NETGEAR FVS318 Router User Manual

Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
Advanced Configuration 8-13
Remote Management
Using the Remote Management page, you can allow a user or users on the Internet to configure,
upgrade and check the status of your NETGEAR Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall.
To configure your firewall for Remote Management:
1. Select the Allow Remote Management check box.
2. Specify what external addresses will be allowed to access the firewall’s remote management.
For security, NETGEAR recommends that you restrict access to as few external IP addresses
as practical.
a. To allow access from any IP address on the Internet, select Everyone.
b. To allow access from a range of IP addresses on the Internet, select IP address range.
Enter a beginning and ending IP address to define the allowed range.
c. To allow access from a single IP address on the Internet, select Only this PC.
Enter the IP address that will be allowed access.
3. Specify the Port Number that will be used for accessing the management interface.
Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For greater security,
you can change the remote management web interface to a custom port by entering that
number in the box provided. Choose a number between 1024 and 65535, but do not use the
number of any common service port. The default is 8080, which is a common alternate for
4. Click Apply to have your changes take effect.
When accessing your router from the Internet, you will type your router's WAN IP address into
your browser's Address (in IE) or Location (in Netscape) box, followed by a colon (:) and the
custom port number. For example, if your external address is and you use port
number 8080, enter in your browser:
Note: Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password. The
ideal password should contain no dictionary words from any language, and should be a
mixture of letters (both upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols. Your password