WAN Connection Type:
If your ISP is running a DHCP server, select the Dynamic IP option.
If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS setting, select the Static IP option.
If your ISP provides a PPPoE connection, select PPPoE option.
If your ISP provides BigPond Cable (or Heart Beat Signal) connection, please select BigPond Cable option.
If your ISP provides L2TP connection, please select L2TP option.
If your ISP provides PPTP connection, please select PPTP option.
If you don't know how to choose the appropriate connection type, click the Detect button to allow the Router to automatically search your Internet connection for servers and protocols. The connection type will be reported when an active Internet service is successfully detected by the Router. This report is for your reference only. To make sure the connection type your ISP provides, please refer to the ISP. The various types of Internet connections that the Router can detect are as follows:
IP Address - The IP address assigned by your ISP dynamically.
Subnet Mask - The subnet mask assigned by your ISP dynamically.
Default Gateway - The default gateway assigned dynamically by your ISP.
Click the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP.
Click the Release button to release the IP parameters from your ISP.
MTU Size(in bytes) - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. For some ISPs you need to modify the MTU. But this is rarely required, and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection.
If your ISP gives you one or two DNS IP addresses, select Use These DNS Servers and enter the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS into the correct fields. Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned from ISP dynamically.
Primary DNS - Enter the DNS IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
Secondary DNS - Enter another DNS IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
Note: If you get Address not found error when you access a Web site, it is likely that your DNS servers are set up improperly. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses.
Get IP with Unicast DHCP - A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast applications. If you can't get the IP Address normally, you can choose Unicast. (You generally need not to check this option).
Click the Save button to save your settings.