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Description:

This article describes how to set up an Internet connection with dynamic IP address assignment per DHCP on a Unified Firewall (e.g. cable Internet) and assign it to an Internet object on the desktop.



Requirements:
  • Web browser for configuring the Unified Firewall.

    The following browsers are supported:
    • Google Chrome
    • Chromium
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet access via upstream cable modem



Procedure:

1) Setting up the network connection for Internet access:

1.1) Open the configuration interface of the Unified Firewall in your browser, change to the menu Network -> Connections -> Network Connections and click on the chevron icon to enter the advanced view.



1.2) Edit the entry for the interface eth0.



1.3) Enter the following parameters:
  • Name: Enter a descriptive name.
  • Set a checkmark next to Obtain Gateway.
  • Set a checkmark next to Obtain DNS Server.
  • Set a checkmark next to Obtain Domain.





2) Create a desktop object for the Internet connection:

2.1) Click the button to Create an Internet object.



2.2) Enter the following parameters:
  • Object Name: Enter a descriptive name.
  • Connections: From the drop-down menu, select the WAN Object created in step 1.3 and click on the “+” icon to add the object.





3) Saving and activating the configuration steps:

3.1) Click on the Activate button to accept the changes and enable filtering.