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NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
Using Network Monitoring Tools 6-3
v2.1, July 2007
DHCP If set to None, the router is configured to use a fixed IP address on
the WAN.
If set to DHCP Client, the router is configured to obtain an IP address
dynamically from the ISP.
IP Subnet Mask The IP Subnet Mask being used by the Internet (WAN) port of the router.
For an explanation of subnet masks and subnet addressing, see
“Internet Networking and TCP/IP Addressing” in Appendix B.
Domain Name Server The Domain Name Server addresses being used by the router. A
Domain Name Server translates human-language URLs such as
www.netgear.com into IP addresses.
LAN Port These parameters apply to the Local (LAN) port of the router.
MAC Address The Media Access Control address. This is the unique physical address
being used by the LAN port of the router.
IP Address The IP address being used by the Local (LAN) port of the router. The
default is 192.168.1.1.
DHCP Identifies whether the router’s built-in DHCP server is active for the LAN
attached devices.
IP Subnet Mask The IP Subnet Mask being used by the Local (LAN) port of the router.
The default is 255.255.255.0.
Wireless Port These parameters apply to the Wireless port of the router.
Name (SSID) The wireless network name (SSID) being used by the wireless port of
the router. The default is NETGEAR.
Region The geographic region where the router is being used. It may be illegal
to use the wireless features of the router in some parts of the world.
Channel Identifies the channel of the wireless port being used. See “Wireless
Communications” in Appendix B for the frequencies used on each
channel. In “Up to 240 Mbps” mode, there are two channels: a primary
channel (P) and a secondary channel (S).
Mode Indicates the wireless communication mode: 802.11g and 802.11b,
802.11g only, up to 126 Mbps, or up to 240 Mbps.
Wireless AP Indicates whether the radio feature of the router is enabled. If not
enabled, the Wireless LED on the front panel will be off.
Broadcast Name Indicates whether the router is broadcasting its SSID.
Table 6-1. Wireless Router Status Fields (continued)
Field Description
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