Click Start > Settings > Control Panel to view the active control panels. warnings A Warning indicates possible damage to the HP Gateway or to other equipment. A Warning can also indicate a possible harm to yourself or to others.
... 5 hp digital home networking wireless gateway ... 5 features ... 6 getting to know the wireless gateway ... 7 wireless gateway rear panel ... 7 wireless gateway’s front panel LEDs ... 9 setting up a wireless network... 10 gateway system tray application ...
A typical gateway (router) relies on a hub or switch to share its Internet connection, but the HP Wireless Gateway, in addition to its wireless capabilities, also channels the Internet connection through the full duplex speed of its built-in Ethernet 4-port switch.
wireless gateway features Allows shared Internet access with all PCs on a Local Area Network (LAN) ❑ Compatible with other wireless equipment that is IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) ❑ 2.4 GHz compliant Provides filtering for roaming, best access point selection, load balancing, and ❑...
getting to know the wireless gateway wireless gateway rear panel All Gateway connections are made on the rear panel. Wireless Gateway Rear Panel RESET wireless gateway ports You will connect the DSL or cable modem to the Wide Area Network (WAN) port. LAN Ports 1–4 You can connect devices on your LAN, such as PCs and print servers, to the four...
wireless gateway Uplink Port You can connect a cable from another switch, router, or hub to the Uplink port to add it to your network. Since the Uplink port shares wiring with LAN Port 4, port 4 will be disabled if a cable is plugged into the Uplink port (and vice versa).
wireless gateway’s front panel LEDs Wireless Gateway’s Front Panel LEDs WLAN LINK POWER LAN indicators WLAN Green. The Wireless LAN (WLAN) LED lights green when there is wireless activity. Link Green. The Link LED lights when the wireless option is enabled. When the wireless option is disabled through the Web-based Utility, the LED is off.
This integrated wireless and wired network is called an “infrastructure” configuration. A group of wireless-network-adapter-equipped computers plus a wireless access point, such as the HP Wireless Network Access Point, is called a Basic Service Set (BSS). The wireless access point connects the wireless network to the conventional wired network.
If you did not authorize installation of the icon during Gateway installation, or if you deleted the icon by choosing Exit from the pop-up menu, you can reinstall the icon from the Windows Start menu. Click Start > Programs > HP Digital Home Networking > Gateway System Tray Application. You can access the System Tray application from any computer on your network.
wireless gateway Yellow: connection to Gateway lost ❑ connected to the home network or to the Internet. Gateway System Tray icon (yellow) Besides providing constant feedback through the icon color, the Gateway System Tray application provides additional functionality: If there is any change in network status, a status notification window appears ❑...
status notification windows status notification windows Any change in network status generates a status notification window describing the change and, if needed, suggests actions to take. The change may also cause a color change in the System Tray icon. (These same windows appear when you select Get current network status from the System Tray pop-up menu.
wireless gateway This window appears when the Gateway attempts to access the Internet and cannot detect a connection. Connection to Gateway Lost This window appears when your computer cannot establish a link to the Gateway. Caution: If you reset the Gateway, be sure to do so only briefly (a second or two) or the Gateway will be reset to the factory defaults and any modifications you have made will be lost.
status notification windows Internet Connection Operational This window appears when the Internet connection is restored. It also appears when when you first start your computer.
wireless gateway pop-up menu Right-clicking the Gateway System Tray icon to display the following pop-up menu: Gateway System Tray pop-up menu This menu provides convenient access to Gateway tools, which are described in this section. Accessing a menu choice: 1 Right-click the icon, move cursor to highlight the desired option. 2 Highlight the desired option.
Check for upgrade Check for upgrade... When a software or firmware upgrade becomes available on the HP Web site, you are notified automatically by a notification window (assuming you have enabled this option — see “Notify me when network events occur” on page 27) and prompted to download and install the upgrade.
wireless gateway Internet speed meter Internet speed meter... Selecting Internet speed meter... launches a utility that monitors your upstream and downstream Internet connection speed. When you select this choice, the following window appears: speed meter start window Click Start, and the following window appears displaying the speed of your Internet connection (it may take a few seconds to display both downstream and upstream parameters).
pop-up menu upstream speed (the speed at which data is uploaded from your computer to the Internet), as shown in the example. Contact your DSL or broadband cable provider for specifications. speed meter report Gateway control panel Gateway control panel... The Gateway Control Panel allows you to adjust the settings of your Gateway.
wireless gateway Save the current Gateway configuration Save the current Gateway configuration... This option provides a backup copy of your current Gateway settings in the event that you need to restore them. This is especially useful if you modify your settings using the Gateway Control Panel, upgrade Gateway software or firmware, or experience a system crash.
2 Click Browse to select a location to store the Gateway configuration backup file. The following dialog box appears: Choose location for configuration backup file 3 Navigate to a location of your choice for the backup file, or accept the default. 4 Click Save to save the file.
wireless gateway Restore a previous Gateway configuration Restore a previous Gateway configuration... Select this choice to restore a previously saved configuration. If you have saved more than one configuration, you can select a specific one. Internet connection diagnostic Internet connection diagnostic... menu choice...
pop-up menu This utility checks your Internet connection to identify problems when a loss of connection occurs. Select the Internet connection diagnostic... to display the Internet connection diagnostic start window: Internet connection diagnostic start window The utility checks for Internet connections via the Gateway or directly from your computer.
wireless gateway Click Start to begin the diagnostic routine. The Internet Connection Diagnostic screen appears: Internet connection diagnostic report window...
If all results are “ok”, the utility has not detected any connection problems. Internet Connection Diagnostic Parameter Message Connection to the Failed Gateway Connection to the Internet Failed via Gateway (Ping) Connection to the Internet Failed (Ping) Ping primary DNS Failed Interpreting a “failed”...
wireless gateway Get current network status Get current network status... Selecting this choice generates one of the status notification windows discussed and illustrated in the section “status notification windows” on page 13. If all is well and the diagnostic utility detects no changes, the window appears: example of a current network status window...
Selecting the Exit option removes the Gateway System Tray icon from the System Tray and prevents the program from launching when you next restart the computer. To restore the icon to the System Tray, select Start > Programs > HP Digital Home Networking > Gateway System Tray Application.
gateway control panel overview The Gateway Control Panel allows you to configure additional functions beyond those installed through the Installation Wizard. This tool is a simplified alternative to the Expert Interface, which is described in the Appendix of this user’s guide. The functions of the Gateway Control Panel eliminate the need to use the Expert Interface in most cases.
The Gateway Control Panel is accessed from the Gateway System Tray icon described in the previous chapter. It can also be accessed from Start > Programs > HP Digital Home Networking > Gateway Control Panel. To access the Gateway Control Panel from the Windows System Tray: 1 Locate the Gateway System Tray icon (depicted as a green, red, or yellow house depending on current network status).
3 Select Gateway control panel... Select Gateway control panel... option The Gateway Control Panel Login window appears: Gateway Control Panel Login window 4 Enter your Gateway Password in the Login Password field, then click OK. The default password is “admin”. accessing the gateway control panel...
wireless gateway 5 Click Hint on the Login screen if you cannot remember your password. The Password Hint window appears: Password hint window 6 The question you provided when the default password was changed is displayed. Enter the answer in the Hint Answer field, then click OK. The Hint reply window appears: Hint reply window 7 Click OK, and the password will be automatically inserted into Password box.
gateway control panel screen gateway control panel screen When you have successfully logged on, the Gateway Control Panel screen appears with the My Network tab selected. With any tab selected, you can access all the other functions by clicking another tab. Apply button You can save changes at any time by clicking the Apply button.
wireless gateway gateway control panel tabs My Network tab This tab is a display-only overview of your network. It shows your Gateway and all the devices connected to the network, and it shows whether each device has an Ethernet, phoneline, or wireless connection. The display is dynamically updated.
Internet Access tab The Internet Access tab allows you to restrict specified computers on your network from accessing the Internet. You can also allow one user to be exposed to the Internet for a special purpose such as Internet gaming or video conferencing (the firewall is disabled for that one user).
wireless gateway 3 Click and drag all selected computers to the Internet Access Disabled window or click the left-pointing arrow button between the two windows. Note: If an application you select shares the same port(s) with other applications, all applications configured for those ports will be dragged along with your selection since this operation blocks the port used by those applications, not the application itself.
4 Enter the port number for the application; if a range is specified, click the Enter Port Range checkbox and enter the range of port numbers in the Starting Port and Ending Port fields. 5 To specify the protocol, click Advanced and select among these choices: Both TCP and UDP (the default) ❑...
Gateway Control Panel. Remote Support tab The Remote Support tab provides access to the HP Customer Care Web site and also provides an opportunity for HP customer care experts to assist you directly if you experience difficulties you cannot solve by other means. A button on the tab takes you through the process of allowing HP Customer Care direct access to your Gateway, which it can then configure via remote access.
frequently asked questions (FAQs) gateway general information What is Network Address Translation and what is it used for? Network Address Translation (NAT) translates multiple IP addresses on the private LAN to one public address that is sent out to the Internet. This adds a level of network security since the addresses of PCs connected to the private LAN are never transmitted over the Internet.
wireless gateway page of the Expert Interface. How can I block corrupted FTP downloads? If you are experiencing corrupted files when you download a file with your FTP client, try using another FTP program. What is DMZ Hosting? Demilitarized zone (DMZ) hosting allows one IP address (or computer) to be exposed to the Internet.
LAN hardware from different manufacturers to communicate with one another. What IEEE 802.11 features are supported? HP wireless products support the following IEEE 802.11 functions: Carrier Mulitiple Sense Access/Collision Detect (CMSA/CA) plus the ❑ Acknowledge protocol Multi-channel roaming ❑...
DSL modem by powering the unit off and then back on. Obtain and flash (upload) the latest firmware release from the Hewlett-Packard Web site (www.hp.com). Does the Gateway function in a Macintosh environment? Yes, but the Gateway's setup pages are accessible only through Internet Explorer v4.0 or Netscape Navigator v4.0 or higher for Macintosh PCs.
What is the maximum number of virtual private network (VPN) sessions allowed by the Gateway? One VPN session at a time; the memory buffer on the Gateway is 512 KB. My Web pages hang up, I get corrupted downloads, or junk characters are being displayed on the screen.
wireless gateway supported software Does the Gateway support ICQ send files? Yes, with the following fix: from ICQ menu > preference > connections tab >, select I am behind a firewall or proxy and set the firewall time-out to 80 seconds in the firewall setting.
supported software Does the Gateway support IPsec? A new IPsec pass-through feature is now included.
wireless gateway supported features What are the advanced features of the Gateway? The Gateway's advanced features include IP filtering, IP forwarding, dynamic routing, static routing, DMZ hosting, and MAC address cloning. Is IPSec Pass-Through supported by the EtherFast Gateway? Yes, it is a built-in feature that the Gateway automatically enables. Does the Gateway support IPX or AppleTalk? No.
How will I be notified of new Gateway firmware upgrades? All Hewlett-Packard firmware upgrades are posted on the HP website at www.hp.com, where they can downloaded for free. The Gateway's firmware can be upgraded with Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) programs. If your Gateway’s Internet connection is working well, there is no need to download a...
troubleshooting I can’t connect to the Gateway. Verify that the Gateway is properly installed, the LAN connections are OK (the ❑ LAN LEDs should be lit), and it is powered on. Verify that the PC is using an IP address between 192.168.1.2 and ❑...
wireless gateway I can’t obtain an IP address from my cable or DSL modem. Verify that all of your cabling is properly connected and that the Gateway’s ❑ WAN and LAN LEDs are lighting up. Power down your cable or DSL modem for a few seconds, then turn it back on. ❑...
appendix: the expert interface advanced administration For your convenience, a Web-based administrative utility called the Expert Interface has been programmed into your Gateway. Advanced Gateway administrative tasks may be performed through this interface. The Expert Interface may be accessed through any computer on the network by typing http://192.168.1.1 in the address box of your Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscpe Navigator) and pressing Enter.
wireless gateway screens and functions The following pages contain descriptions of each screen and its functions. The screens described are: Setup ❑ Password ❑ Status ❑ DHCP ❑ ❑ Help ❑ Advanced: The Advanced screen contains links to the following advanced ❑...
setup setup The SETUP screen appears when the Expert Interface is accessed. SETUP Screen...
Domain Name Server (DNS) IP address provided by your ISP. Note: You can verify that your various settings are correct by attempting to connect to the Internet as follows: type www.hp.com into the address window of your Web browser and press Enter.
Login PPPoE: Check with your ISP to determine whether Point-to-Point Protocol ❑ over Ethernet (PPPoE) should be enabled. If PPPoE should be enabled: 1 Select PPPoE as the login method. 2 Enter the User Name and the Password as specified by your ISP. 3 Select one of the following: Connect on Demand to connect/disconnect the PPPoE connection ❑...
wireless gateway setting WEP encryption Note: WEP Encryption is an additional data security measure that is not essential for Gateway operation. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption is a method of encrypting data transmitted over a wireless network to insure data security. In a wired network, data security is maintained through the physical wire.
4 Click WEP Key Setting; the Web Table appears. WEP Table Screen 5 You may create a new WEP encryption key by either generating a passphrase or manually entering a key. The passphrase method is recommended, but you may need to create a manual key to meet the requirements of existing wireless equipment on your network.
wireless gateway 2 Click Apply. Commit the passphrase or manual key to memory since you will probably need it for other wireless devices on the network.
password password The default password on your Gateway is “admin”. To ensure security, we strongly recommend that you change your password when setting up your gateway, and then at regular intervals. To change your password: 1 Click the Password tab of the Expert Interface to view the Password screen. PASSWORD Screen 2 Enter your new Gateway password in the Router Password box.
wireless gateway To enable remote management: 1 Click the Advanced tab. 2 Click the Filters tab and select Enable under Remote Management. 3 Click Apply. A remote managment password will be assigned. To change remote management password: 1 On the Password screen, in the Remote Management Password box, enter a new password.
status status The STATUS screen displays the current status of the Gateway, reflecting data and selections entered on the SETUP screen. All of the information provided on the STATUS screen is read-only. To make changes, select the Setup tab. Select the Status tab of the Expert Interface to view the STATUS screen. STATUS Screen...
wireless gateway Host Name: Shows the name of your Gateway, which is required by some ❑ ISPs. Firmware Version: Shows the version and date of the installed firmware. Dates ❑ are slightly more accurate than version numbers. Login: Shows whether PPPoE or RAS support is enabled and whether either one ❑...
DHCP A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server automatically assigns IP addresses to each computer on a network. Unless you already have a DHCP server on your network, it is highly recommended that your Gateway be set up as a DHCP server.
wireless gateway Gateway is 192.168.1.1, the starting IP address must be 192.168.1.2 or greater. Number of DHCP users: Enter the maximum number of devices to which you ❑ want the DHCP server to assign IP addresses. Accept the default value or you may enter a number up to a maximum of 253.
The LOG screen displays a record of all access traffic passing through the Gateway, including e-mail and FTP tranmissions, whether they originate from your LAN, your WAN, or from the Internet. Check logs through the LOG screen or by using the LogViewer Windows application. Select the Log tab of the Expert Interface to view the LOG screen.
The HELP screen links to all of the Expert Interface online help screens. Each help screen, as well as all of the settings screens, contain links to the HP Web site (including technical support and Customer Care). Select the Help tab of the Expert Interface to view the HELP screen.
advanced advanced The Advanced screen provides access to six settings screens: Filters, Forwarding, Dynamic Routing, Static Routing, DMZ Host, and Mac Clone. Select the Advanced tab of the Expert Interface to view the ADVANCED screen. filters Filters settings allow you to configure the Gateway to block selected users who are configured on this network from accessing the Internet.
wireless gateway Select the Filters tab of the Expert Interface to view the FILTERS screen. Advanced: FILTERS Screen Filtered Private IP Range: Enter the range of IP addresses desired to filter into ❑ the IP address range fields. Users with these IP addresses will not be able to access the Internet.
in both boxes. For example, if the IP address is 192.168.1.5, enter 5 in each box. Filtered Private Port Range: Filter users by entering their network port numbers. ❑ Select the protocols and enter the range of port numbers that you want to filter into the port number range fields.
wireless gateway forwarding Select the Forwarding tab of the Expert Interface to view the FORWARDING screen. ADVANCED: FORWARDING Screen port forwarding Port forwarding is used to set up public services on a network, such as Web, FTP, or e-mail servers. When Internet users make certain requests to your network, the Gateway forwards them to specific computers equipped to handle the requests.
example, if you set port number 80 (HTTP) to be forwarded to IP address 192.168.1.2, then all HTTP requests from outside users will be forwarded to 192.168.1.2. Enter a valid IP address. You may need to establish a static IP address with your Internet provider in order to properly run an Internet server.
wireless gateway dynamic routing Dynamic routing allows the Gateway to automatically adjust to physical changes in network layout. The Gateway, using the dynamic Routing Information Protocol (RIP) protocol, determines the route that the network packets take based on the fewest number of hops between source and destination.
network with other routers, including a separate network gateway that handles the Internet connection. 2 In the TX field, choose the protocol to transmit data on the network. 3 In the RX field, choose the protocol to receive data from the network. 4 Click Apply to save changes.
wireless gateway Select the Static Routes tab of the Expert Interface to view the STATIC ROUTING screen. ADVANCED: STATIC ROUTING Screen To view current routing table: Click Show Routing Table to see all valid static route entries in use. To create a static route entry: 1 Select a static route entry from the Static Routing drop-down list.
Destination LAN IP: Enter the IP address of the remote network or host for ❑ which you wish to create a static route. If you are building a route to an entire network set the network portion of the IP address to zero (0). For example, the Gateway’s standard IP address is 192.168.1.1.
wireless gateway DMZ host The DMZ Host setting screen allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for a special purpose such as Internet gaming or video conferencing. Whereas IP Forwarding can only forward a maximum of ten ranges of ports, DMZ hosting forwards all the ports for one PC simultaneously.
MAC address clone A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique 12-digit identification code assigned to a hardware device. MAC address clone attaches the MAC address of the network card/adapter onto your Gateway that was connected to your cable or DSL modem during installation.
wireless gateway 5 Enter the 12-digit MAC address, found in the Adapter/Physical Address field, in the User Defined WAN MAC Address boxes on the MAC Address Clone screen. 6 Click Apply to save changes.
Model number hn200w Standards IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT), IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX), IEEE 802.11b (wireless) Protocol CSMA/CD Ports LAN: four 10/100 RJ-45 switched ports, one shared uplink port WAN: one 10BaseT Ethernet RJ-45 port for the cable or DSL modem...
wireless gateway environmental Dimensions 189.2 mm x 150.9 mm x 53.1 mm (7.45” x 5.94” x 2.09”) Power input External, 5V DC, 2.5 amp Certifications FCC Part 15 Classes B and C Operating temperatures 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F) Storage temperature –20°...
glossary 10BaseT Ethernet standard topology for twisted pair (T) cabling (transfer rate of 10 Mbps over 100 meters). 100BaseT Fast Ethernet twisted pair cabling (transfer rate of 100 Mbps over 100 meters). ad-hoc network Group of computers, each with a wireless LAN network adapter, connected as an independent wireless local area network for the duration of a single communications session.
wireless gateway client/server network Network in which one computer (the “server”) shares resources with other computers, called “clients” (as opposed to a peer-to-peer network). CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect) The protocol for carrier transmission access in an Ethernet network in which each device senses whether the line is idle and then sends data.
DNS (Domain Name System) Method for matching Internet domain names with IP addresses. When a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is entered into a Web browser, a domain name server retrieves the corresponding IP address for the domain name specified (“name resolution”) and sends the request to the appropriate server. Domain names are convenient “handles”...
wireless gateway FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) Uses a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a pattern known to both transmitter and receiver. Properly synchronized, the net effect is to maintain a single logical channel. To an unintended receiver, FHSS appears to be short- duration impulse noise.
Internet Worldwide network of networks linking millions of computers together; see also WAN (Wide Area Network). intranet Private home or business network. IP (Internet Protocol) address A unique 12-digit number (for example, 22.214.171.124) identifying each sender and receiver of network packets across the Internet. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) A developing standard for security on the Internet.
wireless gateway network System connecting two or more computers and peripherals enabling them to communicate and share resources. network adapter See NIC (Network Interface Card). network mask See subnet mask. NIC (Network Interface Card) Card or adapter that allows a computer to connect to a network. Also called a network adapter.
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) Protocol allowing corporations to extend their corporate network over the Internet through private “tunnels.” This has the effect of using the Internet as a large private local area network known as a “virtual private network” or VPN. print server A hardware device that enables a printer to be connected directly to a network.
wireless gateway server Computer on a network that provides services to other computers on the network. SPI (stateful packet inspection) The ability of a firewall to remember outgoing requests to the Internet from internal network users and only allow responses to those requests back through the firewall, thus denying attempts to access the local network that have not been requested.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) Basic communication language of the Internet (but can also be used in private networks). TCP keeps track of individual data packets, while IP handles the actual delivery of the data. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) A simple, easy-to-implement protocol for transferring files on a network that lacks most of the features of a normal File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program (it cannot list directories or authenticate users).
regulatory notices hewlett-packard company This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and ❑ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause ❑...