IP Address: Default = 0.0.0.0 (address assigned by ISP)
An address should only be entered here if a specific IP address and mask have been provided by the Service Provider. Note that if the address is in a different domain from the IP Office then NAT is automatically enabled.
IP Mask: Default = 0.0.0.0 (use NAT)
Enter the IP Mask associated with the IP Address if an address is entered.
Primary Transfer IP Address: Default = 0.0.0.0 (No transfer)
This address acts as a primary address for incoming IP traffic. All incoming IP packets without a session are translated to this address. This would normally be set to the local mail or web server address.
Request DNS: Default = Off
When selected, DNS information is obtained from the service provider. To use this, the DNS Server addresses set in the IP Office configuration (System | DNS) should be blank. The PC making the DNS request should have the IP Office set as its DNS Server. For DHCP clients the IP Office will provide its own address as the DNS server.
Forward Multicast Messages: Default = On
By default this option is on. Multicasting allows WAN bandwidth to be maximized through the reduction of traffic that needs to be passed between sites.
RIP Mode: Default = None
Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is a method by which network routers can exchange information about device locations and routes. RIP can be used within small networks to allow dynamic route configuration as opposed to static configuration using.