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Huawei HG256 User Manual

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HUAWEI HG256 Home Gateway
User Guide
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    HUAWEI HG256 Home Gateway User Guide HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    User Guide Issue Date 2010-06-09 Part Number 202238 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. provides customers with comprehensive technical support and service. For any assistance, please contact our local office or company headquarters. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Address: Huawei Industrial Base Bantian, Longgang...

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    Thus the descriptions herein may not exactly match the product or its accessories you purchase. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd reserves the right to change or modify any information or specifications contained in this manual without prior notice or obligation. NO WARRANTY THE CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    2.2.1 Interfaces and Buttons..................2-1 2.2.2 Indicators......................2-2 3 Hardware Installation and Quick Start ............3-1 3.1 Selecting a Position for the HG256 ................3-1 3.2 Knowing Cable Connections..................3-1 3.3 Powering On the HG256 ..................... 3-2 3.4 Logging In to the Web-Based Configuration Utility ........... 3-3 4 Configuration of WLAN Parameters..............

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    7.2 Changing the Login IP Address of the Web-based Configuration Utility ....7-1 7.3 Backing Up or Importing a Configuration File ............7-2 7.4 Restoring Default Settings................... 7-3 7.5 Upgrading Software ....................7-4 8 FAQs........................8-1 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    HUAWEI HG256 User Guide Figures Figures Figure 3-1 Cable connections ................... 3-2 Figure 5-1 Network model of voice services..............5-1 Figure 6-1 Home storage connection................6-8 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    User Guide Tables Tables Table 2-1 Interfaces and buttons of the HG256 ..............2-1 Table 2-2 Indicators of the HG256 ................... 2-2 Table 6-1 Rules for setting the password used for accessing a WLAN......6-4 Table 6-2 Protective effects of the preset protective levels of the firewall...... 6-12 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright ©...

  • Page 8: Warnings And Precautions

    During thunderstorms, power off the device, and then remove all the cables connected to it to prevent it from getting damaged due to lightning strikes. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    If any exception occurs, for example, if the device emits any smoke or unusual sound or smell, stop using the device immediately, power it off, remove all the cables connected to it, and then contact an authorized service center. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    Before cleaning the device, stop using it, power it off, and then remove all the cables connected to it. Use a clean, soft, and dry cloth to clean the device shell. Do not use any cleaning agent or spray to clean the device shell. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 11: Product Overview, Product Features, Hardware, Interfaces And Buttons

    2.1 Pr oduct Features The HUAWEI HG256 home gateway (hereinafter referred to as the HG256) provides a user-friendly GUI, complemented by a fresh and unique appearance. On the network side, it provides a high-speed Gigabit Ethernet interface for wide area network (WAN) access.

  • Page 12: Indicators

    User Guide 2 Product Overview Interface or Button Description PHONE It is used to connect the phone to the HG256. Ethernet interface used to connect E thernet devices that provide Internet access interfaces. Button used to enable the WPS function.

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    WLAN The WLAN function is disabled. VOIP Green The HG256 is successfully registered with the SIP server. The HG256 is powered off or fails to registered with the SIP server. LAN1, Green Blinking A connection is set up between the...

  • Page 14: Hardware Installation And Quick Start, Selecting A Position For The Hg256, Knowing Cable Connections

    HG256, you also need to pay attention to the following precautions for a better performance of the WLAN: Place the HG256 in an open space and ensure that no obstacle, such as a cement or wooden wall, exists between your PC and the HG256.

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    To power on the HG256, finish the cable connections and press the ON/OFF button on the side panel of the HG256. After you power on the HG256, if the HG256 works properly, the indicators on the front panel turn on. HG256 works properly according to the descriptions in Table 2-2.

  • Page 16: Logging In To The Web-based Configuration Utility

    Set the network connection of your PC and ensure that your PC obtains an IP address automatically. By default, the DHCP function of the HG256 is enabled. In this case, the HG256 assigns an IP address to your PC automatically and you do not need to configure the IP address of your PC.

  • Page 17: Configuration Of Wlan Parameters, Setting The Wlan Parameters Of The Router

    WLAN Parameters of the Router The HG256 provides the WLAN function on a LAN. If a wireless network adapter is installed on your PC, you can connect your PC to the HG256 in the wireless manner. The WLAN parameters of the HG256 a re preset before delivery.

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    Record the WLAN name and the WLAN access password. The WLAN name (SSID) and WLAN access password of the HG256 are preset before delivery. You can find them from the label on the rear panel of the HG256. Step 2 Enable the wireless configuration service provided by Windows XP.

  • Page 19: Configuration Of Voip, Networking

    HUAWEI HG256 User Guide 5 Configuration of VoIP Configuration of VoIP The HG256 supports voice services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The SIP is an application layer protocol used to create, modify, or end multimedia sessions. 5.1 Networking...

  • Page 20: Configuration Procedure

    5 Configuration of VoIP 5.2 Configuration Procedure You can use the default value for this parameter to use the VoIP service. In general, this parameter does not need to be configured. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 21: Enabling Or Disabling The Wlan Function, Improving The Security Of A Wlan

    WLAN. ----End To enable the WLAN function, select Enable WLAN, and then click Submit. You can also use the WLAN button on the side panel of the HG256 to enable or disable the WLAN function. 6.2 Im proving the Security of a WLAN The signals of a WLAN are transmitted in the air.

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    Therefore, anyone can find the WLAN, and then view the SSID, and the security of the WLAN is reduced. The HG256 provides the function of hiding the SSID. After this function is enabled, the wireless signals transmitted from the HG256 do not carry the SSID. Thus, it is not possible for unauthorized people to obtain the SSID from the wireless signals.

  • Page 23: Changing The Name Of A Wlan, Using Secure Encryption

    6.2.2 Changing the Name of a WLAN Function Overview If the HG256 has hidden the SSID of a WLAN, you need to enter the SSID of the WLAN manually when you use a PC to access the WLAN. If you enter a wrong SSID, the PC cannot connect to the WLAN.

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    64 hexadecimal characters. WPA2-PSK Configuration Example If you use the HG256 at home, to select an optimum security mode, plan the parameters as follows: Set the security mode to WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. Set the encryption mode to AES.

  • Page 25: Allowing Only Specified Pcs To Be Connected To A Wlan

    The wireless MAC filtering function controls the option of allowing a PC to be connected to the HG256 through a WLAN. The MAC address filtering function described in section 6.4 "Controlling the Internet Access Rights of PCs" controls the option of allowing a PC connected to the HG256 to access the Internet.

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    The format of the MAC address entered in Source MAC address is different from that of the MAC address displayed in the command line window of a Windows XP operating system. The colons (:) replace the hyphens (-). Step 10 Click Submit. ----End Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 27: Using The Home Storage Function

    5. Enter the new port number for FTP server. 6. Click Submit to save the settings. Step 2 Connect a portable storage device to the USB port on the terminal. For the connection method, see the following figure. Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    FTP server (the default user name and password are ftp) and then click Login. 3. After the password is verified, you can read and write the contents on the portable storage device connected to the terminal. ----End Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 29: Controlling The Internet Access Rights Of Pcs

    The MAC address filtering function controls the option of allowing a PC connected to the HG256 to access the Internet. The wireless MAC filtering function controls the option of allowing a PC to be connected to the HG256 through a wireless network.

  • Page 30: Prohibiting Pcs From Accessing Specified Web Sites

    6.5 Prohibiting PCs from Accessing Specified Web Sites Function Overview You can prohibit PCs from accessing specified Web sites or restrict PCs to accessing only specified Web sites. 6-10 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 31: Preventing Attacks On The Internet

    The Internet is an open network that is connected to PCs all over the world. Therefore, the PCs on the Internet may be attacked anytime. The HG256 provides powerful firewall functions. By using the firewall, a protective shelter is established between your home network and the Internet, thus protecting your PC from attacks on the Internet.

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    PC in a different network segment through the HG256. The user of a × × × √ √ √ PC on a LAN performs other accessing operations on the Internet. 6-12 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

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    A cross (×) indicates that the firewall at this level prohibits the operation. FTP = File Transfer Protocol When the HG256 is delivered, the level of the firewall is set to Standard. Normally, it is recommended that you set the level of the firewall to Standard. Thus, the network security can be ensured and most requirements for using the network can be met.

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    6 Configuring Frequently Used Functions You cannot modify a predefined firewall level. To define a firewall level, select Custom for Firewall level. Then set the level name and protective rules. 6-14 Huawei Proprietary and Confidential Copyright © Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd...

  • Page 35: Maintenance Guide, Changing The Password Of The Web-based Configuration Utility

    After logging in to the Web-based configuration utility, you can change the password. If you cannot remember the password that has been changed, you can restore the default settings of the HG256 by pressing and holding the RESET button for more than 3s. In this case the login passw ord of the Web-based configuration utility is restored to admin.

  • Page 36: Backing Up Or Importing A Configuration File

    By using the parameter backup function, you can save a backup of the configuration file of the HG256 to a PC. If the configuration file of the HG256 is modified by mistake, you can import the backup file to the HG256.

  • Page 37: Restoring Default Settings

    You can press the RESET button to quickly restore the default settings of the HG256. When the HG256 is powered on, press and hold the RESET button for more than 3s, and then release it. Then the HG256 automatically restarts and the default settings are restored.

  • Page 38: Upgrading Software

    7 Maintenance Guide 7.5 Upgrading Software Function Overview By using the software upgrading function, you can upgrade the software of the HG256 to the latest version. During the upgrade, do not power off the HG256; otherwise, the HG256 may get damaged.

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    Q 2: How can I quickly restore the default settings of the HG256? When the HG256 is powered on, press and hold the RESET button for more than 3s, and then release it. Then the HG256 automatically restarts and the default settings are restored.

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    Ensure that the security mode of the WLAN is set to WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK and SSID is set to SSID1. Note that the WPS function of the HG256 is forcibly disabled if the WEP encryption is used for accessing a WLA Step 4 Check the positions of the wireless router and the PC.

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    HUAWEI HG256 User Guide 8 FAQs If the HG 256 cannot access other Web sites, restore the default settings of the HG256. If the problem persists, contact your network service provider. ----End Q 7: What can I do if the HG256 cannot access the Internet through a...

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    HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Huawei Industrial Base Bantian, Longgang Shenzhen 518129 People's Republic of China www.huaweidevice.com Part Number: 202238...

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