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Home Ethernet Gateway

User Guide

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Published December 2000

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CONTENTS

1 WELCOME TO HOME NETWORKING

 

Home Ethernet Gateway 1

 

Kit Contents

2

 

Using This Guide 2

 

 

2 HARDWARE INSTALLATION

 

Panel Layout

3

 

Front Panel

3

 

Rear Panel

3

 

Top Panel

4

 

Left Side Panel

4

 

 

 

Installation Requirements

4

 

Hardware Installation

5

 

 

Computer Connection 5

 

 

Modem Connection

5

 

 

Printer Connection

6

 

 

Power 6

 

 

 

3

 

 

NETWORK SETTINGS

 

 

Network Settings

7

 

 

 

TCP/IP Settings with Internet Sharing 7

 

TCP/IP Protocol Installation

8

 

Ping Command

8

 

 

4

 

 

INTERNET SHARING SETUP

 

 

Setup Program 9

 

 

 

 

Administrator Mode

10

 

 

Menu Settings

14

 

 

 

Special Access

15

 

 

 

Client Privileges

16

 

 

Administration Tools

17

 

 

Miscellaneous Items

18

 

5 PRINT SERVER

Software Installation 20

Configuring Printer Properties 20

Windows 98 and 95 20

Windows NT 21

Configuring on UNIX-based Platforms 21

ACONSOLE MODE

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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WELCOMETOHOMENETWORKING

1

In today’s fast-pacedworld, communication and sharing information are crucial. Computer networks are among the fastest ways to share information, and 3Com has brought this exciting technology into the home with the our home networking product line.

The home networking products from 3Com give the home user the same power, flexibility, and protection that has been available only to large corporations. Now, you can network the computers in your home, connect them all to a single Internet outlet, and harness the combined power of all of your computers.

Home Ethernet

Figure 1 Home Ethernet Gateway

Gateway

 

The Home Ethernet Gateway features:

Modem and IP sharing

Connect multiple computers to a modem (cable, DSL, analog, or ISDN) or an Ethernet router to surf the Internet.

Auto-sensingEthernet switch

Network up to four computers with the 4-portauto-sensingEthernet switch.

Virtual private network (VPN)

Support for multiple PPTP sessions included, allowing you to setup VPN server and VPN clients.

Printer sharing

Embed a print server to allow all of the networked computers to share one printer.

2CHAPTER1: WELCOMETOHOMENETWORKING

Firewall

All unwanted packets from outside intruders are blocked to protect your home network.

DHCP server

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

Web-basedconfiguration

The gateway is configurable through any Web browser using Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer.

Access control

Different access rights can be assigned to different computers on your home network.

Virtual server

Enable access to the Web, FTP, and other services on your home network.

User-Definableapplication sensing tunnel

Attributes can be defined to support special applications requiring multiple connections, like Internet gaming, video conferencing, and Internet telephony, The gateway can then sense the application type and open a multi-porttunnel for it.

De-MilitarizedZone (DMZ) host

Fully expose one of the computers on your network to the Internet. This function is used when special application sensing tunnel feature is insufficient to allow an application to function correctly.

Kit Contents

Home Ethernet Gateway

 

InstallationCD-ROM

 

Power cord and power adapter

 

Fast Ethernet cables (2)

 

 

Using This Guide

The rest of this user guide contains detailed information about your gateway and

 

how to connect it to your home network and the Internet.

 

Chapter 2 familiarizes you with the front, rear, top, and left panels of the

 

gateway, including information concerning LEDs and ports.

 

Chapter 3 explains the procedure involved in setting up your computers to

 

connect to the gateway.

 

Chapter 4 is an overview of theWeb-basedsetup program.

 

Chapter 5 explains how to set up the printer sharing option.

 

Appendix A details console mode, in which you can change the password of

 

the gateway if your forget it and configure other settings.

 

TheGlossary provides devinition for key terms concerning the installation and

 

operation of the gateway.