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    User Guide Ethernet Broadband Router BR700...

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    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 3: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Motorola, Inc., Broadband Communications Sector, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares under sole responsibility that the WR850G, WE800G, WA840G, WN825G, WPCI810G, and BR700 comply with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Section 1:Overview _______________________ 1-1 Features ... 1-2 Understanding Your User Guide ... 1-3 Box Contents ... 1-3 Understanding Functions ... 1-4 Router ...1-4 TCP/IP...1-4 Static IP Address...1-4 Dynamic IP Address...1-4 DHCP Server ...1-5 Simple Home Network Diagram ... 1-5 Router Physical Description...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Section 3:Configuration ___________________ 3-1 Using the Configuration Utility...3-1 Log In ...3-1 Navigation ...3-2 Help, Restart, and Log Out ...3-2 Configuring Internet Settings...3-3 Internet - Basic ...3-3 Internet - Advanced...3-7 Internet - Network Diagnostic...3-9 Configuring Parental Control Settings ...3-10 Parental Control - Content Policy ...3-10 Parental Control - URL Log...3-13 Configuring Networking Settings ...3-14 Networking - DHCP Server ...3-14...

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    Section 1:Overview Congratulations on purchasing the Motorola Ethernet Broadband Router BR700. With this router you have entered the world of convenience and independence. Your router enables you to set up your own private network for your PCs to: access the Internet, share a printer, even participate in online gaming.

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    Also supported are the NAT and MAC filtering protocols, giving you the choice to share your Internet connection with only those whom you designate. Your Motorola Ethernet Broadband Router BR700 protects and connects you by sharing your files, Internet connection, printers and multi-player games, all in one great unit.

  • Page 8: Understanding Your User Guide, Box Contents

    Once you have completed this section, your unit will be active and ready to work. Provides descriptive details for using the Configuration Utility to manage your unit. List of terms and acronyms CD-ROM BR700 Power Supply SECTION 1, OVERVIEW SECTION 1 Base Station Stand...

  • Page 9: Understanding Functions, Router, Tcp/ip, Static Ip Address, Dynamic Ip Address

    SECTION 1 Understanding Functions The various technologies and features utilized by your router require some explanation so you can make the correct choices when configuring your router. Router Routers connect two networks together, or in your case, your home network with the Internet (which can be thought of as a very large network).

  • Page 10: Dhcp Server, Simple Home Network Diagram

    OVERVIEW DHCP Server A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server assigns IP addresses to clients connected to the router. Client is the general term used to describe any device that connects with your unit. The client (PC, gaming device, etc.) is automatically assigned an IP address every time a device is added to your network, freeing you from manually assigning IP addresses.

  • Page 11: Router Physical Description, Back Of Router

    SECTION 1 Router Physical Description The following sections describe the physical characteristics of your unit. Back of Router The following illustration shows the BR700 back panel: Reset Power Feature Description Power The receptacle where you plug in the power adapter.

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    OVERVIEW Feature Description These four ports can connect your LAN with Ports 1-4 Ethernet cables. This enables communication among clients, such as PCs or print servers, on the network. The LAN ports support either 10-BASE-T or 100-BASE-T transmission speeds as well as straight-through and crossover Ethernet cables.

  • Page 13: Front Of Router, Led Description

    SECTION 1 Front of Router The following illustration shows the BR700 front panel: The LEDs of the router indicate its operational status. LED Description The underlined items indicate activity on the network. Condition 1. Power Blinking Blinking/OFF 2. Modem Blinking...

  • Page 14: Hardware Setup, Router Physical Installation, Horizontal Installation

    Section 2:Installation To get your network up and running: Setup your hardware. Insert the CD-ROM for Product Setup. Follow the prompts. If you prefer to setup the router’s software manually, refer to the Manual Software Setup found later in this section. The following sections provide detailed instructions for completing these tasks.

  • Page 15: Vertical Installation, Wall Mount Installation

    SECTION 2 Vertical Installation To use the router in a vertical position, insert the router into the supplied base. The router’s foot slides snugly into a notch in the base to keep the unit stable. Follow the installation procedures for connecting and configuring the unit.

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    INSTALLATION To mount your router on the wall: Print the Wall Mounting Template. The illustration is drawn at a one-to-one scale, which means that when printed, it provides the exact dimensions required to mount the unit. 5.1” [129.5mm] SECTION 2, INSTALLATION SECTION 2...

  • Page 17: Section 2 Installation

    SECTION 2 Click the Print icon or choose Print from the File menu to display the Print dialog box: Be sure you print the template at 100% scale and that Fit to page is not checked in the Print dialog box. Click OK.

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    INSTALLATION Using a screwdriver, turn each screw until part of it protrudes from the wall, as shown: There must be 4.0 mm (.16 inches) between the wall and the underside of the screw head. The maximum distance from the wall to the top of the screw head is 7.6 mm (.3 in).

  • Page 19: Electrical Connection To Router, Easy Software Setup, Manual Software Setup

    SECTION 2 Electrical Connection to Router Your router does not have an On/Off power switch and therefore will only be powered on by plugging in the power adapter: Connect the power adapter to the router’s Power port, found on the back of the unit. Then plug the power adapter into a grounded and surge protected power outlet.

  • Page 20: Connection To Router

    INSTALLATION Connection to Router +12VDC When connecting your PC to the router, your PC must be installed first with an Ethernet adapter. You need two Ethernet cables for this procedure, one cable to connect the router to the modem and one cable to connect a PC to the router. A.

  • Page 21: Configure Your Computers

    SECTION 2 You have now completed the hardware installation. The next section, Configure Your Computers, steps you through the various configuration options needed for your PCs. Configure Your Computers Each computer that is going to be part of your network needs to “talk” to the router.

  • Page 22: Configuring Windows 98se And Me

    INSTALLATION Configuring Windows 98SE and ME Click Start. Select Settings > Control Panel. Double-click Network. The Network window is displayed: On the configuration tab, select the TCP/IP line the for the appropriate Ethernet adapter. There might be multiple adapters installed – choose only the one that is configured for your adapter.

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    SECTION 2 Click Properties. The TCP/IP Properties window is displayed: Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Click OK. Click the Gateway tab and check to make sure that the Installed Gateway field is blank. 10 Click OK twice. Windows might ask for the Windows installation disk.

  • Page 24: Configuring Windows 2000

    INSTALLATION Configuring Windows 2000 Click Start. Select Settings. Select Control Panel. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. Double-click Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button. SECTION 2, INSTALLATION SECTION 2 2-11...

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    SECTION 2 INSTALLATION Ensure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected. 2-12 SECTION 2, INSTALLATION...

  • Page 26: Configuring Windows Xp

    INSTALLATION Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Click OK twice to exit and save your settings. Restart your computer to save your settings. Configuring Windows XP This configuration assumes you have retained the default interface for Windows XP.

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    SECTION 2 Double-click Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button. Ensure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected. 2-14 SECTION 2, INSTALLATION INSTALLATION...

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    INSTALLATION Click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button. Click Obtain an IP address automatically. Click OK twice to exit and save your settings. SECTION 2, INSTALLATION SECTION 2 2-15...

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    Enter the USER ID. The default factory setting is “admin”, without the quotation marks. Enter the PASSWORD. The default factory setting is “motorola”, without the quotation marks. Once you have logged in, for security reasons you should change the User ID and Password.

  • Page 30: Configure Your Basic Internet Settings, Dhcp Configuration, Pppoe

    INSTALLATION Configure Your Basic Internet Settings The following settings illustrate how to configure your router for accessing the Internet. Detailed descriptions for using the web-based utility follow this section. Log into the router’s Configuration Utility. You are presented with the Internet > Basic screen. Starting at the Basic screen, select the Connection Mode your ISP has indicated you need to use.

  • Page 31: Static Ip, Pptp

    SECTION 2 Static IP If you are required to use a permanent IP address for connecting to the Internet, then select Static IP. Your ISP informs you if this is the connection to use. From Connection Mode, select Static IP. In the IP Address field, enter the IP Address supplied by your ISP.

  • Page 32: Using The Configuration Utility

    (the router’s default IP address). Press Enter. The login screen appears. Enter the USER ID. The default factory setting is “admin”, without the quotation marks. Enter the PASSWORD. The default factory setting is “motorola”, without the quotation marks. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

  • Page 33: Navigation, Help, Restart, And Log Out

    SECTION 3 Click LOG IN to enter the Router’s Web-based Configuration Utility. Navigation Each of the following subsections provides descriptions for the components of the router’s Configuration Utility – accessible from a web browser. These sections include: Internet Parental Control Networking Control Panel To navigate, click on a major section and then the associated...

  • Page 34: Configuring Internet Settings, Internet - Basic

    CONFIGURATION Configuring Internet Settings These screens enable you to configure your Internet settings: Basic Advanced Network Diagnostic Internet - Basic This is the first screen that appears when logging into the web-based utility. It enables you to adjust a large variety of the basic settings for configuring the router’s Internet options.

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    SECTION 3 The following table provides descriptions for the fields in the Basic window: Field or Button WAN Interface Connection Mode Connection Repair Connection Status Description Active Your WAN link is active. Inactive Your WAN link is not active. Disabled The WAN interface has been disabled.

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    CONFIGURATION Field or Button IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically Primary DNS Secondary DNS Tertiary DNS Host Name Domain Name Description The router’s IP Address used to connect to your ISP. It is either automatically displayed or manually entered from information provided by your ISP.

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    SECTION 3 Field or Button Authentication PPP User Name PPP Password PPP Password Confirm PPP Service Name PPP Idle Timer PPP Idle Time PPP Auto Reconnect PPTP Client IP PPTP Server IP Description Available when PPPoE or PPTP is selected in the Connection Mode.

  • Page 38: Internet - Advanced

    CONFIGURATION Internet - Advanced This screen enables you to adjust additional Internet settings. To access the screen, click INTERNET > ADVANCED. Click APPLY to save changes, click CANCEL to undo unsaved changes. Field or Button WAN Ethernet Interface Factory WAN MAC Address Description Select to enable the link to the Internet.

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    SECTION 3 Field or Button Clone WAN MAC Address Cloned WAN MAC Address Learned MAC Address(es) Description Your router has the ability to duplicate the MAC address of your PC’s network adapter into the router’s WAN MAC address. To avoid calling your ISP and changing the MAC address that is registered with the ISP, follow these instructions: Click to enable the feature.

  • Page 40: Internet - Network Diagnostic

    CONFIGURATION Internet - Network Diagnostic This screen helps you troubleshoot problems that might occur. To access the screen, click INTERNET > NETWORK DIAGNOSTIC. Ping Trace Route Both utilities are initiated using the same method. Use the following procedure for each: Enter the Host Name or IP Address for which you require information.

  • Page 41: Configuring Parental Control Settings, Parental Control - Content Policy

    SECTION 3 Configuring Parental Control Settings The settings described in this section enable you to tailor the type of content you want to allow your router to access. You create a policy that defines content access. Each policy can be associated with all the PCs the router supports.

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    CONFIGURATION To access the screen, click PARENTAL CONTROL > CONTENT POLICY. Click APPLY to save changes, click CANCEL to undo unsaved changes. Field Content Policy Policy Table Policy Name Allowed URL Description Enables or disables the Content Policy feature. The default is disabled. The defined Policies appear here.

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    SECTION 3 Field Denied URL URL Filter Keyword Schedule MAC Filter Learned MAC Address(es) 3-12 Description The URL that the recipient of the policy isn’t able to access. For example, a Kid Policy would not be able to access: www. xxx. com. Separate multiple URLs with semicolons.

  • Page 44: Parental Control - Url Log

    CONFIGURATION To create a policy, follow this procedure: Enter a Name in the Policy Name field. Decide if you want to Allow or Deny a URL. You can add more than one URL, separated by semicolons. The following selections are optional for the policy: Enter a Keyword filter.

  • Page 45: Configuring Networking Settings, Networking - Dhcp Server

    SECTION 3 Field Time Visited URL Configuring Networking Settings The Configuring Networking subsections describe the settings that enable you to configure your router to work with your Local Area Network (LAN). Generally use the default settings, as deeper knowledge of computer networking is required when adjusting these settings.

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    CONFIGURATION To access the screen, click NETWORKING > DHCP SERVER. Click APPLY to save your settings or CANCEL to cancel changes. Field LAN MAC Address LAN Private IP Description Displays the LAN MAC address of the router. This field cannot be edited. Enables you to create your own private IP network.

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    SECTION 3 Field LAN Subnet Mask LAN DHCP Server Address Pool Begins Address Pool Size You are able to reserve up to 253 slots on your Default Lease Duration 3-16 Description Enables you to create your own Subnet Mask for your network. The Subnet Mask determines which portion of a destination LAN IP address is the network portion and which portion is the host portion.

  • Page 48: Networking - Dns Proxy

    CONFIGURATION Field Reserved Leases Active Leases Networking - DNS Proxy This feature is used only on your Private network. The feature translates domain or website names into Internet addresses or URLs using the Domain Name System (DNS). This feature can be used to add the mappings between a Static IP Address and a Host Name.

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    Host Name 3-18 Description Displays the current Host name for the router. The default is “br700” (all lower case, without quotation marks). Displays the Host Name assignments. Enter the IP Address that has been statically assigned for the LAN device.

  • Page 50: Networking - Routing

    CONFIGURATION Networking - Routing You can define up to 20 static routes that specify the Network Destination, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Interface, and Metric. You configure the Network Routing Table here. RIP (Routing Information Protocol) versions 1 and 2 are routing protocols that are part of the TCP/IP protocol standard.

  • Page 51: Networking - Ddns

    SECTION 3 Field RIPv2 Transmit Routing Table Networking - DDNS The router supports the Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature. DDNS enables you to assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. It is useful when you are hosting your own web server, FTP server, or another server behind the router.

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    CONFIGURATION To access the screen, click NETWORKING > DDNS. Click APPLY to save your settings or CANCEL to cancel changes. Field DDNS DDNS Server User Name User Password User Password Confirm Host Name Offline Status Description Enables or disables DDNS. The default is disabled.

  • Page 53: Networking - Nat

    SECTION 3 Networking - NAT Network Address Translation (NAT) translates multiple IP addresses on a private LAN to one public address that is sent out to the Internet by your ISP. This adds a level of security since the IP address of a PC connected to the private LAN is never transmitted on the Internet.

  • Page 54: Networking - Port Trigger

    BR700 supports port triggering. The BR700 is configured with port triggering for some common applications. You can also configure additional port triggers if needed. Configuring port triggers for an application requires a Port Trigger entry, explained below.

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    SECTION 3 To access the screen, click NETWORKING > PORT TRIGGER. Click APPLY to save your settings or CANCEL to cancel changes. To add a Port Trigger entry: Port Trigger Name: Enter the name of the application. There is a limit of 32 characters for the name.

  • Page 56: Networking - Virtual Server

    CONFIGURATION Networking - Virtual Server The Virtual Server sets up an automatic inbound forwarding mechanism for services running on your home computer, such as web servers, email servers, or other specialized applications. When you use this service, it is suggested that you use Static IP and not DHCP, because the DHCP server may change the IP address during usage.

  • Page 57: Networking - Firewall

    SECTION 3 Schedule: This is an optional feature. Click to enable. Select the time for the forwarding service to be active. To update or remove an entry, select it and then click Update or Remove to perform the action. Networking - Firewall This security device shields your network from the Internet.

  • Page 58: Configuring Control Panel Settings, Control Panel - Device Security

    CONFIGURATION Packet Direction: From the drop down box, select either Outgoing or Incoming. Packet Protocol: From the drop down box, select from TCP, UDP, ICMP, or All. Source and Destination: Enter the IP range and Port ranges (0 to 65535). Schedule: This is an optional feature.

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    It cannot be longer than 63 bytes. A blank password is not allowed. The default is “motorola”. Re-enter the User Password. This enables you to log into the router from the Internet.

  • Page 60: Control Panel - Firmware Update, Control Panel - Configuration Data

    To access the screen, click CONTROL PANEL > CONFIGURATION DATA. Description Enables a remote user to ping the router. Select to enable WAN Ping response. The default is disabled. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 to check 3-29...

  • Page 61: Control Panel - Time

    SECTION 3 To reset the router to its original configuration; click Factory Default. To backup your settings, Click Backup. From the pop-up window, choose the destination for the file. Enter a descriptive file name. To restore your settings: Locate the Configuration file on your computer by entering the path to the file or click Browse and navigate to it.

  • Page 62: Control Panel - Upnp, Control Panel - Event Log

    CONFIGURATION Field NTP Time Synchronization NTP Server List Control Panel - UPnP This screen enables you to enable/disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). This allows an application to smoothly map to the router. To access the screen, click CONTROL PANEL > UPNP. Click APPLY to save your settings or CANCEL to cancel changes.

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    SECTION 3 To access the screen, click CONTROL PANEL > EVENT LOG. Click APPLY to save your settings or CANCEL to cancel changes. To setup your event notification: Enter the SMTP Server Name or its IP address. Enter the Recipient Email Address(es). Enter the Sender Email Address.

  • Page 64: Contact Us, Hardware Solutions, My Computer Is Experiencing Difficulty In Connecting To The Router

    This section details possible solutions to common problems that might occur in using the router. Contact Us If you are unable to locate a solution here, please access our website You can also reach us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 1-877-466-8646. Hardware Solutions My computer is experiencing difficulty in connecting to the router.

  • Page 65: My Broadband Modem Already Uses A Built-in Router, Software Solutions

    SECTION 4 Ensure that your Ethernet adapter is enabled. Check the System Tray at the bottom right of your display to see an icon that looks like a monitor. your Ethernet adapter. Also on your PC in Control Panel > Network and Dial-Up Connections, you can examine the state of your Ethernet adapter.

  • Page 66: I Cannot Access The Configuration Utility For The Router

    TROUBLESHOOTING There is a good possibility that the Default Gateway’s IP address is the router’s IP address. You can verify the router’s IP address on the Internet > Basic screen. If you receive a reply (the first word will be Reply…), then your computer is connected to the router.

  • Page 67: Section 4 Troubleshooting

    SECTION 4 Once the router is reset to factory default setting, re-verify the Ethernet connectivity and IP address issues. Verify you are using the latest version of IE or Netscape. IE 5.2 and below are not supported. SECTION 4, TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING...

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    Section 5:Glossary Adapter A device or card that connects a computer, printer, or other peripheral device to the network or to some other device. An adapter connects a computer to a LAN. Address translation See NAT. ASCII The American Standard Code for Information Interchange refers to alphanumeric data for processing and communication compatibility among various devices;...

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    “leasing” an IP address and subnet mask to each client. It enables the automatic reuse of unused IP addresses: The BR700 is simultaneously a DHCP client and a DHCP server. A DHCP server at the system headend assigns a public IP address to the BR700.

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    A message generated by a device to inform an operator or the network management system that something has occurred. Firewall A security software system on the BR700 that enforces an access control policy between the Internet and the LAN for protection. Firmware Code that is written onto read-only memory (ROM) or programmable read-only memory (PROM).

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    SECTION 5 Gateway A device that enables communication between networks using different protocols. See also router. The BR700 enables up to 253 computers supporting Ethernet to share a single broadband Internet connection. Graphical User Interface Hexadecimal A base-sixteen numbering system that uses sixteen sequential numbers (0 to 9 and the letters A to F) as base units before adding a new position.

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    GLOSSARY Internet Protocol is a set of standards that enable different types of computers to communicate with one another and exchange data through the Internet. IP provides the appearance of a single, seamless communication system and makes the Internet a virtual network.

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    SECTION 5 physical network. The MTU places an upper bound limit on the size of a message that can be transferred by the network in a single frame. Messages exceeding the MTU must be fragmented before transmission, and reassembled at the destination. Multicast A data transmission sent from one sender to multiple receivers.

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    VPNs developed jointly by several vendors. Private IP Address An IP address assigned to a computer on the BR700 LAN by the DHCP server for a specified lease time. Private IP addresses are invisible to devices on the Internet. See also Public IP Address.

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    SECTION 5 A router is often included as part of a network switch. A router can also be implemented as software on a computer. Routing Table A table listing available routes that is used by a router to determine the best route for a packet. Request To Send.

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    GLOSSARY checks error in incoming packets, and retransmits packets if requested. TCP/IP The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite provides standards and rules for data communication between networks on the Internet. It is the worldwide Internetworking standard and the basic communications protocol of the Internet. Tunnel To place packets inside other packets to send over a network.

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    SECTION 5 circuit for each line. VoIP enables calls to travel as discrete data packets on shared lines. VoIP is an important part of the convergence of computers, telephones, and television into a single integrated information network. A virtual private network is a private network that uses “virtual” connections (tunnels) routed over a public network (usually the Internet) to provide a secure and fast connection;...

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