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Your professional service comes with a single unique, static IP. Thats a good thing, but it means you need to share that IP and it means you need to concern yourself with security. The preferred method to solve both issues is to use a commercially available broadband router. If you intend to have wireless connections to your LAN then use a wireless broadband router.

The DW6000 Professional also provides a DHCP server that will give your assigned public IP address to one device, making set-up very easy. Attach a standard Cat5 network cable between the WAN port of your router and the Ethernet port on the DW6000. Following the directions for your router, set it up to get its IP address and DNS information automatically. Once that is set up, turn off the power to the DW6000 and the router. Turn the DW6000 on first, and allow it time to boot up. Once all but the top blue light are lit, turn on the router. It should now have the unique, static WAN IP assigned by the DW6000.

Set up the DHCP server in your router per the instructions that came with it. For most people, simply enabling DHCP on the router and using the default values will work fine. Connect the computers to the LAN ports on the router using standard Cat5 network cable, set up your computers to get their IP and DNS information automatically and you should be up and running. An alternative is to use static IP addressing on your LAN. If you chose to do so, the default gateway for each of the computers should be the LAN address of your router, not the DW6000. The DW6000 is the default gateway for the router only.

If you have a wireless router, setting up the wireless clients is no different than with any other type of broadband connection. Please reference your routers instructions and or visit our wireless networking forum for more information: »Wireless Networking

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last modified: 2005-12-11 19:38:04