Netgear FM114P Installation Manual

Cable/dsl prosafe wireless firewall with print server.
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Cable/DSL ProSafe Wireless Firewall
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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    Cable/DSL ProSafe Wireless Firewall MODEL FM114P with Print Server Installation Guide...

  • Page 2: Installation Overview

    Print Server. A firewall is a special type of router that incorporates features for network security. With this firewall you can have secure Internet access through a high-speed DSL or cable modem and share the single modem with several computers. The FM114P also incorporates a built-in print server.

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    FM114P Cable/DSL ProSafe Firewall with Print Server • AC power adapter • Ethernet patch cable • FM114P Resource CD, including a full Reference Manual and Installation Assistant. • FM114P Installation Guide (this document) • Warranty and registration card • Support information card If you don’t have everything listed above, see the support information card for contact...

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    Gather Configuration Information for Your Working Connection to the Internet Before installing the FM114P firewall, you should have an external DSL or cable modem with an Ethernet port set up and working with one computer. You’ll be installing the firewall between the modem and the computer.

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    Connection information Later in the setup process you’ll need to configure the firewall to work with your network. A Setup Wizard is available to help you through this procedure. You can configure the firewall yourself using information that you can get from your computer or your ISP about your current Internet connection.

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    Host and Domain Names Some ISPs use a specific host or domain name—like jsmith or If you haven’t been given specific information about host or domain names then use the following examples as a guide: • If your main e-mail account with your ISP is, then use aaa as your host name.

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    Note: If you want to connect other computers to the firewall, don’t connect them now. Do that after you know that the modem/firewall setup works with one computer. Normal PRINTER UpLink Model FM114P ProSafe Wireless Firewall with Print Server modem LOCAL 10/100M INTERNET 12VDC O.5A...

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    Check the setup • The Test light turns on for a few seconds and then goes off. Note: If the Test light remains on for more than one minute, go to Troubleshooting on page 13. • The Power and Internet Link lights should be lit. •...

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    Configure the Computer to Work with the Firewall and Restart the Network Next, make sure that the computer can interact with the firewall. To do this, configure the TCP/IP settings on the computer and then restart the network. How you do this depends on your computer.

  • Page 10: Restarting The Network

    Macintosh Operating System Mac OS ® 8.6 or 9.x 1. Choose Control Panels >TCP/IP from the Apple menu. 2. If not already selected, select Ethernet in the Connect via list. 3. Select Using DHCP Server in the Configure list. 4. Click the close box. 5.

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    Test the Connection 1. Click the Test button on the Basic Settings page. This should open a new browser window and take you to NETGEAR’s Web site ( Note: If NETGEAR’s Web site doesn’t appear, go to Troubleshooting on page 13.

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    Ethernet Switch) and then connect the hub or switch to the firewall. Connect the other hub or switch to Port 4 of the FM114P and press the Uplink button. If Port 4’s Link light is not lit, change the Uplink button to the other position and check the Link light again.

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    Optional Configurations Using the Printer Server (Optional) To use the Model FM114P’s Print Server, your computer must have a network printing driver installed, and you must add the printer to the computer’s list of known printers. The procedure depends on your PC’s operating system.

  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Make sure the power adapter is properly connected to a functioning power outlet. If it’s in a power strip, make sure the power strip is turned on. • Make sure you are using the correct NETGEAR power adapter supplied with your firewall. Test light doesn’t turn off After you plug in the power adapter, the Test light should turn on and then, after approximately 10 seconds, turn off.

  • Page 15 Your firewall might not be able to obtain an IP address from the ISP. 1. Start your browser, type the address for an external site (like, and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Macintosh). 2. Go to the firewall’s Settings pages by going to

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    Resetting TCP/IP Properties (Windows) If you’re on a Windows computer and are still having problems, you may try the following pro- cedure before contacting technical support. Windows 98/Me 1. Click the Start button and then click Run. 2. Type winipcfg, and then click OK. 3.

  • Page 17: Glossary Of Terms

    Glossary of Terms You’ll find a more extensive glossary in the Reference Manual on the FM114P Resource CD. A twisted pair cable that meets specified requirements for high-speed net- Category 5 (CAT5): working. A server that matches Internet names (such as Domain Name System (DNS) server: to numeric IP addresses.

  • Page 18: Environmental Specifications

    Firewall System Requirements To use the firewall in your network you must have: • Cable or DSL modem with Ethernet interface • Working Internet service • Ethernet network card (NIC) or built-in networking for each computer • Network software (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) •...

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    In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, NETGEAR reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this document without notice. NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s) or circuit layout(s) described herein.

  • Page 20: Technical Support

    NETGEAR, Inc. © 2002 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved. NETGEAR is a trademark or registered trademark of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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