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Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
2-2 Setting Up the Hardware
Local Network Hardware Requirements
The FVS318 VPN Firewall is intended for use in a network of personal computers (PCs) that are
interconnected by twisted-pair Ethernet cables.
To install and run the FVS318 VPN Firewall over your network of PCs, each PC must have an
installed Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) and an Ethernet cable. If the PC will connect to
your network at 100 Mbps, you must use a Category 5 (CAT5) cable such as the cable provided
with your firewall.
Access Device Requirement
The shared broadband access device (cable modem or DSL modem) must provide a standard 10
Mbps (10BASE-T) Ethernet interface.