Actiontec electronic GT701A Network Router User Manual

MegaPlug
Wireless
Network
Extender
Model #: HPAP108T
User Manual
Ver 1.0
Solutions for the Digital Life™
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
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Features
System Requirements
Getting to Know the Network Extender
What is HomePlug?
Technical Support
2 Installing the Wireless Network Extender
Plugging in the Extender
Installing the Configuration Utility
Connecting a Wireless Computer
to the Homeline Network
3 Using the Configuration Utility
Locate Device
Setup Wizard
IP Setting
Wireless Setting
Factory Default
Device Info
Management
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System Summary
Wireless Station List
System Properties
Administration
IP Settings
Wireless Network
Wireless Security
Wireless Advanced Settings
MAC Filtering
Backup/Restore Settings
Firmware Upgrade
Reboot
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Frequently Asked Questions
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6 Setting Up Static IP Address
Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP
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7 Setting Up File and Printer Sharing
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File Sharing
Printer Sharing
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A Specifications
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General
Wireless
LED Indicators
Environmental
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B Glossary
Notices
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
Modifications
Miscellaneous Legal Notices
Limited Warranty
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Introduction
Congratulations for purchasing the Actiontec MegaPlug Wireless Network
Extender. The Extender is one of the easiest ways to augment your existing
MegaPlug network by introducing wireless networking. Simply plug the Extender
into a standard electrical outlet, and your AC-wire-based network is now wirelesscapable. Using any wireless-equipped computer, you can surf the Web, exchange
files, even print documents, all without the hassle of installing more cables. If you
want to take your computer networking to the next level, the Actiontec MegaPlug
Wireless Network Extender is sure to be one of the keys to your success.
Features
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Supports HomePlug Powerline Specification 1.0
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85 Mbps data rate (maximum) over standard home power lines
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56-bit DES encryption
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Supports IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, and IEEE 802.3u wireless
standards
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Supports WEP 64/128/152-bit encryption, WPA, WPA-PSK, 56-bit DES
encryption
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Two-pronged US power plug (fits ungrounded power outlets)
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Power and Wireless indicators
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System Requirements
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Router or gateway with HomePlug capability
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Standard home power wiring
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Computer with the following:
· CD-ROM drive
· Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP installed
· Wireless capability
· TCP/IP network protocol installed
Getting to Know the Network Extender
This section contains a quick description of the Network Extender’s external features.
Front Panel
The Network Extender’s front panel features 2 lights (LEDs):
Wireless
Power
Wireless Light
The Wireless light flickers green when the Extender is active.
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Power Light
The Power light glows green when sychronized with another device, and flickers
when data is being transferred across the Network Extender. If the Power light is
off, it can still be powered up.
Information Sticker
The information sticker (located beneath the electrical prongs) displays the MAC
(Media Access Control) address, device ID, serial number and other information
about the Extender.
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What is HomePlug?
HomePlug is a new networking technology that uses the existing power lines in
a home to connect devices such as computers, print servers, etc., eliminating the
need for installing new wiring when a device is added to the network. Today’s
HomePlug products are mainly adapter-type devices which plug into existing
Ethernet networks, but more and more devices are being designed with HomePlug
technology built-in. This means, in the near future, plugging in a device into an
electrical outlet will not only power it, but also allow it to communicate with other
HomePlug devices.
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Technical Support
Actiontec Electronics prides itself on making durable, high-quality, high-performance products. If you need assistance, the Actiontec Technical Support Department
is available all day every day to provide professional support.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 N. Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Technical Support
Phone: (USA) 1-888-436-0657
E-mail: http://support.actiontec.com/email_support/support_form.php
Internet: www.actiontec.com/support
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Installing the Wireless
Network Extender
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This chapter explains how to plug in the Wireless Network Extender, how to load
the Extender’s Configuration Utility on a computer connected to the Homeline
network, and how to access the Homeline network (via the Extender) with a wirelessly-equipped computer.
The following procedures assume that the user has already
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set up a Homeline network with a computer connected to
the network.,
Plugging in the Extender
To use the Extender properly, it should be plugged into an electrical outlet already
part of a Homeline network, with other devices (computers, printer servers, etc.)
connected to the network. The Power light will glow steadily green when the
Extender detects a HomeLine network.
Installing the Configuration Utility
To install the Extender’s Configuration Utility:
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer connected to
the Homeline network.
2. When the “Welcome” screen appears, click Next.
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3. When the “Choose Destination Screen” appears, click Next.
4. When this window appears, click Finish.
The Extender’s Configuration Utility is now installed on the computer. See
chapter 3, “Using the Configuration Utility,” for more information
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Connecting a Wireless Computer to the Homeline Network
To connect a wirelessly-equipped computer to the Homeline network via the
Extender:
1. On the wirelessly-equipped computer, access to the wireless network interface.
2. Enter “Actiontec” in the interface’s “SSID” or “Network Name” text box. This is
the Extender’s default ESSID (Extended Service Set Identification) name.
The network name is case-sensitive, so make sure to enter
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it exactly as shown.
3. Enter “A374936DCA” in the interface’s “WEP Key” text box. This is the
Extender’s default WEP key.
3. Close the wireless network interface on the computer. The Homeline network
should be accessible on the wirelessly-equipped computer.
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Configuration Utility
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Once the Wireless Network Extender has been properly connected and installed
according to the Quick Start Guide, the user can further configure the Extender using
the Actiontec MegaPlug Wireless Configuration Utility. The Utility also provides
information about the network. After installing the CD in the computer’s CD-ROM
drive, the Utility starts up automatically and appears on the desktop. See the following sections for more information about the Utility’s capabilities.
Across the top of the window are additional options: Locate Device, Setup
Wizard, IP Setting, Wireless Setting, Factory Default, Device Info, and
Management.
Locate Device
Clicking Locate Device causes the Utility to search for Wireless Network Extenders
available on the Homeline network. A list of available Extenders will appear in the
window, as shown in the figure above.
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Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard allows a quick set up of the Extender’s basic settings. To use:
1. Click Setup Wizard in the Utility window. A “Login” window appears. Enter
the user name and password in the appropriate text boxes, then click Next.
2. An “IP Setting” window appears. Select the appropriate setting (for more
details, see “IP Setting” below), then click Next.
3. An “Device Name” window appears. Enter a name for the Extender in the
appropriate text box, then click Next.
4. A “Wireless Setting” window appears. Select the appropriate configuration for the
Extender (for more details, see “Wireless Setting” on page 11), then click Next.
5. A “Wireless Security” window appears. Select the appropriate security configuration for the Extender (for more details, see “Security” on page 12), then
click Next.
6. Another window appears, relevant to the security setting. Enter the pertinent
information, then click Finish. The Setup Wizard is complete.
IP Setting
Clicking IP Setting in the Utility window generates a Login window. After entering the proper user name and password (default user name is “Admin,” and
default password is blank [enter no password]), the “IP Setting” window appears.
There are two options in this window: Obtain an IP address automatically, and
Specify an IP address.
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Obtain an IP Address Automatically
Select this option (by clicking the appropriate radio button) to have the Extender
obtain an IP address automatically (from a router on the Homeline network).
Specify an IP Address
Select this option (by clicking the appropriate radio button) to specify an IP
address. After selecting this option, enter the IP address, subnet mask address, and
default gateway address in the appropriate text boxes.
Wireless Setting
Clicking Wireless Setting in the Utility window generates a Login window. After
entering the proper user name and password (default user name is “Admin,” and
default password is blank [enter no password]), the “Wireless Setting” window
appears. Here, the Extender’s wireless settings can be configured.
ESSID
ESSID is the network name assigned to the Extender’s wireless network. The fac-
tory default setting is “Actiontec.” Although Actiontec recommends keeping the
default value intact, the ESSID value can be modified, using any combination of
alphanumeric characters (i.e., A-Z, a-z, 0-9). All wireless-capable computers included on the Extender’s wireless network must have this same ESSID value.
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Channel
Channel assigns the frequency band at which the Extender communicates. In
the United States, use channels 1-11, or select Smart Select, which automatically selects a minimally used channel. (The factory default value is set to Smart
Select.)
Wireless Mode
From this drop-down list, select the speed of the wireless network to be created.
Options include 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11 Super G static, and 802.11 Super G
dynamic.
Security
From this drop-down list, select the type of security to be applied to the wireless
network. Options include Disabled, WEP 64 bits, WEP 128 bits, WEP 152 bits,
WPA-PSK, and WPA.
Disabled
Selecting this security option applies no security to the wireless network. Any
user with a wireless-equipped computer will be able to join the network
WEP 64 bits
Selecting this security option applies 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
security on the wireless network. 64-bit WEP requires a key composed of 10
hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an
alphanumeric character ranging from 0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be
any character on the keyboard. To create a 64-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter ten hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters in
the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating 64-bit WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if these same keys are entered in the
computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
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WEP 128 bits
Selecting this security option applies 128-bit WEP security on the wireless network. 128-bit WEP requires a key composed of 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII
characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character ranging
from 0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be any character on the keyboard. To create a 128-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters in the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating
128-bit WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if
these same keys are entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
WEP 152 bits
Selecting this security option applies 152-bit WEP security on the wireless network. 152-bit WEP requires a key composed of 32 hexadecimal digits or 16 ASCII
characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character ranging
from 0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be any character on the keyboard. To create a 152-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter 32 hexadecimal digits or 16 ASCII characters in the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating
152-bit WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if
these same keys are entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
WPA-PSK
Selecting this security option applies WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security with
PSK (Passkey) protection to the wireless network. To set up WPA-PSK, select a
“Cipher Type” (TKIP or AES), then enter 8-63 characters in the “Passphrase” text
box. Once activated, all wireless-enabled devices must support WPA and know
the PSK to join the wireless network.
WPA
Selecting this security option applies WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security to the
wireless network. To set up WPA security, select a “Cipher Type” (TKIP or AES),
enter the IP address of the RADIUS server in the “RADIUS Server” text box, and
then enter the secret key (for communication between the RADIUS server and
the Network Extender) in the “RADIUS_Secret” text box.
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Factory Default
Clicking Factory Default in the Utility window resets (after entering the user
name and password in the pop-up window) the Extender’s settings to their factory
default settings.
Device Info
Clicking Device Info in the Utility window generates the “Device Information”
window, which displays an overview of the Extender’s settings.
Management
Clicking Management in the Utility window causes the Extender’s Web
Management Interface to appear in a Web browser. See chapter 4, “Using the Web
Management Interface,” for more information.
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Using the Web
Configuration Interface
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The Wireless Network Extender’s Web Configuration Interface allows the user to
configure and view various aspects of the Extender’s wireless network, including
wireless security. To access the Interface:
1. Insert the CD in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. The Utility will start automatically.
2. A log-in screen appears. The default user name is “Admin” and there is no
password.
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3. Click Management at the top left of the Utility window. A web browser starts
up, with the Interface displayed in it.
System Summary
Clicking System Summary on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“System Summary” screen to appear, as shown in the figure above. This screen
displays an overview of the Extender’s settings including system information, current IP settings, and current wireless settings. None of these setting can be changed
from this screen.
Wireless Station List
Click Wireless Station List on the left side of any Interface screen to generate the
“Wireless Station List.” This screen displays the wireless clients connected to
the Extender.
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System Properties
Clicking System Properties on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“System Properties” screen to appear.
Device Name
The “Device Name” text box contains the name of the Extender. It can be changed
here; the new name must be from 1 to 32 characters long.
Country/Region
Select the country or region in which the Network Extender is being used from the
“Country/Region” drop-down list. If a particular country or region is not found on
the list, select “NO_COUNTRY_SET-NA.”
Administration
Clicking Administration on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“Administration” screen to appear. Change the user name and password used to
access the Interface screens here. Actiontec recommends changing the default user
name and password to something more secure, to prevent unwanted access to the
Extender’s settings. Once a new user name and password has been entered, write
them down on a piece of paper and keep it in a safe place. The user name and
password will be needed to access the Web Configuration Interface in the future.
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IP Settings
Clicking IP Settings on the left side of any Interface screen causes the “IP Settings”
screen to appear. There are two options in this window: Obtain an IP address
automatically, and Specify an IP address.
Obtain an IP Address Automatically
Select this option (by clicking the appropriate radio button) to have the Extender
obtain an IP address automatically from a router on the Homeline etwork.
Specify an IP Address
Select this option (by clicking the appropriate radio button) to specify an IP
address. After selecting this option, enter the IP address, subnet mask address, and
default gateway address in the appropriate text boxes.
Wireless Network
Clicking Wireless Network on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“Wireless Network” screen to appear. Here, the Extender’s wireless settings can
be configured.
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SSID
SSID is the network name assigned to the Extender’s wireless network. The factory
default setting is “Actiontec.” Although Actiontec recommends keeping the default
value intact, the ESSID value can be modified, using any combination of alphanumeric characters (i.e., A-Z, a-z, 0-9). All wireless-capable computers included on
the Extender’s wireless network must have this same ESSID value.
Hide SSID Broadcast
Select this check box to disable SSID broadcast. If deactivated, the SSID of the
Extender’s wireless network is available to any wireless device.
Wireless Mode
From this drop-down list, select the speed of the wireless network. Options include
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11 Super G static, and 802.11 Super G dynamic.
Channel
Channel assigns the frequency band at which the Extender communicates. In
the United States, use channels 1-11, or select Smart Select, which automatically
selects a minimally used channel. (The factory default value is set to Smart Select.)
Wireless Security
Clicking Wireless Security on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“Wireless Security” screen to appear. Here, the Extender’s wireless network security
settings can be configured.
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From the “Security” drop-down list, select the type of security to be applied to the
wireless network. Options include No Security, WEP 40/64 bits, WEP 104/128
bits, WEP 128/152 bits, WPA-PSK, and WPA.
No Security
Selecting this security option applies no security to the wireless network. Any user
with a wireless-equipped computer will be able to join the network
WEP 64 bits
Selecting this security option applies 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) security
on the wireless network. 64-bit WEP requires a key composed of 10 hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character
ranging from 0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be any character on the keyboard.
To create a 64-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter ten
hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters in the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating
64-bit WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if these
same keys are entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
WEP 104/128 bits
Selecting this security option applies 128-bit WEP security on the wireless network.
128-bit WEP requires a key composed of 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character ranging from
0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be any character on the keyboard. To create a
128-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter 26 hexadecimal
digits or 13 ASCII characters in the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating 128-bit
WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if these same
keys are entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
WEP 128/152 bits
Selecting this security option applies 152-bit WEP security on the wireless network.
152-bit WEP requires a key composed of 32 hexadecimal digits or 16 ASCII characters. A hexadecimal digit consists of an alphanumeric character ranging from
0-9 or A-F; an ASCII character can be any character on the keyboard. To create a
152-bit WEP key, select “Hex” (hexadecimal) or “ASCII,” then enter 32 hexadecimal
digits or 16 ASCII characters in the “WEP Key 1” text box. After activating 152-bit
WEP, a computer with wireless capability can join the network only if these same
keys are entered in the computer’s wireless encryption scheme.
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WPA-PSK
Selecting this security option applies WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security with
PSK (Passkey) protection to the wireless network. To set up WPA-PSK, select a
“Cipher Type” (TKIP or AES), then enter 8-63 characters in the “Passphrase” text
box. Once activated, all wireless-enabled devices must support WPA and know the
PSK to join the wireless network.
WPA
Selecting this security option applies WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security to the
wireless network. To set up WPA security, select a “Cipher Type” (TKIP or AES),
enter the IP address of the RADIUS server in the “RADIUS Server” text box, and
then enter the secret key (for communication between the RADIUS server and the
Extender) in the “RADIUS_Secret” text box.
Wireless Advanced Settings
Clicking Wireless Advanced Settings on the left side of any Interface screen
causes the “Wireless Advanced Settings” screen to appear. Here, the Extender’s
advanced wireless network security settings can be configured. Only experienced
network technicians should adjust these settings.
Data Rate
Adjust the Network Extender’s data rate here.
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Transmit Power
Adjust the Extender’s transmit power here .
Beacon Interval
Adjust the beacon interval rate here. A beacon is a packet sent by the Network
Extender across the network to let other connected devices know of its presence and
readiness.
Data Beacon Rate
Adjust the data beacon rate here.
Fragment Length
Adjust the fragment length here.
RTS/CTS Threshold
Adjust the RTS/CTS threshold here.
Short Preamble
Ajust the short preamble length here
Protection Mode
Activate/deactivate protection mode here.
Extended Range
Ajust the Extender’s extended range here.
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MAC Filtering
Clicking MAC Filtering on the left side of any Interface screen causes the “MAC
Filtering” screen to appear. This feature allows the user to control the wireless network by denying or allowing wireless access by specifying the MAC (Media Access
Control) address of the wireless client(s) allowed or denied access on the wireless
network.
To create a list of MAC addresses allowed access on the network, activate “Allow
only stations in list” by clicking on the appropriate radio button. Then, enter the
wireless device’s MAC address in the appropriate text boxes, then click Add. Repeat
to add more wireless devices. When applied, only the devices whose MAC addresses
are listed in the “MAC Filtering Table” will be allowed access to the wireless network. No other wireless devices will be allowed access.
To create a list of MAC addresses denied access to the network, activate “Allow any
station unless in list” by clicking on the appropriate radio button. Then, enter the
wireless device’s MAC address in the appropriate text boxes, then click Add. Repeat
to add more wireless devices. When applied, only the devices whose MAC addresses
are listed in the “MAC Filtering Table” will be denied access to the wireless network.
All other wireless devices will be allowed access.
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Backup/Restore Settings
Clicking Backup/Restore Settings on the left side of any Interface screen causes
the “Backup/Restore Settings” screen to appear.
Backup the Current Settings to a File
This option allows the user to save the settings of the Extender to a file that can be
accessed later to reset the Extender to that particular configuration set. To save the
currents settings, click Backup, then save the file to the computer’s hard drive.
Restore Settings from a Backup File
To reset the Extender’s settings to a previously saved configuration set, click Browse
to locate the configuration file. Once the file is located, select it, then press Restore.
The Extender’s configuration will be reset to the configuration file.
Restore Factory Default Settings
To restore the Extender’s factory default settings, click Yes. The default settings will
be restored to the Extender.
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Firmware Upgrade
Clicking Firmware Upgrade on the left side of any Interface screen causes the
“Firmware Upgrade” screen to appear. Actiontec periodically posts firmware
upgrades to enhance the Extender’s capabilities. Download the upgrade from the
Internet to the computer’s hard drive, then locate it by clicking Browse. Once
the upgrade file has been located, select it, then click Upgrade. The Network
Extender’s firmware will be upgraded to the new version.
Reboot
Clicking Reboot on the left side of any Interface screen causes the “Reboot” screen
to appear. Click Reboot in this screen to reboot the Extender.
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Troubleshooting
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This chapter contains a list of problems that may be encountered while using the
Wireless Network Extender, and techniques to solve them. Note that these techniques may not be successful in all cases. Also included is a list of frequently
asked questions.
Troubleshooting
If the Extender is showing signs of trouble, before attempting any other troubleshooting procedures, plug the Extender into a working electrical wall socket.
The Power light doesn’t light up after I plug the Extender into a wall outlet.
The Power light illuminates only if the Extender detects another Powerline
device on the same circuit. If you’re sure there is another Powerline device on the
circuit, make sure the wall outlet is working by plugging other electric devices
into it. If it is working, plug in the Extender again, and if the Power light still
doesn’t illuminate, try plugging it into other wall outlets. If the Extender is still
experiencing this problem, contact technical support.
I can’t connect to the Internet or any of the other computers on the network.
s Make sure the IP address and TCP/IP protocol are set up properly for all the
computers on the network, then try to ping the gateway.
s Use the Extender’s Configuration Utility to detect all other adapters on the
network. Then, plug the adapters into adjacent sockets. If the Ethernet lights
still don’t illuminate, contact technical support.
The Power and Wireless lights are on, but I can’t access the Extender from the
computer
s Try plugging the Extender in different power outlets, preferably closer
together.
s Make sure all devices on the network are using the same security parameters.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the transfer speed over the Extender’s Homeline network?
The Extender’s network transfer speed is 85 Mbps (maximum) over a standard
home power line network.
What’s the estimated range of the Extender’s network?
Approximately 300 meters (~985 ft.) in wall power lines (one household). The
Extender’s wireless network extends up to 300 meters.
Will the Extender work in any home?
The Extender will work in any home with built-in copper wiring. It may not
operate in some older homes (pre-1950) with alternate wiring.
Will the Extender’s Homeline network signal pass through circuit breakers?
Yes, the network signal will pass through circuit breakers. It will not, however,
pass through power transformers.
Does the Extender work with a 100 – 240V AC input ?
Yes.
Does using the Extender cause any interference with other home networking devices?
No. The Extender operates at a different frequency than other power line control
devices and can co-exist with technologies such as X-10, CEBus, and LONworks.
To set up the Extender’s network correctly, do I have to install the
Configuration Utility on each computer on the network?
No, the Configuration Utility is a diagnostic and security tool. Since the Extender
is fully plug-and-play compatible, it needs no software drivers to operate.
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Which wireless cards will work with the Extender?
The Extender will connect with any wireless card supporting the 802.11g or
802.11b wireless standards.
Can my wireless signal pass through floors, walls, and glass?
The physical environment around the Extender can have a varying effect on
wireless signal strength and quality. The more dense an object, the greater the
interference. Concrete or metal reinforced structures will cause a higher degree
of signal loss than those made of wood, plaster, or glass.
I have an Apple computer that uses the Airport wireless device. Is this
device compatible with the Extender?
Yes, the Apple Airport system complies with the 802.11b and 802.11g standards.
If you use the WEP security feature, refer to the Apple Airport documentation
for information on the proper method to enter the WEP key for compatibility
with the Extender hexadecimal WEP entry.
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Setting Up Static
IP Address
To communicate with a Wireless Network Extender from a computer on the network, the user may have to switch the IP address settings from DHCP-enabled to
static IP, so that the computer and the Extender are on the same subnet.
To set up static IP on a computer, select the operating system and follow the
instructions.
The following procedures are based on the Extender’s
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factory default address. If the Extender’s address has been
IP
IP
changed, enter the new IP address when instructed to enter an
IP address.
Windows 98 SE
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Select IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
12. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows Me
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Click IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. If there is a check in the box next to “Detect connection to network media,”
click on it to uncheck the box.
12. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
13. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows 2000
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network and Dialup Connections.
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5. In the “Network and Dial-up Connections” window, double-click Local Area
Connection. A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If
there is more than one Local Area Connection listed, locate the one that corresponds to the network card installed in the computer by finding the name of
the network card in the Device Name column.
6. The “Local Area Connection Status” window appears. Select General, then
click Properties.
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7. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Click General.
8. In the “Components checked are used by this connection” list box, doubleclick Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
9. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
10. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Use the following IP Address”
is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
11. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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12. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
13. Click OK. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window disappears.
14 In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click OK. The Local Area
Connection Properties window disappears.
15. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window disappears.
16. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows XP
1. From the desktop, click Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Control Panel.
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3. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network
Connections.
4. In the “Network Connections” window, double-click Local Area Connection.
A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If more than
one Local Area Connection is listed, locate the one that corresponds to the
network card installed in your computer by finding the name of the network
card in the “Device Name” column.
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5. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Select General.
6. In the “This connection uses the following items” list box, double-click
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
7. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
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8. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Use the following IP Address”
is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
9. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
10. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
11. Click OK. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window disappears.
12 In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click OK. The Local Area
Connection Properties window disappears.
13. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window
disappears.
14. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer is now set up with a static IP address.
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Setting Up File and
Printer Sharing
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This chapter describes how to share files, hard drives, and printers over the
Wireless Network Extender’s network.
File Sharing
To share files, directories, or hard drives on the MegaPlug network, select the operating system running on the computer, then follow the instructions.
Windows XP
After installing and configuring the Extender, Windows XP automatically enables
file sharing. The only item that needs to be altered is workgroup settings. All the
computers on the network must have the same workgroup name, but different
computer names. To check or change this:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties. The “System
Properties” window appears.
2. Select the Computer Name tab.
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3. Click Change.
4. When the “Computer Name Changes” window appears, enter a new computer
name in the “Computer name” text box.
5. Enter a workgroup name in the “Workgroup” text book.
6. Click OK.
7. Restart the computer.
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Windows 2000
After installing and configuring the Extender, Windows 2000 automatically enables
file sharing. The only item that needs to be altered is workgroup settings. All the
computers on the network must have the same workgroup name, but different
computer names. To check or change this:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then select Properties.
2. When the “System Properties” window appears, select Network
Identification.
3. If the Workgroup name is already the same as all the other computers on the
network, click OK. If it is not the same, click Properties.
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4. The “Identification Changes” window appears. In the “Computer Name” text
box, type a name different than the other computers on the network.
5. In the “Workgroup” text box, enter the network workgroup name. This is the
same on each computer on the network.
6. Click OK.
7. Click OK again.
8. Restart the computer.
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Windows 98SE and Me
1. Click Start, select Settings, then Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the Network icon. The Network
window appears.
3. In the “Configuration” tab, click Add. The “Select Network Component Type”
window appears.
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4. Select Service, then click Add. The “Select Network Service” window appears.
5. Highlight File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, then click OK.
6. The “File and Print Sharing” window appears. Make sure both options have a
check mark in their check boxes. If not, click in the box to activate.
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7. Click OK. The Network window reappears.
8. In the Network window, select Identification. The “Identification” tab
appears.
9. In the “Computer Name” text box, type a name different than the other computers on the network.
10. In the “Workgroup” text box, enter the network workgroup name. This is the
same on each computer on the network.
11. Enter any description in the “Computer Description” text box. Traditionally,
the location name or main user’s name is entered.
12. Select Configuration to display the Configuration window again.
13. In the “Primary Network Logon” text box, make sure “Client for Microsoft
Networks” is entered. If not, click the down arrow and select it from the list.
14. Click OK. A “System Settings Change” window appears. Click Yes.
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15. After your computer restarts, Windows prompts for a user name and password. Enter a user name and password, then write them on a sheet of paper,
as they will be needed to access the network in the future.
16. Find a file or hard drive to share, right-click its icon, and select Sharing. The
“Properties” window appears.
17. In the Properties window, select Sharing. The “Sharing” tab appears.
18. Click in the circle next to “Shared As” to share the file or hard drive.
19. Select an Access Type:
Read Only - Allows other users on the network to view and read the file or
hard drive selected. They will not be able to modify it in any way. You can
further restrict their privileges by entering a password in the appropriate
text box.
Full - Allows other users on the network to read, modify, move, and delete
any information in the shared file or hard drive. You can further restrict
their privileges by entering a user name and password.
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Depends on Password - Allows you to set both Read Only and Full access on
the shared file or drive. The level of access will depend on the passwords
entered in the appropriate field.
20. When finished, click Apply, then OK.
Printer Sharing
To share a printer connected to the computer, follow these instructions.
☞
Note: These instructions are basically identical for Windows XP,
2000, Me, and 98 SE, with some minor differences.
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2. In the “Control Panel” window, double-click on the “Printers” icon.
3. In the “Printers” window, right-click on the icon of the printer to be shared
and select Sharing.
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4. A “Properties” window appears, with the “Sharing” tab displayed.
5. Select Shared As or Share this Printer. This automatically inserts a default
name for the printer share name. You can set a password for the printer at this
time if you want to restrict who on the network can use the printer. You can
also set the default printer settings by modifying information on the other
tabs of this window.
6. Click OK, and close all windows.
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A
Specifications
General
Model Number
HPAP108T (MegaPlug Wireless Network Extender)
Standards
HomePlug Powerline Specification 1.0 (HomePlug)
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, and IEEE 802.3u (wireless)
10BaseT
Security
56-bit DES data encryption (HomePlug)
WEP 64/128/152-bit encryption, WPA, WPA-PSK, 56-bit DES encryption (wireless)
Access Methods
CSMA/CA
HomePlug Operating Range
Up to 300 meters
Capable of passing through circuit breakers
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Part 15 Class B and Part 68
UL
Wireless
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz
Modulation
OFDM
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Carrier Modulation
DQPSK, BPSK, DBPSK, ROBO, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, CCK
Operating Range
30 - 300 meters
LED Indicators
Power, Wireless
Environmental
Power
External, 110 - 240v 0.2a, 50 - 60 Hz
Certifications
FCC part 15, CE
Operating Temperature
0º C to 40º C (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature
-20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85% non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
☞ Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Glossary
Access Point
A device that allows wireless clients to connect to one another. An access point
can also act as a bridge between wireless clients and a “wired” network, such as
an Ethernet network. Wireless clients can be moved anywhere within the coverage area of the access point and remain connected to the network. If connected
to an Ethernet network, the access point monitors Ethernet traffic and forwards
appropriate Ethernet messages to the wireless network, while also monitoring
wireless traffic and forwarding wireless client messages to the Ethernet network.
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
A networking technology based on transferring data in fixed-size packets
Client
A desktop or mobile computer connected to a network.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
A protocol designed to automatically assign an IP address to every computer on
your network.
DNS (Domain Name System) Server Address
Allows Internet host computers to have a domain name and one or more IP
addresses. A DNS server keeps a database of host computers and their respective
domain names and IP addresses so that when a user enters a domain name into
a Web browser, the user is sent to the proper IP address. The DNS server address
used by computers on the home network corresponds to the location of the DNS
server the ISP has assigned.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Modem
A modem that uses existing phone lines to transmit data at high speeds.
Encryption
A method to allow wireless data transmissions a level of security.
ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier)
A unique identifier for a wireless network. Also known as “SSID.”
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Ethernet Network
A standard wired networking configuration using cables and hubs.
Firewall
A method preventing users outside the network from accessing and/or damaging files or computers on the network.
Gateway
A central device that manages the data traffic of your network, as well as data
traffic to and from the Internet.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
A series of four numbers separated by periods identifying a unique Internet
computer host.
ISP Gateway Address
An IP address for the Internet router. This address is only required when using a
cable or DSL modem.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A business that allows individuals or businesses to connect to the Internet.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A group of computers and devices connected together in a relatively small area
(such as a house or an office). A home network is considered a LAN.
MAC (Media Access Control) Address
The hardware address of a device connected to a network.
NAT (Network Address Translation)
A method allowing all of the computers on a home network to use one IP
address, enabling access to the Internet from any computer on the home network without having to purchase more IP addresses from the ISP.
PC Card
An adapter that inserts in the PCMCIA slot of a computer, enabling the communication with a device.
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PPPoE (Point-To-Point Protocol over Ethernet)/
PPPoA (Point-To-Point Protocol over ATM)
Methods of secure data transmission.
Router
A central device that manages the data traffic of your network.
Subnet Mask
A set of four numbers configured like an IP address used to create IP address
numbers used only within a particular network.
SSID
See “ESSID.”
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
The standard protocol for data transmission over the Internet.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
A network that connects computers located in separate areas, (i.e., different
buildings, cities, countries). The Internet is a WAN.
WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance)
An industry group that certifies cross-vender interoperability and compatibility
of IEEE 802.11b wireless networking products and promotes the standard for
enterprise, small business, and home environments.
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)
A group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area.
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Notices
Regulatory Compliance Notices
Class B Equipment
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the 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 implementing one or more of the following measures:
s
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
s
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
s
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected;
s
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to
this device that are not expressly approved by Actiontec Electronics, Inc., may void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo – United States
only.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause harmful interference
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause unwanted operation
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements,
☞ Note:
the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and
must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
For questions regarding your product or the FCC declaration, contact:
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 North Mary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
United States
Tel: (408) 752-7700
Fax: (408) 541-9005
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under normal use and service, for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase
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Actiontec’s option and expense, to repair the defective product or part, deliver to
Customer an equivalent product or part to replace the defective item, or if neither
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