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X1000 Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.    What is the X1000?
2.    What is the default IP address, user name and password used to login to the X1000?
3.    How can I reset the X1000 to factory default settings?
4.    How can I reboot the X1000?
5.    Does the X1000 support remote management?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.    What wireless security modes are supported by the X1000?
2.    Which kind of encryption is supported in WEP security mode?
3.    What is wireless MAC filter, and what is it used for?
4.    How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC address filter list?
5.    Does the X1000 offer a Filter IDENT that block specific Internet data types?
6.    Does the X1000 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
7.    What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and what is it used for?
8.    Does the X1000 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?
9.    Does the X1000 support SPI firewall?

LEDs

1.    What LED indicators are on the X1000?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.    Does the X1000 have a Backup and Restore feature?
2.    My wireless device does not detect the X1000's wireless network name (SSID).  What should I do?
3.    How do I update the firmware on the Linksys X1000?
4.    What DDNS providers do the X1000 support?
5.    Can X1000 be used as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server for my network?
6.    Does the X1000 support MAC address cloning?
7.    How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?
8.    Does the X1000 support wireless QOS and Internet Access Priority QOS?
9.    Does the X1000 support transmission of log information to a log server?
10.  Does the X1000 lose the settings you have customized when its firmware has been updated?
11.  What is MAC address cloning, and what is it used for?
12.  Can the IP address number assigned by DHCP server be more than 253?
13.  What is Diagnostics, and what is it used for?
14.  What is the Port forwarding?
15.  Can I select a time zone and automatically adjust the clock for daylight saving changes?
16.  Which dynamic route protocol is supported on X1000?
17.  What is the Port triggering?
18.  How many wireless network modes is supported by the X1000?
19.  What is the UPnP?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.    What is the X1000?

The Linksys X1000 N300 Wireless Router with ADSL2+ Modem is a high-speed ADSL gateway that can be set up for both Cable and DSL connection.  The new Guest Access feature lets you create a separate network for guests to allow Internet access but still keeps your local network secured.  It can be installed as a gateway or as a router only depending on your Internet setup.

2.    What is the default IP address, user name and password used to login to the X1000?

The default IP Address is 192.168.1.1 and the user name and password are both admin.

3.    How can I reset the X1000 to factory default settings?

Press and hold the Reset button on the back panel of the X1000 for approximately five (5) seconds, or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults page on the modem-router's web-based setup page.

4.    How can I reboot the X1000?

You can power OFF the device then power it ON again, or click the Reboot button in X1000's web-based setup page under Setup > Basic Setup tab.

5.    Does the X1000 support remote management?

Yes, the Linksys X1000 supports remote management.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.    What wireless security modes are supported by the X1000?

The router supports the following wireless security options: WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode, WPA2 Personal, WPA Personal, WPA2/WPA Enterprise Mixed Mode, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA Enterprise, WEP, and RADIUS.

2.    Which kind of encryption is supported in WEP security mode?

64-bit and 128-bit.

3.    What is wireless MAC filter, and what is it used for?

Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. 

4.    How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC address filter list?

You may add 32 wireless clients at most.

5.    Does the X1000 offer a Filter IDENT that block specific Internet data types?

Yes.  This feature keeps port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network.

6.    Does the X1000 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?

Yes, it does.

7.    What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and what is it used for?

The DMZ screen allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special purpose service such as Internet gaming and videoconferencing.  DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer.  Port Range Forwarding is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.

8.    Does the X1000 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?

Yes, it does.

9.    Does the X1000 support SPI firewall?

Yes, it does.

LEDs

1.    What LED indicators are on the X1000?

The Linksys X1000 has the following LED indicators:

  • Ethernet - If the LED is continuously lit, the modem-router is successfully connected to a device through that port.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) - The LED is continuously lit when a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ connection is successfully established.  The LED blinks slowly while the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is setting up a connection, and blinks rapidly if an error occurs.  The LED is OFF when WPS is idle.
  • Wireless - Lights up when the wireless feature is enabled.  It flashes when the modem-router is actively sending or receiving data over the network.
  • WAN - Lights up green when the modem-router is connected directly to an ADSL line.  Lights up blue when the modem-router is set up as a router only and is connected to the internet through a separate modem.
  • Internet - Lights up green when the modem-router has an Internet connection.  Flashes green while the modem-router is establishing the Internet connection.  Lights up red when the modem-router cannot obtain an IP address.
  • Power - Lights up green when the modem-router is powered ON.  When the modem-router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up, the LED flashes.  When the diagnostic is complete, the LED is continuously lit.  The Power LED lights up red when an error occurs.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.    Does the X1000 have a Backup and Restore feature?

Yes, it does.

2.    My wireless device does not detect the X1000's wireless network name (SSID).  What should I do?

You should check the following items:

Step 1:
Check if the router is powered ON; else connect the power adapter to the router's power port then plug the power adapter into a power outlet.

Step 2:
Access the web-based setup page of the X1000 then check if the SSID Broadcast is enabled under Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings > SSID Broadcast.   If the option has been disabled, select Enabled then click Save Settings.

Step 3:
Check your wireless adapter if it supports the wireless network modes 802.11n, 802.11g or 802.11b.  If not, change your wireless adapter to make sure that the adapter supports these protocols.

NOTE:  Make sure to turn ON the switch of the wireless adapter when you use a laptop.

3.    How do I update the firmware on the Linksys X1000?

Access the X1000's web-based setup page, go to the Administration tab > Firmware Upgrade.  Select the file to upgrade by using the Browse... button then click Start to begin the upgrade process.  Do not reset or powercycle the X1000 until the firmware update process is complete.

4.    What DDNS providers do the X1000 support?

The X1000 supports DynDNS.org and TZO.com.

5.    Can X1000 be used as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server for my network?

Yes.

6.    Does the X1000 support MAC address cloning?

Yes, it does.

7.    How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?

You can have up to 20 static routes.

8.    Does the X1000 support wireless QOS and Internet Access Priority QOS?

Yes, it does.

9.    Does the X1000 support transmission of log information to a log server?

No, it does not.

10.    Does the X1000 lose the settings you have customized when its firmware has been updated?

Yes.  Before you upgrade its firmware, write down all of your custom settings.  You will have to re-enter all of your configuration settings after upgrading.

11.    What is MAC address cloning and what is it used for?

Some ISP will require you to register a MAC address in order to access the Internet.  If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to the router with the MAC address clone feature.

If you want to clone the MAC address of the computer you are currently using to configure the router, click the Clone My MAC Address button.  The router will automatically detect your computer’s MAC address, so you do not have to call your ISP to change the registered MAC address to the router’s MAC address.

NOTE:  It is recommended that the computer registered with the ISP is used to open the MAC Address Clone tab.

12.    Can the IP address number assigned by DHCP server be more than 253?

No, it can't.

13.    What is Diagnostics and what is it used for?

Diagnostics is used to check the Internet connection using the "ping " and "traceroute" commands.

14.    What is the Port forwarding?

The Port forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network, such as web servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications.

15.    Can I select a time zone and automatically adjust the clock for daylight saving changes?

Yes.

16.    Which dynamic route protocol is supported on X1000?

It is compatible with RIP/RIPv2 dynamic route protocol and supports 20 static routes at most.

17.    What is the Port triggering?

Port triggering is when ports are triggered based on the incoming port specified.  Check with your software application to find out the necessary port numbers to enter in these fields.

NOTE:  You can set up to 10 rules.

18.    How many wireless network modes is supported by the X1000?

The X1000 supports three (3) wireless network modes - 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.

19.    What is the UPnP?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows Windows to automatically configure the router for various Internet applications, such as gaming and videoconferencing.

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