Sentry US WAP-ABG2458 User manual

User Manual
Outdoor LAN Access Point
with 1W Amplifier
WAP-ABG2458
FEATURES
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Dual Band 2.4GHz/5.8GHz Tri-Mode 802.11 a/b/g
Point-to-Point/ Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Connectivity
Watertight and Weatherproof
64 / 128 / 152-bit WEP Data Encryption
AP, Bridge, Station, and Repeater Modes
Hide SSID (AP Mode)
DHCP Client/ Server
MAC Address Filtering (AP Mode)
Power Amplifier Upgradeable
Web-based Configuration
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Output Power 2W
Please read the Manual before attempting to use this product.
MD-A
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries with separate collection systems).
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
CAUTION
1. Handle this product with care
Avoid any shock or bumping of the camera. Improper handling could damage the
camera.
2. Requires a proper operating environment
This camera is designed for indoor use. The allowable temperature range for
operation of this camera is between -4°F ~ 122°F / -10C ~ 50C.
3. Check the power source voltage
The power source voltage should be within the specified range. (Product must
meet the specifications).
4. Objects and liquid entry
Never push objects of any kind into this product as this may touch dangerous
voltage points of short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never
spill any kind of liquid on the product.
5. Servicing
Do not attempt to service this product by yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all service to
qualified servicing personnel.
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6. Damage requiring service
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer service to qualified servicing
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
e. When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Note:
The WAP-ABG2458 is intended for professional installation only. This manual,
however, is also designed for personnel who plan, operate and administrate the
WAP-ABG2458 communication system. Please review the entire manual before
powering up or deploying any WAP-ABG2458.
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INDEX
OVERVIEW …………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….. 5
PACKAGE CONTENTS …………………………………………………………………………..….……...……….. 5
APPLICATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………..……….. 6-7
OPERATION TYPES ………………………………………………………………………………….……….……….. 8
HARDWARE INSTALLATION …………………………………………………………………………..…….. 9-15
TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT IN A POINT-TO-POINT CONFIGURATION ……………………………… 15
SETTING THE BASE STATION UNIT (BU) ……………………………………………………..………. 15-22
SETTING THE REMOTE UNIT (RU) ………………………………………………………….…..……… 22-29
RUNNING TEST …………………………………………………………………………………..……….……. 29-34
MOUNTING LOCATION ……………………………………………………………………………..………. 35-37
SPECIFICATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
LIMITED WARRANTY ……………………………………………………………………………..……………... 38
APPENDIX A: ACCESS POINT / BRIDGE CONFIGURATION …………………………………… 38-55
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OVERVIEW
The WAP-ABG2458 is a powerful answer for customers seeking a reliable high-speed
wireless connectivity solution. It is a 2.4GHz (802.11 b/g ) and 5.8GHz
(802.11a)-compliant Wireless Bridge/AP/AP Client, data delivers 1 to 54 Mbps data
rates without the need for a license.
WAP-ABG2458 can operate as a point-to-point or a point-to-multipoint bridge to link
networks in different buildings. It is particularly suited for financial banks, campus,
store merchants and small business owners to create wireless backbone networks.
System privacy is inherent through the MAC WEP based mutual authentication
functionality by preventing unauthorized intrusion to the radio link.
The WAP-ABG2458 is designed for outdoor environments. With lift-cover watertight
housing, this is a robust Bridge/AP/AP Client, and uniquely designed that Antenna to
integrate with housing. Supplying the power and Ethernet connectivity concurrently
via a single Ethernet cable, the power over Ethernet (PoE) technology makes quick
outdoor installation. WAP-ABG2458 achieves rapid Return On Investment (ROI) for
inter-building connection compared to T1 leased line with high capacity and high
data throughput.
PACKAGE CONTENTS
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One (1) Outdoor Unit
Three (3) Mounting Brackets
Four (4) Long Screws
Twelve (12) Washers
Eight (8) Small Screws
Twenty Four (24) Small Washers
One (1) DC Injector
One (1) 48V DC Power Adapter
One (1) Installation CD
One (1) User Manual
For any returns, please include all components listed above with original packaging in
Resalable Condition. Absolutely No Returns will be accepted if any component is
missing/damaged.
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APPLICATIONS
Central Office to Branch Office(s) Connection
Medical Hospitals to Medical Hospitals Wireless Connection
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Building to Building Connection
Connection between City and Suburb
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OPERATION TYPES
There are two different modes in which you can set up the WAP-ABG2458 in the
building-to-building wireless network: Point to Point mode, and Point to Multipoint
mode.
Mode 1: Point-to-Point Connectivity (PTP Mode)
This is the simplest network configuration in which several computers equipped with
the PC cards or client bridges that form a wireless network whenever they are within
range of one another.
Mode 2: Point to Multipoint Mode (PTMP Mode)
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HARDWARE INSTALLATION
HARDWARE DESCRIPTION
Outdoor Unit:
A.
Two layers silica gel: having double-waterproof
B.
EMI prevent wire: To avoid electromagnetic interference
C.
Nylon cable gland:IP68; Working Temp:-40°C~100°C
D.
Half-screw: Not to fall
E.
Panel Antenna:17 dBi gain; SMA connector
F.
Access Point/Bridge: IEEE 802.11a -compliant
G.
Power over Ethernet (POE) Splitter set: Output 5V DC / 3A
H.
Mounting kit: Mounting Bracket on Mast with /U-bolts
* LED on the AP/Bride description:
On the AP/Bridge there are LED lights that inform you of the AP/Bridge’s current
status. Below is an explanation of each LED.
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The Power LED lights up and will keep while the AP is powered on.
Power
When the AP goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every
boot-up, this LED will flash. When the diagnostic is complete, the LED
will be lit continuously.
11a
11b/g
LAN
The 11a LED flashes when there is a successful Wireless-A connection.
The 11b/g LED flashes when there is a successful Wireless-B/G
connection.
The LAN LED lights up when Ethernet port of AP was connected
flashing that indicates the network activity over that port.
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Indoor Unit: DC Injector
A.
Power LED: The Light is green. Power is supplied
B.
DATA IN:TO connect PC/Notebook or network
C.
P+DATA OUT: TO connect 6803 outdoor unit
D.
Power in: TO connect 48vdc adapter
OUTDOOR UNIT INSTALLATION
Step 1: Place the Ethernet cable through the “Nylon cable gland”
1a)
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1b)
1c)
1d)
1e)
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Step 2: Connect the Ethernet cable to PoE Splitter set
Step 3: Connect the PoE Splitter set to AP/Bridge
Step 4: Connect the Antenna to AP/Bridge
Step 5: Screw the housing
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MOUNTING BRACKET ON MAST WITH U-BOLTS
Step 1: Affix pole mounting bracket
Step 2: Affix pivot adapter bracket
Step 3: Affix pole clamp
Step 4: Adjust the angles.
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INDOOR UNIT INSTALLATION
TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT IN A POINT-TO POINT CONFIGURATION
SETTING THE BASE STATION UNIT (BU)
PC Configuration – Follow the steps below in order to configure the TCP/IP settings of
your PC.
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Step 1: In the Control Panel double click Network Connections, and then double click
on the connection of your Network Interface Card (NIC). You will then see
the following screen.
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Step 2: Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click on the Properties button. This
will allow you to configure the IP address of your PC. You will then see the
following screen.
Step 3: Select Use the following IP address radio button, and then enter an IP address
and subnet mask for your PC. Make sure that the device and your PC is on
the same subnet.
Step 4: Click on the OK button, your PC’s TCP/IP settings have been configured.
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BRIDGE SETUP-WEB CONFIGURATION
Step 5: Logging In – To configure the Bridge through the web-browser, enter the IP
address of the Bridge into the address bar of the web-browser (default IP:
192.168.1.250), and press Enter. If it cannot work, please press the reset
button which is on AP/Bridge. Please see the reference of the enclosed
picture.
Step 6: A screen will be popped up and request you to enter user name and password.
The default user name and password is as follows.
User Name:
Password: Admin
Enter the default user name and password, then press OK button directly.
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Step 7: After you login, you will see the following screen.
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Step 8: Search Status – Choose the item-Status>Wireless Network. After this step, you
will see the following screen.
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Step 9: To set [Wireless Bridge] mode to select “Wireless>Wireless Mode>Wireless
Bridge ” .After you do, you will see the following screen.
Step 10: Please key-in the number of Remote unit (RU) to the column of AP MAC
Address. If you don’t know the values, please look for the 3.3 (set the RU),
to run step 8, then to search the number.
Step 11: To choose 802.11a of Mode column.
Step 12: To change the values of channel 140.
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SETTING THE REMOTE UNIT (RU)
PC Configuration – Follow the steps below in order to configure the TCP/IP settings of
your PC.
Step 1: In the Control Panel double click Network Connections, and then double click
on the connection of your Network Interface Card (NIC). You will then see
the following screen.
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Step 2: Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click on the Properties button. This
is to configure the IP address of your PC. You will then see the following
screen.
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Step 3: Select Use the following IP address radio button, and then enter an IP address
and subnet mask for your PC. Make sure that the device and your PC is on
the same subnet.
Step 4: Click on the OK button, your PC’s TCP/IP settings have been configured. Bridge
Setup-Web Configuration
Step 5. Logging In – To configure the Bridge through the web-browser, enter the IP
address of the Bridge into the address bar of the web-browser (default IP:
192.168.1.250), and press Enter. If it cannot work, please press the reset
button which is on AP/Bridge. Please see the reference of the enclosed
picture.
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Step 6: A screen will be popped up and request you to enter user name and password.
The default user name and password is as follows.
User Name:
Password: Admin
Enter the default user name and password, then press OK button directly.
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Step 7: After you login, you will see the following screen.
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Step 8: Search Status – Choose the item-Status>Wireless Network. After this step, you
will see the following screen.
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Step 9: To set *Wireless Bridge+ mode to select “Wireless>Wireless Mode>Wireless
Bridge ” .After you do, you will see the following screen.
Step 10: Please key-in the number of Base station unit (BU) to the column of AP MAC
Address. If you don’t know the values, please look for the 3.2 (set the BU),
to run step 8, then to search the number.
Step 11: To choose 802.11a of Mode column.
Step 12: To change the values of channel 140.
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RUNNING TEST
Step 1: IPNet tuner is installed on PC which is in Base Station (BU).
(IPNet tuner, which is one of the products in Sustainable Softworks
Company, is enclosed in the installation CD. It is a full functional 21 day trial.
If you need the further help or information, please search on
http://www.sustworks.com/site/prod_iptx_overview.html)
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Step 2: To execute IPNet tuner and make some sets, as followed.
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Step 3: To test the data rate when pressing the test.
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Step 4: Data rate will be lower if the radiative angle of Antenna is wrong.
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Step 5: If the angle is corrected, you will receive the maximum.
Step 6: After receiving the maximum, the BU and RU is connected to be the WLAN.
Step 7: If it cannot work, please see the reference of chapter 3~4 and re-execute step
3 to step 5.
Step 8: There are a lot of factors that will affect the maximum of data rate, such as
angles, distance, polarization, etc. please see the chapter 4.
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MOUNTING LOCATION
ANTENNA POLARIZATION
The integrated antenna radiates and receives vertically polarized radio signals.
Polarization helps reduce interference because the antenna tends to reject
cross-polarized signals from other sources.
a. Polarization is the same.
b. Polarization is different.
ANTENNA RADIATION ANGLE
The range of Antenna Radiation has angles, not all around.
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SIGNAL PATH CLEARANCE (FRESNET ZONE)
The Fresnel Zone is the area around the visual line-of-sight that radio waves spread
out into after they leave the antenna. You want a clear line of sight to maintain
signal strength, especially for 5.8 GHz wireless systems.
MULTI-PATH FADING
Because WAP-ABG2458 typically transmits its strongest signals in a cone-shaped
pattern, some of the signal may be reflected from a nearby building, from water
under the signal path, or from other RF reflectors. This reflected signal can then be
received by the far- end WAP-ABG2458 and superimposed on the main signal,
usually degrading the signal strength.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Antenna
Wireless Interface Standard
Modulation
Wired Interface
Frequency Band
Radio Technology
Data Rate
Security
RF Transmission Power
Sensitivity
Power Supply
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimension
Weight
WAP-ABG2458
14dBi
IEEE802.11a/b/g Tri-Mode
For 802.11a/g OFDM
For 802.11b DSSS
100 baseT (RJ45)
2.3GHz to 2.5GHz
4.9GHz to 6.2GHz
OFDM / DSSS
108/54/48/36/24/18/12/11/9/6/5.5/2/1 Mbps auto
fallback
64/128/152-bit WEP Encryption
1W
-73dBm @ 108Mbps
-95dBm @ 1Mbps
DC48V/0.38A, 100V-240V for AC adaptor
0°C ~ 55°C
0~90% (non-condensing)
290 x 275 x 100 mm
3.5 kg
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
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LIMITED WARRANTY
LIMITED ONE (1) YEAR WARRANTY AND EXCLUSIONS
Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the benefit of anyone else that
this product at the time of its sale by Manufacturer is free of defects in materials and workmanship
under normal and proper use for one (1) year from the purchase date. Manufacturer's only obligation is
to correct such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such one (1) year period the
product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem. This warrant
excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of this product or reinstallation. This
warranty is void if this product is installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded,
misused, opened, abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used under normal operating conditions
or not in accordance with any labels or instructions. There are no other implied warranties of any
kind, including merchantability and fitness or a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is
required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warrant, including
merchantability and fitness of or a particular purpose, is limited to one (1) year. Manufacturer is not
liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage
to, or loss of use of, any equipment, loss sales or profits or delay or failure to perform this warranty
obligation. The remedies, provided therein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether
based on contract, tort or otherwise.
APPENDIX A: ACCESS POINT / BRIDGE CONFIGURATION
AP Default Settings
User
Password
IP Address
Subnet Mask
RF ESSID
Channel
Mode
Encryption
Admin
192.168.1.250
255.255.255.0
A band: WLAN-A / G band: WLAN-G
A band: Auto / G band: 6
G band: Mixed
Disabled
Network Setup
MAKE CORRECT NETWORK SETTINGS OF YOUR COMPUTER
To change the configuration, use Internet Explorer (IE) or Netscape Communicator to
connect the WEB management 192.168.1.250.
This screen contains all of the AP’s basic setup functions.
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Most users will be able to configure the AP and get it working properly using the
default settings.
Network Setup
Identity
Device Name: These fields allow you to input a host name for the AP.
Local Area Network
 Dynamic: If your LAN supports DHCP assigning dynamic IP address then
please select this type.
 Static IP: This is the default connection type. If you are required to use a fixed
IP address to connect to the LAN, then select Static IP.
IP Address: This is the AP’s IP address.
Subnet Mask: This is the AP’s Subnet Mask.
Default Gateway: This is the AP’s Gateway Address.
Those above items can be adjusted that depends on real network architecture if it is
necessary. Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply
your changes or click. For additional information, click Help.
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Wireless Settings
Wireless Settings
Enable L2 isolation: Enable this checkbox can isolate each wireless client which
associated this AP.
Wireless-A Settings
If you are using a Wireless-A network, then the following settings that you may need
to configure.
Mode: This mode is controlling the Wireless-A (802.11a) networking, Enabled or
Disabled.
Turbo Mode: Using this mode enables high-speed connections but severely limits
range. To perform this Turbo Mode, both the AP and wireless PCs must support this
function. Turbo Mode is Atheros proprietary technology, so it does not compatible
with non-Atheros chipset Wireless LAN device, only with Atheros Wireless-A turbo
adapters. To increase the speed of your wireless transmissions up to 108 Mbps, select
Enabled. (Note: the AP’s range will decrease in Turbo Mode.) If you do not want to use
Turbo Mode, select Disabled.
Network Name (SSID): The service set identifier (SSID) or network name. It is case
sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters, which may be any keyboard character.
You shall have selected the same SSID for all the APs that will be communicating with
mobile wireless stations.
Broadcast SSID: When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks
associated, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the AP. To broadcast the AP's SSID,
keep the default setting, Enabled. If you do not want to broadcast the AP's SSID, then
select Disabled.
Channel: Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with
your network settings. You shall assign a different channel for each AP to avoid signal
interference. If you want the AP to automatically scan for a clear channel, then select
Auto (DFS).
Wireless-G Settings
If you are using a Wireless-B, Wireless-G, or Wireless B+G network, then the following
settings that you may need to configure.
Mode: This option can control B/G band on/off.
Radio Policy: From this drop-down menu, you can select the wireless standards
running on your network.
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If you have both 802.11g and 802.11b devices in your network, keep the
default setting ---b/g mixed.
If you have only 802.11g devices, select 802.11g Only.
If you have only 802.11b devices, select 802.11b Only.
If you want to run a high-speed transmission, select 802.11g Turbo.
Network Name (SSID): The service set identifier (SSID) or network name. It is case
sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters, which may be any keyboard character.
You shall have selected the same SSID for all the APs that will be communicating with
mobile wireless stations.
Broadcast SSID: When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks to
associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the AP. To broadcast the AP's
SSID, keep the default setting, Enabled. If you do not want to broadcast the AP's SSID,
then select Disabled.
Channel: Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with
your network settings. You shall assign a different channel for each AP to avoid signal
interference.
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Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel button to cancel your changes. For additional information, click
Help.
Wireless Mode
There are 3 operating modes in each A,B/G band, using the following setting can
perform each function.
Wireless-A Settings
Access Point: This mode provides access for wireless stations to wired LANs and from
wired LANs to wireless stations. This mode is not only performing AP function but also
support WDS connection. Input remote AP’s MAC address in below 4 fields can
generate 4 WDS connections with this AP.
Repeater: This mode can be a repeater in your WLAN architecture. Input a SSID that
you want to associate in right field.
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Wireless Client: This mode can be a client as general WLAN card in your WLAN
architecture. Input a SSID that you want to associate in right field. Using one computer
with Ethernet interface to connect this device, then the computer will has capacity of
WLAN association.
Wireless-G Settings
Access Point: This mode provides access for wireless stations to wired LANs and from
wired LANs to wireless stations. This mode is not only performing AP function but also
support WDS connection. Input remote AP’s MAC address in below 4 fields can
generate 4 WDS connections with this AP.
Repeater: This mode can be a repeater in your WLAN architecture. Input a SSID that
you want to associate in right field.
Wireless Client: This mode can be a client as general WLAN card in your WLAN
architecture. Input a SSID that you want to associate in right field. Using one computer
with Ethernet interface to connect this device, then the computer will has capacity of
WLAN association.
Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel button to cancel your changes. For additional information, click
Help.
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Wireless MAC Filter
This function allows administrator to have access control by enter MAC address of
wireless devices which transmitting within your wireless network.
Wireless-A Setting
Access Control List Mode: This drop-down menu can set Enable/Disable the ACL
function.
Default Access: Select the default policy for this ACL rule.
Specific Clients list: Except the default rule, administrator can also create one policy
for special client via Add ACL.
Wireless-B/G Setting
Access Control List Mode: This drop-down menu can set Enable/Disable the ACL
function.
Default Access: Select the default policy for this ACL rule.
Specific Clients list: Except the default rule, administrator can also create one policy
for special client via Add ACL.
Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel button to cancel your changes. For additional information, click
Help.
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Wireless Security
The Wireless Security settings configure the security of your wireless network. There
are three wireless security mode options supported by the AP: WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy), WPA Pre-Shared Key, WPA RADIUS.
Wireless Security
The security options are the same and independent for your Wireless-A and
Wireless-G networks. You can use different wireless security methods for your
networks; however, within each network (Wireless-A or Wireless-G), all devices must
use the same security method and settings.
Security Mode:
WEP: WEP is a basic encryption method, select a level of WEP encryption, 40/64-bit or
128-bit. If you want to use a Passphrase, then enter it in the Passphrase field and click
the Generate button. If you want to enter the WEP key manually, then enter it in the
WEP Key 1-4 field(s). To indicate which WEP key to use, select the appropriate TX Key
number.
WPA only:
WPA Pre-Shared Key: This security mode offers two encryption methods, TKIP and
AES, with dynamic encryption keys. Select the type of encryption method you want to
use, TKIP or AES. Enter the Passphrase, which can have 8 to 63 characters. Then enter
the Key Renewal period, which instructs the AP how often it should change the
encryption keys.
WPA RADIUS: This security mode must work with a RADIUS server using EAP –TLS or
PEAP for user authentication. To use WPA RADIUS, select the type of encryption
method you want to use, TKIP or AES. Enter the RADIUS server’s IP address and port
number (default is 1812), along with the authentication shared key by the AP and the
server.
Enter the Key Renewal period, which instructs the AP how often it should change the
encryption keys.
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Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel button to cancel your changes. For additional information, click
Help.
Advanced Wireless Settings
This section provides AP’s advanced wireless settings. These settings should be
adjusted carefully. Any improper settings will affect the AP’s wireless performance.
Advanced Wireless
Wireless-A Settings
Authentication Type:
Open System: This is default setting, those wireless clients that NOT use a WEP key for
authentication. Shared Key: This option means the wireless clients use a WEP key for
authentication. Shared Key is only available if the WEP option is implemented.
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Transmission Rate: The data transmission rate should be set depending on the speed
of your wireless network. You can select a proper transmission speeds to fit your
wireless clients requirement, or you can select Auto (Default) to have the AP
automatically adjust one the fastest and suitable data rate to fit network status at the
time. Usually this function can be named Auto-Fallback feature. Auto-Fallback will
treat one best connection rate between the AP and a wireless client. The default value
is Auto (Default).
Transmission Power: This option provides the AP’s RFoutput power adjustment. To
minimize the possibility of eavesdropping by unauthorized wireless users, suggest to
decrease the transmission power with a needed by your wireless environment. By
drop down menu, you can select the appropriate level, Full (Default), Half, Quarter,
Eighth, or Min. The default is Full (Default).
Antenna Select: This option provides antenna setting for which one you would like to
set as TX/RX antenna. Using Diversity setting is proposed.
ACK Timeout: The Acknowledgement Timeout means from remote to local data
transmission, one parameter to control both acknowledging action to guaranty those
packets have already be received. Usually, for short distance, keep default setting is
proposed. If there is long distance application, have minor increased with this
parameter will be proposed.
Beacon Interval: The Beacon Interval value indicates the frequency interval of the
beacon. Enter a value between 20 and 1000. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the AP
to synchronize the wireless network. The default value is 100.
DTIM Interval: This value indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication
Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next
window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. When the AP has buffered
broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a
DTIM Interval value. Its clients hear the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast
and multicast messages.
The default value is 1.
Fragmentation Threshold: This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before
data is fragmented into multiple packets. If you experience a high packet error rate,
you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold. Setting the Fragmentation
Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. Only minor reduction of
the default value is recommended. In most cases, it should remain at its default value
of 2346.
Beacon interval: The data transmitted on your wireless network that keeps the
network synchronized.
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DTIM: A message included in data packets that can increase wireless efficiency.
Fragmentation: Breaking a packet into smaller units when transmitting over a network
medium that cannot support the original size of the packet.
RTS Threshold: Using this setting can regulate your wireless network if you experience
any inconsistent data flow situation, only by minor adjustment of the default value,
the default value 2346 is recommended. The RTS/CTS mechanism will not be enabled
if your wireless network packet less than RTS threshold value. The AP sends Request
to Send (RTS) frames to a particular receiving station and negotiates the sending of a
data frame. After receiving an RTS, the wireless station responds with a Clear to Send
(CTS) frame to acknowledge the right to begin transmission. The RTS Threshold value
should keep at its default value of 2346.
Wireless-B/G Settings
Authentication Type:
Open System: This is default setting, those wireless clients that NOT use a WEP key for
authentication. Shared Key: This option means the wireless clients use a WEP key for
authentication. Shared Key is only available if the WEP option is implemented.
Transmission Rate: The data transmission rate should be set depending on the speed
of your wireless network. You can select a proper transmission speeds to fit your
wireless clients requirement, or you can select Auto (Default) to have the AP
automatically adjust one the fastest and suitable data rate to fit network status at the
time. Usually this function can be named Auto-Fallback feature. Auto-Fallback will
treat one best connection rate between the AP and a wireless client. The default value
is Auto (Default).
Transmission Power: This option provides the AP’s RF output power adjustment. To
minimize the possibility of eavesdropping by unauthorized wireless users, suggest to
decrease the transmission power with a needed by your wireless environment. By
drop down menu, you can select the appropriate level, Full (Default), Half, Quarter,
Eighth, or Min. The default is Full (Default).
Antenna Select: This option provides antenna setting for which one you would like to
set as TX/RX antenna. Using Diversity setting is proposed.
ACK Timeout: The Acknowledgement Timeout means from remote to local data
transmission, one parameter to control both acknowledging action to guaranty those
packets have already be received. Usually, for short distance, keep default setting is
proposed. If there is long distance application, have minor increased with this
parameter will be proposed.
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Beacon Interval: The Beacon Interval value indicates the frequency interval of the
beacon. Enter a value between 20 and 1000. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the AP
to synchronize the wireless network. The default value is 100.
DTIM Interval: This value indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication
Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next
window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. When the AP has buffered
broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a
DTIM Interval value. Its clients hear the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast
and multicast messages.
The default value is 1.
Fragmentation Threshold: This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before
data is fragmented into multiple packets. If you experience a high packet error rate,
you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold. Setting the Fragmentation
Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. Only minor reduction of
the default value is recommended. In most cases, it should remain at its default value
of 2346.
RTS /CTS Threshold: Using this setting can regulate your wireless network if you
experience any inconsistent data flow situation, only by minor adjustment of the
default value, the default value 2346 is recommended. The RTS/CTS mechanism will
not be enabled if your wireless network packet less than RTS threshold value. The AP
sends Request to Send (RTS) frames to a particular receiving station and negotiates
the sending of a data frame. After receiving an RTS, the wireless station responds with
a Clear to Send (CTS) frame to acknowledge the right to begin transmission. The RTS
Threshold value should keep at its default value of 2346.
Short Preamble: This setting is for 11b clients, usually set short value will enhance your
WLAN performance for 11b client, however the 11b clients must have same feature as
well.
Allow 2.4GHz 54Mbps Station Only: In order to keep high performance for this WLAN,
set this option Enable will only allow stations with 54Mbps data rate to associate this
AP.
RTS/CTS Protection Mode: CTS (Clear-To-Send) Protection Mode should be set to
Auto (Default). The AP will automatically use CTS Protection Mode when the
Wireless-G products are experiencing severe problems and are not able to transmit to
the AP in an environment with heavy 802.11b traffic. This function boosts the AP’s
ability to catch all Wireless-G transmissions but will severely decrease the
performance. If you do not want to use CTS Protection Mode at all, select Disabled.
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RTS/CTS Protection Rate: This setting is set the rate of RTS/CTS while protection mode
is enabled.
RTS/CTS Protection Type: This protection mode provides 2 types, one is RTS/CTS and
other is CTS only. Generally, using CTS only is able to fulfill most of environment.
Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel to cancel your changes. For additional information, click Help.
Administration: Management
This section allows the network’s administrator to manage specific AP functions for
access and security.
Management
UserName: The login username, default value is blank(null).
Password: The login password, default value is admin.
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Re-enter to Confirm: You can change the AP’s password from here. Enter a new
AP password and then type it again in the Re-enter to Confirm field to confirm.
Enable Telnet: Enable this checkbox can to perform Telnet configuration.
Backup and Restore
Backup Settings: To back up the AP’s configuration, click this button and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Restore Settings: To restore the AP’s configuration, click this button and follow the
on-screen instructions.
(You must have previously backed up the AP’s configuration.)
Change these settings as described here and click the Apply button to apply your
changes or click Cancel to cancel your changes. For additional information, click Help.
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Administration: Reboot AP
AP Reboot: Click this button to initialize this device.
Administration: Firmware Upgrade
This Firmware Upgrade screen allows you to upgrade the AP’s firmware. Do not
upgrade the firmware unless you are experiencing problems with the AP or the new
firmware has a feature you want to use.
Firmware Upgrade
Please select a file to upgrade: In the field provided, enter the name of the extracted
firmware upgrade file, or click the Browse button to find this file.
Start to Upgrade: After you have selected the appropriate file, click this button for
upgrade.
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Administration: Factory Defaults
This Factory Defaults allows you to restore the AP’s configuration to its factory default
settings.
Factory Defaults
Restore Factory Defaults: Click this button to reset all configuration settings to their
default values. Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are
restored.
Status: Local Network
The Local Network screen on the Status Tab displays the status of your network.
Identity
Device Name: The device name for user identification.
Firmware Version: The current AP firmware version display here.
Local Area Network
Local MAC Address: This is the AP’s local physical MAC Address.
Connection Type: The current IP address type --- Dynamic or Static.
IP Address: The current AP’s IP address.
Subnet Mask: This is AP’s local subnet mask.
Default Gateway: This is the local network gateway IP.
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Status: Wireless Network
The Wireless Network screen on the Status Tab displays the information of your
Wireless networks.
Wireless-A Settings
MAC Address: This is the AP’s Wireless-A band MAC Address.
Mode: This mode is displaying the current status of Wireless-A band network. Enabled
means the A band network is ON.
Turbo Mode: This mode is displaying the turbo mode status. (Enabled/Disabled)
SSID: This displays the AP’s current Wireless-A SSID string.
Broadcast SSID: This displays the AP’s SSID Broadcast status.
Channel: The current A band channel you are using.
Wireless-B/G Settings
MAC Address: This is the AP’s Wireless-G band MAC Address.
Mode: This mode is displaying the current status of Wireless-B/G band network.
Enabled means the B/G band network is ON.
Radio Policy: This displays the Wireless-G band network mode.
SSID: This displays the AP’s current Wireless-B/G SSID string.
Broadcast SSID: This displays the AP’s SSID Broadcast status.
Channel: The current G band channel you are using.
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Status: Wireless Statistics
Wireless Statistics: This displays the AP and stations that are currently part of the BSS.
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