Configuring syslog on NetGear RT314
The RT314 supports syslog. Unfortunately, syslog messages
cannot be enabled using web interface. It must be done using telnet, a command
To the best of our knowledge, the
NetGear RT314 is compatible to ZyXEL Prestige 314. As far as we know, both of
them operate with a version of the ZyNOS operating system that supports a menu
system via telnet. As such, the description here does also apply to the ZyXEL
product. There might be other routers available that base on the same operating
system. If in doubt, start a telnet session to your router and check if this
step-by-step guide applies to your device.
In our example, we assume the router
has address 172.16.0.100. The syslog server has the address 172.16.0.4.
open a command prompt (“DOS box”). Then, type “telnet 172.16.0.100” as
shown in this sample:
router will prompt you for the password. Enter it and the following and the main
menu will appear:
The syslog server’s address can be
configured under “System Maintenance”. As such, enter 24 and press enter.
The system maintenance menu appears:
enter 3 (as shown below) and press enter:
enter 2 and press enter. The syslog properties appear:
The screen shot displays the correct
configuration for maximum logging. To change the properties, press enter. Each
time you press enter, you will move from field to field. Once you are at the
beginning of a field, you can simply type the value you would like to change.
Follow the instructions on the lower left to change the configuration.
Make sure that you set “Active” to
“Yes”, otherwise the RT314 will not generate syslog messages. Under
“Syslog IP Address”, type the IP Address of the MonitorWare Agent. Please
note that you must use an IP address
– the computer name will not work. Under “Log Facility”, select the facility
the messages will be sent with. The RT314 does support only LOCAL_1 to LOCAL_7
– other facilities are not supported. If in doubt, leave this setting at
Under types, select which events will
be sent via syslog. All those with “Yes” configured will be sent.
Please see the RT314 manual for
Finally, press enter to confirm your
configuration choice. This will
store and active the new configuration and return you to the “Log and Trace”
menu. There, press, ESC to return to the “System Maintenance” menu and ESC
once again to return to the main menu. There type “99” and enter to exit the
RT314 configuration utility.
Please note that telnet will display a
“Connection to host lost” message – this is no error but the expected
procedure concludes the configuration of the NetGear RT314. It will now
generate syslog messages that can be received by the syslog server.
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
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.
[Back to Syslog Enabled