VTech USB7100 - 2.4 GHz Cordless Dual Line PC Internet Specifications

D-Link
AirPremier AG
TM
DWL-7100AP
802.11a/802.11g (2.4/5GHz)
Wireless Access Point
Manual
Building Networks for People
Contents
Package Contents ................................................................................3
Introduction............................................................................................4
Wireless Basics ....................................................................................6
Installation Considerations ....................................................................8
Getting Started ......................................................................................9
Using the Configuration Menu.............................................................. 11
Networking Basics ..............................................................................27
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................42
Technical Specifications ......................................................................48
Contacting Technical Support ..............................................................51
Warranty and Registration ...................................................................52
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Package Contents
Contents of Package:
D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-7100AP
802.11a/802.11g (2.4GHz/5GHz) Wireless Access Point
Power Adapter – 5V DC, 2.0A
Manual on CD
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the
DWL-7100AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements For Configuration:
Computer with Windows, Macintosh, or Linux-based operating
system with an installed Ethernet adapter
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator version 6.0 or above,
with JavaScript enabled
At least 128MB of memory and a 500MHz processor
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Introduction
At up to fifteen times the speed of previous wireless devices (up to 108Mbps in Super
AG mode), you can work faster and more efficiently, increasing productivity. With the
DWL-7100AP, bandwidth-intensive applications like graphics or multimedia will benefit
significantly because large files are able to move across the network quickly.
Inclusion of all three standards (802.11g; 802.11a; 802.11b) means that the DWL-7100AP
is versatile enough to allow connection to almost any 802.11 network or device.
The DWL-7100AP has the newest, strongest and most advanced security features
available today. When used with other 802.11 WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) compatible
products in a network with a RADIUS server, the security features include:
WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access which authorizes and identifies users based on a secret
key that changes automatically at regular intervals. WPA uses TKIP (Temporal
Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal key every 10,000 packets (a
packet is a kind of message transmitted over a network.) This ensures much
greater security than the standard WEP security. (By contrast, the previous
WEP encryption implementations required the keys to be changed manually.)
For home users that will not incorporate a RADIUS server in their network, the security
for the DWL-7100AP, used in conjunction with other WPA-compatible 802.11 products,
will still be much stronger than ever before. Utilizing the Pre-Shared Key mode of
WPA, the DWL-7100AP will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the
802.11 network. You only need to input your encryption information once in the
configuration menu. No longer will you have to manually input a new WEP key frequently
to ensure security. With the DWL-7100AP, you will automatically receive a new key
every time you connect, vastly increasing the safety of your communication.
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Features
Faster Wireless Networking with speeds up to 108Mbps in Super AG mode
Compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g Devices - Fully compatible
with the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g standards, the DWL-7100AP can
connect with existing 802.11b-, 802.11g- or 802.11a- compliant wireless network
adapter cards.
Compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to
11Mbps with 802.11b devices.
Better security with WPA- The DWL-7100AP can securely connect to wireless clients on the network using WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) providing a
much higher level of security for your data and communications than has previously been available.
LEDs
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-7100AP Wireless Access Point has
5 Green LEDs as shown below:
LED
LED Activity
Power
A steady light indicates a connection to a power
source
LAN (10/100)
A steady light indicates a connection to the Ethernet
port; a blinking light indicates activity
WLAN
(802.11a and
802.11b or
802.11g)
A blinking light indicates activity in the respective
wireless mode: 802.11a and/or 802.11b/802.11g
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Wireless Basics
D-Link AirPremierTM AG wireless products are based on industry standards to provide
easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business
or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link
AirPremierTM AG wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data
you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that
wireless networking delivers.
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and
receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Wireless LANs are used increasingly
in both home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops
and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work
and communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and
other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless
adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as
Ethernet adapter cards.
People use wireless LAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any location
within the operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions based on real-time
information can significantly improve worker efficiency.
Low Implementation Costs - WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate.
Networks that frequently change can benefit from WLANs ease of implementation. WLANs
can operate in locations where installation of wiring may be impractical.
Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be fast and
easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless
technology allows the network to go where wires cannot go - even outside the home or
office.
Inexpensive Solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as
conventional Ethernet network devices.
Scalability - WLANs can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of
specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed and range
from Peer-to-Peer networks suitable for a small number of users to larger infrastructure
networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number of
wireless devices deployed.
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Wireless Basics (continued)
Standards-Based Technology
The DWL-7100AP Wireless Access Point utilizes the 802.11a, 802.11b and draft 802.11g
standard.
The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases the
data rate up to 54Mbps within the 2.4GHz band. The 802.11a standard also increases
the data rate up to 54Mbps, but within the 5GHz band. Both 802.11a and 802.11g utilize
OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the specified range of this device, you will
be able to transfer large files quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG format over your
network without noticeable delays. This technology works by transmitting high-speed
digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing)
technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals
that are then transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM
reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions.
The DWL-7100AP offers the most advanced network security features available today,
including WPA.
In addition to its compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11a devices, the DWL-7100AP is
compatible with 802.11b devices. This means that if you have an existing 802.11b network,
or a network with a mixture of 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11b, the devices in that network
will be compatible with the DWL-7100AP.
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Wireless Basics (continued)
Installation Considerations
Desktop and laptop computers with wireless network adapters installed can access the
D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-7100AP from virtually anywhere within its operating range.
Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or
other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical
ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency)
noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these
basic guidelines:
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Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-7100AP and
other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce
your D-Link wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position
your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2
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.
3
Building 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 other materials.
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Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from
electrical devices or appliances that may generate extreme RF noise.
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Getting Started
Right out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-7100AP will automatically connect with other D-Link AirPremierTM AG products.
IP ADDRESS
Note: If you are using a DHCP-capable router in your network you will not need
to assign a static IP address.
If you need to assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, please
remember that the IP address for each computer must be in the same IP
address range as all the computers in the network, and the subnet mask
must be exactly the same for all the computers in the network.
For example: If the first computer is assigned an IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a
subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, then the second computer can be assigned an IP
address of 192.168.0.3 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, etc.
IMPORTANT: If computers or other devices are assigned the same IP
address, one or more of the devices may not be visible on the network.
An Infrastructure wireless network contains an access point or router. The
Infrastructure Network example, shown on the following page, contains the following
D-Link network devices:
A wireless Access Point - D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-7100AP
An Ethernet Router - D-Link DI-604
A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-AG650
A desktop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPremierTMAG DWL-AG520
A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-201
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Getting Started (continued)
An Infrastructure wireless network contains an access point or router. The
Infrastructure Network example, shown here, contains the following D-Link network
devices:
1
2
Ethernet Router
3
DWL-7100AP
4
6
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For a typical wireless setup (as shown above,) please do the following:
You will need a broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription
Consult with your Cable/DSL provider for proper installation of the modem
Connect the modem to an Ethernet broadband router such as the
DI-604. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DI-604.)
Connect the router to the D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-7100AP. (See the Quick
Installation Guide included with the DWL-7100AP.)
If you are connecting a desktop computer in your network, you can install the
D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-AG520 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-AG520.)
Install the drivers for the D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-AG650 into the laptop
computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-AG650.)
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Using the Configuration Menu
Whenever you want to configure your network or the DWL-7100AP, you can access
the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP address of
the DWL-7100AP. The DWL-7100AP default IP address is shown below:
Open the web browser
Type in the IP address of
the access point
Note: if you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DWL-7100AP,
make sure to enter the correct IP address.
Type admin in the User Name field
Leave the Password blank
Click Next
Home > Wizard
The Home>Wizard screen
will appear. Please refer to
the Quick Installation Guide
for more information regarding the Setup Wizard.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless
Note: In the Configuration screens that follow, you will be able to
configure settings for 802.11a and 802.11g devices in your network.
Settings that you input for 802.11g devices will also apply to
802.11b devices in your network.
Wireless
BandSSID-
SSID
Broadcast-
Channel-
Select 802.11g or 802.11a from the pulldown menu.
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is
default. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts the
SSID across the network.
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the same
channel.
Radio
Frequency-
The radio frequency will remain at 2.437GHz .
Apply-
Click Apply to save the changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > LAN
LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are
the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DWL-7100AP. These settings may be referred
to as private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP
address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.
Get IP From-
Select Static (Manual) or Dynamic (DHCP) as the method you
will use to assign an IP address to the DWL-7100AP.
IP Address-
The IP address of the LAN interface. The default IP address is:
192.168.0.50 (Note: You will need to use the AP Manager to
determine the IP address dynamically assigned to the access
point.)
Subnet Mask-
The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway-
This field is optional. Enter in the lP address of the router on your
network.
Apply-
Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Mode
Choose 802.11a or
802.11g wireless
band; then select
from the following
options:
Access Point:
Select this mode to
create a WLAN
(wireless local area
network).
PtP Bridge (Point
to Point Bridge):
This mode enables
you to connect two
WLANS.
Remote AP MAC
Address: Input the
remote AP MAC
address of the AP
with which the
DWL-7100AP will
associate.
Remote
Remote
PtMP Bridge (Point to Multi-Point Bridge): This mode enables you to connect multiple
WLANs
Remote AP MAC Address: Input the remote AP MAC Addresses of the APs with which
the DWL-7100AP will associate
AP Repeater: To extend the range of the wireless network select this option and enter
the MAC address of the remote AP within your network that will have its range extended.
Remote AP MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the remote AP within your network
that will have its range extended.
Apply: Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Performance
Wireless Band:
Select 802.11a
(up to 108Mbps
speed in turbo
mode in the
5GHz range) or
802.11g (up to
54 Mbps speed
with
AirPlus
adapters.)
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Frequency: The
frequency range
will be displayed.
Channel: The
default channel
for 802.11a is 52.
The default
channel for 802.11g is 6.
Data Rate: Select the transmission rate for the network
Beacon Interval: Beacons are packets sent by an access point to synchronize a
wireless network. Specify a Beacon interval value (20-1000.) Default (100) is
recommended.
DTIM: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 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.
Fragment Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you
experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase your Fragmentation
Threshold within the value range of 256 to 2346. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold
too low may result in poor performance.
RTS Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you encounter
inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the value range between 256 and
2346 are recommended.
Transmit Power: Adjust the transmission range here. This tool can be helpful for security
purposes if you wish to limit the transmission range.
Super Mode: Select Enabled or Disabled.
Radio Wave: Select ON or OFF.
Apply: Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Filters
Access Control:
Disabled Accept Reject -
Disable the Access Control feature
Accept the MAC addresses in the list into the network
Reject the MAC addresses in the list from participating
in the network
Access Control List: Input the MAC addresses into the list
MAC Address (Media Access Control Address)
A unique hardware address that identifies a device on a network. It is assigned
at the factory and cannot be changed. Usually you will find this address on a
sticker on the device or on the packaging. (Please use the following format
when entering the MAC address- xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Encryption
Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9
and the letters A-F
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a
code for representing
English letters as numbers from 0-127
Wireless Band: Select 802.11a or 802.11g.
Authentication: Select from one of the following:
Open System: the DWL-7100AP will be visible to all devices
on the network. Open System is the default setting.
Shared Key: in order to access the DWL-7100AP on the
network, the device must be listed in the Access Control List
Shared Key/Open System: click here to select both options
WPA: click here to select WPA security features
Encryption: Select Enabled or Disabled (the default setting is Disabled)
Key Type: Select HEX (Hexadecimal) or ASCII
Key Size: Select 64, 128 or 256 bit for 802.11b; 64, 128, 152 bit for 802.11a
Valid Key: Select the key that you will use from one of the four keys in the Key Table.
Key Table: Input up to 4 keys using the format that you have selected in Wep Key
Type.
Apply: Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Grouping
Load Balance: Select Enabled or Disabled.
When you Enable Load Balance you allow several DWL-7100APs to balance
wireless network traffic and wireless clients among the DWL-7100APs in the
network. Assign each access point a different non-overlapping channel (e.g., 1,
6, 11).
User Limit: Set the User Limit in this field (0-64).
Link Integrity: Select Enabled or Disabled.
When Link Integrity is Enabled, whenever the Ethernet connection
between the LAN and the AP is disconnected - then the wireless
segment associated with the AP will also be disconnected from the AP.
Ethernet Link Status: This field displays the Ethernet Link Status. Link Up indicates
that there is an Ethernet LAN connection to the AP.
Apply: Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > DHCP Server > Dynamic Pool Settings
DHCP Server
ControlEnable or Disable
the DHCP function
here.
Dynamic Pool
SettingsIP Assigned From Enter the starting IP
address in the
range.
The Range of
Pool (1-255)Enter the number
(the quantity) of IP
address in the
range.
SubMask-
Enter the subnet mask here.
Gateway-
Enter the IP address of the router on the network.
Wins-
Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines the IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned IP address.
DNS-
Enter the IP address of the DNS server. The DNS server translates domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Domain Name-
Enter the Domain Name of the DWL-7100AP.
Lease Time-
Select the Lease Time here The Lease Time is the period of time
before the DHCP server will assign new IP addresses.
Status-
Turn the Dynamic Pool Settings ON or OFF here.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > DHCP Server > Static Pool Settings
DHCP Server
ControlEnable or Disable
the DHCP function
here.
Static Pool
SettingsAssigned IPEnter the static IP
address of the device here.
Assigned MAC
AddressEnter the MAC address of the device
here.
SubMask-
Enter the subnet mask here.
Gateway-
Enter the IP address of the router on the network.
Wins-
Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines
the IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned IP address.
DNS-
Enter the IP address of the DNS server. The DNS server translates
domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Domain Name-
Enter the Domain Name of the DWL-7100AP.
Status-
Turn the Static Pool Settings ON or OFF here.
Assigned Static
PoolAfter you have input the Static Pool Settings for each device, click
Apply and the profile will appear in this list at the bottom of the
window.
Apply-
Click Apply to save the changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > DHCP Server > Current IP Mapping List
This screen displays information about the current DHCP dynamic and static IP address
pools. This information is available when you enable the DHCP function of the DWL7100AP and assign dynamic and static IP address pools.
Current DHCP Dynamic Pools-These are IP address pools to which the DHCP
server function has assigned dynamic IP addresses.
Binding MAC address- The MAC address of a device on the network
that is within the DHCP dynamic IP address
pool.
Assigned IP address-
The current corresponding DHCP-assigned
dynamic IP address of the device.
Lease Time-
The length of time that the dynamic IP address
will be valid.
Current DHCP Static Pools-These are IP address pools to which the DHCP server
function has assigned static IP addresses.
Binding MAC address- The MAC address of a device on the network
that is within the DHCP static IP address pool.
Assigned IP address-
The current corresponding DHCP-assigned
static IP address of the device.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Tools > Admin
User Name: The default User Name is admin.
Old Password: To change your password, first enter the old password.
New Password: Enter the new password.
Confirm New Password: Re-enter the new password.
Apply: To save changes, click Apply.
Tools > System
Apply Settings and Restart: If you have made any changes to the configuration
settings, click Restart to apply the changes.
Restore to Factory Default Settings: To return the DWL-7100AP to the factory
default settings, click Restore.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Tools> Firmware
Update File: Click on Browse to find the updated firmware file on your hard drive.
(Before you browse your hard drive you will need to download the updated firmware
from the D-Link Support website: http://support.dlink.com)
After you find the updated firmware file on your hard drive, click OK.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Tools > Cfg File
Update FileBrowse for the configuration settings
that you have saved
to your hard drive.
Click OK when you
made your selection.
Load Settings to
the Local Hard
DriveClick OK to load the
selected settings.
Tools > Misc.
Telnet Settings
StatusClick to Enable a
Telnet session.
TimeoutSelect a time period
after which a session timeout will
occur.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Status > Device Info
This window
displays the
settings of the
DWL-7100AP, as
well as the
firmware version
and the MAC
address.
Status > Stats
This window
displays the
network traffic
statistics for both
received and
transmitted
communications
through the
Ethernet port and
wireless connections associated
with the access
point. You may
select 802.11a or
802.11g statistics.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Help
The Help menu
is displayed
here. You can
also click on
Help in any
window for
additional
information.
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Networking Basics
Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using
Microsoft Windows XP.
Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com
and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking
computers using Windows 2000, Me or 98.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please follow all the instructions in this window:
Click Next.
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your
computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option
as shown.
Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.)
Click Next.
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same
Workgroup name.
Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer.
This may take a few minutes.
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Networking Basics (continued)
In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a
Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the
computers on your network. Click Next.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete
the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network
Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the
Network Setup Wizard.
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart
the computer.
You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network
Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network
Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
To name your computer in Windows XP, please follow these directions:
Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).
Right-click on My Computer.
Select Properties.
Select the Computer
Name Tab in the System
Properties window.
You may enter a Com-
puter Description if you
wish; this field is optional.
To rename the computer
and join a domain, click
Change.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
In this window, enter the
Computer name.
Select Workgroup and enter
the name of the Workgroup.
All computers on your network
must have the same
Workgroup name.
Click OK.
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP address range). To
check on the IP address of the adapter, please do the following:
Right-click on the
Local Area
Connection icon
in the task bar.
Click on Status.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
This window will appear.
Click the
Support tab.
Click Close.
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Note: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable router you will not need to assign static IP
addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address,
please follow these instructions:
Go to Start.
Double-click on
Control Panel.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Double-click on
Network
Connections.
Right-click on Local Area
Connections.
Double-click on
Properties.
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Networking Basics
(continued)
Assigning a Static IP
Address in
Windows XP/2000
Click on Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP)
Click Properties
In the window below, select Use
the following IP address. Input
your IP address and subnet
mask. (The IP addresses on
your network must be within the
same range. For example, if one
computer has an IP address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have
IP addresses that are sequential, like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4. The subnet
mask must be the same for all the computers on the network).
IP Address:
e.g., 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
Enter the LAN IP address of
the wireless router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN IP
address of 192.168.0.1)
Select Use the following
DNS server addresses.
Enter the LAN IP address of
the wireless router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN
IP address of 192.168.0.1)
Click OK
You have completed the assignment of a static IP address. (You do not need to assign
a static IP address if you have a DHCP-capable router).
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Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the Wireless Connection
by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000
Go to Start > Run >
type cmd. A window
similar to this one
will appear. Type
ping
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,
where xxx is the IP
Address of the
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
good wireless
connection will show
four replies from the
Wireless Router or
Access Point, as
shown.
Checking the Wireless Connection
by Pinging in Windows Me and 98
Go to Start > Run
> type command.
A window similar to
this will appear.
Type ping
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
where xxx is the IP
Address of the
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
good wireless
connection will
show four replies
from the wireless
router or access
point, as shown.
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Troubleshooting
This Chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and
operation of the DWL-7100AP Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the
network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having
problems.
Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to
configure the DWL-7100AP.
1. The computer used to configure the DWL-7100AP cannot
access the Configuration menu.
Check that the Ethernet LED on the DWL-7100AP is ON. If the LED
is not ON, check that the cable for the Ethernet connection is
securely inserted.
Check that the Ethernet adapter is working properly. Please see item
3 in this section: Check that the drivers for the network adapters
are installed properly.
Check that the IP address is in the same range and subnet as the
DWL-7100AP. Please see Checking the IP Address in Windows
XP in the Networking Basics section of this manual.
Note: The IP address of the DWL-7100AP is 192.168.0.50. All the computers on
the network must have a unique IP address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x.
Any computers that have identical IP addresses will not be visible on the
network. They must all have the same subnet mask, e.g., 255.255.255.0
Do a Ping test to make sure that the DWL-7100AP is responding.
Go to Start>Run>Type Command>Type ping 192.168.0.50. A
successful ping will show four replies.
Note: If you have changed
the default IP address,
make sure to ping the correct IP address assigned
to the DWL-7100AP.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the
Infrastructure mode.
Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct access
point. To check this connection: Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in
the taskbar> select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to
Wireless Network screen will appear. Please make sure you have selected the
correct available network, as shown in the illustrations below.
default
Check that the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the
same IP address range as the access point and gateway. (Since the
DWL-7100AP has an IP address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters
must have an IP address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Each
device must have a unique IP address; no two devices may have the
same IP address. The subnet mask must be the same for all the
computers on the network.) To check the IP address assigned to the
wireless adapter, double-click on the local area connection icon in
the taskbar > select the support tab and the IP address will be
displayed. (Please refer to Checking the IP Address in the Networking
Basics section of this manual.)
If it is necessary to assign a static IP address to the wireless adapter,
please refer to the appropriate section in Networking Basics. If you are
entering a DNS server address you must also enter the default
gateway address. (Remember that if you have a DHCP-capable router,
you will not need to assign a static IP address. See Networking
Basics: Assigning a Static IP Address.)
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Troubleshooting (continued)
3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are
installed properly.
You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this
procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are
using.
Go to Start
Right-click on
My Computer
Click
Properties
Select the Hardware
tab
Click Device Manager
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Double-click
on Network
adapters
Right-click on D-Link
DWL-A650 Wireless
Cardbus Adapter
Select Properties
to check that the
drivers are installed properly
Look under Device status
D-Link DWL-A650
to check that the device is
working properly
D-Link DWL-A650
Click OK
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Troubleshooting (continued)
4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception?
D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However,
the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range.
Please refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual
for further information about the most advantageous placement of your D-Link wireless
products.
5. Why does my wireless connection keep dropping?
Antenna orientation- Try different antenna orientations for the DWL-7100AP.
Try to keep the antenna at least 6 inches away from the wall or other objects.
If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems, ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade dramatically or drop altogether. Try changing the channel on your access point and
wireless adapter to a different channel to avoid interference.
Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that generate
RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection?
To establish a wireless connection, while enabling Encryption on the DWL-7100AP, you
must also enable encryption on the wireless client.
For 802.11a, the Encryption settings are: 64-, 128- or 152-bit. Make sure that the
encryption bit level is the same on the access point and the wireless client.
For 802.11b, the Encryption settings are: 64-, 128-, or 256-bit. Make sure that
the encryption bit level is the same on the access point and the wireless client.
Make sure that the SSID on the access point and the wireless client are exactly the
same. If they are not, wireless connection will not be established. Please note that there
are two separate SSIDs for 802.11a and 802.11b. The default SSID for both 802.11a and
802.11b is default.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
7. Resetting the DWL-7100AP to Factory Default Settings
After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may
choose to Reset the DWL-7100AP to the factory default settings.
To hard-reset the D-Link DWL-7100AP to factory default settings, please do the
following:
Locate the Reset button on the back of the DWL-7100AP
Use a paper clip to press the Reset button
Hold for about 10 seconds and then release
After the DWL-7100AP reboots (this may take a few
minutes) it will be reset to the factory default settings
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Technical Specifications
Standards
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Device Management
Web-based - Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape
Navigator v6 or later; or other Java-enabled browsers
DHCP Client
Network Architecture
Supports Infrastructure Mode
LEDs
Power
WAN
LAN (10/100)
WLAN - 802.11a, 802.11g
Wireless Operating Range*
Indoors – up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Outdoors – up to 1,312 feet (400 meters)
Temperature
Operating: 32ºF to 149ºF (0ºC to 55ºC)
Storing: 4ºF to 167ºF (-20ºC to 75ºC)
Humidity:
95%maximum, non-condensing
* Environmental Conditions may adversely affect wireless signal range
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Safety and Emissions:
FCC
CE
CSA
Physical Dimensions:
L = 7.6 inches (193mm)
W = 5.5 inches (140mm)
H = 1.2 inches (31mm)
Wireless Data Rates with Automatic Fallback:
48Mbps
36Mbps
54Mbps
18Mbps
12Mbps
24Mbps
9Mbps
6Mbps
11Mbps
2Mbps
1Mbps
5.5Mbps
Security:
64-, 128-, 152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access (64,128-bit WEP with TKIP,
MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication)
Supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
External Antenna Type:
Dual Non-Detachable Dipole Antenna
Wireless Frequency Range:
2.4 – 2.462GHz
5.15 – 5.35GHz, 5.725-5.85GHz
Modulation Technology:
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
PBCC
Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Media Access Control:
CSMA/CA with ACK
Wireless Transmit Power:
15dBm(32mW)±2dB
Power Adapter:
Ext. Power Supply DC 5V, 2.0A
100-120V ~ 50-60Hz
Weight:
0.62 lbs (280g)
Receiver Sensitivity:
54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-73dBm
48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-76dBm
36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm
24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-85dBm
18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm
12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-89dBm
11Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-91dBm
9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-90dBm
6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-91dBm
5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-92dBm
2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-93dBm
1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-94dBm
3 year
Warranty:
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Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and
within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our
website, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
email:support@dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.ca
email:support@dlink.ca
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