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RF30 User’s Manual
(Updated December 14, 2005)
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Safety Warnings
Your RF30 is built for reliability and long service life. For your safety, be
sure to read and follow the following safety warnings.
Read this installation guide thoroughly before attempting to set up your RF30.
Your RF30 is a complex electronic device. DO NOT open or attempt to repair it
yourself. Opening or removing the covers can expose you to high voltage and other
risks. In the case of malfunction, turn off the power immediately and have it repaired
at a qualified service center. Contact your vendor for details.
Connect the power cord to the correct supply voltage.
Carefully place connecting cables to avoid people from stepping or tripping on them.
DO NOT allow anything to rest on the power cord and DO NOT place the power cord
in an area where it can be stepped on.
DO NOT use the RF30 in environments with high humidity or high temperatures.
DO NOT use the same power source for the RF30 as other equipment.
DO NOT use your RF30 and any accessories outdoors.
If you wall mount your RF30, make sure that no electrical, water or gas pipes will be
damaged during installation.
DO NOT install or use your RF30 during a thunderstorm.
DO NOT expose your RF30 to dampness, dust, or corrosive liquids.
DO NOT use your RF30 near water.
Be sure to connect the cables to the correct ports.
DO NOT obstruct the ventilation slots on your RF30 or expose it to direct sunlight or
other heat sources. Excessive temperatures may damage your device.
DO NOT store anything on top of your RF30.
Only connect suitable accessories to your RF30.
Keep packaging out of the reach of children.
If disposing of the device, please follow your local regulations for the safe disposal of
electronic products to protect the environment.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION.............................................................................10
1.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................10
1.2 PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS ...................................................................................10
1.2.1 INCREASED BANDWIDTH, SCALABILITY AND RESILIENCE .........................10
1.2.2 VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK SUPPORT ......................................................10
1.2.3 ADVANCED FIREWALL SECURITY ............................................................... 11
1.2.4 INTELLIGENT BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT ................................................ 11
1.3 PACKAGE CONTENTS .......................................................................................12
1.3.1 FRONT PANEL ............................................................................................12
1.3.2 REAR PANEL ..............................................................................................12
1.3.3 RACK MOUNTING ......................................................................................13
1.3.4 CABLING ...................................................................................................14
CHAPTER 2: ROUTER APPLICATIONS.............................................................15
2.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................15
2.2 BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT WITH QOS .........................................................15
2.2.1 QOS TECHNOLOGY....................................................................................15
2.2.2 QOS POLICIES FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS...........................................16
2.2.3 GUARANTEED / MAXIMUM BANDWIDTH ...................................................18
2.2.4 POLICY BASED TRAFFIC SHAPING .............................................................19
2.2.5 PRIORITY BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION .........................................................20
2.2.6 MANAGEMENT BY IP OR MAC ADDRESS ...................................................20
2.2.7 DIFFSERV (DSCP MARKING) .....................................................................21
2.3 OUTBOUND TRAFFIC........................................................................................22
2.3.1 OUTBOUND FAIL OVER ..............................................................................22
2.3.2 OUTBOUND LOAD BALANCING ..................................................................23
2.4 INBOUND TRAFFIC ...........................................................................................24
2.4.1 INBOUND FAIL OVER .................................................................................24
2.4.2 INBOUND LOAD BALANCING .....................................................................25
2.5 DNS INBOUND..................................................................................................26
2.5.1 DNS INBOUND FAIL OVER ........................................................................27
2.5.2 DNS INBOUND LOAD BALANCING ............................................................28
2.6 VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKING ....................................................................30
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2.6.1 GENERAL VPN SETUP ...............................................................................30
2.6.2 VPN PLANNING - FAIL OVER ....................................................................32
2.6.3 CONCENTRATOR ........................................................................................33
3.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................34
3.2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN ........................................................................................34
3.3 CONNECTING YOUR ROUTER ..........................................................................35
3.4 CONFIGURING PCS FOR TCP/IP NETWORKING .............................................36
3.4.1 OVERVIEW .................................................................................................37
3.4.2 WINDOWS XP............................................................................................38
3.4.2.1 Configuring.......................................................................................38
3.4.2.2 Verifying Settings .............................................................................41
3.4.3 WINDOWS 2000 .........................................................................................45
3.4.3.1 Configuring.......................................................................................45
3.4.3.2 Verifying Settings .............................................................................49
3.4.4 WINDOWS 98 / ME ....................................................................................50
3.4.4.1 Installing Components ......................................................................50
3.4.4.2 Configuring.......................................................................................55
3.4.4.3 Verifying Settings .............................................................................59
3.5 FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS .........................................................................61
3.5.1 USER NAME AND PASSWORD ......................................................................61
3.5.2 LAN AND WAN PORT ADDRESSES ............................................................62
3.6 INFORMATION FROM YOUR ISP......................................................................63
3.6.1 PROTOCOLS ...............................................................................................63
3.6.2 CONFIGURATION INFORMATION .................................................................64
3.6.2.1 Windows ...........................................................................................64
3.7 WEB CONFIGURATION INTERFACE .................................................................68
CHAPTER 4: ROUTER CONFIGURATION ........................................................69
4.1 OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................69
4.2 STATUS .............................................................................................................70
4.2.1 ARP TABLE ...............................................................................................71
4.2.2 ROUTING TABLE .........................................................................................72
4.2.3 DHCP TABLE .............................................................................................72
4.2.4 IPSEC STATUS .............................................................................................73
4.2.5 PPTP STATUS ............................................................................................73
4.2.6 TRAFFIC STATISTICS ..................................................................................74
4.2.7 SYSTEM LOG .............................................................................................74
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4.2.8 IPSEC LOG ................................................................................................75
4.3 QUICK START ...................................................................................................76
4.3.1 DCHP ........................................................................................................76
4.3.2 STATIC IP...................................................................................................77
4.3.3 PPPOE.......................................................................................................78
4.3.4 PPTP .........................................................................................................79
4.3.5 BIG POND ..................................................................................................80
4.4 CONFIGURATION ..............................................................................................81
4.4.1 LAN..........................................................................................................82
4.4.1.1 Ethernet.............................................................................................82
4.4.1.2 DHCP Server ....................................................................................83
4.4.2 WAN .........................................................................................................85
4.4.2.1 ISP Settings.......................................................................................85
4.4.2.1.1 DHCP ........................................................................................87
4.4.2.1.2 Static IP .....................................................................................88
4.4.2.1.3 PPPoE........................................................................................89
4.4.2.1.4 PPTP Settings............................................................................90
4.4.2.1.5 Big Pond Settings......................................................................91
4.4.2.2 Bandwidth Settings ...........................................................................92
4.4.3 DUAL WAN ...............................................................................................93
4.4.3.1 General Settings................................................................................93
4.4.3.2 Outbound Load Balance ...................................................................94
4.4.3.3 Inbound Load Balance ......................................................................96
4.4.3.4 Protocol Binding ...............................................................................99
4.4.4 SYSTEM ...................................................................................................101
4.4.4.1
4.4.4.2
4.4.4.3
4.4.4.4
Time Zone .......................................................................................101
Remote Access................................................................................102
Firmware Upgrade ..........................................................................103
Backup / Restore.............................................................................104
Restart Router................................................................................105
4.4.4.6 Password ..........................................................................................106
4.4.4.7 System Log Server..........................................................................107
4.4.4.8 Email Alert......................................................................................108
4.4.5 FIREWALL ................................................................................................109
4.4.5.1 Packet Filter .................................................................................... 110
4.4.5.2 URL Filter....................................................................................... 111
4.4.5.3 LAN MAC Filter ............................................................................. 113
4.4.5.4 Block WAN Request....................................................................... 114
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4.4.5.5 Intrusion Detection .......................................................................... 114
4.4.6 VPN ......................................................................................................... 115
4.4.6.1 IPSec ................................................................................................ 115
4.4.6.1.1 IPSec Wizard............................................................................ 115
4.4.6.1.2 IPSec Policy ............................................................................. 119
4.4.6.2 PPTP ................................................................................................124
4.4.7 QOS.........................................................................................................126
4.4.8 VIRTUAL SERVER .....................................................................................129
4.4.8.1 DMZ ...............................................................................................130
4.4.8.2 Port Forwarding Table ....................................................................131
4.4.8.2.1 Port Range Mapping ...............................................................132
4.4.8.2.2 Port Redirection ......................................................................133
4.4.9 ADVANCED ..............................................................................................134
4.4.9.1 Static Route.....................................................................................134
4.4.9.2 Dynamic DNS.................................................................................135
4.4.9.3 Device Management .......................................................................137
4.5 SAVE CONFIGURATION TO FLASH .................................................................138
4.6 LOGOUT .........................................................................................................138
CHAPTER 5: TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................139
5.1 BASIC FUNCTIONALITY .................................................................................139
5.1.1 ROUTER WON’T TURN ON .......................................................................139
5.1.2 LEDS NEVER TURN OFF..........................................................................139
5.1.3 LAN OR INTERNET PORT NOT ON ...........................................................140
5.1.4 FORGOT MY PASSWORD ..........................................................................140
5.2 LAN INTERFACE ............................................................................................141
5.2.1 CAN’T ACCESS RF30 FROM THE LAN.....................................................141
5.2.2 CAN’T PING ANY PC ON THE LAN..........................................................141
5.2.3 CAN’T ACCESS WEB CONFIGURATION INTERFACE ...................................141
5.2.3.1 Pop-up Windows.............................................................................143
5.2.3.2 Javascripts.......................................................................................144
5.2.3.3 Java Permissions .............................................................................145
5.3 WAN INTERFACE ...........................................................................................146
5.3.1 CAN’T GET WAN IP ADDRESS FROM THE ISP.........................................146
5.4 ISP CONNECTION ..........................................................................................147
5.5 PROBLEMS WITH DATE AND TIME .................................................................149
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APPENDIX A: PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................150
APPENDIX B: CUSTOMER SUPPORT ..............................................................152
APPENDIX C: FCC INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ......................................153
APPENDIX D: NETWORK, ROUTING, AND FIREWALL BASICS...............154
D.1 NETWORK BASICS .........................................................................................154
D.1.1 IP ADDRESSES ........................................................................................154
D.1.1.1 Net mask ........................................................................................154
D.1.1.2 Subnet Addressing .........................................................................155
D.1.1.3 PRIVATE IP ADDRESSES .......................................................................155
D.1.2 NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT).............................................157
D.1.3 DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL (DHCP) ...........................157
D.2 ROUTER BASICS ............................................................................................158
D.2.1 WHAT IS A ROUTER? ...............................................................................158
D.2.2 WHY USE A ROUTER?..............................................................................158
D.2.3 ROUTING INFORMATION PROTOCOL (RIP) ..............................................158
D.3 FIREWALL BASICS .........................................................................................159
D.3.1 WHAT IS A FIREWALL? ............................................................................159
D.3.1.1 Stateful Packet Inspection..............................................................159
D.3.1.2 Denial of Service (DoS) Attack .....................................................159
D.3.2 WHY USE A FIREWALL? ..........................................................................160
APPENDIX E: VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKING.......................................161
E.1 WHAT IS A VPN? ...........................................................................................161
E.1.1 VPN APPLICATIONS ................................................................................161
E.2 WHAT IS IPSEC? ...........................................................................................162
E.2.1 IPSEC SECURITY COMPONENTS ..............................................................162
E.2.1.1 Authentication Header (AH) ..........................................................162
E.2.1.2 Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) ..........................................163
E.2.1.3 Security Associations (SA).............................................................164
E.2.2 IPSEC MODES .........................................................................................165
E.2.3 TUNNEL MODE AH .................................................................................166
E.2.4 TUNNEL MODE ESP ................................................................................166
E.2.5 INTERNET KEY EXCHANGE (IKE) ...........................................................167
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APPENDIX F: IPSEC LOGS AND EVENTS.......................................................169
F.1 IPSEC LOG EVENT CATEGORIES ..................................................................169
F.2 IPSEC LOG EVENT TABLE .............................................................................169
APPENDIX G: BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT WITH QOS ..........................171
G.1 OVERVIEW .....................................................................................................171
G.2 WHAT IS QUALITY OF SERVICE?...................................................................171
G.3 HOW DOES QOS WORK?............................................................................172
G.4 Who Needs QoS? .................................................................................172
G.4.1 HOME USERS...........................................................................................172
G.4.2 OFFICE USERS .........................................................................................173
APPENDIX H: ROUTER SETUP EXAMPLES ..................................................174
H.1 OUTBOUND FAIL OVER .................................................................................174
H.2 OUTBOUND LOAD BALANCING.....................................................................176
H.3 INBOUND FAIL OVER ....................................................................................179
H.4 DNS INBOUND FAIL OVER ...........................................................................181
H.5 DNS INBOUND LOAD BALANCING ...............................................................184
H.6 DYNAMIC DNS INBOUND LOAD BALANCING ..............................................187
H.7 VPN CONFIGURATION..................................................................................192
H.7.1 LAN TO LAN.........................................................................................192
H.7.2 HOST TO LAN ........................................................................................194
H.8 IP SEC FAIL OVER (GATEWAY TO GATEWAY) ..............................................196
H.9 VPN CONCENTRATOR ..................................................................................199
H.10 PROTOCOL BINDING ...................................................................................202
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Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Overview
Congratulations on purchasing the RF30 Router from Cometlabs. Combining a router
with an Ethernet network switch, the RF30 is a state-of-the-art device that provides
everything you need to get your network connected to the Internet over your Cable or
DSL connection quickly and easily. The Quick Start Wizard and DHCP Server will
get first-time users up and running with minimal fuss and configuration, while
sophisticated Quality of Service (QoS) and Load Balancing features grant advanced
users total control over their network and Internet connection.
This manual illustrates the many features and functions of the RF30, and even takes
you through the various ways you can apply this versatile device to your home or
office. Take the time now to familiarize yourself with the RF30.
1.2 Product Highlights
1.2.1 Increased Bandwidth, Scalability and Resilience
With integrated Dual WAN ports, the RF30 combines two broadband lines such as
DSL or Cable into one Internet connection, providing optimal bandwidth sharing for
multiple PCs on your network, or allowing maximum reliability with network
redundancy. Load Balancing enables the RF30 to efficiently balance network traffic
across two connections, ideal for small-to-medium businesses that require increased
bandwidth, network scalability, and resilience for mission-critical network and
Internet applications. Auto failover can also be configured to ensure smooth,
continuous service should one connection fail, providing maximum business uptime
and productivity, plus uninterrupted service for you and your customers.
1.2.2 Virtual Private Network Support
The RF30 supports comprehensive IPSec VPN protocols for businesses to establish
private encrypted tunnels over the Internet to ensure data transmission security among
multiple sites, such as a branch office or dial-up connection. Up to 30 simultaneous
IPSec VPN connections are possible on the RF30, with performance of up to 30Mbps.
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1.2.3 Advanced Firewall Security
Aside from intelligent broadband sharing, the RF30 offers integrated firewall
protection with advanced features to secure your network from outside attacks.
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) determines if a data packet is permitted to enter the
private LAN. Denial of Service (DoS) prevents hackers from interrupting network
services via malicious attacks. In addition, the RF30 firewall can be configured to
alert you via email should your network come under fire, offering both tight network
security and peace of mind.
1.2.4 Intelligent Bandwidth Management
The RF30 utilizes Quality of Service (QoS) to give you full control over the priority
of both incoming and outgoing data, ensuring that critical data such as customer
information moves through your network, even while under a heavy load.
Transmission speeds can be throttled to make sure users are not saturating bandwidth
required for mission-critical data transfers. Priority types of upload data can also be
changed, allowing the RF30 to automatically sort out actual speeds for unmatched
convenience.
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1.3 Package Contents
RF30 iBusiness Security Gateway SMB
Bracket x 2 (for rack-mounting)
Screw x 4 (for rack-mounting)
Getting Started CD-ROM
Quick Start Guide
AC-DC Power Adapter (12VDC, 1A)
1.3.1 Front Panel
LED
Function
Power
A solid light indicates a steady connection to a power source.
Status
A blinking light indicates the device is writing to flash memory.
LAN
1–8
Lit when connected to an Ethernet device.
10/100M :
Lit green when connected at 100Mbps.
Not lit when connected at 10Mbps.
Link/ACT: Lit when device is connected.
Blinking when data is transmitting/receiving.
Lit when connected to an Ethernet device.
10/100M :
Lit green when connected at 100Mbps.
Not lit when connected at 10Mbps.
Link/ACT: Lit when device is connected.
Blinking when data is transmitting/receiving.
Lit when connected to an Ethernet device.
10/100M :
Lit green when connected at 100Mbps.
Not lit when connected at 10Mbps.
Link/ACT: Lit when device is connected.
Blinking when data is transmitting/receiving.
WAN1
WAN2
1.3.2 Rear Panel
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1
2
3
4
5
Port
Function
1
RESET
To reset the device and restore factory default settings,
after the device is fully booted, press and hold RESET
until the Status LED begins to blink.
2
WAN2
WAN2 10/100M Ethernet port (with auto crossover
support); connect xDSL/Cable modem here.
3
WAN1
WAN1 10/100M Ethernet port (with auto crossover
support); connect xDSL/Cable modem here.
4
LAN
1—8
Connect a UTP Ethernet cable (Cat-5 or Cat-5e) to one
of the eight LAN ports when connecting a PC to the
network.
5
DC12V
Connect DC Power Adapter here. (12VDC)
1.3.3 Rack Mounting
To rack mount the RF30, carefully secure the device to your rack on both sides using
the included brackets and screws. See the diagram below for a more detailed
explanation.
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1.3.4 Cabling
Most Ethernet networks currently use unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling. The
UTP cable contains eight conductors, arranged in four twisted pairs, and terminated
with an RJ45 type connector.
One of the most common causes of networking problems is bad cabling. Make sure
that all connected devices are turned on. On the front panel of the RF30, verify that
the LAN link and WAN line LEDs are lit. If they are not, check to see that you are
using the proper cabling.
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Chapter 2: Router Applications
2.1 Overview
Your RF30 Router is a versatile device that can be configured to not only protect your
network from malicious attackers, but also ensure optimal usage of available
bandwidth with Quality of Service (QoS) and both Inbound and Outbound Load
Balancing. Alternatively, the RF30 can also be set to redirect incoming and outgoing
network traffic with the Fail Over capability, ensuring minimal downtime and
increased reliability.
The following chapter describes how the RF30 can work for you.
2.2 Bandwidth Management with QoS
Quality of Service (QoS) gives you full control over which types of outgoing data
traffic should be given priority by the router. By doing so, the router can ensure that
latency-sensitive applications like voice, bandwidth-consuming data like gaming
packets, or even mission critical files efficiently move through the router even under a
heavy load. You can throttle the speed at which different types of outgoing data pass
through the router. In addition, you can simply change the priority of different types
of upload data and let the router sort out the actual speeds.
2.2.1 QoS Technology
QoS generally involves the prioritization of network traffic. QoS is comprised of three
major components: Classifier, Meter, and Scheduler. Each of these components has a
distinct role in ensuring that incoming and outgoing data is managed according to user
specifications.
The Classifier analyses incoming packets and marks each one according to configured
parameters. The Meter communicates the drop priority to the Scheduler and measures
the temporal priorities of the output stream against configured parameters. Finally, the
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Scheduler schedules each packet for transmission based on information from both the
Classifier and the Meter.
Scheduler
Meter
Classifier
WAN1 WAN2
Inbound
Outbound
2.2.2 QoS Policies for Different Applications
By setting different QoS policies according to the applications you are running, you
can use the RF30 to optimize the bandwidth that is being used on your network.
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VoIP
Normal PCs
Restricted PC
As illustrated in the diagram above, applications such as Voiceover IP (VoIP) require
low network latencies to function properly. If bandwidth is being used by other
applications such as an FTP server, users using VoIP will experience network lag
and/or service interruptions during use. To avoid this scenario, this network has
assigned VoIP with a guaranteed bandwidth and higher priority to ensure smooth
communications. The FTP server, on the other hand, has been given a maximum
bandwidth cap to make sure that regular service to both VoIP and normal Internet
applications is uninterrupted.
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2.2.3 Guaranteed / Maximum Bandwidth
Setting a Guaranteed Bandwidth ensures that a particular service receives a minimum
percentage of bandwidth. For example, you can configure the RF30 to reserve 10% of
the available bandwidth for a particular computer on the network to transfer files.
Alternatively you can set a Maximum Bandwidth to restrict a particular application to
a fixed percentage of the total throughput. Setting a Maximum Bandwidth of 20% for
a file sharing program will ensure that no more than 20% of the available bandwidth
will be used for file sharing.
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2.2.4 Policy Based Traffic Shaping
Policy Based Traffic Shaping allows you to apply specific traffic policies across a
range of IP addresses or ports. This is particularly useful for assigning different
policies for different PCs on the network. Policy based traffic shaping lets you better
manage your bandwidth, providing reliable Internet and network service to your
organization.
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2.2.5 Priority Bandwidth Utilization
Assigning priority to a certain service allows the RF30 to give either a higher or lower
priority to traffic from this particular service. Assigning a higher priority to an
application ensures that it is processed ahead of applications with a lower priority and
vice versa.
2.2.6 Management by IP or MAC address
The RF30 can also be configured to apply traffic policies based on a particular IP or
MAC address. This allows you to quickly assign different traffic policies to a specific
computer on the network.
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2.2.7 DiffServ (DSCP Marking)
DiffServ (a.k.a. DSCP Marking) allows you to classify traffic based on IP DSCP
values. These markings can be used to identify traffic within the network, and other
interfaces can match traffic based on the DSCP markings. DSCP markings are used to
decide how packets should be treated, and is a useful tool to give precedence to
varying types of data.
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2.3 Outbound Traffic
This section outlines some of the ways you can use the RF30 to manage outbound
traffic.
2.3.1 Outbound Fail Over
Configuring the RF30 for Outbound Fail Over allows you to ensure that outgoing
traffic is uninterrupted by having the RF30 default to WAN2 should WAN1 fail.
In the above example, PC 1 (IP_192.168.2.2) and PC 2 (IP_192.168.2.3) are
connected to the Internet via WAN1 (IP_230.100.100.1) on the RF30. Should WAN1
fail, Outbound Fail Over tells the RF30 to reroute outgoing traffic to WAN2
(IP_213.10.10.2). Configuring your RF30 for Outbound Fail Over provides a more
reliable connection for your outgoing traffic.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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2.3.2 Outbound Load Balancing
Outbound Load Balancing allows the RF30 to intelligently manage outbound traffic
based on the amount of load of each WAN connection.
In the above example, PC 1 (IP_192.168.2.2) and PC 2 (IP_192.168.2.3) are
connected to the Internet via WAN1 (IP_230.100.100.1) and WAN2 (IP_213.10.10.2)
on the RF30. You can configure the RF30 to balance the load of each WAN port with
one of two mechanisms:
1. Session (by session/by traffic)
2. IP Hash (weight of link capability)
The IP Hash mechanism will ensure that the traffic from the same source IP address
and destination IP address will go through the same WAN port. This is useful for
some server applications that need to identify the source IP address of the client.
By balancing the load between WAN1 and WAN2, your RF30 can ensure that
outbound traffic is efficiently handled by making sure that both ports are equally
sharing the load, preventing situations where one port is completely saturated by
outbound traffic.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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2.4 Inbound Traffic
Learn how the RF30 can handle inbound traffic in the following section.
2.4.1 Inbound Fail Over
Configuring the RF30 for Inbound Fail Over allows you to ensure that incoming
traffic is uninterrupted by having the RF30 default to WAN2 should WAN1 fail.
In the above example, an FTP Server (IP_192.168.2.2) and an HTTP Server
(IP_192.168.2.3) are connected to the Internet via WAN1 (ftp.Cometlabs.dyndns.org)
on the RF30. A remote computer is trying to access these servers via the Internet.
Under normal circumstances, the remote computer will gain access to the network via
WAN1. Should WAN1 fail, Inbound Fail Over tells the RF30 to reroute incoming
traffic to WAN2 by using the Dynamic DNS mechanism. Configuring your RF30 for
Inbound Fail Over provides a more reliable connection for your incoming traffic.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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2.4.2 Inbound Load Balancing
Inbound Load Balancing allows the RF30 to intelligently manage inbound traffic
based on the amount of load of each WAN connection.
In the above example, an FTP server (IP_192.168.2.2) and an HTTP server
(IP_192.168.2.3)
are
connected
to
the
Internet
via
WAN1
(www.Cometlabs2.dyndns.org) and WAN2 (www.Cometlabs3.dyndns.org) on the
RF30. Remote PCs are attempting to access the servers via the Internet. Using
Inbound Load Balancing, the RF30 can direct incoming requests to the correct WAN
port based on group assignment. For example, a sales force can be directed to
www.Cometlabs2.dyndns.org,
while
the
R&D
group
can
access
www.Cometlabs3.dyndns.org. By balancing the load between WAN1 and WAN2,
your RF30 can ensure that inbound traffic is efficiently handled with both ports
equally sharing the load, preventing situations where service is slow because one port
is completely saturated by inbound traffic.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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2.5 DNS Inbound
Using DNS Inbound is a great way to intelligently direct network traffic.
DNS Inbound is a three step process. First, a DNS request is made to the router via a
remote PC. The RF30, based on settings specified by the user, will direct the
requesting PC to the correct WAN port by replying the selected WAN IP address
through the built-in DNS server. The remote PC then accesses the network via the
specified WAN port. How the RF30 directs this traffic through the built-in DNS
server depends on whether it is configured for Fail Over or Load Balancing.
Learn how to make DNS Inbound on the RF30 work for you in the following section.
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2.5.1 DNS Inbound Fail Over
The RF30 can be configured to reply the WAN2 IP address for the DNS domain name
request should WAN1 fail.
In the above example, an FTP Server (IP_192.168.2.2) and an HTTP Server
(IP_192.168.2.3) are connected to the Internet via WAN1 (IP_200.200.200.1) on the
RF30. A remote computer is trying to access these servers via the Internet, and makes
a DNS request. The DNS request (www.mydomain.com) will be sent through WAN1
(200.200.200.1) to the built-in DNS server. The DNS server will reply 200.200.200.1
because this is the only active WAN port. Should WAN1 fail, the RF30 will instead
reply with WAN2’s IP address (100.100.100.1), and the remote PC will gain access to
the network via WAN2. By configuring the RF30 for DNS Inbound Fail Over,
incoming requests will enjoy increased reliability when accessing your network.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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2.5.2 DNS Inbound Load Balancing
DNS Inbound Load Balancing allows the RF30 to intelligently manage inbound
traffic based on the amount of load of each WAN connection by assigning the IP
address with the lowest traffic load to incoming requests.
Authoritative Domain Name Server
200.200.200.1
192.168.2.2
www.mydomain.com
WAN 1
FTP
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In the above example, an FTP server (IP_192.168.2.2) and an HTTP server
(IP_192.168.2.3) are connected to the Internet via WAN1 (IP_200.200.200.1) and
WAN2 (IP_100.100.100.1) on the RF30. Remote PCs are attempting to access the
servers via the Internet by making a DNS request, entering a URL
(www.mydomain.com). Using a load balancing algorithm, the RF30 can direct
incoming requests to either WAN port based on the amount of load each WAN port is
currently experiencing. If WAN2 is experiencing a heavy load, the RF30 responds to
incoming DNS requests with WAN1. By balancing the load between WAN1 and
WAN2, your RF30 can ensure that inbound traffic is efficiently handled, making sure
that both ports are equally sharing the load and preventing situations where service is
slow because one port is completely saturated by inbound traffic.
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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A typical scenario of how traffic is directed with DNS Inbound Load Balancing is
illustrated below:
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In the example above, the client is making a DNS request. The request is sent to the
DNS server of the RF30 through WAN2 (1). WAN2 will route this request to the
embedded DNS server of the RF30 (2). The RF30 will analyze the bandwidth of both
WAN1 and WAN2 and decide which WAN IP to reply to the request (3). After the
decision is made, the RF30 will route the DNS reply to the user through WAN2 (4).
The user will receive the DNS reply with the IP address of WAN1 (5). The browser
will initiate an HTTP request to the WAN1 IP address (6). The HTTP request will be
send to the RF30’s URL Host Map (7). The Host Map will then redirect the HTTP
request to the HTTP server (8). The HTTP server will reply (9). The URL Host Map
will route the packet through WAN1 to the user (10). Finally, the client will receive
an HTTP reply packet (11).
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2.6 Virtual Private Networking
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) enables you to send data between two computers
across a shared or public network in a manner that emulates the properties of a pointto-point private link. As such, it is perfect for connecting branch offices to
headquarters across the Internet in a secure fashion.
The following section discusses Virtual Private Networking with the RF30.
2.6.1 General VPN Setup
There are typically three different VPN scenarios. The first is a Gateway to Gateway
setup, where two remote gateways communicate over the Internet via a secure tunnel.
The next type of VPN setup is the Gateway to Multiple Gateway setup, where one
gateway (Headquarters) is communicating with multiple gateways (Branch Offices)
over the Internet. As with all VPNs, data is kept secure with secure tunnels.
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The final type of VPN setup is the Client to Gateway. A good example of where this
can be applied is when a remote sales person accesses the corporate network over a
secure VPN tunnel.
VPN provide a flexible, cost-efficient, and reliable way for companies of all sizes to
stay connected. One of the most important steps in setting up a VPN is proper
planning. The following sections demonstrate the various ways of using the RF30 to
setup your VPN.
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2.6.2 VPN Planning - Fail Over
Configuring your VPN with Fail Over allows the RF30 to automatically default to
WAN2 should WAN1 fail.
Because the dynamic domain name RF30.cometlabs.com is configured for both
WAN1 and WAN2, the active WAN port will announce the domain name through the
WAN IP address. The remote gateway will then be able to connect to the VPN
through the domain name.
In this Gateway to Gateway example, the RF30 is communicating to a remote
gateway using WAN1 through a secure VPN tunnel. Should WAN1 fail, outbound
traffic from the RF30 will automatically be redirected to WAN2. This process is
completely transparent to the remote gateway, as the RF30 will automatically update
the domain name (RF30.cometlabs.com) with the WAN2 IP address.
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Configuring a Gateway to Multiple Gateway setup with Fail Over is similar, as shown
below:
Configuring the RF30 for Fail Over provides added reliability to your VPN.
2.6.3 Concentrator
The VPN Concentrator provides an easy way for branch offices to connect to
headquarters through a VPN tunnel. All branch office traffic will be redirected to the
VPN tunnel to headquarters with the exception of LAN-side traffic. This way, all
branch offices can connect to each other through headquarters via the headquarters’
firewall management. You can also configure the RF30 to function as a VPN
Concentrator:
Please refer to appendix H for example settings.
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Chapter 3: Getting Started
3.1 Overview
The RF30 is designed to be a powerful and flexible network device that is also easy to
use. With an intuitive web-based configuration, the RF30 allows you to administer
your network via virtually any Java-enabled web browser and is fully compatible with
Linux, Mac OS, and Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP operating systems.
The following chapter takes you through the very first steps to configuring your
network for the RF30. Take a look and see how easy it is to get your network up and
running.
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3.3 Connecting Your Router
Connecting the RF30 is an easy three-step process:
1. Connect the RF30 to your LAN by connecting Ethernet cables from your
networked PCs to the LAN ports on the router. Connect the RF30 to your broadband
Internet connection via router’s WAN port.
2. Plug the RF30 to an AC outlet with the included AC Power Adapter.
3. Ensure that the Power and WAN LEDs are solidly lit, and that on any LAN port
that has an Ethernet cable plugged in the LED is also solidly lit. The Status LED will
remain solid as the device boots. Once the boot sequence is complete, the LED will
shut off, indicating that the RF30 is ready.
If the router does not power on, please refer to Chapter 5: Troubleshooting for
possible solutions.
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3.4 Configuring PCs for TCP/IP Networking
Now that your RF30 is connected properly to your network, it’s time to configure
your networked PCs for TCP/IP networking.
In order for your networked PCs to communicate with your router, they must have the
following characteristics:
1. Have a properly installed and functioning Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC).
2. Be connected to the RF30, either directly or through an external repeater hub via an
Ethernet cable.
3. Have TCP/IP installed and configured with an IP address.
The IP address for each PC may be a fixed IP address or one that is obtained from a
DHCP server. If using a fixed IP address, it is important to remember that it must be
in the same subnet as the router. The default IP address of the RF30 is 192.168.1.254
with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Using the default configuration, networked PCs
must reside in the same subnet, and have an IP address in the range of 192.168.1.1 to
192.168.1.253. However, you’ll find that the quickest and easiest way to configure the
IP addresses for your PCs is to obtain the IP addresses automatically by using the
router as a DHCP server.
If you are unable to access the web configuration interface, check to see if you have
any software-based firewalls installed on your PCs, as they can cause problems
accessing the 192.168.1.254 IP address of the RF30.
The following sections outline how to set up your PCs for TCP/IP networking. Refer
to the applicable section for your PC’s operating system.
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3.4.1 Overview
Before you begin, make sure that the TCP/IP protocol and a functioning Ethernet
network adapter is installed on each of your PCs.
The following operating systems already include the necessary software components
you need to install TCP/IP on your PCs:
- Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
- Mac OS 7 and later
If you are using Windows 3.1, you must purchase a third-party TCP/IP application
package.
Any TCP/IP capable workstation can be used to communicate with or through the
RF30. To configure other types of workstations, please consult the manufacturer’s
documentation.
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3.4.2 Windows XP
3.4.2.1 Configuring
1. Select Start > Settings > Network Connections.
2. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and
select Properties.
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3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
4a. To have your PC obtain an IP address automatically, select the Obtain an IP
address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically radio
buttons.
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4b. To manually assign your PC a fixed IP address, select the Use the following IP
address radio button and enter your desired IP address, subnet mask, and default
gateway in the blanks provided. Remember that your PC must reside in the same
subnet mask as the router. To designate a DNS server, select the Use the following
DNS server and fill in the preferred DNS address.
5. Click OK to finish the configuration.
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3.4.2.2 Verifying Settings
To verify your settings using a command prompt:
1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
2. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig and then press ENTER.
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If you are using the RF30’s default settings, your PC should have:
- An IP address between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.253
- A subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
To verify your settings using the Windows XP GUI:
1. Click Start > Settings > Network Connections.
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2. Right click one of the network connections listed and select Status from the pop-up
menu.
3. Click the Support tab.
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If you are using the RF30’s default settings, your PC should:
- Have an IP address between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.253
- Have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
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3.4.3 Windows 2000
3.4.3.1 Configuring
1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.
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3. In Network and Dial-up Connections, double-click Local Area Connection.
4. In the Local Area Connection window, click Properties.
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5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
6a. To have your PC obtain an IP address automatically, select the Obtain an IP
address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically radio
buttons.
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6b. To manually assign your PC a fixed IP address, select the Use the following IP
address radio button and enter your desired IP address, subnet mask, and default
gateway in the blanks provided. Remember that your PC must reside in the same
subnet mask as the router. To designate a DNS server, select the Use the following
DNS server and fill in the preferred DNS address.
7. Click OK to finish the configuration.
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3.4.3.2 Verifying Settings
1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
2. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig and then press ENTER.
If you are using the RF30’s default settings, your PC should have:
- An IP address between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.253
- A subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
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3.4.4 Windows 98 / Me
3.4.4.1 Installing Components
To prepare Windows 98/Me PCs for TCP/IP networking, you may need to manually
install TCP/IP on each PC. To do this, follow the steps below. Be sure to have your
Windows CD handy, as you may need to insert it during the installation process.
1. On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon. The Network window displays a list of installed
components.
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You must have the following installed:
- An Ethernet adapter
- TCP/IP protocol
- Client for Microsoft Networks
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If you need to install a new Ethernet adapter, follow these steps:
a. Click Add.
b. Select Adapter, then Add.
c. Select the manufacturer and model of your Ethernet adapter, then click OK.
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If you need TCP/IP:
a. Click Add.
b. Select Protocol, then click Add.
c. Select Microsoft.
TCP/IP, then OK.
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If you need Client for Microsoft Networks:
a. Click Add.
b. Select Client, then click Add.
c. Select Microsoft.
Client for Microsoft Networks, and then click OK.
3. Restart your PC to apply your changes.
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3.4.4.2 Configuring
1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, double-click Network and choose the Configuration tab.
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3. Select TCP / IP > ASUSTek or the name of any Network Interface Card (NIC) in
your PC and click Properties.
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4. Select the IP Address tab and click the Obtain an IP address automatically radio
button.
5. Select the DNS Configuration tab and select the Disable DNS radio button.
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6. Click OK to apply the configuration.
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3.4.4.3 Verifying Settings
To check the TCP/IP configuration, use the winipcfg.exe utility:
1. Select Start > Run.
2. Type winipcfg, and then click OK.
3. From the drop-down box, select your Ethernet adapter.
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The window is updated to show your settings. Using the default RF30 settings, your
PC should have:
- An IP address between 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.253
- A subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
- A default gateway of 192.168.1.254
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3.5 Factory Default Settings
Before configuring your RF30, you need to know the following default settings:
Web Interface:
Username: admin
Password: admin
LAN Device IP Settings:
IP Address: 192.168.1.254
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
ISP setting in WAN site:
Obtain an IP Address automatically (DHCP Client)
DHCP server:
DHCP server is enabled.
Start IP Address: 192.168.1.100
End IP Address: 192.168.1.199
3.5.1 User Name and Password
The default user name and password are "admin" and "admin" respectively. If you
ever forget your user name and/or password, you can restore your RF30 to its factory
settings by holding the Reset button on the back of your router until the Status LED
begins to blink. Please note that doing this will also erase any previous router settings
that you have made. The Status LED will remain solid as the device boots. Once the
boot sequence is complete, the LED will shut off, indicating that the RF30 is ready.
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3.5.2 LAN and WAN Port Addresses
The default values for LAN and WAN ports are shown below:
LAN Port
IP address
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255.255.255.0
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configuration from the ISP.
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192.168.1.199
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3.6 Information From Your ISP
3.6.1 Protocols
Before configuring this device, you have to check with your ISP (Internet Service
Provider) to find out what kind of service is provided such as DHCP, Static IP,
PPPoE, or PPTP. The following table outlines each of these protocols:
DHCP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
Big Pond
Configure this WAN interface to use DHCP client protocol to get
an IP address from your ISP automatically. Your ISP provides an
IP address to the router dynamically when logging in.
Configure this WAN interface with a specific IP address. This IP
address should be provided by your ISP.
PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) is known as a dial-up DSL or cable
service. It is designed to integrate the broadband services into the
current widely deployed, easy-to-use, and low-cost dial-up-access
networking infrastructure.
If your ISP provides a PPTP connection, you can use the PPTP
protocol to establish a connection to your ISP.
The Big Pond login for Telstra cable in Australia.
If your account uses PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE), you will need to enter your login
name and password when configuring your RF30. After the network and firewall are
configured, the RF30 will login automatically, and you will no longer need to run the
login program from your PC.
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3.6.2 Configuration Information
If your ISP does not dynamically assign configuration information but instead uses
fixed configurations, you will need the following basic information from your ISP:
- An IP address and subnet mask
- A gateway IP address
- One or more domain name server (DNS) IP addresses
Depending on your ISP, a host name and domain suffix may also be provided. If any
of these items are dynamically supplied by the ISP, your RF30 will automatically
acquire them.
If an ISP technician configured your computer or if you configured it using
instructions provided by your ISP, you need to copy the configuration information
from your PC’s Network TCP/IP Properties window before reconfiguring your
computer for use with the RF30. The following sections describe how you can obtain
this information.
3.6.2.1 Windows
This section uses illustrations from Windows XP. However, other versions of
Windows will follow a similar procedure. Have your Windows CD handy, as it may
be required during the configuration process.
1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
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2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and
select Properties.
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4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
5. If an IP address, subnet mask and a Default gateway are shown, write down the
information. If no address is present, your account’s IP address is dynamically
assigned. Click the Obtain an IP address automatically radio button.
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6. If any DNS server addresses are shown, write them down. Click the Obtain DNS
server address automatically radio button.
7. Click OK to save your changes.
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3.7 Web Configuration Interface
The RF30 includes a Web Configuration Interface for easy administration via
virtually any browser on your network. To access this interface, open your web
browser, enter the IP address of your router, which by default is 192.168.1.254, and
click Go. A user name and password window prompt will appear. Enter your user
name and password (the default user name and password are "admin" and "admin") to
access the Web Configuration Interface.
If the Web Configuration Interface appears, congratulations! You are now ready to
configure your RF30. If you are having trouble accessing the interface, please refer to
Chapter 5: Troubleshooting for possible resolutions.
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Chapter 4: Router Configuration
4.1 Overview
The Web Configuration Interface makes it easy for you to manage your network via
any PC connected to it. On the Web Configuration homepage, you will see the
navigation pane located on the left hand side. From it, you will be able to select
various options used to configure your router.
1. Click Apply if you would like to apply the settings on the current screen to the
device. The settings will be effective immediately, however the configuration is not
saved yet and the settings will be erased if you power off or restart the device.
2. Click SAVE CONFIG to save the current settings permanently to the device.
3. Click RESTART to restart the device. There are two options to restart the device. Select Current Settings if would like to restart using the current configuration.
- Select Factory Default Settings if you would like to restart using the factory default
configuration.
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4. To exit the router’s web interface, click LOGOUT. Please ensure that you have
saved your configuration settings before you logout. Be aware that the router is
restricted to only one PC accessing the web configuration interface at a time. Once a
PC has logged into the web interface, other PCs cannot gain access until the current
PC has logged out. If the previous PC forgets to logout, the second PC can access the
page after a user-defined period (5 minutes by default).
The following sections will show you how to configure your router using the Web
Configuration Interface.
4.2 Status
The Status menu displays the various options that have been selected and a number of
statistics about your RF30. In this menu, you will find the following sections:
- ARP Table
- Routing Table
- DHCP Table
- IPSec Status
- Traffic Statistics
- System Log
IPSec Log
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4.2.1 ARP Table
The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) Table shows the mapping of Internet (IP)
addresses to Ethernet (MAC) addresses. This is a quick way to determine the MAC
address of your PC’s network interface to use with the router’s Firewall – MAC
Address Filter function. See the Firewall section of this chapter for more information
on this feature.
IP Address: A list of IP addresses of devices on your LAN.
MAC Address: The Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for each device on your
LAN.
Interface: The interface name (on the router) that this IP address connects to.
Static: Static status of the ARP table entry.
NO indicates dynamically-generated ARP table entries.
YES indicates static ARP table entries added by the user.
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4.2.2 Routing Table
The Routing Table displays the current path for transmitted packets. Both static and
dynamic routes are displayed.
Destination: The IP address of the destination network.
Netmask: The destination netmask address.
Gateway/Interface: The IP address of the gateway or existing interface that this route
will use.
Cost: The number of hops counted as the cost of the route.
4.2.3 DHCP Table
The DHCP Table displays a list of IP addresses that have been assigned to PCs on
your network via Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
IP Address: A list of IP addresses of devices on your LAN.
Device Name: The host name (computer name) of the client.
MAC Address: The MAC address of client.
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4.2.4 IPSec Status
The IPSec Status window displays the status of the IPSec Tunnels that are currently
configured on your RF30.
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The Traffic Statistics window displays both sent and received sent data (in Bytes/sec)
over a one hour duration. The line in red represents WAN1, while the line in blue
represents WAN2.
WAN1: Transmitted (Tx) and Received (Rx) bytes and packets for WAN1.
WAN2: Transmitted (Tx) and Received (Rx) bytes and packets for WAN2.
Display: Allows you to change the units of measurement for the traffic graph.
4.2.7 System Log
This window displays the RF30’s System Log entries. Major events are logged on this
window.
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Refresh: Refresh the System Log.
Clear Log: Clear the System Log.
Send Log: Send the System Log to your email account. You can set the email address
in Configuration > System > Email Alert. See the Email Alert section for more
details.
4.2.8 IPSec Log
This page displays the router’s IPSec Log entries. Major events are logged to this
window.
Refresh: Refresh the IPSec Log.
Clear Log: Clear the IPSec Log.
Send Log: Send IPSec Log to your email account. You can set the email address in
Configuration > System > Email Alert. See the Email Alert section for more
details.
Please refer to Appendix F: IPSec Log Events for more information on log events.
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4.3 Quick Start
The Quick Start menu allows you to quickly configure your network for Internet
access using the most basic settings.
Connection Method: Select your router’s connection to the Internet. Selections
include Obtain an IP Address Automatically, Static IP Settings, PPPoE Settings,
PPTP Settings, and Big Pond Settings.
4.3.1 DCHP
The following is information regarding your ISP that you will need to enter in order to
properly configure your Internet connection. If you select to Obtain an IP Address
Automatically, these will be automatically set for you, provided that your ISP
dynamically assigns an IP address.
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4.3.2 Static IP
IP assigned by your ISP: Enter the assigned IP address from your IP.
IP Subnet Mask: Enter your IP subnet mask.
ISP Gateway Address: Enter your ISP gateway address.
Primary DNS: Enter your primary DNS.
Secondary DNS: Enter your secondary DNS.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.3.3 PPPoE
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
Connection: Select whether the connection should Always Connect or Trigger on
Demand. If you want the router to establish a PPPoE session when starting up and to
automatically re-establish the PPPoE session when disconnected by the ISP, select
Always Connect. If you want to establish a PPPoE session only when there is a
packet requesting access to the Internet (i.e. when a program on your computer
attempts to access the Internet), select Trigger on Demand.
Idle Time: Auto-disconnect the router when there is no activity on the line for a
predetermined period of time. Select the idle time from the drop down menu. Active if
Trigger on Demand is selected.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.3.4 PPTP
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
PPTP Client IP: Enter the PPTP Client IP provided by your ISP.
PPTP Client IP Netmask: Enter the PPTP Client IP Netmask provided by your ISP.
PPTP Client IP Gateway: Enter the PPTP Client IP Gateway provided by your ISP.
PPTP Server IP: Enter the PPTP Server IP provided by your ISP.
Connection: Select whether the connection should Always Connect or Trigger on
Demand. If you want the router to establish a PPTP session when starting up and to
automatically re-establish the PPTP session when disconnected by the ISP, select
Always Connect. If you want to establish a PPTP session only when there is a packet
requesting access to the Internet (i.e. when a program on your computer attempts to
access the Internet), select Trigger on Demand.
Idle Time: Auto-disconnect the router when there is no activity on the line for a
predetermined period of time. Select the idle time from the drop down menu. Active if
Trigger on Demand is selected.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.3.5 Big Pond
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
Login Server: Enter the IP of the Login server provided by your ISP.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
For detailed instructions on configuring WAN settings, please refer to the WAN
section of this chapter.
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4.4 Configuration
The Configuration menu allows you to set many of the operating parameters of the
RF30. In this menu, you will find the following sections:
- LAN
- WAN
- Dual WAN
- System
- Firewall
- IPSec
- QoS
- Virtual Server
- Advanced
These items are described below in the following sections.
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4.4.1 LAN
There are two items within this section: Ethernet and DHCP Server.
4.4.1.1 Ethernet
IP Address: Enter the internal LAN IP address for the RF30 (192.168.1.254 by
default).
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask (255.255.255.0 by default).
RIP: RIP v2 Broadcast and RIP v2 Multicast. Check to enable RIP.
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4.4.1.2 DHCP Server
In this menu, you can disable or enable the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) server. The DHCP protocol allows your RF30 to dynamically assign IP
addresses to PCs on your network if they are configured to automatically obtain IP
addresses.
To disable the router’s DHCP Server, select the Disable radio button, and then click
Apply. When the DHCP Server is disabled, you will need to manually assign a fixed
IP address to each PC on your network, and set the default gateway for each PC to the
IP address of the router (192.168.1.254 by default).
To configure the router’s DHCP Server, select the Enable radio button, and then
configure parameters of the DHCP Server including the IP Pool (starting IP address
and ending IP address to be allocated to the PCs on your network), DNS Server,
WINS Server, and Domain Name. These details are sent to each DHCP client when
they request an IP address from the DHCP server. Click Apply to enable this
function.
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Fixed Host allows specific computer/network clients to have a reserved IP address.
IP Address: Enter the IP address that you want to reserve for the above MAC address.
MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the PC or server you wish to be assigned a
reserved IP.
Click the Apply button to add the configuration into the Host Table. Press the Delete
button to delete a configuration from the Host Table.
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4.4.2 WAN
WAN refers to your Wide Area Network connection. In most cases, this means your
router’s connection to the Internet through your ISP. The RF30 features Dual WAN
capability.
The WAN menu contains two items: ISP Settings and Bandwidth Settings.
4.4.2.1 ISP Settings
This WAN Service Table displays the different WAN connections that are configured
on the RF30.
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To edit any of these connections, click Edit. You will be taken to the following menu.
Connection Method: Select how your router will connect to the Internet. Selections
include Obtain an IP Address Automatically, Static IP Settings, PPPoE Settings,
PPTP Settings, and Big Pond Settings. For each WAN port, the factory default is
DHCP. If your ISP does not use DHCP, select the correct connection method and
configure the connection accordingly. Configurable items will vary depending on the
connection method selected.
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4.4.2.1.1 DHCP
Host Name: Some ISPs authenticate logins using this field.
MAC Address: If your ISP requires you to input a WAN Ethernet MAC, check the
checkbox and enter your MAC address in the blanks below.
DNS: If your ISP requires you to manually setup DNS settings, check the checkbox
and enter your primary and secondary DNS.
RIP: To activate RIP, select Send, Receive, or Both from the drop down menu. To
disable RIP, select Disable from the drop down menu.
MTU: Enter the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for your network.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.4.2.1.2 Static IP
IP assigned by your ISP: Enter the static IP assigned by your ISP.
IP Subnet Mask: Enter the IP subnet mask provided by your ISP.
ISP Gateway Address: Enter the ISP gateway address provided by your ISP.
MAC Address: If your ISP requires you to input a WAN Ethernet MAC, check the
checkbox and enter your MAC address in the blanks below.
Primary DNS: Enter the primary DNS provided by your ISP.
Secondary DNS: Enter the secondary DNS provided by your ISP.
RIP: To activate RIP, select Send, Receive, or Both from the drop down menu. To
disable RIP, select Disable from the drop down menu.
MTU: Enter the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for your network.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.4.2.1.3 PPPoE
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
Connection: Select whether the connection should Always Connect or Trigger on
Demand. If you want the router to establish a PPPoE session when starting up and to
automatically re-establish the PPPoE session when disconnected by the ISP, select
Always Connect. If you want to establish a PPPoE session only when there is a
packet requesting access to the Internet (i.e. when a program on your computer
attempts to access the Internet), select Trigger on Demand.
Idle Time: Auto-disconnect the router when there is no activity on the line for a
predetermined period of time. Select the idle time from the drop down menu. Active if
Trigger on Demand is selected.
IP Assigned by your ISP: If your IP is dynamically assigned by your ISP, select the
Dynamic radio button. If your IP assigns a static IP address, select the Static radio
button, and input your IP address in the blank provided.
MAC Address: If your ISP requires you to input a WAN Ethernet MAC, check the
checkbox and enter your MAC address in the blanks below.
DNS: If your ISP requires you to manually setup DNS settings, check the checkbox
and enter your primary and secondary DNS.
RIP: To activate RIP, select Send, Receive, or Both from the drop down menu. To
disable RIP, select Disable from the drop down menu.
MTU: Enter the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for your network.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
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4.4.2.1.4 PPTP Settings
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
PPTP Client IP: Enter the PPTP Client IP provided by your ISP.
PPTP Client IP Netmask: Enter the PPTP Client IP Netmask provided by your ISP.
PPTP Client IP Gateway: Enter the PPTP Client IP Gateway provided by your ISP.
PPTP Server IP: Enter the PPTP Server IP provided by your ISP.
Connection: Select whether the connection should Always Connect or Trigger on
Demand. If you want the router to establish a PPTP session when starting up and to
automatically re-establish the PPTP session when disconnected by the ISP, select
Always Connect. If you want to establish a PPTP session only when there is a packet
requesting access to the Internet (i.e. when a program on your computer attempts to
access the Internet), select Trigger on Demand.
Idle Time: Auto-disconnect the router when there is no activity on the line for a
predetermined period of time. Select the idle time from the drop down menu. Active if
Trigger on Demand is selected.
IP Assigned by your ISP: If your IP is dynamically assigned by your ISP, select the
Dynamic radio button. If your IP assigns a static IP address, select the Static radio
button. This will take you to another page for inputting the IP address information.
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MAC Address: If your ISP requires you to input a WAN Ethernet MAC, check the
checkbox and enter your MAC address in the blanks below.
DNS: If your ISP requires you to manually setup DNS settings, check the checkbox
and enter your primary and secondary DNS.
RIP: To activate RIP, select Send, Receive, or Both from the drop down menu. To
disable RIP, select Disable from the drop down menu.
MTU: Enter the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for your network.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
4.4.2.1.5 Big Pond Settings
Username: Enter your user name.
Password: Enter your password.
Retype Password: Retype your password.
Login Server: Enter the IP of the Login server provided by your ISP.
MAC Address: If your ISP requires you to input a WAN Ethernet MAC, check the
checkbox and enter your MAC address in the blanks below.
DNS: If your ISP requires you to manually setup DNS settings, check the checkbox
and enter your primary and secondary DNS.
RIP: To activate RIP, select Send, Receive, or Both from the drop down menu. To
disable RIP, select Disable from the drop down menu.
MTU: Enter the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for your network.
Click Apply to save your changes. To reset to defaults, click Reset.
A simpler alternative is to select Quick Start from the main menu. Please see the
Quick Start section of this chapter for more information.
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4.4.2.2 Bandwidth Settings
Under Bandwidth Settings, you can easily configure both inbound and outbound
bandwidth for each WAN port.
WAN1: Enter your ISP inbound and outbound bandwidth for WAN1.
WAN2: Enter your ISP inbound and outbound bandwidth for WAN2.
NOTE: These values entered here are referenced by both QoS and Load Balancing
functions.
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4.4.3 Dual WAN
In this section, you can setup the fail over or load balance function, outbound load
balance or inbound load balance function, or setup specific protocol to bind with
specific WAN port. In this menu are the following sections: General Settings,
Outbound Load Balance, Inbound Load Balance, and Protocol Binding.
4.4.3.1 General Settings
Mode: You can select Load Balance or Fail Over.
Service Detection: Enables or disables the service detection feature. For fail over, the
service detection function is enabled. For load balance, user is able to enable or
disable it.
Connectivity Decision: Establishes the number of times probing the connection has to
fail before the connection is judged as failed.
Probe Cycle: The number of seconds between each probe.
Probe WAN1: Determines if WAN1 is a gateway or host. If host is selected, please
enter the IP address.
Probe WAN2: Determines if WAN2 is a gateway or host. If host is selected, please
enter the IP address.
Feedback to WAN1 when possible: Enables or disables feedback to WAN1. This
function only applies to fail over.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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4.4.3.2 Outbound Load Balance
Outbound Load Balancing on the RF30 can be based on one of two methods:
1. By session mechanism
2. By IP address hash mechanism
Choose one by clicking the corresponding radio button.
Based on Session Mechanism: The source IP address and destination IP address might
go through WAN1 or WAN2 according to policy settings in this mechanism. You can
choose this mechanism if the applications the users use will not tell the difference of
the WAN IP addresses. (some applications in the Internet need to identify the source
IP address, e.g. Back, Forum, …)
Balance by Session (Round Robin): Balances session traffic based on a round
robin method.
Balance by Session (weight of length capacity): Balances session traffic based
on weight of length capacity.
Balance by Session weight: Balances session traffic based on a weight ratio.
Enter the desired ratio in the blanks provided.
Balance by Traffic (weight of length capacity): Balances traffic based on
weight of link capacity.
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Balance by Traffic weight: Balances traffic based on a traffic weight ratio.
Enter the desired ratio into the blanks provided.
Based on IP hash mechanism: The source IP address and destination IP address will
go through specific WAN port (WAN1 or WAN2) according to policy settings in this
mechanism. This will assure that some applications will work when it would like to
authenticate the source IP address.
Balance by weight of link capacity: Uses an IP hash to balance traffic based on
weight of link bandwidth capacity.
Balance by weight: Uses an IP hash to balance traffic based on a ratio. Enter
the desired ratio into the blanks provided.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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4.4.3.3 Inbound Load Balance
Function: Used to enable or disable inbound load balancing.
DNS Server 1: DNS Server 1 settings including Host URL mappings.
DNS Server 2: DNS Server 2 settings including Host URL mappings.
To edit server settings, click Edit. The following example illustrates DNS Server 1
settings. DNS Server 2 settings follow a similar procedure.
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SOA:
Domain Name: The domain name of DNS Server 1.
It is the name that you
register on DNS organization. You have to fill-out the Fully Qualified Domain Name
(FQDN) with an ending character (a dot) for this text field.(ex:abc.com.).When you
enter the following domain name, you can only input different chars without an
ending dot, its name is then added with domain name, and it becomes FQDN.
Primary Name Server: The name assigned to the Primary Name Server. (e.g:aaa, its
FQDN is aaa.abc.com.)
Admin. Mail Box: The administrator’s email account.(e.g:[email protected])
Serial Number: It is the version number that keeps in the SOA record.
Refresh Interval: The interval refreshes are done. Denoted in seconds.
Retry Interval: The interval retries are done. Denoted in seconds.
Expiration Time: The length of time that can elapse before the zone is no longer
authoritative. Denoted in seconds.
Minimum TTL: The minimum time to live. Denoted in seconds.
NS Record
Name Server: The name of the Primary Name Server.
MX Record
Mail Exchanger: The name of the mail server.
IP Address: The mail server IP address.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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To edit the Host Mapping URL list, click Edit. This will open the Host Mapping URL
table, which lists the current Host Mapping URLs.
To add a host mapping URL to the list, click Create.
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Domain Name: The domain name of the local host.
Host URL: The URL to be mapped.
Private IP Address: The IP address of the local host.
Port Range: The port range of all incoming packets are accepted and processed by a
local host with the specified private IP address.
Name1: The Alias Host URL
Name2: The Alias Host URL
Click Apply to save your changes.
4.4.3.4 Protocol Binding
Protocol Binding lets you direct specific traffic to go out from a specific WAN port.
Click the Create button to create a new policy entry. Policies entered would tell
specific types of Internet traffic from a particular range of IPs to go to a particular
range of IPs with ONE WAN port, rather than using both of the WAN ports with load
balancing.
(NOTE: If any policies are added in the Protocol Binding section, please note that it
would take precedence over the settings that are already configured in the Load
Balance Setting section.)
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Interface: Choose which WAN port to use: WAN1, WAN2
Packet Type: The particular protocol of Internet traffic for the specified policy.
Choose from TCP, UDP, or Any.
Source IP Range:
All Source IP: Click it to specify all source IPs.
Specified Source IP: Click to specify a specific source IP address and source IP
netmask.
Source IP Address: If Specified Source IP was chosen, here’s where the IP can be
entered.
Source IP Netmask: If Specified Source IP was chosen, here’s where the subnet mask
can be entered.
Destination IP Range:
All Destination IP: Click it to specific all source IP.
Specified Destination IP: Click to specify a specific destination IP address and
Destination IP Netmask.
Destination IP Address: If Specified Destination IP was chosen, here’s where the IP
can be entered.
Destination IP Netmask: If Specified Destination IP was chosen, here’s where the
subnet mask can be entered.
Port Range: The range of ports for the specified policy (if you only want to use one
port, enter the same value in both boxes).
Click Apply to save your changes.
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4.4.4 System
The System menu allows you to adjust a variety of basic router settings, upgrade
firmware, set up remote access, and more. In this menu are the following sections:
Time Zone, Remote Access, Firmware Upgrade, Backup/Restore, Restart, Password,
System Log and Email Alert.
4.4.4.1 Time Zone
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The RF30 does not use an onboard real time clock; instead, it uses the Network Time
Protocol (NTP) to acquire the current time from an NTP server outside your network.
Simply choose your local time zone, enter NTP Server IP Address, and click Apply.
After connecting to the Internet, the RF30 will retrieve the correct local time from the
NTP server you have specified. Your ISP may provide an NTP server for you to use.
To have the RF30 automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time, check the
Automatic checkbox.
4.4.4.2 Remote Access
To allow remote users to configure and manage the RF30 through the Internet, select
the Enable radio button. To deactivate remote access, select the Disable radio button.
This function also enables you grant access from any PC or from a specific IP
address. Click Apply to save your settings.
NOTE: When enabling remote access, be sure to change the default administration
password to something more secure.
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4.4.4.3 Firmware Upgrade
Upgrading your RF30’s firmware is a quick and easy way to enjoy increased
functionality, better reliability, and ensure trouble-free operation. To upgrade your
firmware, simply visit Cometlabs’s website (http://www.Cometlabs.com) and
download the latest firmware image file for the RF30. Next, click Browse and select
the newly downloaded firmware file. Click Upgrade to complete the update.
NOTE: DO NOT power down the router or interrupt the firmware upgrade while it is
still in process. Interrupting the firmware upgrade process could damage the router.
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4.4.4.4 Backup / Restore
This feature allows you to save and backup your router’s current settings, or restore a
previously saved backup. This is useful if you wish to experiment with different
settings, knowing that you have a backup handy. It is advisable to backup your
router’s settings before making any significant changes to your router’s configuration.
To backup your router’s settings, click Backup and select where to save the settings
backup file. You may also change the name of the file when saving if you wish to
keep multiple backups. Click OK to save the file.
To restore a previously saved backup file, click Browse. You will be prompted to
select a file from your PC to restore. Be sure to only restore settings files that have
been generated by the Backup function, and that were created when using the same
firmware version. Settings files saved to your PC should not be manually edited in
any way. After selecting the settings file you wish to use, clicking Restore will load
those settings into the router.
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Restart Router
The Restart Router feature allows you to easily restart the RF30. To restart with your
last saved configuration, select the Current Settings radio button and click Restart.
If you wish to restart the router using the factory default settings, select Factory
Default Settings and click Restart to reboot the RF30 with factory default settings.
You may also reset your router to factory default settings by holding the Reset button
on the router until the Status LED begins to blink. Once the RF30 completes the boot
sequence, the Status LED will stop blinking.
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4.4.4.6 Password
In order to prevent unauthorized access to your router’s configuration interface, it
requires the administrator to login with a password. You can change your password
by entering your new password in both fields. Click Apply to save your changes.
Click Reset to reset to the default administration password (admin).
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4.4.4.7 System Log Server
This function allows the RF30 to send system logs to an external Syslog Server.
Syslog is an industry-standard protocol used to capture information about network
activity. To enable this function, select the Enable radio button and enter your Syslog
server IP address in the Log Server IP Address field. Click Apply to save your
changes.
To disable this feature, simply select the Disable radio button and click Apply.
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4.4.4.8 Email Alert
The Email Alert function allows a log of security-related events (such as System Log
and IPSec Log) to be sent to a specified email address.
Email Alert: You may enable or disable this function by selecting the appropriate
radio button.
Recipient’s Email Address: Enter the email address where you wish the alert logs to
be sent.
SMTP Mail Server: Enter your email account’s outgoing mail server. It may be an IP
address or a domain name.
Alert via Email when: Select the frequency of each email update. Choose one of the
five options:
Immediately: The router will send an alert immediately.
Hourly: The router will send an alert once every hour.
Daily: The router will send an alert once a day. The exact time can be specified using
the pull down menu.
Weekly: The router will send an alert once a week.
When log is full: The router will send an alert only when the log is full.
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4.4.5 Firewall
The RF30 includes a full Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall for controlling
Internet access from your LAN, and preventing attacks from hackers. Your router also
acts as a "natural" Internet firewall when using Network Address Translation (NAT),
as all PCs on your LAN will use private IP addresses that cannot be directly accessed
from the Internet. Please see the WAN configuration section for more details.
You can find three items under the Firewall section: Packet Filter, URL Filter, and
Block WAN Request.
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4.4.5.1 Packet Filter
The Packet Filter function is used to limit user access to certain sites on the Internet or
LAN. The Filter Table displays all current filter rules. If there is an entry in the Filter
Table, you can click Edit to modify the setting of this entry, or click Delete to remove
this entry.
To create a new filter rule, click Create.
Direction: Incoming Packet Filter rules prevent unauthorized computers or
applications accessing your local network from the Internet. Outgoing Packet Filter
rules prevent unauthorized computers or applications accessing the Internet. Select if
the new filter rule is incoming or outgoing.
Packet Type: Select the Transport protocol type (Any, TCP, UDP).
Action When Matched: Select to Drop or Forward the packet specified in this filter
entry.
Source IP Address: Enter the source IP address this filter rule is to be applied.
Source IP Netmask: Enter the subnet mask of the above IP address.
Destination IP Address: Enter the destination IP address this filter rule is to be
applied.
Destination IP Netmask: Enter the subnet mask of the above IP address.
Source Port Range: Enter the source port number range. If you only want to specify
one service port, then enter the same port number in both boxes.
Destination Port Range: Enter the destination port number range. If you only want to
specify one service port, then enter the same port number in both boxes.
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4.4.5.2 URL Filter
The URL Filter is a powerful tool that can be used to limit access to certain URLs on
the Internet. You can block web sites based on keywords or even block out an entire
domain. Certain web features can also be blocked to grant added security to your
network.
URL Filtering: You can choose to Enable or Disable this feature.
Keyword Filtering: Click the checkbox to enable this feature. To edit the list of
filtered keywords, click Details.
Domain Filtering: Click the "enable" checkbox to enable filtering by Domain Name.
Click the "Disable all WEB traffic except for trusted domains" check box to allow
web access only for trusted domains.
Restrict URL Features: Click "Block Java Applet" to filter web access with Java
Applet components. Click "Block ActiveX" to filter web access with ActiveX
components. Click "Block Web proxy" to filter web proxy access. Click "Block
Cookie" to filter web access with Cookie components. Click "Block Surfing by IP
Address" to filter web access with an IP address as the domain name.
Exception List: You can input a list of IP addresses as the exception list for URL
filtering.
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Enter a keyword to be filtered and click Apply. Your new keyword will be added to
the filtered keyword listing.
Domains Filtering: Click the top checkbox to enable this feature. You can also choose
to disable all web traffic except for trusted sites by clicking the bottom checkbox. To
edit the list of filtered domains, click Details.
Enter a domain and selected whether this domain is trusted or forbidden with the pulldown menu. Next, click Apply. Your new domain will be added to either the Trusted
Domain or Forbidden Domain listing, depending on which you selected previously.
Restrict URL Features: Use this to disable certain web features. Select the options you
want (Block Java Applet, Block ActiveX, Block Web proxy, Block Cookie, Block
Surfing by IP Address) and click Apply to save your changes.
You may also designate which IP addresses are to be excluded from these filters by
adding them to the Exception List. To do so, click Add.
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Enter a name for the IP Address and then enter the IP address itself. Click Apply to
save your changes. The IP address will be entered into the Exception List, and
excluded from the URL filtering rules in effect.
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Blocking WAN requests is one way to prevent DDOS attacks by preventing ping
requests from the Internet. Use this menu to enable or disable function.
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4.4.6 VPN
4.4.6.1 IPSec
IPSec is a set of protocols that enable Virtual Private Networks (VPN). VPN is a way
to establish secured communication tunnels to an organization’s network via the
Internet.
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IPSec is a set of protocols that enable Virtual Private Networks (VPN). VPN is a way
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Click Create to create a new IPSec VPN connection account.
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4.4.7 QoS
The RF30 can optimize your bandwidth by assigning priority to both inbound and
outbound data with QoS. This menu allows you to configure QoS for both inbound
and outbound traffic.
The first menu screen gives you an overview of which WAN ports currently have
QoS active, and the bandwidth settings for each.
WAN1 Outbound:
QoS Function: QoS status for WAN1 outbound. Select Enable to activate QoS for
WAN1’s outgoing traffic. Select Disable to deactivate.
Max ISP Bandwidth: The maximum bandwidth afforded by the ISP for WAN1’s
outbound traffic.
WAN1 Inbound:
QoS Function: QoS status for WAN1 inbound. Select Enable to activate QoS for
WAN1’s incoming traffic. Select Disable to deactivate.
Max ISP Bandwidth: The maximum bandwidth afforded by the ISP for WAN1’s
inbound traffic.
WAN2 Outbound:
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QoS Function: QoS Status for WAN2 outbound. Select Enable to activate QoS for
WAN2’s outgoing traffic. Select Disable to deactivate.
Max ISP Bandwidth: The maximum bandwidth afforded by the ISP for WAN2’s
outbound traffic.
WAN2 Inbound:
QoS Function: QoS Status for WAN2 inbound. Select Enable to activate QoS for
WAN2’s incoming traffic. Select Disable to deactivate.
Max ISP Bandwidth: The maximum bandwidth afforded by the ISP for WAN2’s
inbound traffic.
Creating a New QoS Rule
To get started using QoS, you will need to establish QoS rules. These rules tell the
RF30 how to handle both incoming and outgoing traffic. The following example
shows you how to configure WAN1 Outbound QoS. Configuring the other traffic
types follows the same process.
To make a new rule, click Rule Table. This will bring you to the Rule Table which
displays the rules currently in effect.
Next, click Create to open the QoS Rule Configuration window.
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Interface: The current traffic type. This can be WAN1 (outbound, inbound) and
WAN2 (outbound, inbound).
Application: User defined application name for the current rule.
Packet Type: The type of packet this rule applies to. Choose from Any, TCP, UDP,
or ICMP.
Guaranteed: The guaranteed amount of bandwidth for this rule as a percentage.
Maximum: The maximum amount of bandwidth for this rule as a percentage.
Priority: The priority assigned to this service. Select a value from 0 to 6, 0 being
highest.
DSCP Marking: Used to classify traffic. Select from Best Effort, Premium, Gold
Service (High Medium, Low), Silver (H,M,L), and Bronze (H,M,L).
Address Type: The type of address this rule applies to. Select IP Address or MAC
Address.
For IP Address…
Source IP Address Range: The range of source IP Addresses this rule applies to.
Destination IP Address Range: The range of destination IP Addresses this rule applies
to.
Source Port Range: The range of source ports this rule applies to.
Destination Port Range. The range of destination ports this rule applies to.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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For MAC Address…
Source MAC Address: The source MAC Address of the device this rule applies to.
Source Port Range: The range of source ports this rule applies to.
Destination Port Range: The range of destination ports this rule applies to.
4.4.8 Virtual Server
In TCP/IP and UDP networks, a port is a 16-bit number used to identify which
application program (usually a server) incoming connections should be delivered to.
Some ports have numbers that are pre-assigned to them by the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA), and these are referred to as "well-known ports". Servers
follow the well-known port assignments so clients can locate them.
If you wish to run a server on your network that can be accessed from the WAN (i.e.
from other machines on the Internet that are outside your local network), or any
application that can accept incoming connections (e.g. peer-to-peer applications) and
are using NAT (Network Address Translation), then you will usually need to
configure your router to forward these incoming connection attempts using specific
ports to the PC on your network running the application. You will also need to use
port forwarding if you want to host an online game server. The reason for this is that
when using NAT, your publicly accessible IP address will be used by and point to
your router, which then needs to deliver all traffic to the private IP addresses used by
your PCs. Please see the WAN Configuration section of this manual for more
information on NAT.
The RF30 can also be configured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing
services such as Web or FTP services via the public (WAN) IP address can be
automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN network. Depending on the
requested service (TCP/UDP port number), the device redirects the external service
request to the appropriate server within the LAN network.
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4.4.8.1 DMZ
The DMZ Host is a local computer exposed to the Internet. When setting a particular
internal IP address as the DMZ Host, all incoming packets will be checked by the
Firewall and NAT algorithms then passed to the DMZ host, when a packet received
does not use a port number used by any other Virtual Server entries.
Caution: Such Local computer exposure to the Internet may face a variety of security
risks.
Enable DMZ function:
Enable: Activates your router’s DMZ function.
Disable: Default setting. Disables the DMZ function.
DMZ IP Address: Give a static IP address to the DMZ Host when the Enable radio
button is selected. Be aware this IP will be exposed to the WAN/Internet.
Select the Apply button to apply your changes.
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4.4.8.2 Port Forwarding Table
Because NAT can act as a "natural" Internet firewall, your router protects your
network from being accessed by outside users, as all incoming connection attempts
will point to your router unless you specifically create Virtual Server entries to
forward those ports to a PC on your network.
When your router needs to allow outside users to access internal servers, e.g. a web
server, FTP server, Email server or game server, the router can act as a "virtual
server". You can set up a local server with a specific port number for the service to
use, e.g. web/HTTP (port 80), FTP (port 21), Telnet (port 23), SMTP (port 25), or
POP3 (port 110). When an incoming access request is received, it will be forwarded
to the corresponding internal server.
Click Create to add a new port forwarding rule. There are two port forwarding modes:
Port Range Mapping and Port Redirection.
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4.4.8.2.1 Port Range Mapping
This function allows any incoming data addressed to a range of service port numbers
(from the Internet/WAN Port) to be re-directed to a particular LAN private/internal IP
address. This option gives you the ability to handle applications that use more than
one port such as games and audio/video conferencing.
Forwarding Mode: Click the Port Range Mapping radio button to change to Port
Range Mapping mode.
Internal IP Address: Enter the LAN server/host IP address that the service request
from the Internet will be sent to.
NOTE: You need to give your LAN server/host a static IP address for the
Virtual Server to work properly.
External Port Range: Enter the port number of the service that will be sent to the
Internal IP address.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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4.4.8.2.2 Port Redirection
This function allows any incoming data addressed to a specific service port number
(from the Internet/WAN Port) to be redirected to an internal IP address.
Forwarding Mode: Click the Port Redirection radio button to change to Port
Redirection mode.
Internal IP Address: Enter the LAN server/host IP address that the service request
from the Internet will be sent to.
NOTE: You need to give your LAN server/host a static IP address for the
Virtual Server to work properly.
External Port: Enter the port number of the service that will be sent to the Internal IP
address.
Internal Port: Enter a new port number for the service that will be sent to the Internal
IP address.
Click Apply to save your changes.
Using port forwarding does have security implications, as outside users will be able to
connect to PCs on your network. For this reason, using specific Virtual Server entries
just for the ports your application requires, instead of using DMZ is recommended.
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4.4.9 Advanced
Configuration options within the Advanced section are for users who wish to take
advantage of the more advanced features of the RF30. Users who do not understand
the features should not attempt to reconfigure their router, unless advised to do so by
support staff.
There are three items within the Advanced section: Static Route, Dynamic DNS and
Device Management.
4.4.9.1 Static Route
The static route settings enable the router to route IP packets to another network
(subnet). The routing table stores the routing information so the router knows where
to redirect the IP packets.
Click on Static Route and then click Create to add a routing table.
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Destination: This is the destination subnet IP address.
Netmask: This is the subnet mask of the destination IP addresses based on above
destination subnet IP.
Gateway: This is the gateway IP address to which packets are to be forwarded.
Interface: Select the interface through which packets are to be forwarded.
Cost: This is the same meaning as Hop.
Click Apply to save your changes.
4.4.9.2 Dynamic DNS
The Dynamic DNS function allows you to alias a dynamic IP address to a static
hostname, allowing users whose ISP does not assign them a static IP address to use a
domain name. This is especially useful when hosting servers via your WAN
connection, so that anyone wishing to connect to you may use your domain name,
rather than having to use a dynamic IP address that changes periodically. This
dynamic IP address is the WAN1/WAN2 IP address of the router, which is assigned
to you by your ISP. Click Edit in the Dynamic DNS Settings Table to set related
parameters for a specific interface.
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You will first need to register and establish an account with the Dynamic DNS
provider using their website,
Example: DYNDNS
http://www.dyndns.org/
(RF30 supports several Dynamic DNS providers , such as www.dyndns.org ,
www.orgdns.org , www.dhs.org, www.dyns.cx, www.3domain.hk,
www.dyndns.org , www.3322.org )
Dynamic DNS:
Disable: Check to disable the Dynamic DNS function.
Enable: Check to enable the Dynamic DNS function. The following fields will be
activated and required:
Dynamic DNS Server: Select the DDNS service you have established an account
with.
Wildcard: Select this check box to enable the DYNDNS Wildcard.
Domain Name: Enter your registered domain name for this service.
Username: Enter your registered user name for this service.
Password: Enter your registered password for this service.
Click Apply to save your changes.
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4.4.9.3 Device Management
The Device Management Advanced Configuration settings allow you to control your
router’s security options and device monitoring features.
Device Name
Name: Enter a name for this device.
Web Server Settings
HTTP Port: This is the port number the router’s embedded web server (for web-based
configuration) will use. The default value is the standard HTTP port, 80. Users may
specify an alternative if, for example, they are running a web server on a PC within
their LAN.
Management IP Address: You may specify an IP address allowed to logon and access
the router’s web server. Setting the IP address to 0.0.0.0 will disable IP address
restrictions, allowing users to login from any IP address.
Expire to auto-logout: Specify a time frame for the system to auto-logout the user’s
configuration session.
Example: User A changes HTTP port number to 100, specifies their own IP
address of 192.168.1.100 and sets the logout time to be 100 seconds. The router will
only allow User A access from the IP address 192.168.1.100 to logon to the Web GUI
by typing: http://192.168.1.254:100 in their web browser. After 100 seconds, the
device will automatically logout User A.
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4.5 Save Configuration To Flash
After changing the router’s configuration settings, you must save all of the
configuration parameters to flash memory to avoid them being lost after turning off or
resetting your router. Click Apply to write your new configuration to flash memory.
4.6 Logout
To exit the router’s web interface, click Logout. Please ensure that you have saved
your configuration settings before you logout.
Be aware that the router is restricted to only one PC accessing the web configuration
interface at a time. Once a PC has logged into the web interface, other PCs cannot
gain access until the current PC has logged out. If the previous PC forgets to logout,
the second PC can access the page after a user-defined period (5 minutes by default).
You can modify this value using the Advanced > Device Management section of the
Web Configuration Interface. Please see the Advanced section of this manual for
more information.
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Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
5.1 Basic Functionality
This section deals with issues regarding your RF30’s basic functions.
5.1.1 Router Won’t Turn On
If the Power and other LEDs fail to light when your RF30 is turned on:
- Make sure that the power cord is properly connected to your firewall and that the
power supply adapter is properly connected to a functioning power outlet.
- Check that you are using the 12VDC power adapter supplied by Cometlabs for this
product.
If the error persists, you may have a hardware problem, and should contact technical
support.
5.1.2 LEDs Never Turn Off
When your RF30 is turned on, the LEDs turn on for about 10 seconds and then turn
off. If all the LEDs stay on, there may be a hardware problem.
If all LEDs are still on one minute after powering up:
- Cycle the power to see if the router recovers.
- Clear the configuration to factory defaults.
If the error persists, you may have a hardware problem, and should contact technical
support.
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5.1.3 LAN or Internet Port Not On
If either the LAN LEDs or Internet LED do not light when the Ethernet connection is
made, check the following:
- Make sure each Ethernet cable connection is secure at the firewall and at the hub or
workstation.
- Make sure that power is turned on to the connected hub or workstation.
- Be sure you are using the correct cable. When connecting the firewall’s Internet port
to a cable or DSL modem, use the cable that was supplied with the cable or DSL
modem. This cable could be a standard straight-through Ethernet cable or an Ethernet
crossover cable.
5.1.4 Forgot My Password
Try entering the default User Name and Password:
User Name: admin
Password: admin
Please note that both the User Name and Password are case-sensitive.
If this fails, you can restore your RF30 to its factory default settings by holding the
Reset button on the back of your router until the Status LED begins to blink. Then
enter the default User Name and Password to access your router.
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5.2 LAN Interface
Refer to this section for issues relating to the RF30’s LAN Interface.
5.2.1 Can’t Access RF30 from the LAN
If there is no response from the RF30 from the LAN:
- Check your Ethernet cable types and each connection.
- Make sure the computer’s Ethernet adapter is installed and functioning properly.
If the error persists, you may have a hardware problem, and should contact technical
support.
5.2.2 Can’t Ping Any PC on the LAN
If PCs connected to the LAN cannot be pinged:
- Check the 10/100 LAN LEDs on the RF30’s front panel. One of these LEDs should
be on. If they are both off, check the cables between the RF30 and the hub or PC.
- Check the corresponding LAN LEDs on your PC’s Ethernet device are on.
- Make sure that driver software for your PC’s Ethernet adapter and TCP/IP software
is correctly installed and configured on your PC.
- Verify the IP address and the subnet mask of the RF30 and the computers are on the
same subnet.
5.2.3 Can’t Access Web Configuration Interface
If you are having trouble accessing the RF30’s Web Configuration Interface from a
PC connected to the network:
- Check the connection between the PC and the router.
- Make sure your PC’s IP address is on the same subnet as the router.
- If your RF30’s IP address has changed and you don’t know the current IP address,
reset the router to factory defaults by holding the Reset button on the back of your
router for 6 seconds. This will reset the router’s IP address to 192.168.1.254.
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- Check to see if your browser had Java, JavaScript, or ActiveX enabled. If you are
using Internet Explorer, click Refresh to ensure that the Java applet is loaded.
- Try closing the browser and re-launching it.
- Make sure you are using the correct User Name and Password. User Names and
Passwords are case-sensitive, so make sure that CAPS LOCK is not on when
entering this information.
- Try clearing your browser’s cache.
1. With Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options.
2. Under the General tab, click Delete Files.
3. Make sure that the Delete All Offline Content checkbox is checked, and click OK.
4. Click OK under Internet Options to close the dialogue.
- In Windows, type arp –d at the command prompt to clear you computer’s ARP
table.
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5.2.3.1 Pop-up Windows
To use the Web Configuration Interface, you need to disable pop-up blocking. You
can either disable pop-up blocking, which is enabled by default in Windows XP
Service Pack 2, or create an exception for your RF30’s IP address.
Disabling All Pop-ups
In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Pop-up Blocker and select Turn Off Pop-up
Blocker.
You can also check if pop-up blocking is disabled in the Pop-up Blocker section in
the Privacy tab of the Internet Options dialogue.
1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options.
2. Under the Privacy tab, clear the Block pop-ups checkbox and click Apply to save
your changes.
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2. Under the Privacy tab, click Settings to open the Pop-up Blocker Settings
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3. Enter the IP address of your router.
4. Click Add to add the IP address to the list of Allowed sites.
5. Click Close to return to the Privacy tab of the Internet Options dialogue.
6. Click Apply to save your changes.
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5.2.3.2 Javascripts
If the Web Configuration Interface is not displaying properly in your browser, check
to make sure that JavaScripts are allowed.
1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options.
2. Under the Security tab, click Custom Level.
3. Under Scripting, check to see if Active scripting is set to Enable.
4. Ensure that Scripting of Java applets is set to Enabled.
5. Click OK to close the dialogue.
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5.2.3.3 Java Permissions
The following Java Permissions should also be given for the Web Configuration
Interface to display properly:
1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options.
2. Under the Security tab, click Custom Level.
3. Under Microsoft VM*, make sure that a safety level for Java permissions is
selected.
4. Click OK to close the dialogue.
NOTE: If Java from Sun Microsystems is installed, scroll down to Java (Sun) and
ensure that the checkbox is filled.
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5.3 WAN Interface
If you are having problems with the WAN Interface, refer to the tips below.
5.3.1 Can’t Get WAN IP Address from the ISP
If the WAN IP address cannot be obtained from the ISP:
- If you are using PPPoE or PPTP encapsulation, you will need a user name and
password. Ensure that you have entered the correct Service Type, User Name, and
Password. Note that user names and passwords are case-sensitive.
- If your ISP requires MAC address authentication, clone the MAC address from your
PC on the LAN as the RF30’s WAN MAC address.
- If your ISP requires host name authentication, configure your PC’s name as the
RF30’s system name.
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5.4 ISP Connection
Unless you have been assigned a static IP address by your ISP, your RF30 will need
to request an IP address from the ISP in order to access the Internet. If your RF30 is
unable to access the Internet, first determine if your router is able to obtain a WAN IP
address from the ISP.
To check the WAN IP address:
1. Open your browser and choose an external site (i.e. www.Cometlabs.com).
2. Access the Web Configuration Interface by entering your router’s IP address
(default is 192.168.1.254).
3. The WAN IP Status is displayed on the first page.
4. Check to see that the WAN port is properly connected to the ISP. If a Connected by
(x) where (x) is your connection method is not shown, your router has not
successfully obtained an IP address from your ISP.
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If an IP address cannot be obtained:
1. Turn off the power to your cable or DSL modem.
2. Turn off the power to your RF30.
3. Wait five minutes and power on your cable or DSL modem.
4. When the modem has finished synchronizing with the ISP (generally shown by
LEDs on the modem), turn on the power to your router.
If an IP address still cannot be obtained:
- Your ISP may require a login program. Consult your ISP whether they require
PPPoE or some other type of login.
- If your ISP requires a login, check to see that your User Name and Password are
entered correctly.
- Your ISP may check for your PC’s host name. Assign the PC Host Name of your
ISP account as your PC’s host name on the router.
- Your ISP may check for your PCs MAC address. Either inform your ISP that you
have purchased a new network device or ask them to use your router’s MAC address,
or configure your router to spoof your PC’s MAC address.
If an IP address can be obtained, but your PC cannot load any web pages from the
Internet:
- Your PC may not recognize DNS server addresses. Configure your PC manually
with DNS addresses.
- Your PC may not have the router correctly configured as its TCP/IP gateway.
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5.5 Problems with Date and Time
If the date and time is not being displayed correctly, be sure to set it for your RF30 via
the Web Configuration Interface. Both date and time can be found under
Configuration > System > Time Zone.
5.6 Restoring Factory Defaults
You can restore your RF30 to its factory settings by holding the Reset button on the
back of your router until the Status LED begins to blink. This will reset your router to
its default settings.
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Appendix A: Product Specifications
Availability and Resilience
- Dual-WAN ports
- Load balancing for increased bandwidth of inbound and outbound traffic
- Automatic failover to redirect the packet when one broadband connection is broken.
It will keep your Internet connection always online whenever one connection should
fail.
Virtual Private Network
- IPSec VPN, supports up to 30 IPSec tunnels
- VPN performance is up to 30 Mbps
- Manual key, Internet Key Exchange (IKE) authentication and Key Management
- Authentication (MD5 / SHA-1)
- DES/3DES encryption
- AES 128/192/256 encryption
- IP Authentication Header (AH)
- IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
- Dynamic VPN (FQDN) support
- Supports remote access and office-to-office IPSec Connections
Firewall
- Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Denial of Service (DoS) prevention
- Packet filter un-permitted inbound (WAN)/Inbound
- (LAN) Internet access by IP address, port number and packet type
- Email alert and logs of attack
Content Filtering
- URL Filter settings prevent user access to certain sites on the Internet
- Java Applet/Active X/Cookie Blocking
Quality of Service Control
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- Supports DiffServ approach
- Traffic prioritization and bandwidth management based-on IP protocol, port number
and IP or MAC address
Web-Based Management
- Easy-to-use WEB interface
- Firmware upgradeable via WEB interface
- Local and remote management via HTTP & HTTPS
Network Protocols and Features
- Web Diagnostics
- System Logs
- PPPoE, PPTP, Big Pond and DHCP client connections to the ISP
- NAT, static routing and RIP-2
- Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS)
- Virtual Server and DMZ
- DHCP Server
- NTP
Physical Interface
Ethernet WAN 2 ports (10/100 Base-T), support Auto- Crossover (MDI/MDIX)
Ethernet LAN 8 ports (10/100 Base-T) switch support Auto- Crossover (MDI/MDIX)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 14.41" x 6.53" x 1.38" (366mm x 166 mm x 35mm)
Power Requirement
Input: 12VDC, 1A
Operating Environment
- Operating temperature: 0 ~ 40 degrees Celsius
- Storage temperature: -20 ~ 70 degrees Celsius
- Humidity: 20 ~ 95% non-condensing
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Appendix B: Customer Support
Most problems can be solved by referring to the Troubleshooting section in the User’s
Manual. If you cannot resolve the problem with the Troubleshooting chapter, please
contact the dealer where you purchased this product.
Worldwide
http://www.Cometlabs.com/
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Appendix C: FCC Interference Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
- This device may not cause harmful interference.
- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operations.
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 commercial
environment.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio/television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notice:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Appendix D: Network, Routing, and Firewall
Basics
D.1 Network Basics
D.1.1 IP Addresses
With the number of TCP/IP networks interconnected across the globe, ensuring that
transmitted data reaches the correct destination requires each computer on the Internet
has a unique identifier. This identifier is known as the IP address. The Internet
Protocol (IP) uses a 32-bit address structure, and the address is usually written in dot
notation.
A typical IP address looks like this:
198.25.12.8
The 32 bits of the address are subdivided into two parts. The first part of the address
identifies the network, while the second part identifies the host node or station on the
network. How the address is divided depends on the address range and the
application.
The five standard IP address classes each have different methods to determine the
network and host sections of the address, which makes multiple hosts on a network
possible. TCP/IP software identifies each address class by reading a unique bit pattern
that precedes each address type. Once the address class has been recognized, the
software can then correctly determine the addresses’ host section. With this structure,
IP addresses can uniquely identify each network and node.
D.1.1.1 Net mask
With each address class, the size of the two subdivided parts (network address and
host address) is implied by the class. A net mask associated with an IP address can
also express this partitioning. A net mask 32-bit quantity yields the network address
when combined with an IP address. As an example, the net masks for Class A, B, and
C are 255.0.0.0, 255.255.0.0, and 255.255.255.0 respectively.
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Instead of dotted-decimal notation, the net mask can also be written in terms of the
number of ones from the left. This number is added to the IP address, following a
backward slash (/). For example, a typical Class C address could be written as
192.168.234.245/24, which means that the net mask is 24 ones followed by 8 zeros.
(11111111 11111111 11111111 00000000).
D.1.1.2 Subnet Addressing
Subnet addressing enables the split of one IP network address into multiple physical
networks. These smaller networks are called subnetworks, and these subnetworks can
make efficient use of each address when compared to needing a different network
number at each end of a routed link. This technique is especially useful in smaller
network environments, such as small office LANs.
A Class B address provides 16 bits of node numbers, which enable 65,536 nodes.
Since most organizations don’t require such a large number of nodes, the free bits can
be reassigned with subnet addressing.
Multiple Class C addresses can be made from a Class B address. For example, the IP
address of 172.20.0.0 allows eight extra bits to use as a subnet address, since node
addresses are limited to a maximum of 255. The IP address of 172.20.52.212 would
be read as IP network address 172.20, subnet number 52, and node number 212.
Besides extending the number of available addresses, this technique also allows a
network manager to design an address scheme for the network by using different
subnets. This can be useful when trying to distinguish other geographical locations in
the network or other departments in the organization.
D.1.1.3 Private IP Addresses
When isolated from the Internet, the hosts on your local network may be assigned IP
addresses with no conflicts. However, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
(IANA) has reserved several blocks of IP addresses for private networks. These
include:
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.16.255.255
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
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When assigning IP addresses to your private network, be sure to use IP addresses
from these ranges.
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D.1.2 Network Address Translation (NAT)
Traditionally, multiple PCs that needed simultaneous Internet access also required a
range of IP addresses from the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Not only was this
method very costly, but the number of available IP addresses for PCs is limited.
Instead, the RF30 uses a type of address sharing called Network Address Translation
to grant Internet access to several PCs on the same network through the same Internet
account. This method translates internal IP addresses to a single address that is unique
on the Internet. This unique address can either be fixed or dynamic, depending on the
type of Internet account, and the internal LAN IP addresses may also be either private
or registered addresses.
NAT also offers firewall-like protection to your network, since internal LAN
addresses are shielded from the public Internet. All incoming traffic to the public IP
address is handled by the router, which means added security for your network from
intruders. If a particular PC on your LAN requires access from outside PCs, you can
use port forwarding to accomplish this. For information on how to configure port
forwarding on the RF30, refer to the Virtual Server section of Chapter 4: Router
Configuration.
D.1.3 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
If the PCs on a LAN require access to the Internet, each PC must be configured with
an IP address, a gateway address, and one or more DNS server addresses. Rather than
configuring each PC manually, you can instead configure a network device to act as a
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. PCs on the network can
automatically obtain IP addresses from a list of addresses stored on the DHCP server.
In addition, other information such as gateway and DNS address can also be assigned
with a DHCP server. When connecting to the ISP, the RF30 also functions as a DHCP
client. The RF30 can automatically obtain an IP address, subnet mask, gateway
address, and DNS server addresses if the ISP assigns this information via DHCP.
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D.2 Router Basics
D.2.1 What is a Router?
A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks. A router is connected
to at least two networks. Usually, this is a LAN and a WAN that is connected to an
ISP network. Routers are located at gateways, the places where two or more networks
connect. Routers use headers and forwarding tables to determine the best path for
forwarding the packets, and they use protocols to communicate with each other and
configure the best route between any two hosts.
Routers can vary in performance and scale, the types of physical WAN connection
they support, and the number of routing protocols supported. The RF30 offers a
convenient and powerful way for small-to-medium businesses to connect their
networks.
D.2.2 Why use a Router?
While large bandwidth can easily and inexpensively be provided in a LAN, having
high bandwidth between a LAN and the Internet can be prohibitively expensive.
Because of this, Internet access is usually done through a slower WAN link, such as a
cable or DSL modem. To efficiently use this slower connection, a router acts as a
mechanism for selecting and transmitting data meant for the Internet. By using a
router, organizations can enjoy relatively inexpensive Internet access, while
maintaining a high-speed local area network.
D.2.3 Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is an interior gateway protocol that specifies how
routers exchange routing table information. Routers periodically update each other
with RIP, changing their routing tables when necessary.
The RF30 supports the RIP protocol. RIP also supports subnet and multicast
protocols. RIP is not required for most home applications.
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D.3 Firewall Basics
D.3.1 What is a Firewall?
Firewalls prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks
connected to the Internet. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through
the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the
specified security criteria. With the functionality of a NAT router, the firewall adds
features that deal with outside Internet intrusion and attacks. When an attack or
intrusion is detected, the firewall can be configured to log the intrusion attempt, and
can also notify the administrator of the incident. With this information, the
administrator can work with the ISP to take action against the hacker. Against some
types of attacks, the firewall can discard intruder packets, thereby fending off the
hacker from the private network.
D.3.1.1 Stateful Packet Inspection
The RF30 uses Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to protect your network from
intrusions and attacks. Unlike less sophisticated Internet sharing routers, SPI ensures
secure firewall filtering by intercepting incoming packets at the network layer, and
analyzing them for state-related information that is associated with all network
connections. User-level applications such as Web browsers and FTP can make
complex network traffic patterns, which the RF30 analyzes by looking at groups of
connection states.
All state information is stored in a central cache. Traffic passing through the firewall
is analyzed against these states, and then is either allowed to pass through or rejected.
D.3.1.2 Denial of Service (DoS) Attack
A hacker may be able to prevent your network from operating or communicating by
launching a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The method used for such an attack can
be as simple as merely flooding your site with more requests than it can handle. A
more sophisticated attack may attempt to exploit some weakness in the operating
system used by your router or gateway. Some operating systems can be disrupted by
simply sending a packet with incorrect length information.
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D.3.2 Why Use a Firewall?
With a LAN connected to the Internet through a router, there is a chance for hackers
to access or disrupt your network. A simple NAT router provides a basic level of
protection by shielding your network from the outside Internet. Still, there are ways
for more dedicated hackers to either obtain information about your network or disrupt
your network’s Internet access. Your RF30 provides an extra level of protection from
such attacks with its built-in firewall.
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Appendix E: Virtual Private Networking
E.1 What is a VPN?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a shared network where private data is segmented
from other traffic so that only the intended recipient has access. It allows
organizations to securely transmit data over a public medium like the Internet. VPNs
utilize tunnels, which allow data to be safely delivered to the intended recipient.
Because private networks lack data security, IPSec-based VPNs employ encryption
technologies that protect a private network from data theft or tampering. These private
networks can be implemented over any type of IP network, which allows for excellent
flexibility.
E.1.1 VPN Applications
VPNs are traditionally used three ways:
- Extranets: Extranets are secure connections between two or more organizations.
IPSec-based VPNs are ideal for extranet connections, as they can be quickly and
inexpensively installed. Extranets are often used to securely share a company’s
information with suppliers, vendors, customers, or other businesses.
- Intranets: Intranets are private networks that connect an organization’s locations
together. These locations range from a headquarters, to branch offices, to a remote
employee’s home. Intranets are often used for email and for sharing applications and
files. A firewall protects Intranets from unauthorized access.
- Remote Access: Remote access enables mobile workers to access email and business
applications. Remote access VPNs greatly reduce expenses by enabling mobile
workers to dial a local Internet connection and then set up a secure IPSec-based VPN
communications to their organization.
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E.2 What is IPSec?
Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a set of protocols and algorithms that provide
data authentication, integrity, and confidentiality as data is transferred across IP
networks. IPSec provides data security at the IP packet level, and protects against
possible security risks by protecting data. IPSec is widely used to establish VPNs.
There are three major functions of IPSec:
- Confidentiality: Conceals data through encryption.
- Integrity: Ensures that contents did not change in transit.
- Authentication: Verifies that packets received are actually from the claimed sender.
E.2.1 IPSec Security Components
IPSec contains three major components:
- Authentication Header (AH): Provides authentication and integrity.
- Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP): Provides confidentiality, authentication, and
integrity.
- Internet Key Exchange (IKE): Provides key management and Security Association
(SA) management.
These components are discussed below.
E.2.1.1 Authentication Header (AH)
The Authentication Header (AH) is a protocol that provides authentication and
integrity, protecting data from tampering. It provides authentication of either all or
part of the contents of a datagram through the addition of a header that is calculated
based on the values in the datagram.
The AH can also protect packets from unauthorized re-transmission with anti-replay
functionality. The presence of the AH header allows us to verify the integrity of the
message, but doesn't encrypt it. Thus, AH provides authentication but not privacy.
ESP protects data confidentiality. Both AH and ESP can be used together for added
protection.
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A typical AH packet looks like this:
Next
Payload
Header
Length
Reserved
SPI
Sequence Number
Authentication Data
E.2.1.2 Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) provides privacy for data through encryption.
An encryption algorithm combines the data with a key to encrypt it. It then repackages
the data using a special format, and transmits it to the destination. The receiver then
decrypts the data using the same algorithm. ESP is usually used with AH to provide
added data security.
ESP divides its fields into three components…
ESP Header: Placed before encrypted data, the ESP Header contains the SPI and
Sequence Number. Its placement depends on whether ESP is used in transport mode
or tunnel mode.
ESP Trailer: Placed after the encrypted data, the ESP Trailer contains padding that is
used to align the encrypted data.
ESP Authentication Data: This contains an Integrity Check Value (ICV) for when
ESP's optional authentication feature is used.
ESP provides authentication, integrity, and confidentiality, which provides data
content protection, and protects against data tampering.
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A typical ESP packet looks like this:
SPI
Sequence Number
IV
Data
Pad
Pad
Next
Lengt Heade
Authentication Data
E.2.1.3 Security Associations (SA)
Security Associations are a one-way relationships between sender and receiver that
specify IPSec-related parameters. They provide data protection by using the defined
IPSec protocols, and allow organizations to control according to the security policy in
effect, which resources may communicate securely.
SA is identified by 3 parameters:
- Security Parameters Index (SPI), a locally unique value
- Destination IP Address
- Security Protocol: (AH or ESP, but not both)
There are several other parameters associated with an SA that are stored in a Security
Association database.
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E.2.2 IPSec Modes
To exchange data between different types of VPNs, IPSec provides two major modes:
- Tunnel Mode
This mode is used for host-to-host security. Protection extends to the payload of IP
data, and the IP addresses of the hosts must be public IP addresses.
Transport Mode
- This mode is used to provide data security between two networks. It provides
protection for the entire IP packet and is sent by adding an outer IP header
corresponding to the two tunnel end-points. Since tunnel mode hides the original IP
header, it provides security of the networks with private IP address space.
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E.2.3 Tunnel Mode AH
AH is typically applied to a data packet in the following manner:
<
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New IP
Data
TCP
IP
-
Org IP
AH
TCP
Data
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E.2.4 Tunnel Mode ESP
Here is an example of a packet with ESP applied:
<
IP
%
New IP
*
%+
ESP
Data
TCP
0
+
Org IP
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TCP
Data
!
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ESP
ESP
Authentication
E.2.5 Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Before either AH or ESP can be used, it is necessary for the two communication
devices to exchange a secret key that the security protocols themselves will use. To do
this, IPSec uses Internet Key Exchange (IKE) as a primary support protocol. IKE
facilitates and automates the SA setup, and exchanges keys between parties
transferring data. Using keys ensures that only the sender and receiver of a message
can access it. These keys need to be re-created or refreshed frequently so that the
parties can communicate securely with each other. Refreshing keys on a regular basis
ensures data confidentiality.
There are two phases to this process. Phase I deals with the negotiation and
management of IKE and IPSec parameters. This phase can be carried out in either one
of two modes: Main Mode or Aggressive Mode. Main mode utilizes three message
pairs that negotiate IKE parameters, establish a shared secret and derive session keys,
and exchange and provide identities, retroactively authenticating the information sent.
This method is very secure, but when using the pre-shared key method for
authentication, it is possible to use IDs other than the packets’s IP addresses.
Aggressive mode reduces this process to three messages, but parameter negotiation is
limited, identity protection is lacking except when using public key encryption, and is
more vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks.
Phase II, known as Quick Mode, establishes symmetrical IPSec Security Associations
for both AH and ESP. It does this by negotiating IPSec parameters, exchange nonces
to derive session keys from the IKE shared secret, exchange DH values to
generate a new key, and identify which traffic this SA bundle will protect
using selectors (IDi and IDr payloads).
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The following is an illustration on how data is handled with IKE:
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Main Mode
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Aggressive Mode
or
Quick Mode
Without PFS
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Appendix F: IPSec Logs and Events
F.1 IPSec Log Event Categories
There are three major categories of IPSec Log Events for your RF30. These include:
1. IKE Negotiate Packet Messages
2. Rejected IKE Messages
3. IKE Negotiated Status Messages
The table in the following section lists the different events of each category, and
provides a detailed explanation of each.
F.2 IPSec Log Event Table
IKE Negotiate Packet Messages
Log Event
Explanation
Send Main mode initial
Sending the first initial message of main mode (phase I). Done to
message of ISAKMP
exchange encryption algorithm, hash algorithm, and authentication
method.
Send Aggressive mode initial
Sending the first message of aggressive mode (phase I).
message of ISAKMP
Received Main mode initial
Received the first message of main mode.
message of ISAKMP
Send Main mode first response
Sending the first response message of main mode. Done to
message of ISAKMP
exchange encryption algorithm, hash algorithm, and authentication
method.
Received Main mode first
Received the first response message of main mode. Done to
response message of ISAKMP
exchange encryption algorithm, hash algorithm, and authentication
method.
Send Main mode second
Sending the second message of main mode. Done to exchange key
message of ISAKMP
values.
Received Main mode second
Received the second message of main mode. Done to exchange key
message of ISAKMP
values.
Send Main mode second
Sending the main mode second response message. Done to
response message of ISAKMP
exchange key values.
Received Main mode second
Received the main mode second response message. Done to
response message of ISAKMP
exchange key values.
Send Main mode third message Sending the third message of main mode. Done for authentication.
of ISAKMP
Received Main mode third
Received the third message of main mode. Done for authentication.
message of ISAKMP
Send Main mode third response Sending the third response message of main mode. Done for
message of ISAKMP
authentication.\
Received Main mode third
Received the third response message of main mode. Done for
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response message of ISAKMP
Received Aggressive mode
initial ISAKMP Message
Send Aggressive mode first
response message of ISAKMP
Received Aggressive mode first
response message of ISAKMP
Send Aggressive mode second
message of ISAKMP
Received Aggressive mode
second ISAKP Message
Send Quick mode initial
message
Received Quick mode initial
message
Send Quick mode first response
message
Received Quick mode first
response message
Send Quick mode second
message
Received Quick mode second
message
ISAKMP IKE Packet
ISAKMP Information
ISAKMP Quick Mode
Rejected IKE Messages
authentication.
Received the first message of aggressive mode.
Sending the first response message of aggressive mode. Done to
exchange proposal and key values.
Received the first response message of aggressive mode. Done to
exchange proposal and key values.
Sending the second message of aggressive mode. Done to exchange
proposal and key values.
Received the second message of aggressive mode. Done to
exchange proposal and key values.
Sending the first message of quick mode (Phase II). Done to
exchange proposal and key values (IPSec).
Received the first message of quick mode (Phase II). Done to
exchange proposal and key values (IPSec).
Sending the first response message of quick mode (Phase II). Done
to exchange proposal and key values (IPSec).
Received the first response message of quick mode (Phase II). Done
to exchange proposal and key values (IPSec).
Sending the second message of quick mode (Phase II).
Received the second message of quick mode (Phase II).
Indicates IKE packet.
Indicates Information packet.
Indicates quick mode packet.
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: No acceptable Oakley Transform
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: No acceptable Proposal in IPsec SA
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: PFS is required in Quick Initial SA.
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: PFS is not required in Quick Initial SA.
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: Initial Aggressive Mode message from %s but no connection has been
configured
NO PROPOSAL CHOSEN: Initial Main Mode message received on %s:%u but no connection has
been authorized
INVALID ID: Require peer to have ID %s, but peer declares %s
INVALID ID INFORMATION: Initial Aggressive Mode packet claiming to be from %s on %s but no
connection has been authorized
INVALID ID: Require peer to have ID %s, but peer declares %s
INVALID ID INFORMATION: Initial Aggressive Mode packet claiming to be from %s on %s but no
connection has been authorized
IKE Negotiated Status Messages
Received Delete SA payload and deleting IPSEC State (integer)
Received Delete SA payload: Deleting ISAKMP State (integer)
(Main/Aggressive) mode peer ID is (identifier string)
ISAKMP SA Established
IPsec SA Established
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Appendix G: Bandwidth Management with
QoS
G.1 Overview
In a home or office environment, users constantly have to transmit data to and from
the Internet. When too many are accessing the Internet at the same time, service can
slow to a crawl, causing service interruptions and general frustration. Quality of
Service (QoS) is one of the ways the RF30 can optimize the use of bandwidth,
ensuring a smooth and responsive Internet connection for all users.
G.2 What is Quality of Service?
QoS is a feature that prioritizes and guarantees bandwidth to achieve optimal service
performance. QoS can maximize the use of available network bandwidth by
prioritizing time-sensitive traffic to avoid latencies and delays. By ensuring that timesensitive applications such as VoIP and streaming video get priority access to
bandwidth, users in both home and office environments can enjoy smooth and
responsive data transmission no matter which applications they are running.
If you’ve ever experienced slow Internet speeds due to other network users using
bandwidth-consuming applications like P2P, you’ll understand why QoS is such a
breakthrough for home users and office users. Cometlabs makes itself unique by
integrating QoS in its routers for both inbound and outbound traffic.
QoS helps users manage bandwidth and effectively prioritize data traffic. It gives you
full control over the traffic of any type of data. Employed on DiffServ (Differentiated
Services) architecture, data traffic is given priority by the router; ensuring latencysensitive applications like voice and mission-critical data such as VPN move through
the router at lightning speeds, even under heavy load. You can throttle the speed of
different types of data passing through the router, limit the speed of unimportant or
bandwidth-consuming applications, and even distribute the bandwidth for different
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groups of users at home or in the office. QoS keeps your Internet connection smooth
and responsive.
G.3 How Does QoS Work?
QoS employs three different methods for optimizing bandwidth:
-Prioritization: Assigns different priority levels for different applications, prioritizing
traffic. High, Normal and Low priority settings.
-Outbound and Inbound IP Throttling: Controls network traffic and allows you to
limit the speed of each application.
-DiffServ Technology: Manages priority queues and DSCP tagging through the
Internet backbone. Manages traffic among Ethernet, wireless, and ADSL interfaces.
G.4 Who Needs QoS?
QoS is ideal for home and office users who need to use a variety of real-time
applications like VoIP, on-line games, P2P, video streaming, and FTP simultaneously.
With QoS, you can optimize your bandwidth to accommodate several of these
applications without experiencing latency or service interruptions.
G.4.1 Home Users
Low latency is everything for gamers. Most home users feel frustrated when trying to
play an online game over a shared ADSL connection. Unfortunately, most routers
have no way of determining the importance of the packet at any given time. All the
traffic is treated equally, so a packet containing an "urgent" command may be
delayed. QoS gives you the ability to control the bandwidth. Using IP Throttling,
bandwidth limits can be enforced on a particular application or any system within the
LAN. Prioritization specifies which packets have priority and should not be delayed,
and which packets have lower priority and should be moved to the end of the upload
queue.
Suppose there are four students sharing a three-floor house with one single broadband
connection. Tom, a college freshman, is playing the online game with his group
members, while Mary, a sophomore student, is talking to her net pal via Skype.
Meanwhile, Jacky is downloading a movie file by using the P2P application program.
Sophia, however, is just trying to log on to the website to send her photos to her
family. As a result, the net speed slows to a crawl and affects everyone sharing the
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Internet connection. QoS is designed for managing traffic flow and bandwidth to
solve this problem. You can first classify different applications (online games, FTP,
Skype, email) as shown in the table below. Then, you can manage and prioritize the
flow of bandwidth at different levels (e.g. 30% for games, 20% for downloads, 10%
for email, 20% for FTP, and 35% for others). QoS can be used to identify different
applications and assign priority to enable a smooth and responsive broadband
connection.
Application
Data Ratio (%)
Priority
On-line games
30%
High
Skype
5%
High
Email
10%
High
FTP
20%
Upload (High), Download (Normal)
Other
35%
G.4.2 Office Users
QoS is also ideal for small businesses using an office server as a web server. With
QoS control, web pages served to your customers can be given top priority and
delivered first so that it will not be impeded by email and office web browsing.
Here is a good example of how QoS can work in an office environment. A CEO is
holding a videoconference with international clients in the meeting room. However,
the streaming video and voice frequently lag. Sales people are talking to international
agencies via VoIP phone, while sending orders via email to vendors for production.
However, some staff are downloading MP3 music files, large-size photos and
watching video streaming online. Consequently, the Internet connection slows down.
This is why business users need QoS to manage data traffic. With QoS, the network
administrator can define and classify important packets; specify a minimum
guaranteed rate for each application, and ensure that important packets have priority
to ensure a good quality of broadband connection for the entire organization.
Application
Data Ratio (%)
Priority
Videoconferencing
30%
High
VoIP
20%
High
Email
10%
High
FTP
10%
Upload (High), Download (Normal)
Other
30%
MP3 (Low), MSN (Normal)
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Appendix H: Router Setup Examples
H.1 Outbound Fail Over
Step 1: Go to Configuration > WAN > ISP Settings. Select WAN1 and WAN2 and
click Edit.
Step 2: Configure WAN1 and WAN2 according to the information given by your ISP.
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Step 3: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings. Select the Fail Over
radio button. Under Connectivity Decision, input the number of times the RF30
should probe the WAN before deciding that the ISP is in service or not (3 by default).
Next, input the duration of the probe cycle (30 sec. by default) and choose the way
WAN ports are probed.
Please ensure the WAN ports are functioning by performing a ping operation on each
before proceeding. Finally, choose whether or not the RF30 should fail back to
WAN1.
Step 4: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.2 Outbound Load Balancing
With Outbound Load Balancing, you can improve upload performance by optimizing
your connection via Dual WAN. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Configuration > WAN > ISP Settings. Configure your WAN1 ISP
settings and click Apply.
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Step 2: Configure your WAN2 ISP settings and click Apply.
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Step 4: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Outbound Load Balance. Choose the
Load Balance mechanism you want and click Apply.
Step 5: Complete. To check traffic statistics, go to Status > Traffic Statistics.
Step 6: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.3 Inbound Fail Over
Configuring your RF30 for Inbound Fail Over is a great way to ensure a more reliable
connection for incoming requests. To do so, follow these steps:
NOTE: Before you begin, ensure that both WAN1 and WAN2 have been properly
configured. See Chapter 4: Router Configuration for more details.
Step 1: From the Web Configuration Interface, go to Configuration > Dual WAN >
General Settings. Select the Fail Over radio button.
Step 2: Configure Fail Over options if necessary.
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Step 3: Go to Configuration > Advanced > Dynamic DNS. Set the WAN1 DDNS
settings.
Step 4: From the same menu, set the WAN2 DDNS settings.
Step 5: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.4 DNS Inbound Fail Over
NOTE: Before proceeding, please ensure that both WAN1 and WAN2 are properly
configured according to the settings provided by your ISP. If not, please refer to
Chapter 4.2.2.1 ISP Settings for details on how to configure your WAN ports.
Step 1: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings. Select the Fail Over
radio button and configure your fail over policy.
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Step 2: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Inbound Load Balance. Select the
Enable radio button and configure DNS Server 1 by clicking Edit.
Step 3: Input DNS Server 1 settings and click Apply.
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Step 4: Configure your Host URL Mapping for DNS Server 1 by clicking Edit to
enter the Host URL Mappings List. Click Create and input the settings for Host URL
Mappings and click New.
Step 5: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.5 DNS Inbound Load Balancing
Step 1: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings. Select the Load
Balance radio button.
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Step 2: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Inbound Load Balance > Server
Settings and configure DNS Server 1.
Step 3: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Inbound Load Balance > Host URL
Mapping and configure your FTP mapping.
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Step 4: Next configure your HTTP mapping.
Step 5: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.6 Dynamic DNS Inbound Load Balancing
Step 1: Go to Configuration > WAN > Bandwidth Settings. Configure your WAN
inbound and outbound bandwidth.
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Step 2: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings and enable Load
Balance mode. You may then decide whether to enable Service Detection or not.
Step 3: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Outbound Load Balance. Choose your
load balance policy and click Apply to apply your changes. If you selected Based on
session mechanism as your policy, the source IP address and destination IP address
may go through WAN1 or WAN2 depending on policy settings. If you selected Based
on IP hash mechanism as your policy, the source IP address and destination IP address
will go through a specific WAN port according to the IP hash algorithm.
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Step 4: Go to Configuration > Advanced > Dynamic DNS and input the dynamic
DNS settings for WAN1 and WAN2.
WAN1:
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WAN 2:
Step 5: Go to Configuration > Virtual Server and set up a virtual server for both
FTP and HTTP.
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Step 6: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.7 VPN Configuration
This section outlines some concrete examples on how you can configure the RF30 for
your VPN.
H.7.1 LAN to LAN
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Branch Office
Head Office
ID
IP Address
IP Address
Data
69.121.1.30
69.121.1.3
Network
Any Local Address
Any Local Address
IP Address
192.168.0.0
192.168.1.0
Netmask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
69.121.1.3
69.121.1.30
IP Address
IP Address
Data
69.121.1.3
69.121.1.30
Network
Subnet
Subnet
IP Address
192.168.1.0
192.168.0.0
Netmask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.0
Local
Remote
Secure Gateway Address(or
Hostname)
ID
Proposal
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IKE Pre-shared Key
12345678
12345678
Security Algorithm
Main Mode;
ESP:
MD5
3DES
PFS
Main
ESP
MD5
3DES
PFS
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H.7.2 Host to LAN
Single client
Head Office
ID
IP Address
IP Address
Data
69.121.1.30
69.121.1.3
Network
Any Local Address
Any Local Address
IP Address
0.0.0.0
192.168.1.0
Netmask
0.0.0.0
255.255.255.0
69.121.1.3
69.121.1.30
IP Address
IP Address
Data
69.121.1.3
69.121.1.30
Network
Subnet
Single Address
IP Address
192.168.1.0
69.121.1.30
Netmask
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.255
12345678
12345678
Local
Remote
Secure Gateway Address(or
Hostname)
ID
Proposal
IKE Pre-shared Key
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Security Algorithm
Main Mode;
ESP:
MD5
3DES
PFS
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ESP
MD5
3DES
PFS
H.8 IP Sec Fail Over (Gateway to Gateway)
Step 1: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings. Enable Fail Over by
selecting the Fail Over radio button. Then, configure your Fail Over policy.
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Step 2: Go to Configuration > Advanced > Dynamic DNS and configure your
dynamic DNS settings (Both WAN1 and WAN2).
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Step 4: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
To configure the RF30 10 gateway, refer to the screenshot below.
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H.9 VPN Concentrator
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Step 5: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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H.10 Protocol Binding
Step 1: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > General Settings. Select the Load
Balancing radio button.
Step 2: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Protocol Binding and configure
settings for WAN1.
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Step 3: Go to Configuration > Dual WAN > Protocol Binding and configure
settings for WAN2.
Step 4: Click Save Config to save all changes to flash memory.
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