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Wireless-G Broadband Router
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This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Wireless-G Broadband Router easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this User Guide: This checkmark means there is a note of interest and issomething you should pay special attention to while using the Wireless-G Broadband Router. This exclamation point means there is a caution or warning and is something that could damage your property or the Wireless-G Broadband Router. This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Wireless-G Broadband Router. In addition to these symbols, thereare definitions for technical terms that are presented like this: word: definition. Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this: Figure 0-1: Sample Figure Description Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the “List of Figures” section in the “Table of Contents”.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome What’s in this User Guide?
Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network
Network Topology Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Network Layout
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Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Broadband Router
The Back Panel The Front Panel
Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router
OverviewHardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router
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Chapter 5: Setting up the Wireless-G Broadband Router
Overview Using the Setup Wizard Using SecureEasySetup to Configure Your Notebook
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Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Broadband Router
Overview The Setup Tab - Basic Setup The Setup Tab - DDNS TheSetup Tab - MAC Address Clone The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing The Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings The Wireless Tab - Wireless Security The Wireless Tab - Wireless MAC Filter The Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings The Security Tab - Firewall The Security Tab - VPN Passthrough The Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access The Applications and Gaming Tab - Port Range Forward
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Wireless-G Broadband Router
The Applications & Gaming Tab - Port Triggering The Applications and Gaming Tab - DMZ The Applications and Gaming Tab - QoS The Administration Tab - Management The Administration Tab - Log The Administration Tab - Diagnostics The Administration Tab - Factory Defaults The Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade The AdministrationTab - Config Management The Status Tab - Router The Status Tab - Local Network The Status Tab - Wireless
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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: Wireless Security
Security Precautions Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks
Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware AppendixD: Windows Help Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter
Windows 98SE or Me Instructions Windows 2000 or XP Instructions For the Router’s Web-based Utility
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Appendix F: Glossary Appendix G: Specifications Appendix H: Warranty Information Appendix I: Regulatory Information Appendix J: Contact Information
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