wireless card may damage the Gateway and will void your
manufacturer’s warranty.
General Safety Guidelines
When using the SpeedStream Gateway, observe the following safety guidelines:
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Never install telephone wiring during a storm.
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Avoid using a telephone during an electrical storm. Lightening increases the risk of electrical shock.
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Do not install telephone jacks in wet locations and never use the product near water.
•
Do not exceed the maximum power load ratings for the product; otherwise, you risk dangerous
overloading of the power circuit.
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Chapter 2
Installation
This chapter covers the physical installation of the SpeedStream Wireless DSL Gateway.
Minimum System Requirements
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DSL service and an Internet access account from an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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Network cables for each device you intend to connect to the Gateway. Use standard CAT5 Ethernet
cables with RJ45 connectors.
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TCP/IP network protocol must be installed on all computers.
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For USB connection to the Gateway, the following operating systems are supported:
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−
−
−
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows ME and XP
Mac OS versions 8.6 through 10.2.4
Note: Your configuration may vary slightly from the instructions and illustrations in this chapter.
Refer to your service provider’s documentation, or contact them with questions regarding your
specific configuration.
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For wireless access (Model 6200), you must have a wireless card. If one did not come with your
SpeedStream Gateway, contact your Internet Service Provider for options and availability.
Hardware Installation
You may position the SpeedStream Gateway at any convenient location in your office or home. No
special wiring or cooling requirements are needed; however, you should comply with the safety
guidelines specified in the General Safety Guidelines on page 7.
Basic Installation Procedure
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
If applicable, install the wireless expansion card.
Install line filters if necessary.
Connect the cables.
Plug the Gateway into the electrical outlet, power on the Gateway, and verify port status.
Install USB drivers if necessary.
Configure network settings on your computer.
Configure the Gateway via the Web-based management interface.
Reboot the computer if prompted.
Note Whenever you are required to reboot the Gateway, allow five seconds between turning off the unit
and powering it back on.
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Wireless Card Installation (Model 6200)
If your SpeedStream Gateway came with a wireless expansion card, install this card in the PMCICA
expansion slot on the side of the Gateway before proceeding further with the installation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the wireless card from the anti-static bag.
Remove the protective cover from the PCMCIA expansion slot on the side of the Gateway.
Insert the expansion card in the slot with the colored label facing up.
Ensure that the card is inserted fully and seated securely.
After powering on the Gateway, verify that the 802.11 Link LED is lit.
Installing Line Filters
Note This section may not apply to you. Consult your provider if you are unsure.
Because DSL shares your telephone line, you may need to separate the two signals so they do not
interfere with each other. A line filter (may be included with some models) prevents DSL traffic from
disrupting the voice signal on the telephone line, and vice versa. Follow the procedures below to install
line filters on any device (telephones, fax machines, caller ID boxes) that shares the same telephone line
with your DSL.
You will need one of these type filters to connect between the telephone and the wall plate:
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In-line filter: For use with standard desktop telephones.
Wall-mount filter: For use with wall-mounted telephones.
You may also need a two-to-one adapter if you want to connect more than one device to the telephone
wall plate.
Important! DSL performance may be significantly degraded if the line filters are not installed in the
correct direction, as illustrated below.
In-Line Filter
For each device sharing the same telephone line:
1. Unplug the device’s cord from the telephone
jack.
2. Plug the filter into the telephone jack.
3. Plug the telephone cord (or other device cord)
into the filter.
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Wall-Mount Filter
For a wall-mounted telephone, install a wall
mount filter:
1. Remove the telephone.
2. Connect the wall mount filter to the wall
plate.
3. Reconnect the telephone.
Two-to-One Adapter
If your DSL router and another device will share
the same telephone jack, install a two-to-one
adapter:
1. Plug a two-to-one adapter into the telephone
jack.
2. Plug a line filter into one of the sockets of the
two-to-one adapter. The other socket will be
used to connect the DSL cable.
3. Plug the device cord into the line filter.
Installation Methods
The SpeedStream Gateway provides ports for either a USB or an Ethernet connection to your primary
computer. Select the interface you will use to connect the Gateway, and follow the step-by-step
instructions below for your chosen installation method.
Ethernet Installation Method
To connect the SpeedStream Gateway via the
Ethernet interface, your computer must have an
Ethernet adapter (also called a network interface
card, or “NIC”) installed.
If your computer does not have this adapter, you
will need to install it before proceeding further.
Refer to your Ethernet adapter documentation for
complete installation instructions.
Note: For wireless connectivity, your SpeedStream Gateway may require an optional wireless interface
card. If your Gateway did not come with this card, contact your Internet Service Provider for options and
accessibility.
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Figure 4: (Model 6200) Ethernet Connection Installation
Figure 5: (Model 6300) Ethernet Connection Installation
1. Connect the Ethernet cable(s):
1) With your computer powered off, connect the Ethernet cable to an Ethernet port (1-5) on the
SpeedStream Gateway.
2) Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your computer.
3) If desired, use standard 10/100 CAT5 Ethernet cables to connect additional computers to the
remaining Ethernet ports on the rear of the SpeedStream Gateway.
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2. Connect the DSL cable:
1) Connect the DSL cable (resembles a telephone cord) to the DSL port on the rear of the
SpeedStream Gateway.
2) Plug the other end of the DSL cable into the phone jack.
3. Connect the power:
1) Connect the power adapter to the rear of the SpeedStream Gateway.
2) Plug the power adapter into the electrical wall outlet.
3) Flip the power switch to power on the SpeedStream Gateway.
4) Power on all connected computers.
4. Check the LEDs:
1) For each active Ethernet connection, the LAN Link LED for the corresponding port number
should be lit.
2) The DSL and Power LEDs should be lit. (For more information, refer to LEDs in Chapter 1.)
When using the Ethernet installation method, you do not have to install any software. Refer to your
Internet Service Provider’s instructions for installing their software and/or connecting to the Internet.
You can now configure the TCP/IP settings as detailed in Chapter 3, SpeedStream Gateway Setup.
USB Installation Method (Microsoft Windows)
Figure 6: USB Connection Installation Diagram
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1. Connect the USB Cable
1) With your computer off, connect the provided USB cable to the USB port on the SpeedStream
Gateway.
2) Connect the other end of the USB cable to an open USB port on your computer.
3) If desired, use standard 10/100 CAT5 Ethernet cables to connect additional computers to the
Ethernet ports on the rear of the Gateway.
2. Connect the DSL Cable
1) Connect the DSL cable (resembles a telephone cord) to the DSL port on the rear of the Gateway.
2) Plug the other end of the DSL cable into the phone jack.
3. Connect the Power
1) Connect the power adapter to the rear of the Gateway.
2) Plug the power adapter into the electrical wall outlet.
3) Flip the power switch to power on the Gateway.
4) Power on all connected computers.
4. Install USB Driver Software
1) Insert the SpeedStream Gateway driver CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
2) When prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation.
3) No driver software is required for computers connected to the Gateway using Ethernet cables.
5. Check the LEDs
•
The DSL, USB, and Power LEDs should be lit. (For more information, refer to LEDs in
Chapter 1, Introduction.)
USB Driver Installation (Macintosh Systems)
When using the USB installation method on a Macintosh, follow these steps to install the USB drivers:
•
Macintosh Classic (versions 8.6, 9.x)
1. To “unstuff” the installer to the EFNTClassic110 directory, run EFNTClasic110.sit
2. In the English directory, run the SpeedStream 5x OS9 Installer-en
- or In the French directory, run the SpeedStream 5x OS9 Installer-f2
•
Macintosh OS X (versions 10.1.x, 10.2.x)
1. To “unstuff” the installer to the EFNTOSX110 directory, run EFNTOSX110.sit
2. In the EFNT0SX110 directory, run the SpeedStream 5x Installer
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Chapter 3
Operating System Configuration
3
This chapter details the configuration required for each computer on your network.
Overview
The operating system on each computer in your network, must have the TCP/IP network settings and
Internet access settings configured.
Windows Configuration
This section describes how to configure computers to share Internet access through the SpeedStream
Gateway:
The first step is to check each computer's TCP/IP protocol settings. Because the Gateway uses the TCP/IP
network protocol for all functions, it is essential that the TCP/IP protocol be installed and configured
properly on each computer.
If using the default Gateway settings and the default Windows TCP/IP settings, you do
not need to make any changes.
By default, the Gateway will act as a DHCP server, automatically providing a suitable IP address and
related information to each computer when the computer boots up. For all non-server versions of
Windows, the TCP/IP setting defaults to act as a DHCP client.
Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows 9x/ME)
1. Select Control Panel >Network. The system responds with the “Network” window.
Figure 7: Network Configuration
2. Select the TCP/IP protocol for your network card.
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3. Click Properties. The system responds with the “TCP/IP Properties” window.
4.
Ensure that the Obtain an IP address automatically option is selected. This is the default Windows
settings.
Figure 8: IP Address (Win 9x)
5. Restart your computer to ensure it obtains an IP address from the Gateway.
Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows 2000)
1. On the Windows taskbar click Start>Control Panel. The system responds with the “Control Panel”
window.
2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections. The system responds with the “Network and Dialup Connections” window.
3. Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties. The system responds with the “Local
Area Connections Properties” window.
4. Select the TCP/IP protocol for your network card.
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5. Click Properties. The system responds with the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window.
Figure 9: Network Configuration (Win 2000)
6. Select the “Obtain an IP address automatically” option.
Figure 10: TCP/IP Properties Window (Win 2000)
7. Restart your computer to ensure it obtains an IP address from the Gateway.
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Checking TCP/IP Settings (Windows XP)
1. On the Windows taskbar click Start>Control Panel >Network Connection.
2. Right-click Local Area Connection; then click Properties. The system responds with the “Local
Area Connection Properties” window.
Figure 11: Network Configuration (Windows XP)
3. Select the TCP/IP protocol for your network card.
4. Click Properties. The system responds with the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window.
5. Ensure that the radio button Obtain an IP address automatically is selected.
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6. Restart your computer to ensure it obtains an IP address from the Gateway.
Figure 12: TCP/IP
Properties (Windows XP)
Internet Access
To configure your computers to use the Gateway for Internet access, ensure that the Gateway is installed
correctly and the DSL line is functional. Then follow the procedure below to configure your Web browser
to access the Internet via the LAN, rather than by a dial-up connection.
For Windows 9x/2000
1. Select Start Menu >Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options.
2. Select the Connection tab, and click Setup.
3. Select I want to set up my Internet connection manually, or I want to connect through a local
area network (LAN) option. Click Next. The system responds with the “Setting up your Internet
Connection” window.
4. Select I connect through a local area network (LAN) option and click Next. The system responds
with the “Local Area Network Internet Configuration” window.
5. Ensure all of the boxes are deselected and click Next. The system responds with the “Set Up your
Internet Mail Account” window.
6. Select the “No” option and click Next. The system responds with the “Completing the Internet
Connection Wizard” window.
7. Click Finish to close the Internet Connection Wizard. Setup is now complete.
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For Windows XP
1. Select Start Menu - Control Panel - Network and Internet Connections.
2. Select Set up or change your Internet Connection.
3. Select the Connection tab, and click Setup.
4. Cancel the pop-up Location Information screen.
5. Click Next on the New Connection Wizard screen.
6. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
7. Select Set up my connection manually and click Next.
8. Check Connect using a broadband connection that is always on and click Next.
9. Click Finish to close the New Connection Wizard. Setup is now complete.
Macintosh Configuration
This section describes how to configure computers running Macintosh operating system versions 8.6
through 10.2 to share Internet access through the SpeedStream Gateway:
The first step is to check each computer's TCP/IP protocol settings. Because the Gateway uses the TCP/IP
network protocol for all functions, it is essential that the TCP/IP protocol be installed and configured
properly on each computer.
By default, the Gateway will act as a DHCP server, automatically providing a suitable IP address and
related information to each computer when the computer boots up.
Checking TCP/IP Settings (MAC OS 8.6 through 9.x)
1. Select Apple Menu - Control Panel – TCP/IP.
2. Open the TCP/IP control panel. You should see a screen like the following:
Figure 13: TCP/IP Control Panel (Mac OS 8.6-9.x)
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3. Set the following values:
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Connect via: Ethernet Built-in
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Configure: Using DHCP Server
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Leave the remaining fields blank
4. Close the TCP/IP Control Panel and click Save.
5. Reboot when configuration is saved. Once rebooted, the computer will pull an IP address from the
DHCP server on the Gateway.
Checking TCP/IP Settings (MAC OS X)
1. Select Apple Menu – System Preferences – Network.
2. Select the TCP/IP tab. You should see a screen like the following:
Figure 14: TCP/IP Control Panel (Mac OS X)
3. Set Configure TCP/IP to Using DHCP, leave the optional fields blank. Click Save.
4. Reboot to save the configuration. Once rebooted, the computer will pull an IP address from the
DHCP server on the Gateway.
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SpeedStream Gateway Setup
4
This chapter provides details of the setup processes.
Overview
This chapter describes the basic setup procedures for configuring your computer and establishing Internet
access.
Some computers on your network may require additional configuration to share an Internet connection
through the Gateway. For more information, please see the section in this document titled Chapter 3.
Operating System Configuration.
Other configuration may also be required, depending on which features and functions of the SpeedStream
Gateway you wish to use. Use the table below to locate detailed instructions for the required functions.
To do this:
Refer to:
Check settings or configure computers on your network.
Chapter 3. Operating System
Configuration
Use any of the following advanced features:
Chapter 5. Gateway Configuration
Options
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User Profiles
•
Content Filtering
•
Server Ports
•
Wireless Configuration (Optional)
•
Security and Firewall settings
•
Dynamic DNS
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DMZ
Configuration Program
The SpeedStream Gateway contains an HTTP server that allows you to connect to the Gateway and
configure it from your Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, versions 5.0 or
later).
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Preparation
Before attempting to configure the Gateway, please ensure that:
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Your computer can establish a physical connection to the Gateway. The computer and the DSL
Gateway must be directly connected using either the USB or Ethernet ports on the Gateway.
•
The SpeedStream Gateway is installed correctly and powered on.
•
The TCP/IP protocol is installed on all computers on your network. (If you need to install
TCP/IP, refer to your system documentation or Windows Help.)
•
The network settings on each computer have been correctly configured.
From this point on, you will perform all configuration of the SpeedStream Gateway from your computer
using the Web browser-based setup program.
Connecting to the Gateway
Using UPnP (Windows XP and Me)
If your Windows operating system supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) and UPnP is enabled, an
icon for the Gateway appears in the system tray (near the time display), notifying you that a new network
device has been found and offering to create a new desktop shortcut to the newly discovered device.
Note: You must be logged in as administrator or be a user with administrative rights for Windows 2000
and XP to be able to install the drivers for the Gateway.
1. Unless you intend to change the IP address of the Gateway, you can accept the desktop shortcut.
Whether you accept the desktop shortcut or not, you can find UPnP devices in My Network Places
(previously called Network Neighborhood).
2. Double-click the icon for the Gateway (either on the desktop or in My Network Places) to access the
Gateway’s configuration program.
3. Please see the section in this document titled Setup Wizard for details of the initial configuration
process.
Using your Web Browser
To establish a connection from your computer to the Gateway:
1. After installing the Gateway, start your computer. If your computer is already running, reboot it.
2. Open your Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator Web browser.
3. In the Address bar, type http://speedstream and press the ENTER key. The system responds with
the “Setup” window.
4. Please see the section below titled “Setup Wizard” for more information on setting up the Gateway.
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Setup Wizard
The first time you connect to the Gateway via Web browser, the Setup Wizard runs automatically. (The
Setup Wizard also runs if the Gateway's default settings are restored.) Proceed through the entire Setup
wizard to ensure accuracy of the installation. Note: You will need to know the username and password
for Internet service provided by your ISP. Check the information supplied by your ISP for details.
Gateway Setup Wizard
1. The first screen of the Setup Wizard is the Welcome window. Click Next. The system responds with
the “Gateway Administrator Setup” window.
2. An administrator account is necessary to allow access to the person who is to make Gateway changes.
Optionally, change the “admin” user name to a different administrative name by typing the new
administrative name in the “User Name” box. If you wish, simply leave the “admin” user name in the
“User Name” box. Type a password in the “New Password” box.
3. Re-type the password in the “Confirm Password” box and click Next.
Figure 15: Gateway Administrator Setup Window
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4. The “Configure Time Zone” window allows you to set the time zone of the area of the world in which
you live. Select the “Yes” option from under the “Enable Time Client” heading.
5. Select your time zone from the “Select Time Zone” drop-down and click Next.
Figure 16. Setup Wizard Time Zone Window
6. The Wireless Setup Configuration window allows you to set up wireless clients on your gateway.
Select the “Enable” option under the “Wireless Interface” heading to setup the wireless part of the
Gateway. Select the “Disable” option if you do not wish to setup the wireless portion of the Gateway.
Note: If you select the “Disable” option and click Next, the system responds with the “Finish”
window.
7. Type your wireless network ID in the “SSID” (Service Set Identifier) box. This value is the name of
your network.
8. Optionally, select a channel from the “Channel” drop-down. The channel is a path of
communication that is used across your network. Note: Depending on your area and gateway
configuration, the channel may default to only one value.
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9. Click Next.
Figure 17. Wireless Setup Configuration Window
10. The “Wireless Security Configuration” window allows you to set the wireless security level you wish
to use. All wireless devices attached to the gateway MUST have the same wireless security settings
for your network to have proper communications and security. If you own the 6200 series gateway,
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window does not appear. From the “Security Mode” dropdown, select one of the following options:
•
WEP 64-bits: (Wireless Equivalency Privacy): WEP security offers the same security offered by
a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option offers 64-bit encryption, which is the least
secure WEP option. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit
Option for more information.
•
WEP 128-bits: (Wireless Equivalency Privacy): WEP security offers the same security offered
by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option offers 128-bit encryption, which is a most
secure WEP option. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit
Option for more information.
•
WPA PSK: (Wi-Fi Protected Access) WPA security changes encryption keys after a specified
amount of time. This is the most secure option for wireless networks. Please see the section in
this document titled Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option for more information.
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Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit Option
WEP security offers the same security offered by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option
offers 64-bit encryption, which is the least secure WEP option. This section assumes you currently have
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window displayed on your computer.
To use the WEP 64-bit option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Click Next.
Figure 18. WEP 64-Bit Encryption
3. The “Wireless 64-bit WEP Configuration” window allows you to configure the security for the 64-bit
WEP option. Select one of the following options:
•
Open System: Open system keys are always authenticated at the device level. After
authentication, data is then encrypted between the gateway and the connected device. This is the
weakest form of security and should not be used for sensitive data.
•
Shared Key: Shared keys accept a string of unencrypted data from a device. The gateway
encrypts with a WEP key and sends back the encrypted data to the attached device.
4. Type a phrase in the “Passphrase” box. The passphrase is used to generate the 64-bit key. The
passphrase must at least be one character with a maximum of 32 characters.
5. Click Generate Keys. The system responds by generating keys that display in the boxes under the
“Passphrase” box.
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6. Click Next.
Figure 19. Wireless 64-Bit WEP Configuration Window
7. On the “Congratulations” window, click Finish. The system responds with the “What do I do now?”
window. From this window you may either:
•
Click Surf Now. Your Web browser re-directs you to default home page of the Web browser you
are using. You may return to the Gateway’s configuration interface at anytime should you choose
to further configure the Gateway.
•
Click Continue. The system responds with the Home window where you can create usage
profiles/rules for different users, change the level or type of security used on the Gateway or
define/configure your network to be managed by the Gateway. Please see the section in this
document titled Gateway Environment.
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Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit Option
WEP security offers the same security offered by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option
offers 128-bit encryption, which is the most secure WEP option. This section assumes you currently have
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window displayed on your computer.
To use the WEP 64-bit option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Click Next.
Figure 20. Wireless Security Configuration 128-Bit WEP
3. The “Wireless 128-bit WEP Configuration” window allows you to configure the security for the 128bit WEP option. Select one of the following options:
•
Open System: Open system keys are always authenticated at the device level. After
authentication, data is then encrypted between the gateway and the connected device. This is the
weakest form of security and should not be used for sensitive data.
•
Shared Key: Shared keys accept a string of unencrypted data from a device. The gateway
encrypts with a WEP key and sends back the encrypted data to the attached device.
4. Type a phrase in the “Passphrase” box. The passphrase is used to generate the 64-bit key. The
passphrase must at least be one character with a maximum of 32 characters.
5. Click Generate Keys. The system responds by generating keys that display in the boxes under the
“Passphrase” box.
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6. Click Next.
Figure 21. Wireless 128-Bit WEP Configuration Window
7. On the “Congratulations” window, click Finish. The system responds with the “What do I do now?”
window. From this window you may either:
•
Click Surf Now. Your Web browser re-directs you to default home page of the Web browser you
are using. You may return to the Gateway’s configuration interface at anytime should you choose
to further configure the Gateway.
•
Click Continue. The system responds with the Home window where you can create usage
profiles/rules for different users, change the level or type of security used on the Gateway or
define/configure your network to be managed by the Gateway. Please see the section in this
document titled Gateway Environment.
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Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option
WPA security changes encryption keys after a specified amount of time. This is the most secure option
for wireless networks. This section assumes you currently have the “Wireless Security Configuration”
window displayed on your computer.
To use the WPA option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Click Next.
Figure 22. Wireless Security Configuration WPA-PSK
3. The “Wireless WPA Configuration” window is used to configure the algorithm, shared key, and key
renewal options. Select one of the following options from the “Algorithms” drop-down:
•
TKIP: (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) TKIP is a more powerful security protocol than WEP
and supports: Verification of the security configuration after the encryption keys are determined,
synchronizes changing of the unicast encryption key for each frame, and the determines a unique
starting unicast encryption key for each pre-shared key authentication.
•
AES: (Advanced Encryption Standard) AES supports a private key algorithm that ranges from
128 to 256 bits.
4. Type a key in the “Shared Key” box. The shared key is used to generate a dynamic encryption key
for gateway security.
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5. Type a numeric value (in seconds) of the time lapse in changing the key in the “Group Key Renewal”
box and click Next. Note: The minimum time value is 30.
Figure 23. Wireless WPA Configuration Window
6. On the “Congratulations” window, click Finish. The system responds with the “What do I do now?”
window. From this window you may either:
•
Click Surf Now. Your Web browser re-directs you to default home page of the Web browser you
are using. You may return to the Gateway’s configuration interface at anytime should you choose
to further configure the Gateway.
•
Click Continue. The system responds with the Home window where you can create usage
profiles/rules for different users, change the level or type of security used on the Gateway or
define/configure your network to be managed by the Gateway. . Please see the section in this
document titled Gateway Environment.
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Gateway Environment
Home Window
After finishing the Setup Wizard and clicking Configure, the Home window appears. When connecting to
the Gateway in the future, this screen appears. Pay special attention to the Login box in the top left-hand
corner of the screen to ensure that you are logged in to access all available features. All configuration
options display for the user defined as Administrator of the Gateway, whereas other users are not given as
many options (depending upon the amount of control assigned in their User Profile).
Figure 24: Home Window (Non-Administrative Log on)
Menu Bar
The only two items on the menu bar are the login drop-down and the Help menu option. The “Log In”
drop-down is used to login a user or administrator. The Help option is used to display a Help system for
the gateway.
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Toolbar
The Gateway has three primary toolbar buttons: Users, Devices, and Gateway. The options for all of the
toolbar buttons differ depending on the user login. The administrator has the most authority with all
options enabled, while the user has limited options based on the user profile for the login. Please see the
table below for more information.
Button
Function
Users Button: This button provides access to user profiles and the User Profile Wizard. This
wizard guides you through the steps required to set up and configure individual user profiles,
allowing you to establish different permissions for different users. User profiles for particular
users of the gateway can be viewed as well.
Devices Button: This button provides access to display all network devices connected to the
Gateway and allows you to view details about each of the devices. You can also view shared
files and resources on other computers if they are shared via Windows File Sharing. (Consult
your Windows systems documentation for more details on enabling file and printer sharing).
Gateway Button: This button provides access to all Gateway configuration options, security
settings, Gateway health monitoring, and Internet connection and network details. The settings
available may differ depending upon your service provider.
Logging into the Gateway
There are two types of primary users that logon to the gateway, administrators and users. Administrators
have rights to all of the configuration options available on the gateway. Users have limited access based
on what is set by the administrator for each user.
To logon to the gateway:
1. Select a user from the “login” drop-down in the upper-left corner of the Home window and click GO.
The system responds with the “Welcome to the SpeedStream Gateway” window. Note: If you setup
users without passwords, the “Welcome to the SpeedStream Gateway” window does not appear.
Figure 25. Login Box
2. Select a user from the “Username” drop-down.
3. Type the user password in the “Password” box.
4. Click Log In. The system responds with the Home window. Note: Depending on if you logged in as
a user or administrator, determines the modem options in the left-pane of the Home window.
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Logging out of the Gateway
To log out of the gateway:
1. Click GO next to the “Log Out” heading. The system responds by displaying the Home window.
Figure 26. Logout
Gateway Options
In the left-pan of the Home window, there are configuration options for the gateway. These options differ
depending on how a user is logged into the system. An administrator has full configuration rights, while
a user has limited configuration rights. Please see Chapter 5. Gateway Configuration Options for more
information on each option.
Figure 27. Gateway Options on the Home Window (with administrator log on)
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Gateway Configuration Options
5
This chapter explains when and how to use the Gateway’s modem options.
Overview
Many advanced features, status, and diagnostic screens and are provided for your convenience. This
chapter contains details of the configuration and use of each of these features. This chapter is organized
into three parts corresponding to the buttons in the toolbar:
•
Users
•
Devices
•
Gateway
Note: Some of the features described below require at least a mid-level understanding of networking
principles. These features are provided to allow configuration flexibility for advanced users.
Users
To use user profiling, simply click Users in the toolbar. The system responds with the “User Profiles”
window. The “User Profiles” window provides details about all active user profiles. Select the “Enable
User Profiling” checkbox option to activate user profiles. You must enable User Profiling to utilize the
content filtering feature described in the next section. You must also be logged in as the administrator to
see all user profiles and to add a user.
From this window, you can add, view, and delete user profiles. Please see the next section in this
document titled Adding a User.
Figure 28: User Profile Window
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Adding a User
You may add different users to the gateway to restrict their access to both gateway functions and to the
Internet. You MUST be logged in as the administrator to add a user.
To add a user:
1. Click Add New User in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “Profile User
Information” window.
Figure 29. Profile User Information Window
2. Type a user name in the “Username” box.
3. Type a password in the “Password” box.
4. Re-type the password in the “Confirm” box.
5. Click Next. The system responds with the “Profile Content Filtering” window. Note: Optionally,
you can click Finish to complete the user profile. The system accepts all of the defaults for a user.
6. Please see the next section in this document titled Content Filtering (Optional).
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Content Filtering (Optional)
Content filtering restricts access to undesirable Web sites and Web content. Note: The “Enable User
Profiling” checkbox option must be selected on the “User Profiles” window for the content filtering
option to be operational.
To use content filtering:
1. Select one of the following options from under the “These are three ways to set this up” heading:
•
Disable: All Internet content is allowed for this user.
•
Allow access Only: Allows access only to the specified Web addresses or to addresses containing
specified word entries. You must specify words or Web addresses to add to the table.
•
Deny all access: Disables access to all Web addresses specified as well as addresses that contain
any words specified in the filter entries. You must specify words or Web addresses to add to the
table.
Note: Optionally, you can click Finish to complete the user profile. The system accepts all of the
defaults for a user.
2. If the “Allow access Only” or “Deny all access” option is selected from step 1, type a word or Web
address in the box under the “Website word/name” table and click Add Entry. The system responds
by adding the word or Web address to the “Website word/name” table. Note: The entries in the
“Website word/name” table may be either modified or deleted at any time by clicking either Edit or
Delete next to the corresponding word or Web address.
3. Click Next.
Figure 30: Profile Content Filtering Window
4. The system responds with the “Profile Configuration Access” window. Please see the next section in
this document titled Profile Configuration Access (Optional).
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Profile Configuration Access (Optional)
Profile configuration allows the administrator to grant users certain permissions to access options on the
gateway.
To use profile configuration access:
1. Select one of the following profiles and click Next. Note: Optionally, you can click Finish to
complete the user profile. The system accepts all of the defaults for a user.
Figure 31: Profile Configuration Access Window
2. The system responds with the “Profile Time Settings” window. Note: Optionally, you can click
Finish to complete the user profile. The system accepts all of the defaults for a user.
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Administrator
Allows access to the Internet and all of the configuration tools on the gateway.
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Gamer
Allows access to the Internet as well as the gateway’s commonly used tools for gamers, including
Port Configuration and DMZ.
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Web Surfer
Allows access only to the Internet, not to the gateway’s configuration.
3.
Please see the next section in this document titled Profile Time Settings (Optional).
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Profile Time Settings (Optional)
Profile time settings are used to limit a users ability to use the Internet during certain times of the day or
night. You can also define the amount of time a user stays logged on to the Internet without Web surfing
activity (Idle Time). Note: To use the time of day restrictions, you must have the Time Client enabled.
Please see Gateway Setup Wizard for more information.
To use profile time settings:
1. Select one of the following options:
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No time of day restrictions: The user may have Internet privileges at any time.
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Only allowed from: The user may only have Internet privileges at the time range set in the time
drop-downs.
Note: Optionally, you can click Finish to complete the user profile. The system accepts all of the
defaults for a user.
2. Select one of the following options under the “Designate the number of minutes a user can sit idle
before they are automatically logged out from the web” heading:
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Infinite Time: The user is never automatically logged out of the Internet.
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Minutes: Type a time interval in minutes in the “Minutes” box. This time represents how long a
user may be idle before automatically being logged out of the Internet.
3. Click Next. The system responds with the “Associated Computer/Connected Device” window.
Figure 32: Profile Time Settings Window
4. Please see the next section in this document titled Associated Computer/Connected Devices
(Optional).
Associated Computer/Connected Device (Optional)
Certain users consistently use a particular computer to surf the Internet. To simplify logging in for these
users, you can use the Associated Computer option to automatically log a particular user into the Gateway
with their username and password when they access the Internet from the specified computer.
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Figure 33: Associated Computer/Connected Device Window
All computers and devices currently on the network, powered on, and detected by the Gateway are
displayed in the list. Note: Optionally, you can click Finish to complete the user profile. The system
accepts all of the defaults for a user.
To associate a connected computer:
1. Select a specific device to associate with the profile, or select None to require the user to log in from
any device used.
2. Click Next. The system responds with the “Customized Profile” window.
3. Please see the next section in this document titled Customized Profile Icon (Optional).
Customized Profile Icon (Optional)
All user profiles have an icon that displays in the left-navigation-pane of the “User Profiles” window.
You may customize the color of this icon. Note: Optionally, you can click Finish to complete the user
profile. The system accepts all of the defaults for a user.
To change the color of the user icon:
1. Select a color from the drop-down.
2. Optionally, type a numeric color value in the box next to the color drop-down. The number is based
on RGB (Red Green Blue) values. For example, the color red is represented by a value of ff0000,
green is represented by a value of 00ff00, and blue is represented by a value of 0000ff. Note: If you
are entering a numeric value for the color, ensure that the “#” is in front of your numeric value.
3. Click Finish. The system responds with the “User Profile” window. The icon of the user you just
created is displayed in the left-navigation-pane.
4. Please see the next section in this document titled Editing a User.
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Editing a User
To edit a user:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click the Users button in the toolbar. The system responds with the “User Profile” window.
3. Click a user icon in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “Profile Monitor”
window.
4. Click Edit Profile.
Figure 34. Profile Monitor Window (Editing a User Profile)
5. Make any changes and click Finish.
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Deleting a User
To delete a user:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click the Users button in the toolbar. The system responds with the “User Profile” window.
3. Click a user icon in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “Profile Monitor”
window.
4. Click Delete User. The system responds with by deleting the user from the system.
Figure 35. Profile Monitor Window (Deleting a User Profile)
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Viewing User Logs
User logs provide time stamped information about the activity of the user over the network.
To use user logs:
1. Click the Users button in the toolbar. The system responds with the “User Profile” window.
2. Click a user icon in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “Profile Monitor”
window.
3. Click View User Log. The system responds with the “Current Log Entries” window displaying all of
the log information about the user.
Figure 36. Profile Monitor Window (Viewing User Logs)
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Devices
The Devices option allows you to view connected devices to your gateway. If you are logged in as the
administrator, you can view all of the connected devices to the gateway. If you are logged in as a specific
user, you can only view devices associated with that user.
To use the Devices option:
1. Click Devices in the toolbar. The system responds with the “Connected Devices” window displaying
general information about devices on your network.
Figure 37: Devices Screen
2. Click the icon of a connected device in the left-navigation-pane, or click the device hyperlink under
the “Connected Devices Summary” heading. The system responds with the “Connected Devices”
window displaying both general and network information about the select device.
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Gateway
The Gateway option provides access to all Gateway configuration options, security settings, Gateway
health monitoring screens, and Internet connection and network details. The options that display under the
Modem Options heading in the left-navigation-pane are based on how you logged into the system. If you
logged in as the administrator, all options are turned on and enabled. If you logged in as a user, only the
Gateway Health, Customize, and Reboot options are enabled.
Figure 38: Gateway Window (with Administrator Log on)
ISP Connection
All active and available Internet connections are shown in this window. Many of the settings for this
option are intended for use by advanced users. This option may not be available depending on your ISP.
Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to use this option.
WARNING: You may terminate your Internet connection if this feature is not properly configured.
To use the ISP connection function:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click ISP Connection in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “ISP Connection
Information” window.
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4. Click one of the ISP connections (in red) to reconfigure that connection. Please check with your ISP
for the information required to reconfigure a connection.
Figure 39: ISP Connection Information Window
5. Click Advanced Settings to configure additional access options from your ISP. The system responds
with the “Advanced Internet Options” window.
Figure 40. Advanced Internet Options Window
6. Please see the next section in this document titled Advanced Internet Options.
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Advanced Internet Options
All of the options in this section should only be configured with the help and guidance of your ISP.
Incorrect changes to any of these options, could result in the failure of your Internet connection.
ATM Virtual Circuits
The ATM virtual circuit option provides access to settings that your Internet Service Provider may advise
you to modify depending upon your service needs. This option allows the creation and configuration of a
PVC (Permanent Virtual Circuit) across a network. A PVC is used to maintain a permanent connection
between two points on a network. Note: ATM Setting changes should not be made unless you are
advised to do so by your Internet Service Provider.
To access the ATM virtual circuit option:
1. Click Advanced Settings. The system responds with the “Advanced Internet Options” window.
Figure 41: ATM Virtual Circuits Screen
2. Click the “Configure ATM Virtual Circuit” hyperlink. The system responds with the “ATM Virtual
Circuit Wizard” window.
Static Routes
The static routes option allows you to configure static routes to remote equipment. These routes appear in
the routing table. Static routing allows a pre-defined route to be set for the transmission of data. Static
routes take precedence over all dynamic routing options and also provide enhanced security over dynamic
routing.
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To use the static route option:
1. Click Advanced Settings. The system responds with the “Advanced Internet Options” window.
2. Click the “Add Static Routes for Direct IP Connections” hyperlink. The system responds with the
“Static Routes” window.
Figure 42: Static Routes Window
3. Type the IP address of the destination device in the “Destination” box.
4. Optionally, click the “View the current routing table” hyperlink to view the current routing table.
Please see the section in this document titled Routing Table for more information.
5. Type the net mask of the destination device in the “Net Mask” box.
6. Optionally, type the IP address of a destination gateway in the “Next Hop” box.
7. Select a connection type from the “Interface” drop-down.
8. Click Apply. The system responds by adding your new route to the routing table.
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Routing Table
This screen shows a table of routing information including Destination IP Address, Subnet Mask, Flags,
Gateway, Metric and Interface of all static and dynamic routes for network devices.
To access the routing table:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click ISP Connection in the left-navigation-pane.
4. Click Advanced Settings. The system responds with the “Advanced Internet Options” window.
5. Click the “View the Current Routing Table” hyperlink. The system responds with the “Current
Routing Table” window.
Figure 43: Routing Table Window
Dynamic DNS
Dynamic DNS translates IP addresses into alphanumeric names. For example, an IP address of
333.136.249.80 could be translated into efficient.com.
To use the DDNS service:
1. You must register for the service at http://www.dyndns.org/services/dydns there is no fee for this
service.
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2. In the Address bar of your browser type www.dydns.org/services/dydns and press the ENTER key.
The system responds by displaying the “DynDNS.org” Web page.
Figure 44. DynDNS Main Web Page
3. Click the “Sign Up Now” hyperlink in the upper-right corner of the “DynDNS” Web page. The
system responds with the “Create Account” Web page.
4. Read the license agreement and click the “I have read and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy above”
checkbox.
5. Type a user name in the “Username” box.
6. Type an email address in the “Email Address” box.
7. Re-type the email address in the “Confirm Email Address” box.
8. Type a password in the “Password” box.
9. Re-type the password in the “Confirm Password” box.
10. Click Create Account. The system responds by sending an email to the email address you typed in
step 6. You must click the hyperlink specified in the email in 48 hours for your account to be active.
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11. Re-type www.dydns.org/services/dydns in the Address bar of your browser. In the upper-right corner
of the DynDNS Web page, type your user ID in the “User” box.
12. Type your password in the “Pass” box.
13. Click Login.
Figure 45. DyDNS Login
14. At the bottom of the “DynDNS” Web page, click the “Add a Host” hyperlink.
Figure 46. Your Hosts
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15. In the “New Dynamic DNS Host” Web page, type a hostname in the “Hostname” box. The hostname
can be something like “mypage.athome.”
16. Select the second part of the hostname in the drop-down next to the “Hostname” box.
17. The system automatically displays the IP address of the device you are using. Type the gateway IP in
the “IP Address” box.
18. Optionally, select the “Enable Wildcard” checkbox if using custom DNS options.
19. Optionally, type the hostname of a mail exchanger in the “Mail Exchanger (optional)” box. A mail
exchanger allows you to specify that you want mail to a specific machine to be handled by another
machine.
20. Optionally, select the Backup MX checkbox if you wish for your mail to be stored in a backup
location on the mail exchanger. This is used in case a server fails, and the mail is stored and can be
accessed once a specified server is operational.
21. Click Add Host. The system responds with the “Hostname Created” window displaying a
confirmation that the new hostname is now active.
22. Enter your data from www.dyndns.org in the Gateway's DDNS screen. The gateway automatically
ensures that your current IP address is recorded at http://www.dyndns.org. From the Internet, users
can connect to your servers (or DMZ computer) using your Domain name. Please see the section in
this document titled DMZ for more information on DMZs.
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To set up Dynamic DNS:
1. Click the “Set up Dynamic DNS” hyperlink. The system responds with the “Set Up Dynamic DNS”
window.
Figure 47: Dynamic DNS Window
2. Select the “Enable” option.
3. Type the name provided to you by www.dydns.org in the “Service Username” box.
4. Type your www.dydns.org password in the “Password” box.
5. Type the domain or host name provided by www.dydns.org in the “Host Name 1” box.
6. Optionally, if you have more than one domain or host name, type it in the “Host Name 2” box.
7. Click Apply. The system responds by registering your domain or host name to www.dydns.org.
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RIP (Routing Information Protocol)
RIP (Routing Information Protocol) is based on distance algorithms that calculate the shortest distance
between two points on the network based on the addresses of the originating devices. The shortest path is
determined by the number of hops between these two points. RIP also allows for the receiving of routing
updates from the devices connected to the gateway.
1. Click the “Configure the RIP protocol for advanced routing” hyperlink. The system responds with
the “RIP Configuration” window.
Figure 48: RIP Window
2. Select one of the following options from under the “RIP Version” heading and next to the connection
of your choice:
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1: Provides essential RIP packet formatting for routing information packets.
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2: Provides enhanced packet formatting for routing information packets by providing the
following:
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IP Address: Specifies an IP address for the routing entry.
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Subnet Mask: Specifies a mask for the routing entry.
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Next Hop: IP address of the next hop where the packets should be forwarded.
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Metric: Shows how many routers the routing packet has crossed to its
destination.
1&2: A combination of both types of RIP packets.
3. Select an “Active Mode” checkbox next to a corresponding connection to enable it.
4. Click Apply. The system responds with the “Your Settings Have Been Saved” window.
5. Optionally, click Reboot if you wish for the settings to immediately be implemented. The system
responds by restarting your gateway.
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Home Network
The home network option displays all network-related information. Note: You must be logged in as the
administrator to access this option.
To use the Home Network option:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Home Network in the left-navigation-pane. The system responds with the “Home Network”
window.
Figure 49: Home Network Window
4. Optionally, click Advanced Settings. The system responds with the “Advanced Home Networking”
window.
Figure 50. Advanced Home Networking Window
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IP Network
The Gateway provides the flexibility to use different ranges of IP addresses to be assigned by the DHCP
Server housed in the Gateway. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) allows computers to obtain
either permanently or temporarily, IP addresses from a central server. Ensure that you select an IP address
range that is not in conflict with any existing devices. A custom configuration option is provided for
advanced users.
To use the IP network option:
1. Click the “Configure the local SpeedStream Gateway IP Network” hyperlink. The system responds
with the “SpeedStream Gateway IP Network” window.
Figure 51. Speedstream Gateway IP Network Window
2. Select a range from the displayed options and click Save Settings.
3. Optionally, click the “Custom Settings” hyperlink for advanced configuration. Please contact your
ISP for more information on configuring the options for custom settings.
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Server Ports
Common applications such as HTTP (Web site traffic), FTP, and Telnet use pre-defined incoming port
numbers for compatibility with other services. If you wish to change the ports used by these applications
you may do so from this screen. This feature is recommended for use by advanced users only.
To use the server port option:
1. Click the “Configure the Local SpeedStream Gateway Server Ports” hyperlink. The system responds
with the “SpeedStream Gateway Server Ports” window.
Figure 52: Server Ports Screen
2. Optionally, type a port number in the “HTTP” box. The default port for this field is 80.
3. Optionally, type a port number in the “FTP” box. The default port for this field is 21.
4. Optionally, type a port number in the “Telnet” box. The default port for this field is 23.
5. Click Apply. The system responds with the “Your settings have been saved” window.
6. Optionally, click Reboot if you wish for the settings to immediately be implemented. The system
responds by restarting your gateway.
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LAN/WAN Port
Ethernet port #5 can be used as either a LAN (network) port or as a WAN (Internet connection) port.
Select the appropriate option to define whether the port is used as a fifth local network port or as a
connection for another broadband device.
Note: For configuration of the port as a WAN port, you may be required to consult your Internet Service
Provider for the appropriate settings.
To configure the LAN/WAN port:
1. Click the “Configure the Local SpeedStream Gateway LAN/WAN Port” hyperlink. The system
responds with the “SpeedStream Gateway LAN/WAN Port” window.
Figure 53: LAN/WAN Port Window
2. Select one of the following options under the “Select how you want to use the LAN/WAN port”
heading:
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LAN (Local Area Network): The connected network located in your home or premises.
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WAN (Wide Area Network): A large connected network such as the Internet that is spread over a
large geographic area. Note: If you select the WAN option, please contact your ISP for
instructions on how to configure this option.
3. Click Apply.
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Wireless Network (Optional)
This option allows you to either setup or configure a pre-existing setup of the wireless equipment in your
gateway. Note: This option is only shown when a SpeedStream wireless expansion card is installed in the
SpeedStream 6200 Gateway, or with the SpeedStream 6300 model with built-in wireless interface.
The wireless settings on the Gateway must match those of any wireless clients on your network.
To use the wireless network option:
1. Click the “Configure the Local SpeedStream Gateway Wireless Network” hyperlink. The system
responds with the “Wireless Setup Configuration” window.
Figure 54: Wireless Setup Configuration Window
2. Select the “Enable” option.
3. Type your wireless network ID in the “SSID” (Service Set Identifier) box.
4. Optionally, change the “Channel ID” drop-down from 11 if you experience any interference with
your wireless gateway.
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5. Click Next.
Figure 55. Wireless Configuration Window (Default)
6. The “Wireless Security Configuration” window allows you to set the wireless security level you wish
to use. All wireless devices attached to the gateway MUST have the same wireless security settings
for your network to have proper communications and security. If you own the 6200 series gateway,
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window does not appear. From the “Security Mode” dropdown, select one of the following options:
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WEP 64-bits: (Wireless Equivalency Privacy): WEP security offers the same security offered by
a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option offers 64-bit encryption, which is the least
secure WEP option. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit
Option (Advanced Home Networking) for more information.
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WEP 128-bits: (Wireless Equivalency Privacy): WEP security offers the same security offered
by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option offers 128-bit encryption, which is a most
secure WEP option. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit
Option (Advanced Home Networking) for more information.
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WPA PSK: (Wi-Fi Protected Access) WPA security changes encryption keys after a specified
amount of time. This is the most secure option for wireless networks. Please see the section in
this document titled Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option (Advanced Home Networking) for more
information.
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Wireless Setup WEP 64-Bit Option (Advanced Home Networking)
WEP security offers the same security offered by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option
offers 64-bit encryption, which is the least secure WEP option. This section assumes you currently have
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window displayed.
To use the WEP 64-bit option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Optionally, select the “Enable SSID Broadcast” option if you wish if you wish for wireless users to
see the existence of your wireless router with the associated SSID. This could cause a security
problem if outside users can determine your channel and encryption. Disabling the SSID broadcast
prevents outside users from seeing the existence of your wireless router.
3. Click Next.
Figure 56. WEP 64-Bit Encryption (Advanced Home Networking)
4. The “Wireless 64-bit WEP Configuration” window allows you to configure the security for the 64-bit
WEP option. Select one of the following options:
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Open System: Open system keys are always authenticated at the device level. After
authentication, data is then encrypted between the gateway and the connected device. This is the
weakest form of security and should not be used for sensitive data.
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Shared Key: Shared keys accept a string of unencrypted data from a device. The gateway
encrypts with a WEP key and sends back the encrypted data to the attached device.
8. Type a phrase in the “Passphrase” box. The passphrase is used to generate the 64-bit key. The
passphrase must at least be one character with a maximum of 32 characters.
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9. Click Generate Keys. The system responds by generating keys that display in the boxes under the
“Passphrase” box.
10. Click Next.
Figure 57. Wireless 64-Bit WEP Configuration Window
11. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Filter and Options Configuration.
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Wireless Setup WEP 128-Bit Option (Advanced Home Networking)
WEP security offers the same security offered by a wired LAN with encrypted packets. This option
offers 128-bit encryption, which is the most secure WEP option. This section assumes you currently have
the “Wireless Security Configuration” window displayed.
To use the WEP 64-bit option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Optionally, select the “Enable SSID Broadcast” option if you wish if you wish for wireless users to
see the existence of your wireless router with the associated SSID. This could cause a security
problem if outside users can determine your channel and encryption. Disabling the SSID broadcast
prevents outside users from seeing the existence of your wireless router.
3. Click Next.
Figure 58. Wireless Security Configuration 128-Bit WEP
4. The “Wireless 128-bit WEP Configuration” window allows you to configure the security for the 128bit WEP option. Select one of the following options:
•
Open System: Open system keys are always authenticated at the device level. After
authentication, data is then encrypted between the gateway and the connected device. This is the
weakest form of security and should not be used for sensitive data.
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Shared Key: Shared keys accept a string of unencrypted data from a device. The gateway
encrypts with a WEP key and sends back the encrypted data to the attached device.
5. Type a phrase in the “Passphrase” box. The passphrase is used to generate the 64-bit key. The
passphrase must at least be one character with a maximum of 32 characters.
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6. Click Generate Keys. The system responds by generating keys that display in the boxes under the
“Passphrase” box.
7. Click Next.
Figure 59. Wireless 64-Bit WEP Configuration Window
7. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Filter and Options Configuration.
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Wireless Setup WPA PSK Option (Advanced Home Networking)
WPA security changes encryption keys after a specified amount of time. This is the most secure option
for wireless networks. This section assumes you currently have the “Wireless Security Configuration”
window displayed on your computer.
To use the WPA option:
1. Select the WEP 64-bits option from the “Security Mode” drop-down.
2. Optionally, select the “Enable SSID Broadcast” option if you wish if you wish for wireless users to
see the existence of your wireless router with the associated SSID. This could cause a security
problem if outside users can determine your channel and encryption. Disabling the SSID broadcast
prevents outside users from seeing the existence of your wireless router.
3. Click Next.
Figure 60. Wireless Security Configuration WPA-PSK
4. The “Wireless WPA Configuration” window is used to configure the algorithm, shared key, and key
renewal options. Select one of the following options from the “Algorithms” drop-down:
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TKIP: (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) TKIP is a more powerful security protocol than WEP
and supports: Verification of the security configuration after the encryption keys are determined,
synchronizes changing of the unicast encryption key for each frame, and the determines a unique
starting unicast encryption key for each pre-shared key authentication.
•
AES: (Advanced Encryption Standard) AES supports a private key algorithm that ranges from
128 to 256 bits.
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5. Type a key in the “Shared Key” box. The shared key is used to generate a dynamic encryption key
for gateway security.
6. Type a numeric value (in seconds) of the time lapse in changing the key in the “Group Key Renewal”
box and click Next. Note: The minimum time value is 30.
Figure 61. Wireless WPA Configuration Window
7. Please see the section in this document titled Wireless Filter and Options Configuration.
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Wireless Filter and Options Configuration
The “Wireless Filter Configuration” window allows you to either permit or deny access to the gateway of
wireless devices based on the MAC address of the device. A MAC (Media Access Control) address
refers to a hardware address that uniquely identifies each device of a network. Note: Please see the user
documentation for each device you wish to deny or allow access for a particular MAC address.
Figure 62. Wireless Filter Configuration Window
To use the wireless filter configuration:
1. Select the “Enable” option to either allow or deny access to the gateway. Note: If you select the
“Disable” option, all devices have access to the gateway.
2. If the “Enable” option was selected in step 1, click the “Allow” or “Deny” option next to the “Filter
Mode” heading. The “Allow” option allows all of the MAC addresses entered in the table below
access to the gateway. The “Deny” option denies all of the MAC addresses entered in the table below
access to the gateway.
3. Type the MAC address in the “MAC Address” column of each device in which you either want to
allow or restrict access.
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4. Click Next. The system responds with the “Wireless Options Configuration” window.
Figure 63. Wireless Options Configuration Window
5. Optionally, configure the following items:
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Data Transfer Rate
If a particular wireless client is unable to auto-negotiate a connection to the Gateway, the data
transfer rate may be set to a specific data rate such as 11 Mbps for 802.11b wireless clients.
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RTS/CTS Threshold
A combination of wireless clients may experience difficulty allowing each other to communicate
with the Gateway without interrupting each other’s communications. If this occurs, the RTS/CTS
threshold may be set to a higher number to allow them each a longer period in which to
communicate with the Gateway before the priority is switched to another wireless client wishing
to transmit data.
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Fragmentation Threshold
The fragmentation threshold may be lowered to improve reliability in an excessively “noisy”
wireless environment where changing channels does not provide significant enough improvement.
Note: If you wish to reset the options in the “Wireless Options Configuration” window, click Restore
Default Values. The system responds by restoring all of the advanced features on this page.
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6. Click Next. The system responds with the “Wireless Wizard” window.
Figure 64. Wireless Wizard Window
7. Click Finish.
8. Click Reboot for your wireless configuration to take effect.
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
Microsoft UPnP allows the Gateway to communicate directly with certain Windows operating systems to
trade information about the special needs of certain applications such as messaging programs and
interactive games as well as provide information about other devices on the network, where applicable.
This communication between the operating system and Gateway greatly reduces the amount of manual
configuration required to use new applications and devices.
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Click Configure the Universal Plug and Play Settings link to display the following window:
Figure 65: UPnP Configuration Screen
Three options are provided for UPnP:
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Disable UPnP
Prevents the Gateway from using the UPnP feature to communicate with other devices or your
operating system. Also may be disabled if your operating system does not support UPnP.
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Enable Discovery and advertisement only (SSDP)
Only allows the Gateway to send information about new devices (hardware) detected. No
information concerning software applications or services is transmitted. Note that UPnP must be
enabled in your supported operating system to use this feature. See About UPnP below for more
information on supported operating systems and enabling UPnP functionality.
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Enable full Internet Gateway Device (IGD) support
Allows the Gateway to communicate freely with computers on the network about new devices,
software applications, and services as needed to ensure they are working with minimal manual
configuration required. Note that UPnP must be enabled in your supported operating system to
use this feature. See About UPnP below for more information on supported operating systems and
enabling UPnP functionality.
About UPnP
Only certain versions of Windows XP and computer support the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
function. Before configuring this option, you must ensure that the UPnP component is installed on your
computer and enabled.
Follow the steps below for installing UPnP components.
1. Click on the Start menu, point to Control Panel, and click the Control Panel icon.
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2. Select Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components to open the Windows
Components Wizard dialog box.
3. Select Network Services and click Details. Check the Universal Plug and Play check box.
4. Click OK. The system installs the UPnP components automatically.
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5. After finishing the installation, go to My Network Places. You will find an icon (ex: Residential
Gateway Device) for the UPnP function.
6. Double-click the icon. The Gateway will open another Web page for UPnP functions. Now, the NAT
traversal function of UPnP will be available. The Gateway will create virtual servers automatically
when it detects the computer running some Internet applications that require this configuration.
Consult your Windows operating system documentation for more information on UPnP, installation, and
usage.
Security
Your gateway provides broad security measures against unwanted users. Security also allows for the
configuration of the gateway firewall, administrator password, (NAT) Network Address Translation, and
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) configuration. A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access
to or from a private network. The administrator password allows you to configure all of the gateway
options. NAT is an Internet standard that enables a local-area network (LAN) to use one set of IP
addresses for internal traffic and a second set of addresses for external traffic. The hiding of internal
addresses allows greater security for your network. DMZ allows a device on your gateway through your
firewall. This feature is primarily used for gaming. The administrator logon allows you access to all of
the security options while the gamer user allows access to the firewall options and address translation.
The user logon does not allow you access to any of the security options.
To access security options,
1. Logon as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Security in the left-navigation pane.
4. Please see the next section in this document titled Firewall.
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Firewall
A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. The firewall
screen provides a listing of options to be enabled or disabled as well as links to configure the more
complex details of each feature. Note: Clicking the “Configure” hyperlink next to an option for the
firewall allows you to customize a particular setting.
1. From the “Security Settings” window, click Firewall Settings. The system responds with the
"Firewall Settings" window.
Figure 66: Firewall Settings Window
2. Select the checkboxes for all options you wish to use. For each option, click the link to verify or
change configuration settings.
3. Optionally, click Configure next to any of the security, gaming, and support options for further
configuration of the firewall.
4. Please see the next section in this document titled Security Level.
Security Level
Security level refers to how much access is permitted from your gateway to the Internet or other
networks.
To use the security level feature:
1. Select the "Level" checkbox.
2. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "Level" heading.
3. Select one of the following options from the "Select Firewall Level" drop-down.
4. Select the firewall security level appropriate for your needs and click Apply. Available options are:
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Off: No firewall protection. Data can move freely both in and out of the gateway.
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Low: Provides basic firewall protection. Attack detection is enabled and only ports well known to
the gateway can allow the flow of data.
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High: Provides maximum firewall protection. Only certain applications are allowed through the
firewall or traffic that is already "in conversation" with an application from the host PC and host
application. ICSA 3.0a Compliant.
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Custom: Set your own rules for firewall protection (For Advanced Users). This option is used
with IP filtering to set customized rules for both inbound and outbound traffic.
5. Click Apply.
6. Please see the next section in this document titled Attack Detection.
Attack Detection
The SpeedStream Gateway provides protection against the most common hacker attacks that attempt to
access your computer/network from the Internet. Enable this feature and select Filter All to provide
maximum protection against this type of malicious intrusion. Intrusion attempts can also be logged to
provide a record of attempts and their source (when available). Click Apply to save your settings.
Figure 67. Firewall Attack Detection System Configuration
Intrusion/attack types to block and/or log may be selected individually for a custom configuration (for
advanced users).
To use the attack detection feature:
1. Select the "Attack Detection" checkbox.
2. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "Attack Detection" heading.
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3. Select the checkboxes next to the corresponding option under the "After enabling the Attack
Detection System, select events below to filter and/or log:" heading. Note: You can select the "Filter
all" and "Log all" checkboxes to both select and log all options. Please see the descriptions below for
all of the available options:
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Same Source and Destination Address: An outside device can send a SYN (synchronize)
packet to a host with the same source and destination address (including port) causing the system
to hang.
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Broadcast Source Address: An outside device can send a ping to your gateway broadcast
address using a forged source address. When your system responds to these pings, it is brought
down by echo replies.
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LAN Source Address on LAN: An outside device can send a forged source address in an
incoming IP packet to block trace back.
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Invalid IP Packet Fragment: An outside device can send fragmented data packets that can bring
down your system.
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TCP NULL: An outside device can send an IP packet with the protocol field set to TCP but with
an all null TCP header and data section. If your gateway responds to this attack, it will bring
down your system.
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TCP FIN: An outside device can send an attack using TCP FIN. This attack never allows a data
packet to finish transmitting and brings down your system.
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TCP XMAS: An outside device can send an attack using TCP packets with all of the flags set.
This causes your system to slow to a halt.
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Fragmented TCP Packet: An outside device can send an attack using fragmented packets to
allow an outside user Telnet access to a device on your network.
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Fragmented TCP Header: An outside device can send an attack using TCP packets with only a
header and no payload. When numerous packets are sent through the gateway in this manner,
your system slows and halts.
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Fragmented UDP Header: An outside device can send an attack using fragmented UDP headers
to bring down a device on your network.
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Fragmented ICMP Header: An outside device can send an attack using fragmented ICMP
headers to bring down a device on your network.
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Inconsistent UDP/IP header lengths: An outside device can send an attack using inconsistent
UDP/IP headers to bring down a device on your network.
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Inconsistent IP header lengths: An outside device can send an attack using changes in the IP
header to zero the fragment offset field. This will be treated as a complete packet when received
and cause your system to halt.
4. Click Apply.
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IP Filtering
IP filtering options are only available if your Firewall Level setting is Custom. This method of firewall
protection is recommended for advanced users only. Click the Configuration button to step through the
IP Filter Configuration Wizard for Inbound and Outbound IP Filter Rules.
To use the IP filtering option:
1. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "IP Filtering" heading.
2. Click Add New IP Filter Rule.
3. Type up to a five digit numeric value in the "Rule No" box.
4. Select either "Permit" or "Deny" from the "Access" drop-down. Select "Permit" to allow the rule and
"Deny" to not allow the rule.
5. Select either "Inbound" or "Outbound" from the "Direction" drop-down. Inbound refers to data
coming into the gateway, while outbound refers to data transmitted from the gateway.
6. Optionally, select the "Disable stateful inspection for packets matching this rule" option.
7. Optionally, select the "Create a log entry for packets matching this rule" option places an entry in the
log file when packets match this rule.
8. Click Next.
9. Under the "Source" heading, select a network connection from the "Network Interface" drop-down.
10. Select one of the following options:
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Any IP address: Select this option if this rule applies to any IP address from the source.
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This IP address: Select this option if a rule applies to a specified IP address of the source. Type
the IP address and netmask in the boxes below this option.
11. Under the "Destination" heading, select a network connection from the "Network Interface" dropdown.
12. Select one of the following options:
13. Any IP address: Select this option if this rule applies to any IP address from the destination.
14. This IP address: Select this option if a rule applies to a specified IP address of the destination. Type
the IP address and netmask in the boxes below this option.
15. Optionally, select the "or Host" checkbox to use your gateway netmask as the destination netmask.
16. Select one of the following options from the "Select by Name" drop-down:
17. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol): Provides reliable, sequenced, and unduplicated delivery of
bytes to remote or local users.
18. UDP (User Datagram Protocol): Provides for the exchange of datagrams without acknowledgement or
guaranteed delivery.
19. ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol): A mechanism that provides for peer communication. The
most commonly used application for this protocol is the PING command.
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20. GRE (Generic Routing Encapsulation): A tunneling protocol that is used primarily for VPN (Virtual
Private Networks).
21. Optionally, you can type a protocol number in the "Select by Number" box.
22. Click Next.
23. Select one of the following options from the "Source Port Operator" drop-down:
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any: Any port is accepted.
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less than or equal to: Less than or equal to a numeric value in the "Port 1" box.
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equal to: Equal to the value in the "Port 1" box.
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greater than or equal to: Greater than or equal to the value in the "Port 1" box.
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range: A range of ports between the value of the entry in the "Port 1" box and the value in the
"Port 2" box.
24. Select one of the following options from the "Destination Port Operator" drop-down:
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any: Any port is accepted.
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less than or equal to: Less than or equal to a numeric value in the "Port 1" box.
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equal to: Equal to the value in the "Port 1" box.
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greater than or equal to: Greater than or equal to the value in the "Port 1" box.
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range: A range of ports between the value of the entry in the "Port 1" box and the value in the
"Port2" box.
25. Optionally, select the "Check TCP syn packets" option if you wish this rule to prevent the blocking
of synchronization packets for pre-existing sessions.
26. Click Next.
27. Click Finish.
To clone rules:
1. Click Clone IP Filter Level.
2. Select either "Low" or "High" from the "Select preconfigured firewall level for cloning" drop-down.
3. Click Apply. The system respond by copying either the high or low level hard-coded firewall options
and copying or "cloning" them for additions or modifications.
DMZ
The gateway allows you to configure a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) to allow for either a temporary or
permanent bypassing of the firewall for network or Internet gaming. If the DMZ feature is enabled, you
must select the computer to be used as the DMZ computer/host.
To configure the DMZ:
1. Log on as the administrator or gamer.
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2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Security in the left-navigation pane.
4. Click Firewall Settings. The system responds with the “Firewall Settings” window.
Figure 68. Firewall Settings Window with the DMZ Option Selected
5. Under the "Gaming" heading, select the "DMZ" checkbox.
6. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "DMZ" checkbox.
7. Select one of the following options:
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Disable DMZ: The firewall is not bypassed.
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Enable DMZ with this Host IP address: The firewall is bypassed through an IP address typed in
the box next to this field.
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Enable DMZ with this Host IP address: The firewall is bypassed through an IP address that is
selected from the drop-down next to this field.
8. Select one of the following options:
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Make Settings Permanent: The settings in step 3 are permanent unless changed by the
administrator.
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Make Settings Last for: The settings in step 3 are only enabled for the time (in minutes) entered
in the box next to this option.
9. Click Apply.
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Snooze Control
The snooze feature allows you to bypass the firewall for a set amount of time so outside support
personnel can access your gateway or network. Note: Important! This function is recommended for use
only when you require this special level of unrestricted access as it leaves your Gateway and network
exposed to the Internet with no firewall protection.
Figure 69. Firewall Settings Window with the Firewall Snooze Control Option Selected
To use the snooze control feature:
1. Under the "Support" heading, select the "Firewall Snooze Control " checkbox.
2. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "Firewall Snooze Control" checkbox.
3. Select one of the following options:
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Disable Snooze: This option disables all snooze control. In this mode, the firewall is not
bypassed.
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Enable Snooze, and set the Snooze time interval to: This option enables snooze and allows you
to type a value in the box next to this option.
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Reset the Snooze time interval to: This option allows you to enter a value to reset the time if
you need a time extension for an open snooze session. For example, if a service technician is in
your system and needs 5 more minutes, type 5 in the "Reset the Snooze time interval to" box.
5. Click Apply.
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Administrator Password
You may change the admin password at any time if you have administrative rights to the gateway.
To change the admin password:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Security in the left-navigation pane.
4. Click Admin Password.
5. Type your admin username and password and click OK.
6. Make any changes to the admin username and password then click Save Settings.
Address Translation
The Address Translation feature provides different methods of keeping individual users/computers hidden
behind a single outward-facing address, but still allow them to access the Internet and related
applications. If you have more than one available Internet connection interface, they will all be displayed
in the drop-down box for ease of selection.
To use the address translation feature:
1. Log on as the administrator.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Security in the left-navigation pane.
4. Click Address Translation.
5. Select an interface from the "Select Interface" drop-down.
6. Select one of the following options:
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Use no address translation: Address translation is disabled.
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Address Translation (NAT): Internet standard that allows a LAN to use one set of IP addresses
for internal traffic and a second set for external traffic.
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Port By-Pass (NAPT): Only TCP, UDP, and ICMP protocols support NAPT. NAPT allows
many devices connected to the gateway access to the Internet while masking the identification of
the internal IP addresses.
To use address translation with NAT:
1. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "Address Translation (NAT)" option.
2. Type the IP address of the one computer in your network that you wish to have access to the Internet.
Note: NAT features only support one machine on the Internet.
3. Click Apply.
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To use address translation with NAPT:
1. Click the "Configure" hyperlink next to the "Port-Bypass (NAPT)" option.
2. Click the option(s) of your choice from the list under the "Available Applications" heading. Once
clicked, these applications appear under the "Enabled Applications" heading indicating they are now
active. NAPT is used to allow multiple users access to Internet applications while masking their IP
addresses from outside users.
3. Optionally, click the "Add a custom bypass entry" hyperlink. This option allows you to configure
special port access to the Internet.
4. Under the "Add/Edit Entry" heading, select one of the following options from the "Select service by
name" drop-down:
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Telnet: Telnet is a program that allows you to connect to other computers over the Internet. This
options uses port 23.
•
FTP (File Transfer Protocol): FTP is used to transfer files in both ASCI and Binary format
between local and remote devices. This option uses port 21.
•
HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol): HTTP is the standard method of transferring all types of
information over the Internet. This option uses port 80.
•
SNMP (Signaling Network Management Protocol): SNMP is a protocol used by network
management applications to help manage a network. This option uses port 161.
•
SMTP: (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol): SMTP is used for sending email between servers. This
port uses port 25.
•
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol): PPTP is a protocol that allows VPN (Virtual Private
Network) applications. This option uses port 1723.
•
Domain: Domain is used for DNS options. This option uses port 53.
5. Optionally, instead of selecting a service in step 4, you can select a protocol and specifiy port
numbers. Select one of the following options from the "Select protocol" drop-down:
•
TCP: (Transmission Control Protocol) Provides reliable, sequenced, and unduplicated delivery of
bytes to a remote or local user.
•
UDP: (User Datagram Protocol) A connectionless mode protocol that provides the delivery of
packets to a remote or local user.
•
ICMP: (Internet Control Message Protocol) A method by which IP software on a host or gateway
can communicate to pass information to other machines.
•
GRE: (Generic Routing Encapsulation) This protocol is used to provide tunneling for a VPN
connection.
•
If you are using the protocol option in step 5, type the range of UDP or TCP ports in the boxes
next to the "and TCP/UDP port(s)" heading.
6. Select one of the following options:
•
Redirect selected protocol/service to this router: The protocol or service that you select is
directed to your gateway.
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Redirect selected protocol/service to IP Address: The protocol or service that you select is
directed to an IP address on your LAN that you type in the box next to this field.
7. Click Apply.
Gateway Health
The gateway health options are used to gauge the various measures of gateway’s health. These options
include: statistics, update firmware, diagnostics, and reboot. The statistics option is used to measure the
Internet stats, home networking stats, security stats, and the different gateway log files. The update
firmware option is used to update the firmware of your gateway through the Internet or from a device
connected to your gateway. The diagnostics option runs a diagnostic program against a selected
connection on your gateway. The reboot option is used to reboot the system and to reset all gateway
factory defaults. The administrator logon allows you access to all of the gateway health options, while a
user logon allows only access to the statistics and reboot options.
To use the gateway options features:
1. Logon as the administrator or user depending on which options you wish to use.
2. Click Gateway in the toolbar.
3. Click Gateway Health in the left-navigation pane. The system responds with the “Gateway Health
Options” window.
4. Please see the next section in this document titled Statistics.
Figure 70: Gateway Health Window
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Statistics
Statistics are displayed for your Internet connection, Network status, Security, and the Gateway system
log. Click the hyperlink of your choice for the type of statistics you wish to view.
Figure 71: Statistics Window
Internet Stats
These statistics are commonly used by your Internet Service provider to diagnose service-related issues.
The following statistics related to you Internet connection are displayed:
Click the “ATM” hyperlink under the “Internet Stats” heading to display the ATM connection status,
uptime, and transmit/receive data, VPI/VCIs and related data for each circuit.
Figure 72. ATM Statistics
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Click the “DSL” hyperlink under the “Internet Stats” heading to display information about your DSL
connection.
Figure 73. DSL Statistics
Home Networking Stats
These statistics are helpful when used to troubleshoot issues on your home network. These statistics are
displayed for each physical interface connected to the Gateway. They are separated into Ethernet and
USB statistics. Select the link for the interface you are interested in viewing. Pay special attention to the
status (up or down) reported for each Ethernet port or the USB port (when used) to verify that each cable
is connected properly and detected by the Gateway.
Security Stats
Security breach attempts are shown for any firewall rules or attack detection services you have defined on
the Firewall customization window.
Figure 74. Security Statistics
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Logging
Extensive activity logs are provided for advanced troubleshooting and administrative use. The following
types of logs are available:
•
System
Displays Gateway status, user login, interfaces accessed, etc. Activity displayed in the system log
is defined using the checkboxes provided at the bottom of the screen. Click Apply after making
any changes. The system log can be cleared or saved to a text file using the appropriate buttons,
Clear Log or Save Log.
Figure 75. System Log(s)
•
Firewall
Displays attempts (both failures and successes) to access data through he firewall. Firewall log
entries are defined on the Firewall Settings Configuration screen found under the Security
menu.
•
User Access
Displays activity related to users logging in or out of the Gateway. Records both successful and
unsuccessful attempts by username.
Update Firmware
Note: This option may not be available on your Gateway. If available, you must be logged in as the
Gateway Administrator to access the utility.
The firmware (software) on the Gateway can be upgraded using your Web browser. Click in the table cell
of one of the following options:
•
Recommended: Select Remote to allow the gateway to search the Internet for the appropriate
upgrade file.
•
Alternate: Select Local to browse to a location on your network and select the upgrade file. You
must first download the upgrade file to your computer then select the file from the file-browsing
window to begin the upgrade process.
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Important: Do not turn off or interrupt the Gateway during a firmware upgrade session. The Gateway
could be rendered inoperable!
Diagnostics
The Gateway provides diagnostic tests and data for each interface. This data is commonly requested by
technical support to assist in troubleshooting.
To use the diagnostic option:
1. Select a connection to test from the “Connection to Test” drop-down.
2. Click Run Diagnostics. The system responds by displaying the results in the different tables. Note:
Pay special attention to any tests that report a failing condition and check the connections for these
interfaces before running the diagnostics again.
Figure 76: Diagnostics Window
The example below illustrates a successful diagnostic process:
Figure 77. Successful Diagnostic Process
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The example below displays a diagnostic result with failures detected:
Figure 78. Diagnostic Process with Failures
Customize
Several options are available for you to customize the Gateway’s display. Select the icon for the option
you wish to configure. The customization options are explained below:
Figure 79: Customized Settings Screen (Administrator Log on)
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Color Palette
Multiple color selections are available to customize the appearance of the configuration
interface/program.
To use the color palette option:
1. From the “Customized Settings” window, click Color Palette. The system responds with the
“Customized Colors” window.
Figure 80. Customized Color Window
2. Using the color drop-downs from the different display options, select the colors you wish to use in the
system.
3. Optionally, type a numeric color value in the box next to the particular color drop-down. The
number is based on RGB (Red Green Blue) values. For example, the color red is represented by a
value of ff0000, green is represented by a value of 00ff00, and blue is represented by a value of
0000ff. Note: If you are entering a numeric value for the color, ensure that the “#” is in front of your
numeric value.
4. Optionally, click Reset System Default Colors if you want to reset all system color schemes to the
factory settings.
5. Click Apply.
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Language
Multiple languages may be available for displaying text in the configuration interface/program. This
option may not be available on your Gateway configuration.
•
Select your desired language and click Apply.
Time Zone
Configure the Time Client parameters to automatically synchronize the Gateway’s internal date and time
settings with those of your selected time zone. This time will be used to control time restrictions you may
set for users as well as in entries in the system log.
Note: The Gateway’s time server is unable to determine whether your time zone is currently observing
daylight savings time. If you are currently observing daylight savings time, select an alternate time zone
that matches your time settings during daylight savings time observation periods.
To use the time zone option:
1. From the “Customized Settings” window, click Time Zone. The system responds with the
“Configure Time Zone” window.
Figure 81. Configure Time Zone Window (Customize Option)
2. Select the “Yes” option from under the “Enable Time Client” heading.
3. Click a time zone from the “Select Time Zone” drop-down.
4. Click Apply.
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Reboot / Reset
The Reboot screen offers two options: reboot and reset. Please see the section below for more
information.
Reboot
Reboot should be used when the Gateway needs to be restarted. The Gateway can also be rebooted using
the power switch on the rear panel of the Gateway. Note: This option can be used at either the user or
administrator level.
To use the reboot option:
1. Click the Reboot icon. The system responds with the “System Reboot” window. Note: If you logon
as the administrator, leave the “Reset to Factory Defaults” option de-selected for this operation to be
successful.
Figure 82. System Reboot Window (User Log on)
2. Click Reboot.
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Reset
Reset should be used when you find it necessary to recover the factory default settings. This may be
necessary when a custom configuration did not go as planned, when a new configuration is desired, or
when the Gateway does not appear to be working properly. Important: This option resets all custom
settings, users, and passwords on your gateway. Note: You must be logged on as the administrator to use
this option.
To use the reset option:
1. Click the Reboot icon. The system responds with the “System Reboot” window.
Figure 83. System Reboot Window (Reset)
2. Click Reset to Factory Options.
3. Type your administrator user ID and password.
4. Click OK.
5. The gateway begins a 45 second countdown to reset.
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting
Overview
This chapter covers some common problems that may be encountered while using the Speedstream
Wireless DSL Gateway and some possible solutions to them. If you follow the suggested steps and the
Gateway still does not function properly, contact your Internet Service Provider or Technical Support for
further assistance.
General Issues
Problem 1:
Can't connect to the Gateway to configure it.
Solution:
Check the following:
•
The Gateway is properly installed, connections are OK,
and it is powered ON. Check the LEDs for Ethernet or
USB port status.
•
Ensure that your computer and the gateway are on the
same network segment.
•
If your computer is set to "Obtain an IP Address
automatically" (DHCP client), restart your computer.
Internet Access
Problem :
When I enter a Web site address or IP address I get a time out error.
Solution:
A number of things could be causing this. Try the following
troubleshooting steps.
•
Verify that other computers work. If they do, ensure that
your computer’s IP settings are correct. Refer to
Chapter 3- Operating System Configuration. If using a
fixed (static) IP address, check the network mask,
default Gateway and DNS settings as well as the IP
address.
•
If the computers are configured correctly, but still not
working, check the Gateway. Ensure that it is connected
and on. Connect to it and check its settings. (If you
cannot connect to it, check the Ethernet and power
connections.)
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Problem:
Some applications do not run properly when using the Gateway.
Solution:
The Gateway processes the data passing through it, so it is not
transparent.
•
If you are running a supported Windows operating system, ensure
that the UPnP feature is enabled. Refer to UPnP (Universal Plug and
Play) in Chapter 5 for more information on this feature.
• If this does not solve the problem or your operating system does not
support UPnP you can use the DMZ function. This should work with
almost every application, but:
−
It is a security risk, since the firewall is disabled for the DMZ
computer.
−
Only one (1) computer can use this feature.
• A third option is to use the “Firewall Snooze Control” feature to
temporarily disable the firewall to allow the application to function
unimpeded. See “Snooze Control” in Chapter 5 for more information
on this feature.
Contacting Technical Support
Before contacting technical support, please refer to the previous troubleshooting information. For issues
concerning DSL service or connectivity, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly. If you are
still unable to resolve the problem, be prepared to provide the following information:
•
•
•
•
Internet Service Provider and service type (DSL, cable)
Product model number (SpeedStream SS6000 Series)
Date of purchase or installation
Description of problem
Technical Support services are available via the Internet, e-mail and telephone:
Telephone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
+1 (972) 852-1000
+1 (972) 852-1001
support@efficient.com
http://www.support.efficient.com (Support Knowledgebase)
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Appendix B
Specifications
Media Interface:
RJ-11 DSL WAN connection
(5) 10/100Base-T RJ-45 Ethernet LAN connections (Auto-MDI/MDI-X)
USB Type B connection
DB-9 RS-232 Serial console port
Diagnostic LEDs:
Power, Status, Link and Activity for DSL, Ethernet, USB, and Wireless
Management:
Intuitive, Web-based management
Comprehensive hardware diagnostics
SNMPv1 support
UPnP IGD-NAT traversal support
XML Management Scheme, DSL Forum 2002-281
Security:
PAP (RFC 1334), CHAP (RFC 1994)
Password Authentication
Access Control list
Stateful Inspection Firewall with Denial of Service (DoS) protection
Pre-configured firewall levels for ease of use with “Custom” level for advanced
users
Filter on source and/or destination IP address
Filter on transport protocol and/or port number
Firewall logging with Network Time Protocol support and Syslog support
DMZ support and Firewall “Snooze” feature
Content filtering
ICSA compliancy mode
Standards
Compliance:
IEEE 802.1d, 802.11g, 802.3, and 802.3u
USB 1.1
T1.413 issue 2
G.992.1 (G.DMT)
G.992.2 (G.Lite)
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SpeedStream Wireless DSL Gateway
Routing:
Appendix C: Technical Support
DHCP server and DNS agent
Network Address Port Translation (NAPT)
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Packet filtering
RFC 2364 Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM PVCs (PPPoA)
RFC 2516 Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
RFC 2684 (formerly 1483) Bridged Ethernet and routed encapsulation
RFC 2225 (formerly 1577) Classical IP over ATM
PPPoE Relay/Bridging
Configurable PAP and CHAP authentication
TCP/IP with RIP1 and RIP2 or static routing on the LAN and/or WAN
Dynamic DNS Support
IP QoS (depending on configuration)
Bridging:
IEEE 802.1.d Transparent Learning Bridge
(dynamic learning of up to 255 addresses)
RFC 2684 (formerly 1483) Bridged Ethernet over ATM PVCs
Spanning Tree support
AAL and ATM
Support:
Up to 8 active VCCs across VPI 0-255, VCI 0-65535 address range
ATM Forum UNI3.1/4.0 PVC
ATM Traffic class: UBR, CBR, VBRnrt, VBRrt
OAM F5
Power:
12V power supply included 1000mA max. output
Certifications:
FCC Part 15, Class B
FCC Part 68
UL Listed
CE certification
CSA
Industry Canada
WHQL
95
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