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Getting to Know BEFSR81

The router lets you access the Internet through its four switched ports.  You can also use the router to share resources such as computers, printers and files.  A variety of security features help to protect your data and your privacy while online.  Security features include a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall and NAT technology.  Configuring the router is easy using the provided web-based setup page.

Front Panel

QoS (Green)
The QoS LED lights up when the QoS feature is active.

Power (Green)
The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the router is powered ON.  It flashes when the router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up or upgrades its firmware.

Ethernet Ports 1-8 (Green)
These numbered LEDs correspond with the numbered ports on the router’s back panel.  These LEDs have a dual function. If the LED is continuously lit, the router is successfully connected to a device through that port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port.

Internet (Green)
The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through the Internet port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over the Internet port.


Back Panel

There are two ways to reset the router to its factory default settings. Use a straightened paper clip or similar object to press and hold the Reset button for approximately five seconds. You can also restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen of the router’s web-based setup page.

The Internet port is where you will connect your cable or DSL Internet connection.

Ethernet Ports 1-8
These Ethernet ports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) connect the router to computers on your wired network and other Ethernet network devices.

The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter. 

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