D-Link DWL-2100AP - AirPlus Xtreme G Installation guide

D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G
DWL-2100AP
802.11g Wireless
108Mbps Access Point
Manual
V2.10
Building Networks for People
®
Contents
Package Contents ................................................................................ 3
Introduction ........................................................................................... 4
Connections ......................................................................................... 5
Features and Benefits .......................................................................... 7
Wireless Basics .................................................................................... 8
Getting Started ....................................................................................11
Using the Configuration Menu ............................................................ 13
Using the AP Manager........................................................................ 43
Networking Basics .............................................................................. 63
Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 78
Technical Specifications ..................................................................... 85
Contacting Technical Support ............................................................. 88
Warranty ............................................................................................. 89
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Package Contents
Contents of Package:
 D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G ® DWL-2100AP
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
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802.11g Wireless 108Mbps Access Point
Power Adapter-DC 5V, 2.0A
Manual and Warranty on CD
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with
the DWL-2100AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
System Requirements for Configuration:

Computers with Windows, Macintosh, or Linux-based
operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter

Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or Netscape Navigator Version
6.0 and Above
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Introduction
At up to fifteen times the maximum wireless signal rate of previous wireless devices (up
to 108Mbps* in Super G mode), you can work faster and more efficiently, increasing
productivity. With the DWL-2100AP, bandwidth-intensive applications like graphics or
multimedia will benefit significantly because large files are able to move across the
network quickly.
The DWL-2100AP is capable of operating in one of 5 different modes to meet your
wireless networking needs. The DWL-2100AP can operate as an access point, access
point-to-multi-point bridging mode with AP function, access point-to-multi-point bridging
mode without ap function, repeater, or wireless client mode.
The DWL-2100AP is an ideal solution for quickly creating and extending a wireless local
area network (WLAN) in offices or other workplaces, trade shows and special events.
Unlike most access points, the DWL-2100AP provides data transfers at up to 108
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Mbps in Super G mode when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G products. The
802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices.
The DWL-2100AP has the newest, strongest, most advanced security features available
today. When used with other 802.11g WPA (WiFi Protected Access) compatible products
in a network with a RADIUS server, the security features include:
WPA:
Wi-Fi Protected Access which authorizes and identifies users based
on a secret key that changes automatically at regular intervals. WPA
uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal
key every 10,000 packets (a packet is a kind of message transmitted
over a network.) This insures much greater security than the standard
WEP security. (By contrast, the previous WEP encryption implementation
required the keys to be changed manually.)
For home users that will not incorporate a RADIUS server in their network, the security
for the DWL-2100AP, used in conjunction with other WPA-compatible 802.11 products,
will still be much stronger than ever before. Utilizing the Pre-Shared Key mode of WPA,
the DWL-2100AP will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the 802.11
network. You only need to input your encryption information once in the configuration
menu. No longer will you have to manually input a new WEP key frequently to ensure
security. With the DWL-2100AP, you will automatically receive a new key every time
you connect, vastly increasing the safety of your communication.
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g specifications.
Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower
actual data throughput rate.
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Connections
Pressing the
Reset Button
restores the
DWL-2100AP
to its original
factory default
settings.
The LAN Port is
Auto-MDI/MDIX.
You can insert
either a straightthrough or a
crossover Ethernet
cable in this port in
order to connect the
DWL-2100AP to the
local network.
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Receptor
for the
Power
Adapter.
LEDs
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-2100AP Wireless Access Point has 3
LEDs as shown below:
Power: Solid green light indicates connection.
LAN: Blinking green light indicates activity on the Ethernet Port; solid green
light indicates connection.
WLAN: Blinking green light indicates wireless
activity; solid green light indicates connection.
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Features
 5 Different Operation modes - Capable of operating in one of five different
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operation modes to meet your wireless networking requirements: Access Point,
AP-to-multipoint bridge with AP function, AP-to-Multipoint Bridging without AP
function , Repeater, or Wireless Client.
Faster wireless networking with the 802.11g standard to provide a wireless
data rate of up to 54Mbps (108Mbps in Super G mode).
 Compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data rate of up
to 11Mbps - that means you can migrate your system to the 802.11g standard
on your own schedule without sacrificing connectivity.
 Better security with WPA. The DWL-2100AP can securely connect to wireless
clients on the network using WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) providing a much
higher level of security for your data and communications than has previously
been available. AES is also supported by the DWL-2100AP to maximize the
network security with data encryption.
 AP Manager Setup Wizard -The new Setup Wizard makes networks configuration quick and simple.
 SNMP for Management - The DWL-2100AP is not just fast but it also
supports SNMP v.3 for a better network management. Superior wireless
AP manager software is bundled with the DWL-2100AP for network
configuration and firmware upgrade. Systems administrators can also setup
the DWL-2100AP easily with the Web-based configuration. A D-Link DView module will be downloadable for network administration and real-time
network traffic monitoring with D-Link D-View software.
 Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing).
 Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range.
 Web-based interface for managing and configuring.
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Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and
compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public
access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data
you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that
wireless networking brings.
A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a computer network that transmits and
receives data with radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in both
home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops and
universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work
and communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and
other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless
adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as
Ethernet adapter cards.
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any location
within the operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions based on real-time
information can significantly improve worker efficiency.
Low Implementation Costs - WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change
and relocate. Networks that frequently change can benefit from WLANs ease of
implementation. WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring may be
impractical.
Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be fast and
easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless
technology allows the network to go where wires cannot go - even outside the home
or office.
Inexpensive Solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as
conventional Ethernet network devices.
Scalability - WLANs can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of
specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed and range
from Peer-to-Peer networks suitable for a small number of users to larger Infrastructure
networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number
of wireless devices deployed.
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Wireless Basics (continued)
The DWL-2100AP is compatible, in default mode, with the following wireless products:
 D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G
TM
DWL-G650
 Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers
 D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520
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Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers
The DWL-2100AP is also interoperable with other 802.11g and 802.11b
standards-compliant devices.
Standards-Based Technology
The DWL-2100AP Wireless Access Point utilizes the 802.11b and the 802.11g
standards.
The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases the
data rate up to 54 Mbps (108Mbps in Super G mode) within the 2.4GHz band, utilizing
OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the specified range of this device, you
will be able to transfer large files quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG format over
your network without noticeable delays. This technology works by transmitting highspeed digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller
sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the
receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions.
The D-Link DWL-2100AP will automatically sense the best possible connection speed
to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.
802.11g offers the most advanced network security features available today, including:
WPA , TKIP, AES and Pre-Shared Key mode.
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Wireless Basics (continued)
Installation Considerations
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme GTM DWL-2100AP lets you access your network, using a
wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind,
however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects
that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary
depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in
your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic
guidelines:
1
Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-2100AP and other network
devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your DWL-2100AP’s range
from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or
ceilings is minimized.
2
Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick
(.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a
2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the
signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better
reception.
3
Building materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum
studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices and
computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open
doorways and not other materials.
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Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or
appliances that generate RF noise.
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Getting Started
On the following pages we will show you an example of an Infrastructure Network
incorporating the DWL-2100AP.
An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router. The
Infrastructure Network example shown on the following page contains the following
D-Link network devices (your existing network may be comprised of other devices):
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A wireless access point D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G
TM
DWL-2100AP
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A wireless router - D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624
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A laptop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650
TM
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A desktop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520
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A cable modem - D-Link DCM-201
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Getting Started (continued)
1
2
Setting up
a Wireless
Infrastructure
Network
3
4
5
6
Please remember that D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G wireless devices are pre-configured
to connect together, right out of the box, with their default settings.
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For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above), please do the
following:
You will need broadband Internet access (a Cable or DSL-subscriber line into
your home or office).
Consult with your Cable or DSL provider for proper installation of the modem.
Connect the Cable or DSL modem to the DI-624 Router (see the printed
Quick Installation Guide included with your router.)
Connect the Ethernet Broadband Router to the DWL-2100AP (See the printed
Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-2100AP.)
If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link
AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI
slot on your desktop computer.
(See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter.)
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Install the drivers for the D-Link DWL-G650 wireless Cardbus adapter into a
laptop computer.
(See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G650.)
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Using the Configuration Menu
After you have completed the Setup Wizard (please see the Quick Installation Guide that
came with the product) you can access the Configuration menu at any time by opening
the Web browser and typing in the IP address of the DWL-2100AP. The DWL-2100AP
default IP address is shown below:
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Open the Web browser
Type in the IP address of the
DWL-2100AP
Note: if you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DWL-2100AP, make sure to
enter the correct IP address.
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Type admin in the User Name field
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Leave the Password blank.
(However, if you have changed the
password, please enter the correct
password.)
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Click OK
Home > Wizard
The Home>Wizard
screen will appear.
Please refer to the
Quick Installation
Guide for more information regarding the
Setup Wizard.
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admin
Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless >AP Mode
Wireless
Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Mode
Access Point is selected from the pull down menu..
SSID
Service Set Identifier(SSID)is the name designated for a specific
wireless local area network(WLAN).The SSID factpru default setting
is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID
Broadcast-
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel-
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Select Enable or Disable.(Enable this feature to auto-select the channel for best wireless performance.)
Scan
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless>AP Mode(continued)
Authentication: Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-EAP
WPA-PSK
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same
WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data encryption.
Select WPA-EAP to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.
Select WPA-PSK to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS server required).
Home > Wireless>AP Mode>WEP Encryption
Encryption: Select Disabled or Enabled. (Disabled is selected here).
Key Type*: Select HEX or ASCII.
Key Size: Select 64-, 128-, 152-bits.
Valid Key:
First through
Fourth keys:
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
Input up to four keys for encryption. You will select one of these
keys in the valid key field.
*Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
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Home > Wireless>AP Mode>WPA-EAP
Cipher Type: When you select WPA-EAP, you must select AES, AUTO or TKIP
from the pull down menu.
Group Key Select the interval during which the group key will be valid.
Update Interval: 1800 is the recommended value. A lower interval may reduce data
transfer rate.
Radius Server: Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
Radius Port: Enter the Radius port.
Radius Secret: Enter the the Radius secret.
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Home > Wireless>AP Mode>WPA-PSK
Cipher When you select WPA-PSK, please select AES, AUTO or TKIP
Type: from the pull down menu.
Group Key Select the interval during which the group key wll be valid. The
Update Interval: default value of 1800 is recommended.
Pass- When you select WPA-PSK, please enter a PassPhrase in the
Phrase: corresponding field.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless >WDS with AP Mode
Wireless
Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Mode
WDS with AP mode is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID
Service Set Identifier(SSID)is the name designated for a specific
wireless local area network(WLAN).The SSID factpru default setting
is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID
Broadcast-
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel-
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Select Enable or Disable.(Enable this feature to auto-select the channel for best wireless performance.)
Scan
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless>WDS with AP Mode(continued)
Enter the MAC address of the APs in your network that will
Remote AP
MAC Address- serve as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Authentication-
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Open System- When Open System is selected , the following field will be configurable.
other methods of authentication will have different configuration fields.
Encryption-
Select Disable or Enable(Disable is selected here .
Key Type-
Select HEX or ACII.
Key Size-
Select 64-,128-,152- bits.
Valid Key-
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless >WDS Mode
Wireless
Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Mode
WDS is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID
Service Set Identifier(SSID)is the name designated for a specific
wireless local area network(WLAN).The SSID factpru default setting
is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID
Broadcast-
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel-
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Select Enable or Disable.(Enable this feature to auto-select the channel
for best wireless performance.)
Scan
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless>WDS Mode(continued)
Remote AP Mac Enter the MAC address of the APs in your network that will serve
Addressas bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Authentication- Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Open System
When Open System is selected , the following field will be configurable.
other methods of authentication will have different configuration fields.
Encryption-
Select Disable or Enable(Disable is selected here .
Key Type-
Select HEX or ACII.
Key Size-
Select 64-,128-,152- bits.
Valid Key-
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless > AP Repeater Mode
Wireless
Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Mode
AP Repeater is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID
Service Set Identifier(SSID)is the name designated for a specific
wireless local area network(WLAN).The SSID factpru default setting
is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID
Broadcast-
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel-
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Select Enable or Disable.(Enable this feature to auto-select the channel
Scanfor best wireless performance.)
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless>AP Repeater Mode(continued)
Remote AP Mac Enter the MAC address of the root AP or site survey to choose
Address or
the root AP in your network that will allow you to repeat the
Site Surveywireless signal of the root AP.
Authentication- Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that
share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-PSK to communicate using WPA encryption
Open System-
When Open System is selected , the following field will be configurable.
other methods of authentication will have different configuration fields.
Encryption-
Select Disable or Enable(Disable is selected here .
Key Type-
Select HEX or ACII.
Key Size-
Select 64-,128-,152- bits.
Valid Key-
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless > AP Client Mode
Wireless
Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Mode-
AP Client is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID-
Service Set Identifier(SSID)is the name designated for a specific
wireless local area network(WLAN).The SSID factpru default setting
is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID
Broadcast-
Enable or Disable SSID Broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel-
6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Select Enable or Disable.(Enable this feature to auto-select the chanScannel for best wireless performance.)
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > Wireless>AP Client Mode(continued)
Remote AP Mac
Address or
Site Survey-
will transform any IEEE 802.3 device(e.g., a computer, printer,
etc.). into an 802.11b wireless client when it communicates with
another DWL-2100AP that is acting as the root AP. Enter the MAC
address of the root AP or site survey to choose the root AP in your
network.
Authentication-
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-PSK to communicate using WPA encryption
Open System-
When Open System is selected , the following field will be configurable.
other methods of authentication will have different configuration fields.
Encryption-
Select Disable or Enable(Disable is selected here .
Key Type-
Select HEX or ACII.
Key Size-
Select 64-,128-,152- bits.
Valid Key-
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
WPA mode-
PSK - The Pre-Shared Key mode of WPA does not require the
inclusion of a RADIUS server in your networks.
Passphrase-
If you selected PSK you will need to enter a Passphrase in this
field.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Home > LAN
LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These
are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DWL-2100AP. These settings may be
referred to as private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN
IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.
Get IP From-
Select Static (Manual) or Dynamic (DHCP) as the method you
will use to assign an IP address to the DWL-2100AP.
IP Address-
The IP address of the LAN interface. The default IP address
is: 192.168.0.50
Subnet Mask-
The subnet mask of the LAN interface.
The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway-
This field is optional. Enter in the lP address of the gateway
on your network.
Apply-
Click Apply to save the changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Performance
Wireless BandIEEE 802.11g
FrequencyThe frequency remains at 2.437
GHz for channel 6. The frequency
will change to reflect the change
in the channel setting.
Channel-
Select from channels 1-11.
Data Rate-
The Data Rates are Auto,
1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5.5Mbps,
6Mbps, 9Mbps, 11Mbps,
12Mbps, 18Mbps, 24Mbps,
36Mbps, 48Mbps, 54Mbps.
Beacon Interval- Beacons are packets sent by an access point to synchronize a
network. Specify a beacon interval value. The default (100) is
recommended.
DTIM-
(Delivery Traffic Indication Message)- 3 is the default setting. DTIM
is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening
to broadcast and multicast messages.
Fragment
Length-
The fragmentation threshold, which is specified in bytes, determines
whether packets will be fragmented. Packets exceeding the 2346 byte
setting will be fragmented before transmission. 2346 is the default
setting
RTS Length-
This value should remain at its default setting of 2,346. If you
encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the
value range between 256 and 2,346 are recommended
Transmit
Power-
Choose full, half (-3dB), quarter (-6dB), eighth (-9dB), minimum
power.
Super G Mode-
Super G is a group of performance enhancement features that increase
end user application throughput in an 802.11g network. Super G is
backwards compatible to standard 802.11g devices. For top performance, all wirelss devices on the network should be Super G capable.
Select either Disabled, Super G without Turbo, Super G with Dynamic
Turbo, or Super G with Static Turbo, or Super G without Turbo.
Disabled-
Standard 802.11g support, no enhanced capabilities.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Performance (continued)
Super G with
Dynamic Turbo-
Capable of Packet Bursting, FastFrames, Compression, and
Dynamic Turbo. This setting is backwards compatible with non-Turbo
(legacy) devices. Dynamic Turbo mode is only enabled when all
devices on the wireless network are configured with Super G with
Dynamic Turbo enabled.
Super G with
Static Turbo-
Capable of Packet Bursting, FastFrames, Compression, and Static
Turbo. This setting is not backwards compatible with non-Turbo
(legacy) devices. Static turbo mode is always on and is only enabled
when all the devices on the wireless network are configured with
Super G with Static Turbo enabled.
Super G
without Turbo-
Capable of Packet Bursting, FastFrames, Compression, and
no Turbo mode.
802.11g only-
For increased speed in your network, enable this option.
802.11b devices will be excluded.
Radio Wave-
Select ON or OFF.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Filters > Wireless Access Settings
The following fields are available for configuration in this window:
Wireless Band-
IEEE 802.11g.
Access Control-
Select Disabled to disable the filters function.
Select Accept to accept only those devices with MAC addresses
in the Access Control List.
Select Reject to reject the devices with MAC addresses in the
Access Control List.
MAC Address-
Enter the MAC addresses of the devices that you wish to control
here. Click Save to add to the Access Control List.
Access Control
List-
The MAC addresses in this list can be accepted or rejected for
inclusion in the network, depending upon the Access Control
selection. Click on the Delete icon next to the MAC address to
delete it from the list.
Apply-
Click Apply to save the changes
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Filters > WLAN Partition
Wireless Band-
IEEE 802.11g
Internal Station
Connection-
Enabling this feature allows wireless clients to
communicate with each other. If this feature is disabled,
wireless stations of the selected band are not allowed to
exchange data through the access point.
Ethernet to WLAN
Access-
Enabling this feature allows Ethernet devices to
communicate with wireless clients. If this feature is
disabled, all data from the Ethernet to associated wireless
devices is blocked, but wireless devices can still send
data to the Ethernet.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
DHCP Server
Control-
Advanced > DHCP Server > Dynamic Pool Settings
Enable or
Disable the DHCP
function here.
Dynamic Pool
Settings
IP Assigned
FromInput the first IP
address available
for assignment in
your network.
The Range of
Pool (1-255)Enter the number
of IP addresses
available for
assignment.
SubMask-
Enter the subnet mask.
Gateway-
Enter the IP address of the router on the network.
Wins-
Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines the
IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned
IP address.
DNS-
Enter the IP address of the DNS server. The DNS server translates
domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Domain Name-
Enter the Domain Name of the DWL-2100AP.
Lease Time (60- The Lease Time is the period of time before the DHCP server will
31536000 sec)- assign a new IP address.
Status-
Turn the Dynamic Pool Settings ON or OFF here.
Apply-
Click Apply if you have made any changes.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
DHCP Server
Control-
Advanced > DHCP Server > Static Pool Settings*
Enable or
Disable the DHCP
function here.
Static Pool
Settings
Assigned lP-
Enter the static IP
address of the
device here.
Assigned MAC
AddressEnter the MAC
address of the
device here.
SubMask-
Enter the subnet
mask here.
Gateway-
Enter the IP address of the gateway on the network.
Wins-
Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines the IP address of the
a network computer that has a dynamically assigned IP address.
DNS-
Enter the IP address of the DNS server. The DNS server translates domain names such
as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Domain Name-
Enter the Domain Name of the DWL-2100AP.
Status-
Turn the Static Pool Settings ON or OFF here.
Assigned Static Pool
After you have input the Static Pool Settings for each device, click Apply and the
profile will appear in this list at the bottom of the window.
*Please note that IPs assigned in the Static Pool Settings must not be in the same
range as those in the Dynamic Pool Settings.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > DHCP Server > Current IP Mapping List
This screen displays information about the current DHCP dynamic and static IP address
pools. This information is available when you enable the DHCP function of the DWL-2100AP
and assign dynamic and static IP address pools.
Current DHCP Dynamic Pools-These are IP address pools to which the DHCP
server function has assigned dynamic IP addresses.
Binding MAC address- The MAC address of a device on the network
that is within the DHCP dynamic IP address
pool.
Assigned IP address-
The current corresponding DHCP-assigned
dynamic IP address of the device.
Lease Time-
The length of time that the dynamic IP address
will be valid.
Current DHCP Static Pools-These are IP address pools to which the DHCP server
function has assigned static IP addresses.
Binding MAC address- The MAC address of a device on the network that
is within the DHCP static IP address pool.
Assigned IP address-
The current corresponding DHCP-assigned
static IP address of the device.
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If you want to configure the Guest and Internal networks on Virtual LAN (VLANs), the
switch and DHCP server you are using must suppport VLANs. As a prerequisite step,
configure a port on the switch for handling VLAN tagged packets as described in the
IEEE802.1Q standard.
(Please see the following page for more information.)
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Advanced > Multi-SSID(continued)
Mater SSID
The Master SSID and Security cannot be changed here,Those values
follow the setting in Home>Wireless.
Guest SSID
When you Enable Guest SSID you can name each guest SSID.The
Security option for these three Guest SSIDs are open System or
shared key.
Key Type
Select HEX or ASCII
Key Size
Select 64-,128-,152-bits
Key
Select the 1st through the 4th key to b the active key. Enter key here.
VLAN
Group ID
If you configure enable Guest access and configure internal and Guest
networks on VLANs, this field will be enable.
Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for internal VLAN.
This will cuase the access point to send DHCP request woth the VLAN
tags. The switch and the DHCP server must support VLAN IEEE802.1Q
frames.The access point must be able to reach the DHCP Server.
Check with the Administator greading the VLAN and DHCP configurations
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Tools > Admin
User Name-
Enter a user name; admin is the default setting.
Old Password-
To change your password, enter your old password here
New Password-
Enter your new password here.
Confirm New
Password-
Enter your new password again.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Apply Settings
and Restart-
Tools > System
Click Restart to
apply the system
settings and restart
the DWL-2100AP.
Restore to
Factory Default
SettingsClick Restore to
return the
DWL-2100AP to its
factory default
settings.
Update File-
Tools > Firmware
After you have
downloaded the
most recent version
of the firmware
from www.support.
dlink.com you can
browse your hard
drive to locate the
downloaded file and
click OK to update
the firmware.
v2.00
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Tools > Cfg File
Update File-
Browse for the
configuration
settings that you
have saved to your
hard drive. Click OK
when you made
your selection.
Load Settings to
the Local Hard
DriveClick OK to load
the selected
settings.
Telnet Settings
Tools > Misc.
Status-
Click to Enable a
Telnet session.
Timeout-
Select a time period
after which a
session timeout will
occur.
Telnet is a program that allows you to control your network from a single PC.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Status > Device Info
This window displays the settings of the DWL-2100AP, as well as the Firmware version
and the MAC address.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Status > Stats
This window displays the statistics of the wireless local area network.
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Status > Client Info
Client Information Select this option to obtine infomation on wireless clients.(A client is a
device on the network that is communicating with the DWL-2100AP)
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Using the Configuration Menu (continued)
Help
At this window you can access the help screens for the topics listed.
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Using the AP Manager
The AP Manager is a convenient tool to manage the configuration of your network
from a central computer. With AP Manager there is no need to configure devices
individually.
To launch the AP Manager:
• Go to the Start Menu
• Select Programs
• Select D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G®
AP Manager
• Select DWL-2100AP
Discovering Devices
Click on this button to discover the
devices available on the network.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Selecting Devices
The AP Manager allows you to configure multiple devices all at once. To select a single
device, simply click on the device you want to select. To select multiple devices, hold
down the Ctrl key while clicking on each additional device. To select an entire list, hold
the Shift key, click on the first AP on the list and then click on the last AP on the list.
IP Configuration
You can assign an IP address to an AP or assign IP
addresses to multiple AP’s by clicking on this button
after selecting the device(s).
Select the AP that you want to assign an IP address to and click the IP button. Enter
the IP address and IP netmask for the selected device and click OK.
You can configure multiple AP’s with IP addresses all at once. Click on the IP button
after you’ve selected all of the AP’s you want to assign an IP address. Enter the IP
address you want to assign the first unit and the AP manager will automatically assign
sequential IP addresses.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration
Click on this button to access the configuration
properties of the selected device(s).
The device configuration window allows you to configure settings but does not actually
apply the settings to the device unless you click the Apply button. You can also save
and load configuration files from this window. When you load a configuration file, you
must click Apply if you want the settings to be applied to the selected device(s).
The Check All button will select all configurable options. Any setting
that has a checkmark next to it is applied to the device or saved to
the configuration file.
The Clear Checks button deselects all configurable options. This
feature is useful if you only want to change a few settings. Deselect
all items and only check the items that you want to modify.
Refresh will revert to the actual device settings of the selected
device(s).
To save settings to the device, you must click the Apply button. Only
settings that have a checkmark next to them will be applied.
The open button is used to load a previously saved configuration file.
After opening a configuration file, you must click the Apply button to
save the settings to the selected device(s).
The save button allows you to save a configuration file of the selected
device settings. Only settings that have a checkmark next to them
are saved. You cannot save a configuration file if you selected more
than one device in the device list.
The Exit button will close the device configuration window. Any settings
that haven’t been applied will be lost.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>General
When selecting multiple devices for configuration, some options are unavailable for
configuration as noted(*) below:
• Device Name(*): This allows you to change the device name for the selected
access point. You must place a checkmark in the Device Name box to change
the name. This option can only be configured when one access point is selected for
configuration.
• IP address and Subnet Mask(*): If you’ve selected one device for configuration and
you want to change the IP address of the device, check the IP Address box. You can
then enter an IP address and Subnet Mask for the selected access point. This option
is only configurable when one access point is selected for configuration. To configure
multiple devices with an IP address at one time, please reference the previous page.
• Gateway: Enter the IP address of your gateway, typically your router address.
• DHCP client: There is a pulldown menu to select enabled or disabled. When
enabled, the selected device(s) will function as a DHCP client(s). This allows them to
receive IP configuration information from a DHCP server. When disabled, the access
point(s) must have a static IP address assigned to them.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>General (continued)
• Telnet Support: This pulldown selection enables or disables the ability to Telnet
into
the selected device(s).
• Telnet Timeout: This pulldown selection defines the timeout period during a Telnet
session with the selected device(s).
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device
Configuration>Wireless
• SSID: The Service Set (network)
Identifier of your wireless network.
• Channel: Allows you to select a
channel. 6 is the default setting.
• SSID Broadcast: Allows you to
enable or disable the broadcasting
of the SSID to network clients.
• Super G: Super G is a group of
performance enhancement features
that increase end user application
throughput in an 802.11g network.
Super G is backwards compatible
with standard 802.11g devices.
For ideal performance, all wireless
devices on the network should be
Super G capable. The modes are
listed below:
• Radio Wave: Enable or disable the wireless functionality of the selected device(s).
• Data Rate: A pulldown menu to select the maximum wireless signal rate for the
selected devices(s).
• Beacon Interval (20~1000): Beacons are packets sent by an access point to
synchronize a network. Specify the beacon value for the selected device(s) here.
The
default value of 100 is recommended.
• DTIM (1~255): DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) is a countdown informing
clients of the next listening window for broadcast and multicast messages.
• Fragment Length (256~2346): This sets the fragmentation threshold (specified
in bytes). Packets exceeding the value set here will be fragmented. The default is
2346.
• RTS Length (256~2346): The RTS value should not be changed unless you encounter
inconsistent data flow. The default value is 2346.
• Tx Power: A pulldown menu for selecting the transmit power of the selected
device(s).
• Auto Channel Scan: Enable to scan for the least populated channel.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Security
The Security tab contains the WEP configuration settings on the intial page. If you select
WPA as the authentication type, an additional tab will appear with the WPA configuration
options based on your selection.
• Authentication Type: Select from the pulldown menu the type of authentication to
be used on the selected device(s).
• Encryption: Enable or disable encryption on the selected device(s).
• Active Key Index: Select which defined key is active on the selected device(s).
• Key Values: Select the key size (64-bit, 128-bit, or 152-bit) and key type (HEX or
ASCII) and then enter a string to use as the key. The key length is automatically
adjusted based on the settings you choose.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Security>WPA-EAP
• Cipher Type: Select auto, TKIP, or AES from the pulldown menu.
• Group Key Update Interval: Select the interval during which the group key will
be vaild. 1800 is the recommended setting. A lower interval may reduce transfer
rates.
• RADIUS Server: Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server.
• RADIUS Port: Enter the port used on the RADIUS server.
• RADIUS Secret: Enter the RADIUS secret.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Security>WPA-PSK
• Cipher Type: Select auto, TKIP, or AES from the pulldown menu.
• Group Key Update Interval: Select the interval during which the group key will
be vaild. 1800 is the recommended setting. A lower interval may reduce transfer
rates.
• PassPhrase: Enter a PassPhrase between 8-63 characters in length .
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Filters
• Internal Station Connection: Enabling this allows wireless clients to communicate
with each other. When this option is disabled, wireless stations are not allowed to
exchange data through the access point.
• Ethernet to WLAN Access: Enabling this option allows Ethernet devices to
communicate with wireless clients. When this option is disabled, all data from
Ethernet to wireless clients is blocked. Wireless devices can still send data to the
Ethernet devices when this is disabled.
• Access Control: When disabled access control is not filtered based on the MAC
address. If Accept or Reject is selected, then a box appears for entering MAC
addresses. When Accept is selected, only devices with a MAC address in the list
are granted access. When Reject is selected, devices in the list of MAC addresses
are not granted access.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>AP Mode
• Access Point: The default setting used to create a wireless LAN.
• WDS with AP: Allows you to connect multiple wireless LANs together,while still functioning
as an AP.If enable, you must enter the MAC address of the other DWL-2100APs.
• WDS: Allows you to connect mulitple wireless LANs together. All other LANs must be
using DWL-2100APs.When enable , you must enterthe MAC address of the other
DWL-2100APs.
• AP Repeater: Allows you to repeat the wireless signal of the root access point. When
enabled you must enter the MAC address of the root access point.
• AP Client: Allows any device with an Ethernet connection to connect to the wireless
network via another DWL-2100AP, such as a printer, gaming console (Xbox, PS2), or
a computer. You will need to enter the SSID of the DWL-2100AP that is functioning as
an AP.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>DHCP
• DHCP Server: Enable or disable the DHCP server function.
• Dynamic Pool Settings: Click to enable Dynamic Pool Settings. Configure the IP
address pool in the fields below.
• Static Pool Settings: Click to enable Static Pool Settings. Use this function to assign the
same IP address to a device at every restart. The IP addresses assigned in the Static
Pool list must NOT be in the same IP range as the Dynamic Pool.
• IP Assigned From: Enter the initial IP address to be assigned by the DHCP server.
• Range of Pool (1~255): Enter the number of allocated IP addresses.
• SubMask: Enter the subnet mask.
• Gateway: Enter the gateway IP address, typically a router.
• Wins: Wins (Windows Internet Naming Service) is a system that determines the IP
address of a network computer with a dynamically assigned IP address, if applicable.
• DNS: The IP address of the DNS server, if applicable.
• Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the DWL-2100AP, if applicable.
• Lease Time: The period of time that the client will retain the assigned IP address.
• Status: This option turns the dynamic pool settings on or off.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Client Info
Client Info.
Select the option to obtain information on wireless clients.(A client is a
device on the network that is communicating with the DWL-2100AP)
Mac Address
Displays the MAC address of the client.
Band
Displays the wireless band.
Authentication
Displays the type of authentication that is enabled.
RSSI
Indicates the strength of the signal.
Power Mode
Displays the status of the power saving feature.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Device Configuration>Multi-SSID
The DWL-2100AP offers configure using Multiple SSIDs. allowing of a vitually sepegated
station by sharing the same channel. One primary SSIDcan be assocaited with up to 3
guest SSIDs. Becuase guest SSIDs cannot be scanned by site survey tools uers cannnot
assocaite with guest SSIDs unless thy know the exact SSID and security setting. The
VLAN function can been enabled for both the primary SSID and the guest SSID.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Configuration Files
The DWL-2100AP allows you to save the device settings to a configuration file. To save
a configuration file, follow these steps:
• Select a device from the Device List on the main screen of the AP Manager.
• Click the device configuration button.
• Click the Save button after you have all of the settings as you want them.
• A popup window will appear prompting you for a file name and location. Enter the
file name, choose a file destination, and click Save.
Device Configuration button.
To load a previously saved configuration file, follow these steps:
• Select a device or devices from the Device List on the main screen of the AP
Manager.
• Click the device configuration button.
• Click the Open button.
• A popup window will appear prompting you to locate the configuration file. Locate the
file and click Open.
• The configuration file is loaded into the AP Manager but has not actually been written to
the device(s). If you want to use the newly loaded configuration for the selected device(s),
click Apply and the configuration settings will be written to the device(s).
Device Configuration button.
You must always click
Apply in the Configuration
window if you want the
settings to take effect.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Firmware
You can upgrade the firmware by clicking on
this button after selecting the device(s).
To upgrade the firmware:
• Download the latest firmware upgrade from http://support.dlink.com to an easy
to find location on your hard drive.
• Click on the firmware button as shown above.
• A popup window will appear. Locate the firmware upgrade file and click Open.
IMPORTANT! DO NOT DISCONNECT POWER FROM THE UNIT WHILE THE
FIRMWARE IS BEING UPGRADED.
System Settings
You can customize the basic System Settings for
the DWL-2100AP by clicking on this button.
• Access Password: This sets the admin password for
the selected device(s).
• Auto Refresh: This setting allows you to enable auto
refreshing of the network device list. By default this option
is disabled. If you choose to enable it, you must enter the
refresh interval in seconds.
All other settings on this screen should
be left at the default setting.
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Setup Wizard
This button will launch the Setup Wizard that will
guide you through device configuration.
Click Next
Enter a Password and retype it
in the Verify Password field.
Click Next
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Setup Wizard (continued)
Enter the SSID and the
Channel for the network.
Click Next
If you want to enable Encryption, enter the Encryption values
here.
Click Next
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Setup Wizard (continued)
Click Finish
The DWL-2100AP setup is complete!
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Using the AP Manager (continued)
Refresh
Click on this button to refresh the list
of devices available on the network.
Devices with a checkmark
next to them are still
available on the network.
Devices with an X are no
longer available on the
network.
About
Click on this button to view the version
of AP Manager.
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Networking Basics
Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using
Microsoft Windows XP.
Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com
and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking
computers using Windows 2000,/Me/98SE.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please follow all the instructions in this window:
Click Next.
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your
computer connects to the Internet through a router, select the second option as
shown.
Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.)
Click Next.
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same
Workgroup name.
Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer.
This may take a few minutes.
Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create
a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the
computers on your network. Click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete
the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network
Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. Click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the
Network Setup Wizard.
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart
the computer.
You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network
Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network
Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
To name your computer using Windows XP, please follow these directions:

Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).

Right-click on My Computer.

Select Properties.
 Select the Computer
Name Tab in the System
Properties window.
 You may enter a Comput-
er Description if you wish;
this field is optional.
 To rename the computer
and join a domain, click
Change.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
 In this window, enter the
Computer name.
 Select Workgroup and enter
the name of the Workgroup.
 All computers on your
network must have the same
Workgroup name.
 Click OK.
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
The adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP address range
(see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP address range.) To check on
the IP address of the adapter, please do the following:
 Right-click on the
Local Area Connection icon in the
task bar.
 Click on Status.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
This window will appear.

Click the Support
tab.

Click Close.
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Note: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers
on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you
are using a DHCP-capable router you will not need to assign static IP addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address,
please follow these instructions:

Go to Start.

Double-click on
Control Panel.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
 Click on Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP)
 Click Properties
 Double-click on Network
Connections.

Select Use the following
IP address in the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
window (shown below)
 Right-click on Local Area
Connections.
 Double-click on
Properties.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address
 Click on Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP).
 Click Properties.
 Input your IP address and
subnet mask. (The IP
addresses on your network
must be within the same
range. For example, if
one computer has an IP
address of 192.168.0.2,
the other computers should
have IP addresses that are
sequential, like 192.168.0.3
and 192.168.0.4. The subnet
mask must be the same for
all the computers on the
network.)
 Input your DNS server
addresses. (Note: If you are
entering a DNS server, you
must enter the IP Address of
the Default Gateway.)
The DNS server information will be supplied
by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.)

Click OK.
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D-Link DWL-G650
Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX
 Go to the Apple Menu
and select System Preferences.
 cClick on Network.
 Select Built-in Ethernet in
the Show pull-down menu.
 Select Manually in the
Configure pull-down menu.
Built-in Ethernet
 Input the Static IP Address,
the Subnet Mask and the
Router IP Address in the
appropriate fields.
 Click Apply Now.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX
 Go to the Apple Menu and select
System Preferences.
 Click on Network.
 Select Built-in Ethernet in the
Show pull-down menu.
Built-in Ethernet
Manually
 Select Using DHCP in the
Configure pull-down menu.
 Click Apply Now.
 The IP Address, Subnet mask,
and the Router’s IP Address
will appear in a few seconds.
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Using DHCP
Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP/ 2000
 Go to Start > Run >
type cmd. A window
similar to this one
will appear. Type
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.
xxx, where xxx is
the IP address of
the wireless router or
access point. A good
wireless connection
will show four replies
from the wireless
router or access
point, as shown.
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows Me/98
 Go to Start > Run
> type command.
A window similar
to this will appear.
Type ping xxx.xxx.
xxx.xxx where xxx
is the IP address
of the wireless
router or access
point. A good wireless connection will
show four replies
from the wireless
router or access
point, as shown.
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Troubleshooting
This Chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and
operation of the DWL-2100AP Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of
the network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are
having problems.
Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to
configure the DWL-2100AP Wireless Access Point.
1.The computer used to configure the DWL-2100AP cannot access
the configuration menu.
 Check that the Ethernet LED on the DWL-2100AP is ON. If the LED
is not ON, check that the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely
inserted.
 Check that the Ethernet adapter is working properly. Please see item
3 (Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed
properly) in this Troubleshooting section to check that the drivers are
loaded properly.
 Check that the IP address is in the same range and subnet as the
DWL-2100AP. Please see Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
in the Networking Basics section of this manual.
Note: The IP address of the DWL-2100AP is 192.168.0.50. All the computers on
the network must have a unique IP address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x.
Any computers that have identical IP addresses will not be visible on the network.
They must all have the same subnet mask, e.g., 255.255.255.0
 Do a Ping test to make sure that the DWL-2100AP is responding. Go
to Start>Run>Type Command>Type ping 192.168.0.50. A successful
ping will show four replies.
Note: If you have changed
the default IP address, make
sure to ping the correct IP
address assigned to the
DWL-2100AP.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in Infrastructure
mode.
Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct access point. To
check this connection: Right-click on the local area connection icon in the taskbar>
select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to Wireless Network screen
will appear. Please make sure you have selected the correct available network, as
shown in the illustration below.
• Go to Start
• Right-click on My Computer
• Click Properties
default
 Check that the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP
address range as the access point and gateway. (Since the DWL-2100AP has
an IP address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP address in
the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Each device must have a unique IP address;
no two devices may have the same IP address. The subnet mask must be the
same for all the computers on the network.) To check the IP address assigned
to the wireless adapter, double-click on the local area connection icon in
the taskbar > select the Support tab and the IP address will be displayed.
(Please refer to Checking the IP address in the Networking Basics section
of this manual.)
 If it is necessary to assign a static IP address to the wireless adapter, please
refer to the appropriate section in Networking Basics. If you are entering a DNS
server address you must also enter the default gateway address. (Remember
that if you have a DHCP-capable router, you will not need to assign a static IP
address. See Networking Basics: Assigning a Static IP Address.)
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Troubleshooting (continued)
2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the
Infrastructure mode (continued).
 Check to make sure that the router in your network is functioning properly
by pinging it. If the router is not functioning properly, it will not connect to the
Internet. If you need to find out how to ping network devices, please refer to
Checking the Wireless Connection by pinging in the Networking Basics
section of this manual.
 Check to make sure that the DNS server in your network is functioning
properly by pinging it. If the DNS server is not functioning properly, you
may be unable to access the Internet. Typically, your ISP (Internet Service
Provider) will be able to give you the DNS server information.
3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed
properly.
You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this procedure
will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using.
 Go to Start > My Computer >
Properties.
 Select the Hardware Tab.
 Click Device Manager.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
 Double-click on Network Adapters.
 Right-click on D-Link
AirPlus DWL-G650
Wireless Cardbus
Adapter (In this example
we use the DWL-G650;
you may be using other
network adapters, but the
procedure will remain the
same.)
D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650
 Select Properties to
check that the drivers are
installed properly.
D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter
D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter
 Look under Device
Status to check that the
device is working
properly.
 Click OK.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception?
D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However,
the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range. Please
refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual for further
information about the most advantageous placement of your D-Link wireless products.
5. Why does my wireless connection keep dropping?
 Antenna Orientation- Try different antenna orientations for the DWL-2100AP. Try to
keep the antenna at least 6 inches away from the wall or other objects.
 If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security
systems, ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade dramatically
or drop altogether. Try changing the channel on your router, access point and wireless adapter to a different channel to avoid interference.
 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that generate
RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
 When deploying several access points and wireless devices, please make sure that
access points in close proximity do not have overlapping channels. Nearby access
points should be assigned channels that are at least 4 channels apart to prevent
interference. For example, with a group of 3 access points you could assign the first
to channel 1, the second to channel 6, and the third to channel 11.
6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection?
If you have enabled encryption on the DWL-2100AP, you must also enable encryption
on all wireless clients in order to establish a wireless connection.
 The encryption settings are: 64-, 128-, or 152-bit. Make sure that the encryption
bit level is the same on the access point and the wireless client.
 Make sure that the SSID on the access point and the wireless client are exactly
the same. If they are not, wireless connection will not be established.
 Move the DWL-2100AP and the wireless client into the same room and then
test the wireless connection.
 Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC Address Control)
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Troubleshooting (continued)
6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection? (continued)
 Turn off your DWL-2100AP and the client. Turn the DWL-2100AP back on again,
and then turn on the client.
 Make sure that all devices are set to Infrastructure mode.
 Check that the LED indicators are indicating normal activity. If not, check that
the AC power and Ethernet cables are firmly connected.
 Check that the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway settings are correctly
entered for the network.
 If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems, ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade
dramatically or drop altogether. Try changing the channel on your DWL-2100AP,
and on all the devices in your network to avoid interference.
 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that generate
RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
7. I forgot my encryption key.
 Reset the DWL-2100AP to its factory default settings and restore the other
devices on your network to their default settings. You may do this by pressing
the Reset button on the back of the unit. You will lose the current configuration
settings.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
8. Resetting the DWL-2100AP to Factory Default Settings
After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose
to Reset the DWL-2100AP to the factory default settings.
Reset
To hard-reset the D-Link DWL-2100AP to the Factory Default Settings, please do the
following:
 Locate the Reset button on the back of the
DWL-2100AP.
 Use a paper clip to press the Reset button.
 Hold for about 5 seconds and then release.
 After the DWL-2100AP reboots (this may take a few
minutes) it will be reset to the factory Default settings.
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Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
• IEEE 802.3x
Device Management
• Web-Based – Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape Navigator v6 or later; or other
Java-enabled browsers.
• Telnet
• AP Manager
• SNMP v.3
Data Rate
For 802.11g:
• 108, 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
For 802.11b:
• 11, 5.5, 2, and1Mbps
Security
• 64-, 128-, 152-bit WEP
• WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access
(WPA-TKIP/PSK/AES)
• 802.1x (EAP-MD5/TLS/TTLS/PEAP)
• MAC Address Access Control List
Wireless Frequency Range
• 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
Wireless Operating Range*
802.11g (Full Power with 2dBi gain diversity dipole antenna)
Indoors:
• 98ft (30m) @ 54Mbps
• 105ft (32m) @ 48Mbps
• 121ft (37m) @ 36Mbps
• 148ft (45m) @ 24Mbps
• 197ft (60m) @ 18Mbps
• 223ft (68m) @ 12Mbps
• 253ft (77m) @ 9Mbps
• 295ft (90m) @ 6Mbps
Outdoors:
• 312ft (95m) @ 54Mbps
• 951ft (290m) @ 11Mbps
• 1378ft (420m) @ 6Mbps
Antenna Type
• Dipole antenna with 2dBi gain
Operating Voltage
• 5VDC +/- 10%
* Environmental factors may adversely affect the wireless range
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Radio and Modulation Type
For 802.11g:
OFDM:
• BPSK @ 6 and 9Mbps
• QPSK @ 12 and 18Mbps
• 16QAM @ 24 and 36Mbps
• 64QAM @ 48 and 54Mbps
DSSS:
• DBPSK @ 1Mbps
• DQPSK @ 2Mbps
• CCK @ 5.5 and 11Mbps
For 802.11b:
DSSS:
• DBPSK @ 1Mbps
• DQPSK @ 2Mbps
• CCK @ 5.5 and 11Mbps
LEDs
• Power
• 10M/100M
• WLAN
Temperature
• Operating: 32ºF to 104ºF
• Storing: -4ºF to 149ºF
Wireless Transmit Power
Typical RF Output Power at each Data Rate
For 802.11g:
• 31mW (15dBm) @ 54 and 108Mbps
• 40mW (16dBm) @ 48Mbps
• 63mW (18dBm) @ 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6Mbps
For 802.11b:
• 63mW (18dBm) @ 11, 5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
Receiver Sensitivity
For 802.11g:
• 1Mbps: -94dBm
• 2Mbps: -91dBm
• 5.5Mbps: -89dBm
• 6Mbps: -91dBm
• 9Mbps: -90dBm
• 11Mbps: -86dBm
• 12Mbps: -89dBm
• 18Mbps: -87dBm
• 24Mbps: -84dBm
• 36Mbps: -80dBm
• 48Mbps: -76dBm
• 54Mbps: -73dBm
For 802.11b:
• 1Mbps: -94dBm
• 2Mbps: -90dBm
• 5.5Mbps: -88dBm
• 11Mbps: -85dBm
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Humidity
• Operating: 10%~90% (non-condensing)
• Storing: 5%~95% (non-condensing)
Certifications
• FCC Part 15
• UL
• CSA
• Wi-Fi
Dimensions
• L = 5.59 inches (142mm)
• W = 4.29 inches (109mm)
• H = 1.22 inches (31mm)
Weight
• 0.44 lbs (200g)
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Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and
within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web
site, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
email:support@dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.ca
email:support@dlink.ca
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