Static address support, integrated DHCP, PPPoE, and device name support will allow the DI-704P to connect to nearly any broadband provider whether Ethernet Cable or DSL based. The DI-704P's Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) feature provides dynamic allocation of IP addresses for up to 253 clients (computers) on the local network. Printer software is provided to allow clients to print to the network printer attached to the DI-704P's print server port. Being very functional, the DI-704P will connect to any Ethernet devices and multiple types of machines and operating systems. In addition, the four Ethernet ports offer the convenience of auto-detecting the media type, thus eliminating the need for using the correct type of cable (straight-through or crossover) when connecting different Ethernet devices to this gateway.
The DI-704P provides two levels of security support. First, it masks the IP addresses of computers within the local network from the Internet, thus making it more difficult for a hacker to target a specific computer within the local network. Secondly, it can block and redirect certain ports to limit the services that outside users can access. To ensure that games and other Internet applications will run properly, the DI-704P provides the capability to open specific ports.
The DI-704P provides special pass through function for common VPN implementations including PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol), L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) and IPSec*. The Virtual Server feature allows the user to expose HTTP, FTP, Game Servers and other local services to be accessible to Internet users located outside the LAN. To allow any application to work even without knowing the ports to be opened, the DI-704P allows a single client to be specified in the DMZ zone located on the web configuration utility.