Amped Wireless RTA15 Setup guide

Amped Wireless RTA15 Setup guide
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SETUP GUIDE
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RTA15
High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Router
1
Disconnect & Power Off your Existing Router
(if available)
Disconnect your existing router from your computer, your
broadband modem, and its power outlet. If you do not have
an existing router please continue to Step 2.
Existing Router
Modem
2
Power Off your Modem
Remove
Backup battery
Power off the modem by disconnecting the modem’s power
adapter from the power outlet. If your modem has a backup
battery, remove the backup battery from your modem.
Do NOT power on your modem until Step 4.
3
Modem
Connect the Router to your Modem
Use the included blue Ethernet cable and
connect one end of the cable to your modem.
a
Connect the other end of the cable to the blue
Modem
port on the Router.
b
Modem
Do NOT connect the power adapter to the
Router at this time.
Router
4
Power On your Modem
Reinsert
Backup battery
Plug in the power adapter and reinsert the backup battery
(if available) to power on the modem.
Allow a minute or two for the modem to initiate.
Modem
5
Attach the Antennas to their Specific Connectors on the Router
Attach the three included Antennas to
their corresponding numbers:
1
2
3
Antenna 1 (5.0GHz only) to Antenna Port 1
Antenna 2 (2.4 and 5.0GHz) to Antenna Port 2
Antenna 3 (2.4GHz only) to Antenna Port 3
6
Power On the Router and Connect it to your Computer
Connect the included grey Ethernet cable to
an available network port on your computer
or connect to the Router's Wi-Fi network:
Amped_RTA15_2.4 or Amped_RTA15_5.0
Password: wireless
Attach the Power Adapter to the Router’s
PWR
port and a power outlet.
7
Open your Web Browser
Enter the setup web address into your browser:
http://setup.ampedwireless.com
If the URL fails to open, then try: http://192.168.3.1
When prompted, enter the login and password:
LOGIN:
PASSWORD:
admin
admin
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Disable any third party firewalls that your computer may have on (e.g., Norton/ZoneAlarm/Windows Defender).
Check to see that your computer is NOT connected to any wireless networks.
Accessing the setup menu does not require Internet access. The menu is served from the Router.
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Welcome to the Dashboard
The Dashboard will provide you with the current
status of the Router.
If the Dashboard shows that you are connected
to the Internet, then you're done. You may now
browse the Internet.
If you wish to configure additional settings or
if the Dashboard shows a problem with your
Internet connection, click Basic Setup to configure:
1
Internet Connection Settings
2
Wi-Fi Settings
Click Basic Setup to begin.
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Welcome to the Basic Setup Wizard
Double check that the modem is connected
to the Router's Modem port.
Check that your antennas are attached to their
corresponding antenna connectors.
Click Next to continue.
10
Configure your Internet Connection
Automatically configure your Internet settings
by clicking on Automatic Configuration.
More advanced users may choose to
configure their connection manually by
selecting Manual Configuration.
If your Internet provider requires that you log
in before accessing the Internet, you will need
to do so under Manual Configuration.
If there is a problem with the Automatic
Configuration, the wizard will notify you of the
issue. If you continue to have problems, contact
our support department at 888-573-8820.
If the Automatic Configuration was successful,
you will be directed to a Configuration
Successful page.
Click Next to continue.
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Configure your Wireless and Security Settings
5.0GHz Wireless Settings
The default ID of your 5.0GHz wireless network is:
Amped_RTA15_5.0
To change it, enter a new name in the SSID
field. Users connecting wirelessly to the Router
will use this ID to identify your 5.0GHz wireless
network.
The default Security Key (WPA/WPA2) of your
5.0GHz wireless network is: wireless
To change it, enter a new key in the Security Key
field. The key must be at least 8 characters long.
Click Next to apply your settings and continue
with the settings for your 2.4GHz network.
2.4GHz Wireless Settings
The default ID of your 2.4GHz wireless network is:
Amped_RTA15_2.4
To change it, enter a new name in the SSID
field. Users connecting wirelessly to the Router
will use this ID to identify your 2.4GHz wireless
network.
The default Security Key (WPA/WPA2) of your
2.4GHz wireless network is: wireless
To change it, enter a new key in the Security Key
field. The key must be at least 8 characters long.
Click Next to apply your settings. The Router
will reboot. This process may take up to 1
minute. The page will automatically reload after
the countdown. If it does not, you may need to
refresh the page manually or check your
connection to the router.
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Setup Summary
Congratulations, the Router is now successfully
configured and your settings are now saved. You
may now connect additional devices directly
to the 4 wired ports on the back panel or
connect wirelessly to the Router.
? Need Help? Give us a call.
Phone: 888-573-8820
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.ampedwireless.com/support
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LED Indicator Information
Power: Indicates when the Router is powered on. The LED will remain on.
WPS: When Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is activated, the Power LED blinks as it awaits a connection.
5.0GHz Wireless Activity: Blinks rapidly when data traffic is transmitted or received over the 5.0GHz wireless network.
2.4GHz Wireless Activity: Blinks rapidly when data traffic is transmitted or received over the 2.4GHz wireless network.
Internet Connection: Indicates when the Router is connected to a broadband modem.
The LED will blink rapidly when Internet traffic is transmitted or received.
Gigabit Wired Ports 1-4: Indicates when a networking device is connected to a wired port on the back of the Router.
The LED will blink rapidly when wired data traffic is transmitted or received.
USB Connection: Indicates when a USB storage device is connected to the USB port.
How to Connect Wirelessly to the Router
Windows 7 and Vista
Windows 8
Click on the Wireless icon to see available wireless
networks (For Vista, click Start > Connect To). Select
"Amped_RTA15_2.4" or "Amped_RTA15_5.0"
network and click Connect. When prompted for a
password, enter "wireless".
Swipe in from the right edge to access the
charms bar, tap on Settings, select the
Wi-Fi icon, and select "Amped_RTA15_2.4"
or "Amped_RTA15_5.0". When prompted for
a password, enter "wireless".
Wireless Network
Wireless Network
Amped_RTA15_2.4
Amped_RTA15...
iPhone
Mac OS X
Tap on your Settings icon, select Wi-Fi, and
choose the network, "Amped_RTA15_2.4" or
"Amped_RTA15_5.0". When prompted for a
password, enter "wireless".
Click on the Wireless icon to see available
wireless networks. Select "Amped_RTA15_2.4"
or "Amped_RTA15_5.0" network. When prompted
for a password, enter "wireless".
Amped_RTA15_2.4
Amped_RTA15...
iPad Tablet
A. Tap the "Home" button to get to the home page.
B. Tap the "Settings" app icon.
C. Tap on Wi-Fi to enter the iPad’s Wi-Fi settings.
D. Toggle the Wi-Fi "On/Off" selector switch to "On"
E. Under "Choose a Network," select:
"Amped_RTA15_2.4" or "Amped_RTA15_5.0"
F. When prompted, enter the wireless security key:
"wireless"
Amped_RTA15_2.4
Android Tablet
A. Tap the "Apps" menu on the tablet screen.
B. Locate and tap the "Settings" app icon.
C. Under "Wireless & networks," tap "Wi-Fi settings"
D. Tap the Wi-Fi box to turn on Wi-Fi and scan.
E. Under "Wi-Fi networks," select:
"Amped_RTA15_2.4" or "Amped_RTA15_5.0"
F. When prompted, enter the Password key: "wireless"
Amped_RTA15_2.4
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (One-Touch Setup or Push Button Configuration)
If your Wi-Fi device has WPS one-touch setup, you can use it to connect to the Router:
A. Hold down the WPS button on the Router (back panel) for 3 seconds.
The Power LED will begin to blink.
B. As it blinks, push the WPS button on your wireless adapter or enable WPS with the provided
software for your wireless adapter. WPS will automatically configure the connection settings
for your wireless adapter to connect to the Router.
Setting a Login and Password
The Router has a default login
and password to access the web menu:
LOGIN:
PASSWORD:
admin
admin
This login/password is NOT the wireless network key used to connect to your wireless network.
It is strongly recommended that you change these settings and
select your own personal login and password. The Password menu
can be accessed through the web menu under More Settings >
Management > Password on the left side of the web menu.
If you forget your login and password, you will need to reset the Router back to default settings and use the
default login and password (login: admin, password: admin) to access the web menu. View the instructions
below on how to reset your Router back to default settings.
Using the Features on the Router
The Router is equipped with many powerful security features which can be accessed through the
web menu on the left side under Smart Features, Firewall Settings and Quality of Service:
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Wireless Access Scheduling
Control when your Wi-Fi is on/off
Location: 2.4 or 5.0GHz Wi-Fi Settings > Access Schedule
User Access Control (MAC/IP)
Restrict network access to specific users
Location: Smart Features > User Access
Wireless Coverage Control
Adjust the distance of your wireless network
Location: 2.4 or 5.0GHz Wi-Fi Settings > Wireless Coverage
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Block Websites
Prevent access to specific websites
Location: Smart Features > Block Websites
Firewall Settings
Protect your network from outside intruders
Location: Firewall Settings
Quality of Service (Prioritize Bandwidth)
Manage your network bandwidth
Location: Quality of Service
Web Menu (Left Side)
If you are unfamiliar or want more information on how to set up Smart Features, Firewall
Settings, Quality of Service, please refer to the User’s Guide on the included CD.
How to Share USB Storage Devices
1
Connect a USB storage device to the
USB port on the back panel.
2
Log onto the web menu at http://setup.ampedwireless.com
and click the USB Storage tab.
3
Follow the instructions for configuring the settings
to share the USB storage device.
Reset
Button
USB Port
How to Reset the Router to Default Settings
There are two options to reset the Router back to factory default settings:
1
Access the Reset button on through the web menu on the left side under
More Settings > Management > Save/Reload Settings. Select the Reset
Settings to Default.
2
Access the physical Reset button on the back panel of the Router:
Hold down the Reset button for five to ten (5-10) seconds. You may need to
use a pen tip or pin to access the button. Pressing the Reset Button for less
than five (5) seconds will simply reboot the Router while saving
your existing settings.
Using the Included Desktop Stand and Cable Organizer
1
Check that all your cables are
connected to the Router and locate
the Desktop Stand.
2
Tuck the cables to the bottom of
the Router and slide them through
the hole on the Stand.
3
Attach and fasten the Desktop
Stand to lock the cables in place.
Troubleshooting Tips
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I entered setup.ampedwireless.com and it failed to open the Web Menu.
a. Make sure your computer is connected to the Router using the included Ethernet cable.
Ensure that the power on the Router is on.
b. Check that your computer IS NOT connected to any wireless networks. If it is, disable your Wi-Fi connection
and disconnect from all wireless networks. Reboot the router and try again.
c. Close your current web browser and reopen it. Use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (8.0 and up), or Safari.
d. Open your web browser and enter 192.168.3.1 into the web address bar.
e. Reset the Router to default settings by holding the Reset Button (located on the back panel)
for ten (10) seconds and try again.
f. If you still cannot access the menu, disconnect the Ethernet cable and connect wirelessly to the Router.
Open your web browser to setup.ampedwireless.com.
I am having problems with features on the Web Menu. When clicking buttons, it does not register my action.
a. Check that you are using a supported web browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (8.0 and up) and Safari.
If you are using an unsupported web browser, such as Firefox, please change to one of the supported web
browsers and try again.
The Basic Setup could not automatically configure my Internet connection.
a. Reset your modem by holding down the reset button located on the back of the modem for approximately
ten (10) seconds. Try again.
b. Reboot the Router by unplugging the power adapter and plugging it back in.
c. Static IP: Your Internet connection may require a static IP setting. Check with your ISP to obtain the IP settings.
d. DSL Connection: Your Internet connection may require login information. If you are using PPPoE mode,
you will need to manually configure your Internet connection settings and obtain your username and password.
e. Cable Modem: Your Internet connection may require you to clone your MAC address. Go to More Settings >
IP Settings > Internet Network (WAN) and select Automatic/Dynamic (DHCP) from the dropdown menu.
Clone your PC’s MAC address under the DNS settings.
I cannot find the 5.0GHz network when scanning from my computer.
a. Your computer may have a single band, 2.4GHz only capable network adapter.
If you continue to have issues setting up the Router, give us a call — we’re here to help: 888-573-8820
Visit our website for more support information and answers to frequently asked questions: www.ampedwireless.com/support
Amped Wireless
A Division of Newo Corporation
Copyright © 2013 Amped Wireless / Newo Corporation. All rights reserved.
Amped Wireless, Newo Corporation, the Amped Wireless Logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Newo Corporation.
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