WS320 Wireless Repeater
User Guide
WS320 Wireless Repeater
User Guide
Issue
01
Date
2010-08-16
Part Number
202302
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Contents
1 Warnings and Precautions.................................................. 1
2 Function Overview............................................................... 8
3 Setting Up a Wireless Connection...................................... 9
Setting Up a Wireless Connection Through the WPS Button ................ 10
Setting Up a Wireless Connection Through the Web-Based Configuration
Utility ...................................................................................................... 17
4 Maintaining the WS320...................................................... 27
Logging In to the Advanced Configuration Webpage............................ 27
Connecting to a New Wireless Network................................................. 28
Changing the IP Address of the LAN Interface...................................... 29
Restoring Default Settings ...................................................................... 30
5 FAQs ................................................................................... 30
6 Appendix ............................................................................ 35
Hardware Features .................................................................................. 35
Default Settings....................................................................................... 37
Technical Specifications ......................................................................... 38
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1 Warnings and Precautions
To use the device properly and safely, read these warnings and precautions
carefully and strictly observe them during operation. Unless otherwise specified,
the term "device" refers to the device and its accessories.
Basic Requirements
z During storage, transportation, and operation of the device, keep it dry and
prevent it from colliding with other objects.
z Do not dismantle the device. In case of any fault, contact an authorized service
center for assistance or repair.
z Without authorization, no organization or individual can change the
mechanical, safety, or performance design of the device.
z When using the device, observe all applicable laws and regulations and respect
the legal rights of other people.
Environmental Requirements for Using the Device
z Keep the device far from sources of heat and fire, such as a heater or a candle.
z Keep the device far from electronic appliances that generate strong magnetic or
electric fields, such as a microwave oven or a refrigerator.
z Place the device in a cool and well-ventilated indoor area. Do not expose the
device to direct sunlight.
z Do not block the openings on the device with any object. Reserve a minimum
space of 10 cm around the device for heat dissipation.
z Do not place any object (such as a candle or a water container) on the device. If
any foreign object or liquid enters the device, stop using the device
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immediately, power it off, remove all the cables connected to it, and then
contact an authorized service center.
z During thunderstorms, power off the device, and then remove all the cables
connected to it to prevent it from getting damaged due to lightning strikes.
Precautions for Using Wireless Devices
z When using the device, ensure that the antenna of the device is at least 20 cm
away from all persons.
z Do not use the device where using wireless devices is prohibited or may cause
interference or danger.
z The radio waves generated by the device may interfere with the operation of
electronic medical devices. If you are using any electrical medical device,
contact its manufacturer for the restrictions on the use of the device.
z Do not take the device into operating rooms, intensive care units (ICUs), or
coronary care units (CCUs).
Areas with Inflammables and Explosives
z Do not use the device where inflammables or explosives are stored, for
example, in a gas station, oil depot, or chemical plant. Otherwise, explosions or
fires may occur. In addition, follow the instructions indicated in text or
symbols.
z Do not store or transport the device in the same box as inflammable liquids,
gases, or explosives.
Safety of Children
Keep the device and its accessories out of the reach of children. Otherwise, they
may damage the device and its accessories by mistake, or they may swallow the
small components of the device, causing suffocation or other dangerous situations.
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Maintenance
z If the device is not used for a long time, power it off, and then remove all the
cables connected to it.
z If any exception occurs, for example, if the device emits any smoke or unusual
sound or smell, stop using the device immediately, power it off, remove all the
cables connected to it, and then contact an authorized service center.
z Before cleaning the device, stop using it, power it off, and then remove all the
cables connected to it.
z Use a clean, soft, and dry cloth to clean the device shell. Do not use any
cleaning agent or spray to clean the device shell.
Disposal and Recycling Information
This symbol on the device (and any included batteries) indicates
that the device (and any included batteries) should not be disposed
of as normal household garbage. Do not dispose of your device or
batteries as unsorted municipal waste. The device (and any
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recycling or proper disposal at the end of its life.
For more detailed information about the recycling of the device or batteries,
contact your local city office, the household waste disposal service, or the retail
store where you purchased this device.
The disposal of this device is subject to the Waste from Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) Directive of the European Union. The purpose for separating
WEEE and batteries from other waste is to minimize any environmental impact
and health hazard due to the presence of hazardous substances.
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Reduction of Hazardous Substances
This device is compliant with the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and
Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (Regulation No 1907/2006/EC of
the European Parliament and of the Council) and the EU Restriction of Hazardous
Substances (RoHS) Directive (Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament
and of the Council). For more information about the REACH compliance of the
device, visit the Web site www.huaweidevice.com/certification. You are
recommended to visit the Web site regularly for up-to-date information.
EU Regulatory Conformance
This device should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm
between the antenna and all persons.
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Notice: Observe the national local regulations in the location where the device is to
be used. This device may be restricted for use in some or all member states of the
European Union (EU).
Notice: This device may be operated in all member states of the EU.
France: Outdoor use limited to 10 mW e.i.r.p. within the band 2454-2483.5 MHz.
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2 Function Overview
HUAWEI WS320 Wireless Repeater (hereinafter referred to as the WS320) is a
wireless signal repeater that can work with a wireless router to extend the wireless
network coverage. The following figure shows the network connection between
the WS320 and other related devices. The PC in Room C on the second floor is
some distance from the wireless router in Room A on the first floor. The WS320 is
used to process the wireless signals transmitted between the PC and the wireless
router. Thus, a wireless network can be established.
1 Wireless router
2 WS320
3 and 4 PCs with a wireless network adapter installed on each
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3 Setting Up a Wireless Connection
When using the WS320, you need to set up a wireless connection between the
WS320 and the wireless router only. Then the PC can connect to the wireless
network extended by the WS320 as it connects to the wireless network
implemented by the wireless router. You need to connect the WS320 to the
wireless network for only one time. Then when you restart the WS320, the WS320
will automatically connect to the wireless network that it connected to last time.
Suppose that you are in the network environment as shown in the following figure.
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B
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C
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A
Your PC is placed in Room A and it is connected to a wireless network. Because
Room C is far from the wireless router and wireless signals are blocked by several
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walls, the PC in Room C cannot connect to the wireless network. Room B is
between Room A and Room C.
Now you want the PC in Room C to connect to the wireless network also. The
WS320 supports two methods of setting up a wireless connection. You can choose
one of the following configuration methods based on your installation
environment and operation habit.
Setting Up a Wireless Connection Through the WPS
Button
If your wireless router supports the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) function
implemented through Push Button Configuration (PBC), you can quickly set up a
wireless connection between the WS320 and the wireless router by pressing the
WPS button.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup, abbreviated to WPS, is a standard used for
simplifying the security settings of a wireless network. Through the
WPS function, you can securely connect your wireless terminal to a
wireless network without entering the name and password of the
network.
To set up the wireless connection, do as follows:
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Step 1 Power on the wireless router in Room A. On the wireless router, ensure
that the wireless network function and the WPS function implemented
through PBC are enabled.
The method of configuring a wireless network on a router varies with the
routers produced by different manufacturers. For details about the
configuration method, see the wireless router operation guide provided by
the manufacturer.
C
B
A
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Step 2 In Room A, connect the WS320 to a power socket near the wireless
router.
After the WS320 is powered on, the indicator on the panel turns red,
indicating that the WS320 is being started. Wait for about one minute.
Then the indicator of the WS320 turns solid yellow, indicating that the
WS320 has been started but not connected to the wireless router.
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Step 3 Press the WPS button of the wireless router to start the WPS negotiation
of the router. Press and hold the WPS button of the WS320 for over 1s
within two minutes, and then release the button.
At this time, the indicator of the WS320 blinks in yellow, indicating that
the WS320 is trying to connect to the wireless router through the WPS
function. Wait for a moment (generally about 20s and less than 120s).
When the indicator of the WS320 turns solid green, it indicates that the
WS320 successfully connects to the wireless router through the wireless
network.
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If the indicator turns solid yellow after blinking in yellow, it indicates
that the WS320 fails to connect to the wireless network. For a solution,
see 5 "FAQs."
Step 4 Unplug the WS320 in Room A, and then plug it into a power socket in
Room B.
After the WS320 is powered on, the indicator on the panel turns on in red,
indicating that the WS320 is being started. Wait for about one minute.
Then the indicator of the WS320 blinks in yellow, indicating that the
WS320 is trying to connect to the wireless network. When it successfully
connects to the wireless network, the indicator of the WS320 turns solid
green.
If the indicator turns solid yellow after blinking in yellow, it indicates that
the WS320 fails to connect to the wireless network. In this case, adjust the
position of the WS320, placing the WS320 near the wireless router.
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Step 5 Place the PC in Room C. After being started, the PC automatically
connects to the wireless network extended by the WS320. At this moment,
the extended network can be used the same as that implemented in Room
A.
If you want to connect another PC to the wireless network, you can
directly connect the PC to the wireless network in Room C. For the
method of manually configuring a wireless connection on the PC, see
5 "FAQs."
C
B
A
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Setting Up a Wireless Connection Through the
Web-Based Configuration Utility
If your wireless router does not support the WPS function, you can manually
connect the WS320 to the wireless router by using the Web-based configuration
utility.
You need to access the Web-based configuration utility through the wireless
network of the WS320. By default, an unencrypted wireless network has been
configured on the WS320. The service set identifier (SSID) of the wireless
network is Repeater. When you use the WS320 for the first time, you can connect
to the default wireless network to access the Web-based configuration utility of the
WS320.
Suppose that the wireless SSID of the wireless router is AP. To set up a wireless
connection, do as follows:
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Step 1 Power on the wireless router in Room A. Ensure that the wireless network
function of the wireless router is enabled.
C
B
SSID: AP
A
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Step 2 In Room A, connect the WS320 to a power socket near the wireless router.
Wait for about one minute until the WS320 is started.
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Step 3 In Room A, log in to the quick configuration webpage of the WS320 on
the PC.
1. Set up a wireless connection between the PC and the WS320. The
SSID of the wireless network to be connected is Repeater. For the
method of manually configuring a wireless connection on the PC, see
5 "FAQs."
2. Configure the network connection of the PC, enabling the PC to obtain
an IP address automatically.
3. Launch the browser on the PC. Enter http://192.168.1.254 in the
address bar, and then press Enter.. The quick configuration webpage
of the WS320 is displayed.
C
B
SSID: AP
SSID: Repeater
A
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Step 4 On the quick configuration webpage of the WS320, set up a connection
between the WS320 and the wireless router.
1. Click Manual Connecting.
The WS320 searches for wireless network signals. Wait patiently until
the browser displays a wireless network list.
2. In the wireless network list, click the row of the wireless network
whose SSID is AP.
If the SSID of the wireless network is hidden, you need to enter the
SSID in the lower SSID text box.
3. In the Settings area, set the connection parameters of the wireless
network.
4. Click Connect to connect the WS320 to the wireless network with the
SSID of AP.
Wait for a moment (within 30 seconds). When the indicator of the
WS320 turns solid green after blinking in yellow, it indicates that the
WS320 successfully connects to the wireless router through the
wireless network.
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z If the indicator turns solid yellow after blinking in yellow, it
indicates that the WS320 fails to connect to the wireless network.
In this case, try to connect to the wireless network again on the
quick configuration webpage.
z If the indicator turns solid yellow and the browser cannot display
the quick configuration webpage, press the reset button on the
panel of the WS320 to restore the WS320 to the default settings.
Then log in to the quick configuration webpage of the WS320
again.
z On the wireless router, when the security mode of the wireless
network is set to Open and the encryption mode is set to WEP, if
you enter a wrong WEP password, the WS320 can connect to the
wireless network but cannot normally communicate with the
wireless router. This problem is caused by the defect of the
wireless network protocol. To ensure normal communication, you
must enter the correct WEP password.
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Step 5 Configure the wireless connection of the PC again. Set the PC to connect
to the wireless network with the SSID of AP.
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Step 6 Unplug the WS320 in Room A, and then plug it into a power socket in
Room B.
B SSID: AP
C
A
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Step 7 Place the PC in Room C. After being started, the PC automatically
connects to the wireless network extended by the WS320. At this moment,
the extended network can be used the same as that implemented in Room
A.
After the WS320 sets up a wireless connection with the wireless
router, the SSID named Repeater is disabled. If you want to use this
SSID to access the Web configuration utility of the WS320 again, you
need to enable the SSID by restoring the WS320 to the default settings.
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4 Maintaining the WS320
Logging In to the Advanced Configuration Webpage
By default, most parameters are preset on the WS320 for supporting the network
applications in general conditions. To view the working status or to change the
parameters of the WS320, you can log in to the advanced configuration webpage.
You need to access the advanced configuration webpage through the wireless
network of the WS320. To log in to the advanced configuration webpage, you can
also do as follows:
When the WS320 Is Not Connected to the Wireless Router
Step 1 Set up a wireless connection between the PC and the WS320.
– When the WS320 is not connected to the wireless router: The SSID of
the wireless network to be connected is Repeater.
– When the WS320 is connected to the wireless router: The SSID of the
wireless network of your PC is the same as that of the wireless network
of the wireless router.
Step 2 Set the network connection of the PC and ensure that the IP address of the
PC is in the same network segment as the IP address of the WS320 local
area network (LAN) interface.
By default, the IP address of the WS320 LAN interface is 192.168.1.254
and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. If the IP address of the LAN
interface is not changed, you can set the IP address and subnet mask of the
PC to 192.168.1.101 and 255.255.255.0 respectively.
When the WS320 is not connected to the wireless router, you can
configure the network connection of the PC to obtain an IP address
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automatically.
Step 3 Launch the browser on the PC. Enter http://192.168.1.254 in the address
bar, and then press Enter.
Step 4 In the upper right corner of the quick configuration webpage, click
Advanced.
Step 5 In the login dialog box, enter the user name (admin by default) and the
password (admin by default), and then click Login.
After the password is verified, you can access the advanced configuration
webpage.
Connecting to a New Wireless Network
After the WS320 is connected to the wireless network of a wireless router, if you
want to connect the WS320 to the wireless network of another wireless router, you
can press the WPS button.
To connect to a new wireless network, you can also do as follows by using the
Web-based configuration utility:
Step 1 Log in to the advanced configuration webpage of the WS320.
Step 2 In the navigation tree, choose Settings > Repeater to display the
configuration page.
Step 3 On the configuration page, click Client.
Step 4 Select the wireless network to be connected to from WLAN AP List.
Step 5 In the Settings area, set the connection parameters of the wireless
network.
Step 6 In the lower right corner, click Connect.
When the connection is set up successfully, Connection Status in the
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Connection Status area at bottom of the page is displayed as Connected.
When powered on in the future, the WS320 will automatically connect to
the wireless network you have set.
After the WS320 is connected to a new wireless network, you need to
configure the wireless connection of your PC again and then connect the
PC to the new wireless network.
Changing the IP Address of the LAN Interface
The IP address of the LAN interface is the IP address entered in the address bar of
the browser before you log in to the Web-based configuration utility. To change
the IP address, do as follows after you log in to the Web-based configuration
utility:
Step 1 Log in to the advanced configuration webpage of the WS320.
Step 2 In the navigation tree, choose Settings > LAN to display the
configuration page.
Step 3 In the IP address text box, enter the new IP address.
Step 4 In the Subnet mask text box, enter the subnet mask.
Step 5 Click Submit.
When changing the IP address of the WS320 LAN interface, ensure
that the new IP address does not conflict with the IP address of another
device that is connected to the WS320.
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Restoring Default Settings
After you restore the default settings, your customized data will be
lost. Therefore, use this function with caution.
When the WS320 is powered on, press and hold the reset button of the WS320 for
over 1s by using an object with a sharp point (such as a pin), and then release the
button. Then the WS320 automatically restarts and the default settings are restored.
After you release the reset button, the indicator of the WS320 turns off and then
changes to solid red, indicating that the WS320 is restarted after the default
settings are restored.
To restore the default settings, you can also do as follows after logging in to the
advanced configuration webpage:
Step 1 In the navigation tree, choose Maintenance > Reset to display the system
reboot page.
Step 2 Click Restore Default Settings.
5 FAQs
Can I set up a wireless connection between my PC and the WS320 by pressing
the WPS button of the WS320?
No, you cannot. The WPS button of the WS320 can be used only for setting up
a wireless connection between the WS320 and a wireless router.
After I access a wireless network, if the PC is not moved, the network
connection is stable; if the PC is moved, the network cannot be accessed
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sometimes. In this case, what should I do?
If the PC is moved, the wireless network adapter of the PC will automatically
switch between wireless network signals. In this case, wait until the PC
reestablishes the wireless connection. If the PC cannot automatically connect
to a wireless network, you need to configure the wireless connection of the PC
again.
After you extend the wireless network by using the WS320, two wireless
networks with the same name are available in your home: One network is set
up by the wireless router, and the other one is set up by the WS320. When the
PC is being moved, the signal strength of the two networks searched for by the
wireless network adapter of the PC changes. The wireless network adapter
automatically detects and switches to the wireless network with stronger
signal strength. During the network switch process, the data transmission on
the wireless connection will be interrupted.
If the network adapter does not support the network switch function, the
wireless connection cannot be reestablished automatically and you need to
configure a wireless connection again.
When my PC has connected to the wireless network of the WS320 and
automatically obtained an IP address, is the IP address allocated by the WS320
or the wireless router?
If the WS320 has not set up a wireless connection with the wireless router, the
IP address is allocated by the WS320; otherwise, the IP address is allocated by
the wireless router.
How can I configure a wireless connection on the PC to be connected to a
wireless network?
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You can configure a wireless network connection by using the software
delivered with the wireless network adapter. If a Windows OS is installed on
your PC, you can use the wireless connection configuration software provided
by the Window OS. The following procedure takes Windows XP as an
example and describes how to configure a wireless connection.
Step 1 Enable the wireless configuration service supported by Window XP.
1. Right-click My Computer, and then choose Manage from the
shortcut menu.
2. In the left pane of the Computer Management window, choose
Computer Management (Local) > Services and Applications >
Services.
3. From the services listed in the right pane of the Computer
Management window, right-click Wireless Zero Configuration,
and then choose Properties from the shortcut menu.
4. In the Wireless Zero Configuration Properties (Local
Computer) dialog box, check whether Service status is Started. If
not, click the Start button.
5. Click OK to close the dialog box. Then, close the Computer
Management window.
Step 2 Configure the wireless network connection on your PC.
1. Choose Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications
> Network Connections.
2. In the Network Connections window, right-click Wireless
Network Connection, and then choose Properties from the shortcut
menu.
3. In the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box,
click Wireless Networks.
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4. Select Use Windows to configure my wireless network
settings.
5. Click View Wireless Networks.
6. In the Wireless Network Connection dialog box, select the
wireless network to be connected to from the wireless network list,
and then click Connect in the lower right corner of the dialog box.
7. In the displayed dialog box, enter the network access password,
and then click Connect.
After the password is verified, Connected appears on the icon of the
wireless network in the wireless network list, which indicates that
your PC is connected to the wireless network.
8. Close the Wireless Network Connection dialog box.
9. In the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box,
click OK.
How can I quickly restore the WS320 to the default settings?
When the WS320 is powered on, press and hold the reset button of the WS320
for over 1s by using an object with a sharp point (such as a pin), and then
release the button. Then the WS320 automatically restarts and the default
settings are restored.
Does the WPS function have any special requirement on the wireless
encryption settings of a wireless router?
The WPS function has no special requirement on the wireless encryption
settings; however, it is recommended that you use the Wi-Fi Protected Access
2–Pre-shared key (WPA2-PSK) security mode together with the Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) encryption rather than the Wired Equivalent
Privacy (WEP) encryption method for accessing a wireless network. The
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reasons are as follows: If a wireless network is not encrypted or encrypted by
using WEP, the security performance is poor. In addition, on some wireless
routers, the WPS function is forcibly disabled when the WEP encryption is
used for accessing a wireless network.
If several SSIDs are enabled on my wireless router, when the WS320 tries to
connect to a wireless network by using the WPS function, which wireless
network does the WS320 connect to?
This depends on the design of the wireless router. Generally, by using the
WPS function, the wireless router tries to connect to the wireless terminal with
the SSID numbered 1.
If my wireless router does not support the WPS function, how can I set up a
connection between the WS320 and the router?
You can manually connect the WS320 to the wireless network of the wireless
router by using the Web-based configuration utility of the WS320.
If the WS320 fails to connect to the wireless network of a wireless router after
I press and hold the WPS button, what should I do?
Step 1 Ensure that only one wireless router has started the WPS negotiation
at a particular moment.
Step 2 Ensure that only one WS320 is trying to connect to the wireless router
through the WPS function at a particular moment.
Step 3 On the wireless router, ensure that the wireless network function and
the WPS function implemented through PBC are enabled. Note that
on some wireless routers, the WPS function is forcibly disabled when
the encryption mode of the wireless network is WEP or when the
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SSID of the wireless network is hidden.
Step 4 On the wireless router, ensure that the MAC filtering function does
not prohibit the WS320 from connecting to the wireless router.
Step 5 Check the positions of the wireless router and the WS320. Keep them
away from the electric appliances, such as microwave ovens,
refrigerators, or cordless telephones, which generate strong magnetic
or electric fields.
Step 6 It is recommended that you place the wireless router and the WS320
in an open space. Although radio signals can pass through obstacles,
passing through too many obstacles such as cement or wooden walls
can affect the transmission of wireless signals of a wireless network.
Step 7 Adjust the position of the WS320, placing the WS320 near the
wireless router.
6 Appendix
Hardware Features
The following figure shows the positions of the interface, buttons, and indicator of
the WS320.
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1
2
3
4
The following table describes the interface, buttons, and indicator of the WS320.
No.
1
Description
Reset button: used to restore the default settings of the WS320.
When the WS320 is powered on, press and hold the reset button of
the WS320 for over 1s, and then release it. Then the WS320
automatically restarts and the default settings are restored.
2
Power plug: used to connect to a power socket.
3
WPS button: used to start the WPS negotiation of the WS320 to set
up a wireless connection between the WS320 and a wireless router.
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No.
4
Description
Status indicator: located in the middle of the WPS button and used to
indicate the working status of the WS320. For details about the status
indicator, see the following table.
The following table describes the functions of the indicator.
Color
Red
Yellow
Green
Status
Solid on
Description
The WS320 is being started.
Blinking
The WS320 is updating software.
Solid on
The WS320 has been started but not connected to a
wireless router.
Blinking
The WS320 is trying to set up a wireless connection
with a wireless router.
Solid on
The WS320 has set up a wireless connection with a
wireless router.
Default Settings
Parameter
IP address of the LAN interface
Default Value
192.168.1.254
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Parameter
Default Value
Subnet mask of the LAN interface
255.255.255.0
User name used to log in to the
Web-based configuration utility
admin
Password used to log in to the
Web-based configuration utility
admin
Wireless network name (SSID)
Repeater
Wireless network password
None. No password required for
connection
Technical Specifications
Item
Specification
Entire-device power
supply
100–240 V AC
Entire-device power
consumption
<5W
Working temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Working humidity
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (L × W × H)
76 mm × 42 mm × 59 mm
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Item
Specification
Weight
About 61 g
Wireless networking
standards
802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n (2.4–2.4835 GHz)
Wireless network
coverage
Maximum distance of 150 m from the WS320 to a
wireless router (with no obstacle and interference
between)
Wireless data rates
802.11b
1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 5.5 Mbit/s, and
11 Mbit/s
802.11g
6 Mbit/s, 9 Mbit/s, 12 Mbit/s, 18
Mbit/s, 24 Mbit/s, 36 Mbit/s, 48
Mbit/s, and 54 Mbit/s
802.11n (a
1T × 1R
antenna
used)
6 Mbit/s, 6.5 Mbit/s, 13.0 Mbit/s,
13.5 Mbit/s, 19.5 Mbit/s, 26.0
Mbit/s, 27.0 Mbit/s, 39.0 Mbit/s,
40.5 Mbit/s, 52.0 Mbit/s, 54.0
Mbit/s, 58.5 Mbit/s, 65.0 Mbit/s,
81.0 Mbit/s, 108.0 Mbit/s, 121.5
Mbit/s, and 135.0 Mbit/s
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