Linksys RV042 Router Manual PDF (Setup & Configuration Guide)

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A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
®
Model No.
WIRED
VPN Router
10/100 4-Port
RV042
User Guide
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Copyright and Trademarks
Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain
other countries. Copyright © 2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
How to Use this Guide
This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Router easier than ever. Look for
the following items when reading this Guide:
In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this:
Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like
this:
Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the “List of Figures” section in the “Table of Contents”.
This exclamation point means there is a Caution or
Warning and is something that could damage your
property or the Router.
word:
definition.
This checkmark means there is a Note of interest and
is something you should pay special attention to while
using the Router.
This question mark provides you with a reminder about
something you might need to do while using the Router.
Figure 0-1: Sample Figure Description
RV042-UG-4051
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
1
Welcome
1
What’s in this Guide?
2
Chapter 2: Networking Basics
4
An Introduction to LANs
4
The Use of IP Addresses
4
Why do I need a VPN?
5
What is a VPN?
6
Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Router
8
The Front Panel
8
The Back and Side Panels
9
Chapter 4: Connecting the Router
11
Overview
11
Connection Instructions
12
Chapter 5: Configuring the PCs
14
Overview
14
Configuring Windows 98 and Millennium PCs
14
Configuring Windows 2000 PCs
15
Configuring Windows XP PCs
15
Chapter 6: Set Up and Configure the Router
17
Overview
17
How to Access the Web-based Utility
20
System Summary Tab
20
Setup Tab - Network
23
Setup Tab - Password
25
Setup Tab - Time
25
Setup Tab - DMZ Host
26
Setup Tab - Forwarding
26
Setup Tab - UPnP Page
27
Setup Tab - One-to-One NAT
27
Setup Tab - MAC Clone
28
Setup Tab - DDNS
29
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Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
29
DHCP Tab - Setup
31
DHCP Tab - Status
31
System Management Tab - Dual-WAN
32
System Management Tab - SNMP
32
System Management Tab - Diagnostic
33
System Management Tab - Factory Default
34
System Management Tab - Firmware Upgrade
35
System Management Tab - Restart
35
System Management Tab - Setting Backup
35
Firewall Tab - General
36
Firewall Tab - Access Rules
37
Firewall Tab - Content Filter
38
VPN Tab - Summary
39
VPN Tab - Gateway to Gateway
41
VPN Tab - Client to Gateway
47
VPN Tab - VPN Pass Through
54
Log Tab - System Log
54
Log Tab - System Statistics
56
Wizard Tab
56
Support Tab
64
Logout Tab
64
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
65
Common Problems and Solutions
65
Frequently Asked Questions
75
Appendix B: Upgrading Firmware
79
Appendix C: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for
Your Ethernet Adapter
80
Windows 98 or Me Instructions
80
Windows 2000 or XP Instructions
80
For the Router’s Web-based Utility
81
Appendix D: Physical Setup of the Router
82
Setting up the Router
82
Appendix E: Windows Help
83
Appendix F: Glossary
84
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Appendix G: Specifications
91
Appendix H: Warranty Information
92
Appendix I: Regulatory Information
93
Appendix J: Contact Information
94
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