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Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
Preparing Your Network 3-11
Obtaining ISP Configuration Information (Macintosh)
As mentioned above, you may need to collect configuration information from your Macintosh so
that you can use this information when you configure the FVS318 VPN Firewall. Following this
procedure is only necessary when your ISP does not dynamically supply the account information.
To get the information you need to configure the firewall for Internet access:
1. From the Apple menu, select Control Panels, then TCP/IP.
The TCP/IP Control Panel opens, which displays a list of configuration settings. If the
“Configure” setting is “Using DHCP Server”, your account uses a dynamically-assigned IP
address. In this case, close the Control Panel and skip the rest of this section.
2. If an IP address and subnet mask are shown, write down the information.
3. If an IP address appears under Router address, write down the address. This is the ISP’s
4. If any Name Server addresses are shown, write down the addresses. These are your ISP’s DNS
5. If any information appears in the Search domains information box, write it down.
6. Change the “Configure” setting to “Using DHCP Server”.
7. Close the TCP/IP Control Panel.
Restarting the Network
Once you’ve set up your computers to work with the firewall, you must reset the network for the
devices to be able to communicate correctly.
1. Turn off the DSL or cable modem, wait 15 seconds, and then turn it on again
2. Turn off the firewall, and then turn it on again and wait until the Test light turns off.
3. Restart any computer that is connected to the firewall.
Note: If the modem doesn’t have an on/off switch, either pull the modem’s power adapter out of
the wall socket or power down the power strip.