Network Overview

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Figure 1.  Example Network Menu

The Configure section in the left navigation of the Central Management System (CMS) contains a Network menu (Fig. 1).  The Network menu items will vary based on the number of local area network (LAN) interfaces the selected Mako is using.

Your wide area network (WAN) connections can be managed using the Internet menu of the Configure section.  See the Internet documentation for more details.

LANs

The LAN pages are for managing your LANs, including related services, such as NAT or DHCP. This is also where you can create a VLAN trunk to enable the use of VLANs.

Port Setup

The Port Setup page allows you to specify how to distribute your networks across the LAN interfaces (ports) available on the selected Mako.

VLAN Setup

The VLAN Setup page allows you to create VLANs to subdivide your network further by creating multiple separate networks on one LAN.  This can improve security and reduce data collisions. This requires a VLAN-enabled managed switch behind the specified trunk port.

Wireless

The Wireless page is where you can manage standalone and bridged WiFi networks and also configure settings for the WiFi radio that will apply to all of the selected Mako’s WiFi networks.

DHCP Leases

The DHCP Leases page allows you to view and manage DHCP leases for devices on your networks.  Here you can see both dynamic and static DHCP leases. You also have the option of purging unused leases.

DNS

The DNS page allows you to customize how DNS queries from your network are handled.  Here you are able to specify which domains can be visited and which DNS servers should handle specific DNS queries.  You can also create these settings using an Enterprise Template.

Static Routes

The Static Routes page allows you to manage static routes in your networks.  Static routes can be used to explicitly define paths for traffic from one network to take to reach another network.

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