The Managed Network Security service includes an "appliance" for onsite installation.
Network Security installation - For a basic introduction to the appliance and installation, see this Quick Start video guide:
Installation is surprisingly simple. Many customers accomplish the installation themselves.
The basic procedure:
IMPORTANT - give each component below at least a couple of minutes after restarting before going to the next component.
Following, are the general installation instructions and guidelines for your reference.
Typically, there are three primary components for installation:
To follow the directions easily, it can be helpful to place each component left-to-right, as pictured above.
For best results, contact your provider to check and optimize your internet connection before installation.
Have your Wi-Fi router console credentials available - for signing in to adjust settings and controls for the router.
Connect the appliance according to the general instructions and illustrations below. Custom installations may require additional configuration.
Image - connecting the ISP modem to port 1 of the security appliance:
Now, connect an ethernet cable out of the OmniWAN appliance port 6, and the in-port on your Wi-Fi modem.
Image - port 6 connects to the Wi-Fi router in-port:
Do not use any of the other ports or inputs on the appliance - they are for specific upgrade configurations and are not usable unless activated.
*** Note - if you use our Device Protection service by F-Secure, the Test will be blocked. You can clear the test by follow FAQ #5, here.
Important note to Device Protection customers:
If you use our Device Protection service on your computer, it will block the Test because the simulation is mimicking malicious activity.
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If you are a technician installing to a complex environment, please see the "How to Install Network Security Tips" here.