Configuring the Firewall - Distributed Servers
The FriendlyNET FR3000 series routers
have a built-in firewall that is automatically activated when you
connect your computers. It cannot be deactivated, but it features
a high level of customization. If you are not familiar with TCP/IP,
NAT, and UDP ports, you may wish to view the following FAQ items
before you configure your firewall: "What
is an IP Address?", "What
is the difference between a hub, switch and router?", and
"What is a firewall and
how does it work?".
1. Accessing the Advanced
- Start your web browser. Type http://192.168.123.254 Into your
browser's address or location field and press Enter.
- In a few moments you'll see the Login screen for the router.
Enter admin (the default password) and click Log in.
- Click the Advanced button from the top of
- Scroll down until you see Distributed Servers
menu. It should look similar to this:
2. Configuring Distributed
Distributed Servers is one of the most powerful features of the
FriendlyNET Cable/DSL router. It is used to redirect inbound WAN
traffic to specific computers on the LAN (and computers connected
to the router's LAN ports). In other words, if you have an FTP
Web server, POP3 server, and an Email server, you can use the Distributed
Servers option to redirect web, email, ftp and POP3 email to the
correct computers using UDP ports. This can keep your computers
safe and stable by filtering out traffic not meant for each machine's
type of service.
If you have a growing Internet business and a static IP address,
then use the router's Distributed Servers feature to handle network
requests by up to eight separate servers. Although each server
can handle multiple network services, only one server can
be assigned to each network service. To quickly enable popular
the "expression builder" at the bottom of the screen.
When you are done setting up your distributed servers, click the
Apply New Distributed Server Settings button. Be sure to
check the Enable checkbox.