Before starting to use these configuration notes, complete the following table to make sure you have the required information to complete the different steps.
If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.
The Mediatrix unit must be reinitialized to its factory default settings to make sure the configuration can be successfully executed.
|Information||Value||Used in Step|
|IP address used by your Mediatrix unit to communicate with the Management
||Use this value: 192.168.0.10||Logging on to the Mediatrix Unit Web Interface|
||Logging on to the Mediatrix Unit Web Interface|
|LAN IP address as defined in your network address range||Configuring the Lan1 Network Interface|
|Name of your LAN interface||Configuring the NAT Service|
|Name of your WAN interface||Configuring the NAT Service|
|By default, the IP Routing Service is started in DGW. Make sure IPv4 Forwarding
is enabled (Network/IP Routing). Please start any service that you need from the list
||Starting the Routing Services|
The routing-related services allow the Mediatrix unit to basically act as a router, a DHCP server, and a firewall. This means that you can now connect a PC, a switch, or any other Ethernet device in the LAN port of the Mediatrix unit and have access to services available on the WAN. In the following example, the Mediatrix unit is acting as a router and a DHCP server for end-users on the network.
You may not be able to log on to the Mediatrix unit Web interface if you are using older browser versions. The computer's network card must be on the same subnet as the Mediatrix unit.
You can also use public as a username and leave the password field empty. it has the full administration rights by default.
|Unit Type||Link Default Value|
|Mediatrix C7 series||eth1|
|Mediatrix 4400 series||eth1|
|Mediatrix LP series||eth1|
|Mediatrix 4108 IPPBX||eth1|
A Warning message is displayed, but this is normal.
Once the changes are applied, the connection with the unit might be lost. You may need to reconnect to the web page using the new address.
|Unit Type||Link Default Value|
|Mediatrix C7 series||eth2|
|Mediatrix 4400 series||eth2|
|Mediatrix LP series||eth2|
|Mediatrix 4108 IPPBX||eth2|
Setting the Default Policy to "Accept" means that all forwarded traffic is accepted. for more details on network firewalls, refer to the Configuring the Network Firewall Firmware Guide published on our documentation portal.
This step essentially turns the Mediatrix unit into a pure router, forwarding specified addresses to desired interfaces. Therefore if you are looking to configure your unit for DHCP and NAT, you can skip this step.
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