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Article ID: 619

Setup Wizards on RV016, RV042, RV042G and RV082 VPN Routers


Objective

The Setup Wizard is a built in feature that is used to help with the basic IP configuration on the router to enable it to communicate with other devices. It guides you step-by-step and can be a useful way to configure the device if the user does not have much network experience. An access rule is configured based on various criteria in order to allow or deny access to the network. The access rule is scheduled based on the time when the access rules need to be applied to the router.

The objective of this article is to guide you on how to access the setup wizards on the RV016, RV042, RV042G and RV082 VPN Routers.

Applicable Devices

• RV016
• RV042
• RV042G
• RV082

Software Version

• v4.2.2.08

Setup Wizard

Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Wizard. The Wizard page opens: 

 

Basic Setup Wizard

The Basic Setup Wizard is a convenient and simple guided method of setting up initial configurations. This section guides the user on how to configure the Basic Setup Wizard which overall can be used to change the WAN ports or configure the Internet connection.

 

Step 1. Click Launch Now in the Basic Setup area to run the Basic Setup Wizard. The Basic Setup Installation Wizard window appears.

 

Step 2. Click the Dual WAN or DMZ radio button to continue the wizard for their respective settings. This decides how the dedicated port on the device is used: as an additional Wide Area Network WAN or as a Demilitarize Zone (DMZ) port.

• Dual WAN — Dual WAN is a useful and cost effective way to have network redundancy. Two different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can be connected to the router. This assures that if one fails, the other is able to continue to serve you. It gives the router two different WAN links to outside providers or networks.

• DMZ — A Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a logical subnetwork that contains the hosts, usually servers, that offer external services such as email, DNS, and FTP. The hosts that offer external services are more vulnerable to attacks from an untrusted zone, usually the Internet. A DMZ also offers high security to the hosts connected to LAN in the given network. DMZ provides a good way to add more security to your network by separating your private network from your public network.

Step 3. Click Next to continue the wizard.

 

Step 4. Enter a host name for the router in the Host Name field.

Step 5. Enter a domain name for the router in the Domain Name field.

Note: The Host Name and the Domain Name are used for identification by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). 

Step 6. Click Next to continue the wizard.

 

 

Step 7. Click the desired radio button to select a WAN connection type for WAN1.

• Obtain an IP Automatically — Assigns IP address automatically. This is the default. For this option follow the procedure in the Obtain an IP Automatically subsection. 

• Static IP — Allows you to assign a static IP address. For this option follow the procedure in the Static IP subsection.

• PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) — Network protocol that offers a more secure data transmission. It provides an password authentication method of assigning IP addresses to client systems by the ISP. For this option follow the procedure in thePPPoE subsection.

 

Step 8. If you chose Dual WAN in Step 2 in the Basic Setup Installation Wizard subsection, repeat Step 7 for WAN 2. 

Timesaver: If you chose DMZ in Step 2 in the Basic Setup Installation Wizard subsection, perform Steps 9 to 11 ; otherwise, skip to Step 12.

 

Step 9. Enter the IP address for the DMZ. 

Step 10. Enter the subnet mask of the DMZ IP address. 

Step 11. Click Next to continue the wizard. The Summary page opens:

 

The Summary page displays an overview of the settings you have just configured. This is used to review the settings before you submit them.

 

Step 12. Click Install to finish the configuration. The Install page opens:

 

Step 13. Click Finish.

 

Obtain an IP Automatically

 

Step 1. Click the desired radio button to select the type of the Domain Name System (DNS) servers to use.

• Use DNS Server provided by ISP (default) — Use DNS servers from the ISP to resolve domain names into IP addresses.

• Use the Following DNS server Addresses — Used to input your own IP addresses for DNS servers. Enter the desired DNS server IP addresses to use in the DNS Server 1 and DNS Server 2 fields.

Note: There is only 1 DNS Server required. 

Step 2. Click Next to continue.

Timesaver: Return to Step 7.

 

 

Static IP

Step 1. Enter the WAN IP address in the IP Address field.

Step 2. Enter the corresponding subnet mask for the WAN IP address in the Subnet Mask field.

Step 3. Enter the default gateway IP address in the Default Gateway field. The default gateway address is the IP address of a device which receives communication from other devices on the same network that are trying to communicate outside of the local network.

Step 4. Click Next to continue.

Timesaver: Return to Step 7.

 

PPPoE

 

Step 1. Enter the username and password in the Username field and the Password field. These are given out by the ISP.

Step 2. Click the Connect on Demand radio button or the Keep Alive radio button to enter max idle time and redial period.

• Connect on Demand: Max Idle Time — Enter the time, in minutes, before the connection is disconnected due to inactivity in the Max Idle Time field. The default time provided is 30 minutes.

• Keep Alive: Redial Period — Enter the redial period in the Redial Period field. This time must be in seconds. The time period is the amount of time the device waits to reconnect if the connection was lost. The default time provided is 5 seconds.

Step 3. Click Next to continue.

Timesaver: Return to Step 7.

Access Rule Setup Wizard

An access rule is configured based on various criteria in order to allow or deny access to the network. The access rule is scheduled based on the time when the access rules need to be applied to the router. This section outlines and describes the Access Rule Setup Wizard used to determine whether the traffic is allowed or denied access to the network.

 

Step 1. Click the Launch Now button under the Access Rule Setup area to begin the Access Rule Setup Wizard. The Access Rule Setup Installation Wizard window appears:

 

Step 2. Click Next to continue to the wizard.

 

Step 3. Choose the desired option from the Action drop-down list to allow or restrict the traffic. Access rules limit access to the subnetwork when they block or permit traffic access from specific services or devices.

• Allow — Allows all traffic.

• Deny — Restricts all the traffic.

Step 4. Click Next to continue the wizard.

 

Step 5. Choose the appropriate service that you need to filter from the Service drop-down list.

Note: To allow all traffic choose All Traffic [TCP&UDP/1~65535] from the service drop-down list if action has been set to allow. The list contains all types of services you might want to filter.

Step 6. Click Next to continue the wizard.

 

Step 7. Choose the appropriate Log option from the Log drop-down list. A log is a record of events that have occurred on the router. The log option determines if the device will keep a log of the traffic that corresponds to the access rules set.

• Log packets match this access rule — Enables the router to keep log tracking for the service which has been selected.

• Not Log — Disables log tracking on the router.

Step 8. Click Next to continue with the setup.

 

Step 9. From the Interface drop-down list, choose the appropriate source interface. This interface is where the access rule would be enforced. 

• LAN — The access rule affects only the LAN traffic.

• WAN 1 — The access rule affects only the WAN 1 traffic.

• WAN 2 — The access rule affects only the WAN 2 traffic.

• DMZ — The access rule affects only the DMZ traffic.

• Any — The access rule affects all traffic in any of the interfaces of the device.

Step 10. Click Next to continue with the setup.

 

Step 11. Choose the appropriate source IP type to which the access rule is applied from the available drop-down list.

• Any — The rule applies to any source IP address on the network.

 

• Single — The rule applies to a single source IP address. Enter the desired IP address.

 

• Range — The rule applies to a range of source IP addresses. Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the range.

Step 12. Click Next to continue.

Step 13. Choose the appropriate destination IP type to which the access rule is applied from the available drop-down list.

• Any — The rule applies to any destination IP address on the network.

 

• Single — The rule applies to a single destination IP address. Enter the desired IP address.

 

• Range — The rule applies to a range of destination IP addresses. Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the range.

Step 14. Click Next to continue with the setup.

 

Step 15. Click the appropriate radio button to choose the time when you want to enable the access rule on the router.

• Always — The access rule is always active on the router. If this option is chosen, skip to Step 21. This is the default option.

• Interval — This access rule is only active for a specific time. If this option is chosen, continue with Step 16.

 

Step 16. Enter the time the access rule is enabled in the From field. The format for the time is hh:mm.

Step 17. Enter the time the access rule is disabled in the To field. The format for the time is hh:mm.

Step 18. Check the check boxes of the specific days that the access rule applies.

Step 19. Click Next to continue with the setup.

 

Note: The Summary window displays an overall view of all the settings that have just been configured on the RV0xx Series by the Access Setup Wizard.

Step 20. Click Install to install your changes to the wizard configuration.

 

 

Step 21. Click Finish to finalize the Access Rule Setup Wizard.



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