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USB/Ethernet
DSL Gateway
Model #: GT704
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction
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Package Contents
Minimum System Requirements
Features
Getting to Know the Gateway
2 Setting Up the Gateway
Connecting a Computer to the Gateway
Installing Phone Filters
Setting Up the DSL Connection
3 Performing a Basic Setup
Basic Setup
Changing the Admin User Name and Password
4 Using Advanced Setup
Accessing Advanced Setup
WAN IP Address
LAN IP Address
DHCP Server
Services Blocking
Website Blocking
Remote Management
Application Layer Gateway and Port Forwarding
DMZ Hosting
Firewall
Dynamic Routing
NAT (Network Address Translation)
Static Routing
UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
Time Zone
Remote Syslog Capture
5 Viewing the Gateway’s Status
General Status
Routing Table
ARP Table
WAN Status
LAN Status
Active User List
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6 Using Utilities
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Web Activity Log
System Log
DSL Settings
Restore Default Settings
Upgrade Firmware
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7 Setting Up a Network
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Ethernet
USB
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8 Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
a Reference
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Locating Computer Information
Locating Windows Operating System Files
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b Setting Up Static IP on the Computer
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Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP
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c Computer Security
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Comparing DSL Service with a Dial-Up Modem
Gateway Security
Computer Security
Electronic Security
d Specifications
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General
LED Indicators
Environmental
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f Non-Windows System Setup
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Classic
OS X
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Notices
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
Modifications
Miscellaneous Legal Notices
Limited Warranty
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Actiontec USB/Ethernet DSL Gateway. The Gateway
is the simplest way to connect computers to a high-speed broadband connection.
This easy-to-use product is perfect for the home office or small business. If you
want to take your computing to the next level, the Actiontec USB/Ethernet DSL
Gateway is sure to be one of the keys to your success.
Package Contents
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Actiontec USB/Ethernet DSL Gateway
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Power cord
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Phone filters
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DSL cable
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Yellow (Ethernet) cable
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Blue (USB) cable
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Installation CD (includes user manual)
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Quick start guide
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Minimum System Requirements
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Internet DSL service
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Compatible laptop, desktop, or Macintosh computer with an available
Ethernet or USB (USB compatible with PCs only)
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Microsoft Windows 98, 98 Second Edition (SE), Millennium Edition (Me), NT
4.0, 2000, XP; Mac OS 7.1 and above
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Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
95 and NT 4.0, or any Mac OS.
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Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher (5.x recommended) or Netscape Navigator
4.0 or higher (4.7 recommended)
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TCP/IP network protocol installed
Features
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Plug-and-Play installation support for systems with Windows operating
systems (98, 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP)
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ADSL WAN port (RJ-11)
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Compliant with full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, ITU G.992.1 (G.dmt) and
G.992.2 (G.lite) standard
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Auto-handshake for different ADSL flavors
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USB 1.1 device specification compliance
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11 Mbps USB data rate (full speed)
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Bridged Ethernet over ATM, PPP over ATM, PPP over Ethernet
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Precise ATM traffic shaping
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IP packet routing and transparent bridge
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Routing protocol supports RIP-1, RIP-2, static routing
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Built-in NAT, DHCP server
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DNS relay support
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PAP/CHAP authentication, administrative passwords through Telnet
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Compliant with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard
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10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports (4)
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Flow control support for Fast Ethernet
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Web-based configuration setup
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Default configuration backup restore
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FTP firmware upgradeable
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Web download support
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Getting to Know the Gateway
This section contains a quick description of the Gateway’s lights, ports, etc.
The Gateway contains several indicator lights (LEDs) on its front panel and a series
of ports on its rear panel.
Front Panel
The front panel of the Gateway features eight lights: Power, DSL, Internet,
Ethernet (4), and USB.
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Power Light
The Power light displays the Gateway’s current status. If the Power light glows
steadily green, the Gateway is receiving power and fully operational. When the
Power light flashes rapidly, the Gateway is initializing. If the Power light is not
illuminated when the Power cord is plugged in and the Power switch is turned
on, the Gateway has suffered a critical error and technical support should be
contacted.
DSL Light
The DSL light illuminates when the Gateway is connected to a DSL line.
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Internet Light
When the Internet light glows steadily, the Gateway is connected to the DSL
provider. When it flashes, the Gateway’s built-in DSL modem is training for your
DSL service.
Ethernet Lights
The Ethernet lights illuminate when the Gateway is connected via one or more
of its Ethernet ports.
USB Light
The USB light illuminates when the Gateway is connected via its USB port.
Rear Panel
The rear panel of the Gateway contains seven ports (Ethernet [4], Phone, USB, and
Power), as well as Reset and Power switches.
Reset
Ethernet
4
Ethernet
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Ethernet
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Ethernet
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USB
Power
Phone
Phone Port
The Phone port is used to connect the Gateway to a DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) connection.
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USB Port
The USB port is used to connect a computer to the Gateway via USB cable.
☞
Note: It is not recommended to perform a recovery or update
for the Gateway from a computer connected via USB.
Ethernet Ports
The Ethernet ports are used to connect computers to the Gateway via Ethernet
cable. The Ethernet ports are 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing ports, and either a
straight-through or crossover Ethernet cable can be used when connecting to
the ports.
Reset Switch
Depressing the Reset switch for one or two seconds will power cycle the Gateway
(similar to unplugging and then plugging in the Gateway’s Power cord). To
restore the Gateway’s factory default settings, depress and hold the Reset switch
for approximately 15 seconds. The reset process will start about 10 seconds after
releasing the switch.
Power Port
The Power port is used to connect the Power cord to the Gateway.
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Warning: Do not unplug the Power cord from the Gateway
during the reset process. Doing so may result in permanent
damage to the Gateway.
Power Switch
The Power switch is used to power the Gateway on and off.
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Warning: Do not click the Power switch to its “off” postion
during the reset process. Doing so may result in permanent
damage to the Gateway.
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Setting Up
the Gateway
The instructions that follow parallel the steps contained in the Actiontec Installation
Buddy™, which provides a visual guide to setting up the Gateway. It is recommended
the user run the Installation Buddy first, before attempting any other procedures.
To set up the Gateway, it must be connected to a computer, and then configured.
After connecting this first computer, other computers can be added to the network
via USB or Ethernet (see “Setting Up a Network” on page 65).
Connecting a Computer to the Gateway
Connecting a computer to the Gateway for setup involves three basic steps: initial
setup, plugging in the Gateway’s power cord, and connecting the Gateway to the
computer.
Connecting Via Ethernet
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy starts automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
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2. Read the instructions, select Initial Setup by clicking on the appropriate check
box, then click Next.
3. Click in the check box next to Ethernet (Recommended), then click Next.
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4. Make sure the items needed to connect the Gateway to the first computer are
included in the kit, then click Next.
5. Get the Gateway from the kit, then click Next.
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6. Get the Power cord and plug the smaller end into the black Power port on
the rear panel of the Gateway, then click Next.
7. Plug the larger end of the Power cord into a power outlet, then click Next.
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8. Click the On/Off switch to its on position (as shown in the picture onscreen), then click Next.
9. Confirm the Power light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green, then
click Next.
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10. Get the yellow Ethernet cable from the kit and plug one end into a yellow
Ethernet port on the back of the Gateway, then click Next.
11. Plug the other end of the yellow Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on
the back of the computer. Click Next.
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Note: An Ethernet port looks similar to a phone jack, but is
slightly larger.
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12. Make sure one of the Ethernet lights on the front of the Gateway glows solid
green. Click Next.
13. Get the black or gray DSL cable from the kit and plug one end into the gray
Line port on the rear panel of the Gateway. Click Next.
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14. Plug the other end of the black or gray DSL cable into the phone jack closest to the computer. Click Next.
15. Make sure the DSL light on the Gateway glows solid green (this may take a
few moments). Click Next.
The Gateway is connected to a computer via Ethernet. Next, install the filters as
described in “Installing Filters” on page 22.
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Connecting Via USB
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy starts automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
2. Read the instructions, select Initial Setup by clicking on the appropriate check
box, then click Next.
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3. Click the check box next to USB, then click Next.
4. Make sure the items needed to connect the Gateway to the first computer are
included in the kit, then click Next.
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5. Get the Gateway from the kit, then click Next.
6. Get the Power cord and plug the smaller end into the black Power port on
the rear panel of the Gateway, then click Next.
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7. Plug the larger end of the Power cord into a power outlet, then click Next.
8. Click the On/Off switch to its on position (as shown in the picture onscreen), then click Next.
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9. Confirm the Power light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green, then
click Next.
10. Get the blue USB cable from the kit and plug the square end into the blue USB
port on the back of the Gateway, then click Next.
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11. Plug the rectangular end of the blue USB cable into an USB port on the
front or back of the computer. Click Next.
12. Make sure the USB light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green.
Click Next.
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13. Get the black or gray DSL cable from the kit and plug one end into the gray
Phone port on the rear panel of the Gateway. Click Next.
14. Plug the other end of the black or gray DSL cable into the phone jack closest to the computer. Click Next.
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15. Make sure the DSL light on the Gateway glows solid green (this may take a
few moments). Click Next.
The Gateway is connected to a computer via USB. Next, install the filters as
described in “Installing Filters,” below.
Installing Phone Filters
Phone filters allow the use of the telephone while online. All telephones and other
devices (answering machines, fax machines, etc.) using the same phone line (i.e.,
using the same phone number) as the DSL line must have a phone filter installed.
To install a phone filter:
1. Read the on-screen information, then click Next.
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2. Read the on-screen information, then unplug all telephones and other devices from
their respective phone jacks. Click Next.
3. Get the phone filters. Click Next.
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Caution: Do not unplug the black or gray DSL cable from the
phone jack near your computer.
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4. Plug a phone filter into every phone jack with a telephone or other device connected to it, then click Next.
5. Plug the ends of the phone lines disconnected in step 2 into the phone filters
plugged into phone jacks. Click Next.
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Caution: Do not plug a phone filter in the phone jack in which
the black or gray DSL cable is plugged.
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6. Read the on-screen instructions, and make sure the Gateway is connected exactly as
shown, depending on whether the Gateway is connected via Ethernet or USB.
Ethernet connection setup:
USB connection setup:
Click Next.
Next, go to “Setting Up the DSL Connection” on the next page.
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Setting Up the DSL Connection
After connecting the Gateway and installing phone filters, the DSL connection
must be configured. To do this:
1. Select one of the options in the “Select Connection” box: Auto Detect, Select
from the list, or Manual Setup.
Auto Detect - if selected, click Next. The DSL connection is automatically
detected, and a series of informational screens will be displayed while the
Gateway searches for the connection. If successful, go to step 2. If unsuccessful, go to Select from the list, below.
Select from the list - If Auto Detect is not successful, or the user knows which
ISP to connect to, click in the “Select from the list” box, then click Next.
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In the next window, select the ISP being used from the list box on the left
(scroll down for more choices), then click Next. A series of informational
screens will display while the Gateway searches for the connection. If the connection is successful, go to step 2. If not, go to “Manual Setup,” below.
Manual Setup - If the Auto Detect and Select from a list are not successful, or
the user knows how to configure VPI/VCI and Encapsulation settings, click in
the “Manual Setup” box, then click Next.
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In the next window, enter the VPI/VCI and Encapsulation settings (the ISP
should provide these) then click Next.
2. Enter the user name and password in the appropriate text boxes (or click the
check box next to “My ISP does not require this information.”), then click Next.
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3. Select the appropriate IP type. This information should be provided by the
ISP. When finished, click Next.
If Static IP is selected, go to step 3.
If Dynamic IP (DHCP) is selected, got to step 5.
4. Select the type of Static IP address received from the ISP (Single or Block),
then click Next.
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5. In the next window, enter the IP Address, Subnet, Gateway, DNS 1, and DNS
2 information (if applicable) in the proper text boxes. This information is
available in the Welcome Letter. When finished, click Next and go to step 6.
6. If other computers will be connected to the Gateway wirelessly at some point
(see chapter 7, “Setting Up a Network,” on page 71), turn on the Gateway’s
wireless access point feature by clicking in the circle next to “Yes.” Click Next.
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7. The Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the Gateway.
8. When the configuration is complete, a series of congratulations windows
appears. Read the on-screen information, then click through the next few windows to exit the Installation Buddy.
The Gateway is successfully configured and ready for use.
To make changes to the Gateway’s Advanced Configuration settings, see Chapter 4,
“Using Advanced Setup.”
To create a network by connecting more computers to the Gateway, see Chapter 7,
“Setting Up a Network.”
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Performing a
Basic Setup
This chapter is a guide through a basic configuration setup of the Gateway for
users who did NOT use the Actiontec Installation Buddy® to setup the Gateway.
The basic setup includes instructions on how to connect the Gateway to the ISP
and changing the adnim user name and password.
To complete a basic setup, the user will need information provided by the ISP and
access the Gateway’s Web Configurator. This information from the ISP is sometimes contained in a welcome letter or ISP worksheet. If this document is not available, contact the ISP immediately and request one.
Basic Setup
If you already set up the Gateway using the Installation
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Buddy (as described in Chapter 2, “Setting Up the Gateway”), the
settings described in this section have already been configured.
Please continue to chapter 4, “Using Advanced Setup,” to configure
the advanced settings of the Gateway.
1. Open a Web browser. In the “Address” text box, type
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
2. The Web Configurator’s “Main Menu” screen appears. Select Setup/
Configuration.
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3. Follow the instructions in the “Set Up/Configuration” screen, then click Begin
Basic Setup.
4. In the next screen, follow the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
5. In the next screen, select the type of connection provided by the ISP by
clicking in the circle next to PPPoA or PPPoE. If unsure about the selection,
check the information provided by the ISP. Then, enter the User Name and
Password provided by the ISP in the appropriate text boxes. If no user name
or password is needed, click in the box next to “My ISP does not require a
username and password.” Click Next.
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6. Click the Save and Restart button in the “Save and Restart” screen.
7. The “Congratulations” screen appears. The Gateway is successfully configured.
The Power light flashes rapidly while the Gateway restarts, then glows steadily
green when fully operational. The Internet light will also glow steadily green. The
Gateway is now configured and users can start surfing the Web.
If an error stating the Web browser was unable to connect to the Internet appears,
check the configuration settings. Ensure all the information required by the ISP was
entered correctly.
Changing the Admin User Name and Password
To create or change the admin user name and password, controlling access to the
Gateway’s Web Configurator screens, follow these instructions:
1. From the Setup/Configuration screen, select Admin Username/Password
from the menu on the left side.
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2. The “Change Admin Username/Password” screen appears. Enter a new
user name (optional) in the “New Username” text box, then a password in
the “New Password” text box. Re-enter the password in the “Re-enter New
Password” text box. Make sure to write the user name and password down
and keep them in a secure location. They will be needed to access to the
Gateway’s Web Configurations screens in the future.
3. Click Save and Restart at the bottom of the screen.
4. The “Save and Restart” page appears. Click the Save and Restart button to
save the settings changed in the Change Admin Username/Password screen.
Once the Gateway has rebooted, the password is active. To access the Gateway’s
Web Configuration screens, the username and password must be entered.
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Setup
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This section contains information concerning setting up the advanced features of
the Gateway, such as wireless settings, remote management, and Web site blocking,
using the Gateway’s Web Configurator.
Accessing Advanced Setup
To access the Web Configurator’s Advanced Setup screens:
1. Open a Web browser. In the “Address” text box type:
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
2. The “Main Menu” screen appears. Select Setup/Configuration.
3. In the “Set Up/Configuration” screen, read the instructions, then select
Advanced Setup from the menu on the left side.
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4. In the next screen, read the recommendations. To perform an advanced setup
on the Gateway, click Begin Advanced Setup.
5. The “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen appears. To check all the settings, or if unsure of which settings to modify, select Next. To modify a specific configuration, click on its name in the menu bar on the left.
To save changes made in any of the Advanced Setup
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screens, click Save and Restart at the bottom of the gray menu
on the left side of the screen.
WAN IP Address
Selecting WAN IP Address in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the “WAN IP Address” screen. WAN IP Address allows manual set up of the
IP address of the Gateway. There are five ways to do this: Transparent Bridging,
Obtain an IP Address through PPPoE, Obtain an IP Address Through PPPoA,
Obtain an IP Address through DHCP, and Specify a Static IP Address.
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connections (such as fixed point wireless) may use either
DHCP or static IP address. If unsure about which connection is
present, check with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) before
continuing.
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After selecting a connection type, click Next to continue configuring the connection.
Transparent Bridging
Select this option to use the Gateway as a transparent bridge. This option should
only be used if the Gateway is being used as a Modem to connect ONE computer
to the Internet via a DSL connection. When the Gateway is being used as a transparent bridge, it does not provide any firewall security.
Obtain an IP Address through PPPoE or PPPoA
Select one of these options to allow the Gateway to use the Point-to-Point over
Ethernet (PPPoE) or Point-to-Point over ATM (PPPoA) protocol.
“Broadband Connection via PPPoE” screen:
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“Broadband Connection via PPPoA” screen:
If a User Name and Password was entered in the Installation Buddy or during
Basic Setup, it should be displayed in the “Broadband Connection via PPPoE/
PPPoA” screen. If not, enter the information now. If the information is unavailable,
contact the ISP.
PPP Auto Connect
If PPP auto connect is activated (by clicking in the appropriate check box), the
Gateway will attempt to automatically redial the PPP connection if it is dropped
or disconnected during an online session. Actiontec recommends that you turn
PPP Auto Connect ON.
Encapsulation (PPPoA only)
Select one of the encapsulation options, based on information received from the
ISP.
Obtain an IP Through DHCP
Select this option if the IP service is configured to use RFC 1483 Bridged or Routed
(used for configurations without a Static IP assigned by an ISP). In this mode, the
Gateway will query the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to receive the IP address
and routing information, which will terminate at the Gateway, as opposed to the IP
address and routing information being bridged to terminate at the computer. This
allows the use of the router capabilities for the Local Area Network (LAN).
Some ISPs need to authenticate their end users with a Host Name and/or Domain
Name. If this is the case, check with the ISP for a host name and domain name and
enter them in the appropriate text boxes in the “Broadband Connection via DHCP”
screen. If the ISP does not require these settings, leave the text boxes blank.
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☞ Note: Contact the
ISP if unsure of the proper configuration.
Specify a Static IP Address
Select this option if the ISP service is configured to use RFC 1483 Bridged or
Routed using a Static IP Address. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default
Gateway Address provided by the ISP in the “Broadband Connection via Static
IP Address” screen, which causes the IP address and routing information to terminate at the Gateway, as opposed to the IP address and routing information being
bridged to terminate at the computer. This allows the use of the router capabilities
for the Local Area Network (LAN).
☞ Note: Contact the
ISP if unsure of the proper configuration.
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LAN IP Address
Selecting LAN IP Address in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the “LAN IP Address” screen.
The values in the “Device IP Address” and “Device LAN Netmask” text boxes are the
IP address and Subnet mask of the Gateway as seen on the network. These values
can be modified for your LAN network, but Actiontec recommends keeping the
default factory settings (IP address 192.168.0.1 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
the Gateway’s
Address is modified, ensure the
☞ Note: IfServer
range is within the same subnet. For more inforLAN IP
DHCP
mation, see “DHCP Server Configuration.”
After changing settings, click Next or Back to continue, or Save and Restart to
make all changes permanent.
DHCP Server
Selecting DHCP Server in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the “DHCP Server” screen. The Gateway has a built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server that automatically assigns a different IP address to
each computer on the network, eliminating IP address conflicts.
The factory default setting is On. To disable the DHCP Server, select Off.
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Actiontec strongly recommends leaving the DHCP Server option On. If the DHCP
Server option is Off, ensure the IP addresses of the networked computers are
on the same subnet as the IP address of the Gateway. For more information, see
“DHCP Server Configuration.”
DHCP Server Configuration
Clicking Next in the “DHCP Server” screen (if the DHCP server is activated) generates
the “DHCP Server Configuration” screen. Change IP address range and DNS server
information here.
Beginning IP Address
The “Beginning IP Address” is the IP address at which the DHCP server starts
assigning IP addresses. Actiontec recommends keeping the factory default setting
(192.168.0.2).
Ending IP Address
The “Ending IP Address” is the IP Address at which the DHCP Server stops
assigning IP addresses. Actiontec recommends keeping the factory default settings (192.168.0.254).
The beginning and ending IP addresses define the IP address range of the
Gateway. If the default values are left intact, the Gateway supplies a unique IP
address between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254 to each computer on the network. Note that the first three groups of numbers of the addresses are identical;
this means they are on the same subnet. The IP address of the Gateway must
be on the same subnet as the IP address range it generates. For instance, if the
Gateway’s IP address is changed to 10.33.222.1, set the beginning IP address to
10.33.222.2, and the ending IP address to 10.33.222.254.
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Lease Time
“Lease Time” is the amount of time, in seconds, the DHCP server will lease a
particular IP address. Default is 86400 seconds (24 hours), after which a new IP
address must be released. To extend the lease time, enter a larger number.
Domain Name
“Domain Name” allows a network administrator to enter a domain name if the
network is being used in a domain environment.
DNS (Dynamic or Static)
These options designate the type of DNS server provided by the ISP. If the ISP
provided DNS server information, select the type here. If not, leave as is.
DNS Server 1
“DNS Server 1” is the primary DNS server provided by the ISP. If the ISP provided DNS server information, enter it here. If not, leave the text box intact.
DNS Server 2
“DNS Server 2” is the secondary DNS provided by the ISP. If the ISP provided
secondary DNS server information, enter it here. If not, leave the text box intact.
Services Blocking
Selecting Services Blocking in the “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the
“Services Blocking” screen.
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To modify Internet privileges (Web, FTP, Newsgroups, etc.) for the computers on
the network:
1. Enter the computer’s IP address in the IP Address: text box.
2. Select the Internet service(s) to be blocked.
3. Click Add to enter the computer’s IP address in the “Blocked IP Address List”
text box.
4. To remove blocked services, select the computer’s IP address in the “Blocked
IP Address List” text box and click Remove.
Website Blocking
Selecting Website Blocking in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen
generates the “Website Blocking” screen. This feature enables the Gateway to block
Web sites to all computers on the network. To block a Web site, enter the address
of the Web site in the “Website” text box and click Add. The blocked Web site
address is displayed in the “Blocked Website List” text box, and will not be available to computers on the network. To remove a blocked Web site, click on it in the
“Blocked Website List,” then click Remove. Website Blocking supports blocking up
to 50 Web sites.
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Remote Management
Selecting Remote Management in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen
generates the “Remote Management” screen. Remote Management allows access
to the Gateway through the Internet via another computer. Actiontec recommends
leaving the Remote Management Off (the factory default setting).
To access the Gateway from the Internet, activate Remote Management by selecting
On and writing down the WAN IP address of the Gateway (see “WAN IP Address”).
On a computer outside of the network, open a Web browser and enter the
Gateway’s WAN IP address in the address text box. The Gateway’s Main Menu (or a
password prompt, if a password has been set) appears in the browser window.
Before Remote Management can be activated, the admin☞ Note:
istrator password must be set. To do this, go to the Setup screen
and select Change Admin Password. Follow the instructions in
the subsequent screens.
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Application Layer Gateway and Port Forwarding
Selecting Application Layer Gateway in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings”
screen generates the “Application-Level Gateway (ALG) and Port Forwarding”
screen. Port forwarding allows certain programs to bypass the Gateway’s built-in
firewall, allowing access to parts of the network (for hosting a Web or ftp server,
for example). To use, select the host name of a computer on the network from the
“LAN Device” drop-down list (click the down arrow), then click Add. Next, select
a “Category” by clicking the appropriate radio button. In the “Available Rules” list
box, select a game, application, server, etc., then click Add>>. The selected item
appears in the “Applied Rules” list box. Repeat for each item needed
To remove an item from the Applied Rules list, highlight it, then click Remove.
To view an item’s rules (forwarded ports, etc.), highlight it, then click View Rule.
To create a custom set of rules, click the “User” radio button, then click New. The
“Rule Management” screen appears.
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In this screen, the user can create a custom set of rules for a game or application not listed in the Application Level Gateway screen. Enter the “Rule Name,”
“Protocol,” “Port Start,” “Port End,” and “Port Map” in the appropriate text boxes,
then click Apply. The rules are summarized at the bottom of the screen, and the
rule set will appear in the Application Level Gateway screen after clicking Back.
DMZ Hosting
Selecting DMZ Hosting in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the “DMZ Hosting” screen. To use DMZ hosting, enter the IP address of the
computer on the network to be used as a DMZ host in the “DMZ Host IP Address”
text box, then click On.
DMZ hosting is used to support online gaming and Internet conferencing services.
These programs usually require multiple open ports, making the network accessible from the Internet. DMZ hosting symbolically places the DMZ host computer
outside of the Gateway’s network. Access to the network resources while DMZ
hosting is active is blocked. Actiontec recommends activating DMZ hosting only as
long as necessary.
The DMZ Host computer will be vulnerable to comM Warning:
puter hackers on the Internet while in DMZ mode.
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Firewall
Selecting Firewall in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the
“Firewall Security Level” screen. Select the level of security needed for the network.
High
If High is selected in the “Firewall Security Level” screen, the services listed at the
bottom of the screen (HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, IMAPv3, DNS, IPSEC IKE,
IPSEC ESP, HTTPS, and NNTP) are the only ones allowed to pass through the firewall. All other services will be blocked.
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Medium
If Medium is selected in the “Firewall Security Level” screen, the services listed
at the bottom of the screen (HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, IMAPv3, DNS, IPSEC
IKE, IPSEC ESP, HTTPS, and NNTP) are allowed to pass through the firewall.
Additionally, the user can click in the appropriate check box to allow or deny
access for a particular service (check mark in the check box to allow; blank check
box to deny). All services not listed are denied access.
Low
If Low is selected in the “Firewall Security Level” screen, the services listed at
the bottom of the screen (NETBIOS-SSN, DNS, EPMAP, PROFILE, NETBIOS-NS,
NETBIOS-DGM, MICROSOFT-DS, SNMP, LDAP, and MICROSOFT-GC,) are blockedby the firewall. Additionally, the user can click in the appropriate check box to
allow or deny access for a particular service (check mark in the check box to allow;
blank check box to deny). All services not listed are denied access.
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Off
If Off is selected in the “Firewall Security Level” screen, firewall filtering is based
solely on the basic NAT firewall.
Dynamic Routing
Selecting Dynamic Routing in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen
generates the “Dynamic Routing” screen.
If another router or gateway is set up behind the Gateway in the network configuration, consult the documentation that came with the other router/gateway to see
what kind of Dynamic Routing is required operate it with the Gateway, then select
the appropriate option.
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NAT (Network Address Translation)
Selecting NAT in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the
“NAT” screen. The Gateway’s basic firewall security is based on NAT. Disabling NAT
allows the computers connected to the Gateway to be accessed by outside parties.
Do not turn NAT off unless instructed to do so by the ISP.
Static Routing
Selecting Static Routing in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the “Static Routing” screen. Enter the addresses in their respective text boxes,
then click Add. The address will appear in the “Static Routing Table.” To remove
an address, highlight it by clicking on it in the Static Routing Table, then click
Remove.
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UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
Selecting UPnP in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates the
“UPnP” screen. In this screen, the Universal Plug and play option is turned on or
off by activating the appropriate circle.
Universal Plug and Play is a zero-configuration networking protocol that allows
hardware and software (such as Netmeeting) to operate more efficiently. If
Netmeeting is not running properly, activate UPnP.
Activating n presents a slight security risk. After fin☞ Note:
ishing with the hardware or software using n , Actiontec recUP P
UP P
ommends deactivating UPnP.
Time Zone
Selecting Time Zone in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen generates
the “Time Zone” screen. In this screen, select the time zone in which the Gateway is
being used.
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Remote Syslog Capture
Selecting Remote Syslog Capture in the “Configuring the Advanced Settings”
screen generates the “Remote Syslog Campter” screen. In this screen, the user can
configure the Gateway to allow a remote computer to access the Gateway’s system
logs.
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Viewing the
Gateway’s Status
5
After configuring the Gateway, settings can be viewed by selecting Status in the
Web Configurator’s Main Menu. In the menu on the left side, there are other
Status options available: Routing Table, ARP Table, WAN Status, LAN Status,
and Active User List.
No settings (other than connecting or disconnecting from the Internet) can be
changed from the Current Status screen.
General Status
After configuring the Gateway, settings can be viewed by selecting Status in
the Main Menu. The “General Status” screen appears, displaying many of the
Gateway’s settings. No settings (other than connecting or disconnecting from the
Internet by clicking on Connect or Disconnect) can be changed from the General
Status screen.
Firmware Version
Displays the firmware version the Gateway is currently running.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC (Media Access Control) address of the Gateway.
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WAN - Connection
Displays the state of the connection to the ISP service (Connected or
Disconnected).
WAN - Mode
Displays the type of connection used to communicate with the ISP.
WAN - IP Address
Displays the IP address the ISP assigned to the Gateway.
WAN - Subnet Mask
Displays the subnet mask address the ISP assigned to the Gateway.
WAN - Gateway
Displays the Gateway address (for the IP address and subnet mask) the ISP
assigned to the Gateway.
WAN - DNS #1 & #2
Displays the Domain Name Server address(es) the ISP assigned to the Gateway.
LAN - IP Address
Displays the Local Area Network’s (LAN) IP address.
LAN - Net Mask
Displays the subnet mask address configured for the LAN IP address.
LAN - DHCP Server
Displays the state of the DHCP Server (On or Off).
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In the menu on the left side, there are other Status options available: Routing
Table, WAN Status, LAN Status, and Active User List. Click to generate the
Status option of choice.
Routing Table
Selecting Routing Table generates the “Routing Table” screen. This screen displays
on overview of the Gateway’s routes.
ARP Table
Selecting ARP Table generates the “ARP Table” screen. This screen displays the
Gateway’s IP address, MAC address and interface type.
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WAN Status
Selecting WAN Status generates the “WAN Status” screen. This screen displays on
overview of the Gateway’s WAN (Wide Area Network) connection, including information concerning the WAN and DSL connection, as well as OAM statistics.
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LAN Status
Selecting LAN Status generates the “LAN Status” screen. This screen displays on
overview of the Gateway’s LAN (Local Area Network) port connections, including
information concerning any Ethernet and USB connections.
Active User List
Selecting Active User List generates the “Active User List” screen. This screen displays a list of the users currently connected to the Gateway accessing the Internet
with Network Address Translation (NAT) security activated.
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Using Utilities
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To access the Gateway’s Web-based Utilities, select Utilities from the Web
Configurator’s Main Menu screen. The “Utilities” screen appears.
From this screen, the Web activity and system log can be viewed, the DSL settings
changed, the Gateway’s factory default settings restored, and the Gateway’s firmware upgraded.
Web Activity Log
The Web Activity Log provides information about the Web sites each computer
on the Gateway’s network has visited. To access the Web Activity Log, select Web
Activity Log from the “Utilities” screen.
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Auto Refresh
To set the Web Activity Log screen to automatically refresh at certain intervals, activate the circle next to “Auto Refresh Every” at the bottom of the Web Activity Log
screen, then enter a time value (in seconds) in the text box, or click on the down
arrow and select a time value from the menu that appears. The Web Activity Log
will refresh at the selected interval.
Manual Refresh
To set the Web Activity Log screen to manually refresh, activate the circle next to
“Manual Refresh” at the bottom of the Web Activity Log screen. To refresh the Web
Activity Log screen, click Refresh.
System Log
The System Log provides information about the Gateway’s activity. To access the
Web Activity Log, select Web Activity Log from the “Utilities” screen.
System Log (Size)
Select the size of the system log displayed here. The smaller the size, the shorter the
length of the system log saved.
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Display
View other saved logs by selecting a log from this drop-down list.
Save & Restart
Pressing this button saves any changes to the System Log screen and causes the
Save and Restart screen to appear.
Save Log As
Pressing this button allows the user to save a log as a file.
DSL Settings
To access DSL Settings, select DSL Settings from the “Utilities” screen. The
Gateway’s VPI, VCI, Mode, and QoS (Quality of Service) settings can be changed
from this screen. Actiontec recommends not changing these values without first
consulting the ISP.
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Restore Default Settings
To restore the Gateway to its factory default settings, select Restore Default Settings
from the “Utilities” screen. When the “Restore Default Settings” screen appears, click
Restore Default Settings. Any changes made to the Gateway’s settings will be lost
and the factory default settings restored. During this process, the Gateway’s Power
light flashes and the Gateway is disabled.
N
Warning: Do not unplug the Power cord from the Gateway
during the Restore Default Settings process. Doing so may result
in permanent damage to the Gateway.
When the Power Light stops flashing and glows steadily green, the Gateway is fully
operational.
Upgrade Firmware
Selecting Upgrade Firmware in the “Utilities” screen generates the “Select
Upgrade File” screen. Actiontec periodically posts firmware upgrades to enhance
the Gateway’s capabilities. Follow the instructions on-screen to upgrade the
Gateway’s firmware.
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7
Other computers can be connected to the Gateway to form a network, which
allows the computers to transfer files, communicate with each other, and share an
Internet connection. The networked computers can be connected to the Gateway
in three ways: Ethernet or USB.
Ethernet
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy starts automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
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2. Read the instructions, select Additional Computers by clicking on the appropriate check box, then click Next.
3. Select Ethernet, then click Next.
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4. When the next window appears, get the yellow Ethernet cable from the
Quick Start Kit, then click Next.
5. Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into one of the open yellow ports
on the back of the Gateway, then click Next.
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6. Plug the other end of the yellow Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on
the back of the computer, then click Next.
☞
Note: An Ethernet port looks similar to a phone port, but is
slightly bigger.
7. Make sure one of the Ethernet lights glows steadily green, then click Next.
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8. In the next window, the Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the
Gateway.
9. A series of congratulations windows appears. Click through them to exit the
Installation Buddy.
The computer is connected to the Gateway via Ethernet. To connect more computers to the Gateway via Ethernet, repeat this procedure.
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USB
☞
Note: If the first computer connected to the Gateway is connected via USB, no other computers can be connected in this
manner. Connect additional computers via Ethernet (see page
71) or wirelessly (see page 75).
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy starts automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
2. Read the instructions, select Additional Computers by clicking on the appropriate check box, then click Next.
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3. Select USB, then click Next.
4. When the next window appears, get the blue USB cable from the Quick Start
Kit, then click Next.
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5. Plug one end of the blue USB cable into the blue USB port on the back of
the Gateway, then click Next.
6. Plug the other end of the blue USB cable into a USB port on the front or
back of the computer, then click Next.
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7. Make sure the USB light glows steadily green, then click Next.
8. In the next window, the Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the
Gateway.
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9. A series of congratulations windows appears. Click through them to exit the
Installation Buddy.
The computer is connected to the Gateway via USB.
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8
This chapter contains a list of problems that may be encountered while using the
Gateway, and techniques to solve them. Note that these techniques may not be successful in all cases. Also included is a list of frequently asked questions.
Troubleshooting
Cannot Use the Internet
Physical Connections
Ensure the Gateway’s Power light is on, as well as the appropriate lights for any
active connections (Ethernet or USB). If the connection is not active, reconnect
the appropriate cable.
Connection to the Router
Check that the default IP address the computer is receiving is correct by selecting
Start, Run, and then typing ipconfig in the “Open” text box. The IP address
should be 192.168.0.x (with “x” representing a number from 2 through 254), and
the Default Gateway address should be 192.168.0.1. If not, restart the computer
to allow the Gateway to assign a IP address. If a static IP address was previously
assigned to the computer, it will need to be removed before the Gateway can
dynamically assign a new IP address. After the computer restarts, check the IP
address of the computer again. If it is still not correct, type ipconfig /? (note
the space after ipconfig) to release and renew the IP address.
Once the IP address has been verified as correct, open a Web browser. In the
“Address” text box, type 192.168.0.1 and click Go. The Gateway’s Web
Configurator Main Menu screen appears, verifying the Gateway’s active connection.
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Connection to the Internet
To verify the Gateway’s connection to the Internet, open a Web browser. In the
“Address” text box, type 192.168.0.1 and click Go. The Gateway’s Web
Configurator Main Menu appears. Select Status, and once the “Status” screen
appears, verify that “Connected” is displayed in the “WAN” section of the screen.
If not, power cycle the Gateway by unplugging and then replugging the Power
cord. After power cycling the Gateway, check the connection status again. If still
disconnected, go to the Main Menu, select Setup, and go through a Basic Setup
procedure, making sure to enter all correct selections for your connection. After
saving all settings and restarting the Gateway, check the connection status again.
If still disconnected, unplug the Gateway’s Power cord and leave it unplugged for
at least 10 minutes. Replug the Power cord, restart the Gateway, and check the
connection again.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section contains a list of questions concerning the Gateway, and answers to
the questions.
General
I have run out of Ethernet ports on my Gateway. How do I add more
computers?
Plugging in an Ethernet hub or switch can expand the number of ports on the
Gateway. Connect a standard Ethernet cable from the “Uplink” port of the new
hub or switch to an Ethernet port on the Gateway, then connect additional computers to the Ethernet hub or switch.
Which protocols does the Gateway support?
The internal LAN connections support multiple protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, NetBEUI,
IPX/SPX, and AppleTalk). The External WAN connection supports only TCP/IP.
Which connection speeds does the Gateway support?
The LAN connections on the Gateway support 10/100 Mbps. The WAN connection supports 8 Mbps because of the physical restrictions placed on broadband
connections.
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Will my Xbox work with the Gateway?
Yes, the Gateway is compatible with the Xbox. You will need to set a static IP on
the Xbox in the Xbox live network settings, and forward ports 3074 (both UDP
and TCP), 53 (both UDP and TCP), and 88 (UDP) if you run into DSL resolution
errors.
Is the Gateway flash-upgradeable? How do I do it?
Yes, the firmware is upgradeable. You can find a link to the firmware site under
“Utilities” in the Web-based configurator (see page 57).
Does the Gateway function as a DSL modem?
Yes, the Gateway has a built-in DSL Modem.
Network
I use my laptop at work and at home. Is there something special I need to
do to make it work in both places?
Yes. You must reconfigure your network settings, including Workgroup, Domain,
Password, User name, IP addressing, and any other specific settings used by your
company. You may also use third-party software like NetSwitcher to automatically switch between different configurations.
What is the valid IP range I can use for my home network?
The valid IP range for the Gateway is 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 by default.
How do I find out which IP address my computer is using?
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and Me - Select Start, Run, and type winipcfg. Press
Enter. When the “Winipcfg” window appears, ensure your network device is
selected.
Windows NT, 2000, and XP - Select Start, Run and type cmd. Press Enter. When
the command screen is displayed, type ipconfig and press Enter.
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I used DHCP to configure my network. Do I need to restart my computer to
refresh my IP address?
No. Select the appropriate operating system, below, and follow the steps to
refresh your IP address.
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and Me - Go to Start, Run, type winipcfg, and press
Enter. Ensure the Ethernet adapter is selected in the device box. Press the
Release_all button, then press the Renew_all button.
Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 - Go to Start, Run, type cmd, and press Enter. At the
DOS prompt type ipconfig /release, then type ipconfig /renew.
(Note the space after ipconfig.)
Windows XP - Unplug the Ethernet cable or wireless card and plug it back in.
Can I run an application located on another computer over the network?
Yes, if the application is designed to run over a network.
Can I play games between computers on my network, or on the Internet?
Yes, if the games were designed for multi-player or LAN play. For specific information about whether a game is capable of Internet or LAN play, refer to the
game documentation. Some games require ports to be forwarded to host or join
games over the Internet.
I have an FTP or Web server on my network. How can I make it available to
users on the Internet?
For a Web server, enable port forwarding for port 8080 to the IP address of the
server and set up the Web server to receive on that port, as well. (Configuring
the server for static IP address use is recommended.) For an FTP server, enable
port forwarding for port 21 to the IP address of the server. (Configuring the
server for static IP address use is recommended.)
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Connections
How many computers can be connected through the Gateway?
The Gateway is capable of 254 connections, but having no more than 45 connections is recommended. As the number of connections increases, the available
speed for each computer decreases.
Security
What is the default username for the Gateway?
The default username for the router is admin (all lower case). To activate the
password to protect the Gateway, change the default password, which is blank
(no password) by default. Remote management is not available on the Gateway
until the default password is changed.
Does the Gateway function as a firewall?
Yes. The Gateway provides its security through the use of NAT firewall, which acts
as a physical barrier between your network and the Internet.
What is NAT and how does it protect my network?
NAT (Network Address Translation) is a type of security that masks the private IP
addresses of the computers on your network with a single public IP address. With
NAT, the private IP address of the computers on your network is never transmit-
ted over the Internet.
Which Virtual Private Networking (VPN) protocols are supported?
The Gateway supports pass-through for PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec.
Can I use Internet firewall or security programs with my network?
Because the Gateway uses NAT firewall security, it is not necessary to use any
other program for security. The use of third-party firewall or Internet security
software is not recommended, since certain programs create problems on a private network (BlackIce Defender, Norton Internet Security, or ZoneAlarm, for
example).
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a
Reference
This appendix contains information about various topics, including accessing
information about your Windows computer.
Locating Computer Information
The following procedure is valid for computers running Windows 98 SE, Me,
NT 4.0, 2000, and XP.
1. From the desktop, right-click on My Computer.
2. Select Properties from the menu that appears.
3. When the “System Properties” window appears, select General.
The version of the operating system, processor type, and amount of RAM
installed in the computer are listed here.
4. Close the System Properties window.
5.
From the desktop, double-click on My Computer.
6. Right-click the icon representing your hard disk. For example: Local Disk (C:).
Some computers have multiple hard disks.
7. From the menu that appears, select Properties.
8. When the window appears, select General.
9. The free space value is the available space on the hard disk.
10. Close all windows.
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Locating Windows Operating System Files
If the operating system files reside on the hard drive of the computer, follow the
instructions below to locate them. If the files are not on the hard drive, they must
be loaded from the installation disks.
Windows 98 SE
1. From the desktop, click Start.
2. When the menu appears, select Find, then Files or Folders.
3. When the “Find: All Files” window appears, select Name & Location.
4. In the “Named” text box, enter:
*.cab
5. Click the down arrow next to the “Look In” text box and select My
Computer from the list that appears.
6. Click Find Now.
7.
When the search is complete, note the directory path that appears most often
in the “In Folder” column. For example: C:\WINDOWS \SYSTEM.
8. The Windows operating system files are located in this directory. Write down
the directory path for future reference.
9.
Close the Find: All Files window.
Windows Me, 2000
1. From the desktop, click Start.
2. Select Search, then For Files and Folders.
3. Windows Me: The “Search Results” window appears. In the “Search for files or
folders named” text box, enter:
*.cab
Windows 2000: The “Search Results” window appears. In the “Search for files
or folders named” text box, enter:
i386
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4. Click the down arrow next to the “Look in” text box and select My
Computer from the list that appears.
5.
Click Search Now.
6. Windows Me: When the search is complete, note the directory path that
appears most often in the “In Folder” column. For example:
C:\WINDOWS \OPTIONS\INSTALL.
Windows 2000: When the search is complete, note the directory path that
appears most often in the “In Folder” column. For example:
C:\WINNT \Driver Cache.
7. The Windows operating system files are located in this directory. Write down
the directory path for future reference.
8.
Close the Search Results window.
Windows NT 4.0
1. From the desktop, click Start.
2. When the menu appears, select Find, then Files or Folders.
3. When the “Find: All Files” window appears, select Name & Location.
4. In the “Named” text box, enter:
i386
5. Click the down arrow next to the “Look In” text box and select My
Computer from the list that appears.
6. Click Find Now.
7.
When the search is complete, note the directory path that appears most often
in the “In Folder” column. For example: C:\.
8. The Windows operating system files are located in this directory. Write down
the directory path (followed by “i386”) for future reference.
9.
Close the Find: All Files window.
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Windows XP
1. From the desktop, click Start.
2. Select Search, then For Files and Folders.
3. The “Search Results” window appears. In the panel at left titled “What do you
want to search for?”, click All files and folders.
4. Another panel, titled “Search by any or all of the criteria below” appears. In
the “Look in” text box, click the down arrow and select My Computer from
the menu that appears.
5. In the “All or part of the file name” text box, enter:
i386
6.
Click Search.
7. When the search is complete, note the directory path that appears most often
in the “In Folder” column. For example: C:\WINDOWS \Driver Cache\.
8. The Windows operating system files are located in this directory. Write down
the directory path (followed by “\i386”) for future reference.
9.
Close the Search Results window.
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on the Computer
b
To communicate with the Gateway from a computer on the network (to use
the Web Configuration Utility, for example), the user may have to switch the IP
address settings from DHCP-enabled to static IP, so that the computer and the
Gateway are on the same network subnet.
To set up static IP on a computer, select the operating system and follow the
instructions.
The following procedures are based on the Gateway’s
☞ Note:
factory default address. If the Gateway’s address has been
IP
IP
changed, enter the new IP address when instructed to enter an IP
address.
Windows 98 SE
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Select IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
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9. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
12. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address, allowing access to
the Gateway’s Web Configurator utility (as shown in chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6).
Windows Me
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Click IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
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9. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. If there is a check in the box next to “Detect connection to network media,”
click on it to uncheck the box.
12. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
13. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address, allowing access to
the Gateway’s Web Configurator utility (as shown in chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6).
Windows 2000
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network and Dialup Connections.
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5. In the “Network and Dial-up Connections” window, double-click Local Area
Connection. A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection.
If more than one Local Area Connection is listed, locate the one that corresponds to the network card installed in the computer by finding the name of
the network card in the Device Name column.
6. The “Local Area Connection Status” window appears. Select General, then
click Properties.
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7. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Click General.
8. In the “Components checked are used by this connection” list box, doubleclick Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
9. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
10. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Use the following IP Address
” is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
11. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
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12. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
13. Click OK. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window disappears.
14 In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click OK. The Local Area
Connection Properties window disappears.
15. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window
disappears.
16. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address, allowing access to
the Gateway’s Web Configurator utility (as shown in chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6).
Windows XP
1. From the desktop, click Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Control Panel.
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3. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network
Connections.
4. In the “Network Connections” window, double-click Local Area Connection.
A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If more than
one Local Area Connection is listed, locate the one that corresponds to the
network card installed in your computer by finding the name of the network
card in the “Device Name” column.
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5. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Select General.
6. In the “This connection uses the following items” list box, double-click
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
7. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
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8. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Use the following IP Address”
is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
9. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
10. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
11. Click OK. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window disappears.
12 In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Close. The Local Area
Connection Properties window disappears.
13. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window
disappears.
14. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address, allowing access to
the Gateway’s Web Configurator utility (as shown in chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6).
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Computer Security
c
The Internet is a giant network of computers located all over the world. When
a computer is connected to the Internet, it can exchange information with any
other computer on the Internet. This allows a computer user to send E-mail, surf
the World Wide Web, download files, and buy products and services online, but it
also makes the computer vulnerable to attack from persons intent on doing harm.
Unless access to the computer is controlled, someone on the Internet can access the
information on the computer and steal, damage, or destroy that information.
Actiontec recommends securing your computer from unwanted intrusion. Security
is ultimately the end user’s responsibility. Please secure your computer, and don’t
be a victim.
Comparing DSL Service with a Dial-Up Modem
With a dial-up modem, a computer user makes an Internet connection by dialing
a telephone number, surfs the Internet for a period of time, and then disconnects
the dial-up modem. No one on the Internet can access a computer not connected
to the Internet.
Unlike a dial-up modem, DSL service is “always connected.” The connection is
always available – there is no need to dial a phone number to access the Internet.
The computer can be connected to the Internet all the time.
With both types of Internet connections, access to the computer must be controlled to make sure someone on the Internet doesn’t access the information on
the computer. The longer the computer is connected to the Internet, the easier it
is for someone on the Internet to find the computer and attempt to access it without permission. DSL service also provides fast Internet connections. This not only
improves Internet performance, it also improves Internet performance for anyone
attempting to access the computer.
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Gateway Security
If connecting to the ISP through Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), be sure to provide the Gateway an administrative password. If a password is not set, someone
on the Internet can access the Gateway and change its configuration or steal your
PPP login name and password. For instructions on setting the password, see the
“Advanced Setup” chapter.
If connecting to the ISP through bridging mode, the Gateway should be safe from
unwarranted and illegal intrusion.
Computer Security
To protect the valuable information on the computer, review the following topics.
These topics cover software programs and operating system features affecting the
security of the computer’s data.
Anti-Virus Programs
The computer should have an anti-virus program, and the virus definitions should
be updated on a regular basis – at least once a month.
E-Mail Attachments
Never run a program received as an attachment to an E-mail message unless the
program is known to be safe. A program from an unknown source can delete all
the files on the computer’s hard disk or install a “back door” software application
that lets people on the Internet gain access to the computer without permission.
Internet Browsers
Always exit the Internet browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, for
example). Never “minimize” the browser or leave it open in the background.
Breaking into a computer is easier when an Internet browser is running.
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Network Applications
Network applications (such as software programs) that allow remote access to the
computer also make the computer vulnerable to access from other people on the
Internet. If using a network application that allows remote access, consider installing a firewall.
Electronic Security
Here are two methods to secure your computer electronically.
Network Address Translation
If a local area network and a PPP connection to the ISP using dynamic IP addresses
through a DHCP server are being used, Network Address Translation (NAT) is
being used. NAT provides a very basic level of security.
Firewalls
The safest way to prevent attacks on the computer is through a firewall – a hardware device or software program that protects the computer from unauthorized
access by controlling who can access your computer and by monitoring the transmissions between the computer and the Internet
Windows XP has a built-in firewall. For more information, select Help and
Support Center from the Help menu. Search for Internet Connection Firewall.
If Windows 98 SE, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000 is running on the computer, consider installing a firewall. Hardware and software firewall products are changing rapidly as
more homes and businesses establish high-speed digital connections between their
local area networks and the Internet.
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Specifications
General
Model Number
GT704 (USB/Ethernet DSL Gateway)
Standards
IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT)
IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX)
G.dmt
G.lite
t1.413
RFC 1483, 2364, 2516
Protocol
LAN - CSMA/CD
WAN - PPP, DHCP, Static IP
WAN
Full-rate ADSL Interface
LAN
10/100 RJ-45 switched ports (4)
USB port
Speed
LAN Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing
Cabling Type
Ethernet 10BaseT: UTP/STP Category 3 or 5
Ethernet100BaseTX: UTP/STP Category 5
USB
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LED Indicators
Power, DSL, Internet, Ethernet (4), USB
Environmental
Power
External, 12V DC, 600mA
Certifications
FCC Class B, FCC Class C (part 15, 68), CE Mark Commercial, UL
Operating Temperature
0º C to 40º C (32º F to 104º F)
Storage Temperature
-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85% (non-condensing)
Storage Humidity
5% to 90% (non-condensing)
☞ Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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e
Glossary
Access Point
A device that allows wireless clients to connect to one another. An access point
can also act as a bridge between wireless clients and a “wired” network, such as
an Ethernet network. Wireless clients can be moved anywhere within the coverage area of the access point and remain connected to the network. If connected
to an Ethernet network, the access point monitors Ethernet traffic and forwards
appropriate Ethernet messages to the wireless network, while also monitoring
wireless traffic and forwarding wireless client messages to the Ethernet network.
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
A networking technology based on transferring data in fixed-size packets.
Client
A desktop or mobile computer connected to a network.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
A protocol designed to automatically assign an IP address to every computer on
the network.
DNS (Domain Name System) Server Address
Allows Internet host computers to have a domain name and one or more IP
addresses. A DNS server keeps a database of host computers and their respective
domain names and IP addresses so that when a user enters a domain name into
a Web browser, the user is sent to the proper IP address. The DNS server address
used by computers on the home network corresponds to the location of the DNS
server the ISP has assigned.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Modem
A modem that uses existing phone lines to transmit data at high speeds.
Encryption
A method to provide wireless data transmissions a level of security.
ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier)
A unique identifier for a wireless network. Also known as “SSID.”
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Ethernet Network
A standard wired networking configuration using cables and hubs.
Firewall
A method preventing users outside the network from accessing and/or damaging files or computers on the network.
Gateway
A central device that manages the data traffic of the network, as well as data traffic to and from the Internet.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
A series of four numbers separated by periods identifying a unique Internet
computer host.
ISP Gateway Address
An IP address for the Internet router. This address is only required when using a
cable or DSL modem.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A business that allows individuals or businesses to connect to the Internet.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A group of computers and devices connected together in a relatively small area
(such as a house or an office). A home network is considered a LAN.
MAC (Media Access Control) Address
The unique hardware address of a device connected to a network.
NAT (Network Address Translation)
A method allowing all of the computers on a home network to use one IP
address, enabling access to the Internet from any computer on the home network without having to purchase more IP addresses from the ISP.
PC Card
An adapter that inserts in the PCMCIA slot of a computer, enabling the communication with a device.
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PPPoE (Point-To-Point Protocol over Ethernet)/
PPPoA (Point-To-Point Protocol over ATM)
Methods of secure data transmission.
Router
A central device that manages the data traffic of the network.
Subnet Mask
A set of four numbers configured like an IP address used to create IP address
numbers used only within a particular network.
SSID
See “ESSID.”
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
The standard protocol for data transmission over the Internet.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
A network that connects computers located in separate areas, (i.e., different
buildings, cities, countries). The Internet is a WAN.
WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance)
An industry group that certifies cross-vender interoperability and compatibility
of IEEE 802.11b wireless networking products and promotes the standard for
enterprise, small business, and home environments.
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)
A group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area.
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Non-Windows
System Setup
f
The Gateway supports both the Classic Macintosh operating systems (9.2.2), as
well as OS X.
When installing any software, consult the user manual and
☞ Note:
help files supplied with the software for detailed information.
Actiontec provides the following information as a guideline only.
Classic
To configure the Gateway, Open Transport 2.5.2 or above must be loaded on the
computer.
1. Click Apple, Control Panels, then TCP/IP.
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2. When the “TCP/IP” window appears, select Edit from menu bar, then select
User Mode.
3. When the “User Mode” window appears, select Advanced, then click OK.
4. In the “TCP/IP” window, select Ethernet from the “Connect via” drop-down
list.
5. Select Using DHCP Server from the “Configure” drop-down list.
6. Ensure the “Use 802.3” option is not checked.
7. Disregard any addresses in the IP Address text boxes. They will be reacquired
when the first connection is made.
8. Click Options and when the “TCP/IP Options” window appears, select Active.
Ensure the “Load only when needed” option is not checked, then click OK.
9. Close the “TCP/IP” window and when prompted to save changes, click Save.
10. Restart the computer. The TCP/IP settings are configured.
To finish setting up the computer to connect with the Gateway, follow the instructions in chapter 3, “Performing a Basic Setup,” on page 33.
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OS X
1. From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences.
2. When the “System Preferences” window appears, click Network.
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3. The Network window appears. Select Built-In Ethernet from the “Show”
drop-down list.
4. Select TCP/IP and, from the “Configure” drop-down list, select Using DHCP.
5. Click Apply Now and close the “System Preferences” application. The TCP/
IP settings are configured.
To finish setting up the computer to connect with the Gateway, follow the instructions in chapter 3, “Performing a Basic Setup,” on page 33.
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Notices
Regulatory Compliance Notices
Class B Equipment
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by implementing one or more of the following measures:
s
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
s
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
s
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected;
s
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to
this device that are not expressly approved by Actiontec Electronics, Inc., may void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo – United States
only.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause harmful interference;
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2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause unwanted operation.
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements,
☞ Note:
the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and
must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
For questions regarding your product or the FCC declaration, contact:
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 North Mary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
United States
Tel: (408) 752-7700
Fax: (408) 541-9005
Miscellaneous Legal Notices
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Solutions for the Digital Life, Actiontec Digital Gear, and the Actiontec logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
All other names are the property of their respective owners.
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Hardware: Actiontec Electronics, Inc., warrants to the end user (“Customer”) that
this hardware product will be free from defects in workmanship and materials,
under normal use and service, for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase
from Actiontec Electronics or its authorized reseller.
Actiontec Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at
Actiontec’s option and expense, to repair the defective product or part, deliver to
Customer an equivalent product or part to replace the defective item, or if neither
of the two foregoing options is reasonably available, Actiontec Electronics may,
in its sole discretion, refund to Customer the purchase price paid for the defective product. All products that are replaced will become the property of Actiontec
Electronics, Inc. Replacement products may be new or reconditioned. Actiontec
Electronics warrants any replaced or repaired product or part for ninety (90) days
from shipment, or the remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.
Software: Actiontec Electronics warrants to Customer that each software program
licensed from it will perform in substantial conformance to its program specifications, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from Actiontec
Electronics or its authorized reseller. Actiontec Electronics warrants the media containing software against failure during the warranty period. The only updates that
will be provided are at the sole discretion of Actiontec Electronics and will only be
available for download at the Actiontec Web site, www.actiontec.com. Actiontec
Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at Actiontec
Electronics’ option and expense, to refund the purchase price paid by Customer
for any defective software product, or to replace any defective media with software
which substantially conforms to applicable Actiontec Electronics published specifications. Customer assumes responsibility for the selection of the appropriate applications program and associated reference materials. Actiontec Electronics makes
no warranty or representation that its software products will meet Customer’s
requirements or work in combination with any hardware or applications software
products provided by third parties, that the operation of the software products
will be uninterrupted or error free, or that all defects in the software products
will be corrected. For any third-party products listed in the Actiontec Electronics
software product documentation or specifications as being compatible, Actiontec
Electronics will make reasonable efforts to provide compatibility, except where
the non-compatibility is caused by a “bug” or defect in the third party’s product
or from use of the software product not in accordance with Actiontec Electronics
published specifications or user guide.
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THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS PRODUCT MAY INCLUDE OR BE BUNDLED
WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THE USE OF WHICH IS GOVERNED BY A
SEPARATE END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT.
THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO SUCH THIRDPARTY SOFTWARE. FOR THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY, PLEASE REFER TO THE
END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT GOVERNING THE USE OF SUCH SOFTWARE.
Obtaining Warranty Service: Customer may contact Actiontec Electronics Technical
Support Center within the applicable warranty period to obtain warranty service
authorization. Dated proof of purchase from Actiontec Electronics or its authorized reseller may be required. Products returned to Actiontec Electronics must be
pre-authorized by Actiontec Electronics with a Return Merchandise Authorization
(RMA) number marked on the outside of the package, and sent prepaid and packaged appropriately for safe shipment, and it is recommended that they be insured
or sent by a method that provides for tracking of the package. The repaired or
replaced item will be shipped to Customer, at Actiontec Electronics’ expense, not
later than thirty (30) days after Actiontec Electronics receives the defective product.
Return the product to:
(In the United States)
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Actiontec Electronics shall not be responsible for any software, firmware, information, memory data, or Customer data contained in, stored on, or integrated with
any products returned to Actiontec Electronics for repair, whether under warranty
or not.
WARRANTIES EXCLUSIVE: IF AN ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ PRODUCT DOES NOT
OPERATE AS WARRANTED ABOVE, CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY FOR BREACH
OF THAT WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. TO THE FULL
EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, TERMS OR CONDITIONS,
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OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES, TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF
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QUALITY, CORRESPONDENCE WITH DESCRIPTION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT,
ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS
NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR
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IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION,
MAINTENANCE OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS.
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY
IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE THAT THE ALLEGED DEFECT
OR MALFUNCTION IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY
CUSTOMER’S OR ANY THIRD PERSON’S MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION
OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPT TO OPEN, REPAIR OR MODIFY THE
PRODUCT, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR
BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OTHER HAZARDS, OR ACTS OF GOD.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ACTIONTEC
ELECTRONICS ALSO EXCLUDES FOR ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS ANY LIABILITY,
WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), FOR
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES
OF ANY KIND, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS,
LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT
OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE,
USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF ITS PRODUCT, EVEN IF
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS OR ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND LIMITS ITS LIABILITY TO REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT ACTIONTEC
ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES WILL
NOT BE AFFECTED IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL FAIL OF ITS
ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Disclaimer: Some countries, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the limitation of incidental or consequential damages
for certain products supplied to consumers, or the limitation of liability for personal
injury, so the above limitations and exclusions may be limited in their application to
you. When the implied warranties are not allowed to be excluded in their entirety,
they will be limited to the duration of the applicable written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary depending on local law.
Dispute Resolution: The customer may contact the Director of Technical Support
in the event the Customer is not satisfied with Actiontec Electronics’ response to
the complaint. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied with the response
of the Director of Technical Support, the Customer is instructed to contact the
Director of Marketing. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied with the
response of the Director of Marketing, the Customer is instructed to contact the
Chief Financial Officer and/or President.
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Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State
of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflicts of laws and principles, and excluding
the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
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