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Viewing ADSL Modem Wireless Router Status and Usage Statistics

From the Main Menu, under Maintenance, select ADSL Modem Wireless Router Status to view the screen in Figure 5-3.

Figure 5-3

The ADSL Modem Wireless Router Status menu provides status and usage information.

This screen shows the following parameters:

Table 5-1. Menu 3.2 - ADSL Modem Wireless Router Status Fields  
Field
Description
Account Name
The Host Name assigned to the ADSL modem wireless router in the Basic Settings menu.
Firmware Version
This field displays the ADSL modem wireless router firmware version.
ADSL Port
These parameters apply to the Internet (ADSL) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
MAC Address
This field displays the Ethernet MAC address being used by the Internet (ADSL) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
IP Address
This field displays the IP address being used by the Internet (ADSL) port of the ADSL modem wireless router. If no address is shown, the ADSL modem wireless router cannot connect to the Internet.
Network Type
The network type will depend upon your ISP.
IP Subnet Mask
This field displays the IP Subnet Mask being used by the Internet (ADSL) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
Gateway IP Address
IP address used as a gateway to the internet for computers configured to use DHCP
Domain Name Server (DNS)
This field displays the DNS Server IP addresses being used by the ADSL modem wireless router. These addresses are usually obtained dynamically from the ISP.
LAN Port
These parameters apply to the Local (ADSL) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
MAC Address
This field displays the Ethernet MAC address being used by the Local (LAN) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
IP Address
This field displays the IP address being used by the Local (LAN) port of the ADSL modem wireless router. The default is 192.168.0.1.
DHCP
If OFF, the ADSL modem wireless router will not assign IP addresses to PCs on the LAN.
If ON, the ADSL modem wireless router will assign IP addresses to PCs on the LAN.
IP Subnet Mask
This field displays the IP Subnet Mask being used by the Local (LAN) port of the ADSL modem wireless router. The default is 255.255.255.0.
Modem
These parameters apply to the Local (WAN) port of the ADSL modem wireless router.
ADSL Firmware Version
The version of the firmware.
Modem Status
The connection status of the modem.
Downstream Speed
The speed at which the modem is receiving data from the ADSL line.
Upstream Speed
The speed at which the modem is transmitting data to the ADSL line.
VPI
The Virtual Path Identifier setting.
VCI
The Virtual Channel Identifier setting.
Wireless Port
These are the settings as set in the Wireless Settings page; see Understanding Wireless Settings, for details.
Name (SSID)
The Service Set ID, also known as the wireless network name.
Region
The country where the unit is set up for use.
Channel
The current channel, which determines the operating frequency.
Wireless AP
Indicates if the Access Point feature is disabled or not. If not enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel will be off.
Broadcast Name
Indicates if the DG834PN is configured to broadcast its SSID.

Click the Show Statistics button to display ADSL modem wireless router usage statistics, as shown in Figure 5-3 below:

Figure 5-4

This screen shows the following statistics:.

Table 5-2. Router Statistics Fields
Field
Description
WAN, LAN, or Serial Port
The statistics for the WAN (Internet), LAN (local), and Serial ports. For each port, the screen displays:
Status
The link status of the port.
TxPkts
The number of packets transmitted on this port since reset or manual clear.
RxPkts
The number of packets received on this port since reset or manual clear.
Collisions
The number of collisions on this port since reset or manual clear.
Tx B/s
The current line utilization-percentage of current bandwidth used on this port.
Rx B/s
The average line utilization for this port.
Up Time
The time elapsed since the last power cycle or reset.
ADSL Link Downstream or Upstream
The statistics for the upstream and downstream ADSL link. These statistics will be of interest to your technical support representative if you are having problems obtaining or maintaining a connection.
Connection Speed
Typically, the downstream speed is faster than the upstream speed.
Line Attenuation
The line attenuation will increase the further you are physically located from your ISP's facilities.
Noise Margin
This is the signal-to-noise ratio and is a measure of the quality of the signal on the line.
Poll Interval
Specifies the interval at which the statistics are updated in this window. Click Stop to freeze the display.

Click the Connection Status button to display ADSL modem wireless router connection status, as shown in Figure 5-5 below:

Figure 5-5

This screen shows the following statistics:

Table 5-3. Connection Status Fields (PPPoE Network Type Example)
Field
Description
Connection Time
The time elapsed since the last connection to the Internet via the ADSL port.
Connecting to Sender
The connection status.
Negotiation
Success or Failed
Authentication
Success or Failed
IP Address
The IP Address assigned to the WAN port by the ADSL Internet Service Provider.
Network Mask
The Network Mask assigned to the WAN port by the ADSL Internet Service Provider.

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