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Network settings


The Internet-Box offers you personal expert settings for network and IP addresses, so you can configure port forwarding, static IP addresses or a DMZ function. Enter «http://internetbox» or «192.168.1.1» in your Internet browser, log in with your Internet-Box »admin« password and activate expert mode. Go to network settings in the portal.


Pay attention to the info symbols  in the web portal. They offer additional support and practical tips.


What is IPv6?

IP addresses make data transfers in the Internet possible. However, the number of worldwide available addresses is limited. IPv6 is the new version of a protocol that specifies the IP address format, among other things. The new IPv6 format will make IP addresses longer in the future - multiplying the availability in one go. One of the key advantages is that devices in the home network can be accessed directly from the Internet using the IPv6 address depending on the firewall settings.


What is port forwarding?

Port forwarding is the transfer of a connection from the Internet over the router to a specific device (NA server, IP camera etc.) in your network, thus making it accessible from the Internet. A router, connected to both the Internet and an internal network, waits for data packages at a specific port. When packages reach this port, they are forwarded to a specific device and possibly another port in the internal network.

For your security all incoming traffic is blocked by the Internet-Box.


How do I activate port forwarding?

Automatically:

Automatic configuration of port forwarding rules by devices in the home network is often used by modern games consoles or IP cameras. The advantage is that these devices automatically open all the necessary ports without you having to configure anything. To enable automatic configurations the UPnP IGD function must be activated in the web portal at Network -> Settings -> Port forwarding.

 

Manually:

You can configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. As soon as you switch to expert mode, you will be offered configuration options in the 'Port forwarding' menu. You can set up new port forwarding per device over 'Add rules'. A separate rule must be set up for every port or port area. To do so, add the appropriate information to the fields.


Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

What is a static IP address?

The Internet-Box automatically assigns every device a constantly changing IP address as standard.
The static IP address is manually assigned to a device and does not change the router's IP address.
Setting up a static IP address is recommended for network devices with server services (e.g. IP camera, NAS server, etc.), so you can always reach the device in your home network over the statically defined IP address.


How do I set up a static IP address?

Please ensure that the same static IP address is only used once. We also recommend set-up either only on the router or on the end device itself. Otherwise you risk IP conflicts that prevent Internet access. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

 

Centrally in the Internet-Box:

Your Internet-Box can always assign the same IP address to the devices you select over static address assigning. You can change configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. After launching the web portal, switch to expert mode and go to network settings. You can assign a device a static IP address over 'Select device'.


Set-up on end devices:

Static IP addresses can also be configured on the network device. However we strongly recommend performing all static IP addresses centrally in the Internet-Box web portal as configuring network installations manually calls for expert know-how and planning.

When selecting static IP addresses in the end device avoid using addresses in the 192.168.1.101-192.168.1.168 range (Internet-Box DHCP range).

What is the Internet-Box DMZ function?

The Internet-Box DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) function is used to forward all incoming connections from the Internet from outside the home network to a specific device.

This is mainly required if you wish to use an additional firewall in your home network and all computers are connected to this firewall. This function is only recommended for network experts.


How do I set up a DMZ?

You can change these settings in the Internet-Box web portal at Network à Settings à DMZ. Set up the function in your home network over 'Select device'. Use of the DMZ function calls for expert know-how and a specific configuration on the end devices concerned. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance. 

Caution: Regrettably, this also exposes your selected device to fraudulent access attempts. Swisscom declines all responsibility in the event of misuse by third parties.

What is a DynDNS?

Normally a router regularly receives a new IP address from the Internet. With a dynamic DNS service you can nevertheless use constant login information to contact your router when on the move. Swisscom, alongside other providers, offers you the possibility of using a name instead of the IP address for your Internet Box.




The Internet-Box offers you personal expert settings for network and IP addresses, so you can configure port forwarding, static IP addresses or a DMZ function. Enter «http://internetbox» or «192.168.1.1» in your Internet browser, log in with your Internet-Box »admin« password and activate expert mode. Go to network settings in the portal.


Pay attention to the info symbols  in the web portal. They offer additional support and practical tips.


What is port forwarding?

Port forwarding is the transfer of a connection from the Internet over the router to a specific device (NA server, IP camera etc.) in your network, thus making it accessible from the Internet. A router, connected to both the Internet and an internal network, waits for data packages at a specific port. When packages reach this port, they are forwarded to a specific device and possibly another port in the internal network.

For your security all incoming traffic is blocked by the Internet-Box.


How do I activate port forwarding?

Automatically:

Automatic configuration of port forwarding rules by devices in the home network is often used by modern games consoles or IP cameras. The advantage is that these devices automatically open all the necessary ports without you having to configure anything. To enable automatic configurations the UPnP IGD function must be activated in the web portal at Network -> Settings -> Port forwarding.

 

Manually:

You can configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. As soon as you switch to expert mode, you will be offered configuration options in the 'Port forwarding' menu. You can set up new port forwarding per device over 'Add rules'. A separate rule must be set up for every port or port area. To do so, add the appropriate information to the fields.


Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

What is a static IP address?

The Internet-Box automatically assigns every device a constantly changing IP address as standard.
The static IP address is manually assigned to a device and does not change the router's IP address.
Setting up a static IP address is recommended for network devices with server services (e.g. IP camera, NAS server, etc.), so you can always reach the device in your home network over the statically defined IP address.


How do I set up a static IP address?

Please ensure that the same static IP address is only used once. We also recommend set-up either only on the router or on the end device itself. Otherwise you risk IP conflicts that prevent Internet access. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

 

Centrally in the Internet-Box:

Your Internet-Box can always assign the same IP address to the devices you select over static address assigning. You can change configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. After launching the web portal, switch to expert mode and go to network settings. You can assign a device a static IP address over 'Select device'.


Set-up on end devices:

Static IP addresses can also be configured on the network device. However we strongly recommend performing all static IP addresses centrally in the Internet-Box web portal as configuring network installations manually calls for expert know-how and planning.

When selecting static IP addresses in the end device avoid using addresses in the 192.168.1.101-192.168.1.168 range (Internet-Box DHCP range).

What is the Internet-Box DMZ function?

The Internet-Box DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) function is used to forward all incoming connections from the Internet from outside the home network to a specific device.

This is mainly required if you wish to use an additional firewall in your home network and all computers are connected to this firewall. This function is only recommended for network experts.


How do I set up a DMZ?

You can change these settings in the Internet-Box web portal at Network à Settings à DMZ. Set up the function in your home network over 'Select device'. Use of the DMZ function calls for expert know-how and a specific configuration on the end devices concerned. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance. 

Caution: Regrettably, this also exposes your selected device to fraudulent access attempts. Swisscom declines all responsibility in the event of misuse by third parties.

What is a DynDNS?

Normally a router regularly receives a new IP address from the Internet. With a dynamic DNS service you can nevertheless use constant login information to contact your router when on the move. Swisscom, alongside other providers, offers you the possibility of using a name instead of the IP address for your Internet Box.




The Internet-Box offers you personal expert settings for network and IP addresses, so you can configure port forwarding, static IP addresses or a DMZ function. Enter «http://internetbox» or «192.168.1.1» in your Internet browser, log in with your Internet-Box »admin« password and activate expert mode. Go to network settings in the portal.


Pay attention to the info symbols  in the web portal. They offer additional support and practical tips.


What is port forwarding?

Port forwarding is the transfer of a connection from the Internet over the router to a specific device (NA server, IP camera etc.) in your network, thus making it accessible from the Internet. A router, connected to both the Internet and an internal network, waits for data packages at a specific port. When packages reach this port, they are forwarded to a specific device and possibly another port in the internal network.

For your security all incoming traffic is blocked by the Internet-Box.


How do I activate port forwarding?

Automatically:

Automatic configuration of port forwarding rules by devices in the home network is often used by modern games consoles or IP cameras. The advantage is that these devices automatically open all the necessary ports without you having to configure anything. To enable automatic configurations the UPnP IGD function must be activated in the web portal at Network -> Settings -> Port forwarding.

 

Manually:

You can configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. As soon as you switch to expert mode, you will be offered configuration options in the 'Port forwarding' menu. You can set up new port forwarding per device over 'Add rules'. A separate rule must be set up for every port or port area. To do so, add the appropriate information to the fields.


Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

What is a static IP address?

The Internet-Box automatically assigns every device a constantly changing IP address as standard.
The static IP address is manually assigned to a device and does not change the router's IP address.
Setting up a static IP address is recommended for network devices with server services (e.g. IP camera, NAS server, etc.), so you can always reach the device in your home network over the statically defined IP address.


How do I set up a static IP address?

Please ensure that the same static IP address is only used once. We also recommend set-up either only on the router or on the end device itself. Otherwise you risk IP conflicts that prevent Internet access. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance.

 

Centrally in the Internet-Box:

Your Internet-Box can always assign the same IP address to the devices you select over static address assigning. You can change configure personal port forwarding in the Internet-Box web portal. After launching the web portal, switch to expert mode and go to network settings. You can assign a device a static IP address over 'Select device'.


Set-up on end devices:

Static IP addresses can also be configured on the network device. However we strongly recommend performing all static IP addresses centrally in the Internet-Box web portal as configuring network installations manually calls for expert know-how and planning.

When selecting static IP addresses in the end device avoid using addresses in the 192.168.1.101-192.168.1.168 range (Internet-Box DHCP range).

What is the Internet-Box DMZ function?

The Internet-Box DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) function is used to forward all incoming connections from the Internet from outside the home network to a specific device.

This is mainly required if you wish to use an additional firewall in your home network and all computers are connected to this firewall. This function is only recommended for network experts.


How do I set up a DMZ?

You can change these settings in the Internet-Box web portal at Network à Settings à DMZ. Set up the function in your home network over 'Select device'. Use of the DMZ function calls for expert know-how and a specific configuration on the end devices concerned. Contact our chargeable support service for personal advice and assistance. 

Caution: Regrettably, this also exposes your selected device to fraudulent access attempts. Swisscom declines all responsibility in the event of misuse by third parties.

What is a DynDNS?

Normally a router regularly receives a new IP address from the Internet. With a dynamic DNS service you can nevertheless use constant login information to contact your router when on the move. Swisscom, alongside other providers, offers you the possibility of using a name instead of the IP address for your Internet Box.




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