General Setup Part 3 – WAN & LAN

The next step in our setup is to configure the WAN and the LAN. We’ll start by going into the WAN.

From the Dashboard screen

Step 1 – WAN

Interface > WAN

Fig01. WAN & LAN

Fig01. WAN Menu Selection

Home Setup:

The default for the WAN interface is DHCP. If you require the WAN to automatically obtain an IP from your ISP then just leave this setting, but first turn off IPv6. All other settings can be left on the default values.

  • Enable Interface: Checked
  • Description: (i.e. WAN)
  • IPv4 Configuration Type: DHCP
  • IPv6 Configuration Type: None
  • MAC Address: Leave Blank
  • MTU: Leave Blank
  • MSS: Leave Blank
  • Speed and Duplex: Default (no preference, typically autoselect)

    Fig02. WAN Setup - Home User

    Fig02. WAN Setup – Home User

Business Setup:

  • If you need to set a static IP, the settings are a little trickier.
  • Enable Interface: Checked
  • Description: (i.e. WAN)
  • IPv4 Configuration Type: DHCP
  • IPv6 Configuration Type: None
  • MAC Address: Leave Blank
  • MTU: Leave Blank
    • If your ISP requires it, the MTU value can be set here
  • MSS: Leave Blank
  • Speed and Duplex: Default (no preference, typically autoselect)
    • If your ISP requires it, Duplex can be set here

NOTE: In most cases, you will not need to change the MTU or Duplex value

Fig03. WAN Business Setup

Fig03. WAN Setup – Business User

In the ‘Static IPv4 Configuration’ section, set your IP as designated by your ISP (i.e. 12.24.36.48/27). Select ‘Add a new gateway’ to configure the upstream ISP gateway

Fig04. IPv4 Static Setting

Fig04. IPv4 Static Setting

Set the gateway IP as specified by your ISP. Give it a description and click ‘Add’

Fig05. WAN Gateway Setting

Fig05. WAN Gateway Setting

The last section is the ‘Reserved Networks’ option. By default these are checked, just leave them checked and click ‘Save’

Fig06. Reserved Networks Setting

Fig06. Reserved Networks Setting

On the next screen, click ‘Apply’ to make the settings active.

Fig07. Apply WAN Settings

Fig07. Apply WAN Settings

This completes the WAN setup.

Step 2 – LAN

Since we already set the LAN interface from Part 1 – Software Installation Step 5  guide, there is no need to make changes. However, if you need to make changes, it can be done from the web instead of the console section.

Fig08. LAN Menu Selection

Fig08. LAN Menu Selection

In the LAN screen it looks similar to the WAN screen that we just setup. If you need to change subnets, you can do so here. Any changes done to the primary LAN will require you to re-log in on the new subnet that you set (i.e. 172.25.50.1 change to 10.12.24.1)

NOTE: You will also notice that in the ‘Reserved Network’ section the boxes are unchecked as this would block traffic on the LAN. When you are done making change, click ‘Save’

Fig09. LAN Setup

Fig09. LAN IP Settings

On the next screen, click ‘Apply’ to make the settings active.

NOTE: At this point after clicking ‘Apply’, you will lose connection to the web interface until you set it to the new subnet.

Fig10. Apply LAN Settings

Fig10. Apply LAN Settings

This concludes setting up our primary interfaces. In the next part, we’ll configure Users and the Advanced section.