DG-WA3000N - Smartlink Network Systems Ltd

DG-WA3000N
300Mbps Wireless LAN Access Point
User Manual
V1.1
2012-02-15
As our products undergo continuous development the specifications are subject to change without prior notice
DG-WA3000N User Manual
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damages resulting from any defect in the software. Further, this company reserves
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Trademarks:
DIGISOL™ is a trademark of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd. All other trademarks
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Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install
and use it. However, special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock
and static electricity when working with electrical equipment. All guidelines of this
and of the computer manufacturer must therefore be allowed at all times to ensure
the safe use of the equipment.
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Federal Communication Commission
Interference Statement
FCC Part 15
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limitations are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into a different outlet from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult your local distributors or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
• Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with
emission limits
Changes or modifications to the equipment, which are not approved by the
party responsible for compliance could affect the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
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FCC Caution
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided
instructions and a minimum 20 cm spacing must be provided between
computer mounted antenna and person’s body (excluding extremities of
hands, wrist and feet) during wireless modes of operation.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the authority to operate equipment.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radiation Exposure
Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the
FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna shall
not be less than 20cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating
in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
The equipment version marketed in US is restricted to usage of the channels
1-11 only.
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R&TTE Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with all the requirements of DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC
OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of March 9, 1999
on Radio Equipment And Telecommunication Terminal Equipment and the
mutual recognition of their conformity (R&TTE).
The R&TTE Directive repeals and replaces in the directive 98/13/EEC
(Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and Satellite Earth Station
Equipment) As of April 8, 2000.
Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who
install and use it. However, special attention must be paid to the dangers of
electric shock and static electricity when working with electrical equipment.
All guidelines of this and of the computer manufacture must therefore be
allowed at all times to ensure the safe use of the equipment.
EU Countries Intended for Use
The ETSI version of this device is intended for home and office use in
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the
United Kingdom.
The ETSI version of this device is also authorized for use in EFTA member
states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
EU Countries Not intended for use: None.
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Index
1. Product Information ..............................................................................8
1-1 PRODUCT INTRODUCTION................................................................................... 8
1-2 SAFETY INFORMATION ........................................................................................ 9
1-3 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................. 10
1-4 PACKAGE CONTENTS ........................................................................................ 11
1-5 GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR NEW WIRELESS ACCESS POINT ............................. 12
2. System and Network Setup ..................................................................14
2-1 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE INSTALLATION .................................................... 14
2-2 CONNECTING TO WIRELESS ACCESS POINT USING WEB BROWSER.................. 26
2-2-1 Windows 95/98 IP address setup...........................................................................27
2-2-2 Windows 2000 IP address setup............................................................................29
2-2-3 Windows XP IP address setup...............................................................................31
2-2-4 Windows Vista IP address setup............................................................................33
2-2-5 Connecting to Web Management Interface by web browser ...............................35
2-3 VIEW SYSTEM STATUS AND INFORMATION....................................................... 37
2-4 SELECT AN OPERATING MODE FOR WIRELESS ACCESS POINT ....................... 39
2-4-1 AP Mode ................................................................................................................41
2-4-1-1 Multiple ESSID ...............................................................................................43
2-4-2 Station-Infrastructure ...........................................................................................45
2-4-2-1 Wireless Site Survey........................................................................................47
2-4-3 AP Bridge-Point to Point Mode ............................................................................48
2-4-4 AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point Mode..................................................................50
2-4-5 AP Bridge-WDS Mode ..........................................................................................52
2-4-6 Universal Repeater................................................................................................55
2-5 WPS SETTING ................................................................................................... 58
2-6 ADVANCED WIRELESS SETTINGS ...................................................................... 61
2-7 WIRELESS SECURITY ........................................................................................ 64
2-7-1 Disable Security ....................................................................................................67
2-7-2 WEP.......................................................................................................................68
2-7-3 WPA Pre-shared Key .............................................................................................70
2-7-4 WPA RADIUS .......................................................................................................71
2-7-5 802.1x Authentication...........................................................................................73
2-8 RADIUS SERVER ................................................................................................ 75
2-9 MAC FILTERING ............................................................................................... 78
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2-10 SYSTEM UTILITY ............................................................................................. 81
2-10-1 Change Password................................................................................................81
2-10-2 IP Address of the Wireless Access Point.............................................................83
2-10-3 DHCP Server.......................................................................................................85
3. Advanced Configuration......................................................................87
3-1 CONFIGURATION BACKUP AND RESTORE ......................................................... 87
3-2 FIRMWARE UPGRADE ........................................................................................ 89
3-3 SYSTEM RESET (RESTART) ............................................................................... 91
4. Appendix...............................................................................................93
4-1 HARDWARE SPECIFICATION.............................................................................. 93
4-2 TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................................... 94
4-3 GLOSSARY ......................................................................................................... 96
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1. Product Information
1-1 Product Introduction
Thank you for purchasing DG-WA3000N wireless LAN Access Point! With this
high cost-efficiency wireless Access Point, computers and wireless devices which
are compatible with IEEE 802.11n can connect to existing wired Ethernet network,
at the speed of up to 300Mbps.
With Quick Setup installation procedure, any computer user can setup a wireless
network environment in very short time - within minutes, even inexperienced users.
Just follow the instructions given in this user manual, you can complete the setup
procedure.
Other features of this Access Point include:
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Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless network standards - works with
other 802.11b/g/n wireless devices.
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High speed wireless network, six times faster than conventional 802.11g
wireless network (up to 300Mbps).
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Allows wireless devices to connect to existing wired network and share
network resources.
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Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless data encryption.
Supports RADIUS server, only allows users listed in your authorization
server to use wireless network.
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Supports MAC address filtering (Only allows specific wireless device of
your choice to connect to this Access Point).
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Supports DHCP server function.
Supports point-to-point and point-to-multi point bridge function.
Supports WDS (Wireless Distributed System) repeater mode.
Supports Universal Repeater mode.
Supports AP Client mode.
Supports four sets of ESSID to group the different wireless networks.
Supports hidden SSID function.
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Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), simplifies wireless client setup
procedures. Even inexperienced users can setup a wireless network without
network technician’s help!
 Easy to use web-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) for network
configuration and management purposes.
1-2 Safety Information
In order to keep the safety of users and your property, please follow the safety
instructions mentioned below:
1. This Access Point is designed for indoor use only; DO NOT place this Access
Point outdoor.
2. DO NOT place this Access Point close to a hot or humid area, like kitchen or
bathroom. Also, do not leave this Access Point in the car during summer.
3. DO NOT pull any connected cable with force; disconnect it from the Access Point
first.
4. If you want to place this Access Point at a height or mount on the wall, please
make sure the Access Point is firmly secured. Falling from a height would damage
the Access Point and its accessories and warranty will be void.
5. Accessories of this Access Point, like antenna and power supply, are dangerous to
small children. They may put the small parts in their nose or mouth and it could
cause serious damage to them. KEEP THIS ACCESS POINT OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN!
6. The Access Point will get heated up when used for a long time (This is normal
and is not a malfunction). DO NOT put this Access Point on paper, cloth, or
other flammable materials.
7. There’s no user-serviceable part inside the Access Point. If you find that the
Access Point is not working properly, please contact your dealer of purchase and
ask for help. DO NOT disassemble the Access Point, warranty will be void.
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8. If the Access Point falls into water when it’s powered, DO NOT use your hand to
pick it up. Switch the electrical power off before you do anything, or contact an
experienced electrical technician for help.
9. If you smell something strange or even see some smoke coming out from the
Access Point or power supply, remove the power supply or switch the electrical
power off immediately, and call the dealer of purchase for help.
1-3 System Requirements
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Computer or network devices with wired or wireless network
interface card.
Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or above, Netscape
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Navigator 4.7 or above, Opera web browser, or Safari web browser).
An available AC power socket (100 – 240 V, 50/60Hz)
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1-4 Package Contents
Before you start using this Access Point, please check if there’s anything missing in
the package, and contact your dealer of purchase to claim for missing items:
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DG-WA3000N Wireless Access Point
3dBi dipole antenna (2 Nos.)
Switching Power Adapter (5V DC, 1A)
Rubber feet (4 Nos.)
Quick Installation Guide
Installation Guide CD (includes User Manual & Utility)
Patch cord (1 No.)
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1-5 Get familiar with your new wireless Access Point
Front Panel
LED
Name
PWR
WLAN
LAN
Light
Status
On
LED
Color
Green
On
Off
Flashing
Amber
On
Off
Flashing
Green
Description
The Access Point is switched on and correctly
powered.
Wireless WPS mode is enabled.
Wireless network is switched off.
Wireless LAN activity (transferring or receiving
data).
LAN port is connected.
LAN port is not connected.
LAN activity (transferring or receiving data).
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Back Panel
Interfaces
Antennas
Power
LAN
Reset / WPS
Description
Two reverse SMA antenna connectors for screwing detachable
antennas enclosed with the product.
Power connector, connects to power adapter.
Local Area Network (LAN) port.
Reset the Access Point to factory default settings (clear all
settings) or start WPS function. Press this button and hold for 10
seconds to restore all settings to factory defaults, and press this
button for less than 5 seconds to start WPS function.
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2. System and Network Setup
2-1 Hardware and Software Installation
Please follow the instructions mentioned below to build the network connection
between your new wireless Access Point and your computers, network devices:
Hardware Installation:1. Fix two detachable dipole antennas to the antenna connectors of the Access
Point.
2. Connect the Access Point to ADSL modem, router, or switch/hub in your
network through the LAN port of the Access Point by using Ethernet cable.
3. Connect the power adapter (5V DC, 1A) to the wall socket, and then connect the
other end of it to the ‘Power’ socket of the Access Point.
4. Please check all the LEDs on the front panel. ‘PWR’ LED should be steadily
ON, ‘LAN’ LED should be ON if the Access Point is correctly connected to the
ADSL modem, router or switch/hub. If ‘PWR’ LED is not ON, or any LED you
expected is not ON, please recheck the cabling, or jump to ‘Section 4-2
Troubleshooting’ for possible reasons and solutions.
Note: You must use the power adapter shipped along with the
Access Point. DO NOT use any other power adapter from
other sources.
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Software Installation:
Insert the Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive of notebook/desktop computer.
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Explore the CD and execute the “EZWizard.exe” file. Screen given below will
be displayed. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Connect one end of the network cable to the LAN port on the AP and the other
end to one of the LAN ports on the router. Power ON the router and the AP.
Ensure that all the LED’s on the Access Point are ON. If not, try the above
steps again else click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Enter the AP’s password to log in to the AP. The default password is “1234”. It
is recommended to change the AP’s password to protect it from being
accessed by other users. If you do not wish to change the current password,
you can leave “New Password” and “Confirm New Password” fields blank.
Click ‘Log in’ to continue.
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Configure the IP Address of AP for future management. Click ‘Next’ to
continue.
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Select an operation mode for your Access Point and click ‘Next’. The wizard
will guide you to finish the following corresponding settings.
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Configure the settings for the operation mode you have selected.
Access Point
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Configure the SSID and Channel Number. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Universal Repeater
To configure Root AP’s SSID Click on ‘Site Survey’, a “Wireless Site Survey” window will
appear. Select the wireless router or AP you wish to repeat and click ‘Connect’. Next,
configure a network name in Main SSID for the repeater to be identified.
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AP Client
Click on ‘Site Survey’, “Wireless Site Survey” window will appear. Select the wireless router
or AP you wish to connect and click ‘Connect’, or enter your wireless network’s SSID
manually. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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Point-to-Point / Point-to-MultiPoint / WDS Bridge
Note: Same setup procedure applies to Point-to-Point Bridge, Pointto-MultiPoint Bridge and WDS Bridge modes.
For bridge mode, you need at least two Access Points. We will use Point-to-Point
Bridge as an example.
Select a channel number you wish to use and enter the MAC address of the other Access
Point for the bridge. Click ‘Next’.
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
Configure the wireless security settings. It is recommended to use WPA2-PSK
(AES) which is the most secured encryption for general users.
Then Click ‘Next’.
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Verify the settings you have configured and click ‘Restart’.
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 This will take 60 Seconds. Then Press ‘OK’
 Click ‘Finish’ to complete the installation.
Congratulations! Your Access Point Installation is now
finished.
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2-2 Connecting to wireless Access Point using web browser
After the network connection is setup, next step is to setup the Access Point with
proper network parameters, so it can work properly in your network environment.
Please use the web browser to configure the Access Point. A computer with wired
Ethernet connection to the Access Point is required for this first-time configuration.
Before you start to configure the Access Point, please configure the IP address of the
computer in the same network class as that of the Access Point.
If the operating system of your computer is….
Windows 95/98 - please go to section 2-2-1
Windows 2000 - please go to section 2-2-2
Windows XP
- please go to section 2-2-3
Windows Vista -please go to section 2-2-4
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2-2-1 Windows 95/98 IP address setup
1. Click ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your computer),
then click control panel. Double-click ‘Network’ icon, and Network window will
appear. Select ‘TCP/IP’, then click ‘Properties’.
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2. Select ‘Specify an IP address’, then input the following settings in respective
field:
IP address: 192.168.2.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Click ‘OK’ when finish.
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2-2-2 Windows 2000 IP address setup
1. Click ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your
computer), then click control panel. Double-click ‘Network and Dial-up
Connections’ icon, Right click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and select
‘Properties’, Local Area Connection Properties window will appear. Select
‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’, then click ‘Properties’
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2. Select ‘Use the following IP address’, then input the following
settings in respective field:
IP address: 192.168.2.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.2.1
Click ‘OK’ when finish.
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2-2-3 Windows XP IP address setup
1. Click ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your
computer), then click control panel. Click on ‘‘Network Connections’, Right
click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and select Properties, Local Area
Connection Properties window will appear. Select ‘Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP)’, and then click ‘Properties’.
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2. Select ‘Use the following IP address’, then input the following
settings in respective field:
IP address: 192.168.2.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.2.1
Click ‘OK’ when finish.
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2-2-4 Windows Vista IP address setup
1. Click ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your
computer), then click control panel. Click on ‘View Network Status and
Tasks’, and then click on ‘Manage Network Connections’. Right-click
‘Local Area Connection’, then select ‘Properties’. Local Area Connection
Properties window will appear, select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /
IPv4), and then click ‘Properties’
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2. Select ‘Use the following IP address’, then input the following
settings in respective field:
IP address: 192.168.2.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.2.1
Click ‘OK’ when finish.
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2-2-5 Connecting to Web Management Interface by web browser
All functions and settings of this Access Point must be configured via web
management interface. Please start your web browser, and input ‘192.168.2.1’ in
address bar, then press ‘Enter’ key. The following message should be shown:
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Please input user name and password in the field respectively, default user name is
‘admin’, and default password is ‘1234’, then press ‘OK’ button, and you can see
the web management interface of this Access Point:
NOTE: If you can’t see the web management interface, and you’re
being prompted to input user name and password again, it
means you didn’t input username and password correctly.
Please retype user name and password again. If you’re certain
about the user name and password you typed, please go to
‘Section 4-2 Troubleshooting’ to perform a factory reset, to set
the password back to default value.
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2-3 View System Status and Information
After you are connected to the Access Point by web browser, the first thing you see
is ‘Status and Information’ page. All system and network related information of this
Access Point will be displayed here. The information is very helpful when you want
to know the detailed information of your Access Point, and when you try to fix the
communication problem between this Access Point and other wired / wireless
computer / devices.
You can click ‘Home’ on the left, and the system status and Information will be
displayed, as shown below:
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The following screen shows all the parameters of Status Information.
Here is the description of every item:
Parameter
Description
Model
Up time
Describes the model number of the unit.
Displays the total passed time since the wireless Access Point
is powered.
Hardware Version
Displays hardware version. This information is helpful when
you need online help from the dealer of purchase.
Displays current firmware version. If you want to perform
firmware upgrade, this number will help you to determine if
you need such upgrade.
Displays current wireless operating mode.
Displays the current wireless SSID. Default is "Digisol"
Displays current wireless channel number.
Displays current wireless security setting.
Displays current BSSID ( unique identification name of this
Access Point, it can not be modified by user)
Runtime Code Version
Mode
ESSID
Channel Number
Security
BSSID
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Associated Clients
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
Displays the number of connected wireless clients.
Displays the IP address of this wireless Access Point.
Displays the net mask of IP address.
Displays the IP address of the default gateway.
MAC address
Displays the MAC address of LAN interface.
2-4 Select an Operating Mode for Wireless Access Point
This Access Point can be operated in different modes; you can click ‘Basic Setting’
on the left of web management interface to select an operating mode you want to
meet for different needs:
You can click ‘Mode’ dropdown menu to select operating mode, and there are 6
operating modes available:
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Below are the descriptions of different modes supported by Access Point.
Modes
AP
Station-Infrastructure
AP Bridge-Point to
Point
AP Bridge-Point to
Multi-Point
AP Bridge-WDS
Universal Repeater
Description
Access Point mode, allows wireless clients to connect to
Access Point and exchange data with the devices connected
to the wired network.
Enables the Ethernet devices such as TV and Game player
connected to the Access Point to a wireless client.
Establishes wireless connection with another wireless
Access Point using the same mode. It links the wired
network which these two wireless Access Points are
connected to. Only one Access Point can be connected in
this mode.
Establishes wireless connection with other wireless Access
Points using the same mode. It links the wired network
which these wireless Access Points are connected to. Up to
four Access Points can be connected in this mode.
This mode is similar to ‘AP Bridge to Multi-Point’, but the
Access Point does not work only in a bridge-dedicated
mode, but also will be able to accept wireless clients while
the Access Point is working as a wireless bridge.
This product can act as a wireless range extender that will
help you to extend the wireless network. The Access Point
can act as Station and AP at the same time. It can use
Station function to connect to a Root AP and use AP
function to service all wireless clients within its coverage.
Please select one wireless operating mode. For detailed description of every
operating mode; please refer to Section 2-4-1 to 2-4-6 listed below.
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2-4-1 AP Mode
This is the most common mode. When in AP mode, this Access Point acts as a
bridge between 802.11b/g/n wireless devices and wired Ethernet network, and
exchange data between them. When you select ‘AP’, the following options will be
displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By
selecting different band setting, you’ll be able to allow or
deny the wireless client of a certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only
wireless clients using the wireless band you select
(802.11b, 802.11n, or 802.11g) will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients
using 802.11b and 802.11g band will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
Main ESSID
Multiple ESSID
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients
to connect to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this
wireless Access Point) here. You can input up to 32
alphanumerical characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT
ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
The Access Point supports multiple SSID function; up to
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Channel
Number
Associated Clients
four SSIDs can be set. If you want to configure additional
SSIDs, please click this button. For detailed description of
the function, please refer to Section 2-4-1-1.
Please select a channel number you wish to use. If you
know a certain channel number is being used by other
wireless Access Points nearby, please refrain from using the
same channel number
Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup
window will appear which contains the information about
all wireless clients connected to this Access Point. You can
click ‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep
information up-to-date.
After you finish with the setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message
will be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-4-1-1 Multiple ESSID
This Access Point supports four SSIDs. Except the main SSID (It can be configured
in Basic Setting page), you can configure another three SSIDs here. With different
SSIDs, you can separate the wireless networks with different SSID name, wireless
security, WMM, and VLAN settings.
NOTE: If you want to configure the wireless security for different
SSID, please go to section ‘2-7 Wireless Security’ for more
information.
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Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
No.
Enable
SSID
Broadcast SSID
WMM
VLAN ID
(0:Untagged)
Description
Except Main SSID, you can configure additional three
ESSID here.
Select the box to enable the different additional ESSID.
Please input the SSID name (the name used to identify this
wireless Access Point) here. You can input up to 32
alphanumerical characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT
ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
Decides if the wireless Access Point will broadcast its own
ESSID or not. You can hide the ESSID of your wireless
Access Point (set the option to ‘Disable’), so only those
people who know the ESSID of your wireless Access Point
can get connected.
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) technology, which can improve
the performance of certain network applications, like
audio/video streaming, network telephony (VoIP), and
others. When you enable WMM function, the Access Point
will define the priority of different kinds of data, to give
higher priority to applications which require instant
responding. Therefore you can improve the performance of
such network applications.
If your network uses VLANs, you can assign the SSID to a
VLAN on your network. Client devices that are associated
using the SSID are grouped into this VLAN. The VLAN ID
range is from 1 to 4094. The VLAN ID is 0 by default, it
means disable the VLAN function for the ESSID.
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2-4-2 Station-Infrastructure
In this mode, you can connect the Access Point to Ethernet devices such as TV and
Game player to enable the Ethernet device to act as a wireless station and connect to
a wireless network through an Access Point or AP router.
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By
selecting different band settings, you’ll be able to allow or
deny the wireless client of a certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only
wireless clients using the wireless band you select
(802.11b, 802.11n or 802.11g) will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients
using 802.11b and 802.11g bands will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
Main ESSID
Site Survey
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients
to connect to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this
wireless Access Point) here. You can input up to 32
alphanumerical characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT
ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
When you use this Access Point as a wireless station for
Ethernet network device to have wireless capability, you
have to associate it with a working Access Point. Click
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‘Select Site Survey’ button, then a “Wireless Site Survey
Table” will pop up. It will list all available Access Points
near by. You can select one Access Point in the table and it
will join wireless LAN through this Access Point. Please go
to Section 2-4-2-1 for more information about the ‘Wireless
Site Survey Table’.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-4-2-1 Wireless Site Survey
The table will list the Access Points nearby, as the Access Point is set to Station
mode; you can select one of the Access Points to associate.
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Select
Channel
SSID
BSSID
Encryption
Authentication
Signal
Mode
Refresh
Connect
Description
Click the radio button to select the Access Point.
Displays the channel number of the Access Point.
Displays the SSID name of the Access Point.
Displays the BSSID (MAC Address) of the Access Point.
Displays the encryption setting of the Access Points. If you
have selected the Access Point with security setting, you
have to go to section ‘2-7 Wireless Security’ to set the same
security with the Access Point you want to associate.
Displays the authentication type of the Access Point.
The signal strength of each Access Point will be displayed
here. Stronger the signal strength, better is the connection
quality.
Displays the wireless modes which include 11b, 11b/g or
11b/g/n or 11n only.
Click this button to refresh the table.
Select an Access Point and click this button to choose the
network. The SSID name of the Access Point you have
selected will be displayed in the Main SSID in the Basic
Setting page.
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2-4-3 AP Bridge-Point to Point Mode
In this mode, this wireless Access Point will connect to another wireless Access
Point which uses the same mode, and all wired Ethernet clients of both wireless
Access Points will be connected together. You can use this mode to connect a
network to another network which is physically isolated.
Please note that when you set your Access Point to this mode, it will not accept
regular wireless clients anymore.
When you select ‘AP Bridge-Point to Point’, the following options will be
displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By selecting different
band settings, you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a
certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only wireless
clients using the wireless band you select (802.11b, 802.11n or
802.11g) will be able to connect to this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients using 802.11b
and 802.11g band will be able to connect to this Access Point.
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients to connect
to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
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Channel
Number
MAC
address 1
Set Security
Please select a channel number you wish to use. This channel number
must be same as the other wireless Access Point you wish to connect
Please input the MAC address of the wireless Access Point you wish
to connect
Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link, a
new popup window will appear, as shown below. For detailed
description of encryption modes please refer to Section 2-7
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved, you can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-4-4 AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point Mode
In this mode, this wireless Access Point will connect up to four wireless Access
Points which use the same mode, and all wired Ethernet clients of every wireless
Access Point will be connected together. You can use this mode to connect a
network to other networks which are physically isolated.
Please note that when you set your Access Point to this mode, it will not accept
regular wireless clients anymore.
When you select ‘AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point’, the following options will be
displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By selecting different
band settings, you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a
certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only wireless
clients using the wireless band you select (802.11b, 802.11n, or
802.11g) will be able to connect to this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients using 802.11b
and 802.11g band will be able to connect to this Access Point.
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Channel
Number
MAC address
1-4
Set Security
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients to
connect to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
Please select a channel number you wish to use. This channel
number must be same as the other wireless Access Point you wish to
connect.
Please input the MAC address of the wireless Access Point you wish
to connect.
Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link,
a new popup window will appear, as shown below. For detailed
description of encryption modes please refer to Section 2-7
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-4-5 AP Bridge-WDS Mode
In this mode, this wireless Access Point will connect to up to four wireless Access
Points which use the same mode, and all wired Ethernet clients of every wireless
Access Point will be connected together. You can use this mode to connect a
network to other networks which are physically isolated.
When you use this mode, this Access Point is still able to accept wireless clients.
When you select ‘AP Bridge-WDS’, the following options will be displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By selecting
different band settings, you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless
client of a certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only wireless
clients using the wireless band you select (802.11b, 802.11n or
802.11g) will be able to connect to this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients using 802.11b
and 802.11g band will be able to connect to this Access Point.
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MAIN
ESSID
Multiple
ESSID
Channel
Number
Associated
Clients
MAC
address 1-4
Set Security
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients to
connect to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless
Access Point) here. You can input up to 32 alphanumerical
characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
The Access Point supports multiple SSID function; up to four SSIDs
can be set. If you want to configure additional SSIDs, please click
this button. For detailed description of the function, please refer to
Section 2-4-1-1.
Please select a channel number you wish to use. The channel number
must be same as the other wireless Access Point you wish to connect.
Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup window will
appear which contains the information about all wireless clients
connected to this Access Point, as shown below. You can click
‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep information up-to-date.
Please input the MAC address of the wireless Access Point you wish
to connect
Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link, a
new popup window will appear, as shown below. For detailed
description of encryption modes please refer to Section 2-7
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After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-4-6 Universal Repeater
In this mode, the Access Point can act as a wireless repeater; it can be Station and
AP at the same time. It can use Station function to connect to a Root AP and use AP
function to service all wireless stations within its coverage.
NOTE: For Repeater Mode, this Access Point will demodulate the
received signal and check if the signal is noise or valid data
for the operating network. Once the Access Point validates
the signal, then it will modulate and amplify the signal
again.
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Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Band
Description
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By
selecting different band settings, you’ll be able to allow or
deny the wireless client of a certain band.
If you select 2.4GHz (B), 2.4GHz (N), or 2.4GHz (G), only
wireless clients using the wireless band you select
(802.11b, 802.11n or 802.11g) will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
If you select 2.4GHz (B+G), then only wireless clients
using 802.11b and 802.11g band will be able to connect to
this Access Point.
MAIN SSID
Multiple ESSID
Channel
Number
Associated Clients
Root AP SSID
If you want to allow 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients
to connect to this Access Point, select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).
Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this
wireless Access Point) here. You can input up to 32
alphanumerical characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT
ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
The Access Point supports multiple SSID function; up to
four SSIDs can be set. If you want to configure additional
SSIDs, please click this button. For detailed descriptions of
the function, please refer to Section 2-4-1-1.
Please select a channel number you wish to use. The
channel number must be same as the other wireless Access
Point you wish to connect.
Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup
window will appear which contains the information about
all wireless clients connected to this Access Point. You can
click ‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep
information up-to-date.
In ‘Universal Repeater’ mode, this device can act as a
station to connect to a Root AP. You should assign the SSID
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Select Site Survey
of the Root AP here or click ‘Select Site Survey’ button to
choose a Root AP.
Click ‘Select Site Survey’ button, then a “Wireless Site
Survey Table” will pop up. It will list all available Access
Points near by. You can select one Access Point in the table
and the Access Point will join wireless LAN through this
Access Point. Please go to Section 2-4-2-1 for more
information about the ‘Wireless Site Survey Table’.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-5 WPS Setting
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the simplest way to build a connection between
wireless network clients and this Access Point. You need not select encryption mode
and input a long encryption passphrase every time you need to setup a wireless
client. You only have to press a button on wireless client and this Access Point, and
the WPS will do the setup for you.
This Access Point supports two types of WPS: Push-Button Configuration (PBC),
and PIN code. If you want to use PBC, you have to switch this Access Point to WPS
mode and push a specific button (hard/soft push button) on the wireless client to
start WPS mode. You can push Reset/WPS button of this Access Point, or click
‘Start PBC’ button in the web configuration interface to do this. Press WPS button
on wireless client (hard/soft push button) within 2 minutes to establish a secured
wireless connection.
If you want to use PIN code, you have to provide the PIN code of the wireless client
you wish to connect to this Access Point and then switch the wireless client to WPS
mode. The detailed instructions are listed below:
Note: WPS function of this Access Point will not work for those
wireless clients which do not support WPS.
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To use WPS function to set encrypted connection between this Access Point and
WPS-enabled wireless client by WPS, click ‘WPS Setting’ on the left of web
management menu, and the following information will be displayed.
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Enable WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Information
Description
Check this box to enable or disable WPS function.
By default check box is enabled.
All information related to WPS will be displayed here, they’re
helpful when you’re setting up connections by WPS.
WPS Status: Displays WPS status. If data encryption settings of
this Access Point has never been set, ‘unConfigured’ message
will be displayed here. (See Section 2-7 for detailed information)
If data encryption settings have been set before, ‘Configured’
message will be displayed here.
Self PinCode: This is the WPS PIN code of this Access Point.
This code is useful when you need to build wireless connection
by WPS with other WPS-enabled wireless devices.
SSID: Displays the SSID (ESSID) of this Access Point.
Authentication Mode: The wireless security authentication mode
of this Access Point will be displayed here. If you don’t enable
security function of the Access Point before WPS is activated, the
Access Point will auto set the security to WPA (AES) and
generate a set of passphrase key for WPS connection.
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Config Mode
Start PBC
Start PIN
Passphrase Key: Displays the WPA passphrase here, all
characters will be replaced by asterisk for security reason. If
encryption is not set on this Access Point, nothing will be
displayed here.
There are ‘Registrar’ and ‘Enrollee’ modes for the WPS
connection. When ‘Registrar’ is enabled, the wireless clients will
follow the Access Point’s wireless settings for WPS connection.
When ‘Enrollee’ mode is enabled, the Access Point will follow
the wireless settings of wireless client for WPS connection.
Click ‘Start PBC’ to start Push-Button style WPS setup
procedure. This Access Point will wait for WPS requests from
wireless clients for 2 minutes. The ‘WLAN’ LED on the Access
Point will be steady on for 2 minutes when this Access Point is
waiting for incoming WPS request.
Please input the PIN code of the wireless client you wish to
connect, and click ‘Start PIN’ button. The ‘WLAN’ LED on the
Access Point will be steady on, when this Access Point is waiting
for incoming WPS request.
NOTE: When you’re using PBC type WPS setup, you must press
‘PBC’ button (hardware or software) of wireless client
within 120 seconds. If you didn’t press PBC button of
wireless client within this time period, please press ‘PBC’
button (hardware or software) of this Access Point again.
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2-6 Advanced Wireless Settings
This wireless Access Point has many advanced wireless features. Please note that all
settings listed here are for experienced users only, if you’re not sure about the
meaning and function of these settings, please don’t modify them, or the wireless
performance will be reduced.
You can click ‘Advanced Setting’ on the left to enter advanced settings menu, and
the following message will be displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Fragment Threshold
RTS Threshold
Beacon Interval
DTIM Period
Description
Set the Fragment threshold of wireless radio. Do not
modify default value if you don’t know what it is, default
value is 2346.
Set the RTS threshold of wireless radio. Do not modify
default value if you don’t know what it is, default value is
2347.
Set the beacon interval of wireless radio. Do not modify
default value if you don’t know what it is, default value is
100.
Set the DTIM period of wireless radio. Do not modify
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Data Rate
N Data Rate
Channel Width
Preamble Type
Broadcast ESSID
WMM
CTS Protect
TX Power
default value if you don’t know what it is, default value is 3
Set the wireless data transfer rate to a certain value. Since
most of the wireless devices will negotiate with each other
and pick a proper data transfer rate automatically, it’s not
necessary to change this value unless you know what will
happen after modification.
Set the data rate of 802.11n clients, available options are
MCS 0 to MCS7, it’s safe to set this option to ‘Auto’ and
it’s not necessary to change this value unless you know
what will happen after modification.
Select wireless channel width (bandwidth taken by wireless
signals of this Access Point). It is suggested to select ‘Auto
20/40MHz’. Do not change to ’20 MHz’ unless you know
what it is.
Set the type of preamble of wireless radio. Do not modify
default value if you don’t know what it is, default setting is
‘Short Preamble’.
Decides if the wireless Access Point will broadcast its own
ESSID or not. You can hide the ESSID of your wireless
Access Point (set the option to ‘Disable’), so only people
who know the ESSID of your wireless Access Point can get
connected.
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) technology, which can improve
the performance of certain network applications, like
audio/video streaming, network telephony (VoIP), and
others. When you enable WMM function, the Access Point
will define the priority of different kinds of data, to give
higher priority to applications which require instant
responding. Therefore you can improve the performance of
such network applications.
Enabling this setting will reduce the chance of radio signal
collisions between 802.11b and 802.11g wireless Access
Points. It is recommended to set this option to ‘Auto’.
You can set the output power of wireless radio. This value
can be set to less than 100% if your wireless coverage area
is small. This will enhance security (malicious / unknown
users in distance will not be able to reach your wireless
Access Point).
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After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-7 Wireless Security
This wireless Access Point provides many types of wireless security (wireless data
encryption). When you use data encryption, data transferred by radio signals in the
air will become unreadable for those people who don’t know correct encryption key
(encryption password).
Please remember it’s very important to set wireless security settings properly!
Without proper setting, hackers and intruders may gain access to your local network
and interfere with your computers and servers, which could cause serious problem.
There are two ways to set wireless security:
A. Basic Settings:
1. Click ‘Basic Settings’ on the left of web management interface.
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2. Click ‘Set Security’ button when the wireless operating mode you selected is ‘AP
Bridge-Point to Point’, ‘AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point’, or ‘AP Bridge-WDS’.
B. Security:
1. Click ‘Security’ on the left of web management interface.
NOTE: If you have enabled Multiple SSID function, please select the
SSID network you wish to configure in advance.
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There are four types of security levels you can select: Disable (no security - data
encryption disabled), WEP, WPA Pre-shared Key, and WPA Radius. Please refer to
the following sections for detailed instructions.
There are several things you can do to improve wireless security:
1. Always enable data encryption. Only disable it when you want to open your
wireless Access Point to the public.
2. Never use simple words as encryption password. Using a random combination of
symbols, numbers, and alphabets will greatly improve security.
3. Use WPA when possible - it's much safer than WEP.
4. Change encryption password when you’ve used it for a longer period.
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2-7-1 Disable Security
Select the SSID you wish to configure. When you select ‘Disable’, wireless
encryption for the network is disabled.
After you finish with setting please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will be
displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-7-2 WEP
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a common encryption mode, it’s safe enough for
home and personal use. But if you need higher level of security, please consider
using WPA encryption (see next Section).
However, some wireless clients don’t support WPA, but only support WEP, so WEP
is still a good choice for you if you have such kind of clients in your network
environment.
When you select ‘WEP’ as encryption type, the following fields will be displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Key Length
Key Format
Default Tx Key
Description
There are two types of WEP key length: 64-bit and 128-bit.
Using ‘128-bit’ is safer than ‘64-bit’, but will reduce the
data transfer performance to some extent.
There are two types of key formats: ASCII and Hex. When
you select a key format, the number of characters of key
will be displayed. For example, if you select ‘64-bit’ as key
length, and ‘Hex’ as key format, you’ll see the message at
the right of ‘Key Format’ is ‘Hex (10 characters), which
means the length of WEP key is 10 characters.
You can set up to four sets of WEP key, and you can decide
which key is being used by default here. If you don’t know
which one you should use, select ‘Key 1’.
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Encryption Key 1 to 4
Enable 802.1x
Authentication
Input WEP key characters here, the number of characters
must be the same as the number displayed at ‘Key Format’
field. You can use any alphanumerical characters (0-9, a-z,
and A-Z) if you select ‘ASCII’ key format, and if you select
‘Hex’ as key format, you can use characters 0-9, a-f, and AF. You must enter at least one encryption key here, and if
you entered multiple WEP keys, they should not be the
same.
Check this box to enable 802.1x user authentication. Please
refer to Section 2-7-5 for detailed instructions.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-7-3 WPA Pre-shared Key
WPA Pre-shared key is the safest encryption method currently, and it’s
recommended to use this encryption method to ensure the safety of your data.
When you select ‘WPA pre-shared key’ as encryption type, the following fields will
be displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
WPA Unicast Cipher
Suite
Pre-shared Key
Format
Pre-shared Key
Description
Available options are: WPA (TKIP), WPA2 (AES), and
WPA2 Mixed. You can select one of them, but you have to
make sure, your wireless client supports the cipher you
selected.
Please select the format of pre-shared key here, available
options are ‘Passphrase’ (8 to 63 alphanumerical
characters) and ‘Hex (64 hexadecimal characters – 0 to 9
and a to f).
Please input pre-shared key according to the key format
you selected here. For security reason, don’t use simple
words.
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After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
2-7-4 WPA RADIUS
WPA Radius is the combination of WPA encryption method and RADIUS user
authentication. If you have a RADIUS authentication server, you can check the
identity of every wireless client by user database.
When you select ‘WPA RADIUS’ as encryption type, the following fields will be
displayed:
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Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
WPA Unicast Cipher
Suite
Use internal
MD5/PEAP RADIUS
Server
RADIUS Server IP
address
RADIUS Server Port
RADIUS Server
Password
Description
You can select WPA encryption type here. AES is safer than
TKIP, but not every wireless client supports it. Please refer
to the specification of your wireless client to decide which
encryption type you should use.
Uses built-in RADIUS Server (refer to Section 2-8) instead
of external RADIUS server. If you check this box, the value
in following three fields will be ignored.
Please input the IP address of RADIUS authentication
server here.
Please input the port number of RADIUS authentication
server here. Default value is 1812.
Please input the password of RADIUS authentication server
here.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-7-5 802.1x Authentication
You can enable 802.1x user identification (based on RADIUS user authentication
server) by checking ‘Enable 802.1x Authentication’ box when you select ‘Disable’
or ‘WEP’ as encryption type, and the following message will be displayed:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Description
Use internal
MD5/PEAP RADIUS
Server
Enable 802.1x
Authentication
RADIUS Server IP
address
RADIUS Server Port
Uses built-in RADIUS Server (refer to next Section)
instead of external RADIUS server. If you check this box,
the value of internal RADIUS server fields will be ignored.
Enables or disables the use of 802.1x user authentication.
RADIUS Server
Password
Please input the IP address of RADIUS authentication
server here.
Please input the port number of RADIUS authentication
server here. Default value is 1812.
Please input the password of RADIUS authentication server
here.
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After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-8 Radius Server
Compared to other wireless security measures, radius server provides user-based
authentication. If your wireless client supports 802.1x user authentication, you can
use the ‘Radius Server’ function to use the internal mini radius server to improve
security and wireless user control.
The internal radius server only supports 96 users and 16 IP addresses. If the number
of users and/or IP addresses you need is more than this, please use external radius
server.
To setup internal radius server, click ‘Radius Server’ on the left of web management
interface, and the following information will be displayed:
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The following parameters are of radius server:
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Enable Radius Server
User Profile
Description
Check this box to enable internal radius server function.
You can add or delete radius user here. Please input
username, password, re-type password in corresponding
fields, and click ‘Add’ button to add the user to radius
server database. You can click ‘Reset’ to clear the text you
typed in above three fields.
All current radius users will be listed here. If you want to
delete one or more users, check ‘Select’ box of that user,
and click ‘Delete Selected’ button; you can click ‘Delete
All’ button to delete all the users in the radius server
database. You can also click ‘Reset’ button to uncheck all
‘Select’ boxes.
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Authentication Client
You can add allowed radius client IP addresses here. Please
input client IP, secret key, re-type secret key in
corresponding fields, and click ‘Add’ button to add the IP
address to radius server database. You can click ‘Reset’ to
clear the text you typed in above three fields.
All current IP addresses will be listed here. If you want to
delete one or more addresses, check ‘Select’ box of that
address, and click ‘Delete Selected’ button; you can click
‘Delete All’ button to delete all addresses in radius server
database. You can also click ‘Reset’ button to uncheck all
‘Select’ boxes.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-9 MAC Filtering
Another security measure you can use to keep hackers and intruders away is ‘MAC
filtering’. You can pre-define a so-called ‘white-list’, which contains MAC
addresses of the wireless clients you trust. All other wireless clients with MAC
addresses which are not in your list will be denied by this wireless Access Point.
To setup MAC filtering, please click ‘MAC Filtering’ on the left of web
management interface.
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The following messages will be displayed:
Address
filtering
table (1)
Add
new entry
here (2)
This page contains two parts of MAC filtering information. All allowed MAC
addresses will be listed in upper part (1), and you can add new MAC addresses by
components in lower part (2).
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Select
Delete Selected
Delete All
Reset
Enable Wireless
Access Control
MAC address
Comment
Description
Check this box to select one or more MAC address(es) to
delete.
Click this button to delete all selected MAC address(es).
Delete all MAC address entries.
Uncheck all selected MAC address entries.
Check this box to enable MAC address restriction If
unchecked, no restriction will be enforced (any wireless
client with proper encryption setting will be able to connect
to this wireless Access Point).
Input MAC address here, which this wireless Access Point
will permit to access. You need not add colon (:) or hyphen
(-), just input 0 to 9 and a to f here, like 112233445566 or
aabbccddeeff.
You can input any text here as the comment of this MAC
address, like ‘ROOM 2A Computer’ or anything. You can
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Add
Clear
input up to 16 alphanumerical characters here. This is
optional and you can leave it blank, however, it’s
recommended to use this field to write a comment for every
MAC address as a memory aid.
When you finish inputting MAC address and (optional)
Comment, click this button to add the MAC address to the
list.
Remove all characters in ‘MAC address’ and ‘Comment’
field.
After you finish with setting, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will
be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-10 System Utility
This Access Point provides some control functions, which include password, IP
address management, and DHCP server function. Please click ‘System Utility’ on
the left of web management interface to access these functions as shown below.
Below are detailed descriptions of every control function.
2-10-1 Change Password
You can change the password used to enter the web configuration menu of this
wireless Access Point.
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Please input current password in ‘Current Password’ field, then input new password
in both ‘New Password’ and ‘Re-Enter Password’ fields.
After you finish please go to the bottom of this page and click ‘Apply’.
Login screen will pop up, enter the newly configured password and press ok button.
When you see the below message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You
can click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-10-2 IP Address of the Wireless Access Point
You can change the IP address of this wireless Access Point, so it can become a part
of your local network. Please remember this address, or you will not be able to
connect to the configuration menu of this wireless Access Point.
Default IP address is: 192.168.2.1 / Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, you can press and
hold ‘Reset/WPS’ button over 10 seconds to change the IP address back to default
value if you forget the IP address you set.
Please input IP address and Subnet Mask in corresponding fields. You can also input
IP address of the gateway in ‘Gateway Address’ field, if you need to manage this
wireless Access Point from other network (like Internet).
If you want to activate the DHCP server function of this wireless Access Point,
please select ‘Enabled’ in ‘DHCP Server’ option, and see next Section for detailed
instructions. If you don’t want to use DHCP server function of this wireless Access
Point, or there’s another DHCP server on the network this Access Point connects to,
please select ‘Disabled’.
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After you finish, please go to the bottom of this page and click ‘Apply’, and the
following message will be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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2-10-3 DHCP Server
This wireless Access Point is capable to act as a DHCP server for your network, and
it’s disabled by default.
NOTE: Please remember to select ‘Enabled’ in ‘DHCP Server’
option as described in last Section, or all DHCP-related
fields will be grayed out, and you will not be able to input
any DHCP parameter.
Here is the description of every setup item:
Parameter
Default Gateway IP
Domain Name Server
IP
Start IP
End IP
Domain Name
Lease Time
Description
Please input the IP address of default gateway of your
network here.
Please input the IP address of domain name server (DNS)
here.
Please input the start IP address of the IP range.
Please input the end IP address of the IP range.
If you wish, you can also input the domain name for your
network. This is optional.
Please choose a lease time (the duration that every
computer can keep a specific IP address) of every IP
address assigned by this Access Point from dropdown
menu.
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After you finish, please click ‘Apply’, and the following message will be displayed:
When you see this message, the settings you made are successfully saved. You can
click on ‘Continue’ button to go back to previous page and continue with other
settings, or click ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless Access Point and the changes
will take effect after about 30 seconds.
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3. Advanced Configuration
3-1 Configuration Backup and Restore
You can backup all configurations of this Access Point to a file, so you can make
several copies of the Access Point configuration for security reason.
To backup or restore Access Point configuration, please follow the instructions
mentioned below:
Please click ‘Configuration Tool’ on the left of the web management interface.
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The following message will be displayed on your web browser.
Here is the description of every button:
Parameter
Backup Settings
Restore Settings
Restore to Factory
Default
Description
Press ‘Save...’ button, and you’ll be prompted to download
the configuration as a file, default filename is ‘config.bin’,
you can save it as another filename for different versions,
and keep it in a safe place.
Press ‘Browse…’ to pick a previously-saved configuration
file from your computer, and then click ‘Upload’ to transfer
the configuration file to Access Point. After the
configuration is uploaded, the Access Point’s configuration
will be replaced by the file you just uploaded.
Click this button to remove all settings you made, and
restore the configuration of this Access Point back to
factory default settings.
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3-2 Firmware Upgrade
If there is a new firmware of this wireless Access Point, you can upload it which will
change the firmware to the new one, to get extra functions or problem fix.
To perform firmware upgrade, please click ‘Upgrade’ on the left of web
management interface
The following message will be displayed:
Click ‘Browse…’ button first, you’ll be prompted to provide the filename of
firmware upgrade file. Please download the latest firmware file from our website,
and use it to upgrade your Access Point.
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After a firmware upgrade file is selected, click ‘Apply’ button, and the Access Point
will start the firmware upgrade procedure automatically. The procedure may take
several minutes please be patient.
NOTE: Never interrupt the upgrade procedure by closing the web
browser or physically disconnecting your computer from the
Access Point. If the firmware you uploaded is corrupt, the
firmware upgrade will fail, and you may have to return this
Access Point to the dealer of purchase to ask for help.
(Warranty voids if you interrupt the upgrade procedure).
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3-3 System Reset (Restart)
When you think the Access Point is not working properly, you can use this function
to restart the Access Point; this may help and solve the problem.
This function is useful when the Access Point is far from you or unreachable.
However, if the Access Point is not responding, you may have to switch it off by
unplugging it from the power socket and plugging it back again after 10 seconds.
To reset your Access Point, please click ‘Reset’ on the left of the web management
interface.
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The following message will be displayed:
Please click ‘Apply’, and a popup message will appear asking you again, to make
sure you really want to reset the Access Point:
Click ‘OK’ to reset the Access Point, or click ‘Cancel’ to abort. Once you click on
‘OK’ the following screen will appear.
Then click ‘OK’
NOTE: Please remember all connections between wireless client and
this Access Point will be disconnected while the unit is
resetting.
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4. Appendix
4-1 Hardware Specification
Flash: 4MB
SDRAM: 16MB
LAN Port: 10/100M UTP Port x 1
Antenna: 3dBi Detachable Dipole Antenna x 2 (2T2R Spatial Multiplexing MIMO
configuration. These 2 antennas are for signal transmitting and receiving)
Power: 5VDC, 1A Switching Power Adapter
Net Dimension: 128(L) X 84(W) X 36(H) mm
Gross Dimension: 276(L)X 210(W)X 70(H) mm
Net Weight : 140gms
Gross Weight : 570gms
Transmit Power: 11n:14dBm ± 1.5dBm, 11g:15dBm ± 1.5dBm, 11b:17 ± 1.5dBm
Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 40°C
Storage Temperature: -5 ~ 45°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity: 5-95% (Non-Condensing)
Certification: FCC, CE
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4-2 Troubleshooting
If you find that the Access Point is not working properly or stops responding don’t
panic! Before you contact your dealer of purchase for help, please read this
troubleshooting section first. Some problems can be solved by yourself within very
short time!
Scenario
Access Point is not
responding when I want to
access it by web browser
Can’t get connected to
wireless Access Point
I can’t locate my Access
Point by my wireless
client
File download is very
slow or breaks frequently
Solution
a. Please check the connection of power cord and
network cable of this Access Point. All cords and
cables should be correctly and firmly inserted to
the Access Point.
b. You must use the same IP address subnet which
Access Point uses.
c. Are you using MAC or IP address filter? Try to
connect the Access Point by another computer and
see if it works; if not, please perform a hard reset
(pressing ‘reset’ button).
d. Set your computer to obtain an IP address
automatically (DHCP), and see if your computer
can get an IP address.
e. If you did a firmware upgrade and this happens,
contact your dealer of purchase for help.
f. If all above solutions don’t work, contact the dealer
of purchase for help.
a. If encryption is enabled, please re-check WEP or
WPA passphrase settings on your wireless client.
b. Try to move closer to wireless Access Point.
c. Unplug the Access Point from the power socket,
and plug it again after 10 seconds.
a. ‘Broadcast ESSID’ set to off?
b. Are antennas properly installed and secured?
c. Are you too far from your Access Point? Try to get
closer.
d. Please remember that you have to input ESSID on
your wireless client manually, if ESSID broadcast
is disabled.
a. Try to reset the Access Point and see if it’s better
after that.
b. Try to know what other clients do on your local
network. If some clients are transferring files of big
size, other clients will get an impression that
Internet is slow.
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Access Point gets heated
up
c. Change channel number and see if this works.
a. This is not a malfunction as long as you are able to
touch the Access Point’s case.
b. If you smell something wrong or see smoke
coming out from the Access Point or the power
adapter, please disconnect the Access Point and
power adapter from utility power (make sure it’s
safe before you’re doing this!), and call your dealer
of purchase for help.
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4-3 Glossary
Default Gateway (Access Point): Every non-Access Point IP device need to
configure default gateway’s IP address. When the device sends out an IP packet and
if the destination is not on the same network, the device has to send the packet to its
default gateway, which will then send it to the destination.
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This protocol automatically gives
every computer on your home network an IP address.
DNS Server IP Address: DNS stands for Domain Name System, which allows
Internet servers to have a domain name (such as www.BroadbandAccess Point.com)
and one or more IP addresses (such as 192.34.45.8). A DNS server keeps a database
of Internet servers and their respective domain names and IP addresses, so that when
a domain name is requested (as in typing "BroadbandAccess Point.com" into your
Internet browser), the user is directed to the proper IP address. The DNS server IP
address used by the computers on your home network is the location of the DNS
server your ISP has assigned to you.
DSL Modem: DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. A DSL modem uses your
existing phone lines to transmit data at high speeds.
Ethernet: A standard for computer networks. Ethernet networks are connected by
special cables and hubs, and move data around at up to 10/100 million bits per
second (Mbps).
Idle Timeout: Idle Timeout is designed so that when there is no traffic on the
Internet for a pre-configured amount of time, the connection will automatically be
disconnected.
IP Address and Network (Subnet) Mask: IP stands for Internet Protocol. An IP
address consists of a series of four numbers separated by periods, that identifies a
single, unique Internet computer host in an IP network. Example: 192.168.2.1. It
consists of 2 portions: the IP network address, and the host identifier.
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The IP address is a 32-bit binary pattern, which can be represented as four cascaded
decimal numbers separated by “.”: aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa, where each “aaa” can be
anything from 000 to 255, or as four cascaded binary numbers separated by “.”:
bbbbbbbb.bbbbbbbb.bbbbbbbb.bbbbbbbb, where each “b” can either be 0 or 1.
A network mask is also a 32-bit binary pattern, and consists of consecutive leading
1’s followed by consecutive trailing 0’s, such as
11111111.11111111.11111111.00000000. Therefore sometimes a network mask can
also be described simply as “x” number of leading 1’s.
When both are represented side by side in their binary forms, all bits in the IP
address that correspond to 1’s in the network mask become part of the IP network
address, and the remaining bits correspond to the host ID.
For example, if the IP address for a device is, in its binary form,
11011001.10110000.10010000.00000111, and if its network mask is,
11111111.11111111.11110000.00000000
It means the device’s network address is
11011001.10110000.10010000.00000000, and its host ID is,
00000000.00000000.00000000.00000111. This is a convenient and efficient method
for Access Points to route IP packets to their destination.
ISP Gateway Address: (see ISP for definition). The ISP Gateway Address is an IP
address for the Internet Access Point located at the ISP's office.
ISP: Internet Service Provider. An ISP is a business that provides connectivity to the
Internet for individuals and other businesses or organizations.
LAN: Local Area Network. A LAN is a group of computers and devices connected
together in a relatively small area (such as a home or office). Your home network is
considered a LAN.
MAC Address: MAC stands for Media Access Control. A MAC address is the
hardware address of a device connected to a network. The MAC address is a unique
identifier for a device with an Ethernet interface. It is comprised of two parts: 3
bytes of data that corresponds to the Manufacturer ID (unique for each
manufacturer), plus 3 bytes that are often used as the product’s serial number.
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NAT: Network Address Translation. This process allows all of the computers on
your home network to use one IP address. Using the broadband Access Point’s NAT
capability, you can access the Internet from any computer on your home network
without having to purchase more IP addresses from your ISP.
Port: Network Clients (LAN PC) uses port numbers to distinguish one network
application/protocol over another. Below is a list of common applications and
protocol/port numbers:
Application
Protocol Port Number
Telnet
TCP
23
FTP
TCP
21
SMTP
TCP
25
POP3
TCP
110
H.323
TCP
1720
SNMP
UCP
161
SNMP Trap
UDP
162
HTTP
TCP
80
PPTP
TCP
1723
PC Anywhere TCP
5631
PC Anywhere UDP
5632
PPPoE: Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. Point-to-Point Protocol is a secure
data transmission method originally created for dial-up connections; PPPoE is for
Ethernet connections. PPPoE relies on two widely accepted standards, Ethernet and
the Point-to-Point Protocol. It is a communication protocol for transmitting
information over Ethernet between different manufacturers.
Protocol: A protocol is a set of rules for interaction agreed upon between multiple
parties so that when they interface with each other based on such a protocol, the
interpretation of their behavior is well defined and can be made objectively, without
confusion or misunderstanding.
Access Point: An Access Point is an intelligent network device that forwards
packets between different networks based on network layer address information
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such as IP addresses.
Subnet Mask: A subnet mask, which may be a part of the TCP/IP information
provided by your ISP, is a set of four numbers (e.g. 255.255.255.0) configured like
an IP address. It is used to create IP address numbers used only within a particular
network (as opposed to valid IP address numbers recognized by the Internet, which
must be assigned by InterNIC).
TCP/IP, UDP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and
Unreliable Datagram Protocol (UDP). TCP/IP is the standard protocol for data
transmission over the Internet. Both TCP and UDP are transport layer protocols.
TCP performs proper error detection and error recovery, and thus is reliable. UDP on
the other hand is not reliable. They both run on top of the IP (Internet Protocol), a
network layer protocol.
WAN: Wide Area Network. A network that connects computers located in
geographically separate areas (e.g. different buildings, cities, countries). The Internet
is a wide area network.
Web-based management Graphical User Interface (GUI): Many devices support
a graphical user interface that are based on the web browser. This means the user can
use the familiar Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer to Control/configure or
monitor the device being managed.
This product comes with Life time warranty. For further
details about warranty policy and Product Registration,
please visit support section of www.digisol.com
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