Amped Wireless SR600EX Installation guide
? Need Help? Give us a call. Phone: 888-573-8820 Email: [email protected] Web: www.ampedwireless.com/support SETUP GUIDE — R E A D F I R S T — SR600EX High Power Wireless-N 600mW Pro Range Extender / Smart Repeater 1 Find a location for installation View the package insert for instructions on how to optimally position the Pro Range Extender / Smart Repeater. OUTDOOR SETUP Pro Range Extender RECOMMENDED SIGNAL STRENGTH >70% Hotspot See back side for mounting instructions. INDOOR SETUP RECOMMENDED SIGNAL STRENGTH >70% Pro Range Extender Indoor range will be limited. Line of sight with a Pro Access Point is required for connections up to 1.5 miles. IMPORTANT: PLACE THE PRO RANGE EXTENDER / SMART REPEATER IN A LOCATION WHERE IT CAN RECEIVE A STRONG SIGNAL FROM YOUR WIRELESS ROUTER >70% This can be done before or after setup is complete. The Range Extender / Repeater will save your settings. 2 Hardware Connections d PWR REPEATER LAN Open the lid of the Pro Range Extender and check that the 30 ft PoE cable is securely fastened to the POE port. Locate the PoE Adapter and connect the 30 ft PoE cable to the REPEATER port on the PoE Adapter. 3 Locate the power adapter and connect one end to a power outlet and the other end to the POWER port on the PoE adapter. d Use the included network cable to connect LAN your PC to the PoE adapter’s port. Disconnect your PC from Wireless Networks and open your Web Browser Windows 7 & Vista (Example) Wireless Network Click on the Wireless icon to see available wireless networks (For Vista, click Start > Connect To). Select your current wireless network and click Disconnect. Wireless Network 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://192.168.1.240 Note: Accessing the setup menu does not require Internet access 4 Welcome to the Smart Setup Wizard The wizard will guide you through the setup of your Pro Range Extender. Click Next to begin. 5 Scan for a Wireless Network to Repeat Click Scan to begin scanning for nearby wireless networks. Highlight and select the wireless network that you wish to repeat. Recommended Signal >70% Select the wireless network with a signal strength greater than 70% for the most reliable connection. Poor signal connections may cause slow speeds or dropped connections. Click Next to continue. Note: If you do not see your desired wireless network, move the Pro Range Extender closer to the router and scan again as it may be out of range. 6 Home Network Security Settings (If necessary) If your wireless home network has security enabled, you will need to enter the security code here. If your wireless home network does not have security enabled, leave the security field blank. Click Next to continue. 7 Configure Settings for your Extended Network The ID of your Extended Network is: Amped_Pro_SR To change it, enter a new name in the SSID field. Users connecting wirelessly to the Pro Range Extender will use this ID to identify your Extended Network. The default Security Key (WPA) of your Extended 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 Range Extender will reboot. This process may take up to 2 minutes. Do not refresh the web page. The page will automatically reload with the connection status. 8 Setup Summary Congratulations, the Pro Range Extender is now successfully configured. Your settings are now saved. You may now detach the Ethernet cable from your computer and connect wirelessly to the Pro Range Extender. If you haven’t already positioned your Pro Range Extender in an optimal location, you may do so now. Your settings will be saved if the Pro Range Extender is powered off. You may also attach any wired network devices you may have using the LAN ports on the Pro Range Extender and PoE Adapter. If there was a problem with your configuration the Smart Setup Wizard will inform you of the possible problems. If you continue to experience problems, please contact Amped Wireless support department: Phone: 888-573-8820 Email: [email protected] Web: www.ampedwireless.com/support This is the second page of the Setup Guide. Start on the opposite side first. SR600EX High Power Wireless-N 600mW Pro Range Extender / Smart Repeater How to Connect your Wireless Computer to the Range Extender Windows 7 & Vista A. Click on the Wireless icon to see available wireless networks (For Vista, click Start > Connect To). Select the "Amped_Pro_SR" network and click Connect. B. When prompted, enter the wireless security key "wireless" and click OK. Amped_Pro_SR Mounting Instructions WALL MOUNTING a a Place the SR600EX against the wall, use a pencil and mark two pilot locations through the mounting hole on the wall. b Remove the SR600EX and securely drill two screws where you have marked on the pilot location’s wall. c Now, mount the unit onto the secured screws. c b DESKTOP MOUNTING POLE MOUNTING b a a b a Place the stand in an optimum location. a Place the SR600EX against the pole. b Secure the SR600EX onto the desktop mount. b Use the included hose clamp or plastic tie and secure the SR600EX to the pole by inserting one side of the clamp through the smaller hole located on the bottom of the mounting bracket. If using the metal hose clamp, use a screw driver to fasten the clamp until the adapter is securely mounted. Using an External Antenna For additional range and coverage, the SR600EX comes with the option of using external antennas instead of the high power internal antenna. To use the external antenna, attach the antenna and log on to the web menu to activate the external antenna port: Remove the lid covering the external antenna port and attach external antenna to the Pro Range Extender. Enter the setup web address into your web browser: http://setup.ampedwireless.com If the URL fails to open, then try: http://192.168.1.240 Click on More Settings, Settings. Select Antenna Settings Settings and then select Wireless Settings from the drop down menu. Check External Antenna to activate the external antenna and click Apply Apply. Using the Smart Features on the Pro Range Extender The Pro Range Extender is equipped with many powerful security features which can be accessed through the web menu under Smart Features on the left side of the web menu: 12:26 Wireless Access Scheduling Control when your WiFi is on/off Menu Location: More Settings > Smart Features > Access Schedule ? User Access Control Restrict network access to specific users Menu Location: More Settings > Smart Features > User Access Wireless Coverage Control Adjust the distance of your wireless network Menu Location: More Settings > Smart Features > Wireless Coverage Web Menu (Left Side) If you are unfamiliar or want more information on how to set up Smart Features, please refer to the User’s Guide on the included CD. How to Reset the Pro Range Extender to Default Settings The Pro Range Extender can be reset to default settings by holding down the Reset button on the Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter for 5-10 seconds. To simply reboot the Pro Range Extender, press the Reset button for 1 second and release. Reset Note: Pro Range Extender must be connected to the PoE adapter for the Reset button to function. Troubleshooting Tips PROBLEM: SOLUTIONS: PROBLEM: SOLUTIONS: PROBLEM: SOLUTIONS: I entered setup.ampedwireless.com and it failed to open the web menu. a. Make sure your computer is connected to the Pro Range Extender using the included Ethernet cable. Do not try to connect with a wireless connection. Ensure that the power on the Pro Range Extender is on. b. Check that your computer IS NOT connected to any wireless networks. If it is, disable your Wi-Fi connection disconnect from all wireless networks, power the Pro Range Extender on and off, and try again. c. Close your current web browser and reopen it. Try the web address again. d. Try to use a different web browser. We recommend the Google Chrome web browser. e. Try to open your web browser to the default IP address by putting this number into your web browser instead: 192.168.1.240 f. Power off (unplug the power adapter) the Pro Range Extender and power it back on. Try again. g. Reset your Pro Range Extender to default settings by holding the Reset Button (located on the back panel of the PoE Adapter) for ten (10) seconds and try again. I cannot connect to my Home Network. I received an error when running the Smart Setup Wizard. a. Your Home Network may be secured. Double check that you have the correct security key to connect to the Home Network. b. Try adjusting the channel number of your Home Network’s router to channel 5 thru 11. Then attempt the Smart Setup Wizard again. c. Reboot your Home Network router and try to connect again using the Smart Setup Wizard. d. Check to see that your Home Network router’s DHCP server is enabled. The Pro Range Extender needs to obtain an IP from your Home Network router. My Pro Range Extender was working fine previously but now I can no longer access the Internet through the Pro Range Extender. My Internet connection is intermittent and unstable. a. The connection to your Home Network has been dropped or the settings to your router have changed. This can be caused by several events to your home wireless connection, such as a power outage to your router. When this occurs, connect to the Pro Range Extender and access the setup menu using the web address: setup.ampedwireless.com Run through the Smart Setup Wizard to reconnect the Pro Range Extender to your network. b. If you cannot access the setup menu, check to see that your Pro Range Extender is still on. Reboot the Pro Range Extender by unplugging the power adapter and plugging it back in. Check to see if your connection has been reestablished by viewing a website. If you do not have a connection, logon to http://setup.ampedwireless.com and configure a new Home Network connection. c. Using the setup menu (setup.ampedwireless.com) check to see that the signal strength between the Pro Range Extender and your home network is above 75%. The Pro Range Extender may be too far from your home router. To find the signal strength between the router and the Pro Range Extender you may check the Management > Repeater Status page on the web menu. On the bottom of the Home Wireless Network Settings section there will be a Signal Strength readout. This Signal Strength must be above 75%. If it is below, move the Pro Range Extender closer to your router, or reposition the Pro Range Extender. If you continue to have issues setting up the Pro Range Extender, 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 © 2012 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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