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RCA DCW615A Cable Router
Quick Guide
(Draft User's Manual)

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    RCA DCW615A Cable Router Quick Guide (Draft User’s Manual)

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    15.21 CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Prohibition of co-location This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. 15.105 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Requirements, Part 15 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    Regulatory information / Disclaimers Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents INTRODUCTION........................................3 Overview ..........................................3 Features..........................................3 PREPARATIONS........................................7 System Requirements......................................7 Installing a Network Card....................................7 Installing the TCP/IP Protocol .................................... 9 USING THE ROUTER ......................................14 The Front Panel ......................................... 14 The Rear Panel........................................15 CONNECT THE ROUTER ....................................

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    Configuring Windows 2000 PCs..................................23 Configuring Windows XP PCs................................... 24 CONFIGURE THE ROUTER....................................26 PRODUCT SPECFICATIONS....................................30...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Overview Thank you for purchasing the RCA DCW615 Cable Router. This cable router delivers the highest performance in data over cable technology. Ideal for home and small business users, this easy-to-use communication device offers reliable connectivity as well as remarkable data transfer rates – 100 times faster than a 56K dial-up modem.

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    l Sixteen (16) independent upstream queues for multiple QoS support USB Features l OS (Win2K, XP, WinME) supported for USB interface Wireless Features l Supports at least one beacon/DTIM interval of within the range 20-1000κμs l Supports reception of fragmented packets l Supports reception of RTS and generation of CTS Firewall Features l tateful Packet Inspection against both Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service attacks...

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    Ø OverDrop Ø BONK, BOINK Ø Blind Spoofing Ø Echo/Chargen Ø Storm Ø Smurf Attack Ø Mime Flood l De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) which allows a computer on the LAN to expose all of its ports to the WAN that are not otherwise filtered l Logged Events which all security incidents will be logged l Keyword blocking is based on keywords in a URL and can be specified by the user NAT Requirements...

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    Ø Real Audio/Video Ø CUSEEME Ø Netmeeting Ø MS Games but not with game zone Ø DIABOLO II Ø Activision Games Ø PCAnywhere Ø SSL Ø NNTP l Port Forwarding, incoming traffic that is not part of an existing connection will be dropped unless the user specifies forwarding of the server to a host on the LAN Virtual Private Network (VPN) Feature l Having the ability to enable or disable PPTP and IPSec pass through...

  • Page 10: Preparations

    Preparations System Requirements „ One RJ -45 Broadband Internet connection, with a Cable Modem „ One PC with an installed 10Mbps, 100Mbps, or 10/100 Mbps Ethernet card (optional) „ TCP/IP network protocol for each PC „ UTP network cable with RJ-45 connector „...

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    Manager tab, and then double-click Network adapters to confirm that the Ethernet driver is properly installed. After the TCP/IP protocol is installed, restart your computer and consult the installation guide provided by your...

  • Page 12: Installing The Tcp/ip Protocol

    cable operator to complete TCP/IP configurations for router. Installing the TCP/IP Protocol Follow these instructions to install the TCP/IP protocol on one of your PCs only after a network card has been successfully installed inside the PC. These instructions are for Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me. For TCP/IP setup under Windows NT, 2000, and XP, see your Windows documentation.

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    Click the Add button.

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    Double-click on Protocol. Highlight Microsoft under the list of manufacturers. Find and double-click TCP/IP in the list to the right (see Figure below). After a few seconds, the main Network window will appear. The TCP/IP Protocol should now be listed.

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    Click the OK button. Windows may ask for original Windows installation files. Supply them as needed, e.g., c:\windows \options \cabs, D:\win98, D:\win95, D:\win9x.

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    Windows will ask you to restart the PC. Click the Yes button. The TCP/IP installation is now complete.

  • Page 17: Using The Router

    Using the Router The Front Panel Link/Act Ready Power HPNA Full/Col Receive Test WLAN 100/10 Send Link/Act Cable Modem Power Green. The power LED illuminates when the device is powered on. Test Red. The Test LED illuminates when the device goes through its self-diagnosis mode during boot-up and restart.

  • Page 18: The Rear Panel

    100/10 Green. Steady on when a successful 100/10Mbps connection is made through the corresponding port. The WAN indicators Ready Green. Steady on when cable is registered and ready to transfer data. Blinking when no downstream RF carrier present. Receive Green. Blinking when user data going through the cable modem to PC present. Send Green.

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    Ports 1-4 These four LAN (Local Area Network) ports are where you will connect networked devices, such as PCs, print servers and any other Ethernet devices you want to put on your network. If Port 4 is being used, the Uplink Port will not work.

  • Page 20: Connect The Router

    Connect the Router Overview Unlike a simple hub or switch, the Router’s setup consists of more than simply plugging hardware together. You will have to configure your networked PCs to accept the IP addresses that the Router assigns them (if applicable), and you will also have to configure the Router with setting(s) provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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    The LED will turn off when the self-test is complete. 5. Power on the network devices that connected to the RCA DCW615. The Hardware Installation is complete. Continue to the next page to configure your PCs with RCA DCW615.

  • Page 22: Configure Your Pcs

    Configure Your PCs Overview The instructions in this chapter will help you configure each of your computer to be able to communicate with the Router. To do this, you need to configure your PC’s network settings to obtain an IP (or TCP/IP) address automatically (called DHCP).

  • Page 23: Configuring Windows 95, 98, And Millennium Pcs

    The next few pages tell you, step by step, how to configure your network settings based on the type of Windows operating system you are using. Make sure that an Ethernet card or adapter has been successfully installed in each PC you will configure. Once you’ve configured your computers, continue to “Configure the Router” Configuring Windows 95, 98, and Millennium PCs Go to the Network screen by click the Start button.

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    Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.

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    Now click the Gateway tab to ensure that the Installed Gateway field is left blank. Click the OK button. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask you for the original Windows installation disk or additional files.

  • Page 26: Configuring Windows 2000 Pcs

    Supply them by pointing to the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98, D:\win9x, c:\windows \options \cabs, etc. (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive). Windows may ask you to restart your PC. Click the Yes button. If Windows does not ask you to restart, restart your computer anyway.

  • Page 27: Configuring Windows Xp Pcs

    5. Restart your computer. Go to “Configure the Router.” Configuring Windows XP PCs The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. If you are using the Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions), please follow the instructions for Windows 2000.

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    Restart your computer. Go to “Configure the Router.”...

  • Page 29: Configure The Router

    This chapter will show you how to configure the Router to function in your network and gain access to the Internet through your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The RCA DCW615’s Web-based Utility.” Your ISP may require the use of a Host Name and Domain Name. You will need the setup information from your ISP. If you do not have this information, please contact your ISP before proceeding.

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    The Router configuration screen will appear. Press Basic tab and then select Setup menu. Based on the setup instructions from your ISP, you may need to provide the following information. LAN IP Address: The value for the Router’s IP address is shown on the Setup screen. The default value is 192.168.100.1.

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    Host Name and Domain Name: These fields allow you to provide a host name and domain name for the Router. These fields are usually left blank. If requested by your ISP, complete these two fields. Static IP Address and IP Mask: If your ISP says that you are connecting through a static or fixed IP address from your ISP, you should enter the field of Default Gateway, Primary DNS and/or Secondary DNS also.

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    continue. Also, you must disable any Internet log-on software (such as Ivasion Winpoet or Enternet 300) and any firewall software (such as ZoneAlarm and Watchdog) on all of your PCs. If you have already done so, click the Apply button to save your settings. Close the web browser. Restart your computers so that they can obtain the Router’s new settings.

  • Page 33: Product Specfications

    Product Specfications Cable Interface F type female 75ohm 4 10/100 BASE-T 1 USB 1.1 Connector Type B 1 HomePNA2.0 RJ -11 1 IEEE 802.11b (2.4 GHz Unlicensed ISM radio band) 140 MHz MIPS32-ISA SDRAM 128Mb 64Mb Flash ROM 12V/700mA System Power 12V/1.25A Power Supply EMI/EMC...

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