WAN IP Address: Dynamic IP Account
Again if you are configuring this with the wizard, you should see the information as in fig. 2.36
The wizard will instruct the router to determine the connection type if you answer yes to the question. However if you are doing this manually, you will still get to the following option. Enter all the required information.
For a Dynamic configuration enter the following:
- Enter the account name
- Enter the Domain name, necessary to access the ISP's services such as mail. If you leave this option blank, the router will attempt to obtain it from the ISP automatically. If you are having problem getting your emails, this field must be entered manually.
- Domain Name Server (DNS) you will assign this only if your ISP is not transmitting it automatically. Remember this is Dynamic so you should get it automatically.
- Mac Address: Leave as default.
- Click on Apply.
Test your connection
On the LAN IP, it may be already pre-configured with a range of IP addresses. You can change these settings according to your needs.
Look at figure 2.38, it shows the current status of the router assigning IP addresses to the clients in the LAN. It is running as a DHCP Server, the subnet being used here will assign up to 254 hosts in the local area network. You can change the LAN IP addresses to assign a range of IP address that you require.