Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Broadband Router
The Setup Tab - Basic Setup
Wireless-G Broadband Router
• HeartBeat Signal. HeartBeat Signal (HBS) is a service that applies to connections in Australia only. If your ISP
is Telstra, then select HeartBeat Signal.
User Name and Password. Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.
Heart Beat Server. This is the IP address that the Router has, when seen from the Internet. Your ISP will
provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here.
Connect on Demand: Max Idle Time. You can configure the Router to cut the Internet connection after it has
been inactive for a specified period of time (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection has been terminated
due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to automatically re-establish your connection as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, click the radio
button. In the Max Idle Time field, enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet
Keep Alive Option: Redial Period. If you select this option, the Router will periodically check your Internet
connection. If you are disconnected, then the Router will automatically re-establish your connection. To use
this option, click the radio button next to Keep Alive. In the Redial Period field, you specify how often you want
the Router to check the Internet connection. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds.
Some of these settings may be required by your ISP. Verify with your ISP before making any changes.
Router Name. In this field, you can type a name of up to 39 characters to represent the Router.
Host Name/Domain Name. These fields allow you to supply a host and domain name for the Router. Some ISPs,
usually cable ISPs, require these names as identification. You may have to check with your ISP to see if your
broadband Internet service has been configured with a host and domain name. In most cases, leaving these
fields blank will work.
MTU. MTU is the Maximum Transmission Unit. It specifies the largest packet size permitted for Internet
transmission. The default setting, Manual, allows you to enter the largest packet size that will be transmitted.
The recommended size, entered in the Size field, is 1492. You should leave this value in the 1200 to 1500 range.
To have the Router select the best MTU for your Internet connection, select Auto.
The Network Setup section changes the settings on the network connected to the Router’s Ethernet ports.
Wireless Setup is performed through the Wireless tab.
Figure 6-8: Optional Settings
Figure 6-7: HeartBeat Signal Connection Type