Installation guide | Airlink101 AR660W3G Network Router User Manual

Quick Installation Guide
Wireless N 3G / 3.5G Mobile Router
Model # AR660W3G
Ver. 1A
Congratulations on your purchase of AR660W3G Wireless N 3G/3.5G
Mobile Router. This product is specifically designed for business travelers or
SOHO needs. It provides an extended WAN solution, 3G Mobile USB
modem card for Internet surfing besides regular Cable or DSL modem and
is easy to share the Internet connectivity wherever 3G mobile Internet
service is available. It is recommended to use with AirLink101® Wireless N
products to provide the best performance. The high speed of up to
300Mbps* combined with extended wireless coverage delivers fast and
reliable connections for all of your networking applications.
Before you begin the installation, please check the items of your package:
Package Contents:
Wireless N 3G/3.5G Mobile Router
Power Adapter
Ethernet Cable (Cat.5)
Manual CD
Quick Installation Guide
Section 1
This Quick Installation Guide only provides basic instructions. For detailed
information on using this product, please refer to the User’s Manual on the
supplied CD.
Connecting the Router
Note: Prior to connecting the router, be sure to power off your
computer, DSL/Cable modem(if applicable), and the router.
Step 1
Option 1 Plug the 3G/3.5G USB modem card into the USB slot on the front
panel of the router.
3G USB Modem
Option 2 Connect one end of a network cable to the WAN port of the router
and connect the other end of the cable to the DSL/Cable modem. Power on
the modem.
Cable/DSL Modem
Step 2 With another network cable, connect one end of the cable to your
computer’s Ethernet port and connect the other end to one of the LAN ports
of the router. (After setup finishes, you can remove the network cable
between the computer and router if you want to use wireless connection.)
Step 3 Plug the power adapter to the router and connect it to an outlet or
power strip.
Step 4 Power on your computer.
Step 5 Make sure either WAN or USB, WLAN, and the LAN port that the
computer is connected to are lit. If not, try the above steps again.
LED Indicators:
Router is powered on.
WPS setup is in progress.
Wireless network is switched off.
Wireless network is ready and WPS setup is
not in progress.
WAN port is connected.
WAN port is not connected.
LAN 1-4
WAN port is transferring or receiving data.
USB modem is connected
USB modem is not connected
USB modem is transferring or receiving data.
LAN port is connected.
LAN port is not connected.
LAN port is transferring or receiving data.
Section 2
Configuring the Router
Step 1 Open the web browser (Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) from the
computer that is wired to the Router, type in the Address bar
and press Enter.
Step 2 Enter admin for both the username and password fields and click
Step 3 Click Setup Wizard on the left menu.
Step 4 Configure the Time Zone Settings of the Router. Click Next.
Step 5 Select WAN type by which Internet service you are using. This guide
will provide instructions on these WAN types: 3G/3.5G, Cable, and DSL.
Click on 3G/3.5G if you are connecting to Internet through a 3G USB
When the 3G/3.5G detailed settings come up, enter the Internet connection
parameters if it is required by your wireless 3G Internet Service Provider.
There are 2 types of Services: CDMA2000 or 3G/3.5G Only
(UMTS/HSPA/HSDPA). You may try both service types if you are not sure
which one your USB modem uses. Click Next.
Note: The setting shown above is for Verizon Wireless USB720 3G Modem.
Click on Cable Modem if you are connecting to Internet through a cable
When the Dynamic IP settings come up, click Clone MAC and click Next.
For DSL users, your Internet type is either Dynamic IP or PPPoE. If you are
not sure which one you have, it is suggested to select PPPoE xDSL for your
WAN type, and if you cannot connect to the Internet after the Setup Wizard
finished, go through the Setup Wizard again and select Cable Modem.
Otherwise, you can call your ISP to confirm which Internet type you have.
Option 1: PPPoE Settings
Click on PPPoE xDSL for your WAN type. Enter your user name and
password provided by your ISP. Click Next.
Note: Depending on the ISP, you may need to include the domain name
with your username.
Option 2: Dynamic IP Settings
Click on Cable Modem for your WAN type.
When the Dynamic IP settings come up, leave click Clone MAC and click
Step 6 Keep the default SSID (wireless network name) or change it to a
desired name, so you can always recognize your wireless network with it.
Click Next.
Step 7 Set up Wireless Security for your router.
WPA2(AES) is the most secured encryption mode for general users. WEP is
the most common encryption but the least secured. It is recommended to
use WPA2 (AES) for your wireless security if all wireless devices on your
network can support this mode.
Select WPA pre-shared key for Encryption.
WPA Unicast Cipher Suite: Select WPA2(AES)
Pre-Shared Key Format: Select Passphrase
Pre-shared Key: Enter a key between 8 to 63 characters (alphanumeric,
case sensitive). This is the security key for your wireless network
Click OK to save the settings.
Select WEP for Security Mode.
Key Length: Select 64-bit or 128-bit
Key Format: Select Hex or ASCII
Default Tx Key: Select Key 1
Encryption Key 1: If you selected 64-bit key length and ASCII key format,
enter 5 alphanumeric characters. If you selected 128-bit key length and
ASCII key format, enter 13 alphanumeric characters. If you selected 64bit key length and HEX key format, enter 10 hexadecimal characters
(0~9, A~F) for Key Setting. If you selected 128-bit key length and HEX
key format, enter 26 hexadecimal characters. This is the security key for
your wireless network.
Click OK to save the settings.
Please refer to the User’s Manual in the provided CD for other security
mode settings.
Note: It is suggested to write down the security settings (Encryption
and Key) you configured for the Router on a piece of paper and keep it
for you to add more wireless device to your network.
Step 8 Click Apply to restart the router.
After 30 seconds, you will go back to the Status page with valid IP address
assigned by you ISP (or configured by yourself if you use Static IP) in either
WAN or 3G/3.5G Status section.
If either section has valid IP addresses being assigned, the router is
connected to the Internet.
Section 3
Connecting to the Router Wirelessly
You must configure your wireless computer in order to establish a wireless
connection to the router. In this section, you can find the instructions of how
to connect to the router wirelessly with your Vista computer. You can also
refer to the manual of your wireless network card regarding how to connect
to a router wirelessly.
Step 1 Click on this icon
on the task bar of your desktop, then click on
Wireless networks are available.
Step 2 Click on the wireless network you want to connect to and click
Step 3 Enter the Security key you configured for the Router (see Step 8 in
Section 2). Click Connect.
Step 4 Click on Close. Now the wireless connection has been established
successfully with the Router.
Section 4 (Optional)
Connecting to the Router with
Easy Setup Button
The AR660W3G Airlink101 Wireless N 3G/3.5G Mobile Router has a Easy
Setup Button built-in which allows you to connect your wireless computer
with the router easily and safely. Your wireless adapter must support this
feature (WiFi Protected Setup™) as well. If not, you will need to set up the
wireless security manually and you can skip this section.
In the instructions below, we are going to use the Airlink101 WLAN Monitor
utility comes with the AWLL6077, Airlink101 Wireless N adapter as an
Step 1 Go to the computer with Airlink101 Wireless N adapter, AWLL6077
Step 2 Push and hold the Easy Setup Button on the Adapter until you see
the following window pops up on the computer monitor.
You will see this window pops up on the monitor:
Step 3 Within the following 2 minutes, push the Easy Setup Button on the
Router. The WLAN LED on the Router will stay solid green instead of
Step 4 The Router will now start to synchronize the security settings with
the wireless adapter. When you see a similar window as below, the
connection has been established.
Section 5
If you have trouble connecting to the Internet with the Cable/DSL modem,
try the following steps:
Step 1 Power off the Cable/DSL modem, router, and computer and wait for
5 minutes.
Step 2 Turn on the Cable/DSL modem and wait for the lights on the modem
to settle down.
Step 3 Turn on the router and wait for the lights on the router to settle down.
Step 4 Turn on the computer.
Step 5 Log in to the router and you will see the Internet Connection Status.
Step 6 Verify that the Internet IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default
Gateway have valid numbers assigned to them (instead of all 0’s).
If you have trouble connecting to the Internet with the 3G/3.5G USB modem,
there are few things your can try:
1. Make sure your 3G/3.5G modem is compatible with AR660W3G Wireless
N 3G/3.5G Router. Please check the compatibility list at
2. Make sure the 3G/3.5G USB modem works when it is directly connected
to your computer
3. Make sure the 3G/3.5G USB modem is properly connected to the Router.
The LED indicator on the USB modem should be lit up.
4. Double check the 3G/3.5G modem settings you configured for the Router,
and make sure all settings are correct.
Section 6
Technical Support
Toll Free: 1-888-746-3238
* The AR660W3G may not support all 3G USB modems. Please go to to check the
compatibility list.
*Theoretical maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11g and draft 802.11n
specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including
volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, mix of wireless products used, radio frequency
interference (e.g., cordless telephones and microwaves) as well as network overhead lower actual data
throughput rate. This product is based on IEEE draft 802.11n specification and is not guaranteed to be
compatible with future versions of IEEE 802.11n specification. Compatibility with draft 802.11n devices from
other manufactures is not guaranteed. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Photo of product
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