Installation guide | Airlink101 AR686W Network Router User Manual

Quick Installation Guide
Wireless N 300 Green Router
Model # AR686W
Ver. 1A
Package Contents
Before you begin the installation, please check the items in the package:
Wireless N 300 Green Router with 2 un-detachable Antennas
Power Adapter
Setup CD
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
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.
Hardware Introduction
A. Front Panel
Blinking (Green)
Device status is working properly
On (Green)
Network device is connected
Data access
Not connected
On (Green)
Network device is connected
Data access
Not connected
On (Green)
Wireless feature is enabled
Blinking Slowly
Data access
Blinking Rapidly
Device is in WPSTM PBC mode
Wireless feature is disabled
LAN 1~4
Wireless LAN
Easy Setup
Button (WPS
When Wireless is ON, press this button and release it
immediately to start security synchronization function
(WPS compatible).
Wireless On
Press this button and hold it for about 1 sec. to turn
on/off router’s wireless radio.
Press this button and hold for 4 seconds to restore
factory default settings.
B. Back Panel
Item Name
These antennas are un-detachable 1.8dBi dipole antennas.
Local Area Network (LAN) ports 1 to 4.
Wide Area Network (WAN / Internet) port.
Power connector, connects to A/C power adapter.
Section 2
Configuring the Router
Note: Prior to connecting the router, be sure to power off your
computer, DSL/Cable modem, and the router.
Step 1 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.
Step 2 Power on the modem.
Step 3 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, as shown in the following figure. (After setup finishes, you can
remove the network cable between the computer and router if you want to
use wireless connection.)
Step 4 Plug the power adapter to the router and connect it to an electrical
Step 5 Power on your computer.
Step 6 Check LEDs of the router: make sure Status, WAN, W.LAN, and the
LAN port that the computer is connected to are ON. If one or more LEDs
are not on, please refer to Section 4 Troubleshooting.
Step 7 Insert the Setup CD into CD-ROM drive.
Step 8 When the autorun menu pops up, click EZ Setup Wizard.
Note: If the autorun menu does not show up on the screen, please go to
Computer Æ CDROM drive Æ Wizard folder, and execute “EZWizard.exe”.
Windows 7 and Vista users: an AutoPlay window pops up on screen,
please make sure you give permission to run the setup program by clicking
Step 9 Select your language and click Next.
Step 10 Click on Wizard.
Step 11 Please make sure your computer is connected to the one of the
four LAN ports of the router, and your modem is connected to the WAN port
of the router. Click Next to configure the basic wireless settings
Step 12 The default wireless encryption setting is disabled. It is suggested
to select WPA2-PSK for best wireless security.
Step 13 Configure the SSID (wireless network name, i.e. Airlink101),
Channel, Security and Key. It is suggested to select WPA2-PSK for
best wireless security. Enter 8~63 characters into Key box, then click
Step 14 Click Next and the wizard will detect your WAN settings, or you can
select your WAN type manually by checking “Let me select WAN service by
Step 15 Enter the settings based on your WAN service type.
Cable (Dynamic IP)
If you are using cable Internet service, your WAN type is “Dynamic IP”. You
do not need to configure anything here, and then click Next to continue.
DSL (PPPoE or Dynamic IP)
For DSL users, your WAN type is either PPPoE or Dynamic IP. You can try
both types and determine which one works for you.
For PPPoE settings, please enter the username and password provided by
your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Note: Depending on the settings
provided by your ISP, you may need to include the domain name with your
username. Example:
Step 16 Verify the settings you have configured. Click Next to save the
settings and reboot the router. This will take about 30 seconds.
Step 17 Click Next to test the Internet Connection, or you can ignore the
test, just open the Internet browser and verify if you are connected to the
If you cannot connect to the Internet, please go to Section 4,
Step 18 After the WAN service test completed, click Finish. The wizard will
open the web configuration page for the router automatically unless you
uncheck the checkbox below “Open the default web browser to access the
advanced configuration”.
You will see the status of the router on the web configuration page brought
up by the web browser. Valid numbers should be assigned to IP Address,
Subnet Mask and Gateway, instead of all 0’s.
Congratulations! Your router is configured successfully.
Section 3
Connect 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 Windows 7 computer. You can
also refer to the manual of your wireless adapter on how to connect to the
Step 1 Click on the wireless icon in the system tray on your desktop. A list
of available network will pop up. Select the one you want to connect to and
click Connect.
Step 2 Enter the key you configured in Step 13 if you have enabled the
wireless security, then click OK. The wireless connection should be now
Section 4
A. Diagnosing problems from LED indicators:
1. If the WAN LED is off, but Status LED is on, please check if the modem
is powered on, and the network cable from the modem is plugged into
the WAN port of the router.
2. If the Wireless LED is off, but Status LED is on, the wireless function
might be turned off. Please press the Wireless On button on the front
panel to turn on the wireless function.
3. If the LAN LED is off, but Status LED is on, please make sure:
I. The network cable plugged into the Ethernet port of your computer
is connected to one of the LAN ports (1~4) of the router.
II. The Ethernet adapter’s indicator on your computer is on, otherwise
it may be disabled. Please enable the Ethernet adapter on your
B. If you cannot connect to the Internet, please try the solutions below:
Make sure you can connect to the Internet with the Cable/DSL modem
directly plugged into your computer.
If you are using DSL (PPPoE) Internet service, please verify with your
ISP that the username and password you entered into the router are
If you are using Cable Internet service, please do the following steps:
Step 1 Power off the Cable/DSL modem, router, and computer and
wait for 1 minute.
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
Step 4 Turn on the computer.
C. Your wireless adapter is not connected to the Router:
Please make sure your wireless adapter is connected the Router with
the correct security key you configured at Step 13.
Please make sure your wireless adapter supports the security mode
(WPA2-PSK/AES) you configured for the Router at Step 13. If your
wireless adapter does not support WPA2-PSK; you can change the
Security to WEP, and configure a 10-digit HEX key (0~9, a~f).
Section 5
Technical Support
Toll Free: 1-888-746-3238
*Theoretical maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 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.
Compatibility with 802.11n devices from other manufacturers is not guaranteed. Specifications are subject to
change without notice. Photo of product may not reflect actual content. All products and trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. Copyright© 2011 Airlink101®
**Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark and WPSTM is a trademark of the Wi-Fi alliance®
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