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Configuring syslog on NetGear FM114P

The FM114P supports Syslog since the firmware version 1.3. However, in this tutorial I am using firmware version 1.4 Release 17 Beta. It is the most recent firmware versions some new features and settings.

Please check this first over the web configuration interface. The Router Status should look like the following screenshot

If you don't have the latest firmware version installed, download it from the following website

In my example, I am using the 172.21.x.x IP Range with the subnet mask My router has the IP and my Syslog Server the IP

Enabling Syslog logging is quit simple, just open the web configuration interface, and go to the Security->Logs site. There is a Syslog configuration part where you can enable "Send to this Syslog server IP address". Configure it to your Syslog Server (In my case

Above the Syslog part you will find the logging options. Enable the options you want to be logged. But be careful with the "All incoming and outgoing traffic" option. This can make the router very laggy if you have a lot of traffic. The FM114P unfortunately has only 4 MB of memory, which is the main reason why it becomes unstable if you enable this option. For more details of the FM114P Router, see this pdf document. Below is a screenshot, which shows how the configuration should look like.

It is usually a good Idea to reboot the router after changing this settings. It sometimes has problems when applying the changes directly.

If you have configured WinSyslog or MonitorWare Agent on the Server, you should get Syslog messages send to your Syslog Server. If you are using the File Logging Action (See the product manual for help setting this up), you should get log files which looks like the following sample lines:


2003-01-22,00:00:59,2003-01-22,00:00:59,,23,5, 2003 Jan 22 00:05:32 
(FM114P-c-2d-54) ICMP packet forwarded - 
Source:,[Destination Unreachable]LAN - 
Destination:,WAN - [Outbound Default rule match]
2003-01-22,00:02:24,2003-01-22,00:02:24,,23,4, 2003 Jan 22 00:07:06 
(FM114P-c-2d-54) TCP packet dropped - 
Source:,46094 WAN - 
Destination:,5689 LAN - [Inbound Default rule match]


Still problems enabling syslog? Find the solution in our forum or post a question there!

Syslog messages generated by these products can be received by MonitorWare Agent and WinSyslog.

All information in this section is to the best of our knowledge but without warrenty of any kind. This is free information - use it at your sole risk.

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