SMC Networks Barricade Wireless Broadband Router User manual

SMC Networks Barricade Wireless Broadband Router User manual

Wireless Broadband Router

User Guide

The information furnished by SMC Networks, Inc. (SMC) is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by SMC for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use.

No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of

SMC. SMC reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice.

Copyright © 2000 by

SMC Networks, Inc.

Irvine, CA 92618

All rights reserved.

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Trademarks

:

SMC is a registered trademark and Barricade is a registered trademark of SMC Networks,

Inc. Other products and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

FCC Interference Statement:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio interference in a commercial environment. This equipment can generate, use and radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions in this manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user, at his own expense, will be required to take whatever measures are necessary to correct such interference.

CE Declaration of Conformity:

This equipment complies with the requirements relating to electromagnetic compatibility,

EN 55022/A1 Class B, and EN 50082-1. This meets the essential protection requirements of the European Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member states relative to electromagnetic compatibility.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction .............................................................................. 5

1.1 Functions and Features .................................................................. 5

1.2 Packing List ................................................................................... 6

Chapter 2 Hardware Installation ............................................................... 7

2.1 Panel Layout .................................................................................. 7

2.2 Procedure for Hardware Installation............................................ 10

Chapter 3 Network Settings and Software Installation........................... 13

3.1 Make Correct Network Settings of Your Computer .................... 13

3.2 Install the Software into Your Computers.................................... 14

Chapter 4 Configuring Wireless Broadband Router ............................... 17

4.1 Startup and Login......................................................................... 17

4.2 Status............................................................................................ 18

4.3 Toolbox ........................................................................................ 19

4.4 Primary Setup .............................................................................. 20

4.5 DHCP Server ............................................................................... 22

4.6 Virtual Server ............................................................................... 23

4.7 Special AP.................................................................................... 24

4.8 Access Control ............................................................................. 25

4.9 Misc. Items................................................................................... 26

4.10 Wireless Setting ......................................................................... 27

Chapter 5 Print Server............................................................................. 28

5.1 Configuring on Windows 95/98 Platforms .................................. 28

5.2 Configuring on Windows NT Platforms ...................................... 30

5.3 Configuring on Windows 2000 Platforms ................................... 31

5.4 Configuring on Unix-based Platforms ......................................... 32

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Appendix A: TCP/IP Configuration for Windows 95/98........................... 33

A.1 Install TCP/IP Protocol into Your PC ......................................... 33

A.2 Set TCP/IP Protocol for Working with IP Sharer........................ 34

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of this outstanding SMC Wireless Broadband Router.

This product is designed specifically for small office and home office needs. It provides a complete SOHO solution for Internet surfing and is easy to configure and operate even for non-technical users. Instructions for installing and configuring this product are included in this manual. Before you install and use this product, please read the manual carefully so you may take full advantage of its functions.

1.1 Functions and Features

High speed for wireless LAN connection

11Mbps data rate by incorporating Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS).

Roaming

Provides seamless roaming within the IEEE 802.11b WLAN infrastructure.

IEEE 802.11b compatible

Allowing inter-operation among multiple vendors.

Auto fallback

11Mbps, 5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps data rate with auto-fallback.

Broadband modem and IP sharing

Connects multiple computers to a broadband (cable or DSL) modem or an

Ethernet router to surf the Internet.

Auto-sensing Ethernet Switch

Equipped with a 3-port auto-sensing Ethernet switch.

VPN supported

Supports multiple PPTP sessions and allows you to set up VPN server and VPN clients.

Firewall

All unwanted packets from outside sources and other intruders are blocked to protect your Intranet.

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DHCP server supported

All of the networked computers can retrieve TCP/IP settings automatically from this product.

Web-based configuring

Configurable through any networked computer’s web browser using Netscape or Internet Explorer.

Access Control supported

Allows you to assign different access right for different users.

Virtual Server supported

Enables you to expose WWW, FTP and other services on your LAN for access by Internet users.

User-Definable Application Sensing Tunnel

User can define the attributes to support the special applications requiring multiple connections, such as Internet gaming, videoconferencing, Internet telephony, and so on. This product can then sense the application type and open the correct multi-port tunnel for it.

DMZ Host supported

Lets a networked computer be fully open to the Internet; this function is used when the special application-sensing tunnel feature is insufficient to allow an application to function correctly.

1.2 Packing List

One wireless broadband router unit

One installation CD-ROM

One power adapter

One CAT-5 UTP Fast Ethernet cable

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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation

2.1 Panel Layout

2.1.1. Front Panel

The front panel features three 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports, one Wide Area network

(WAN) port, and diagnostic LED indicators. The WAN port connects your DSL or cable modem to the router. The LAN ports are used to connect to your computers or other network devices. LEDs monitor the status of each port.

Figure 2-1 Front Panel

RESET:

To reset system settings to factory defaults, please follow these steps:

1. Power off the device,

2. Press the reset button and hold,

3. Power on the device,

4. Keep the button pressed for about 5 seconds,

5. Release the button,

6. Watch the M1 and M2 LEDs; they will flash 8 times and then M1 will flash once per second.

Port:

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WAN:

the port where you will connect your cable (or DSL) modem or Ethernet router.

Port 1-3:

the ports where you will connect networked computers and other devices.

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LED:

M1

M2

WAN

LAN

W-Link

Link/Act.

1~3

10/100

1~3

System status 1 Orange

System status 2

WAN port activity

LAN port activity

Backbone activity

Link status

Orange

Green

Blinking

On

Blinking

On

Blinking

Description

This product is functioning properly

This product is working for a specific service

This product is being configured or upgraded.

Don’t turn it off !

The WAN port is linked

The WAN port is sending or receiving data

Green

On

Blinking

The LAN port is linked

The LAN port is sending or receiving data

Green Blinking

Sending or receiving data from wireless to wired backbone

Green

On

Blinking

Sending or receiving data via wireless

An active station is connected to the corresponding LAN port

The corresponding LAN port is sending or receiving data

Data Rate Green On

Data is transmitting in 100Mbps on the corresponding LAN port

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2.1.2. Rear Panel

Figure 2-2 Rear Panel

Ports:

Port Description

ON/OFF

Power switch

DC IN

COM

Power inlet (DC 5V)

Serial port (connect analog modem or console cable)

PRINTER

Printer Port

2.2 Procedure for Hardware Installation

1. Decide where to place your Wireless Broadband Router:

You can place your Wireless Broadband Router on a desk or other flat surface, or you can mount it on a wall. For optimal performance, place your Wireless Broadband Router in the center of your office (or your home) in a location that is away from any potential source of interference, such as a metal wall or microwave oven. This location must be close to power and network connections.

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2. Set up LAN connection: a.

Wired LAN connection: connect an Ethernet cable from your computer’s Ethernet port to one of the LAN ports of this product.

b.

Wireless LAN connection: make sure the antennas are in a vertical position (if not, rotate them more than 90 degrees).

Figure 2-3 Setup of LAN and WAN connections for this product.

3. Set up WAN connection:

prepare an Ethernet cable for connecting this product to your cable/xDSL modem or Ethernet backbone. Figure 2-3 illustrates the WAN connection.

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By connecting the power cord to the power inlet and turning the power switch on, this product will automatically enter the self-test phase. When it is in the self-test phase, the indicators M1 and M2 will be lighted ON for about 10 seconds, and then M1 and

M2 will be flashed 3 times to indicate that the self-test operation has finished. Finally, the M1 will be continuously flashed once per second to indicate that this product is in normal operation.

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Chapter 3 Network Settings and Software

Installation

To use this product correctly, you have to properly configure the network settings of your computers and install the attached setup program into your MS Windows platform

(Windows 95/98/NT/2000).

3.1 Make Correct Network Settings of Your Computer

The default

IP address

of this product is 192.168.123.254, and the default

subnet mask

is

255.255.255.0. These addresses can be changed as needed, but the default values are used in this manual. If the TCP/IP environment of your computer has not yet been configured, you can refer to

Appendix A

to configure it. For example,

1. configure

IP

as 192.168.123.1,

subnet mask

as 255.255.255.0 and

gateway

as

192.168.123.254, or, more easily,

2. configure your computers to load TCP/IP setting automatically, that is, via DHCP server of this product.

After installing the TCP/IP communication protocol, you can use the

ping

command to check if your computer has successfully connected to this product. The following example shows the ping procedure for Windows 95 platforms. First, execute the

ping

command

ping 192.168.123.254

If the following messages appear:

Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.123.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64

a communication link between your computer and this product has been successfully established. Otherwise, if you get the following messages,

Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:

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Request timed out.

there must be something wrong in your installation procedure. You have to check the following items in sequence:

1. Is the Ethernet cable correctly connected between this product and your computer?

Tip

: The LAN LED of this product and the link LED of the network card on your computer must be lit.

2. Is the TCP/IP environment of your computers properly configured?

Tip

: If the IP address of this product is 192.168.123.254, the IP address of your computer must be 192.168.123.X and the default gateway must be 192.168.123.254.

Now you can configure the Internet Sharer (refer to Chapter 4).

3.2 Install the Software into Your Computers

Skip this section if you do not want to use the print server function of this product.

Step 1: Insert the installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The following window will be shown automatically. If it isn’t, please run “install.exe” on the CD-ROM.

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Step 2: Click on the

INSTALL

button. Wait until the following

Welcome

dialog appears, and click on the

Next

button.

Step 3: Select the destination folder and click on the

Next

button. The setup program will then begin to install the programs into the destination folder.

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Step 4: When the following window is displayed, click on the

Finish

button.

Step 5: Select the item to restart the computer, then click the

OK

button to reboot your computer.

Step 6: After rebooting your computer, the software installation procedure is complete.

Now, you can configure the Internet Sharer (refer to Chapter 4) and set up the Print Server

(refer to Chapter 5).

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Chapter 4 Configuring Wireless Broadband Router

This product provides a Web-based configuration scheme, i.e., configuring by Netscape

Communicator or Internet Explorer. This approach can be adopted in any MS Windows,

Macintosh or UNIX based platform.

4.1 Startup and Login

Activate your browser, and

disable the proxy

or

add the IP address of this product into the exceptions

. Then, type this product’s IP address in the

Location

(for Netscape) or

Address

(for IE) field and press ENTER. For example:

http://192.168.123.254

.

After the connection is established, you will see the web user interface of this product.

There are two appearances of web user interface:

for general users

and

for system administrator

.

To log in as an administrator, enter the system password (the factory setting is ”

admin

”) in the

System Password

field and click on the

Log in

button. If the password is correct, the web appearance will be changed into administrator configure mode. As listed in its main menu, there are several options for system administration.

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4.2 Status

This option provides the function for observing this product’s working status:

A. WAN Port Status.

If the WAN port is assigned a dynamic IP, there may appear a “

Renew

” or

Release

” button on the

Sidenote

column. You can click this button to renew or release IP manually.

C. Printer Status. The possible kinds of printer status include “

Ready

”, “

Not ready

”,

Printing…

”, and “

Device error

.”

When a job is printing, there may appear a “Kill Job” button on the Sidenote

column. You can click this button to kill a current printing job manually.

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4.3 Toolbox

This option enables you to change the administrator password. You can also get information about

Firmware version

and

WAN's MAC Address

.

You can reboot this product by clicking the

Reboot

button.

Note: We strongly recommend that you change the system password for security reasons.

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4.4 Primary Setup

This option is essential to enable this product to work properly. The setting items and the web appearance depend on the WAN type. Choose the correct WAN type before you start.

1.

LAN IP Address

: this product’s IP address. The default address is 192.168.123.254.

You can change it if necessary.

2.

WAN Type

: WAN connection type of your ISP. You can click

Change…

button to choose a correct one from the following four options:

A.

Static IP Address

: ISP assigns you a static IP address.

B.

Dynamic IP Address

: Obtain an IP address from ISP automatically.

C.

PPP over Ethernet

: Some ISPs require the use of PPPoE to connect to their services.

D.

Dial-up Network

: To surf the Internet via PSTN/ISDN.

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4.4.1 Static IP Address

WAN IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Primary

and

Secondary DNS

: enter the proper setting value provided by your ISP.

4.4.2 Dynamic IP Address

1.

Host Name

: optional, required by some ISPs, for example, @Home.

2.

Renew IP Forever

: this feature enables this product to renew the IP address automatically when the lease time is expired even with the system in an idle state.

4.4.3 PPP over Ethernet

1.

PPPoE Account

and

Password

: the account and password your ISP assigned to you.

If you don't want to change the password, keep it empty.

2.

PPPoE Service Name

: optional. Input the service name if your ISP requires it.

3.

Maximum Idle Time

: the time of no activity required to disconnect your PPPoE session. Setting it to 0 will disable this feature.

4.4.4 Dial-up Network

1.

Dial-up Telephone

,

Account

and

Password

: assigned by your ISP. If you don't want to change the password, keep it empty.

2.

Primary

and

Secondary DNS

: automatically assigned if they are configured as

"0.0.0.0."

3.

Maximum Idle Time

: the time of no activity required to disconnect your dial-up session.

4.

Baud Rate

: the communication speed between this product and your MODEM or

ISDN TA.

5.

Extra Setting

: needed to optimize the communication quality between the ISP and your MODEM or ISDN TA

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4.5 DHCP Server

The settings of the TCP/IP environment include Host IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS configurations. It is not easy to correctly configure all the computers in your LAN environment. Fortunately, DHCP provides a simple approach to handle these settings. This product supports the function of DHCP server. If you enable this product’s DHCP server and configure your computers as “automatic IP allocation” mode, when your computer is powered on it will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings from this product. The settings of DHCP server include the following items:

1.

DHCP Server

: Choose “

Disable

” or “

Enable

.”

2.

Range of IP Address Pool

: Whenever there is a request, the DHCP server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the

IP address pool

to the requesting computer. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool.

3.

Domain Name

: Optional: this information will be passed to the client.

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4.6 Virtual Server

This product’s NAT firewall filters out unrecognized packets to protect your Intranet, thus all hosts behind this product are externally invisible. If you wish, you can make some of them accessible by enabling the

Virtual Server Mapping

.

A virtual server is defined as a

Service Port,

and all requests to this port will be redirected to the computer specified by the

Server IP

.

For example, if you have an FTP server (port 21) at 192.168.123.1, a Web server (port 80) at 192.168.123.2, and a VPN server at 192.168.123.6, then you need to specify the following virtual server mapping table:

Service Port Server IP Enable

1723 192.168.123.6 V

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4.7 Special AP

Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet games, video conferencing, Internet telephony, etc.. Due to the firewall function, these applications cannot work with a pure NAT router. Special Applications enables some of these applications to work with an NAT router. If Special Applications is insufficient to allow an application to function correctly, try DMZ host in the

Misc. Items

options.

1.

Trigger

: the outbound port number the application issued first.

2.

Incoming Ports

: when the trigger packet is detected, the inbound packets directed to the specified port numbers are allowed to pass the firewall.

This product provides some predefined settings in the gray pad on the bottom of the web page. Choose the

Popular application

and click

Copy to

copy the predefined setting.

Note:Only one PC can use each Special Application tunnel at any time.

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4.8 Access Control

Access Control allows you to assign different access rights to different users. First, you have to divide users into different groups. Users are identified by their IP addresses. You can assign access rights to the members of Group 1, 2 and 3. The others are all members of the Default Group. Next, you have to assign the access rights of each group. Access rights can allow or block users to access specified TCP and UDP ports. For example:

Group Members Access

Default - Allow 0

Comments

No access right (allow nothing)

Group 1 100-199 Allow (25,53,80,110)

Can browse(80), receive(110) and send(25) email only

Group 2

Group 3

50-99

1-9,20

Block (21,119)

Block 0

Cannot read net news(119) and

FTP(21) only

Fully access (block nothing)

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4.9 Misc. Items

1.

IP Address of DMZ Host

: DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) The host is one without the protection of firewall. It allows a computer to be exposed to unrestricted two-way communication. Note that this feature should be used only when needed.

2.

Remote Administrator Host

: In general, only Intranet users can browse the built-in web pages to perform the administration tasks. This feature enables you to perform the administration task from a remote host. If this feature is enabled, only the specified IP address can perform remote administration. If the specified IP address is

0.0.0.0, any host can connect to this product to perform the administration task. When this feature is enabled, the web port will be shifted to 88.

3.

Discard PING from WAN side:

When this feature is enabled, no host on the WAN can ping this product.

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4.10 Wireless Setting

Wireless settings allow you to set the wireless configuration items.

1.

Network ID(SSID)

: Network ID is used to identify the WLAN. Client stations can roam freely on this product and other Access Points that have the same Network ID.

(The factory setting is “

default

”)

2. Channel

: The radio channel number. The permissible number of channels depends on the Regulatory Domain. (The factory setting is

Channel 7

)

3.

Security

: Select the data privacy algorithm you want. Enabling the security will protect your data while it is transferred from one station to another. The standardized

IEEE 802.11 WEP (based on a 40 bit shared key) is used here. When you enable the

1. security, please input 10 hex-decimal digits (40 bits) in the text edit.

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Chapter 5 Print Server

This product provides the function of the network print server for MS Windows

95/98/NT/2000 and Unix-based platforms.

You must configure each station individually to connect to your

server printer

.

5.1 Configuring on Windows 95/98 Platforms

After you complete the software installation procedure described in Chapter 3, your computer possesses the network printing facility provided by this product. For convenience, we call the printer connected to the printer port of this product as s

erver printer

. On a Windows 95/98 platform, open the

Printers

window in the

My Computer

menu:

Yon can now configure the print server of this product:

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1. Find out the corresponding icon of your s

erver printer

, for example, the

HP LaserJet

6L

. Click the mouse’s right button on that icon, and then select the

Properties

item: the item:

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3. Choose the “PRTmate: (All-in-1)” from the list attached at the

Print To

item. Be sure that the

Printer Driver

item is configured to the correct driver of your

server printer

.

4. Click on the button of

Port Settings

:

Type in the IP address of this product and then click the

OK

button.

5. Make sure that all the settings mentioned above are correct, and then click the

OK

button.

5.2 Configuring on Windows NT Platforms

The configuration procedure for a Windows NT platform is similar to that of Windows

95/98 except the screen of printer

Properties

:

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Compared to the procedure in the previous section, the selection of

Details

is equivalent to the selection of

Ports

, and

Port Settings

is equivalent to

Configure Port

.

5.3 Configuring on Windows 2000 Platforms

The configuration procedure for a Windows 2000 platform is similar to that of Windows

95/98, except for the screen of printer

Properties

:

Compared to the procedure in the previous section, the selection of

Details

is equivalent to the selection of

Ports

, and

Port Settings

is equivalent to

Configure Port

.

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5.4 Configuring on Unix-based Platforms

Please follow the traditional configuration procedure on Unix platforms to set up the print server of this product. The printer name is “lp.”

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Appendix A: TCP/IP Configuration for Windows 95/98

This section advises on how to install TCP/IP protocol into your personal computer. It assumes you have successfully installed one network card on your personal computer. If not, please refer to your network card manual. Also, Section A.2 tells you how to set

TCP/IP values for working with this IP Sharer correctly.

A.1 Install TCP/IP Protocol into Your PC

1. Click button and choose

Settings

, then click

Control Panel

. click icon and select

Configuration

tab in the Network window.

3. Click button to add network component into your PC. click to add TCP/IP protocol.

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the item in the

manufacturers

list. Choose

TCP/IP

in the

Network

Protocols

. Click

OK

button to return to Network window.

6. The TCP/IP protocol will be listed in the Network window. Click

OK

to complete the install procedure and restart your PC to enable the TCP/IP protocol.

A.2 Set TCP/IP Protocol for Working with IP Sharer

1. Click button and choose

Settings

, then click

Control Panel

.

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click icon. Select the TCP/IP line that has been associated to your network card in the

Configuration

tab of the Network window.

3. Click button to set the TCP/IP protocol for this IP Sharer.

4. You now have two setting methods:

A. Get IP via DHCP server

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a. Select in the

IP Address

tab.

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b. Do not input any value in the

Gateway

tab.

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c. Choose in the

DNS Configuration

tab.

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B. Configure IP manually a. Select in the

IP Address

tab. The default IP address of this product is 192.168.123.254. Therefore, please use

192.168.123.xxx (xxx is between 1 and 253) for

IP Address

field and

255.255.255.0 for

Subnet Mask

field.

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the tab, add the IP address of this product (default IP is

192.168.123.254); in the

New gateway

field and click

Add

button.

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the tab, add the DNS values which are provided by the ISP into

DNS Server Search Order

field and click

Add

button.

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