Medialink MWN-WAPR150N Product specifications

MWN-WAPR150N Wireless Router
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Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION.................................................. 1
1.1 PRODUCT FEATURES............................................................... 2
1.2 PACKAGE CONTENTS .............................................................. 3
1.3 LED INDICATOR AND PORT DESCRIPTION .............................. 4
CHAPTER 2 HARDWARE INSTALLATION........................... 7
2.1 HOW TO INSTALL THE ROUTER ............................................... 7
2.1A DSL MODEM CONFIGURATION……………………………11
2.1B NO MODEM ACCESS………………………………………12
2.2 OPTIMIZING WIRELESS RANGE .......................................... 113
CHAPTER 3 HOW TO LOGIN TO THE ROUTER............... 14
3.1 HOW TO SET THE NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS .................... 14
3.2 LOGIN TO THE ROUTER ........................................................ 17
CHAPTER 4 QUICK SETUP GUIDE ...................................... 20
4.1 SETUP WIZARD..................................................................... 20
CHAPTER 5 ADVANCED SETTINGS .................................... 27
5.1 LAN SETTINGS .................................................................... 27
5.2 WAN SETTINGS.................................................................... 28
5.3 MAC ADDRESS CLONE ........................................................ 31
5.4 DNS SETTINGS..................................................................... 31
CHAPTER 6 WIRELESS SETTINGS (WLAN)...................... 32
6.1 BASIC SETTINGS................................................................... 32
6.2 WIRELESS SECURITY SETTING ............................................. 35
6.3 ADVANCED SETTINGS ........................................................... 38
6.4 WPS SETTINGS .................................................................... 40
6.5 WDS SETTINGS – BRIDGE/REPEATER .................................. 42
6.6 WIRELESS ACCESS CONTROL ............................................... 45
6.7 CONNECTION STATUS ........................................................... 45
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CHAPTER 7 DHCP SERVER ................................................... 46
7.1 DHCP SETTINGS .................................................................. 46
7.2 DHCP LIST AND BINDING .................................................... 47
CHAPTER 8 VIRTUAL SERVER ............................................ 48
8.1 PORT RANGE FORWARDING .................................................. 48
8.2 DMZ SETTINGS – GAMING/VIDEOCONFERENCING................ 50
8.3 UPNP SETTINGS .................................................................. 51
CHAPTER 9 TRAFFIC CONTROL......................................... 52
9.1 TRAFFIC CONTROL ............................................................... 52
CHAPTER 10 SECURITY SETTINGS .................................... 54
10.1 CLIENT FILTER SETTINGS ................................................... 54
10.2 URL FILTER SETTINGS – WEBSITE BLOCKING ................... 55
10.3 MAC ADDRESS FILTER – PARENTAL CONTROL .................. 57
10.4 PREVENT NETWORK ATTACK - FIREWALL .......................... 58
10.5 REMOTE WEB MANAGEMENT ............................................ 59
10.6 WAN PING ......................................................................... 60
CHAPTER 11 ROUTING SETTING ........................................ 61
11.1 ROUTING TABLE ................................................................. 61
CHAPTER 12 SYSTEM TOOLS .............................................. 62
12.1 TIME SETTINGS .................................................................. 62
12.2 DDNS................................................................................ 63
12.3 BACKUP/RESTORE SETTINGS ............................................. 64
12.4 RESTORE TO FACTORY DEFAULT SETTING .......................... 66
12.5 UPGRADE FIRMWARE ......................................................... 67
12.6 REBOOT THE ROUTER ......................................................... 68
12.7 PASSWORD CHANGE ........................................................... 68
12.8 SYSTEM LOG ...................................................................... 70
12.9 LOGOUT ............................................................................. 70
APPENDIX 1:GLOSSARY ..................................................... 71
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Medialink’s 150Mbps Wireless N
Router!
MWN-WAPR150N utilizes advanced technology compatible
with IEEE802.11n and IEEE802.11g/b standards, it can
provide up to 150Mbps stable transmission rate. Additionally,
it includes router, wireless access point, four-port switch and
firewall in one, dedicated to SOHOs (Small Office/Home
Office) and family networking.
It supports WDS (Wireless Distribution System) function for
repeating and amplifying the signals to extend the wireless
network coverage. Besides, the Router also supports all of
the latest wireless security features, such as 64/128-bit WEP,
WPA, WPA2, WPA&WPA and WPS (PBC and PIN) encryption
methods, packet filtering and port forwarding, to prevent
unauthorized access and protect your network against
malicious attack.
In addition, URL and MAC address filtering can make it easy
for parents and network administrator to manage network
and
QoS
bandwidth
control
over
specific
computer’s
downloading speed is supported as well. Moreover, UPnP and
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WMM support can smooth your MSN voice, and the included
Setup Wizard on CD-ROM will be quick and easy for
non-savvy users to install the device and access the Internet.
1.1 Product Features
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Includes router, wireless access point, four-port switch
and firewall in one
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Provides up to 150Mbps uploading and downloading
speed
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Supports two WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) encryption
methods: PBC and PIN
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Compliant to IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b,
IEEE802.3 and IEEE802.3u standards
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Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA&WPA2
encryption methods
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Supports
RTS/CTS
protocol
and
data
partitioning
function
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Provides one 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation Ethernet
WAN port
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Provides four 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation Ethernet
LAN ports
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Supports xDSL/Cable MODEM, static and dynamic IP in
community networking
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Supports remote/local Web management
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Supports WMM to better smooth your voice and video
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Supports SSID stealth mode and access control based
over MAC address (up to 30 entries)
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Supports Auto MDI/MDIX
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Supports wireless Roaming technology for high-efficient
wireless connections
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Supports
auto
negotiation/manual
mode
802.11b/802.11g/802.11n
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Supports UPnP and DDNS
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Supports Firefox 1.0, IE5.5 or above
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Supports SNTP
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Supports virtual server, DMZ host
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Built-in firewall for hacker's attack prevention
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Supports DHCP server/client
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Supports auto wireless channel selection
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Supports LAN access control to the Internet
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Provides syslog to record the status of the router
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Supports WDS wireless network extension
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Supports QoS function
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Built-in omni-directional antenna
1.2 Package Contents
Please unpack the box and check the following items:
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One MWN-WAPR150N Wireless Broadband Router
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One Quick Installation Guide
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One Power Adapter
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One Network Cable
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One CD-ROM
If any of listed items are missing or damaged, please contact
the Medialink reseller from whom you purchased for
replacement immediately.
1.3 LED Indicator and Port Description
Front Panel and LED Indicator Show
LED indicator description on front panel (from L to R)
POWER
Solid indicates the power is connected and on.
SYS
Blinking indicates the system running.
WPS
When blinking, it indicates the device is negotiating with
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client in WPS mode.
INTERNET (WLAN)
Wireless signal LED indicator. Blinking indicates the
wireless function is enabled.
LAN (4, 3, 2, 1)
Wired local network LED indicator. Solid indicates it is
connected with Ethernet device and the device is turned
on; blinking indicates the device is transmitting and/or
receiving data.
WAN
Wide area network indicator. Solid indicates the Router’s
WAN port is connected and working; blinking indicates
the port is being transmitted and received data packets.
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Back Panel Show:
Rear Panel :( From L to R )
POWER
The jack is for power adapter connection. Please use the
included 9V DC power adapter.
WAN
A 100Mbps Ethernet port, can be connected with MODEM,
Switch, Router and other Ethernet device for Internet
connecting to DSL MODEM, Cable MODEM and ISP.
LAN (1, 2, 3, 4)
4 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports can be connected with
Ethernet switch, Ethernet router and NIC card.
RESET
The system reset button (recessed). Use a small
non-metallic object to press this button for 7 seconds.
The settings configured in this device will be deleted and
it will restore the settings to the default.
WLAN/WPS
WPS button. Press it for 1 second, the WPS feature will
be enabled and WPS indicator will be shown blinking.
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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation
2.1 How to Install the Router
Please follow these instructions BEFORE you insert the CD.
Important Notes:
•
The CD contains the EZ-Connect Setup Wizard,
which is an alternative means to configure your
router but is not required. There are no drivers or
files needing to be installed on any computer or
device in order to operate this router.
•
It is possible to configure this router both with a
wired or wireless connection.
•
Some
DSL
modems
will
require
additional
configuration prior to using this router. See “2.1a
DSL Modem Configuration” below.
1.
Shut Down your computer.
2.
If you have an existing Wireless Router, please
completely disconnect it from your computer and
modem.
3.
RESET and Unplug your modem.
To reset your
modem:
a.
Check for a reset button and hold it down for
5 seconds. The reset button will look like a
pin-hole and requires a small object to
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depress it. If there is a reset button, it must
be used.
b.
Unplug the modem’s power cord and remove
the battery (if applicable).
c.
If you do not have access to the modem,
continue through these steps until Step 9.
4.
Connect you Network Cable(s)
a.
Plug a network cable from your Cable/DSL
modem into your Medialink Router Port.
(DO
NOT
connect
the
included
AC/DC
Adapter to the router’s Power port at this
time.)
b.
Using another network cable, plug one end
to your computer’s network port.
Plug the
other end into one of the Medialink Router’s
ports numbered 1, 2, 3, or 4.
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5.
Power On your Cable/DSL Modem
a.
Plug in the power cord for your modem.
Reinstall the batteries (if applicable).
b.
Wait 30 seconds for the modem to fully
restart.
6.
Power on your Medialink Router and Check the
Status Lights.
a.
Connect the AC/DC Adapter to the router’s
Power port.
Connect the other end into an
electrical outlet.
Wait 30 seconds to allow
the router to fully start.
7.
Check the status of your Medialink Router.
a.
On the front panel of your Medialink Router,
the POWER and WAN (Internet). The SYS
and WLAN LED’s should be blinking.
make
sure
the
cables
are
If not,
connected
correctly.
8.
Power ON your computer
a.
Turn on your computer
b.
It is recommended that you temporarily turn
off any third party firewalls or networking
software during installation of your Medialink
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Router.
9.
Confirm access to the Internet - Open your internet
browser (For example, Internet Explorer, Firefox or
Safari) and confirm that you are able to access the
internet.
•
If so, proceed to Step 10.
If you cannot access the internet. If you have a DSL
connection, see “2.1a DSL Modem Configuration”
below.
•
If you cannot access the internet and you cannot
access your Modem, see “2.1b No Modem Access”
•
If you do not have DSL, please carefully repeat
steps 1 thru 8 as it is important to correctly Reset
your modem, Connect the devices and Power On the
devices in the precise order as outlined in Steps 1
thru 8.
If you still cannot connect to the internet, please call
technical support at 856-216-8222 or download the latest
FAQ at www.medialinkproducts.com/support
10. Insert the CD included with your router, double click
the
“RouterSetupWizard”
icon
and
instructions to complete the installation.
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*If you cannot or choose not to use the CD for
configuring your router, proceed to “Chapter 3.2
Login to the Router” of this User Guide to complete
the configuration of your router.
2.1a DSL Modem Configuration
Some DSL Modems require the PPPoE connection to be
handled by the router instead of the modem to be able to
successfully create a network using some routers. To
configure your DSL modem, first connect your computer
directly to the modem using a network cable and proceed
with the following steps:
1.
Open your internet browser and in the address bar
type the IP address of the modem. (Typically the
default IP address is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
See your modem’s manual to be sure.)
2.
Click on Advanced Settings
3.
The PPP Location must be set to “Bridged” mode
4.
You may have to click “WAN IP Address” to see the
PPP Location
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5.
“Bridged Mode” might be called “Transparent Bridge
Mode”, or “1483 Transparent Bridged Mode”.
6.
Once the modem is set to Bridged, it will reboot. At
this point your computer will no longer have access
to the internet.
7.
Connect the router between the modem and the
computer using network cables.
8.
Access the Router’s GUI (See Chapter 3.2 Login to
the Router)
9.
Click Next on the Setup Wizard.
10. Select “ADSL Virtual Dial-up via PPPoE” and click
Next.
11. When prompted, enter your DSL username and
password, click Next.
12. Restart the computer (See Chapter 3.2 – Step 4 to
Configure your Wireless Network)
2.1b No Modem Access
1. Open your internet browser and in the address bar
type the IP address of the router (default is
192.168.0.1). Enter the username and password
(‘admin’ for both) when prompted and click “ok”.
2. Click on “System Status”
3. Click “Release” then “Renew”
4. Click “System Tools>Reboot”. Reboot the router and
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try again to confirm access to the internet. If still no
access, continue. If you have access, insert the CD
and follow the prompts.
5. Click “Advanced Settings>MAC Address Clone”.
Click “Clone MAC Address”.
6. Click “System Tools>Reboot”. Reboot the router and
try again to confirm access to the internet. If you have
access, insert the CD and follow the prompts. If still no
access, try restarting the computer then contact Tech
Support
–
support@medialinkproducts.com
or
856-216-8222.
2.2 Optimizing Wireless Range
The best possible placement of your wireless router is
nearest the center of your wireless devices. The internal
antenna is omni-directional. Center the router both vertical
and horizontally within the coverage area as much as
possible. The router can be wall-mounted to achieve better
signal as well.
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Chapter 3 How to Login to the Router
This chapter explains how to enter the Router’s Web-based
Graphical User Interface or GUI. After you have finished the
hardware installation, the following steps will assist you to
set the network configurations for you computer.
3.1 How to Set the Network Configurations
1. On your computer desktop right click “My Network
Places” and select “Properties”.
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2.
Right click “Local Area Network Connection” and
select “Properties”.
3 . Select
“Internet Protocol
“Properties”.
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4 . Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and
“Obtain DNS server address automatically”. Click
“OK” to save the configurations.
Or select “Use the following IP address” and enter the IP
address, Subnet mask, Default gateway as follows:
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IP Address: 192.168.0.XXX:(XXX is a number from 2~254)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
You need to input the DNS server address provided by your
ISP. Otherwise, you can use the Router’s default gateway as
the Preferred DNS proxy server. Click “OK” to save the
configurations.
3.2 Login to the Router
1.
To access the Router’s Web-based Graphical User
Interface (GUI) or if you are completing the configuration
of your router, you must first login to the router by
launching a web browser such as Internet Explorer or
Firefox and enter the Router’s default IP address,
http://192.168.0.1. Press “Enter”.
2. Input the “admin” in both User Name and Password.
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Click “OK”.
3.
If you enter the correct user name and password, you
will see the “Welcome to Setup Wizard” screen.
a.
If you are logging in to the router to change
your settings, choose the setting you would
like to edit from the options to the left of the
browser window.
b. Connect to ISP: Click Next and the Setup Wizard
will guide you through to complete the installation of
your router.
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4.
Configuring Your Wireless Network:
Once you have
completed the setup wizard, you may want to change your
SSID (Name of Wireless Network) and Security type to a
name and password that you will remember (the router’s
default SSID is “medialink”)
a.
Naming Your Wireless Network: Click WLAN
Settings, then click Basic Settings.
Change the
SSID name to a name that will identify your wireless
network (For example:
Smith or MyWireless.)
Then, Click Apply. (Screen will not change)
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(For more details on your Basic Settings, open the
“Help_BasicWirelessSecuritySettings.pdf document
located in the User Guide folder on the CD.)
b. Change your Security Type:
Click WLAN
Settings, then click Security Settings.
in
choosing
your
security
type
(For help
see
“Help_WirelessNetworkSecurity.pdf”
the
or
“Help_WEP_WPA_WPA2.pdf” document located in
the User Guide folder on the CD.)
Chapter 4 Quick Setup Guide
This chapter deals with how to install and configure your
router via the Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI).
After you have completed the hardware installation steps in
Chapter 2.1 (pages 7-9), you may proceed to Chapter 4.1 to
run the router’s setup wizard through the web-based
interface rather than using the installation CD.
4.1 Setup Wizard
1.
Here is the “Welcome to Setup Wizard” for configuring
your Router quickly. Click “Next”.
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2. In this screen, select the type of Internet connection you
use. If you are not sure, press the “Detect” button or
contact your Internet Service Provider, and click “Next”.
ADSL Virtual Dial-up (Via PPPoE)
Enter the Account and Password provided by your ISP, and
click “Next”.
For example:
Dynamic IP (Via DHCP)
If your connection mode is Dynamic IP, it means your IP
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address keeps changing every time you connect. You do not
need to enter the information like other modes. Click “Next”
and “Save” to finish the settings.
Static IP
In this screen, fill in the network address information from
your ISP in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and
Primary DNS server fields and click “Next”.
For example:
ISP provides the following TCP/IP parameters as follows:
IP Address:192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask:255.255.255.0
Gateway:192.168.1.1
Primary DNS Server:192.168.1.2
Alternate DNS Server:202.96.134.133
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Click “Save” to complete the setup wizard. The Router will
record the settings you made. To activate the settings, it is
recommended to select “Reboot the Router” from “System
Tools” of the left menu.
Click the “System Status” in the left menu of the
Web-based Utility to find out the current network and system
information. If the “Connection Status” is “Connected”,
you have completed the Router’s basic settings. Your
computer will now have access to the Internet. If you want to
configure more, please proceed to the following explanations
for Advanced Settings.
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L2TP
L2TP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP.
User Name: Enter L2TP username.
Password: Enter L2TP password.
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit, you may need to change
it for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the
default MTU. Lowering this number might be ideal.
Address Mode: Select “Static” if your ISP supplies you with
the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway. In most cases,
select Dynamic.
IP Address: Enter the L2TP IP address supplied by your ISP.
Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP.
Default Gateway: Enter the Default Gateway supplied by
your ISP.
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PPTP
PPTP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP.
User Name: Enter PPTP username provided by your ISP.
Password: Enter PPTP password provided by your ISP.
Address Mode: Select “Static” if your ISP supplies you with
the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway. In most cases,
select Dynamic.
IP Address: Enter the PPTP IP address supplied by your ISP.
Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP.
Default Gateway: Enter the Default Gateway supplied by
your ISP.
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Chapter 5 Advanced Settings
5.1 LAN Settings
LAN Settings are for the basic TCP/IP parameters of LAN
ports.
—
MAC Address:
The Router’s physical MAC address as
seen on your local network, which is unchangeable.
—
IP Address: The Router’s LAN IP addresses (not your
PC’s IP address). 192.168.0.1 is the default value.
—
Subnet Mask:
The Router’s subnet mask is the
measurement of the network size. 255.255.255.0 is the
default value.
—
IMPORTANT: Once you modify the IP address, you
need to remember it for the next time you login to the
Web-based Utility.
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5.2 WAN Settings
After you have selected the ISP connection type in “Setup
Wizard” here is where you can modify the related settings.
Virtual Dial-up( PPPoE )
—
Connection Mode: Shows your current connection
mode.
—
Account: Provided by your ISP.
—
Password: Provided by your ISP.
—
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit. It is the size of
largest datagram that can be sent over a network. The
default value is 1500. Do not modify it unless necessary.
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If some websites or web application software can not be
open or enabled, try to change the MTU value to a lower
value like 1492, 1450, 1400, etc.
—
Service Name:
Defined as a set of characteristics
that are applied to a PPPoE connection. Enter it if
provided. Do NOT modify it unless necessary.
—
AC Name: Enter it if provided. Do NOT modify it unless
necessary.
—
Connect Automatically: Connect automatically to the
Internet after rebooting the system or connection
failure.
—
Connect Manually: Connect to the Internet manually.
—
Connect on Demand: Re-establish your connection to
the Internet after the specific time (Max Idle Time). Zero
means your Internet will stay connected at all times.
Otherwise, enter the minutes to be elapsed before you
want to disconnect the Internet access.
—
Connect on Fixed Time: Connect to the Internet
during the time you specify.
Notice:
The “Connect on Fixed Time” can be deployed only when
you have set the current time in “Time Settings” from
“System Tools”.
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Static IP
If your connection mode is Static IP, you can modify the
following addressing information.
—
IP Address: Here enter the WAN IP address provided
by your ISP.
—
Subnet Mask:
Enter the WAN Subnet Mask here.
—
Gateway:
—
Primary DNS Server: Enter the Primary DNS server
Enter the WAN Gateway here.
provided by your ISP.
—
Secondary DNS Server: Enter the secondary DNS.
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5.3 MAC Address Clone
This page is for the Router’s MAC address to WAN.
Some ISPs require end-user's MAC address to access their
network. This feature copies the MAC address of your
network device to the Router.
—
MAC Address: The MAC address to be registered with
your Internet service provider.
—
Clone MAC Address: Register your PC's MAC address.
—
Restore Default MAC Address: Restore to the default
hardware MAC address.
5.4 DNS Settings
DNS is short for Domain Name System (or Service), an
Internet service that translates domain names into IP
addresses which are provided by your Internet Service
Provider. Please consult your Internet Service Provider for
details if you do not have them.
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DNS: Click the checkbox to enable the DNS server. The
Router’s DHCP sever will answer the client’s requests
and distribute DNS address.
—
Primary DNS Address: Enter the necessary address
provided by your ISP.
—
Secondary DNS Address: Enter the second address if
your ISP provides, which is optional.
Notice:
After the settings are completed, reboot the device
to activate the modified settings.
Chapter 6 WLAN (Wireless) Settings
6.1 Basic Settings
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Enable Wireless: Check to enable the Router’s wireless
features; uncheck to disable it.
—
Network Mode:Select one mode from the list. The
default is 11b/g/n mixed mode.
—
11b mode:Allow the wireless clients to connect with
the device in 11b mode only at the maximum speed of
11Mbps.
—
11g mode:Allow the wireless clients to connect with
the device in 11g mode only at the maximum speed of
54Mbps.
—
11b/g mode:Allow the 11b/g-compliant client devices
to connect with the AP with auto-negotiation speed, and
11n wireless client to connect the device with 11g
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speed.
—
11b/g/n mode (default): Allow 11b/g/n-compliant
client
device
to
connect
with
the
AP
with
auto-negotiation speed.
—
SSID:SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the unique name
of the wireless network.
—
Broadcast (SSID): Select “Enable” to enable the
device's SSID to be visible by wireless clients. The
default is enabled.
—
BSSID:Basic Service Set Identifier of wireless network.
In IEEE802.11, BSSID is the MAC address of wireless
access point.
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Channel : Specify the effective channel (from 1 to
11\Auto) of the wireless network.
—
Extension Channel : To increase data throughput of
wireless network, the extension channel range is used in
11n mode.
—
Channel Bandwidth:Select the channel bandwidth to
improve the wireless performance. When the network
has 11b/g and 11n clients, you can select the 40M;
when it is an 11n network, select 20/40M to improve its
throughput.
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6.2 Wireless Security Setting
Select the encryption method to be used to secure your
wireless network and create your password.
6.2.1 Mixed WEP
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), a basic encryption method,
encrypts wireless data using a series of digital keys (64 bits
or 128 bits in length). By using the same keys on each of
your wireless network devices, you can prevent unauthorized
wireless devices from monitoring your transmissions or using
your wireless resources. Select Mixed WEP to enter the
following window:
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WEP Key1~4 : Set the WEP key with the format of
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ASCII or Hex. You can enter either ASCII code (5 or 13
ASCII characters. Illegal characters such as “/” is not
allowed but all other case-sensitive letters, numbers
and symbols are allowed) Or enter either 10 or 26 Hex
characters (not case-sensitive – letters ‘a’ through ‘f’
and numbers only).
—
Default Key : Select one key from the four configured
keys as the currently active one.
6.2.2 WPA-Personal
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), a Wi-Fi standard, is a more
recent wireless encryption scheme, designed to improve the
security features of WEP. It applies more powerful encryption
types (such as TKIP [Temporal Key Integrity Protocol] or AES
[Advanced Encryption Standard]) and can change the keys
dynamically on every authorized wireless device.
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—
WPA Algorithms : Provides TKIP [Temporal Key
Integrity
Protocol]
or
AES
[Advanced
Encryption
Standard]. The default is AES mode.
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Pass Phrase : Create a password using 8-63 ASCII
characters
(case-sensitive
letters,
numbers
and
symbols are allowed).
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Key Renewal Interval:Set the key’s renewal period.
(3600 is the default)
6.2.3 WPA2- Personal
WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) provides higher
security than WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) and WPA
(Wi-Fi Protected Access) however, can slow your connection.
—
WPA Algorithms : Provides TKIP [Temporal Key
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Integrity
Protocol]
or
AES
[Advanced
Encryption
Standard]. The default is AES mode.
—
Pass Phrase : Create a password using 8-63 ASCII
characters
(case-sensitive
letters,
numbers
and
symbols are allowed).
—
Key renewal Interval:Set the key’s renewal period.
(3600 is the default)
6.3 Advanced Settings
This section is to configure the advanced wireless setting of
the Router, including the Radio Preamble, 802.11g/n Rate,
Fragmentation Threshold, RTS Threshold, etc.
—
BG protection Mode: Auto by default. It is for 11b/g
wireless client to connect to 11n wireless network
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smoothly in a complicated wireless area.
—
Basic Data Rates: For different requirement, you can
select one of the suitable Basic Data Rates. Here, default
value is (1-2-5.5.-11Mbps…). It is recommended not to
modify this value.
—
Beacon Interval: Set the beacon interval of wireless
radio. Default value is 100. It is recommended not to
modify this value.
—
Fragment Threshold: The fragmentation threshold
defines the maximum transmission packet size in bytes.
The packet will be fragmented if the arrival is bigger
than the threshold setting. The default size is 2346
bytes. It is recommended not to modify this value.
—
RTS Threshold: RTS stands for “Request to Send”. This
parameter controls what size data packet the frequency
protocol issues to RTS packet. The default value of the
attribute is 2347. It is recommended not to modify this
value in SOHO environment.
—
TX Power: Set the output power of wireless radio. The
default value is 100.
—
WMM Capable: This will enhance the data transfer
performance of multimedia data when they’re being
transferred over wireless network. It is recommended to
enable this option.
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APSD Capable: It is used for auto power-saved service.
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The default is disabled.
6.4 WPS Settings
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setting) can be easy and quick to
establish the connection between the wireless network
clients and the device through encrypted contents. The users
only enter PIN code or press WLAN/WPA button on the panel
to configure it without selecting encryption method and
secret keys by manual. In the “WLAN Settings” menu, click
“WPS settings” to enter the next screen.
—
WPS settings:To enable or disable WPS function. The
default is “enable”.
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WPS mode : Provide two ways: PBC (Push-Button
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Configuration) and PIN code.
—
PBC:Select the PBC or press the WLAN/WPS button on
the back of the device for about one second and the WPS
indicator will be blinking for 2 minutes. While the light is
blinking, you can enable another device to implement
the WPS/PBC negotiation between them by pressing the
device’s WPS button. Two minutes later, the WPS
indicator will be off, which means the WPS connection is
completed. If more clients are added, repeat the above
steps. At present, the WPS supports up to 32 clients
access.)
—
PIN : If this option is enabled, you need to enter a
wireless client’s PIN code in the field and keep the same
code in the WPS client.
—
WPS Summary : Shows the current state of Wi-Fi
protected
setting,
including
authorized
mode,
encryption type, default key and other information.
—
WPS Current Status:Idle means WPS in idle state.
Start MSC process means the process has been started
and is waiting to be connected. Configured means the
negotiation is successful between server and clients.
—
WPS Configured:“Yes” means WPS feature is enabled
and active. “No” means it is not active. If a passphrase
or key is used with normal security settings, then “No”
will display here.
—
WPS SSID : Show the main SSID set by WPS.
—
WPS Auth. Mode : The authorization mode deployed
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by WPS, generally WPA/WPA2-personal mode.
—
WPS Encrypt Type:The encryption type used by WPS,
generally AES/TKIP.
—
WPS Key : The effective key generated by AP
—
AP PIN(KEY):The PIN code used by default (located
automatically.
on the bottom of the router).
—
Reset OOB:When this button is pressed, the WPS client
will be idle state, and WPS indicator will be turned off. AP
will not respond the WPS client’s requests and the
security mode will be set as WPA mode.
6.5 WDS Settings
WDS (Wireless Distribution System) is used to expand
wireless coverage area. This Router provides three modes:
Lazy, Bridge and Repeater.
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NOTE: Before you enable WDS on a primary or
secondary
router
configure
each
router
as
follows:
Primary Router Configuration
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
IP Adress: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
WLAN SSID: Your Choice
WLAN Security: Your Choice
Broadcast Channel: Your choice (default is 6 )
Channel Extension: Your choice (default is 10)
WDS Mode: Lazy
WDS Encrypt: None
DHCP Server: Enabled
Prevent Network Attack (Firewall): Enabled
Secondary Router Configuration
—
—
—
—
—
IP Address: 192.168.0.X (last digit different than Primary)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
WLAN SSID: Your Choice (make it different from Primary
Router so you can tell the routers apart)
WLAN Security: Your Choice (doesn’t have to be the same
as Primary Router, but it is recommended so you can
remember it easily)
Broadcast Channel: 6 (these channels don't have to be 6 but
it has to match Primary Router)
Channel Extension: 10 (Same thing. doesn't have to be 10
but has to match Primary Router)
DHCP Server: Disabled
Prevent Network Attack (Firewall): Disabled
—
Lazy: Use this mode on the primary router connected
—
—
—
directly to the ISP (modem) when additional routers are
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used as additional access points. The secondary routers
must be set to “Bridge” or “Repeater” when this option is
selected.
—
Bridge:
Setup a secondary router as a wired or
wireless access point. Connect an Ethernet cable to the
LAN port of the Primary router and connect the other
end to a LAN port of the Secondary router. (Primary
router must be set to “Lazy”). Click “Open Scan” and
select the MAC address of the Primary router to connect
the two devices and establish a wider network.
—
Repeater Mode : Setup a secondary router as a
Wireless Access Point. (Primary router must be set to
“Lazy”). Click “Open Scan” and select the MAC address
of the Primary router to connect the two devices and
establish a wider network.
—
Encrypt Type: Select one from WEP, TKIP, AES for
security here. (Note: It is recommended to leave this
disabled and only use the WLAN Security Settings
instead.)
—
Pass phrase: Enter the encrypted key for wireless
devices. (Note: It is recommended to leave this
disabled and only use the WLAN Security Settings
instead.)
—
AP MAC: Input the MAC address of another (opposing)
wireless router you want to connect.
—
Reboot the Router: Click “System Tools->Reboot”
when finished configuring WDS.
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6.6 Access Control
Allow or block specific wireless clients via their MAC Address
to the wireless network. Select “WLAN Settings -> Access
Control” to display the following screen:
—
MAC Address Filter : Enable/disable MAC address
filter. Select “Off” to disable MAC address filter; “Block”
to prevent the MAC addresses in the list from accessing
the wireless network; “Allow” to allow the MAC address
in the list to access the wireless network.
—
MAC Address Management:Input the MAC address
to implement the filter policy. Click “Add” to finish the
MAC add operation.
—
MAC list:Show the added MAC addresses. You can add
or delete them.
6.7 Connection Status
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This page shows wireless client’s connection status, including
MAC address, Channel bandwidth, etc. Select “WLAN
Settings->Connection Status” to enter the following screen:
—
MAC Address:Shows current MAC addresses of the
hosts connecting to the Router.
—
Bandwidth : Shows current bandwidth of the hosts
(wireless client).
Chapter 7 DHCP Server
7.1 DHCP Settings
DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) assigns an IP
address to the computers on the LAN/private network. When
you enable the DHCP Server, the DHCP Server will allocate
automatically an unused IP address from the IP address pool
to the requesting computer in premise of activating “Obtain
an IP Address Automatically”. Specify the starting and ending
address of the IP Address pool to establish the range of your
IP addresses. “100” to “200” is set by default.
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—
DHCP Server: Click the checkbox to enable/disable
DHCP server.
—
IP Address Start/End: Enter the range of IP address
for DHCP server distribution.
—
Lease Time: The length of the IP address lease.
For example:
If the lease time is an hour, then DHCP server will reclaim the
IP address every hour.
7.2 DHCP List and Binding
Here you can manually control which IP addresses are
associated with each device in your network but typing in a
“Static IP Address” within the range set. Then specifiy a MAC
address of the device you want to assign the IP address to
and click “Add”. Repeat as necessary.
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—
IP Address: Enter the IP address which needs to be
bound.
—
MAC Address:
Enter
the
MAC
address
of
the
computer you want to assign the above IP address. Click
“Add” to add the entry in the list.
—
Hostname: The name of the computer which is added a
new IP address.
—
Lease Time: The left time length of the corresponding
IP address lease.
Chapter 8 Virtual Server
8.1 Port Range Forwarding
This section deals with the port range forwarding. The Port
Range Forwarding allows you to set up a range of public
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services such as web servers, ftp, e-mail and other
specialized Internet applications to an assigned IP address
on your LAN.
—
Start/End Port: Enter the start/end port number which
ranges the External ports used to set the server or
Internet applications.
—
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the PC where you
want to set the applications.
—
Protocol:
Select the protocol (TCP/UDP/Both) for
the application.
—
Delete/Enable:
Click to check it for corresponding
operation.
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—
Well-Known Service Port: Select the well-known
services as DNS, FTP from the drop-down menu to add
to the configured one above.
—
Add: Add the selected well-known port to the policy ID.
NOTE:
If you set the virtual server of the service port as
80, you must set the Web management port on
Remote Web Management page to be any value
except 80 such as 8080. Otherwise, there will be a
conflict to disable the virtual server.
8.2 DMZ Settings
(For Gaming Systems/Video Conferencing)
The DMZ function allows one computer in LAN to be exposed
to the Internet for a special-purpose service as Internet
gaming or videoconferencing.
—
DMZ Host IP Address: The IP address of the
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computer/game system you want to expose.
—
Enable: Click the checkbox to enable the DMZ host.
—
IMPORTANT: When the DMZ host is enabled, the
firewall settings of the DMZ host will not function.
8.3 UPNP Settings
Latest Universal Plug and Play is supported. This function
goes into effect on Windows XP or Windows ME or this
function would go into effect if you have installed software
that supports UPnP. With the UPnP function, host in LAN can
request the router to process some special port switching so
as to enable host outside to visit the resources in the internal
host.
Enable UPnP: Click the checkbox to enable the UPnP.
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Chapter 9 Traffic Control
9.1 Traffic Control
Traffic control is used to limit communication speed in the
LAN and WAN. Up to 20 entries can be supported with the
capability for at most 254 PCs' speed control, including IP
address range configuration.
—
Enable Traffic Control: To enable or disable the
internal IP bandwidth control. The default is disabled.
—
Interface: To limit the uploading and downloading
bandwidth in WAN port.
—
Service: To select the controlled service type, such as
HTTP service.
—
IP Starting Address: The first IP address for traffic
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control.
—
IP Ending Address: The last IP address for traffic
control.
—
Uploading/Downloading:
To
specify
the
traffic
heading way for the selected IP addresses: uploading or
downloading.
—
Bandwidth: To specify the uploading/downloading Min.
/Max. Traffic speed (KB/s), which can not exceed the
WAN speed.
—
Apply: To enable the current editing rule. If not, the rule
will be disabled.
—
Add: After editing the rule, click the “Add” button to add
the current rule to rule list.
—
Apply: Click “Apply” to activate the current rule.
—
Cancel: Click “Cancel” to cancel.
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Chapter 10 Security Settings
10.1 Client Filter Settings
Control and limit specific computers and devices on the
network from accessing the internet at specific times of the
day.
The example below shows a policy that blocks the IP
addresses from 192.168.0.100 to 120 from accessing the
internet Sunday through Thursday 9pm to 5:30am.
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—
Client Filter: Check to enable client filter.
—
Access Policy: Select one number from the drop-down
menu. Set up to 10 rules (policies).
—
Enable: Check to enable the access policy.
—
Clear the Policy: Click “Clear” button to clear all
settings for the policy.
—
Filter Mode: Click one radio button to enable or disable
to access the Internet.
—
Policy Name: Enter a name for the access policy
selected.
—
IP Start/End: Enter the starting/ending IP address for
the computer/device you want the policy to apply to.
You must have manually assigned IP addresses to the
clients you wish to control or else the client’s IP address
will change when the lease runs out.
—
Port No.: Enter the port range based over the protocol
for access policy. If you don’t know the specific Ports you
want to block, enter 1~99999 to block them all.
—
Protocol: Select one protocol (TCP/UDP/Both) from the
drop-down menu. If you’re unsure, select “Both”
—
Times: Select the time range of client filter.
—
Days: Select the day(s) to run the access policy.
10.2 URL Filter Settings
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Limit or control the websites that can be accessed by specific
computers/devices on the network.
—
URL Filter: Check to enable URL filter.
—
Access Policy: Select one number from the drop-down
menu.
—
Enable:
Check to enable the access policy.
—
Clear the Policy: Click “Clear” button to clear all
settings for the policy.
—
Filter Mode: Click one radio button to enable or disable
to access the Internet.
—
Policy Name: Enter a name for the access policy
selected.
—
Start/End IP: Enter the starting/ending IP address.
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—
URL Strings: Specify the text strings or keywords
needed to be filtered. If any part
of
the
URL
contains these strings or words, the web page will not be
accessible and displayed.
—
Times: Select the time range of client filter.
—
Days: Select the day(s) to run the access policy.
10.3 MAC Address Filter (Parental Control)
Limit or Control Access to the internet for specific computers
on the network at certain times of the day.
For example: The example below shows “Jack’s PC” will not
have internet access from 10:00pm to 6am everyday.
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—
MAC Address Filter: Check to enable MAC address
filter.
—
Access Policy: Select one number from the drop-down
menu.
—
Enable: Check to enable the access policy.
—
Clear the Policy: Click “Clear” button to clear all
settings for the policy.
—
Filter Mode: Click one radio button to enable or disable
to access the Internet.
—
Policy Name: Enter a name for the access policy
selected.
—
MAC Address:
Enter the MAC address you want to
run the access policy.
—
Times: Select the time range of client filter.
—
Days: Select the day(s) to run the access policy.
—
Apply: Click to make the settings go into effect.
10.4 Prevent Network Attack (Firewall)
This section is to protect the internal network from exotic
attack such as SYN Flooding attack, Smurf attack, LAND
attack, etc. Once detecting the unknown attack, the Router
will restrict its bandwidth automatically.
The attacker’s IP address can be found from the “System
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Log”.
Prevent Network Attack: Check to enable it for attack
prevention.
10.5 Remote Web Management
This section is to allow the network administrator to manage
the Router remotely. If you want to access the Router from
outside the local network, please select the “Enable”.
—
Enable: Check to enable remote web management.
—
Port: The management port open to outside access. The
default value is 8080.
—
WAN IP Address: Specify the range of the WAN IP
address for remote management.
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Note:
1. If you want to login the device’s Web-based
interface via port 8080, you need use the format of
WAN
IP
address:
http://219.134.32.101:
port
(for
8080)
to
example
implement
remote login.
2.
If your WAN IP address starts and ends with
0.0.0.0, it means all hosts in WAN can implement
remote Web management. If you change the WAN
IP address as 218.88.93.33-218.88.93.35, then
only
the
IP
addresses
as
218.88.93.33,
218.88.93.34 and 218.88.93.35 can access the
Router.
For example:
If you want to configure the IP address 218.88.93.33 to
access the device’s web interface, please set it as follows:
10.6 WAN Ping
The ping test is to check the status of your internet
connection. When disabling the test, the system will ignore
the ping test from WAN.
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—
Ignore Ping from WAN: Check to ignore the ping
request and give no reply.
Chapter11 Routing Setting
11.1 Routing Table
The main duty for a router is to look for a best path for every
data frame, and transfer this data frame to a destination. So,
it’s essential for the router to choose the best path, i.e.
routing arithmetic. In order to finish this function, many
transferring paths, i.e. routing table, are saved in the router,
for choosing when needed.
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Chapter 12 System Tools
12.1 Time Settings
This section is to select the time zone for your location. If you
turn off the Router, the settings for time disappear. However,
the Router will automatically obtain the GMT time again once
it has access to the Internet.
Time Zone: Select your time zone from the drop-down
menu.
Customized time: Enter the time you customize.
Note:
When the Router is powered off, the time setting
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will be lost. Before the Router will obtain GMT time
automatically, you need connect with the Internet
and obtain the GMT time, or set the time on this
page first. Then the time in other features (e.g.
firewall) can be activated.
12.2 DDNS
The
DDNS
(Dynamic
Domain
Name
System)
is
supported in this Router. It is to assign a fixed host and
domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address, which is
used to monitor hosting website, FTP server and so on behind
the Router. If you want to activate this function, please select
“Enable” and a DDNS service provider to sign up.
—
Main Features: Your ISP provides dynamic IP address,
DDNS is used to capture the changeable IP address and
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match the fixed domain. Then users can have access to
the Internet to communicate with others.
DDNS can help you establish virtual host in your home
and company.
—
DDNS: Click the radio button to enable or disable the
DDNS service.
—
Service Provider: Select one from the drop-down
menu and press “Sign up” for registration.
—
User Name: Enter the user name the same as the
registration name.
—
Password: Enter the password you set.
—
Domain Name: Enter the domain name which is
optional.
For example:
In the local host 192.168.0.10 establish a Web server, and
register in 3322.org as follows:
User name
Medialink
Password
123456
Domain Name
Medialink.vicp.net
After mapping the port in the virtual server, setting account
information in DDNS server and in the address field entering
http://Medialink.3322.org, you can access the Web page.
12.3 Backup/Restore Settings
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The device provides backup/restore settings, so you need set
a directory to keep these parameters.
Backup Setting:
Click “Backup” button to back up the Router’s settings and
select the path for save.
Click “Save” to save the configuration files.
Restore Setting:
Click “Browse” button to select the backup files.
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Click “Restore” button to restore previous settings.
12.4 Restore to Factory Default Setting
This button is to reset all settings to the default values. It
means the Router will lose all the settings you have set. So
please Note down the related settings if necessary.
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—
Restore: Click this button to restore to default settings.
Factory Default Settings:
User Name: admin
Password: admin
IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
NOTE:
After restoring to default settings, please restart
the device, then the default settings can go into
effect.
12.5 Upgrade Firmware
The Router provides the firmware upgrade by clicking the
“Upgrade” after browsing the firmware upgrade packet which
you can download from www.medialinkproducts.com.
—
Browse: click this button to select the upgrade file.
—
Upgrade: click this button to start the upgrading
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process. After the upgrade is completed, the Router will
reboot automatically.
12.6 Reboot the Router
Rebooting the Router makes the settings configured go into
effect or to set the Router again if setting failure happens.
Reboot the router: Click this button to reboot the device.
12.7 Password Change
This section is to set a new user name and password to better
secure your router and network. (This is not necessary
unless you want to limit the people already on your network
from accessing the router’s settings.)
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—
User Name: Enter a new user name for the device.
—
Old Password: Enter the old password.
—
New Password: Enter a new password.
—
Re-enter to Confirm: Re-enter to confirm the new
password.
NOTE:
The only people able to access the router’s GUI are
the people connected to your network through a
wired
or
wireless
connection.
Changing
the
password to the GUI is not necessary unless you
want to restrict access to the GUI from devices
that are connected to the network. (For example: if
Parental Control is enabled, you may want to
change this password)
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12.8 System Log
This section is to view the system log. Click the “Refresh” to
update the log. Click “Clear” to clear all shown information. If
the log is over 150 records, it will clear them automatically.
—
Refresh: Click this button to update the log.
—
Clear: Click this button to clear the current shown log.
12.9 Logout
After you have finished the settings completely, in logout
page click “OK” to logout of the router GUI.
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Appendix 1:Glossary
Access
Point (AP): Any entity that has station functionality and
provides access to the distribution services, via the wireless
medium(WM) for associated stations.
Channel: An instance of medium use for the purpose of
passing protocol data units (PDUs) that may be used
simultaneously, in the same volume of space, with other
instances of medium use(on other channels) by other
instances
of
the
same
physical
layer
(PHY),with
an
acceptably low frame error ratio(FER) due to mutual
interference.
SSID: Service Set identifier. An SSID is the network name
shared by all devices in a wireless network. Your network’s
SSID should be unique to your network and identical for all
devices within the network. It is case-sensitive and must not
exceed 20 characters (use any of the characters on the
keyboard).Make sure this setting is the same for all devices
in your wireless network.
WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is the method for
secure
wireless
data
transmission.
WEP
adds
data
encryption to every single packet transmitted in the wireless
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network.
The 40bit and 64bit encryption are the same
because of out 64 bits, 40 bits are private. Conversely, 104
and 128 bit are the same. WEP uses a common KEY to
encode the data.
Therefore, all devices on a wireless
network must use the same key and same type of
encryption. There are 2 methods for entering the KEY; one
is to enter a 16-bit HEX digit. Using this method, users must
enter a 10-digit number (for 64-bit) or 26-digit number (for
128-bit) in the KEY field. Users must select the same key
number for all devices. The other method is to enter a text
and
let
the
computer
generate
the
WEP
key
for
you. However, since each product use different method for
key
generation,
it
might
not
work
for
different
products. Therefore, it is NOT recommended using.
WPA/WPA2: A security protocol for wireless networks that
builds on the basic foundations of WEP. It secures wireless
data transmission by using a key similar to WEP, but the
added strength of WPA is that the key changes dynamically.
The changing key makes it much more difficult for a hacker
to learn the key and gain access to the network.WPA2 is the
second generation of WPA security and provides a stronger
encryption
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