Gateway SMCD3GN User Manual

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SMCD3GN

Wireless

SMC Networks

20 Mason

Irvine, CA. 92618

U.S.A.

Copyright © 2010 SMC Networks

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SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway User Manual

 

Contents

Preface......................................................................................................................

v

Key Features ..............................................................................................................

vi

Document Organization..............................................................................................

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Document Conventions ..............................................................................................

vii

Safety and Warnings ............................................................................................

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Typographic Conventions..........................................................................................

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1 Getting to Know Your Gateway ...........................................................................

9

Unpacking Package Contents ...................................................................................

10

System Requirements ...............................................................................................

10

Front Panel................................................................................................................

11

Configuring Wireless Security ...................................................................................

13

Rear Panel ................................................................................................................

13

Restoring Factory Defaults........................................................................................

14

2 Installing Your Gateway .....................................................................................

15

Finding a Suitable Location .......................................................................................

16

Connecting to the LAN ..............................................................................................

16

Connecting the WAN.................................................................................................

17

Powering on the Gateway .........................................................................................

17

3 Configuring Your Computer for TCP/IP ............................................................

18

Configuring Microsoft Windows 2000........................................................................

19

Configuring Microsoft Windows XP ...........................................................................

20

Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista........................................................................

21

Configuring an Apple® Macintosh® Computer ...........................................................

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4 Configuring Your Gateway ................................................................................

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Pre-configuration Guidelines .....................................................................................

25

Disabling Proxy Settings......................................................................................

25

Disabling Proxy Settings in Internet Explorer ................................................

25

Disabling Proxy Settings in Firefox................................................................

25

Disabling Proxy Settings in Safari .................................................................

26

Disabling Firewall and Security Software ............................................................

26

Confirming Your Gateway’s Link Status ..............................................................

26

Accessing the Gateway’s Web Management............................................................

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Understanding the Web Management Interface Screens .........................................

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Contents

Web Management Interface Menus ..........................................................................

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System Settings Menu.........................................................................................

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Password Settings Menu.....................................................................................

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LAN Settings Menu..............................................................................................

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Ether Switch Port Control Menu ..........................................................................

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Wireless Basic Settings Menu .............................................................................

35

Wireless Encryption Settings Menu.....................................................................

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MAC Filtering.......................................................................................................

39

Advanced Wireless Settings Menu......................................................................

41

Port Forwarding Menu.........................................................................................

43

Adding a Port Forwarding Entry for a Predefined Service.............................

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Adding a Port Forwarding Entry for a Customer-Defined Service .................

45

Security Settings (Firewall) Menu........................................................................

48

Enabling or Disabling Firewall .......................................................................

48

Configuring Access Control ...........................................................................

49

Configuring Special Applications ...................................................................

49

Configuring URL Blocking .............................................................................

52

Configuring Schedule Rules ..........................................................................

54

Configuring Email and Syslog Alerts .............................................................

55

Configuring DMZ Settings .............................................................................

58

Using the Reboot Menu to Reboot the Gateway .................................................

59

Viewing Status Information..................................................................................

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Viewing Cable Status Information .......................................................................

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Appendix A - Specifications .................................................................................

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Appendix B - Compliances ...................................................................................

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Index .......................................................................................................................

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Preface

Congratulations on your purchase of the SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. The SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway is the ideal all-in-one wired and wireless solution for the home or business environment. SMC is proud to provide you with a powerful, yet simple communication device for connecting your local area network (LAN) to the Internet.

This user manual contains all the information you need to install and configure your new SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.

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Key Features

The following list summarizes the Gateway’s key features.

yIntegrated, CableLabs-compliant DOCSIS 1.1/ 2.0 /3.0 cable modem.

yIntegrated cable modem port for Internet connection to cable modem service.

yFour 10/100/1000 Mbps Auto-Sensing LAN ports with Auto-MDI/MDIX.

yHigh-speed 300 Mbps IEEE 802.11n Wireless Access Point.

yInternet connection to cable modem service via an integrated cable modem port.

yDynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for dynamic IP configuration, and Domain Name System (DNS) for domain name mapping.

yOne USB 2.0 port.

yIEEE 802.11 b/g/n interoperability with multiple vendors.

yWireless WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption, Hide SSID, and MAC Filtering.

yVPN pass-through support using PPTP, L2TP, or IPSec.

yAdvanced SPI firewall Gateway for enhanced network security from attacks over the Internet:

Firewall protection with Stateful Packet Inspection

Client privileges

Hacker prevention

Protection from denial of service (DoS) attacks

Network Address Translation (NAT)

yUniversal Plug and Play (UPnP) enables any UPnP device seamlessly.

yQuality of Service (QoS) ensures high-quality performance with existing networks.

yEffortless plug-and-play installation.

yIntuitive graphical user interface (GUI) configuration, regardless of operating system.

yComprehensive front panel LEDs for network status and troubleshooting.

yCompatible with all popular Internet applications.

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Document Organization

This document consists of four chapters and two appendixes.

yChapter 1 - describes the contents in your Gateway package, system requirements, and an overview of the Gateway’s front and rear panels.

yChapter 2 - describes how to install your Gateway.

yChapter 3 - describes how to configure TCP/IP settings on the computer you will use to configure your Gateway.

yChapter 4 - describes how to configure your Gateway.

yAppendix A - lists the Gateway’s specifications.

yAppendix B - contains compliance information.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions to draw your attention to certain information.

Safety and Warnings

This document uses the following symbols to draw your attention to certain information.

Symbol

Meaning

Description

 

 

 

 

Note

Notes emphasize or supplement important points of the main text.

 

 

 

 

Tip

Tips provide helpful information, guidelines, or suggestions for performing tasks more

 

 

effectively.

 

 

 

 

Warning

Warnings indicate that failure to take a specified action could result in damage to the

 

 

device.

 

 

 

 

Electric Shock Hazard

This symbol warns users of electric shock hazard. Failure to take appropriate

 

 

precautions such as not opening or touching hazardous areas of the equipment could

 

 

result in injury or death.

 

 

 

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Typographic Conventions

This document also uses the following typographic conventions.

Convention

Description

 

 

Bold

Indicates text on a window, other than the window title, including menus, menu options, buttons, fields, and labels.

 

 

Italic

Indicates a variable, which is a placeholder for actual text provided by the user or system. Angled brackets (< >)

 

are also used to indicate variables.

 

 

screen/code

Indicates text that is displayed on screen or entered by the user.

< > angled

Indicates a variable, which is a placeholder for actual text provided by the user or system. Italic font is also used to

brackets

indicate variables.

 

 

[ ] square

Indicates optional values.

brackets

 

 

 

{ } braces

Indicates required or expected values.

 

 

| vertical bar

Indicates that you have a choice between two or more options or arguments.

 

 

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1 Getting to Know Your Gateway

Before you install your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway, check the package contents and become familiar with the Gateway’s front and back panels.

The topics covered in this chapter are:

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Unpacking Package Contents (page 10)

System Requirements (page 10)

Front Panel (page 11)

Configuring Wireless Security (page 13)

Rear Panel (page 13)

Restoring Factory Defaults (page 14)

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Unpacking Package Contents

Unpack the items in your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway contents and confirm that no items are missing or damaged. Your package should include:

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One SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway One Power adapter (12V/2A)

One Category 5E Ethernet cable

One CD that contains this User Manual

If any items are missing or damaged, please contact your place of purchase. Keep the carton, including the original packing material, in case you need to store the product or return it.

System Requirements

To complete your installation, you will need the following items:

yProvisioned Internet access on a cable network that supports cable modem service.

yA computer with a wired network adapter with TCP/IP installed.

yA Java-enabled Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above.

yMicrosoft® Windows® 2000 or higher for USB driver support.

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Front Panel

The front panel of your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway contains a set of lightemitting diode (LED) indicators. These LEDs show the status of your Gateway and simplify troubleshooting.

Figure 1 shows the front panel of the SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. Table 1 describes the front panel LEDs.

Figure 1. Front Panel of the SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

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Table 1. Front Panel LEDs

 

 

 

LED

Color

Description

 

 

 

POWER

Green

ON = power is supplied to the Gateway.

 

 

OFF = power is not supplied to the Gateway.

 

 

 

DS

Green

Blinking = scanning for DS channel.

 

 

ON = synchronized on 1 channel only.

 

 

 

 

Blue

ON = synchronized with more than 1 channel (DS Bond mode).

 

 

 

DS and US

 

Both DS and US blinking together = operator is performing maintenance.

 

 

 

US

Green

Blinking = ranging is in progress.

 

 

ON = ranging is complete on 1 channel only.

 

 

OFF = scanning for DS channel.

 

 

 

 

Blue

ON = ranging is complete, operate with more than 1 channel (US Bond mode).

 

 

 

ONLINE

Green

Blinking =.cable interface is acquiring IP, ToD, CM configuration.

 

 

ON = Gateway is operational.

 

 

OFF = Gateway is offline.

 

 

 

LINK

Green

Blinking = data is transmitting.

 

 

ON = Gateway is operational.

 

 

OFF = no Ethernet link detected.

 

 

 

DIAG

Amber

ON = system failure.

 

 

OFF = normal operation.

 

 

 

LAN 1 – LAN 4

Green

Blinking = data is transmitting.

 

 

ON = connected at 10 or 100 Mbps.

 

 

OFF = no Ethernet link detected.

 

 

 

 

Blue

Blinking = data is transmitting.

 

 

ON = connected at 1 GMbps.

 

 

OFF = no Ethernet link detected.

 

 

 

WIFI

Green

Blinking = data is transmitting.

 

 

ON = Wi-Fi is enabled.

 

 

OFF = Wi-Fi is disabled.

 

 

 

USB

Green

Reserved for future use.

 

 

 

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Configuring Wireless Security

The front panel has a WPS button for configuring wireless security automatically. Pressing this button for 5 seconds automatically configures wireless security. If the client device supports WPS Push Button Configuration (PBC), press the button within 60 seconds to automatically configure security on the client.

After pressing this button for 5 seconds, the WPS LED on the front panel flashes. When a client joins the network successfully, the LED goes ON until the next WPS action or the device reboots. If no client joins, the LED stops blinking after 4 minutes.

Rear Panel

The rear panel of your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway contains a reset button and the ports for attaching the supplied power adapter and making additional connections. Figure 2 shows the rear panel components and Table 2 describes their meanings.

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Figure 2. Rear View of the SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

Table 2. SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway Rear Panel Components

 

Item

Description

 

 

 

Power (12VDC)

Connect the supplied power adapter to this port.

 

 

 

LAN 1-4

Four 10/100/1000 auto-sensing RJ-45 switch ports. Connect devices on your local area network

 

 

such as a computer, hub, or switch to these ports.

USB

USB 2.0 high-speed port for storing configurations externally.

 

 

 

Cable

Connect your coaxial cable line to this port.

Reset button

Use this button to reset the power or restore the default factory settings (see “Restoring Factory

 

 

Defaults,” below). This button is recessed to prevent accidental resets of your Gateway.

 

 

 

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Restoring Factory Defaults

Using the Reset button on the back panel, you can power cycle the Gateway and return it to its original factory default settings. As a result, any changes you made to the Gateway’s default settings will be removed. To reset the Gateway and keep any overrides you made to the factory default settings, use the software reset method described under “Using the Reboot Menu to Reboot the Gateway” on page 59.

1.Leave power plugged into the Gateway.

2.Find the Reset button on the back panel, then press and hold it for at least 10 seconds.

3.Release the Reset button.

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2 Installing Your Gateway

This chapter describes how to install your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. The topics covered in this chapter are:

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Finding a Suitable Location (page 16) Connecting to the LAN (page 16) Connecting the WAN (page 17) Powering on the Gateway (page 17)

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Finding a Suitable Location

Your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway can be installed in any location with access to the cable network. All of the cables connect to the rear panel of the Gateway for better organization and utility. The LED indicators on the front panel are easily visible to provide you with information about network activity and status.

For optimum performance, the location you choose should:

yBe close to a working AC power outlet.

yAllow sufficient air flow around the Gateway to keep the device as cool as possible.

yNot expose the Gateway to a dusty or wet environment.

yBe an elevated location such as a high shelf, keeping the number of walls and ceilings between the Gateway and your other devices to a minimum.

yBe away from electrical devices that are potential sources of interference, such as ceiling fans, home security systems, microwaves, or the base for a cordless phone.

yBe away from any large metal surfaces, such as a solid metal door or aluminum studs. Large expanses of other materials such as glass, insulated walls, fish tanks, mirrors, brick, and concrete can also affect your wireless signal.

Connecting to the LAN

Using an Ethernet LAN cable, you can connect the Gateway to a desktop computer, notebook, hub, or switch. Your Gateway supports auto-MDI/MDIX, so you can use either a standard straight-through or crossover Ethernet cable.

1.Connect either end of an Ethernet cable to one of the four LAN ports on the rear panel of the Gateway (see Figure 3).

Figure 3. Connecting to a LAN Port on the Gateway Rear Panel

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2.Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s network-interface card (NIC) or to another network device (see Figure 4).

Figure 4. Connecting the Gateway to the a Laptop or Desktop Computer

Connecting the WAN

To connect your Gateway to a Wide Area Network (WAN) interface:

1.Connect a coaxial cable to the port labeled Cable on the rear panel of the Gateway from a cable port in your home or office (see Figure 2 on page 13). Use only manufactured coaxial patch cables with F-type connectors at both ends for all connections.

2.Hand-tighten the connectors to secure the connection.

3.If the modem was not installed by your cable provider (ISP) or is replacing another cable modem, contact your cable operator to register the SMCD3GN. If the modem is not registered with your cable operator, it will be unable to connect to the cable network system.

Powering on the Gateway

After making your LAN and WAN connections, use the following procedure to power on the Gateway:

1.Connect the supplied power adapter to the port labeled 12VDC on the rear panel of the Gateway (see Figure 2 on page 13).

2.Connect the other end of the power adapter to a working power outlet. The Gateway powers on automatically, the POWER LED on the front panel goes ON, and the other front panel LEDs show the Gateway’s status (see Table 1 on page 12).

WARNING: Only use the power adapter supplied with the Gateway. Using a different power adapter can damage your Gateway and void the warranty.

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3 Configuring Your Computer for TCP/IP

After you install your SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway, configure the TCP/IP settings on a computer that will be used to configure your Gateway. This chapter describes how to configure TCP/IP for various Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems.

The topics covered in this chapter are:

yConfiguring Microsoft Windows 2000 (page 19)

yConfiguring Microsoft Windows XP (page 20)

yConfiguring Microsoft Windows Vista (page 21)

yConfiguring an Apple® Macintosh® Computer (page 23)

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