How to start - first configuration and frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

This is a guide to start configuring your BinGO, BIANCA/BRICK or V!CAS, called Brick in this document.

Establishing a connection to the setup tool:

Before you start you should have located and connected your Brick as described in documentation "Getting Started" chapter "Installing the Brick". For BinGO you find it here .

The chapter "Accessing the Brick" shows you how to configure your terminal like Hyperterminal to connect with your Brick in part "Over serial port". Be sure, that you use the right values as shown there! If there isn't response of Brick in Hyperterminal by pressing "Enter" boot Brick by disconnecting and reconnecting power.
Login to Brick with "admin" and "bintec":

Welcome to BIANCA/BRICK-XM version V.4.7 Rev.1 from 97/12/19 00:00:00
systemname is brick, location BinTec Support

Login: admin

brick:>                      This is the prompt of Brick

Please note that there is an "auto logout timeout" in newer SW-Releases. You can type "t 0" to cancel this timeout.

Now you can type "setup" for a quick configuration.

First configuration steps:

Setup Menu:

BIANCA/BRICK-XS Setup Tool                                                        BinTec Communications GmbH 

Licenses                 System 

LAN Interface:    CM-BNC/TP, Ethernet 

WAN Interface:    CM-1BRI, ISDN S0 

WAN Partner 
IP    IPX 

Configuration Management 
Monitoring and Debugging 

Press <Ctrl-n>, <Ctrl-p> to scroll through menu items, <Return> to enter 

Use the <Up> and <Down> keys to move the activation bar, <Return> to enter.

First you have to install your license in menu item "Licenses".

In "System" you can set the passwords for Brick access. Note that there is no possibility to find out your password, when you are logged out of Brick. There is only the possiblity to set the Brick back to the factory defaults.

In "Ethernet" you define the IP-address of the Brick's ethernet interface (use an IP-address of your IP-network on your LAN, or use several IP adresses as well or a subnet) and if necessary the IPX-netnumber of your IPX-network the Brick and the Novell-server are connected to. (the netnumber IPX on your server is bound to).

For configuring IPX access please take a look at FAQ "Configuration example Brick IPX/WAN" in category "BRICK/IPX". You can also get information about the packet types&service numbers used.

It is IMPORTANT to configure "Slot: ISDN" or "ISDN Interface" to receive incoming calls. The "ISDN Switch Type" the brick detects automatically. You can also choose a fixed type, when it does not work. Configure "Incoming Call Answering" like described in FAQ "Einstellen der eigenen Rufnummer" or "Setting the localnumber for incoming call answering". Imagine you have more than one telephon connected to your ISDN bus, you must configure the MSN (multiple subscriber number, e.g. in Germany you get three). If there is a call for this MSN, only the matching telephon will ring. The services in the Brick must also be assigned an MSN. You can only assign one number to each service (like PPP or ISDN Login) in incoming call answering. If you have only one MSN (possible if Brick is connected to a PABX), but you also want to access the Brick per isdnlogin please take a look at FAQ "Use login and routing with only one phonenumber".

In "WAN Partner" or "ISDN Partner" you can configure the remote IP- or IPX-connection. For Internet access please take a look at FAQ "How to configure Internet access" or chapter "How do I configure Internet access for my LAN using NAT?" in the MOST RECENT user guide found in "Software-Downloads".   FAQ "Establish an IP-connection with Microsoft Windows Dialup Networking" describes the configuration for a connection with a non-router partner. In the FAQ's of Category "T-Online" (Germany) you will find descriptions for configuration of Internet access using the online service "T-Online".

In menu item "IP" you can for instance add routes, the default route for Internet access, choose static settings like DNS. NOTE that since SW-Release 4.4.6 Brick acquires the remote side DNS IP-address. Windows Dialup Network doesn't accept the default value of the Brick "". If there isn't a DNS you can fill in IP-address of Brick.
In "IP" you can also configure Network Address Translation e.g. for Internet access. Note, default incoming IP sessions aren't allowed. In FAQ "Konfigurationstips zu NAT (ab Version 4.3.x)" in the category Brick/IP you can find further information configuring NAT.

"TCP/IP access lists - a further description" and "Aufsetzen eines IP-Filters" in german are the chapters with information about possibilities to enhance security and to administrate access of the users to the brick or WAN e.g. Internet. You can get an overview of common IP protocol numbers and port numbers here.
To get an IP address from the Brick over WAN you can configure "Dynamic IP Addresses (Server Mode)", over LAN "DHCP Server". See also "Configuring BRICK as dynamic IP-address client/server".
If you don't manage with SNMP (simple network management protocol) set "SNMP trap broadcasting"
to "OFF".

When using a Radius Server as RAS authentication facility, please refer to:
radiusd configuration
Steelbelted NT configuration

Now there is the possibility for testing your knowledge of configuration.

In main menu item "Configuration Management" you can save your configuration to a TFTP-server like DIME-Tools-TFTP-server of BRICKware, the Software delivered with your Brick. Please take a look at chapter "Configuration Files, Flash, and TFTP" of user's guide, available in "Software-Downloads"

In "Monitoring and Debugging" you find the "ISDN Monitor" which shows activ connections and history of connections. You can also use "Java Status Monitor" to control activities.

If you want to use CAPI based applications, please take a look at:

NOTE that it is IMPORTANT for you to control ISDN activities of the Brick the first time after configuration!! Brick initiates ISDN connections ONLY, if there are REQUESTs of Software and Devices on the LAN, those YOU have configured, included Brick!! In the worst case, VERY HIGH telephone costs! You can control, which devices get an ISDN connection with "External System Logging" in menu item "System" and Syslog Deamon of BRICKware. For further information take a look at the FAQs "IP Accounting String", "Accounting and System Messages" and the user guide chapter "Basic System Configuration". Don't configure an IP-address, that is located on the other side of WAN (ISDN) !

On our Web-Server you can also find FAQ's to help you
Configuring X.25 routing
firmware update
syslog deamon
remote configuration
Proxy ARP
WAN-Kopplung mit und ohne Transitnetzwerk
(If you configure WAN-Partner with and without transit network you have to configure next hop in
routing table)
Windows machines causing ISDN-dialouts
(Brick unreasonably establishes connections over ISDN to the internet without any user interaction)
How do I configure a backupline over two BRI Interfaces or double BRI Interface
How do I configure isdnlogin from/to a machine with a BinTec Card?
Useful settings when using callback mechanism
R-Capi FAQ's
ISDN error messages - Cause definitions
ISI/BASE FAQ's  BinTec's former Router

Please look for NEW FAQ's !