NETGEAR FVS318 Router User Manual

Reference Manual for the Model FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall
4-6 Basic Configuration
3. Router’s MAC Address: This section determines the Ethernet MAC address that will be used
by the firewall on the Internet port. If your ISP allows access by only one specific PC’s
Ethernet MAC address, select "Use this MAC address". The firewall will then capture and use
the MAC address of the PC that you are now using. You must be using the one PC that is
Some ISPs will register the Ethernet MAC address of the network interface card in your
PC when your account is first opened. They will then only accept traffic from the MAC
address of that PC. This feature allows your firewall to masquerade as that PC by using its
MAC address.
4. ClickonApply,thenproceedto“Completing the Configuration“ on page 4-9.
Configuring for Fixed IP Account
If the Setup Wizard determines that your Internet service account uses Fixed IP assignment, you
will be directed to the menu shown in Figure 4-4 below:
Figure 4-4. Setup Wizard menu for Fixed IP address
Enter your assigned IP Address, Subnet Mask, and the IP Address of your ISP’s gateway
router. This information should have been provided to you by your ISP.
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.