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Configuring the NSS Network Identification

Document ID: 108849

Updated: Dec 12, 2008

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Introduction
How can I configure the NSS Network Identification?
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Introduction


This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How can I configure the NSS Network Identification?

A.

To configure the NSS network identity, follow the directions below.

Step 1:
From the Manager Menu, click Network the Identification.

Step 2:
Enter the name you want to use for the NSS in the Hostname field.?

Note:? If you change the hostname, any current CIFS connections to shares on the NSS will be disconnected.

Step 3:
To assign the hostname for the NSS using the DHCP server, select Assign automatically via DHCP. If the DHCP server is not available or if it is not configured to supply a hostname, the NSS hostname is assigned using the information entered in the Hostnamefield.

Step 4:
Enter the textual description for the NSS as you want it to appear in the file manager window for your users in the Description field.?

Step 5:
Select the type of network into which you are making the NSS a member from the following options:

  • Workgroup
    Make the NSS part of a peer-to-peer network.
  • NTv4 Domain
    Make the NSS a part of a pre-Windows 2000 domain. If you select this option, set up the following fields:
  • NTv4 Domain
    Enter the domain name.
  • Domain Controller
    Enter the hostname or IP address of the domain controller.
  • Username
    Enter the username of an account that has administrator privileges for this domain.
  • Password
    Enter the password for the administrator account.?
  • Member of Active Directory domain
    Make the NSS part of an Active Directory (ADS) domain. If you select this option, set up the following fields:?
  • Active Directory Domain
    Enter the domain name.?
  • Domain Controller
    Enter the hostname or IP address of the domain controller.?
  • Kerberos Realm
    Enter the name of your Kerberos realm. If you are not sure what to enter here, enter the domain name. In most standard Windows domain installations, this is the correct value.?
  • Username
    Enter the username of an account that has administrator privileges for this domain.?
  • Password
    Enter the password for the administrator account.?

Step 6:
Click Update. If you configured the NSS to join a domain, when you click Update, the domain join occurs. The NSS configuration interface displays the status of the domain join, whether it was successful or not.

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Updated: Dec 12, 2008
Document ID: 108849