Eusso Wireless-N 4-Port Router User`s manual

Wireless-N 4-Port Router
User’s Manual
Copyright 2007 EUSSO Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Contents
BEFORE YOU START .................................................................................................................. IV
Installation Overview...............................................................................................................iv
PACKING LIST ............................................................................................................................ IV
Installation Notes .................................................................................................................... v
Installation Information............................................................................................................vi
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................... 1
ROUTER DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION ...................................................................................... 1
FRONT VIEW............................................................................................................................... 2
LED Display ............................................................................................................................ 3
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS ....................................................................................................... 4
CONNECTING DEVICES TO THE ROUTER ...................................................................................... 5
Connect Router to Ethernet .................................................................................................... 5
Connecting through 802.11 Wireless...................................................................................... 5
General Guide to Setting Up a Wireless Network................................................................... 5
Installation Considerations for Wireless LAN.......................................................................... 7
POWER ON WIRELESS BROADBAND ROUTER....................................................................... 8
Factory Reset Button .............................................................................................................. 8
CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................................ 9
IP SETTINGS ON YOUR COMPUTER ............................................................................................. 9
ACCESS THE CONFIGURATION MANAGER..................................................................................... 9
Login to Home Page ............................................................................................................. 10
WEB MANAGER ........................................................................................................................ 11
BASIC CONFIGURATION – HOME DIRECTORY MENUS ................................................................. 12
SETUP WIZARD ......................................................................................................................... 13
BASIC WIRELESS SETUP ........................................................................................................... 27
Wireless Security .................................................................................................................. 28
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) ............................................................................................... 29
WAN CONFIGURATION.............................................................................................................. 34
Static IP Address Connection ............................................................................................... 35
Dynamic IP Connection ........................................................................................................ 37
PPPoE Connection ............................................................................................................... 39
Bridge Connection ................................................................................................................ 41
PPTP Connection ................................................................................................................. 42
L2TP Connection .................................................................................................................. 44
LAN ......................................................................................................................................... 46
DHCP...................................................................................................................................... 47
ADVANCED DIRECTORY MENUS................................................................................................. 49
Virtual Server ........................................................................................................................ 50
Applications .......................................................................................................................... 51
Firewall ................................................................................................................................. 52
DMZ ...................................................................................................................................... 53
IP Filters................................................................................................................................ 54
MAC Filters ........................................................................................................................... 55
URL Blocking ........................................................................................................................ 56
Domain Blocking................................................................................................................... 57
Wireless Performance .......................................................................................................... 58
Dynamic DNS ....................................................................................................................... 59
QoS....................................................................................................................................... 60
TOOLS...................................................................................................................................... 62
Change System Password ................................................................................................... 62
Remote Web Access ............................................................................................................ 62
Time...................................................................................................................................... 63
SYSTEM ................................................................................................................................... 64
Save or Load Configuration File ........................................................................................... 64
Reset to Factory Default Settings ......................................................................................... 64
Firmware............................................................................................................................... 65
Miscellaneous ....................................................................................................................... 66
STATUS .................................................................................................................................... 67
Log........................................................................................................................................ 68
Wireless Clients .................................................................................................................... 68
Statistics ............................................................................................................................... 68
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................. 69
CONFIGURING IP SETTINGS ON YOUR COMPUTER ..................................................................... 71
Before You Start
Please read and make sure you understand all the prerequisites for proper installation of your
new Wireless Broadband Router. Have all the necessary information and equipment on hand
before beginning the installation.
Installation Overview
NOTE: You must have an account setup with an ISP (Internet Service Provider)
in order to use this device for Internet access. Contact your preferred
broadband Internet service provider to set up an account.
The procedure to install the Wireless Broadband Router can be described in general terms in the
following steps:
1. Gather information and equipment needed to install the device. Before you begin the
actual installation make sure you have all the necessary information and equipment.
2. Install the hardware, connect the cables to the device and connect the power adapter.
3. Check the IP settings on your computer and change them if necessary so the computer
can access the web-based management software built into the Wireless Broadband
Router.
4. Use the web-based management software to configure the device to suit the
requirements of your Internet service.
Packing List
Open the shipping carton and carefully remove all items. Make sure that you have the items
listed here.
•
One Wireless-N Broadband Router
•
One CD-ROM containing the User’s Guide and Quick Installation Guide
•
Ethernet cable
•
One power adapter
suitable for your electric
service
•
One Quick Installation
Guide
CAUTION: The Wireless-N Broadband Router must be
used with the power adapter included with
the device. Using a power supply with a
different voltage rating will damage and
void the warranty for this product
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
Installation Notes
In order to establish a connection to the Internet it will be necessary to provide information to the
router that will be stored in its memory. For some users, only their account information (User
Name and Password) is required. For others, various parameters that control and define the
Internet connection will be required.
Internet Connection
The Wireless-N Router is intended for use with a broadband device such as an ADSL, xDSL or
cable (CATV) modem. The physical connection to the Internet must first be established through
a broadband device, typically this should be set up as an invisible bridge.
Operating Systems
The Wireless-N Router uses an HTML-based web interface for setup and management. The
web configuration manager may be accessed using any operating system capable of running
web browser software, including Microsoft Windows® operating systems.
Web Browser
Any common web browser can be used to configure the router using the web configuration
management software. The program is designed to work best with more recently released
browsers. The web browser must have JavaScript enabled. JavaScript is enabled by default on
many browsers. Make sure JavaScript has not been disabled by other software (such as virus
protection, firewall software or Internet security packages) that may be running on your computer.
Ethernet or Wireless Adapter
Any computer that uses the router must be able to connect to it through an Ethernet port or
through the wireless 802.11n/g/b connection. The computer therefore must have either an
Ethernet adapter or 802.11n/g/b adapter installed. Network adapters are standard for most
computers sold presently.
Installation Information
Print this page and record the listed information here in case you have to re-configure your WAN
(Internet) connection in the future or reset the device configuration settings.
Information you will need from your Internet service provider:
Username
This is the Username that is used to log on to Record your
your Internet service provider’s network. It is info here.
commonly in the form − user@isp.com.
Password
This is the Password that is used, in
conjunction with the Username above, to log
on to your Internet provider’s network.
Internet Connection Type
This is the method that your ISP uses to send
and receive data between the Internet and
your computer.
Information you will need about your Wireless-N Router:
Username
This is the Username you will be prompted to
enter when you access the Wireless-N Router
configuration screens using a Web browser.
The default Username is admin.
Password
This is the Password you will be prompted to
enter when you access the Wireless-N
Router’s configuration windows using a Web
browser. The default Password is admin.
LAN IP address
This is the IP address you will enter into the
Address field of your Web browser to access
the router’s configuration windows using a
Web Browser. The default IP address is
192.168.1.1.
LAN Subnet Mask
This is the subnet mask used by the WirelessN Router, and will be used throughout your
LAN. The
default subnet mask is
255.255.255.0.
Record your info
here.
Information you will need about your LAN or computer:
DHCP Client status
Your Wireless-N Router is configured, by
default, to be a DHCP server. This means that
it can assign an IP address, subnet mask, and
a default gateway address to computers on
your LAN. The range of IP addresses the will
assign
are
from
192.168.1.100
to
192.168.1.199 using the default DHCP server
settings. Computers must to be configured to
Obtain an IP address automatically (as DHCP
clients) to use the DHCP server.
Record your info
here.
Information about your Wireless LAN:
Record your
info here.
SSID
Channel
Authentication
WEP (Hex/ASCII)
Key 1:
Key 2:
Key 3:
Key 4:
WPA (802.1x)
RADIUS IP Address:
Port:
Secret:
WPA-PSK
Pass phrase:
Record your info
here.
Introduction
This section provides a brief description of the router, its associated technologies, and a list of
router features.
Router Description and Operation
The Wireless-N Router is designed to provide connectivity for your private Ethernet and
802.11g/802.11b/802.11n wireless network to the Internet via ADSL, xDSL, cable modem or
other common broadband connection.
The router is easy to install and use. The four standard Ethernet ports are used to connect
computers or other Ethernet devices to the wired LAN (Local Area Network); the embedded
wireless access point is used for connecting 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n wireless devices.
Router Features
The Wireless-N Router provides the following features:
•
802.11n Wireless LAN – Wireless connectivity for IEEE 802.11n/802.11g/802.11b
workstations and devices.
•
Wi-Fi Protected Status – Quick, effective and simple wireless security implementation for
WPS devices.
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Broadband Connection Sharing - Connects multiple computers to a Broadband (Cable or
DSL) modem to share the Internet connection.
•
Ethernet Switch - Allows sharing of an Internet connection with multiple computers and
devices.
•
VPN Supported - Supports multiple and concurrent IPsec and PPTP pass-through
sessions, so multiple users behind the Wireless-N Router can access corporate networks
through various VPN clients more securely.
•
Advanced Firewall, MAC Filtering, and WebSite Filtering Features - The Web-based
user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including:
•
Port Forwarding Supported - Enables you to expose WWW, FTP and other services on
your LAN to be accessible to Internet users.
•
Special Application Supported - Special applications requiring multiple connections, like
Internet gaming, video conferencing, Internet telephony and so on. The Wireless-N Router
can sense the application type and open a multi-port tunnel for it.
•
DMZ Host Supported - Allows a networked computer to be fully exposed to the Internet.
This function is used when the Special Application feature is insufficient to allow an
application to function correctly.
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Front View
The LED indicators on the Wireless-N Router are located on the front panel the device.
Front of Wireless Broadband Router
Place the router in a location where it is not exposed to heat and where the LED indicators are
visible.
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LED Display
Place the router in a location that permits an easy view of the LED indicators on the front of the
device.
The LED indicators include the WPS, LAN, WLAN, WAN, Status and Power indicators. The
WLAN and Ethernet indicators monitor link status and activity (Link/Act).
WPS
Blinks blue for 120 seconds while searching for WPS enabled station. See Wi-Fi
Protected Setup (WPS) for more information.
LAN (1-4)
A solid green light indicates a valid link on startup. This light blinks when there is
activity currently passing through the Ethernet ports.
WLAN
Steady green light indicates a wireless connection. A blinking green light indicates
activity on the WLAN interface
WAN
Lights steady green during power on self-test (POST). Once the connection status
has been settled, the light will blink green. If the indicator lights steady green after
the POST, the system has failed and the device should be rebooted.
Status
Blinks green when system function is normal.
Power
Steady green light indicates the unit is powered on. When the device is powered off
this remains dark.
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Rear Panel Connections
All cable connections to the router and the power adapter connect at the rear panel. Use the
Reset button to restore the settings to the factory default values. See the next section for
instructions to connect the power adapter and power on the router.
Ethernet Ports
Connect to computers
and Ethernet LAN
Power Input
Connect to AC Power
Adapter
WAN Port
Connect to broadband
Internet device
Rear Panel View of Wireless-N Router
Reset
button
CAUTION: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating will damage the
device and void the warranty of this product.
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Connecting Devices to the Router
The Wireless-N Router connects three separate networks, a private Ethernet LAN, Wireless LAN
and the public Internet (WAN). Choose a location for the router where Ethernet devices can be
connected to the LAN ports and the WAN port can be easily connected to the cable modem or
DSL modem that provides the broadband Internet connection. Typically the broadband device is
configured as a bridge, however some devices allow for more complex options. Consult the user
manual of the broadband device for more information on how best to configure the broadband
Internet connection.
The router should be protected from dust, water, moisture and heat. Make sure network cables,
power adapters and power cords are placed safely out of the way so they do not create a
tripping hazard. As with any electrical appliance, observe common sense safety procedures.
Place the router on a shelf, desktop, or other secure stable platform. Ideally you should be able
to view the LED indicators on the front panel.
Connect Router to Ethernet
The router can be connected to computers or other Ethernet devices using the four Ethernet
LAN ports on the rear panel. Any connection to an Ethernet concentrating device such as a
switch or hub must operate at a speed of 10/100 Mbps only. When connecting the router to any
Ethernet device capable of operating at speeds between 10~100Mbps, be sure that the device
has auto-negotiation (NWay) enabled for the connecting port. Use standard CAT5 or better
Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors. The Ethernet LAN ports are auto MDI-II/MDI-X so you
can use straight-through or crossover Ethernet cabling.
The rules governing Ethernet cable lengths apply to the LAN to router connection. Be sure the
Ethernet cables connected to the LAN ports do not exceed 100 meters in length.
Connecting through 802.11 Wireless
The default wireless settings of the access point allow roaming 802.11g and 802.11b wireless
clients to associate with it. The first time you set up the router however, use the Ethernet
connection to configure the channel and SSID. For wireless client-to-Internet connection through
the router, first configure the Internet connection through the Ethernet. When the Internet
connection has been established, make sure the wireless clients are configured as DHCP clients
if you are using the router’s DHCP server. Otherwise, make certain the wireless clients have IP
settings that allow them to use the router as a gateway to the Internet.
General Guide to Setting Up a Wireless Network
In order to get the best performance from the wireless component of the router, you should have
some basic understanding of how wireless networks operate. Wireless networking is a relatively
new technology and there are more factors to consider when setting up or designing a wireless
network than designing a wired network. If you are setting up a wireless network, especially if
you are using multiple access points and/or covering a large area, good planning from the outset
can ensure the best possible reliability, performance, coverage and effective security.
Radio
Wireless local network (as called WI-FI) devices such as notebook computers and wireless
access points use electromagnetic waves within a broad, unlicensed range of the radio spectrum
(between 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz) to transmit and receive radio signals. A wireless access point
(AP) becomes a base station for the wireless nodes (notebook computer for example) in its
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broadcast range. Often a wireless access point such as the AP embedded in the Wireless-N
Router, will also provide a connection to a wired network - usually Ethernet - and ultimately an
Internet connection. The IEEE 802.11 standard precisely defines the encoding techniques used
to digitally used for data transmission. The embedded wireless access point can be used by
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11n devices. These standards are compatible but use different
algorithms for data transmission.
802.11g uses a method called Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) for
transmitting data at higher data rates. OFDM is a more efficient encoding method than Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) transmission, the method used by 802.11b devices.
However, in order to support different data transmission rates while also be compatible with
802.11b, 802.11g uses a combination of OFDM and DSSS when 802.11b devices are present.
Range
An access point will send and receive signals within a limited range. Also, be aware that the
radio signals are emitted in all directions giving the access point a spherical operating range.
The physical environment in which the AP is operating can have a huge impact on its
effectiveness. If you experience low signal strength or slow throughput, consider positioning the
router in a different location. See the discussion below concerning the wireless environment and
location of the AP (Wireless-N Router).
SSID and Channel
Wireless networks use an SSID (Service Set Identifier) as means of identifying a group of
wireless devices, similar to a domain or subnet. This allows wireless devices to roam from one
AP to another and remain connected. Wireless devices that wish to communicate with each
other must use the same SSID. Several access points can be set up using the same SSID so
that wireless stations can move from one location to another without losing connection to the
wireless network.
The embedded wireless access point of the router operates in Infrastructure mode. It controls
network access on the wireless interface in its broadcast area. It will allow access to the wireless
network to devices using the correct SSID after a negotiation process takes place. By default,
the Wireless-N Router broadcasts its SSID so that any wireless station in range can learn the
SSID and ask permission to associate with it. Many wireless adapters are able to survey or scan
the wireless environment for access points. An access point in Infrastructure mode allows
wireless devices to survey that network and select an access point with which to associate. You
may disable SSID broadcasting in the web manager’s wireless menu.
In addition, the AP can use different channels (frequency bands) to avoid unwanted overlap or
interfere between control zones of separate APs. Wireless nodes must use the same SSID and
the same channel as the AP with which it wishes to associate. However, because of the nature
of the CSMA/CA (carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance) protocol, using the
same channel on two different APs can contribute significantly to wireless congestion. If you are
using multiple APs on your network and are experiencing low throughput or significant
transmission delay, carefully consider how channels are assigned to the different APs.
Wireless Security
Various security options are available on the Wireless-N Router including open or WEP and
WPA (including WPA-PSK). Authentication may use an open system or a shared key. Read
below for more information on configuring security for the wireless interface.
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Installation Considerations for Wireless LAN
Many physical environmental factors can impact wireless networks. Radio waves are used to
carry the encoded data between devices. These radio transmissions can become degraded due
to signal attenuation, multi-path distortion and interference or noise. Attenuation simply means
that the strength of the signal weakens with the distance it travels, even if the transmission path
is unobstructed. Multi-path distortion occurs when radio signals bounce off objects like walls,
ceilings, metal appliances, etc. This may cause a signal to be duplicated, with each separate yet
identical signal arriving at a receiver at different times. Interference and noise from electrical
devices such as microwave ovens, fluorescent lights, automobile engines and other radio
emitting devices can cause signal degradation. With all of this in mind, choose a location for all
access points on the wireless LAN.
Wireless networking lets you access your network from nearly anywhere you want. However, the
number of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through can limit
signal range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF noise
in your home or business. To maximize range and signal strength, use these basic guidelines:
•
Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the access point and other network
devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your wireless device’s range from
3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position wireless devices so that the number of walls or ceilings
is minimized.
•
Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5
meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree
angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel
straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.
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Materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum studs may
have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices and computers with
wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways and not
dense, especially metallic, materials. Also, note that metal filing cabinets and appliances
can reflect radio signals. When these metal objects are moved around, your wireless
network may be affected.
•
Keep your access point away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or
appliances that generate extreme RF noise such as microwave ovens, CRT monitors,
motors, etc.
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Power on Wireless–N Router
CAUTION: The Wireless-N Router must be used with the power adapter included with the
device. Using a power supply with a different voltage rating will damage and void the
warranty for this product
To power on the Wireless-N Router:
1. Insert the AC Power Adapter cord into the power receptacle located on the rear panel of the
Wireless-N Router and plug the adapter into a suitable nearby power source. See the back
panel illustration above to view the power receptacle.
2. The Power LED indicator will immediately light green and remain lit. The Status LED should
light steady green initially and begin to blink after a few seconds.
3. If an Ethernet port is connected to a computer or other device, look at the Ethernet Link/Act
LED indicators to make sure they have valid connections. The Wireless Broadband Router
will attempt to establish the WAN connection, if the WAN line is connected and the
connection is properly configured the WAN LED indicator will light up after several seconds.
Factory Reset Button
The Wireless-N Router may be reset to the original factory default settings by depressing the
reset button for a few seconds while the device is powered on. Use a ballpoint or paperclip to
gently push down the reset button. Remember that this will wipe out any settings stored in flash
memory including user account information and LAN IP settings. The device settings will be
restored to the factory default IP address 192.168.1.1 and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0,
the default management Username is admin and the default Password is admin.
The router may also be reset to factory default configuration settings through the web
management interface.
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Configuration
All device configuration for the router is done through the web-based management software.
Use a standard web browser with JavaScript enabled to connect to the web manager. Make
sure the proxy settings for the browser do not require use of a proxy server.
IP Settings on Your Computer
In order to configure your system to receive IP settings from the router it must first have the
TCP/IP protocol installed. If you have an Ethernet port on your computer, it probably already has
TCP/IP protocol installed. The DHCP server will automatically enable your computer to use a
browser to manage the router. Configuring IP Settings on Your Computer on page 71 describes
how to change the IP configuration for a computer running a Windows operating system to be a
DHCP client. If you are running another operating system, make sure your computer is
configured as a DHCP client so it can automatically obtain IP settings from the router. Some
operating systems will automatically select the best IP settings. Consult the user manual for the
operating system (OS) if you are unsure.
For computers using manually configured IP settings, make sure the IP address is on the same
subnet as the router. The computer should use an IP address in the range 192.168.1.2 to
192.168.1.254 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
NOTE: If you are not sure how to configure your Windows computer to be a DHCP client, see
Configuring IP Settings on Your Computer in Configuring IP Settings on Your Computer.
Access the Configuration Manager
In order to make sure your computer’s IP settings allow it to communicate with the router, it is
advisable to configure your system be a DHCP client – that is, it will get IP settings from the
router. Configuring IP Settings on Your Computer on page 71 describes how to configure
different Windows operating systems to “Obtain IP settings automatically”.
Be sure that the web browser on your computer is not configured to use a proxy server in the
Internet settings. In Windows Internet Explorer, you can check if a proxy server is enabled using
the following procedure:
1. In Windows, click on the Start button and choose Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, click on the Network and Internet Options icon.
3. In the Network and Internet Connections window, click the Internet Options icon.
4. In the Internet Properties window, click on the Connections tab and click on the LAN
Settings button
5. Verify that the “Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up
or VPN connections).” option is NOT checked. If it is checked, click in the checked box to
deselect the option and click OK.
Alternatively, you can access this Internet Options menu using the Tools pull-down menu in
Internet Explorer.
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Login to Home Page
To use the web-based management software, launch a suitable web browser and direct it to the
IP address of the router. Type in http:// followed by the default IP address, 192.168.1.1 in the
address bar of the browser. The URL in the address bar should read: http://192.168.1.1. Type in
the default User Name admin and the default Password admin then click the Submit button to
access the web-based manager.
Enter Password
It is recommended to change the web-based manager access user name and password once
you have verified that a connection can be established. The user name and password allows
any PC within the same subnet as the router to access the web-based manger.
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Web Manager
When you successfully connect to the web manager, the Device Information display in the
Status menu directory is displayed. For quick configuration of the Internet connection, launch
the Setup Wizard in the Home directory.
Click on parent
directory links to see
available configuration
menus. Clink on menu
links to see menu.
Web Manager – First Time Log On
All configuration and management of the router is done using the web-based management
interface. To view the menus contained in each menu directory, click the + symbol to expand the
menu tree.
Parent Directory
Configuration and Read-only menus
Home
Click the Home link to access the Setup Wizard and the menus used to configure the
basic router settings. The Home directory menus are Wizard, Wireless, WAN, LAN and
DHCP.
Advanced
Click the Advanced link to access the Virtual Server, Applications, Firewall, DMZ, IP
Filters, MAC Filters, URL Blocking, Domain Blocking, Wireless Performance, DDNS and
QoS menus.
Tools
Click the Tools link to access the Administrator (used to set the system password),
Time, System, Firmware and Miscellaneous menus.
Status
Click the Status link to view the DHCP Clients, View Log, Wireless Clients and Statistics
displays.
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Basic Configuration – Home Directory Menus
The first time you setup the router it is recommended that you configure the WAN connection
using a single computer making sure that both the computer and the router are not connected to
the Ethernet LAN or other Ethernet devices. Once the Internet connection is configured and
working, go ahead and connect other Ethernet and wireless devices.
Home Directory Menus
The Setup Wizard page is the first page to appear when clicking on the Home directory link.
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Setup Wizard
To use the Setup Wizard, click the Run Wizard button in the first browser window that appears
in the Home directory and follow the instructions in the pop-up window that appears.
Click the Run Wizard button
to launch the Setup Wizard
Launch Setup Wizard
Follow the instruction below to the type of connection used for your broadband Internet
connection.
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Using the Setup Wizard
The initial window summarizes the setup process. Click the Next button to proceed. You may
stop using the Setup Wizard at any time by clicking the Exit button. If you exit the wizard you will
return to the Setup Wizard window without saving any of the settings changed during the
process.
The first pop-up window of the Setup Wizard lists the basic steps in the process. These steps
are as follows:
1. Set the system password
2. Set the system time.
3. Configure the connection to the Internet.
4. Set the wireless configuration.
5. Save the new configuration settings and reboot the system.
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Using the Setup Wizard- Set System Password
Change the password used for management access of the router. Type the new Password and
Confirm it in the spaces provided. Click the Next button to proceed.
NOTE: The System user name “admin” cannot be changed.
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Using the Setup Wizard - Choose Time Zone
Choose the time zone you are in from the pull-down menu and click Next. This sets the system
time used for the router. If you wish to return to the previous window during the setup process,
click the Back button.
Select the Connection Type specific to your service and click Next to go to the next Setup
Wizard window. Follow the instructions below for the type of connection you have selected.
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Using the Setup Wizard - Choose Connection Type
Now select the Connection Type used for the Internet connection. Your ISP has given this
information to you. The connection types available for are Static IP, Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPtP
and L2tP. Each connection type has different settings that are configured in the next Setup
Wizard window.
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Using the Setup Wizard - For Dynamic IP Address connections:
1. Select the specific Connection Type from the drop-down menu. The available Dynamic
IP Address connection and encapsulation types are 1483 Bridged IP LLC and 1483
Bridged IP VC-Mux.
2. If you are instructed to change the VPI or VCI number, type in the correct setting in the
available entry fields. Most users will not need to change these settings. The Internet
connection cannot function if these values are incorrect.
3. You may want to copy the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter to the router. Some
ISPs record the unique MAC address of your computer’s Ethernet adapter when you first
access their network. This can prevent the router (which has a different MAC address)
from being allowed access to the ISPs network (and the Internet). To clone the MAC
address of your computer’s Ethernet adapter, type in the MAC address in the Cloned
MAC Address field and click the Clone MAC Address button. This will copy the
information to a file used by the router to present to the ISP’s server used for DHCP.
4. Click Next to go to the Set Wireless LAN Connection pop-up window.
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Using the Setup Wizard - For Static IP Address connections:
1. Select the specific Connection Type from the drop-down menu. The available Static IP
Address connection and encapsulation types are 1483 Bridged IP LLC, 1483 Bridged IP
VC-Mux, 1483 Routed IP LLC, 1483 Routed IP VC-Mux and IPoA.
2. Change the IP Address, Subnet Mask, ISP Gateway Address, Primary DNS Address,
and Secondary DNS Server IP Address as instructed by your ISP. For IPoA
connections it may also be necessary to change the ARP Server Address. IPoA
connection users who have not been given this information should leave the field blank.
3. If you are instructed to change the VPI or VCI number, type in the correct setting in the
available entry fields. Most users will not need to change these settings. The Internet
connection cannot function if these values are incorrect.
4. Click Next to go to the Set Wireless LAN Connection pop-up window.
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Using the Setup Wizard - For PPPoE connections:
1. Type in the Username and Password used to identify and verify your account to the ISP.
Retype the password to make sure it is correct.
2. Click Next to go to the Set Wireless LAN Connection pop-up window.
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Using the Setup Wizard – For PPTP Client connections:
1. Enter the appropriate PPTP Client information including PPTP Server IP, PPTP
Account name, and the PPTP Password twice.
2. Click Next when you are ready to continue to the Set 802.11g Wireless LAN
Configuration window.
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Using the Setup Wizard – For L2TP Client connections:
1. Enter the appropriate L2TP Client information including L2TP Server IP, L2TP Account
name, and the L2TP Password twice.
2. Click Next when you are ready to continue to the Set 802.11g Wireless LAN
Configuration window.
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Using the Setup Wizard - Wireless LAN connection:
1.
The SSID identifies members of the Service Set. Accept the default name or change it
to something else. If the default SSID is changed, all other devices on the wireless
network must use the same SSID.
2.
The wireless Channel number is available from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
What channels are available for use by the access point depends on the local
regulatory environment. Remember that all devices communicating with the device
must use the same channel (and use the same SSID). Use the drop-down menu to
select the channel used for your 802.11 Wireless LAN.
3.
Click Next to go to the next window.
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Using the Setup Wizard - Wireless LAN security:
Wireless LAN security supported includes WEP and WPA versions 1 and 2. Select the preferred
method from the list and click on the Next button. You can choose to setup security later, in
which case choose the Disabled option. If you choose to leave security disabled at this time, the
next menu will be the Save and Take Effect wizard menu.
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Using the Setup Wizard – WEP Configuration
The Setup Wizard wireless LAN security configuration is limited to WEP; for WPA or WPA2
security, use the web-based manager Wireless Settings menu. To configure WEP in the Setup
Wizard, select Open, Shared or Both for Authentication Type, use the Cipher: pull down menu to
select the level of encryption or cipher rate, 64 bits or 128 bits and type in an encryption key of
appropriate length. For 64-bit encryption, type a key ten hexadecimal digit (0~9,A~F) key, for
128-bit encryption type a 26 hexadecimal digit key.
Using the Setup Wizard – WPA2 Auto Configuration
If you are configuring WPA security, select Security type WPA2 Auto, enter the Passphrase
used for authentication. Click Next to continue to the final menu.
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Using the Setup Wizard - Finish and Restart
Finally you can confirm that the setup process is completed. If you are satisfied that you have
entered all the necessary information correctly, click the Restart button to save the new
configuration settings and restart the router. If you need to change settings from a previous
window, click the Back button.
CAUTION: Do not turn the router off while it is restarting. After the router is finished
restarting, you are now ready to continue to configure the router as desired. You may want
to test the WAN connection by accessing the Internet with your browser.
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Basic Wireless Setup
To configure the router’s basic wireless and wired network configuration settings without running
the Setup Wizard, you can access the windows used to configure Wireless, WAN, LAN and
DHCP settings directly from the Home directory. To access the Wireless Settings window, click
on the Wireless link on the left side of the first window that appears when you successfully
access the web manager.
Wireless Settings menu – default settings
By default the wireless AP is enabled for use by 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n workstations.
The Set Wireless Mode options are used to configure the access point to use 11b only, 11g
only, 11n only, a mix of 11b and 11g, or a mix of all three standards. To turn off all wireless
function, select the Disable option.
The SSID identifies members of the Service Set. Accept the default name or change it to
something else. All other devices on the wireless network using the Wireless Broadband Router
must use the same SSID.
What channels are available for use by the access point depends on the local regulatory
environment. Remember that all devices communicating with the device must use the same
channel (and use the same SSID). Use the drop-down menu to select the Channel used for
your 802.11 Wireless LAN. The wireless channel number is available from your Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
If network Security is not used, click None, then click Apply.
NOTE: For wireless stations that support WPS push button method, the easiest way to establish a
secure connection is to simultaneously press the WPS button on the wireless workstation and the
WPS button on the front of the Wireless Broadband Router. See below for more information on WPS.
Wi-Fi Protected Function is enabled by default. See below for more information on Wi-Fi
Protected Status or WPS.
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Wireless Security
In the Wireless Settings window, select the type of security you want to configure. The window
will change to present the settings specific to the method being configured. The Wireless-N
Router’s wireless security options include three levels of WEP encryption, WPA for IEEE 802.1x
network authentication, and WPA with a user-configured Pre Shared Key (PSK) or RADIUS
authentication. The Wireless-N Router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for quickly
establishing a secure link to stations that support WPS. Enabling WEP or WPA security will
automatically disable WPS function.
Wireless Settings window – WEP
Wireless bandwidth, Short Guard Interval and SSID Broadcast options are available for
configuration for all security methods including WPS.
NOTE: Enabling WEP or WPA security will automatically disable WPS function.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
WPS provides an easy way to configure a secure connection to your wireless LAN. This option
can be used on wireless stations that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup or WPS. The Wireless
Broadband Router supports push button and PIN methods of WPS. WPS cannot be used with
WPA or WPA2.
The WPS menu is located at the bottom of the Wireless menu. To use WPS click to select the
Enabled radio button for Wi-Fi Protected Function.
NOTE: The Generate New PIN button is for the Wireless-N Router’s own
PIN. This is used when the router needs to connect to other WPS enabled
access points.
Wireless Settings menu
To add a wireless station using WPS, enter the PIN number of the WPS enabled wireless device
and click on the Connect button.
WPS station PIN entry / Virtual Push Button menu
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The router will attempt to establish the WPS secure connection for 120 seconds. Now start the
WPS connection process on the device attempting to make the connection.
While the router is searching for the wireless station with the PIN just entered, a message
informs you to start the WPS device.
WPS start PIN device message
Alternatively, for wireless stations that support the push button WPS method, click on the Virtual
Push Button or press the red WPS button on the front panel of the router to begin the WPS
connection process.
WPS push button on WPS device message
The router will attempt to establish the WPS secure connection for 120 seconds. Press the
button on the device trying to connect.
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WEP Encryption
Use WEP encryption for basic wireless data encryption. Use WPA if wireless LANs that require a
higher level of security. WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol) encryption can be enabled for
security and privacy. WEP encrypts the data portion of each frame transmitted from the wireless
adapter using one of the predefined keys. The router offers 64 or 128-bit encryption with four
keys available. Select the WEP option from the Security: pull-down menu to configure WEP
encryption.
Wireless Settings menu – WEP encryption
Enter the appropriate parameters for the type of security selected from this menu. WEP security
requires the following:
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Authentication Type: Open Key or Shared Key.
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Encryption Length: The IP address of the RADIUS server.
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Key Type: ASCII or Hexidecimal.
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Key: Type up to four keys of appropriate length, 10 characters for 64-bit Hex or 26
characters for 128-bit Hex.
NOTE: If encryption of any kind, at any level is applied to the Wireless-N Router, all wireless
devices using the router on the network must comply with all security measures.
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WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
Wi-Fi Protected Access was designed to provide improved data encryption, perceived as weak
in WEP, and to provide user authentication, largely nonexistent in WEP.
Wireless Settings menu – WPA2 EAP
Enter the appropriate parameters for the type of security selected from this menu. For EAP
authentication using WPA or WPA2, enter the following:
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Cypher Type: Choose TKIP, AES or TKIP/AES.
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RADIUS Server: The IP address of the RADIUS server.
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RADIUS Port: The port number used for 802.1x.
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Shared Key: The password or character string used for wireless station authentication.
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Key Renewal: The time (in seconds) after which the Shared Key is changed
automatically.
NOTE: If encryption of any kind, at any level is applied to the Wireless-N Router, all
wireless devices using the router on the network must comply with all security measures.
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Select the PSK authentication option to view the WPA passkey configuration menu.
Wireless Settings menu – WPA-PSK
Enter the appropriate parameters for the type of security from this menu. For PSK authentication
using WPA or WPA2, enter the following:
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Cypher Type: Choose TKIP, AES or TKIP/AES.
•
Key Type: Choose ASCII or Hexidecimal.
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Passphrase: The password or character string used for wireless station authentication.
•
Key Renewal: The time (in seconds) after which the Shared Key is changed
automatically.
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WAN Configuration
To configure the router’s WAN configuration settings without running the Setup Wizard, you can
access the windows used to configure WAN, LAN, DHCP, and DNS settings directly from the
Home directory. To access the WAN Settings window, click on the WAN menu link on the left
side of the first window that appears when you successfully access the web manager.
Select Internet Connection Type
The default Internet Connection menu displays the Dynamic IP (DHCP) Internet Connection
Type menu. To select another connection type, use the pull-down My Internet Connection is:
menu to select the connection type you wish to configure. The menu configuration parameters in
the display will change according to the connection option you choose. The available Internet
connection types are:
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Static IP Address
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Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)
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PPPoE (Username / Password)
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Bridge Connection
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PPTP (Username / Password)
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L2TP (Username / Password)
Each connection type is discussed in its own section below.
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Static IP Address Connection
When the router is configured to use Static IP Address assignment for the WAN connection, you
must manually assign a global IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway IP Address used for the
WAN connection.
WAN Settings menu - Static IP Address
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Configure the Static IP address connection and click the Apply button to put the new settings
into effect. See the table below for a description of the parameters configured for the connection.
Static IP Parameters
Description
IP Address
This is the permanent global IP address for your account. This is the address
that is visible outside your private network. Get this from your ISP.
Subnet Mask
This is the Subnet mask for the WAN interface. Get this from your ISP.
ISP Gateway Address
This is the IP address of your ISP’s Gateway router. It provides the connection
to the router for IP routed traffic that is outside your ISP’s network. That is,
this will be the primary connection from the router to most of the Internet. Get
this IP address from your ISP.
MAC Address/Clone MAC
Address
This field will instruct the user to enter the Media Access Control (MAC)
address of the Ethernet Card of your computer, if instructed to do so by your
ISP. To quickly accomplish this, click the Clone MAC Address button, which
will automatically copy the MAC address of your Ethernet card and enter it into
the space provided, which will replace the MAC address of the router.
DNS (Primary/
Secondary)
These are the IP addresses of your primary and backup domain name server,
which should also be provided to you by your ISP. The router will first try the
Primary DNS Address to resolve a website’s URL IP address. If this IP
address fails, the router will then try the Secondary DNS Address.
MTU
The Maximum Transmission Unit size may be changed if you want to optimize
efficiency for uploading data through the WAN interface. The default setting
(1492 bytes) should be suitable for most users. Some user may want to adjust
the setting to optimize performance for wireless traffic or when low latency is
desired (such as with Internet gaming). It is highly recommended that the user
research how adjusting the MTU may affect network traffic throughput.
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Dynamic IP Connection
A Dynamic IP Address connection configures the router to automatically obtain its global IP
address from a DHCP server on the ISP’s network. The service provider assigns a global IP
address from a pool of addresses available to the service provider. Typically the IP address
assigned has a long lease time, so it will likely be the same address each time the router
requests an IP address.
WAN Settings window – Dynamic IP Address
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Configure the Dynamic IP address connection and click the Apply button to put the new settings
into effect. See the table below for a description of the parameters configured for the connection.
Dynamic IP Parameters
Description
Host Name
Enter the Host Name provided if necessary (optional).
MAC Address/Clone MAC
Address
This field will instruct the user to enter the Media Access Control (MAC)
address of the Ethernet Card of your computer, if instructed to do so by
your ISP. To quickly accomplish this, click the Clone MAC Address button,
which will automatically copy the MAC address of your Ethernet card and
enter it into the space provided, which will replace the MAC address of the
router.
DNS (Primary/ Secondary)
These are the IP addresses of your primary and backup domain name
server, which should also be provided to you by your ISP. The router will
first try the Primary DNS Address to resolve a website’s URL IP address.
If this IP address fails, the router will then try the Secondary DNS
Address.
MTU
The Maximum Transmission Unit size may be changed if you want to
optimize efficiency for uploading data through the WAN interface. The
default setting (1492 bytes) should be suitable for most users. Some user
may want to adjust the setting to optimize performance for wireless traffic
or when low latency is desired (such as with Internet gaming). It is highly
recommended that the user research how adjusting the MTU may affect
network traffic throughput.
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PPPoE Connection
PPP or Point-to-Point protocol is a standard method of establishing a network
connection/session between networked devices. PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet), as described in
RFC 2516, is a method of using PPP through the Ethernet network.
There are two ways to configure the PPoE connection on the router, one is for a Dynamic
PPPoE configuration, which means the router will implement some settings automatically
through DHCP, such as the router’s IP address and the default gateway. The other is through a
Static PPPoE connection, in which the user must configure the IP address and the DNS
addresses automatically.
WAN Settings menu – PPPoE connection
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Configure the PPPoE connection and click the Apply button to put the new settings into effect.
See the table below for a description of the parameters configured for the connection.
PPPoE Parameters
Description
User Name
The user name supplied to you by your ISP.
Password
The password supplied to you by your ISP.
Retype Password
Retype the password entered in the Password feld.
Service Name
Enter the service name supplied to you by your ISP, if required.
IP Address
Enter the IP address given to you by your ISP. This field is only to be
completed if the Static PPPoE button is selected.
MAC Address
This field requires the user to enter the Media Access Control (MAC) address of
the Ethernet Card of your computer, if instructed to do so by your ISP. To
quickly accomplish this, click the Clone MAC Address button, which will
automatically copy the MAC address of your Ethernet card and enter it into the
space provided, which will replace the MAC address of the router.
Primary DNS Address
This entry is for the IP address of your primary domain name server, which
should also be provided to you by your ISP. The router will first try the Primary
DNS Address to resolve a website’s URL IP address. If this IP address fails, the
router will then try the Secondary DNS Address. This field is only to be
completed if the Static PPPoE button is selected.
Secondary DNS Address
The IP address of the secondary domain name server will be used to resolve a
website’s URL IP address if the Primary DNS Address fails. The information
in this field should also be provided by your ISP and is only to be completed if
the Static PPPoE button is selected.
Maximum Idle Time
A value of 0 means that the PPP connection will remain connected. If your
network account is billed according to the amount of time the router is actually
connected to the Internet, enter an appropriate Idle Time value (in seconds).
This will disconnect the router after the WAN connection has been idle for the
amount of time specified. The default value = 5.
MTU
This field refers to the Maximum Transfer Unit, which is the maximum size of a
packet, in bytes, that will be accepted by the router. The default setting is 1500
bytes. This field should not be altered unless instructed by your ISP.
Connect Mode Select
This function, with Connect-on-demand selected, will allow the router to
connect any workstation on your LAN to the Internet upon request. If this
function is set at Always-on, no request from the workstation will be needed
to connect to the Internet. If Manual is selected, it will be necessary for the
workstation on the LAN to manually connect to the Internet through this router.
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Bridge Connection
A Bridge connection does not require much configuration for the router, however most of the
router functions are not available in bridge mode.
WAN Settings menu – Bridge connection
To configure the Wireless-N Router as a bridge for the WAN connection, select the Bridge WAN
settings option and click Apply. Do this immediately change the IP settings status of the device
to DHCP client. Be sure to have a DHCP server running and connected to the network if this
option is to be used. Remember that as a bridge, third party connection software is normally
required on each computer attempting to get Internet access.
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PPTP Connection
If your ISP is using PPTP to provide your Internet connection, the ISP will give you the
necessary information to configure the router.
There are two ways to enable the router to become a PPTP client, one is through assigning the
router an IP address dynamically, which means that the DHCP protocol will be implemented by
the router to automatically configure the IP settings. The user may input the IP settings manually
by choosing the Static IP option above the configuring area.
PPTP Internet Connection configuration menu
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Configure the PPTP connection and click the Apply button to put the new settings into effect.
See the table below for a description of the parameters configured for the connection.
PPTP Parameters
Description
IP Address
Type the IP address supplied by your ISP.
Subnet Mask
Type the Subnet mask supplied by your ISP.
Gateway
The gateway IP address is used provide access to resources outside your IP
Subnet or ISP’s network. Type the gateway IP address given to you by your ISP.
DNS
This entry is for the IP address of your primary domain name server, which
should also be provided to you by your ISP.
Server IP/Name
Enter the Server IP address for this protocol into this field. This is the IP address
of the server computer that will be used, along with your computer, to create the
Virtual Private Network. This field must be completed for both the Dynamic IP and
Static IP options
PPTP Account
Enter the PPTP account name, provided to you by your ISP, here.
PPTP Password
Enter your password for this PPTP account here, as stated to you by your ISP.
PPTP Confirm
Password
Retype the password entered in the PPTP Password field.
Maximum Idle Time
A value of 0 in this field means that the PPTP connection will remain connected.
If your network account is billed according to the amount of time the router is
actually connected to the Internet, enter an appropriate Idle Time value (in
seconds). This will disconnect the router after the WAN connection has been idle
for the amount of time specified. The default value = 5.
MTU
This field refers to the Maximum Transfer Unit, which is the maximum size of a
packet, in bytes, that will be accepted by the router. The default setting is 1500
bytes. This field should not be altered unless instructed by your ISP.
Connect Mode Select
This function, with Connect-on-demand selected, will allow the router to connect
any workstation on your LAN to the Internet upon request. If this function is set at
Always-on, no request from the workstation will be needed to connect to the
Internet. If Manual is selected, it will be necessary for the workstation on the LAN
to manually connect to the Internet through this router.
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L2TP Connection
If your ISP is using L2TP to provide your Internet connection, the ISP will give you the necessary
information to configure the router.
There are two ways to enable the router to become a L2TP client, one is through assigning the
router an IP address dynamically, which means that the DHCP protocol will be implemented by
the router to automatically configure the IP settings. The user may input the IP settings manually
by choosing the Static IP option above the configuring area.
L2TP Internet Connection configuration menu
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Configure the L2TP connection and click the Apply button to put the new settings into effect.
See the table below for a description of the parameters configured for the connection.
L2tP Parameters
Description
IP Address
Type the IP address supplied by your ISP.
Subnet Mask
Type the Subnet mask supplied by your ISP.
Gateway
The gateway IP address is used provide access to resources outside your IP Subnet or
ISP’s network. Type the gateway IP address given to you by your ISP.
DNS
This entry is for the IP address of your primary domain name server, which should also
be provided to you by your ISP.
Server IP/Name
Enter the Server IP address for this protocol into this field. This is the IP address of the
server computer that will be used, along with your computer, to create the Virtual
Private Network. This field must be completed for both the Dynamic IP and Static IP
options
L2TP Account
Enter the L2TP account name, provided to you by your ISP, here.
L2TP Password
Enter your password for this L2TP account here, as stated to you by your ISP.
L2TP Confirm
Password
Retype the password entered in the L2TP Password field.
Maximum Idle
Time
A value of 0 in this field means that the L2TP connection will remain connected. If your
network account is billed according to the amount of time the router is actually
connected to the Internet, enter an appropriate Idle Time value (in seconds). This will
disconnect the router after the WAN connection has been idle for the amount of time
specified. The default value = 5.
MTU
This field refers to the Maximum Transfer Unit, which is the maximum size of a packet,
in bytes, that will be accepted by the router. The default setting is 1500 bytes. This
field should not be altered unless instructed by your ISP.
Connect Mode
Select
This function, with Connect-on-demand selected, will allow the router to connect any
workstation on your LAN to the Internet upon request. If this function is set at Alwayson, no request from the workstation will be needed to connect to the Internet. If
Manual is selected, it will be necessary for the workstation on the LAN to manually
connect to the Internet through this router.
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LAN
You can configure the LAN IP address to suit your preference. Many users will find it convenient
to use the default settings together with DHCP service to manage the IP settings for their private
network. The IP address of the router is the base address used for DHCP. In order to use the
router for DHCP on your LAN, the IP address pool used for DHCP must be compatible with the
IP address of the router. The IP addresses available in the DHCP IP address pool will change
automatically if you change the IP address of the router. See the next section for information on
DHCP setup.
To access the LAN IP menu, click the LAN link in the Home directory.
LAN Settings – Router IP address menu
To change the LAN IP Address or Subnet Mask, type in the desired values and click the Apply
button. Your web browser should automatically be redirected to the new IP address. You will
asked to login again to the router’s web manager.
This IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet. The
default IP Address is 192.168.1.1 and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
In addition, the router can be configured to relay DNS from your ISP or another available service
to workstations on your LAN. When DNS Relay is Enabled, the router will accept DNS requests
from hosts on the LAN and forward them to the ISP (or alternative) DNS servers. Alternatively,
you may also disable the DNS relay and configure hosts on your LAN to use DNS servers
directly. Most users who are using the router for DHCP service on the LAN and are using DNS
servers on the ISP’s network, will leave DNS relay enabled.
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DHCP
The DHCP server is enabled by default for the router’s Ethernet LAN interface. DHCP service
will supply IP settings to workstations configured to automatically obtain IP settings that are
connected to the router though the Ethernet port. When the router is used for DHCP it becomes
the default gateway for DHCP client connected to it. The IP address pool can be up to 253 IP
addresses and must be in the subnet of the router’s IP address. The default IP address pool
uses 100 IP addresses in the 192.168.1.100 – 192.168.1.199 range.
DHCP Server for LAN Settings menu
To display the DHCP Server menu, click the DHCP link in the Home directory. Any active DHCP
clients appear in the DHCP Clients List with their IP address and MAC address listed.
The options for DHCP service are as follows:
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Use the router as a DHCP server for your LAN. (DHCP Server Enabled)
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Disable DHCP service and manually configure IP settings for workstations.
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Select Static IP Addresses in the subnet for specified devices that do not age out - this
can be used in combination with normal DHCP service.
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Use the Router for DHCP
To use the built-in DHCP server, click to select the DHCP Server Enabled option if it is not
already selected. The IP Address Pool settings can be adjusted. The Start IP address is the
lowest available IP address (default = 192.168.1.100). If you change the IP address of the router
this will change automatically to be 1 more that the IP address of the router.
The End IP address is the highest IP address number in the pool. Type in the Lease Time in the
entry field provided. This is the amount of time in seconds that a workstation is allowed to
reserve an IP address in the pool if the workstation is disconnected from the network or powered
off.
Disable the DHCP Server
To disable DHCP, click to select the Disabled option and click on the Apply button. Choosing
this option requires that workstations on the local network must be configured manually or use
another DHCP server to obtain IP settings.
If you configure IP settings manually, make sure to use IP addresses in the subnet of the router.
You will need to use the router’s IP address as the Default Gateway for the workstation in order
to provide Internet access.
NOTE: To manually configure IP
settings on Windows workstations,
open the TCP/IP Properties menu
and select the “Use the following IP
address” option. You will need to
supply the computer IP address,
Subnet mask and Default gateway
(usually the IP address of router).
Static IP Address with DHCP
If the router has the DHCP server enabled it is possible to permanently assign IP addresses to
workstations specified by their MAC address. Up to five IP addresses may be assigned to five
different devices. This will take the chosen IP address used out of the available addresses in the
dynamic IP address pool and give a permanent lease time for the IP address to the selected
device.
To assign an IP address that will not age out, type in the MAC Address of the device and its
static IP Address in the spaces provided. Use the format: 00-00-00-00-00-00 for the MAC
address and the standard format: 192.168.1.xxx for the IP address. A Static DHCP Client List
will appear below the DHCP Client list with any clients that have been configured for static IP
address assignment.
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Advanced Directory Menus
This section introduces and describes the management features that have not been presented in
the previous chapter. These include the more advanced features used for network management
and security as well as administrative tools to manage the router, view statistics and other
information used to examine performance and for troubleshooting.
Advanced Directory menus
Use your mouse to click the parent directory links and menu links in order to display the various
configuration and read-only windows discussed below.
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Virtual Server
Use the Virtual Server menu to set up static port forwarding rules applied to inbound (WAN-toLAN) traffic. The Virtual Server function allows remote users to access services on your LAN
such as FTP for file transfers or SMTP and POP3 for e-mail. The router will accept remote
requests for these services at your Global IP Address, using the specified TCP or UDP protocol
and port number, and then redirect these requests to the server on your LAN with the LAN IP
address you specify. Remember that the specified Private IP Address must be within the
useable range of the subnet occupied by the router. Port redirection can also be used to direct
potentially hazardous packets to a proxy server outside your firewall. For example, you can
configure the router to direct HTTP packets to a designated HTTP server in the DMZ.
Virtual Server menu
To configure a new port-forwarding rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Enabled option for Virtual Server.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the Private IP address of the server or station on the LAN used for the rule.
4. Select the Protocol used for the rule, TCP, UDP or Both.
5. Type the Private Port number used for the redirection and Public Port number normally
used for the service.
6. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
7. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created forwarding rule
appears listed in the Virtual Server List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the Virtual Server List.
To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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Applications
Use the Applications menu to set up triggered port forwarding rules applied to inbound (WANto-LAN) traffic. Triggered ports are used for applications that require multiple ports. Examples of
multiple port applications are peer-to-peer file sharing, instant messaging or video conferencing.
Applications menu
To configure a new application triggered port forwarding rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Enabled option for Special Application.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the Trigger Port or port range used for the rule.
4. Select the Trigger Type used for the rule, TCP, UDP or Both.
5. Type the Public Port number normally used for the application.
6. Select the Public Type used for the rule, TCP, UDP or Both.
7. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
8. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created forwarding rule
appears listed in the Special Applications List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the Special
Applications List. To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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Firewall
Firewall rules in the router are put in place to allow or block specified traffic. The rules are based
on IP address and TCP/UDP port.
Firewall menu
Configure the filter rules as desired and click the Apply button to create the rule. The newly
created rule appears listed in the Firewall Rule List.
To configure a new application triggered port forwarding rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Enabled option for Firewall Rules.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Choose the Action to be applied, Allow or Deny (block) the traffic to pass through.
4. For the Source interface of the traffic, choose LAN, WAN or Any and type an IP address
range to which to action specified in the rule.
5. For the Destination interface of the traffic, choose LAN, WAN or Any and type an IP
address range to which to action specified in the rule. There is an option to specify the
protocol, Any, TCP, UDP or ICMP. For TCP and UDP traffic, a port or port range must be
specified.
6. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
7. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created forwarding rule
appears listed in the Firewall Rules List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the Firewall Rules List.
To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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DMZ
Since some applications are not compatible with NAT, the router supports use of a DMZ IP
address for a single host on the LAN. This IP address is not protected by NAT and will therefore
be visible to agents on the Internet with the right type of software. Keep in mind that any client
PC in the DMZ will be exposed to various types of security risks. If you use the DMZ, take
measures (such as client-based virus protection) to protect the remaining client PCs on your
LAN from possible contamination through the DMZ.
DMZ menu
To designate a DMZ IP address, select the Enabled radio button, type in the IP Address of the
server or device on your LAN, and click the Apply button. To remove DMZ status from the
designated IP address, select the Disabled radio button and click Apply. It will be necessary to
save the settings and reboot the router before the DMZ is activated.
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IP Filters
This menu allows the user to allow or deny LAN IP addresses access to the Internet. Rules are
based on IP address and TCP/UDP port.
IP Filters menu
Configure the filter rules as desired and click the Apply button to create the rule. The newly
created rule appears listed in the IP Filters List.
To configure a new MAC Filter rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Enabled option for IP Filters.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the IP Range of address to which the rule applies.
4. (Optional) Select the Protocol used for the rule, TCP, UDP or Both, and type the Port or
port range to which the rule is applied.
5. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
6. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created IP filter rule appears
listed in the IP Filters List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the Firewall Rules List.
To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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MAC Filters
MAC filters are used to block or allow network access. This is a common method of restricting
access to wireless networks and can be done for security or to improve network efficiency. The
rules are configured for individual devices based on MAC address.
MAC Filters menu
Configure the MAC filter rules as desired and click the Apply button to create the rule. The
newly created rule appears listed in the MAC Filters List.
To configure a new IP Filter rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the option for Set MAC Filters to allow or deny access to the MAC filters on the
list.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the MAC Address to which the rule applies or select an active client from the
DHCP Client pull-down menu and click on the Clone button to select that client, the
MAC address will appear.
4. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
5. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created MAC filter rule
appears listed in the MAC Filters List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the MAC Rules List. To
remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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URL Blocking
URL blocks are used to block or allow access to specific websites. Enter the URLs in the URL
Keyword field and click the Apply button to add the URL to the URL Blocking List.
URL Blocking menu
Configure the URL blocking rules as desired and click the Apply button to create the rule. The
newly created rule appears listed in the URL Blocking List.
To configure a new URL blocking rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the option for Set URL Blocking Action to allow or deny access to the URL
being added to the list.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the URL Keyword to which the filter is applied.
4. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
5. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created URL blocking rule
appears listed in the URL Blocking List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the URL Blocking List.
To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
NOTE: The URL keyword blocking is applied to all forms of the word whether or not it
appears separated in the URL. For example, blocking any URL with the word “sex” would
block a URL with “sex” as part of it, so websites with “essex” or “sextant” in the URL
would be blocked.
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Domain Blocking
Domain blocks are used to block or allow access to specific domains including all web pages
contained in the domain.
Domain Blocking menu
Configure the Domain blocking rules as desired and click the Apply button to create the rule.
The newly created rule appears listed in the Domain Blocking List.
To configure a new Domain blocking rule, follow these steps:
1. Click on the option for Set Domain Blocking Action to allow or deny access to the
Domain being added to the list.
2. Type a Name for the rule being created.
3. Type the Domain to which the filter is applied.
4. Choose an available Schedule for the rule to be applied. Schedules can be created
using the Schedule menu in the Tools directory.
5. Click the Apply button to put the rule into effect. The newly created domain blocking rule
appears listed in the Domain Blocking List.
To modify an existing rule, click on the notepad icon in the last column of the Domain Blocking
List. To remove a rule, click the X to delete it.
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Wireless Performance
The Wireless Performance menu is used to configure settings for the Wireless Broadband
Router’s access point. Configuring these settings may improve the performance but if you are
not familiar with them, leave them at the default settings. Click Apply when you have completed
your changes.
Wireless Performance menu
See the table below for a description of Wireless Performance menu parameters.
Performance
Parameter
Description
Tx Rate
A pull-down menu for selecting the transmitting rate: Auto, 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18,
24, 36, 48, and 54.
Transmit Power
Allows the user to adjust the transmit power of the router. A high transmit power
allows a greater area range of accessibility to the router. When multiple overlapping
access points are present, it may be desirable to reduce transmission power.
Beacon Interval
Beacons are emitted from the router in order to synchronize the wireless network. You
may set the Beacon Interval range between 20-100 microseconds per beacon sent.
The default is 100.
DTIM Interval
DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Period is a countdown informing clients of
the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. The default
setting is 3.
CTS Mode
The Clear To Send mode is designed to minimize collisions among wireles devices.
Most users will want to keep the default setting of Auto.
WMM Function
Enable or disable the Wireless MultiMedia function.
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Dynamic DNS
The Wireless-N Router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service). The Dynamic DNS
service allows a dynamic public IP address to be associated with a static host name in any of the
many domains, allowing access to a specified host from various locations on the Internet. This is
enabled to allow remote access to a host by clicking a hyper linked URL in the form
hostname.dyndns.org, Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP, and this can make it
difficult to locate a specific host on the LAN using standard DNS. If for example you are running
a public web server or VPN server on your LAN, this ensures that the host can be located from
the Internet if the public IP address changes. DDNS requires that an account be setup with one
of the supported DDNS providers.
Dynamic DNS Configuration menu
Please note that DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS
servers prior to engaging it on the router. This function will not work without an accepted account
with a DDNS server. Enter the required DDNS information and click Apply to set this information
in the router.
NOTE: DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS servers
prior to engaging it on the router. This function will not work without an accepted account
with a DDNS server.
DDNS Parameters
Description
Server Address
Select one of the DDNS registration organizations form those listed in the pulldown menu. Available servers include DynDns.org and No-IP.com.
Host Name
Enter the host name of the DDNS server.
Username
Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server.
Password
Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server
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QoS
QoS or Quality of Service is used to assign priority for qualified traffic that passes through the
Router. The QoS menu includes options for applications that optimizing QoS settings for the
ports relevant to common applications such as Skype or online gaming. The QoS menu also
allows customized bandwidth settings (upstream/downstream) for specific devices.
QoS menu
QoS is disabled by default. To use QoS, first enable it by selecting the Manual or Auto Smart
QoS option. Choosing the Auto Smart QoS option does not require any additional configuration.
It will automatically optimize QoS according to the type of data stream. Choose the Auto Smart
QoS option on traffic diverse networks that already support QoS priority in other devices such a
managed switches. You might also try the Auto Smart option and test various applications for
performance, then if necessary enter QoS settings manually. Use the Manual option if you want
to specify bandwidth for a devices or devices on the network. Bandwidth settings can also be
configured using the Auto Smart option, the bandwidth settings will be applied globally and not to
any specific device (IP address).
To configure a individual IP address for a pre-configured (from the list) application QoS, choose
the online game or application first to place the port and priority values in the entry fields, then
change the Category to Customized to specify the IP address.
See the table below for a description of the QoS menu parameters.
NOTE: Be aware that changing QoS settings can enhance the performance of specific
applications at the expense of other applications. Monitoring network performance is a good
idea following changes to QoS settings on networks with high traffic volume or diverse network
applications, to determine if the new QoS settings are affecting other applications.
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QoS
Description
QoS
enable/disable
Disabled by default. To enable QoS, choose the Auto Smart QoS option or the Manual
option to specify QoS settings by application or for specified IP addresses.
Downstream
Downstream bandwidth can be configured with a maximum allowed speed ranging
from 64 Kbps to 80 Mbps. For Manually configured QoS, the bandwidth restriction
applies to the application or IP address being configured. For Auto Smart QoS, the
bandwidth restriction is global.
Upstream
Upstream bandwidth can be configured with a maximum allowed speed ranging from
64 Kbps to 80 Mbps. For Manually configured QoS, the bandwidth restriction applies to
the application or IP address being configured. For Auto Smart QoS, the bandwidth
restriction is global.
Category
For manual QoS configuration, choose Applications, Online Game or Customized
options. Applications or online games can then be selected from the drop-down menu.
The pre-configured QoS applications include: web browser, MSN Messenger, Skype
and Yahoo Message. The online games include: Counter Strike, Half Life, World of
Warcraft, Quake I & II and Diablo. You can choose an application first to enter the
parameters automatically, then choose the Customized option to specify an IP
address.
Name
For Customized QoS configuration enter, the name of the device for which the QoS
settings will apply.
IP
For Customized QoS configuration enter, the IP address of the device for which the
QoS settings will apply. Enter an asterisk (*) to apply to all IP addresses.
Port
For Customized QoS configuration enter, the port or port range used for the
application. Enter an asterisk (*) to apply to all ports.
Priority
Select the QoS priority used for the application being configured. The options in order
from lowest priority to highest are Low, Normal, Medium and High.
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Tools
Click the Tools directory link to reveal the menu links for various functions located in this
directory. The Administrator Settings window is the first item in the Tools directory. This
window is used to change the system password used to access the web manager, to save or
load router configuration settings and to restore default settings. The functions in this and the
other Tools menus are described below.
Tools Directory menus
Change System Password
Under the Administrator heading, type the New Password and Confirm Password to be certain
you have typed it correctly. Click the Apply button to activate the new password. The System
User Name remains “admin”, this cannot be changed using the web manager interface. Be sure
to save the new setting.
Remote Web Access
The Administrator Settings window is also used to enable remote management access to the
router. To enable remote management of the router, select the Enabled radio button and type
the IP Address of the remote network used for management. Click the Apply button to activate
remote management from the chosen IP address.
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Time
The router provides a number of options to maintain current date and time including SNTP.
Time settings menu
To configure system time on the router, select the method used to maintain time. The options
available include SNTP, using your computer’s system clock or set the time and date manually.
If you opt to use SNTP, you must enter the SNTP server URL or IP address. Click the Apply
button to set the system time.
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System
Once you have configured the router to your satisfaction, it is a good idea to back up the
configuration file to your computer. To save the current configuration settings to your computer,
click the System button in the Tools directory to display the System Management menu. Click
the Save button to Save Settings to Local Hard Drive. You will be prompted to select a location
on your computer to put the file. The file type is .xml (HTML) and may be named anything you
wish.
System Settings menu
Save or Load Configuration File
To load a previously saved configuration file, click the Browse button and locate the file on your
computer. Click the Restore button to Load Settings From Local Hard Drive. Confirm that you
want to load the file when prompted and the process is completed automatically. The router will
reboot and begin operating with the configuration settings that have just been loaded.
Reset to Factory Default Settings
To reset the router to its factory default settings, click the Reset button. You will be prompted to
confirm your decision to reset the router. The router will reboot with the factory default settings
including IP settings (192.168.1.1) and Administrator password (admin).
To simply restart the router, click the Reboot button.
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Firmware
Use the Firmware Upload menu to load the latest firmware for the device. Note that the device
configuration settings may return to the factory default settings, so make sure you save the
configuration settings with the System Settings menu described above.
NOTE: Performing a Firmware Upgrade can sometimes change the configuration settings.
Be sure to back-up the router’s configuration settings before upgrading the firmware.
Firmware Upgrade
To upgrade firmware, type in the name and path of the file or click on the Browse button to
search for the file. Click the Apply button to begin copying the file. The file will load and restart
the router automatically. Do not turn off the power while the router is upgrading the firmware.
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Miscellaneous
To perform a statndard Ping test for network connectivity, click the Misc. window button in the
Tools directory to view the Miscellaneous Configuration window.
Miscellaneous Configuration menu
Ping Test
The Ping test functions on the WAN and LAN interfaces. Type the Host Name or IPAddress
you want to check in the space provided and click the Ping button. Read the Ping test result in
the space immediately below
Block WAN Ping
The Block WAN Ping feature allows the user to block hackers who may be trying to test whether
your WAN IP address is valid.
SPI mode
Stateful Packet Inspection mode is an active firewall the user can enable to keep track of the
state of network connections.
UPnP Settings
UPnP supports zero-configuration networking and automatic discovery for many types of
networked devices. When enabled, it allows other devices that support UPnP to dynamically join
a network, obtain an IP address, convey its capabilities, and learn about the presence and
capabilities of other devices. DHCP and DNS service can also be used if available on the
network. UPnP also allows supported devices to leave a network automatically without adverse
effects to the device or other devices on the network. UPnP is a protocol supported by diverse
networking media including Ethernet, Firewire, phone line, and power line networking.
VPN Pass-Through
This feature allows VPN connections to pass through the router. It is enabled by default.
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Status
Use these display menus to view system information and monitor performance. Click the Status
directory link to reveal the menu links for various functions located in this directory. The Device
Information display is the first item in the Status directory.
Status Directory menus
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Log
The system log displays chronological event log data. Use the navigation buttons to view or
scroll log pages.
View Log menu
Use the Set Log Options menu arrange for email alerts from the log.
Wireless Clients
This window displays all the wireless clients currently connected to the acess point.
Wireless Client List display menu
Statistics
Use this window to monitor traffic on the WAN, LAN, and Wireless connections.
Traffic Statistics
Click Refresh to view updated traffic information. Click Reset to return packets counts to zero.
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Technical Specifications
Power Adapter:
Output: 5V DC, 2.5~3A
Standards:
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Management
Web-based
LED
WPS
Blinks blue for 120 seconds while searching for WPS enabled station.
LAN
Steady green light for valid link, blinks when for activity.
WLAN
Steady green light for valid link, blinks when for activity.
WAN
Steady green light for valid link, blinks when for activity.
Status
Blinks green when system function is normal.
Power
Steady green when powered on.
Operating
Temperature
0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Humidity
10% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions
200 mm x 120 mm x 34 mm
Weight
320 gm
Certifications
EMI: FCC Class B, CE Class B
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Modulation
IEEE 802.11b: DQPSK, DBPSK, DSSS, and CCK
IEEE 802.11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, OFDM
IEEE 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM
Frequency
2400 ~ 2484.5MHz ISM band
Channels
11 channels for United States
13 channels for European Countries
13 channels for Japan
Operating Range
Indoors – up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Outdoors – up to 1312 feet (400 meters)
Transmit Power
11g: 14dBm Typical
11b: 17dBm Typical
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
WEP
64/128 bits
Wireless Certification
Wi-Fi WPA
Antenna type
2.0 dbi external dipole
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Configuring IP Settings on Your Computer
In order to configure your system to receive IP settings from the router it must first have the
TCP/IP protocol installed. If you have an Ethernet port on your computer, it probably already has
TCP/IP protocol installed. If you are using Windows XP the TCP/IP is enabled by default for
standard installations. Below is an illustrated example of how to configure a Windows XP system
to automatically obtain IP settings from the router. Following this example is a step-by-step
description of the procedures used on the other Windows operating systems to first check if the
TCP/IP protocol has been installed; if it is not, instructions are provided for installing it. Once the
protocol has been installed you can configure the system to receive IP settings from the router.
For computers running non-Windows operating systems, follow the instructions for your OS that
configure the system to receive an IP address from the router, that is, configure the system to be
a DHCP client.
NOTE: If you are using this router to provide Internet access for more than one computer, you can
use these instructions later to change the IP settings for the other computers. However, you
cannot use the same IP address since every computer must have its own IP address that is
unique on the local network.
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Configure Windows XP for DHCP
Use the following steps to configure a computer running Windows XP to be a DHCP client.
1.
From the Start menu on your desktop, go to Settings, then click on Network
Connections.
2.
In the Network Connections window, right-click on LAN (Local Area Connection), then
click Properties.
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3. In the General tab of the Local Area Connection Properties menu, highlight Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) under “This connection uses the following items:” by clicking on it
once. Click on the Properties button.
4. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” by clicking once in the circle. Click the OK
button.
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Your computer is now ready to use the router’s DHCP server.
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Windows 2000
First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it:
1. In the Windows task bar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2. Double-click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon.
3. In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the Local Area
Connection icon, and then select Properties.
4. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box displays with a list of currently
installed network components. If the list includes Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then the
protocol has already been enabled, skip ahead to Configure Windows 2000 for DHCP.
5. If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) does not display as an installed component, click Install.
6. In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, select Protocol, and then click
Add.
7. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the Network Protocols list, and then click OK.
8. You may be prompted to install files from your Windows 2000 installation CD or other
media. Follow the instructions to install the files.
9. If prompted, click OK to restart your computer with the new settings.
Configure Windows 2000 for DHCP
1. In the Control Panel, double-click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon.
2. In Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the Local Area Connection
icon, and then select Properties.
3. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
and then click Properties.
4. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click the button labeled Obtain
an IP address automatically.
5. Double-click OK to confirm and save your changes, and then close the Control Panel.
Your computer is now ready to use the router’s DHCP server.
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Windows 95 and Windows 98
First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it:
1. In the Windows task bar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel. Double-click the Network icon.
2. The Network dialog box displays with a list of currently installed network components. If
the list includes TCP/IP, and then the protocol has already been enabled, skip to
Configure IP Information Windows 95, 98.
3. If TCP/IP does not display as an installed component, click Add. The Select Network
Component Type dialog box displays.
4. Select Protocol, and then click Add. The Select Network Protocol dialog box displays.
5. Click on Microsoft in the Manufacturers list box, and then click TCP/IP in the Network
Protocols list box.
6. Click OK to return to the Network dialog box, and then click OK again. You may be
prompted to install files from your Windows 95/98 installation CD. Follow the instructions
to install the files.
7. Click OK to restart the PC and complete the TCP/IP installation.
Configure Windows 95 and Windows 98 for DHCP
1. Open the Control Panel window, and then click the Network icon.
2. Select the network component labeled TCP/IP, and then click Properties.
3. If you have multiple TCP/IP listings, select the listing associated with your network card
or adapter.
4. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the IP Address tab.
5. Click the Obtain an IP address automatically option.
6. Double-click OK to confirm and save your changes. You will be prompted to restart
Windows.
7. Click Yes.
When it has restarted, your computer is ready to use the router’s DHCP server.
Windows ME
First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it:
1. In the Windows task bar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2. Double-click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon.
3. In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the Network icon, and
then select Properties.
4. The Network Properties dialog box displays with a list of currently installed network
components. If the list includes Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then the protocol has already
been enabled. Skip ahead to Configure Windows ME for DHCP.
5. If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) does not display as an installed component, click Add.
6. In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, select Protocol, and then click
Add.
7. Select Microsoft in the Manufacturers box.
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8. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the Network Protocols list, and then click OK.
9. You may be prompted to install files from your Windows Me installation CD or other
media. Follow the instructions to install the files.
10. If prompted, click OK to restart your computer with the new settings.
Configure Windows ME for DHCP
1. In the Control Panel, double-click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon.
2. In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the Network icon, and
then select Properties.
3. In the Network Properties dialog box, select TCP/IP, and then click Properties.
4. In the TCP/IP Settings dialog box, click the Obtain and IP address automatically
option.
5. Double-click OK twice to confirm and save your changes, and then close the Control
Panel.
Your computer is now ready to use the router’s DHCP server.
Windows NT 4.0 Workstations
First, check for the IP protocol and, if necessary, install it:
1. In the Windows NT task bar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the Network icon.
3. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab.
4. The Protocols tab displays a list of currently installed network protocols. If the list
includes TCP/IP, then the protocol has already been enabled. Skip to “Configure IP
Information”
5. If TCP/IP does not display as an installed component, click Add.
6. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select TCP/IP, and then click OK. You may
be prompted to install files from your Windows NT installation CD or other media. Follow
the instructions to install the files.
7. After all files are installed, a window displays to inform you that a TCP/IP service called
DHCP can be set up to dynamically assign IP information.
8. Click Yes to continue, and then click OK if prompted to restart your computer.
Configure Windows NT 4.0 for DHCP
1. Open the Control Panel window, and then double-click the Network icon.
2. In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab.
3. In the Protocols tab, select TCP/IP, and then click Properties.
4. In the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click the Obtain an IP address
automatically option.
5. Click OK twice to confirm and save your changes, and then close the Control Panel.
Your computer is now ready to use the router’s DHCP server.
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FCC Warning statement:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the 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.
1. This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
2. This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a
minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.
3. 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.
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