3COM 3CR858-91 User Manual
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Accessing the

The Router setup program is Web-based,which means that it is accessed


through your Web browser (Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer).


To use the Setup Wizard:


Ensure that you have at least one computer connected to the Router.


Refer to Chapter 2 for details on how to do this.


Launch your Web browser on the computer.


Enter the following URL in the location or address field of your browser: (as shown in Figure 9).

Figure 9 Web Browser Location Field (Factory Default)


The Login screen displays (Figure 10).

Figure 10 Router Login Screen

4Log in by typing the administrator password (the default password is admin) in theSystem Password field, and clickingLog in.

Be sure to bookmark this screen for easy reference if you should want to change the Router settings.

The Wizard will attempt to launch automatically, but if it fails, select Setup Wizard from the main menu.

5You will be guided step by step through a basic setup procedure, described in the following sections. At any time, click Next to move to the next screen, clickBack to return to the previous screen, or clickCancel to exit the Wizard.

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Password Figure 11 Admin Password Screen

In the Admin Password screen (Figure 11)

1Type the Current Password.

2Type a new password in both the New Password andConfirm New Password boxes.

3Type in a Login Timeout. This is the amount of time you want the Router to remain inactive before it returns to the login screen.

3Com recommends entering a new password when setting up the Router for the first time. The Router is shipped from the factory with a default password, admin.

The Password is case sensitive. Write the new password down and keep it in a safe place, so that you can change your settings in the future.

4Click Next to display theTime Zone setup screen (Figure 12).


Time Zone Figure 12 Time Zone Screen

The Router keeps time by connecting to a Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) server. This allows the Router to synchronize the system clock to the Internet. The synchonized clock in the Router is used to record the security log. To set the time zone for your Router, do the following:

1Select the Base Date andBase Time. The Router will use these settings if it is unable to connect to the Internet or SNTP Server.

2To enable SNTP, check the Using Time Server (NTP) check box.

3Select a time zone from the Set Time Zone drop down list.

4Enter the interval, in hours, at which to want the Router to resynchonize with the SNTP Server, at the Synchonization Interval text box. The default is every 24 hours.

5Select a primary SNTP server, and if required a secondary SNTP server from the appropriate drop down boxes.

6If you want to enable aylight saving, check the Daylight Savings check box.

7Select the month and day that you want daylight savings to begin at Start Time, and select the month and day that you want daylight davings to end atEnd Time.

The Daylight Savings option advances the system clock by one hour between the dates that you specify in the Start Time and End Time drop