EM4543 / EM4544 / EM4571
Wireless Router, Access Point and Signal
Booster
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EM4543 / EM4544 / EM4571- Wireless Router,
Access Point and Signal Booster
Table of contents
1.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................... 3
1.1 Packing contents ............................................................................................... 3
2.0 Using the installation wizard .................................................................................. 3
3.0 Manually configure as wireless router .................................................................... 4
3.1 Connecting the router ........................................................................................ 4
3.2 Configuring the router for connection with the Internet ....................................... 4
3.3 Determining the connection method .................................................................. 5
3.3.1 Configuring the router for a DHCP Internet connection ................................... 5
3.3.2 Configuring the router for a Static Internet connection .................................... 6
3.3.3 Configuring the router for a PPPoE Internet connection .................................. 6
3.4 Securing a wireless network .............................................................................. 7
3.4.1 WPA2 AES security (recommended) .............................................................. 7
3.4.2 WEP security .................................................................................................. 8
3.5 Finishing the installation procedure of your wireless router ................................ 8
4.0 Setting up a secured connection using WPS ......................................................... 9
4.1 Using the WPS button (Router and Wireless WPS adapter) .............................. 9
5.0 Manual configuration as an Access Point ............................................................ 10
5.1 Connecting the router ...................................................................................... 11
5.2 Configuring the router as an Access Point ....................................................... 11
5.3 Securing a wireless network ............................................................................ 12
5.3.1 WPA2 AES security (recommended) ............................................................ 13
5.3.2 WEP security ................................................................................................ 13
5.4 Finishing the installation procedure of your Access Point ................................. 14
6.0 Configuring the router as a signal booster (WDS) ................................................ 14
6.1 Connecting the signal booster (2) .................................................................... 15
6.2 Configuring the signal booster (2) .................................................................... 15
6.3 Securing your signal booster (2) (WPA2 AES) ................................................. 16
6.4 Configuring your wireless router (1) ................................................................. 17
6.5 Connecting your wireless router with the signal booster (2) ............................. 18
6.6 Completing the installation of the signal booster .............................................. 18
7.0 Configuring the router as a signal booster (Wireless Multi Bridge) ....................... 19
7.1 Connecting the signal booster ......................................................................... 19
7.2.Configuring the local wireless network on the signal booster ........................... 20
7.3 Configuring the Wireless Multi Bridge settings ................................................. 20
8.0 Configuring the wireless network on your computer ............................................. 21
8.1 Configuring a wireless network using Windows XP .......................................... 21
8.2 Configuring a wireless network using Windows Vista/7 .................................... 22
9.0 Firewall settings ................................................................................................... 22
9.1 Port Forwarding ............................................................................................... 23
9.2 URL filtering..................................................................................................... 23
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10.0 Frequently Asked Questions and other related information ................................ 24
11.0 Service and support ........................................................................................... 24
12.0 Warning and points of attention ......................................................................... 25
13.0 Warranty conditions ........................................................................................... 25
14.0 Declaration of Conformity .................................................................................. 27
1.0 Introduction
Congratulations with the purchase of this high-quality Eminent product! This product
has undergone extensive testing by Eminent’s technical experts. Should you
experience any problems with this product, you are covered by a five-year Eminent
warranty. Please keep this manual and the receipt in a safe place.
Register your product now on www.eminent-online.com and receive product updates!
1.1 Packing contents
The following parts need to be present in the packing:
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EM4543 / EM4544 / EM4571 Wireless router, Access Point and signal booster
Power adapter
UTP network cable
CD-ROM with installation wizard and manuals
User manual
2.0 Using the installation wizard
The easiest way to install the router is with the help of the installation wizard. In case
you do not want to use the wizard on the enclosed CD-ROM, you can install the
device as a wireless router (chapter 3), an Access Point (chapter 5) or a signal
booster (chapter 6 & 7) manually.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn on your computer.
Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD drive of your computer.
The wizard will automatically start.
Follow the instructions on your screen until the installation has been finished. You
now have a working Internet connection.
Note! The CD-ROM does not allow you to configure the router as a signal booster.
Would you like to install the router as a signal booster? Then continue with chapter 6
or 7.
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3.0 Manually configure as wireless router
Install the device as a wireless router if you have a cable modem or ADSL modem
without a router function. Make sure that your Internet browser and your network are
correctly configured when configuring the wireless router manually. You can assume
that the settings are correct, unless you have changed any of the settings in the past.
Example of EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 as wireless router
3.1 Connecting the router
1.
2.
3.
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5.
6.
Turn off your computer.
Connect the router to a wall outlet using the supplied power adapter.
Connect the supplied UTP network cable to the ‘WAN’ port of the router.
Connect the other end of the UTP network cable to the ‘LAN’ port of your cable
modem.
Connect a UTP network cable to one of the four ‘LAN’ ports of your router.
Connect the other end of the UTP network cable to the network adapter in your
computer.
Do I have a proper network connection? Turn on the computer and verify if the LED on
the router, corresponding with the LAN-port to which you connected the UTP
networking cable, is lit. The LED on the network adapter of your computer should also
be lit.
3.2 Configuring the router for connection with the Internet
Before you can configure the router for a connection with the Internet, you will first
need to connect to the router. Follow the instructions below to connect to the router.
1.
2.
Turn on your computer.
Open your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the enter key or click ‘Go to’.
A new screen with three different icons appears. These icons are named ‘Setup
Tool’, ‘Internet Wizard’ and the ‘Wireless Wizard’.
Click ‘Internet Wizard’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
Continue with chapter 3.3.
Hint: Click ‘Wireless Wizard’ if you want to setup the wireless network connection. If
you have selected ‘Wireless Wizard’ you can continue with chapter 3.4.
3.3 Determining the connection method
To quickly configure the router for a connection to the Internet through your provider
you will first need to determine which connection method your provider is using
(‘DHCP’, ‘Static IP’, or ‘PPPoE’ ). Consult the information you received from your
provider or look at table 1.
Internet provider
Connection method
Caiway
DHCP
Compuserve with Sagem ADSL modem
DHCP
KPN ADSL with Thomson Speedtouch 546(i) ADSL modem
DHCP
OnsBrabantnet
DHCP+MAC Address
Telfort with Zyxel modem
DHCP
Tiscali with Zyxel or Sagem modem
DHCP
UPC Chello
DHCP+MAC Addres
Ziggo
DHCP+MAC Addres
Belgian providers
Connection method
Telenet with Motorola modem
DHCP
Table 1.
3.3.1 Configuring the router for a DHCP Internet
connection
For an internet connection using ‘DHCP’ you can use the following steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click ‘Internet Wizard’.
Select ‘Manual Internet Configuration’.
Click ‘Next’.
Select ‘DHCP Method’.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Save’ and ‘Close’.
The wizard will now save the settings en will close the screen automatically.
You now have a working internet connection.
In order to prevent losing your password, write down the altered password below:
Password:____________________________________________________________
3.3.2 Configuring the router for a Static Internet
connection
If your provider requires you to make a connection by using a Static IP-address, then
use the following steps. (e.g. Speedtouch Home).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Click ‘Internet Wizard’.
Select ‘Manual Internet Configuration’.
Click ‘Next’.
Select ‘Static IP’.
Click ‘Next’.
Fill in the data as provided by your Internet Service Provider.
Click ‘Next’.
Click Save and Close’.
The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
You now have a working internet connection.
3.3.3 Configuring the router for a PPPoE Internet
connection
If your provider requires you to make a connection by using PPPoE (with username
and password), then use the following steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Click ‘Internet Wizard’.
Select ‘Manual Internet Configuration’.
Click ‘Next’.
Select ‘PPPoE’.
Click ‘Next’.
Fill in the data as provided by your Internet Service Provider.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Save and Close’.
The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
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3.4 Securing a wireless network
To avoid having uninvited guests probing your wireless network we strongly
recommend securing your wireless network. There are several security methods
which can secure the network at different levels. To apply a method to your network it
is required that all wireless network devices support this method. The strongest
method of security is WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access).
The strongest method of security is WPA2 AES. It is recommended to use this type of
security. However, it is possible that (older) wireless hardware is not able to use this
type of security, but can only use WPA-TKIP. Refer to the documentation of your
hardware to be sure if your hardware can use WPA2 AES.
If you wish to use WPA2 AES security, continue with paragraph 3.4.1 (recommended).
If you wish to use WEP security, continue with paragraph 3.4.2.
3.4.1 WPA2 AES security (recommended)
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6.
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The wizard appears in a pop-up screen. Click ‘Next’.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
At the field ‘SSID’ fill out the name desired for your wireless network. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
Click ‘Next’.
The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm this channel. (You can pick a wireless channel yourself if
you want).
You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
Choose ‘WPA2’ and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘AES’ and click ‘Next’.
Fill out a password in the ‘Network Key’ field (e.g. ‘yourname1’). Do not use any
punctuation marks and make sure the password is at least 8 characters long!
Write down the network name and the chosen password*.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Finish’.
The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
Hint: WPA2 AES security is supported by Windows XP Service Pack 2 (with all
updated installed). This security method is not supported by Windows 98, unless your
wireless network adapter software supports WPA2 AES. In case you do not have
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or the required software, continue with section 3.4.2.
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3.4.2 WEP security
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14.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the desired name for your wireless network in the field ‘SSID’. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
Click ‘Next’.
The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm this channel. (You can pick a wireless channel yourself if
you want).
You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
Choose ‘WEP’ and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘Use a 128 bit key’ and click ‘Next’.
Fill out a password in the field ‘Network Key’. For this WEP key you are only
allowed to use numbers from 0 till 9 and the letters a till f. Do not use any
punctuation marks and make sure the password is exactly 26 characters long.
Write down the network name and the chosen password*.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Finish’.
The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
3.5 Finishing the installation procedure of your wireless
router
After following chapter 4, you can finish the installation procedure by following the next
steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the UTP network cable from your computer.
Remove the UTP networking cable from the LAN port of your router.
Restart your computer.
Congratulations! You have properly installed the router.
An explanation how to connect your wireless network using Windows XP, Windows
Vista and Windows 7 can be found in chapter 8.
* The connection is lost when WPA2 AES or WEP has been enabled in the router and
not yet in the wireless network adapter. When WEP/WPA2 AES has also been
enabled in the wireless network adapter, the connection will be repaired.
Write down the security method, the network name and the key:
WPA2 AES
WEP
Network name: _____________________________________________________
Key:
_____________________________________________________
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4.0 Setting up a secured connection using
WPS
The EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 can be secured using WPS. WPS is a handy feature,
which allows you to secure your wireless network by pressing the WPS button on both
your Eminent router and your wireless WPS adapter. The Eminent router and your
wireless WPS device will then automatically ‘agree’ to use a SSID and WPA2 AES
security key. The connection between the Eminent wireless router and your WPS
device will be established automatically.
Make sure the wireless WPS adapter is installed on your computer.
4.1 Using the WPS button (Router and Wireless WPS
adapter)
Note: The following steps are created using Windows 7.
1.
Make sure your computer has been started and your Wireless WPS adapter is
installed on your computer. Also make sure your Wireless Eminent router has an
internet connection.
2.
3.
If correct, an icon of the wireless connection (
) will be added to your taskbar.
Click the icon after which a list of available wireless networks will be listed as
shown in the following image:
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4.
5.
Select the network you want to connect to and click ‘Connect’.
If correct, Windows will now ask you to fill out your wireless security key. Also,
the lower part of the screen shows you to push the WPS button on the router.
6.
Press the WPS button on the Eminent router for approximately 1-2 seconds (not
longer!).
Press the WPS button on your wireless WPS adapter. Refer to the manual of
your wireless WPS adapter for the exact amount of time you need to press the
WPS connection.
The connection between the Eminent router and your wireless WPS adapter will
be established automatically. The following icon will be visible in the
7.
8.
taskbar:
. This icon tells you an internet connection has been established.
You will now be able to access the internet.
Hint: The WPS button also acts as a reset button. If you press the WPS button too
long, (for example: 8~10 seconds), the Eminent router will be set back to factory
defaults.
Hint: Some WPS adapters and Windows versions require you to use the supplied
WPS adapter software. If so, the steps described above can differ from your own
situation. Please refer to the manual of the wireless WPS adapter for the exact steps.
5.0 Manual configuration as an Access Point
Install the router as an access point if you have a router or DSL modem router. Make
sure that your Internet browser and your network are well configured when configuring
manually. You can assume that the settings are correct, unless you have changed any
of the settings in the past.
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Install the router as an access point if you have a router or DSL modem router. Make
sure that your Internet browser and your network are well configured when configuring
manually. You can assume that the settings are correct, unless you have changed any
of the settings in the past.
Example of EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 as an Access Point
5.1 Connecting the router
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the computer.
Connect the router to a wall outlet using the supplied power adapter.
Connect the supplied UTP network cable to the ‘LAN 4’ port of the router.
Connect the other end of this UTP network cable to the network adapter of your
computer.
Is my router correctly connected to the wall outlet? You can check this by verifying that
the POWER LED is on.
Do I have a proper network connection? Turn on the computer and verify if the LED on
the router, corresponding with the LAN-port to which you connected the UTP
networking cable, is lit. The LED on the network adapter of your computer should also
be lit..
5.2 Configuring the router as an Access Point
Before you can configure the router for an Internet connection you first need to
connect to the router by following the procedure below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn on your computer.
Open your webbrowser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the ‘Enter key’ or click ‘Go to’.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Click ‘Setup Tool’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Network’ in the left menu.
Click ‘LAN/DHCP Server’.
Select ‘Stop’ at ‘DHCP Server’.
Click ‘Apply’ at the right side in the menu ‘DHCP Server’.
Type ‘192.168.8.200’ in the ‘LAN IP address’ field.
Type ‘255.255.255.0’ in the ‘Subnet mask’ field.
Click the button ‘Apply & Restart’.
Note! If you wish to log in to your router at a later point in time, you must assign a fixed
IP- address to your computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Click ‘Start’.
Click ‘Control Panel’.
Double click ‘Network Connections’.
Right click the appropriate ’LAN Connection’.
Click ‘Properties’.
Select ‘Internet-protocol (TCP/IP)’.
Click ‘Properties’.
Select ‘Use the following IP Address’.
Enter ‘192.168.8.25’ in the ‘IP Address’ field.
Enter ‘255.255.255.0’ in the ‘Subnet mask’ field.
Click ‘OK’.
Enter ‘http://192.168.8.200’ in the address bar to log in to the router.
5.3 Securing a wireless network
To avoid having uninvited guests probing your wireless network we strongly
recommend securing your wireless network. There are several security methods
which can secure the network at different levels. To apply a method to your network it
is required that all wireless network devices support this method. The strongest
method of security is WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access).
The strongest method of security is WPA2 AES. It is recommended to use this type of
security. However, it is possible that (older) wireless hardware is not able to use this
type of security, but can only use WPA-TKIP. Refer to the documentation of your
hardware to be sure if your hardware can use WPA2 AES.
If you wish to use WPA2 AES security, continue with paragraph 4.3.1 (recommended).
If you wish to use WEP security, continue with paragraph 4.3.2.
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5.3.1 WPA2 AES security (recommended)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Click ‘Wireless Wizard’.
The wizard appears in a pop-up screen. Click ‘Next’.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the desired name for your wireless network in the field ‘SSID’. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
Click ‘Next’.
The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm this channel. (You can pick a wireless channel yourself if
you want).
You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
Choose ‘WPA2’ and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘AES’ and click ‘Next’.
Fill out a password in the ‘Network Key’ field (e.g. ‘yourname1’). Do not use any
punctuation marks and make sure the password is at least 8 characters long!
Write down the network name and the chosen password**.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Finish’.
The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
Hint: WPA2 AES security is supported by Windows XP Service Pack 2 (with all
updated installed). This security method is not supported by Windows 98, unless your
wireless network adapter software supports WPA2 AES. In case you do not have
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or the required software, continue with section 4.3.2.
5.3.2 WEP security
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click ‘Wireless Wizard’.
The wizard appears in a pop-up screen. Click ‘Next’.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the desired name for your wireless network in the field ‘SSID’. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
5. Click ‘Next’.
6. The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
7. As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
8. Click ‘Next’ to confirm this channel. (You can pick a wireless channel yourself if
you want).
9. You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
10. Choose ‘WEP’ and click ‘Next’.
11. Choose ‘Use a 128 bit key’ and click ‘Next’.
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12. Fill out a password in the field ‘Network Key’. For this WEP key you are only
allowed to use numbers from 0 till 9 and the letters a till f. Do not use any
punctuation marks and make sure the password is exactly 26 characters long.
13. Write down the network name and the chosen password**.
14. Click ‘Next’.
15. Click ‘Finish’.
16. The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
5.4 Finishing the installation procedure of your Access
Point
After following chapter 4, you can finish the installation procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the UTP network cable from your computer.
Remove the UTP networking cable from the LAN port of your router.
Restart your computer.
Congratulations! You have now properly installed the router.
An explanation how to connect your wireless network using Windows XP, Windows
Vista and Windows 7can be found in chapter 8.0
** The connection is lost when WPA2 AES or WEP has been enabled in the router
and not yet in the wireless network adapter. When WEP/WPA2 AES has also been
enabled in the wireless network adapter, the connection will be repaired.
Write down the security method, the network name and the key:
WPA2 AES
WEP
Network name: _____________________________________________________
Key:
_____________________________________________________
6.0 Configuring the router as a signal booster
(WDS)
Do you already have a wireless network and do you like to increase the range of the
wireless signal? Then connect the router as a signal booster. In order to realize this,
several settings of your signal booster (2) and of your wireless router / access point (1)
must be modified.
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EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 as signal repeater
(2)
(1)
6.1 Connecting the signal booster (2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off your computer.
Connect the router to a wall outlet using the supplied power adapter.
Connect the supplied UTP network cable to the ‘LAN 1’ port of the router.
Connect the other end of the UTP network cable to the network adapter of your
computer.
Is my router correctly connected to the wall outlet? You can check this by verifying that
the POWER LED is on.
6.2 Configuring the signal booster (2)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn on your computer.
Open your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the ‘Enter key’ or click ‘Go to’.
Click ‘Setup Tool’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
7. Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
8. Click ‘Network’ in the left menu.
9. Click ‘LAN/DHCP Server’.
10. Select ‘Stop’ at ‘DHCP Server’.
11. Click ‘Apply’ at the right side in the menu ‘DHCP Server’.
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12. Type ‘192.168.8.200’ in the ‘LAN IP address’ field.
13. Type ‘255.255.255.0’ in the ‘Subnet mask’ field.
14. Click the button ‘Apply & Restart’.
Note! If you wish to log in to your router at a later point in time, you must assign a fixed
IP address to your computer.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Click ‘Start’.
Click ‘Control Panel’.
Double click ‘Network Connections’.
Right click the appropriate ’LAN Connection’.
Click ‘Properties’.
Select ‘Internet-protocol (TCP/IP)’.
Click ‘Properties’.
Select ‘Use the following IP Address’.
Enter ‘192.168.8.25’ in the ‘IP Address’ field.
Enter ‘255.255.255.0’ in the ‘Subnet mask’ field.
Click ‘OK’.
Enter ‘http://192.168.8.200’ in the address bar to log in to the router.
6.3 Securing your signal booster (2) (WPA2 AES)
If you use the router as a signal booster with another device, WPA2 AES security is
supported. If you use another type of wireless router, WEP security is recommended.
To avoid having uninvited guests probing your wireless network we strongly
recommend securing your wireless network.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Click ‘Wireless Wizard’.
The wizard appears in a pop-up screen. Click ‘Next’.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the desired name for your wireless network in the field ‘SSID’. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
Click ‘Next’.
The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm this channel. (You can pick a wireless channel yourself if
you want). Write down the chosen channel***.
You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
Choose ‘WPA2’ and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘AES’ and click ‘Next’.
Fill out a password in the field ‘Network Key’. (e.g. ‘yourname01’). Do not use any
punctuation marks and make sure the password has e minimum length of 8
characters long.
Write down the network name and the chosen password***.
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14. Click ‘Next’.
15. Click ‘Finish’.
16. The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
*** The connection is lost when WPA2 AES has been enabled in the router and not yet
in the wireless network adapter. When WPA2 AES has also been enabled in the
wireless network adapter, the connection will be repaired.
Write down the network name, the key and the channel:
WPA2 AES
Network name:
Key:
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Channel: ____________________________________________________
6.4 Configuring your wireless router (1)
When configuring the router and its security (paragraph 6.5), we assume you will be
using the device as a wireless router. Make sure your wireless router is connected to
your computer using a UTP network cable.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Opera or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the ‘Enter’ key or click ‘Go to’.
Click ‘Wireless Wizard’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
The wizard appears in a pop-up screen. Click ‘Next’.
Choose you country/region and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the desired name for your wireless network in the field ‘SSID’. (Use the
‘Check SSID’ option to ensure this name is not already in use.)
Click ‘Next’.
The router will automatically scan for a suitable wireless channel.
As a choice, the most suitable wireless channel will appear on your screen.
Select the same channel you have chosen for your signal booster.
Click ‘Next’.
You will see a brief summary with the settings you have made so far. Click ‘Next’
to continue.
Choose ‘WPA2’ and click ‘Next’.
Choose ‘AES’ and click ‘Next’.
Fill out the same password in the field ‘Network Key’ you have chosen for your
signal booster.
Click ‘Next’.
Click ‘Finish’.
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20. The wizard will now save the settings and will close the screen automatically.
6.5 Connecting your wireless router with the signal
booster (2)
If you have followed the previous steps, then you have filled in the following:
- The signal booster (2) has the following IP-address: ‘192.168.8.200’.
- The wireless router has the following IP-address: ‘192.168.8.1’.
- Both devices are using the WPA2 AES protocol and are both using the same
security key.
- Both devices are using the same channel.
- The SSID does not need to be the same (e.g. ‘Upstairs’ and ‘Downstairs’).
Both devices must be set up in order to connect to each other. We will begin setting
up your wireless router (1).
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Connect the wireless router and the signal booster to each other using the
following steps: Connect a network cable to LAN4 of the wireless router. Connect
the other end of the network cable to LAN4 of the signal booster.
Connect a computer using a network cable to LAN port 1 of the wireless router.
Turn on the your wireless router and the signal booster.
Turn on your computer.
Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Click ‘Setup Tool’..
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Wireless’ in the left menu.
Click ‘WDS Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Search AP’ in the right screen.
A screen appears. A summary of found wireless networks will be displayed.
Double-click with the left mouse button on the name (SSID) of the signal booster.
Click ‘OK’.
Click ‘Add’ in the right screen.
Click ‘Save’ at the top of the right screen.
Click ‘OK’ to save the settings.
Close the window.
6.6 Completing the installation of the signal booster
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Type ‘http://192.168.8.200’ in the address bar to connect to the signal booster.
Click ‘Setup Tool’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
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Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Wireless’ I the left menu.
Click ‘WDS Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Search AP’ in the right screen.
A screen appears. A summary of found wireless networks will be displayed.
Double-click with the left mouse button on the name (SSID) of your wireless
router.
Click ‘OK’.
Click ‘Add’ in the right screen.
Click ‘Save’ at the top of the right screen.
Click ‘OK’ to save the settings.
Now remove the network cable between both the wireless router and signal
booster.
You have now completed the settings. You can now place the signal booster to
the location where the wireless signal was weak.
Hint: To make sure there is a wireless connection between both devices, you can try
to connect to both devices with the still connected computer. If correct, you can still
access both devices on their web pages. If this does not work, you can repeat the
steps shown in chapter 6.
7.0 Configuring the router as a signal booster
(Wireless Multi Bridge)
If your own modem or your other wireless router has no support for WDS, you can
setup the EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 as a signal booster by using the Wireless Multi
Bridge option.
Using this option, the Eminent router will connect to your wireless modem or router
using the same technique as your computer does. Once the Eminent router has
established a connection with your wireless modem or router, the Eminent router has
an internet connection. The Eminent router will also broadcast another wireless signal
which your computer can connect to. Your computer will then have an internet
connection.
Use the following steps to setup a Wireless Multi Bridge connection:
7.1 Connecting the signal booster
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Turn off your computer.
Connect the router to a wall outlet using the supplied power adapter.
Connect the supplied UTP network cable to the ‘LAN 1’ port of the router.
Connect the other end of the UTP network cable to the network adapter of your
computer.
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Is my router correctly connected to the wall outlet? You can check this by verifying that
the POWER LED is on.
7.2.Configuring the local wireless network on the signal
booster
Before setting the Eminent router for Wireless Multi Bridge usage, you need to have
the following at hand:
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The network name of the first wireless router (SSID)
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The security key of the first wireless router
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The channel of the first wireless router
Preferably, setting up the Wireless Multi Bridge connection is done using a wired
connection between the wireless Eminent router and the computer.
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Turn on your computer.
Open your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the ‘Enter key’ or click ‘Go to’.
Click 'Setup Tool'.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
Click 'Advanced Setup'.
Click 'Wireless'.
Click 'Wireless Setup'.
Fill out a SSID: If you want your current wireless network to be extended using
the same network name (SSID), you need to fill out the SSID as used on your
first wireless router. Also, the channel needs to be the same.
Set a security at 'Authentication'. If you want your current wireless network to be
extended using the same network name (SSID), you can set the same security
as used on your first wireless router.
Click 'Apply' to save the settings.
Then click 'Save' at the top of the screen.
7.3 Configuring the Wireless Multi Bridge settings
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Click 'Wireless'.
Click 'Wireless Multi Bridge'.
Set 'Operation' to 'Start'.
Make sure 'Wireless Bridge' is selected.
Click the 'Search AP' button.
Select the network name (SSID) you want to connect to (First wireless router).
If the network is secured, you need to fill out the security key.
Click 'Apply.
Then click 'Save' at the top of the screen.
Click 'Network'.
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11. If your first wireless router has another LAN IP-Address (range), you can change
the IP-Address of the Eminent router at 'LAN IP'.
12. Click 'Apply and restart'. Close your web browser en restart your computer or
disable the network card and then enable the LAN card again.
13. Log in to the Eminent router using the new IP-Address.
14. Click 'Setup Tool'.
15. Click 'Advanced Setup'.
16. Click 'Network'.
17. Click 'LAN/DHCP Server'.
18. Set 'DHCP Server' to 'Stop'.
19. Click 'Apply'.
20. Click 'Save' at the top of the screen.
21. Your Eminent router has now been set using Wireless Multi Bridge.
Hint: If you have set another LAN IP-Address as described in step 11, this IP-Address
needs to be in the same range as the first router. For Example: If your first modem or
router is accessible on IP-Address ‘192.168.1.1’, you need to make sure the Eminent
router is set to this IP-range. You can set the Eminent router to ‘192.168.1.200’. From
that moment on, the Eminent router is accessible using this new IP-Address.
8.0 Configuring the wireless network on your
computer
Now that the router has been secured you will need to configure the computer itself so
it can recognize your secured wireless network and will be able to make a connection.
Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are at this moment the most commonly
used operating systems. We will now explain how to set up a wireless connection
using these operating systems.
Now that the router has been secured you will need to configure the computer itself so
it can recognize your secured wireless network and will be able to make a connection.
Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are at this moment the most commonly
used operating systems. We will now explain how to set up a wireless connection
using these operating systems.
8.1 Configuring a wireless network using Windows XP
To realize a wireless connection using Windows XP you will need to follow the steps
below:
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Turn on your computer.
Click ‘Start’.
Click ‘Control Panel’.
Click ’Network Connections’.
You should now be able to see your wireless adapter. Right click this adapter.
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6.
Click ‘View available wireless networks’. A list of available networks will now be
shown.
7. Select your own wireless network from this list.
8. After clicking ‘Connect’ your computer will warn you that this network is secured
and that a network key is required.
9. Enter the network key and click ‘Connect’.
10. If the key was entered correctly, Windows will state that the network has been
connected. You are now online.
8.2 Configuring a wireless network using Windows Vista/7
To realize a wireless connection using Windows Vista you will need to follow the steps
below:
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Click ‘Start’.
Click ‘Control Panel’.
Click ‘Network and Internet’.
Click ‘Network and Sharing Centre’.
Click ‘Manage wireless networks’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Add’.
Select ‘Add a network that is in range of this computer’ in the next screen.
Select your own network.
Click ‘Connect’.
Your computer will display the following message: ‘Type the network security key
or passphrase for your network’. Enter your security key.
11. Click ‘Connect’. If you have correctly entered your security key, your computer
will be wirelessly connected and you are online.
The steps for Windows 7 are described in the following steps:
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Click the network icon in the taskbar (near the clock).
The available wireless networks will be shown.
Select your own network and click ‘Connect’.
You will be asked to fill out a security key. Enter your security key.
Click ‘Connect’. If you have correctly entered your security key, your computer
will be wirelessly connected and you are online.
9.0 Firewall settings
The router is equipped with an advanced firewall. This firewall allows you to open
ports, allowing certain programs to gain access to the Internet. You can open these
ports using the function ‘Port Forwarding’.
In some cases you will want to block access to the Internet. If, for instance, you have
children, you may want to block some explicit websites. You can do this using the
built-in URL filtering method.
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Hint! For your own security the Firewall is enabled by default. We do however advise
you to also use a virus scanner and always keep it up to date.
9.1 Port Forwarding
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Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the enter key or click ‘Go to’.
Click ‘Setup Tool’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
Click ‘Port Forwarding’ bellow ‘NAT/Routing’ in the left menu.
In the field ‘LAN IP-address you can fill out the IP-address of the computer for
which you want to open the specific ports.
Select the correct protocol in the ‘Protocol’ field.
Fill out the necessary ports at the ‘External port’ field. Fill out the start or begin
port in the first field. In the second field you can fill out the end port. In case you
only need to open one ports, you can fill out the same port number in both fields.
Fill out the same port number in the ’Internal Port’ field.
Fill out a name in the ‘Rule Name’ field. For Example: Fill out the name of the
application or game you want to open these ports for.
Click ‘Add’ to save the settings.
9.2 URL filtering
‘URL filtering’ allows you to block websites by name or parts of a name. A useful
feature if you want to protect your children from the contents of certain websites.
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Open your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox).
Type ‘http://192.168.8.1’ in the address bar.
Press the enter key or click ‘Go to’.
Click ‘Setup Tool’.
You will now be asked for a ‘Username’ and a ‘Password’. Fill out ‘admin’ in the
‘Username’ field and ‘admin’ in the ‘Password’ field and press the enter key.
6. Click ‘Advanced Setup’ in the left menu.
7. Click ‘Internet Access Control’.
8. Select at the ‘Input Type’ field ‘URL Filter Setup’.
9. You can fill out a name for this rule in the ‘Rule Name’ field.
10. In the ‘Source IP’ fields you can fill out a from-till range, or place a check mark at
‘ALL IP’ to deny access to the specific site(s) for all computers.
11. Fill out the address you want to block at ‘Filter URL’.
12. Click ‘Add’ to save the settings.
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Hint: You can select a large variety of predefined programs such as MSN Messenger
and ICQ. You can block these programs as described in chapter 9.2
10.0 Frequently Asked Questions and other
related information
The latest Frequently asked questions for your product can be found on the support
page of your product. Eminent will update these pages frequently to assure you have
the most recent information. Visit www.eminent-online.com for more information about
your product.
11.0 Service and support
This users manual has been carefully written by Eminent’s technical experts. If you
have problems installing or using the product, please fill out the support form at the
website www.eminent-online.com/support.
You can also contact us by phone. Below you will find a list with phone numbers for
each supported country.
Country
Belgium (Dutch)
Belgium (French)
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Italy
Norway
Spain
Sweden
The Netherlands
UK
Hungary
Hungary
Hungary
Phone number
070 277 286
070 277 286
+45 69918565
+35 8942415826
+49 (0)30 887 89 298
+39 0240042016
+47 21075033
807 080 042
+46 840 309985
0900-3646368
+44 (0)203 318 9998
1-4088902 (From
Budapest)
06-1-4088902 (From the
rest of Hungary)
+36 1-4088902
(International)
Rate per minute*
€0.30
€0.30
Local Costs
Local Costs
Local Costs
Local Costs
Local Costs
€0.41
Local Costs
€0.10
Local Costs
Local Costs
Local Costs
Local Costs
* Rates mentioned in this table do not include cell phone charges.
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12.0 Warning and points of attention
Due to laws, directives and regulations set out by the European parliament, some
(wireless) devices could be subject to limitations concerning its use in certain
European member states. In certain European member states the use of such devices
could be prohibited. Contact your (local) government for more information about this
limitations.
Always follow up the instructions in the manual*, especially where it concerns devices
which need to be assembled.
Warning: In most cases this concerns an electronic device. Wrong/improper use may
lead to (severe) injuries!
Repairing of the device should be done by qualified Eminent staff. The warranty
immediately voids when products have undergone self repair and/or by misuse. For
extended warranty conditions, please visit our website at www.eminentonline.com/warranty.
*Tip: Eminent manuals are written with great care. However, due to new technological
developments it can happen that a printed manual does not longer contain the most
recent information.
If you are experiencing any problems with the printed manual or you can not find what
you are looking for, please always check our website www.eminent-online.com first for
the newest updated manual.
Also, you will find frequently asked questions in the FAQ section. It is highly
recommended to consult the FAQ section. Very often the answer to your questions will
be found here.
13.0 Warranty conditions
The five-year Eminent warranty applies to all Eminent products, unless mentioned
otherwise before or during the moment of purchase. After buying a second-hand
Eminent product the remaining period of warranty is measured from the moment of
purchase by the product’s initial owner. Eminent warranty applies to all Eminent
products and parts, indissolubly connected or mounted to the product it concerns.
Power supply adapters, batteries, antennas and all other products not directly
integrated in or connected to the main product or products of which, without
reasonable doubt, can be assumed that wear and tear during use will show a different
pattern than the main product, are not covered by the Eminent warranty. Products are
not covered by the Eminent warranty when exposed to incorrect/improper use,
external influences or when opening the service parts of the product by parties other
than Eminent. Eminent may use refurbished materials for repair or replacement of
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your defective product. Eminent cannot be held responsible for changes in network
settings by internet providers. We cannot guarantee that the Eminent networking
product will keep working when settings are changed by the internet providers.
Eminent cannot guarantee the working of web services, apps and other third party
content that is available through Eminent products. Eminent products with an internal
hard disk have a limited warranty period of two years on the hard disk. Eminent could
not be held responsible for any data lost. Please make sure that if the product stores
data on a hard drive or other memory source, you will make a copy before you return
the product for repair.
When my product gets defective
Should you encounter a product rendered defective for reasons other than described
above: Please contact your point of purchase for taking care of your defective product.
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14.0 Declaration of Conformity
Application of Council Directives:
Manufacturer’s Name:
Eminent
Type of Equipment:
Router
Equipment Class:
Commercial, Light Industrial, Consumer
PRODUCTNUMBER:
EM4543/M4544/EM4571
Conforms to the following standards:
EN300328-1 V1.7.1 (2006-10)
EN301489-1 V1.8.1 (2008-04)
EN301489-17 V2.1.1 (2009-05)
EN62311 (2008)
Manufactured from: 17-05-2012
I, the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment Conforms with the essential
requirements and other relevant requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC)
and to the above standards.
Place:
Date:
Name:
Barneveld, The Netherlands
17-05-2012
Marc Pannebakker
Signature:
EM4543/EM4544/EM4571 | 12-2014