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Nexland ISB-SOHO

A Cable/DSL Router with built-in 4-port 10/100MBps switch, improved WAN bandwidth, as well as comprehensive list of user-configurable features.
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Date: 2001.04.17 10:42
Author: Philip
Category: Nexland
Manufacturer: Nexland
Product/Model: ISB SOHO
List Price: $119

Installation

The ISB-SOHO installation is as nearly plug-and-play, a fairly versed LAN user should be able to setup the unit with only the Quick Start Guide. The browser interface makes it easy to setup even for the network-inexperienced, there are step-by-step instructions in the user's manual that document each step in the process of setting up the router, as well as screen shots of the browser interface. One new useful feature for the average user is the browser's help menus for each page.

The manual includes easy to understand diagrams for setting up the router with either a PPPoE, DHCP or static accounts, depending on the type of service you have you might need some additional information about your account. Other than that, it's as simple as connecting the Cable/DSL line to the ISB-SOHO, your PCs to the LAN ports of the unit, then setting up a PC as a DHCP client (the ISB-SOHO is configured to act as a DHCP server by default). Note that you might need to reset your Cable/DSL modem for the ISB-SOHO to get an IP address. Once everything is connected, you can access the router's management interface by simply pointing your browser to 192.168.0.1.  For accounts with a static IP, you might have to enter the DNS/IP/Gateway/Network Mask, and for PPPoE you might need your username and password, depending on the type of service.

Generally, the ISB-SOHO is very flexible and should work with nearly any type of Ethernet based Broadband Internet connection. The Browser Interface can be tailored to your specific needs, by configuring the unit's MAC address, host and domain name,  even Static Routing Table, in addition to the dynamic RIP2 Support. The unit includes support for Multisession PPPoE as well.

Following are some screenshots of the Comprehensive Web-based Management Interface (click thumbnails to see larger images):

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1. Main Setup
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2. Static IP and DNS
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3. Status
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4. LAN IP and DHCP
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6. Advanced PPPoE
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7. Dynamic DNS
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8. Routing
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15. Expert Level

 

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by Mistral - 2006.08.16 00:56
Have the related Pro-400 model for 4 years now; excellent reliable and FAST router. The speed is maintained even when all four ports are processing lots of data simultaniously.

But where to buy now in 2006 is the question.
by Ronny - 2008.05.02 11:45
I have this router.. But every 5 minutes i have to press its reset button because internet doesn't work anymore
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