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CONTENTS

CHAPTERI:PRODUCTINFORMATION...............................................................................................................4
11IntroductionandSafetyInformation...................................................................................................4
12SafetyInformation...............................................................................................................................5
13SystemRequirements..........................................................................................................................6
14PackageContents................................................................................................................................6
15Gettingfamiliarwithyournewwirelessbroadbandrouter................................................................7
CHAPTERII:SYSTEMANDNETWORKSETUP.....................................................................................................9
21Establishinganetworkconnection......................................................................................................9
22SettingclientcomputerstoobtainIPaddressesautomatically........................................................11
221Windows95/98/MeIPaddresssetup....................................................................................12
222Windows2000IPaddresssetup............................................................................................14
223WindowsXPIPaddresssetup................................................................................................16
224WindowsVistaIPaddresssetup............................................................................................18
23ConnectingtotheInternetwithiQSetup......................................................................................20
24Accessingtherouterswebconfigurationinterface.........................................................................23
CHAPTERIII:GENERALSETUP..........................................................................................................................26
31System................................................................................................................................................27
311TimeZone...............................................................................................................................27
312PasswordSettings...................................................................................................................28
313RemoteManagement.............................................................................................................29
32WAN...................................................................................................................................................30
321DynamicIP..............................................................................................................................31
322StaticIP...................................................................................................................................32
323PPPoE......................................................................................................................................34
324PPTP........................................................................................................................................36
325L2TP........................................................................................................................................38
326TelstraBigPond......................................................................................................................40
327DNS.........................................................................................................................................41
328DDNS.......................................................................................................................................43
329WISP........................................................................................................................................45
33LAN(Wired).......................................................................................................................................47
331Beforeyoustart:SuggestionsfordecidinganIPaddress......................................................47
332LANIP......................................................................................................................................49
333DHCPServer............................................................................................................................50
334StaticDHCPLeases.................................................................................................................51
34Wireless.............................................................................................................................................53
341BasicSettings..........................................................................................................................53
3411APMode......................................................................................................................54
3412StationInfrastructure.................................................................................................57
3413APBridge:PointtoPoint.............................................................................................60
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3414APBridge:PointtoMultiPoint...................................................................................62
3415APBridge:WDS...........................................................................................................65
3416UniversalRepeater......................................................................................................68
342AdvancedSettings..................................................................................................................71
343SecuritySettings.....................................................................................................................74
344AccessControl........................................................................................................................80
345WPS.........................................................................................................................................82
35QoS.....................................................................................................................................................84
351BasicQoSSettings..................................................................................................................84
352AddanewQoSrule................................................................................................................86
36NAT....................................................................................................................................................88
361PortForwarding......................................................................................................................89
362VirtualServer..........................................................................................................................91
363SpecialApplications................................................................................................................94
364UPnPSettings.........................................................................................................................97
365ALGSettings............................................................................................................................98
37Firewall...............................................................................................................................................99
371AccessControl........................................................................................................................99
372URLBlocking.........................................................................................................................104
373DoS........................................................................................................................................106
374DMZ......................................................................................................................................109
CHAPTERIV:STATUS&TOOLS.......................................................................................................................112
41Status...............................................................................................................................................112
411InternetConnection.............................................................................................................113
412DeviceStatus........................................................................................................................113
413SystemLog............................................................................................................................114
414SecurityLog..........................................................................................................................114
415ActiveDHCPClient................................................................................................................115
416Statistics................................................................................................................................115
42Tools.................................................................................................................................................116
421ConfigurationTools..............................................................................................................116
422FirmwareUpgrade................................................................................................................116
423SelectLanguage....................................................................................................................117
424Reset.....................................................................................................................................117

CHAPTERI:PRODUCTINFORMATION

11IntroductionandSafetyInformation

ThankyouforpurchasingtheEdimaxBR6428nSWirelessBroadbandRouter!This
routeristheidealchoiceforanyonewhowantshighperformanceataveryaffordableprice.
WiththeEdimaxBR6428nSWirelessBroadbandRouter,allyourcomputersandnetwork
devicescanshareasingle,highspeedxDSL/cableInternetconnection.Itseasyinstallation
procedurealsoallowsanycomputerusertosetupanetworkenvironmentinamatterof
minutes.
WithbuiltinIEEE802.11b/g/nwirelessnetworkcapability,allyourcomputersand
wirelessenablednetworkdevices(PDAs,cellphones,gameconsoles,etc.)canbe
connectedtothisbroadbandrouterwithoutadditionalcabling.ItsIEEE802.11ncapability
alsoallowsyoutoenjoythefastestwirelessexperienceever!Withacompatiblewireless
cardinstalled,yourPCcantransferfilesatupto300Mbps!
TheEdimaxBR6428nSWirelessBroadbandRoutermakessettingupwirelesssecuritya
breeze.WiththeWPS(WiFiProtectedSetup)function,youcansetupwirelesssecurityin
justseconds!JustpresstheWPSbuttononWPScompatiblewirelessdevicesandyouwill
haveasecurewirelessconnectioninnotime.

Otherfeatures:

z HighthroughputInternetaccess
z Supportsupto253users
z 4LANports(10/100M)and1WANport(10/100M)
z IEEE802.11b/g/nWLANcapable
z SupportsWISPmode
z SupportsDHCP(server/client)foreasyclientIPaddresssetup
z AdvancednetworkandsecurityfeatureslikeDMZ,virtualservers,accesscontrol,
firewall,andotherspecialapplications
z AllowsyoutomonitortheDHCPclientlog,systemlog,securitylog,and
device/connectionstatus
z Easytouse,webbasedGUIfornetworkconfigurationandmanagement
z Remotemanagement
z AutoMDI/MDIXfunction

12SafetyInformation

Pleasefollowthefollowingsafetyinstructionstoensureyoursafety:

1. Thisrouterisdesignedforindooruseonly.DONOTplacethisrouteroutdoors.
2. DONOTputthisrouterinornearhotorhumidplaceslikethekitchen,bathroom,or
acarparkedinthesun.
3. Disconnectanyconnectedcablesfromtherouterbeforepullingtherouterwith
force.
4. Ifyouwanttohangthisrouteronthewallorplaceitsomewherehigh,pleasemake
sureitisfirmlysecured.Edimaxswarrantydoesnotcoverdamagescausedby
misuse.
5. Pleasekeepthisrouteranditsaccessoriesoutofthereachofchildren.
6. DONOTputthisrouteronpaper,cloth,orotherflammablematerials.
7. DONOTdisassemblethisrouter.Disassemblingthisrouterwillinvalidatethe
warranty.Pleasecontactyourdealerifyouexperienceanyproblems.
8. Ifthisroutergetswetorfallsintowaterwhenitispowered,DONOTtouchitwith
yourbarehands.Disconnectthepowerplugfromthewallsocketimmediately,or
contactanexperiencedtechnicianforhelp.
9. Shouldyourrouterorpowersupplyoverheatandburnout,switchtheelectrical
poweroffordisconnectthepowerplugfromthewallsocketimmediately,andcall
yourdealerforhelp.

13SystemRequirements

z InternetconnectionviaanxDSLorcablemodemwithanRJ45Ethernetport
z Computerornetworkdeviceswithawiredorwirelessnetworkinterfacecard
z Webbrowser(MicrosoftInternetExplorer,MozillaFirefox,Opera,orSafari)
z AnavailableACpowersocket(100240V,50/60Hz)

14PackageContents

Beforeyoustartusingthisrouter,pleasecheckifthereisanythingmissinginthe
package,andcontactyourdealertoclaimthemissingitem(s):

z BR6428nSbroadbandrouter(1pcs)
z Quickinstallationguide(1pcs)
z CDROMwithmultilanguagesetupwizard,multilanguagequickinstallationguide,
andusermanual(1pcs)
z 5V1Apoweradapter(1pcs)
z Ethernetcable(1pcs)

15Gettingfamiliarwithyournewwirelessbroadbandrouter

FrontPanel

LEDName LightStatus Description


PWR
On
Routerswitchedonandcorrectlypowered

WLAN

Off
On
Off
Flashing

WAN

On
Off
Flashing
On
Off
Flashing

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(LAN)

Routernotpowered(ornotcorrectlypowered)
Wirelessconnectivityactivated
Wirelessconnectivitynotactivated
WirelessLANactivity(transferringdata)orWPSmode
activated(LEDflashesonceeverysecond)
WANportconnected
WANportnotconnected
WANactivity(transferringdata)
LANportconnected
LANportnotconnected
LANactivity(transferringdata)

BackPanel

ItemName
Antenna
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(Yellow)
WAN
(Blue)
5VDC
WPS/Reset

Description
Wirelessantenna
LocalAreaNetwork(LAN)ports1to4
WideAreaNetwork(WAN/Internet)port
Powerconnector(connectstopoweradapter)
ResetstheroutertofactorydefaultsettingsorstartsWPS
function(pressthisbuttonandholdfor20secondstoclearall
settingsorpressthisbuttonfor2~5secondstoactivateWPS
function)

CHAPTERII:SYSTEMANDNETWORKSETUP

21Establishinganetworkconnection

Pleasefollowthefollowinginstructionstobuildanetworkconnectionbetweenyour
newbroadbandrouter,computers,andothernetworkdevices:

1. ConnectyourxDSLorcablemodemtotheWANportwithanEthernetcable.

2. Connectallyourcomputersandnetworkdevices(networkenabledconsumer
deviceslikegameconsolesorswitches/hubs)totheLANports(1to4).

3. Connectthepoweradaptertothewallsocket,andthentothe5VDCsocketon
thebackpaneloftherouter.

4. PleasecheckalltheLEDsonthefrontpanel.ThePWRandWANLEDsshouldbe
on.TheLANLEDsshouldbeonifthecomputerornetworkdeviceisconnected
andcorrectlypowered.Ifyouencounteranyproblems,pleasemakesurethatall
yourdevicesareconnectedandpoweredcorrectly.

5. Forabetterwirelesssignal,pleasearrangetheantennassothattheyare
perpendiculartothegroundandplacethewirelessrouterinanopenspace.Please
alsokeeptheantennasappropriatelyapart,forsignalinterferencewillcausea
degradationofwirelessperformancewhentheantennasareplacedtoocloseto
eachother.

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22SettingclientcomputerstoobtainIPaddressesautomatically

Beforeyoustartconfigurationprocedures,yourcomputermustbeabletogetanIP
addressautomatically(settousedynamicIPaddresses).Ifyourcomputerissettousea
staticIPaddress,orifyouareunsure,pleasefollowthefollowinginstructionstoconfigure
yourcomputertousedynamicIPaddresses:

z Windows95/98/Me (seesection221)
z Windows2000 (seesection222)
z WindowsXP (seesection223)
z WindowsVista (seesection224)

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221Windows95/98/MeIPaddresssetup

1. ClicktheStartbutton(itshouldbelocatedatthelowerleftcornerofyour
screen),thenclickControlPanel.DoubleclicktheNetworkicon,andthe
Networkwindowwillappear.SelectTCP/IP,andthenclickProperties.

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2. SelectObtainanIPaddressfromaDHCPserver,thenclickOK.

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222Windows2000IPaddresssetup

1. ClicktheStartbutton(itshouldbelocatedatthelowerleftcornerofyour
screen),thenclickControlPanel.DoubleclicktheNetworkandDialup
Connectionsicon,andthendoubleclickLocalAreaConnection.Whenthe
LocalAreaConnectionPropertieswindowappears,selectInternetProtocol
(TCP/IP),andthenclickProperties.

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2. SelectObtainanIPaddressautomaticallyandObtainDNSserveraddress
automatically,thenclickOK.

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223WindowsXPIPaddresssetup

1. ClicktheStartbutton(itshouldbelocatedatthelowerleftcornerofyour
screen),thenclickControlPanel.DoubleclicktheNetworkandInternet
Connectionsicon,clickNetworkConnections,thendoubleclickLocalArea
Connection.WhentheLocalAreaConnectionPropertieswindowappears,click
Properties.

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2. SelectObtainanIPaddressautomaticallyandObtainDNSserveraddress
automatically,thenclickOK.

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224WindowsVistaIPaddresssetup

1. ClicktheStartbutton(itshouldbelocatedatthelowerleftcornerofyour
screen),thenclickControlPanel.ClickViewNetworkStatusandTasks,and
thenclickManageNetworkConnections.RightclickLocalAreaNetwork,then
selectProperties.WhentheLocalAreaConnectionPropertieswindowappears,
selectInternetProtocolVersion4(TCP/IPv4)andthenclickProperties.

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2. SelectObtainanIPaddressautomaticallyandObtainDNSserveraddress
automatically,thenclickOK.

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23ConnectingtotheInternetwithiQSetup

Afteryouhavemadetheappropriateconnections,openyourInternetbrowser.Ifyouhave
notconnectedtheroutertotheInternet,thefollowingwillappearautomatically:

Note:IfyourWANportisnotconnected(orthemodemisdown),youwillseethe
following:

DynamicIP

IfyourInternetconnectiontypeisdynamicIP,youwillseethefollowing:

Note:Forsecurityreasons,Edimaxsuggeststhatyousetupthewirelesssecurity.

IfyouclickYes(recommended),youwillbeaskedtoenteranSSIDandapassword(at
least8digits).

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Note:PleaserememberyourpasswordoryouwillnotbeabletousetheWiFi
connection.

PPPoE

IfyourInternetconnectiontypeisPPPoE,youwillseethefollowing:

PleaseentertheusernameandpasswordprovidedbyyourISP(usernamesandpasswords
arecasesensitive).ClickNextandthefollowingwillappear:

Note:Forsecurityreasons,Edimaxsuggeststhatyousetupthewirelesssecurity.

IfyouclickSetupwirelesssecurity(recommended),youwillbeaskedtoenteranSSID
andapassword(atleast8digits).

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Note:PleaserememberyourpasswordoryouwillnotbeabletousetheWiFi
connection.

IfyourPPPoEconnectionisinvalid,youwillseethefollowing:

ClickTryitagainandthewizardwilltrytoconnecttotheInternetagainwiththecurrent
information.ClickingReenterwilltakeyoutothepreviouspageandletyouenterthe
usernameandpasswordagain.

Ifyourconnectiontypeisnoneoftheaboveoriftheautodetectionhasfailed,youwillsee
thefollowingpage.Pleaseselectyourconnectiontypeandentertheinformation
accordingly.

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24Accessingtherouterswebconfigurationinterface

Youcanaccessthebroadbandrouterswebbasedconfigurationinterfaceviaany
connectedcomputerwithawebbrowser(InternetExplorer5.xorabove,Firefox,Opera,or
Safari).

1. Pleaseinputrouter(orhttp://routerinsomebrowsers)inthewebbrowsers
addressbarandpressEnter.Ifboththeabovedonotwork,input192.168.2.1
intheaddressbar.

2. Youshouldseethefollowingauthenticationwindow.

NOTE:Ifyoucannotaccessthebroadbandrouterswebbasedconfiguration
interface,theIPaddressyouhaveinputtedmaybeincorrect.Ifyouhavepreviously
changedtheroutersIPaddress,pleaseinputtheoneyouhavedesignated.

3. PleaseinputadminintheUsernamefieldand1234inthePasswordfield.
ClicktheOKbuttontoenterthewebconfigurationinterface.
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4. ThefirstpageyouseeafterlogginginisHome.

IfthisroutersDHCPserverfunctionisenabled,pleasefollowthefollowinginstructions
tofindthisroutersIPaddress:

1. ClicktheStartbutton,andthenclickRun.

2. Inputcmd,andthenclickOK.

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3. Inputipconfig,andthenpressEnter.UsetheIPaddressfollowingDefault
Gatewaytoaccessthisrouterswebbasedconfigurationinterface.Pleasenote
thattheIPaddressyoufindmaybedifferentfromthisillustratedexample.

NOTE:IfthereisnoIPaddressfollowingDefaultGateway,oriftheaddress
followingIPAddressbeginswith169,pleasetrythefollowingprocedures:

z Recheckthecableconnectionbetweenthecomputerandtherouter.
z Gotothebeginningofthischapterandrecheckeverystepofthesetup
procedure.
z Ifbothoftheabovefails,resetthebroadbandrouter.

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CHAPTERIII:GENERALSETUP

YoucanperformadvancedconfigurationofthisbroadbandrouterinGeneralSetup.

1. ClickGeneralSetupafterloggingin.

2. AllthesetupitemswillappearundertheGeneralSetuptab.

3. Refertothefollowinglistforfurtherinstructions:

z
z
z
z
z
z
z

System
WAN
LAN
Wireless
QoS
NAT
Firewall

(Seesection31)
(Seesection32)
(Seesection33)
(Seesection34)
(Seesection35)
(Seesection36)
(Seesection37)

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31System

BasicsystemsettingscanbeconfiguredintheSystemmenu.

311TimeZone

ItemName
TimeZone

TimeServer
Address

DaylightSaving

Description
Pleaseselectthetimezoneofyourcountryorregion.Ifyou
cannotfindyourcountry/region,pleaseselectanother
country/regionwhosetimezoneisthesameasyours.
ThisroutersupportsNTP(NetworkTimeProtocol)for
automatictimeanddatesetup.InputthehostnameorIP
addressoftheNTPserverhere.Ifyoudonotknowthehost
name,pleaseaskthenetworkadministratororuse
pool.ntp.org.
Ifyourcountry/regionusesdaylightsavingtime,pleasecheck
theEnableFunctionbox,andselectthestartandenddate.

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312PasswordSettings

Youcanchangetheuserinterfacepasswordhere.Ifyouusethedefaultpassword
(1234),otherpeoplemightbeabletoaccesstheconfigurationinterfacewithoutyour
permission.

ItemName
CurrentPassword
NewPassword
ConfirmedPassword

Description
Pleaseinputthecurrentpasswordhere.
Pleaseinputthenewpasswordhere.
Pleaseinputthenewpasswordagainfor
confirmation.

ClickApplytosavethechanges,orclickCanceltokeepthecurrentpassword.Ifyou
changethepassword,youneedtousethenewpasswordthenexttimeyoulogin.

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313RemoteManagement

Ifyouneedtomanagethisbroadbandrouteroutsideofyourlocalareanetwork,you
canassignaremoteIPaddress,soyoucanaccessthisbroadbandroutersuserinterface
fromtheInternet.Youcanalsodisablethisfunctiontoimprovesecurity.

ItemName
Hostaddress
Port

Enabled

Description
DesignateanIPaddressasthehostforremoteaccess
here.
Youcandefinetheportnumberhere.Youcanusethe
defaultportsetting8080,oranynumberbetween1
and65534.
Checkthisboxtoenabletheremotemanagement
function.

ClickApplytosavethechangesonthispage,orclickCanceltodiscardallthe
changes.AfteryouclickApply,youwillseethefollowingmessage:

ClickApplytorestartthebroadbandrouter.thisrequiresabout30secondsandthe
broadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormalandisnotmalfunction).Youcan
reconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonothersettingslater.Tosetupother
itemsnowandrestartbroadbandrouterlater,clickContinue.
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32WAN

YoucansetupWAN(WideAreaNetwork,i.e.Internet)connectionsofthisbroadband
routerinWANmenu:

PleaseselecttheWANconnectiontypeyouwishtousetosetupInternetconnection,and
clickApplytosavechangesyoumade.

Ifyourenotsurewhichconnectiontypeyoushoulduse,pleasecontactyourISPsservice
hotlineandaskforhelp.YoullnotbeabletoconnecttoInternetwithwrongconnection
type.

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321DynamicIP

DynamicIPmeansyourISPwillassignanIPaddresstoyouautomaticallybyDHCP
(DynamicHostConfigurationProtocol).DynamicIPisoftenusedbycablemodemInternet
connection.

ItemName
HostName
MACAddress

Description
Inputthehostnameofyourcomputerhere.Thisisoptional
andonlyrequiredifyourISPasksyoutodoso.
IfyourISPonlypermitscomputerswithcertainMAC
addressestoaccesstheInternet,inputyourcomputersMAC
addresshere.PressCloneMacaddresstofilltheMAC
addressfieldwithyourcomputersMACaddress
automatically.

Ifyouwishtoselectanotherconnectiontypeasbroadbandconnectiontype,clickBack;or
youcanclickOKtofinishwithquicksetup.Youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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322StaticIP

SomeISPwillgiveyouafixedIPaddress,andaskyoutousethisIPaddresstoestablish
Internetconnection.Inthiscase,youhavetoselectthisconnectiontypetoestablish
connectionwithyourISP.

PleasenotethatifyourISPisassigningafixedIPaddresstoyoubyDHCPorPPPoE,donot
selectthisconnectiontype.PleasecontactyourISPsservicehotlinetomakesureyoureally
needtousestaticIPasconnectiontype.

ItemName
IPAddress
SubnetMask
DefaultGateway

Description
InputtheIPaddressassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthesubnetmaskassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthedefaultgatewayassignedbyyourISPhere.Some
ISPsmaycallthisDefaultRoute.

NOTE:YoumustusetheaddressesprovidedbyyourISP.Inputtingincorrectvalueswill
causemalfunction.

Ifyouwishtoselectanotherconnectiontypeasbroadbandconnectiontype,clickBack;or
youcanclickOKtofinishwithquicksetup.Youllseethefollowingmessages:

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PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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323PPPoE

IfyourISPrequiresyoutoestablishInternetconnectionbyPPPoE(PointtoPointProtocol
overEthernet),youcanusethisconnectiontypetoestablishInternetconnection.

ItemName
UserName
Password
ServiceName
MTU
ConnectionType

IdleTimeOut

Description
InputtheusernameassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthepasswordassignedbyyourISPhere.
GivethisInternetserviceaname(optional).
InputtheMTUvalueofyournetworkconnectionhere.Ifyou
donotknow,usethedefaultvalue.
Pleasespecifyaconnectiontypehere.Thereare3options:

1. ContinuouskeepstheInternetconnectionaliveallthe
time.
2. ConnectonDemandonlyconnectstotheInternetwhen
youinitiateInternetconnection.
3. ManualconnectstotheInternetonlywhenthe
Connectbuttononthispageisclicked,anddisconnects
whentheDisconnectbuttonisclicked.
Specifytheamountoftimetherouterwaitsbeforeshutting
downanidleconnection.Thisoptionisonlyavailablewhen
ConnectonDemandisselected.

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Ifyouwishtoselectanotherconnectiontypeasbroadbandconnectiontype,clickBack;or
youcanclickOKtofinishwithquicksetup.Youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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324PPTP

IfyourISPrequiresyoutousePPTP(PointtoPointTunnelingProtocol)toestablish
connection,youcanselectthisconnectiontypetoestablishInternetconnection.

PPTPrequirestwokindsofsetting:WANinterfacesetting(setupIPaddress)andPPTP
setting(PPTPusernameandpassword).HerewestartfromWANinterfacesettingfirst:

SelectthetypeofhowyouobtainIPaddressfromyourserviceproviderhere.Youcan
chooseObtainanIPaddressautomatically(equaltoDHCP,pleaserefertoCableModem
sectionabove),orUsethefollowingIPaddress(i.e.staticIPaddress).

WANinterfacesettingsmustbecorrectlyset,ortheInternetconnectionwillfaileventhose
settingsofPPTPsettingsarecorrect.PleasecontactyourInternetserviceproviderifyou
dontknowwhatyoushouldfillinthesefields.

NowpleasegotoPPTPsettingssection:

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ItemName
UserName
Password
PPTPGateway
ConnectionID
MTU
BEZEQISRAEL
ConnectionType

IdleTimeOut

Description
InputtheusernameassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthepasswordassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthePPTPgatewayassignedbyyourISPhere.
Givethisconnectionaname(optional).
InputtheMTUvalueofyournetworkconnectionhere.Ifyou
donotknow,usethedefaultvalue.
ChecktheEnableboxifyouareinIsraelandusingBEZEQ
networkservices.
Pleasespecifyaconnectiontypehere.Thereare3options:

1. ContinuouskeepstheInternetconnectionaliveallthe
time.
2. ConnectonDemandonlyconnectstotheInternetwhen
youinitiateInternetconnection.
3. ManualconnectstotheInternetonlywhenthe
Connectbuttononthispageisclicked,anddisconnects
whentheDisconnectbuttonisclicked.
Specifytheamountoftimetherouterwaitsbeforeshutting
downanidleconnection.Thisoptionisonlyavailablewhen
ConnectonDemandisselected.

Ifyouwishtoselectanotherconnectiontypeasbroadbandconnectiontype,clickBack;or
youcanclickOKtofinishwithquicksetup.Youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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325L2TP

IfyourISPrequiresyoutouseL2TP(Layer2TunnelingProtocol)toestablishconnection,
youcanselectthisconnectiontypetoestablishInternetconnection.L2TPisanother
popularconnectionmethodforxDSLandotherInternetconnectiontypes,andallrequired
settingitemsarethesamewithPPTPconnection.

LikePPTP,therearetwokindsofrequiredsetting,wellstartfromWANInterfaceSettings:

PleaseselectthetypeofhowyouobtainIPaddressfromyourserviceproviderhere.You
canchooseObtainanIPaddressautomatically(equaltoDHCP,pleaserefertoDynamic
IPsectionabove),orUsethefollowingIPaddress(equaltostaticIPaddress,pleaserefer
toPPPoEsectionabove).

WANinterfacesettingsmustbecorrectlyset,ortheInternetconnectionwillfaileventhose
settingsofL2TPsettingsarecorrect.PleasecontactyourInternetserviceproviderifyou
dontknowwhatyoushouldfillinthesefields.

NowpleasegotoL2TPsettingssection:

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ItemName
UserName
Password
L2TPGateway
MTU
ConnectionType

IdleTimeOut

Description
InputtheusernameassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputthepasswordassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputtheL2TPgatewayassignedbyyourISPhere.
InputtheMTUvalueofyournetworkconnectionhere.Ifyou
donotknow,usethedefaultvalue.
Pleasespecifyaconnectiontypehere.Thereare3options:

1. ContinuouskeepstheInternetconnectionaliveallthe
time.
2. ConnectonDemandonlyconnectstotheInternetwhen
youinitiateInternetconnection.
3. ManualconnectstotheInternetonlywhenthe
Connectbuttononthispageisclicked,anddisconnects
whentheDisconnectbuttonisclicked.
Specifytheamountoftimetherouterwaitsbeforeshutting
downanidleconnection.Thisoptionisonlyavailablewhen
ConnectonDemandisselected.

Ifyouwishtoselectanotherconnectiontypeasbroadbandconnectiontype,clickBack;or
youcanclickOKtofinishwithquicksetup.Youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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326TelstraBigPond

1. IfyouareusingtheTelstraBigPondserviceinAustralia,selectTelstraBigPond.

ItemName
UserName
Password
Assignlogin
servermanually
LoginServer

Description
PleaseinputtheusernameassignedbyTelstrahere.
PleaseinputthepasswordassignedbyTelstrahere.
Checkthisboxtoassignaloginserver.
PleaseinputtheIPaddressoftheloginserverhere.

2. ClickOKtocompletesetup.

3. Whenthefollowingmessageappears,clickApplytosavethechangesandrestart
thebroadbandrouter.Therouterwilltakeabout30secondstorestart.

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327DNS

IfyouselectDynamicIPorPPPoEasInternetconnectionmethod,atleastoneDNS
serversIPaddressshouldbeassignedautomatically.However,ifyouhavepreferredDNS
server,oryourserviceproviderdidntassigntheIPaddressofDNSserverbecauseofany
reason,youcaninputtheIPaddressofDNSserverhere.

ItemName
PrimaryDNS
SecondaryDNS

Description
PleaseinputtheIPaddressofDNSserverprovidedbyyour
serviceprovider.
PleaseinputtheIPaddressofanotherDNSserverprovidedby
yourserviceprovider,thisisoptional.

NOTE:OnlyIPaddresscanbeenteredhere(onlynumericcharactersanddotsare
accepted).

Afteryoufinishwithallsettings,pleaseclickApply(3)buttonandthefollowingmessage
willbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

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PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonothersetup
procedures,orclickApplytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewait
forabout30secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

Ifyouwanttoresetallsettingsinthispagebacktopreviouslysavedvalue,pleaseclick
Cancelbutton.

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328DDNS

DDNS(DynamicDNS)isanIPtoHostnamemappingserviceforthoseInternetuserswho
donthaveastatic(fixed)IPaddress.Itwillbeaproblemwhensuchuserwantstoprovide
servicestootherusersonInternet,becausetheirIPaddresswillvaryeverytimewhen
connectedtoInternet,andotheruserwillnotbeabletoknowtheIPaddresstheyreusing
atacertaintime.

ThisroutersupportsDDNSserviceoffollowingserviceproviders:

3322(http://www.3322.org/)
DHS(http://www.dhs.org)
DynDNS(http://www.dyndns.org/)
ODS(http://ods.org)
TZO(http://www.tzo.com/)
GnuDIP(http://gnudip2.sourceforge.net/)
DyNS(http://www.dyns.cx/)
ZoneEdit(http://www.zoneedit.com)
DHIS(http://www.dhis.org/)
CyberGate(http://cybergate.planex.co.jp/ddns/)

PleasegotooneofDDNSserviceproviderswebpagelistedabove,andgetafreeDDNS
accountbytheinstructionsgivenontheirwebpage.Afterthat,youcanusetheDDNSpage
tosetupDDNSparameterstouseDDNSservice:

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ItemName
DynamicDNS
Provider
DomainName
Account/EMail
Password/Key

Description
IfyouwanttoenableDDNSfunction,pleaseselect
Enabled;otherwisepleaseselectDisabled
SelectyourDDNSserviceproviderhere.
InputthedomainnameyouveobtainedfromDDNS
serviceprovider.
InputaccountoremailofDDNSregistration.
InputDDNSservicepasswordorkey.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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329WISP

Ifyournetworkserviceprovidedbyyourserviceprovideristhroughwirelessnetwork,
pleaseselectthismode.Afteryouhaveconnectedtheroutertotheaccesspointofservice
providerwirelessly,pleasesetuptheWANconnectiontypeinWANpage.

ItemName
Disable
Enable

staEnable

SSID
ChannelNumber

Description
Disablesthisfunction.
Enablesthisfunctionandtheroutercanconnectto
theaccesspointsinstalledbyyourwirelessservice
provider.Anyclientsassociatedtotheroutercan
accesstheInternetservicethroughthewireless
network.
(IfyouareinformedbyyourwirelessISPthatthe
wirelesssettingsoftheaccesspointischanged,
pleaseconfiguretherouterinthispageformatchthe
settings.)
Enablethisfunctionandtheroutercanonlyallowto
beconnectedthroughwiredEthernetcableforWAN
accessservice.
Thisisthenameofwirelessnetwork.InputtheSSID
namethatyourwirelessesISPprovidetoyou.
Thisistheradiofrequencyusedtotransmitand
receivethewirelesssignal.Thewirelessdevicesinthe
samenetworkshouldfollowthesamesetting.Select
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SiteSurvey

SecuritySettings

thechanneldesignatedbyyourwirelessISP.
ClickSelectSiteSurveybutton,thenaWirelessSite
SurveyTablewillpopup.Itwilllistallavailable
accesspointsnearby.Selecttheaccesspoint
designatedbyyourwirelessISPinthetableandthe
routerwilljoinwirelessnetworkthroughthisaccess
point.
Iftheaccesspointenableswirelesssecurity,youhave
tofollowthesamesettingsinordertoaccessthe
accesspoint.Clicktosetsecuritysettingsforthis
connection (Pleasegotosection273Wireless
Securityfordetailedinstructions).

Afteryoufinishwithallsettings,pleaseclickApply(6)buttonandthefollowingmessage
willbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonothersetup
procedures,orclickApplytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewait
forabout30secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

Ifyouwanttoresetallsettingsinthispagebacktopreviouslysavedvalue,pleaseclick
Cancelbutton.

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33LAN(Wired)

YoucansetupWiredLAN(LocalAreaNetwork)connectionsofthisbroadbandrouterin
LANmenu.Thisbroadbandrouterhas4LANportsandtheyllallusethesameLANIP
addresssettings.PleasealsonotethatbothwiredandwirelessLANusesthesameLANIP
addresssettings,too.

LANsettingssplitinto3sections:LANIP,DHCPServer,andStaticDHCPleases.Pleaserefer
tocorrespondingsectionsbelowfordetailedsetupinstructions.

331Beforeyoustart:SuggestionsfordecidinganIPaddress

BeforeallcomputersusingwiredEthernetconnection(i.e.thosecomputersconnecttothis
routersLANport1to4byEthernetcable)orwirelessconnectioncancommunicatewith
eachotherandaccessinternet,theymusthaveavalidIPaddress.

TherearetwowaystoassignIPaddressestocomputers:staticIPaddress(settheIP
addressforeverycomputermanually),anddynamicIPaddress(IPaddressofcomputers
willbeassignedbyrouterautomatically.Itsrecommendedformostofcomputerstouse
dynamicIPaddress,itwillsavealotoftimeonsettingIPaddressesforeverycomputer,
especiallywhentherearealotofcomputersinyournetwork;forserversandnetwork
deviceswhichwillprovideservicestoothercomputerandusersthatcomefromInternet,
staticIPaddressshouldbeused,soothercomputescanlocatetheserver.

ThisbroadbandrouterhasabuiltinDHCP(DynamicHostConfigurationProtocol)server,
andcanhelpyoutoassignIPaddressestoyourclientcomputers.Almostallnetwork
computers/devicesmanufacturedafteryear1995arecompatiblewithDHCP,andyoucan
letthisbroadbandroutertoassigntheIPaddresstoclientcomputers/devicesforyou.

SuggestionsonIPaddressnumberingplan:

IfyouhavenoideaonhowtodefineanIPaddressplanforyournetwork,hereare
somesuggestions.

1. AvalidIPaddresshas4fields:a.b.c.d,formostofhomeandcompanyusers,its
suggestedtouse192.168.c.d,wherecisanintegerbetween0and254,anddisan
integerbetween1and254.Thisrouteriscapabletoworkwithupto253clients,so
youcansetdfieldofIPaddressofrouteras1or254(oranynumberbetween1
and254),andpickanumberbetween0and254forfieldc.

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2. Inmostcases,youshoulduse255.255.255.0assubnetmask,whichallowsupto
253clients(thisalsomeetsrouterscapabilityofworkingwithupto253clients).

3. Forallserversandnetworkdeviceswhichwillprovideservicestootherpeople(like
Internetservice,printservice,andfileservice),theyshouldusestaticIPaddress.
Giveeachofthemauniquenumberbetween1and253,andmaintainalist,so
everyonecanlocatethoseserverseasily.

4. Forcomputerswhicharenotdedicatedtoprovidespecificservicetoothers,they
shouldusedynamicIPaddress.

Ifyoudontreallyunderstandthedescriptionslistedabove,dontworry!Wewill
providerecommendedsetupvaluesbelow.

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332LANIP

ItemName
IPaddress
SubnetMask
802.1dSpanningTree

DHCPServer

Description
PleaseinputtheIPaddressofthisrouter.
Pleaseinputsubnetmaskforthisnetwork.
Ifyouwishtoactivate802.1dspanningtreefunction,
selectEnabledforsetupitem802.1dSpanning
Tree,orsetittoDisabled.
IfyouwanttoactivateDHCPserverfunctionofthis
router,selectEnabled,orsetittoDisabled.

Recommended Value if you dont know what to fill:


IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
802.1d Spanning Tree: Disabled
DHCP Server: Enabled

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333DHCPServer

YoucanusethissettingtodecidetherangeofIPaddressleases.

ThesesettingsareonlyavailablewhenDHCPServerinLANIP.

ItemName
Description
LeaseTime
Pleasechoosealeasetime(thedurationthat
everycomputercankeepaspecificIPaddress)
ofeveryIPaddressassignedbythisrouter
fromdropdownmenu.
StartIP
PleaseinputthestartIPaddressoftheIP
range.
EndIP
PleaseinputtheendIPaddressoftheIP
range.
DomainName
Ifyouwish,youcanalsooptionallyinputthe
domainnameforyournetwork.Thisis
optional.

Recommended
Value if you dont know what to fill:

Lease
Time: Two Weeks (or Forever, if you have less than 20 computers)

Start
IP: 192.168.1.1

End
IP: 192.168.1.200
Domain
Name: (leave it blank)

NOTE:

1. The number of the last field (mentioned d field) of End IP must be


greater than Start IP, and can not the same with routers IP address.
2. The former three fields of IP address of Start IP, End IP, and IP
Address of LAN IP section (mentioned a, b, and c field) should be
the same.
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3. These settings will affect wireless clients, too.

334StaticDHCPLeases

IfyouwishtoassignafixedIPaddresstocertaincomputers/devicesbyDHCP,youcanuse
thisfunctiontoestablishaMACtoIPaddresstablehere,soyoucanassignaspecificIP
addresstoaspecificcomputer/networkdevicebyitsMACaddress.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableStaticDHCP
Checkthisboxtoenablethisfunction,
Leases
otherwiseuncheckittodisablethis
function.
MACAddress
InputtheMACaddressofthecomputeror
networkdevice(total12characters,with
characterfrom0to9,andfromatof,like
001122aabbcc).
IPaddress
InputtheIPaddressyouwanttoassignto
thiscomputerornetworkdevice.
Add
AfteryouinputtedMACaddressandIP
addresspair,clickthisbuttontoaddthe
pairtostaticDHCPleasestable.
Clear
ClickthisbuttontoremovetextsinMAC
addressandIPaddressfield.

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AllMACtoIPaddressentrieswillbelistedinthispage,andthisbroadbandroutersupports
up16staticDHCPleases:

Todeleteoneormoreentrieslistedhere,pleasechecktheboxofthemappingentry
(underSelect),andclickDeleteSelectedbutton.

Ifyouwishtodeleteallmappingentries,clickDeleteAllbutton.Todeselectallchecked
boxes,clickResetbutton.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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34Wireless

YoucansetupWirelessLANconnectionparametersofthisbroadbandrouterinWireless
menu.

341BasicSettings

YoucansetbasicsettingsofwirelessLANhere.

PleaseselecttheworkingmodeofthisbroadbandrouterfromModedropdownlistfirst:

a.AP:StandardwirelessAP(accesspoint).

b.StationInfrastructure:Thisbroadbandrouteractsasbothwirelesscommunicationclient
andserverconnectstoanotherwirelessaccesspointasclient,andservesotherwireless
clientsasserver.

c.APBridgePointtoPoint:Connectthisrouterwithanotherbroadbandrouter,toexpand
thescopeofnetwork.

d.APBridgePointtoMultiPoint:Connectthisrouterwithuptofourotherbroadband
routers,toexpandthescopeofnetwork.

e.APBridgeWDS:ConnectthisrouterwithuptofourWDScapablebroadbandrouters,to
expandthescopeofnetwork.

f.UniversalRepeater:Thisbroadbandrouterwillrepeatotherwirelessaccesspointssignal
toextenditswirelesssignalcoverage,andalsoactsasawirelessaccesspointtoserveother
wirelessclients.

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3411APMode

InAPmode,thefollowingsettingswillappear:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions:

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
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ESSID

ChannelNumber

AssociatedClients

Thisisthenameofbroadbandrouter.Youcan
typeanyalphanumericalcharactershere,
maximum32characters.ESSIDisusedto
identifyyourownbroadbandrouterfrom
otherswhenthereareotherbroadband
routersinthesamearea.DefaultSSIDis
default,itsrecommendedtochangedefault
ESSIDvaluetotheonewhichismeaningfulto
you,likemyhome,office_room1,etc.
Pleaseselectachannelfromthedropdownlist
ofChannelNumber,availablechannel
numbersare1to13.Youcanchooseany
channelnumberyouwanttouse,andalmost
allwirelessclientscanlocatethechannel
youreusingautomaticallywithoutany
problem.However,itsstillusefulto
rememberthechannelnumberyouuse,some
wirelessclientsupportsmanualchannel
numberselect,andthiswouldhelpincertain
scenariowhenthereissomeradio
communicationproblem.
ClickShowActiveClientsbuttontoshow
thelistofallconnectedwirelessclients.You
canclickRefreshinnewwindowtoget
latestlistagain,orclickClosetoclosethe
window.

Pleasenotethatifyouhavepopupblocker
installed,youmayhavetodisableitortell
yourpopupblockertoallowthepopup
window,oryouwillnotbeabletoseethe
wirelessclientlistwindow.

TIPS: You can try to change channel number to another one if you think the data transfer
rate is too slow, or keep having problem while transferring the file over wireless network.
There could be some other broadband routers using the same channel, which will
disturb the radio communication between wireless client and the broadband router.

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Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.

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3412StationInfrastructure

InStationInfrastructuremode,youcanselectawirelessaccesspointtobecomeitswireless
client,andalsoactsaswirelessaccesspointtoserveotherwirelessclients.Ifyouhavethe
accessprivilegeofotherwirelessaccesspointnearby,andyouwishtousethataccesspoint
toaccessInternet,youcanusethisconnectiontype:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions(mustbethesamewiththe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect):

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
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ESSID

SiteSurvey

802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
Thisisthenameofbroadbandrouter.Youcan
typeanyalphanumericalcharactershere,
maximum32characters.ESSIDisusedto
identifyyourownbroadbandrouterfrom
otherswhenthereareotherbroadband
routersinthesamearea.DefaultSSIDis
default,itsrecommendedtochangedefault
ESSIDvaluetotheonewhichismeaningfulto
you,likemyhome,office_room1,etc.
ClickSelectSiteSurveyandapopupwindow
willappear.Allreachablewirelessaccess
pointswillbeshowninthewindow.Selectthe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect
fromthelist,andclickDone.Ifthewireless
accesspointyouwishtoconnectisnotlisted,
youcanclickRefreshtorescan.

Ifyoustillcantfindthewirelessaccesspoint
youwishtoconnect,pleasemovethe
broadbandroutertotheplacenearertothe
accesspointyouwishtoconnect.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.
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YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.

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3413APBridge:PointtoPoint

Inthismode,youcanusethisbroadbandrouterasawirelessnetworkbridgeandletall
computersconnectedtotheLANportsofbothwirelessaccesspointstocommunicatewith
eachother.Thismodesupportsonlyonewirelessaccesspointpeer.

Pleasenotethatwhenyouselectthismode,thisbroadbandrouterwillactaswireless
bridgeonly,andwillnotacceptotherwirelessclients.

Also,youcanconnecttothewirelessaccesspointwiththesamefunctionalityonly.Ifyou
wishtoconnecttothewirelessaccesspointsmadebyothermanufacturer,pleaseselect
APBridgeWDSmodeifthewirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnectsupportsWDS.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions(mustbethesamewiththe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect):

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
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ChannelNumber

MACaddress1
SetSecurity

54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
Selectthechannelnumberyouwishtouse;
bothaccesspointsmustusethesame
channel.
InputtheMACaddressofanotherwireless
accesspoint(theoneyouwishtoconnect).
ClickSetSecuritybuttontosetsecurity
functionsofthiswirelessconnectionto
improvesecurity.Pleaserefertochapter
3217fordetailedinstructions.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.
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3414APBridge:PointtoMultiPoint

Inthismode,youcanusethisbroadbandrouterasawirelessnetworkbridgeandletall
computersconnectedtotheLANportsofallwirelessaccesspointstocommunicatewith
eachother.Thismodesupportsuptofourwirelessaccesspointpeers.

Pleasenotethatwhenyouselectthismode,thisbroadbandrouterwillactaswireless
bridgeonly,andwillnotacceptotherwirelessclients.

Also,youcanconnecttothewirelessaccesspointwiththesamefunctionalityonly.Ifyou
wishtoconnecttothewirelessaccesspointsmadebyothermanufacturer,pleaseselect
APBridgeWDSmodeifthewirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnectsupportsWDS.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions(mustbethesamewiththe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect):

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
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ChannelNumber
MACaddress1to4

SetSecurity

802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
Selectthechannelnumberyouwishtouse;all
accesspointsmustusethesamechannel.
InputtheMACaddressofotherwireless
accesspoints(theaccesspointsyouwishto
connect).
ClickSetSecuritybuttontosetsecurity
functionsofthiswirelessconnectionto
improvesecurity.Pleaserefertochapter
3217fordetailedinstructions.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.

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3415APBridge:WDS

Inthismode,thisbroadbandrouteractsasbothwirelesscommunicationbridgeand
wirelessaccesspoint.Thisbroadbandroutercanestablishcommunicationwithuptofour
WDScompatiblewirelessaccesspoints,andletallcomputersconnectedtotheLANports
ofeverywirelessaccesspointscommunicatewitheachother.Thebroadbandrouterisable
toserveotherwirelessclientsandactsasawirelessaccesspointatthesametime.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions(mustbethesamewiththe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect):

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
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ESSID

ChannelNumber
AssociatedClients

MACaddress1to4

SetSecurity

11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
Thisisthenameofbroadbandrouter.Youcan
typeanyalphanumericalcharactershere,
maximum32characters.ESSIDisusedto
identifyyourownbroadbandrouterfrom
otherswhenthereareotherbroadband
routersinthesamearea.DefaultSSIDis
default,itsrecommendedtochangedefault
ESSIDvaluetotheonewhichismeaningfulto
you,likemyhome,office_room1,etc.
Selectthechannelnumberyouwishtouse;all
accesspointsmustusethesamechannel.
ClickShowActiveClientsbuttontoshow
thelistofallconnectedwirelessclients.You
canclickRefreshinnewwindowtoget
latestlistagain,orclickClosetoclosethe
window.

Pleasenotethatifyouhavepopupblocker
installed,youmayhavetodisableitortell
yourpopupblockertoallowthepopup
window,oryouwillnotbeabletoseethe
wirelessclientlistwindow.
InputtheMACaddressofotherwireless
accesspoints(theaccesspointsyouwishto
connect).
ClickSetSecuritybuttontosetsecurity
functionsofthiswirelessconnectionto
improvesecurity.Pleaserefertochapter
3217fordetailedinstructions.

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Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.

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3416UniversalRepeater

Inthismode,thisbroadbandrouteractsasawirelessrepeater.Itwillrepeatthesignalof
thewirelessaccesspointyouspecified,toextenditswirelesscoverage.Thebroadband
routerwillstillacceptwirelessclientswheninthismode.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Band
Pleaseselecttheradiobandfromoneof
followingoptions(mustbethesamewiththe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect):

2.4GHz(B):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11b
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).

2.4GHz(N):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11n
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate300Mbps).

2.4GHz(B+G): 2.4GHzband,onlyallows
802.11band802.11gwirelessnetworkclient
toconnectthisrouter(maximumtransferrate
11Mbpsfor802.11bclients,andmaximum
54Mbpsfor802.11gclients).

2.4GHz(G):2.4GHzband,onlyallows802.11g
wirelessnetworkclienttoconnectthisrouter
(maximumtransferrate11Mbps).
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ESSID

ChannelNumber
AssociatedClients

RootAPSSID
SiteSurvey

2.4GHz(B+G+N):2.4GHzBand,Allows
802.11b,802.11g,and802.11Nwireless
clients.Itsrecommendstoselectthisbandto
maximizecompatibility.
Thisisthenameofbroadbandrouter.Youcan
typeanyalphanumericalcharactershere,
maximum32characters.ESSIDisusedto
identifyyourownbroadbandrouterfrom
otherswhenthereareotherbroadband
routersinthesamearea.DefaultSSIDis
default,itsrecommendedtochangedefault
ESSIDvaluetotheonewhichismeaningfulto
you,likemyhome,office_room1,etc.
Selectthechannelnumberyouwishtouse;all
accesspointsmustusethesamechannel.
ClickShowActiveClientsbuttontoshow
thelistofallconnectedwirelessclients.You
canclickRefreshinnewwindowtoget
latestlistagain,orclickClosetoclosethe
window.

Pleasenotethatifyouhavepopupblocker
installed,youmayhavetodisableitortell
yourpopupblockertoallowthepopup
window,oryouwillnotbeabletoseethe
wirelessclientlistwindow.
PleaseinputtheSSIDofthewirelessaccess
pointyouwishtoextendsignalcoverage.
ClickSelectSiteSurveyandapopupwindow
willappear.Allreachablewirelessaccess
pointswillbeshowninthewindow.Selectthe
wirelessaccesspointyouwishtoconnect
fromthelist,andclickDone.Ifthewireless
accesspointyouwishtoconnectisnotlisted,
youcanclickRefreshtorescan.

Ifyoustillcantfindthewirelessaccesspoint
youwishtoconnect,pleasemovethe
broadbandroutertotheplacenearertothe
accesspointyouwishtoconnect.

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Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

YoucanclickContinuetocontinueonothersettingswithoutrestartthebroadbandrouter,
however,thechangesyoumadewillnottakeeffectbeforeyourestartthebroadband
router.

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342AdvancedSettings

Thisrouterprovidessomeadvancedcontrolofwirelessparameters,ifyouwantto
configurethesesettings,pleaseclickWirelessmenuontheleftofwebmanagement
interface,thenclickAdvancedSettings,andthefollowingmessagewillbedisplayedon
yourwebbrowser:

ItemName
FragmentThreshold

RTSThreshold

BeaconInterval

DTIMPeriod

DataRate

Description
SettheFragmentthresholdofwirelessradio.Donot
modifydefaultvalueifyoudontknowwhatitis,
defaultvalueis2346.
SettheRTSthresholdofwirelessradio.Donotmodify
defaultvalueifyoudontknowwhatitis,default
valueis2347.
Setthebeaconintervalofwirelessradio.Donot
modifydefaultvalueifyoudontknowwhatitis,
defaultvalueis100.
SettheDTIMperiodofwirelessradio.Donot
modifydefaultvalueifyoudontknowwhatitis,
defaultvalueis3.
Setthewirelessdatatransferratetoacertain
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NDataRate
ChannelWidth

PreambleType

BroadcastESSID

CTSProtect

WMM

value.Sincemostofwirelessdeviceswillnegotiate
witheachotherandpickaproperdatatransfer
rateautomatically,itsnotnecessarytochangethis
valueunlessyouknowwhatwillhappenafter
modification.
Sameasabove,butonlyfor802.11nclients.
Setchannelwidthofwirelessradio.Donotmodify
defaultvalueifyoudontknowwhatitis,default
settingisAuto20/40MHz.
Setthetypeofpreamble,donotmodifydefaultvalue
ifyoudontknowwhatitis,defaultsettingisShort
Preamble.
Decideifthewirelessrouterwillbroadcastitsown
ESSIDornot.YoucanhidetheESSIDofyourwireless
router(settheoptiontoDisable),soonlypeople
thosewhoknowtheESSIDofyourwirelessroutercan
getconnected.
Enablingthissettingwillreducethechanceofradio
signalcollisionsbetween802.11band802.11g/n
wirelessaccesspoints.Itsrecommendedtosetthis
optiontoAutoorAlways.However,ifyousetto
None,yourwirelessroutershouldbeabletowork
fine,too.
TheshortofWiFiMultiMedia,itwillenhancethe
datatransferperformanceofmultimediacontents
whentheyrebeingtransferredoverwireless
network.Ifyoudontknowwhatitis/notsureifyou
needit,itssafetosetthisoptiontoEnable,
however,defaultvalueisDisable.

Afteryoufinishthesewirelesssettings,pleaseclickApplybutton,button,andthe
followingmessagewillbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

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PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonroutersetup,orclick
Applytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewaitforabout30
secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

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343SecuritySettings

IncertainAPworkingmodes,youcanenableencryptiontoimprovesecuritylevel.

WhenyouclickSetSecuritybutton,thefollowingwindowwillappear:

PleaseselectanencryptionmethodfromEncryptiondropdownmenu,andcorresponding
settingwillappear:

Disabled

Encryptionisdisabled.Itsnotrecommendedtodisableencryptionbecauseotherpeople
mayusecertainwirelessscannertocopythedatatransferredoverair.

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WEP

SelectWEPtoenableWEP(WiredEquivalentPrivacy)encryption:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
KeyLength
TherearetwotypesofWEPkeylength:64bit
and128bit.Using128bitissafer
than64bit,butwillreducesomedata
transferperformance.
KeyFormat
Therearetwotypesofkeyformat:ASCIIand
Hex.Whenyouselectakeyformat,the
numberofcharactersofkeywillbedisplayed.
Forexample,ifyouselect64bitaskey
length,andHexaskeyformat,youllseethe
messageattherightofKeyFormatisHex
(10characters),whichmeansthelengthof
WEPkeyis10characters.
DefaultTxKey
YoucansetuptofoursetsofWEPkey,and
youcandecidewhichkeyisbeingusedby
defaulthere.Ifyoudontknowwhichone
youshoulduse,selectKey1.
EncryptionKey
InputWEPkeycharactershere,thenumberof
charactersmustbethesameasthenumber
displayedatKeyFormatfield.Youcanuse
anyalphanumericalcharacters(09,az,and
AZ)ifyouselectASCIIkeyformat,andifyou
selectHexaskeyformat,youcanuse
characters09,af,andAF.
Enable802.1x
Checkthisboxtoenable802.1xauthentication
Authentication
function.YouneedaRadiusauthentication
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ServerIPaddress
RADIUSServerPort

servertoperform802.1xauthentication.
InputRadiusauthenticationserversIPaddress
here.
InputRadiusauthenticationserversservice
porthere.Generallyits1812.
InputthepasswordofRadiusserverhere.

RADIUSServer
Password

PleaseclickApplytosavechanges,orclickResettoclearthetextsinallfields.Ifyouclick
Apply,thefollowingmessageswillappear:

YoucanclickContinuetobacktopreviouspageandcontinuesetting,orclickApplyto
restartthebroadbandroutersothechangeswilltakeeffect.

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WPApresharedkey

WPA(WiFiProtectedAccess)isalsoanencryptionmethodandissaferthanWEP.Its
recommendedtouseWPAinsteadofWEPwhenyouneedtouseencryptiontoprotect
yourdatasecurity.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
WPAUnicastCipher
PleaseselectatypeofWPAciphersuite.
Suite
Availableoptionsare:WPA(TKIP),WPA2
(AES),andWPA2Mixed.Youcanselectoneof
them,butyouhavetomakesureyour
wirelessclientsupportthecipheryou
selected.
PresharedKey
Selectthetypeofpresharedkey,you
Format
canselectPassphrase(8ormore
alphanumericalcharacters,upto63),orHex
(64charactersof09,andaf).
PresharedKey
PleaseinputtheWPApassphrasehere.
Itsnotrecommendedtouseawordthatcan
befoundinadictionaryduetosecurity
reason.

PleaseclickApplytosavechanges,orclickResettoclearthetextsinallfields.Ifyouclick
Apply,thefollowingmessageswillappear:

YoucanclickContinuetobacktopreviouspageandcontinuesetting,orclickApplyto
restartthebroadbandroutersothechangeswilltakeeffect.

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WPARADIUS

IfyouhaveRADIUSauthenticationserveronyourlocalnetwork,youcanauthenticatethe
wirelessclientsbyRADIUSserversuserdatabase.Onlyauthenticatedclientscanestablish
wirelessconnectionwiththisbroadbandrouter.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
WPAUnicastCipher
PleaseselectatypeofWPAciphersuite.
Suite
Availableoptionsare:WPA(TKIP),WPA2
(AES),andWPA2Mixed.Youcanselectoneof
them,butyouhavetomakesureyour
wirelessclientsupportthecipheryou
selected.
RADIUSServerIP
InputtheIPaddressofRADIUSauthentication
address
serverhere.
RADIUSServerPort
InputtheportnumberofRADIUS
authenticationserverhere.MostofRADIUS
serverwilluseportnumber1812andyoucan
keepusingdefaultvalue.
RADIUSServer
InputthepasswordofRADIUSauthentication
Password
serverhere.

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PleaseclickApplytosavechanges,orclickResettoclearthetextsinallfields.Ifyouclick
Apply,thefollowingmessageswillappear:

YoucanclickContinuetobacktopreviouspageandcontinuesetting,orclickApplyto
restartthebroadbandroutersothechangeswilltakeeffect.

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344AccessControl

Thisfunctionwillhelpyoutopreventunauthorizedusersfromconnectingtoyourwireless
router;onlythosewirelessdeviceswhohavetheMACaddressyouassignedherecangain
accesstoyourwirelessrouter.Youcanusethisfunctionwithothersecuritymeasures
describedinprevioussection,tocreateasaferwirelessenvironment.

Upto20MACaddressescanbeassignedbyusingthisfunction.PleaseclickWirelessmenu
ontheleftofwebmanagementinterface,thenclickAccessControl,andthefollowing
messagewillbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

ItemName
DeleteSelected

DeleteAll
EnableAccessControl

MACAddress

Comment

Description
IfyouwanttodeleteaspecificMACaddressentry,
checktheselectboxoftheMACaddressyouwantto
delete,thenclickDeleteSelectedbutton.(Youcan
selectmorethanoneMACaddresses).
IfyouwanttodeleteallMACaddresseslistedhere,
pleaseclickDeleteAllbutton.
ToenforceMACaddressfiltering,youhavetocheck
EnableWirelessAccessControl.Whenthisitemis
unchecked,wirelessrouterwillnotenforceMAC
addressfilteringofwirelessclients.
InputtheMACaddressofyourwirelessdeviceshere,
dash()orcolon(:)arenotrequired.(i.e.IftheMAC
addresslabelofyourwirelessdeviceindicates
aabbccddeefforaa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff,justinput
aabbccddeeff.
Youcaninputanytexthereasthecommentofthis
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Add

Clear

MACaddress,likeROOM2AComputeroranything.
Youcaninputupto16alphanumericalcharacters
here.Thisisoptionalandyoucanleaveitblank,
however,itsrecommendedtousethisfieldtowritea
commentforeveryMACaddressesasamemoryaid.
ClickAddbuttontoaddtheMACaddressand
associatedcommenttotheMACaddressfiltering
table.
ClickCleartoremovethevalueyouinputtedinMAC
addressandcommentfield.

Afteryoufinishwithallsettings,pleaseclickApplybuttonandthefollowingmessagewill
bedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonothersetup
procedures,orclickApplytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewait
forabout30secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

Ifyouwanttoresetallsettingsinthispagebacktopreviouslysavedvalue,pleaseclick
Cancelbutton.

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345WPS

WPS(WiFiProtectedSetup)providesaconvenientwaytoestablishtheconnection
betweenthisbroadbandrouterandwirelessclients.AnyWPScompatiblewirelessclients
canestablishsecureconnectionwiththisbroadbandrouterwithsimplepushbuttontype
configurationorPinCodetypeconfiguration.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableWPS
CheckthisboxtoenableWPSfunction,
uncheckittodisableWPS.
WPSStatus
Ifthewirelesssecurity(encryption)functionof
thiswirelessrouterisproperlyset,youllsee
Configuredmessagehere.Ifwirelesssecurity
functionhasnotbeenset,youllsee
unConfigured.
SelfPINcode
ThisistheWPSPINcodeofthiswireless
router.Thiscodeisusefulwhenyouneedto
buildwirelessconnectionbyWPSwithother
WPSenabledwirelessdevices.
SSID
TheSSIDofthiswirelessrouterwillbe
displayedhere.
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AuthenticationMode
PassphraseKey
ConfigMode

ConfigureviaPush
Button

ConfigureviaClient
PinCode

Thewirelesssecurityauthenticationmodeof
thiswirelessrouterwillbedisplayedhere.
TheWPApassphrasewillbedisplayedas
asteriskhere.
SelecttheWPSconfigurationroleofthis
broadbandrouter.

Registrar:Thisbroadbandrouterwillactas
WPSregistrarandwaitforwirelessclientsto
sendWPSconfigurationrequest.

Enrollee:Thisbroadbandrouterwillactas
WPSenrolleeandsendWPSconfiguration
requesttootherWPSregistrar.
ClickStartPBCtostartPushButtontypeWPS
configuration(PBC).PleasepushtheWPS
pushbuttononotherWPScompatible
networkdevicestobeginWPSconfiguration.

YoucanalsopushtheWPS/Resetbutton
locatedatthebackofthisbroadbandrouter
tostartPBCwithoutusingwebconfiguration
interface.
PleaseinputthePinCodedisplayedatthe
configurationsoftwareofWPSenabled
wirelessclient,andclickStartPINtoestablish
connectionwiththewirelessclient.

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35QoS

Qualityofserviceprovidesanefficientwayforcomputersonthenetworktosharethe
internetbandwidthwithapromisedqualityofinternetservice.WithoutQoS,allcomputers
anddevicesonthenetworkwillcompetewitheachothertogetinternetbandwidth,and
someapplicationswhichrequireguaranteedbandwidth(likevideostreamingandnetwork
telephone)willbeaffected,thereforeanunpleasingresultwilloccur,liketheinterruption
ofvideo/audiotransfer.

Withthisfunction,youcanlimitthemaximumbandwidthorgiveaguaranteedbandwidth
foraspecificcomputer,toavoidsaidunpleasingresultfromhappening.

351BasicQoSSettings

PleasefollowthefollowinginstructionstosetQoSparameters:

PleaseclickQosmenuontheleftofwebmanagementinterfaceandthefollowing
messagewillbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

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ItemName
EnableQoS
TotalDownload
Bandwidth
TotalUploadBandwidth

CurrentQoSTable
Add
Edit

Delete

DeleteAll

MoveUp
MoveDown

Description
CheckthisboxtoenableQoSfunction,uncheckitto
disableQoS.
Youcansetthelimitoftotaldownloadbandwidthin
kbits.Todisabledownloadbandwidthlimitation,input
0here.
Youcansetthelimitoftotaluploadbandwidthin
kbits.Todisableuploadbandwidthlimitation,input0
here.
AllexistingQoSruleswillbedisplayedhere.
ClickaddbuttontoaddanewQoSrule(detailed
instructionswillbegivenbelow).
Ifyouwanttomodifythecontentofaspecificrule,
pleasechecktheselectboxoftheruleyouwantto
edit,thenclickEditbutton.Onlyoneruleshouldbe
selectedatime!
Youcandeleteselectedrulesbyclickingthisbutton.
Youcanselectoneormorerulestodeletebycheck
theselecttheboxoftherule(s)youwanttodeletea
time.IftheQoStableisempty,thisbuttonwillbe
grayedoutandcannotbeclicked.
Byclickingthisbutton,youcandeleteallrules
currentlylistedintheQoStable.IftheQoStableis
empty,thisbuttonwillbegrayedoutandcannotbe
clicked.
Moveselectedruleup.FirstQoSrulewillbeproceed
first,soyoucanmovehigherpriorityrulesup.
Moveselectedruledown.

Afteryoufinishwithallsettings,pleaseclickApply(11)buttonandthefollowingmessage
willbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

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PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonothersetup
procedures,orclickApplytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewait
forabout30secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

Ifyouwanttoresetallsettingsinthispagebacktopreviouslysavedvalue,pleaseclick
Cancelbutton.

352AddanewQoSrule

AfteryouclickAddbuttoninQoSmenu,thefollowingmessagewillappear:

ItemName
RuleName
Bandwidth

LocalIPAddress

Description
PleasegiveanametothisQoSrule(upto15
alphanumericalcharacters)
SetthebandwidthlimitationofthisQoSrule.You
havetoselectthedatadirectionofthisrule(Uploadof
Download),andthespeedofbandwidthlimitationin
Kbps,thenselectthetypeofQoS:guarantee
(guaranteedusablebandwidthforthisrule)ormax
(setthemaximumbandwidthfortheapplication
allowedbythisrule).
Specifythelocal(source)IPaddressthatwillbe
affectedbythisrule.PleaseinputthestartingIP
addressintheleftfield,andinputtheendIPaddress
intherightfieldtodefinearangeofIPaddresses,or
justinputtheIPaddressintheleftfieldtodefinea
singleIPaddress.
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LocalPortRange

RemoteIPAddress

RemotePortRange

TrafficType

Protocol

Pleaseinputtherangeoflocal(source)portnumber
thatwillbeaffectedbythisrule.Ifyouwanttoapply
thisruleonport80to90,pleaseinput8090;ifyou
wanttoapplythisruleonasingleport,justinputthe
portnumber,like80.
Specifytheremote(destination)IPaddressthatwill
beaffectedbythisrule.PleaseinputthestartingIP
addressintheleftfield,andinputtheendIPaddress
intherightfieldtodefinearangeofIPaddresses,or
justinputtheIPaddressintheleftfieldtodefinea
singleIPaddress.
Pleaseinputtherangeofremote(destination)port
numberthatwillbeaffectedbythisrule.Ifyouwant
toapplythisruleonport80to90,please
input8090;ifyouwanttoapplythisruleonasingle
port,justinputtheportnumber,like80.Ifthe
remote(destination)IPaddressand/orportnumber
isuniversal,justleaveitblank.
Pleaseselectthetraffictypeofthisrule,available
optionsareNone,SMTP,HTTP,POP3,andFTP.You
canselectaspecifictraffictypeforthisrule,ifyou
wanttomakethisruleasaIPaddressbasedrule
(applythelimitationonalltrafficsfrom/tothe
specifiedIPaddress/portnumber),selectNone.
Pleaseselecttheprotocoltypeofthisrule,available
optionsareTCPandUDP.Ifyoudontknowwhat
protocolyourapplicationuses,pleasetryTCPfirst,
andswitchtoUDPifthisruledoesntseemstowork.

Afteryoufinishwithallsettings,pleaseclicksavebutton(i),youllbebroughtbackto
previousmenu,andtheruleyoujustsetwillappearincurrentQoStable;ifyoudid
anythingwrong,youllgetanerrormessagewhenyouclickSavebutton,pleasecorrect
yourinputbytheinstructionsgivenbytheerrormessage.

Ifyouwanttoeraseallvaluesyoujustentered.ClickReset

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36NAT

ToenableNATfunction,pleaseselectEnableforEnableNATmodulefunction(1);to
disable,pleaseselectDisable.

Afteryoumadetheselection,pleaseclickApplybutton(2)andthefollowingmessagewill
bedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

PleaseclickContinuetobacktoprevioussetupmenu;tocontinueonothersetup
procedures,orclickApplytoreboottheroutersothesettingswilltakeeffect(Pleasewait
forabout30secondswhilerouterisrebooting).

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361PortForwarding

ThisfunctionallowsyoutoredirectasingleportorconsecutiveportsofInternetIPaddress
tothesameportoftheIPaddressonlocalnetwork.Theportnumber(s)ofInternetIP
addressandprivateIPaddress(theIPaddressonlocalnetwork)mustbethesame.Ifthe
portnumberofInternetIPaddressandprivateIPaddressisdifferent,pleaseuseVirtual
Serverfunction,describedinnextsection.

PleaseclickNATmenuontheleftofwebmanagementinterface,thenclickPort
Forwarding,andthefollowingmessagewillbedisplayedonyourwebbrowser:

ItemName
EnablePortForwarding
PrivateIP
Computername

Description
Checkthisboxtoenableportforwarding,and
uncheckthisboxtodisableportforwarding.
InputtheIPaddressofthecomputeronlocalnetwork
whichprovidesinternetservice.
Allcomputernamesfoundbythisbroadbandrouter
onlocalnetworkwillbelistedhere.Youcanselectthe
computernameandclick<<buttontoaddselected
computersIPaddresstoPrivateIPfield.

Pleasenotethatthislistmaynotbeabletolistall
computersonyourlocalnetwork.
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Type
PortRange

Comment
Add
Reset

Selectthetypeofconnection,TCPorUDP.Ifyoure
notsure,pleaseselectBoth.
Inputthestartingportnumberintheleftfield,and
inputtheendingportnumberintherightfield.Ifyou
onlywanttoredirectasingleportnumber,justfillthe
portnumberintheleftfield.
Pleaseinputanytexttodescribethismapping,upto
16alphanumericalcharacters.
Addthemappingtoportforwardingtable.
Removeallinputtedvalues.

AllexistingURLswillbedisplayedinCurrentURLBlockingTable.

Ifyouwanttodeleteaspecificportforwardingentry,checktheselectboxoftheport
forwardingentryyouwanttodelete,thenclickDeleteSelectedbutton.(Youcanselect
morethanoneportforwardingentries).Ifyouwanttodeleteallportforwardingentries
listedhere,pleaseclickDeleteAllbuttonoryoucanalsoclickResetbuttontounselectall
portforwardingentries.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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362VirtualServer

ThisfunctionallowsyoutoredirectaportonInternetIPaddress(onWANport)toa
specifiedportofanIPaddressonlocalnetwork,soyoucansetupanInternetserviceonthe
computeronlocalnetwork,withoutexposingitonInternetdirectly.Youcanalsobuild
manysetsofportredirection,toprovidemanydifferentInternetservicesondifferentlocal
computersviaasingleInternetIPaddress.

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Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableVirtualServer Checkthisboxtoenablevirtualserver,and
uncheckthisboxtodisablevirtualserver.
PrivateIP
InputtheIPaddressofthecomputerwhich
providesInternetservice.
Computername
Allcomputernamesfoundbythisbroadband
routeronlocalnetworkwillbelistedhere.You
canselectthecomputernameandclick<<
buttontoaddselectedcomputersIPaddress
toPrivateIPfield.

Pleasenotethatthislistmaynotbeabletolist
allcomputersonyourlocalnetwork.
PrivatePort
InputtheportnumberoftheIPaddresswhich
providesInternetservice.
Type
Selectthetypeofconnection,TCPorUDP.If
yourenotsure,pleaseselectBoth
PublicPort
PleaseselecttheportnumberofInternetIP
addresswhichwillberedirectedtotheport
numberoflocalIPaddressdefinedabove.
Comment
Pleaseinputanytexttodescribethismapping,
upto16alphanumericalcharacters.
Add
Addthemappingtovirtualservertable.
Reset
Removeallinputtedvalues.

Allexistingvirtualservermappingswillbedisplayedinthispage.Todeleteoneormore
mappings,checktheboxofthemapping,thenclickDeleteSelectedbuttontoremovethe
mapping.Todeleteallexistingmappings,clickDeleteAllbutton.Ifyouwanttouncheckall
boxes,clickReset.

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Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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363SpecialApplications

Someapplicationsrequiremorethanoneconnectionatime;theseapplicationswontwork
withsimpleNATrules.Inordertomaketheseapplicationswork,youcanusethisfunction
tolettheseapplicationswork.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Enable
Checkthisboxtoenablesupportforspecial
applications,anduncheckthisboxtodisable
thissupport.
IPAddress
InputtheIPaddressofthecomputerwhichis
goingtousethespecialapplication.
Computername
Allcomputernamesfoundbythisbroadband
routeronlocalnetworkwillbelistedhere.You
canselectthecomputernameandclick<<
buttontoaddselectedcomputersIPaddress
toIPAddressfield.

Pleasenotethatthislistmaynotbeabletolist
allcomputersonyourlocalnetwork.
TCPPorttoOpen
InputtheTCPportnumberrequiredbythe
specialapplication,theportnumbercanbea
singlevalue,orarange(like2050).Ifyou
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UDPPorttoOpen

Comment

SelectGame

Add
Reset

needtoinputmorethanoneportnumberand
theyrenotcontiguous,listallportnumbers
hereandseparatethembycomma(,).Ifthe
applicationdoesnotuseTCPport,leaveit
blank.
InputtheUDPportnumberrequiredbythe
specialapplication,theportnumbercanbea
singlevalue,orarange(like2050).Ifyou
needtoinputmorethanoneportnumberand
theyrenotcontiguous,listallportnumbers
hereandseparatethembycomma(,).Ifthe
applicationdoesnotuseUDPport,leaveit
blank.
Youcaninputanytextheretohelpyou
rememberthepurposeofthisitem.Thisis
optional.
Thisroutercomeswithanumerousport
mappingsettingsofnetworkgames.Ifthe
gameyouwishtosetislistedhere,youcan
selectitfromdropdownmenu.

Afteragameisselected,clickAdd(theone
nexttoSelectGamedropdownlist)toadd
theconnectionparameterstoallrespective
fields.
Clickthisbuttontoaddanewportmapping
ruletospecialapplicationstable.
Clickthisbuttontoremoveallvaluesinevery
field.

Allexistingspecialapplicationmappingswillbedisplayedinthispage.Todeleteoneor
moremappings,checktheboxofthemapping,thenclickDeleteSelectedbuttonto
removethemapping.Todeleteallexistingmappings,clickDeleteAllbutton.Ifyouwant
touncheckallboxes,clickReset.

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Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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364UPnPSettings

BR6428nSbroadbandroutersupportsUPnP(universalplugandplay),whichallowsother
networkdevicestocommunicatewiththisbroadbandroutertoexchangeinformation
aboutnetworkcapabilityforintercommunication.

Afteryoumadeyourchoice,pleaseclickApplybutton:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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365ALGSettings

ALG(ApplicationLayerGateway)isakindofnetworkconnectionabilitysupportforspecific
networkapplicationslikegameandinstantonlinechat.WithoutALGsupport,these
applicationswillnotbeabletocommunicatewiththeirserverwhenworkingwith
BR6428nSbroadbandrouter.

AllapplicationsthatrequireALGsupportandcompatiblewiththisbroadbandrouteris
listedhere.Youcancheckallapplicationsyouwilluseonlocalcomputer.Afteryoumade
yourchoice,pleaseclickApplybutton:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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37Firewall

Thisbroadbandroutersupportsseveralfirewallfunctionswhichwillhelpyoutoprotect
yournetworkandcomputer.Inthischapter,instructionsforusingthesefunctionswillbe
given,soyoucanutilizethesefunctionstoprotectyournetworkfromhackersand
maliciousintruders.

371AccessControl

Byusingaccesscontrol,youcanrestrictyourcomputersfromaccessingimproperwebsite,
orusingdisallowedapplications.YoucanevenonlyallowcomputerswithcertainMAC
addresstoaccessthenetwork,ordenythecomputersinthelistfromaccessingInternet.

MACFiltering:DenyorallowaccessbasedonMACaddressofclientcomputer

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableMACFiltering CheckthisboxtoenableMACaddressbased
filtering,andpleaseselectDenyorAllowto
decidethebehaviorofMACfilteringtable.If
youselectdeny,allMACaddresseslistedin
filteringtablewillbedeniedfromconnecting
Internet;ifyouselectallow,onlyMAC
addresseslistedinfilteringtablewillbeable
toconnecttoInternet.
ClientPCMACaddress PleaseinputtheMACaddressofcomputeror
networkdevicehere,dash()orcolon(:)are
notrequired.(i.e.IftheMACaddresslabelof
yourwirelessdeviceindicates
aabbccddeefforaa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff,just
inputaabbccddeeff
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ComputerName

Comment

Add

Allcomputernamesfoundbythisbroadband
routeronlocalnetworkwillbelistedhere.You
canselectthecomputernameandclick<<
buttontoaddselectedcomputersIPaddress
toPrivateIPfield.

Pleasenotethatthislistmaynotbeabletolist
allcomputersonyourlocalnetwork.Ifyou
thinksomecomputerdoesntappearinthe
list,selectRefreshandthisbroadbandrouter
willrescanforallcomputersattachedtoLAN
portagain.
Youcaninputanytexthereasthecommentof
thisMACaddress,likeROOM2AComputer
oranything.Youcaninputupto16
alphanumericalcharactershere.Thisis
optionalandyoucanleaveitblank,however,
itsrecommendedtousethisfieldtowritea
commentforeveryMACaddressesasa
memoryaid.
ClickAddbuttontoaddtheMACaddressand
associatedcommenttotheMACaddress
filteringtable.
Removeallinputtedvalues.

Reset

AllMACaddressentrieswillbelistedinthispage:

Todeleteoneormoreentrieslistedhere,pleasechecktheboxofthemappingentry
(underSelect),andclickDeleteSelectedbutton.

Ifyouwishtodeleteallmappingentries,clickDeleteAllbutton.Todeselectallchecked
boxes,clickResetbutton.

IfyouwishtouseIPaddressbasedfiltering,pleaseuseIPFilteringTableinthispage:

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PleasecheckEnableIPFilteringTableboxfirst,andselectDenyorAllowtodecidethe
behaviorofIPfilteringtable(DenytheaccessofIPaddressesinthelist,orallowtheaccess
ofIPaddressesinthelist).YouhavetoclickAddPCbuttontoaddanewIPaddresstothe
list:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
ClientPCDescription PleaseinputanytexttodescribethisIP
address,upto16alphanumericalcharacters.
ClientPCIPaddress
PleaseinputthestartingIPaddressintheleft
field,andinputtheendIPaddressintheright
fieldtodefinearangeofIPaddresses,orjust
inputtheIPaddressintheleftfieldtodefinea
singleIPaddress.

YoualsohavetoselectthetypeofInternetservicesthatwillbeappliedtothisaccess
controlrulefromthelist:

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Youcanselectmultipleserviceshere.IfyouwishtodenyorallowallservicesofcertainIP
address(es),pleaseselectbothTCPandUDP.

Iftheserviceyouwishtodenyorallowisnotlisted,youcanuseUserDefineServicetable
toaddanewserviceofyourown:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
Protocol
Pleaseselecttheprotocoltypeofthisservice:
TCPorUDP,orBoth.
PortRange
Pleaseinputtheportrangeifthisservice.For
asingleportnumber,justinputthenumberof
serviceport(like110).

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Ifthisserviceconsistsmultiplecontinuous
ports,youcaninput110120forportnumber
110to120,or110,115,120forportnumber
110,115,and120.

ClickAddtoaddthisIPaddressrestrictionruletothelist(andbacktopreviouspage),or
clickResettoclearalltextsineveryfield.
Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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372URLBlocking

Ifyouwanttopreventcomputersinlocalnetworkfromaccessingcertainwebsite(like
pornography,violence,oranythingyouwanttoblock),youcanusethisfunctiontostop
computersinlocalnetworkfromaccessingthesiteyoudefinedhere.

Thisfunctionisusefulforparentsandcompanymanagers.

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableURLBlocking
CheckthisboxtoenforceURLBlocking,
uncheckittodisableURLBlocking.
URL/Keyword
InputtheURL(hostnameorIPaddressof
website,likehttp://www.blockedsite.comor
http://11.22.33.44),orthekeywordwhichis
containedinURL(likepornography,cartoon,
stock,oranything).
Add
ClickAddbuttontoaddtheURL/keywordto
theURL/Keywordfilteringtable.
Reset
ClickResettoremovethevalueyouinputted
inURL/Keywordfield.

AllexistingURLswillbedisplayedinCurrentURLBlockingTable:

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IfyouwanttodeleteaspecificURL/Keywordentry,checktheselectboxoftheMAC
addressyouwanttodelete,thenclickDeleteSelectedbutton.(Youcanselectmorethan
oneURL/Keyword).IfyouwanttodeleteallURL/Keywordlistedhere,pleaseclickDelete
Allbutton,oryoucanalsoclickResetbuttontounselectallURL/Keywords.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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373DoS

DenialofService(DoS)isacommonattackmeasure,bytransmittingagreatamountofdata
orrequesttoyourInternetIPaddressandserver,theInternetconnectionwillbecomevery
slow,andservermaystoprespondingbecauseitisnotcapabletohandletoomuchtraffics.

ThisrouterhasabuiltinDoSattackpreventionmechanism;whenyouactivateit,the
routerwillstoptheDoSattackforyou:

HerelistsfourkindsofDoSattacks,pleaseselectthetypeofDoSattackyouwishthis
broadbandroutertoprotect,andyoucanselectmultipletypesofattacks.

ThedescriptionsofeveryDoSattackislistedbelow:

ItemName
Description
PingofDeath
PingofDeathisaspecialpacket,anditwill
causecertaincomputertostopresponding.
Checkthisboxandtherouterwillfilterthis
kindofpacketout.
DiscardPingFrom
Pingisacommonandusefultooltoknow
WAN
theconnectionstatusofaspecifiedremote
networkdevice,butsomemaliciousintruder
willtrytofillyournetworkbandwidthwitha
lotofPINGrequestdatapacket,tomakeyour
internetconnectionbecomeveryslow,even
unusable.Checkthisboxandtherouterwill
ignoreallinboundPINGrequest,butwhen
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PortScan

SyncFlood

youactivatethisfunction,youwillnotbeable
topingyourownrouterfrominternet,too.
Somemaliciousintruderwilltrytouseaport
scannertoknowhowmanyportsofyour
InternetIPaddressareopen,andtheycan
collectalotofvaluableinformationbydoing
so.Checkthisboxandtherouterwillblockall
trafficswhicharetryingtoscanyourInternet
IPaddress.
Thisisanotherkindofattack,whichusesalot
offakeconnectionrequesttoconsumethe
memoryofyourserver,andtrytomakeyour
serverbecomeunusable.Checkthisboxand
therouterwillfilterthiskindoftrafficout.

IfyouneedtospecifythedetailsofeveryDoSattack,pleaseclickAdvancedSettings
button,andthefollowingsettingswillappear:

Thedescriptionsofeverysetupitemarelistedbelow:

ItemName
Description
PingofDeath
SetthethresholdofwhenthisDoSprevention
mechanismwillbeactivated.Pleasecheckthe
boxofPingofDeath,andinputthefrequency
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DiscardPingFrom
WAN
PortScan

SyncFlood

ofthreshold(howmanypacketspersecond,
minute,orhour),youcanalsoinputtheBurst
value,whichmeanswhenthisnumberofPing
ofDeathpacketisreceivedinveryshorttime,
thisDoSpreventionmechanismwillbe
activated.
ChecktheboxtoactivatethisDoSprevention
mechanism.

Manykindofportscanmethodsarelisted
here,pleasecheckoneormoreDoSattack
methodsyouwanttoprevent.
LikePingofDeath,youcansetthethreshold
ofwhenthisDoSpreventionmechanismwill
beactivated.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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374DMZ

DemilitarizedZone(DMZ)isaspecialareainyourlocalnetwork.Thisarearesidesinlocal
network,andallcomputersinthisareausesprivateIPaddress,too.ButtheseprivateIP
addressesaremappedtoacertainInternetIPaddress,sootherpeopleonInternetcanfully
accessthosecomputersinDMZ.

TheDMZsettingpagelookslikethis:

Herearedescriptionsofeverysetupitems:

ItemName
Description
EnableDMZ
CheckthisboxtoenableDMZfunction,
uncheckthisboxtodisableDMZfunction.
PublicIPaddress
YoucanselectDynamicIPorStaticIPhere.
IfyouselectDynamicIP,youhavetoselect
anInternetconnectionsessionfrom
dropdownmenu;ifyouselectStaticIP,
pleaseinputtheIPaddressthatyouwantto
maptoaspecificprivateIPaddress.
ClientPCIPaddress
PleaseinputtheprivateIPaddressthatthe
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ComputerName

PortRange

Add
Reset
CurrentDMZTable
Delete

DeleteAll
Reset

InternetIPaddresswillbemappedto.
Pulldownthemenuandallthecomputers
connectedtotherouterwillbelistedhere.
Youcaneasilytoselectthecomputername
withoutcheckingtheIPaddressofthe
computer.
Inputthestartingportnumberintheleftfield,
andinputtheendingportnumberintheright
field.Ifyouonlywanttoredirectasingleport
number,justfilltheportnumberintheleft
field.
Addthemappingtoportforwardingtable.
Removeallinputtedvalues.
AllexistingpublicIPaddressandprivateIP
addressmappingwillbedisplayedhere.
IfyouwanttodeleteaspecificDMZentry,
checktheselectboxoftheDMZentryyou
wanttodelete,thenclickDeleteSelected
button.(YoucanselectmorethanoneDMZ
entries).
IfyouwanttodeleteallDMZentrieslisted
here,pleaseclickDeleteAllbutton.
YoucanalsoclickResetbuttontounselectall
DMZentries.

NOTE:PleasenotethateverypublicIPaddresscanbemappedtoasingleClientPCIP
addressonly.

AllexistingDMZentrieswillbedisplayedinCurrentDMZTable:

IfyouwanttodeleteaspecificDMZentry,checktheselectboxoftheDMZentryyouwant
todelete,thenclickDeleteSelectedbutton.(YoucanselectmorethanoneDMZentries).
IfyouwanttodeleteallDMZentrieslistedhere,pleaseclickDeleteAllbuttonoryoucan
alsoclickResetbuttontounselectallDMZentries.

Whenyoufinishedwiththesettingsinthispage,youcanclickApplybuttontosave
changesyoumadeinthispage,oryoucanclickCanceltodiscardchanges.Afteryouclick
Applybutton,youllseethefollowingmessages:

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PleaseclickApplytosavechangesyoumadeandrestartthebroadbandrouter,this
requiresabout30secondsandthebroadbandrouterwillstopresponding(thisisnormal
andisnotmalfunction).Youcanreconnecttothisbroadbandrouterandcontinueonother
settingslater.

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CHAPTERIV:STATUS&TOOLS

41Status

YoucancheckhowyourrouteriscurrentlyoperatingunderStatus.

YouwillbeabletoseesomebasicsysteminformationunderSystem.

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411InternetConnection

ThispageshowsthestatusofyourInternetconnection.

412DeviceStatus

ThispageshowsthecurrentsettingsofyourwiredandwirelessLAN.

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413SystemLog

Thispageshowsallloggedsysteminformation.YoucanclickSavetodownloadthe
logfiletoyourcomputer.YoucanalsoclickCleartoremovealllogs,orclickRefreshto
reloadthelogs.

414SecurityLog

Thispageshowsallloggedsecurityrelatedinformation.YoucanclickSaveto
downloadthelogfiletoyourcomputer.YoucanalsoclickCleartoremovealllogs,or
clickRefreshtoreloadthelogs.

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415ActiveDHCPClient

ThispageshowsallcurrentDHCPclients.YoucanclickRefreshtoreloadthelist.

416Statistics

Thispageshowsthestatisticalinformationofeachnetworkinterfaceandthetotal
systemuptime.

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42Tools

Thisbroadbandroutercomeswithseveraltoolsthathelpyoubackupthesettings,
upgradethefirmware,andrestartthedevice.

421ConfigurationTools

Youcanbackupandrestoreyoursystemconfigurationshere.Youcanalsoresetall
settingstothefactorydefault.

1. ClicktheToolstab.

2. ClickConfigurationTools.

ItemName
Description
BackupSettings ClicktheSave...buttontosavethecurrentsettingsonyour
computerasaconfig.binfile.
RestoreSettings ClicktheBrowse...buttontoselectapreviouslysaved
config.binfilefromyourcomputer,thenclickUploadto
replacethecurrentsettingswiththesettingsintheconfig.bin
file.
Restoreto
ClickResettorestorethesettingstothefactorydefault.A
FactoryDefault popupmessagewindowwillappearandaskyoutoconfirmthe
reset.

3. ClickApplytosavethechanges.Ifyouwishtogobacktothepreviouspage,click
Previous.

422FirmwareUpgrade

YoucanupgradeyourfirmwareintheFirmwareUpgradesection.

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1. Downloadthefirmwarefilefromourcompanyswebsiteandsaveitonyour
computer.

2. ClickBrowse...tofindthefirmwarefilesavedonyourcomputer,thenclick
Applytostartfirmwareupload.Thebroadbandrouterwillrestartafterthefileis
uploaded.Allyourcurrentsettingswillbelostafterthefirmwareisupgraded.

NOTE:ItisrecommendedthatyouuseawiredEthernetconnectionandnotawireless
connectiontouploadthefirmwarefile.Donotswitchthebroadbandrouteror
computeroffwhileperformingfirmwareupgrade.Thiswillcausethebroadbandrouter
tomalfunction.

423SelectLanguage

Thisbroadbandrouterswebbaseduserinterfacesupportsseverallanguages.

1. GototheSelectLanguagesection.

2. SelecttheLanguagedropdownmenu.

3. Selectthelanguageyouwishtouse.

424Reset

Ifyourbroadbandrouterisnotfunctioningproperlyorrespondingslowly,restarting
thebroadbandroutermaysolvetheproblem.

1. SelectReset.

2. ClicktheApplybuttontorestartthebroadbandrouter.

3. Whenyouarepromptedtoconfirmtherestart,clickOK.

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