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11 Mbps
Wireless Access Point
User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
I.
Introduction
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II. Contacting Technical Support
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III. Introduction to Wireless Networks
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IV. Installing the Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
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Configuring the Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
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VI Troubleshooting
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VII Frequently Asked Questions
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VIII Regulatory Notes and Statements
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IX Warranty Statements
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point. This Wireless
Access Point is easy to use and easy to setup. If you like the freedom of accessing your network from anywhere within your home or office, then take your networking to the next
level with the Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point. You will be able to have full access
to your network and share files, printers and even your High-Speed Internet access.
Package Contents
Make sure the following items came in this package:
Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point and power adapter
Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point Installation CD-ROM
This User’s Manual and Quick Start Installation Guide
Warranty Card
Minimum System Requirements
PC Computer with an Ethernet Adapter configured for TCP/IP.
Internet Browser (Microsoft Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc..).
Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Second
Edition (SE), XP/Windows NT 4.0
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Introduction
Contacting Technical Support
Actiontec Electronics prides itself on making high-quality, durable, high-performance
products. If you should need assistance, the Actiontec Technical Support Department is
available seven days a week from 6 am to 11pm (Mountain Time), to provide professional support.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 N. Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Phone: 1-719-884-8300 E-mail: techsupp@actiontec.com
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Introduction to Wireless Networks
A wireless network connects computers to each other using radio technology that
allows you the freedom to move around the area and to work anywhere within reach
of an Access Point.
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The Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point can be connected to a wired network,
allowing communication between the wired network and computers using Actiontec
11 Mbps Wireless PC Cards. This technology is an extension to the existing Ethernet
networking standard, so you can connect the Actiontec Wireless Access Point to an
existing Ethernet network.
Adding Access Points to Your Network
Placement and connection of the Actiontec Wireless Access Point depends entirely on
your specific (network) environment. The Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be
used for the following configurations:
Creating a wireless network.
Extending an existing wired Ethernet network.
Connecting to a single computer.
Creating a Wireless Network
Your Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be used to setup a wireless network as
shown in Figure 1. Follow the steps below to create a wireless network.
Figure 1: Creating a Wireless Network
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Introduction to Wireless Networks
Note: Refer to the appropriate user manual for successful installation of your
wireless network.
1. Prepare one computer that you will want to connect wirelessly.
(Install wireless network card and software).
2. Configure the IP settings for this client computer.
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3. Install the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
4. Your 802.11b wireless network is now ready.
5.For further functionality and security, the Actiontec Wireless Access Point
can be configured using the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration utility and the Web Interface.
6. Install other client computers if this is applicable to your environment
Extending a Wired Network with One or More WirelessAccess Points
When the Actiontec Wireless Access Point is used as an extension to a wired network
(figure 2), please make sure that the current wired network is completely
functional.
Figure 2: Extending a Wired Network
Follow these steps to extend you wired network:
1. Install the Actiontec Wireless Access Point and connect it to your wired network
via an open Ethernet port in your switch or hub.
2. You can now use the wireless network.
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3. For further functionality and security, the Actiontec Wireless Access Point can
be configured using the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration
utility and the Web Interface
4. Install the wireless client computer(s).
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Your Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be connected directly to your computer
as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: Connecting Directly to a Computer
Note: Refer to the appropriate user manual for successful installation of your wireless
network.
Follow these steps to connect your Actiontec Wireless Access Point directly to your
computer:
1. Install a network interface card (NIC) in the computer you want to connect the
Actiontec Wireless Access Point to.
2. Configure the IP settings for this client.
3. Install the Access Point.
Note: For this connection you need to use a cross-over Ethernet cable.
4. You can now use the wireless network.
5. For further functionality and security, the Actiontec Wireless Access Point can
be configured using the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration
utility and the Web Interface.
6. Install the wireless client computer(s).
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Introduction to Wireless Networks
Installing the Wireless Access Point
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install
and use it. However, special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock
and static electricity when working with electronic equipment. All guidelines in
this manual and of the computer manufacturer must therefore be followed at all
times to ensure the safe use of the equipment.
Important Notice
This device is a 2.4 GHz low power RF device intended for home and office use in
all EU member states except in France where restrictive use applies. For further
information, refer to “Regulatory notes and statements”
Physical Installation of the Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
For the best performance and range, the Actiontec Wireless Access Point needs to
be placed in an upright vertical position as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Actiontec 11 Mbps Wireless Access Point
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The Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be installed in 2 different ways:
On a desktop.
Determine a clear area on your desktop where the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point can be placed in an upright position clear of obstructions.
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Figure 5: Actiontec Wireless Access Point on a desktop
Mounted on a wall.
Prior to drilling holes into a wall, make sure the wall area of interest is clear of
electrical wiring or water pipes.
Determine the position of the screws and mark with a pencil.
Drill holes in the wall at the location of the marks.
Insert plastic lugs into the holes
Fasten the screws into the plastic lugs, making sure to leave a 3mm distance
as clearance between the wall and screw heads.
Mount the Actiontec Wireless Access Point onto the screws.
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Figure 6: Actiontec Wireless Access Point on a wall
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Connecting the Access Point to a Network
Now that your Actiontec Wireless Access Point has been installed, it is ready to be
connected to the power outlet and to your wired network.
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Figure 7: Actiontec Wireless Access Point connectors
1. Attach the power adapter output connector to the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point, plug it into an AC outlet and check the power LED to confirm if you are
connected properly.
2. Identify the Ethernet port, which is located next to the power connector on the
Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
3. Attach the Ethernet cable to the Actiontec Wireless Access Point and connect the
cable on the other end to either a hub in the network or a computer. Please see
the note below for proper connection.
If the Actiontec Wireless Access Point is connected to an Ethernet switch or
hub, a “normal” (not a cross-wired) Ethernet cable must be used.
If the Actiontec Wireless Access Point is connected directly to a computer, a
“cross-wired” (not a normal) Ethernet cable must be used.
Connecting to a switched Ethernet port is recommended so that the full 11
Mbps bandwidth of the Access Point is dedicated.
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LEDs
There are three LEDs (Light emitting diodes) on the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
These visual aids can help you verify proper operation.
Power
The power LED lights up when
the Access Point is connected to
a power source.
Radio
The radio LED blinks when the
Access Point is actively connected
with wireless clients.
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Network The network LED lights up when
the Access Point is connected or
actively exchanging Ethernet packets.
Figure 8: Actiontec Wireless Access Point LEDs
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Configuring the Wireless Access Point
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point is a ready to use device. It is delivered with
default settings that allow you to have access to it without configuring it. When you
do configure the Actiontec Wireless Access Point, you can change the settings with
respect to security, radio channels, etc.
Whether you need to configure the Actiontec Wireless Access Point or not, depends
entirely on how you apply the Actiontec Wireless Access Point to your environment.
Configuring the Wireless Access Point means installing settings with respect to the
use of security, radio channels, identification, etc. You only need to configure the
Wireless Access Point when you want to change these settings.
Note: Not configuring your Actiontec Wireless Access Point will make the network
accessible to anyone. If you prefer that others not be able to connect to the Access Point, we
recommend that you at least configure the security settings
Installing the Actiontec Access Point Configuration Utility
1. Place the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Installation CD-ROM in the computer’s CD-ROM drive of the computer that is connected to the Access Point. (The
InstallShield Wizard will launch when drive door closes.) If the InstallShield
Wizard has not launched, look for the file named SETUP.EXE under the Actiontec
Wireless Access Point Installation CD-ROM’s root directory and double click on
it.
2. The Installation wizard will execute the InstallShield Wizard and present the
following screen. Click on Next to continue.
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3. The Install Shield Wizard will proceed to install the Actiontec Wireless Access
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Point Configuration Utility. Once completed click Finish to continue.
4. Once the process has completed, you will be returned to the Windows Desktop.
You can now use the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility.
Launching the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility
1. The Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility is started from the Start
Menu by clicking on Programs, then 11Mbps Access Point followed by
Configuration Utility.
2. Once the application starts, click Next to continue.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility will now search for all
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Access Points within range, whether they have been configured properly or not.
3. In the ‘Select wireless ethernet device’ dialog, select the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point you want to configure from the list. Once the Actiontec Wireless Access
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Point is selected, click Next to continue.
If the Access Point you are looking for does not appear in the list, click Rescan.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility will search for the
Actiontec Wireless Access Point again. For example, use this to find Access
Points that have just been switched on or reset.
These devices may take up to a minute to find the Access Point’s IP address, and
they will not appear in the list until then. If the device that you want to manage
is not in the list and is not found after clicking the Rescan button, refer to the
troubleshooting guide for help.
4. Once the ‘Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility Ready-to-Start’
window appears, you are ready to start the Web Interface. Click on Finish to
continue.
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Starting the Web Interface
Once the Actiontec Wireless Access Point Configuration Utility has finished and the
Actiontec Wireless Access Point is available for configuration in the network, the Web
Interface application is launched in a web browser. This will look like you are browsing a Web site on the Internet, but in reality you are connecting directly with the
Access Point.
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You can now edit the settings for the Actiontec Wireless Access Point
Web Interface Contents
The Web Interface application allows you to view and carry out setting changes for
the Actiontec Wireless Access Point. Refer to this list when changing your Actiontec
Wireless Access Point internal settings.
Settings Summary
This page contains a summary of settings for the Actiontec
Wireless Access Point.
To display the Settings Summary page, click
This is only an information screen and does not allow changes.
Wireless Settings
Here you can install items such as the identification of the
device and the radio channel.
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SSID: This is the Service Set ID. Only the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point and clients that share the same Service Set ID (SSID) are able to
communicate with each other. Make sure that the Actiontec Wireless
Access Point and the access computer share the same name.
Radio Channel: This is the channel that the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point uses to transmit and receive information. The channel that you
select here is restricted to the channels that can be used within your
Regulatory Domain.
Regulatory Domain: The Regulatory Domain is displayed here. Every
region or country has a regulatory body which governs the use of radio
channels (This is a factory setting and cannot be changed).
To display the Wireless Settings page, click Here you will be able to change
the following settings:
Security Against Unauthorized Network Access
order to protect against unauthorized network access, the
Actiontec Wireless Access Point can create an Access Control
List (ACL).
To display the Security Against Unauthorized Network Access page click on
the icon
All clients are accepted: When you select this option, you allow access
to all PC Cards, except for ones that you specified as denied in the exception list. This option can be useful if you do not want to keep track of all
PC Cards, knowing that some PC Cards will need to be denied access
because they are not accounted for.
Deny all clients: When you select this option, you deny access to all PC
Cards except the ones you specified as accepted in the exception list.
You can choose to allow access to all client computers or deny access to all
client computers, and create a list of exceptions for both options.
Once you have selected whether you want to allow access to all clients or deny
access to all clients, you can create an exception list.
Note: The title of the exception list reads:
“denied clients” This enables you to deny access to all clients.
“accepted clients” This allows access to all clients.
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Adding a client computer to the exception list
To add a client computer to the exception list, the following steps must be followed:
Click on ‘Add Client’
In the ‘Mac Address’ field, enter the MAC address of the client that you want
to allow or deny access to. Tip: The “MAC Address” is also known as the
gardware address.
Click ‘OK’ to finish adding the client computer to the exception list.
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Deleting a client computer from the exception list
To delete a client computer to the exception list, follow these steps:
Click on ‘Delete Client’
Select the ‘Mac Address(es)’ of the client(s) that you want to remove
from the list.
Click ‘OK’ to finish updating the exception list.
Security Against Eavesdropping
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point provides encryption to secure
the data flow over the air to and from the Access Point. This can
be configured in the ‘Security against eavesdropping’ page.
To display the ‘Security against eavesdropping’ page, click:
The security features available are:
Open System: When you select this option, clients have access without the
WEP encryption key (password).
WEP: When you select this option, you activate WEP security. When you
select this feature, the ‘Enter the WEP Settings’ dialog is displayed.
Change WEP Settings
When you select the WEP radio button or click the ‘Change Settings’ link, the
‘Enter the WEP Settings’ dialog becomes available.
To change these settings: Select the WEP mode: 40 bit or 104 bit. This is the
length of the key you’ll need to enter. For WEP 40-bit, the key is 10 characters long. For WEP 104- bit, the key is 26 characters long. The longer the key,
the harder it is to crack the encryption. However, if you plan to use the product with product from another vendor, please be advised that only 40 bit
encryption is found under Wi-Fi certification testing. Consequently, 104 bit
encryption may or may not work with another vendor’s product.
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Enter a password:
- WEP 40: the key must contain exactly 10 characters
For example: 02f4e621ac
- WEP 104: the key must contain exactly 26 characters.
For example: 02f4e621ac29183ac6b4f9a3e1
Note: WEP uses a key base along with other encryption algorithms to insure a
secure link, therefore only the following alphanumeric characters are
allowed in the key:
- 0 to 9,
- a to f.
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Click OK.
Security Against Unauthorized Configuration
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point provides a method for password protecting the
device that is known as the WCS (Write
Community String). When you set a password, you
can only make changes to the Actiontec Wireless
Access Point by supplying the correct password.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point can also be locked to insure that no one can
change its configuration. In order to unlock the device, you need to press the hardware reset button. This increases security so that only people who can physically
access the Access Point, will be able to change its configuration.
To display the ‘security against unauthorized
configuration’ page, click
Change Password
Click on the button ‘Change Password’ and a window opens in where
you can enter the password “WCS” (twice).
Click OK. The change is applied, and a dialog asking for a user name and
password appears. Leave the ‘user name’ field empty, and in the
‘password’ field, enter the password (WCS) you just chose.
Once you have set a password (WCS) , anyone who opens the Web Interface will be
presented with a dialog asking for a user name and password. Leave the ‘user name’
field empty, and in the ‘password’ field, enter the password (WCS).
Locking the Actiontec Wireless Access Point
Click on the button ‘Lock’ Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
A warning appears: “Are you sure you want to lock the Access Point?” This
will immediately prevent making configuration changes. You will still be
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able to view the current settings.
Click on ‘OK’ to lock the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
At this point, no additional configuration changes to the Actiontec
Wireless Access Point are allowed.
To unlock the Actiontec Wireless Access Point. refer to Frequently Asked
Questions’ “Unlocking the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.”
Identity
This page displays all the physical information on the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
To display the ‘identity’ page, click
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Here you will be able to make changes to the following settings:
Location: This is a text field in which you can enter where the Access
Point is installed (“Room 412”).
You can put any text into this field. The text has no influence on how the
Access Point works.
Contact: This is a text field in which identifies the name of the
systems
administrator
responsible
for
the
Access
Point
(“admin@domain.com”).
You can put any text into this field. The text has no influence on how the
Access Point works.
Mac address: The MAC address is displayed here.
Access Point Type: Information on your type of Access Point is
displayed here.
Firmware version: The version of Access Point firmware is displayed here.
When you have entered or changed your data:
Click ‘Cancel’ to discard the changes.
Click ‘Apply’ to apply the changes to the Access Point.
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IP Settings
This page displays all the IP Settings for the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
To display the ‘IP Settings’ page, click
On this page, the following settings are displayed:
IP Address
Subnet mask
Gateway
It is not possible to change these addresses from within the Web Interface.
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If you want to change the IP settings of an Access Point that already has
proper IP settings, you need to use the Actiontec Wireless Access Point
Configuration Utility and change them manually.
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Troubleshooting
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point is a reliable device and its designed to operate
unattended. We have recognized some of the potential problems that may arise during setup and installation, therefore; we have compiled a set of solutions to the most
common problems. These answers will help you in achieving a flawless operation of
this device.
The Configuration Utility does not find the Actiontec Wireless Access Point.
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Possible Cause
Solution
Is the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point powered up?
Check the power LED to insure that the
access point is connected to an electrical
source.
No link with the Wireless card
in your computer.
Check the radio signal LED on the wireless
card for possible range problems.
Is there a Network connection?
Check the network LED, the Access Point
may take up to a minute to find an IP Address
it can use if Auto IP is used to assign an IP
address.
Client cannot make connection.
A wireless client is not (yet) connected to
the Access Point. Refer to the manual of the
wireless client on how to connect.
Has the proper Network cable
been used?
If the Access Point is connected to a hub, a
‘normal’ (not a cross-wired) cable must be used
If the Access Point is connected directly to a
computer, a cross-wired cable must be used.
Browser starts but window stays empty.
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Possible Cause
Solution
Your browser uses a proxy
server to connect to the
Web Interface.
Reconfigure proxy settings in your browser.
Troubleshooting
In any browser, make sure you have the
browser to enable ‘Bypass Proxy server for
local address’
Frequently Asked Questions
How far can I be from the access point and maintain a connection?
The indoor range is approximately 50 to 100 meters (165 to 330 feet).
The outdoor range is 300 meters (1000 feet) or more.
How fast is the Wireless Network?
The data rate at optimal conditions is 11 Mbps. This rate does vary depending
on the distance from the access point and the amount of attenuation (physical
barriers, such as walls, glass, etc.) the signal must go through. The data rate will
automatically shift down to 5.5 Mpbs, 2 Mbps and 1 Mbps to maintain the connection where necessary.
Can I connect a DSL or Cable Modem to it?
Yes, provided the DSL or Cable modem has an Ethernet UTP connector.
Can I share theInternet through the Actiontec Wireless Access Point?
Yes. To accomplish this you need to set up your network as follows:
1. Install a gateway
2. Connect the gateway to your internet connection.
3. Connect the gateway to your Access Point.
4. Install Wireless network cards in your clients.
5. Configure the clients to connect to the Access Point and the gateway.
Does it provide roaming capabilities?
Yes. When the Actiontec Wireless Access Point is used in conjunction with
other Access Points, as in the case of campuses and larger offices, users can
roam within the network provided all Access Points are set to the same Service
Set ID (SSID) correctly and are connected to the same Ethernet LAN.
Although the device allows roaming, it is not a signal repeater and is limited
to the range between the Access Point and the client computer.
Does it provide network traffic filtering capabilities?
No. The Actiontec Wireless Access Point is not an Integrated Access Device
(IAD). For network traffic filtering capabilities a firewall or similar must be
used.
Does it provide load balancing capabilities?
No. The Actiontec Wireless Access Point is not designed to track the load on
the network resources. This is just a data transport device.
How do I unlock the Access Point?
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point factory default settings allow immediate access
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without configuration. The Configuration utility has been provided for further configuring of the device. The Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be locked to prevent changes to security and network access through KickStart.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point can be unlocked either through the use of the
KickStart Utility or through hardware unlock feature.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point unlock/reset button is found below the power
connector and UTP (Ethernet) connector. It is a small red button.
How do I unlock the Access Point so I can reconfigure it?
To unlock the Access Point so that the configuration changes are allowed again:
Press the red button found below the power connector and UTP (Ethernet)
connector briefly.
The Actiontec Wireless Access Point lock is unlocked. All settings, including
IP settings, are retained.
You can now use the Web Interface to manage the Access Point again.
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How do I reset the Access Point to its factory settings?
If the reset button is pressed for more than 5 seconds, the Actiontec Wireless Access
Point will be reset to the default factory settings:
Press the red button found below the power connector and UTP (Ethernet)
connector and keep it pressed down.
The radio LED will first light up constantly.
Release the reset button when the LED has stopped lighting.
All settings are deleted.
Use the Configuration Utility to install new IP settings.(If you have a
DHCP server the IP settings will probably remain the same.)
You can now use the Web Interface to manage the Access Point again.
Can I launch the Web Interface Manually?
If you know the IP address of the Actiontec Wireless Access Point, you can manually
open the Web Interface in a web browser, just as you would any other web page.
Open a web browser.
Type in the web address of the Actiontec Wireless Access Point on the address
bar as follows: http://IP address of the Access Point/
You can bookmark the web address for the web Interface for easier access.
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Regulatory Notes and Statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use Radio frequency electromagnetic
energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions
however are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless
devices like for example mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use by
consumers, because they operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be
restricted in some situations or environments for example:
• On board of airplanes, or
• In an explosive environment, or
• In case the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified
as harmful.
In case the policy regarding the use of Wireless LAN devices in specific organizations
or environments (e.g. airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial plants, private
buildings etc.) is not clear, please ask for authorization to use these devices prior
to operating the equipment.
Regulatory Information/disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with
the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any
changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by the
manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The Manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused
by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution or attachment of
connecting cables and equipment other than manufacturer specified. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment.
Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for
any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failing to comply
with these guidelines.
USA-FCC (Federal Communications Commission) statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
un-desired operation of this device.
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FCC Interference Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules., as well as ICES 003 B / NMB
003 B. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Modifications not expressly authorized by Actiontec Electronics may invalidate
the user's right to operate this equipment.
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 not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65C
and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091,
2.1093, and 15.247 (b) (4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices.
The radiated output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized. When using this device, a certain
separation distance between antenna and nearby persons has to be kept to ensure RF
exposure compliance. In order to comply with RF exposure limits established in the
ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the antennas and the user should not
be less than 20 cm (8 inches).
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or
transferred from the US or Canada without an approved US Department of
Commerce export license.
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Regulatory Notes and Statements
Actiontec Electronics, Inc. Limited Warranty
Hardware: Actiontec Electronics Inc. warrants to the end user (“Customer”) that this
hardware product will be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under
normal use and service, for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase from
Actiontec Electronics or its authorized reseller.
Actiontec Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at
Actiontec’s option and expense, to repair the defective product or part, deliver to
Customer an equivalent product or part to replace the defective item, or if neither of
the two foregoing options is reasonably available, Actiontec Electronics may, in its
sole discretion, refund to Customer the purchase price paid for the defective product. All products that are replaced will become the property of Actiontec Electronics
Inc. Replacement products may be new or reconditioned. Actiontec Electronics warrants any replaced or repaired product or part for ninety (90) days from shipment,
or the remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.
SOFTWARE: Actiontec Electronics warrants to Customer that each software program licensed from it will perform in substantial conformance to its program specifications, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from Actiontec
Electronics or its authorized reseller. Actiontec Electronics warrants the media containing software against failure during the warranty period. The only updates that
will be provided are at the sole discretion of Actiontec Electronics and will only be
available for download at the Actiontec website, www.actiontec.com. Actiontec
Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at Actiontec
Electronics’ option and expense, to refund the purchase price paid by Customer for
any defective software product, or to replace any defective media with software
which substantially conforms to applicable Actiontec Electronics published specifications. Customer assumes responsibility for the selection of the appropriate applications program and associated reference materials. Actiontec Electronics makes no
warranty or representation that its software products will meet Customer’s requirements or work in combination with any hardware or applications software products
provided by third parties, that the operation of the software products will be uninterrupted or error free, or that all defects in the software products will be corrected.
For any third-party products listed in the Actiontec Electronics software product
documentation or specifications as being compatible, Actiontec Electronics will make
reasonable efforts to provide compatibility, except where the non-compatibility is
caused by a “bug” or defect in the third party’s product or from use of the software
product not in accordance with Actiontec Electronics published specifications or
User Guide.
THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS PRODUCT MAY INCLUDE OR BE
BUNDLED WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THE USE OF WHICH IS
GOVERNED BY A SEPARATE END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT.
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THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO
SUCH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE. FOR THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY,
PLEASE REFER TO THE END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT GOVERNING
THE USE OF SUCH SOFTWARE.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE: Customer may contact Actiontec
Electronics Technical Support Center within the applicable warranty period to
obtain warranty service authorization. Dated proof of purchase from Actiontec
Electronics or its authorized reseller may be required. Products returned to Actiontec
Electronics must be pre-authorized by Actiontec Electronics with a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number marked on the outside of the package,
and sent prepaid and packaged appropriately for safe shipment, and it is recommended that they be insured or sent by a method that provides for tracking of the
package. The repaired or replaced item will be shipped to Customer, at Actiontec
Electronics’ expense, not later than thirty (30) days after Actiontec Electronics
receives the defective product.
Return the product to:
In the United States
Actiontec Electronics, Inc
760 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Actiontec Electronics shall not be responsible for any software, firmware, information
or memory data or Customer contained in, stored on, or integrated with any products returned to Actiontec Electronics for repair, whether under warranty or not
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WARRANTIES EXCLUSIVE: IF AN ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ PRODUCT DOES NOT OPERATE AS WARRANTED ABOVE, CUSTOMER’S
SOLE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. TO THE FULL EXTENT
ALLOWED BY LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, TERMS
OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EITHER IN FACT OR BY
OPERATION OF LAW, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES, TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, CORRESPONDENCE WITH DESCRIPTION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF
WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED . ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS
NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO
ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS.
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE THAT THE
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ALLEGED DEFECT OR MALFUNCTION IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT
EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY CUSTOMER’S OR ANY THIRD PERSON’S
MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPT TO OPEN, REPAIR OR MODIFY THE PRODUCT,
OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE,
OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OTHER HAZARDS OR ACTS OF
GOD.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW,
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS ALSO EXCLUDES FOR ITSELF AND ITS
SUPPLIERS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR
LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE,
USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF ITS PRODUCT,
EVEN IF ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS OR ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLER
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND
LIMITS ITS LIABILITY TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT,OR REFUND OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. THIS
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF
ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
DISCLAIMER: Some countries, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the limitation of incidental or consequential damages
for certain products supplied to consumers, or the limitation of liability for personal
injury, so the above limitations and exclusions may be limited in their application
to you. When the implied warranties are not allowed to be excluded in their entirety, they will be limited to the duration of the applicable written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary depending on local law.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The customer may contact the Director of Technical
Support in the event the Customer is not satisfied with Actiontec Electronics
response to the complaint. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied with
the response of the Director of Technical Support, the Customer is instructed to contact the Director of Marketing. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied
with the response of the Director of Marketing, the Customer is instructed to contact the Chief Financial Officer and/or President.
GOVERNING LAW: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the
State of California, U.S.A. excluding its conflicts of laws principles and excluding the
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
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