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Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
Basic Configuration 4-5
Configuring for Dynamic IP Account
If the Setup Wizard determines that your Internet service account uses Dynamic IP assignment,
you will be directed to the menu shown in Figure 4-3 below:
Figure 4-3. Setup Wizard menu for Dynamic IP address
1. Enter your Account Name (may also be called Host Name) and Domain Name. These
parameters may be necessary to access your ISP’s services such as mail or news servers. If you
leave the Domain Name field blank, the firewall will attempt to learn the domain
automatically from the ISP. If this is not successful, you may need to enter it manually.
2. Domain Name Server (DNS) Address: If you know that your ISP does not automatically
transmit DNS addresses to the firewall during login, select “Use these DNS servers” and enter
the IP address of your ISP’s Primary DNS Server. If a Secondary DNS Server address is
available, enter it also.
A DNS server is a host on the Internet that translates Internet names (such as www
addresses) to numeric IP addresses. Typically your ISP transfers the IP addresses of one or
two DNS servers to your firewall during login. If the ISP does not transfer an address, you
must obtain it from the ISP and enter it manually here. If you enter an address here, you
should reboot your PCs after configuring the firewall.