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ADVANCED NETWORK

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Administrator

MANAGEMENT

Admin Password

Enter a password for the user "admin", who will have full access to the Web-basedmanagement interface.

Device Name

The name of the router can be changed here.

Enable Dynamic DNS

Enable this option only if you have purchased your own domain name and registered with a dynamic DNS service provider. The following parameters are displayed when the option is enabled.

Dynamic DNS Provider

Select a dynamic DNS service provider from the pull-downlist.

Host Name

Enter your host name, fully qualified; for example: myhost.mydomain.net.

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Account

Enter the account provided by your service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in all three fields.

Password

Enter the password provided by your service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in all three fields.

UPLOAD FIRMWARE

Once you have a firmware update on your computer, use this option to browse for the file and then upload the information into the router.

SETTING MANAGEMENT

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Export Settings

This option allows you to export and then save the router's configuration to a file on your computer. Be sure to save the configuration before performing a firmware upgrade.

Import Settings

Use this option to restore previously saved router configuration settings.

Load Factory Defaults

This option restores all configuration settings back to the settings that were in effect at the time the router was shipped from the factory. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. If you want to save your router configuration settings, use the Export Settings option above.

System Reboot

This restarts the router. It is useful for restarting when you are not near the device.

TIME

Time Configuration

Current Router Time

Displays the time currently maintained by the router. If this is not correct, use the following options to configure the time correctly.

Time Zone

Select your local time zone from pull down menu. Automatic Time Configuration

Enable NTP Server

Select this option if you want to synchronize the router's clock to a Network Time Server over the Internet. If you are using schedules or logs, this is the best way to ensure that the schedules and logs are kept accurate. Note that, even when NTP Server is enabled, you must still choose a time zone and set the daylight saving parameters.

NTP Server Used

Select a Network Time Server for synchronization. You can type in the address of a time server or select one from the list. If you have trouble using one server, select another.

Set the Date and Time Manually

If you do not have the NTP Server option in effect, you can either manually set the time for your router here.

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STATUS

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Help

Help section provides web-basedexplanations on each configurable field.

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Network Glossary

Access Point - A device that allowswireless-equippedcomputers and other devices to communicate with a wired network. also used to expand the range of a wireless network.

Ad-hoc - A group of wireless devices communicating directly with each other(peer-to-peer)without the use of an access point.

AES (AdvancedEncryptionStandard) - A security method that uses symmetric128-bitblock data encryption.

Bandwidth - The transmission capacity of a given device or network.

Bit - A binary digit.

Boot - To start a device and cause it to start executing instructions.

Broadband - Analways-on,fast Internet connection.

Browser - An application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web.

Cable Modem - A device that connects a computer to the cable television network, which in turn connects to the Internet.

Daisy Chain - A method used to connect devices in a series, one after the other.

DDNS (DynamicDomainNameSystem) - Allows the hosting of a website, FTP server, ore-mailserver with a fixed domain name (e.g., www.xyz.com) and a dynamic IP address.

Default Gateway - A device that forwards Internet traffic from your local area network.

DHCP (DynamicHostConfigurationProtocol) - A networking protocol that allows administrators to assign temporary IP addresses to network computers by “leasing” an IP address to a user for a limited amount of time, instead of assigning permanent IP addresses.

DMZ (DemilitarizedZone) - Removes the Router's firewall protection from one PC, allowing it to be “seen” from the Internet.

DNS (DomainNameServer) - The IP address of your ISP's server, which translates the names of websites into IP addresses.

Domain - A specific name for a network of computers.

Download - To receive a file transmitted over a network.

DSL (DigitalSubscriberLine) - Analways-onbroadband connection over traditional phone lines.

Dynamic IP Address - A temporary IP address assigned by a DHCP server.

EAP (ExtensibleAuthenticationProtocol) - A general authentication protocol used to control network access. Many specific authentication methods work within this framework.

Encryption - Encoding data transmitted in a network.

Ethernet - IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common transmission medium.

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Firewall - A set of related programs located at a network gateway server that protects the resources of a network from users from other networks.

Firmware - The programming code that runs a networking device.

FTP (FileTransferProtocol) - A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network.

Full Duplex - The ability of a networking device to receive and transmit data simultaneously.

Gateway - A device that interconnects networks with different, incompatible communications protocols.

Half Duplex - Data transmission that can occur in two directions over a single line, but only one direction at a time.

HTTP (HyperTextTransportProtocol) - The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web.

Infrastructure - A wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point.

IP (InternetProtocol) - A protocol used to send data over a network

IP Address - The address used to identify a computer or device on a network.

IPCONFIG - A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device.

IPSec (InternetProtocolSecurity) - A VPN protocol used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer.

ISP (InternetServiceProvider) - A company that provides access to the Internet.

LAN - The computers and networking products that make up your local network.

MAC (MediaAccessControl)Address - The unique address that a manufacturer assigns to each networking device.

Mbps (MegaBitsPerSecond) - One million bits per second; a unit of measurement for data transmission.

NAT (NetworkAddressTranslation) - NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet.

Packet - A unit of data sent over a network.

Passphrase - Used much like a password, a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products.

Ping (PacketInternetGroper) - An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online.

POP3 (PostOfficeProtocol3) - A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet.

Port - The connection point on a computer or networking device used for plugging in cables or adapters.

PoweroverEthernet (PoE) - A technology enabling an Ethernet network cable to deliver both data and power.

PPPoE (Point toPointProtocoloverEthernet) - A type of broadband connection that provides authentication (username and password) in addition to data transport.

PPTP (Point-to-PointTunnelingProtocol) - A VPN protocol that allows the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. This protocol is also used as a type of broadband connection in Europe.

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RADIUS (RemoteAuthenticationDial-InUserService) - A protocol that uses an authentication server to control network access.

RJ-45 (RegisteredJack-45)- An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires.

Roaming - The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection.

Router - A networking device that connects multiple networks together.

Server - Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files, printing, communications, and other services.

SMTP (SimpleMailTransferProtocol) - The standarde-mailprotocol on the Internet.

SNMP (SimpleNetworkManagementProtocol) - A widely used network monitoring and control protocol.

SPI (StatefulPacketInspection)Firewall - A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network.

SSID (ServiceSetIDentifier) - Wireless network's name.

Static IP Address - A fixed assigned address to a computer or device that is connected to a network.

Static Routing - Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path.

Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network.

Switch - 1. A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers, allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. 2. A device for making, breaking, or changing the connections in an electrical circuit.

TCP (TransmissionControlProtocol) - A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent.

TCP/IP (TransmissionControlProtocol/InternetProtocol) - A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network.

Telnet - A user command and TCP/IP protocol used for accessing remote PCs.

TFTP (TrivialFileTransferProtocol) - A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.

Throughput - The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period.

TKIP (TemporalKeyIntegrityProtocol) - a wireless encryption protocol that provides dynamic encryption keys for each packet transmitted.

Topology - The physical layout of a network.

TX Rate - Transmission Rate.

Upgrade - To replace existing software or firmware with a newer version.

Upload - To transmit a file over a network.

URL (UniformResourceLocator) - The address of a file located on the Internet.

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VPN (VirtualPrivateNetwork) - A security measure to protect data as it leaves one network and goes to another over the Internet.

WAN (WideAreaNetwork)- The Internet.

WEP (WiredEquivalentPrivacy) - A method of encrypting network data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security.

WLAN (WirelessLocalAreaNetwork) - A group of computers and associated devices that communicate with each other wirelessly.

WPA (Wi-FiProtectedAccess) - a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption, which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server.

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