Network Configuration

The Network Configurations allow you to configure all IP settings, such as IP addresses, etc. for all interfaces (LAN, WAN, etc.)

NOTE! Press "Save" after your settings!


WAN (Internet)
On some models one can select connector to be used for WAN connection (broadband to the Internet):

LINE - ADSL connection through the LINE connector
ET1 - Ethernet connection through the ET1 connector
ET2 - Ethernet connection through the ET2 connector

Press "Change" after your selection!

NOTE! Press "Save" after your settings!


Internet interface
These settings affect the unit's identity on the WAN (Internet).

IP Address - The unit's IP address on the WAN. The unit can be reached by this address from the Internet.
Subnet Mask - States which of the IP address's digits that identify the subnet you are on.
Get by DHCP - Get settings automatically from your Internet Supplier's DHCP server.
The fields "IP address", "Subnet mask", "DNS server" and "Standard Gateway" will be filled in automatically the next time the unit is powered on.
If you have received your own static IP address from your Internet Supplier, then enter it into the fields "IP address" and "Subnet mask".
Otherwise check the "Get by DHCP" checkbox.
WAN mask (Advanced ) - Use if you have been assigned a subnet by your Internet Supplier. Almost only used for PPP connections.
IP aliases (Advanced ) - Use if you have been assigned more than one IP address by your Internet Supplier. Almost only used for Ethernet based connections.

NOTE! Press "Save" after your settings!


DNS Server (Internet)
Enter the IP address of one or more DNS servers that shall be used for DNS name resolution (to easily locate Internet sites by merely writing their name).

IP Address - IP address(es) of the DNS server(s), if your Internet Supplier have told you any.
Domain - Enter the name of the domain you are on, if your Internet Supplier have told you any.
Default Gateway - A Gateway is used to access the Internet. Enter their IP address(es), if your Internet Supplier have told you any.
NOTE! The IP address of the Gateway must be on the same subnet as your WAN interface!

If "Get by DHCP" is checked, all this data is filled in automatically - you do not need to do anything.

NOTE! Press "Save" after your settings!



Local interface (ET1, ET2 or USB)
The connector that your PC or LAN will be connected to. The settings in this box affect how the unit behaves on your LAN.

used as - Select how the contact will be used:
inside - Output protected by the firewall (normal, recommended setting for most users)
outside - Unprotected input to the firewall (if connected to WAN - only for advanced users!)
DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone - Special subnet for webservers: unprotected from WAN, but no connection at all to LAN.
blocked - Connector not used and is switched off.

IP Address - The unit's IP address on LAN. The unit can be reached by this address from your PC.
Subnet Mask - States which of the IP address's digits that identify the subnet you are on.
Enable DHCP Server - Check, if you want the unit to act as a DHCP server on your LAN. (Recommended)
(A DHCP server supplies IP addresses to all PC's on a LAN)
From , To - The address range used by the DHCP server to select IP address to distribute.
Speed (Advanced ) - Ethernet interface speed. Auto suits most users. NOTE! Setting speed to a value non-compatible with your PC will loose your connection.

NOTE! None of ET1/ET2/USB is allowed to be on the same subnet as any other interface!
DHCP "From" and "To" must be on the same subnet as the IP address!

NOTE! Press "Save" after your settings!


Hostname (Advanced )
The name of this unit.


Add/delete routes (Advanced )
Use this, for example, to make a routed subnet reachable through the unit. "Delete" only used to remove unwanted automatically configured routes. Changes are reflected on the page "Network status "


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Network Configuration