The Setup Wizard is a useful and easy utility to help setup the DVG-G1402S to quickly connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) with only a few steps required. It will guide you step by step to configure the password, time, WAN , and Wireless settings of your DVG-G1402S.
Wireless Settings are settings for the (Access Point) Portion of the Wireless Router. Allow you to change the wireless settings to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID's factory default setting is "default". The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Indicates the channel setting for the DVG-G1402S. By default the channel is set to 6. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. The Auto setting can be selected to allow the DVG-G1402S to choose the channel with the least amount of interference.
For added security on the wireless network, when enabling Encryption, the Authentication type can also be selected.
Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a wireless security protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). WEP provides security by encrypting the data that is sent over the WLAN. The DVG-G1402S supports 2 levels of WEP Encryption: 64Bit encryption and 128Bit encryption. WEP is disabled by default. The WEP setting can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
WEP Encryption Type
The WEP Encryption Type that are supported by the DVG-G1402S are HEX (Hexadecimal) and ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange.)
Keys 1-4 allow you to easily change wireless encryption settings to maintain a secure network. Simply select the specific key to be used for encrypting wireless data on the network.
Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. WPA uses stronger security than WEP and is based on a key that changes automatically at a regular interval. This mode requires a RADIUS server in the network.
Pre-Shared Key mode means that the wireless client and the router must have the same passphrase in order to establish the wireless connection. A RADIUS server is not required with PSK.
WAN (wide area network) Settings are settings that are used to connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). The WAN settings are provided to you by your ISP and often times referred to as "public settings". Please select the appropriate option for your specific ISP.
WAN - Dynamic IP Address
Select this option if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) provides you an IP address automatically. Cable modem providers typically use dynamic assignment of IP Address.
Host Name - (optional)
The Host Name field is optional but may be required by some Internet Service Providers. The default host name is empty.
MAC Address - (optional)
The default MAC Address is set to the WAN's physical interface MAC address on the VoIP Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP.
Clone MAC Address
The default MAC address is set to the WAN's physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. You can use the "Clone MAC Address" button to copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed by your ISP and replace the WAN MAC address with the MAC address of the router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP.
WAN - Static IP Address
If required by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) select this option to configure the device with the static IP Address information. Enter in the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS (domain name server) address(es) provided to you by your ISP. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form, which are four IP octets separated by a dot (x.x.x.x). The Router will not accept the IP address if it is not in this format.
WAN - PPPoE
Select this option if your ISP requires you to use a PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection. DSL providers typically use this option.
User Name - Enter your PPPoE username.
Password - Enter your PPPoE password.
Primary DNS Address - Primary DNS (Domain Name Server) IP provided by your ISP.
Secondary DNS Address - optional
These are the IP settings of the LAN (Local Area Network) interface for the device. These settings may be referred to as "private settings". You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet. The default IP address is 192.168.15.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
IP Address: IP address of the DVG-G1402S, default is 192.168.15.1.
Subnet Mask: Subnet Mask of DVG-G1402S, default is 255.255.255.0.
Local Domain Name: (optional) Enter in the local domain name for the network.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DHCP server gives out IP addresses when a device is starting up and request an IP address to be logged on to the network. The device must be set as a DHCP client to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is enabled in the unit. The DHCP address pool contains the range of the IP address that will automatically be assigned to the clients on the network.
Starting IP address - The starting IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Ending IP address - The ending IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Lease Time - The length of time for the IP lease.
DHCP client computers connected to the unit will have their information displayed in the DHCP Client Table. The table will show the Host Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Expired Time of the DHCP lease for each client computer.
Static DHCP allows the router to assign the same IP address information to a specific computer on the local network. The specified computer will get the same DHCP IP address information every time it is turned on. No other computer on the local network will receive the specified static DHCP address except for the configured computer. Static DHCP is very helpful when used for server computers on the local network that are hosting applications such as Web and FTP.