Intellinet Network Solutions SOHO 501705 User Manual

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing our innovative all-in-one solution---SOHO Server 501705 appliance for your networking needs.

The SA integrates server services such as a Network Address Translator (NAT), Virtual Private Network (VPN), SPI firewall, and networked storage into one easy to manage device. The SOHO Server allows a group of trusted computers and networks to connect quickly and safely. With the SOHO Server , network managers and users can save time in establishing some of the most common services done on servers costing thousands of dollars.

Product Specifications

Connection Sharing

Flexible Address Space for NAT service

IP Alias

Multiple NAT

Virtual Private Network

PPTP Server / Client

Firewall

Prevent Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

Packet/URL Filtering

Access Control, Virtual Server

System Management

Web-based Management for Configuring System

Firmware Update via HTTP

Reset To Factory Settings

Event Alert and Logs

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System Information

Services

DHCP Client/Server

Proxy DNS

RIP

DDNS Client

FTP Server

Network

Programmable Static Route

Network Protocols Supported: PPPoE, TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP

PPPAuthentication

PAP, CHAP, MS CHAPv2

Real Time Clock

File Sharing

Supports CIFS,SMB, Appletalk(AFP), NFS

User Management

Local User Account Management

Power Management

Support Mechanical Off/Soft Off/Sleeping/Working System States

Other Features

Personal Web Server

USB Printer Server

USB Storage Sharing

Personal POP E-Mail Server

Benefits and Key Features

Virtual Private Network

With Virtual Private Networking, an enterprise can establish a dedicated tunnel among branch offices and/or mobile employees. All data is encrypted

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and decrypted via the pre-defined dedicated tunnel. This prevents any hackers from stealing private information in the public network. With this functionality, any sub-network can be grouped as though they are in the same network.

Firewall

The SOHO Server provides a powerful firewall capable of preventing hackers from attacking the gateway or internal network. Many famous DoS attacks can be detected and prevented. Whenever an attack is detected, the system will alert the network manager that an attack has occurred. The network manager can then inspect the log information to find the IP address that sent the packets.

Easy Installation

In order to facilitate the use of the SOHO Server , the product comes with default settings that most network managers can install it without any modification. If the network manager needs to modify any of the settings, the SOHO Server provides an intuitive Web-based user interface.

Network Attached Storage

Network-attached storage (NAS) is the concept of shared storage on a network. NAS transfers data using industry standard file sharing protocols such as CIFS, AFP, NFS and FTP. Files can be shared simultaneously by clients regardless of the operating system they are using or the network server they are attached to. This solution provides convenient common storage resources.

Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS allows anyone wishing to reach your host by the name only. Dynamic DNS will map that name to your current IP address, which changes each time you dial your Internet service provider. With a URL that stays the same all the time regardless of IP address your options become almost as unlimited as a normal content provider like www.indiatimes.com or

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www.yahoo.com.

USB Print Server

USB Print Server allows any computer in the network to share an USB printer. It complies with USB 2.0 specifications. And the users can print from any computer over a LAN.

Personal Web Server

The Personal Web Server enables users to host an information type website from their appliance. Create your website and place it on the appliance for the world to see. Use it in combination with our built-in DDNS client and anyone with a broadband connection can have their very own website.

Personal POP E-mail Server

The Personal POP E-mail Server provides users the ability to run a personal private e-mail server. Send e-mail you’re your registered domain name or just create a DDNS account and have your personalized e-mail address.

FTP Server

FTP is the most secure, fastest, reliable method of transferring files. The FTP server allows you full control over who can login to the SOHO Server , which files the user can access or they could upload data.

Power Management

We divide the power management function into three parts. These are Power Down and Hard Disk Standby.

We’ll describe each part in detail below.

- Power Down

We turn the power down in several ways:

Power Down by Web

Please select System Management -> Administrator Settings. In Power Down field, to select the enable radio button and then click

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the apply button.

Power Down by press the power button

Prompt Power Down

Please press and hold the power button at least 4 seconds.

-Hard Disk Standby

If the hard disk is idle for a while, we would like the hard disk to enter standby mode to reduce the consumption of power. In the left menu, select NAS Management -> HD Initialization Wizard, in HD Power Management Setting, please select the time in the ‘Turn Off hard disk’ field (Figure 3.2a). If you select ‘none’, the hard disk will not enter the standby mode even if it is always idle. If you select ’5 mins’, the hard disk will enter standby mode once it is idle for more than five minutes.

Figure 3.2a

Physical Parts and Panel of the Smart Server

One WAN port: 10/100 Mbps

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WAN port MDI/MDIX switch Four LAN ports: 10/100 Mbps Two USB 2.0 port

Reset Button

Power Button

Power Jack - DC 12V

LEDs: Link/Activity LEDs for Each Ethernet Port, Power LED, HD (Hard Disk) LED, HB (Heart-Beat) & Packet Transmit/Receive LEDs

WAN Port

The WAN port is used to connect to an ADSL/Cable modem for linking to the Internet.

WAN MDI/MDIX Switch

The WAN MDI/MDIX switch is used to adjust the cable connection of the WAN port. If the port is connected to hub, you should move the switch to the “hub” side; if the port is connected to PC like machine, you should move the switch to the “PC” side. As for the four LAN ports, there is no need to add additional switches for each cable connection. This is because the LAN ports support auto MDI/MDIX.

LAN Ports

The LAN ports are used to connect to a PC, server, hub, switch or other network devices on the intranet.

Reset Button

If you forget your password and/or IP settings, you will not be able to access the SA. You can use the Reset Button to restore the factory settings. To

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initiate a reset, you must hold the button for at least 5 seconds.

The primary default settings are listed in the following table.

Configuration Item

Default Settings

Administrator Username

<empty>

Administrator Password

Admin

Internal IP address

172.16.1.1

Power Button

Description

Status

Meaning

of LEDsLED

 

 

 

Power

On

Power On

Off

Power Off

 

Heart-Beat

Solid/Off

System is not working

Flashing

System is working

 

 

On

Link up

WAN/LAN

Off

Link down

Link/Activity

Flash

The interface is

 

 

 

transmitting/receiving packets

WAN/LAN

On

The network link is 100 Mbps

10/100 Mbps

Off

The network link is 10 Mbps

 

No LED on

Current transfer rate is < 10KB/s

 

1

LED on

Current transfer rate is > 10KB/s

Throughput

2

LEDs on

Current transfer rate is >50KB/s

 

3

LEDs on

Current transfer rate is >100KB/s

 

4

LEDs on

Current transfer rate is >500KB/s

Package Contents

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zSmart Server

zPower Adapter and Power Cord

zEthernet cable

zUser Manual CD

zQuick Installation Guide

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Quick Installation

This chapter will give you brief instructions on how to install the product. In section 2.1, we will configure the hardware part of SA step by step. In section 2.2, we will check whether the IP address of your PC is assigned by DHCP. Once we complete the installation of the SA hardware and checked your PC settings, we will use the web-based management to configure the SA to suit your network environment. In section 2.3, and 2.4, we will review all the software settings. We will configure it to gain access to the Internet. If you need additional help or advanced setting details, please refer to the remaining chapters.

Hardware Installation

Please follow the steps below to install hardware:

1.Get the included Ethernet cable.

Connect one end of it to the ADSL/Cable modem and the other end to the WAN port on the SA.

2.Get another Ethernet cable.

Connect one end of it to the PC or hub and the other end to one of the LAN ports on the SA.

3.Turn the ADSL/Cable modem on. Note: Cable modem users MUST disconnect the cable modem from the wall outlet for at least 2 minutes before turning it on again.

If there are more PCs or hubs to be connected, please repeat step 2.

4.Connect the included power adapter to the power socket on the SA and then plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.

5.Turn on the SA.

If the link LED of the WAN port is not ON, switch the WAN MDI/MDIX switch to the alternate setting.

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The hardware installation is now complete.

Check Your PC First

Please check the following settings on your PC:

Do not assign an IP address to your PC.

1.Please select sequentially: In Start menu -> Settings -> Control panel -> Network connections -> Local Area Connection. Then a “Local Area Connection Status” window shows up. (Figure 2.2a)

2.Click the Properties button in Local Area Connection Status. Then the “Local Area Connection Properties” window shows up as Figure

2.2b.

3.Select Internet protocol (TCP/IP) item and then click the Properties button. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window shows up (Figure 2.2c).

4.Select the “Obtain an IP address automatically” radio button then click the OK button.

Figure 2.2a

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Figure 2.2b

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Figure 2.2c

Connect to the Web-Based Manager

Please follow the steps to connect to the web-based manager:

1.Open a browser on the PC that is DIRECTLY connected to the SA. Type “http://172.16.1.1” in address field. And then press Enter key.

2.An authentication window shows up to prompt you to type the username and the password.

3.Leave the username blank and type “admin” as a password.

(Figure 2.3a.)

4.Then press OK button. The default web page will appear like Figure 2.3b.

Figure 2.3a

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Figure 2.3b

Web-Based Manager – Basic Settings

Start to configure your network environment by clicking the Basic Settings in left menu. The Basic Settings page is shown as Figure 2.4a.

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Figure 2.4a

The Basic Settings page contains Network Policy, Internal Network Interface, Domain Name Server, and External Network Interface. We describe these settings below in detail. You must click the apply button after you finish inputting the settings. You will see a rebooting window as Figure 2.4b. During the rebooting phase, do not turn off or unplug the SOHO

Server .

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Figure 2.4b

Internal Network Interface

The default settings are:

Host Name: “SA”

Private IP: “172.16.1.1”

Private IP Netmask: “255.255.0.0”

According to the default settings, we will assign the LAN to network “172.16.1.x” You can add more detailed configurations later in section 4.1 DHCP Server settings.

For the Network Address Translation (NAT) application, the private network address should be set in the following address range reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

Class

Address Range

A Class

10.0.0.0/10.255.255.255

B Class

172.16.0.0/172.31.255.255

C Class

192.168.0.0/192.168.255.255

 

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Domain Name Server

Most of the time this information is not needed, as your ISP will automatically provide the information.

Please ask the DNS IP address from your ISP if one is required.

External Network Interface

External network interface includes ADSL/PPPoE , DHCP Client and Fixed IP Address settings. Make sure that the system information webpage shows that your Link status is ‘Link Up’. If not, please check your connection and/or switch the MDX switch located next to your WAN port. We have to choose one of the three ways to configure the external network interface. They are illustrated as follows:

Example 1: If you are connecting through a fixed IP address from the ISP. Example 2: If you are connecting through a dynamic IP address from ISP. Example 3: If you usually enter a username and password to access the Internet.

Example 1: Fixed IP Address Settings

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If you have a fixed IP address from your ISP to access the Internet, please follow the steps below:

1.Select the Fixed IP Address radio button.

2.Enter the Public IP address.

3.Enter the External Gateway.

4.Enter the External Netmask.

5.Click the apply button.

Example 2: DHCP Client / Cable Modem

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If you have a dynamic IP address from your ISP to access the Internet, please select the DHCP Client radio button. Once the external IP address is obtained via the DHCP protocol, there is no need to give an external IP address, external gateway address or netmask. The DHCP server will dynamically assign these fields. In general, you should choose this option if you are connecting the SOHO Server to a cable modem. Note: Cable modem users MUST disconnect the cable modem from the wall outlet for at least 2 minutes before turning it on again. Some cable modem connections need you to provide specific hardware address. For the case, you should fill your hardware address that you get from your ISP provider in Hardware Address field to override the original hardware address. However, it does not update the original hardware address stored in EEPROM. If you would not like to override the hardware address, you should set each field of the

Hardware Address to zero “00”.

Example 3: ADSL Connection

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Most ADSL connections do not give you a fixed IP address. In this case, you must enter the user name and password provided by your ISP for authentication. Please follow the steps below.

1.Please select the ADSL/PPPoE radio button.

2.In ADSL/PPPoE Setting: Enter the User Name and Password.

3.Click the apply button to save your settings.

After completing your configuration, each time the SA boots, it will try to connect with your ISP and the ISP will assign the SOHO Server an external IP address. Once successfully connected, the Status field should reflect this. If the Status is still the same, check to make sure that the username, password, cables, etc. are all correct.

Example 4: ADSL/PPTP Client Setting

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