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WebSTAR DPR2320 and EPR2320 Gateway Cable Modems User’s Guide

How Do I Install Wireless Network Devices?

Installing Wireless Network Devices

You must install wireless network devices for use with your gateway cable modem. Professional installation may be available. Contact your local cable service provider for further assistance.

The following diagram illustrates one of the various wireless network connection options that are available to you.

RF

Cable

Cable

Splitter

 

 

ANTENNA

 

Power

VDC 12

POWER

RF

RESET

 

Supply

 

Cables

Power S upply

ETHERNET

 

 

 

USB

 

Cable-ReadyTV,

 

 

VCR, or Set-Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

Converter

 

CABLE

 

 

PC

USB Cable

Ethernet

Hub

PC

Wireless

Laptop

 

PC

Wireless

PC

Laptop

 

T10949

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WARNING:

Hazardous electrical voltages can be present on any connected wiring. Ethernet wiring and connections must be properly insulated to prevent electrical shock. Disconnect power from the gateway cable modem before attempting to connect to any device.

To avoid personal injury, follow these steps in the exact order shown.

CAUTION:

To prevent possible damage to the equipment, disconnect any other service before connecting your gateway cable modem to other devices.

How Do I Install Wireless Network Devices?

To install wireless network devices

Read the warnings and caution on this page. Then, follow the subsequent installation procedures to ensure proper gateway cable modem operation when using wireless network devices.

Follow these steps to install the gateway cable modem for accessing wireless network devices.

1.Select locations for wireless network devices. For more information, see

How Do I Select and Place Wireless Network Devices, earlier in this guide.

2.Connect and install the wireless network device(s).

3.Connect the active RF coaxial cable to the CABLE connector on the back of the gateway cable modem. Use an optional cable signal splitter to add a TV, a DHCT orset-topconverter, or a VCR.

4.After all connections are complete, insert the AC power adapter cord into the DC POWER connector on the back of the gateway cable modem, and then plug the power adapter into an AC power source. The gateway cable modem begins an automatic search to locate and sign on to the network that provides the telephone service. In some unusual circumstances, this process may take up to 5 minutes. The gateway cable modem is ready for use when theCABLE status indicator on the front panel stops blinking and illuminates continuously.

Some 2.4 GHz cordless telephones can interfere with wireless signals. Unplug and disconnect any cordless phones until your wireless network is operating properly.

5.Verify that all wireless network devices are working properly.

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WebSTAR DPR2320 and EPR2320 Gateway Cable Modems User’s Guide

How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

To configure your gateway cable modem, you must access the WebWizard configuration pages. This section provides detailed instructions and procedures for configuring your gateway cable modem to operate correctly and presents an example of each WebWizard page. Use the WebWizard pages to customize your gateway cable modem to your needs rather than using the default settings.

The WebWizard pages and the examples shown in this section are for illustration purposes only. Your pages will differ from the pages shown here.

If you are not familiar with the network configuration procedures detailed in this section, contact your cable service provider before you attempt to change any of the gateway cable modem default settings.

Configuring the Gateway Cable Modem

You must access the WebWizard in order to configure the gateway cable modem. To gain access to the WebWizard, use the Web browser on the PC attached to the cable modem. Type the following IP address and then select Go:http://192.168.0.1

The Web browser accesses the WebWizard and displays the default About Your

Modem page. This page displays information about the gateway cable modem.

About Your Modem Page Example

The following illustration is an example of the About Your Modem page.

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How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

About Your Modem Page Description

The following table provides a description of each field within the About Your Modem page.

Field Name

Name

Cable Modem Serial

Number

Cable Modem MAC

Address

Hardware Version

Software Version

Receive Power Level

Transmit Power Level

Cable Modem Status

Description

The name of the gateway cable modem

A unique sequential series of alphanumeric characters provided to every modem during manufacturing

A unique alphanumeric address for the cable modem coaxial interface, which is used to connect to the cable modem termination system (CMTS) at the headend. A media access control (MAC) address is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network

Identifies the revision of the circuit board design

Identifies the software version placed into the modem at the time of manufacturing

The input level of the downstream CMTS carrier

Indicates the upstream power level

Lists one of the following possible current states of the modem:

other

notReady

notSynchronized

phySynchronized

usParametersAcquired

rangingComplete

ipComplete

todEstablished

securityEstablished

psrsmTransferComplete

registrationComplete

operational

accessDenied

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WebSTAR DPR2320 and EPR2320 Gateway Cable Modems User’s Guide

Setting Configuration Options

Click Setup on the arc logo located in the upper portion of the About Your Modem screen to access the Setup page. Use the Setup page to access the various gateway cable modem configuration options. Detailed descriptions of each configuration option follow later in this guide.

Setup Page Example

The following illustration is an example of the Setup page.

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Setup Page Section Headings

The Setup page is divided into the following section headings:

Basic Settings

Advanced Settings

Firewall

Wireless

In the Setup page, click the selections listed within these sections to access the WebWizard page for that selection. A description of the selections available in each section follows next.

Basic Settings

The following table provides a description of the pages available from within the Basic Settings section of the Setup page.

Field Name

Password Settings

Network Configuration

IP Address Management

Fixed CPE IP Assignment

Restart Modem

Advanced Settings

Description

Use this page to modify your password settings

Use this page to enter or modify the basic settings for your network

Use this page to configure how Internet protocol (IP) addresses are assigned and managed in your network

Use this page to reserve IP addresses to be issued by the DHCP server to specific devices on the LAN

Use this page to restart your gateway modem

The following table provides a description of the pages available from within the Advanced Settings section of the Setup page.

Field Name

Options

IP Address Filtering

MAC Address Filtering

Port Filtering

Description

Use this page to enable or disable advanced features on your network

Use this page to configure IP address filters. These filters prevent designated IP addresses from accessing the Internet

Use this page to configure MAC address filters. These filters prevent designated MAC addresses from accessing the Internet

Use this page to configure transmission control protocol (TCP) and user datagram protocol (UDP) port filters. These filters prevent a range of TCP/UDP ports from accessing the Internet

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Field Name

Description

Port Forwarding

Use this page to configure port forwarding for local IP

 

addresses. Port forwarding allows you to run a server

 

on the local area network (LAN) by specifying the

 

mapping of TCP/UPD ports to local PCs or to the IP

 

address of other devices. This is a static setting that

 

holds the ports open at all times

Port Triggers

Use this page to configure TCP/UPD port triggers.

 

Port triggering is similar to port forwarding, but is a

 

dynamic function. In other words, the ports are not

 

held open, and the ports close if no outgoing data is

 

detected on the selected ports for a period of 10

 

minutes

DMZ Host

Use this page to configure an IP address that is visible

(Demilitarized Zone)

to the wide area network (WAN). DMZ hosting is

 

commonly referred to as “exposed host,” and allows

 

you to specify the “default” recipient of WAN traffic

 

that Network Address Translation (NAT) is unable to

 

translate to a known local PC.

 

A DMZ is used by a company that wants to host its

 

own Internet services without sacrificing unauthorized

 

access to its private network. DMZ allows one IP

 

address to be unprotected while others remain

 

protected. The DMZ is located between the Internet

 

and an internal network’s line of defense that is a

 

combination of firewalls and bastion hosts.

 

Typically, the DMZ contains devices accessible to

 

Internet traffic, such as Web (HTTP) servers, FTP

 

servers, SMTP (e-mail)servers, and domain name

 

system (DNS) servers

Firewall

The following table provides a description of the pages available from within the

Firewall section of the Setup page.

Field Name

Web Filters

Time of Day Filters

Event Logging

Description

Use this page to configure Web page filtering, parental control, and firewall protection. This page allows you to block/allow Internet access based on keywords and/or domain names

Use this page to block all traffic to and from specific computers based on the day of week and the time of day

Use this page to access the firewall event log and to enter your e-mailaddress in order to receive e- mail alerts related to firewall attacks by hackers

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Wireless

The following table provides a description of the pages available from within the Wireless section of the Setup page.

Field Name

Basic

Privacy

Access Control

Advanced

Description

Use this page to configure your wireless access point (WAP) parameters, including service set identifier (SSID) and channel number

Use this page to configure your WAP wired equivalent privacy (WEP) encryption keys and authentication. Using encryption and authentication prevents unauthorized access to your wireless devices

Use this page to configure the WAP to restrict access to only selected wireless client devices. Authorized clients are selected by MAC address. Use this page to select Open System or Share Key authentication and to enable and disable broadcast of the WAP SSID

Use this page to configure your WAP data rates and wireless fidelity (WiFi) thresholds

Configuring Your Password Settings

Use the Basic Settings - Password Settings page to set up a password to restrict unauthorized persons from accessing to your gateway cable modem settings. Click Password Settings in the Basic Settings section of the Setup page to access the Password Settings page.

Your gateway modem comes from the factory with no password enabled. We highly recommend that you set up a user password to prevent unauthorized users from modifying the settings of your network.

If you do choose to set up a password, use a password that you can easily remember. Donot forget your password.

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Setup Basic Settings – Password Settings Page Example

The following illustration is an example of the Basic Settings – Password Settings page.

Setting Up Your Password

To set up your password, type your password in the Password field, and then re-typeyour password in theRe-EnterPassword field. ClickApply to save your password.

If you set a password, on subsequent access to the WebWizard pages, a screen similar to the following appears. Donot forget your password. Write your password and store it in a secure location known only to you.

Leave this blank.

Enter your password here.

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Configuring the Default Settings

You can use the default settings, or, if your system requires different settings to operate correctly, you can change the default settings using the Setup Basic Settings – Network Configuration page.

If you are not familiar with the network configuration procedures detailed in this section, contact your cable service provider before you attempt to change any of the gateway cable modem default network configuration settings.

Click Network Configuration in the Basic Settings section of the Setup page to access the Setup Basic Settings – Network Configuration page.

Setup Basic Settings – Network Configuration Page Example

The following illustration is an example of the Setup Basic Settings – Network Configuration page.

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