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3G Mobile Wireless Router
(WL-330N3G)
User Guide
E6069
First Edition
January 2011
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Table of contents
Notices........................................................................................................... v
Safety statements........................................................................................ vi
REACH......................................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................ viii
ASUS contact information.......................................................................... ix
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Features......................................................................................... 1-3
1.4
1.3.1
Top view........................................................................... 1-3
1.3.2 Bottom view..................................................................... 1-5
1.3.3 Ports................................................................................. 1-5
Recommended network settings................................................. 1-6
1.4.1
Router mode.................................................................... 1-6
1.4.2
Access Point (AP) mode.................................................. 1-6
1.4.3
Ethernet Adapter mode.................................................... 1-7
1.4.4
Repeater mode................................................................ 1-7
1.4.5
Hotspot mode................................................................... 1-7
1.4.6
3G Sharing mode............................................................. 1-8
Chapter 2:
Hardware installation
2.1
System requirements.................................................................... 2-2
2.2 Device installation......................................................................... 2-2
2.2.1 Before you proceed.......................................................... 2-2
2.2.2
Installing the device......................................................... 2-3
Chapter 3:
3.1
Installing the utilities.................................................................... 3-2
3.1.1
Chapter 4:
4.1
Utilities
Launching the utilities...................................................... 3-3
Configuration
Overview........................................................................................ 4-2
4.1.1
Adjusting the TCP/IP settings.......................................... 4-2
4.1.2
Launching the web GUI................................................... 4-4
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Table of contents
4.2
4.3
Operation modes........................................................................... 4-5
4.2.1
Router mode.................................................................... 4-5
4.2.2
Access Point (AP) mode.................................................. 4-6
4.2.3
Repeater mode................................................................ 4-8
4.2.4
Ethernet Adapter mode.................................................... 4-9
4.2.5
Hotspot mode................................................................. 4-10
4.2.6
3G Sharing mode............................................................4-11
Advanced setting........................................................................ 4-12
4.3.1
Wireless......................................................................... 4-12
4.3.2
LAN................................................................................ 4-25
4.3.3
WAN............................................................................... 4-27
4.3.4
Internet Firewall............................................................. 4-30
4.3.5
Administration................................................................ 4-32
4.3.6
System Log.................................................................... 4-35
Chapter 5: Using the device
5.1
Using the device in a local network............................................ 5-2
5.2
Replacing the computer Ethernet cables................................... 5-2
5.3Replacing the cable connections of other devices.................... 5-3
5.4Sharing Internet connection with other computers................... 5-3
Appendix:
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Troubleshooting
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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 and, if not installed and used in accordance with instructions, 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 to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION! Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
3G USB Adapter Purchase Information
•
The customer should purchase the 3G USB Adapters which shalle be FCC
approved.
•
3G USB Adapters must not exceed a maximum ERP of 1.5W for part 22H.
•
3G USB Adapters must not exceed a maximum EIRP of 2W for part 24E.
RF Exposure warning
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided
instructions and the antenna(s) used for transmitter must be installed to provide
a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must be co-located
or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. End-users and
installers must be provided with antenna installation instructions and transmitter
operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993.
Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records
Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
Safety statements
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 (including the antennas) 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 of the connecting cables and equipment other than the 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 dealers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage
or violation of government regulations arising from failing to comply with these
guidelines.
Safety Information
In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance [20cm]
between the radiator and your body. Use only with supplied antenna.
Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter
and may violate FCC regulations.
CAUTION! Any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual
could void your authorization to use this device.
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MPE Statement
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends
out Radio Frequency (RF) signal.
Caution Statement of the FCC Radio Frequency Exposure
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, 15.247(b)(4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices. The
radiation output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device shall be used in a manner that
the potential for human contact during normal operation - as a mobile or portable
device but use in a body-worn way is strictly prohibited. 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 the RF exposure limits
established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the antennas and
the user should not be less than 20cm.
RF Exposure
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://scr.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm
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About this guide
This user guide contains information that you need to install and configure your
ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the physical features of the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router. This part also presents the package contents, LED indicators, and
recommended network settings.
• Chapter 2: Hardware installation
This chapter provides information on how to install the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router.
• Chapter 3: Utilities
This chapter provides information on how to configure the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router using the utilities available from the support CD.
• Chapter 4: Configuration
This chapter provides instructions on how to configure the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router using the web graphics user interface (web GUI).
• Chapter 5: Using the device
This chapter provides instructions on how to use the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router on various network setups.
• Appendix: Troubleshooting
The Appendix features a troubleshooting guide for solving common problems
you may encounter when using the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
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Address
Telephone Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone (Component, Networking)
Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-1805-010923*
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-1805-010920*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a
mobile phone.
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This chapter describes the physical
features of the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router. This part presents the
package contents, LED indicators, and
recommended network settings.
Product introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router!
The ASUS Mobile Wireless Router is a compact, portable, and easy-to-install
device that combines access point (AP), router, universal repeater, Ethernet
adapter, hotspot, and 3G sharing functions into one. Implementing the IEEE
802.11n standard for wireless technologies, the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router
is capable of up to 150Mbps data transmission rate. This router is backward
compatible with the earlier IEEE 802.11g standard allowing seamless interfacing of
both wireless LAN standards.
The ASUS Mobile Wireless Router also supports several wireless network
configuration including AP, Infrastructure, and Ad-hoc modes giving you flexibility
on your existing or future wireless network configurations.
To provide efficient security to your wireless communication, ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router comes with a 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) features.
1.2
Package contents
Check the following items in your ASUS Mobile Wireless Router package. Contact
your retailer if any item is damaged or missing.
1-2
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Universal power adapter and plug (100V ~ 240V)
Micro USB power cord
RJ45 cable
Support CD (manual, utilities, GPL)
Quick Start Guide
Carry bag
Car charger (for European market only)
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Features
•
Data transfer rate up to 150Mbps
•
Secure data transmission via Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and WiFi
Protected Access (WPA) encryptions
•
Operating distance of up to 130ft (40m) indoors and 1000 ft (310m) outdoors
•
Dual power mode (DC or Micro USB bus-powered)
•
Supports Infrastructure and Ad-hoc network types in Ethernet adapter mode
•
Windows® 98SE / Me / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / Mac OS compatible
1.3.1
Top view
The ASUS Mobile Wireless Router
comes with 3G, Ethernet, Wireless,
and Power LED indicators. Refer to
the table below for LED indicators
LED
Status
Mode*
Indication
3G
On (Blue)
3GS
The USB 3G adapter is connected
successfully.
On (Red)
Lights up in 5 minutes after the USB 3G
adapter connection failed.
Flashing
Establishing 3G connection
Off
Ethernet
On
No USB 3G adapter is connected.
Router/AP/EA/URE/
HS/3GS
The RJ-45 cable is connected and the
mobile wireless router is connected to an
Ethernet network.
Flashing
Transferring data
Off
The mobile wireless router is not
connected to an Ethernet network.
Ensure that all ISP settings (such as APN, Dial number, PIN, username, and
password) are correct.
Check if your wireless router supports your 3G dongle at http://event.asus.
com/2009/networks/3gsupport.
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LED
Status
Mode*
Indication
Wireless
On
Router/AP/URE/
HS/3GS
Associated.
Power
EA
Associated with an AP.
Flashing
Router/AP/URE/
HS/3GS/EA
Associating.
On
Router/AP/EA/URE/
HS/3GS
The mobile wireless router is on and
ready.
Flashing
Router/AP/EA/URE/
HS/3GS
The mobile wireless router is under “reset
to default” mode or under “rescue” mode.
WPS setting
WPS setting is in process.
Router/AP/EA/URE/
HS/3GS
The device is off.
Off
*Modes: AP: Access Point mode
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EA: Ethernet adapter mode
URE: Universal repeater mode
HS: Hotspot mode
3GS: 3G Sharing mode
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3.2 Bottom view
Restore button: Using a pen or
paper clip, press this button for
five second or until the power
LED starts blinking.
Air vents
Air vents: These vents provide
ventilation to the device.
1.3.3 Restore button
Ports
Ethernet port: This port connects the bundled
RJ-45 cable.
Micro USB port: This port connects the power
adapter plug or the bundled micro-USB cable.
USB port: This port connects USB devices.
USB port
Micro USB
port
Ethernet port
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1.4
Recommended network settings
In the WPS Wizard, you can confiure WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, or Open
system. You can complete the share key and advanced security setup in the
Advanced Settings page.
The ASUS Mobile Wireless Router can be configured in one of these modes:
1. Router mode
4. Repeater mode
2. Access Point (AP) mode
5. Hotspot mode
3. Ethernet Adapter mode
6. 3G sharing mode
1.4.1
Router mode
In the Router mode, the ASUS WL-330N3G connects to the Internet via an ADSL
or a cable modem, and your network environment has multi-users using the same
IP to ISP.
Wireless computer
1.4.2
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WL-330N3G
Internet
ADSL/Cable modem
Access Point (AP) mode
When in access point (AP) mode the WL-330N3G connects WLAN-enabled
computers and devices to a wired or wireless LAN.
˝
Internet
Hub
Network Printer
WL-330N3G
MODE
Client 4
Client 1
Client 3
Client 2
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4.3
Ethernet Adapter mode
In the Ethernet Adapter mode, you can enable any Ethernet-capable device to go
wireless.
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WL-330N3G
1.4.4
Internet
Repeater mode
In the Repeater mode, you can use the ASUS WL-330N3G to connect with your
root router at home to extend your wireless coverage.
˝
WL-330N3G
1.4.5
Internet
Hotspot mode
In Hotspot mode, WL-330N3G connects front-end base stations wirelessly and
obtains WAN IP to an Internet connection. It provides you with wireless radio
signal.
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Internet
1-7
1.4.6
3G Sharing mode
In 3G Sharing mode, you are allowed to share 3G Internet connection among other
Wi-Fi available devices.
WL-330N3G
3G USB Adapter
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter provides information
on how to install the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router.
Hardware installation
Chapter 2
2.1
System requirements
Before installing the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router, make sure that your system/
network meets the following requirements:
•
An Ethernet RJ-45 port (10-100Base-T)
•
At least one IEEE 802.11b/g/n device with wireless capability
•
An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser
2.2 Device installation
Follow these instructions to install the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
1.
Install the device utilities from the support CD.
2.
Connect the device to your computer, network hub, switch, or router.
2.2.1 Before you proceed
Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router.
2-2
•
The length of the Ethernet cable that connects the device to the network (hub,
ADSL/cable modem, router, wall patch) must not exceed 100 meters.
•
Place the device on a flat, stable surface as far from the ground as possible.
•
Keep the device clear from metal obstructions and away from direct sunlight.
•
Keep the device away from transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent
lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to
prevent signal loss.
•
Install the device in a central area to provide ideal coverage for all wireless
mobile devices.
•
Install the device at least 20cms from a person to insure that the product is
operated in accordance with the RF Guidelines for Human Exposure adopted
by the Federal Communications Commission.
Chapter 2: Hardware installation
2.2.2
Installing the device
1.
Insert one end of the supplied RJ‑45 cable to the WL-330N3G Ethernet port.
2.
Insert the other end of the RJ‑45 cable to your computer.
3.
Do either of the following:
Connect the power adapter
plug to the WL-330N3G
DC-IN socket and connect
the power adapter to a wall
socket (A).
A
Connect the USB power
cord plug to the WL-330N3G
DC-IN socket and connect
the USB connectors into your
computer’s USB ports (B).
B
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Chapter 2: Hardware installation
This chapter provides information on
how to configure the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router using the utilities
available from the support CD.
Utilities
Chapter 3
3.1
Installing the utilities
The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router. To install the ASUS WLAN Utilities in Microsoft® Windows, insert the
support CD in the CD drive. If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root
directory of the support CD.
3-2
1.
Click Install...Utilities.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Click Next to accept the default
destination folder or click Browse
to specify another path.
4.
Click Next to accept the default
program folder or enter another
name.
5.
Click Finish when setup is
complete.
Chapter 3: Utilities
3.1.1
Launching the utilities
To launch the utilities, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility from the
Windows desktop.
Device Discovery
Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility which detects an ASUS device, and
enables you to configure the device.
To launch the Device Discovery utility, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility
> WL-330N3G Wireless Router > Device Discovery.
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Firmware Restoration
The Firmware Restoration utility is an emergency rescue tool that automatically
searches for an ASUS Router that has failed during a firmware upload, and reupload a firmware that you specify. A failed firmware upgrade will cause the ASUS
Router to enter a failure mode, waiting for the Firmware Restoration utility to find
and upload a new firmware. The process takes about three to four minutes.
This is not a firmware upgrade utility and cannot be used on a working ASUS
Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web manager.
Refer to Chapter 4: Configuration for more details.
To launch the Firmware Restoration utility, click Start > All Programs > ASUS
Utility > WL-330N3G Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration.
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Chapter 3: Utilities
This chapter provides instructions on
how to configure the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router using the web
graphics user interface (web GUI).
Configuration
Chapter 4
4.1
Overview
The web graphics user interface (web GUI) allows you to configure the ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router using a web browser on your computer.
4.1.1
Adjusting the TCP/IP settings
By default, the IP address of the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router is 192.168.1.1,
and the Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. To access the configuration utility, assign
a different IP address to the network adapter where the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router is connected.
To adjust the TCP/IP settings of the network adapter:
4-2
1.
From the Windows® 7 desktop, click
Start > Control Panel > Network
and Internet > Network and Sharing
Center > Change adapter settings.
2.
Right-click the network adapter used
by the the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router, then select Properties from
the pop-up menu. The Local Area
Connection Properties window
appears.
Chapter 4: Configuration
3.
Double-click the Internet Protocol
Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item to display
the Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
4.
Tick Obtain an IP address
automatically and Obtain DNS
server address automatically for
your computer to automatically obtain
an IP address from the DHCP and
DNS servers.
Changing the TCP/IP settings may require you to reboot your computer. Turn on
the WL-330N3G immediately after rebooting your computer.
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4.1.2
Launching the web GUI
To launch the web GUI:
4-4
1.
In your web browser, enter 192.168.1.1. The login screen appears.
2.
Use admin as the username and password. The Setup Wizard is then
displayed.
The Setup Wizard displays six operation modes that you can configure using
the web GUI. Click one mode to open the corresponding page. Refer to the
next section 4.2 Operation modes for more details.
Chapter 4: Configuration
4.2
Operation modes
The ASUS WL-330N3G is designed with six operation modes: Router, Access
Point (AP), Ethernet Adapter, Repeater, Hotspot, and 3G Sharing.
4.2.1
Router mode
In the Router mode, the ASUS WL-330N3G connects to the Internet via an ADSL
or a cable modem, and your network environment has multi-users using the same
IP to ISP.
˝
Wireless computer
WL-330N3G
ADSL/Cable modem
Internet
In the Router mode:
•
NAT is enabled.
•
WAN is allowed using PPPoE, DHCP client, or static IP.
•
UPnP and DDNS features, which are useful for home user, are supported.
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in Router mode:
1.
Click the Router tab. The Router page appears.
Disable your PC’s proxy settings when using the web GUI. Ensure the WL330N3G and your PC are under the same subnet. Check the Internet protocol
(TCP/IP) settings of your local area connection.
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2.
Specify a network name or SSID (Service Set Identifier), which is a unique
identifier attached to packets sent over WLAN.
3.
Select a security level to enable encryption methods:
Low (None)
Medium (WEP-64bits)
Medium (WEP-128 bits)
High (WPA-PSK)
4.
Select WAN Connection Type from the drop-down list. You are required to
enter the user name and password if you are using PPPoE, PPTP, or L2TP
connection. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the user name
and password.
5.
Click Apply to save the settings.
After setting the ASUS WL-330N3G in Router mode, you need to connect the
WL-330N3G’s LAN port to an ADSL modem and connect your computer to
WL-330N3G’s SSID via wireless connection.
For more details on setting up the advanced functions, refer to the section 4.3
Advanced Setting.
4.2.2
Access Point (AP) mode
In the Access Point (AP) mode, you can connect the Ethernet port and your
wireless devices into the same local area network (LAN).
Wireless computer
WL-330N3G
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in Access Point/AP mode:
1.
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Click the Access Point tab. The Access Point page appears.
Chapter 4: Configuration
2.
Specify a network name or SSID (Service Set Identifier), which is a unique
identifier attached to packets sent over WLAN.
3.
Select a security level to enable encryption methods:
Low (None)
Medium (WEP-64bits)
Medium (WEP-128 bits)
High (WPA-PSK)
4.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Notes:
• For more details on setting up the advanced functions, refer to section 4.3. Advanced Setting.
•Use the ASUS Device Discovery to search for your wireless router. For more details, refer
3.1.1 Launching the utilities.
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4.2.3
Repeater mode
In the Repeater mode, the ASUS WL-330N3G extends your wireless network
coverage.
˝
Internet
WL-330N3G
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in Repeater mode:
1.
Click the Universal Repeater tab. The Universal Repeater page appears.
2.
From the available list of devices in LAN, select the device you want to
connect to.
3.
Click Connect.
Notes:
• For more details on setting up the advanced functions, refer to section 4.3. Advanced Setting.
•Use the ASUS Device Discovery to search for your wireless router. For more details, refer
3.1.1 Launching the utilities.
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4.2.4
Ethernet Adapter mode
In the Ethernet Adapter mode, you can enable any Ethernet-capable device to go
wireless.
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Internet
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in Ethernet Adapter mode:
1.
Click the Ethernet Adapter tab. The Ethernet Adapter page appears.
2.
From the available list of devices in LAN, select the device you want to
connect to.
3.
Click Connect.
Notes:
• For more details on setting up the advanced functions, refer to section 4.3. Advanced Setting.
• The DUT’s IP address is changed to 192.168.220.1.
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Hotspot mode
In Hotspot mode, WL-330N3G allows WiFi devices to share an Internet connection.
Before using this mode, ensure that you subcribe to or pay for a WiFi hotspot
account with a WiFi service provider for your wireless router. Other WiFi devices
can then access the Internet via your wireless router.
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WL-330N3G
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in Hotspot mode:
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1.
Click the Hotspot tab. The Hotspot page appears.
2.
Specify a network name or SSID (Service Set Identifier), which is a unique
identifier attached to packets sent over WLAN.
3.
Select a security level to enable encryption methods.
4.
From the available list of devices, select the device you want to connect to.
5.
Click Connect.
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3G Sharing mode
In 3G Sharing mode, you are allowed to share 3G Internet connection with other
Wi-Fi available devices.
WL-330N3G
3G USB Adapter
To configure the ASUS WL-330N3G in 3G Sharing mode:
1.
Click the 3G Sharing tab. The 3G Sharing page appears.
2.
Configure the following settings:
Enable HSDPA: Select Enable HSPDA.
3G/3.5G USB Adapter: Select your 3G USB adapter.
Location: Select your ISP’s location.
ISP: Select your ISP.
If your ISP or Location is not included in the list, click More Details... and
manually configure the settings. Refer to your ISP for the information of APN
service name, PIN code, dial number, account name, and password.
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3.
Click Apply.
The connection is successfully established when the 3G LED turns solid blue.
Otherwise, the connection has failed.
Visit http://event.asus.com/2009/networks/3gsupport to check the list of 3G
dongles that your 3G mobile wireless router support. Ensure that all ISP settings
such as APN, Dial number, PIN, username, and password, are correct.
4.3
Advanced setting
When you click the link Advance Setting from any of the modes, the screen
shown below is displayed.
4.3.1
Wireless
Click an item on the page and follow the instructions
to set up the ASUS WL-330N3G.
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General
SSID
The SSID is an identification string of up to 32 ASCII characters that differentiate
the ASUS WL-330N3G from other manufacturers. The SSID is also referred to as
the “ESSID” or “Extended Service Set ID.” You can use the default SSID and radio
channel unless more than one WL-330N3G is deployed in the same area. In that
case, you should use a different SSID and a radio channel for each WL-330N3G.
All ASUS Wireless APs/Routers and ASUS 802.11n/802.11g/802.11b WLAN client
adapters must have the same SSID to allow a wireless mobile client to roam. By
default, the SSID is set to “ASUS”.
Wireless Mode
This field indicates the 802.11n interface mode. Selecting “Auto” allows 802.11g,
802.11b, and 802.11n clients to connect to WL-330N3G. Selecting “b/g Mixed”
allows 802.11b/g/n clients to connect to WL-330N3G, but 802.11n clients only run
at a speed of 54Mbps. Selecting “n only” maximizes performance, but prevents
802.11b/g clients from connecting to your device. Selecting “b only” allows only
802.11b clients to connect to your device. Selecting “g only” allows only 802.11g
clients to connect to your device. If “b/g Protection” is checked, protection of 11g
or 11b traffic is enabled automatically in the presence of 11g/11b traffic.
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Channel
The 802.11n/802.11g/802.11b specifications supports up to 14 overlapping
channels for radio communication. To minimize interference, configure each ASUS
WL-330N3G to be non-overlapping; select Auto from the Channel drop-down list
to enable the system to select a clear channel during boot up as your operating
channel.
Based on your site survey of your network facility, make sure that all the ASUS
WL-330N3G sharing the same channel, or channels in close number frequency,
are located far from each other as possible.
Authentication Method
This field enables you to set different authentication methods which determine
different encryption schemes. The relationships among Authentication Method,
WPA Encryption, WPA Pre-Shared Key, WEP Encryption, Passphrase, and WEP
Keys are listed in the following table. If all your clients support WPA, using “WPAPSK” is recommended for better security.
Authentication
Method
WPA/WEP
Encryption
WPA Pre-Shared
Key Passphrase
WEP Key 1-4
Open System
None
Not required
Not required
WEP (64 bits)
1-64 characters
10 hex
WEP (128 bits)
1-64 characters
26 hex
WEP (64 bits)
1-64 characters
10 hex
WEP (128 bits)
1-64 characters
26 hex
WPA-Personal
TKIP+AES
8-63 characters
Not required
WPA2-Personal
TKIP+AES
8-63 characters
Not required
WPA-Auto-Personal
TKIP/AES/ TKIP+AES
8-63 characters
Not required
Shared key
WPA Encryption
When “WPA-Personal”, “WPA2-Personal”, or “WPA-Auto-Personal” authentication
method is used, TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES encryption
schemes are applied.
WPA Pre-Shared Key
Select “TKIP” or “AES” in the WPA Encryption, this field is used as a password to
begin the encryption process. 8 to 63 characters are required.
WEP Encryption
When “Open System”, or “Shared Key” authentication methods are selected,
traditional WEP encryption is applied.
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The following section explains low-level (64-bit) and high-level (128-bit) WEP
Encryption schemes:
64-bit WEP Encryption
64-bit WEP and 40-bit WEP are the same encryption methods and can
interoperate in a wireless network. This level of WEP encryption uses a 40-bit (10
Hex character) encryption scheme as a secret key, which is set by the user, and a
24-bit “Initialization Vector” scheme, which is not under user control.
Together these two schemes make a 64-bit (40 + 24) encryption scheme. Some
vendors refer to this level of WEP as 40-bit and others refer to this as 64-bit. ASUS
WLAN products use the term 64-bit when referring to this lower level of encryption.
128-bit WEP Encryption
104-bit WEP and 128-bit WEP are the same encryption method and can
interoperate on a wireless network. This level of WEP encryption uses a 104-bit
(26 Hex character) encryption scheme as a secret key which is set by the user,
and a 24-bit “Initialization Vector”, which is not under user control.
Together these two schemes make a 128-bit (104 + 24) encryption scheme. Some
vendors refer to this level of WEP as 104-bit and others refer to this as 128-bit.
ASUS WLAN products use the term 128-bit when referring to this higher level of
encryption.
Key Index
The Default Key field lets you specify which of the four encryption keys to use to
transmit data on your wireless LAN. As long as the ASUS WL-330N3G or wireless
mobile client with which you are communicating has the same key in the same
position, you can use any of the keys as the default key.
WEP Key
You can set a maximum of four WEP keys. A WEP key is either 10 or 26
hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F) based on whether you select 64-bits or
128-bits in the WEP pull-down menu. The ASUS WL-330N3G and ALL of its
wireless clients MUST have at least the same default key.
If the ASUS WL-330N3G and ALL of its wireless clients use the same four WEP
keys, select “key rotation” to maximize security. Otherwise, choose one key in
common as the default key.
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ASUS Passphrase
Select “WEP-64bits” or “WEP-128bits” in the Encryption field, and the Access
Point generates four WEP keys automatically. A combination of up to 64 letters,
numbers, or symbols is required. Alternatively, leave this field blank and type in
four WEP keys manually.
WEP-64bit key: 10 hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F)
WEP-128bit key: 26 hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F)
The ASUS WLAN family of products uses the same algorithm to generate WEP
keys. It eliminates the need for users to remember passwords and maintains
compatibility between products. But, this method to generate WEP keys is not
as secure as manual assignment.
Network Rotation Key Interval
This field specifies the time interval (in seconds) after which a WPA group key is
changed. Enter ‘0’ (zero) to indicate that a periodic key-change is not required.
WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) provides easy and secure establishment of a
wireless network. You can configure WPS here via the PIN code method.
WPS supports Open system, WPA-Personal, and WPA2-Personal authentication
methods, but does not support Shared Key.
Notes:
• To remove the PIN code, press the Restore button at the bottom of the device.
• Use the WPS button in Router mode, and WPS button and PIN code method on 3G sharing
mode. Access Point (AP), Hotspot, Repeater and Ethernet Adapter modes do not support the
WPS function. For more details on the operation modes, refer to section 4.2 Operation modes.
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XP S
Using WPS Wizard
Note:
• Ensure that you use a wireless LAN adapter with WPS function.
• Windows® operating systems and wireless LAN cards/adapters that support WPS:
OS Support
Wireless Adapter Support
Windows Vista 32/64
Windows 7 32/64
Windows 2008
ASUS/Intel wireless LAN card (not support WL167g and WL-160W)
ASUS WL-167g v2 driver v.3.0.6.0 or later
ASUS WL-160N/WL-130N driver v.2.0.0.0 or later
Windows XP SP2/SP3
Windows 2003 32-bit SP2/SP3
ASUS/Intel wireless LAN card (not support WL167g and WL-160W)
ASUS WL-167g v2 driver v.1.2.2.0 or later
ASUS WL-160N/WL-130N driver v.1.0.4.0 or later
Windows XP/2003 64-bit
Windows XP 32-bit SP1/ XP 32-bit
Windows 2003 32-bit SP1 / 2003
32-bit
Windows 2000 SP4
ASUS wireless LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility
ASUS WL-167g v2 driver v.1.2.2.0 or later
ASUS WL-160N/WL-130N driver v.1.0.4.0 or later
To use WPS Wizard:
1. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware. When done, click
Next.
Note: Use the WPS Wizard with one wireless client at a time. If the wireless client cannot
discover the wireless router, shorten the distance between the client and the router.
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2. Press the WPS button on your router.
WPS button
3. On the WPS Wizard, click Next to continue.
Notes:
• When running WPS, the Internet connection pauses briefly then reestablishes the connection.
• If the WPS button is pushed without running the WPS Wizard, the PWR indicator flashes and Internet connection pauses briefly and then reestablishes the connection.
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4. Key in desired network name or SSID (service set identifier). When done, click
Next.
5. Create and key in a passphrase consisting of 8-63 characters or use the
automatically generated passphrase then click Next.
A passphrase is a sentence, phrase, or sequence of alpha-numeric characters
used to generate a security key.
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6. When finished, click Save or print settings for future reference or Save
settings to a USB flash drive to add other devices to the network. Click Next
to connect to the Internet.
Note: For more details on adding devices to the network using a USB flash drive, refer to the
section Adding network devices using a USB flash drive on the next page.
7. You have connected to the wireless router. If you want to configure the Internet
settings, click Quick Internet Setup.
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Adding network devices using a USB flash drive
With the WPS utility, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive.
To add network devices using a USB flash drive:
1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive.
2. Insert a USB flash drive into your computer's USB port, then select the drive
from the dropdown list. When done, click Next.
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3. Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer then insert it to the other
computer that you want to add to your wireless network.
4. Locate SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it. Click
Yes to add the computer to the wireless network.
5. Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
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Wireless MAC Filter
Pull down menu items:
Disable (no info required)
Accept (need to input information)
Reject (need to input information)
For security, the ASUS WL-330N3G allows you to accept or reject wireless mobile
clients.
The default setting of “Disable” allows any wireless mobile client to connect.
“Accept” only allows those entered into this page to connect. “Reject” prevents
those entered into this page from connecting.
Adding a MAC Address
The Known Client List collects MAC addresses of known clients, associated to the AP.
To add a MAC address to the Access Control List, enter MAC address, then click
“Add” button.
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Professional
This section allows you to set up
additional parameters for the wireless
router function. We recommend that
you use the default values for all
items in this window.
Set AP Isolated - Selecting “Yes” to prevent wireless client from communicating
with each other.
Multicast Rate (Mbps) - This field allows you to specify the transmission rate.
Leave on “Auto” to maximize performance versus distance.
Basic Rate Set - This field indicates the basic rates that wireless clients must
support. Use “1 & 2 Mbps” only when backward compatibility is needed for some
older wireless LAN cards with a maximum bit rate of 2Mbps.
Fragmentation Threshold (256-2346) – Fragmentation is used to divide
802.11 frames into smaller pieces (fragments) that are sent separately to the
destination. Set a specific packet size threshold to enable fragmentation. If there
is an excessive number of collisions on the WLAN, experiment with different
fragmentation values to increase the reliability of frame transmissions. The default
value (2346) is recommended for normal use.
RTS Threshold (0-2347) – The RTS/CTS (Request to Send/Clear to Send)
function is used to minimize collisions among wireless stations. When
RTS/CTS is enabled, the router refrains from sending a data frame until another
RTS/CTS handshake is completed. Set a specific packet size threshold to enable
RTS/CTS. The default value (2347) is recommended.
DTIM Interval (1-255) – DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) is a wireless
message used to inform clients in Power Saving Mode when the system should
wake up to receive broadcast and multicast messages. Type the time interval in
which the system will broadcast a DTIM for clients in Power Saving Mode. The
default value (3) is recommended
Beacon Interval (1-65535) – This field indicates the time interval in milliseconds
that a system broadcast packet, or beacon, is sent to synchronize the wireless
network. The default value (100 milliseconds) is recommended.
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Enable TX Bursting – This field allows you to enable TX-bursting mode to
improve performance with wireless clients that also support TX-bursting.
Enable Packet Aggregation - This field allows you to enable Packet Aggregation.
Enable Greenfield - This field allows you to enable Greenfield.
Enable WMM – This field allows you to enable WMM to improve multimedia
transmission
Enable WMM No-Acknowledgement – This field allows you to enable WMM NoAcknowledgement.
Enable WMM APSD - This field allows you to enable WMM APSD.
Enable WMM DLS - This field allows you to enable WMM DLS.
4.3.2
LAN
Click this item on the menu and follow the instructions
to setup the ASUS WL-330N3G.
LAN IP
This page allows you to configure the LAN IP of WL-330N3G. The DHCP Server
dynamically changes the IP pool when you change the LAN IP.
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DHCP Server
The ASUS WL-330N3G supports up to 253 IP addresses for your local network.
The IP address of a local machine can be manually assigned by the network
administrator or obtained automatically from WL-330N3G if the DHCP server is
enabled.
Route
This function allows you to add routing rules into the ASUS WL-330N3G. It is
useful if you connect several routers behind WL-330N3G to share the same
connection to the Internet.
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4.3.3
WAN
Click this item on the menu and follow the instructions
to setup the ASUS WL-330N3G.
Internet Connection
WL-330N3G supports several connection types to WAN. The settings fields differ
depending on the connection type you selected.
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Port Trigger
This function allows you to open certain TCP or UDP ports to communicate with
the computers connected to the ASUS WL-330N3G. This is done by defining
trigger ports and incoming ports. When the trigger port is detected, the inbound
packets to the specified incoming port numbers are redirected to your computer.
Virtual Server
Virtual Server allows you to make services, like WWW, FTP, provided by a server in
your local network accessible for outside users.
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Virtual DMZ
This function allows you to expose a computer to the Internet, so that all inbound
traffics will be redirected to the computer you set. It is useful when you run some
applications that use uncertain incoming ports.
Use this function carefully.
DDNS
This function allows you to assign an Internet domain name tto a computer with a
dynamic IP address. Currently, several DDNS services are embeded in
WL-330N3G.
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4.3.4
Internet Firewall
General
This function allows you to configure the basic security for your WL-330N3G and
other devices connected to it.
If you want to filter out specific packets, refer to the next section LAN to WAN
Filter.
URL Filter
This function allows you to block specific URL access from your local network.
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MAC Filter
This function allows you to block packets from devices with specific MAC address
in your LAN and Wireless LAN.
LAN to WAN Filter
This function allows you to block specific packets between LAN and WAN.
First, you should define the date and time that filtering will take place. Next, you
should select the default action for filter in both directions and insert rules for any
exceptions.
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4.3.5
Administration
Click this item on the menu and follow the instructions
to setup the ASUS WL-330N3G.
System
This function allows you to change your password and configure other settings
such as Remote Log Server, Time Zone, and NTP Server.
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Firmware Upgrade
This page reports the Flash Code (Firmware) version installed in the ASUS
WL-330N3G. Periodically, a new Flash Code is available for the ASUS WL330N3G on ASUS’s Web site. You can update the ASUS WL-330N3G’s Flash
Code using the Firmware Upgrade page under the Administration menu of the Web
Manager. If you are experiencing a problem with your ASUS WLAN equipment, a
Technical Support representative may ask you to give your device’s Flash Code
(Firmware) version.
Note: The firmware upgrade takes approximately 60 to 90 seconds. When the
firmware upgrade is completed, you will be directed to the home page.
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Restore/Save/Upload Setting
This function allows you to save current settings to a file, or load settings from a
file. You can also restore the settings to the factory default settings.
Note: You can also reset all settings to their factory defaults manually by
pushing the “Restore” button on the ASUS WL-330N3G while it is ON. Push
the “Restore” button with a pen or a paper clip for about 5 seconds or until the
power LED starts blinking.
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4.3.6
System Log
Click this item on the menu to view related information
about the ASUS WL-330N3G.
General Log
DHCP Leases
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Wireless Log
Port Forwarding
Routing Table
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This chapter provides instructions on
how to use the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router on various network setups.
Using the device
Chapter 5
5.1
Using the device in a local network
You can use the WL-330N3G to connect a wireless LAN-enabled computer to a
local network with or without a DHCP server.
To connect a wireless LAN-enabled computer to a local network:
1.
Switch the WL-330N3G to AP mode (Default SSID: ASUS).
2.
Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of the
device and the other end to the Ethernet port of the local network.
3.
Use the wireless LAN adapter software in the wireless LAN-enabled
computer to perform a Site Survey.
4.
Establish connection with the WL-330N3G.
5.
Set the IP configuration of the computer to establish connection to the local
network. Verify your connection.
Use the Wireless Setting Utility to change the WL-330N3G SSID or encryption
settings.
5.2
Replacing the computer Ethernet cables
You can use the WL-330N3G to replace your wireless LAN-enabled computer
cable connection to an ADSL or cable modem.
To do this:
1. Switch the WL-330N3G to AP mode. (Default SSID: ASUS), then turn on the
device.
2. Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of the device
and the other end to the Ethernet port of the ADSL or cable modem.
3. Use the wireless LAN adapter software in the wireless LAN-enabled computer
to perform a Site Survey.
4. Establish connection with the WL-330N3G.
5. Set the IP configuration of the computer to establish connection to the local
network. Verify your connection.
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5.3Replacing the cable connections of other
devices
You can also use the WL-330N3G to replace your Xbox, PlayStation® 2, orset-top
box network cable connection.
To do this:
1. Switch the WL-330N3G to Ethernet adapter mode using the mode switch.
(Default SSID: ASUS)
2. Place the WL-330N3G nearest the AP you wish to connect, then turn on the
device.
3. Connect one end of the supplied RJ-45 cable to the Ethernet port of the device
and the other end to the Xbox, PlayStation® 2, or set-top box Ethernet port.
4. Set the IP address of the Xbox, PlayStation® 2, or set-top box toestablish
connection to the local network. Verify your connection.
5.4Sharing Internet connection with other
computers
Refer to the typical network configuration below and the table on the next page for
information on Internet connection sharing with other computers in your office or
home network.
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Internet
ADSL/Cable modem
WL-330N3G
Wireless computer
Set the WL-330N3G to AP mode before sharing an Internet connection with
other computers in your network.
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Table 4-1: Internet connection sharing matrix
If your Internet
connection is
Then set the IP of other
computer(s)
Number of allowed
Internet connections
xDSL1 with dynamic IP
(PPPoE2 account)
ISP automatically assigns the
IP (using PPPoE dial-up)
Depends on the Internet
Service Provider (ISP)
xDSL with static IP
to the provided static IP
Depends on the Internet
Service Provider (ISP)
xDSL/Cable with a router and
enable DHCP3 server
The DHCP server automatically
assigns the IP
Depends on the DHCP server,
usually about 253
xDSL - ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) or DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
PPPoE - Point-to-Point over Ethernet
3
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
1
2
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The Appendix features a
troubleshooting guide for solving
common problems you may encounter
when using the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router.
Troubleshooting
Appendix
This troubleshooting guide provides solutions to some common problems
that you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router. These problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by
yourself. Contact the ASUS Technical Support if you encounter problems not
mentioned in this section.
Problem
The ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router does not power up.
Action
• Use a test meter to measure the voltage output of the power source
through the power plug.
• Check if the power plug is properly connected to the device.
Other devices cannot
communicate with the ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router
through a wired network
connection.
• Verify your network configuration to ensure that there is no IP
address duplication. Turn off the device in question, then ping the
assigned IP address of the device. Make sure no other device
responds to that address.
• Check if the cables have the proper pin outs and connectors. You
may also use another LAN cable.
• Make sure the hub, switch, or computer connected to the ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router supports 10Mbps or 100Mbps speed.
Do this by check the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router and the Hub
LEDs. When you connect the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router to a
10/100 Mbps hub, both the Hub LED and the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router Ethernet LEDs should light up.
My ASUS WLAN card can
not associate with the ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router.
• Make sure your WLAN card has the same specifications as the
ASUS Mobile Wireless Router (IEEE 802.11b/g/n).
Minimize the distance between the devices. The ASUS WLAN card
may be out of range of the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
• Check if the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router and the ASUS WLAN
card have the same SSID.
• When encryption is enabled, check if the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router and the ASUS WLAN card have the same encryption settings.
• Check if the Wireless LED of the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router is
on.
• When the Access Control table is enabled, check if the MAC
address of the ASUS WLAN card is included in the Access Control
table.
• Check if the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router is in “Access Point”
mode.
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Problem
Action
The throughput seems slow.
Avoid placing the device behind a metal object. Clear obstacles
between the AP and the device. Try moving the client closer to the
ASUS Mobile Wireless Router and check if the throughput increases.
Consider adding a second ASUS Mobile Wireless Router to
implement roaming.
I can not access the ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router web
configuration page.
To access the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router web configuration page,
your computer must have the same subnet as that of the ASUS
Pocket Wireless AP.
Adjust your network if your computer’s subnet does not match
that of the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
The default IP address of the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router is
“192.168.1.1”. In special cases, when the ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router in Ethernet adapter mode joins an AP network with the same
IP address, reset the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router to access the
Web Configuration utility again.
Where can I get a firmware file
to upgrade the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router?
You may download the latest firmware file from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com).
The ASUS Mobile Wireless
Router Power LED
continuously blinks for more
than a minute.
Turn off the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router. Turn the device again and
observe if the Power LED stops blinking.
A wireless client wants to
connect to the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router but can not
get the correct IP from the
DHCP server. (The ASUS
Mobile Wireless Router has an
enabled DHCP.)
Make sure the DHCP server is working properly. Some DHCP servers
can only assign one IP address at a time. In this case, assign a fixed
IP address to your ASUS Mobile Wireless Router.
Use the Firmware Upgrade page in the Web Configuration utility to
update the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router firmware.
If the blinking continues, you need to restore the ASUS Mobile
Wireless Router firmware. Use the Firmware Restoration utility to
restore or update the ASUS Mobile Wireless Router firmware.
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Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Tel:
+886-2-2894-3447
Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI
112, TAIWAN
ASUS
Computer
GmbH
Authorised representative
in Europe:
Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880
Authorised distributors
in Turkey:
RATINGEN, GERMANY
BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
Tel:
+90 212 3311000
Address: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ
CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL
CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.
Tel:
+90 212 3567070
Address: CEMAL SURURI CD. HALIM MERIC IS
MERKEZI
No: 15/C D:5-6 34394 MECIDIYEKOY/
ISTANBUL
EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.
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Appendix: Troubleshooting
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