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Configuring the Broadband Router
Frequently Asked Questions
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Broadband Router User Guide
(Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, Me, and Macintosh)
Network Settings and Software Installation
Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, and NT
To use the broadband router, you must properly configure the network settings
of your PCs and install the included setup program to setup the print server.
Configure the network settings
If the TCP/IP protocol has not yet been configured on your PC, refer to the
TCP/IP installation procedure below. If the TCP/IP protocol is configured, perform
the following steps to configure the broadband router:
- In Windows 95, 98, and Me, click Windows Start and then Run.
In the Run dialog box, type winipcfg and click OK. In Windows
NT and 2000, click Windows Start and then Run. In the Run
dialog box, type command and click OK. Then click Windows Start
and then Run again. Type ipconfig and click OK.
- When the IP Configuration window comes up, select your network adapter
from the drop-down menu. After you select your network adapter, the correct
information for your broadband router and network connection will be displayed.
The default IP address of your Ethernet card should be 192.168.123.xxx, where
xxx is any value between 100 and 199. The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
and the default gateway is 192.168.123.254. If the correct values are not
shown, click Release and then click Renew. If the correct values
are still not shown, proceed to the Troubleshooting
section in this manual. Click More Info and write down the various
addresses that are listed. Keep these numbers in a safe place, since you may
need them later for configuration options.
If the TCP/IP protocol is not configured on your PC, perform the following
Installing the TCP/IP protocol into your PC
In Windows 98 and Me: Click Windows Start, Settings, and then
click Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon and select
the Configuration tab in the Network window. Click Add to add
the network component into your PC. Double-click Protocol to add the
TCP/IP protocol. Select Microsoft in the Manufacturers list. Choose TCP/IP in
the Network Protocols and click OK to return to the Network window. The
TCP/IP protocol will be listed in the Network window. Click OK to complete
the installation procedure, then you must restart your PC.
In Windows 2000: Click Windows Start, Settings, and then click
Control Panel. Double-click Network. Double-click Local Area
Connection and then click Properties. Click Install, click
Protocol, and then click Add. Click TCP/IP and then click
In Windows NT: Click Windows Start, Settings, and then click
Control Panel. Double-click Network. Click Protocols and
click Add. Select Microsoft, select TCP/IP, then click
Close. Reapply any service packs, then restart your PC.
Setting the TCP/IP protocol to work with the broadband router
- Click Windows Start, Settings, then click Control Panel.
- Double-click the Network icon. Click the Configuration tab
and select the TCP/IP line that has been assigned to your network card.
- Click the Properties button to set the TCP/IP protocol for the broadband
- There are two setting methods to configure the IP:
To obtain the IP automatically through the DHCP server, perform the following
Click the IP Address tab, and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
To configure the IP manually, perform the following steps:
- Click the IP Address tab. Click Specify an IP address.
Enter values in the IP Address field and in the Subnet Mask field. The default
IP address of this product is 192.168.123.254. You should use 192.168.123.xxx
(xxx is between 100 and 199) for IP Address field and 255.255.255.0 for
Subnet Mask field.
- Click the Gateway tab. Add the IP address of this product (default
IP is 192.168.123.254) in the New gateway field and click Add.
Contact your ISP to get the necessary DNS values. Click the DNS Configuration
tab. Add the DNS values into the DNS Server Search Order field and click Add.
After installing the TCP/IP communication protocol, you can use the ping command
to check if your PC has successfully connected to the broadband router. Click
Windows Start and then click Run. In the Run dialog box,
Windows 95, 98, and Meusers should type command and click OK. Windows NT and
2000 users should type cmd and click OK. When the MS-DOS prompt window
opens, execute the ping command by typing the following:
If the following messages appear, a communication link between your PC and
this product has been successfully established:
Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.123.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
If you get the following message, there has been an error in your installation
Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
If you receive this message, refer to the Troubleshooting section in this
- Insert the Installation CD into your PC's CD-ROM drive. If the installation
procedure does not automatically begin, click Windows Start and then
click Run. In the Run dialog box, type D:\install.exe. If your
CD-ROM uses a different letter, type that letter in place of "D."
- Click Install and then follow the on-screen instructions.
- Click Finish. When you are finished, you must restart the PC.
- After the PC reboots, the software installation procedure is complete.
You can now configure the Internet sharing and set up the Print Server.
Connecting with a Dial-up Network
You can manually change the WAN type to use an analog modem instead of a broadband
connection. Perform the following steps to configure the broadband router for
an analog modem:
- Detach the Ethernet cable from the broadband router. Connect the modem
cable to your analog modem and to the COM port on the broadband router. Make
sure the modem is powered on.
- Go to the Configuration Utility and click Primary Setup.
Click Change and select the WAN type as Dialup Network. Enter
the appropriate information for your dial-up Internet service.
- Click Save and reboot the broadband router. Click Dial-up
to initiate a dial-up session with your ISP. The peripheral status will display
whether or not the call was successful. If the settings are correct, the analog
modem can be used to connect to the Internet. If the settings are not correct,
you must enter in the correct values before the modem can be used to connect
to the Internet.