Actiontec GT701-WG User's Manual

Actiontec GT701-WG User's Manual
54 Mbps
Wireless
DSL Gateway
Model #: GT701-WG
User Manual
Solutions for the Digital Life™
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
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Package Contents
Minimum System Requirements
Features
Technical Support
2 Setting Up the Gateway
Attention!
Connecting a Computer to the Gateway
Installing Phone Filters
Setting Up the DSL Connection
3 Using Qwest DSL
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Connecting to the Internet
Disconnecting from the Internet
4 Basic Setup
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Basic Setup
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5 Setting Up Static IP Address
Configuring for a Single Static IP Address
Configuring for a Block of Static IP Addresses
6 Advanced Setup
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Accessing Advanced Setup
WAN IP Address
Wireless Settings
Wireless MAC Authentication
LAN IP Address
DHCP Server
Services Blocking
Website Blocking
Remote Management
Port Forwarding
DMZ Hosting
Firewall
Dynamic Routing
NAT (Network Address Translation)
Static Routing
Status
7 Using Utilities
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Web Activity Log
DSL Settings
Restore Default Settings
Upgrade Firmware
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8 Setting Up a Network
Ethernet
USB
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9 Troubleshooting
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A Reference
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Locating Computer Information
Locating Windows Operating System Files
B Static IP Address 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
Wireless Operating Range
LED Indicators
Environmental
E Glossary
F Firewall Security Level Services Table
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High Security Level
Medium Security Level
Low Security Level
Basic Security Level
Service Acronym Definitions
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G Non-Windows System Setup
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Classic
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Connecting to the ISP
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Notices
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
Modifications
Limited Warranty
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Actiontec 54 Mbps Wireless 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 office or small business. If you want to
take your computing to the next level, the Actiontec 54 Mbps Wireless Gateway is
sure to be one of the keys to your success.
Package Contents
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Power adapter
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Phone filters
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DSL cable
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Ethernet cable
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USB cable
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Installation CD-ROM
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Quick start guides
Minimum System Requirements
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Active DSL service
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Computer with an 10 Mbps or 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection, or USB
connection
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Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Windows Millennium Edition
(Me), Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 7.1+, Mac OS
8.0+, Mac OS 9.0+, or Mac OS X+
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Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
95, Windows NT 4.0, and Mac OS.
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Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher (6.x recommended) or Netscape Navigator
4.0 or higher (4.7 recommended)
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TCP/IP network protocol installed on each computer
Features
This section contains a quick description of the Gateway’s lights, ports, etc.
The Gateway has 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 six lights: Power, DSL, Internet, Ethernet,
USB, and Wireless.
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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 is rapidly flashing, the Gateway is initializing. If the Power Light is
not illuminated when the power cord is plugged in, 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.
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 Light
The Ethernet light illuminates when the Gateway is connected via its Ethernet
Port.
USB Light
The USB light illuminates when the Gateway is connected via its USB port.
Wireless Light
The Wireless light illuminates when the Gateway is connected wirelessly
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Rear Panel
The rear panel of the Gateway contains eight ports (Ethernet [4], Line, Phone,
USB, and Power), as well as a Reset switch.
Power
Ethernet
Reset
USB
Line
Phone
Line Port
Used to connect the Gateway to a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connection.
Phone Port
Used to connect a telephone to the Gateway.
USB Port
Used to connect a computer to the Gateway via USB cable.
Ethernet Port
Used to connect computers to the Gateway via Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port
is a 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing ports, and either a straight-through or crossover
Ethernet cable can be used when connecting to the port.
Reset Switch
Depressing the reset switch for one or two seconds will power cycle (similar to
unplugging and then plugging in the Gateway’s power cord) the Gateway. To
restore the Gateway’s factory default settings, depress and hold the Reset Switch
for approximately 10 seconds. The reset process will start about 10 seconds after
releasing the Reset Switch.
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Power Port
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.
Technical Support
Self Help
To obtain answers to DSL configuration questions, visit the Qwest DSL Actiontec
support page at this address:
http://www.qwest.com/dsl/customerservice/Actiontecgt701-wg.html
A help page is also available on the main page of the Actiontec DSL Gateway Web
interface. Enter
192.168.0.1
in the browser’s address text box, and when the first screen appears, click HELP.
Basic Setup Support
If unable to access the Internet, look at the Internet light on the front of the
DSL Gateway. If the light is solid green, call the ISP immediately. If it is not solid
green, call Qwest at 1-800-247-7285.
Other Problems
Contact the ISP if experiencing problems with:
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DHCP addressing configuration
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Static IP addressing configuration
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Transparent bridging configuration
Contact Qwest at 1-800-247-7285 for:
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DSL service outage support and repair
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DSL service installation support
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Note: Before attempting any of the above, make sure access to
the Internet is available.
Advanced Feature Support
Qwest DSL technical support provides the following advanced feature support for the
Actiontec DSL Gateway. Contact Qwest at 1-800-247-7285 for configuration assistance.
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Enabling Website Blocking
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Enabling VPN Pass-Through
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Enabling/Disabling NAT
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Firewall configuration
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Changing the LAN IP address of the DSL Gateway
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Enabling Services Blocking
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Enabling/Disabling DHCP
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VIP feature
These features are supported in the Gateway only. Implementation of the above
features within the network (LAN) is not supported.
Wired/Wireless Upgrade
Wired and wireless upgrade installation support is available from Actiontec
free of charge if the wired/wireless equipment was purchased from Actiontec.
Contact Actiontec at 1-888-436-0675 for installation and configuration support
information.
Networking (LAN) Support
If a wired/wireless network has been set up and support is needed in one of the
following areas:
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LAN support of multiple computers and peripherals;
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Microsoft Windows Networking;
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Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing (ICS);
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Advanced LAN configuration with multiple computers;
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Non-Actiontec-provided network card/Ethernet cable installation, configuration, or troubleshooting;
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Commercial firewall software configuration;
contact the Actiontec Pay For Support Center at 1-888-825-9025. Actiontec networking support is provided for a fee of $29.95 per incident. Other fee-based feature support includes:
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Port Forwarding (Static NAT)
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Static Routing
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MAC Address Cloning
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Third-party vendor wireless equipment configuration
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DMZ Hosting
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NAT Routes
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RIP (Dynamic Routing)
This support service does not include an on-site field technician.
To purchase Actiontec wireless cards and peripherals, visit the Actiontec Web site at
www.actiontecstore.com/qwest
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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, Ethernet, or wirelessly (see “Setting Up a Network” on page 63).
Attention!
Read the following two sections (Alarm System, Automatic Water Heater)
before proceeding with any installation!
Alarm System
If your home or business has an alarm system, and if Qwest DSL shares the same
phone line, you have special wiring needs. If you did not order a technician install
at the time of sale, please contact your Security Alarm Provider or Qwest Sales as
soon as possible to order and schedule your installation.
If your security alarm system is wired incorrectly, it may not be able to make a
notification call when the alarm is triggered.
Professional wiring is required to ensure inter-operability. Do not attempt the
installation yourself!
Qwest strongly recommends contacting your security organization for more
information about your security alarm system before attempting to install Qwest
DSL. Qwest also strongly recommends contacting your security organization after
installing Qwest DSL to have them conduct a test of your alarm system.
Automatic Water Meter
Although most water companies do not utilize automatic water meters, some do. If
you have an automatic water meter using the same phone line as your Qwest DSL
service, you must install a DSL Phone Filter.
Contact your water company for help installing the DSL Phone Filter on your water
meter, or if you are unsure whether your water meter uses your phone line.
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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.
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Note: The following procedures are for U.S. installations only.
Connecting Via Ethernet
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy will start 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. Select the appropriate modem payment option, then click Next.
4. Read the on-screen instructions regarding the terms and agreements of the
rental contract, click in the white circle next to I accept this agreement, then
click Next.
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Note: If “I purchased my modem from Qwest” was selected in
step 3, go directly to step 5.
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5. Click the check box next to Ethernet (Recommended), then click Next.
6. Get the Welcome Letter (or ISP Worksheet) provided by the ISP. Click Next.
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7. Read the on-screen information concerning home security alarms, then click
Next.
8. Make sure the items needed to connect the Gateway to the first computer on
included in the kit, then click Next.
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9. Get the Gateway from the kit, then click Next.
10. Get the Power cord from the black bag and plug the smaller end into the
black Power port on the rear panel of the Gateway, then click Next.
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11. Plug the larger end of the Power cord into a power outlet, then click Next.
12. Confirm the Power light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green, then
click Next.
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13. Get the yellow Ethernet cable from the kit and plug one end into a Yellow
port on the back of the Gateway, then click Next.
14. 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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15. Make sure the Ethernet Network light on the front of the Gateway glows
solid green. Click Next.
16. Get the green cable from the kit and plug one end into the green Line port
on the rear panel of the Gateway. Click Next.
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17. Plug the other end of the green cable into the phone jack closest to the computer. Click Next.
The Gateway is connected to a computer via Ethernet. Next, install the filters as
described in “Installing Filters” on page 24.
Connecting Via USB
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy will start 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. Select the appropriate modem payment option, then click Next.
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4. Read the on-screen instructions regarding the terms and agreements of the
rental contract, click in the white circle next to I accept this agreement, then
click Next.
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Note: If “I purchased my modem from Qwest” was selected in
step 3, go directly to step 5.
5. Click the check box next to USB, then click Next.
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6. Get the Welcome Letter (or ISP Worksheet) provided by the ISP. Click Next.
7. Read the on-screen information concerning home security alarms, then click
Next.
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8. Make sure the items needed to connect the Gateway to the first computer on
included in the kit, then click Next.
9. Get the Gateway from the kit, then click Next.
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10. Get the Power cord from the black bag and plug the smaller end into the
black Power port on the rear panel of the Gateway, then click Next.
11. Plug the larger end of the Power cord into a power outlet, then click Next.
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12. Confirm the Power light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green, then
click Next.
13. Get the purple USB cable from the kit and plug one end into the Purple port
on the back of the Gateway, then click Next.
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14. Plug the other end of the purple USB cable into a USB port on the front or
back of the computer. Click Next.
15. Make sure the USB light on the front of the Gateway glows solid green.
Click Next.
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16. Get the green DSL cable from the kit and plug one end into the green Line
port on the rear panel of the Gateway. Click Next.
17. Plug the other end of the green DSL cable into the phone jack closest to the
computer. Click Next.
The Gateway is connected to a computer via USB. Next, install the filters as
described in “Installing Filters” on page 24.
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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 filter, follow these instructions:
1. Read the on-screen information, get the Clear Bag, then click Next.
2. Remove the phone filters from the Clear Bag. Click Next.
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3. Read the on-screen information, then unplug all telephones and other devices from
their phone jacks. Click Next.
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Caution: Do not unplug the green DSL cable from the phone
jack near your computer.
4. Plug a phone filter into every phone jack with a telephone or other device connected
to it, then plug the ends of the phone lines disconnected in step 3 into the
phone filters plugged into wall jacks. Click Next.
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Caution: Do not plug a phone filter in the phone jack in which
the green DSL cable is plugged.
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5. If using a wall-mount phone, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next. If
not installing a wall-mount phone filter, go step 7.
6. Install a wall-mount phone filter by removing the wall-mount telephone and opening the top and bottom toggles. Then, push the wall-mount filter onto the wall jack,
push the toggles back into the closed position, and remount the wall-mount telephone. Click Next.
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7. Answer the question (“Do you have a phone next to your computer?”) by
clicking on the appropriate check box, then click Next.
8. If you answered “No” in the previous window, go to “Setting up the DSL
Connection” on page 31. If you answered “Yes,” unplug the phone cord connected to the telephone from its phone jack in the wall, then click Next.
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Note: You may have already unplugged this phone cord.
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Caution: Do not unplug the green DSL cable from the phone
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9. Plug the phone cord into the Phone Jack on the back of the Gateway. The
connections should look like the configuration in the picture, below (if the
first computer is connected via Ethernet; if the first computer is connected via
USB, the purple cable will be plugged into the purple port). Click Next.
10. Read the on-screen information concerning automatic water meters, then
click Next.
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11. Make sure a phone filter is NOT connected to the green DSL cable, and that
the green DSL cable is connected as shown on-screen.
Ethernet:
USB:
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12. Make sure the appropriate lights on the front of the Gateway glows solid
green. Click Next.
Ethernet:
USB:
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. Read the on-screen instructions, choose the appropriate ISP option (indicated
in the Welcome Letter), then click Next.
If MSN is selected, go to step 2.
If Other IP is selected, go to step 4.
2. Read the on-screen rental agreement, and if you accept it, click the circle next
to “I accept the agreement.” Click Next.
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3. 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.
Then, go to step 8.
MSN users must enter their PPP User Name and PPP Password.
4. If Other ISP was selected in step 1, select the appropriate ISP protocol
(PPPoE, PPPoA, or RFC 1483), as indicated in the Welcome Letter.
If PPPoE or PPPoA is selected, got to step 5.
If RFC 1483 is selected, go to step 6.
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5. 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.
Then, go to step 9.
6. If RFC 1483 was selected in step 4, select the appropriate IP type. This information is available in the Welcome Letter. When finished, click Next.
If Static IP is selected, go to step 7.
If Dynamic IP (DHCP) is selected, got to step 9.
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7. Select the type of Static IP address received from the ISP (Single or Block),
then click Next.
8. 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.
Block of IP Addresses:
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Single IP Addresses:
9. The Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the Gateway.
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10. A “Congratulations” screen appears. Read the on-screen information, then
click through the next few windows to exit the Installation Buddy.
MSN:
Other ISPs:
The Gateway is successfully configured and ready for use.
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Using Qwest DSL
3
Qwest DSL operates over home or business phone lines equipped with Qwest
DSL service. For this reason, the Qwest DSL connection is not portable; it can’t be
accessed while away from the home or business. To connect while traveling, ask the
ISP about a dial-up account. Most Qwest DSL ISPs provide a dial-up account for
free, while others charge a minimal fee.
Qwest DSL is a highly reliable service, but it is possible to have a dial-up connection
in the unlikely event that problems arise with the DSL service. Most Qwest DSL ISPs
provide a dial-up account for free. If not, there are a number of free Internet providers whose products make great backup Internet access in the unlikely event they
are ever needed.
Connecting to the Internet
Whether connecting via Point-to-Point Protocol (PPPoE, PPPoA) or Bridging Mode
(RFC 1483), after connecting and configuring the Gateway, the Internet connection
is always on. Therefore, to connect or reconnect to the Internet, simply turn on
your computer, open the Web browser and go to the Web site of your choice. No
further set up is needed.
Disconnecting from the Internet
Closing the Web browser does not disconnect you from the Internet. To fully disconnect, turn off your computer.
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Basic Setup
This chapter is a guide through a basic configuration of the Gateway, including
how to connect the Gateway to the ISP.
To complete the basic setup, the user will need the Welcome Letter (ISP
Worksheet). If the document is not available, contact the ISP immediately.
Basic Setup
To configure the gateway for basic operation:
1. Open the Web browser. In the address bar, enter
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
2. The “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 window, follow the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
5. In the next window, select the type of connection by clicking on the circle
next to PPPoA or PPPoE. If unsure about the selection, contact the ISP.
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6. Enter the User Name and Password provided by the ISP in the “DSL
Broadband Connection - PPP” screen. If the ISP provided a Static IP address,
enter it in the Static IP text box. If not, leave it blank. Click Next.
If you obtained a block of Static IP addresses, see Chapter
☞ Note:
5, “Advanced Setup,” on page 35 to configure the Gateway.
7. Click Save and Restart in the “Save and Restart” screen.
8. 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 is
entered correctly.
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Setting Up
Static IP Address
5
This chapter details how to set up the Gateway with a static IP address. The first
section explains the configuration using a single static IP address; the second section explains the configuration using a block of static IP addresses.
Configuring for a Single Static IP Address
To set up the Gateway to use a single static IP address:
To complete this procedure, you must have access to the
☞ Note:
Internet Service Provider ( ) worksheet. If no worksheet has
ISP
been provided, contact the ISP.
1. Open the Web browser. In the address bar enter:
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
2. The “Main Menu” screen appears. Select Setup/Configuration.
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If the Main Menu screen does not appear, make sure the
☞ Note:
Ethernet cable is properly connected.
3. In the “Set Up/Configuration” screen, select Non-Windows Setup from the
menu on the left side.
4. The “Actiontec DSL Gateway Setup Page” screen appears. Using the Internet
Service Provider (ISP) worksheet, enter the following information:
ISP Protocol (select RFC1483 Bridged, RFC1483 Routed, PPPoA, or PPPoE
by clicking in the appropriate circle), ISP Username, ISP Password (in the
appropriate text boxes).
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5. Scroll down to the IP Configuration section on the existing page, click on the
circle next to “Static,” and enter the IP address obtained from the ISP worksheet in the IP text box.
The “Subnet” and “Gateway” text boxes are not used dur☞ Note:
ing this procedure.
6. If provided with DNS settings on the ISP worksheet, click the circle next to
“Static” and enter the DNS addresses in the “DNS Configuration” section at
the bottom of the Actiontec DSL Modem Setup Page screen.
If no DNS settings were provided, go to step 7.
7. Click “Save and Restart” at the bottom of the screen.
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8. The “Save and Restart” page appears. Click “Save and Restart” to save the settings changed in the Actiontec DSL Modem Setup Page screen.
9. Once the Gateway restarts, return to the Setup/Configuration screen and
select Change Admin Password from the menu on the left side.
10. The “Change Admin Password” screen appears. Enter a new password in the
“New Password” text box, and re-enter the password in the “Re-enter New
Password” text box. Make sure to write this password down and keep it in a
secure location. This password will be needed to access to the Gateway’s Web
setup screens.
11. Click “Save and Restart” at the bottom of the screen.
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12. The “Save and Restart” page appears. Click “Save and Restart” to save the settings changed in the Change Admin Password screen.
The Gateway has been configured to support a single static IP address. Once the
Power light stops blinking, the Gateway is ready for use.
Configuring for a Block of Static IP Addresses
To set up the Gateway to use a block of static IP addresses:
To complete this procedure, you must have access to the
☞ Note:
Internet Service Provider ( ) worksheet. If no worksheet has
ISP
been provided, contact the ISP.
1. Open the Web browser. In the address bar enter:
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
2. The “Main Menu” screen appears. Select Setup/Configuration.
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3. In the “Set Up/Configuration” screen, read the instructions, then select
Advanced Setup from the menu on the left side.
4. Click Begin Advanced Setup.
5. The “Configuring the Advanced Settings” screen appears. Select WAN
IP Address from the menu on the left side.
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6. Select “Obtain an IP Address through PPPoA,” select “Unnumbered Mode,”
then enter the gateway and subnet mask addresses assigned by the ISP in the
“Gateway Address” and “Unnumbered Subnet Mask” text boxes, respectively.
These addresses should be included on the ISP worksheet. Click Next.
7. In the “Broadband Connection via PPPoA” screen, enter the user name and
password assigned by the ISP in the appropriate text boxes, then click Next
four times.
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8. In the “DHCP Server Configuration” screen, select “Static” from the
“DNS” options near the center of the screen, then enter the DNS Server IP
addresses assigned by the ISP in the appropriate text boxes.
If the ISP did not provide static DNS addresses, leave the
☞ Note:
DNS option at “Dynamic.” Also, if the
server option
DHCP
is turned off, this screen will not appear. The Gateway will
obtain dynamically assigned DNS addresses if supported by
the ISP with static IP addresses.
9. Click “Save and Restart” from the menu on the left side.
10. The “Save and Restart” page appears. Click “Save and Restart” to save the settings.
11. Once the Gateway restarts, return to the Setup/Configuration screen and
select Change Admin Password from the menu on the left side.
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12. The “Change Admin Password” screen appears. Enter a new password in the
“New Password” text box, and re-enter the password in the “Re-enter New
Password” text box. Make sure to write this password down and keep it in a
secure location. This password will be needed to access to the Gateway’s Web
setup screens.
13. Click “Save and Restart” at the bottom of the screen.
14. The “Save and Restart” page appears. Click “Save and Restart” to save the settings changed in the Change Admin Password screen.
The Gateway has been configured to support a block of static IP addresses. Once
the Power light stops blinking, the Gateway is ready for use.
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This section contains information concerning advanced configuration, such as
wireless settings, remote management, and Web site blocking.
Accessing Advanced Setup
To access the Advanced Setup configuration screens, follow these instructions:
1. Open the Web browser. In the address bar enter:
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
☞ Note:
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 “Advanced Configuration” 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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providers use
o
to establish com☞ Note:
munication with an end user. Other types of broadband Internet
DSL
PPP E/PPPoA
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.
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.
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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.
If a User Name, Password and/or Static IP was entered 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
Internet Service Provider (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.
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 “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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Encapsulation
If the Gateway is configured to obtain an IP address through DHCP or to specify a
static IP address, select the appropriate encapsulation option used by the ISP (RFC
1483 Bridged or RFC 1483 Routed).
☞ Note: Contact the
ISP if unsure of the proper configuration.
Unnumbered Mode/VIP Mode
If a block of public static IP addresses was purchased from the ISP, select
Unnumbered Mode by clicking in the appropriate check box. Then, enter the IP
Address and Subnet Mask in the “Gateway Address” and “Unnumbered Subnet
Mask” text boxes below the “Unnumbered IP Address.” Click Next, then click Save
and Restart to make all changes permanent.
The Unnumbered Mode feature automatically configures the appropriate IP routing for the IP Address block. The IP route will bypass NAT, enabling the public IPs
to be routed WAN-to-LAN, as well as LAN-to-WAN.
The Address information should be obtained from the
☞ Note:when
purchasing a block of public static address. Contact
IP
ISP
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VIP Mode - This feature is used in conjunction with Unnumbered Mode. When
VIP Mode is activated, the Gateway uses NAT for private IP Addressing for the Local
Area Network (LAN), allowing both Public IP Addressing and Private IP Addressing to
be configured to the LAN simultaneously, while the DHCP server is reserved for Private
IP Addressing. All computers using Public IP Addresses with Unnumbered Mode must
have the Public IP Addresses statically assigned.
After configuring your settings, click Next, then click Save and Restart to make all
changes permanent.
Wireless Settings
Selecting Wireless Settings in the “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the
“Wireless Settings” screen. To activate the wireless “radio” of the Gateway, click in
the circle next to “On.” To turn it off, click in the circle next to “Off.”
ESSID
ESSID is the network name assigned to the wireless network. The factory default
setting is “ACTIONTEC.” Although Actiontec recommends keeping the default
value intact, the ESSID value can be modified, using any combination of alphanumeric characters (i.e., A-Z, a-z, 0-9). All wireless-capable computers included on
the Gateway’s wireless network must have this same ESSID value. (For the Actiontec
802.11b Wireless PC Card, the ESSID value must be the same as the SSID value.)
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Channel
Channel assigns the frequency band at which the Gateway communicates. In the
United States, use channels 1-11. (The factory default value is set to 1.)
Security
There are four wireless security options: Off, WEP, WEP+802.1x, and WPA. The
latter three options are different types of wireless security.
Off
Selecting Off disables wireless security. Selecting this option allows any computer
with wireless capability and the correct ESSID value to join the wireless network.
WEP
Selecting the security option “WEP” in the Wireless Settings screen generates the
“WEP Key” screen. Here, the authentication type, encryption level, and WEP
keys are entered to activate WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) security encryption
for the wireless network.
Authentication Type - There are three authentication types: Open, Shared, and
Both. Open authentication allows any wireless-enabled device to recognize the
Gateway, if the correct WEP key is enabled on the device. Shared allows only
wireless-enabled devices with the correct WEP key and Shared key to recognize
the Gateway. Selecting Both enables both Open and Shared authentication types.
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64-bit WEP - 64-bit WEP requires four separate keys. Each key comprises five hexadecimal digit pairs. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character
ranging from 0-9 or A-F. An example of a 64-bit WEP key is: 4E-A3-3D-68-72. To
create a set of 64-bit WEP keys, activate all four keys by clicking in the appropriate circles, then enter five hexadecimal digit pairs in each Key text box (Key 1-,
Key 2-, Key 3-, Key 4-). After activating 64-bit WEP on the Gateway, a computer
with wireless capability can join the network only if these same keys are entered
in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
128-bit WEP - 128-bit WEP requires one key, comprising 13 hexadecimal pairs. A
hexadecimal digit consists of alphanumeric characters ranging from 0-9 or A-F.
An example of a 128-bit WEP key is: 3D-44-FE-6C-A1-EF-2E-D3-C4-21-74-5D-B1. To
create a 128-bit WEP key, activate Key 1 by clicking in the appropriate circle, then
enter 13 hexadecimal digit pairs in the Key text box. After activating 128-bit WEP
on the Gateway, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if
this key is entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
256-bit WEP - 256-bit WEP requires one key, comprising 29 hexadecimal pairs. A
hexadecimal digit consists of alphanumeric characters ranging from 0-9 or A-F.
An example of a 256-bit WEP key is: 3D-44-FE-6C-A1-EF-2E-D3-C4-21-74-5D-B1. To
create a 256-bit WEP key, activate Key 1 by clicking in the appropriate circle, then
enter 29 hexadecimal digit pairs in the Key text box. After activating 256-bit WEP
on the Gateway, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if
this key is entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
Not all wireless
Cards support - or -bit
.
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Ensure that all
Cards installed in the networked computers
PC
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WEP+802.1x
Activating WEP+802.1x and clicking Next in the Wireless Settings screen generates the “Wireless 802.1x Security Settings” screen. This setting is for enterprise
networks only, and should be accessed by experienced information systems specialists only.
To set up WEP+802.1x security, enter the IP address of the RADIUS server in the
“Server IP Address” text box, and the “Secret” key (for communication between
the RADIUS server and the Router) in the “Secret” text box. The “Port” and
“Group Key Interval” values should remain the same
WPA
Activating WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and clicking Next in the Wireless
Settings screen generates the “Wireless WPA Settings” screen.
There are two levels of WPA. The “Group Key Interval,” “Server IP Address,”
“Port,” and “Secret” text boxes, along with the “802.1x” radio button, are enterprise network specific, and should only be accessed by an experienced information systems professional. See “WEP+802.1x” on the previous page for more
information.
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“PSK String” is for home network security. To set up a PSK (Pre-Shared Key),
click in the circle next to PSK String, then enter at least eight alphanumeric
characters in the text box. All wireless-enabled devices must support WPA and
know the PSK to join the network.
Important: Wireless networking devices use public radio chanP nels
to transmit voice and data communications. Although WEP
is the standard security technology used today and offers some
degree of security, Qwest cannot guarantee the security, privacy,
or confidentiality of any transmissions made via such devices,
and Qwest makes no assurances or warranties relating to their
use by you. You are responsible for all use of your Qwest DSL service, regardless of the source of a transmission, whether by you
or an authorized third party, over your Qwest DSL service.
Wireless MAC Authentication
Selecting Wireless MAC Authentication in the “Advanced Configuration” screen
generates the “Wireless MAC Authentication” screen.
This feature allows the user to control the Wireless LAN Network by denying or
allowing wireless access by specifying the MAC Address of the wireless client(s)
allowed or denied on the wireless network
After changing settings, click Next or Back to continue, or Save and Restart to
make all changes permanent.
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LAN IP Address
Selecting LAN IP Address in the “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the
“LAN IP Address” screen.
The values in the “LAN IP Address” and “Netmask” text boxes are the IP address
and Subnetmask 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 Subnetmask 255.255.255.0).
the Gateway’s
Address is modified, verify 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 “Advanced Configuration” 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 generates the “DHCP Server
Configuration” screen. Change IP address range and DNS server information here.
Beginning IP Address - 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 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.
DNS (Dynamic or Static) - the type of DNS server provided by the
Internet Service Provider (ISP). If the ISP provided DNS server
information, select the type here. If not, leave as is.
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DNS Server 1 - the primary DNS server provided by the Internet
Service Provider (ISP). If the ISP provided DNS server informa-
tion, enter it here. If not, leave the text box intact.
DNS Server 2 - the secondary DNS provided by the Internet Service
Provider (ISP). If the ISP provided secondary DNS server infor-
mation, 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.
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.
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Netmeeting
If a computer on the network uses Netmeeting, enable Netmeeting, by clicking the
circle next to “On” and entering the IP address of the computer. Click Next, then
click Save and Restart to apply the settings. If Netmeeting is not needed, click the
circle next to “Off.”
Netmeeting is used for
/Private addressing only. If
☞ Note:
the computer is configured for Unnumbered Mode and has a
NAT
IP
Public IP Address, Netmeeting does not have to be enabled.
Website Blocking
Selecting Website Blocking in the “Advanced Configuration” 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 will be
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.
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Remote Management
Selecting Remote Management in the “Advanced Configuration” 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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Port Forwarding
Selecting Port Forwarding in the “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the
“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 port forwarding, enter the IP port range in
the “IP Port Range” text boxes. (If more than 10 ports are needed, Actiontec recommends using DMZ Hosting. See “DMZ Hosting,” below, for more information.)
Choose the protocol type from the “Protocol” list box, then enter the IP address of
the computer on the network to be used as a host. Click Add. The forwarded ports
appear in the “List of Forwarded Ports” text box.
To remove forwarded ports, highlight them, then click Remove.
Clicking Advanced brings up the “Advanced Port Forward” screen.
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In this screen, the user can allow only certain IP addresses to access forwarded
ports. Enter the port range of the forwarded ports in the “Remote IP Port
Range” text boxes, enter the IP address to be allowed access in the “Remote
IP Address” text box, then click “Add.” The active forwarded ports will appear in
the “List of Forwarded Ports” text box.
To deactivate a forwarded port, select it from the “List of Forwarded Ports” text
box, then click “Remove.”
DMZ Hosting
Selecting DMZ Hosting in the “Advanced Configuration” 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 “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the “Firewall
Security Level” screen. Select the level of security needed for the network. See
Appendix E for details concerning each level of security.
Dynamic Routing
Selecting Dynamic Routing in the “Advanced Configuration” screen generates the
“Dynamic Routing” screen.
If a gateway is set up behind the Gateway in the network configuration, consult the
documentation that came with the gateway to see what kind of Dynamic Routing
is required, then select the needed 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 Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
Static Routing
Selecting Static Routing in 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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Status
After configuring the Gateway, settings can be viewed by selecting Status in
the Main Menu. The “Current Status” screen appears, displaying many of the
Gateway’s settings. No settings (other than connecting or disconnecting from the
Internet) can be changed from the Current 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.
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.
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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).
In the left hand column, there are other Status options available: Routing Table,
WAN Status, LAN Status, and Active User List. Click to generate the option of
choice.
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Routing Table
Selecting Routing Table generates the “Routing Table” screen. This screen displays
on overview of the Gateway’s routes.
WAN Status
Selecting WAN Status generates a “Current Status” screen. This screen displays on
overview of the Gateway’s WAN (Wide Area Network) connection.
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LAN Status
Selecting LAN Status generates the “Lan Port Status” screen. This screen displays
on overview of the Gateway’s LAN (Local Area Network) port 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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7
To access the Gateway’s Web-based Utilities, select Utilities from the “Main Menu”
screen. The “Utilities” screen appears.
From this screen, the Web activity 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 chosen interval.
Manual Refresh
To set the Web Activity Log screen to manual 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.
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 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 in the
Custom Setup screens will be lost and the factory default settings will be 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 “Upgrade
Firmware” 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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Other computers can be connected to the Gateway to form a network. The network computers can be connected to the Gateway in two ways: Ethernet or USB.
Ethernet
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy will start automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
2. Read the instructions, select Adding Computers by clicking on the appropriate
check box, then click Next.
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3. Select Ethernet, then click Next.
4. Read the on-screen instructions, choose the appropriate ISP option (indicated
in the Welcome Letter), then click Next.
If MSN is selected, go to step 5.
If Other IP is selected, go to step 6.
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5. Read the on-screen rental agreement, and if you accept it, click the circle next
to “I accept the agreement.” Click Next.
6. When the next window appears, get the Yellow Ethernet Cable from the
Quick Start Kit, then click Next.
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7. Plug one end of the Yellow Ethernet Cable into the Yellow Port on the back
of the Gateway, then click Next.
8. 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.
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9. Make sure one of the Ethernet Network Lights glow steadily green, then click
Next.
10. In the next window, the Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the
Gateway.
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11. A congratulations window appears. The computer is connected to the network
via Ethernet.
MSN:
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USB
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer. The
Installation Buddy will start automatically. Wait until the following screen
appears, read the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
2. Read the instructions, select Adding Computers by clicking on the appropriate
check box, then click Next.
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3. Select USB, then click Next.
4. Read the on-screen instructions, choose the appropriate ISP option (indicated
in the Welcome Letter), then click Next.
If MSN is selected, go to step 5.
If Other IP is selected, go to step 6.
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5. Read the on-screen rental agreement, and if you accept it, click the circle next
to “I accept the agreement.” Click Next.
6. When the next window appears, get the purple USB Cable from the Quick
Start Kit, then click Next.
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7. Plug the square end of the purple USB Cable into the Purple Port on the
back of the Gateway, then click Next.
8. Plug the other end of the purple USB Cable into an USB port on the front
or back of the computer, then click Next.
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9. Make sure the Power, Internet, and USB Lights glow steadily green, then
click Next.
10. In the next window, the Installation Buddy checks the configuration of the
Gateway.
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11. A congratulations window appears. The computer is connected to the network
via USB.
MSN:
Other ISPs:
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9
This chapter contains a list of problems that may be encountered while using the
Gateway, and techniques to try and overcome the problem. Note that these techniques may not solve the problem.
LAN Connection Failure
s
s
s
Ensure the Gateway is properly installed, the LAN connections are correct,
and the power is on.
Confirm the computer and Gateway are on the same network segment. If
unsure, let the computer get the IP address automatically by initiating the
DHCP function (see “DHCP Server”), then verify the computer is using an
IP address within the default range (192.168.1.2 through 198.168.1.254). If the
computer is not using an IP address within the range, it will not connect to
the Gateway.
Ensure the Subnet Mask address is set to 255.255.255.0 by clicking Status in
the “Main Menu” screen.
Cannot Connect to the Internet
s
Ensure both ends of the power cord and all network cables are properly
connected.
s
Ensure the Subnet Mask address is set to 255.255.255.0 by clicking Status in
the “Main Menu” screen.
s
Verify the Gateway’s settings are the same as the computer by clicking Status in
the “Main Menu” screen.
s
If running Windows 98 SE or Me, check the computer’s TCP/IP settings. Select
Start, Run, enter
winipcfg
in the “Open” text box, then press OK. The “IP Configuration” window appears.
Ensure the text box at the top of the window contains the name of the Ethernet
adapter installed in the computer. If not, click on the down arrow next to the
text box. When the list appears, click on the proper Ethernet adapter.
In the fields below, the Ethernet adapter’s various addresses appear. There
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should be an entry for IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway.
Additionally, the “IP Address” entry should be on the 192.168.0.X network (with
“x” defining a range from 2 though 255).
If the Ethernet adapter is showing an incorrect IP address, click Release, which
sets all values back to 0 (zero). Then, click Renew (this process may take a few
seconds). The renewed IP address should be on the 192.168.0.X network.
If an error occurs, or the IP address renews with an address outside the
192.168.0.X network, contact the ISP immediately
s
If running Windows 98 SE or Me, check the computer’s TCP/IP settings. Select
Start, Run, enter
CMD
in the “Open” text box, then press OK. A “DOS” window appears, with a blinking cursor (prompt). Enter
ipconfig
at the prompt, then press Enter on the keyboard.
The IP address of the Ethernet adapter should appear in the DOS window.
Ensure the IP address in the 192.168.0.X network (with “x” defining a range
from 2 though 255).
If the Ethernet adapter is showing an incorrect IP address, enter
ipconfig/release
at the prompt, then press Enter on the keyboard, which sets all values back
to 0 (zero). Next, enter
ipconfig/renew
at the prompt, then press Enter on the keyboard (this process may take a few
seconds). The renewed IP address should be on the 192.168.0.X network.
If an error occurs, or the IP address renews with an address outside the
192.168.0.X network, contact the ISP immediately
s
Ensure the browser is not set to “Never dial a connection” and there are no
previous LAN settings.
To check this, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel. In the Control Panel,
double-click Internet Options. When the “Internet Properties” window
appears, ensure that the “Never dial a connection” option is not activated,
then click LAN Settings. When the “Local Area Network (LAN) Settings”
window appears, ensure that no settings are activated. If there are settings
activated, deactivate them.
s
Shutdown and restart the computer. After the computer restarts, unplug the
power cord from the Gateway and plug it back in. When the lights glow solid
green, try accessing the Internet.
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s
Verify all the computers are working properly.
s
Ensure the IP settings are correct.
s
Ensure the Gateway is on and connected properly.
s
Verify the Gateway’s settings are the same as the computer by clicking Status in
the “Main Menu” screen.
s
Check the cable/DSL modem by attempting to connect to the Internet.
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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 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.
3a. Windows Me: The “Search Results” window appears. In the “Search for files or
folders named” text box, enter:
*.cab
3b. 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.
6a. 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.
6b. 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 Me, 2000
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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B
Static IP Address
on the Computer
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 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 numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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 the user to
access the Modem’s Advanced Setup utility.
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 numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
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 the user to
access the Modem’s Advanced Setup utility.
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
there is more than one Local Area Connection 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 “Obtain an IP Address automatically” 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 numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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12. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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 is now set up with a static IP address, allowing the user to access the
Modem’s Advanced Setup utility.
Windows XP
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
Connections.
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5. In the “Network Connections” window, double-click Local Area Connection.
A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If there is more
than one Local Area Connection 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.
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. Select 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 “Obtain an IP Address automatically” is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the
circle already contains a black dot, leave it alone.
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11. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
12. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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 is now set up with a static IP address, allowing the user to access the
Modem’s Advanced Setup utility.
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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 malicious
mischief, or worse. Unless access to the computer is controlled, someone on the
Internet can access the information on the computer and 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 that is 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 “backdoor” 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
D
General
Model Number
GT701-WG (54 MbpsWireless Gateway)
Standards
IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT)
IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX)
IEEE 802.11g (Wireless)
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 port
USB port
Speed
LAN Ethernet: 10/100Mbps auto-sensing
Wireless: 802.11g 54 Mbps optimal (see “Wireless Operating Range” for details)
Cabling Type
Ethernet 10BaseT: UTP/STP Category 3 or 5
Ethernet100BaseTX: UTP/STP Category 5
USB
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Wireless Operating Range
Indoors
Up to 91 M (300 ft.)
Outdoors
Up to 533 M (1750 ft.)
Topology
Star (Ethernet)
LED Indicators
Power, DSL, Internet, Ethernet, USB, Wireless
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 (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature
-20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF)
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
your 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 allow 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 your 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 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 your 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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Firewall Security
Level Services Table
The following information is related to the Firewall options (High, Medium, and
Low) in the “Advanced Services” chapter of this manual (page 35). The types of services and their respective ports are listed in the two right-hand columns: the “In”
column details whether a particular service can be accessed by a user outside of the
network; and the “Out” column details whether a computer on the Gateway’s network can access a particular incoming service.
For example, in the “High Security Level” section below, the http service uses port
80. Since no is listed in the In column, a user outside the Gateway’s network cannot access a computer on the network via the http service; in this case, no computers on the network can be used as a Web server (i.e., to host a Web site accessible to
outside users). However, since yes is listed in the Out column, all computers on the
Gateway’s network can access the Internet via the http port.
If Basic Security is selected in the “Firewall” screen, firewall filtering is based on the
basic NAT firewall.
This stateful packet inspection firewall is based on the
☞ Note:
Globespan-Virata implementation and specification for release 8.2.
High Security Level
Service
http
dns
ftp
telnet
smtp
pop3
nntp
real audio/video
icmp
H.323
T.120
SSH
Port
80
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21
23
25
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n/a
1720
1503
22
In
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
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yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
no
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yes
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http
dns
ftp
telnet
smtp
pop3
nntp
real audio/video
icmp
H.323
T.120
SSH
Port
80
53
21
23
25
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n/a
1720
1503
22
In
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no
no
Out
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
In
no
yes
no
no
no
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Out
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
Low Security Level
Service
http
dns
ftp
telnet
smtp
pop3
nntp
real audio/video
icmp
H.323
T.120
SSH
Port
80
53
21
23
25
110
119
7070
n/a
1720
1503
22
Basic Security Level
NAT (Network Address Translation) only.
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Service Acronym Definitions
http
HyperText Transfer Protocol This protocol delivers information over the
Internet, and is used when a computer connects to a Web site via an Internet
browser
dns
Domain Name System. A data query system used to translate host names into
Internet addresses (i.e., www.somewebsite.com translates to 888.999.000.111)
ftp
File Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to transfer files over the Internet.
telnet
An Internet communications protocol enabling one computer to function as a
terminal working from another (remote) computer.
smtp
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to transfer E-mail between computers over the Internet. Can be used to send and receive mail.
pop3
Post Office Protocol 3. Another protocol used to transfer E-mail between computers. Usually employs a pop3 server, and is used to receive mail only.
nntp
Network News Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to distribute and retrieve
news articles over the Internet.
real audio/video
A protocol used to transfer Real Audio or Real Video files.
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icmp
Internet Control Message Protocol. Allows error messages, text packages, and
informational messages to be transferred over the Internet.
H.323
A standard protocol for sending audio and video over the Internet.
T.120
A standard protocol for multimedia teleconferencing over the Internet.
SSH
Secure Shell. A method for the secure transfer of files from another computer.
Also enables remote capabilities (terminal, log in).
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System Setup
G
The Gateway supports both the Classic Macintosh operating systems (9.2.1 and
below), 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.
Next, go to “Connecting to the ISP” on page 136.
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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.
Next, go to “Connecting to the ISP,” below.
Connecting to the ISP
1. Open the Web browser. In the address bar, enter
http://192.168.0.1
then press Enter on the keyboard.
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2. The “Main Menu” screen appears. Select Setup/Configuration.
3. In the “Set Up/Configuration” screen, select Non-Windows Setup from the
menu on the left side.
4. The “Actiontec DSL Modem Setup Page” screen appears. In this screen, the
user can configure the ISP Protocol (Bridged, PPPoA, or PPPoE) and the
IP configuration (Dynamic or Static). Using the Internet Service Provider
(ISP) Worksheet provided by the ISP, enter the information in the appropriate
text boxes.
If no worksheet has been provided, contact the ISP.
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5. Click Save and Restart at the bottom of the Actiontec DSL Modem Setup
Page screen.
The Gateway will be ready to use when the Power and Internet Lights stop blinking.
For other configuration options, see “Using Advanced Setup” on page 51.
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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 require☞ Note:
ments, 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
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Limited Warranty
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 94085
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, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES, TERMS OR CONDITIONS
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY
QUALITY, CORRESPONDENCE WITH DESCRIPTION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT,
ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS
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NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR
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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