Asus 54Mbps Pocket Wireless Access Point WL-330g User guide

®
54Mbps
Pocket Wireless Access Point
(WL-330g)
User Guide
E1539
Checklist
First Edition V1
May 2004
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Contents
Features
Notices ............................................................................................ v
Safety statements ........................................................................... vi
About this guide ............................................................................ viii
ASUS contact information .............................................................. ix
WL-330g specification summary ..................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-2
Package contents ............................................................... 1-2
Features ............................................................................. 1-3
1.3.1 Top view ................................................................. 1-3
1.3.2 Bottom view ........................................................... 1-4
1.3.3 Rear view ............................................................... 1-4
LED indicators .................................................................... 1-5
Recommended network settings ........................................ 1-6
1.5.1 Access Point mode ................................................ 1-6
1.5.2 Ethernet adapter mode .......................................... 1-7
Chapter 2: Hardware installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
System requirements ......................................................... 2-2
Device installation .............................................................. 2-2
2.2.1 Before you proceed ............................................... 2-2
2.2.2 Using DC power ..................................................... 2-3
2.2.3 Using USB bus power ............................................ 2-4
Placement .......................................................................... 2-5
Wall mounting ..................................................................... 2-5
Operating range ................................................................. 2-5
2.4.1 Range .................................................................... 2-5
2.4.2 Site survey ............................................................. 2-6
Roaming information .......................................................... 2-6
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Contents
Safeguards
Chapter 3: Configuration
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Installing the utilities ........................................................... 3-2
Wireless Setting Utility ........................................................ 3-3
3.2.1 Launching the Wireless Setting Utility ................... 3-3
3.2.2 Using the Wireless Setting Utility ........................... 3-4
Web Configuration utility .................................................. 3-10
3.3.1 Adjusting the TCP/IP settings .............................. 3-10
3.3.2 Launching the Web Configuration utility .............. 3-12
3.3.3. Changing the access point (AP) configuration ..... 3-13
3.3.4 Changing the Ethernet adapter configuration ...... 3-23
Firmware Restoration ....................................................... 3-36
Chapter 4: Using the device
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Using the device in a local network .................................... 4-2
Replacing the computer Ethernet cables ........................... 4-2
Replacing the cable connections of other devices ............. 4-3
Sharing Internet connection with other computers ............. 4-3
Appendix: Troubleshooting
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION! You are cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
your authority to operate the equipment.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993.
Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and
Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
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Safety statements
Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance
with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the
product. Any changes or modifications (including the antennas) made to this
device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not
responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of this device, or the substitution of the connecting cables and
equipment other than manufacturer specified. It is the responsibility of the
user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or
distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government
regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines.
CAUTION! To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure
guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with
minimum distance [20cm] between the radiator and your body. Use on
the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or
attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC
regulations.
Safety Information
In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance [20cm]
between the radiator and your body. Use only with supplied antenna.
Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the
transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
CAUTION! Any changes or modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authorization to use this device.
MPE Statement
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it
sends out Radio Frequency (RF) signal.
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Safety statements
Caution Statement of the FCC Radio Frequency
Exposure
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin
OET 65C and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47
Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247(b)(4) addressing RF Exposure from
radio frequency devices. The radiation output power of this Wireless LAN
device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless,
this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation – as a mobile or portable device but use in
a body-worn way is strictly prohibit. When using this device, a certain
separation distance between antenna and nearby persons has to be kept to
ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with the RF exposure
limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the
antennas and the user should not be less than [20cm].
RF Exposure
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating
in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need to install and configure
your ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the physical features of the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP. This part also presents the package contents, LED
indicators, and recommended network settings.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware installation
This chapter provides information on how to install the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
•
Chapter 3: Configuration
This chapter provides information on how to configure the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP using the utilities available from the support CD.
•
Chapter 4: Using the device
This chapter provides instructions on how to use the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP on various network setups.
•
Appendix: Troubleshooting
The Appendix features a troubleshooting guide for solving common
problems you may encounter when using the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this guide.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address
Telephone
Web site
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone
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Networking
Support fax
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Address
Fax
E-mail
Web site
44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
+1-510-608-4555
tmd1@asus.com
usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone
General
Notebook
Support fax
Support e-mail
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777
+1-502-933-8713
tsd@asus.com
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Address
Telephone
Fax
Online contact
Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
Web site
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/support
www.asuscom.de/news
ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E.
+9714-283-1774
+9714-283-1775
www.ASUSarabia.com
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WL-330g specifications summary
Standard
IEEE 802.11g
Technology
Octogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Data transfer rate
802.11g:
802.11b:
54Mbps with auto-fallback to 48, 36,
24, 18, 12, 9, and 6Mbps
11Mbps with auto-fallback to 5.5, 2,
and 1Mbps
Operation modes
Access Point (AP)
Ethernet adapter
Frequency band
2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz
Security
64-bit/128-bit configurable WEP encryption
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Operating distance
Indoors @ 11Mbps
Indoors @ 54Mbps
Outdoors @ 11Mbps LOS**
Outdoors @ 54Mbps LOS**
Compatibility
Compatible with IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g devices
Power requirement
DC power using the supplied power cable and
plug or USB bus-powered
Dimensions
86mm x 62mm x 17mm
Supported OS
Windows® 98SE/Me/2000 (SP4)/XP (SP1)
Antenna
Two internal 3D Inverted-F antennas
Mounting options
Desktop or wall-mount installation
Software support
Wireless Setting Utility
Firmware Restoration
:
:
:
:
130 ft (40 m)
80 ft (25 m)
1000 ft (310 m)
200 ft (60 m)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
** Line-of-Sight
x
•
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP operating distance may be shorter
if there are walls, barriers, or interferences in the home layout or
operating environment.
•
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Chapter 1
This chapter describes the physical
features of the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP. This part presents the package
contents, LED indicators, and
recommended network settings.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS ASUS Pocket Wireless AP!
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is a compact easy-to-install and use
access point (AP) and Ethernet adapter in one. Implementing the IEEE
802.11g standard for wireless LAN (WLAN), the ASUS ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP is capable of up to 54Mbps data transmission rate using the
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and the Octogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technologies. This AP is backward
compatible with the earlier IEEE 802.11b standard allowing seamless
interfacing of both wireless LAN standards.
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP also supports several wireless network
configuration including AP, Infrastructure, and Ad-hoc modes giving you
flexibility on your existing or future wireless network configurations.
To provide efficient security to your wireless communication, ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP comes with a 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) features.
With these and many more, ASUS ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is sure to
keep you ahead in the world of wireless computing.
1.2
Package contents
Check the following items in your ASUS Pocket Wireless AP package.
Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing.
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP (WL-330g)
Universal power adapter and plug (100V ~ 240V)
USB adapter and plug
RJ-45 connector and cable
Support CD
Quick Start Guide
Soft case
Unless otherwise specified, the term “device” in this User Guide refers
to the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Features
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP employs the DSSS and OFDM
technologies to transmit and receive signals through radio waves on the
2.4 GHz band.
Here are other ASUS Pocket Wireless AP features:
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Reliable data transfer rates of up to 54Mbps
Secure data transmission via Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and
WiFi Protected Access (WPA) encryptions
Operating distance of up to 130ft (40m) indoors and 1000 ft (310m)
outdoors
Dual power mode (DC or USB bus-powered)
Equipped with a mounting hook for wall installation
Supports Infrastructure and Ad-hoc network types in Ethernet adapter
mode
Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP compatible
1.3.1 Top view
LEDs. The ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP comes with three LED
indicators (Ethernet, Wireless,
and Power). Refer to section 1.4
“LED indicators” for details.
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LEDs
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1.3.2 Bottom view
Mounting hook. Use the mounting
hook to install the device on
concrete or wooden surfaces
using a roundhead screw.
Air vents. These vents provide
ventilation to the device.
Mode switch. Allows you to switch
the device from AP mode to
Ethernet adapter mode, or vice
versa.
Mounting
hole
Mode
switch
Air vents
AP mode
Ethernet adapter mode
1.3.3 Rear view
Ethernet port. This port connects the
supplied RJ-45 plug and cable.
DC IN socket. This socket connects
the power adapter plug.
Reset button. Press this button for
more than five seconds (in AP or
Ethernet mode) to load the default
values. In Ethernet adapter mode,
press this button for less than five
seconds to connect to the first
saved wireless connection in the
profile table. See page 3-15 for
the reset button function in
Ethernet mode.
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Ethernet port
Reset button
DC IN socket
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4
LED indicators
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
comes with a Ethernet, Wireless, and
Power LED indicators. Refer to the
table below for LED indications.
LED
Status
Mode*
Indication
Ethernet
On
Off
AP/EA
AP/EA
The device is connected to an Ethernet network.
The device is off or not connected to an Ethernet
network.
Wireless
On
On
AP
EA
Off
Off
AP
EA
Blinking
AP/EA
The device is on and ready.
The device is associated with an AP or other
wireless device.
The device is off.
The device is not associated with an AP or other
wireless device.
The device is transmitting or receiving data.
On
Off
Blinking
AP/EA
AP/EA
AP/EA
The device in on and ready.
The device is off or performing boot sequence.
Firmware upgrade failed.
Power
*Modes: AP – Access Point mode EA – Ethernet adapter mode
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1.5
Recommended network settings
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP can be configured as an Access Point (AP)
or wireless Ethernet adapter. In AP mode, the device acts as the central
link between computers in a wireless network. In Ethernet adapter mode,
the device connects to:
1. A wireless device(s) (Ad-hoc mode), or
2. An access point (Infrastructure network type)
Determine your network settings before installing the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP to avail all its features. The following network settings are
recommended.
1.5.1 Access Point mode
When in access point (AP) mode the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP connects
WLAN-enabled computers and/or devices to a wired or wireless LAN.
Internet
Hub
Network Printer
WL-330g
MODE
Client 4
Client 1
Client 3
Client 2
1-6
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5.2 Ethernet adapter mode
Ad-hoc network
When in Ad-hoc network, the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP connects to
another wireless device. No access
point (AP) is present in this wireless
environment.
Station 1
WL-330g
MODE
Station 2
Infrastructure mode
When in Infrastructure mode, the
wireless network is centered on an
access point (AP) that provides a
central link for wireless clients to
communicate with each other or
with a wired network.
In this setup, the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP connects to an AP
using a single or multiple IP to
establish connection to a wired or
wireless LAN.
Internet
ADSL Modem Access Point
Station 1
ASUS Pocket Wireless Access Point (WL-330g)
WL-330g
Station 2
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Single IP bridge environment
In a single IP bridge environment,
the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
connects to an access point using a
single IP address.
Internet
ADSL Modem Access Point
In this setup, the MAC cloning
feature may be enabled to support
WL-330g
certain applications and devices,
such as Xbox and PlayStation®
game consoles, that use the MAC
address to communicate with other devices. MAC cloning allows the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP to to communicate with other devices in a wireless
network using the MAC address of the host computer instead of its
own.Multiple IP bridge environment
Multiple IP bridge environment
In a multiple IP bridge environment, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
connects two or more wired devices to a wireless network from a hub or a
switch.
WL-330g
MODE
Hub
Access point
You must disable the MAC cloning feature when you set the device in
Ethernet adapter mode under this environment. Enabling MAC cloning
under this environment results to undefined and incorrect bridge
behavior.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2
This chapter provides information on
how to install the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
Hardware installation
2.1
System requirements
Before installing the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP, make sure that your
system/network meets the following requirements:
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•
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An Ethernet RJ-45 port (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
At least one IEEE 802.11b/g device with wireless capability
An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser
2.2
Device installation
Follow these instructions to install the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
1. Install the device utilities from the support CD.
2. Connect the device to your computer, network hub, switch, or router.
2.2.1 Before you proceed
Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
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2-2
The length of the Ethernet cable that connects the device to the
network (hub, ADSL/cable modem, router, wall patch) must not exceed
100 meters.
Place the device on a flat, stable surface as far from the ground as
possible
Keep the device clear from metal obstructions and away from direct
sunlight.
Keep the device away from transformers, heavy-duty motors,
fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial
equipment to prevent signal loss.
Install the device in a central area to provide ideal coverage for all
wireless mobile devices.
Install the device at least 20cms from a person to insure that the
product is operated in accordance with the RF Guidelines for Human
Exposure adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Chapter 2: Installation
2.2.2 Using DC power
1. Insert one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the WL-330g Ethernet
port.
2. Insert the other end of the RJ-45 cable to a network hub, switch, router,
or wall patch Ethernet port.
3. Connect the power adapter plug to the WL-330g DC-IN socket.
4. Connect the WL-330g power adapter to a wall socket.
5. Connect the network hub, switch, or router power adapter plug to the
DC-IN socket of the device.
6. Connect the network hub, switch, or router power adapter to a wall
socket.
6
Switch
WL-330g
4
Wall socket
5
2
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3
2-3
2.2.3 Using USB bus power
1. Insert one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the WL-330g Ethernet port.
2. Insert the other end of the RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port on your
computer, notebook, network hub, switch, router, or wall patch panel.
3. Insert one end of the supplied USB cable to the DC-IN socket of the
device.
4. Insert the other end of the USB cable to any available USB port on
your computer, notebook, network hub, switch, or router.
5. Turn on your computer/notebook, or connect the network hub, switch,
or router power adapter to a wall socket.
6. Connect the power adapter of the network hub, switch, or router to a
wall socket.
6
Switch
WL-330g
USB
Wall socket
5
2-4
4
2
1
3
Chapter 2: Installation
2.3
Placement
Wall mounting
Aside from desktop placement, you
can install the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP vertically on a concrete
or wooden wall using the mounting
hook at the bottom side of the
device.
Mounting hook
To mount the device on a concrete or wooden wall:
1. Locate the mounting hook at the bottom of the device.
2. Select an ideal location for the device.
3. Tighten a round head screw on the concrete or wooden wall until only
1/4 inch is showing.
4. Latch the device into the screw until the device is in place.
Adjust the screw if you cannot latch the device or if the screw is too
loose.
2.4
Operating range
2.4.1 Range
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP range is dependent on the operating
environment. Every home or office layout varies in obstacles, barriers, or
wall types which may reflect or absorb radio signals. For example, two
802.11b devices in an open space may achieve an operating distance of
up to 1000 meters, while the same devices may only achieve up to 300
meters of range when used indoors.
The device automatically adjusts the data rate to maintain an operational
wireless connection. A wireless device that is close to an AP may operate
at higher speeds than a device far from the AP. You can configure the data
rates that a device uses. If you limit the range of data rates available to the
ASUS Pocket AP, you may reduce the effective range of the wireless LAN
coverage.
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2.4.2 Site survey
A site survey (utility provided with the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP) analyzes
the installation environment and provides users with recommendations for
equipment and its placement. The optimum placement differ depending on
the device design and specifications.
2.5
Roaming information
If there are several ASUS Pocket Wireless APs operating on a network,
then a wireless client (such as Centrino notebooks or wireless PDAs) may
seamlessly roam from one ASUS Pocket Wireless AP to another. Each
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP creates its own wireless cell or coverage area
known as a Basic Service Set (BSS). Any wireless client can communicate
with a particular ASUS AP if it is within that AP’s coverage area.
If the cells of multiple ASUS Pocket APs overlap, then the wireless client
may switch from one ASUS Pocket Wireless AP to another. During the
transfer from one ASUS AP to another, the wireless mobile client maintains
an uninterrupted connection to the network. This is called roaming.
Multiple ASUS Pocket APs connected to a common Ethernet network form
an Extended Service Set (ESS). All members of an Extended Service Set
are configured with an ID, known as the SSID or ESSID. Wireless clients
must be configured with the same SSID as that of the ASUS Pocket APs
on the network since it can only roam between ASUS Pocket APs sharing
the same SSID.
Important notes on roaming
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2-6
An ASUS WLAN card can only roam between APs of the same type.
All ASUS Pocket Wireless APs must have the same SSID.
All computers with ASUS WLAN cards must have the same SSID as
the access points to enable roaming.
If encryption is enabled, all ASUS APs and wireless clients must use
the same encryption to establish connection.
ASUS Pocket Wireless APs’ cells must overlap to provide an
uninterrupted connection for a roaming client.
ASUS Pocket Wireless APs using the same channel should be
installed away from each other to reduce potential interference.
We strongly recommended that you perform a site survey using the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP utility to determine the best location for
each wireless device.
Chapter 2: Installation
Chapter 3
This chapter provides information on
how to configure the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP using the utilities available
from the support CD.
Configuration
3.1
Installing the utilities
The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
To install the device utilities in your computer:
1. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
2. Click Install ASUS WLAN AP Utilities when the ASUS Wireless Access
Point WL-330g installation window appears.
3. The device utilities are copied to your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD and double click the Setup.exe file to run the CD.
Other support CD options
Uninstall ASUS WLAN AP Utilities. Click this option to uninstall the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP utilities from your system.
Run Wireless Setting Utility. Click this option to run the Wireless Setting
Utility.
Read/Install Quick Start Guide and User’s Manual. Click to view the
installation and quick setup guides in PDF format.
Explore this CD. Click this option to explore the support CD contents.
Browse our Web Site. Click this option to visit the ASUS website.
Installation Language. Click the arrow down button to select the installation
language.
Click EXIT to close the installation window.
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Chapter 3: Configuration
3.2
Wireless Setting Utility
The Wireless Setting Utility allows easy configuration of the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP in both access point and Ethernet adapter modes. You can
launch the Wireless Setting Utility directly from the support CD or from the
Windows® desktop.
3.2.1 Launching the Wireless Setting Utility
From the support CD
To launch the Wireless Setting Utility from the support CD:
1. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
2. Click the Run Wireless Setting Utility option when the installation
window appears. Refer to the illustration on the previous page.
3. The Wireless Setting Utility
window appears.
From the Windows® desktop
1. Install the device utilities following the steps in section 3.1.
2. From the Windows® desktop,
click Start > All Programs >
ASUS Utility > Wireless AP >
Wireless Setting.
or
Double-click the ASUS Wireless
Setting icon.
3. The Wireless Setting Utility
window appears.
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3.2.2 Using the Wireless Setting Utility
To set the device as an access point (AP)
Make sure that you switched the WL-330g to AP mode before launching
the Wireless Setting Utility. Use the mode switch to change the device
operating mode.
1. The utility auto-detects and
displays the WL-330g SSID,
channel, encryption, MAC, and IP
address. Click Configure to
change these settings.
2. Log on to the configuration window
using the password (admin), check
the Remember my password
option, then click OK.
Checking the Remember my password option allows the utility to
auto-fill the password everytime you enter the Wireless Setting
configuration. Refer to page 3-20 for details on changing the log-on
password.
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3. Enter the Network Name (SSID)
and channel you wish. Click the
Encryption link or tab to set the
encryption settings. Otherwise,
click OK to finish setting up the AP.
To establish connection, a
wireless client must have the
same SSID, channel, and
encryption settings as that of
the WL-330g.
4. Set the WL-330g encryption
settings. Click the Advanced tab
to adjust the WL-330g network
settings. Otherwise, click OK to
finish setting up the AP.
5. If necessary, adjust the WL-330g
network settings, then click OK to
finish the setup. Otherwise, click
the Web Configuration Utility
button to launch the web-based
configuration utility.
Check the Obtain an IP
address automatically if
your network has an enabled
DHCP server. Inquire with
your network administrator
for details.
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6. The specified settings are applied
to the device.
7. After applying the settings, the
utility displays the WL-330g
access point information. Click
Finish to close the utility.
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To set the device as an Ethernet adapter
Make sure that you switched the WL-330g to Ethernet adapter mode
before launching the Wireless Setting Utility. Use the mode switch to
change the device operating mode.
1. The utility auto-detects and
displays the WL-330g Ethernet
adapter settings. Click Configure
to continue.
2. Log on to the configuration
window using the password
(admin), check the Remember
my password option, then click
OK.
3. Select a wireless network from
the Available Networks field,
then click Configure.
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Each wireless network is
preceded by an icon for
easy identification. Refer
to the table on the next
page for icon indications.
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Click Add to connect to
another wireless network
not listed in the field.
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Table 3-1: Wireless network icon indications
Icon
Indicates that
the wireless network is an access point with no encryption
the wireless network is an access point with enabled encryption
the WL-330g is connected to this access point with no encryption
the WL-330g is connected to this access point with enabled encryption
the wireless network is a wireless device with no encryption
the wireless network is a wireless device with enabled encryption
the WL-330g is connected to this wireless device with no encryption
the WL-330g is connected to this wireless device with enabled encryption
4. The WL-330g automatically
adjusts to the SSID and channel
settings of the selected wireless
network. Click OK.
5. The selected wireless network
appears in the Preferred
Networks field. Select the
network, then click OK.
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If the selected network has enabled encryption, use the Encryption tab
to set the WL-330g encryption settings the same with the selected
network. The encryption settings of the network and the WL-330g must
be the same to establish connection.
6. The WL-330g connects to the
selected wireless network.
7. The utility displays the WL-330g
status when connection is
established. Click Finish to close
the utility.
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3.3
Web Configuration utility
The Web Configuration utility allows you to configure the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP using a web browser on your computer. The following sections
provide information on how to launch and use this utility.
3.3.1 Adjusting the TCP/IP settings
By default, the IP address of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is 192.168.1.1,
and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. To access the configuration utility,
assign a different IP address to the network adapter where the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP is connected.
To adjust the TCP/IP settings of the network adapter:
1. Right-click the My Network Places
icon in the Windows® desktop, then
select Properties from the pop-up
menu. The Network and Dial-up
Connections window appears.
2. Right-click the network adapter
used by the the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP, then select Properties
from the pop-up menu. The Local
Area Connection Properties
window appears.
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3. Double-click the Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) item to display the
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties window.
4. Check the Use the following IP
address option, then enter the IP
address for the network adapter.
The IP address must be
192.168.1.X. (X can be any number
between 2 and 254 that is not used
by another device.)
5. Set the Subnet Mask to
255.255.255.0. Click OK when
finished.
Changing the TCP/IP
settings may require
system restart. Switch on
the WL-330g immediately
after rebooting.
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3.3.2 Launching the Web Configuration utility
Using the Wireless Setting Utility
You can only launch the Web Configuration utility from the Wireless
Setting Utility when the device is in AP mode. Switch the device to AP
mode using the mode switch before launching the Wireless Setting Utility.
To launch the Web Configuration utility using the Wireless Setting Utility:
1. Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > Wireless AP >
Wireless Setting.
2. Click Configure when the Wireless Setting Utility window appears.
3. Log on to the configuration window using the password (admin), then
click OK.
4. Disable your proxy settings, if any.
5. Click the Advanced tab, then
click the Web Configuration
Utility button.
6. A web browser appears. When
prompted, enter the default
password (admin), check the
Remember my password
option, then click OK. The Web
Configuration utility page
appears.
Using an Internet browser
To launch the Web Configuration utility using an Internet web browser:
1. Open a web browser.
2. Disable your proxy settings, if any.
3. Type http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar of the browser, then press
<Enter>.
This option requires you to change the IP address of the LAN adapter
where the WL-330g is connected. Make sure the IP address of the
WL-330g and your computer is on the same subnet.
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3.3.3. Changing the access point (AP) configuration
Simple Setup page
The Simple Setup page displays the default AP settings of the WL-330g. Use
this page to set the AP channel, operation mode, and security.
Clicking the button displays available options for that field. If you wish to
load the default settings, press the device reset button for more than five
seconds, then refresh your browser to display the default values.
SSID (Service Set Identifier). This field displays the SSID of the device.
Enabling the Response to Broadcast SSID requests option allows the
device to broadcast its SSID in a wireless network. This allows other wireless
devices to scan and establish communication with the device. Unchecking
this option hides the SSID to prevent other wireless devices from recognizing
and connecting to the device.
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Click the Associated Stations link (beside the SSID) to displays the list of
wireless device(s) associated with the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP. The list
includes the wireless device(s) MAC address and connection status.
Channel. Allows you to specify the channel the device uses to communicate
with other wireless device(s) in the network.
The 802.11g specification supports up to 13 overlapping channels for radio
communication. If several ASUS Pocket Wireless APs are operating in the
same area, assign a non-overlapping channel to each device to avoid
interference. Refer to page 3-21 for channel information.
Operation Mode. You can adjust the WL-330g operating mode to support
wireless devices using IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g standards. Setting the
operating mode to mixed allows the WL-330g to support both wireless
standards.
Table 3-2: WL-330g operating modes
Operation mode
B only
G only
Mixed
Supported wireless client(s)
IEEE 802.11b client(s) only
IEEE 802.11g client(s) only
IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g clients
Transmit Rate. This option allows you to specify the data transmission rate
for both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g devices. Select from 54, 48, 36,
24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps data transfer rate.
Preamble. Allows you to set the preamble mode for a 2.4GHz/11Mb network
to Long, Short, or Auto. The default preamble mode is Long.
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The following fields allow you to configure the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
security settings.
Authentication Method. This option allows you to select the encryption
method for securing your wireless communication. Refer to the table below
for details.
Table 3-3: Authentication methods
Method
Open system
or shared key
Shared Key
WPA-PSK
Description
This method allows the device to accept connection
requests from any wireless device within its operating
range.
Only wireless device(s) with the same encryption are
allowed to connect to the AP.
Only wireless device(s) with the same TKIP encryption
settings are allowed to connect to the AP.
Encryption. The encryption field allows you to set the encryption for your
selected authentication method. Refer to the table below for a comparison of
the encryption settings. specify a 64-bit or a 128-bit WEP key. A 64-bit
encryption contains 10 hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters. A 128-bit
encryption contains 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters.
Table 3-4: Encryption settings
Method
Open system
Shared Key
Encryption
None
64-bit WEP*
128-bit WEP
WPA-PSK
TKIP**
Description
No encryption
Contains 10 hexadecimal digits or
5 ASCII characters
Contains 26 hexadecimal digits or
13 ASCII characters
Contains 8 to 63 alpha-numeric characters
* Wired Equivalent Privacy
** Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
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Securing your wireless communication using WEP encryption
To secure your wireless communication using the WEP encryption:
1. Assign the WEP encryption keys by manual or automatic generation.
Manual Assignment. For a 64-bit encryption, enter 10 hexadecimal
digits (0~9, a~f, A~F) or 5 ASCII characters in each of the four WEP
keys. For 128-bit encryption enter 26 hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, A~F)
or 13 ASCII characters in each of the four WEP keys.
Automatic Generation. Type a combination of up to 64 letters, numbers,
or symbols in the Passphrase field. The Web Configuration utility uses an
algorithm to generate four WEP keys based on the typed combination.
2. Specify the default WEP encryption key in the Default Key field.
3. Click the Apply button when finished.
•
64-bit and 40-bit WEP keys use the same encryption method
and can interoperate on wireless networks. This lower level of
WEP encryption uses a 40-bit (10 hexadecimal digits assigned
by the user) secret key and a 24-bit Initialization Vector
assigned by the device. 104-bit and 128-bit WEP keys use the
same encryption method.
•
Keep a record of the WEP encryption keys
•
All wireless clients in a network must have identical WEP keys
with the access point to establish connection.
Securing your wireless communication using TKIP (WPA) encryption
The WL-330g implements the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)-PSK
authentication method to secure communication to and from wireless
devices. This method uses the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
encryption.
To secure your wireless communication using the TKIP:
1. Select WPA-PSK as the
Authentication Method.
2. Type 8 ~ 63 alpha-numeric
characters in the Passphrase
field.
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3. Set the WPA Re-key Timer
(1 ~ 2147483647 seconds). The
re-key timer allows you to set the
time interval before the WPA
group key is changed.
A shorter re-key interval provides a more secure wireless network.
Changing the network settings
The Ethernet Interface fields allow you to configure the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
Inquire the correct network settings with your network administrator
before changing any Ethernet interface settings.
Enable DHCP. When enabled, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) server automatically assigns the IP address, Subnet Mask, and
Default Gateway of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
Use the following IP setting. Select this option to manually assign the
IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
Click Apply after configuring the network settings. Otherwise, click
Restore to load the default values.
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Access Control page
The MAC Access Control page allows you to control the wireless network
traffic by specifying the MAC addresses of wireless clients allowed to
establish connection to the WL-330g.
To specify the wireless clients allowed to establish connection to the WL-330g:
1. Click , then select the Only allow Stations with MAC listed below to
access this device option. The MAC address fields are activated
2. Type the MAC address(es) of the wireless clients allowed to establish
connection to the WL-330g, then click Apply.
Selecting the Accept association requests from any station option
allows all wireless clients operating within the WL-330g range to
establish connection.
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Firmware Upgrade page
The Firmware Upgrade page displays the product ID, firmware version, and
regulation domain. This page allows you to:
1. upgrade the firmware when it becomes outdated or corrupted, and
2. change the log on password.
To upgrade the firmware:
The Power LED blinks continuously when the firmware is corrupted or
when the firmware upgrade fails.
1. Download and save the latest firmware from the ASUS website.
2. Launch the Web Configuration Utility, then go to the Firmware
Upgrade page.
3. Click the Browse button to locate the new firmware file.
4. Click Upgrade. A Firmware
Upgrading! message appears.
The browser refreshes after the
firmware upgrade process is
completed.
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To change the log on password:
1. Type the new password in the New Password and Retype New
Password fields, then click Apply.
2. A message appears indicating
that you have successfully
changed the log on password.
The browser refreshes with the
new password.
Use your new password when launching both the Wireless Setting
configuration window and Web Configuration utilities.
Regulation Domain
IEEE 802.11b/g networks are regulated worldwide since these networks
use the 2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz ISM (Instrumentation, Scientific, and Medical)
Band. The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is shipped with a default
regulation domain allowed in your country/location.
The FCC (US) and ETSI (Europe) specify operation from 2.4 GHz to
2.4835 GHz. For Japan, operation is specified as 2.4 GHz to 2.497 GHz.
For each supported regulatory domain, all channels marked with “Yes”
are supported. The channel center frequencies and CH ID numbers are
shown on the next page.
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Table 3-5: DSSS PHY frequency channel plan
Regulatory Domain
CH ID
Frequency
X’10'
FCC
X’30'
ETSI
X’40'
MKK
1
2412 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
2417 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
2422 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
4
2427 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
2432 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
6
2437 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
7
2442 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
8
2447 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
2452 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
10
2457 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
2462 MHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
12
2467 MHz
–
Yes
Yes
13
2472 MHz
–
Yes
Yes
14
2484 MHz
–
–
Yes
In a multiple cell network topology, overlapping and/or adjacent cells using
different channels can operate simultaneously without interference if the
distance between the center frequencies is at least 30 MHz. Channel 14 is
specifically for operation in Japan.
Table 3-6: Regulating bodies and allowed channels
Country
Regulating body
Allowed channels
Unites States
FCC
1-11
Europe
ETSI
1-13
Japan
MKK
1-14
Use only the allowed channels when you set the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP in access point mode.
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Restoring the default values
The following are the default values of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
(in AP mode). You can restore the default values by pressing the reset button
for more than five seconds.
Parameter
Default value
Wireless Interface
SSID .................................................................. AP_XXXXXX
Response to broadcast SSID requests .............. Enabled
Channel ............................................................. Channel 1
Operation mode ................................................. mixed
Transmit Rate .................................................... Auto
Preamble ........................................................... Long
Authentication Method ....................................... Open System or Shared Key
Encryption .......................................................... None
Ethernet Interface
Enable DHCP .................................................... No (Disabled)
IP Address ......................................................... 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask ...................................................... 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway ................................................ Blank
Access Control
Accept association requests from any station .... Enabled
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3.3.4 Changing the Ethernet adapter configuration
You must switch the device to Ethernet adapter mode using the mode
switch before changing any Ethernet adapter settings.
Simple Setup page
The Simple Setup page allows you to change the basic Ethernet adapter
settings. You can use this page when setting the WL-330g SSID, station
mode, transmission rate, security, and when enabling the MAC cloning and
button scan mode features.
SSID (Service Set Identifier). This field allows you to specify the SSID of
the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP in Ethernet adapter mode.
Operating Mode. This field allows you to select the operating mode for the
Ethernet adapter. In an Infrastructure mode, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
connects to an available AP. In Ad-hoc mode, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
connects to other wireless devices in the wireless network. Select Ad-hoc
mode when there is no available AP in your location.
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Channel. Select the channel used by the AP (Infrastructure) or the wireless
device (Ad-hoc) to establish connection.
Station Mode. This field allows you to select the device wireless standard
while in Ethernet adapter mode. Selecting 802.11b/g allows the device to
connect to both wireless standards.
Transmission Rate. This field allows you to adjust the data transmission
rate between the WL-330g and the AP/wireless device.
Preamble. See page 3-14.
Authentication Method. See page 3-15.
Encryption. See page 3-15.
Pass Phrase. See page 3-16.
Default Key. See page 3-16.
MAC cloning. MAC cloning allows the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP to use the
MAC address of the host computer in communicating with other wireless
devices. MAC cloning supports certain software applications and devices
such as Xbox and PlayStation® 2 game consoles.
Using the Button Scan Mode feature
The Button Scan Mode allows you to use the reset button to connect to an
access point (Infrastructure mode) or wireless device (Ad-hoc mode) saved
in the Profile Table of the configuration utility or in your location.
Save the profile of the wireless connection using the Site Survey window.
See the next section for details.
You must save at least one wireless connection profile before using the
Button Scan Mode.
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Scan Mode. This field allows you to select the scan mode for button
scanning. Click to display available options.
Find the connection with the strongest link quality- When the reset button is
pressed for less than 5 seconds, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
connects to an AP or wireless device with the strongest link quality.
Same as the above mode but only in the profile table - When the reset
button is pressed for less than 5 seconds, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
searches for an AP or wireless device in the Profile Table, then connects
to the one with the strongest link quality.
Same as the above mode but find extra site in my location- When the reset
button is pressed for less than 5 seconds, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
searches for an AP or wireless device in the Profile Table and in your
location, then connects to the one with the strongest link quality.
Profile Scan (total x)- This mode allows you to connect to a saved wireless
network by their sequence in the Profile Table. Press the reset button
once to connect to the first wireless connection in the Profile Table.
Press again to connect to the second wireless connection, and so on.
For example, if you have three saved profiles in the profile table, the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP automatically connects to the first profile.
Press the reset button to connect to the second saved profile. Press the
reset button again to connect to the third saved profile.
Specified profile scan (just no. x)- When the reset button is pressed for less
than 5 seconds, the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP automatically connects to
the specified profile. The saved profiles are numbered from 1 ~ x. You
must select the profile number using the Specified Profile field.
When using the Alphabet Scan, the AP or wireless device you wish
to connect to must have a disabled WEP encryption and available
SSID.
Specified Profile. This field allows you to select a saved wireless network in
the Profile Table. The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP automatically connects to
the selected profile when Scan Mode is set to Specified profile scan.
Click Apply when done. Otherwise, click Restore to load the default values.
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Site Survey page
The Site Survey page displays the Station Status, and allows you to scan
and connect to available wireless networks within the WL-330g range. This
page also allows you to save a wireless connection in the Profile Table for
the Button Scan Mode feature.
Station Status
The Station Status fields displays the device wireless network connection
SSID, operating mode, and encryption settings. You can use these
information when you connect to an available wireless connection in the Site
Survey table.
Site Survey
The Site Survey table lists the available wireless networks within the device
range. The table displays the following wireless network information.
BSSID. The Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) is the IEEE MAC address
of the wireless network.
SSID. SSID refers to the service set identifier of the wireless network.
CH. The direct sequence channel used by the wireless network.
RSSI. Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) is a measurement of
connection strength in dBm.
Type. Tells whether a wireless network is in access point (AP) or station
(STA) mode.
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To scan available wireless network(s) in your location:
1. Click the Survey button on the
bottom of the page. A Site
Scanning window appears.
2. The utility displays the available
wireless network(s) in the Site
Survey table.
To connect to an available wireless network with known SSID and disabled
encryption:
1. From the Site Survey table, select the wireless network you intend to join.
Take note of the icon preceding the wireless network for easy
identification. Refer to page 3-8 for details on wireless network icons.
2. Click to select the number of the wireless network you intend to join,
then click the Join button.
A message appears in the
browser indicating that you have
successfully joined the wireless
network.
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To connect to an available wireless network with a hidden SSID and disabled
encryption:
1. From the Site Survey table, select the wireless network (with a hidden
SSID and disabled encryption) you intend to join.
2. Click to select the number of the wireless network you intend to join,
then click the Join button.
3. Click OK when this window
appears.
Inquire the wireless network
SSID with the network
administrator.
4. Enter the SSID of the wireless network in the SSID field, then click
Apply.
A message appears in the
browser indicating that you have
successfully joined the wireless
network.
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To connect to an available wireless network with a hidden SSID and enabled
encryption:
1. From the Site Survey table, select the wireless network (with a hidden
SSID and enabled encryption) you intend to join.
2. Click to select the number of the wireless network you intend to join,
then click the Join button.
3. Click OK when this window
appears.
Inquire the wireless network
SSID and encryption
settings with the network
administrator.
4. Enter the SSID of the wireless network, then select the Authentication
Method and Encryption. When done, enter the encryption keys in the
key fields, then click Apply.
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A message appears in the
browser indicating that you have
successfully joined the wireless
network.
To connect to an available wireless network with a known SSID and enabled
encryption:
1. From the Site Survey table, select the wireless network (with a known
SSID and enabled encryption) you intend to join.
2. Click to select the number of the wireless network you intend to join,
then click the Join button.
3. Click OK when this window
appears.
Inquire the wireless network
encryption settings with the
network administrator.
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4. Select the Authentication Method and Encryption of the wireless
network you intend to join, then enter the encryption keys in the key
fields. Click Apply when finished.
A message appears in the
browser indicating that you have
successfully joined the wireless
network.
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Profile Table
The Profile Table allows you to view or delete saved wireless networks. The
table displays the saved wireless network SSID, channel, security settings,
and network type. Click the Profile Table link to view the Profile Table.
Saved wireless networks are preceded by an icon for easy identification.
Refer to page 3-8 for wireless network icon indications.
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To save a wireless network in the Profile Table:
1. From the Site Survey page, select the wireless network you intend to join.
2. Click to select the number of the selected wireless network, then click
the Join button.
3. When the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is associated with the wireless
network, click the Save button.
4. The Profile Table appears with the saved wireless network. Click Back to
return to the previous page.
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The saved wireless networks in the Profile Table corresponds to the number
of profiles available for the Button Scan Mode feature.
For example, if you saved three wireless networks in the Profile Table,
then three profiles are available for button scanning
•
The profile number represents the sequence of the saved wireless
networks in the profile table.
•
Refer to page 3-24 to 3-25 for details on the Button Scan Mode
feature.
To delete a wireless network from the Profile Table:
1. Open the Profile Table by clicking the Profile Table link.
2. Select the wireless network you intend to delete, then check the Delete?
box opposite it.
3. Click the Delete button. The browser displays the Profile Table after the
wireless network is deleted.
4. Click the Back button to return to the previous window.
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Firmware Upgrade page
Refer to page 3-19 for details.
Restoring the default values
The following are the default values of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
(Ethernet adapter mode). You may restore these values by pressing the
reset button for more than five seconds.
Parameter
Default value
Wireless Interface
SSID .................................................................. ANY
Operating Mode ................................................. Infrastructure Mode
Channel ............................................................. Auto
Station Mode ..................................................... 802.11b/g
Transmission Rate ............................................. Automatic
Preamble ........................................................... Long
Authentication Method ....................................... Open System
Encryption .......................................................... None
MAC Cloning ..................................................... Disabled
Button Scan Mode
Enable Buttong Scanning .................................. Enabled
Scan Mode ........................................................ Find the connection with the
.......................................................................... strongest link quality
Specified Profile ................................................. No Saved profile
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3.4
Firmware Restoration
The Firmware Restoration utility is a rescue tool for an ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP that failed during a previous firmware upload. This utility is
available in the support CD that came with the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
package.
A failed firmware upgrade causes the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP to enter a
failure mode. Use the Firmware Restoration utility to find and upload a new
firmware for the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
To restore the firmware:
1. Visit the ASUS website to download the latest firmware for the device.
2. Launch the Firmware Restoration utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > Wireless AP >
Firmware Restoration.
3. The Firmware Restoration window appears.
4. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file.
5. After selecting the firmware file, click the Upload button to begin the
firmware restoration.
The restoration process takes about 3 to 4 minutes to finish. During
restoration, the Power, and Wireless LEDs remain lit, while the Ethernet LED
flashes slowly.
If you have problems uploading a firmware while using a network hub,
try connecting your computer directly to the LAN port.
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Chapter 4
This chapter provides instructions on
how to use the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP on various network setups.
Using the device
4.1
Using the device in a local network
You can use the WL-330g to connect a wireless LAN-enabled computer to
a local network with or without a DHCP server.
To connect a wireless LAN-enabled computer to a local network:
1. Switch the WL-330g to AP mode. (Default SSID: AP_xxxxxx), then turn
on the device.
2. Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of
the device and the other end to the Ethernet port of the local network.
3. Use the wireless LAN adapter software in the wireless LAN-enabled
computer to perform a Site Survey. Make sure the computer’s wireless
LAN adapter is set to Infrastructure mode.
4. Establish connection with the WL-330g.
5. Set the IP configuration of the computer to establish connection to the
local network. Verify your connection.
Use the Wireless Setting Utility to change the WL-330g SSID or encryption
settings.
4.2
Replacing the computer Ethernet cables
You can use the WL-330g to replace your wireless LAN-enabled computer
cable connection to an ADSL or cable modem.
To do this:
1. Switch the WL-330g to AP mode. (Default SSID: AP_xxxxxx), then turn
on the device.
2. Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of
the device and the other end to the Ethernet port of the ADSL or cable
modem.
3. Use the wireless LAN adapter software in the wireless LAN-enabled
computer to perform a Site Survey. Make sure the computer’s wireless
LAN adapter is set to Infrastructure mode.
4. Establish connection with the WL-330g.
5. Set the IP configuration of the computer to establish connection to the
local network. Verify your connection.
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4.3
Replacing the cable connections of other
devices
You can also use the WL-330g to replace your Xbox, PlayStation® 2, or
set-top box network cable connection.
To do this:
1. Switch the WL-330g to Ethernet adapter mode using the mode switch.
(Default SSID: ANY)
2. Place the WL-330g nearest the AP you wish to connect, then turn on
the device.
3. Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of
the device and the other end to the Xbox, PlayStation® 2, or set-top box
Ethernet port.
4. Set the IP address of the Xbox, PlayStation® 2, or set-top box to
establish connection to the local network. Verify your connection.
Make sure the WL-330g MAC cloning feature is enabled when using
the device in this setup. Use the Wireless Setting Utility to enable MAC
cloning. See page 3-24 for details on MAC cloning.
4.4
Sharing Internet connection with other
computers
Refer to the typical network configuration below and a table on the next
page for information on Internet connection sharing with other computers
in your office or home network.
Internet
ADSL/Cable modem
WL-330g
Wireless computer
Use the mode switch to set the WL-330g to AP mode before sharing an
Internet connection with other computers in your network.
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Table 4-1: Internet connection sharing matrix
1
If your Internet
connection is
Then set the IP of
other computer(s)
xDSL1 with dynamic IP
(PPPoE2 account)
ISP automatically assigns
the IP (using PPPoE dial-up)
Depends on the Internet
Service Provider (ISP)
xDSL with static IP
to the provided static IP
Depends on the Internet
Service Provider (ISP)
xDSL/Cable with a
router and enable
DHCP3 server
The DHCP server
automatically assigns the IP
Depends on the DHCP
server, usually about 253
xDSL –
PPPoE –
3
DHCP –
2
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Number of allowed
Internet connections
ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) or DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
Point-to-Point over Ethernet
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
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Appendix
The Appendix features a
troubleshooting guide for solving
common problems you may encounter
when using the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP.
Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting guide provides solutions to some common
problems that you may encounter while installing and/or using ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP. These problems require simple troubleshooting
that you can perform by yourself. Contact the ASUS Technical Support
if you encounter problems not mentioned in this section.
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Problem
Action
The ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
does not power up.
• Use a test meter to measure the
voltage output of the power
source through the power plug.
• Check if the power plug is
properly connected to the device.
Other devices cannot
communicate with the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP through a
wired network connection.
• Verify your network configuration
to ensure that there is no IP
address duplication. Turn off the
device in question, then ping the
assigned IP address of the
device. Make sure no other
device responds to that address.
• Check if the cables have the
proper pin outs and connectors.
You may also use another LAN
cable.
• Make sure the hub, switch, or
computer connected to the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
supports 10Mbps or 100Mbps
speed.
Do this by check the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP and the
Hub LEDs. When you connect
the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
to a 10/100 Mbps hub, both the
Hub LED and the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP Ethernet LEDs
should light up.
Appendix
Problem
Action
Observe the hub LED if you are
not sure what speed the hub
supports.
My ASUS WLAN card can not
associate with the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP.
•
Make sure your WLAN card has
the same specifications as the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP
(IEEE 802.11b/g).
• Minimize the distance between
the devices. The ASUS WLAN
card may be out of range of the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
• Check if the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP and the ASUS
WLAN card have the same
SSID.
• When encryption is enabled,
check if the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP and the ASUS
WLAN card have the same
encryption settings.
• Check if the Wireless LED of
the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP is
on.
• When the Access Control table
is enabled, check if the MAC
address of the ASUS WLAN
card is included in the Access
Control table.
• Check if the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP is in “Access Point”
mode.
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Problem
Action
The throughput seems slow.
Avoid placing the device behind a
metal object. Clear obstacles
between the AP and the device. Try
moving the client closer to the
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP and
check if the throughput increases.
Consider adding a second ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP to implement
roaming.
I can not access the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP web
configuration page.
To access the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP web configuration
page, your computer must have the
same subnet as that of the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP.
Adjust your network if your
computer’s subnet does not match
that of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
The default IP address of the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP is
“192.168.1.1”. In special cases,
when the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP in Ethernet adapter mode joins
an AP network with the same IP
address, reset the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP to access the Web
Configuration utility again.
Where can I get a firmware
file to upgrade the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP?
You may download the latest
firmware file from the ASUS
website (www.asus.com).
Use the Firmware Upgrade page in
the Web Configuration utility to
update the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP firmware.
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Problem
The ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP Power LED continuously
blinks for more than a
minute.
Action
Turn off the ASUS Pocket Wireless
AP. Turn the device again and
observe if the Power LED stops
blinking.
If the blinking continues, you need
to restore the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP firmware. Use the
Firmware Restoration utility to
restore or update the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP firmware.
A wireless client wants to
connect to the ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP but can not get
the correct IP from the DHCP
server. (The ASUS Pocket
Wireless AP has an enabled
DHCP.)
Make sure the DHCP server is
working properly. Some DHCP
servers can only assign one IP
address at a time. In this case,
assign a fixed IP address to your
ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.
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