- •About This Guide
- •Naming Convention
- •Product Registration
- •Introducing the Gateway
- •Gateway Advantages
- •Package Contents
- •Front Panel
- •Rear Panel
- •Hardware Installation
- •Safety Information
- •Wall Mounting
- •Before you Install your Gateway
- •Connecting the Gateway
- •Wireless Only
- •Setting Up Your Computers
- •Windows 2000
- •Windows XP
- •Windows 95/98/ME
- •Running the Setup Wizard
- •Time Zone
- •WAN Settings
- •LAN Settings
- •Wireless Settings
- •Gateway Configuration
- •Main Menu
- •Option Tabs
- •Welcome Screen
- •Notice Board
- •LAN Settings
- •Unit Configuration
- •DHCP Clients List
- •Wireless Settings
- •Connection Control
- •Client List
- •Internet Settings
- •Connection to ISP
- •Virtual Servers
- •Special Applications
- •PC Privileges
- •System Tools
- •Time Zone
- •Status and Logs
- •Browsing to the Gateway Configuration Screens
- •Wireless Networking
- •Alert LED
- •Using Discovery
- •IP Addressing
- •Managing the Gateway over the Network
- •How does a Device Obtain an IP Address and Subnet Mask?
- •DHCP Addressing
- •Static Addressing
- •Technical Specifications
- •Safety Information
- •ISP Information
- •Access Point
- •Ad Hoc mode
- •Category 3 Cables
- •Category 5 Cables
- •DNS Server Address
- •DSL modem
- •Ethernet Address
- •Fast Ethernet
- •Full Duplex
- •Half Duplex
- •IP Address
- •MAC Address
- •Subnet Address
- •Subnet mask
- •Wireless Client
Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway
Published October 2002
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Naming Convention 7
Feedback about this User Guide 8
Related Documentation 9
Product Registration 9
1 INTRODUCING THE GATEWAY
OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway and Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway 11
Minimum System and Component Requirements 14
2 HARDWARE INSTALLATION
Positioning the Gateway
Using the Rubber Feet
Before you Install your Gateway 21
Powering Up the Gateway
Connecting the Gateway
3 SETTING UP YOUR COMPUTERS
Obtaining an IP Address Automatically 25
Disabling PPPoE and PPTP Client Software 28
Disabling Web Proxy
4 RUNNING THE SETUP WIZARD
Accessing the Wizard
5 GATEWAY CONFIGURATION
Navigating Through the Gateway Configuration Pages 41
DHCP Clients List
Connection to ISP
Status and Logs
Basic Connection Checks
Browsing to the Gateway Configuration Screens
Connecting to the Internet
Forgotten Password and Reset to Factory Defaults
Recovering from Corrupted Software
Frequently Asked Questions
Running the Discovery Application
Windows Installation (95/98/2000/Me/NT) 83
The Internet Protocol Suite
Managing the Gateway over the Network 85
IP Addresses and Subnet Masks
How does a Device Obtain an IP Address and Subnet Mask? 87
EEND USER SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT
REGULATORY NOTICES FOR THE CABLE/DSL GATEWAY
REGULATORY NOTICES FOR THE WIRELESS CABLE/DSL GATEWAY
This guide describes how to install and configure the OfficeConnect
Cable/DSL Gateway (3C857) and the OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL
Gateway (3CRWE52196). All procedures in this guide apply to both
Gateways except when stated.
This guide is intended for use by those responsible for installing and setting up network equipment; consequently, it assumes a basic working knowledge of LANs (Local Area Networks) and Internet gateway systems.
If a release note is shipped with the OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway or OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway and contains information that differs from the information in this guide, follow the information in the release note.
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Naming Convention Throughout this guide, the OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway and OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway are referred to as the “Gateway”.
Category 3 and Category 5 Twisted Pair Cables are referred to as Twisted
Pair Cables throughout this guide.