Intellinet Network Solutions INT-523240-UM-0606-02, 523240 User Manual

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GUESTGATE

INTERNET ACCESS DEVICE USER MANUAL

MODEL 523240

INT-523240-UM-0606-02

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Introduction.......................................................................

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Function Description..................................................................................

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Installation Examples ................................................................

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GUESTGATEFunction Basics ...................................................

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Installation ........................................................................

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Recommended Setup ...............................................................

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Advanced Setup ...................................................................

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Configuration Options....................................................

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Status Screen........................................................................

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Guest Configuration Screen.....................................................

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Host Configuration Screen ......................................................

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Welcome Screen ..................................................................

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Device Settings Screen ...........................................................

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Firmware Upgrade Process......................................................

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Exit Screen...........................................................................

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Questions & Answers.....................................................

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Service & Support...........................................................

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Specifications ..................................................................

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Appendix.........................................................................

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1. INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONSGUESTGATE Internet Access Device, Model 523240. The GUESTGATE connects guests to your network, allowing them to access only the Internet (Web, email, chat and other applications). GUESTGATE protects your existing network from unauthorized access by the connected guest computers and, if required, even provides shielding for the guest computers among themselves. Furthermore, GUESTGATE features enhanced IP PnP (Plug and Play) technology: It automatically adjusts to the guest computer’s TCP/IP settings, eliminating time-consuming client IP reconfigurations.

GUESTGATE seamlessly integrates into your existing network and, in most applications, a configuration of GUESTGATE is not necessary: GUESTGATE provides the core functionality right out of the box.

FUNCTION DESCRIPTION

Internet Access for Guests

GUESTGATE is primarily designed to provide configuration-free Internet access for your guests. GUESTGATE uses the existing Internet connection of your network to provide Web and email access for computers connected in a conference room, a hotel or a public place with wireless network connectivity. GUESTGATE does not stop here, however. It addresses security-related concerns of the network administrator by shielding the existing network from access attempts from the connected guests. In short, this means that guests can access the Internet, but your own network — i.e., your network file server, email or application server — is off limits.

Password-Protected Internet Access for Guests

You, the network administrator, can make it mandatory for your guests to enter a password before Internet access is granted. This is an important function

in case you offer Internet access as a paid service or in situations where an open, unprotected wireless access point is connected to GUESTGATE and you wish to keep unauthorized users from using your bandwidth.

Configurable Welcome Screen for Your Guests

You can set up your own welcome screen in seconds. Change the wording and formatting, and upload your own banner image. The welcome screen is displayed when a guest connects to the Internet for the first time. The welcome screen can be utilized to make the guest agree to your terms and conditions, and can be completely deactivated if required.

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IP PnP

In many situations, it is necessary for the network administrator to change the TCP/IP settings of guest computers because the existing settings are not compatible or your network has advanced requirements. GUESTGATE eliminates this step completely. GUESTGATE automatically adjusts to the guest computer’s TCP/IP settings, providing a true zero guest configuration.

Bandwidth Control

GUESTGATE controls how much of your Internet connection speed is dedicated to the guest network. Upload and download bandwidth can be configured individually.

True Layer 3 Virtual VLAN Function

In a public location with a public wireless access point, there are often concerns about security. GUESTGATE not only protects the host network from unauthorized access by your guests, it takes security one step further. When the “separate network for each client” option is activated, no guest computer can access any other guest computer. In this mode, GUESTGATE randomly assigns each guest computer its own network. This option is activated by default.

Packet Filter

Block access to certain Web sites or entire IP ranges.

4-Port 10/100 Auto-Sensing LAN Switch

GUESTGATE provides four 10/100 Mbps LAN switch ports for the connection of PCs, notebooks, or other switches or wireless access points.

Web-Based Administrator Interface

The configuration is fully Web-browser based. For security reasons, the Web administrator menu is only accessible from the host network.

Firmware Updates via Web Browser

Quickly and conveniently upgrade firmware of the GUESTGATE Internet Access Device from INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS with the Web browser of your choice.

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INSTALLATION EXAMPLES

GUESTGATE in a SOHO Network Environment

This is a typical setup in which the Internet connection is established through an NAT router with an integrated firewall.

GUESTGATE in an SMB Environment

In larger networks, GUESTGATE connects to any available switch port behind the firewall/gateway/ router.

GUESTGATE FUNCTION BASICS

Ports

GUESTGATE features a total of five 10/100 RJ-45 ports. One port is for the connection of GUESTGATE to the host network (host port), four ports are

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available for guest connections (guest ports). The guest ports can be connected to hubs, switches, wireless access points, PCs or notebooks.

Host Ports

By default, GUESTGATE obtains an IP address from a DHCP server already present in the network. GUESTGATE analyzes the network and obtains all information necessary for Internet access. The DHCP server log reveals the host IP address of GUESTGATE.

In the event that no DHCP server is present, GUESTGATE reverts to its default IP address: 192.168.2.1. In this case, a manual configuration of the host IP settings is necessary.

Guest Ports

GUESTGATE assigns IP addresses to the connected guest computers. IP PnP technology ensures that no configuration on the guest computer is necessary. The default DHCP IP address range is 172.16.xxx. Changing the guest IP settings is possible via the Web administration interface.

Guest Ports with Virtual VLAN Enabled

If Virtual VLAN is enabled, GUESTGATE assigns a different IP network (subnet) to each connected guest computer. Since this assignment is random, it makes it virtually impossible for a hacker to guess the other guest computer’s IP settings to try to gain access. Virtual VLAN is enabled by default. It can be disabled in the guest configuration screen of the administrator Web interface. The option is “separate network for each client (automatic).”

Accessing the Administrator Web Interface

The configuration of GUESTGATE is entirely Web based. Any standard Web browser is supported. For security reasons, GUESTGATE can only be configured from the host port. GUESTGATE rejects all connection attempts which originated from the guest side.

Internet Access for Guests and Welcome Page

When a guest computer tries to access the Internet for the first time, a welcome page is shown in the Web browser. This welcome page can be configured and altered in the administrator Web interface. Guests have to accept the terms and conditions in order to access the Internet. If the guest password option is enabled, a password must be provided by the guest to gain Internet access. This authorization procedure is only required once. GUESTGATE memorizes all authorized guest computers until GUESTGATE is restarted. After a restart of GUESTGATE, guests again will be shown the welcome page.

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2. INSTALLATION

RECOMMENDED SETUP

This setup method for the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS GUESTGATE Internet Access Device assumes that a DHCP server such as a router is present in your network.

Connecting to the Host Network

Connect a standard RJ-45 network cable to GUESTGATE’s host port and to an RJ-45 port on your existing network (Ethernet switch port, router switch port, etc.).

Turn on GUESTGATE and verify that the network connection is active (host LED must be lit on GUESTGATE). NOTE: The startup process takes up to 30 seconds.

Connecting Guests

Using standard RJ-45 network cables, you can now connect PCs, notebooks, Ethernet switches, hubs or wireless access points to GUESTGATE’s guest ports. Each port has its own status LED. Verify that the network connection is active on each port you connect.

Testing Internet Access

Start up a PC or notebook that is connected to one of the guest ports. Launch a Web browser and open an Internet Web site, such as http://www.intellinetnetwork.com. You will then see GUESTGATE’s welcome page.

Provide the password if required and click on “continue.” You will then

be forwarded to the Web page you originally entered in the

Web browser’s address bar.

NOTE: In order to get Internet access, you must first open a Web browser and open a Web page. Other applications, such as chat programs (ICQ, MSN Messenger, Skype, etc.), will not be able to connect to the Internet unless the welcome page has been confirmed in the Web browser.

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Accessing the Administrator Web Interface from the Host Interface

1.Open the log of your DHCP server to find the IP address of GUESTGATE. GUESTGATE’s MAC (media access control) address can be found on the bottom of the device. Find this MAC address in your DHCP server’s client log to determine the IP address.

Below is an example of a DHCP log file:

2.Launch your Web browser and open the IP address shown in the DHCP client log. You will then see the administrator Web interface. The default password is 1234.

Changing the Administrator Password

1. Click on “Device Settings.”

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