ENHWI-3GN3
3G MOBILE BROADBAND WIRELESS N150
ROUTER plus REPEATER
User’s Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................. 3
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
1.4.
2.
SUMMARY .................................................................................................................... 3
KEY FEATURES ....................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.4
PACKAGE CONTENTS .............................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.5
PRODUCT LAYOUT ................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.5
INSTALLATION ...................................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.7
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
2.6.
NETWORK + SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ...................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.7
WALL MOUNTING ......................................................................................................... 8
ENHWI-3GN3 PLACEMENT ......................................................................................... 8
SETUP LAN & 3G (WAN) ............................................................................................. 9
PC NETWORK ADAPTER SETUP (WINDOWS XP) .......................................................... 10
BRING UP ENHWI-3GN3 ........................................................................................... 11
3.
SMART WIZARD ................................................................................................................................ 12
4.
HOW TO LOGIN TO THE WEB USER INTERFACE......................................................................... 26
5.
AP ROUTER MODE ........................................................................................................................... 27
5.1.
5.2.
5.3.
5.4.
5.5.
5.6.
5.7.
6.
SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................... 27
WIZARD ..................................................................................................................... 35
INTERNET ............................................................................................................... 36
WIRELESS SETTINGS.................................................................................................. 44
FIREWALL SETTINGS .................................................................................................. 56
ADVANCED SETTINGS ................................................................................................. 64
TOOLS SETTINGS ..................................................................................................... 74
REPEATER MODE ............................................................................................................................. 81
6.1.
6.2.
6.3.
7.0
SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................... 82
WIRELESS ................................................................................................................. 86
TOOLS ....................................................................................................................... 88
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ………………………………………………………………….93
APPENDIX A – FCC INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ................................................................................ 94
APPENDIX B – IC INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ................................................................................... 94
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1 - Introduction
1.1 SUMMARY
Thank You for patronizing another Encore product. The ENHWI-3GN3 is a 3G-enabled
Wireless-N Router that supports home network with superior throughput, performance
and unparalleled wireless range. With ENHWI-3GN3, you can share one 3G Wireless
internet subscription to others through wired and wireless LAN. It supports 3G USB
Modem Adapters from wide selections of 3G broadband carriers all over the world. A
freedom to roam where your 3G cell subscription site is available and still share and
enjoy the Wireless-N’s speed and accuracy. Unlike other wireless 3G routers, the
Encore’s ENHWI-3GN3 comes with a WAN port. With WAN port, you are not limited to
just 3G connection; you can still hook up your home or home-office DSL or Cable
Modem broadband internet connections. With ENHWI-3GN3 you can provide a hot spot
within home, office, apartment, school, café, construction site, etc. wherever your
subscription 3G wireless ISP tower can roam.
With 2 LAN ports, you are not limited to a wireless LAN alone, you can use these ports
for your wired network devices like Encore network printers, Encore Network Attached
Storage and many more networking accessories. On top of the popular WPA, WPA2
and WEP wireless security the ENHWI-3GN3 is equipped with a one touch “push-nconnect” button wireless security using the latest WPS® technology. The Router
function ties it all together and lets your whole network shares a high-speed cable, DSL
or wireless 3G Broadband Internet connections.
The ENHWI-3GN3 is also a Wireless Repeater than can be used to extend your
Wireless LAN to a remote area with one simple setup switching from Router to a
Repeater Mode.
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1.2 – KEY FEATURES
Features
Advantages
3G USB Modem Support
Allows user to share 3G network
among multiple users. It supports
WCDMA (HSDPA), CDMA2000 and
TD-SCDMA.
Incredible Data Rate up to 150Mbps**
Easily handles heavy data
payloads such as MPEG video
/audio streaming
IEEE 802.11b/g Compliant
Fully Interoperable with IEEE
802.11b / IEEE 802.11g compliant
devices with legacy protection
Four 10/100 Mbps Fast Switch Ports
Scalability; extends your network.
(Auto-Crossover)
Firewall supports, DMZ, MAC Filter, IP
To prevent attacks from hackers or
Filter, URL Filter, ICMP Blocking, SPI,
viruse from the internet, Parental
Port Mapping, Port Forwarding, Port
Control and Internet Keyword
Trigger
Control
Support 802.1x Authenticator, 802.11i
Provides mutual authentication
(WPA/WPA2, AES), VPN pass-through (Client and dynamic encryption
keys to enhance security)
WDS (Wireless Distribution System)
Run wireless AP and Bridge modes
simultaneously as a wireless
repeater
Multiple SSID
Easy management of users of
various groups.
** Theoretical wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard of 802.11b / g / n chipset used. Actual throughput may
vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual throughput rate. All specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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1.3 – PACKAGE CONTENTS
Check and make sure that none of the items listed below are missing. Do not discard the
packing materials, in case of return; the unit must be shipped back in its original packaging.
1. ENHWI-3GN3 Router plus Repeater
2. 100V~240VAC / 12 VDC 1A External Power Adapter
3. One piece 2 dBi 2.4 GHz R-SMA Upgradeable Antenna
4. Quick Installation Guide leaflet
5. CD-ROM (Smart Wizard and User’s Manual)
6. 2x Patch cables – 1x one foot patch cable (green) and one 3 Feet patch cable (yellow)
1.4 – PRODUCT LAYOUT
Front Panel View
Front Panel LED Assignments and Description Chart:
LED Lights
Description
Lights up in Red when powered ON.
Blinks on TEST/RESET
POWER
Lights up in Green when Wireless LAN is
enabled. Blinks on traffic
WLAN
Blinks in Green on data traffic on LAN
Ports 1 and 2. Stays in Green when idle
LAN Ports
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Lights up in Green when WAN port is in
use
WAN
Lights up in Green when 3G USB Modem
is detected and use for internet connection
3G Connection
Lights up and stays in Green when internet
connection is detected thru either in 3G or
WAN ports (WAN and 3G don’t work at the
Internet Connection
same
time,
3G
deactivates
WAN
connection when both are detected, then
this LED lights up for 3G if that happens)
Rear View
Top View
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Item
Description
Press and release this button to reboot the device. Press
and hold this button for 10 seconds to load the factory
default settings of the system.
Press this button to start Push-n-Connect (WPS)
function.
Power connector, connects to a DC 12V 1A Power
Adapter (Supplied)
Ports 1 and 2 Local Area Network (LAN) 10/100 Mbps
RJ-45 ports
Used for 3G USB Modem (Not included) from your 3G
ISP subscription
Reset
WPS Button Push-n-Connect
DC 12V
LAN1 and LAN2
USB Port
Wide Area Network (WAN) port or
Internet Port. Connects to xDSL or Cable Modem
WAN
2. Installation
2.1- NETWORK PLUS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
To begin using the ENHWI-3GN3, make sure you meet the following as minimum requirements:
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PC / Notebook Computer as client
h
Operating System – Microsoft™ Windows® 98SE/ME/XP/2000/ Windows Vista™ /
Windows® 7
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Computer with 1 working RJ-45 Network Interface Card port
h
Wi-Fi adapter card – (optional for Wireless LAN installation procedure)
h
Internet connection (Subscription to your local ISP may be required)
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External xDSL (ADSL) or Cable modem internet subscription with an Ethernet
WAN port (RJ-45) or
o
3G USB Modem for Internet Connection
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A Web Browser running Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera etc.
h
Ethernet compatible CAT5 or better cables.
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2.2 – WALL MOUNTING
Bottom View Showing Wall Mounts
The ENHWI-3GN3 is wall mountable. There are two mounting holes at the bottom of the router.
Find a proper spot where two nails or wall screws can be applied. The distance between the two
nails is 117 mm. Carefully mount the device onto the wall and make sure the router is firmly in
place.
2.3 – BEST LOCATION
You can place ENHWI-3GN3 on a desk or other flat surface, or you can mount it on a wall. For
optimal performance, place your router in the center of your office (or your home) in a location
that is away from any potential source of wireless interference, such as a metal wall or
microwave oven. The preferred location should be close to a electrical power wall outlet. If the
antennas are not positioned correctly, performance loss can occur.
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2.4 – SETTING UP LAN AND 3G (WAN)
LAN connection:
Connect Ethernet cable between your PC/Notebook LAN port & one of the
2 available LAN ports on ENHWI-3GN3.
3G connection:
Insert your 3G USB Modem to the USB Port for your 3G internet
connections. Contact your ISP or internet service provider for the 3G
username and password and other 3G internet issues.
ADSL or Cable Modem Broadband Connection:
Connect an Ethernet cable between WAN ports of your ADSL/Cable
modem and WAN port of ENHWI-3GN3. For internet to work, the
ADSL/Cable modem should be working and configured. Contact your ISP
or internet service provider for any internet connection question and
support.
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2.5 - PC NETWORK ADAPTER SETUP
Windows XP
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Assuming your PC or Laptop is already equipped with a Network Interface Card and
properly working. Click on START Æ select “Control panel” Æ From the Control Panel
Window select “Network Connection”
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Right-click (Use the right button of your mouse) the “Local Area Connection” icon then
select and click “Properties”
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Click to Highlight the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” then click “Properties” button
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Select the “General” tab.
The ENHWI-3GN3 supports DHCP Client function, select both “Obtain an IP address
automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
2.6 – POWERING UP THE ENHWI-3GN3
Connect the supplied power-adapter to the power port and then plug it to a wall
power outlet. The ENHWI-3GN3 automatically enters and run the self-test or
initialization in just a few seconds. The Power LED will light a steady red light
indicating that the ENHWI-3GN3 is ready for operation.
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3. Smart Wizard
Connects your computer to the ENHWI-3GN3 router and set up basic settings the easy
way
Before you start the ENHWI-3GN3 router’s Smart Wizard, check for the
followings:
It is recommended using the Ethernet cable connection when running the Smart Wizard
for accuracy purposes.
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Internet connection should be running & ready for internet use (3G internet
connection, ADSL or Cable modem).
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ADSL Modem or Cable Modem must have an RJ-45 LAN port, DSL or Cable
modem usually are supplied by your ISP or Internet Service Provider
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Microsoft Windows compatible PC/Notebook with UPnP enabled Network Interface
Card adapter. (This can be found in your network cards advanced properties within
MS Windows) Optional, this is if you prefer to use the UPnP feature.
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CAT 5 or better network Ethernet cable(s) with RJ-45 connector for PC/Notebook
connections. (** RJ-45 looks like a telephone cable connector but bigger)
Step 1:
• For DSL or Cable Broadband. Connect the ENHWI-3GN3 “WAN Port” & your
Cable or DSL Modem’s LAN port using the provided Blue Ethernet / RJ-45 patch
cable.
• For 3G Internet. Connect the 3G USB Modem to the USB Port. (Note: It may
take around 20 seconds for the router to recognize and initialize the 3G USB
Modem.
Step 2: Connect any of the two available LAN ports to your PC or Notebook’s RJ-45
network interface card port using the provided Yellow Ethernet cable.
Step 3: Power-on the ENHWI-3GN3 unit. The red power LED in the front the panel
should light up & stay on to indicate that the router is ready.
Step 4: Bring up the Smart Wizard. The “Smart Wizard” is a user friendly step-by-step
instruction to help you to initially set up your router to connect your computer(s) to the
internet; it also guides you in setting up the administrator’s user ID and password, set up
the ENHWI-3GN3 wireless security to protect your router and your LAN computers from
hackers and other type of intrusions. Write down user ID and password, in case you
forgot a hardware reset button can bring the settings back to the manufacturers default
ID’s and the changes you made to the settings will be erased.
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Insert the ENHWI-3GN3 Setup Disc CD into your computer’s CDROM drive. An Encore
logo will show up for a few seconds and will be replaced with the Main Menu screen.
Click on the “Setup Wizard” icon to start the “SMART WIZARD”. (Refer to the graphical
instruction below this section)
If in case after you have inserted the CD onto your CDROM drive and nothing happens
or there is no Welcome screen came up, open your computer’s Windows Explorer or
browse the CD contents, go to the root directory and look for the file Setup.exe, double
click it to start the Smart Wizard.
A welcome screen will pop up a few seconds and then will disappear, followed by the menu
screen below.
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Click Setup Wizard to run user friendly step-by-step basic setup settings
Click User Manual to open the user manual (you are stepping into it right now).
Click Adobe Reader to install Adobe Acrobat reader on your PC/Notebook (NOTE: When
clicked, the Adobe Reader will start installing. Click Cancel to stop).
Click EXIT when finish or anytime you want to abort.
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The on-screen instructions below will guide you through the setup.
Click
to proceed to the next step. Click
to abort.
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Make sure your 3G Internet, DSL modem or Cable modem broadband internet whichever is your
ISP is working properly prior to this step. If not or not sure, call your Internet Service Provider
and have them check and help you in check.
Check your computer’s network settings as shown in the picture above. Click
next step.
to go to the
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Connect your 3G modem to the ENHWI-3GN3 USB port / DSL or Cable Modem to the ENHWI3GN3 using the supplied Ethernet cable as shown. Check power connection for modem as well
as ENHWI-3GN3. Make sure the antenna is connected properly. Click
step.
to go to the next
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The LED that corresponds to the ports being used should light up bright on this stage. Click
to continue.
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This is the last screen from the Smart Wizard. The next few setup screens will be brought up
using your default web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, etc). You will be prompted to enter a
username and password, the default is “admin” for both. You can change this default username
and password to your own later on. Take time and follow and read the screen selections and
instructions carefully. If you are in doubt you can contact our 24-hour tech support anytime.
Click
to continue. You will now be redirected to the device’s web interface.
Error Opening the page!
f you see this message, it is most likely that your computer is not set to receive an IP Address
automatically which is required by the Smart Wizard, or your computer has a static IP address
assigned which is different from the ENHWI-3GN3 IP address range. It can also be a problem
from the computer, Ethernet cable being used or your default web browser. Try to restart your
computer and try running the Smart Wizard again. If problem persist have a qualified computer
technician or someone who is knowledgeable with computer networking check your computer
and network settings.
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Logging into the ENHWI-3GN3 router’s User Interface for the first time:
The next few steps are still part of the Smart Wizard installation steps, you are now redirected to
the router’s Setup Wizard.
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Enter the factory default username admin and password is also admin. Click
continue.
Click
to
to go to the next step, the mode selection screen.
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Select the mode your ENHWI-3GN3 is going to use. The Setup Wizard will skip the WAN
configuration if the AP Repeater Mode is selected.
AP Router Mode – Select this mode if your intention is to use this router as an Access
Point or wired and wireless route or if this is the only router you are using.
AP Repeater Mode – Select this mode if you want this router to be wireless repeater.
The repeater mode means there is another router running as AP Router and this is just to
repeat the signal of that AP Router to the remote computers. This will remove the DHCP
and other wireless and other function. Select this only if you are well-versed with
networking.
Click
to continue. Then ENHWI-3GN3 next move is to automatically detect your “Internet”
Network settings.
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The Smart Wizard will detect the DHCP and PPPoE connections automatically. In the picture
above it shows that the Smart Wizard detected a DHCP server. You can choose the detected
service type or select “Others” to setup the WAN settings manually. Otherwise click next to
accept the detected connection type. If you have not connected your router to the working DSL
or Cable Modem or 3G USB Modem mentioned in the earlier instructions there will be no WAN
connection type will be detected. If that is the case, you may connect the Ethernet cable again
from the DSL/Cable Modem or 3G USB Modem then click the “Rescan” button. If still having
problem, call your Internet Service Provider to check your subscription.
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Here, you can configure the host name and MAC address of the ENHWI-3GN3. The “Clone
MAC Address” button clones the MAC address of your PC and use it as the MAC address of
your ENHWI-3GN3 router instead of the real MAC address of the router.
Note:
If you are unsure about this, skip this portion by clicking the “Next” button.
The Smart Wizard has finished setting up the WAN Configuration portion. Click
to
proceed to other portions.
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Setting up the Wireless LAN
Move and point your mouse pointer over to the security level blocks to select from the weakest
(red block) to the strongest (green block) security level and click to select.
Block selections from the left:
Block Color
Encryption Method
Pure RED
None
Mostly RED
WEP Open
RED/GREEN
WEP Shared Key
Mostly GREEN WPA PSK
Pure GREEN
WPA2 PSK
SSID Default
ENCORE5FA74C
ENCORE5FA74C
ENCORE5FA74C
ENCORE5FA74C
ENCORE5FA74C
Authentication Type
None
Open
Shared Key
TKIP
AES
NOTE:
The Default SSID shown here may be different from yours
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First Red Block – Open, no security. No wireless security is assigned. Your router is prone to
unwelcomed internet users
Second Red Block – WEP 10 or 26 bits
Third Red/Green Block – WEP Open
Fourth Green – WPA PSK
Fifth Green – WPA2 PSK. This is the highest level of wireless security.
Enter the name for your wireless network SSID (the default is ENCORE5FA74C), you may
change it to your desired name with no spaces or leave it as is. Then enter the security key your
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desired (the default is 1234567890 for 10 digits and 1234567890123 for 13 digits) you may use
your own or leave it as is.
The “Key” type will depend on the wireless security you have selected. If you choose WEP as
the wireless security (2nd or 3rd blocks from the left) a 10-digit default key for the 2nd block and
13-digits default key for the 3rd block will be assigned, you can change these keys now or leave
it as is.
The highest, the “Green Block” contains the WPA2 wireless security, which is the most secured
and the latest wireless security. The WPA and WPA2 require a passphrase as the password.
You may enter regular alpha-numeric combination as the Passphrase.
Click
to proceed to the next step.
To save configuration changes click
button.
NOTE:
After the Wireless settings are saved and the ENHWI-3GN3 is rebooted, you need to
reconnect your wireless client computer using the new security settings and ID’s you just
change or assigned. You will need to reenter the new wireless security key to be able to
connect back to the ENHWI-3GN3 wireless connections.
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4.0 - How to login to the Web Based User
Interface
The ENHWI-3GN3 uses a web based user interface for setting up your router’s configuration, it
can be access through your web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox on your
computer.
ENHWI-3GN3 web based user interface login procedure
1. OPEN your web browser (Example: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape, etc).
2. Type-in http://192.168.0.1 exactly in address field and hit the [Enter] key on your
keyboard. (Or you can use the model number ENHWI-3GN3 in place of the IP address
192.168.0.1)
3. Type-in the ENHWI-3GN3 Username and Password (the factory default is admin and
admin)
to navigate into the ENHWI-3GN3 configuration home page.
4. Click
5. You will see the configuration home page of the ENHWI-3GN3 as follows.
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ENHW-3GN3 Home Page Screen
5.0 AP Router Mode
5.1 - SYSTEM
Shows the Uptime, Hardware information, Serial number as well as the Firmware version
information and other vital information
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Status Tab
This page allows you to monitor the status of your router.
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WAN Settings:
Scroll down to see more of the status information.
This section displays whether the WAN port is connected to a 3G / Cable / DSL modem. It also
displays the WAN IP address, Subnet Mask, ISP Gateway, MAC address and the Primary DNS.
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LAN Settings:
Scroll down to see this section, displays the ENHWI-3GN3 Router’s LAN ports
current information. It also shows whether the DHCP Server is enabled or disabled.
WLAN Settings:
Scroll down to see this section. This section displays the current WLAN configuration settings.
The wireless configuration details such as the SSID, Security settings, ESSID, BSSID, Channel
number and wireless clients connected info are briefly shown.
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LAN Tab
The LAN Tab is where LAN settings can be modified. If you are an entry level user, after hooking
up the necessary cables, try to access the internet from your computer. If you can open a
website with no problem, leave the settings as it is. If changes were made, click the
button to save the changed configurations.
LAN IP
IP address: 192.168.0.1 is the router’s LAN manufacturers default IP address (this will also be
the “Default Gateway” IP address of your LAN clients). It can be change based on
your LAN design and configurations. Typical designs don’t need to change this IP
address.
IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 specifies the Subnet Mask address for your LAN segment.
This is based on the IP address range used.
802.1d Spanning Tree: This is disabled by default. If 802.1d Spanning Tree function is enabled,
this router will use the spanning tree protocol to prevent network loops.
DHCP Server
DHCP Server: This can be enabled or disabled, “Enabled” by default.
Lease time: Time leased to all IP address by the DHCP server.
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Start IP: This is the first IP address in the IP pool range in which are being assigned and leased
to DHCP clients.
End IP: This is the end of the IP address pool range
Domain Name: The Domain Name for the existing or customized network.
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DHCP Tab
This is where to view the current LAN clients that have assigned or leased an IP address by
the DHCP server. This screen also shows all the DHCP clients that are currently connected to
your network. The table shows the assigned or leased IP address, MAC address and the lease
expiration data for each DHCP clients. Use the <Refresh> button to update the available
information. Click the <Refresh> button to get the updated table.
You can click to put a check mark on “Enable Static DHCP IP“. It is possible to add more
static DHCP IP addresses. They are listed in the table “Current Static DHCP Table“. IP
address can be deleted if wanted to.
Click the <Apply> button to save the changes made to the configuration.
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Schedule Tab
This page allows users to set up a scheduled function for the Firewall and Power Saving
features of the ENHWI-3GN3 router.
Edit the scheduled function to allow configuration for firewall or power savings services. Fill in
the schedule and select type of service you desired. Click <Apply> to save the settings.
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The “Schedule” table screen lists the pre-scheduled services. Select any of the schedules by
using the check box located on the right side of each line to edit or Delete selected schedule
line.
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Event Log Tab
On this “Event Log” screen, it displays all events and events information occurred after the
start-up. Scroll down to see more. The Event Log can be saved to the local file-storage
device such as hard disc drive by using the <Save> button, or the Event Log can be emptied
using the <Clear> button. Use the <Refresh> button to reset the Event Log and to get the
most updated information. When the router is powered OFF, the Event Log will be wiped out
and will come up empty. The saved logs can be uploaded and viewed again.
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Monitor Tab
This screen shows the histogram of the network connection on WAN, LAN & WLAN. Auto
refresh keeps information updated frequently.
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Language Tab
This is where you select preferred language.
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5.2 – WIZARD
Click Wizard to configure the basic functionalities of the ENHWI-3GN3 Router. A popup Setup
Wizard Window will be displayed. If the popup window for Setup Wizard failed to appear check
your Popup Settings and make sure popup is allowed at least temporarily for this purpose.
Before you continue, check all the needed cables if they are properly hooked up. Check your
3G, DSL or Cable Modem if working properly and is connected to your ISP and then click
<Next>. Refer to the Smart Wizard section on Page 20 for more details.
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5.3 – INTERNET
NOTE:
ENHWI-3GN3 supports both 3G and ADSL/Cable Modem for Internet
access. Please note that the 3G network by default is the preferred Internet
option. Therefore, in case you have both 3G and ADSL/Cable Modem
internet connection, the ENHWI-3GN3 will automatically use 3G for Internet
access and disable the ADSL/Cable Modem connection. Inserting a 3G USB
Modem adapter the ENHWI-3GN3 will turn off the ADSL/Cable Modem
connection immediately.
The 3G USB Modem adapter may take more than 20 seconds to initiate and
ties up to ENHWI-3GN3. Wait and check the 3G LED in the front panel. Once
the LED stays at green light, the 3G is ready.
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Status Tab
This page shows the current Internet connection type and status
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Dynamic IP Tab
Use the MAC address when registering for the Internet service, and do not change it unless
required by your ISP. If your ISP use the MAC address of the Ethernet card as an identifier,
connect only the PC with the registered MAC address to the broadband router and click the
<Clone MAC Address> button. This will replace the current MAC address with the already
registered Ethernet card MAC address.
Host Name: This is optional.
MAC address: The default value is set to the WAN’s physical address or MAC of the broadband
router.
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Static IP Tab
If your ISP Provider has assigned a fixed public IP address for you to use, enter the assigned IP
address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway IP address, Primary and Secondary DNS (if available)
of your ISP provider.
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Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) Tab
NOTE:
Most of the data filled here will be supplied by your Internet Service Provider. Call your ISP if
you’re in doubt.
Login / Password: Enter the PPPoE username and password assigned by your ISP or internet
service provider.
Service Name: This is optional.
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU): This is the maximum size of the packets.
Type:
Keep Connection - will stay connected to the Internet
Automatic Connection - automatically connects to the Internet when
an application needs it, and drops the connection after the designated
idle time period.
Manual Connection – manually connect and disconnect to the internet
by the user
Idle Timeout (available only under Automatic Connection): This is a maximum period of time
for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the application is
inactive for certain time designated here the internet connection will be automatically
dropped.
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Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Tab
NOTE:
Most of the data to be filled here will be supplied by your Internet Service Provider. Call your
ISP if you’re in doubt
PPTP allows the secure connection over the Internet by simply dialing in to a local point
provided by your ISP provider. The image screen allows client PCs to establish a normal PPTP
session and provides hassle-free configuration of the PPTP client on each client PC.
Click <Apply> to save configuration and connect to ISP provider.
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3G Tab
Note: You may need the 3G account detail and configuration from your local 3G ISP
Pin code: Enter the Pin Code here (provided by your 3G ISP)
APN Code: Enter APN Code here (provided by your 3G ISP)
Dial Number: Enter phone number here (provided by your 3G ISP)
User Name: Enter 3G network account /username (provided by your 3G ISP)
Password: Enter 3G network account password (provided by your 3G ISP)
Type:
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Keep Connection: Keep connection with or without the presence of traffic.
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Automatic Connection: Connect when traffic is detected.
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Manual Connection: Connect only on user’s demand (see status)
Idle Timeout: Disconnect from 3G network if there’s no traffic in the specified
timeout period.
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Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Tab
NOTE:
Most of the data to be filled here will be supplied by your Internet Service Provider.
Call your ISP if you’re in doubt
WAN Interface Settings:
WAN Interface Type:
ƒ Dynamic IP Address – Use the DHCP client function to retrieve
WAN port IP address, which will used to establish theL2TP tunnel.
The router’s L2TP tunnel address will be assigned after tunnel is
established, which will be different from the WAN IP address it gets
earlier.
ƒ Hostname : This is optional. If your ISP requires you to put a
hostname, you may enter it here.
ƒ MAC address : Optional. This address will overwrite WAN port
default MAC address. If your ISP provides this MAC address, enter
it here. You can also click “Clone MAC” button to clone your PC’s
MAC address to overwrite WAN port default MAC address.
ƒ DNS : Optional. If your ISP doesn’t provide you with a DNS server
address automatically through DHCP, enter a DNS server IP
address here, if “Service IP/Name” field is domain name in “L2TP
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Settings”.
Static IP Address – Manually configure WAN port IP address,
contents of this are:
o My IP Address : This is the WAN port IP address provided
by your ISP to establish the L2TP tunnel.
o My Subnet Mask : This is the WAN port Subnet Mask
provided by your ISP to establish the L2TP tunnel.
o Gateway IP Address : This is the WAN port Gateway IP
address provided by your ISP to establish L2TP tunnel.
o DNS : This is optional. This is the WAN port DNS address
provided by your ISP to resolve the website IP Address into
the domain or URL name during establishing L2TP tunnel if
you use domain name in “Service IP/Name” instead of IP
address .
L2TP Settings :
ƒ Login : Enter the L2TP username assigned by your ISP Provider.
ƒ Password : Enter the L2TP password assigned by your ISP
Provider.
ƒ Service IP/Name : Enter the L2TP server IP address or domain
name.
ƒ MTU : What would you select would be the maximum size of
packets. Keep it in default if you are not familiar with this setting.
ƒ Type :
o Keep Connection - stay connected to the Internet
o Automatic Connection - automatically connects to the
Internet when an application needs it, and drops the
connection after the designated idle time period.
o Manual Connection – manually connect and disconnect to
the internet by the user
Idle Timeout : This function is available only if Automatic Connection is
selected under “Type”. This is a maximum period of time for which the
Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the application is
inactive for certain time designated here the internet connection will be
automatically dropped.
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5.4 – WIRELESS SETTINGS
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Basic Tab
In Basic tab page, you can set wireless Radio Disable or Enable, WDS, AP or
Repeater Mode, Band selections, Number of SSID’s up to 4, Enable / Disable Auto
Channel and Channel number.
Radio: You can turn on/off wireless radio. If wireless Radio is turned off, the
ENHWI-3GN3 will not take wireless connections.
Mode: Three operation modes for selections, the AP router and AP router
with WDS. If you choose AP Router Mode, there will be two selections
under it, the AP or WDS function in the drop-down menu.
Band: You can select the wireless standards running on your network
environment such as the following:
2.4 GHz(B): If all your clients are using 802.11b
2.4 GHz(N): If all your clients are using 802.11n
2.4 GHz(B+G): If both 802.11b or a 802.11g
2.4 GHz(G): If all your clients are using 802.11g
2.4 GHz(B+G+N): If your clients are mixed using 802.11b,
802.11g, or 802.11n
Enable SSID: ENHWI-3GN3 supports up to 4 SSID’s. Use the down arrow to
select the number of SSID you wanted to have in your wireless
LAN. Once established you can set the security policy settings
for each. See “Policy” section for more details.
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SSID1 to SSID4: Whatever is entered into the SSID block that will be the name
of your wireless network. It is recommended to use a unique name
to identify your wireless device in the WLAN such as “Guests”,
“Home”, etc. This is case sensitive and up to 32 printable
characters.
Auto Channel: Disabled by default. If Enabled, will automatically search all
channels and automatically change to the clearest channel
detected. Different items are visible below the Auto Channel.
Channel: Channel 11 by default. This is visible only when the Auto Channel is
disabled. You can enter your preferred channel number here for the
ENHWI-3GN3 wireless LAN.
Check Channel Time: This menu is visible only when the Auto Channel is
enabled. Selections are from One Hour to One Week.
This is the duration of when will the ENHWI-3GN3
check for and use the clearest channel in the area
automatically.
WDS Mode
The Wireless Distribution System is a way of interconnecting wireless routers
and allow an extended wireless network coverage using multiple wireless routers
without the use of a wired backbone. Each WDS AP requires the same channel
and encryption type to work. Setting up a WDS requires an in-depth knowledge
in computer networking. If you are not familiar with this setting consult a PC
network engineer.
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MAC address 1~4: Enter the MAC address of the neighboring APs that
participates in the WDS. A maximum of 4 devices are
allowed.
Set Security: WDS Security depends on your AP security settings. Note: It
does not support mixed mode such as WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Mixed mode.
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• Advanced Tab
On this tab you can set the advanced wireless settings. If you’re in doubt what to
enter or use here, leave these settings as it is. This is for advance users only. Wrong
parameters can make the router un-operational.
Fragment Threshold:
Default value is 2346.Specifies the maximum size of a packet during the
fragmentation of data to be transmitted. If you set this value too low, it will result in a
bad performance.
RTS Threshold:
Default value is 2347. When the packet size is smaller than the RTS threshold,
the wireless router will not use the RTS/CTS mechanism to send this packet.
Beacon Interval:
Default value is 100. This is the interval of time that this wireless router
broadcasts a beacon. A Beacon is used to synchronize the wireless network.
DTIM Period:
Default value is 1. Enter a value between 1 and 255 for the Delivery Traffic
Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next
window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.
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Data Rate:
The “Data Rate” is the rate that this access point uses to transmit data packets.
The access point will use the highest possible selected transmission rate to
transmit the data packets.
N Data Rate:
The “Data Rate” is the rate that this access point uses to transmit data packets
for N compliant wireless nodes. Highest to lowest data rate can be fixed.
Channel Bandwidth:
This is the range of frequencies that will be used. Select “Auto 20/40 MHz” if you
have wireless client using 802.11n to connect to this router.
Preamble Type:
The “Long Preamble” can provide better wireless LAN compatibility while the
“Short Preamble” can provide better wireless LAN performance.
CTS Protection:
It is recommended to enable the protection mechanism. This mechanism can
decrease the rate of data collision between 802.11b and 802.11g wireless
stations. When the protection mode is enabled, the throughput of the AP will be a
lower due to an increase of data frame transmission.
TX Power:
10% to 100%. Default value is 100%.
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• Security Tab
ENHWI-3GN3 provides complete wireless LAN security types. Selections are
WEP, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.1x with WEP, WPA with pre-shared key or PSK
and WPA with RADIUS. With these wireless securities, unauthorized access can
be prevented. Make sure all other wireless stations use the same security type,
and were setup with the same security key.
ESSID Selection:
The ENHWI-3GN3 router supports multiple ESSID, you can enter your desired
wireless ESSID here.
Broadcast ESSID:
If you enabled “Broadcast ESSID”, every wireless station located within the coverage
of this Router can see this ESSID. If you are building a public wireless network,
enabling this feature is recommended. Disabling “Broadcast ESSID” can provide
better security.
WMM:
Wi-Fi Multi Media, if enabled, supports QoS to dedicate line and other resource for
better audio, video and voice streaming to a particular station and applications.
Encryption:
If set to Disable, the router will have no protection against uninvited wireless guests,
your LAN will be prone to hackers. It is highly recommended to Enable this function
and set your own wireless security.
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Enable 802.1x Authentication
IEEE 802.1x is an authentication protocol using RADIUS server. When this is
Enabled, every LAN user must use an account to login to this Access Point before
accessing the wireless LAN. The authentication is processed by a RADIUS server.
This mode only authenticates users by IEEE 802.1x, but it does not encrypt the data
during communication.
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WEP Encryption
When you select 64-bit or 128-bit WEP key, you have to enter WEP keys to
encrypt data. You can generate the key by yourself. You can enter up to four
WEP keys and select one of them as a default key. The AP can receive any
packet encrypted by one of the four keys.
Authentication Type:
There are two authentication types: "Open System" and "Shared Key". Both
AP and wireless client must be configured with the same authentication type.
Key Length:
You can select the WEP key length for encryption, 64-bit or 128-bit. The larger
the key will be the higher level of security is used, but the throughput will be
lower.
Key Type:
You may select ASCII Characters (alphanumeric format) or Hexadecimal Digits
(in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) to be the WEP Key.
Default Key:
It’s the key used to encrypt data.
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Key1 - Key4:
The WEP keys are used to encrypt data transmitted in the wireless network. Use
the following rules to setup a WEP key on the device.
64-bit WEP: input 10-digits Hex values (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range)
or 5-digit ASCII character as the encryption keys.
128-bit WEP: input 26-digit Hex values (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range)
or 13-digit ASCII characters as the encryption keys.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
WPA Pre-Shared Key Encryption
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an advanced security standard. You can use a preshared key to authenticate wireless stations and encrypt data during communication.
It uses TKIP or CCMP (AES) to change the encryption key frequently. The
encryption key is not easy to be cracked by hackers. This is the best security
available.
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WPA-RADIUS Encryption
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an advanced security standard. You can use
an external RADIUS server to authenticate wireless stations and provide the
session key to encrypt data during communication. It uses TKIP or CCMP (AES)
to change the encryption key frequently. Press <Apply> button when you are
done.
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- MAC Address Filtering Table
This wireless router supports MAC Address Control, which prevents unauthorized
clients from accessing your wireless network.
Enable wireless access control: Enable the wireless access control function
Adding an address into the list
Enter the "MAC Address" and "Description" of the wireless station to be
added and then click <Add>. The wireless station will now be added into
the "MAC Address Filtering Table" below. If you are having any difficulties
filling in the fields, just click "Reset" and both "MAC Address" and
"Description" fields will be cleared.
Remove an address from the list
If you want to remove a MAC address from the "MAC Address Filtering
Table", select the MAC address that you want to remove in the list and
then click "Delete Selected". If you want to remove all the MAC addresses
from the list, just click the <Delete All> button. Click <Reset> will clear
your current selections.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
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• WPS Tab - Push Button Wireless Connection
Push Button Wireless Connection is the simplest way to establish a connection
between the wireless clients and the wireless router. You don’t have to select the
encryption mode and fill in a long encryption passphrase every time when you try
to setup a wireless connection. You only need to press a button on both wireless
client and wireless router, and the WPS will do the rest for you.
The wireless router supports two types of Push Button Wireless Connection, the
Push Button and PIN code. If you want to use the Push Button, you have to push
a specific button on the wireless client or in the utility of the wireless client to start
the Push Button Wireless Connection mode, and switch the wireless router to
Push Button Wireless Connection mode. You can simply push the push button of
the wireless router, or click the ‘Start to Process’ button in the web configuration
interface. If you want to use the PIN code, you have to know the PIN code of the
wireless client and switch it to Push Button Wireless Connection mode, then fill-in
the PIN code of the wireless client through the web configuration interface of the
wireless router.
WPS: (Push Button Wireless Connection)
Check the box to enable WPS function and uncheck it to disable the WPS
function.
WPS Current Status:
If the wireless security (encryption) function of this wireless router is properly set,
you’ll see a ‘Configured’ message here. Otherwise, you’ll see ‘UnConfigured’.
Click the “Release Configuration” can clear the security settings of the 1st SSID.
Self Pin Code:
This is the Push Button Wireless Connection PIN code of the wireless router.
You may need this information when connecting to other WPS-enabled wireless
devices.
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SSID:
This is the network broadcast name (SSID) of the router.
Authentication Mode:
It shows the active authentication mode for the wireless connection.
Passphrase Key:
It shows the passphrase key that is randomly generated by the wireless router
during the WPS process. You may need this information when using a device
which doesn’t support WPS.
Interface:
If device is set to repeater mode, you can choose “Client” interface to connect
with other AP by using WPS, otherwise you may choose “AP” interface to do
WPS with other clients.
WPS via Push Button:
Press the button to start the WPS process. The router will wait for the WPS
request from the wireless devices within 2 minutes.
WPS via PIN:
You can fill-in the PIN code of the wireless device and press the button to start
the WPS process. The router will wait for the WPS request from the wireless
device within 2 minutes.
• Client List Tab
WLAN Client Table shows the Wireless clients associated to this Wireless
Router.
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• Policy Tab
The Broadband router can allow you to set up the Wireless Access Policy up to 4
SSID’s.
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FIREWALL
The Broadband router provides extensive firewall protection by restricting connection
parameters, thus limiting the risk of hacker attacks, and defending against a wide
array of common Internet attacks. However, for applications that require unrestricted
access to the Internet, you can configure a specific client/server as a Demilitarized
Zone (DMZ).
• Enable Tab
Enables or Disables the Firewall
• Advanced Tab
You can allow the VPN packets to pass through this Broadband router.
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• Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tab
If you have a client PC that cannot run an Internet application (e.g. Games)
properly behind the NAT firewall, then you can open up the firewall restrictions to
unrestricted two-way Internet access by defining a DMZ Host. The DMZ function
allows you to re-direct all packets going to your WAN port IP address to a
particular IP address in your LAN. The difference between the virtual server and
the DMZ function is that the virtual server re-directs a particular service/Internet
application (e.g. FTP, websites) to a particular LAN client/server, whereas DMZ
re-directs all packets (regardless of services) from your WAN IP address to a
particular LAN client/server.
Enable DMZ: Enable / Disable DMZ
LAN IP Address: Fill-in the IP address of a particular host in your LAN Network
or select a PC from the list on the right that will receive all the
packets originally from the WAN port/Public IP address.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
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• Denial of Service (DoS) Tab
The Broadband router's firewall can block common hacker attacks, including Denial
of Service, Ping of Death, Port Scan and Sync Flood. If Internet attacks occur the
router can log the events.
Flood: Protects the router from Sync Flood attack.
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MAC Filter Tab
If you want to restrict users from accessing certain Internet applications / services
(e.g. Internet websites, email, FTP etc.), and then this is the place to set that
configuration. MAC Filter allows users to define the traffic type permitted in your
LAN. You can control which PC client can have access to these services.
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Enable MAC Filtering: Check to enable or disable MAC Filtering.
Deny: If you select “Deny” then all clients will be allowed to access Internet
except the clients in the list below.
Allow: If you select “Allow” then all clients will be denied to access Internet
except the PCs in the list below.
Add PC MAC Address
Fill in “LAN MAC Address” and <Description> of the PC that is allowed /
denied to access the Internet, and then click <Add>. If you find any typo
before adding it and want to retype again, just click <Reset> and the fields
will be cleared.
Remove PC MAC Address
If you want to remove some PC from the "MAC Filtering Table", select the
PC you want to remove in the table and then click <Delete Selected>. If
you want to remove all PCs from the table, just click the <Delete All>
button. If you want to clear the selection and re-select again, just click
<Reset>.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• IP Filter Tab
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Enable IP Filtering: Check to enable or uncheck to disable IP Filtering.
Deny: If you select “Deny” then all clients will be allowed to access Internet
except for the clients in the list below.
Allow: If you select “Allow” then all clients will be denied to access Internet
except for the PCs in the list below.
Add PC IP Address
You can click <Add> PC to add an access control rule for users by an IP address or
IP address range.
Remove PC IP Address
If you want to remove some PC IP from the <IP Filtering Table>,
select the PC you want to remove in the table and then click <Delete Selected>. If
you want to remove all PCs from the table, just click the <Delete All> button.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• URL Filter Tab
You can block access to some Web sites from particular PCs by entering a full URL
address or just keywords of the Web site.
Enable URL Blocking: Enable or disable URL Blocking
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Add a URL Keyword
Fill-in the “URL/Keyword” field with your url / keyword, and then click <Add>. You
can enter the full URL address or the keyword of the web site you want to block. If
you happen to make a mistake and want to retype again, just click "Reset" and the
field will be cleared.
Remove URL Keyword
If you want to remove some URL keywords from the "Current URL Blocking Table",
select the URL keyword you want to remove in the table and then click <Delete
Selected>. If you want remove all URL keywords from the table, click <Delete All>
button. If you want to clear the selection and re-select again, just click <Reset>.
Click <Apply> to save the above configurations
ADVANCED
• Network Address Translation (NAT) Tab
Network Address Translation (NAT) allows multiple users at your local LAN site to
access the Internet using a single Public IP Address or multiple Public IP Addresses.
NAT provides Firewall protection from hacker attacks and has the flexibility to allow
you to map Private IP Addresses to Public IP Addresses for key services such as
Websites and FTP. Select Disable to disable the NAT function.
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• Port Mapping Tab
Port Mapping allows you to re-direct a particular range of service port numbers (from
the Internet / WAN Port) to a particular LAN IP address. It helps you to host servers
behind the router NAT firewall.
Enable Port Mapping: Enable or disable port mapping function.
Description: description of this setting.
Local IP: This is the local IP of the server behind the NAT firewall.
Protocol: This is the protocol type to be forwarded. You can choose to forward
“TCP” or “UDP” packets only, or select “BOTH” to forward both “TCP” and
“UDP” packets.
Port Range: The range of ports to be forward to the private IP.
Add Port Mapping
Fill in the "Local IP", “Protocol”, “Port Range” and "Description" of the setting to be
added and then click "Add". Then this Port Mapping setting will be added into the
"Current Port Mapping Table" below. If you find any typo before adding it and want
to retype again, just click <Reset> and the fields will be cleared.
Remove Port Mapping
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If you want to remove a Port Mapping setting from the "Current Port Mapping
Table", select the Port Mapping setting that you want to remove in the table and then
click D<Delete Selected>. If you want to remove all Port Mapping settings from the
table, click <Delete All> button. Click <Reset> will clear your current selections.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• Port Forwarding Tab (Virtual Server)
Use the Port Forwarding (Virtual Server) function when you want different
servers/clients in your LAN to handle different service/Internet application type (e.g.
Email, FTP, Web server etc.) from the Internet. Computers use numbers called port
numbers to recognize a particular service/Internet application type. The Virtual
Server allows you to re-direct a particular service port number (from the
Internet/WAN Port) to a particular LAN private IP address (See Glossary for an
explanation on Port number).
Enable Port Forwarding: Enable or disable Port Forwarding.
Description: The description of this setting.
Local IP / Local Port: This is the LAN Client/Host IP address and Port number
that the Public Port number packet will be sent to.
Protocol: Select the port number protocol type (TCP, UDP or both). If you are
unsure, then leave it to the default “both” setting. Public Port enters the
service (service/Internet application) port number from the Internet that will be
re-directed to the above Private IP address host in your LAN Network.
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Public Port: Port number will be changed to Local Port when the packet enters
your LAN Network.
Add Port Forwarding
Fill in the "Description" , "Local IP", "Local Port", "Protocol" and “Public Port”
of the setting to be added and then click <Add> button. Then this Virtual
Server setting will be added into the "Current Port Forwarding Table"
below. If you find any typo before adding it and want to retype again, just
click <Reset> and the fields will be cleared.
Remove Port Forwarding
If you want to remove Port Forwarding settings from the "Current Port
Forwarding Table", select the Port Forwarding settings you want to
remove in the table and then click "Delete Selected". If you want to remove
all Port Forwarding settings from the table, just click the <Delete All>
button. Click <Reset> will clear your current selections.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• Port Triggering Tab (Special Applications)
Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet games, video
Conferencing, Internet telephony and others. In this section you can configure the
router to support multiple connections for these types of applications.
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Enable Trigger Port: Enable or disable the Port Trigger function.
Trigger Port: This is the outgoing (Outbound) range of port numbers for this
particular application.
Trigger Type: Select whether the outbound port protocol is “TCP”, “UDP” or
“BOTH”.
Public Port: Enter the In-coming (Inbound) port or port range for this type of
application (e.g. 2300-2400, 47624)
Public Type: Select the Inbound port protocol type: “TCP”, “UDP” or “BOTH”
Popular Applications: This section lists the more popular applications that
require multiple connections. Select an application
from the Popular Applications selection. Once you
have selected an application, select a location (1-5) in
the “Add” selection box and then click the <Add>
button. This will automatically list the Public Ports
required for this popular application in the location (15) you specified.
Add Port Triggering
Fill in the "Trigger Port", "Trigger Type”, “Public Port”, "Public Type",
"Public Port" and "Description" of the setting to be added and then Click
<Add>. The Port Triggering setting will be added into the "Current TriggerPort Table" below. If you happen to make a mistake, just click <Reset>
and the fields will be cleared.
Remove Port Triggering
If you want to remove Special Application settings from the "Current TriggerPort Table", select the Port Triggering settings you want to remove in the table
and then click <Delete Selected>. If you want remove all Port Triggering settings
from the table, just click the <Delete All> button. Click <Reset> will clear your
current selections.
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• Application Layer Gateway (ALG) Tab
You can select applications that need ALG support. The router will let the selected
application to correctly pass through the NAT gateway.
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• UPNP Tab
With UPnP, all PCs in you Intranet will discover this router automatically. So, you
don’t have to configure your PC and it can easily access the Internet through this
router.
Enable / Disable UPnP: You can enable or Disable the UPnP feature here.
After you enabled the UPnP feature, all client systems
that support UPnP, like Windows XP, can discover this
router automatically and access the Internet through this
router without having to configure anything. The NAT
Traversal function provided by UPnP can let
applications that support UPnP connect to the internet
without having to configure the virtual server sections.
• Quality of Service (QoS) Tab
QoS lets you classify Internet application traffic by source/destination IP address
and port number. You can assign priority for each type of application and reserve
bandwidth for it. The packets of applications with higher priority will always go
first. Lower priority applications will get bandwidth after higher priority
applications get enough bandwidth. This can let you have a better experience in
using critical real time services like Internet phone, video conference, etc. All the
applications not specified by you are classified as “Others”.
Priority Queue
You can enter packets of specific protocols in High or Low Queue. The packets in
High Queue will be a high priority and will be processed first.
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Unlimited Priority Queue: The LAN IP address in this field is not subject to the
QoS limitations.
High/Low Priority Queue: Sets protocols and port number to High/Low QoS
priotiy Queue.
Bandwidth Allocation:
This is where to set the bandwidth allocation of specific port or port range, bound
for specific IP address and set for upload or download speed in bit per second.
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Type: Specify the direction of packets. Upload / Download or both.
IP range: Specify the IP address range. You could also fill one IP address
Protocol: Specify the packet type. The default ALL will put all packets in the QoS
priority Queue.
Port range: Specify the Port range. You could also fill one Port.
Policy: Specify the policy of QoS, Min option will reserve the selected data rate
in QoS queue. Max option will limit the selected data rate in QoS queue.
Rate: The data rate of QoS queue.
Disabled: This turn off QoS Service.
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• Routing Tab
You can set to Enable Static Routing to let the router forward packets using your
routing policy.
Destination LAN IP: Specify the destination LAN IP address of static routing rule.
Subnet Mask: Specify the Subnet Mask of static routing rule.
Default Gateway: Specify the default gateway of static routing rule.
Hops: Specify the Max Hops number of static routing rule.
Interface: Specify the Interface of static routing rule.
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TOOLS
• Admin Tab
You can change the password required to log into the broadband router's system
web-based management. By default, the password is admin. Passwords can
contain 0 to 12 alphanumeric characters, and are case sensitive.
Old Password: Fill in the current password to allow changing to a new
password.
New Password: Enter your new password and type it again in Repeat New
Password for verification purposes
Remote management
Allows you to designate a host over the internet and the ability to configure
the broadband router from a remote site. Enter the designated host IP
Address in the Host IP Address field.
Host Address: This is the IP address of the host over in the Internet that will
have management/configuration access to the Broadband
router from a remote site. If the Host Address is left 0.0.0.0 this
means anyone can access the router’s web-based configuration
from a remote location, provided they know the password.
Port: The port number of the remote management web interface.
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Enabled: Check to enable the remote management function.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• Time Tab
The Time Zone allows your router to refer or base its time on the settings configured
here, which will affect functions such as Log entries and Firewall settings.
Setting Up Time:
Synchronize with the NTP server
Time Zone: Select the time zone of the country you are currently located. The
router will set its time based on your selection.
NTP Time Server: The router can be set up to use external NTP Time Server.
Daylight Savings: The router can also be set to automatically adjust to the
Daylight Savings changes. If you wish to use this function,
you must select the Daylight Savings Time period and put a
checkmark on the Enable box to enable your daylight
savings time configuration.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
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Synchronize with your PC
You could synchronize the router’s time with your computers time.
PC Date and Time: This field would display your computer’s date and time.
Daylight Savings: The router can also take Daylight Savings into account. If you
wish to use this function, you must select the Daylight
Savings Time period and check/tick the enable box to enable
your daylight saving configuration.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
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• DDNS Tab
DDNS allows you to map the static domain name to a dynamic IP address. You must
register to a DDNS services and to get an account, password and your static domain
name from the DDNS service providers. This router supports DynDNS, TZO and
other common DDNS service providers.
Enable/Disable DDNS: Enable or disable the DDNS function of this router
Server Address: Select a DDNS service provider
Host Name: Fill in your static domain name that uses DDNS.
Username: The account that your DDNS service provider assigned to you.
Password: The password you set for the DDNS service account above.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• Power Tab
Saving power in WLAN mode can be enabled / disabled in this page.
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• Diagnosis Tab
In this page lets you run diagnosis to your network status.
• Firmware Tab
This page allows you to upgrade the router’s firmware. To upgrade the firmware of
your Broadband router, you need to download the firmware file to your local hard
disk, and enter that file name and path in the appropriate field on this page. You can
also use the Browse button to find the firmware file in your PC.
Once you’ve selected the new version of firmware file, click <Apply> at the bottom of
the screen to start the upgrade process
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• Back-up Tab
This page allows you to save the current router configurations. When you save the
configurations, you also can restore the saved configurations into the router through
the Restore Settings. If extreme problems occur you can use the Restore to
Factory Defaults to set all configurations to its original default settings. Warning:
You will loose any saved data and settings when you set back to the manufacturer’s
default settings, but you can re-enter your previous settings manually.
Backup Settings: This can save the current Broadband router configuration to a file
named "config.bin" on your PC. You can also use the <Upload> button to restore
the saved configuration to the Broadband router. Alternatively, you can use the
"Restore to Factory Defaults" tool to force the Broadband router to perform a
power reset and restore the original factory settings.
• Reset
You can reset the broadband router when system stops responding correctly or stop
functions.
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6.0 - Repeater Mode
Repeater mode has limited settings and features compared to the AP Mode. Choose
“Repeater Mode” on the top right corner of the configuration page. The ENHWI3GN3 will re-start and will lose connection to your computer.
Using the ENHWI-3GN3 as a wireless repeater requires good knowledge in
computer either wired or wireless networking. You will need to have all the network
data and information from the existing network, IP address being used and network
design and architecture of the network you want to join in. If you don’t have these
data on hand at this time, stop and take all these information first, you will be asked
to enter these data and other wireless information during the Repeater Mode setup.
If after the successful repeater setup you see two SSID’s with the same name as
your existing wireless router, this means your existing wireless router and this
ENHWI-3GN3 are within the same wireless range, therefore you don’t need a
wireless repeater.
Due to the ENHWI-3GN3 is now a repeater and not an Access Point anymore, its
DHCP server will no longer functional. That means your computer will have no IP
address to lease to, therefore your computer is IP Address free. To be able to
connect back to the ENHWI-3GN3 repeater’s setup interface, you have to manually
assign a static IP address to your computer network interface card. Use IP Address
range 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254, then open your web browser and enter
192.168.0.1 (default). Once the Repeater Mode web interface screen is up, you may
now start setting up the Repeater to join your existing wireless network.
You will see the configuration home page under “Repeater Mode”. Notice the left
pane with less selection than in AP Mode.
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6.1 - System
• Status Tab
System status section allows you to monitor the current status of your router. It
shows the Uptime, Hardware Information, Serial Number information, Firmware
Version and other vital system information.
LAN Settings: This page displays the Broadband router LAN port’s current LAN
information.
WLAN Settings: You may need to scroll the screen down to see the WLAN settings.
Displays the wireless configuration details such as SSID, status (Connected /
Disconnected), Security and Channel are shown.
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• LAN Tab:
The LAN Tabs shows LAN settings. LAN settings can be change as needed. If you
are an entry level user, try opening a website from your computer. If you’re
successful and able to connect and browse the web site you opened without any
problem, do not change any of the settings.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of this screen to save the changed configurations.
IP address: This is the router’s LAN IP address (Your LAN clients default gateway
IP address). It can be changed based on your network architecture.
IP Subnet Mask: Specify a Subnet Mask IP address for your LAN segment.
802.1d Spanning Tree: This is disabled by default. If 802.1d Spanning Tree
function is enabled, this router will use the spanning
tree protocol to prevent network loops.
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• Event Log Tab
View operations log of the ENHWI-3GN3. This page shows the current system
log of the ENHWI-3GN3 router. It displays any event occurred after system start
up. Use the scroll bar to go down to the bottom of the page, the system log can
be saved <Save> to a local file for future use or the system log can be cleared
<Clear> or it can be refreshed <Refresh> to get the most updated information.
When the system is powered down, the system log will disappear if not saved to
a local file.
- Monitor Tab
The Monitor Tab shows the bandwidth monitoring feature of each network
interface of the ENHWI-3GN3 router, wireless or wired and of the network packet
histogram for the network connection on WLAN. Auto refresh keeps information
updated frequently.
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• Language Tab
This Wireless Router supports multiple languages for user interface. Select your
preferred language.
6.2 - Wireless
• Basic Tab
You can set the parameters used by the wireless stations to connect to this router.
The parameter includes Mode, ESSID, Channel Number and Associated Client.
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Radio: Enable or Disable Wireless function
Band: Allows you to set the frequency band of the router. Fix at 802.11b,
802.11g or 802.11n modes. You can also select B+G mode to allow
802.11b and 802.11g clients at the same time.
Enable ESSID: You can specify the maximum ESSID number. Maximum of 3.
ESSID1~3: Allow you to specify up to 3 ESSID’s of WLAN.
Site Survey: Click this button to scan the available wireless routers that can be
set as this router’s parent router. By doing so this ENHWI-3GN3 router will
become a wireless extender / repeater of the selected parent router. Select
one router from the list for that router to become this router’s parent router.
• Client List Tab
This WLAN Client Table shows the Wireless client associated to this Wireless
Router.
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• Policy Tab
The Broadband router allows you to set up the Wireless Access Policy. If multiple
SSID is created, this is the place to set the policy for each SSID.
Communication between Wireless clients:
This function is to allow other Wireless Client to communicate with another Wireless
Client on the LAN connected on the same SSID.
Communication between Wireless clients and wired clients:
This function allows the Wireless Client to communicate with other Wireless Client in
the LAN on specific SSID as well as the Wired Client connected to the switch portion
of this router.
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6.3 - Tools
• Admin
You can change the password that is required to log into the broadband router's
system web-based management. By default, the password is admin. Passwords
can contain 0 to 12 alphanumeric characters, and are case sensitive.
Old Password: Fill-in the current password to be replaced. This is required to
allow changing to a new password.
New Password: Enter your new password and again in Repeat New Password
for verification purpose
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations
• Time Tab
The Time Zone allows your router to use external source to time
synchronizations. This affects other functions such as Event Log entries and
Schedule settings that use time to do its tasks.
How to Set up Time:
Synchronize with the NTP server
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Time Zone: Select the time zone of the country you are located. The router
will set its time based on your selection.
NTP Time Server: Enter the NTP Time Server address or URL here. This
also accepts local the IP address if the NTP Time
Server is on the same LAN.
Daylight Savings: The router can also setup to automatically adjust the
Daylight Savings Time changes each time DST
changes. To use this feature, click to put a checkmark
on the Enable box then enter the dates the DST would
starts and ends.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations
Synchronize and use your computer’s clock
The ENHWI-3GN3 can be synchronized the time to your computer’s time.
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PC Date and Time: This field would display the user computers date and time.
Daylight Savings: The router can also setup to automatically adjust the Daylight
Savings Time changes each time DST changes. To use this
feature, click to put a checkmark on the Enable box then enter
the dates the DST would starts and ends.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations.
• Diagnosis
This page lets you diagnose the connection problem and the network status by
executing the Ping function. The result tells you whether the connection is broken or
successful.
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• Firmware
This page allows you to upgrade the router’s firmware. To upgrade the firmware of
your Broadband router, you need to download the firmware file to your local hard
disk, and enter that file name and path in the appropriate field on this page. You can
also use the Browse button to find the firmware file on your PC.
Once you’ve selected the new firmware file, click <Apply> at the bottom of the
screen to start the upgrade process. Warning: Once the loading of the new
firmware started, do not power down the router.
• Back-up
The page allows you to save (Backup) the router’s current configuration settings.
The saved backup can be restored again if needed by using the Restore
Settings selection and browse the saved backup file to restore back to the
expected settings. If restore is not an option the Restore to Factory Default may
be the only way to recover the router from damage. Using Restore to Factory
Default will reset all configurations and settings to its original factory default
settings (e.g. when you first purchased the router).
Backup Settings: Use this function to save the router’s current settings and
configuration to a file named "config.bin" to your computer.
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You can also use the <Upload> button to restore the saved
configuration to the router. Alternatively, you can use the
"Restore to Factory Defaults" to force the Broadband
router to perform a power reset and restore the original
factory settings.
• Reset
You can software reset the broadband router when system stops responding or
stop working. This is different from the hardware reset that can reset the settings
by physically pressing the button.
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7.0 – Technical Support
For more product and product information, updates and software driver visit
our website at www.encore-usa.com.
International Support Hotlines
Country
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
(Córdoba)
+54
+54
Telephone Number
Email address
11-6632-2120
35-1568-1873
soporte.argentina@encore-usa.com
soporte.chile@encore-usa.com
Chile
2-581-4903
Colombia
2-891-2696
Mexico
55-2789-5414
Peru
1-708-5421
soporte.peru@encore-usa.com
Spain
912-919-405
soporte.espana@encore-usa.com
USA
(626) 606-3108
Venezuela
Coming soon
soporte.colombia@encore-usa.com
soporte.mexico@encore-usa.com
support@encore-usa.com
soporte.venezuela@encore-usa.com
* Local tech-support numbers are provided in selectively countries. Service may change
without prior notice. Please visit www.encore-usa.com for more details.
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Appendix A – FCC Interference Statement
Federal Communication Commission Interference 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 of the following measures:
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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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator &
your body.
We declare that the product is limited in CH1~CH11 by specified firmware controlled in the USA.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Appendix B – IC Interference Statement
Industry Canada statement:
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator &
your body.
This device has been designed to operate with an antenna having a maximum gain of 2 dBi. Antenna
having a higher gain is strictly prohibited per regulations of Industry Canada. The required antenna
impedance is 50 ohms.
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