Asus AM604G - Wireless Router User manual

ASUS 4-Port Wireless
Ethernet Router
User Manual
Version 1.0
Version Date: October 12, 2005
Document #: BD-AU0014-10
Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION ...............................................................3
Package Contents..................................................................3
Safety Instructions—Please read. ...........................................3
Front Panel View....................................................................4
Back Panel View ....................................................................5
INSTALLING THE ROUTER .............................................................6
Connect the ADSL Line and Telephone.................................6
Connect the PC to the Router ................................................6
Connect the Power Adapter ...................................................6
INSTALLATION DIAGRAM ...............................................................7
MOUNTING THE ROUTER ..............................................................8
CONFIGURING YOUR COMPUTER ..................................................9
Windows 2000........................................................................9
Windows XP.........................................................................10
LOGGING INTO THE ROUTER .......................................................11
DEVICE INFO..............................................................................12
Summary..............................................................................12
WAN.....................................................................................13
STATISTICS ........................................................................13
LAN Statistics ...................................................................13
WAN Statistics..................................................................14
ATM Statistics...................................................................14
ADSL Statistics.................................................................15
ADSL BER Test................................................................16
Route....................................................................................17
ARP......................................................................................17
QUICK SETUP ............................................................................18
ATM PVC Configuration.......................................................18
ADVANCED SETUP .....................................................................22
WAN.....................................................................................22
Connection Type ..............................................................23
NAT ......................................................................................26
Virtual Servers ..................................................................26
Port Triggering..................................................................28
DMZ Host .........................................................................29
ALG ..................................................................................29
Firewall.................................................................................30
IP Filtering—Outgoing........................................................30
IP Filtering—Incoming........................................................31
MAC Filtering....................................................................31
Parental Control................................................................33
Quality of Service .................................................................34
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Routing.................................................................................35
Default Gateway ...............................................................35
Static Route ......................................................................35
RIP....................................................................................36
DNS......................................................................................36
DNS Server ......................................................................36
Dynamic DNS ...................................................................37
ADSL....................................................................................38
DSL Advanced Settings....................................................39
Tone Settings ...................................................................40
Port Mapping........................................................................40
WIRELESS .................................................................................42
Basic ....................................................................................42
Security ................................................................................42
MAC Filter ............................................................................44
Wireless Bridge ....................................................................45
Advanced .............................................................................46
Station Info ...........................................................................48
TROUBLESHOOTING—DIAGNOSTICS ............................................49
MANAGEMENT ...........................................................................50
Settings ................................................................................50
Backup Settings................................................................50
Restore User Settings ......................................................51
Restore Default.................................................................51
System Log ..........................................................................52
Configure System Log ......................................................53
SNMP...................................................................................54
Internet Times ......................................................................55
Access Control .....................................................................56
Services............................................................................56
IP Addresses ....................................................................56
Passwords ........................................................................57
Update Software ..................................................................58
Reboot Router......................................................................58
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General Information
The 4-Port Wireless Ethernet Router features 4 LAN ports and
wireless ability.
Package Contents
The package includes one of each of the following items—
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4-Port wireless Ethernet router
15 VAC AC power adapter
RJ-11 telephone cable
RJ-45 Ethernet cable
Splitter
User Manual / Quick Guide
Safety Instructions—Please read.
• Place your router on a flat surface close to the cables in a
location with sufficient ventilation.
• To prevent overheating, do not obstruct the ventilation
openings of this equipment.
• Plug this equipment into a surge protector to reduce the risk
of damage from power surges and lightning strikes.
• Operate this equipment only from an electrical outlet with
the correct power source as indicated on the adapter.
• Do not open the cover of this equipment. Opening the
cover will void any warranties on the equipment.
• Unplug equipment first before cleaning. A damp cloth can
be used to clean the equipment. Do not use liquid / aerosol
cleaners or magnetic / static cleaning devices.
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Front Panel View
LED
AP
XDSL Link
Mode
Indication
Solid
No light
Blinking
Solid
Wireless is enabled.
Wireless is disabled.
There is wireless traffic.
ADSL is connected.
ADSL is not connected. The ALARM led
will be red.
The router is connected to ADSL.
ADSL is connected, and there is no ADSL
traffic.
ADSL is not connected.
There is ADSL traffic.
Router is connected to the LAN.
No connection to the LAN. Check if the
LAN cable is connected to the router.
LAN traffic
ADSL is not connected.
ADSL is connected.
Router is powered on.
Router is not powered. Check if the router
is plugged in and if the power switch is
turned on.
No light
Blinking
XDSL ACT
Solid
No light
Quick blinking
Solid
LAN1-LAN4
No light
! (Alarm)
Blinking
Solid (red)
No light
Solid
POWER
No light
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Back Panel View
Port
Description
On / Off
Power
Press to turn the router on and off.
Connects to a 15 VAC AC power adapter.
Restart—press the button for less than 4
seconds.
Default settings—press the button for 4
seconds or longer.
RJ-45 connects the unit to an Ethernet device
such as a PC or a switch.
NOTE: To be used by maintenance
professionals only. If the router needs repair,
bring it to a service professional.
Reset
LAN1-LAN4
Console
Line
RJ-11 cable connects to the splitter provided.
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Installing the Router
Connect the ADSL Line and Telephone
An RJ-11 cable will be connected to the wall phone jack and the
line-end of the splitter. Connect another RJ-11 phone wire from
the modem-end of the splitter to the port labeled “line” on the
router. A third RJ-11 phone wire will be needed to connect the
telephone to the phone-end of the splitter.
NOTE: See connections on the installation diagram.
Connect the PC to the Router
Use the Ethernet cable to connect your computer directly to the
router. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to one of the ports
labeled LAN on the rear panel of the router and connect the other
end to the Ethernet port of your computer. Attach any additional
PCs to the router using RJ-45 cables to the port labeled LAN on
the rear panel of the router.
Connect the Power Adapter
Complete the process by connecting the AC power adapter to the
POWER connector on the back of the device and plug the adapter
into a wall outlet or power strip. Then turn on and boot up your
PC and any LAN devices, such as hubs or switches, and any
computers connected to them.
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Installation Diagram
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Mounting the Router
The router can be mounted on the wall with the screws provided.
Mounting can be done on wall material including concrete, wood,
or drywall. Select an appropriate location free from obstructions
or any possible interference. Make sure the cables can be easily
attached to the router without strain. The illustration below shows
how to mount the router horizontally on a wall.
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Configuring Your Computer
Prior to accessing the router through the LAN port, note the
following necessary configurations—
• Your PC’s TCP/IP address: 192.168.1.__( the last number
is any number between 2 and 254)
• The router’s default IP address: 192.168.1.1
• Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Below are the procedures for configuring your computer. Follow
the instructions for the operating system that you are using.
Windows 2000
1. In the Windows taskbar, click on the Start button and point
to Settings, Control Panel, and Network and Dial-up
Connections (in that order).
2. Click on Local Area Connection. When you have the Local
Area Connection Status window open, click on Properties.
3. Listed in the window are the installed network components.
If the list includes Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then the
protocol has already been enabled, and you can skip to
Step 10.
4. If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) does not appear as an
installed component, then click on Install.
5. In the Select Network Component Type window, click on
protocol and then the Add button.
6. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the list and then click
on OK.
7. If prompted to restart your computer with the new settings,
click OK.
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8. After your computer restarts, click on the Network and Dialup Connections icon again, and right click on the Local
Area Connection icon and then select Properties.
9. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, select
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click on Properties.
10. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box,
click in the radio button labeled Use the following IP
address and type 192.168.1.x (where x is any number
between 2 and 254) and 255.255.255.0 in the IP address
field and Subnet Mask field.
11. Click on OK twice to save your changes and then close
the Control Panel.
Windows XP
1. In the Windows taskbar, click on the Start button and point
to Settings and then click Network Connections.
2. In the Network Connections window, right click on the Local
Area Connection icon and click on properties.
3. Listed in the Local Area Connection window are the
installed network components. Make sure the box for
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked and then click on
Properties.
4. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click
in the radio button labeled Use the following IP address and
type 192.168.1.x (where x is any number between 2 and
254) and 255.255.255.0 in the IP address field and Subnet
Mask field.
5. Click on OK twice to save your changes and then close the
Control Panel.
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Logging into the Router
This section explains how to log in to your router using the
following steps—
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the URL http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar and click
on Enter.
A login screen like the one below will be displayed after you
connect to the user interface.
3. Enter your user name and password, and then click on OK
to display the user interface.
NOTE: There are two default user name and password
combinations. The user / user name and password combination
can display device status, but cannot change or save
configurations. The admin / admin combination can perform all
functions. Passwords can be changed at any time.
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Device Info
This section describes the system information that can be
accessed using the menu items under Device Info.
Summary
Access the general status report from the router by clicking on
“Summary” under “Device Info”. It shows information about the
router such as the version of the software, bootloader, etc. It also
displays the current status of your DSL connection as shown
below—
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WAN
Access the WAN status report from the router by clicking on
“WAN” under “Device Info”.
STATISTICS
LAN Statistics
Access the LAN statistics from the router by clicking on the “LAN”
item under “Statistics”.
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WAN Statistics
Access the WAN statistics from the router by clicking on the
“WAN” item under “Statistics”. The below screen shows a PPPoA
WAN connection example.
ATM Statistics
Access ATM statistics from the router by clicking on the “ATM”
item under “Statistics”.
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ADSL Statistics
You can view ADSL statistics by clicking on the “ADSL” item
under “Statistics”. Information contained in this screen is useful
for troubleshooting and diagnostics of connection problems.
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ADSL BER Test
A Bit Error Rate Test (BER Test) is a test that reflects the ratio of
error bits to the total number transmitted.
If you click on the ADSL BER Test button at the bottom of the
ADSL Statistics page, the following pop-up screen will appear
allowing you to set the tested time and to begin the test.
Below is an ADSL BER Test result screen displaying information
about the test including the error bits and ratio.
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Route
Access the routing status report from the router by clicking on the
“Route” item under “Device Info”.
ARP
Access the ARP status report from the router by clicking on the
“ARP” item under “Device Info”.
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Quick Setup
This section will explain how to quickly configure the router for the
main purpose of connecting to the Internet. If you need to
configure any advanced functions, then those can be performed
in the advanced section.
ATM PVC Configuration
To enable the auto-connect process, click on the box labeled DSL
Auto-connect, a process that will automatically detect the first
usable PVC and automatically detect PPPoE, PPPoA, and Bridge
Protocol (with DHCP Server available). To continue, click on the
Next button.
If you do not use DSL Auto-connect, then you may need to
change the VPI and VCI numbers. Quality of service can also be
enabled on this screen.
Furthermore, if you do not use DSL Auto-connect, then you will
need to select the connection type and encapsulation mode from
a list as shown below.
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The next screen to appear will depend on the connection type that
was selected in the previous screen.
The next screen lets you decide if you want to enable NAT,
firewall, IGMP multicast, and WAN service.
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The following is the Device Setup screen where you enter the IP
address / subnet mask as well as enable or disable DHCP server.
The last screen under the Quick Start section allows you to set up
the wireless feature of the router.
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When you click on Next, the summary screen shows the settings
made under WAN setup.
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Advanced Setup
This section of the user manual is on the advanced configurations
of the router. The topics under Advanced Setup are WAN, LAN,
NAT, firewall, QoS, routing, DNS, ADSL, and port mapping.
WAN
Configure the WAN settings as provided by your ISP.
Click on the Add button if you want to add a new rule for the WAN
interface. The ATM PVC Configuration screen appears.
The ATM PVC Configuration screen allows you to configure an
ATM PVC identifier (VPI and VCI) and select a service category.
Verify the following values with your ISP before you change them.
• VPI: Virtual Path Identifier. The valid range is 0 to 255.
• VCI: Virtual Channel Identifier. The valid range is 32 to
65535.
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• Service Category: Five classes of traffic are listed—
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UBR Without PCR
UBR With PCR
CBR
Non Realtime VBR
Realtime VBR
Enabling QoS for a PVC improves performance for selected
classes of applications. However, since QoS also consumes
system resources, the number of PVCs is reduced. If you want to
enable QoS service, click on the Enable Quality Of Service check
box.
Connection Type
This screen shows the below types of network protocols and
encapsulation modes—
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PPP over ATM (PPPoA)
PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
MAC Encapsulation Routing (MER)
IP over ATM (IpoA)
Bridging
Select the mode that your ISP has instructed you to use and click
on Next.
Also available is the option to enable 802.1q, a standard to allow
multiple bridged networks to transparently share the same
physical network link without leakage of information between
networks (i.e. "trunking"). Click on the checkbox if you wish to
enable this function.
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After you click on Next, the below screen appears allowing you
disable the bridge service if desired.
When the settings are complete, the next screen shows a WAN
Setup – Summary screen displaying the WAN configurations
made.
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Click on the Save button when the settings are correct. The
below screen will appear showing the WAN settings that you
made. When satisfied with the settings, and no changes are
necessary, click on the Finish button. To remove any settings,
click on the Remove button.
After selecting the Finish button, the below screen will appear. At
this point, the router will reboot to save the changes made.
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LAN Local Area Network (LAN) Setup
You can configure the DSL Router IP address and Subnet Mask
for the LAN interface to correspond your LAN’s IP Subnet. The
Save button only saves the LAN configuration data, but does not
apply the configurations. Select the Save/Reboot button to save
the LAN configuration data and reboot the router and apply the
new configurations.
NAT
If you enable NAT (Network Address Translation), you can
configure the Virtual Server, Port Triggering, and DMZ Host.
Virtual Servers
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A virtual server allows you to direct incoming traffic from the WAN
side to a specific IP address on the LAN side. Select the virtual
server from the drop-down list and complete the server IP
address, then click on the Save / Apply button.
The following screen appears after you save your selection. To
add additional virtual servers, click on the Add button. If you need
to remove any of the server names, select the check box and click
on the Remove button.
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Port Triggering
Click on the Add button to add Port Triggering to your Internet
application.
The below screen appears when you click on Add allowing you to
select the application that you want to set the port settings for.
After a selection has been made, click on the Save / Apply button.
The below screen appears after you save your selections. You
will be able to add or remove selections made, by clicking on the
Add and Remove buttons.
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DMZ Host
You can define the IP address of the DMZ Host on this screen.
Enter the IP address and click on Save / Apply.
ALG
The application layer is a window between various application
processes to allow open information exchange. To use the
Application Layer Gateway (ALG), the appropriate Application
Layer Gateway definition was selected in the service configuration
item.
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Firewall
IP Filtering—Outgoing
The outgoing filter will block the LAN traffic from entering the
WAN side. Click on the Add button to create filters.
The below screen will appear when you click on Add. Input the
filter name, source information (from the LAN side), and
destination information (from the WAN side). Then click on Save /
Apply.
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IP Filtering—Incoming
Incoming filter filters the WAN traffic to the LAN side. Click on the
Add button to add incoming filter settings.
Enter a filter name, information about the source address (from
the WAN side), and information about the destination address (to
the LAN side). Select the protocol and WAN interface, and then
click on Save/Apply to add the setting.
MAC Filtering
MAC filtering can forward or block traffic by MAC address. You
can change the policy or add settings to the MAC filtering table
using the MAC Filtering Setup screen.
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If you click on Change Policy, a confirmation dialog allows you to
verify your change.
If you want to add a setting to the MAC filtering table, enter the
Source and Destination MAC address, and select protocol type,
frame direction, and WAN interface. Then click on Save / Apply to
save it.
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After you save the settings, a screen showing the settings will
appear. On this screen you will be able to view and delete MAC
filtering rules.
Parental Control
In a home setting, parents can also restrict the day of the week
certain computers can access the router. Click on Add to set up
the restrictions.
After you click on Add, you will see the below screen. You will be
able to enter the MAC address of the PC that you wish to place on
a time of day restriction. Click on Save / Apply to save the
settings and to continue.
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Quality of Service
You can configure the Quality of Service to apply different
priorities to traffic on the router.
On this screen you can view and delete QoS settings.
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Routing
Default Gateway
You can enable automatic assigned default gateway on the
Routing – Default Gateway screen. As default, the box is checked
for automatic assigned default gateway to be enabled. Click the
Save / Apply button to enable or disable this feature.
Static Route
Use the Routing – Static Route screen to add a static route to the
routing table.
Enter the route information and click on Save/Apply to make it
active. No reboot is required.
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RIP
If RIP is enabled, the router operation can be configured as active
or passive.
DNS
DNS Server
Use the DNS Server screen to request automatic assignment of a
DNS or to specify a primary and secondary DNS.
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If the automatic assigned DNS checkbox is not selected, then
enter the primary and secondary DNS Server IP addresses as
illustrated below.
Dynamic DNS
Dynamic DNS (D-DNS) allows you to have your own permanent
domain name linked to your dynamic IP address. To configure a
dynamic DNS, click on Add. If you have already created a
dynamic DNS that you want to delete, click on Remove.
The below screen allows you to set up the Dynamic DNS
provider. Note that you will have to first register at the Dynamic
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DNS site that you wish to use. Select from either DynDNS.org or
TZO. Then enter the hostname and the interface that you want to
establish the D-DNS address to. Enter the username / password
for the D-DNS account that you have signed up for and then click
on Save / Apply.
ADSL
There are three major items in the ADSL settings:
Modulation Methods
Six modulation methods for different linking speed are supported
by the 6211 ADSL router: G.Dmt Enabled, G.lite Enabled, T1.413
Enabled, ADSL Enabled, Annex L Enabled, and ADSL2+
Enabled. Set this value only as directed by your ISP.
Phone Line Pair
The 6211 ADSL router supports phone lines on pins 2 and 3 or
pins 1 and 4 to connect your ADSL line. If your phone system
uses pins 2 and 3, attach a normal RJ11 cable to the router and
select “Inner pair” on the screen; if your phone system uses pins 1
and 4, attach the phone with the supplied RJ11 cable and select
“Outer pair” on the screen.
Capability
Do not change these settings unless directed by your ISP.
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DSL Advanced Settings
The test mode can be selected from the DSL Advanced Settings
page.
Test modes are as follows—
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Normal
Reverb
Medley
No retrain
L3
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Tone Settings
The frequency band of ADSL is split up into 256 separate tones,
each spaced 4.3125 kHz apart. With each tone carrying separate
data, the technique operates as if 256 separate modems were
running in parallel. The tone range is from 0 to 31 for upstream
and from 32 to 255 for downstream. Do not change these settings
unless instructed by your ISP.
Port Mapping
Port mapping is a feature that allows you to open ports to allow
certain Internet applications on the WAN side to pass through the
firewall and enter your LAN. To use this feature, mapping groups
need to be created. To do this, follow the below instructions—
1. Click on the Add button as displayed below.
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2. After clicking the Add button, the below configuration
screen appears, allowing you enter the groups and the
interfaces they are associated with.
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Wireless
This section allows you to configure wireless settings on your
router.
Basic
The below Wireless – Basic screen lets you enable or disable
wireless. The default setting for wireless is enabled. You can
also hide the access point so others cannot see your ID on the
network.
Security
The next screen is the Wireless – Security screen which allows
you to select the network authentication method and to enable or
disable WEP encryption. Note that depending on the network
authentication that is selected, the screen will change accordingly
so additional fields can be configured for the specific
authentication method.
Network authentication methods include the following—
• Open—anyone can access the network. The default is a
disabled WEP encryption setting.
• Shared—WEP encryption is enabled and encryption key
strength of 64-bit or 128-bit needs to be selected. Click on
Set Encryption Keys to manually set the network encryption
keys. Up to 4 different keys can be set and you can come
back to select which one to use at anytime.
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• 802.1X—requires mutual authentication between a client
station and the router by including a RADIUS-based
authentication server. Information about the RADIUS
server such as its IP address, port and key must be
entered. WEP encryption is also enabled and the
encryption strength must also be selected.
• WPA—(Wi-Fi Protected Access)— usually used for the larger
Enterprise environment, it uses a RADIUS server and TKIP
(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption (instead of
WEP encryption which is disabled). TKIP uses128-bit
dynamic session keys (per user, per session, and per
packet keys).
• WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access – Pre-Shared Key)—
WPA for home and SOHO environments also using the
same strong TKIP encryption, per-packet key construction,
and key management that WPA provides in the enterprise
environment. The main difference is that the password is
entered manually. A group re-key interval time is also
required.
• WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2)—second generation of
WPA which uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
instead of TKIP as its encryption method. Network re-auth
interval is the time in which another key needs to be
dynamically issued.
• WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 – Pre-Shared Key)—
suitable for home and SOHO environments, it also uses
AES encryption and requires you to enter a password and
an re-key interval time.
• Mixed WPA2 / WPA—during transitional times for upgrades
in the enterprise environment, this mixed authentication
method allows “upgraded” and users not yet “upgraded” to
access the network via the router. RADIUS server
information must be entered for WPA and a as well as a
group re-key interval time. Both TKIP and AES are used.
• Mixed WPA2 / WPA-PSK—useful during transitional times
for upgrades in the home or SOHO environment, a preshared key must be entered along with the group re-key
interval time. Both TKIP and AES are also used.
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MAC Filter
The MAC filter screen allows you to manage MAC address filters.
Add the MAC addresses that you want to manage and then select
the mode that you want to use to manage them. You can disable
this feature or you can allow or deny access to the MAC
addresses that you add to the list.
The following screen appears when you want to add a MAC
address to the filter. When completed, click on the Save / Apply
button.
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Wireless Bridge
In this next screen, you can select which mode you want the
router to be in, either access point or wireless bridge.
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Advanced
Advanced features of the wireless LAN interface can be
configured in this section.
Settings can be configured for the following—
• AP Isolation—if you select enable, then each of your
wireless clients will not be able to communicate with each
other.
• Band—a default setting at 2.4GHz – 802.11g
• Channel-- 802.11b and 802.11g use channels to limit
interference from other devices. If you are experiencing
interference with another 2.4Ghz device such as a baby
monitor, security alarm, or cordless phone, then change the
channel on your router.
• Multicast Rate—the rate at which a message is sent to a
specified group of recipients.
• Basic Rate—the set of data transfer rates that all the
stations will be capable of using to receive frames from a
wireless medium.
• Fragmentation Threshold—used to fragment packets which
help improve performance in the presence of radio
frequency (RF) interference.
• RTS Threshold (Request to Send Threshold)—determines
the packet size of a transmission through the use of the
router to help control traffic flow.
• DTIM Interval—sets the Wake-up interval for clients in
power-saving mode.
• Beacon Interval—a packet of information that is sent from a
connected device to all other devices where it announces
its availability and readiness. A beacon interval is a period
of time (sent with the beacon) before sending the beacon
again. The beacon interval may be adjusted in milliseconds
(ms).
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• Xpress Technology—a technology that utilizes standards
based on framebursting to achieve higher throughput. With
Xpress Technology enabled, aggregate throughput (the
sum of the individual throughput speeds of each client on
the network) can improve by up to 25% in 802.11g only
networks and up to 75% in mixed networks comprised of
802.11g and 802.11b equipment.
• 54g Mode— 54g is a Broadcom Wi-Fi technology.
• 54g Protection--the 802.11g standards provide a protection
method so 802.11g and 802.11b devices can co-exist in the
same network without “speaking” at the same time. Do not
disable 54g Protection if there is a possibility that a 802.11b
device may need to use your wireless network. In Auto
Mode, the wireless device will use RTS/CTS (Request to
Send / Clear to Send) to improve 802.11g performance in
mixed 802.11g/802.11b networks. Turn protection off to
maximize 802.11g throughput under most conditions.
• WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)—feature that improves the your
experience for audio, video and voice applications over a
Wi-Fi network.
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Station Info
The Station Info page shows stations that have been authorized
access to the router through its wireless function.
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Troubleshooting—Diagnostics
The diagnostics screen allows you to run diagnostic tests to check
your DSL connection. In addition, you can test the connection to
your DSL service provider.
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Management
The Management section gives you access to certain setups for
the purpose of maintaining the system, including backing up the
configurations, viewing system log, maintaining access control,
updating software, etc.
Settings
Backup Settings
To save a copy of the configurations that you have made on your
router, click on the Backup Settings button.
The below pop-up screen will appear with a prompt to open or
save the file to your computer.
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Restore User Settings
To restore saved settings, select Management→ Settings→
Restore User Settings. Then select the backup file you want to
restore and click on Update Settings.
The router will restore settings and reboot to activate the restored
settings.
Restore Default
Restore Default will erase all current settings and restore the
router to factory default settings. To restore the router to factory
default settings, select Management→Settings→Restore Default.
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Reply OK to the confirmation dialog.
The router will restore the default settings and reboot.
System Log
The System Log dialog allows you to view the System Log and
configure the System Log options.
To view the System Log click on the View System Log button to
check the log file.
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Below is a view of the System Log.
Configure System Log
If the log is enabled, the system will log selected events:
Emergency, Alert, Critical, Error, Warning, Notice, Informational,
and Debugging. All events above or equal to the selected log
level will be logged and displayed.
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If the selected mode is “Remote” or “Both”, events will be sent to
the specified IP address and UDP port of a remote system log
server. If the selected mode is “Local” or “Both”, events will be
recorded in the local memory. Select the desired values and click
on the “Save/Apply” button to configure the system log options.
SNMP
SNMP is Simple Network Management Protocol that provides a
means to monitor status and performance as well as set
configuration parameters. It enables a management station to
configure, monitor and receive trap messages from network
devices.
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Internet Times
The Time Settings page allows you to automatically synchronize
your time with a timeserver on the Internet.
If you choose to automatically synchronize with Internet time
servers, then click on the box and the below fields appear.
Select from the list of NTP (Network Time Protocol) time servers.
Then select the time zone that you are in and click on Save /
Apply to save and complete your time settings.
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Access Control
You can enable or disable some services of your router by LAN or
WAN. If no WAN connection is defined, only the LAN side can be
configured.
Services
Services that can be enabled / disabled on the LAN / WAN are
FTP, HTTP, ICMP, SNMP, SSH, Telnet, and TFTP.
IP Addresses
Web access to the router can be limited when Access Control
Mode is enabled. The IP addresses of allowed hosts can be
added using Access Control→IP Address.
Add the IP address to the IP address list by clicking on the Add
button, then select “Enabled” to enable Access Control Mode.
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To assign the IP address of the management station that is
permitted to access the local management services, enter the IP
address in the box and click on the Save / Apply button.
Passwords
Access the Passwords screen under the Access Control section
to change a password. Select an account and enter the current
password and the new password and then click on the Save /
Apply button.
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Update Software
If your ISP releases new software for this router, follow these
steps to perform an upgrade.
1. Obtain an updated software image file from your ISP.
2. Enter the path to the image file location or click on the
Browse button to locate the image file.
3. Click the Update Software button once to upload the new
image file.
Reboot Router
Select Management→Reboot Router to reboot the router using
the web interface. The router will save the current configuration
and reboot itself using the new configuration.
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