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DSL-G604T
Wireless ADSL Router
User's Guide
(August 2004)
DSLG604TAUA3

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  • Page 1 DSL-G604T Wireless ADSL Router User’s Guide (August 2004) DSLG604TAUA3...
  • Page 3 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide FCC Warning This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Table Of Contents About This User’s Guide ............................ v BEFORE YOU START ....................V Installation Overview .......................... v The Setup Wizard..............................v INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................VI PACKING LIST ......................IX INTRODUCTION ......................1 Router Description and Operation........................1 Standards Compatibility and Compliance......................
  • Page 5 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Wireless Performance ............................46 Wireless Security .............................. 47 SSID and Channel............................. 48 WEP Encryption ............................... 48 Tools and Utilities..........................51 Change System Password ..........................52 Save Router Configuration Settings........................52 Save or Load Configuration File........................53 Restore Factory Default Settings ........................
  • Page 7: About This User's Guide

    The Setup Wizard Many users will be able to configure all the settings necessary to use the DSL-G604T with the Setup Wizard. For ADSL connections that use PPPoE or PPPoA connections, the simplest way to setup the DSL-G604T is to use the Setup Wizard to configure the Internet connection.
  • Page 8: Installation Requirements

    Basic wireless settings including the Channel and SSID can be configured through the Setup Wizard. Advanced wireless security settings can also be configured with the Setup Wizard. Security for wireless communication can be accomplished in a number of ways. The DSL-G604T supports WEP, WPA and WPA -PSK.
  • Page 9 DSL-G604T Wireless ADSL Router User’s Guide install software on your computer. It may however be necessary to change some settings in the device, including account information used to identify and verify the connection.
  • Page 10: Information You Will Need From Your Adsl Service Provider

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Information you will need from your ADSL service provider: This is the Username used to log on to your ADSL service Record info here provider’s network. It is commonly in the form −...
  • Page 11: Information You Will Need About Your Lan Or Computer

    It is recommended that your collect and record this information here, or in some other secure place, in case you have to re-configure your ADSL connection in the future. Once you have the above information, you are ready to setup and configure your DSL-G604T ADSL Router. Packing List Open the shipping carton and carefully remove all items.
  • Page 12 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    IP routing for the LAN and wireless connectivity in one package. The Router is easy to install and use. The DSL-G604T connects to an Ethernet LAN or computers via standard Ethernet ports. The ADSL connection is made using ordinary telephone line with standard connectors. Multiple workstations can be networked and connected to the Internet using a single Wide Area Network (WAN) interface and single global IP address.
  • Page 14: Router Features

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Router Features The DSL-G604T Wireless ADSL Router utilizes the latest ADSL enhancements to provide a reliable Internet portal suitable for most small to medium sized offices. DSL-G604T advantages include: • 802.11g Wireless Access Point – The built-in 802.11g wireless access point connects 802.11g and 802.11b wireless devices to the Internet and the Ethernet.
  • Page 15: Standards Compatibility And Compliance

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Standards Compatibility and Compliance The DSL-G604T complies with or is compatible with the following standards as recognized by their respective agencies. • ITU G.992.2 (G.lite) compliant • ITU-T Rec. I.361 compliant • RFC 791 Internet Protocol compliant •...
  • Page 16: Front Panel Display

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Front Panel Display Place the Router in a location that permits an easy view of the LED indicators on the front panel. The LED indicators on the front panel include the Power, Status, ADSL and WLAN and Ethernet (1-4) Link/Act indicators.
  • Page 17: Rear Panel Connections

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Rear Panel Connections All cable connections to the Router are made at the rear panel. Connect the power adapter here to power on the Router. Use the Reset button to restore the settings to the factory default values in the next chapter for instructions on using the reset button).
  • Page 18: Wireless Lan Basics

    It will allow access to the wireless network to devices using the correct SSID after a negotiation process takes place. By default he DSL-G604T broadcasts its SSID so that any wireless station in range can learn the SSID and ask permission to associate with it. Many wireless adapters are able to survey or scan the wireless environment for access points.
  • Page 19: About 802.11G Wireless

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide About 802.11g Wireless Today's 11-megabits-per-second 802.11b wireless networks are fine for broadband Internet access (which typically tops out at about 1 mbps) but rather slow for large internal file transfers or streaming video. However, 54-mbps, corporate-oriented 802.11a is expensive--and because its radio uses the 5-GHz band and 802.11b uses...
  • Page 20: Hardware Installation

    Choosing the Best Location for Wireless Operation Many environmental factors can affect the effective wireless function of the DSL-G604T. If this is your first time setting up a wireless network device, read and consider the points listed below.
  • Page 21: Power On Router

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Power on Router CAUTION: The Router must be used with the power adapter included with the device. To power on the Router: 1. Insert the AC Power Adapter cord into the power receptacle located on the rear panel of the Router and plug the adapter into a suitable nearby power source.
  • Page 22: Wired Network Connections

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Wired Network Connections Wired network connections are provided through the ADSL port and the four Ethernet ports on the back of the Router. See the Rear Panel diagram above and the illustrations below for examples.
  • Page 23: Computer To Router Connection

    Router directly to a 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet adapter card (NIC) installed on a PC using the Ethernet cable provided as shown in this diagram. The illustration below shows the DSL-G604T connected to Ethernet LAN devices, Wireless LAN devices and the Internet.
  • Page 24: Basic Router Configuration

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Basic Router Configuration The first time you setup the Router it is recommended that you configure the WAN connection using a single computer making sure that both the computer and the Router are not connected to the LAN. Once the WAN connection is functioning properly, you may continue to make changes to Router configuration including IP settings and DHCP setup.
  • Page 25 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure Windows XP for DHCP Use the following steps to configure a computer running Windows XP to be a DHCP client. From the Start menu on your desktop, go to Settings, then click on Network Connections.
  • Page 26 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide In the Network Connections window, right-click on LAN (Local Area Connection), then click Properties. 3. In the General tab of the Local Area Connection Properties menu, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) under “This connection uses the following items:” by clicking on it once. Click on the...
  • Page 27: Windows 2000

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide 4. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” by clicking once in the circle. Click the OK button. Your computer is now ready to use the Router’s DHCP server. Windows 2000 First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it: 1.
  • Page 28 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide 3. In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the Local Area Connection icon, and then select Properties. 4. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box displays with a list of currently installed network components.
  • Page 29: Windows 95 And Windows 98

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Windows 95 and Windows 98 First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it: 1. In the Windows task bar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  • Page 30 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure Windows 95 and Windows 98 for DHCP 1. Open the Control Panel window, and then click the Network icon. 2. Select the network component labeled TCP/IP, and then click Properties. 3. If you have multiple TCP/IP listings, select the listing associated with your network card or adapter.
  • Page 31: Access The Configuration Manager

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Access the Configuration Manager Now that your computer’s IP settings allow it to communicate with the Router, you can access the configuration software. Be sure that the web browser on your computer is not configured to use a proxy server in the Internet settings.
  • Page 32: Configure The Router

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure the Router When you successfully connect to the web manager, the Home directory tab will display the Setup Wizard menu. You can launch the Setup Wizard from this page or use the menu buttons located in the left panel of the web page to view other menus used for basic configuration.
  • Page 33: Using The Setup Wizard

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Directory Configuration and Read-only Menus Click the Home tab to access the Setup Wizard, Wireless LAN setup, WAN Configuration, LAN IP Configuration, DHCP for the LAN Setup and DNS Home Configuration menus. Click the Advanced tab to access the Virtual Server, IP Filters, IP Routing, DMZ,...
  • Page 34 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Set a password that is required to make changes to the configuration settings of the Router in the Advanced Configurations menus. Type in a password and verify it by typing a second time. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 35 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Now select the Connection Type for the Internet and enter your account User Name and Password. Your ISP has given this information to you. The connection types available in the Setup Wizard menu are PPPoE LLC, PPPoA LLC and PPPoA VC-MUX.
  • Page 36 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Wireless LAN operation must be enabled before any settings can be configured. To enable Wireless LAN function, click the Enable Wireless LAN option box to select it. If you do not want to enable the Wireless LAN connection now, leave the box empty and click Next to continue to the final step of the Setup Wizard.
  • Page 37 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide WEP Settings in the Setup Wizard The SSID can be a WEP is disabled by default. To enable WEP, click the Enable radio continuous character button. The menu will change to present additional settings to string (i.e.
  • Page 38 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide WPA and WPA-PSK Authentication Settings in the Setup Wizard WPA authentication can be used on networks that employ 802.1x authentication. To configure WPA Authentication, type in the Group Key Interval, RADIUS Server IP Address and Secret in the spaces provided.
  • Page 39 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide For WPA-PSK, select PSK Hex or PSK String and type in the desired value in the space provided. Click the Next button to continue to the final step. Finally you can confirm that the setup process is completed. If you are satisfied that you have entered all the necessary information correctly, click the Restart button to save the new configuration settings and restart the Router.
  • Page 40: Configure Wan Connection

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure WAN Connection To configure the Router’s basic configuration settings without running the Setup Wizard, you can access the menus used to configure WAN, LAN, DHCP and DNS settings directly from the Home directory. To access the WAN Settings menu, click on the WAN link button on the left side of the first window that appears when you successfully access the web manager.
  • Page 41: Pppoe And Pppoa Connection For Wan

    Save & Reboot the Router, click on the Tools directory tab and then click the Admin menu button. In the Administrator Settings menu, click the Reboot button under Force the DSL-G604T to system restart. The Router will save the new settings and restart. Upon restarting the Router will automatically...
  • Page 42: Bridged Connection For Wan

    Save & Reboot the Router, click on the Tools directory tab and then click the Admin menu button. In the Administrator Settings menu, click the Reboot button under Force the DSL-G604T to system restart. The Router will save the new settings and restart. Upon restarting the Router will automatically...
  • Page 43: Static Ip Address For Wan

    Save & Reboot the Router, click on the Tools directory tab and then click the Admin menu button. In the Administrator Settings menu, click the Reboot button under Force the DSL-G604T to system restart. The Router will save the new settings and restart. Upon restarting the Router will automatically...
  • Page 44: Lan Ip Settings

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide LAN IP Settings You can configure the LAN IP address to suit your preference. Many users will find it convenient to use the default settings together with DHCP service to manage the IP settings for their private network. The IP address of the Router is the base address used for DHCP.
  • Page 45: Dhcp Server Settings For The Lan

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide DHCP Server Settings for the LAN The DHCP server is enabled by default for the Router’s Ethernet LAN interface. DHCP service will supply settings workstations configured automatically obtain IP settings that are connected to the Router though the Ethernet port.
  • Page 46: Dns Server Settings

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide DNS Server Settings The Router can be configured to relay DNS from your ISP or another available service to workstations on your LAN. When using DNS relay, the Router will accept DNS requests from hosts on the LAN and forward them to the ISP (or alternative) DNS servers.
  • Page 47: Basic Wireless Lan Setup

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Basic Wireless LAN Setup The two essential settings for wireless LAN operation are the SSID and Channel Number. The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is used to identify a group of wireless LAN components. To enable or disable the wireless interface, configure a new SSID or change the broadcast channel, click on the Wireless Setup link to view the menu displayed below.
  • Page 48: Advanced Router Management

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Advanced Router Management This chapter introduces and describes the management features that have not been presented in the previous chapter. These include the more advanced features used for network management and security as well as administrative tools to manage the Router, view statistics and other information used to examine performance and for troubleshooting.
  • Page 49: Port Forwarding

    LAN such as FTP for file transfers or SMTP and POP3 for e-mail. The DSL-G604T will accept remote requests for these services at your Global IP Address, using the specified TCP or UDP protocol and port number, and then redirect these requests to the server on your LAN with the Private IP address you specify.
  • Page 50 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide To configure a virtual server set, define the following settings in the Virtual Server configuration menu located in the top half of the browser window. Parameter Description Provide a name for the rule. This name will not appear in the list below, Rule Name however it may be useful if you later need to edit the settings for the rule.
  • Page 51: Filters

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Filters Filter rules in the Router are put in place to allow or block specified traffic. The Filter Rules however can be used in a single direction to examine and then Allow or Deny traffic for Inbound (WAN to LAN) or Outbound (LAN to WAN) routed data.
  • Page 52 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide The parameters described below are used to set up filter rules. Parameter Description For an Outbound Filter, this is the IP address or IP addresses on your LAN for which you are creating the filter rule. For an Inbound Filter, this is the IP address or IP addresses for which you are creating the filter rule.
  • Page 53: Dmz

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Since some applications are not compatible with NAT, the Router supports use of a DMZ IP address for a single host on the LAN. This IP address is not protected by NAT and will therefore be visible to agents on the Internet with the right type of software.
  • Page 54: Firewall

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Firewall The Firewall Configuration menu allows the Router to enforce specific predefined policies intended to protect against certain common types of attacks. There general types protection (DoS, Port Scan) that can be enabled on the Router, as...
  • Page 55: Static Routing

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide A DoS "denial-of-service" attack is characterized by an explicit attempt by attackers to prevent legitimate users of a service from using that service. Examples include: attempts to "flood" a network, thereby preventing legitimate network traffic, attempts to disrupt connections between two machines, thereby preventing access to a service, attempts to prevent a particular individual from accessing a service, or, attempts to disrupt service to a specific system or person.
  • Page 56: Dynamic Routing (Rip)

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Dynamic Routing (RIP) The Router supports RIP v1 and RIP v2 used to share routing tables with other Layer 3 routing devices on your local network or remote LAN. Figure 4- 6. RIP menu To enable RIP, select Enabled from the RIP pull-down menu, select the Protocol (RIPv1, RIPv2 and RIPv1 Compatible) and Direction (In, Out, or Both), and click Apply.
  • Page 57: Atm Vc

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide ATM VC The ATM Virtual Circuit connection menu is used to configure the WAN connection. If you are using multiple PVCs, you can change the configuration of any PVC in this menu. To create new or additional PVCs, read the section below on Multiple PVCs.
  • Page 58: Advanced Wireless Lan Configuration

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Advanced Wireless LAN Configuration The menus used to configure Wireless LAN settings available in the Advanced directory inclued the Wrieless Performance and Wireless Management menus. Wireless security settings are configured using the WirelessSettings menu located in the Home directory. The wireless performance, management and security features are described below.
  • Page 59: Wireless Security

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Wireless Security The wireless LAN interface of the DSL-G604T has various security features used to limit access to the device or to encrypt data and shared information. The available standardized security for wireless LAN includes WEP, 802.1x, WPA and WPA-PSK Wireless security is configured with the Wireless Settings menu located in the...
  • Page 60: Ssid And Channel

    Disabled radio button listed to the right of SSID Broadcasting and clicking on the Apply button. This change goes into effect immediately. When SSID broadcasting is disabled, each wireless station or access point that associates with the DSL-G604T must have the SSID setting configured. Wireless nodes will not be able to discover the SSID.
  • Page 61 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure WPA Settings WPA security for wireless communication has been developed to overcome some of the shortcomings of WEP. WPA combines the key generation of WEP with the authentication services of a RADIUS (802.1x) server.
  • Page 62 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Configure WPA-PSK Settings WPA-PSK requires a shared key and does not use a separate server for authentication. PSK keys can be ASCII or Hex type. Figure 4- 11. Configure WPA-PSK Security for WLAN To configure WPA settings, select the WPA-PSK option.
  • Page 63: Tools And Utilities

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Tools and Utilities Click the Tools tab to reveal the menu buttons for various functions located in this directory. The first menu that appears in the Tools directory is used to change the system password used to access the web manager, to save or load Router configuration settings, save current configuration settings, restore default settings, and to reboot the Router or just the wireless access point.
  • Page 64: Change System Password

    After restarting, it is a good idea to backup the Router configuration file to your computer in the same Administrator Settings menu. Restart Access Point To reboot the wireless access point, click the Reboot button that will Force the DSL-G604T Wireless LAN to restart.
  • Page 65: Save Or Load Configuration File

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Save or Load Configuration File Once you have configured the Router to your satisfaction, it is a good idea to back up the configuration file to your computer. To save the current configuration settings to your computer, click the Admin button in the Tools directory to display the Administrator Settings menu.
  • Page 66: Time & Date

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Time & Date The Router provides a number of options to maintain current date and time including SNTP. Figure 4- 16. Time & Date Configuration To configure system time on the Router, select the method used to maintain time. The options available include SNTP, using your computer’s system clock (default) or set the time and date manually.
  • Page 67: Firmware Upgrade

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Firmware Upgrade Performing a Firmware Upgrade can sometimes change the configuration settings. Be sure to back-up the Router’s configuration settings before upgrading the firmware. Note Use the Firmware Upgrade menu to load the latest firmware for the device. Note that the device configuration settings may return to the factory default settings, so make sure you save the configuration settings with the System Settings menu described above.
  • Page 68: Router Status Information

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Router Status Information Use the various read-only menus to view system information and monitor performance. Device Information Display Use the Device Information window to quickly view basic current information about the LAN, WAN and Wireless interfaces.
  • Page 69: Multiple Virtual Connections

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Multiple Virtual Connections The Router supports multiple virtual connections. Up to eight PVCs to eight separate destinations can be created and operated simultaneously utilizing the same bandwidth. Additional PVC connections can be added for various purposes.
  • Page 70 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide In the example below, a new VC (Pvc1) has been added using the WAN Settings menu. The connection is setup as a bridged connection. The new VC appears listed in the ATM VC Setting menu located in the Home > WAN directory. Any VC may be configured in the ATM VC menu by clicking the notepad icon for the PVC you want to configure.
  • Page 71: Technical Specifications

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Technical Specifications General IEEE 802.11b/ 802.11g RFC 1334 (PAP) IEEE 802.3/ 802.3u RFC 2364 (PPP over ATM) IEEE 802.1d RFC 1631 (NAT) RFC 791 (IP Routing) RFC 1877 (Automatic IP assignment) RFC 792 (UDP)
  • Page 72 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Physical and Environmental DC Inputs: Input: 230V AC 50 ~ 60Hz (per region) Power Adapter Output: 12V AC, 1.2A Power 12 Watts (max) Consumption Operating 5° to 40° C (41° - 104° F)
  • Page 73: Ip Address Setup

    IP Address Setup The DSL-G604T is designed to provide network administrators maximum flexibility for IP addressing on the Ethernet LAN. The easiest IP setup choice in most cases is to let the Router do it using DHCP, which is enabled by default.
  • Page 74: Using Dhcp

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide host IP address (each computer must have a unique address to distinguish it on the network). The IP address scheme used in Example #1 can be used for any LAN that requires up to 253 separate IP addresses (excluding the Router).
  • Page 75: Ip Concepts

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide IP Concepts This appendix describes some basic IP concepts, the TCP/IP addressing scheme and shows how to assign IP Addresses. When setting up the Router, you must make sure it has a valid IP address. Even if you will not use the WAN port (ADSL port), you should, at the very least, make sure the Ethernet LAN port is assigned a valid IP address.
  • Page 76 DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide three classes. Class A is assigned to networks that have more than 65,535 hosts; Class B is for networks that have 256 to 65534 hosts; Class C is for networks with less than 256 hosts.
  • Page 77: Subnet Mask

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Subnet Mask In the absence of subnetworks, standard TCP/IP addressing may be used by specifying subnet masks as shown below. IP Class Subnet Mask Class A 255.0.0.0 Class B 255.255.0.0 Class C 255.255.255.0 Subnet mask settings other than those listed above add significance to the interpretation of bits in the IP address.
  • Page 78: Microfilters And Splitters

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Microfilters and Splitters Most ADSL clients will be required to install a simple device that prevents the ADSL line from interfering with regular telephone services. These devices are commonly referred to as microfilters or sometimes called (inaccurately) line splitters.
  • Page 79: Line Splitter

    DSL-G604T Wireless A DSL Router User’s Guide Line Splitter If you are instructed to use a “line splitter”, you must install the device between the Router and the phone jack. Use standard telephone cable with standard RJ-11 connectors. The splitter has three RJ-11 ports used to connect to the wall jack, the Router and if desired, a telephone or telephone device.