EDIMAX BR-6214K Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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BR-6214K
Fast Ethernet Broadband Router
User’s Manual
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Introduction
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Features
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Minimum Requirements
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Package Content
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Note
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Get to know the Broadband Router
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Back Panel
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Front Panel
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Setup Diagram
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Getting started
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Chapter 1
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Quick Setup
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Step 1) Time Zone
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Step 2) WAN Settings
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1.1 Dynamic IP
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1.2 Static IP Address
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1.3 PPPoE
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1.4 PPTP
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1.5 L2TP
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Chapter 2
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General Settings
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2.1 System
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2.1.1 Time Zone
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2.1.2 Password Settings
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2.1.3 Remote Management
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2.2 WAN
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2.2.1 Static IP
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2.2.2 DHCP
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2.2.3 PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet)
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2.2.4 PPTP
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2.2.5 L2TP
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2.2.6 DDNS
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2.3 LAN
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2.4 QoS
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2.4.1 Port-based QoS
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2.4.2 Rate Policing QoS
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2.4.3 Guaranteed / Spare Class QoS
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2.5 NAT
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2.5.1 Virtual Server
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2.5.2 Special Applications
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2.5.3 ALG Settings
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2.5.4 UPnP Settings
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2.5.5 Static Routing
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2.6 Firewall
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2.6.1 Access Control List
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2.6.2 URL Filter
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2.6.3 Anti-DoS (Denial of Service)
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2.6.4 DMZ Host
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Chapter 3
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Status
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3.1 Status and Information
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3.2 Logs
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3.2.1 System Log
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3.2.2 ACL Log
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3.2.3 URL Filter Log
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3.2.4 DoS Log
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3.2.5 New Connection Log
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Chapter 4
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Tools
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Appendix A
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Glossary
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Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing this Broadband Router. This Broadband Router is a cost-effective IP Sharing Router that
enables multiple users to share the Internet through an ADSL or cable modem. Simply configure your Internet connection
settings in the Broadband Router and plug your PC to the LAN port and you're ready to access the Internet. As your
network grows, you can connect another hub or switch to the router’s LAN ports, allowing you to easily expand your
network. The Broadband Router provides a total solution for the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) and the Small
Office/Home Office (SOHO) markets, giving you an instant network today, and the flexibility to handle tomorrow's
expansion and speed.
Features
High Internet Access throughput (up to 100M)
Allow multiple users to share a single Internet line
Supports up to 253 users
Internet Access via Cable or xDSL modem
Access Private LAN Servers from the Public Network
Equipped with four LAN ports (10/100M) and one WAN port (10/100M)
Support DHCP (Server/Client) for easy setup
Support advance features such as: Special Applications, DMZ, Virtual Servers, Access Control, Firewall.
Allow you to monitor the router’s status such as: DHCP Client Log, System Log, Security Log and Device/Connection
Status.
Easy to use Web-based GUI for configuration and management
Remote Management allows configuration and upgrades from a remote site (over the Internet)
Minimum Requirements
One External xDSL (ADSL) or Cable modem with an Ethernet port (RJ-45)
Network Interface Card (NIC) for each Personal Computer (PC)
PCs with a Web-Browser (Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher)
Package Content
One Broadband Router / One Quick Installation Guide
One User Manual CD / One Power Adapter / Other Accessories
Note
The WAN “idle timeout” auto-disconnect function may not work due to abnormal activities of some network application
software, computer virus or hacker attacks from the Internet. For example, some software sends network packets to the
Internet in the background, even when you are not using the Internet. So please turn off your computer when you are not
using it. This function also may not work with some ISP. So please make sure this function can work properly when you
use this function in the first time, especially your ISP charge you by time used.
Get to know the Broadband Router
Back Panel
The diagram (fig1.0) below shows the broadband router’s back panel. The router’s back panel is divided into three
sections,
LAN
,
WAN
and
Reset
:
Figure 1.0
1) Local Area Network (LAN)
The Broadband router’s 4 LAN ports are where you connect your LAN’s PCs, printer servers, hubs and switches etc.
2) Wide Area Network (WAN)
The WAN port is the segment connected to your xDSL or Cable modem and is linked to the
Internet.
3) Reset
The Reset button allows you to do one of two things.
1) If problems occur with your router, press the router’s reset button with a pencil tip (for less than 5 seconds) and the
router will re-boot itself, keeping your original configurations.
2) If problems persist or you experience extreme problems or you forgot your password, press the reset button for
longer than 5 seconds and the router will reset itself to the factory default settings (
warning
: your original
configurations will be replaced with the factory default settings)
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Front Panel
On the router’s front panel there are LED lights that inform you of the router’s current status. Below is an explanation of
each LED and its description.
Figure 1.1
LED
Light Status
Description
PWR
ON
Router’s power supply is on
WAN 10/100M
ON
WAN port 100Mbps is connected
Off
WAN port 10Mbps is connected
WAN LNK/ACT
ON
WAN is connected
Off
No WAN connection
Flashing
WAN port is Activity (ACT)
LAN 10/100M
ON
LAN port 100Mbps is connected
(Port 1-4)
Off
LAN port 10Mbps is connected
LAN LNK/ACT
ON
LAN is connected
(Port 1-4)
Off
No LAN connection
Flashing
LAN port is Activity (ACT)
Setup Diagram
Figure 1.2 below shows a typical setup for a Local Area Network (LAN).
Figure 1.2
Getting started
This is a step-by-step instruction on how to start using the router and get connected to the Internet.
1) Setup your network as shown in the setup diagram above (fig 1.2).
2) You then need to set your LAN PC clients so that it can obtain an IP address automatically. All LAN clients require an IP
address. Just like an address, it allows LAN clients to find one another. (If you have already configured your PC to
obtain an IP automatically then proceed to step 3, page 11)
Configure your PC to obtain an IP address automatically
By default the broadband router’s DHCP is on, this means that you can obtain an IP address automatically once you’ve
configured your PC to obtain an IP address automatically. This section will show you how to configure your PC’s so that
it can obtain an IP address automatically for either Windows 95/98/Me, 2000 or NT operating systems. For other
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