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Initial Config for SnapGear

SnapGear VPN router
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Issue: SnapGear's configuration utility only runs under Windows

Solution: Use the DHCP server, Luke

Out of the box, the SnapGear's WAN port is disabled, and its LAN port is configured as a DHCP client. If you don't have a Windows or Linux box handy to run SnapGear's setup or set_ip utilities, but you do have a OS X server providing DHCP service, you can use that to do initial setup. Here's the procedure:

  1. Connect the SnapGear's LAN port into the network that the OS X server provides DHCP to. Turn on the SnapGear box.
  2. Check the DHCP server's client list (in Server Status under version 10.2) to find the address assigned to the SnapGear. If in doubt, look for its ethernet MAC address (found on the bottom of the unit).
  3. Open a web browser on the server (or another computer with access to that network) and point it to the SnapGear's IP address.
  4. It's easiest to use the Quick Setup Wizard for initial configuration, but use the config options on the left for later adjustments. The SnapGear will ask you to authenticate in order to do anything -- the default username and password are "root" and "default" respectively.
  5. Be sure to change the password.

Some Related Information...

SnapGear's kbase article

SnapGear Support

This Document Prepared By Gordon Davisson on 10/9/03

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