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The Pro100 comes packaged with a Quick Start guide, detailed manual, RS-232 cable, DC power adapter, cross-over cable and a straight Cat5 patch cable. The bundled CD contains the manual, browser and utilities. The quick start guide does an excellent job of getting even relatively inexperienced users up and running in no time, with all the necessary procedures for setting up the router with either PPPoE, DHCP or static accounts well illustrated. The more detailed manual covers all of the router's setup screens, and just about any other issues, such as obtaining your NIC's MAC address. Nexland's confidence in their product documentation clearly shows; "If this sounds like Greek to you, don't worry". The router itself sports a purple paintjob, with WAN and LAN LEDs on top and at the back for quick diagnostics at a glance. The RS-232 port is placed at the front of the unit for easy access.
The Pro100 uses a browser-based administration interface, with the server located by default at 192.168.0.1. The internal DHCP server comes enabled, so in most cases, all that is required is to attach your PC to the Pro100 (either directly or via a hub/switch), set it be a DHCP client (ie. "Obtain IP address automatically"), perform a reboot or release/renew, enter the IP address into your web browser, and voila.
Most end-users will only have to deal with the Main Setup page to get the good times rolling. By default, the Pro100 is configured for DHCP connections. Depending on your service provider (@Home for example), a Host and Domain name and WAN MAC address may be required. In our particular case, these parameters are needed for the ISU campus network. If your service provider assigns a static IP, you just have to enter an additional screen of information.
The Status screen gives a reasonably detailed overview of the Pro100's network configuration. As shown in the screenshot, there is also a small log screen at the bottom.