Dell™TrueMobile™2300 Wireless Broadband Router
User's Guide
Contents
Introduction
Managing Your Router
Configuration Steps for Common Scenarios
Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information
FAQs
Glossary
Online Customer Support
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Introduction: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Overview
Wireless Networking Overview
A Look at the Hardware
Overview
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router is an 802.11b/g wireless access point with a built-in Internet router. Connecting to an xDSL or cable modem, the Broadband Router can offer both wired and wireless computers simultaneous
access to the Internet. The Wireless Broadband Router can be configured as:
Internet router: Connects to a Cable or xDSL modem providing Internet connectivity to both wired and wireless
computers. The firewall features included in the router control Internet access and protect your network.
Wireless hub (access point): Connects wireless computers for file and print sharing.
4-port Ethernet switch: Connects four wired computers for file and print sharing.
Ethernet bridge: Enables file and print sharing between wired and wireless computers. In addition, connects to an
Ethernet hub, extending Internet connectivity and sharing to more wired computers.
The Wireless Broadband Router supports up to 252 clients. Up to 16 of the 252 clients can be wireless. The Network Address
Translation (NAT) feature allows 64 clients to simultaneously communicate out to the Internet. It runs at speeds up to 54
Megabits per second (Mbps), and the LAN (wired) port runs at 10/100 Mbps. The maximum distance between the Broadband
Router and each computer is 300 feet. This distance may be less depending on your environment.
NOTE: Using the default settings, the Wireless Broadband Router can provide an IP address to 99 wired and wireless
computers. The IP address uniquely identifies each computer on the network. Connections above 20 users may cause
slower throughput as network traffic increases.
By default, you can use the Broadband Router as:
a wireless access point using "wireless" as the wireless network name.
a DHCP server that provides IP addresses to wireless and wired clients.
a bridge to an Ethernet hub.
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Managing Your Router:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Overview
Setup Wizard
Control Utility
Web-based Configuration Tool
Overview
Your TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router came with factory default settings that should work for the majority of the
network usage scenarios. However, there are cases where your network environment may require a different router
configuration. Setup Wizard: Setup Wizard is a Windows-based software program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. You can use
this program to 1) install the router on your network and create an environment for multiple PCs to share Internet access, 2)
add additional computers to the network, and 3) provide links to the User's Guide and the Dell support website.
Control Utility: Control Utility is another Windows-based software program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. This utility
is usually installed at the end of the router installation. It provides you useful configuration tool to manage your Wireless
Broadband Router. Please refer to the section Control Utility for detailed information.
Web-based Configuration Tool: Web-Based Configuration Tool is for advanced configuration of the Wireless Broadband
Router. It is a tool provided inside the router which can be accessed via the web browser on your PC. This tool includes every
basic and advanced configuration option for the Wireless Broadband Router. For instance, you can allow other Internet users
to access a Web server hosted on your local private network, or disable your wireless network.
NOTE: Setup Wizard or Control Utility must be run on Windows 2000, and XP computers. Microsoft
Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) or Netscape (4.0 or higher) must be used for the web-based configuration
tool
Factory Default Settings:
Dell pre-configures the Wireless Broadband Router with the following settings: NOTE: If you lose track of the device settings, you can reset the router by pushing the reset button to
restore these settings back to your router.
Setting
Default
User Name
admin
Password
admin
Device Name
my router
IP Address
192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
10 Mbps Ethernet WAN IP
<obtain from ISP via DHCP>
WAN DHCP Client
Enabled
ESSID (wireless network name)
wireless
Channel
6
Encryption
No Encryption
DHCP Server
Enabled
NAT Routing
Enabled
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Configuration Steps for Common Scenarios:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Cable Modem Connection
xDSL Modem Connection
Installing And Configuring The Router For Non-Ethernet Cable Connections
Configuring Your Router For The Existing Network
Configuring Your TrueMobile 2300 Router For Gaming
How to Set Wireless Encryption In Your Router?
How to Turn Off Broadcast SSID?
Setting Up As An Access Point
Setting Up File & Printer Sharing
How To Setup WinXP Clients Connecting To The Router?
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Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
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Technical Specifications
Regulatory Information
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
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Wireless interoperability The Dell TrueMobile 2300 products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on direct
sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology and to comply with
the following standards:
IEEE Std. 802.11b. Standard on Wireless LAN.
802.11g Standard on Wireless LAN.
Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) certification, as defined by the WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance).
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Wireless 802.11 and your health
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy.
The level of energy emitted by this device, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices
such as mobile phones. The Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless device operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and
result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research
literature. In some situations or environments, the use of the Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless devices may be restricted by the
proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization. Examples of such situations include the
following: Using the Dell TrueMobile equipment on board airplanes, or ¡@
Using the Dell TrueMobile equipment in any other environment where the risk of interference with other devices or services
is perceived or identified as being harmful.
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If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless devices in a specific organization or environment (an airport,
for example), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless device before you turn it on.
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Technical Specifications
Standards supported
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g
Protocols
TCP/ IP, IPX, UDP, DHCP Client, DHCP Server
Environment
Operating Humidity 10% to 85% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity 5% to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
Storage Temperature 0° to 70° C (32° F to 158° F)
Power specification
Receive Sensitivity
11Mbps: 10-5 BER @ -80 dBm, typical
54Mbps: 10-5 BER @ -65 dBm, typical
Transmit Power
Normal Temp Range: ±12 dBm
DC power supply
Input: DC 100-250 50-60 Hz 1A
Output: 5V DC 2A
Radio specification Range: "Up to 100m" indoors and "Up to 450m" outdoors (open range)
Frequency range: 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz, direct sequence spread spectrum
Number of Channels:
Europe: 11 (1-11)
US: 11 (1-11 )
France: 2 (10-11 )
Japan: 11 (1-11 )
Mobility: Seamless roaming across cell boundaries with handover
Specific features
Supported bit rates:
For 802.11g:
54 Mbps
48 Mbps
36 Mbps
24 Mbps
18 Mbps
12 Mbps
9 Mbps
6 Mbps
For 802.11b:
11 Mbps
5.5 Mbps
2 Mbps
1 Mbps
Data Encryption: WEP (64/128 bit) and WPA
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Utility Software
Setup Wizard software
Control Utility software
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Regulatory Information The Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless network device must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. For country-specific approvals, see Radio
approvals. Dell Computer Corporation is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of the devices included with this Dell TrueMobile 2300 kit, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and
equipment other than that specified by Dell Computer Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized
modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Dell Computer Corporation and its authorized resellers or
distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from the user failing to comply with
these guidelines.
For the latest regulatory information, documentation, and other updates, please visit the Dell website at support.dell.com.
Regulatory Update/Radio Approval List
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Canada -- Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
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Europe -- EU Declaration of Conformity
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cet équipement est conforme aux principales caractéristiques définies dans la Directive européenne RTTE 1999/5/CE.
Die Geräte erfüllen die grundlegenden Anforderungen der RTTE-Richtlinie 1999/5/EG.
Questa apparecchiatura è conforme ai requisiti essenziali della Direttiva Europea R&TTE 1999/5/CE.
Este equipo cumple los requisitos principales de la Directiva 1999/5/CE de la UE, "Equipos de Terminales de Radio y
Telecomunicaciones".
Este equipamento cumpre os requisitos essenciais da Directiva 1999/5/CE do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho (Directiva
RTT).
Deze apparatuur voldoet aan de noodzakelijke vereisten van EU-richtlijn betreffende radioapparatuur en telecommunicatieeindapparatuur 1999/5/EG.
Dette udstyr opfylder de Væsentlige krav i EU's direktiv 1999/5/EC om Radio- og teleterminaludstyr.
Dette utstyret er i overensstemmelse med hovedkravene i R&TTE-direktivet (1999/5/EC) fra EU.
Utrustningen uppfyller kraven för EU-direktivet 1999/5/EC om ansluten teleutrustning och ömsesidigt erkännande av utrustningens
överensstämmelse (R&TTE).
Tämä laite vastaa EU:n radio- ja telepäätelaitedirektiivin (EU R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC) vaatimuksia.
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France
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Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst-case maximum authorized power indoors is: 10 mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz)
100 mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz (NOTE - Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band
2446.6 MHz - 2483.5 MHz)
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: On private property or on the private property of public persons, use is subject to a
preliminary authorization procedure by the Ministry of Defence, with maximum authorized power of 100 mW in the 2446.5 - 2483.5
MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
Maximum authorized power indoors is 100 mW
Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10 mW
Departements in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less
than 10 mW outdoors:
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01 Ain Orientales
36
Indre
66 Pyrénées
02 Aisne
37
Indre et Loire
67 Bas Rhin
03 Allier
41
Loir et Cher
68 Haut Rhin
05 Hautes Alpes
42
Loire
70 Haute Saône
08 Ardennes
45
Loiret
71 Saône et Loire
09 Ariège
50
Manche
75 Paris
11 Aude
55
Meuse
82 Tarn et Garonne
12 Aveyron
58
Nièvre
84 Vaucluse
16 Charente
59
Nord
88 Vosges
24 Dordogne
60
Oise
89 Yonne
25 Doubs
61
Orne
90
26 Drôme
63
Puy du Dôme
94 Val de Marne
32 Gers
64
Pyrénées
Atlantique
Territoire de
Belfort
This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please
check with ART for the latest information (www.art-telecom.fr) NOTE: Your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router transmits less than 100 mW, but more than 10 mW.
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Italia
A license is required for indoor use. Outdoor use is prohibited.
E' necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l'uso interno. Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire. L'uso per
installazione in esterni non e' permessa.
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USA -- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
Interference statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the equipment is not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, the equipment may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that
such interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by taking one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. NOTE: This Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless network device must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Any other installation or
use will violate FCC Part 15 regulations.
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IMPORTANT NOTE
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should
be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must
not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Radio approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific country, please check to see if the radio
type number that is printed on the identification label of your device is listed on the radio approval list posted on the general Dell
support site at support.dell.com.
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Regulatory Update/Radio Approval List
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Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year,
two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the invoice that
accompanied your hardware product(s). The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy for the
U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin America and the
Caribbean.
Limited Warranty for the U.S.
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your - our end-user customer's - Dell-branded
hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
• Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our
factory-integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software
• Non-Dell-branded products and accessories
• Problems that result from:
- External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
- Servicing not authorized by us
- Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
- Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
- Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
• Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
• Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION). DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR
MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH
IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
WILL APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR
THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE,
OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU
PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or
replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but
any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers:
Technical Support
1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
1-800-624-9897
Individual Home Consumers who purchased through an Employee Purchase Program:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Home and Small Business Commercial Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-456-3355
Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customers, Healthcare Customers, and Value Added Resellers
(VARs):
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-822-8965
Government and Education Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-234-1490
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: For the
first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able
to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return. You
must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the
shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or replacement
products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in the United
States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight
collect.
If we determine that the product is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis.
NOTE
: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary, or personal information and removable
media such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary, or
personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years: For the remaining period of the limited warranty, we will replace any defective part with
new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid credit
card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part as long
as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not receive
the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for that part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
possessions and territories). Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect. We will also include a prepaid shipping
container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced part to us.
NOTE
: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased a service contract?
If your on-site service contract is with Dell, on-site service will be provided to you under the terms of the on-site
service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that
contract for details on how to obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought.
What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited warranty
is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most expeditious
way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY,
COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this
limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach, termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this
limited warranty (including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's
advertising, or any related purchase SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING
ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure
then in effect (available via the Internet at www.arb-forum.com or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration
will be limited solely to the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final
and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Information may be obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This
provision applies only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased through an employee purchase
program. It does not apply to small, medium, large, and global commercial customers or government, education, and
healthcare customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records
the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your
transfer by going to Dell's website:
• If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
• If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
• If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased through an
employee purchase program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, call your customer care representative or call 1-800-624-9897.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we
offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you - the end-user customer - purchase directly from
Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of
the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows:
• New Hardware Products and Accessories -- All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software still in its
sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date. To
return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you must return the entire
computer. A different return policy applies to non-defective products purchased through Dell's Software and
Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions.
Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee will
be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and Software and Peripherals division
return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMC-branded products, or enterprise software.
• Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts -- All reconditioned or refurbished Dellbranded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date. All other reconditioned
or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within the
return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return Authorization
Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" or "Getting Help" in your customer documentation (or
www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance.
You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any
media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges, and
insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
What is covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship in your -- our end-user customer's -- Dell-branded
hardware products, including Dell-branded peripheral products.
What is not covered by this limited warranty?
This limited warranty does not cover:
• Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our
factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software
• Non-Dell branded products and accessories
• Problems that result from:
- External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power
- Servicing not authorized by us
- Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions
- Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance
- Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
• Products with missing or altered service tags or serial numbers
• Products for which we have not received payment
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH
VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN
PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT,
FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS
WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION LASTS.
THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT
OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS
NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST SOFTWARE. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO
MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE
MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dellbranded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only
ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or
replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties, at its
discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase will
apply to your purchase).
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your
Dell service tag number or order number available.
Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small Business Customers:
Technical Support and Customer Service
1-800-847-4096
Medium, Large, and Global Commercial Customers; Government, Education, and Healthcare Customers; and
Value Added Resellers (VARs):
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463
Government or Education Customers, or Individual Home Consumers who purchased through an Employee
Purchase Program:
Technical Support
1-800-387-5757
Customer Service
1-800-326-9463 (Extension 8221 for
Individual Consumers)
Dell-Branded Memory
1-888-363-5150
What will Dell do?
During the first year of all limited warranties: During the first year of all limited warranties, we will repair any Dellbranded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able
to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
When you contact us, we will issue a Return Material Authorization Number for you to include with your return. You
must return the products to us in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the
shipment or accept the risk if the product is lost or damaged in shipment. We will return the repaired or replacement
products to you. We will pay to ship the repaired or replaced products to you if you use an address in Canada.
Otherwise, we will ship the product to you freight collect.
If we determine that the problem is not covered under this warranty, we will notify you and inform you of service
alternatives that are available to you on a fee basis
.
NOTE
: Before you ship the product(s) to us, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other
storage device(s) in the product(s). Remove any confidential, proprietary or personal information, removable media,
such as floppy disks, CDs, or PC Cards. We are not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal
information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media.
During the remaining years following the first year of all limited warranties : We will replace any defective part
with new or refurbished parts, if we agree that it needs to be replaced. When you contact us, we will require a valid
credit card number at the time you request a replacement part, but we will not charge you for the replacement part as
long as you return the original part to us within thirty days after we ship the replacement part to you. If we do not
receive the original part within thirty days, we will charge to your credit card the then-current standard price for that
part.
We will pay to ship the part to you if you use an address in Canada. Otherwise, we will ship the part freight collect.
We will also include a prepaid shipping container with each replacement part for your use in returning the replaced
part to us.
NOTE
: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
What if I purchased an on-site service contract?
If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please
refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at
www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096. If you purchased through us a service contract with one
of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract (mailed to you with your invoice) for details on how to
obtain service.
How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building
replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell,
some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality.
Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you
bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this
limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited warranty
is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most expeditious
way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY,
COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this
limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this
limited warranty (including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's
advertising, or any related purchase SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING
ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure
then in effect (available via the Internet at www.arb-forum.com, or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration
will be limited solely to the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final
and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Information may be obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P.O. Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records
the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your
transfer by going to our website:
• If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
• If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to
www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_016_ccare.htm
• If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Home Consumer who purchased
through an Employee Purchase Program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_016_ccare.htm
If you do not have Internet access, please call Dell at 1-800-326-9463.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30
days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer who
bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the date of
invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. In either case, the refund or credit will not include any
shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice and will be subject to a fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee,
unless otherwise prohibited by law. If you are an organization that bought the products under a written agreement with
Dell, the agreement may contain different terms for the return of products than specified by this policy.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return Authorization
Number. To expedite the process of your refund or credit, Dell expects you to return the products to Dell in their
original packaging within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also
prepay shipping charges and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. You may
return software for a refund or credit only if the sealed package containing the floppy disk(s) or CD(s) is unopened.
Returned products must be in as-new condition, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other
items included with a product must be returned with it. For customers who want to return, for refund or credit only,
either application or operating system software that has been installed by Dell, the whole system must be returned,
along with any media and documentation that may have been included in the original shipment.
The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy does not apply to Dell | EMC storage products. It also does not apply to
products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division. For those products, please instead refer to Dell's
Software and Peripheral's then-current return policy (see the following section, "Dell Software and Peripherals
(Canada Only)").
Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)
Third-Party Software and Peripherals Products
Similar to other resellers of software and peripherals, Dell does not warrant third-party products. Third-party software
and peripheral products are covered by the warranties provided by the original manufacturer or publisher only. Third
party manufacturer warranties vary from product to product. Consult your product documentation for specific warranty
information. More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher.
While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all
of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all
of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today. If you have questions about
compatibility, we recommend and encourage you to contact the third-party software and peripheral product
manufacturer or publisher directly.
Dell-Branded Peripheral Products
Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as the
manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors). To determine which limited
warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell invoice and/or the product documentation that
accompanied your product. Descriptions of Dell's limited warranties are described in preceding sections.
Return Policy
If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company,
you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the
date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping and
handling charges shown on your invoice; you are responsible for those.
To return products, you must call Dell Customer Service at 1-800-387-5759 to receive a Credit Return Authorization
Number. You must ship the Dell Software and Peripherals products back to Dell in their original manufacturer's
packaging (which must be in as-new condition), prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk
of loss or damage during shipment.
To qualify for refund or replacement, returned products must be in as-new condition, software products must be
unopened, and all of the manuals, floppy disk(s), CD(s), power cables, and other items included with a product must
be returned with it.
One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only)
Guarantee
Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its
branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in Latin
America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal use, for a
period of one year from the original purchase date. Products for which proper claims are made will, at Dell's option,
be repaired or replaced at Dell's expense. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products. Dell uses new and
reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing repairs and building replacement products.
Exclusions
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance;
actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear and
tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee
period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of
purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration at
the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee claim.
Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance to and
from Dell's repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for collection
properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the return number
provided to the end user by Dell.
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Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee is
given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of applicable
legislation, this Guarantee will be the end user's sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and
neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential
loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights
resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller.
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FAQs
Hardware Installation:
How do I install the Dell
TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router for optimal
coverage?
What is the maximum
number of wireless, wired, and
Internet users for each Dell
TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router?
Can the Dell TrueMobile
2300 Wireless Broadband
Router attach to a hub, switch,
or router?
What is the physical
connection from the Dell
TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router to a wired
network?
Software Configuration
How do I install the Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router for
optimal coverage?
Each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router supports up to about a 150 to 200 foot radius,
depending on obstacles and interference issues. For smaller installations a little experimentation
provides good placement of the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router.
What is the maximum number of wireless, wired, and Internet users for each
Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
The built-in DHCP server can provide IP addresses for up to 252 clients. 16 wireless clients are
supported simultaneously on each unit. 32 clients can simultaneously access the Internet via the builtin NAT router.
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
NOTE: As the number of users on each Dell TrueMobile 2300 increases, the network
performance level decreases.
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Can the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router attach to a hub,
switch, or router?
Other
Yes, via its LAN port, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router provides the flexibility for
a wide variety of network configurations and connections.
Glossary
What is the physical connection from the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router to a wired network?
Each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router has a 10/100 Ethernet (LAN port) connection,
which allows communication with a 10 megabit per second (Mbps), 100 Mbps, or 10/100 Mbps hub or
switch.
Access Point:
An access point is a device on the wireless network that receives and retransmits data. It allows computers with wireless
network adapters to be connected, typically, to an Ethernet network.
Cable Modem:
A cable modem is a device that enables you to hook up your PC to the Internet via a local cable TV line.
Client:
A client is a computer on a network.
Domain Name System (or Service) (DNS):
DNS is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. A DNS server keeps a database of host
computers, their respective domain names, and IP addresses. When a domain name is requested, the DNS server uses this
table to send the user to the proper IP address.
The DNS system is really its own network. If one DNS server doesn't know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks
another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP):
DHCP is the process of automatically configuring the TCP/IP settings for every computer on a network.
Encryption:
Encryption is a common way of implementing security and protecting information. Encryption applies a set of instructions, called
an algorithm, to information. The instructions combine the plain or clear text of information with a sequence of hexadecimal
numbers, called an encryption key.
Before transmitting information over the airwaves, the wireless client or access point encrypts or scrambles the information.
The access point or wireless client receiving the information uses the same key to decrypt or unscramble the information. The
information is only readable to WLAN devices that have the correct encryption key. The longer the key is, the stronger the
encryption. All wireless clients and access points in a WLAN must use the same encryption method and key. 802.11-compliant
wireless network has Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) technologies for wireless security.
Ethernet:
Ethernet is the most widely used local area networking technology. It is an industry-wide standard originally developed by
Xerox and formalized in 1980 by DEC, Intel, and Xerox. Ethernet networks transmit data at 10/100 Mbps using a specified
protocol.
Ethernet Address (MAC Address):
An Ethernet address is a unique, pre-programmed address, sometimes referred to as a media access control (MAC) address.
Each computer on an Ethernet network has its own Ethernet address. This 12-digit hexadecimal address is encoded into the
circuitry of the computer’s network adapter when it is manufactured. Other devices on the network use this address to identify
the computer. This address is not the same as the IP address that is assigned to computers on TCP/IP networks. On these
networks, the IP address is associated with the MAC address to enable network communication.
Host:
A host is any device that is connected to the network, for example, a computer, network printer, or router. Each host has a
unique name (called "Host Name") or IP address (called "Host IP") for identifying on the network.
Internet Protocol (IP):
IP is the protocol used to send data from one computer to another over the Internet. The IP protocol describes how Internet
computers keep track of the IP address of each computer on the network and route packets of data from one IP address to
another.
Internet Service Provider (ISP):
An ISP is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as
website building and virtual hosting. An ISP has the equipment and the telecommunication line access required to have POP on
the Internet for the geographic area served. The larger ISPs have their own high-speed leased lines so that they are less
dependent on the telecommunication providers and can provide better service to their customers.
IP Address:
An IP address provides unique identification for each computer on the Internet or on a local network. IP addresses are usually
expressed as a group of four numbers separated by periods, for example, 169.254.10.2. None of the numbers can be greater
than 255. Each Ethernet interface has an IP address. For the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, there is a LAN
Ethernet interface and a WAN Ethernet interface; hence, there is a LAN IP address and a WAN IP address.
Link Light:
A link light is a light on a network device that indicates a good network connection. Hubs typically have a link light for each
port; although, they may not be labeled as such, and the lights may show other information. These lights often blink for network
activity. Some hubs display different colored lights for 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps. For more information, see the documentation
accompanying your product.
Local Area Network (LAN):
A LAN is a network in one location. The network lets users at that location share files, printers and other services. See WAN.
Network Adapter:
A network adapter is a device expansion card that provides the physical connection between a computer and the network.
There are many types of adapters. They include PC cards for laptops, a card that fits into a slot on your computer, just like you
install a sound card or modem card, and embedded cards, embedded USB adapters, USB dongle adapters, and USB desktop
adapters. Some newer computers have a network adapter already built into the system. PC cards or cards that fit into a slot in
the desktop are sometimes referred to as network interface cards, or NICs.
Network Address Translation (NAT):
NAT occurs when multiple IP addresses on a private LAN are converted to one public address. This public address is sent out
to the Internet. NAT adds a level of security because the IP address for a PC connected to the private LAN is never
transmitted to the Internet. NAT also allows xDSL/cable routers to be used with low-cost Internet accounts, where only one
TCP/IP address is provided by the Internet service provider. The user may have many private addresses masked by the single
address provided by the ISP. NAT prevents denial of service (DoS) from external networks on internal hosts.
Network Name (SSID):
Access points are grouped together by an identifier called an ESSID. The ESSID is also referred to as a Net ID. This identifier
is a combination of any letters or numbers that are appropriate for the network environment. ESSID is specifically for access
points. When you talk about peer-to-peer networks, you cannot use the term ESSID.
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is more generic and is a 32-character name that uniquely identifies all the computers and
equipments that make up a wireless network. A type of SSID is ESSID. Another type of SSID is Basic Service Set Identifier
(BSSID). The BSSID is the MAC address of a wireless adapter or access point.
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE):
PPPoE is the methodology of authenticating or validating a user or equipment to an Internet service provider, usually via a
username and/or password. It is a selection or action that reconfigures a device to the default parameters, as it was originally
manufactured.
Port:
A port is a connector on a networking device, used to attach the network cable. Hubs and switches have numerous ports that
connect to computers on the network.
Protocol:
Protocol refers to a set of rules for sending and receiving information on a network. The rules determine the format of the data
that is transmitted and other aspects of networking, such as how errors are detected and corrected. The protocol driver in each
computer is software that adheres to these rules when sending and receiving information. These drivers are also often called
protocols.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP):
TCP/IP refers to the protocol that computers use to communicate over the Internet. TCP determines how a computer breaks up
data into small units, called "packets," to be sent to another computer and how the receiving computer reassembles the
packets into a single file. IP determines how the packets are routed across the Internet. See Internet Protocol.
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN):
A VLAN is a network of computers that behave as if they are connected to the same wire, even though they may be physically
located on different segments of a LAN. VLANs are configured through software rather than hardware, which makes them
extremely flexible. When a computer on a VLAN is physically moved to another location, it can stay on the same VLAN without
any hardware reconfigurations.
Virtual Server:
A virtual server is a device that performs Internet protocol (IP) mapping. IP mapping allows remote client access to your
network via the Internet.
Wide Area Network (WAN):
A WAN is a communications network that uses devices such as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a
larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN):
A WLAN is a type of Local Area Network (LAN) that uses high frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate and
transmit data among the network clients and devices. It is a flexible data communication system implemented as an extension
to, or as an alternative for, a wired LAN. Just like a LAN, the network lets users at that location share files, printers and other
services.
xDSL Modem:
DSL is a type of service that allows people to access the Internet via their telephone lines. This service is typically available via
a telephone company or service provider.
An xDSL connection is a high-speed digital connection to the Internet using standard copper twisted pair telephone wires.
There are several kinds of DSL; the x refers to all of them.
Dell™TrueMobile™2300 Wireless Broadband Router
User's Guide
Contents
Introduction
Managing Your Router
Configuration Steps for Common Scenarios
Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information
FAQs
Glossary
Online Customer Support
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2003 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and TrueMobile are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Microsoft and
Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document
to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in
trademarks and trade names other than its own.
P/N M1683 Revision A00, July 2003
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Wireless Networking Overview:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Identifying a WLAN
Encryption
Automatic Rate Selection and Rate Scaling
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network in one location. Users at that location can share files, printers, and other services. In
a LAN, a networked computer that requests services is called a client. A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a type of LAN
that uses high frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate and transmit data among the network clients and
devices. It is a flexible data communication system implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for, a wired LAN.
In a WLAN, wireless adapters are installed in clients, also called wireless clients. The adapter allows the wireless client to
communicate with the WLAN without cables. Instead, wireless clients send and receive information through a path in the air
called a channel. The standards for a WLAN are based on the IEEE 802.11b standard and proposed 802.11g standard. All Dell 802.11b/gcompliant devices interoperate with other 802.11b/g -compliant wireless devices from other vendors. The WiFi certification logo
indicates that the wireless device has been tested by an independent organization.
A wireless client operates in either infrastructure mode or peer-to-peer mode.
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Identifying a WLAN
An ESSID and BSSID are both Service Set Identifiers (SSID) that identify and control the wireless client’s access to a given
WLAN. The SSID is sometimes referred to as the network name. The SSID indicates what WLAN you are referring to. In most
cases, the user interface displays the SSID.
When installing an access point or wireless adapter in a wireless client, the installation program asks you to enter the SSID.
Dell cannot provide you with this information, as it is specific to your network; although, you may choose to use the default
SSID, "wireless", for your Wireless Broadband Router. All wireless clients and access points in a WLAN must use the same
network name.
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Encryption
In a WLAN, wireless clients and access points send and receive information through the air. Without implementing security, it is
possible for an unauthorized person to intercept the information.
A common way of implementing security and protecting information is encryption. Encryption applies a set of instructions, called
an algorithm, to information. The instructions combine the plain or clear text of information with a sequence of hexadecimal
numbers, called an encryption key.
Before transmitting information over the airwaves, the wireless client or access point encrypts or scrambles the information.
The access point or wireless client receiving the information uses the same key to decrypt or unscramble the information. The
information is only readable to WLAN devices that have the correct encryption key. The longer the key is, the stronger the
encryption.
TrueMobile 2300 supports both WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
WEP
WEP provides a way of creating an encrypted key that is shared between a wireless client (such as a notebook with a wireless
PC card) and the router. In Wireless Broadband Router, WEP is an optional feature that can be enabled or disabled. When
WEP encryption is enabled, you must set the WEP key in the client to match the WEP key used by the access point because
you can ONLY connect to access points that have a matching WEP Key.
Note: It is better to change keys frequently. The same algorithm is used for all the communications that should be
protected. If the same key is used, the same message will give exactly the same cipher text. Then, it will be possible
for an eavesdropper to break the encrypted data. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to change keys often.
There are two WEP encryption methods:
40(64)-bit Encryption
104(128)-bit Encryption
40-bit and 64-bit encryption are identical. Some vendors use the term 40-bit; others use 64-bit. A wireless device that claims to
have 40-bit encryption interoperates with a device that claims to have 64-bit encryption, and vice versa. A 40(64)-bit key
consists of 10 hexadecimal numbers, arrayed as follows:
Key #1: 1011121314
Key #2: 2021222324
Key #3: 3031323334
Key #4: 4041424344
A 104(128)-bit key has several trillion times as many possible combinations than a 40(64)-bit key. It consists of 26 hexadecimal
numbers, arrayed as follows:
Key (#1): 101112131415161718191A1B1C
All wireless clients and access points in a WLAN must use the same encryption method and key. The following two examples
stress how important this point is.
Example 1
The encryption method for an access point is 40(64)-bit. The method for a wireless client is 104(128)-bit encryption. The client
and access point cannot communicate with each other, even though the selected key is the same. To resolve this problem, set
the access point to use 104(128)-bit encryption.
Example 2
The encryption method is the same for the access point and wireless client. You select key 1 for the access point and key 2
for the wireless client. The wireless client cannot communicate with the WLAN. To resolve this problem, select key 1 for the
wireless client.
CAUTION: Use the same key and encryption method for the wireless devices in the WLAN. Otherwise, they
cannot communicate with each other.
The Wireless Broadband Router uses either hexadecimal digits or ASCII characters to create encryption keys. Hexadecimal
digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. For example, the decimal number 15 is represented as F in the
hexadecimal numbering system.
ASCII is the acronym for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Pronounced ask-ee, ASCII is a code for
representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code
for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one
computer to another.
WPA
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network. WPA is derived from
and will be forward-compatible with the future IEEE 802.11i standard. It provides improved data encryption and user
authentication.
To enhance the level of security, WPA uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption to address the vulnerabilities of
the static keys used in WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). TKIP includes four algorithms: MIC (message integrity check), to
protect packets from tampering; PPK (Per-Packet Key) hashing, to prevent weak key attacks; extended IV (initialization vector),
to reduce IV reuse and the possibility that a hacker will collect sufficient packets to crack the encryption; and a re-keying
mechanism, to change the temporal key dynamically. TKIP is the most commonly used encryption method; however, if your
wireless clients do not support TKIP, TrueMobile 2300 also supports AES (Advanced Encryption Security) encryption. AES will
replace 802.11's RC4-based encryption under 802.11i specification. AES, the gold-standard encryption algorithm, provides
maximum security for wireless network.
For user authentication, WPA adopts an authentication scheme -- via 802.1x. 802.1x provides a framework for user
authentication and a key distribution management method. 802.1x consists of three main elements: an Authentication Server
(typically a RADIUS server), WPA-enabled router or AP (called "Authenticator"), and a WPA-enabled client (called
"Supplicant"). 802.1x ensures only authorized users can access the network.
In enterprises, WPA will be used in conjunction with both wireless router and authentication server. In Small Office/ Home
Office (SOHO) environment, where there are no authentication server, users can use pre-shared key (PSK) mode in place of
the authentication server. TrueMobile 2300 offers you WPA running in PSK mode. The mutual authentication and improved
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Automatic Rate Selection and Rate Scaling
In 802.11g, wireless network adapters and access points can transmit data at one of the following rates: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9, or 6 Mbps. In 802.11b, the data can be transmitted at a rate of 11, 5.5, 2, or 1 Mbps. As the distance between an adapter
and access point increases or decreases, the data rate automatically changes. Other factors, like interference, also affect the
data rate. The Wireless Broadband Router uses automatic rate selection and rate scaling to determine the most efficient rate of
communication. Rate scaling maintains optimal communication between wireless clients and the WLAN.
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A Look at the Hardware: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router User's Guide
Front Panel
Back Panel
Front Panel
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router has seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), or link lights, on its front side.
The following table defines the behavior for each LED:
LED
Represents
Power
Power
Activity
The Power LED will light up when the device is powered on. It will blink when the
device is reset.
Wireless Wireless
LAN
Steady on when there is at least one wireless link connecting to the unit.
Internet
Steady green light indicates the connection is active, blinks with data activity. DSL or
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
1
2
3
4
cable
modem
Steady amber light indicates data collision.
Local Area
Network
Steady green light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at 100Mbps. Steady greenish amber light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at
10Mbps.
Table 1. Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router LEDs
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Back Panel
Connector
Description
Lock
Accept locking devices for protecting the device from theft.
Reset
Use an object, such as a stretched paper clip, to press the button for at least 3 seconds. Power
LED will be off for a short time and then light up again. You can release the button now to to reset
the device to its factory-default settings.
Internet
Accept an RJ-45 connector for network cabling.
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
Accept an RJ-45 connectors for connecting up to 4 PCs to the gateway's 4-port switch.
1
2
3
4
Power
Connect the power adapter to this Power port, and then plug the other end of the power cable into
a power outlet.
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Setup Wizard: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Introduction
Launch the Setup Wizard
Setup Wizard Screens
Introduction
Setup Wizard is an easy-to-use program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. It provides simplified configuration procedures
for establishing Internet connectivity on the Wireless Broadband Router. The Setup Wizard first extracts the connection settings
from your active ISP connection on your PC with Cable/DSL modem. It then displays a series of graphical illustrations on how
to connect the router to the network. Finally it applies the extracted settings on your router and validate its installation. If the
installation cannot be completed successfully, the Setup Wizard will display troubleshooting instructions to guide you through
the installation process.
In addition, the Setup Wizard also provides links to the User's Guide on the TrueMobile 2300 CD and also the Dell support
website.
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Launch the Setup Wizard
To run the setup wizard, complete the following steps.
1. Insert the TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router Setup Wizard and User Guide CD that came with the package
into the CD-ROM drive on your computer. Your CD should automatically launch the Setup Wizard program. If it does
not, complete the following steps to start the Wizard.
a. On your computer, go to Start > Run.
b. Type x:\setup.exe (where "x" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive)
Once the Setup Wizard has been launched, you will be guided through a series of windows. These windows are illustrated
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Setup Wizard Screens
Welcome Menu
This menu offers several options to select from.
Installation -- to begin installing your router and configure computers for Internet connectivity.
User's Guide -- to allow you view the User's Guide (this document).
Exit -- to end the Setup Wizard.
Installation > Setup your computer
After you select Installation from the main menu, the figure below will display.
Click Setup First Computer if you want to install the router on a computer that is used to connect to Internet with Cable
or DSL modem.
Click Setup Additional Computers to connect additional computers to the network after you have successfully install
the router using the Setup First Computer option.
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Installation > Setup your computer > Setup First Computer
After you select Setup First Computer from the Setup your computer, the first following figure will display.
Installation Overview
Display the general steps required for the configuration process.
1. Verify Internet connection on your computer with DSL/Cable modem
Remind you to establish an active Internet connection before taking the next step.
If you are using a PPPoE connection, your computer will need to reboot. Click Next and then click OK to reboot.
The first Setup Wizard window after reboot.
2. Connect Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router to your network
Step 1: Illustrate how one connects the Cable or DSL modem to the router..
Step 2: Illustrate how one connects the router to the PC.
Step 3: Illustrate how one connects the power supply to the router.
3. Configure the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
If you are using a PPPoE connection, type your PPPoE username and password in the box.
Setup Wizard will apply the Internet connection settings to your router after clicking Next.
Congratulations
You have successfully installed the router and configure the first PC for Internet access.
This window explains the information on wireless settings and how to enhance the security of your router.
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Installation > Setup your computer > Setup Additional Computers
After you select Setup Additional Computers from the Setup your computer, the first following figure will
display.
Select Wired Connection or Wireless Connection between your computer and the router.
Add Other Computer to Your Network: Wired Connection
Display instruction to connect the computers to the network via Ethernet cable.
Add Other Computer to Your Network: Wired Connection
Display instruction to connect the computer to the network via wireless channel.
Congratulations
You have successfully connected the PC to the network.
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Control Utility:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
The Control Utility is a Windows-based software that allows you to configure your router and monitor the status of the
connection from your computer to the Wireless Broadband Router and to Internet.
Install the Control Utility
Uninstall the Control Utility
Start the Control Utility
Exit the Control Utility
How to Configure the Router by the Control Utility?
Install the Control Utility
You can install the control utility on your PC when you step through the setup process using the Setup Wizard.
1. Insert the TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router Setup Wizard and User Guide CD into the CD drive. Your CD
should automatically launch the Setup Wizard program. If it does not, complete the following steps to start the
Wizard.
a. Go to Start > Run.
b. Type x:\setup.exe (where "x" is the driver letter of your CD-ROM drive.)
2. From the main menu, click Installation, and then click either Setup First Computer or Setup Additional Computers.
3. Follow the instruction on the screen until you have successfully completed the installation process.
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Uninstall the Control Utility
1. If the router icon is displayed in the system tray, right click the router icon and select Exit.
2. Click Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Program.
3. Select the Control Utility from the program list and remove it as instructed.
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Start the Control Utility
The control utility program is by default set up to run automatically upon each system startup. If the utility does not start
automatically, click Start -> Programs -> Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router -> Dell Control Utility to invoke
the utility program.
Once running, a router icon is created in the system tray. If you have a good connection to the Internet, the system tray icon
looks like this
. You can Double-click the router icon to open the utility panel.
Note: If the icon is in yellow
, it indicates that the Internet connection is not active. If the icon is in red
indicates that the connection to the router has failed.
, it
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Exit the Control Utility
When you start the control utility program, it will place a small icon like this
to the system tray. If you want to exit the
program, right-click the utility icon docked in the system tray to open a menu. Select Exit from the menu to quit the program.
Note: If you click close button on the window title bar, it only hides Control Utility panel, not really exiting the
program.
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Web-based Configuration Tool:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's Guide
Overview
Basic Settings
Device Status
System Tools
Advanced Settings
Log Off
Overview
The web-based configuration tool enables you to set up every possible network configuration for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router. Follow the instructions below to gain access to the web tool.
NOTE: Microsoft Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) or Netscape (4.0 or higher) must be used for the web-based configuration tool.
1. On a Windows-based computer, Click Start and Run, and then type the following to bring up the configuration screen of the router:
http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
2. If this is the first time configuring your Wireless Broadband Router, or if the username and password have not been changed, type "admin"
both in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click OK.
3. After you have successfully opened the configuration screen as illustrated below, select a topic such Basic Settings and click the
corresponding tab on the top navigation bar to manage your router.
NOTE: Dell technical support representatives do not support the configuration options in the Advanced Settings portion of the
configuration program. These options are provided for your convenience only; however, the advanced settings are fully documented and
explained in this guide.
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Log Off
To prevent confusion when multiple people try to configure the Wireless Broadband Router simultaneously, the web-based configuration tool
allows one user at most to access the configuration screen of the router at any time. However, there is a five minute default timeout period after
the current administrator discontinues his usage of the web-based configuration tool, before the others are allowed to access the tool again.
To minimize the impact of the five minute timeout, click the Log Off tab to relinquish control of the web based configuration tool. This will allow
other legitimate users to access the tool.
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Cable Modem Connection
NOTE: It's recommended that you install the router for Internet connectivity with the Setup Wizard provided on the TrueMobile 2300 CD.
Perform the below installation steps only when you are unable to install the router with the Setup Wizard for Internet connectivity.
Cable Modem - Standard Setup
Use this setup when your Cable service provider does not require you to enter any information for your Internet Broadband
connection.
Cable Modem with name settings
Use this setup when your Cable service provider requires you to enter Host Name and Domain Name for your Internet
Broadband connection.
Cable Modem with other settings
Use this setup when your Cable service provider requires you to enter other information.
Cable Modem - Standard Setup
1. Connect the Ethernet port on the Cable modem to the Internet port on the router via an Ethernet cable.
2. Connect any one of the four LAN port on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer via another Ethernet cable. (Connect to the
router from your PC with a wireless network adapter.)
3. Power on the router.
4. The setup should work on the router with factory default settings.
NOTE: If the installation is not successful because you have modified any setting or due to other factors, you can restore the
default settings by pushing the Reset button at the side of the router for at least 2 seconds. The router will reboot with the
default settings and the setup should complete at this point.
Information: The Wireless Broadband Router is configured by default with the following settings:
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Cable Modem with name settings
1. Connect the Ethernet port on the Cable modem to the Internet port on the router via an Ethernet cable.
2. Connect any one of the four LAN port on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer via another Ethernet cable. (Connect to the
router from your PC with a wireless network adapter.)
3. Power on the router
4. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
5. Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
6. Click the CABLE/xDSL ISP Settings tab on the left navigation bar.
7. Check the Your ISP requires you to input Host Computer Name or Domain Name box.
8. Enter the Host Name and Computer Name assigned to you into the appropriate boxes.
9. Click the Next button.
10. Click the Save & Restart button to store the new settings.
11. Note the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
12. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.
13. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband Route, the device has successfully restarted with the
new settings.
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Cable Modem with other settings
If your Cable service provider requires you to enter other settings for your Internet Broadband connection, reference the steps in Cable
Modem with name settings to go to the CABLE/xDSL ISP Settings page and check only the appropriate field box and enter the required
values by your ISP.
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xDSL Modem Connection
NOTE: It's recommended that you install the router for Internet connectivity with the Setup Wizard provided on the
TrueMobile 2300 CD.
Perform the below installation steps only when you are unable to install the router with the Setup Wizard for Internet
connectivity.
xDSL without PPPoE - Standard Setup
Use this setup when your DSL service provider does not ask you to enter any information for your Internet
Broadband connection.
xDSL with PPPoE
Use this setup if your ISP has given you a username and password for your Internet Broadband connection.
xDSL without PPPoE - Standard Setup
1. Connect the Ethernet port on the DSL modem to the Internet port on the router via an Ethernet cable.
2. Connect any one of the four LAN port on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer via another Ethernet cable.
(Connect to the router from your PC with a wireless network adapter.)
3. Power on the router.
4. The setup should work on the router with factory default settings.
NOTE: If the installation is not successful because you have modified any setting or due to other factors, you can
restore the default settings by push the Reset button at the side of the router for at least 2 seconds. The router
will reboot with the default settings and the setup should complete at this point.
Information: The Wireless Broadband Router is configured by default with the following settings:
The Cable/xDSL interface is configured with the DHCP client enabled. The Local Area Network and Wireless interfaces are configured with the DHCP server enabled. No user name, password, computer name, or workgroup name are enabled. This configuration will work properly with a cable modem provider that does not require authentication. Back to Top
xDSL with PPPoE
1. Connect the Ethernet port on the DSL modem to the Internet port on the router via an Ethernet cable.
2. Connect any one of the four LAN port on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer via another Ethernet cable. (Connect to the router from your PC with a wireless network adapter.)
3. Power on the router.
4. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
5. Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
6. Click the CABLE/xDSL ISP Settings tab on the left navigation bar.
7. Check the Your ISP requires you to input username/password (PPPoE Settings) box.
8. Enter the user name provided to you by your ISP in the User Name box.
9. Enter your password in the Password and Retype Password boxes.
10. If your ISP requires you to provide a MAC address, check the Your ISP requires you to input WAN Ethernet Mac box.
11. Enter the address in the appropriate box.
12. Click the Next button.
13. Click the Save & Restart button.
14. Note the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
15. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.
16. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband, the device has successfully restarted with
the new settings.
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Installing and Configuring the Router for non-Ethernet Cable
Connections
A cable modem may support only Ethernet connection, only USB connection, or both types of connections.
Cable modem with only USB Connection
Your TrueMobile 2300 router is designed to function with only Ethernet connection on its Broadband interface. If your cable
modem supports only USB connection, you need to replace it with a model with at least one Ethernet connection.
Cable modem with both USB and Ethernet Connections
If your cable modem supports both USB and Ethernet connections, but is connected to your computer via USB cable, follow
the instructions below to switch to the Ethernet connection.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Make sure that your cable modem is powered off.
Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and the cable modem.
Connect one end of an standard Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port of the Ethernet card on your computer
Insert the other end of the cable into the Ethernet port on your cable modem.
Turn on cable modem. The modem may need several minutes to initialize.
Insert the TrueMobile 2300 CD into the CDROM drive on the computer to start the Setup Wizard and select
"Installation" and "Setup First Computer" to begin the installation of the router.
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Configuring Your Router for the Existing Network
If you have an existing network, chances are you have already configured network services on the network. In this case, you
would use the router as a pure Access Point to extend the range of your network by allowing more attachment of wireless and
wired computers. You MUST also turn off the DHCP server on the router if there is a DHCP server running to avoid IP
address conflict.
To configure the router as an Access Point with the DHCP server disabled:
1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
2. Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
3. Select Access Point Mode.
4. Click the Next button.
5. Click OK to dismiss the DHCP disabled message box (The DHCP server will be disabled in Access Point Mode by
default).
6. Click the Advanced Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
7. Click the Advanced IP Settings tab on the left navigation bar.
8. Assign an IP address to the Wireless Broadband Router.
NOTE: The IP address should be reserved by the DHCP server. The Wireless Broadband Router cannot act as a
DHCP client, therefore, it needs a static IP address for its LAN interface.
9. Click the Submit button.
10. Click the Save & Restart button.
11. Note the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
12. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.
13. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband Route, the device has successfully
restarted with the new settings.
NOTE: The main page may not return if you have changed IP address of the router in Step 8. To view the main
page, type the new IP address of the router in the web browser to access it.
14. Plug an Ethernet cable from the existing local network into any LAN port on the Wireless Broadband Router.
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Configuring Your Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Router for Gaming
This section will assist in configuring the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Router for gaming. In some cases, the firewall feature of the
router will cause a game not to function as intended. This document will not provide details for each game, but will discuss
how to open TCP/IP ports for one or more system. WARNING: Operating any client systems on the Internet without firewall protection may allow un-authorized access to a
system. This may lead to data loss.
Follow below steps to set up the router for gaming:
1. Select the system or systems to be used as game systems.
2. Locate the MAC address.
For Windows 2000 and XP
a.
b.
c.
d.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Click Start -> Run.
Type cmd, and click OK.
On the command prompt, type ipconfig /all
Write down the MAC (Physical) address of your computer to configure for gaming.
Open the web browser, and type http://my.router (or http://192.168.2.1)
Click the Advanced Settings tab.
Click the DHCP Server Settings tab on the left navigation bar.
Click Add button in IP Address Reservation, a. Enter the MAC address of the system you wish to use for gaming in MAC Address field.
b. Enter an IP address for the system (select a number between 101 and 254) Click Submit.
Click the Port Forwarding Settings tab on the left navigation bar.
a. To set a single computer for gaming, check the Enable DMZ Host box.
b. Enter the IP address of the system at DMZ IP Address field.
c. Click Submit.
NOTE: Only a single computer can be set for DMZ service. To set multiple computers for gaming, please
refer to the Custom Port Forwarding Settings under the Port Forwarding Settings.
9. Reboot the client system. The client system will use the newly assigned IP and will not have any TCP/IP ports blocked
by the firewall feature of the router.
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How to set Wireless Encryption in Your Router
Without wireless security options configured in your network, an eavesdropper within your wireless range may be able to
access the network and the data that is being transmitted over it. TrueMobile 2300 provides WEP and WPA encryption for
wireless security.
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network. If you would like to
secure your wireless network using WPA, you will need the following:
WPA enabled on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
WPA support for your wireless clients. If you are using a Dell TrueMobile wireless client, you can check for the
availability of WPA enabled software update for your wireless client at http://support.dell.com.
1. Log into the Web configuration of your router at http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1)
2. Click on Basic Settings.
3. Click on Wireless Security.
4. Click on the Enable Wireless Security checkbox.
5. Select either WEP or WPA in the Network Authentication list.
To setup WEP
6. Select hexadecimal or ASCII characters as the Key Format. You can use either as a string of hexadecimal digits
(character 0 ~ 9 and A ~F ) or as ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard).
7. Select desired encryption level from the Key Length list. It could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length.
8. Enter four different keys in the Key1, Key2, Key3, and Key4 fields to store on your Router. For 40(64)-bit encryption,
enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits). For 104(128)-bit encryption, enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal
digits) WEP key.
9. Select only one key out of the four keys as the Default Key for encryption.
10. Click NEXT, then Save and Restart to apply the changes.
11. Setup the WEP on your wireless clients. Refer to the documentation that accompanied your wireless clients, or your
wireless clients on-line help system for information on how to setup WEP.
To setup WPA
6. Enter your pre-shared key. This key must match the key that is used by each wireless client computer associated to
your router.
7. Choose a key format. This can be hexadecimal digits (0-9, A-F) or ASCII characters (any key on the keyboard).
8. WPA Group Rekey Interval specifies how often the key “rotates” or changes.
9. WPA Encryption allows you to select 1 of 2 possible encryption methods (TKIP and AES) - choose one that your
wireless clients supports.
10. Click NEXT, then Save and Restart to apply the changes.
11. Setup the WPA on your wireless clients. Refer to the documentation that accompanied your wireless clients, or your
wireless clients on-line help system for information on how to setup WPA.
NOTE: The TrueMobile 2300 router offers 2 ways to set the wireless encryption in your router. One is Wireless
Security feature in web configuration tool mentioned here. The other is through the Windows-based software program
- control utility. To learn more about this utility, click on the aforementioned link.
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How to turn off Broadcast SSID?
1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
2. Click on the "Advanced Settings" tab on the top navigation bar.
3. Click on "Advanced Wireless" on the left navigation bar.
4. Clear the "Enable SSID Broadcast function" checkbox.
5. Click Submit.
6. Click Save & Restart.
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Setting up as an Access Point
1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
2. Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
3. Select Access Point Mode.
4. Click the Next button.
5. Click the Save & Apply tab on the left navigation bar.
6. Click Save & Restart.
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Setting Up File & Printer Sharing
Introduction
Installing File and Printer Sharing
Sharing a printer
Sharing files
Security Note
Introduction
Now that you have completed the setup of your network with the TrueMobile 2300 router, you can start sharing files and
printers. This is helpful if, for example, your home has 3 computers and only one printer. You can configure your network so
that all 3 computers can share the same printer.
To enable File and Printer Sharing you will need to do the following:
Install File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks on each computer on the network (Installing File & Printer
Sharing) Enable sharing on the printer you wish to share (Sharing a printer) Enable sharing on the files you wish to share (Sharing files) Installing the File & Printer Sharing
Follow the instructions below to install the file and printer sharing service:
For Windows 2000 and XP
1. Right-click on My Network Places icon on the desktop and select Properties in menu.
2. Right-click on Local Area Connection icon and select Properties in menu.
3. If you can see the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks item, you can skip this section. The file and
printer sharing service had already been installed.
4. If the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks item is not present, click on Install button.
5. Select Service, and then click on Add button.
6. Select File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks and click OK.
Sharing a Printer
To share a printer, perform the following steps on the computer that has the printer you wish to share:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Start->Settings->Printers.
Click the printer you want to share to highlight it.
On the File menu, click Properties.
Click the Sharing tab, and then click Shared As.
Follow the on screen instructions to complete.
The printer is now available for the other computers to use.
Perform the following steps on the other computers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Start->Settings->Printers.
Double click the Add Printer icon
Click Next on the first screen
On the next screen select Network printer then click Next
Click the Browse button and select the shared printer.
Follow the on screen instructions to complete.
Sharing files
You can share files on your computer so that users on other computers on your network can view them:
1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer right click on the file, folder, or drive letter you wish to share and select Sharing then
Share As.
2. Type a name for the share and follow the on screen instructions to complete.
Security Note
To prevent other users on the Internet from accessing your files and printers you should install a firewall program.
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How To Setup WinXP Clients Connecting To The Router
Configuring the Wireless Connection: Microsoft Windows XP Zero Configuration
Microsoft's Windows XP Zero Configuration provides the driver and configuration software for the configuration of the adapter
without using software provided by another manufacturer.
Configuring Automatic Network Connections
To configure one or more wireless networks for auto connection, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start -> Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and click Properties.
Click the Wireless Networks tab as shown below. The network name you set up should be present.
Note: For more information click Learn about setting up wireless network configuration provided by Microsoft.
Enabling Encryption
Because wireless networks transmit data using radio frequency transmission, other computers with wireless network adapters
that are within range of your wireless broadband router can connect to your network. You can deter unauthorized access to
your wireless network by enabling encryption. When you enable encryption, you must specify a network encryption key, or
simply, network key. The network key can be a combination of numbers, letters, or numbers and letters. The network key must
match the network key that you specified at your wireless broadband router.
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button and click on Control Panel.
2. If you are looking at the Category View of Control Panel, click on Switch to Classic View. If you are looking at the
Classic View of Control Panel, go to the next step.
3. Double-click the Network Connections icon.
4. Right-click your adapter in the LAN or High-Speed Internet area and click on Properties.
5. If the Wireless Networks tab is not on top, click on the Wireless Networks tab.
6. Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings box is selected. If it is not, select it.
7. Select your wireless network from the Available networks list and click on Configure.
8. In the Wireless Network Properties box under Wireless network key (WEP), select Data encryption (WEP enabled)
and unselect The key is provided for me automatically. This will allow you to enter an encryption key into the field
marked Network key.
9. Enter your network key into the Network key field. You do not need to set the Key format or Key length, but these fields
may automatically change depending on the length of your key and on whether you use letters in your key.
10. Once you have entered your key, click OK at the bottom of the Wireless Network Properties box.
NOTE: If the network encryption key on your wireless USB adapter does not match the key set at your wireless
broadband router, your PC will fail to connect to the network.
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Back to Contents Page How do I install the Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router for optimal coverage?
Each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router supports up to about a 150 to 200 foot radius, depending on obstacles
and interference issues. For smaller installations a little experimentation provides good placement of the Dell TrueMobile 2300
Wireless Broadband Router.
What is the maximum number of wireless, wired, and Internet users for each Dell TrueMobile
2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
The built-in DHCP server can provide IP addresses for up to 252 clients. 16 wireless clients are supported simultaneously on
each unit. 32 clients can simultaneously access the Internet via the built-in NAT router.
NOTE: As the number of users on each Dell TrueMobile 2300 increases, the network performance level decreases.
Can the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router attach to a hub, switch, or router?
Yes, via its LAN port, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router provides the flexibility for a wide variety of
network configurations and connections.
What is the physical connection from the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router to a
wired network?
Each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router has a 10/100 Ethernet (LAN port) connection, which allows
communication with a 10 megabit per second (Mbps), 100 Mbps, or 10/100 Mbps hub or switch.
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration:
How can I manage the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
How do I locate the MAC address for the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Other
Glossary
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration
Internet Settings:
How do I obtain Internet Protocol (IP) settings from my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
How do I install TCP/IP?
How do I enable Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)?
How do I configure the Dell TrueMobile 2300 for either dynamic or static IP addresses?
If I do not have a broadband connection, what do I do?
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Other
Glossary
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes:
What is the practical coverage of the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
Does the signal travel through walls?
What devices cause interference?
Can I roam to another subnet with the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Other
Glossary
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features:
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support bridging of two or more Ethernet LANS?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support repeating?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support notebook computers with integrated wireless adapters and wireless
adapters from vendors other than Dell?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 accommodate optional antennae?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Virtual Private Networking (VPN)?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support MAC address filtering?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support individual game port settings?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Routing Information Protocol (RIP)?
Can I operate the Dell TrueMobile 2300 in a Macintosh environment?
Troubleshooting
Other
Glossary
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features
Troubleshooting:
I cannot access the Internet through the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router. What should I do?
My computer is not connected to the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, what should I do?
There are only some clients on the LAN work. What should I do?
My browser does not display the web-based configuration tool. What should I do?
My computer is not connected to the Internet, what should I do?
The TrueMobile CD Setup Wizard program does not run automatically after placing the CD-ROM into the CDROM drive. What should I do?
How do I access the Broadband Router after disabling the DHCP server function?
How do I restart or reset the Broadband Router?
Other
Glossary
FAQs
Hardware Installation
Software Configuration
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Other:
How do I find out about firmware upgrades?
What is the actual speed throughput for the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
Are there any known health issues caused by Radio Frequency (RF) transmission from the Dell TrueMobile
2300?
Is this a shared or switched technology medium?
What is the difference between Bluetooth and 802.11?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Internet games?
What settings do I change to play games with the router connected in the network?
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 prevent hacker attacks?
How can I find additional information?
Glossary
Glossary
Access Point
Cable Modem
Client
Domain Name System (DNS)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Encryption
Ethernet
Ethernet Address (MAC Address)
Host
Internet Protocol (IP)
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
IP Address
Link Light
Local Area Network (LAN)
Network Adapter
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Network Name (SSID)
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Port
Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
Virtual Server
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
xDSL Modem
FAQs
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How to Configure the Router by the Control Utility: Dell™
TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's Guide
My Network Overview
Wireless Settings
Network Access Control
Gaming
Remote Access
Administration
Diagnostics
Advanced Settings
My Network Overview
The information on this menu provides you a general overview of your network status. On the left side of the
screen, it displays the status of current connection to your router. The status will update when you click the
Refresh button. On the right side, you can see the basic facts about your router. These items are as below:
Operation Mode
Connection Type
Internet IP Address
WAN MAC Address
LAN IP Address
Netmask
Network Name (SSID)
WEP Functionality
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Wireless Settings
Network Name and Channel are necessary for enabling a wireless network.
Network Name (SSID) - a unique network name, also called SSID (Service Set Identifer). It is used to identify the
WLAN. When a mobile device tries to connect to the router, the user must know the router's SSID first.
Channel - the radio channel over which a communication transmission occurs. The operating channel number depends
on the regulatory domain.
The Wireless Broadband Router provides advanced mechanism for wireless security. It ensures the confidentiality of data, and
also guards data against being modified. If you want to enable the security mechanism, check the Enable Wireless Security
box. Select either WEP or WPA in Network Authentication. WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption used in the 802.11 standard is to protect wireless communication from
eavesdropping. WEP provides a way of creating an encrypted key that is shared between a wireless client (such as a notebook
with a wireless PC card) and the router. This key encrypts data before it is transmitted. WEP can be implemented with 40(64)bit or 104(128)-bit key. Basically, the larger key length is relatively more secure for your data. For added security, change your
key often. When you change the key on one wireless device, remember that it must be changed for all wireless devices and
access points in the network.
Key Format: It could be in ASCII or hexadecimal format. Hexadecimal digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters
A to F. ASCII format allows you to enter any characters.
Key Length: It could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length. Some wireless network cards are only able to use
40(64)-bit encryption. If all your clients are able to communicate at 104(128)-bit choose 104(128)-bit. If any client is only
able to communicate at 40(64)-bit, choose 40(64)-bit.
Key1, Key2, Key3, and Key4: Enter four different keys in the Key fields provided to store on the Wireless Broadband
Router. If you choose 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits). For 104(128)-bit encryption,
enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key.
Default Key: Select only one key out of the four provided in the Default Key applied for encryption drop-down list. WPA
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network.
If you would like to secure your wireless network using WPA, you will need the following:
WPA enabled on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
WPA support for your wireless clients. If you are using a Dell TrueMobile wireless client, you can check for the
availability of WPA enabled software update for your wireless client at http://support.dell.com.
Enter the fields with the required parameters.
WPA Pre-shared Key: WPA Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is a field where the password is entered. All wireless clients must
also use this password to gain access to the network. Note that the Key format must also match the setting for the
wireless clients.
Key Format: Key Format is a box that lists 2 items: Hexadecimal Digits (numbers 0-9 and letters A-F only) and ASCII
Characters (any letter, number, or symbol). Select the proper format for your key. If your wireless client(s) only support
one of the two formats, be sure to specify the correct one.
WPA Group Rekey Interval: WPA Group Rekey Interval is used to specify the frequency of encryption key rotations.
The lower the number, the faster your encryption key will rotate, however, setting this number too low may cause your
wireless network to slow down.
WPA Encryption: WPA Encryption has 2 choices: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) - it is the most commonly
used encryption method and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) - it can be used if your wireless clients do not
support TKIP.
Click the Factory Default Value button to reset the wireless settings to its factory defaults.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
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Network Access Control
Buttons
Add
Actions
Click "Add" button to add an new entry in the list.
Edit
Click on the record needs to be modified in the list and then click "Edit" button. Then, a
dialog box will appear for you to edit it.
Delete
If you want to delete the record from the list, click on the record you want to delete and
then click "Delete" button to remove it from the list.
Delete All
Click "Delete All" button to delete all the records in the list.
Restore
Click the "Restore" button to restore to the previous settings.
Parental Control
In the wake of increasing concern by parents about inappropriate content on the Internet, the router provides
parental control function to filter and block inappropriate website (such as sex and violence related sites). Parental
Control enables you to determine what website your children can and cannot access. It also allows you to specify
what time children can access the Internet.
Step-by-step to add an new entry
1. Check the Enable Parental Control box.
2. Click Add button. A pop-up Parental Control window will appear.
3. Enter the IP address of the computer you want to control (for example, your child's computer) in the Host
IP field.
4. Select Allowed or Denied from the Internet Access list.
5. Decide the time Interval. Check the radio button of Permanent if this rule always applies or specify a
period of time for Internet access control.
6. Select allow or deny for web access.
7. Specify which website is allowed / denied by entering its URL in the Website URL field.
8. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
9. Click the Apply Parental Control Settings button on the bottom of the screen to activate the new
settings.
MAC
This feature filters specific MAC (Media Access Control) addresses within the wireless local area network (WLAN)
from accessing the network.
Step-by-step to add an new entry
1. Check the Enable MAC Access Control box. The following MAC Access Control Settings window will
appear.
2. Click Add button. A pop-up MAC Access Control: Add Entry window will appear.
3. Enter the hexadecimal characters of the MAC address (for example, 00:11:22:33:44:55) that you want to
grant or deny the access in Host MAC box.
4. Select Grant or Deny from the Operating Type list. If you select Grant, the device with this MAC Address
is allowed to access the network, and the device with other MAC address will be filtered and denied to
access the network.
NOTE: The operating type for ALL records MUST be either Grant or Deny.
5. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
6. You can click on the selected record and click again on its Host Name to enter the desired name for this
record.
7. Click the Apply MAC Control Settings button on the bottom of the screen to activate the new settings.
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Gaming
In some cases, the firewall feature of the router will cause a game not to function as intended. The settings listed
on the Gaming menu can solve these problems. This section will guide you how to configure the device for
gaming.
Your TrueMobile 2300 Router has an integrated Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall that rejects any
unsolicited data from the Internet to access the computer on your LAN. Basically, if you do not request data, the
data will not be allowed by the firewall to pass. Applications like email and web browsing are unaffected by NAT
because in each case, you make this request to receive the email or web page. However, some applications
(such as Internet messaging and gaming applications) will not function correctly. It is because the requests for
data do not originate from your computer but from a device/computer out on the Internet, and the NAT firewall
blocks the data needed for those applications.
Port Forwarding Settings
You can configure on this Gaming menu to create a custom rule that defines a specific port and protocol for
unsolicited traffic to pass through to that computer. The ports for gaming and the protocol type (TCP, UDP, or
both) will depend on what gaming service you are using. Make sure you have the following ports setup as
described below.
Information: Port Number
The port number identifies the protocol or service. Those from 0 through 1023 are the most
commonly used port numbers and have been agreed as the standardized ports for specific kind
of servers. For example, port 80 typically always indicates HTTP traffic. Those from 1024
through 49151 are used for many purposes, while those from 49152 through 65535 are
Dynamic/Private Ports (they are rarely used). You can check the status of current IP connections
by simply entering netstat -a on the command line (Click Start and then click Run. Type cmd,
and press Enter. On the command prompt, type netstat -a). It will display all connections and
listening ports.
1. Click Add button on the bottom the screen. A pop-up Gaming: New Record window will appear (as
shown below).
If you want to edit the gaming profile in the list, click on the profile you want to modify and then click Edit
button. Then, a pop-up Gaming: Edit Record window will appear for you to edit it.
If you want to delete the gaming profile from the list, click on the profile you want to delete and then click
Delete button to remove it from the list.
If you want to delete all the gaming profiles in the list, click Delete All button to remove all the entries in
the list.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Game Description field.
3. Enter the IP address of the device (e.g. desktop PC) for gaming in the Computer IP for gaming field.
4. Select a transport layer protocol from the Protocol Type list. The options listed here are TCP
(Transmission Control Protocol), UDP (User Datagram Protocol), and both.
5. Enter the incoming port number in the Incoming Port No. field and the outgoing port number in the
Outgoing Port No. (also called Destination Port) field. The information should be available from your
gaming service provider.
NOTE: The minimum port number is 0, and the maximum port number is 65535.
For example, if you want to play online game "Diablo II" (Battle.net) on your PC with the IP Address
192.168.2.3, enter 192.168.2.3 in the Host IP field. Select Both from the Protocol Type list. Then enter
4000 or 6112-6119 in the Incoming Port No. field and also in Outgoing Port No. (or called Destination Port
No.) field.
6. Select Enable or Disable the gaming from the State list.
7. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
DMZ
Some applications have problems to work behind a firewall. You can put the computer running this application
outside the firewall, either physically, or via the router's DMZ (demilitarized zone) feature.
Place the computer into the router's DMZ would let the router allow all data to pass through all ports of the router
to this computer. It disables the NAT firewall for that computer and leaves that computer vulnerable to attack, so it
is inherently less secure. It is recommended to do this only on the computer that has no important data.
1. Check the Enable DMZ Host box.
2. Type the IP address of the computer that you want to run the gaming application in the DMZ IP Address
field.
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Remote Access
Allow remote user to configure the device
This option allows you to configure the device from the remote site via the network.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check the Allow remote user to configure the device box.
Enter the IP address of the remote administration host in the required field.
Enter the HTTP port number that will be used on the router in the HTTP port number field.
Click the Apply button to save the settings. Or click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
Allow remote user to ping the device
This option allows you to configure the WAN ping capability. The default setting is disabled. The router will not
answer ping requests, so your WAN port is invisible to port scanners, which can make your network safer. 1. If you want your WAN port to be visible on the Internet, you can check the Allow remote user to ping the
device box.
2. Click the Apply button to save the settings. Or click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
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Administration
Change Password
To prevent unauthorized access to change the setting, the device is password protected. It's strongly
recommended that you change the factory default password.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Change Password button. Then, a pop-up Password Settings window will appear.
Type the original Password in the Original Password field.
Type the new password in the New Password field and retype it in the Confirm Password to verify.
Type the password hint message in the password hint message field.
Click Submit when you finish the setting. If you want to clear any values you have entered on any field,
click Cancel.
System Rescue
The configuration settings can be saved as "TrueMobile Profile (.pro)" file. You can restore these backup settings
whenever necessary. Four buttons for system rescue are as below:
Save Current System Configuration To File - save the current settings as a ".pro" file in any directory you
want to map.
Load System Configuration Manually - load the backup file to restore the setting. Choose From The Configuration File List - the router will automatically add a record in the file list when
you save the setting file. You can select the setting file from this list. You do not need to find the directory
in which you saved the file.
Reset to Factory Default Settings - reset the router to it default configuration.
Upgrade to New Firmware
If you are instructed to upgrade the firmware, click the Upgrade to New Firmware button. It will connect to dell
website to upgrade to the latest firmware release. It is unnecessary to upgrade the firmware if your router is
working properly.
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Diagnostics
You can monitor the current status of your network connection in the Diagnostics menu. The network detecting
can be activated by clicking Start Diagnostics button on the bottom of the screen.
When the detecting is done, the screen will display a summary of your Internet connectivity. It will show the
information (such as the Host Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Connection Status) of the LAN Hosts and
Wireless Hosts in your network.
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Advanced Settings
To configure the advanced settings of the router, click Login button to login the Web-based Configuration Tool. The webbased configuration tool enables you to set up every possible network configuration for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router.
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Basic Settings: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
The following configuration options are included in Basic Settings:
Router Mode
Wireless Settings
Wireless Security
Internet Connection Settings
Save & Apply
NOTE: To implement the changes you make to the settings, you must save and restart the router. Otherwise, the
router uses the previous settings. If you are using the BACK/NEXT links to step through each screen in the Basic
Settings portion of the web-configuration tool, you ultimately reach the Save & Restart page. Click Save & Restart to
commit the changes and the router will reboot automatically with the new settings in effect.
Router Mode
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router device comes with two operating modes, the Gateway mode and the
Access Point mode. Gateway mode allows your router to create a wireless network to access the broadband router. Wired and wireless network
devices share the same Internet connection through Internet port in the Gateway mode. However, some ISP may request you
to do the additional setup such as PPPoE, before using your router to access Internet. Access Point mode allows your router to act as a bridge between wireless devices and Ethernet devices in the existing
network. All wired and wireless devices are located in the same class C subnet. Internet port is useless here. Thus, Access
Point mode is here to help you setting up a single isolated network.
NOTE: If the device is put in AP mode, the Internet Connection Settings will not be available.
The Gateway mode is the default setting in Wireless Broadband Router. Click the radio button to select between these two
modes.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Wireless Settings
When you configure the Wireless Broadband Router, you must set the wireless parameters listed below. If you are adding the
Wireless Broadband Router to an existing wireless network, see your network administrator or the person who initially set up
the wireless network. If you are unfamiliar with the wireless settings, see the descriptions below.
NOTE: You must change each client’s wireless adapter settings to match the Wireless Broadband Router settings.
Use the factory defaults for the Wireless Broadband Router, unless the default settings have been changed. In this
case, note the changes, and use the new settings for each wireless network card. For assistance configuring a
wireless network card, see the card’s documentation.
Setting
Possible Values
Network Name (SSID)
(wireless by default)
Channel
(6 by default)
Network Name (SSID)
The network name is a value that identifies a collection of wireless devices found in a particular network. The default value for
the Wireless Broadband Router is "wireless". All workstations and access points must use the same SSID to be able to
communicate with one another.
The SSID is a 32-character field, and the value is case sensitive. For example, your street address or some other identifier of
the physical location of the WLAN, your name, your company name, or the company name and department, a favorite slogan
or saying, etc.
Channel
The Wireless Broadband Router can operate on a variety of channels. Units within close proximity to one another must be on
different channels. If you have just one unit, then the default, channel 6, is probably adequate. If you have multiple access
points in your network, it is suggested to stagger the channels for each unit. It is advisable to use the default unless there is a
specific reason for changing the channel such as interference from microwaves, cellular phone towers, or other access points in
the area.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Wireless Security
Data encryption provides added security by encoding network communications using an encryption key. Your Wireless
Broadband Router, in conjunction with wireless network adapters that support encryption, can scramble your transmitted data to
make it very difficult for someone to eavesdrop or intercept your information. Two methods of data encryption are available:
WEP and WAP. If you wish to enable wireless security, check the Enable Wireless Security box.
WEP
If you wish to enable WEP encryption, select WEP in the Network Authentication list.
Setting
Possible Values
Key Format
Hexadecimal Digits / ASCII Characters
Key Length
40 bits (5 characters) / 104bits (13 characters)
Key1, Key2, Key3, Key4
<user-defined>
There are two levels of WEP encryption: 40(64)-bit and 104(128)-bit, with 104(128)-bit being the more secure. The WEP
encryption keys are simply a random set of hexadecimal numbers or ASCII characters that you choose. Each Wireless
Broadband Router and every wireless workstation must use the same WEP encryption key to communicate. For more
information on encryption, see the Wireless Networking Overview - Encryption section of this User's Guide.
Key Format
It could be in ASCII or hexadecimal format. Hexadecimal digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to
F. For example, the decimal number 15 is represented as F in the hexadecimal numbering system. If you select
ASCII characters format, you can enter any character. ASCII is the acronym for the American Standard Code for
Information Interchange. ASCII is a code for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter
assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use
ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another.
Key Length
It could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length. Basically, the larger key length is relatively more secure
for your data. Some wireless network cards are only able to use 40(64)-bit encryption. If all your clients are able
to communicate at 104(128)-bit choose 104(128)-bit. If any client is only able to communicate at 40(64)-bit,
choose 40(64)-bit.
Key
If you choose 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits) WEP encryption Key in the
fields provided. For 104(128)-bit encryption, enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key in the
fields provided. You have the option of entering four different keys to store on the Wireless Broadband Router. Select only one key out of the four provided in the Default Key applied for encryption drop-down list. For added
security, change your key often. When you change the key on one wireless device, remember that it must be
changed for all wireless devices and access points in the network.
NOTICE: If you are adding the Wireless Broadband Router to an existing network and will be using an existing
encryption key for the wireless clients, contact the person in charge of the network. The same key must be
used when configuring the encryption for the Wireless Broadband Router. The administrator must propagate
any changes to these keys to all access points and wireless clients on a network. Changing the key on just
one access point or wireless client disconnects it from the rest of the network.
WPA
If you wish to enable WPA encryption, select WPA in the Network Authentication list.
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network.
If you would like to secure your wireless network using WPA, you will need the following:
WPA enabled on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
WPA support for your wireless clients. If you are using a Dell TrueMobile wireless client, you can check for the
availability of WPA enabled software update for your wireless client at http://support.dell.com.
Enter the fields with the required parameters.
WPA Pre-shared Key
WPA Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is a field where the password is entered. All wireless clients must also use this
password to gain access to the network. Note that the Key format must also match the setting for the wireless
clients.
Key Format
Key Format is a box that lists 2 items: Hexadecimal Digits (numbers 0-9 and letters A-F only) and ASCII
Characters (any letter, number, or symbol). Select the proper format for your key. If your wireless client(s) only
support one of the two formats, be sure to specify the correct one.
WPA Group Rekey Interval
WPA Group Rekey Interval is used to specify the frequency of encryption key rotations. The lower the number,
the faster your encryption key will rotate, however, setting this number too low may cause your wireless network
to slow down.
WPA Encryption
WPA Encryption has 2 choices: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) - it is the most commonly used encryption
method and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) - it can be used if your wireless clients do not support TKIP.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Internet Connection Settings
It is only necessary to specify these settings when the Wireless Broadband Router is used as a router. To determine the set of
information of ISP settings you need, refer to the ISP Settings Checklist.
NOTE: The Setup Wizard enters the required Cable/xDSL ISP settings into the router after you select "Installation"
and "Setup First Computer" and complete the installation successfully. Only if the Setup Wizard is not successful in
establishing an Internet connection should the Cable/xDSL ISP settings need to be changed with the options provided
here.
NOTE: If the device is put in AP mode, the Internet Connection Settings will not be available.
Your ISP requires you to input Host Computer Name or Domain Name
If your ISP requires that you input a host computer name or domain name, check the box titled Your ISP
requires you to input Host Computer Name or Domain Name. This box should only be checked if your cablebased ISP has provided you with a host or computer name and/or a domain name. Enter the appropriate values
in the fields provided.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
NOTE: Host computer names and domain names are only used by cable-modem ISPs.
Your ISP requires you to input WAN Ethernet Mac
If your ISP requires that you input a WAN Ethernet MAC address, check the box titled Your ISP requires you to
input WAN Ethernet MAC. In the field provided, enter the public WAN (cable/xDSL) MAC address assigned to
your Wireless Broadband Router. You can find the WAN MAC address on the back panel of the Wireless
Broadband Router or on the Device Information page on the web-based configuration tool.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
Connection Type
Select the Connection Type from the list. There are four options available.
Cable Modem
DSL (Static)
DSL (PPPoE)
PPTP
Cable Modem Settings
No additional settings are required. Make sure that the settings listed above are correct for Cable Modem
connection.
DSL Static IP Settings
In the fields provided (listed below), enter the IP address, IP subnet mask, ISP gateway address, and Domain
Name Server (DNS) IP address provided by your ISP.
IP assigned by your ISP
IP Subnet Mask
ISP Gateway Address
Domain Name Server (DNS) IP Address
DSL PPPoE Settings
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a proposal specifying how a host PC interacts with a broadband
modem (i.e. xDSL, cable, wireless, etc) to access to the network. In many respects PPPoE is similar to the
"Dialup Networking" approach. If you have an DSL (PPPoE) Internet connection, enter the PPPoE user name
and password (Retype password to confirm.) provided by your ISP.
PPTP Settings
The following settings should be provided to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Server IP Address
User Name
Password
If your ISP specifies that you use PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) as your connection to the internet, you
cannot use the provided setup wizard to automatically setup your router. Remove the ethernet cable from the
back of the computer you currently connect with, and connect it to the internet port of your router. Connect the
ethernet cable provided to any of the 4 LAN ports, and the other end to your computer. Configure your
computer's ethernet adapter to obtain an address automatically. See Windows Help for information on how to
configure your computers network adapter.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
WARNING! If you are charged for your Internet Connection by the minute, unplug the network
cable from the Internet port on the Wireless Broadband Router when Internet access is no
longer desired.
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Save & Apply
Use the Save & Apply page to submit all the network setting changes you have made. Click the Save & Restart button to
update the network configurations for your Wireless Broadband Router. New settings are written to the firmware, and the
Wireless Broadband Router reboots automatically.
NOTE: If you have wireless clients in your network, you must configure the clients' wireless network cards to match
the settings for the Wireless Broadband Router.
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Device Status: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
The Device Status screen displays the basic network settings for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router. When changes are made to the network settings, those changes are updated on this screen. In addition, it graphically displays
the current connection status for the Wireless Broadband Router and other devices in your network. Connections between
network devices are shown with a yellow arrow. Inoperative connections are represented by one red cross through the yellow
connection line (see Figure 1).
NOTE: The TrueMobile 2300 router offers 2 ways to check the status of your network. One is Device Status feature in
web configuration tool mentioned here. The other is through the Windows-based software program - control utility. To
learn more about this utility, click on the aforementioned link.
Figure 1. Device Status page
Device Status
The following connections are displayed on the Device Status page:
Device
Indication
An inactive cable/DSL connection indicates that either the cable is unplugged or
the Wireless Broadband Router has not received an IP address.
Internet
An active connection indicates the WAN interface of the router has a valid IP
address and your computers can connect to the Internet via the router.
Wired Client (LAN)
Shown as an active connection when a wired client is configured and physically
connected to your network; inactive when the Ethernet cable is disconnected from
the PC.
Wireless Client
Shown as an active connection when a wireless client is configured for your
network; inactive when there is no wireless client connected to your router.
When the Wireless Broadband Router acts as a DHCP server, it assigns IP addresses to the clients on the network. These IP
addresses are displayed in the DHCP Log below the Device Status figure.
WAN Ethernet Settings
Refer to the left-side of the screen for the following WAN Ethernet Settings, and the Internet protocol (IP) settings for the
Wireless Broadband Router:
Setting/Device
Information Displayed
Internet
the connection to the Internet is Active/Not Active
Router IP
IP address assigned to the Wireless Broadband Router
LAN MAC
MAC address for the LAN and Wireless interfaces
WAN MAC
MAC address for the WAN interface
Router Name
the name for the Wireless Broadband Router (the default is TrueMobile 2300)
Firmware Version
Version number of the firmware currently installed on the Wireless Broadband
Router and the release date of the firmware
Wireless Channel
radio channel on which the Wireless Broadband Router is communicating on the
air
Network Name
a unique network name that identifies the network. It is also known as SSID
(Service Set Identifer). When a client station tries to connect to the router, the user
must know the router's SSID first.
The following buttons appear on the left navigation bar:
Button
RELEASE
Clicking this button to release the IP address that the Wireless Broadband Router
has been assigned from your ISP. If the Wireless Broadband Router has been
configured to receive a static IP address, clicking Release does not release this IP
address.
RENEW
Clicking this button to renew the IP address with a DHCP server provided by your
ISP. If the Wireless Broadband Router has been configured to receive a static IP
address, clicking Renew does not renew the IP address.
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System Tools: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Use the System Tools section to view the intruder detection log, routing tables, and system diagnostics regarding the device
settings and status. These three pages are for your information only. The System Tools section also includes features to reload
the default settings, upgrade the firmware for the Wireless Broadband Router, and reset the unit.
Use the following pages in the web-based configuration tool to access the System Tools:
Intruder Detection Log
Display Routing Table
System Diagnostic
Load Default Settings
Upgrade Firmware
Reset Device
Intruder Detection Log
Indicator
Description
Event
Type of attack that the router detects
Time
Based on the timestamp of the IP packet, plus or minus the time offset
Source
IP address that the packet came from
Dest (=Destination)
Usually the IP address for the Wireless Broadband Router
Port
Port number
The figure below shows an example of an entry of an Intrusion attempt (INT_ATEMPT) event from a computer with IP address
192.168.2.60 (Source) targeted at the router's port number 80 at time 12 AM:1 Min: 5 Sec.
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Display Routing Table
Indicator
Description
Type
The type of routing. This can be either:
LAN or WAN interface (INTF)
Static routing
Destination LAN IP
Address
Either an entire network or a specific IP address. An IP address ending in .0 refers to a
network.
Subnet Mask
Must follow the subnet mask rules
Gateway IP Address
To communicate with an IP address matching the destination IP Address, the Wireless
Broadband Router sends all traffic through the gateway IP address listed here.
Hop Count
The number of routers the packet has passed through to its destination. Hop count is used to
measure the distance between a source and a destination. If there are 3 routers between the
source and the destination nodes, the hop count for the packet will be 3 when it arrives at its
destination node.
The figure below shows three network routes that your router currently possesses. 192.168.2.0 is the destination network
connected to one of your router's interface port (LAN or WAN) and the IP address and Subnet Mask for this interface is
192.168.2.1 and 255.255.255.0, respectively. The number of routers (Hop Count) the packet passed through is 1. Also in the
same example, the destination with 0.0.0.0 network and 0.0.0.0 Subnet Mask is the default route for your router, where every
packet that left unmapped to any other route will be mapped to this route. The outgoing default gateway IP address is
192.168.1.254.
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System Diagnostic
The Systems Diagnostics page is for your information only. This page displays both the configuration settings and diagnostics
for the Wireless Broadband Router. Configuration settings include firmware version, the ISP and device settings that have been
configured for your network.
The Diagnostics section shows the current connections for your network. Diagnostic settings include the ISP status, link status,
current WAN connection, LAN MAC table, and WAN MAC table.
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Load Default Settings
The Load Default Settings page allows you to reload the factory default configurations that came with the device. When this
option is used, the default IP address is reset to the factory default value (192.168.2.1). This is equivalent to pressing and
holding the Reset button on the back panel of the device for more than 3 seconds (for more details, please refer to A Look at
the Hardware).
CAUTION: Loading the default settings option will cause the current settings for your Wireless Broadband
Router to be lost.
Click the START button to reload the default settings.
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Upgrade Firmware
Dell periodically releases firmware updates to provide improved performance or capabilities. Use the firmware upgrade feature
to easily upgrade the firmware on your Wireless Broadband Router. You can check Dell support website, support.dell.com, to
see if there are any new upgrades. Download the new firmware first before upgrade, and save it to one of the clients in your
network. To upgrade the firmware, enter the firmware file path into the box, or click the Browse button to choose a firmware
file to upgrade to.
NOTE: Make sure the file you choose is an actual Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router firmware file.
Click the START button when you have chosen a file. After the firmware is written to the Wireless Broadband Router, the
home page will be loaded automatically. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front panel of the
unit blinks.
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Reset Device
Use the Reset Device function if a system failure occurs. This feature does not reload the factory default settings. It simply
resets the device to the network settings that existed on the device before the system failure occurred. This is equivalent to
unplugging the device and plugging it back in or pressing the reset button for less than 3 seconds until the Power light start to
blinks. No settings are lost.
NOTICE: If you were in the process of updating the network settings, those changes are lost when the device
is reset.
Click the START button to reset the Wireless Broadband Router to its current firmware settings. While the Wireless
Broadband Router is reset, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.
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Advanced Settings:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Advanced IP Settings
DHCP Server Settings
Time Zone
Advanced Wireless
Parental Control
Access Control Settings
Port Forwarding Settings
Static Routing
Administration Settings
NOTE: Dell technical support representatives do not support the configuration options in the Advanced Settings
portion of the configuration program. These options are provided for your convenience only; however, the
advanced settings are fully documented and explained in this guide.
NOTE: The options "Port Forwarding Settings" and "Static Routing" are invisible if you are in Access Point
Mode.
NOTE: After making changes to any section in Advanced Settings and clicking the SUBMIT button, you are taken
to a page where you can click the Save & Restart button. Click this button to store changes and to reboot the
router. You must save all new settings for the changes to take effect.
Advanced IP Settings
The Dell TrueMobilie 2300 Wireless Broadband Router comes with an assigned IP address and IP subnet mask. These
settings apply only to the Local Network portion of the router. If you are installing the unit on an existing network or simply want
to change these values, make sure the IP subnet mask is the same for all devices on your network. The network portion of the
IP address must also be the same for all devices on your network.
NOTE: Dell strongly suggests you do not change the IP address unless there is a specific reason for doing so.
While you are changing the IP address, be aware that:
Changing the IP address of the Wireless Broadband Router also changes the IP address pool if the DHCP server is
enabled.
If you are using the Wireless Broadband Router with a cable modem or DSL line, you should assign a "private" IP
address. Private IP addresses are in one of three ranges:
10.0.0.1-10.254.254.254
172.16.0.1-172.31.254.254
192.168.0.1-192.168.254.254
You must use the new IP address to access the web-based configuration tool.
NOTICE: You should only change the IP address or IP subnet mask if you are installing the Wireless
Broadband Router on an existing wired network and the DHCP server function for your Wireless
Broadband Router is disabled in the Advanced Settings. For more information, contact your network
administrator.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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DHCP Server Settings
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), defines a way to automatically assign IP addresses to computers on a network.
IP addresses are managed by a DHCP server. If a Windows computer is configured to obtain an IP address automatically, it
automatically gets an address from the DHCP server.
Enable DHCP Server Functions
By default, the Wireless Broadband Router is set to function as a DHCP server. If you are installing the unit on an existing
network that already has a DHCP server or simply do not want the Wireless Broadband Router to function as the network's
DHCP server, uncheck the box Enable DHCP Server Functions to disable the DHCP server function.
IP Address Pool Range
The IP Address Pool Range section provides a means of controlling a low and high value for the IP addresses on a network.
Use the indicated fields to define the range of IP addresses you would like the Wireless Broadband Router to provide to DHCP
clients. The valid range of numbers you should enter is between 1 and 254.
The lease time is the amount of time a user will be allowed to use the IP address assigned by the DHCP server. You may
specify the lease time that DHCP server offers for the client to use the IP address. This setting is especially useful in campus
or other environments where users change frequently. IP Address Reservation
Specific IP addresses may also be reserved for particular devices in a network. The IP Address Reservation fields allows you
to reserve up to four IP addresses for a specific system. The Computer MAC field is the MAC address of your network card on
the client computer interfacing the same network as the router. Use the input boxes under IP Address to indicate the IP
address for those devices that should use a manually-defined IP address.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Time Zone
Use the Time Zone page to select your local time zone from the pull-down list. The Time Zone Settings affects the Intruder
Detection Log. This setting offsets the time stamp on IP packets that are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). IP packets may not
always have this stamp, or they may have an invalid stamp; thus, the time zone information is not always accurate.
The Time Zone Selection also affects the Parent Control option. This option allows parents to control Internet access. To
enable this option, go to Advanced Settings -> Parental Control section of the router's web-configuration tool. By default,
there is no blocking at any time on Internet access.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Advanced Wireless
Enable Wireless
Check this box to enable radio transmission and reception on the Wireless Broadband Router.
Uncheck the box to disable the radio.
Hide my wireless network
Checking this box disables the Wireless Broadband Router to send out beacon packets to the wireless network. It is unchecked by default and other users can easily find and make association to your Wireless Broadband
Router with the use of a site survey tool.
If you want to increase wireless network security, you can enable this feature.
Mode
TrueMobile 2300 Router is 802.11g-compatible. You can select "both b & g" (dual mode), or "802.11b", or
"802.11g" from the Mode list.
SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is a 32-character name that uniquely identifies all the computers and equipment that
make up the wireless network.
Transfer Rate
Transfer rate can be set to automatic, or some other fixed value. It's recommended that you set the transfer rate
to automatic (Auto) to allow the wireless network devices to transmit at a rate they deem optimum at any given
point of time.
Channel
The channel settings let you set the channel for this Wireless Broadband Router. The radio channel is the place
over which a communication transmission occurs. The operating channel number depends on the regulatory
domain.
NOTE: If you want to configure the settings of Beacon Interval, RTS Threshold, Fragmentation Threshold, and
DTIM Interval, please ensure that the Advanced Options is checked first.
Beacon Interval
The amount of time in Kusecs (one Kusec equals 1,024 microseconds) between radio beacons from the Wireless
Broadband Router to its client stations. The value range is from 1 to 65535.
RTS Threshold
The packet size above which the Wireless Broadband Router will issue a Request to Send before sending the
packet. RTS (Request to Send) mechanism prevents the "Hidden Node" problem. When two stations are within range of
the same Access Point (AP) but are not within range of each other, they are hidden nodes for each other. The
packets from these two stations may collide if they arrive at the AP at the same time. To prevent data collision
with the hidden node, you can activate RTS mechanism. If RTS mechanism is activated, the station will send a
RTS first to inform the AP that it is going to transmit the data. Then, the AP will reply with the CTS (Clear to
Send) to all stations within its range to notify all other stations and reserve the bandwidth for your data.
The RTS threshold controls what size data packet would issue a RTS. Only when the packet exceeds the RTS
threshold, the device will send a RTS before sending the packet. There is trade-off to consider what value you
should set for the RTS threshold. Small value causes RTS to be sent more often, and it would waste the
bandwidth. However, the more often RTS packets are sent, the sooner the system can recover from collisions. It
is recommended to use the default value or only minor reductions of this default value. The value range is from 0
to 2347.
Fragmentation Threshold
The fragmentation threshold, specified in bytes, determines whether data packets will be fragmented and at what
size. Packets that are smaller than the specified fragmentation threshold value will not be fragmented. Packets
that are larger than the fragmentation threshold will be fragmented into smaller packets and transmitted a piece at
a time instead of all at once. Thus, it will reduce the need for retransmission and improve overall network
performance. Fragmentation is activated usually when the system is in heavy traffic and interference environment.
The setting must be within the range of 256 to 2346 bytes. It is recommended to use the default value or only
minor reductions of this default value.
DTIM Interval
DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Interval, always a multiple of the beacon period, determines how often
the beacon contains a traffic indicator map (TIM). The TIM alerts stations in sleep state to stay awake long
enough to receive their data frames. The value range is from 1 to 255.
Wireless Bridge
Wireless Bridging can be used to increase the coverage of your wireless network and/or to provide wired access
to a remote computer(s). You need two or more Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Routers to setup
Wireless Bridging.
To setup wireless bridging, configure the wireless settings for all of your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Routers to the same settings.
Configuring your router for Wireless Bridging:
1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1).
2. Click the Advanced Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
3. Click the Advanced wireless button on the left navigation bar.
4. Ensure Enable Wireless is checked.
5. Type your wireless network name in the Network name (SSID) field if you desire to change it from default
settings “Wireless”.
6. Ensure Advanced Options is unchecked.
7. Enable Wireless Bridge.
8. Enter the Wireless MAC address(es) of the other Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router(s) that
you want to bridge.
NOTE: To connect two bridges together, enter the MAC address of the bridge at the other end. To
connect three bridges together, enter the MAC addresses of the other two bridges in the bridge
acted as the multipoint center. The other two bridges only need to be entered the MAC address of
the center bridge.
9. Click the Submit button.
10. Click the Save & Restart button.
11. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband Router, the device has
successfully restarted with the new settings.
12. Repeat steps 1 to 11 for each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband router you want to bridge.
NOTE: Ensure all Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless Broadband Routers set to same wireless settings
and all router(s) not directly connected to Internet should be configured to Access point mode.
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Parental Control
IP filtering is a mechanism enabling a networking node to accept or deny certain types of IP datagrams based on the IP
address, port number, protocol type, and other criteria. This router supports two types of IP filtering which allows you to have
greater control over the access to Internet:
Internet Access Control allows you to block access to the Internet based on the time of the day.
Web Site Restrictions allows you to deny access to specified Web sites from a particular IP address.
Click Add button. A pop-up Parental Control Rule window will appear.
Internet Access Control
1. Select the IP address of the particular computer you want to control (for example, your child's computer) in the IP
Address list.
2. To block / grant access to the Internet during a period of time, specify the start and end time from the Time Restriction
list.
3. Select Allow or Deny from the Internet Access list.
4. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
Web Site Restrictions 1. Enter the URL that you want to allow or deny the access in the Web Site Restrictions field.
2. Select Allow or Deny access to these web sites.
3. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Access Control Settings
Access Control Settings feature allows you to control which local client computer can access the network through the router.
The Wireless Broadband Router by default allows any local client computer to access the network.
To enable access control in the router:
1. Check the Enable MAC Access Control box.
2. Select the appropriate Operating Type. Grant allows client computers access to the router. Deny restricts the access.
3. Enter the MAC address of the network card on the computer on which you wish to apply the above control policy.
4. Click Add to enter the rule to the router.
5. To remove an existing rule, check the "Del" checkbox next to the MAC address and click the DEL button.
6. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Port Forwarding Settings
DMZ
DMZ (demilitarized zone) feature allows access to all ports. (For example, if you have problems hosting a game server, you
can choose this option. This will open all ports to your game server.)
1. Check the Enable DMZ Host box.
2. Type the IP address of the computer that you want to run the gaming application in the DMZ IP Address field.
3. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
NOTE: Configuring the Wireless Broadband Router in DMZ mode is useful if you want to play certain games through
the Wireless Broadband Router, but the ports cannot be opened with all other existing configuration tools.
NOTICE: Opening a service to the Internet causes security concerns. Pay careful attention to security alerts,
and make sure that strong access controls and authentication are in place before allowing access to any
services.
Custom Port Forwarding Settings
Port Forwarding may be more difficult than DMZ to configure. However, it provides a relatively safe way of running a Internet
application or providing a Internet service from behind a firewall since only a single port (or a range of ports) is exposed to the
Internet. You can configure this port forwarding setting to create a custom rule that defines a specific port and protocol for data
traffic to pass through to the specific computer on your LAN.
An example is a HTTP server running on your LAN, which you want it to be available to the Internet. Your public IP address
(that your ISP gives you) is X.X.X.X (The X is a number), and you have a computer hosting the HTTP server at LAN address
192.168.2.2 on your Wireless Broadband Router (192.168.2.1) controlled LAN. You can configure 192.168.2.2 to have port
forwarding for port 80 (HTTP), then users on the Internet can go to http://X.X.X.X and get the HTTP server (192.168.2.2). The
data traffic entering service port 80 will be directed to the computer (192.168.2.2), and other computers on your LAN will not
see this data traffic.
For some internet applications (such as Internet messaging and gaming applications), you can configure this port forwarding
setting so that these applications can function correctly behind the firewall. These applications are required to have specific
TCP/UDP ports. The ports for these applications and the protocol type will depend on what Internet services you are using. Please check with your service provider or application's user manual to have the information first.
Make sure you have the following ports setup as described below.
1. Check the Enable box.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Service Name field.
3. In the Incoming Ports field, enter a range of ports. If you want to specify only a single port number, enter the same
number in both boxes.
4. In the Destination IP Address field, enter the IP address of the computer you want to receive the connection request.
5. In the Destination MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of the computer you want to receive the connection
request.
Information: Find the MAC address
The steps below show how to find the MAC address of the computer in Windows 2000 and XP.
a. Click on Start -> Run.
b. Type cmd in the Open field and then press Enter or click OK button.
c. In the command prompt, type ipconfig/all to obtain the Physical Address (=MAC address).
d. Write down this Physical Address (=MAC address). You need this information for setting. Its format should
be XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. The X is a hexadecimal digit (0-9 or A-F).
6. In the Destination Port field, enter a port number or a range of ports of the machine to which you are mapping.
7. In the Port type field, select TCP, UDP, or both protocols. The protocol could be specified in your application's
documentation.
8. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
For example, if you want to play game "Fighter Ace II" on a computer with an IP address of 192.168.2.3, enter 3 for the
Destination IP Address. Find the MAC address of this computer and enter it for the Destination MAC Address. Select TCP
as the Port type. Enter "50000" and "51000" for two boxes of Incoming Ports and also for the Destination Port. Click
SUBMIT button to activate the setting. For other games or services, please consult the application's user manual.
Commonly Used Ports
Services
Protocol Type
Ports
HTTP (WEB Server)
TCP
80
FTP
TCP
20, 21
TELNET
TCP
23
SMTP (Mail Server)
TCP
25
POP3 (Mail Server)
TCP
110
IRC
TCP
6667
NNTP (News Server)
TCP
119
Port Triggering
Port triggering allows the router to watch outgoing data for specific port number. The IP address of the the computer that
sends the data is remembered by the router, so that when the requested data returns through the router, the data will be
passed to the specific computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules. The router opens the port when the Port
Triggering happens. When the computer running the application stops sending the data through this port, the router will close
the port.
1. Check the Enable box.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Application Name field.
3. In the Trigger Port field, enter a port number. Check with your Internet application provider for more information on
what the Trigger Port it is using.
4. Select TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), or UDP (User Datagram Protocol), or both protocols as the Trigger Port
Type.
5. Specify the range of the Public Ports by entering the start and end port numbers in the required fields.
6. Select TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), or UDP (User Datagram Protocol), or both (TCP and UDP) as the Public
Port Type.
7. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Static Routing
Static routes are manually configured routes to remote networks. That is, the route is predefined and is not discovered by the
Routing Information Protocol (RIP), as in dynamic routing. Static routing allows you to assign a gateway to an IP address or
network. If there are routers on your internal network that do not function with RIP 1 or 2, you can set up a static route to those
routers.
The advantage to using static routing is that network traffic is reduced; thus, static routing is beneficial for slow Internet
connections. Routing using static routes is practical for small networks. For larger networks, the router needs to dynamically
keep track of changes in the physical wiring of the network, and the use of dynamic routing (RIP) is recommended. NOTICE: The Static Routing settings are intended for advanced network administrators only. Do not change
these settings unless you are certain of the correct values. You may not be able to access the configuration
tool if invalid information is entered.
To use static routing, manually add the Destination IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway IP Address for each route you are
adding to the Static Routing Table, and click ADD. If you are routing to an entire network, the last number in the destination IP
address should be a zero (0); for example, 192.168.0.0.
NOTE: In static routing, the Wireless Broadband Router does NOT dynamically discover routing information and does
NOT use RIP. The Wireless Broadband Router currently does NOT support RIP.
Use the checkboxes beside each route and the DELETE button to remove static routes from the Static Routing Table.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Administration Settings
Password Settings
The Wireless Broadband Router uses a password to authenticate the user before allowing changes to be made to
any network settings. If you would like to change the current password, check the Change Your Password
checkbox and enter the new password in both New Password and Retype Password fields. Write down the
password and keep it in a secure location for future reference.
System Administration
HTTP Port No.
Do not change the HTTP Port value unless you have reason to do so. Typically, web servers listen for incoming
web requests on port 80.
Allow remote user to configure the device
If you would like a remote user to be able to administer your Wireless Broadband Router over the Internet, check
the box titled Allow remote user to configure the device. Enter the IP address for the remote administration
host computer.
Allow remote user to ping the device
Check the box Allow remote user to ping the device to enable your Wireless Broadband Router to be "ping"ed
by any user on the Internet. This feature is helpful if you want to let other Internet users to check the status of
your Wireless Broadband Router.
Enable UPnP function
UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play, a protocol which allows UPnP-enabled client computers such as
Windows XP to discover and configure the Wireless Broadband Router. One of most common use of UPnP on
the router is to open ports to allow application-specific data to be forwarded through the router for various Internet
services or gaming applications. The router detection and the router configuration process can be carried out
automatically by the UPnP-enabled client applications such as MSN Messenger so you won't have to do it
manually. Check the Enable UPnP function box to enable this service or clear the box to disable it.
If you have an Windows XP system, you can use it to access and control the router while the router's UPnP
function is enabled. Here are some examples of what you can do with UPnP from your XP system.
Example 1 ) Access the router's Web Configuration tool without knowing its IP address.
1. Double click on the "My Network Neighborhood" icon from the desktop.
2. Double click on the "Broadband Router" icon that is created for your router.
3. This will bring up the authentication screen of the router's Web configuration tool. Enter the correct
password and click OK to access the Web configuration tool.
Example 2 ) Manage the router's port forwarding rules from the XP interface.
NOTE: You have already configured a port forwarding rule for the service via the web configuration tool, you
don't need to perform the following steps for the same service again.
1. Right click on the "My Network Neighborhood" icon from the desktop.
2. Right click the Internet Connection icon created for the router. (See below)
3.
4.
5.
6.
Right click the icon and select Property.
Click Settings.
Click Add.
Enter Description of service, IP address of the service host, External Port number for this service, Internal
Port number for this service and select either TCP or UDP.
For example, the graph below shows an example of how to enable a computer with an IP address
192.168.2.101 to host a public HTTP server.
7. Click OK button to save the changes.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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How to Configure the Router by the Control Utility: Dell™
TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's Guide
My Network Overview
Wireless Settings
Network Access Control
Gaming
Remote Access
Administration
Diagnostics
Advanced Settings
My Network Overview
The information on this menu provides you a general overview of your network status. On the left side of the
screen, it displays the status of current connection to your router. The status will update when you click the
Refresh button. On the right side, you can see the basic facts about your router. These items are as below:
Operation Mode
Connection Type
Internet IP Address
WAN MAC Address
LAN IP Address
Netmask
Network Name (SSID)
WEP Functionality
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Wireless Settings
Network Name and Channel are necessary for enabling a wireless network.
Network Name (SSID) - a unique network name, also called SSID (Service Set Identifer). It is used to identify the
WLAN. When a mobile device tries to connect to the router, the user must know the router's SSID first.
Channel - the radio channel over which a communication transmission occurs. The operating channel number depends
on the regulatory domain.
The Wireless Broadband Router provides advanced mechanism for wireless security. It ensures the confidentiality of data, and
also guards data against being modified. If you want to enable the security mechanism, check the Enable Wireless Security
box. Select either WEP or WPA in Network Authentication. WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption used in the 802.11 standard is to protect wireless communication from
eavesdropping. WEP provides a way of creating an encrypted key that is shared between a wireless client (such as a notebook
with a wireless PC card) and the router. This key encrypts data before it is transmitted. WEP can be implemented with 40(64)bit or 104(128)-bit key. Basically, the larger key length is relatively more secure for your data. For added security, change your
key often. When you change the key on one wireless device, remember that it must be changed for all wireless devices and
access points in the network.
Key Format: It could be in ASCII or hexadecimal format. Hexadecimal digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters
A to F. ASCII format allows you to enter any characters.
Key Length: It could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length. Some wireless network cards are only able to use
40(64)-bit encryption. If all your clients are able to communicate at 104(128)-bit choose 104(128)-bit. If any client is only
able to communicate at 40(64)-bit, choose 40(64)-bit.
Key1, Key2, Key3, and Key4: Enter four different keys in the Key fields provided to store on the Wireless Broadband
Router. If you choose 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits). For 104(128)-bit encryption,
enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key.
Default Key: Select only one key out of the four provided in the Default Key applied for encryption drop-down list. WPA
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network.
If you would like to secure your wireless network using WPA, you will need the following:
WPA enabled on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
WPA support for your wireless clients. If you are using a Dell TrueMobile wireless client, you can check for the
availability of WPA enabled software update for your wireless client at http://support.dell.com.
Enter the fields with the required parameters.
WPA Pre-shared Key: WPA Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is a field where the password is entered. All wireless clients must
also use this password to gain access to the network. Note that the Key format must also match the setting for the
wireless clients.
Key Format: Key Format is a box that lists 2 items: Hexadecimal Digits (numbers 0-9 and letters A-F only) and ASCII
Characters (any letter, number, or symbol). Select the proper format for your key. If your wireless client(s) only support
one of the two formats, be sure to specify the correct one.
WPA Group Rekey Interval: WPA Group Rekey Interval is used to specify the frequency of encryption key rotations.
The lower the number, the faster your encryption key will rotate, however, setting this number too low may cause your
wireless network to slow down.
WPA Encryption: WPA Encryption has 2 choices: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) - it is the most commonly
used encryption method and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) - it can be used if your wireless clients do not
support TKIP.
Click the Factory Default Value button to reset the wireless settings to its factory defaults.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
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Network Access Control
Buttons
Add
Actions
Click "Add" button to add an new entry in the list.
Edit
Click on the record needs to be modified in the list and then click "Edit" button. Then, a
dialog box will appear for you to edit it.
Delete
If you want to delete the record from the list, click on the record you want to delete and
then click "Delete" button to remove it from the list.
Delete All
Click "Delete All" button to delete all the records in the list.
Restore
Click the "Restore" button to restore to the previous settings.
Parental Control
In the wake of increasing concern by parents about inappropriate content on the Internet, the router provides
parental control function to filter and block inappropriate website (such as sex and violence related sites). Parental
Control enables you to determine what website your children can and cannot access. It also allows you to specify
what time children can access the Internet.
Step-by-step to add an new entry
1. Check the Enable Parental Control box.
2. Click Add button. A pop-up Parental Control window will appear.
3. Enter the IP address of the computer you want to control (for example, your child's computer) in the Host
IP field.
4. Select Allowed or Denied from the Internet Access list.
5. Decide the time Interval. Check the radio button of Permanent if this rule always applies or specify a
period of time for Internet access control.
6. Select allow or deny for web access.
7. Specify which website is allowed / denied by entering its URL in the Website URL field.
8. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
9. Click the Apply Parental Control Settings button on the bottom of the screen to activate the new
settings.
MAC
This feature filters specific MAC (Media Access Control) addresses within the wireless local area network (WLAN)
from accessing the network.
Step-by-step to add an new entry
1. Check the Enable MAC Access Control box. The following MAC Access Control Settings window will
appear.
2. Click Add button. A pop-up MAC Access Control: Add Entry window will appear.
3. Enter the hexadecimal characters of the MAC address (for example, 00:11:22:33:44:55) that you want to
grant or deny the access in Host MAC box.
4. Select Grant or Deny from the Operating Type list. If you select Grant, the device with this MAC Address
is allowed to access the network, and the device with other MAC address will be filtered and denied to
access the network.
NOTE: The operating type for ALL records MUST be either Grant or Deny.
5. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
6. You can click on the selected record and click again on its Host Name to enter the desired name for this
record.
7. Click the Apply MAC Control Settings button on the bottom of the screen to activate the new settings.
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Gaming
In some cases, the firewall feature of the router will cause a game not to function as intended. The settings listed
on the Gaming menu can solve these problems. This section will guide you how to configure the device for
gaming.
Your TrueMobile 2300 Router has an integrated Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall that rejects any
unsolicited data from the Internet to access the computer on your LAN. Basically, if you do not request data, the
data will not be allowed by the firewall to pass. Applications like email and web browsing are unaffected by NAT
because in each case, you make this request to receive the email or web page. However, some applications
(such as Internet messaging and gaming applications) will not function correctly. It is because the requests for
data do not originate from your computer but from a device/computer out on the Internet, and the NAT firewall
blocks the data needed for those applications.
Port Forwarding Settings
You can configure on this Gaming menu to create a custom rule that defines a specific port and protocol for
unsolicited traffic to pass through to that computer. The ports for gaming and the protocol type (TCP, UDP, or
both) will depend on what gaming service you are using. Make sure you have the following ports setup as
described below.
Information: Port Number
The port number identifies the protocol or service. Those from 0 through 1023 are the most
commonly used port numbers and have been agreed as the standardized ports for specific kind
of servers. For example, port 80 typically always indicates HTTP traffic. Those from 1024
through 49151 are used for many purposes, while those from 49152 through 65535 are
Dynamic/Private Ports (they are rarely used). You can check the status of current IP connections
by simply entering netstat -a on the command line (Click Start and then click Run. Type cmd,
and press Enter. On the command prompt, type netstat -a). It will display all connections and
listening ports.
1. Click Add button on the bottom the screen. A pop-up Gaming: New Record window will appear (as
shown below).
If you want to edit the gaming profile in the list, click on the profile you want to modify and then click Edit
button. Then, a pop-up Gaming: Edit Record window will appear for you to edit it.
If you want to delete the gaming profile from the list, click on the profile you want to delete and then click
Delete button to remove it from the list.
If you want to delete all the gaming profiles in the list, click Delete All button to remove all the entries in
the list.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Game Description field.
3. Enter the IP address of the device (e.g. desktop PC) for gaming in the Computer IP for gaming field.
4. Select a transport layer protocol from the Protocol Type list. The options listed here are TCP
(Transmission Control Protocol), UDP (User Datagram Protocol), and both.
5. Enter the incoming port number in the Incoming Port No. field and the outgoing port number in the
Outgoing Port No. (also called Destination Port) field. The information should be available from your
gaming service provider.
NOTE: The minimum port number is 0, and the maximum port number is 65535.
For example, if you want to play online game "Diablo II" (Battle.net) on your PC with the IP Address
192.168.2.3, enter 192.168.2.3 in the Host IP field. Select Both from the Protocol Type list. Then enter
4000 or 6112-6119 in the Incoming Port No. field and also in Outgoing Port No. (or called Destination Port
No.) field.
6. Select Enable or Disable the gaming from the State list.
7. Click the OK button to apply. Or click the Cancel button to exit without making any change.
DMZ
Some applications have problems to work behind a firewall. You can put the computer running this application
outside the firewall, either physically, or via the router's DMZ (demilitarized zone) feature.
Place the computer into the router's DMZ would let the router allow all data to pass through all ports of the router
to this computer. It disables the NAT firewall for that computer and leaves that computer vulnerable to attack, so it
is inherently less secure. It is recommended to do this only on the computer that has no important data.
1. Check the Enable DMZ Host box.
2. Type the IP address of the computer that you want to run the gaming application in the DMZ IP Address
field.
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Remote Access
Allow remote user to configure the device
This option allows you to configure the device from the remote site via the network.
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Check the Allow remote user to configure the device box.
Enter the IP address of the remote administration host in the required field.
Enter the HTTP port number that will be used on the router in the HTTP port number field.
Click the Apply button to save the settings. Or click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
Allow remote user to ping the device
This option allows you to configure the WAN ping capability. The default setting is disabled. The router will not
answer ping requests, so your WAN port is invisible to port scanners, which can make your network safer. 1. If you want your WAN port to be visible on the Internet, you can check the Allow remote user to ping the
device box.
2. Click the Apply button to save the settings. Or click the Restore button to restore to its previous settings.
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Administration
Change Password
To prevent unauthorized access to change the setting, the device is password protected. It's strongly
recommended that you change the factory default password.
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Click Change Password button. Then, a pop-up Password Settings window will appear.
Type the original Password in the Original Password field.
Type the new password in the New Password field and retype it in the Confirm Password to verify.
Type the password hint message in the password hint message field.
Click Submit when you finish the setting. If you want to clear any values you have entered on any field,
click Cancel.
System Rescue
The configuration settings can be saved as "TrueMobile Profile (.pro)" file. You can restore these backup settings
whenever necessary. Four buttons for system rescue are as below:
Save Current System Configuration To File - save the current settings as a ".pro" file in any directory you
want to map.
Load System Configuration Manually - load the backup file to restore the setting. Choose From The Configuration File List - the router will automatically add a record in the file list when
you save the setting file. You can select the setting file from this list. You do not need to find the directory
in which you saved the file.
Reset to Factory Default Settings - reset the router to it default configuration.
Upgrade to New Firmware
If you are instructed to upgrade the firmware, click the Upgrade to New Firmware button. It will connect to dell
website to upgrade to the latest firmware release. It is unnecessary to upgrade the firmware if your router is
working properly.
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Diagnostics
You can monitor the current status of your network connection in the Diagnostics menu. The network detecting
can be activated by clicking Start Diagnostics button on the bottom of the screen.
When the detecting is done, the screen will display a summary of your Internet connectivity. It will show the
information (such as the Host Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Connection Status) of the LAN Hosts and
Wireless Hosts in your network.
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Advanced Settings
To configure the advanced settings of the router, click Login button to login the Web-based Configuration Tool. The webbased configuration tool enables you to set up every possible network configuration for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router.
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FAQs
Hardware Installation:
How do I install the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router for optimal coverage?
What is the maximum number of wireless, wired, and Internet users for each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router?
Can the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router attach to a hub, switch, or router?
What is the physical connection from the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router to a wired
network?
Software Configuration
Internet Settings
Wireless Attributes
Supported Features
Troubleshooting
Other
Glossary
How can I manage the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router can be managed on your computer using the Windows-based Setup
Wizard, Control Utility programs, or a web-based configuration tool. For detailed information, refer to the Managing your
Router section of the User's Guide.
How do I locate the MAC address for the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
The Device Status page from the web-based configuration tool displays the MAC address. From the web-based configuration
tool, click the Device Status tab. Both the WAN and LAN ports have separate MAC addresses.
How do I obtain Internet Protocol (IP) settings from my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
1. Make sure that the cable or xDSL modem is connected properly to the Wireless Broadband Router.
2. Reset the cable or xDSL modem by powering the modem off and on.
3. If you are using dynamic IP addressing, make sure that the cable or xDSL modem is DHCP capable. For assistance,
consult the modem's documentation.
4. Some ISPs require that you register a MAC address with them:
To view the WAN Ethernet MAC address, start the web-based configuration tool. Click the Device Status tab.
In the case that your ISP requires a WAN Ethernet MAC address different from the one listed on the Device
Status page, refer to the Cable/xDSL ISP settings portion of the Basic Settings section in the user's guide.
5. If you have a DSL line and your ISP requires you to input a username and password:
NOTE: This information is required for some cable modem users.
Start the web-based configuration tool.
Click the Basic Settings -> Cable/xDSL ISP Settings tabs. Enter a username and password in the fields provided.
Click the Save & Restart button to save the changes and restart the computer.
6. If you have a cable connection and your ISP requires a host computer name or domain name:
Start the web-based configuration tool.
Click the Basic Settings -> Cable/xDSL ISP Settings tabs.
Enter the host computer name in the field provided.
Click the Save & Restart button to save the changes and restart the computer.
How do I install TCP/IP?
When a wired or wireless network adapter is installed, TCP/IP is usually installed. If TCP/IP is not installed on the computer,
refer to the documentation that accompanied with the network adapter.
Likewise, the typical installation configures the computer to automatically obtain an IP address and other Internet protocol
information from a DHCP server.
How do I enable Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router supports PPPoE. To set PPPoE support:
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Start the web-based configuration tool.
Click the Basic Settings -> Cable/xDSL ISP Settings tabs.
Click the Enable option for PPPoE.
Enter the username and password as specified by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Click the Save & Restart button to save the changes and restart the computer.
To ensure that PPPoE is enabled and that the status shows a successful connection, click the Device Status tab.
How do I configure the Dell TrueMobile 2300 for either dynamic vs. static IP addresses?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router can be configured for either static or dynamic IP addresses.
For static IP addresses: The computer's IP address should use the same network portion of the address as the access point. For example, for
the router's default IP address, the computer's IP address must begin with 192.168.2.
The computer's subnet mask should be the same as the access point's subnet mask.
The computer's gateway IP address should match the IP Address for the access point.
Make sure the IP address assigned by your ISP matches the DNS IP address for your computer.
For dynamic IP addresses:
Make sure your computer has successfully acquired an IP address from the DHCP server. Open a DOS command
prompt, type ipconfig, and the press <Enter>.
Compare the network portion of the address for the computer with that of the access point. The computer's IP address
begins with 192.168.2. To find the current IP address for the access point, start the web-based configuration tool. Click
the Device Status tab.
NOTE: It is recommendable to configure the devices connected to the WLAN to acquire their IP settings from
the DHCP server dynamically.
If I do not have a broadband connection, what do I do?
It's recommended that you subscribe to a Broadband service from your local ISP for Internet connectivity and then try the
setup again. However, if your need is to connect additional wireless or wired computers to the existing local network or to
create a new isolated local network, you can configure your TM 2300 router as an access point. To configure the router as an
access point, refer to the How to switch to an Access Point mode section in the User's Guide.
Glossary
Access Point
Cable Modem
Client
Domain Name System (DNS)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Encryption
Ethernet
Ethernet Address (MAC Address)
Host
Internet Protocol (IP)
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
IP Address
Link Light
Local Area Network (LAN)
Network Adapter
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Network Name (SSID)
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Port
Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
Virtual Server
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
xDSL Modem
FAQs
What is the practical coverage of the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router?
The coverage of each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router micro cell varies with physical objects and
interference in the coverage area. The rated coverage is 1500 feet for line of site, open area, optimal conditions, and minimal
throughput. Realistically, in a common home, office, or business environment, each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router micro cell has approximately a 150 to 250 foot coverage, while maintaining optimal throughput.
The coverage of the system is virtually unlimited. By design, the coverage of the system is extended via multiple access
points (Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Routers) arranged into an overlapping micro cell coverage arrangement,
similar to the cellular telephone system. This allows for virtually unlimited range via roaming, maximum throughput,
redundancy, minimized interference issues, and increased communication reliability.
Does the signal travel through walls
Yes, the signal travels through many barriers including glass, cement, wood and brick.
What devices cause interference?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router and workstation adapters operate in the unlicensed 2.4 gigahertz (GHz)
band. Other items operating in this frequency range that may cause interference include microwave ovens and 2.4 GHz
portable phones. PCS or analog cellular phones do not operate at 2.4 GHz and do not cause interference. Proper placement
of access points usually eliminates interference problems created by other 2.4 GHz devices.
Can I roam to another subnet with the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
In order to roam to another subnet, consider implementing a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and have all access points
located on one VLAN.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support bridging of two or more Ethernet LANS?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 supports either a point-to-point bridging situation or a multipoint bridging situation (for 3 remote
locations). Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint AP/Bridge modes require you to use the same product (Dell TrueMobile
2300) at the other end(s) of the bridge. Be sure to follow the instructions on how to use the bridging functions of AP/Bridges.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support repeating?
Yes, you can use the Dell TrueMobile 2300 as a repeater to extend the coverage range beyond the limits imposed by a single
segment.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support notebook computers with integrated wireless adapters
and wireless adapters from vendors other than Dell?
Several computer manufacturers are offering integrated 802.11b/g wireless adapters as an add-on option. Additionally, there
are several manufacturers of 802.11b/g wireless adapters. If the adapter is WiFi™ certified, the adapter should interoperate
with the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support optional antennae?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 does not have the capability to accommodate optional antennae.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Virtual Private Networking (VPN)?
Yes, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 supports PPTP, IPSec, L2TP VPN pass-through.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support MAC address filtering?
Yes, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 supports MAC address filtering.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support individual gaming port settings?
Yes, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 supports individual gaming port settings.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Routing Information Protocol (RIP)?
No, the Dell TrueMobile 2300 currently does not support Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
Can I operate the Dell TrueMobile 2300 in a Macintosh environment?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 operates in a Macintosh environment; however, the web-based configuration tool typically only
functions with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, both version 4.0 or higher. Dell does not provide support for
Macintosh environments.
I cannot access the Internet through the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router. What
should I do?
Use the Control Utility to first determine where the connectivity is broken. This can be verified by the presence of the arrow on
its connection status window. You may also ignore this step and check for the following scenarios.
If there is a connection failure between your computer and the router, make sure the computer is successfully connected to
the network.
To review the connection status for the wireless network, start the web-based configuration tool and click the Device
Status tab.
Make sure the network adapter is successfully installed. For assistance, refer to the documentation that was shipped
with the adapter.
Make sure the TCP/IP stack is successfully installed.
Check the physical network cable connections for the computer.
Make sure the computer's IP settings are correct: Open a DOS command prompt window, type ipconfig, and press
<Enter>.
The computer's IP address must use the same network extension as the access point. For example, for the
access point's default IP address, the computer's IP address would have to be in the range of 192.168.2.2 to
192.168.2.254. To view the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router IP settings, start the web-based
configuration tool. Click the Device Status tab.
The computer's subnet mask should be the same as the access point's subnet mask.
The computer's gateway IP address should match with the IP Address for the access point.
Check that the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider matches with the DNS IP address for your
computer.
If there is a connection failure between the Wireless Broadband Router and Internet, Make sure the cable or DSL modem is properly plugged in and has power.
Verify that the cable or DSL modem has a good physical cable or telephone connection. If you are not sure, review the
documentation that was shipped with your modem.
Make sure the cable or DSL modem is properly connected to the Internet port of the TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router.
Try to view a valid Internet site. If you go to a known Internet site and are able to view the page, then you should be able to
access the Internet through the Wireless Broadband Router.
My computer is not connected to the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, what
should I do?
1. Check the LAN (Ethernet) cable and make sure you have inserted it correctly in the router. Please refer to the Quick
Start Guide that came with the router for reference.
2. Make sure your web browser is not configured to access the Internet via a proxy server. To do this in Internet
Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options > Connection Tab > LAN Settings button. Make sure all boxes are
unchecked.
3. Unplug the power cable from the rear of the router. Wait 5 seconds. Plug the power cable back in.
4. If you are connected by a wireless network, then make sure that you have the same SSID (network name) on your
computer and the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router. The default SSID (network name) is "wireless"
(the name is case-sensitive).
There are only some clients on the LAN that work. What should I do?
If the wired clients work, but the wireless clients cannot access the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router:
Make sure the network name (SSID), encryption method, and encryption key for the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router match with those for the wireless client:
For the wireless client:
See the documentation for your wireless adapter.
For the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router:
Start the web-based configuration tool.
Click the Basic Settings -> Wireless Settings tabs.
Make sure that either the client is set to get an IP address automatically. For instructions, click here. If the wireless clients work, but the wired clients cannot access the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router:
Make sure the Ethernet cables are connected correctly. For information, see the documentation for the hub or switch.
My browser does not display the web-based configuration tool. What should I do?
Use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, both version 4.0 or higher, as your browser.
Check the browser’s proxy server settings:
1. Open the Control Panel on your computer, and double click the Internet icon from the Control Panel window. This will
open a window titled Internet Properties.
2. From the Internet Properties window select the Connection tab.
3. Click the LAN Settings button.
4. Under the heading Proxy server select the Access the Internet using a proxy server option.
5. Click the Advanced button. This will bring up a window titled Proxy Settings.
6. Disable the proxy server setting or set it to auto-detect.
Remove or disable any firewall software on the client. See the documentation included with the firewall software.
Remove any dialup settings in the browser:
1. Open a browser. For Internet Explorer, follow the next two steps.
2. Click Tools --> Internet Options --> Connections.
3. Click the Never Dial a connection option.
Enter http://192.168.2.1 for the default IP address. If the default IP address has been changed, then use the new IP
address assigned to the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router.
Make sure the client is set to obtain an IP address automatically.
To obtain an IP address automatically:
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Open the Control Panel on your computer, and double click the Network and Dial-up Connections icon.
Right-click your local area connection.
Click Properties.
Select the TCP/IP option.
NOTE: Some systems may require you to select the Networking tab before selecting the TCP/IP option.
5. Click the Properties button.
6. Check the Obtain an IP address automatically option.
If you are using a manually assigned IP address for the client, the IP address for the client must be on the same subnet as
the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router:
1. Follow the instructions above to access the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.
2. The option Use the following IP address should be selected.
3. Check and assure that the value in the Subnet mask field matches that for the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router.
If you are using a DHCP server to provide an IP address to the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, you must
determine the address that was provided by the DHCP server. For assistance on getting the IP address from the DHCP
server, see the documentation for your server or contact your network administrator.
Make sure that the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router is properly installed and configured:
1. Make sure that the Power light on the front of the access point is lit.
2. Make sure that the LAN light on the front of the access point is lit. The LAN LED indicates a wired client connection.
3. Check the computer's network settings. Verify that the TCP/IP settings are correct.
1. Open a DOS command prompt window.
2. Type ipconfig and press <Enter>.
4. Compare the network portion of the address for the computer with that of the access point. The first three octets of the
address should be the same. For example, if the access point's IP address is the default, 192.168.2.1, the computer's
IP address should be in the range from 192.168.2.2 to 192.168.2.254; thus, it should appear as 192.168.2.xxx.
Reset the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router to its default settings. See How do I restart or reset the
Broadband Router?
My computer is not connected to the Internet, what should I do?
1. Check the connection between the router and the cable/DSL modem to make sure it is properly connected.
2. Double-click the information you entered in the cable/DSL settings.
3. Unplug the power cable from the rear of the cable/DSL modem. Wait 5 seconds. Plug the power cable back in.
The TrueMobile CD Setup Wizard program does not run automatically after inserting the
Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. What should I do?
a. Go to start > Run
b. Type x:\setup.exe (where "x" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive)
How do I access the Wireless Broadband Router after disabling the DHCP server function?
Once you have disabled the DHCP server function on the Wireless Broadband Router by un-checking the Enable DHCP
Server Function box on the DHCP Server Settings page in the Advanced Settings, you may not be able to access the webbased configuration tool again. To restore access to the web tool, use one of your network clients to do the following:
For Windows XP and 2000
1. Right-click My Network Places and click Properties.
2. Right-click your local area network connection and click Properties.
3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
4. Click the Use the following IP address option.
5. In the IP Address field, enter 192.168.2.2.
6. In the Subnet Mask, enter 255.255.255.0.
NOTICE: After making changes to the Broadband Router settings, you must reassign your network client to
obtain an IP address dynamically. Follow the instructions above for the Internet Protocol Settings on your
computer. Recheck the appropriate option to obtain an IP address automatically.
How do I restart or reset the Wireless Broadband Router?
To restart the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router, unplug the power connector and plug it back in.
To load the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router's default settings, hold down the reset button on the router for
at least five seconds. While the unit resets, the Power light blinks.
NOTICE: When you reset the Dell TrueMobile 2300 via the reset button, press it for at least five seconds, the
current configurations will be erased and the factory default settings will be loaded on the unit.
For customer support, go to support.dell.com.
How do I find out about firmware upgrades?
All new firmware upgrades are posted on the web. To download the latest firmware, go to the Dell support website:
support.dell.com.
NOTE: You can only use firmware designed specifically for the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router.
Use the Upgrade Firmware page on the web-based configuration tool once you have downloaded the firmware. Click the
System Tools -> Upgrade Firmware tabs. Enter the file name and path for the new firmware. Click the Start button to load
the file on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router.
What is the actual speed throughput for the Dell TrueMobile 2300?
In 802.11g, wireless network adapters and access points provide up to 54 Mbps data transmission rate. In 802.11b, the data
can be transmitted at the rate up to 11 Mbps. Actual throughput, however, may be less, just as 10 Mbps-cabled Ethernet
does not always provide 10 Mbps performance. Transmission speeds vary with files size, number of users, and distance from
the access point. A properly designed system provides Ethernet-like performance for users. As signal strength decreases,
the automatic data rate of 802.11g decreases from 54 Mbps to 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, or 6 Mbps in order to maintain the
connection. The data rate of 802.11b may decrease from 11 Mbps to 5.5, 2, or 1 Mbps.
Are there any known health issues caused by Radio Frequency (RF) transmission from the Dell
TrueMobile 2300?
There is no conclusive evidence, to date, that RF waves from the 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) range pose any health issues. Although
wireless LAN devices operate at the same frequency as microwave ovens, wireless access points and adapters at 2.4 GHz
emit a power signal of 100 megawatts (MW), less than other 2.4 GHz products, such as microwave ovens or cordless phones.
Is this a shared or switched technology medium?
The wireless access point of the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router is similar to a hub, which is a shared
medium.
What is the difference between Bluetooth and 802.11?
These technologies are aimed at different situations. Bluetooth is a 1 Mbps technology designed for the interconnection of
devices that are in close proximity to one another. You use Bluetooth when you have two or more devices requiring direct
connectivity in short distances of about 30 feet. Some examples include PDAs or handheld computers to computers;
notebooks to printers; and phones to headsets. The 802.11 products are a full LAN connectivity solution, designed to provide
network transmissions at high data rates and in a greater distance. You use 802.11 product when you want to access to the
Internet or a local area network.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 support Internet games?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router supports some Internet games, depending on the game software. If you
have difficulties, consult the software supplier's technical support as they may be aware of configurations to enable their game
to be played via a NAT server.
You may play games over a wireless network as long as the game supports multiple users on a LAN. To find out if multiple
users are supported for your particular game, consult the software's technical support or documentation.
What settings do I change to play games with the router connected in the network?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router supports many Internet games. Some Internet games may require the
router to forward in-bound data to a computer through an application-specific port or ports. To enable the support for these
Internet games, configure the Custom Port Forwarding Settings portion of the Port Forwarding section to open a specific
port or a range of ports.
NOTE: It's recommended that you use some form of static IP addressing on the game hosting computer.
Does the Dell TrueMobile 2300 prevent hacker attacks?
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router attempts to prevent unauthorized access by restricting permissions to
specified users on your wireless network. The web-based configuration tool also contains an intruder detection log which records any attempted break-ins by
unidentified users. To view the log, start the web-based configuration tool. Click the System Tools -> Intruder Detection
Log tabs.
How can I find additional information?
For additional information, including international telecommunication certificates and customer support, visit support.dell.com.
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ISP Settings Checklist:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Ask Your Internet Service Provider about Your Cable Modem or DSL Modem
Settings
Ask your provider these questions about your broadband connection and fill out this ISP checklist so that you will have this
information readily available when you begin your installation.
NOTE: In some cases, you may not need to fill in any information (Example: Most of the Cable Modem Service
Providers). If you think you fall under that category, please skip this table.
QUESTIONS
Field To Enter
Your Entry
Example Entry
Q1. Is my IP address static
or dynamic?
Static IP address
178.182.12.13
IP Subnet mask
If it is static, have your
provider give you any required
settings. If it is dynamic, you
ISP Gateway Address
can skip this section.
Domain Name Server (DNS)
Address
255.255.255.0
172.134.122.100
233.221.213.10
Q2. Does my ISP service
use PPPoE (Point-to-Point
Protocol over Ethernet)?
ISP User Name (PPPoE)
jdoe123
ISP Password (PPPoE)
99btlber
(this field may not be
required)
If so, have your provider give
you any required settings. If
Service Name (PPPoE)
not, skip this section.
Note: these settings are
typically required only for DSL
modems.
Q3. Does my connection
have an assigned Host
Name?
Host Name
MY_ISP
If so, enter the host name
here.
Q4. Does my connection
have an assigned Domain
Name?
If so, enter the Domain Name
Domain Name
FRONTIER
here.
Q5. Is my connection bound MAC Address
to a MAC address?
If so, enter the MAC address
here.
Note: these settings are
typically required only for
cable modems.
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A Look at the Hardware: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router User's Guide
Front Panel
Back Panel
Front Panel
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router has seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), or link lights, on its front side.
The following table defines the behavior for each LED:
LED
Represents
Power
Power
Activity
The Power LED will light up when the device is powered on. It will blink when the
device is reset.
Wireless Wireless
LAN
Steady on when there is at least one wireless link connecting to the unit.
Internet
Steady green light indicates the connection is active, blinks with data activity. DSL or
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
1
2
3
4
cable
modem
Steady amber light indicates data collision.
Local Area
Network
Steady green light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at 100Mbps. Steady greenish amber light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at
10Mbps.
Table 1. Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router LEDs
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Back Panel
Connector
Description
Lock
Accept locking devices for protecting the device from theft.
Reset
Use an object, such as a stretched paper clip, to press the button for at least 3 seconds. Power
LED will be off for a short time and then light up again. You can release the button now to to reset
the device to its factory-default settings.
Internet
Accept an RJ-45 connector for network cabling.
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
Accept an RJ-45 connectors for connecting up to 4 PCs to the gateway's 4-port switch.
1
2
3
4
Power
Connect the power adapter to this Power port, and then plug the other end of the power cable into
a power outlet.
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Control Utility:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
The Control Utility is a Windows-based software that allows you to configure your router and monitor the status of the
connection from your computer to the Wireless Broadband Router and to Internet.
Install the Control Utility
Uninstall the Control Utility
Start the Control Utility
Exit the Control Utility
How to Configure the Router by the Control Utility?
Install the Control Utility
You can install the control utility on your PC when you step through the setup process using the Setup Wizard.
1. Insert the TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router Setup Wizard and User Guide CD into the CD drive. Your CD
should automatically launch the Setup Wizard program. If it does not, complete the following steps to start the
Wizard.
a. Go to Start > Run.
b. Type x:\setup.exe (where "x" is the driver letter of your CD-ROM drive.)
2. From the main menu, click Installation, and then click either Setup First Computer or Setup Additional Computers.
3. Follow the instruction on the screen until you have successfully completed the installation process.
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Uninstall the Control Utility
1. If the router icon is displayed in the system tray, right click the router icon and select Exit.
2. Click Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Program.
3. Select the Control Utility from the program list and remove it as instructed.
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Start the Control Utility
The control utility program is by default set up to run automatically upon each system startup. If the utility does not start
automatically, click Start -> Programs -> Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router -> Dell Control Utility to invoke
the utility program.
Once running, a router icon is created in the system tray. If you have a good connection to the Internet, the system tray icon
looks like this
. You can Double-click the router icon to open the utility panel.
Note: If the icon is in yellow
, it indicates that the Internet connection is not active. If the icon is in red
indicates that the connection to the router has failed.
, it
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Exit the Control Utility
When you start the control utility program, it will place a small icon like this
to the system tray. If you want to exit the
program, right-click the utility icon docked in the system tray to open a menu. Select Exit from the menu to quit the program.
Note: If you click close button on the window title bar, it only hides Control Utility panel, not really exiting the
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Introduction: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Overview
Wireless Networking Overview
A Look at the Hardware
Overview
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router is an 802.11b/g wireless access point with a built-in Internet router. Connecting to an xDSL or cable modem, the Broadband Router can offer both wired and wireless computers simultaneous
access to the Internet. The Wireless Broadband Router can be configured as:
Internet router: Connects to a Cable or xDSL modem providing Internet connectivity to both wired and wireless
computers. The firewall features included in the router control Internet access and protect your network.
Wireless hub (access point): Connects wireless computers for file and print sharing.
4-port Ethernet switch: Connects four wired computers for file and print sharing.
Ethernet bridge: Enables file and print sharing between wired and wireless computers. In addition, connects to an
Ethernet hub, extending Internet connectivity and sharing to more wired computers.
The Wireless Broadband Router supports up to 252 clients. Up to 16 of the 252 clients can be wireless. The Network Address
Translation (NAT) feature allows 64 clients to simultaneously communicate out to the Internet. It runs at speeds up to 54
Megabits per second (Mbps), and the LAN (wired) port runs at 10/100 Mbps. The maximum distance between the Broadband
Router and each computer is 300 feet. This distance may be less depending on your environment.
NOTE: Using the default settings, the Wireless Broadband Router can provide an IP address to 99 wired and wireless
computers. The IP address uniquely identifies each computer on the network. Connections above 20 users may cause
slower throughput as network traffic increases.
By default, you can use the Broadband Router as:
a wireless access point using "wireless" as the wireless network name.
a DHCP server that provides IP addresses to wireless and wired clients.
a bridge to an Ethernet hub.
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Managing Your Router:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Overview
Setup Wizard
Control Utility
Web-based Configuration Tool
Overview
Your TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router came with factory default settings that should work for the majority of the
network usage scenarios. However, there are cases where your network environment may require a different router
configuration. Setup Wizard: Setup Wizard is a Windows-based software program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. You can use
this program to 1) install the router on your network and create an environment for multiple PCs to share Internet access, 2)
add additional computers to the network, and 3) provide links to the User's Guide and the Dell support website.
Control Utility: Control Utility is another Windows-based software program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. This utility
is usually installed at the end of the router installation. It provides you useful configuration tool to manage your Wireless
Broadband Router. Please refer to the section Control Utility for detailed information.
Web-based Configuration Tool: Web-Based Configuration Tool is for advanced configuration of the Wireless Broadband
Router. It is a tool provided inside the router which can be accessed via the web browser on your PC. This tool includes every
basic and advanced configuration option for the Wireless Broadband Router. For instance, you can allow other Internet users
to access a Web server hosted on your local private network, or disable your wireless network.
NOTE: Setup Wizard or Control Utility must be run on Windows 2000, and XP computers. Microsoft
Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) or Netscape (4.0 or higher) must be used for the web-based configuration
tool
Factory Default Settings:
Dell pre-configures the Wireless Broadband Router with the following settings: NOTE: If you lose track of the device settings, you can reset the router by pushing the reset button to
restore these settings back to your router.
Setting
Default
User Name
admin
Password
admin
Device Name
my router
IP Address
192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
10 Mbps Ethernet WAN IP
<obtain from ISP via DHCP>
WAN DHCP Client
Enabled
ESSID (wireless network name)
wireless
Channel
6
Encryption
No Encryption
DHCP Server
Enabled
NAT Routing
Enabled
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Wireless Networking Overview:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Identifying a WLAN
Encryption
Automatic Rate Selection and Rate Scaling
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network in one location. Users at that location can share files, printers, and other services. In
a LAN, a networked computer that requests services is called a client. A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a type of LAN
that uses high frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate and transmit data among the network clients and
devices. It is a flexible data communication system implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for, a wired LAN.
In a WLAN, wireless adapters are installed in clients, also called wireless clients. The adapter allows the wireless client to
communicate with the WLAN without cables. Instead, wireless clients send and receive information through a path in the air
called a channel. The standards for a WLAN are based on the IEEE 802.11b standard and proposed 802.11g standard. All Dell 802.11b/gcompliant devices interoperate with other 802.11b/g -compliant wireless devices from other vendors. The WiFi certification logo
indicates that the wireless device has been tested by an independent organization.
A wireless client operates in either infrastructure mode or peer-to-peer mode.
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Identifying a WLAN
An ESSID and BSSID are both Service Set Identifiers (SSID) that identify and control the wireless client’s access to a given
WLAN. The SSID is sometimes referred to as the network name. The SSID indicates what WLAN you are referring to. In most
cases, the user interface displays the SSID.
When installing an access point or wireless adapter in a wireless client, the installation program asks you to enter the SSID.
Dell cannot provide you with this information, as it is specific to your network; although, you may choose to use the default
SSID, "wireless", for your Wireless Broadband Router. All wireless clients and access points in a WLAN must use the same
network name.
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Encryption
In a WLAN, wireless clients and access points send and receive information through the air. Without implementing security, it is
possible for an unauthorized person to intercept the information.
A common way of implementing security and protecting information is encryption. Encryption applies a set of instructions, called
an algorithm, to information. The instructions combine the plain or clear text of information with a sequence of hexadecimal
numbers, called an encryption key.
Before transmitting information over the airwaves, the wireless client or access point encrypts or scrambles the information.
The access point or wireless client receiving the information uses the same key to decrypt or unscramble the information. The
information is only readable to WLAN devices that have the correct encryption key. The longer the key is, the stronger the
encryption.
TrueMobile 2300 supports both WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
WEP
WEP provides a way of creating an encrypted key that is shared between a wireless client (such as a notebook with a wireless
PC card) and the router. In Wireless Broadband Router, WEP is an optional feature that can be enabled or disabled. When
WEP encryption is enabled, you must set the WEP key in the client to match the WEP key used by the access point because
you can ONLY connect to access points that have a matching WEP Key.
Note: It is better to change keys frequently. The same algorithm is used for all the communications that should be
protected. If the same key is used, the same message will give exactly the same cipher text. Then, it will be possible
for an eavesdropper to break the encrypted data. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to change keys often.
There are two WEP encryption methods:
40(64)-bit Encryption
104(128)-bit Encryption
40-bit and 64-bit encryption are identical. Some vendors use the term 40-bit; others use 64-bit. A wireless device that claims to
have 40-bit encryption interoperates with a device that claims to have 64-bit encryption, and vice versa. A 40(64)-bit key
consists of 10 hexadecimal numbers, arrayed as follows:
Key #1: 1011121314
Key #2: 2021222324
Key #3: 3031323334
Key #4: 4041424344
A 104(128)-bit key has several trillion times as many possible combinations than a 40(64)-bit key. It consists of 26 hexadecimal
numbers, arrayed as follows:
Key (#1): 101112131415161718191A1B1C
All wireless clients and access points in a WLAN must use the same encryption method and key. The following two examples
stress how important this point is.
Example 1
The encryption method for an access point is 40(64)-bit. The method for a wireless client is 104(128)-bit encryption. The client
and access point cannot communicate with each other, even though the selected key is the same. To resolve this problem, set
the access point to use 104(128)-bit encryption.
Example 2
The encryption method is the same for the access point and wireless client. You select key 1 for the access point and key 2
for the wireless client. The wireless client cannot communicate with the WLAN. To resolve this problem, select key 1 for the
wireless client.
CAUTION: Use the same key and encryption method for the wireless devices in the WLAN. Otherwise, they
cannot communicate with each other.
The Wireless Broadband Router uses either hexadecimal digits or ASCII characters to create encryption keys. Hexadecimal
digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. For example, the decimal number 15 is represented as F in the
hexadecimal numbering system.
ASCII is the acronym for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Pronounced ask-ee, ASCII is a code for
representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code
for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one
computer to another.
WPA
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network. WPA is derived from
and will be forward-compatible with the future IEEE 802.11i standard. It provides improved data encryption and user
authentication.
To enhance the level of security, WPA uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption to address the vulnerabilities of
the static keys used in WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). TKIP includes four algorithms: MIC (message integrity check), to
protect packets from tampering; PPK (Per-Packet Key) hashing, to prevent weak key attacks; extended IV (initialization vector),
to reduce IV reuse and the possibility that a hacker will collect sufficient packets to crack the encryption; and a re-keying
mechanism, to change the temporal key dynamically. TKIP is the most commonly used encryption method; however, if your
wireless clients do not support TKIP, TrueMobile 2300 also supports AES (Advanced Encryption Security) encryption. AES will
replace 802.11's RC4-based encryption under 802.11i specification. AES, the gold-standard encryption algorithm, provides
maximum security for wireless network.
For user authentication, WPA adopts an authentication scheme -- via 802.1x. 802.1x provides a framework for user
authentication and a key distribution management method. 802.1x consists of three main elements: an Authentication Server
(typically a RADIUS server), WPA-enabled router or AP (called "Authenticator"), and a WPA-enabled client (called
"Supplicant"). 802.1x ensures only authorized users can access the network.
In enterprises, WPA will be used in conjunction with both wireless router and authentication server. In Small Office/ Home
Office (SOHO) environment, where there are no authentication server, users can use pre-shared key (PSK) mode in place of
the authentication server. TrueMobile 2300 offers you WPA running in PSK mode. The mutual authentication and improved
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Automatic Rate Selection and Rate Scaling
In 802.11g, wireless network adapters and access points can transmit data at one of the following rates: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12,
9, or 6 Mbps. In 802.11b, the data can be transmitted at a rate of 11, 5.5, 2, or 1 Mbps. As the distance between an adapter
and access point increases or decreases, the data rate automatically changes. Other factors, like interference, also affect the
data rate. The Wireless Broadband Router uses automatic rate selection and rate scaling to determine the most efficient rate of
communication. Rate scaling maintains optimal communication between wireless clients and the WLAN.
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A Look at the Hardware: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless
Broadband Router User's Guide
Front Panel
Back Panel
Front Panel
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router has seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), or link lights, on its front side.
The following table defines the behavior for each LED:
LED
Represents
Power
Power
Activity
The Power LED will light up when the device is powered on. It will blink when the
device is reset.
Wireless Wireless
LAN
Steady on when there is at least one wireless link connecting to the unit.
Internet
Steady green light indicates the connection is active, blinks with data activity. DSL or
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
1
2
3
4
cable
modem
Steady amber light indicates data collision.
Local Area
Network
Steady green light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at 100Mbps. Steady greenish amber light indicates the connection is active and transfer rate is at
10Mbps.
Table 1. Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router LEDs
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Back Panel
Connector
Description
Lock
Accept locking devices for protecting the device from theft.
Reset
Use an object, such as a stretched paper clip, to press the button for at least 3 seconds. Power
LED will be off for a short time and then light up again. You can release the button now to to reset
the device to its factory-default settings.
Internet
Accept an RJ-45 connector for network cabling.
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
Accept an RJ-45 connectors for connecting up to 4 PCs to the gateway's 4-port switch.
1
2
3
4
Power
Connect the power adapter to this Power port, and then plug the other end of the power cable into
a power outlet.
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Setup Wizard: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Introduction
Launch the Setup Wizard
Setup Wizard Screens
Introduction
Setup Wizard is an easy-to-use program included on your TrueMobile 2300 CD. It provides simplified configuration procedures
for establishing Internet connectivity on the Wireless Broadband Router. The Setup Wizard first extracts the connection settings
from your active ISP connection on your PC with Cable/DSL modem. It then displays a series of graphical illustrations on how
to connect the router to the network. Finally it applies the extracted settings on your router and validate its installation. If the
installation cannot be completed successfully, the Setup Wizard will display troubleshooting instructions to guide you through
the installation process.
In addition, the Setup Wizard also provides links to the User's Guide on the TrueMobile 2300 CD and also the Dell support
website.
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Launch the Setup Wizard
To run the setup wizard, complete the following steps.
1. Insert the TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router Setup Wizard and User Guide CD that came with the package
into the CD-ROM drive on your computer. Your CD should automatically launch the Setup Wizard program. If it does
not, complete the following steps to start the Wizard.
a. On your computer, go to Start > Run.
b. Type x:\setup.exe (where "x" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive)
Once the Setup Wizard has been launched, you will be guided through a series of windows. These windows are illustrated
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Setup Wizard Screens
Welcome Menu
This menu offers several options to select from.
Installation -- to begin installing your router and configure computers for Internet connectivity.
User's Guide -- to allow you view the User's Guide (this document).
Exit -- to end the Setup Wizard.
Installation > Setup your computer
After you select Installation from the main menu, the figure below will display.
Click Setup First Computer if you want to install the router on a computer that is used to connect to Internet with Cable
or DSL modem.
Click Setup Additional Computers to connect additional computers to the network after you have successfully install
the router using the Setup First Computer option.
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Installation > Setup your computer > Setup First Computer
After you select Setup First Computer from the Setup your computer, the first following figure will display.
Installation Overview
Display the general steps required for the configuration process.
1. Verify Internet connection on your computer with DSL/Cable modem
Remind you to establish an active Internet connection before taking the next step.
If you are using a PPPoE connection, your computer will need to reboot. Click Next and then click OK to reboot.
The first Setup Wizard window after reboot.
2. Connect Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router to your network
Step 1: Illustrate how one connects the Cable or DSL modem to the router..
Step 2: Illustrate how one connects the router to the PC.
Step 3: Illustrate how one connects the power supply to the router.
3. Configure the Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
If you are using a PPPoE connection, type your PPPoE username and password in the box.
Setup Wizard will apply the Internet connection settings to your router after clicking Next.
Congratulations
You have successfully installed the router and configure the first PC for Internet access.
This window explains the information on wireless settings and how to enhance the security of your router.
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Installation > Setup your computer > Setup Additional Computers
After you select Setup Additional Computers from the Setup your computer, the first following figure will
display.
Select Wired Connection or Wireless Connection between your computer and the router.
Add Other Computer to Your Network: Wired Connection
Display instruction to connect the computers to the network via Ethernet cable.
Add Other Computer to Your Network: Wired Connection
Display instruction to connect the computer to the network via wireless channel.
Congratulations
You have successfully connected the PC to the network.
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Web-based Configuration Tool:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's Guide
Overview
Basic Settings
Device Status
System Tools
Advanced Settings
Log Off
Overview
The web-based configuration tool enables you to set up every possible network configuration for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router. Follow the instructions below to gain access to the web tool.
NOTE: Microsoft Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) or Netscape (4.0 or higher) must be used for the web-based configuration tool.
1. On a Windows-based computer, Click Start and Run, and then type the following to bring up the configuration screen of the router:
http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1.)
2. If this is the first time configuring your Wireless Broadband Router, or if the username and password have not been changed, type "admin"
both in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click OK.
3. After you have successfully opened the configuration screen as illustrated below, select a topic such Basic Settings and click the
corresponding tab on the top navigation bar to manage your router.
NOTE: Dell technical support representatives do not support the configuration options in the Advanced Settings portion of the
configuration program. These options are provided for your convenience only; however, the advanced settings are fully documented and
explained in this guide.
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Log Off
To prevent confusion when multiple people try to configure the Wireless Broadband Router simultaneously, the web-based configuration tool
allows one user at most to access the configuration screen of the router at any time. However, there is a five minute default timeout period after
the current administrator discontinues his usage of the web-based configuration tool, before the others are allowed to access the tool again.
To minimize the impact of the five minute timeout, click the Log Off tab to relinquish control of the web based configuration tool. This will allow
other legitimate users to access the tool.
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Basic Settings: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
The following configuration options are included in Basic Settings:
Router Mode
Wireless Settings
Wireless Security
Internet Connection Settings
Save & Apply
NOTE: To implement the changes you make to the settings, you must save and restart the router. Otherwise, the
router uses the previous settings. If you are using the BACK/NEXT links to step through each screen in the Basic
Settings portion of the web-configuration tool, you ultimately reach the Save & Restart page. Click Save & Restart to
commit the changes and the router will reboot automatically with the new settings in effect.
Router Mode
The Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router device comes with two operating modes, the Gateway mode and the
Access Point mode. Gateway mode allows your router to create a wireless network to access the broadband router. Wired and wireless network
devices share the same Internet connection through Internet port in the Gateway mode. However, some ISP may request you
to do the additional setup such as PPPoE, before using your router to access Internet. Access Point mode allows your router to act as a bridge between wireless devices and Ethernet devices in the existing
network. All wired and wireless devices are located in the same class C subnet. Internet port is useless here. Thus, Access
Point mode is here to help you setting up a single isolated network.
NOTE: If the device is put in AP mode, the Internet Connection Settings will not be available.
The Gateway mode is the default setting in Wireless Broadband Router. Click the radio button to select between these two
modes.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Wireless Settings
When you configure the Wireless Broadband Router, you must set the wireless parameters listed below. If you are adding the
Wireless Broadband Router to an existing wireless network, see your network administrator or the person who initially set up
the wireless network. If you are unfamiliar with the wireless settings, see the descriptions below.
NOTE: You must change each client’s wireless adapter settings to match the Wireless Broadband Router settings.
Use the factory defaults for the Wireless Broadband Router, unless the default settings have been changed. In this
case, note the changes, and use the new settings for each wireless network card. For assistance configuring a
wireless network card, see the card’s documentation.
Setting
Possible Values
Network Name (SSID)
(wireless by default)
Channel
(6 by default)
Network Name (SSID)
The network name is a value that identifies a collection of wireless devices found in a particular network. The default value for
the Wireless Broadband Router is "wireless". All workstations and access points must use the same SSID to be able to
communicate with one another.
The SSID is a 32-character field, and the value is case sensitive. For example, your street address or some other identifier of
the physical location of the WLAN, your name, your company name, or the company name and department, a favorite slogan
or saying, etc.
Channel
The Wireless Broadband Router can operate on a variety of channels. Units within close proximity to one another must be on
different channels. If you have just one unit, then the default, channel 6, is probably adequate. If you have multiple access
points in your network, it is suggested to stagger the channels for each unit. It is advisable to use the default unless there is a
specific reason for changing the channel such as interference from microwaves, cellular phone towers, or other access points in
the area.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Wireless Security
Data encryption provides added security by encoding network communications using an encryption key. Your Wireless
Broadband Router, in conjunction with wireless network adapters that support encryption, can scramble your transmitted data to
make it very difficult for someone to eavesdrop or intercept your information. Two methods of data encryption are available:
WEP and WAP. If you wish to enable wireless security, check the Enable Wireless Security box.
WEP
If you wish to enable WEP encryption, select WEP in the Network Authentication list.
Setting
Possible Values
Key Format
Hexadecimal Digits / ASCII Characters
Key Length
40 bits (5 characters) / 104bits (13 characters)
Key1, Key2, Key3, Key4
<user-defined>
There are two levels of WEP encryption: 40(64)-bit and 104(128)-bit, with 104(128)-bit being the more secure. The WEP
encryption keys are simply a random set of hexadecimal numbers or ASCII characters that you choose. Each Wireless
Broadband Router and every wireless workstation must use the same WEP encryption key to communicate. For more
information on encryption, see the Wireless Networking Overview - Encryption section of this User's Guide.
Key Format
It could be in ASCII or hexadecimal format. Hexadecimal digits include the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to
F. For example, the decimal number 15 is represented as F in the hexadecimal numbering system. If you select
ASCII characters format, you can enter any character. ASCII is the acronym for the American Standard Code for
Information Interchange. ASCII is a code for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter
assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use
ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another.
Key Length
It could be either 40(64)-bit or 104(128)-bit key length. Basically, the larger key length is relatively more secure
for your data. Some wireless network cards are only able to use 40(64)-bit encryption. If all your clients are able
to communicate at 104(128)-bit choose 104(128)-bit. If any client is only able to communicate at 40(64)-bit,
choose 40(64)-bit.
Key
If you choose 40(64)-bit encryption, enter a 5-character (or 10 hexadecimal digits) WEP encryption Key in the
fields provided. For 104(128)-bit encryption, enter a 13-character (or 26 hexadecimal digits) WEP key in the
fields provided. You have the option of entering four different keys to store on the Wireless Broadband Router. Select only one key out of the four provided in the Default Key applied for encryption drop-down list. For added
security, change your key often. When you change the key on one wireless device, remember that it must be
changed for all wireless devices and access points in the network.
NOTICE: If you are adding the Wireless Broadband Router to an existing network and will be using an existing
encryption key for the wireless clients, contact the person in charge of the network. The same key must be
used when configuring the encryption for the Wireless Broadband Router. The administrator must propagate
any changes to these keys to all access points and wireless clients on a network. Changing the key on just
one access point or wireless client disconnects it from the rest of the network.
WPA
If you wish to enable WPA encryption, select WPA in the Network Authentication list.
WPA is an upgrade to the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard for securing your wireless network.
If you would like to secure your wireless network using WPA, you will need the following:
WPA enabled on your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router
WPA support for your wireless clients. If you are using a Dell TrueMobile wireless client, you can check for the
availability of WPA enabled software update for your wireless client at http://support.dell.com.
Enter the fields with the required parameters.
WPA Pre-shared Key
WPA Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is a field where the password is entered. All wireless clients must also use this
password to gain access to the network. Note that the Key format must also match the setting for the wireless
clients.
Key Format
Key Format is a box that lists 2 items: Hexadecimal Digits (numbers 0-9 and letters A-F only) and ASCII
Characters (any letter, number, or symbol). Select the proper format for your key. If your wireless client(s) only
support one of the two formats, be sure to specify the correct one.
WPA Group Rekey Interval
WPA Group Rekey Interval is used to specify the frequency of encryption key rotations. The lower the number,
the faster your encryption key will rotate, however, setting this number too low may cause your wireless network
to slow down.
WPA Encryption
WPA Encryption has 2 choices: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) - it is the most commonly used encryption
method and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) - it can be used if your wireless clients do not support TKIP.
Click NEXT to continue.
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Internet Connection Settings
It is only necessary to specify these settings when the Wireless Broadband Router is used as a router. To determine the set of
information of ISP settings you need, refer to the ISP Settings Checklist.
NOTE: The Setup Wizard enters the required Cable/xDSL ISP settings into the router after you select "Installation"
and "Setup First Computer" and complete the installation successfully. Only if the Setup Wizard is not successful in
establishing an Internet connection should the Cable/xDSL ISP settings need to be changed with the options provided
here.
NOTE: If the device is put in AP mode, the Internet Connection Settings will not be available.
Your ISP requires you to input Host Computer Name or Domain Name
If your ISP requires that you input a host computer name or domain name, check the box titled Your ISP
requires you to input Host Computer Name or Domain Name. This box should only be checked if your cablebased ISP has provided you with a host or computer name and/or a domain name. Enter the appropriate values
in the fields provided.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
NOTE: Host computer names and domain names are only used by cable-modem ISPs.
Your ISP requires you to input WAN Ethernet Mac
If your ISP requires that you input a WAN Ethernet MAC address, check the box titled Your ISP requires you to
input WAN Ethernet MAC. In the field provided, enter the public WAN (cable/xDSL) MAC address assigned to
your Wireless Broadband Router. You can find the WAN MAC address on the back panel of the Wireless
Broadband Router or on the Device Information page on the web-based configuration tool.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
Connection Type
Select the Connection Type from the list. There are four options available.
Cable Modem
DSL (Static)
DSL (PPPoE)
PPTP
Cable Modem Settings
No additional settings are required. Make sure that the settings listed above are correct for Cable Modem
connection.
DSL Static IP Settings
In the fields provided (listed below), enter the IP address, IP subnet mask, ISP gateway address, and Domain
Name Server (DNS) IP address provided by your ISP.
IP assigned by your ISP
IP Subnet Mask
ISP Gateway Address
Domain Name Server (DNS) IP Address
DSL PPPoE Settings
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a proposal specifying how a host PC interacts with a broadband
modem (i.e. xDSL, cable, wireless, etc) to access to the network. In many respects PPPoE is similar to the
"Dialup Networking" approach. If you have an DSL (PPPoE) Internet connection, enter the PPPoE user name
and password (Retype password to confirm.) provided by your ISP.
PPTP Settings
The following settings should be provided to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Server IP Address
User Name
Password
If your ISP specifies that you use PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) as your connection to the internet, you
cannot use the provided setup wizard to automatically setup your router. Remove the ethernet cable from the
back of the computer you currently connect with, and connect it to the internet port of your router. Connect the
ethernet cable provided to any of the 4 LAN ports, and the other end to your computer. Configure your
computer's ethernet adapter to obtain an address automatically. See Windows Help for information on how to
configure your computers network adapter.
Click the NEXT button to continue.
WARNING! If you are charged for your Internet Connection by the minute, unplug the network
cable from the Internet port on the Wireless Broadband Router when Internet access is no
longer desired.
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Save & Apply
Use the Save & Apply page to submit all the network setting changes you have made. Click the Save & Restart button to
update the network configurations for your Wireless Broadband Router. New settings are written to the firmware, and the
Wireless Broadband Router reboots automatically.
NOTE: If you have wireless clients in your network, you must configure the clients' wireless network cards to match
the settings for the Wireless Broadband Router.
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Device Status: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
The Device Status screen displays the basic network settings for your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router. When changes are made to the network settings, those changes are updated on this screen. In addition, it graphically displays
the current connection status for the Wireless Broadband Router and other devices in your network. Connections between
network devices are shown with a yellow arrow. Inoperative connections are represented by one red cross through the yellow
connection line (see Figure 1).
NOTE: The TrueMobile 2300 router offers 2 ways to check the status of your network. One is Device Status feature in
web configuration tool mentioned here. The other is through the Windows-based software program - control utility. To
learn more about this utility, click on the aforementioned link.
Figure 1. Device Status page
Device Status
The following connections are displayed on the Device Status page:
Device
Indication
An inactive cable/DSL connection indicates that either the cable is unplugged or
the Wireless Broadband Router has not received an IP address.
Internet
An active connection indicates the WAN interface of the router has a valid IP
address and your computers can connect to the Internet via the router.
Wired Client (LAN)
Shown as an active connection when a wired client is configured and physically
connected to your network; inactive when the Ethernet cable is disconnected from
the PC.
Wireless Client
Shown as an active connection when a wireless client is configured for your
network; inactive when there is no wireless client connected to your router.
When the Wireless Broadband Router acts as a DHCP server, it assigns IP addresses to the clients on the network. These IP
addresses are displayed in the DHCP Log below the Device Status figure.
WAN Ethernet Settings
Refer to the left-side of the screen for the following WAN Ethernet Settings, and the Internet protocol (IP) settings for the
Wireless Broadband Router:
Setting/Device
Information Displayed
Internet
the connection to the Internet is Active/Not Active
Router IP
IP address assigned to the Wireless Broadband Router
LAN MAC
MAC address for the LAN and Wireless interfaces
WAN MAC
MAC address for the WAN interface
Router Name
the name for the Wireless Broadband Router (the default is TrueMobile 2300)
Firmware Version
Version number of the firmware currently installed on the Wireless Broadband
Router and the release date of the firmware
Wireless Channel
radio channel on which the Wireless Broadband Router is communicating on the
air
Network Name
a unique network name that identifies the network. It is also known as SSID
(Service Set Identifer). When a client station tries to connect to the router, the user
must know the router's SSID first.
The following buttons appear on the left navigation bar:
Button
RELEASE
Clicking this button to release the IP address that the Wireless Broadband Router
has been assigned from your ISP. If the Wireless Broadband Router has been
configured to receive a static IP address, clicking Release does not release this IP
address.
RENEW
Clicking this button to renew the IP address with a DHCP server provided by your
ISP. If the Wireless Broadband Router has been configured to receive a static IP
address, clicking Renew does not renew the IP address.
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System Tools: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband
Router User's Guide
Use the System Tools section to view the intruder detection log, routing tables, and system diagnostics regarding the device
settings and status. These three pages are for your information only. The System Tools section also includes features to reload
the default settings, upgrade the firmware for the Wireless Broadband Router, and reset the unit.
Use the following pages in the web-based configuration tool to access the System Tools:
Intruder Detection Log
Display Routing Table
System Diagnostic
Load Default Settings
Upgrade Firmware
Reset Device
Intruder Detection Log
Indicator
Description
Event
Type of attack that the router detects
Time
Based on the timestamp of the IP packet, plus or minus the time offset
Source
IP address that the packet came from
Dest (=Destination)
Usually the IP address for the Wireless Broadband Router
Port
Port number
The figure below shows an example of an entry of an Intrusion attempt (INT_ATEMPT) event from a computer with IP address
192.168.2.60 (Source) targeted at the router's port number 80 at time 12 AM:1 Min: 5 Sec.
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Display Routing Table
Indicator
Description
Type
The type of routing. This can be either:
LAN or WAN interface (INTF)
Static routing
Destination LAN IP
Address
Either an entire network or a specific IP address. An IP address ending in .0 refers to a
network.
Subnet Mask
Must follow the subnet mask rules
Gateway IP Address
To communicate with an IP address matching the destination IP Address, the Wireless
Broadband Router sends all traffic through the gateway IP address listed here.
Hop Count
The number of routers the packet has passed through to its destination. Hop count is used to
measure the distance between a source and a destination. If there are 3 routers between the
source and the destination nodes, the hop count for the packet will be 3 when it arrives at its
destination node.
The figure below shows three network routes that your router currently possesses. 192.168.2.0 is the destination network
connected to one of your router's interface port (LAN or WAN) and the IP address and Subnet Mask for this interface is
192.168.2.1 and 255.255.255.0, respectively. The number of routers (Hop Count) the packet passed through is 1. Also in the
same example, the destination with 0.0.0.0 network and 0.0.0.0 Subnet Mask is the default route for your router, where every
packet that left unmapped to any other route will be mapped to this route. The outgoing default gateway IP address is
192.168.1.254.
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System Diagnostic
The Systems Diagnostics page is for your information only. This page displays both the configuration settings and diagnostics
for the Wireless Broadband Router. Configuration settings include firmware version, the ISP and device settings that have been
configured for your network.
The Diagnostics section shows the current connections for your network. Diagnostic settings include the ISP status, link status,
current WAN connection, LAN MAC table, and WAN MAC table.
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Load Default Settings
The Load Default Settings page allows you to reload the factory default configurations that came with the device. When this
option is used, the default IP address is reset to the factory default value (192.168.2.1). This is equivalent to pressing and
holding the Reset button on the back panel of the device for more than 3 seconds (for more details, please refer to A Look at
the Hardware).
CAUTION: Loading the default settings option will cause the current settings for your Wireless Broadband
Router to be lost.
Click the START button to reload the default settings.
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Upgrade Firmware
Dell periodically releases firmware updates to provide improved performance or capabilities. Use the firmware upgrade feature
to easily upgrade the firmware on your Wireless Broadband Router. You can check Dell support website, support.dell.com, to
see if there are any new upgrades. Download the new firmware first before upgrade, and save it to one of the clients in your
network. To upgrade the firmware, enter the firmware file path into the box, or click the Browse button to choose a firmware
file to upgrade to.
NOTE: Make sure the file you choose is an actual Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router firmware file.
Click the START button when you have chosen a file. After the firmware is written to the Wireless Broadband Router, the
home page will be loaded automatically. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front panel of the
unit blinks.
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Reset Device
Use the Reset Device function if a system failure occurs. This feature does not reload the factory default settings. It simply
resets the device to the network settings that existed on the device before the system failure occurred. This is equivalent to
unplugging the device and plugging it back in or pressing the reset button for less than 3 seconds until the Power light start to
blinks. No settings are lost.
NOTICE: If you were in the process of updating the network settings, those changes are lost when the device
is reset.
Click the START button to reset the Wireless Broadband Router to its current firmware settings. While the Wireless
Broadband Router is reset, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.
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Advanced Settings:
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 2300 Wireless Broadband Router User's
Guide
Advanced IP Settings
DHCP Server Settings
Time Zone
Advanced Wireless
Parental Control
Access Control Settings
Port Forwarding Settings
Static Routing
Administration Settings
NOTE: Dell technical support representatives do not support the configuration options in the Advanced Settings
portion of the configuration program. These options are provided for your convenience only; however, the
advanced settings are fully documented and explained in this guide.
NOTE: The options "Port Forwarding Settings" and "Static Routing" are invisible if you are in Access Point
Mode.
NOTE: After making changes to any section in Advanced Settings and clicking the SUBMIT button, you are taken
to a page where you can click the Save & Restart button. Click this button to store changes and to reboot the
router. You must save all new settings for the changes to take effect.
Advanced IP Settings
The Dell TrueMobilie 2300 Wireless Broadband Router comes with an assigned IP address and IP subnet mask. These
settings apply only to the Local Network portion of the router. If you are installing the unit on an existing network or simply want
to change these values, make sure the IP subnet mask is the same for all devices on your network. The network portion of the
IP address must also be the same for all devices on your network.
NOTE: Dell strongly suggests you do not change the IP address unless there is a specific reason for doing so.
While you are changing the IP address, be aware that:
Changing the IP address of the Wireless Broadband Router also changes the IP address pool if the DHCP server is
enabled.
If you are using the Wireless Broadband Router with a cable modem or DSL line, you should assign a "private" IP
address. Private IP addresses are in one of three ranges:
10.0.0.1-10.254.254.254
172.16.0.1-172.31.254.254
192.168.0.1-192.168.254.254
You must use the new IP address to access the web-based configuration tool.
NOTICE: You should only change the IP address or IP subnet mask if you are installing the Wireless
Broadband Router on an existing wired network and the DHCP server function for your Wireless
Broadband Router is disabled in the Advanced Settings. For more information, contact your network
administrator.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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DHCP Server Settings
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), defines a way to automatically assign IP addresses to computers on a network.
IP addresses are managed by a DHCP server. If a Windows computer is configured to obtain an IP address automatically, it
automatically gets an address from the DHCP server.
Enable DHCP Server Functions
By default, the Wireless Broadband Router is set to function as a DHCP server. If you are installing the unit on an existing
network that already has a DHCP server or simply do not want the Wireless Broadband Router to function as the network's
DHCP server, uncheck the box Enable DHCP Server Functions to disable the DHCP server function.
IP Address Pool Range
The IP Address Pool Range section provides a means of controlling a low and high value for the IP addresses on a network.
Use the indicated fields to define the range of IP addresses you would like the Wireless Broadband Router to provide to DHCP
clients. The valid range of numbers you should enter is between 1 and 254.
The lease time is the amount of time a user will be allowed to use the IP address assigned by the DHCP server. You may
specify the lease time that DHCP server offers for the client to use the IP address. This setting is especially useful in campus
or other environments where users change frequently. IP Address Reservation
Specific IP addresses may also be reserved for particular devices in a network. The IP Address Reservation fields allows you
to reserve up to four IP addresses for a specific system. The Computer MAC field is the MAC address of your network card on
the client computer interfacing the same network as the router. Use the input boxes under IP Address to indicate the IP
address for those devices that should use a manually-defined IP address.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Time Zone
Use the Time Zone page to select your local time zone from the pull-down list. The Time Zone Settings affects the Intruder
Detection Log. This setting offsets the time stamp on IP packets that are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). IP packets may not
always have this stamp, or they may have an invalid stamp; thus, the time zone information is not always accurate.
The Time Zone Selection also affects the Parent Control option. This option allows parents to control Internet access. To
enable this option, go to Advanced Settings -> Parental Control section of the router's web-configuration tool. By default,
there is no blocking at any time on Internet access.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Advanced Wireless
Enable Wireless
Check this box to enable radio transmission and reception on the Wireless Broadband Router.
Uncheck the box to disable the radio.
Hide my wireless network
Checking this box disables the Wireless Broadband Router to send out beacon packets to the wireless network. It is unchecked by default and other users can easily find and make association to your Wireless Broadband
Router with the use of a site survey tool.
If you want to increase wireless network security, you can enable this feature.
Mode
TrueMobile 2300 Router is 802.11g-compatible. You can select "both b & g" (dual mode), or "802.11b", or
"802.11g" from the Mode list.
SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is a 32-character name that uniquely identifies all the computers and equipment that
make up the wireless network.
Transfer Rate
Transfer rate can be set to automatic, or some other fixed value. It's recommended that you set the transfer rate
to automatic (Auto) to allow the wireless network devices to transmit at a rate they deem optimum at any given
point of time.
Channel
The channel settings let you set the channel for this Wireless Broadband Router. The radio channel is the place
over which a communication transmission occurs. The operating channel number depends on the regulatory
domain.
NOTE: If you want to configure the settings of Beacon Interval, RTS Threshold, Fragmentation Threshold, and
DTIM Interval, please ensure that the Advanced Options is checked first.
Beacon Interval
The amount of time in Kusecs (one Kusec equals 1,024 microseconds) between radio beacons from the Wireless
Broadband Router to its client stations. The value range is from 1 to 65535.
RTS Threshold
The packet size above which the Wireless Broadband Router will issue a Request to Send before sending the
packet. RTS (Request to Send) mechanism prevents the "Hidden Node" problem. When two stations are within range of
the same Access Point (AP) but are not within range of each other, they are hidden nodes for each other. The
packets from these two stations may collide if they arrive at the AP at the same time. To prevent data collision
with the hidden node, you can activate RTS mechanism. If RTS mechanism is activated, the station will send a
RTS first to inform the AP that it is going to transmit the data. Then, the AP will reply with the CTS (Clear to
Send) to all stations within its range to notify all other stations and reserve the bandwidth for your data.
The RTS threshold controls what size data packet would issue a RTS. Only when the packet exceeds the RTS
threshold, the device will send a RTS before sending the packet. There is trade-off to consider what value you
should set for the RTS threshold. Small value causes RTS to be sent more often, and it would waste the
bandwidth. However, the more often RTS packets are sent, the sooner the system can recover from collisions. It
is recommended to use the default value or only minor reductions of this default value. The value range is from 0
to 2347.
Fragmentation Threshold
The fragmentation threshold, specified in bytes, determines whether data packets will be fragmented and at what
size. Packets that are smaller than the specified fragmentation threshold value will not be fragmented. Packets
that are larger than the fragmentation threshold will be fragmented into smaller packets and transmitted a piece at
a time instead of all at once. Thus, it will reduce the need for retransmission and improve overall network
performance. Fragmentation is activated usually when the system is in heavy traffic and interference environment.
The setting must be within the range of 256 to 2346 bytes. It is recommended to use the default value or only
minor reductions of this default value.
DTIM Interval
DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Interval, always a multiple of the beacon period, determines how often
the beacon contains a traffic indicator map (TIM). The TIM alerts stations in sleep state to stay awake long
enough to receive their data frames. The value range is from 1 to 255.
Wireless Bridge
Wireless Bridging can be used to increase the coverage of your wireless network and/or to provide wired access
to a remote computer(s). You need two or more Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Routers to setup
Wireless Bridging.
To setup wireless bridging, configure the wireless settings for all of your Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless
Broadband Routers to the same settings.
Configuring your router for Wireless Bridging:
1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router (or the default address http://192.168.2.1).
2. Click the Advanced Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
3. Click the Advanced wireless button on the left navigation bar.
4. Ensure Enable Wireless is checked.
5. Type your wireless network name in the Network name (SSID) field if you desire to change it from default
settings “Wireless”.
6. Ensure Advanced Options is unchecked.
7. Enable Wireless Bridge.
8. Enter the Wireless MAC address(es) of the other Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband Router(s) that
you want to bridge.
NOTE: To connect two bridges together, enter the MAC address of the bridge at the other end. To
connect three bridges together, enter the MAC addresses of the other two bridges in the bridge
acted as the multipoint center. The other two bridges only need to be entered the MAC address of
the center bridge.
9. Click the Submit button.
10. Click the Save & Restart button.
11. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband Router, the device has
successfully restarted with the new settings.
12. Repeat steps 1 to 11 for each Dell TrueMobile 2300 Wireless Broadband router you want to bridge.
NOTE: Ensure all Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless Broadband Routers set to same wireless settings
and all router(s) not directly connected to Internet should be configured to Access point mode.
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Parental Control
IP filtering is a mechanism enabling a networking node to accept or deny certain types of IP datagrams based on the IP
address, port number, protocol type, and other criteria. This router supports two types of IP filtering which allows you to have
greater control over the access to Internet:
Internet Access Control allows you to block access to the Internet based on the time of the day.
Web Site Restrictions allows you to deny access to specified Web sites from a particular IP address.
Click Add button. A pop-up Parental Control Rule window will appear.
Internet Access Control
1. Select the IP address of the particular computer you want to control (for example, your child's computer) in the IP
Address list.
2. To block / grant access to the Internet during a period of time, specify the start and end time from the Time Restriction
list.
3. Select Allow or Deny from the Internet Access list.
4. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
Web Site Restrictions 1. Enter the URL that you want to allow or deny the access in the Web Site Restrictions field.
2. Select Allow or Deny access to these web sites.
3. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Access Control Settings
Access Control Settings feature allows you to control which local client computer can access the network through the router.
The Wireless Broadband Router by default allows any local client computer to access the network.
To enable access control in the router:
1. Check the Enable MAC Access Control box.
2. Select the appropriate Operating Type. Grant allows client computers access to the router. Deny restricts the access.
3. Enter the MAC address of the network card on the computer on which you wish to apply the above control policy.
4. Click Add to enter the rule to the router.
5. To remove an existing rule, check the "Del" checkbox next to the MAC address and click the DEL button.
6. Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Port Forwarding Settings
DMZ
DMZ (demilitarized zone) feature allows access to all ports. (For example, if you have problems hosting a game server, you
can choose this option. This will open all ports to your game server.)
1. Check the Enable DMZ Host box.
2. Type the IP address of the computer that you want to run the gaming application in the DMZ IP Address field.
3. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
NOTE: Configuring the Wireless Broadband Router in DMZ mode is useful if you want to play certain games through
the Wireless Broadband Router, but the ports cannot be opened with all other existing configuration tools.
NOTICE: Opening a service to the Internet causes security concerns. Pay careful attention to security alerts,
and make sure that strong access controls and authentication are in place before allowing access to any
services.
Custom Port Forwarding Settings
Port Forwarding may be more difficult than DMZ to configure. However, it provides a relatively safe way of running a Internet
application or providing a Internet service from behind a firewall since only a single port (or a range of ports) is exposed to the
Internet. You can configure this port forwarding setting to create a custom rule that defines a specific port and protocol for data
traffic to pass through to the specific computer on your LAN.
An example is a HTTP server running on your LAN, which you want it to be available to the Internet. Your public IP address
(that your ISP gives you) is X.X.X.X (The X is a number), and you have a computer hosting the HTTP server at LAN address
192.168.2.2 on your Wireless Broadband Router (192.168.2.1) controlled LAN. You can configure 192.168.2.2 to have port
forwarding for port 80 (HTTP), then users on the Internet can go to http://X.X.X.X and get the HTTP server (192.168.2.2). The
data traffic entering service port 80 will be directed to the computer (192.168.2.2), and other computers on your LAN will not
see this data traffic.
For some internet applications (such as Internet messaging and gaming applications), you can configure this port forwarding
setting so that these applications can function correctly behind the firewall. These applications are required to have specific
TCP/UDP ports. The ports for these applications and the protocol type will depend on what Internet services you are using. Please check with your service provider or application's user manual to have the information first.
Make sure you have the following ports setup as described below.
1. Check the Enable box.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Service Name field.
3. In the Incoming Ports field, enter a range of ports. If you want to specify only a single port number, enter the same
number in both boxes.
4. In the Destination IP Address field, enter the IP address of the computer you want to receive the connection request.
5. In the Destination MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of the computer you want to receive the connection
request.
Information: Find the MAC address
The steps below show how to find the MAC address of the computer in Windows 2000 and XP.
a. Click on Start -> Run.
b. Type cmd in the Open field and then press Enter or click OK button.
c. In the command prompt, type ipconfig/all to obtain the Physical Address (=MAC address).
d. Write down this Physical Address (=MAC address). You need this information for setting. Its format should
be XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. The X is a hexadecimal digit (0-9 or A-F).
6. In the Destination Port field, enter a port number or a range of ports of the machine to which you are mapping.
7. In the Port type field, select TCP, UDP, or both protocols. The protocol could be specified in your application's
documentation.
8. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
For example, if you want to play game "Fighter Ace II" on a computer with an IP address of 192.168.2.3, enter 3 for the
Destination IP Address. Find the MAC address of this computer and enter it for the Destination MAC Address. Select TCP
as the Port type. Enter "50000" and "51000" for two boxes of Incoming Ports and also for the Destination Port. Click
SUBMIT button to activate the setting. For other games or services, please consult the application's user manual.
Commonly Used Ports
Services
Protocol Type
Ports
HTTP (WEB Server)
TCP
80
FTP
TCP
20, 21
TELNET
TCP
23
SMTP (Mail Server)
TCP
25
POP3 (Mail Server)
TCP
110
IRC
TCP
6667
NNTP (News Server)
TCP
119
Port Triggering
Port triggering allows the router to watch outgoing data for specific port number. The IP address of the the computer that
sends the data is remembered by the router, so that when the requested data returns through the router, the data will be
passed to the specific computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules. The router opens the port when the Port
Triggering happens. When the computer running the application stops sending the data through this port, the router will close
the port.
1. Check the Enable box.
2. Enter the desired name or description in the Application Name field.
3. In the Trigger Port field, enter a port number. Check with your Internet application provider for more information on
what the Trigger Port it is using.
4. Select TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), or UDP (User Datagram Protocol), or both protocols as the Trigger Port
Type.
5. Specify the range of the Public Ports by entering the start and end port numbers in the required fields.
6. Select TCP (Transmission Control Protocol), or UDP (User Datagram Protocol), or both (TCP and UDP) as the Public
Port Type.
7. Click SUBMIT button to activate the setting.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Static Routing
Static routes are manually configured routes to remote networks. That is, the route is predefined and is not discovered by the
Routing Information Protocol (RIP), as in dynamic routing. Static routing allows you to assign a gateway to an IP address or
network. If there are routers on your internal network that do not function with RIP 1 or 2, you can set up a static route to those
routers.
The advantage to using static routing is that network traffic is reduced; thus, static routing is beneficial for slow Internet
connections. Routing using static routes is practical for small networks. For larger networks, the router needs to dynamically
keep track of changes in the physical wiring of the network, and the use of dynamic routing (RIP) is recommended. NOTICE: The Static Routing settings are intended for advanced network administrators only. Do not change
these settings unless you are certain of the correct values. You may not be able to access the configuration
tool if invalid information is entered.
To use static routing, manually add the Destination IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway IP Address for each route you are
adding to the Static Routing Table, and click ADD. If you are routing to an entire network, the last number in the destination IP
address should be a zero (0); for example, 192.168.0.0.
NOTE: In static routing, the Wireless Broadband Router does NOT dynamically discover routing information and does
NOT use RIP. The Wireless Broadband Router currently does NOT support RIP.
Use the checkboxes beside each route and the DELETE button to remove static routes from the Static Routing Table.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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Administration Settings
Password Settings
The Wireless Broadband Router uses a password to authenticate the user before allowing changes to be made to
any network settings. If you would like to change the current password, check the Change Your Password
checkbox and enter the new password in both New Password and Retype Password fields. Write down the
password and keep it in a secure location for future reference.
System Administration
HTTP Port No.
Do not change the HTTP Port value unless you have reason to do so. Typically, web servers listen for incoming
web requests on port 80.
Allow remote user to configure the device
If you would like a remote user to be able to administer your Wireless Broadband Router over the Internet, check
the box titled Allow remote user to configure the device. Enter the IP address for the remote administration
host computer.
Allow remote user to ping the device
Check the box Allow remote user to ping the device to enable your Wireless Broadband Router to be "ping"ed
by any user on the Internet. This feature is helpful if you want to let other Internet users to check the status of
your Wireless Broadband Router.
Enable UPnP function
UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play, a protocol which allows UPnP-enabled client computers such as
Windows XP to discover and configure the Wireless Broadband Router. One of most common use of UPnP on
the router is to open ports to allow application-specific data to be forwarded through the router for various Internet
services or gaming applications. The router detection and the router configuration process can be carried out
automatically by the UPnP-enabled client applications such as MSN Messenger so you won't have to do it
manually. Check the Enable UPnP function box to enable this service or clear the box to disable it.
If you have an Windows XP system, you can use it to access and control the router while the router's UPnP
function is enabled. Here are some examples of what you can do with UPnP from your XP system.
Example 1 ) Access the router's Web Configuration tool without knowing its IP address.
1. Double click on the "My Network Neighborhood" icon from the desktop.
2. Double click on the "Broadband Router" icon that is created for your router.
3. This will bring up the authentication screen of the router's Web configuration tool. Enter the correct
password and click OK to access the Web configuration tool.
Example 2 ) Manage the router's port forwarding rules from the XP interface.
NOTE: You have already configured a port forwarding rule for the service via the web configuration tool, you
don't need to perform the following steps for the same service again.
1. Right click on the "My Network Neighborhood" icon from the desktop.
2. Right click the Internet Connection icon created for the router. (See below)
3.
4.
5.
6.
Right click the icon and select Property.
Click Settings.
Click Add.
Enter Description of service, IP address of the service host, External Port number for this service, Internal
Port number for this service and select either TCP or UDP.
For example, the graph below shows an example of how to enable a computer with an IP address
192.168.2.101 to host a public HTTP server.
7. Click OK button to save the changes.
Click the SUBMIT button to store the changes.
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