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ZyXEL Prestige 310

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Date: 2000.04.21 07:12
Author: Tom (Bouncer) Blakely, CCNA, CCDA
Category: Broadband Routers
Manufacturer: ZyXEL
Product/Model: Prestige 310
List Price: $199.00
Online Price: $105.73 @ Buy.com

Introduction

Maybe you've had a broadband connection for a while, and want to expand, or maybe you're just getting set up. Either way, you may find yourself wanting to hook a couple of computers together
and share that cable modem or xDSL connection, but how will you share the single, dynamic IP address they gave you, and what about security?

Enter, the ZyXEL Prestige Series P310 WAN Router.

 

  

 

 

Physical Specs

Dimension:267(W) x 178(D) x 37(H) mm
Operating Environment
Temperature: 0-50C
Humidity:20% - 95%
Storage Environment
Temperature:-30-60C
Power Requirement: 12VDC
Weight: 717g
Two Years Warranty

1 10Base-T Half-Duplex WAN port for Cable/xDSL modem connection
1 10/100M Full-Duplex auto sensing Ethernet port for Local Area Network
Cables/Connectors included:
CAT 5 RJ-45 Straight through
CAT 5 RJ-45 Crossover
Serial Cable
Serial adapter
Power Cable

Status LEDs for:
Power
System
LAN 10
LAN 100
WAN 10

 

Features

The ZyXEL P310 is a unique router with a lot to offer, but has few quirks as well.
It has the ability to allow you to share an internet connection over either xDSL or cable.
It also has a built in hardware firewall, it can assign addresses for the devices on your network, and it can even allow multiple computers to be seen as coming from one place. And that...is just the beginning! All in all, the P310 has some powerful features, but because of that, does suffer from a potentially complex setup.

A quick look at some of the listed features.

Internet support

IP routing support
NAT/SUA 
NAT (PAT)
Multimedia applications support (NetMeeting, CuSeeMe, Quake, ICQ, etc.)
PPPoE and PPTP support
RoadRunner Manager 
Toshiba Authentication
DDNS Support

IP Protocol Support

PPP support
IP Routing Protocol: TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP and Proxy ARP
IP Multicasting
Transparent Bridging
RIP-1, RIP-2

Network Management Support

Local and remote console management
SNMP management support 
UNIX Syslog support 
(CLI) support
Trivial File Transfer Protocol(TFTP)/FTP firmware upgrade and
configuration backup and restore
DHCP server/DHCP client support
Built-in diagnostic and remote support tools

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