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NDS 1000 Series ADSL Router

Software User’s Guide
Version 6.0 http://www.arescom.com

Published December 2001

COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS
Copyright © 2001, 2002 ARESCOM, Inc. All rights reserved. ARESCOM, ARESCOM NDS are trademarks of ARESCOM, Inc. Microsoft and Windows 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective companies. ARESCOM, Inc. has the right to make revisions and to change the contents of this document without any obligation to provide prior notice of such revisions and changes. ARESCOM has the right to make improvements or changes in the product(s) and/or software(s) described in this documentation. No part of this documentation or software may be reproduced or distributed in any form without prior written permission from ARESCOM, Inc.

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ARESCOM Inc. (“ARESCOM”) warrants that its hardware products are free from defects in materials and workmanship. Subjected to the conditions and limitations set forth below, ARESCOM will, at its option, either repair or replace any part of its product(s) that prove defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials. Repaired or replacement products will be provided by the equipment provider, and will be either new or refurbished to be functionally equivalent to new. This warranty does not cover any damage to this product that results from accident, abuse, misuse, natural or personal disaster, or any unauthorized disassembly, repair, or modification. ARESCOM products are covered by this warranty for a period of one (1) year from the date of installation by the equipment provider. THIS WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ARESCOM SPECIFICALLY DISBLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PRUPOSE AND AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. No ARESCOM dealer, agent or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension or addition to this warranty. This warranty covers only repair or replacement of defective ARESCOM products. ARESCOM is not liable for, and does not cover under warranty, any costs associated with servicing and/or the installation of ARESCOM products.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. Before You Begin
1.1 Introduction............................................................................... 1-1 1.2 Package Includes ..................................................................... 1-1 1.3 Minimum System Requirements............................................... 1-2

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Hardware Installation
2.1 Diagram of the NDS ................................................................. 2-1 Front Panel Interfaces ..............................................................2-1 Back Panel Interface ................................................................ 2-2 2.2 Diagram of the NDS 1000U...................................................... 2-3 Front Panel Interface ................................................................ 2-3 Back Panel Interface ................................................................ 2-4 2.3 Hardware Installation................................................................ 2-5 Personal Safety ........................................................................ 2-5 Product Handling ...................................................................... 2-5 2.4 Setup Instructions..................................................................... 2-5 2.5 Connect to the Ethernet............................................................ 2-6 2.6 Connect to the DSL Interface ................................................... 2-7 2.7 Connect to the USB Port .......................................................... 2-8 2.8 Connect to Power ..................................................................... 2-9

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3.1 USB Driver Installation ............................................................. 3-1 Installing USB Drivers on Windows® 98 .................................. 3-1 Installing Software Drivers on Windows® 2000........................ 3-3 Installing Software Drivers on Windows® Me........................... 3-4

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........................... 4-2 4.........3-7 Detecting TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me.. 4-15 4......... Configuration 4..................................... 3-7 Installing TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me.................. 4-1 4..................... 4-9 4.............................................................................. 4-10 4.....................................3-10 Installing TCP/IP in Windows® NT .........................4 Basic Configuration .............1 No SYNC/WAN Link LED Flashing.................................................... 5-2 ii NDS Software User’s Guide ....................PORT MAPPING .................. 3-11 Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® NT.................................... Troubleshooting 5. 4-4 PVCs Advanced Settings ............................................................................................................................................................................. 4-19 5....................STATUS.............................5 Basic Configuration .. 3-11 Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 2000....7 Advanced Configuration ...2 Cannot Detect the NDS Unit.......... 3-14 4............IP ROUTING ....................2 TCP/IP Installation............................................................Table of Contents Installing USB Drivers on Windows XP .........PVCs ....SETUP ....8 Advanced Configuration ..... 4-4 PVCs Basic Setting .............10Advanced Configuration BRIDGE FILTERING................. 4-5 4. 4-13 4..........1 Configuration Using Web GUI .............. 4-17 4....3-8 Detecting TCP/IP in Windows® NT ...........................IP FILTERING .....................3-5 3..................... 5-1 5.................................... 4-7 4......................3 Basic Configuration ........................2 Basic Configuration ............................ 3-8 Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me...UPGRADE ............3-12 Configuring TCP/IP in Windows XP ........9 Advanced Configuration .....................LAN .....................11Advanced Configuration ..........6 Basic Configuration ............................... 4-11 4..................DIAGNOSTIC.........

...... 5-2 5................................... B-1 B.................. B-2 B..... B-2 iii ................Glossary Appendix B ..................................Reference B..3 DSL Service Seems Slow........Table of Contents 5........2 FCC Part 68 Requirements ............................4 USB Driver Cannot be Installed Under Windows XP ...................................................................3 Tech Support ........1 FCC Statement...................................... 5-2 Appendix A .......

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....... Please read this guide carefully before you start installing the unit... NDS is a stand-alone device with true plug-and-play capability.PDF format (3) USB Driver* • RJ-11 to RJ-11 ADSL phone cable (x 1) • RJ-45 to RJ-45 straight-through Ethernet cable (x 1) • Detachable USB cable (x 1)* • Get Started User’s Guide (x 1) * For ARESCOM NDS 1000U models only 1-1 ....... 1-1 1.. 1-1 1..Before You Begin This Chapter Includes: 1......1 Introduction 1 The ARESCOM NDS™ is the ultimate solution for any office or home searching for ultra-fast access to the Internet and remote networks over ADSL.............2 Package Includes.............3 Minimum System Requirements ....................2 Package Includes • ARESCOM NDS ADSL unit (x 1) • AC to AC Power adapter (x 1) • ARESCOM CD-ROM (x 1) includes: (1) ARESCOM product datasheets (2) Get Started User’s Guide & 800/1000 Software User’s Guide in.... 1..... 1-2 1..............1 Introduction................... It works with any computer using an Ethernet or USB port....... The purpose of this guide is to help you ease through the installation process by providing simple step-by-step instructions in setting up your NDS....

Minimum System Requirements 1.3 Minimum System Requirements • ADSL line • Microsoft Windows 98 or later version • 166 MHz Pentium or equivalent processor • 16 MB RAM or more • 170 MB available free hard disk space before installation • 28.8k or faster modem (optional for dial-up access) • Available 10BaseT Ethernet or USB port on the main computer • CD-ROM Drive 1-2 NDS Software User’s Guide .

....8 Connect to Power................................ LAN LINK -................ 2-5 2.....Power Front Panel Interface A green PWR LED is ON when power is supplied to the NDS.......... the DIAG LED stops flashing and remains off........5 Connect to the Ethernet............. 2-8 2.........Local Area Network (Ethernet) A flashing yellow LED indicates Ethernet data activity between the PC and the NDS unit.........2 Diagram of the NDS 1000U .......... the DIAG LED will remain on........ DIAG -....... 2-7 2...........4 Setup Instructions ...............6 Connect to the DSL Interface .... The LED flashes when there is data activity on this port..Hardware Installation This Chapter Includes: 2................... Once the NDS boots up successfully........ 2-6 2...1 Diagram of the NDS 2 Front Panel Interfaces Figure 2..... 2-1 2..................1 PWR -.....1 Diagram of the NDS .........Local Area Network (Ethernet) The green LAN LINK LED displays the 10BaseT Ethernet connection between NDS and your Ethernet network.........7 Connect to the USB Port......... 2-5 2..... 2-3 2.... If there is a software malfunction or a problem with the NDS...... The green LED is on and remains solid if there is a valid link....... 2-1 .......Diagnostic The yellow DIAG LED indicates that the NDS is in a self-diagnostic mode during boot-up...... LAN ACT (Activity) -.......3 Hardware Installation....... 2-9 2....

2 DSL Back Panel Interface The ADSL interface connects the NDS to an ADSL line.Wide Area Network Link The green WAN LINK LED displays the 10BaseT Ethernet connection between the NDS and the remote DSL network.Diagram of the NDS WAN LINK -. WAN ACT (Activity) -. 2-2 NDS Software User’s Guide . Back Panel Interface Figure 2. The WAN LED is on and remains solid if there is a valid link.Wide Area Network Activity A flashing yellow WAN ACT LED indicates data activity between the remote DSL network and the NDS unit. The LED flashes when there is data activity on this port. POWER The power interface connects to the power adapter. ETHERNET The Ethernet interface connects the NDS to a 10BaseT network.

the DIAG LED will remain on. The LED flashes when there is data activity on this port.Wide Area Network Link The green WAN LINK LED displays the 10BaseT Ethernet connection between the NDS and the remote DSL network. The LED flashes when there is data activity on this port. WAN ACT (Activity) -. The LED flashes when there is data activity on this port. LAN -. DIAG (Diagnostic) The yellow DIAG LED indicates that the NDS is in a self-diagnostic mode during boot-up. the DIAG LED will turn off. USB The yellow USB LED displays the USB connection between the NDS and your PC. If the data traffic is heavy. The WAN LED is on and remains solid if there is a valid link. WAN LINK -.Wide Area Network Activity A flashing yellow WAN ACT LED indicates data activity between the remote DSL network and the NDS unit.3 PWR (Power) Front Panel Interface (1000U) A green PWR LED is ON when power is supplied to the NDS.2 Diagram of the NDS 1000U Front Panel Interface Figure 2. The LED is on and remains solid if there is a valid link.Local Area Network (Ethernet) The green LAN LINK LED displays the 10BaseT Ethernet connection between NDS and your Ethernet network. The LED is on and remains solid if there is a valid link. Once the NDS boots up successfully.Diagram of the NDS 1000U 2. If there is a software malfunction or a problem with the NDS. Hardware Installation 2-3 . the frequency of the flashing yellow LED becomes higher and will appear to be solid. WAN ACT (Activity) A flashing yellow LED indicates data activity between the DSL network and the NDS unit.

Diagram of the NDS 1000U Back Panel Interface Figure 2. ETHERNET The Ethernet interface connects the NDS to a 10BaseT network. * For ARESCOM NDS 1000U models only 2-4 NDS Software User’s Guide . POWER The power interface connects to the power adapter.4 DSL Back Panel Interface (1000U) The ADSL interface connects the NDS to an ADSL line. USB* The USB interface allows you to connect your NDS to your PC using an USB detachable cable.

Hardware Installation 2-5 . Personal Safety • In case of emergency. • The optimum spot to place the NDS is on a level surface – such as a desktop. locate the closest electricity power-off switch. so you can see the back panel for accessible cable connection. • Do not operate or store the product in an environment that surpasses temperature or humidity specifications. select a convenient location that does not experience too much foot traffic and is away from sunlight. • Remove jewelry before working on equipment connected to electricity.Hardware Installation 2. In addition. including your personal computer. • Operate in a clean and dust-free location. • Dispose this product in accordance with national laws and regulations. before you begin to connect and disconnect cables. 2. to do otherwise may result in damaging the NDS or produce hazardous voltage. • Place the NDS on the predetermined surface. • Keep cables away from walkways. • Cables must be attached to the correct interfaces. shelf. or table. Product Handling • Keep ventilation slots clear.3 Hardware Installation CAUTION!!! Turn off all electronic devices. • Refrain from touching any active wires or terminals.4 Setup Instructions • Choose a location for the NDS close to a power outlet and a nearby telephone outlet.

Connect to the Ethernet Locate your Ethernet cable (included). Step 2. Figure 2. Attach the Ethernet cable to the ETHERNET port of your NDS unit.6 Connecting to an Uplink Port on a Network Hub 2-6 NDS Software User’s Guide . Plug in the loose end of the Ethernet cable to your Ethernet network You have 3 options to connect to the Ethernet depending on your network environment: Option 1.5 Connecting to an Ethernet Port on a PC Option 2. Connecting to a single PC: Attach the included straightthrough Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on a PC.5 Step 1. Connecting to a network hub with uplink port available: Attach the included straight-through Ethernet cable to the uplink port on a hub. Figure 2. Step 3.Connect to the Ethernet 2.

the LAN LINK LED on the front panel should lit green to indicate a valid Ethernet connection. then you can use a crossover Ethernet cable (Not included) and attach it to the non-uplink ports on a hub. Connect to the DSL Interface Plug the RJ-11 connector end of the telephone cable (included) in the DSL port of the NDS (RJ-11 to RJ-11). Connecting to the DSL Interface The WAN LINK LED on the front panel should lit green to indicate a valid WAN connection. If the WAN LINK LED is not lit. repeat steps 1 through 3 above. If the LAN LINK LED is not lit. Figure 2.6 Step 1. Connect the RJ-11 connector end of the telephone cable to the DSL outlet on the wall. Hardware Installation 2-7 . Connecting to a Non-Uplink Port on a Network Hub Once the NDS is powered on. 2. Figure 2. repeat steps 1 and 2 above. Step 2.8 Step 3.7 Step 4.Connect to the DSL Interface Option 3. Connecting to a network hub with non-uplink port available: If the uplink port is unavailable.

repeat steps 1 and 2 above. proceed to the section titled “USB Driver Installation. Figure 2.” * For ARESCOM NDS 1000U models only 2-8 NDS Software User’s Guide . If the USB LED is not lit. NOTE: For more information on how to install your USB driver. Connecting to the USB Interface The USB LED on the front panel should lit green to indicate a valid USB connection.7 Step 1.Connect to the USB Port 2.9 Step 3. Step 2. Connect to the USB Port* Plug the Type-B (square-shaped) end of the USB detachable cable (included) into the USB port of the NDS unit. Plug the Type-A (flat-shaped) end of the USB detachable cable into the USB port of your PC.

Step 2. Hardware Installation 2-9 .10 Step 3. Connecting the Power Supply Once the NDS is powered on. If the PWR LED is not lit. turn off your NDS and repeat steps 1 through 3 above.Connect to Power 2.8 Step 1. Connect to Power Plug the power adapter in the POWER port of the NDS. Figure 2. Insert the other end of the power adapter to the power outlet on the wall. the PWR LED on the front panel should lit green to indicate a valid power connection.

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..Software Installation f This Chapter Includes: 3... Your PC should have detected the USB to Ethernet connection as soon as the USB cable is plugged in.... 3-1 3.... Click Next to start the installation process. Installing USB Drivers on Windows® 98 Step 1.... 3-1 .............. Please follow the steps below to ensure a successful USB installation...... 3-7 3...1 USB Driver Installation ....2 TCP/IP Installation .......... NOTE: USB interface is only supported using Windows 98/2000/Me/XP operating systems.... you will need to install the USB software driver.... skip the sections below and move on to the next section titled “TCP/IP Installation”... The following instructions will help you complete the USB installation procedure........ If you do not have a NDS unit with an USB interface or do not plan to use the USB interface....1 USB Driver Installation 3 If you are connecting your NDS unit using its USB interface. After your PC detects an USB connection.... a message window appears to indicate that the software driver installation process is about to begin......

3-2 NDS Software User’s Guide . Windows is now reading your CD to search for the proper files. Step 5. A message window appears to ask you to insert your Windows 98 CD. Once the files are located. Step 3. Insert the included CD into your CD-ROM drive. a message window appears to indicate that Windows has found the files for your device. Insert your Windows 98 CD into your CD-ROM drive and click OK. enter the path to the proper drive and click OK to complete the installation. After Windows has installed the software driver files from the CD.USB Driver Installation Step 2. If Windows wants the path to your Windows 98 CD. it will need to install some files from your Windows 98 CD to complete the software driver installation. (Recommended)” and click Next. Click Next to continue. Now you need to select where you would like Windows to search for the proper files. Step 4. The next message window prompts the question “What do you want Windows to do?” Select the first option “Search for the best driver for your device. Select the appropriate options for CD and click Next.

Select the radio button next to Search for a suitable drivers for my device (recommended) and click Next. Software Installation 3-3 . Step 8. the Found New Hardware Wizard window appears and needs to locate a device driver. Click Yes to reboot your system. You have successfully installed your NDS using USB.USB Driver Installation Step 6. This is highly recommended for your PC to properly recognize the new network settings. Step 7. Windows prompts the next message to ask you to restart your computer. The next message window appears to show that the software driver installation process is now complete. After your PC detects an USB connection. The USB LED on the front panel should be lit yellow to indicate a valid USB connection. Installing Software Drivers on Windows® 2000 Step 1. Click Finish to proceed.

USB Driver Installation Step 2. Insert the included CD into your CD-ROM and select the CD-ROM drives checkbox. Click Next.

Step 3.

Windows have found the driver for the USB device. Click Next to continue. Click Yes. The next message window appears to show that the software driver installation process is now complete. Click Finish. You have successfully installed your NDS using USB. The USB LED on the front panel should be lit yellow to indicate a valid USB connection.

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Installing Software Drivers on Windows® Me
Step 1. After your PC detects an USB connection, the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears and needs to locate a device driver. Select the radio button next to Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended) and click Next. Insert the included CD into your CD-ROM and select the CDROM drives checkbox. Click Next.

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USB Driver Installation Step 3. Windows have found the driver for the USB device. Click Next to continue. Windows has finished installing the new hardware device. Click Finish to continue. Click Yes to restart your computer now. You have successfully installed your NDS using USB. The USB LED on the front panel should be lit yellow to indicate a valid USB connection.

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Installing USB Drivers on Windows XP
Step 1. After your PC detects an USB connection, the Found New Hardware Wizard window appears and needs to locate a device driver. Select the radio button next to Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.

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Insert the included CD into your CD-ROM and select the radio button next to Search for the best driver in these locations. Check the Search removable media (Floppy, CDROM...) checkbox and click Next.

Step 3.

Please wait while the wizard searches...

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USB Driver Installation Step 4. Windows has finished installing the new hardware device. Click Finish to continue. You have successfully installed your NDS using USB. The USB LED on the front panel should be lit yellow to indicate a valid USB connection.

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” B. you already have TCP/IP on your Windows 95/98/Me.1 and subnet mask of 255. The TCP/IP Properties window in Windows® 95/98/2000/NT/Me/XP connects the workstation’s Ethernet information to the network’s protocol data. Proceed to “Installing TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me” in the next section. you do not have TCP/IP on your Windows 95/ 98/Me. The NDS unit requires the TCP/IP network protocol. Step 3. Step 2.2 TCP/IP Installation You must install a network protocol on each workstation on your LAN so they can communicate with the NDS unit.255.TCP/IP Installation 3.168. If you see TCP/IP listed under Network Components. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. If you do not see TCP/IP listed under Network Components. Double-click on Network. Detecting TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me Step 1. Your TCP/IP configuration is solely based on your ISP’s setup. Click the Configuration tab. Proceed to the section titled “Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me.255. The following information should be provided by your ISP or company server: • IP Address • Subnet Mask • Gateway IP Address NOTE: The NDS is configured with a default IP address of 192.0. A. Software Installation 3-7 .1. Make sure that each PC on your LAN has TCP/IP available.

Check to see if TCP/IP is listed under Network Components. you have not installed TCP/IP. From the Configuration tab. click Add. Repeat steps 1 .” Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me Step 1. you already have TCP/IP on your Windows 95/98/Me. Select Protocol and click Add. select TCP/IP -> XXXX Ethernet Adapters (“XXXX” is the maker of your Ethernet card) listed under Network Components and then click Properties. A. Step 3. If you do not see TCP/IP listed under Network Components. 3-8 NDS Software User’s Guide .TCP/IP Installation Installing TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/Me Step 1. If you see TCP/IP listed under Network Components. From the Configuration tab. Step 2. Step 4. Choose Microsoft -> TCP/IP click OK. Proceed to the section titled “Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 95/98/ Me. B.4.

Click OK to exit TCP/IP Properties window and click OK to exit the Network window. you may need to enter DNS information. Software Installation 3-9 . Click the radio button next to Obtain an IP Address automatically. do so manually. Step 4. If you previously entered any parameters. If prompted to restart Windows 95/98/Me.TCP/IP Installation Step 2. Click Remove to clear all preexisting settings. clear all pre-existing settings. OPTIONAL: Click the DNS Configuration tab and select Disable DNS. Select the IP Address tab. Step 3.* Step 2. If you are not prompted to restart Windows 95/98/Me. To enable dynamic IP addressing: Step 1. * If specifically required by your ISP. Step 5. You now have the option of using either dynamic or static IP addressing. click Yes. Select the Gateway tab.

Proceed to the next section. Step 2. you already have TCP/IP on your Windows NT. please do so manually. If prompted to restart Windows 95/98/Me. Step 5. and DNS Service Search Order (for your LAN) and click Add. Double-click on Network. click Yes. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. If you are not prompted to restart Windows 95/98/Me. A. “Installing TCP/IP in Windows® NT. Step 8.” 3-10 NDS Software User’s Guide . Type the IP Address and Subnet Mask (for your PC). Proceed to the section titled “Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® NT. Step 6. Click OK to exit TCP/IP Properties window. Click the DNS tab. Enter the Host and Domain names.” B. Click the Gateway tab. Step 7. Click the Protocols tab. Type in your Gateway IP Address (the IP address for the NDS) from your ISP and then click Add. you do not have TCP/IP on your Windows NT. If you do not see TCP/IP listed under Network Protocols. Step 3. Step 2. Step 1. If you see TCP/IP listed under Network Protocols. Detecting TCP/IP in Windows® NT Step 1.TCP/IP Installation To enable static IP addressing: Step 1. Step 4. Click OK to exit Network. Click Specify an IP Address.

TCP/IP Installation Installing TCP/IP in Windows® NT NOTE: Consult your Network Administrator if you do not have authorization to change settings for your PC. If you do not see TCP/ IP Protocol listed under Network Protocols. Check to verify TCP/IP Protocol is listed under Network Protocols. You now have the option of using either dynamic or static IP addressing.” Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® NT Step 1. Step 3. Step 2. then click OK. From the Protocols tab. Proceed to the section titled “Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® NT. you have not installed TCP/IP. then you have successfully installed TCP/IP. If you see TCP/IP Protocol listed under Network Protocols. A. Select the IP Address tab. Step 2. Step 1.3. Select TCP/IP Protocol and click OK. B. select TCP/IP Protocol and click Properties. From the Protocols tab click Add. Software Installation 3-11 . Repeat steps 1 .

TCP/IP Installation To enable dynamic IP addressing: Step 1. clear all preexisting settings. and DNS Service Search Order (for your LAN). Configuring TCP/IP in Windows® 2000 Once you have successfully installed a network card onto your PC. Step 2. Click the DNS tab. In the Local Area Connection Status window. click Properties. Click OK to exit Network Properties window. Windows 2000/XP will automatically install Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) by default. you may need to enter DNS information. If you previously entered any parameters. Click the radio button next to Obtain an IP Address from DHCP Server.* Step 2. Click the radio button next to Specify an IP Address and enter the IP Address and Subnet Mask (for your PC). All you are left to do is to configure it. * If specifically required by your ISP or remote server. Click on Start ->Settings -> Control Panel -> Network and Dial-up Connections -> Local Area Connection. Step 2. To enable static addressing: Step 1. Step 1. Enter the Host and Domain names. Click OK to exit Network Properties window. 3-12 NDS Software User’s Guide . OPTIONAL: Click the DNS tab and select Disable DNS. Step 3.

then you need to enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS server IP addresses. Click OK to exit the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. Click the radio button next to Obtain an IP Address automatically.TCP/IP Installation Step 3. select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Step 4. To enable dynamic IP addressing: Step 1. Step 2. Software Installation 3-13 . highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Under the General tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window. If you choose the Use the following DNS server addresses option. OPTIONAL: You can either click Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the following DNS server addresses options. From the General tab.

click Properties. Under the Local Area Connection Status window. Step 6. Configuring TCP/IP in Windows XP Step 1. Step 4. Step 2.TCP/IP Installation To enable static IP addressing: Step 1. Step 2. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Double-click Local Area Connection. 3-14 NDS Software User’s Guide . Double-click Network Connections. In the Control Panel window. Click OK to exit the Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) Properties window. Under the General Local Area Connection Properties window. Enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS server IP addresses. Step 3. double-click Network and Internet Connections. Subnet Mask. Step 3. Step 5. Click Use the following IP Address and enter the IP Address. and Default Gateway. Click Start -> Control Panel.

Click OK to exit the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. Software Installation 3-15 . Click Use the following IP Address and enter the IP Address. Step 2. OPTIONAL: You can either click Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the following DNS server addresses options. Subnet Mask. Enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS server IP addresses. If you choose the Use the following DNS server addresses option. Click OK to exit the Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) Properties window. then you need to enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS server IP addresses. Step 2.TCP/IP Installation To enable dynamic IP addressing: Step 1. To enable static IP addressing: Step 1. Step 3. and Default Gateway. Click the radio button next to Obtain an IP Address automatically.

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.IP ROUTING . LAN.........2 Basic Configuration .. 4-10 4.5 Basic Configuration .......STATUS .. 4-1 . 4-9 4....9 Advanced Configuration . STATUS....... HTML-based GUI (graphical user interface) to simplify the setup and configuration of your NDS using your PC’s web browser..7 Advanced Configuration PORT MAPPING ..e.. 4-11 4.. 4-4 4.....LAN......... PVCs.......8 Advanced Configuration ............... 4-7 4....DIAGNOSTIC ............PVCs .168..... 4-19 4....... The steps below help you configure your NDS on the LAN using the web GUI: Step 1.. Step 2... As you proceed with the configuration... 4-17 4....6 Basic Configuration ..... Enter the default URL http://192. 4-1 4........11 Advanced Configuration .............1 Configuration Using Web GUI ...IP FILTERING...3 Basic Configuration . 4-13 4. Launch a web browser (i....Configuration This Chapter Includes: 4... The web browser may take a couple minutes to log on to your NDS unit (TIP: Press Enter or click Go twice may speed up the log-on process)..........1 Configuration Using Web GUI 4 The NDS offers a platform-independent.................UPGRADE...... 4-15 4. and DIAGNOSTIC.. Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) from your computer......1 and press Enter......................... you will notice that the NDS web GUI is divided into two sections: Basic: Allows you to enter values for a basic NDS configuration: SETUP.4 Basic Configuration .10 Advanced Configuration BRIDGE FILTERING ..1........... 4-2 4......SETUP.....

This page allows you to configure the following parameters: (1) (2) SYSTEM DNS The System page allows you to enter a User Name and Password to ensure maximum administrative security for your NDS unit. Enter your password again to ensure you have the correct password. BRIDGE FILTERING and UPGRADE. User Name: Password: Enter a desired user name here. Re-enter Password: 4-2 NDS Software User’s Guide .2 Basic Configuration . the name will appear as asterixes (****). This feature provides maximum security for your NDS by limiting access to users with the correct password only. 4. IP FILTERING.SETUP A. IP ROUTING.Basic Configuration .SETUP Advanced: For users in need of greater control over the NDS unit. When you type your password. Click the SETUP tab on the top. you can click the Advanced tab any time and access these optional sections: PORT MAPPING.

simply click Cancel. C. Click the Save button to save the values to your NDS. If you do not wish to send the configuration to your NDS. Allows you to assign the IP Address of the Secondary DNS provided by your ISP. B. Enter a desired User Name and Password. you are prompted to enter the User Name onto the Enter Network Password pop-up window to authenticate the change. D.SETUP In the DNS (Domain Name Server) section: Primary DNS: Secondary DNS: Allows you to assign the IP Address of the Primary DNS provided by your ISP. Re-enter the password to authenticate its use.Basic Configuration . Configuration 4-3 . NOTE: Once you change your NDS password.

In Private Virtual Circuit (PVC) mode.Basic Configuration . respectively. which is a header subfield. 4-4 NDS Software User’s Guide . The options are SNAP/ IP.PVCs 4. PPP over ATM.VPI:A virtual path is a semi-permanent connection between endpoints in an ATM network and may support one or more virtual channels. VC MUX over ATM. is assigned manually when NDS is used.PVCs PVCs Basic Setting A. Different VPI values allow the endpoints to discriminate between different virtual connections between ATM nodes. the Virtual Path Identifier (VPI). PPP over Ethernet.: Encapsulation: The ID number that corresponds to each ATM PVC interface. Click the PVCs tab on the top. and SNAP/ Bridge protocols. The minimum and maximum values of the VPI are 0 and 255. LLC PPP over ATM. The PVCs Basic Setting page allows you to configure and enter PPP User Name and Password for each individual ATM PVC interface on your NDS unit: PVC No.3 Basic Configuration . Allows you to choose the encapsulation type used at the ATM interface.

To discard these settings. click Cancel. click the PVC Advanced Settings button. The Network Address Translation functions allows the NDS to perform IPsharing. This is a header subfield that is assigned manually when NDS is used. which means multiple PCs on your LAN with Private IP addresses can share Internet access using one Public IP Address. A VCI has only local significance on the link between ATM nodes. The password you use to access your ISP account. The minimum and maximum values of the VCI are 32 and 4095. The name of the Internet account provided by your ISP. Configuration 4-5 . After entering these values. When the connection is released. click Submit to send these settings to your NDS. you can enable or disable the NAT function on the designated ATM PVC interface. PVCs Advanced Settings Under the PVCs Advanced Settings page. respectively. To further configure advanced settings for your ATM PVC interface.Basic Configuration .PVCs VCI: Each connection in an ATM network is characterized by a Virtual Channel Identifier (VCI). the VCI value on the involved links will be released and can be reused by other connections. PPP User Name: PPP Password: B.

click Cancel. click Submit to send these settings to your NDS. To discard these settings. Enter NDS’ WAN IP address provided by your ISP.PVCs NAT: Allows you to choose to enable or disable the NAT function on the specified ATM PVC interface.Basic Configuration . 4-6 NDS Software User’s Guide . NAT IP Address: WAN IP Address: WAN Subnet Mask: A. After entering these values. If you have enabled the NAT function. click the PVC Basic Settings button. To return to configuring basic settings for your ATM PVC interface. Enter NDS’ WAN IP address provided by your ISP. then you may need to enter the specified NAT IP Address.

LAN 4. The LAN page allows you to configure the following parameters: (1) (2) (3) IP Setting DHCP Setting Global Bridge Setting The IP Setting section assigns the IP address of the NDS unit on your LAN and defines the associated IP subnet. Primary IP Address: Subnet Mask: Enter the primary IP address for the LAN interface.4 Basic Configuration .Basic Configuration . Subnet Mask: Enter an additional subnet mask to correspond to the Primary LAN IP address you have entered. Enter the subnet mask to correspond to the LAN IP addressyou have entered above. Click the LAN tab on the top.LAN A. Configuration 4-7 . Secondary IP Address: Enter a secondary IP address for the LAN interface if you have an additional subnet on the network.

The Global Bridge Setting section allows you to manually enable or disable the Ethernet bridge. click Submit to send these settings to your NDS. To discard these settings. The amount of time that a network device can have (lease) a Private IP Address before the NDS makes the address available for re-assignment. when you assign these parameters you must make sure your PC and NDS are in the same subnet. With dynamic addressing. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP simplifies network administration because the NDS keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring an administrator to manage the task. click Cancel.LAN NOTE: Remember. DHCP. After entering these values. DHCP Server: Lease Time: Allows you to enable or disable the DHCP function on your NDS.Basic Configuration . thus allowing data originated from the DSL line to be transferred to the Ethernet. This means that a new computer can be added to a network without the hassle of manually assigning it an IP Address. a device can be assigned an IP address each time it connects to the network. Global Bridge Mode: Allows you to enable or disable the Ethernet bridge function. The DHCP Setting section allows you to enable or disable the use of DHCP for a Multiple IP Address Account. B. dynamically assigns (leases) Private IP Addresses to devices on a network. 4-8 NDS Software User’s Guide .

and Throughput. Firmware Date. and MAC Address.STATUS A. Line Mode. troubleshoot. you will find the following NDS information: 1. Subnet Mask. Transmitted (TX) and Received (RX) DSL Packets.STATUS 4. 2. 4. System: Router Name. Click the STATUS tab on the top.5 Basic Configuration . Firmware Version. 3. and Transmitted (TX) and Received (RX) Ethernet Packets. Ethernet LAN: LAN IP Address. Bytes. The Status page collects information from various functions and operations of your NDS and displays all the information on a single page for your convenience. At a single glance.Basic Configuration . RS/CRC. Viewing the overall status of your system makes it easier for you to monitor. Upstream and Downstream rates. S/N Ratio. Configuration 4-9 . DSL: Connection Phase. Bytes. PPP: PPP Connection Status and IP Address. and Throughput. and reboot your NDS if necessary.

Ethernet LAN Link. After a few minutes. When you are ready. a Fail message appears. Otherwise. Click the DIAGNOSTIC tab on the top The Diagnostic page allows you to run a self-diagnostic feature on the NDS unit and check to see if all interfaces are working properly.DSL Line.PPP Connection.6 Basic Configuration . the NDS unit displays a results page that illustrates the current status of the Physical Layer . click Diag. B.DIAGNOSTIC 4. and Session Layer .Basic Configuration . 4-10 NDS Software User’s Guide . If the diagnostic result shows Pass for any one of them.DIAGNOSTIC A. Logical Layer . then their corresponding parameter is functioning properly.

you can enter values for each of the following items: Configuration 4-11 . Click the PORT MAPPING tab on the top.PORT MAPPING 4. When you click Add. or Telnet) or applications (PCAnywhere or Blizzard’s StarCraft) to the Internet on your LAN. and Protocol type for each entry. Current Port Mapping Table The Current Port Mapping Table displays the ID (index number). Internal IP Address.PORT MAPPING A. Add Port Mapping Entry In the Add Port Mapping Entry section.7 Advanced Configuration . Internal Port #. External Port #. a new Port Mapping Entry will be created. Incoming data packets with a specific port (external port) can be mapped/routed to the specific application or service (internal port) according to the Port Mapping Table. FTP server. Port Mapping allows you to provide certain services (web hosting.Advanced Configuration .

2 . If you do not wish to send the configuration to your NDS.255. simply click Cancel. Enter 80.Advanced Configuration . The port number associated with the Dial-Out IP Address (please refer to Internal Port for more details).168.1. 23 is for Telnet and 25 is for SMTP.1. 80 is for HTTP.168. Internal Port: The port number of the PC running the special service(s) within the NDS’ subnet.PORT MAPPING Internal IP Address: The IP Address for the PC running the special service(s) within the NDS’ private subnet. such as 21 is for FTP. External Port: Protocol: Delete Port Mapping Entry Port Mapping Entry ID: To delete an entry from the port mapping table above.100 (Make sure the WEB server’s IP Address is 192. It is recommended to assign a permanent private IP Address (in the range of 192.168. etc.254) to the PC when the internal DHCP server is ON. NOTE: Each time you assign a permanent IP Address to your network PC.1. An example on how to set up a WEB hosting service: Internal IP Address: Enter 192.0).168. Internal Port: External Port: Protocol: 4-12 NDS Software User’s Guide . The protocol type used depending on the type of special service or application you intend to provide. Enter 80. Currently. enter the associated ID number and click Delete. B.192. Select TCP. the NDS supports TCP and UDP protocols. reboot your NDS so the DHCP server can reserve it.100 and Subnet Mask is 255. A port is used to distinguish between requests for different services.1.255.

Gateway IP Address. Subnet Mask: The subnet mask of the Destination IP Address.Advanced Configuration .IP ROUTING 4. Add Route In the Add Route section. and Interface for each entry. Configuration 4-13 . Destination IP Address.IP ROUTING A. IP Routing designates the NDS which path or route to use when forwarding data packets. you can enter values for each of the following items: Destination IP Address: The IP Address of where data packets are to be sent. Current IP Routing Table The Current IP Routing Table displays the index number (ID). Click the IP ROUTING tab on the top. a new IP Route is created.8 Advanced Configuration . When you click Add. Subnet Mask. You will need to create an IP route when there are other NDS units on your LAN.

or Modem. The Gateway IP Address can only be set if the route uses the LAN interface.Advanced Configuration . 4-14 NDS Software User’s Guide .IP ROUTING Gateway IP Address: The IP Address of the router on the LAN where data packets are to be sent. If you wish to update a pre-existing route. C. please delete the original route and add a new route. Interface: Delete Route Route ID: B. Determines whether data packets are to be sent through the Ethernet_LAN. To delete a route from the routing table. Ethenet_WAN. enter the associated ID number and click Delete. If you do not wish to send the configuration to your NDS. simply click Cancel.

Protocol. NDS supports TCP. or Other. Source/ Destination IP. Configuration 4-15 . or filter. and each filter can be set to examine. Click the IP FILTERING tab on the top. a new IP filter is created.9 Advanced Configuration . then you need to specify the following Protocol Number field. Add Filter In the Add Filter section. ICMP. both source and destination data packets. Source/Destination Port# for each filter.IP FILTERING 4. UDP. as well as the action taken when the filter conditions are matched or not matched. Current IP Filtering Table The Current IP Filtering Table displays the Filter ID. When you click Add. you can enter values for each of the following items: Protocol: Currently. IP Filtering allows you to define up to 16 sequential filters. If you select Other.IP FILTERING A.Advanced Configuration .

that sends the data packet. For data packets that match or do not match the IP filtering conditions. Pass if only there is an available connection. the web (HTTP). 4-16 NDS Software User’s Guide . You need to enter a number if you have selected Other in the previous Protocol field. The NDS examines each entering data packet with the above parameters to determine if they match (true) or do not match (false). such as FTP. Packet is blocked and discarded. Packet goes to the next filter in sequence. B. Subnet Mask (Destination): Destination Port: The subnet mask of the device receiving the data packet. or SMTP. If you do not wish to send the configuration to your NDS. The IP Address of the device sending the data packet. you can set an Action If Matched or Action If Not Matched parameter to determine the data packet’s destination: Pass: Restrict: Discard: Pass to next filter: Delete Filter Filter ID: To delete an IP filter from the filtering table. Telnet. that receives the data packet. Source IP Address: Subnet Mask (Source): The subnet mask of the device sending the data packet. Source Port: The TCP/IP port of the service. Telnet. or SMTP. the web (HTTP). such as FTP. Automatically pass through the NDS. enter the associated ID number and click Delete. Destination IP Address: The IP Address of the device receiving the data packet. simply click Cancel. The TCP/IP port of the service.IP FILTERING Protocol Number: The associated number for the desired protocol.Advanced Configuration .

as well as the action taken when the filter conditions are matched or not matched. both source and destination data packets when the NDS unit is in Snap/Bridge or Bridge Routing mode. Add Filter In the Add Filter section. When you click Add. Similar to the IP Filtering function in the previous section. Bridge Filtering also allows you to define up to 16 sequential filters. Configuration 4-17 . and each filter can be set to examine. Source/Destination MAC. Current Bridge Packet Filtering Table The Current Bridge Packet Filtering Table displays the Filter ID.Advanced Configuration . you can enter values for each of the following items: Source MAC Address: The MAC Address of the device sending data packages. or filter.10 Advanced Configuration BRIDGE FILTERING A. a new Bridge packet filter is created. Click the BRIDGE FILTERING tab on the top.BRIDGE FILTERING 4.

4-18 NDS Software User’s Guide . B. Packet is blocked and discarded. you can set an Action If Matched or Action If Not Matched parameter to determine the data packet’s destination: Pass: Restrict: Discard: Pass to next filter: Delete Filter Filter ID: To delete a bridge filter from the filtering table. Pass if only there is an available connection. Packet goes to the next filter in sequence.BRIDGE FILTERING Destination MAC Address: The MAC Address of the device receiving data packages The NDS examines each entering data packet with the above parameters to determine if they match (true) or do not match (false). enter the associated ID number and click Delete.Advanced Configuration . Automatically pass through the NDS. If you do not wish to send the configuration to your NDS. simply click Cancel. For data packets that match or do not match the IP filtering conditions.

simply click Cancel. Firmwares can be downloaded to the NDS unit through either a FTP or TFTP server.UPGRADE A. Configuration 4-19 .UPGRADE 4. Enter the following information if you want to download a firmware to your NDS: FTP Server IP Address: The IP Address of the FTP or TFTP server that contains the firmware. Please visit ARESCOM website at www. Click the UPGRADE tab on the top. B. Click Upgrade to begin the firmware upgrade process.11 Advanced Configuration . File Name: The file name of the NDS firmware that you wish to download.arescom.com for the FTP Server IP Address and firmware File Name BEFORE you upgrade the firmware. If you do not wish to upgrade firmware. The Upgrade feature allows you to upgrade your NDS to the latest firmware version.Advanced Configuration . C.

Advanced Configuration .UPGRADE 4-20 NDS Software User’s Guide .

..1 No SYNC/WAN Link LED Flashing • Make sure the phone cord from the wall is plugged into the NDS.....................3 DSL Service Seems Slow ................ but it is plugged into the wrong port)..................... • Reboot your NDS unit...Troubleshooting This Chapter Includes: 5..... • Be sure the phone jack you are using is working properly by plugging a telephone into the phone jack and see if you can dial out........... • Verify that you are NOT using a microfilter on the ADSL line... Contact your ISP’s Technical Support to confirm that the line has been provisioned correctly...... 5-2 5.. 5-1 5.. your line may have been incorrectly provisioned...4 USB Driver Cannot be Installed Under Windows XP ........... then check to see if the NDS has power and is turned on....... 5. Read each heading carefully to find the solution to your problems.... • Make sure you have not accidentally plugged the RJ-11 telephone cable into the unit’s RJ-45 Ethernet port (the phone cable will fit.. 5-2 5 This section is designed to answer some of the questions you might have while operating the NDS. 5-2 5. 5-1 . If the above mentioned suggestions still do not solve your problems.. • You may review any additional documentation.1 No SYNC/WAN Link LED Flashing.........2 Cannot Detect the NDS Unit ..

255. 5.2 Cannot Detect the NDS Unit • Verify that the NDS unit is installed properly and is powered on.1.3 DSL Service Seems Slow If you are experiencing difficulties accessing a specific web site.168.168.2 to 192. The default IP Address of the NDS unit is 192. 5.168.1. • Make sure your PC and NDS unit are on the same subnet. try browsing a different web site. and check to see if the DSL cable is securely installed into the DSL port of the unit and the wall phone jack.4 USB Driver Cannot be Installed Under Windows XP When you are installing NDS USB driver under Windows XP.255.1 with Subnet Mask of 255.0.0.1 in this case.255.1. The site you were accessing may be experiencing technical problems.255. you may come across the following warning message: Click Continue Anyway and carry on with the installation process.Cannot Detect the NDS Unit 5. • Make sure your PC is using an IP address within the range of 192.168.1. 5-2 NDS Software User’s Guide . • Make sure the Gateway of your PC points to the NDS unit and should be set to 192.254 and the Subnet Mask of 255.

data. Byte . Bandwidth .A unit of data equaling to 8 bits (1 Byte = 8 bits). Bps (Bits per second) . DSL. Broadband . A-1 . An Ethernet link is capable of moving 10 million bits of data per second.Refers to the unit of measurement used for data transmission speeds over a data communication link. e. ADSL runs at 6 Mbps (MegaBits per second). Definitions of common configuration terms are available below. Bridge operates at the hardware layer and has no routing capabilities.The term used to refer to a single unit of data in digital data communications.Glossary A When you order Internet service. and video over a single physical connection. It takes 8 bits to make 1 byte. and satellite technology are all different types of broadband technology.5 Mbps to 8 Mbps downstream and 64 Kbps to 640 Kbps upstream. Bridge . Broadband is in contrast to narrowband such as traditional 56K analog modem. A DSL modem is a bridge that passes DSL from one network segment to another.Currently the most common DSL technology available that provides asymmetrical bandwidth over a single copper wire pair (over your regular telephone line). The downstream bandwidth from the network to the subscriber is greater than the upstream bandwidth from the subscriber to the network. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) .g. ADSL speeds typically run from 1. Bit . Cable. your provider will give you a great deal of information.A hardware device that passes packets between multiple network segments using the same networking protocol to connect the different network segments.The amount of data that can be transmitted by the network “information highway”. used as an indication for speed of data transmission. Please note that terminology used by various remote networks may vary. which is a unit of measurement for computer data.Any high-bandwidth (see also Bandwidth) data communication technology that runs at speeds of 200 Kbps or more and allows combined transmission of voice. wireless.

such as janedoe@arescom. aggregates or consolidates all the customer DSL lines and routes the data traffic onto a backbone network for distribution to the ISP or corporate networks. Ethernet . such as a PC) for a set period of time and then sends them back so that they can be reassigned to other workstations. There are many type of DSLs called xDSL. etc.Most popular LAN (Local Area Network) technology that uses CSMA/CD (Collision Detection) and transfers data between workstations over a variety of cable types at 10Mbps. A-2 NDS Software User’s Guide .DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) . DNS (Domain Name System) .A mechanism that translates host domain names into its numeric IP Address and vice-versa. which supports up to 6 . Sometimes the entire frame from one network is placed in the header used by the data link layer protocol of another network. HDSL. VDSL. also called 10BaseT. two-way Internet access over the traditional copper wire telephone line. providing an “always-on” Internet connection that runs at speeds from 1 Mbps to 52 Mbps depending on the distance between the customer site and the CO. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) .An Internet protocol that allows the DHCP server to dynamically assign IP addresses to any client workstation (any device connected to your LAN.The encapsulating or enclosing data within a particular IP header. Most Ethernet LANs use twisted pair 10BaseT cables and support both Ethernet as well as Fast Ethernet at 100Mbps (100BaseT). such as a DSLAM.A new kind of digitized data communication technology that delivers high-speed. At the end of the line. DSL technology can be accessed by connecting a DSL modem at the customer premise to the telephone line and computer.A specific algorithm used to encrypt or encode the data so that it becomes unreadable to unauthorized users that do not know the decryption key. This feature saves the ISP and Network Managers from having to manually configure IP addresses for each PC on the LAN. RADSL.com. Encryption .8Mbps downstream. A good example of encryption technology is WEP (Wired Equivalent Private). Encapsulation . Other types of DSL include SDSL. A domain name is an easy-to-remember nickname for numerical IP addresses required by a computer. DSL-enabling equipment at the CO. DSL technology allows the user to share their phone line with their DSL line. IDSL. and the most commonly available DSL line is the ADSL (See ADSL).

Glossary A-3 . or a combination of both) that selectively blocks out or filters unwanted IP traffic from a public network. IP Address . including PCs. Consists of four sets of one. A kind of Internet software that keeps track of all the addresses on the Internet for different nodes. In Private Virtual Circuit (PVC) mode. which is a header subfield. Internet . Virtual Path Identifier . Firewall allows the private LAN network to be invisible to the public network outside. is assigned manually when NDS is used. two. or three octal digits separated by periods. IP (Internet Protocol) .A virtual path is a semi-permanent connection between endpoints in an ATM network and may support one or more virtual channels.A protocol standard for the Internet. printers. are connected to the hub through cabling. or any other company that provides Internet access to the end user such as AOL. it makes high speed access easier to use for end consumers. PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) . Earthlink or MSN. preventing intrusion from unauthorized users. a CLEC or ILEC.A security device (either hardware.A collection of privately owned. DSL modem or Gateways.A hardware device that repeats all data traffic to all CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) ports. LAN (Local Area Network) . forwards outgoing IP traffic. and more seamless to integrate into the existing infrastructure for carriers and ISPs. Ethernet and point to point protocol (PPP). software. A hub functions as the center of a LAN and all other network devices on the LAN. and recognizes incoming IP traffic.It is a protocol that allows a computer to access the Internet using a dial-up phone line and a high-speed modem or router. Relying on two widely accepted standards. the Virtual Path (VP).Firewall . interconnected computers within a confined service area.A massive worldwide network of computer networks interconnecting thousands of computers and networks around the world and readily accessible from any computer with a modem or router connection and the corresponding software. ISP (Internet Service Provider) .The telecommunication company that provides Internet service for the subscriber. The ISP can be a telephone company. Hub . Different VP values allow the endpoints to discriminate between different virtual connections and ATM nodes.numeric address assigned to each machine on the Internet.

Each connection in an ATM network is characterized by a Virtual Channel (VC). This is a header subfield that is assigned manually when NDS is used.Virtual Channel Identifier . A VC has only local significance on the link between ATM nodes. When the connection is released. the VC value on the involved links will be released and can be reused by other connections. A-4 NDS Software User’s Guide .

there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. This equipment generates. Operation is subject to the following two conditions. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions.1 FCC Statement B This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. B-1 . However. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.Reference B. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference received. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment. including interference that may cause undesired operation. Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number [REN] for this equipment.2 FCC Part 68 Requirements This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC Rules. This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. this information must be given to the telephone company. If requested.com B-2 NDS Software User’s Guide . If you experience trouble with this product. among other information. B. the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily.com www. feel free to contact the ARESCOM Tech Support team using any one of the following means below: Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web: (510) 445-3638 (510) 445-3636 support@arescom. for information on obtaining service or repairs.arescom.0]. equipment. If possible. operations or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC. contact your local telephone company. the total REN of devices connected to a line should not exceed five [5. they will notify you in advance. Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities.FCC Part 68 Requirements B. On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains. But if advance notice is not practical. To find out the total permitted in your area. please contact ARESCOM. If your telephone equipment cause harm to the telephone network. Inc. The REN is used to determine the maximum number of devices connected to your telephone line that will ring in response to an incoming call. The telephone company may ask that you disconnect this equipment from the network until the problem has been corrected or until you are sure that the equipment is not malfunctioning. If they do. you will be notified in advance to give you and opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service. In most but not all areas. Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs.3 Tech Support For assistance or inquiries on how to install or operate your NDS.