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WebSTAR DPR2320 and EPR2320 Gateway Cable Modems User’s Guide

What’s In the Carton?

When you receive your gateway cable modem, you should check the equipment and accessories to verify that each item is in the carton and that each item is undamaged. The carton contains the following items:

One Model DPR2320 or EPR2320

One Ethernet cable (CAT5/RJ-45)

Gateway Cable Modem with

 

detachable antenna

 

One power adapter with power cord One USB cable

One CD-ROMcontaining the user’s guide and the USB drivers

If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact your cable service provider for assistance.

You will need an optional cable signal splitter and additional standard RF coaxial cables if you want to connect a VCR, a Digital Home Communications Terminal (DHCT) or a set-topconverter, or a TV to the same cable connection as your cable modem.

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Front Panel Description

Front Panel Description

The front panel of your cable modem provides status lights that indicate how well and at what state your cable modem is operating. After the cable modem is successfully registered on the network, the POWER and CABLE status indicators illuminate continuously to show that the cable modem is active and fully operational. See Front Panel Status Indicator Functions, later in this guide, for more information on front panel status indicator functions.

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POWER

DATA

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RECEIVE

 

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SEND

 

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CABLE

 

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1POWER—Illuminatessolid green to indicate that power is being applied to the cable modem

2RECEIVE DATA—Blinksto indicate that the cable modem is receiving data from the cable network

3SEND DATA— Blinks to indicate that the cable modem is sending data to the cable network

4CABLE—Illuminatessolid green when the cable modem is registered on the network and fully operational. This indicator blinks to indicate one of the following conditions:

The cable modem is booting up and not ready for data

The cable modem is scanning the network and attempting to register

The cable modem has lost registration on the network and will continue blinking until it registers again

5PC—Illuminatessolid green to indicate that an Ethernet/USB carrier is present and blinks to indicate that Ethernet/USB data is being transferred between the PC and the cable modem

6PC Wireless—Illuminatessolid green to indicate that a wireless access point is enabled and blinks to indicate that wireless data is being transferred over the wireless connection

Note: After the cable modem is successfully registered on the network, thePOWER (LED 1) andCABLE (LED 4) indicators illuminate continuously to indicate that the cable modem is online and fully operational.

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WebSTAR DPR2320 and EPR2320 Gateway Cable Modems User’s Guide

Back Panel Description

The following illustration describes the back panel components of the DPR2320 and the EPR2320.

 

ANTENNA

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POWER

 

RESET

ETHERNET

 

USB

 

CABLE

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1ANTENNA— Provides a communication connection for thebuilt-inwireless access point (WAP) to allow wireless devices to communicate with the cable modem

2POWER—Connectsthe cable modem to the DC output of the AC power adapter that is provided with your cable modem

CAUTION:

Avoid damage to your equipment. Only use the AC power adapter and power cord that is provided with your cable modem.

3RESET—Activatingthis switch resets the gateway to factory default values and reboots the cable modem

This switch is for maintenance purposes only.

Do not use unless directed to do so by your service provider.

4ETHERNET—RJ-45Ethernet port connects to the Ethernet port on your PC or your home network

5USB—12Mbps USB port connects to the USB port on your PC

6CABLE—F-Connectorconnects to an active cable signal from your cable service provider

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Where is the Best Location for My Gateway Cable Modem?

Where is the Best Location for My Gateway Cable Modem?

The ideal location for your gateway cable modem is where it has access to outlets and other devices. Think about the layout of your home or office, and consult with your cable service provider to select the best location for your gateway cable modem.

Consider these recommendations:

Position your PC and gateway cable modem so that they are located near an AC power outlet.

Position your PC and gateway cable modem so that they are located near an existing cable input connection to eliminate the need for an additional cable outlet. There should be plenty of room to guide the cables away from the modem and the PC without straining or crimping them.

Airflow around the gateway cable modem should not be restricted.

Choose a location that protects the gateway cable modem from accidental disturbance or harm.

Read this user’s guide thoroughly before you decide where to place your gateway cable modem.

What are the System Requirements for Internet Service?

To ensure that your gateway cable modem operates efficiently for high-speedInternet service, verify that all of the Internet devices on your system meet or exceed the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

You will also need an active cable input line and an Internet connection.

Minimum System Requirements for a PC

A PC with a Pentium MMX 133 processor or greater

32 MB of RAM

Web browsing software (Netscape or Internet Explorer)

CD-ROMdrive

Minimum System Requirements for Macintosh

MAC OS 7.5

32 MB of RAM

System Requirements for an Ethernet Connection

A PC with Microsoft Windows 95 operating system (or later) with TCP/IP protocol installed, or an Apple Macintosh computer with TCP/IP protocol installed

An active 10/100BaseT Ethernet network interface card (NIC) installed PC

System Requirements for a USB Connection

A PC with Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, or XP operating system

A master USB port installed in your PC

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