Cisco Systems RV016 User Manual

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Package Contents

• 10/100 16-PortVPN Router

• User Guide CD-ROM

• AC Power Cable

• Rack Mounting Kit

• Quick Installation

• Registration Card

10/100 16-Port







VPN Router






Quick Installation


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1 Connect the Router

A Before you begin, make sure


that all of your hardware is


powered off, including the


Router, PCs, hubs, switches,


and cable or DSL modem.


B Connect one end of an Ether-


net network cable to one of


the numbered ports on the


front of the Router (see Figure


B). Connect the other end to


an Ethernet port on a network


device, e.g., a PC, print server,


hub, or switch.


Repeat this step to connect


more PCs or other network


devices to the Router.


C Connect your cable or DSL


modem’s Ethernet cable to


the Router’s Internet port. If


using multiple Internet ports,


connect a cable to each Inter-


net port you’d like to use, and


connect the other end to your


modem. See Figure C.


D Power on the cable or DSL


modem and the other network


device if using one.




E Connect the included AC power cable to the Router’s Power port on the back of the Router, as shown in Figure E, and then plug the other end of the power cable into an electrical outlet.

The System LED on the front

panel will light up as soon as E the power adapter is con-

nected properly.



Configure the Router

Configuring the Router requires the setup instructions provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you do not have this information, contact your ISP before proceeding.

Your ISP determines how your PC is set up for Internet access. Because you are now using the Router to share Internet access among several computers, you will use the setup information to configure the Router instead of your PC.

A Open your PC’s web browser. Enter (the Router’s default local IP address) in the web browser’sAddress field and press the Enter key.

B Enter a User Name and Password on the screen that appears. Enter admin (the default) in the theUser Name and Password fields. Then, click the OK button.

C The Router’sWeb-basedUtility will appear with theSystem Summary screen showing. Click on the Setup tab, which is the next tab over, then continue with the instruction, below, to complete theNetwork page.

NOTE:: Make sure your PC’s Ethernet adapter is set to obtain an IP address automatically. For more information, refer to Windows Help.




Your Internet/WAN Connection Type


In the drop-downmenus for WAN1

From the WAN Setting drop-down


through WAN7, the WAN Connection


Type setting features four Internet

menu, select how many WAN ports


connection types: Obtain an IP

you want to use. The default is 2,


automatically, Static IP, PPPoE, and

and the maximum number is 7. You


PPTP. Depending on which connec-

can also change the number of


tion type you select, the features

WAN ports using the Port Setup page


available on the Network page of

of the Port Management tab. If you

The Network Setup screen

the Setup screen will differ. Proceed

change the number on this screen,

to the instructions for the connection

then the number on the Port Setup


type you are using.

screen will change accordingly.


1 Obtain an IP Automatically

Make sure the network configuration


matches the number of WAN port


a If your ISP says that you are

settings on this screen.




connecting through DHCP or a

If you change the number of WAN


dynamic IP address from your

ports, a confirmation message will


ISP, then select Obtain an IP

appear. Click the OK button to save


automatically as the WAN

the new setting. You must save this


Connection Type. If you also

setting before you can click Edit to


select Use the Following DNS

change the settings of any new WAN


Server Addresses, enter a spe-

ports. The Connection Type will dis-


cific DNS Server IP Address.

play the word “Undefined” if you


b Click the Save Settings button,

have not changed the WAN settings


of the selected WAN port.


and go to Step G.

The WAN Setting table will display the


2 Static IP

WAN port numbers in the Interface


a If your ISP says that you are

column and their respective con-


nection types in the Connection


connecting through a static or

Type column. Click Edit in the Con-


fixed IP address from your ISP,

fig. column to change the WAN set-


then select Static IP as the WAN

tings of the selected WAN port. The


Connection Type.

default Connection Type of WAN1


b Enter the WAN IP Address, Sub-

and WAN2 is Obtain an IP automati-




net Mask Default Gateway



Address, and DNS Server pro-



vided by your ISP.




c In theDNS Server fields, enter the DNS address(es) provided by your ISP. You need to enter at least one DNS address.

d Click the Save Settings button, and go to Step G.


a If your ISP says that you are connecting through PPPoE or if you normally enter a user name and password to access the Internet, then select PPPoE as the WAN Connection Type.

b Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.

c If you select Connect on Demand, the PPPoE connection will be disconnected if it has been idle for a period longer than the Max Idle Time setting.

d If you select Keep Alive, theObtain an IP automatically Router will keep the connec-

tion alive by sending out a few data packets at the Redial Period, so your Internet service thinks that the connection is still active.

e Click the Save Settings button.

f Go to Step G.

Static IP




PPTP is a service used in Europe and Israel only. IF you are using a PPTP connection, check with your ISP for the necessary setup information. When you are finished, go to Step G.

G If you haven’t already done so, click the Save Settings button. Then, close the web browser.

H Power your cable or DSL modem off and back on again.

I Restart or power on your PCs so they can obtain the Router’s new settings.

J To test the Router’s settings, open your web browser from any computer. In the browser’s Address field, and press the Enter key.

Congratulations! The installation of the Router is complete.


For additional information or troubleshooting help, refer to the User Guide on the Setup CDROM. You can also call or e-mailfor further support.

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