NETGEAR FVS318 Router User Manual

Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
3-2 Preparing Your Network
Macintosh Operating System 7 or later includes the software components for establishing a
TCP/IP network.
All versions of UNIX or Linux include TCP/IP components. Follow the instructions provided
with your operating system or networking software to install TCP/IP on your computer..
In your IP network, each PC and the firewall must be assigned a unique IP addresses. Each PC
must also have certain other IP configuration information such as a subnet mask (netmask), a
domain name server (DNS) address, and a default gateway address. In most cases, you should
install TCP/IP so that the PC obtains its specific network configuration information automatically
from a DHCP server during bootup. For a detailed explanation of the meaning and purpose of
these configuration items, refer to “Appendix B, “Networks, Routing, and Firewall Basics.”
The FVS318 VPN Firewall is shipped preconfigured as a DHCP server. The firewall assigns the
following TCP/IP configuration information automatically when the PCs are rebooted:
PC or workstation IP addresses— through
Subnet mask—
Gateway address (the firewall)—
These addresses are part of the IETF-designated private address range for use in private networks.
Configuring Windows 95, 98, and ME for IP Networking
As part of the PC preparation process, you need to manually install and configure TCP/IP on each
networked PC. Before starting, locate your Windows CD; you may need to insert it during the
TCP/IP installation process.
Install or Verify Windows Networking Components
To install or verify the necessary components for IP networking:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
The Network window opens, which displays a list of installed components: