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Connecting to Internet Under Routing Mode

In routing mode, the device is working as a gateway and router between two networks. This section shows how to connect and configure a new Hillstone device in routing mode to securely connect the private network to the Internet.

To get your private network access to Internet through a Hillstone device, take the following steps:

Step 1: Connecting to the device

  1. Connect one port (e.g. eth0/1) of Hillstone device to your ISP network. In this way, "eth0/1" is in the untrust zone.
  2. Connect your internal network to another Ethernet interfaces (e.g. eth0/0) of the device. This means "eth0/0" is connected to the trust zone.
  3. Power on the Hillstone device and your PCs.
  4. If one of the internal interfaces already has been configured with an IP address, use a browser to visit that address from one of your internal PCs.
    If it is a new device, use the methods in Initial Visit to Web Interface to visit.
  5. Enter "hillstone" for both the username and the password.

Step 2: Configuring interfaces

  1. Go to Network > Interface.
  2. Double click eth0/1.
  3. Click OK.

Step 3: Creating a NAT rule to translate internal IP to public IP

  1. Go to Policy > NAT > SNAT.
  2. Select New

  3. Click OK.

Step 4: Creating a security policy to allow internal users access Internet.

  1. Go to Policy > Security Policy.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click OK.

Step 5: Configuring a default route

  1. Go to Network >Routing > Destination Route.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click OK.