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Broadband Router
4 Port Switch
Broadband Router
BR-6004
User’s Manual
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Trademarks
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respective companies. They are used for identification purpose only. Specifications are
subject to be changed without prior notice.
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FCC Interference Statement
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 radio interference in a commercial environment. This
equipment can generate, use and radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions in this manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
interference, in which case the user, at his own expense, will be required to take whatever
measures are necessary to correct the interference.
CE Declaration of Conformity
This equipment complies with the requirements relating to electromagnetic compatibility,
EN 55022/A1 Class B, and EN 50082-1. This meets the essential protection requirements
of the European Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the
member states relation to electromagnetic compatibility.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction ........................................................................... 4
1.1 Functions and Features ................................................................ 4
1.2 Packing List ................................................................................ 5
Chapter 2 Hardware Installation............................................................. 6
2.1. Panel Layout .............................................................................. 6
2.2. Installation Requirements ........................................................... 7
2.3. Procedure for Hardware Installation ........................................... 7
Chapter 3 Network Settings and Software Installation.......................... 10
3.1 Make correct network settings of your computer ....................... 10
Chapter 4 Configuring IP Sharer .......................................................... 12
4.1 Start-up and Log in.................................................................... 12
4.2 Status ........................................................................................ 13
4.3 Toolbox..................................................................................... 14
4.4 Primary Setup............................................................................ 15
4.5 DHCP Server............................................................................. 17
4.6 Virtual Server ............................................................................ 18
4.7 Special AP................................................................................. 19
4.8 Access Control .......................................................................... 20
4.9 Misc Items ................................................................................ 21
Appendix A Console Mode .................................................................. 22
Appendix B TCP/IP Configuration for Windows 95/98 ........................ 23
B.1 Install TCP/IP protocol into your PC......................................... 23
B.2 Set TCP/IP protocol for working with IP Sharer........................ 24
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of this outstanding Broadband Router. This product is
specifically designed for Small Office and Home Office needs. It provides a complete
SOHO solution for Internet surfing and office resources sharing, and it is easy to
configure and operate for even non-technical users. Instructions for installing and
configuring this product can be found in this manual. Before you install and use this
product, please read this manual carefully for fully exploiting the functions of this
product.
1.1 Functions and Features
??Broadband modem and IP sharing
connects multiple computers to a broadband (cable or DSL) modem or an
Ethernet router to surf the Internet.
● Auto-sensing Ethernet Switch
equipped with a 4-port auto-sensing Ethernet switch.
● VPN supported
supports multiple PPTP sessions and allows you to setup VPN server and VPN
clients.
● Firewall
all unwanted packets from outside intruders are blocked to protect your Intranet.
● DHCP server supported
all of the networked computers can retrieve TCP/IP settings automatically from
this product.
● Web-based configuring
configurable through any networked computer’s web browser using Netscape or
Internet Explorer.
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● Access Control supported
allows you to assign different access right for different users.
● Virtual Server supported
enables you to expose WWW, FTP and other services on your LAN to be
accessible to Internet users.
● User-Definable Application Sensing Tunnel
user can define the attributes to support the special applications requiring
multiple connections, like Internet gaming, video conferencing, Internet
telephony and so on, then this product can sense the application type and open
multi-port tunnel for it.
● DMZ Host supported
lets a networked computer to be fully exposed to the Internet; this function is
used when special application sensing tunnel feature is insufficient to allow an
application to function correctly.
1.2 Packing List
● One broadband router unit
● One power cord and power adapter
● One user’s manual
● Two CAT-5 UTP Fast Ethernet cable
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation
2.1. Panel Layout
2.1.1. Front Panel
Figure 2-1 Front Panel
RESET
Readmy
&Com
WAN & LAN
Link/Act.
10/100
Port 1 - 4
When RESET is pushed, system settings will be set to factory defaults.
System status indicators, Orange. Ready is flashed once per second to
indicate system is alive. When COM port is active, COM LED is lighted.
Ethernet port indicators, Green. The LED flickers when LAN or WAN
port is sending or receiving data.
Link status indicators, Green. The LED flickers when the corresponding
port is sending or receiving data
10/100 status indicators, Green. The LED flickers when the
corresponding port is transmitting or receiving data in 10 or 100Mbps.
LAN port socket (RJ-45). These are where you will connect to device on
your local area network, for example HUB and switch.
2.1.2. Rear Panel
Figure 2-2 Rear Panel
WAN
COM
WAN port socket (RJ-45). This is where you will connect to your cable (or
DSL) modem or Ethernet router.
Serial port connector (9-pins D-type male). This is where you will connect
your modem. This port is also a console port.
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Power
Power inlet. This is where you connect the included power adapter. Note
that, the included power adapter is DC 5V/1A. Using wrong type of power
adapter may cause this product damage.
2.2. Installation Requirements
This product can be positioned at any convenient place in your office or house. No special
wiring or cooling requirements is needed. However, you should comply with the
following guidelines to install:
● Place this product on a flat horizontal plane.
● Keep this product away from any heating devices.
● Do not place this product in dusty or wet environment.
The recommended operational specifications of this product are:
Temperature
0 oC
~
55 oC
Humidity
5%
~
90 %
In addition, remember to turn off the power, remove the power cord from the outlet, and
keep your hands dry when you try to install the hardware of this product.
2.3. Procedure for Hardware Installation
1.
Setup LAN connection: connect an Ethernet cable from your computer’s Ethernet
port to one of the LAN ports of this product.
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Figure 2-3 Setup of LAN connections for this product.
2.
Setup WAN connection: prepare an Ethernet cable for connecting this product to
your cable/xDSL modem or Ethernet backbone. Figure 2-4 illustrates the WAN
connection.
Figure 2-4 Setup of WAN connections for this product.
3.
Power on:
Connecting the power cord to power inlet and turning the power switch on, this
product will automatically enter the self-test phase. When it is in the self-test phase,
the indicators Ready and COM will be lighted ON for about 5 seconds, and then
Ready and COM will be flashed 3 times to indicate that the self-test operation has
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finished. Finally, the M1 will be continuously flashed once per second to indicate that
this product is in normal operation.
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Chapter 3 Network Settings and Software Installation
To use this product correctly, you have to properly configure the network settings of your
computers and install the attached setup program into your MS Windows platform
(Windows 95/98/NT).
3.1 Make correct network settings of your computer
The default IP address of this product is 192.168.123.254, and the default subnet mask is
255.255.255.0. These addresses can be changed on your need, but the default values are
used in this manual. If the TCP/IP environment of your computer has not yet been
configured, you can refer to Appendix B to configure it. For example,
1. configure IP as 192.168.123.1, subnet mask as 255.255.255.0 and gateway as
192.168.123.254, or more easier,
2. configure your computers to load TCP/IP setting automatically, that is, via DHCP
server of this product.
After installing the TCP/IP communication protocol, you can use the ping command to
check if your computer has successfully connected to this product. The following example
shows the ping procedure for Windows 95 platforms. First, execute the ping command
ping 192.168.123.254
If the following messages appear:
Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.123.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
a communication link between your computer and this product has been successfully
established. Otherwise, if you get the following messages,
Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
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there must be something wrong in your installation procedure. You have to check the
following items in sequence:
1.
Is the Ethernet cable correctly connected between this product and your computer?
Tip: The LAN LED of this product and the link LED of network card on your
computer must be lighted.
2.
Is the TCP/IP environment of your computers properly configured?
Tip: If the IP address of this product is 192.168.123.254, the IP address of your
computer must be 192.168.123.X and default gateway must be 192.168.123.254.
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Chapter 4
Configuring IP Sharer
This product provides Web based configuration scheme, that is, configuring by Netscape
Communicator or Internet Explorer. This approach can be adopted in any MS Windows,
Macintosh or UNIX based platforms.
4.1 Start-up and Log in
Activate your browser, and disable the proxy or add the IP address of this product into
the exceptions. Then, type this product’s IP address in the Location (for Netscape) or
Address (for IE) field and press ENTER. For example: http://192.168.123.254.
After the connection is established, you will see the web user interface of this product.
There are two appearances of web user interface: for general users and for system
administrator.
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To log in as an administrator, enter the system password (the factory setting is ”admin”) in
the System Password field and click on the Log in button. If the password is correct, the
web appearance will be changed into administrator configure mode. As listed in its main
menu, there are several options for system administration.
4.2 Status
This option provides the function for observing this product’s working status:
A. WAN Port Status.
If the WAN port is assigned a dynamic IP, there may appear a “Renew” or
“Release” button on the Sidenote column. You can click this button to renew or
release IP manually.
B. Modem Status.
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4.3 Toolbox
This option enables you change the administrator password. Besides, you can get the
information about Firmware version and WAN's MAC Address.
You can also reboot this product by clicking the Reboot button.
Note: we strongly recommend you to change the system password for security reason. If
you forgot the system password, please refer to Appendix A to reset a new one.
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4.4 Primary Setup
This option is primary to enable this product to work properly. The setting items and the
web appearance depend on the WAN type. Choose correct WAN type before you start.
1.
LAN IP Address: this product’s IP address. The default address is 192.168.123.254.
You can change it on your need.
2.
WAN Type: WAN connection type of your ISP. You can click Change button to
choose a correct one from the following four options:
A. Static IP Address: ISP assigns you a static IP address.
B. Dynamic IP Address: Obtain an IP address from ISP automatically.
C. PPP over Ethernet: Some ISPs require the use of PPPoE to connect to their
services.
D. Dial-up Network: To surf the Internet via PSTN/ISDN.
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4.4.1 Static IP Address
WAN IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Primary and Secondary DNS: enter the proper
setting value provided by your ISP.
4.4.2 Dynamic IP Address
1.
Host Name: optional. Required by some ISPs, for example, @Home.
2.
Renew IP Forever: this feature enable this product renew IP address automatically
when the lease time is being expired even the system is in idle state.
4.4.3 PPP over Ethernet
1.
PPPoE Account and Password: the account and password your ISP assigned to you.
If you don't want to change the password, keep it empty.
2.
PPPoE Service Name: optional. Input the service name if your ISP requires it.
3.
Maximum Idle Time: the time of no activity to disconnect your PPPoE session. Set it
to 0 will disable this feature.
4.4.4 Dial-up Network
1.
Dial-up Telephone, Account and Password: assigned by your ISP. If you don't want
to change the password, keep it empty.
2.
Primary and Secondary DNS: automatically assigned if they are configured as
"0.0.0.0."
3.
Maximum Idle Time: the time of no activity to disconnect your dial-up session.
4.
Baud Rate: the communication speed between this product and your MODEM or
ISDN TA.
5.
Extra Setting: needed to optimize the communication quality between the ISP and
your MODEM or ISDN TA
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4.5 DHCP Server
The settings of TCP/IP environment include Host IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS
configurations. It is not a simple task to correctly configure all the computers in your LAN
environment. Fortunately, DHCP provides a rather simple approach to handle all these
settings. This product supports the function of DHCP server. If you enable this product’s
DHCP server and configure your computers as “automatic IP allocation” mode, then when
your computer is powered on, it will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings from
this product. The settings of DHCP server include the following items:
1.
DHCP Server: Choose “Disable” or “Enable.”
2.
Range of IP Address Pool: Whenever there is a request, the DHCP server will
automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the
requesting computer. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP
address pool.
3.
Domain Name: Optional, this information will be passed to the client.
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4.6 Virtual Server
This product’s NAT firewall filters out unrecognized packets to protect your Intranet, so
all hosts behind this product are invisible to the outside world. If you wish, you can make
some of them accessible by enabling the Virtual Server Mapping.
A virtual server is defined as a Service Port, and all requests to this port will be redirected
to the computer specified by the Server IP.
For example, if you have an FTP server (port 21) at 192.168.123.1, a Web server (port 80)
at 192.168.123.2, and a VPN server at 192.168.123.6, then you need to specify the
following virtual server mapping table:
Service Port
21
80
1723
Server IP
192.168.123.1
192.168.123.2
192.168.123.6
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Enable
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4.7 Special AP
Some applications require multiple connections, like Internet games, Video conferencing,
Internet telephony and so on. Due to the firewall function, these applications can not work
with pure NAT router. Special Applications makes some of these applications to work
with NAT router. If Special Applications is still insufficient to allow an application to
function correctly, try DMZ host in the Misc Items options.
1.
Trigger: the outbound port number the application issued first.
2.
Incoming Ports: when the trigger packet is detected, the inbound packets to the
specified port numbers are allowed to pass the firewall.
This product provides some predefined settings in the gray pad on the bottom of the web
page. Choose the Popular application and click Copy to copy the predefined setting.
Note! At any time, only one PC can use each Special Application tunnel.
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4.8 Access Control
Access Control allows you to assign different access right for different users. First, you
have to divide users into different groups. Users are identified by their IP addresses. You
can assign the members of Group 1, 2 and 3. The others are all members of Default Group.
Second, you have to assign the access right of each group. Access right can allow or block
users to access specified TCP and UDP ports. For example:
Group
Default
Members
Access Right
Allow ()
Comments
No access right (allow nothing)
Can browse(80), receive(110)
Allow (25,53,80,110)
and send(25) email only
Cannot read net news(119) and
Block (21,119)
FTP(21) only
Block ()
Fully access (block nothing)
Group 1
100-199
Group 2
50-99
Group 3
1-9,20
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4.9 Misc Items
1.
IP Address of DMZ Host: DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone) Host is a host without the
protection of firewall. It allows a computer to be exposed to unrestricted 2-way
communication. Note that, this feature should be used only when needed.
2.
Remote Administrator Host: In general, only Intranet user can browse the built-in
web pages to perform administration task. This feature enables you to perform
administration task from remote host. If this feature is enabled, only the specified IP
address can perform remote administration. If the specified IP address is 0.0.0.0, any
host can connect to this product to perform administration task. When this feature is
enabled, the web port will be shifted to 88.
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Appendix A Console Mode
When you forget the system password or the IP address of this product, you need enter
console mode to reset them.
Before invoking the console program, be sure to find a null modem cable and use it to
connect from this product’s COM port to your computer’s COM port. Then, execute a
terminal program, such as the Hyper Terminal of MS Windows 95. The connection
parameters should be set to 19200 8-N-1. And, reboot this product. When the M1 indicator
starts flashing regularly, you can press the “Enter” key of the keyboard several times,
there should be some messages and console prompt ">" appeared in the terminal.
In the console mode, you may reset the IP address and the system password of this
product. Please remember to execute the SR command to save the changes you have made.
For example,
IP 192.168.123.254
PW admin
SR
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Appendix B TCP/IP Configuration for Windows 95/98
This section introduces you how to install TCP/IP protocol into your personal computer.
And suppose you have been successfully installed one network card on your personal
computer. If not, please refer to your network card manual. Moreover, the Section B.2
tells you how to set TCP/IP values for working with this IP Sharer correctly.
B.1 Install TCP/IP protocol into your PC
1.
Click Start button and choose Settings, then click Control Panel.
2.
Double click Network icon and select Configuration tab in the Network window.
3.
Click Add button to add network component into your PC.
4.
Double click Protocol to add TCP/IP protocol.
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5.
Select Microsoft item in the manufactures list. And choose TCP/IP in the Network
Protocols. Click OK button to return to Network window.
6.
The TCP/IP protocol shall be listed in the Network window. Click OK to complete the
install procedure and restart your PC to enable the TCP/IP protocol.
B.2 Set TCP/IP protocol for working with IP Sharer
1.
Click Start button and choose Settings, then click Control Panel.
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2.
Double click Network icon. Select the TCP/IP line that has been associated to your
network card in the Configuration tab of the Network window.
3.
Click Properties button to set the TCP/IP protocol for this IP Sharer.
4.
Now, you have two setting methods:
A. Get IP via DHCP server
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a.
Select Obtain an IP address automatically in the IP Address tab.
b.
Don’t input any value in the Gateway tab.
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c.
Choose Disable DNS in the DNS Configuration tab.
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B. Configure IP manually
a.
Select Specify an IP address in the IP Address tab. The default IP address
of this product is 192.168.123.254. So please use 192.168.123.xxx (xxx is
between 1 and 253) for IP Address field and 255.255.255.0 for Subnet
Mask field.
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b.
In the Gateway tab, add the IP address of this product (default IP is
192.168.123.254) in the New gateway field and click Add button.
c.
In the DNS Configuration tab, add the DNS values which are provided by
the ISP into DNS Server Search Order field and click Add button.
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