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Reference Manual for the ADSL Modem Wireless Router DG834G

Chapter 1 About This Manual

Audience, Scope, Conventions, and Formats

How to Print this Manual

Chapter 2 Introduction

About the Modem Router

Key Features

A Powerful, True Firewall

802.11 Standards-based Wireless Networking

Easy Installation and Management

Protocol Support

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

Auto Sensing and Auto Uplink™ LAN Ethernet Connections

Content Filtering

Trend Micro Home Network Security

What's in the Box?

The Router's Front Panel

The Router's Rear Panel

Connecting the Router to the Internet

Chapter 3 Wireless Configuration

Considerations for a Wireless Network

Observe Performance, Placement, and Range Guidelines

Implement Appropriate Wireless Security

Understanding Wireless Settings

How to Set Up and Test Basic Wireless Connectivity

How to Restrict Wireless Access to Your Network

Restricting Access to Your Network by Turning Off Wireless Connectivity

Restricting Wireless Access Based on the Wireless Network Name (SSID)

Restricting Wireless Access Based on the Wireless Station Access List

Choosing WEP Authentication and Security Encryption Methods

Authentication Type Selection

Encryption Choices

How to Configure WEP

How to Configure WPA-PSK

How to Configure WPA-802.1x

Chapter 4 Protecting Your Network

Protecting Access to Your 54 Mbps ADSL Modem Wireless Router Model DG834G

How to Change the Built-In Password

Changing the Administrator Login Timeout

Configuring Basic Firewall Services

Blocking Keywords, Sites, and Services

How to Block Keywords and Sites

Firewall Rules

Inbound Rules (Port Forwarding)

Inbound Rule Example: A Local Public Web Server

Outbound Rules (Service Blocking)

Order of Precedence for Rules


How to Define Services

Setting Times and Scheduling Firewall Services

How to Set Your Time Zone

How to Schedule Firewall Services

Trend Micro Home Network Security

Security Service Settings

Parental Controls Settings

To configure Parental Controls:

To select Parental Controls Mode:

To configure General mode:

To configure Per-User mode:

Parental Controls Logs

Blocking criteria for potentially offensive categories

Chapter 5 Managing Your Network

Backing Up, Restoring, or Erasing Your Settings

How to Back Up the Configuration to a File

How to Restore the Configuration from a File

How to Erase the Configuration

Upgrading the Modem Router's Firmware

How to Upgrade the Modem Router Firmware

Network Management Information

Viewing Modem Router Status and Usage Statistics

Viewing Attached Devices

Viewing, Selecting, and Saving Logged Information

Examples of Log Messages

Enabling Security Event E-mail Notification

Running Diagnostic Utilities and Rebooting the Modem Router

Enabling Remote Management

Configuring Remote Management

Chapter 6 Advanced Configuration

Configuring Advanced Security

Setting Up A Default DMZ Server

How to Configure a Default DMZ Server

Connect Automatically, as Required

Disable Port Scan and DOS Protection

Respond to Ping on Internet WAN Port

MTU Size

Configuring LAN IP Settings


Use Router as DHCP server

Reserved IP addresses

How to Configure LAN TCP/IP Settings

Configuring Dynamic DNS

How to Configure Dynamic DNS

Using Static Routes

Static Route Example

How to Configure Static Routes

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

Chapter 7 Virtual Private Networking

Overview of VPN Configuration

Client-to-Gateway VPN Tunnels

Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Tunnels

Planning a VPN

VPN Tunnel Configuration

How to Set Up a Client-to-Gateway VPN Configuration

Step 1: Configuring the Client-to-Gateway VPN Tunnel on the DG834G v3

Step 2: Configuring the NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Client on the Remote PC

How to Set Up a Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Configuration

VPN Tunnel Control

Activating a VPN Tunnel

Using the VPN Status Page to Activate a VPN Tunnel

Activate the VPN Tunnel by Pinging the Remote Endpoint

Start Using a VPN Tunnel to Activate It

Verifying the Status of a VPN Tunnel

Deactivating a VPN Tunnel

Using the Policy Table on the VPN Policies Page to Deactivate a VPN Tunnel

Using the VPN Status Page to Deactivate a VPN Tunnel

Deleting a VPN Tunnel

How to Set Up VPN Tunnels in Special Circumstances

Using Auto Policy to Configure VPN Tunnels

Configuring VPN Network Connection Parameters

Example of Using Auto Policy

Using Manual Policy to Configure VPN Tunnels

Chapter 8 Troubleshooting

Basic Functioning

Power LED Not On

Test LED Never Turns On or Test LED Stays On

LAN or Internet Port LEDs Not On

Troubleshooting the Web Configuration Interface

Troubleshooting the ISP Connection

ADSL link

Internet LED Blinking Amber

Internet LED Off

Obtaining a WAN IP Address

Troubleshooting PPPoE or PPPoA

Troubleshooting Internet Browsing

Troubleshooting a TCP/IP Network Using the Ping Utility

Testing the LAN Path to Your Router

Testing the Path from Your Computer to a Remote Device

Restoring the Default Configuration and Password

Using the Reset button

Problems with Date and Time

Appendix A Technical Specifications

Appendix B NETGEAR VPN Configuration

DG834G v3 to FVL328

Configuration Profile

Step-By-Step Configuration

DG834G v3 with FQDN to FVL328

Configuration Profile

The Use of a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)

Step-By-Step Configuration

Configuration Summary (Telecommuter Example)

Setting Up the Client-to-Gateway VPN Configuration (Telecommuter Example)

Step 1: Configuring the Client-to-Gateway VPN Tunnel on the VPN Router at the Employer's Main Office

Step 2: Configuring the NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Client on the Remote PC at the Telecommuter's Home Office

Monitoring the VPN Tunnel (Telecommuter Example)

Viewing the PC Client's Connection Monitor and Log Viewer

Viewing the VPN Router's VPN Status and Log Information

Appendix C Related Documents

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