Preparing Your Network
NETGEAR, Inc.
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Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
September 2005
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Contents
Preparing Your Network
Chapter 1
About This Manual
Audience, Scope, Conventions, and Formats ................................................................1-1
How to Use this Manual ..................................................................................................1-2
How to Print this Manual .................................................................................................1-2
Chapter 2
Preparing Your Network
What You Need To Use a Router with a Broadband Modem ..........................................2-1
Cabling and Computer Hardware .............................................................................2-1
Computer Network Configuration Requirements .....................................................2-2
Internet Configuration Requirements .......................................................................2-2
Where Do I Get the Internet Configuration Parameters? .........................................2-2
Record Your Internet Connection Information ..........................................................2-3
Preparing Your Computers for TCP/IP Networking ........................................................2-4
Configuring Windows 2000 or Windows XP for IP Networking ......................................2-5
Installing or Verifying Windows Networking Components ........................................2-5
Configuring DHCP of TCP/IP in Windows XP, or Windows 2000 ............................2-6
DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows XP ......................................................2-6
DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows 2000 ...................................................2-8
Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Windows XP and Windows 2000 .........................2-10
Configuring Windows 95, 98, and Me for TCP/IP Networking ......................................2-10
Installing or Verifying Windows Networking Components ...................................... 2-11
Enabling DHCP to Automatically Configure TCP/IP Settings in
Windows 95B, 98, and Me .....................................................................................2-13
Selecting the Windows’ Internet Access Method ...................................................2-14
Verifying TCP/IP Properties ...................................................................................2-15
Configuring the Macintosh for TCP/IP Networking .......................................................2-15
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MacOS X ................................................................................................................2-15
MacOS 8.6 or 9.x ...................................................................................................2-16
Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Macintosh Computers ..........................................2-16
Verifying the Readiness of Your Internet Account ........................................................2-17
Are Login Protocols Used? ....................................................................................2-18
What Is Your Configuration Information? ...............................................................2-18
Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Windows Computers ........................2-19
Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Macintosh Computers ......................2-20
Restarting the Network .................................................................................................2-20
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Chapter 1
About This Manual
This chapter describes the intended audience, scope, conventions, and formats of this manual.
Audience, Scope, Conventions, and Formats
This manual assumes that the reader has basic to intermediate computer and Internet skills.
However, basic computer network, Internet, and firewall technologies tutorial information is
provided on the NETGEAR Web site.
This manual uses the following typographical conventions:
Table 1-1. Typographical Conventions
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Emphasis, books, CDs, URL names
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Screen text, file and server names, extensions, commands, IP addresses
This manual uses the following formats to highlight special messages:
Note: This format is used to highlight information of importance or special interest.
Tip: This format is used to highlight a procedure that will save time or resources.
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How to Use this Manual
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Chapter 2
Preparing Your Network
This document describes how to prepare your network to connect to the Internet through a router
and how to verify the readiness of your broadband Internet service from an Internet service
provider (ISP).
Note: If your computer was configured during the installation of a broadband modem, or
by using instructions provided by your ISP, you may need to copy the ISP
configuration information for use in the configuration of your router. Write down
this information before reconfiguring your computers. Refer to “Obtaining ISP
Configuration Information for Windows Computers” on page 2-19 or “Obtaining
ISP Configuration Information for Macintosh Computers” on page 2-20 for further
information.
What You Need To Use a Router with a Broadband Modem
You need to prepare these three things before you begin:
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Cabling and computer hardware
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Computer network configuration
•
Internet configuration
These requirements are described below.
Cabling and Computer Hardware
To use the router on your network, each computer must have an 802.11g or 802.11b wireless
adapter or an installed Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) and an Ethernet cable. If the
computer will connect to your network using an Ethernet NIC at 100 Mbps, you must use a
Category 5 (Cat 5) cable such as the one provided with your router. The cable or DSL broadband
modem must provide a standard 10-Mbps (10BASE-T) or 100-Mbps (100BASE-Tx) Ethernet
interface.
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Computer Network Configuration Requirements
The router includes a built-in Web Configuration Manager. To access the configuration menus on
the router, your must use a Java-enabled Web browser program that supports HTTP uploads such
as Microsoft® Internet Explorer or Netscape® Navigator. Use Internet Explorer or Netscape
Navigator 4.0 or above.
For the initial setup of your router, you will need to connect a computer to the router. This
computer has to be set to automatically get its TCP/IP configuration from the router via DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
For help with DHCP configuration, please use the Windows TCP/IP Configuration Tutorials on
the NETGEAR Resource CD that was shipped with your product.
Internet Configuration Requirements
Depending on how your Internet service set up your account, you may need one or more of these
configuration parameters to connect your router to the Internet:
• Host and Domain Names
• ISP Login Name and Password
• ISP Domain Name Server (DNS) Addresses
• Fixed IP Address, which is also known as the Static IP Address
Where Do I Get the Internet Configuration Parameters?
There are several ways you can gather the required Internet connection information:
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Your Internet service provides all the information needed to connect to the Internet. If you
cannot locate this information, you can ask your Internet service provider to provide it, or you
can try one of the options below.
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If you have a computer already connected to the Internet, you can gather the configuration
information from that computer.
— For Windows® 2000/XP, open the Local Area Network Connection, select the TCP/IP
entry for the Ethernet adapter, and click Properties. Record all the settings for each tab
page.
— For Windows 95/98/ME, open the Network control panel, select the TCP/IP entry for the
Ethernet adapter, and click Properties. Record all the settings for each tab page.
— For Macintosh® computers, record the settings in the TCP/IP or Network control panel.
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You may also refer to the NETGEAR Resource CD that was shipped with your product or the
NETGEAR Router ISP Guide, which provides Internet connection information for many ISPs.
Once you locate your Internet configuration parameters, you may want to record them on the page
below.
Record Your Internet Connection Information
Print this page. Fill in the configuration parameters from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ISP Login Name: The login name and password are case sensitive and must be entered exactly as
given by your ISP. Some ISPs use your full e-mail address as the login name. The Service Name is
not required by all ISPs. If you connect using a login name and password, enter the following:
Login Name: ______________________________
Password: ____________________________
Service Name: _____________________________
Fixed or Static IP Address: If you have a static IP address, record the following information. For
example, 169.254.141.148 could be a valid IP address.
Fixed or Static Internet IP Address: ______ ______ ______ ______
Gateway IP Address: ______ ______ ______ ______
Subnet Mask: ______ ______ ______ ______
ISP DNS Server Addresses: If you were given DNS server addresses, fill in the following:
Primary DNS Server IP Address: ______ ______ ______ ______
Secondary DNS Server IP Address: ______ ______ ______ ______
Host and Domain Names: Some ISPs use a specific host or domain name like CCA7324-A or
home. If you have not been given host or domain names, you can use the following examples as a
guide:
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If your main e-mail account with your ISP is aaa@xxx.yyy.com, then use aaa as your host
name. Your ISP might call this your account, user, host, or system name.
•
If your ISP’s mail server is mail.xxx.yyy.com, then use xxx.yyy.com as the domain name.
ISP Host Name: _________________________ ISP Domain Name: _______________________
For Wireless Access: See the configuration worksheet in the Resource Manual for your
NETGEAR wireless equipment.
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Preparing Your Computers for TCP/IP Networking
Computers access the Internet using a protocol called TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/
Internet Protocol). Each computer on your network must have TCP/IP installed and selected as its
networking protocol. If a Network Interface Card (NIC) is already installed in your computer, then
TCP/IP is probably already installed as well.
Most operating systems include the software components you need for networking with TCP/IP:
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Windows 95 or later includes the software components for establishing a TCP/IP network.
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Windows 3.1 does not include a TCP/IP component. You need to purchase a third-party TCP/
IP application package such as NetManage Chameleon.
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Macintosh Operating System 7 or later includes the software components for establishing a
TCP/IP network.
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All versions of UNIX or Linux® include TCP/IP components. Follow the instructions
provided with your operating system or networking software to install TCP/IP on your
computer.
In your IP network, each computer and the router must be assigned unique IP addresses. Each
computer must also have certain other IP configuration information such as a subnet mask
(netmask), a domain name server (DNS) address, and a default gateway address. In most cases,
you should install TCP/IP so that the computer obtains its specific network configuration
information automatically from a DHCP server during bootup.
The router is shipped preconfigured as a DHCP server. The router assigns the following TCP/IP
configuration information automatically when the computers are rebooted.
TCP/IP Configuration
Current NETGEAR Standard Previous NETGEAR Standard
Computer or workstation
IP Address
192.168.1.2 through
192.168.1.254
192.168.0.2 through
192.168.0.254
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Gateway address for router
192.168.1.1 default address
192.168.0.1 default address
These addresses are part of the IETF-designated private address range for use in private networks.
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Configuring Windows 2000 or Windows XP for IP Networking
As part of the computer preparation process, you may need to install and configure TCP/IP on
each networked computer. Before starting, locate your Windows CD; you may need to insert it
during the TCP/IP installation process.
Installing or Verifying Windows Networking Components
To install or verify the necessary components for IP networking:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network Connections icon.
3. If an Ethernet adapter is present in your computer, you should see an entry for Local Area
Connection. Double-click that entry.
4. Select Properties.
5. Verify that Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) are present. If not,
select Install and add them.
6. Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, click Properties, and verify that “Obtain an IP address
automatically” is selected.
7. Click OK and close all Network and Dialup Connections windows.
8. Then, restart your computer.
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Configuring DHCP of TCP/IP in Windows XP, or Windows 2000
There are many similarities in the procedures for different Windows systems when using DHCP to
configure TCP/IP. The following steps walk you through the configuration process for each of
these versions of Windows.
DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows XP
1. Open the Network Connection Window.
a. Select Control Panel from the Windows
XP Start Menu.
b. Select the Network Connections icon
on the Control Panel.
The Network Connection window
displays as shown here. The
Connections List is located to the right
of that window.
Figure 2-1
2. Go to the Network Connection Status window.
Note: Administrator logon access rights are
needed to use this window.
Double-click the Connection you will use.
The Local Area Network Connection Status
window opens, as shown here. This box displays
the connection status, duration, speed, and
activity statistics.
Figure 2-2
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3. Go to Properties.
a. Click the Properties button to view details
about the connection.
The TCP/IP details are shown on the
Support tab page.
b. Select “Internet Protocol”, and click
Properties to view the configuration
information.
Figure 2-3
4. Set DHCP for TCP/IP.
a. Verify that the following two radio buttons
are selected:
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Obtain an IP address automatically
•
Obtain DNS server address
automatically
b. Click the OK button.
This completes the DHCP configuration of
TCP/IP in Windows XP for this computer.
c. Repeat these steps for each computer with
this version of Windows on your network.
Figure 2-4
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DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows 2000
After you have installed the network card, TCP/IP for Windows 2000 is configured. TCP/IP
should be added by default and set to DHCP without your having to configure it. However, if there
are problems, follow these steps to configure TCP/IP with DHCP for Windows 2000.
1. Check the Local Area Connection
Properties Settings.
a. Click the My Network Places icon on
the Windows desktop. The Network
and Dial-up Connections window
opens.
b. Right click on “Local Area
Connection” and select Properties.
The Local Area Connection Properties
dialog box appears, as shown to the
right.
c. Verify that you have the correct
Ethernet card selected in the “Connect
using:” box.
d. Verify that at least the following two
items are displayed and selected in the
“Components checked are used by this
connection:” box:
•
Client for Microsoft Networks
•
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Figure 2-5
e. Click OK.
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2. Check the Internet Protocol Properties.
a. With “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”
selected, click Properties to open the
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box.
b. Verify that the following items are
selected:
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Obtain an IP address automatically
•
Obtain DNS server address
automatically
c. Click OK to return to Local Area
Connection Properties.
Figure 2-6
3. Complete the configuration.
a. Click OK again to complete the
configuration process for Windows 2000.
b. Restart the computer.
c. Repeat these steps for each computer with
this version of Windows on your network.
Figure 2-7
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Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Windows XP and Windows 2000
To check your computer’s TCP/IP configuration:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Run.
The Run window opens.
2. Type cmd and then click OK.
A command window opens.
3. Type ipconfig /all
Your IP Configuration information is listed, and should match the values below if you are
using the default TCP/IP settings that NETGEAR recommends for connecting through a
router or gateway.
TCP/IP Configuration
Current NETGEAR Standard Previous NETGEAR Standard
Computer or workstation
IP Address
192.168.1.2 through
192.168.1.254
192.168.0.2 through
192.168.0.254
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Gateway address for router
192.168.1.1 default address
192.168.0.1 default address
4. Type exit
Configuring Windows 95, 98, and Me for TCP/IP Networking
As part of the computer preparation process, you need to manually install and configure TCP/IP on
each networked computer. Before starting, locate your Windows CD; you may need to insert it
during the TCP/IP installation process.
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Installing or Verifying Windows Networking Components
To install or verify the necessary components for
IP networking:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start
button, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
The Network window opens and displays a list
of installed components.
3. Make sure that the following components are
installed:
• Client for Microsoft Networks
• Ethernet Adapter
• TCP/IP
4. The Primary Network Logon should be set to
Client for Microsoft Networks.
5. If any of these items needs to be installed,
follow the steps below.
Figure 2-8
Note: It is not necessary to remove any other network components shown in the
Network window in order to install the adapter, TCP/IP, or the Client for
Microsoft Networks.
Installing a New Adapter
If you need to install a new adapter, follow these steps:
a. Click the Add button.
b. Select Adapter, and then click Add.
c. Select the manufacturer and model of your Ethernet adapter, and then click OK.
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Installing TCP/IP
If you need TCP/IP:
a. Click the Add button.
b. Select Protocol, and then click Add.
c. Select Microsoft.
d. Select TCP/IP, and then click OK.
Installing the Client for Microsoft Networks
If you need the Client for Microsoft Networks:
a. Click the Add button.
b. Select Client, and then click Add.
c. Select Microsoft.
d. Select Client for Microsoft Networks, and then click OK.
6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
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Enabling DHCP to Automatically Configure TCP/IP Settings in
Windows 95B, 98, and Me
After the TCP/IP protocol components are installed, each computer must be assigned specific
information about itself and resources that are available on its network. The simplest way to
configure this information is to allow the computer to obtain the information from a DHCP server
in the network.
There are many similarities in the procedures for different Windows systems when using DHCP to
configure TCP/IP. The following steps walk you through the configuration process for each of
these versions of Windows.
1. Open the Network Panel
•
If the Network Neighborhood icon is
on the Windows desktop, position your
mouse pointer over it and right-click
your mouse button.
•
If the icon is not on the desktop:
— On the Windows taskbar, click the
Start button, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel.
— Locate the Network Neighborhood
icon and click on it.
The Network panel opens as shown to the
right.
2. Verify the Configuration Settings
a. On the Configuration tab, make sure
that the following components are
installed:
• Client for Microsoft Networks
• Ethernet Adapter
• TCP/IP
Figure 2-9
b. The Primary Network Logon should be set to Windows Logon.
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3. Verify the Properties IP Address Setting
a. Click the Properties button.
The TCP/IP Properties window displays
as shown to the right. By default, the IP
Address tab is open.
b. Verify that “Obtain an IP address
automatically” is selected.
If it is not selected, click the radio button
to the left of it to select it. This setting is
required to enable the DHCP server to
automatically assign an IP address.
c. Click OK to continue.
d. Restart the computer.
e. Repeat these steps for each computer
with this version of Windows on your
network.
Figure 2-10
Selecting the Windows’ Internet Access Method
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Internet Options icon.
3. Select “I want to set up my Internet connection manually” or “I want to connect through a
Local Area Network” and click Next.
4. Clear all the check boxes in the LAN Internet Configuration screen and click Next.
5. Proceed to the end of the Wizard.
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Verifying TCP/IP Properties
After your computer is configured and has rebooted, you can check the TCP/IP configuration
using the utility winipcfg.exe:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Run.
2. Type winipcfg, and then click OK.
The IP Configuration window opens and lists (among other things), your IP address, subnet
mask, and default gateway.
3. From the drop-down box, select your Ethernet adapter.
The window is updated to show your settings. They should match the values below if you are
using the default TCP/IP settings that NETGEAR recommends for connecting through a
router or gateway:
TCP/IP Configuration
Current NETGEAR Standard Previous NETGEAR Standard
Computer or workstation
IP Address
192.168.1.2 through
192.168.1.254
192.168.0.2 through
192.168.0.254
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Gateway address for router
192.168.1.1 default address
192.168.0.1 default address
Configuring the Macintosh for TCP/IP Networking
Beginning with Macintosh Operating System 7, TCP/IP is already installed on the Macintosh. On
each networked Macintosh, you need to configure TCP/IP to use DHCP.
MacOS X
1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then Network.
2. If not already selected, select “Built-in Ethernet” in the Configure list.
3. If not already selected, select “Using DHCP” in the TCP/IP tab.
4. Click Save.
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MacOS 8.6 or 9.x
1. From the Apple menu, select Control
Panels, then TCP/IP.
The TCP/IP Control Panel opens.
2. From the Connect via box, select your
Macintosh’s Ethernet interface.
3. From the Configure box, select
“Using DHCP Server”.
4. You can leave the DHCP Client ID box
empty.
5. Close the TCP/IP Control Panel.
6. Repeat this for each Macintosh on your
network.
Figure 2-11
Verifying TCP/IP Properties for Macintosh Computers
To check the TCP/IP configuration after
you configured and rebooted your
Macintosh, return to the TCP/IP Control
Panel. From the Apple menu, select
Control Panels, then TCP/IP.
The panel is updated to show your settings.
They should match the values in the chart
below if you are using the default TCP/IP
settings that NETGEAR recommends.
Figure 2-12
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If you do not see these values, you may need to restart your Macintosh or you may need to switch
the Configure setting to a different option, then switch back again to Using DHCP Server.
TCP/IP Configuration
Current NETGEAR Standard Previous NETGEAR Standard
Computer or workstation
IP Address
192.168.1.2 through
192.168.1.254
192.168.0.2 through
192.168.0.254
Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Gateway address for router
192.168.1.1 default address
192.168.0.1 default address
Verifying the Readiness of Your Internet Account
For broadband access to the Internet, you need to contract with an Internet service provider (ISP)
for a single-user Internet access account using a cable modem or DSL modem. This modem must
be a separate physical box (not a card) and must provide an Ethernet port intended for connection
to a Network Interface Card (NIC) in a computer. Your router does not support a USB-connected
broadband modem.
For a single-user Internet account, your ISP supplies TCP/IP configuration information for one
computer. With a typical account, much of the configuration information is dynamically assigned
when your computer is first booted up while connected to the ISP, and you will not need to know
that dynamic information.
In order to share the Internet connection among several computers, your router takes the place of
the single computer, and you need to configure it with the TCP/IP information that the single
computer would normally use. When the router’s Internet port is connected to the broadband
modem, the router appears to be a single computer to the ISP. The router then allows the computers
on the local network to masquerade as the single computer to access the Internet through the
broadband modem. The method used by the router to accomplish this is called Network Address
Translation (NAT) or IP masquerading.
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Are Login Protocols Used?
Some ISPs require a special login protocol, in which you must enter a login name and password in
order to access the Internet. If you normally log in to your Internet account by running a program
such as WinPOET or EnterNet, then your account uses Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
(PPPoE).
When you configure your router, you need to enter your login name and password in the router’s
configuration menus. After your network and router are configured, the router will perform the
login task when needed, and you will no longer need to run the login program from your computer.
It is not necessary to uninstall the login program.
What Is Your Configuration Information?
More and more, ISPs are dynamically assigning configuration information. However, if your ISP
does not dynamically assign configuration information but instead used fixed configurations, your
ISP should have given you the following basic information for your account:
•
An IP address and subnet mask
•
A gateway IP address, which is the address of the ISP’s router
•
One or more domain name server (DNS) IP addresses
•
Host name and domain suffix
For example, your account’s full server names may look like this:
mail.xxx.yyy.com
In this example, the domain suffix is xxx.yyy.com.
If any of these items are dynamically supplied by the ISP, your router automatically acquires them.
If an ISP technician configured your computer during the installation of the broadband modem, or
if you configured it using instructions provided by your ISP, you need to copy the configuration
information from your computer’s Network TCP/IP Properties window or Macintosh TCP/IP
Control Panel before reconfiguring your computer for use with the router. These procedures are
described next.
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Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Windows Computers
You may need configuration information from your computer in order to configure the router. You
only need to collect this information if you have a static IP address (your ISP does not dynamically
supply the account information).
To get the information you need to configure the router for Internet access follow the steps below.
The selections vary somewhat according to which version of Windows you are running.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
The Network window opens and displays a list of installed components.
3. Select TCP/IP, and then click Properties.
The TCP/IP Properties dialog box opens.
4. Select the IP Address tab.
If an IP address and subnet mask are shown, write down the information. If an address is
present, your account uses a fixed (static) IP address. If no address is present, your account
uses a dynamically-assigned IP address. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
5. Select the Gateway tab.
If an IP address appears under Installed Gateways, write down the address. This is the ISP’s
gateway address. Select the address and then click Remove to remove the gateway address.
6. Select the DNS Configuration tab.
If any DNS server addresses are shown, write down the addresses. If any information appears
in the Host or Domain information box, write it down. Click Disable DNS.
7. Click OK to save your changes and close the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
You are returned to the Network window.
8. Click OK.
9. Reboot your computer at the prompt. You may also be prompted to insert your Windows CD.
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Obtaining ISP Configuration Information for Macintosh
Computers
You may need configuration information from your computer in order to configure the router. You
only need to collect this information if you have a static IP address (your ISP does not dynamically
supply the account information).
To get the information you need to configure the router for Internet access:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then TCP/IP.
The TCP/IP Control Panel opens, and displays a list of configuration settings. If the
“Configure” setting is Using DHCP Server, your account uses a dynamically-assigned IP
address. In this case, close the Control Panel and skip the rest of this section.
2. If an IP address and subnet mask are shown, write down the information.
3. If an IP address appears under Router address, write down the address. This is the ISP’s
gateway address.
4. If any Name Server addresses are shown, write down the addresses. These are your ISP’s DNS
addresses.
5. If any information appears in the Search domains information box, write it down.
6. Change the Configure setting to “Using DHCP Server.”
7. Close the TCP/IP Control Panel.
Restarting the Network
Once you have set up your computers to work with the router, you must reset the network for the
devices to be able to communicate correctly. Restart any computer that is connected to the router.
After you configure all of your computers for TCP/IP networking, restart them, and connect them
to the local network of your router. Then you are ready to access and configure the router.
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