Device Information

All of your Internet and network connection details are displayed on the Device Information page. This is primarily a recap of all the WAN, LAN, Wireless, and DHCP options that are set from the Home tab. The firmware version is also displayed here.

Note: Some browsers have limitations that make it impossible to update the WAN status display when the status changes. Some browsers require that you refresh the display to obtain updated status. Some browsers report an error condition when trying to obtain WAN status.

Depending on the type of WAN connection, you can take one of the following sets of actions:

DHCP Connection
Clicking the DHCP Release button unassigns the router's IP address. The router will not respond to IP messages from the WAN side until you click the DHCP Renew button or power-up the router again. Clicking the DHCP Renew button causes the router to request a new IP address from the ISP's server.
PPoE, PPTP, L2TP Connection
Depending on whether the WAN connection is currently established, you can click either the Connect to attempt to establish the WAN connection or the Disconnect to break the WAN connection.
BigPond Connection
Depending on whether you are currently logged in to BigPond, you can click either the BigPond Login to attempt to establish the WAN connection or the BigPond Logout to break the WAN connection.

Log

The router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in its internal memory. If there is not enough internal memory for all events, logs of older events are deleted, but logs of the latest events are retained. The Log option allows you to view the router logs. You can define what types of events you want to view and the level of events to view.

What to View
Select the kinds of events that you want to view.
  • Firewall and Security
  • System
  • Router Status
Logging Levels
Select the level of events that you want to view.
  • Critical
  • Warning
  • Informational
Apply
Click this button after changing Log Settings to make them effective and permanent.
Refresh
Clicking this button refreshes the display of log entries. There may be new events since the last time you accessed the log.
Clear
Clicking this button empties the log by erasing all log entries.
Send Mail Now
If you provided email information with the Tools -> Misc screen, clicking the Send Mail Now button sends the router log to the configured email address.

Statistics

The Statistics page displays all of the LAN, WAN, and Wireless packet transmit and receive statistics.

Clicking the Refresh button updates the display by retrieving the latest packet tallies from the router. Clicking the Reset button restarts the packet tallies from zero.

Receive
The number of packets received by the router.
Transmit
The number of packets sent from the router.

Wireless

The wireless section allows you to view information about the wireless clients that are connected to your wireless router.

MAC Address
The Ethernet ID (MAC address) of the wireless client.
IP Address
The LAN-side IP address of the client.
Mode
The transmission standard being used by the client. Values are 11a, 11b, or 11g for 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g respectively.
Rate
The actual transmission rate of the client in megabits per second.
Signal
This is a relative measure of signal quality. The value is expressed as a percentage of theoretical best quality. Signal quality can be reduced by distance, by interference from other radio-frequency sources (such as cordless telephones or neighboring wireless networks), and by obstacles between the router and the wireless device.

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