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User Guide
Wireless Ethernet Bridge
WE800G
This device must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user
documentation that comes with the product.
FCC Compliance Class B Digital Device
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
environment. 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 one of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes
or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Canadian Compliance
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet
appareil numérique de la classe B respects toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
Motorola, Inc., Broadband Communications Sector, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000,
declares under sole responsibility that the WN825G and WPCI810G comply with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC
Rules as a Class B digital device. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Wireless LAN and your Health
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
To comply with the FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the separation distance between the antenna and any
person’s body (including hands, wrists, feet, and ankles) must be at least 20 cm (8 inches).
Restrictions on Use of Wireless Devices
In some situations or environments, the use of wireless devices may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or
responsible representatives of the organization. For example, these situations may include:
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Using wireless equipment on board an airplane.
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Using wireless equipment in any environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived
or identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the applicable policy for the use of wireless equipment in a specific organization or environment
(such as airports), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the device prior to turning on the equipment.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the
devices included with this product, or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than
specified by the manufacturer. Correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution, or
attachment is the responsibility of the user.
The manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government
regulations that may arise from failing to comply with these guidelines.
FCC Certification
The WE800G contains a radio transmitter and accordingly has been certified as compliant with 47 CFR Part 15
of the FCC Rules for intentional radiators. Products that contain a radio transmitter are labeled with FCC ID
and the FCC logo.
Canada - Industry Canada (IC)
The wireless radio of this device complies with RSS 210 and RSS 102 of Industry Canada.
This Class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003 (NMB-003).
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respects toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada
Europe - European Declaration of Conformity
All products with the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC), the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC), and the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms and the equivalent international
standards:
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ETS 300-826, 301 489-1General EMC requirements for radio devices.
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ETS 300-328-2 Technical requirements for Radio equipment.
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EN 60950 Safety
Caution: This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be restricted to certain
frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. Contact local authority for regulations.
Copyright © 2003 Motorola, Inc.
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including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Motorola may make improvements or
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MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Me and Windows XP
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft Windows screen
shots are used by permission of Microsoft Corporation. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, Inc. All
other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.
Contents
Section 1:Overview
Features ................................................................................................................ 1-2
Understanding your User Guide ......................................................................... 1-3
Box Contents ........................................................................................................ 1-4
Understanding Functions .................................................................................... 1-5
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Connectivity ................................................................1-5
TCP/IP.................................................................................................................1-5
LAN ..............................................................................................................................1-5
Static IP Address...........................................................................................................1-5
Dynamic IP Address......................................................................................................1-5
Positioning Your Wireless Ethernet Bridge ....................................................... 1-6
Wireless Range...................................................................................................1-6
Technical Specifications................................................................................................1-7
Types of Networks................................................................................................ 1-8
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Infrastructure Mode.....................................................1-8
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Ad-Hoc Mode..............................................................1-9
Multiple Clients Mode ........................................................................................1-10
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Physical Description............................................... 1-11
Back of WE800G...............................................................................................1-11
Front of WE800G ..............................................................................................1-13
LED Description ................................................................................................1-14
Section 2:Installation
Hardware Setup .................................................................................................... 2-1
Antenna Installation.............................................................................................2-2
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Physical Installation ....................................................2-2
Horizontal Installation ....................................................................................................2-3
Vertical Installation ........................................................................................................2-4
Wall Mount Installation ..................................................................................................2-5
Electrical Connection to Wireless Ethernet Bridge ..............................................2-8
Easy Software Setup ............................................................................................ 2-9
Manual Software Setup ........................................................................................ 2-9
Wired Connection to Wireless Ethernet Bridge ...................................................2-9
Configure Your Computers................................................................................ 2-11
Configuring Windows 98SE and ME .................................................................2-12
Configuring Windows 2000 ...............................................................................2-14
Configuring Windows XP...................................................................................2-17
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Section 3:Configuration
Using the Configuration Manager........................................................................3-1
Logging In ...........................................................................................................3-1
Navigation ...........................................................................................................3-2
Help, Restart, and Log Out .................................................................................3-3
Associate to a Wireless Access Point .................................................................3-3
Configure Your Wireless Security Settings ........................................................3-5
Wireless Security Setup ......................................................................................3-5
Configuring Site Survey Settings ........................................................................3-6
Active Profile Settings .........................................................................................3-6
Monitoring Wireless Networks.............................................................................3-8
Configuring Wireless Profile 1 or 2....................................................................3-10
Configuring Basic Wireless Settings .................................................................3-10
Configuring Wireless Security Settings .............................................................3-11
Configuring Advanced Wireless Settings ..........................................................3-16
Configuring Wireless Professional Settings ......................................................3-17
Configuring Control Panel Settings...................................................................3-19
Configuring Network Address ...........................................................................3-19
Configuring Device Security..............................................................................3-21
Updating Firmware............................................................................................3-22
Saving and Restoring Configuration Settings....................................................3-23
Section 4:Troubleshooting
Contact Us ..........................................................................................................4-1
Hardware Solutions...............................................................................................4-1
Software Solutions................................................................................................4-3
I cannot access the Configuration Manager for the WE800G. ......................................4-3
My WE800G cannot associate with the wireless access point/router. ..........................4-4
I cannot browse past the first screen of the Configuration Manager. ............................4-4
Section 5:Glossary
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Section 1:Overview
Congratulations on purchasing the Motorola Wireless Ethernet Bridge
WE800G.
With the WE800G, any Ethernet-equipped hardware can join a
wireless home or small office network. That’s desktops, printers,
peripherals, game consoles… anything with an Ethernet port. Even
better, this smart device is able to seamlessly transition between two
separate networks. Say, your home and office. Or home and the
coffee shop. Or wherever you want to connect.
Add the WE800G to a game console or other Ethernet equipped
device to join an 802.11g wireless network. Once connected, you can
access an Internet broadband connection on a wireless network.
And, that’s just the beginning. You can also share files, pictures,
peripherals, printers, and more. You’ll need one WE800G for each
device and a router or switch.
The WE800G is built with both the popular 802.11b wireless standard
and the new nearly 5-times-faster 802.11g standard, providing you
the ultimate in flexibility and speed. With Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) supported, your wireless connections are robust and secure,
giving you the security to communicate without fear that your signal
might be compromised.
Upgradeable firmware keeps the WE800G control software
up-to-date. The WE800G captures the latest technology in a package
that stays current, connects various products to your home network,
and provides you easy home network management.
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Overview
Section 1
Wireless Ethernet Bridge WE800G
Features
The WE800G has the following features:
!
Connect any Ethernet equipped device to your wireless network;
for example, a gaming console, a laptop or desktop computer, or
a printer
!
Compatibility with both 802.11g and 802.11b standards
!
CD-ROM based Installation Wizard for easy installation
!
Built-in Web interface for easy configuration
!
Firmware upgrade to stay current with latest specification
Your Motorola WE800G enables you to extend your wireless network
and increase your productivity.
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Understanding your User Guide
The User Guide is divided into the following sections:
Overview
Describes the WE800G and its functions, the
technology used, and the recommended methods
for positioning the WE800G.
Installation
It is assumed that you will use the Installation
Wizard on the CD-ROM to set up your WE800G.
If not, refer to this section for instructions on
getting your WE800G up and running.
Once you have completed this section, your
WE800G will be active and ready to work.
Configuration Describes the Configuration Manager that
controls your WE800G.
Glossary
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List of terms and acronyms.
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Overview
Section 1
Box Contents
Your box contains the following:
Antenna
Ethernet
Cable
CD-ROM
Base Station Stand
WE800G
Power
Supply
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Quick Start
Guide
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Overview
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Understanding Functions
Before installing your WE800G, please take a few minutes to review
the wireless networking functions described in this section.
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Connectivity
Your WE800G allows you to:
!
Connect wired and wireless networks together
!
Create your own private wireless ad-hoc network by configuring
multiple clients such as laptops, each using their own WE800G
The mechanics behind the connectivity are explained in the following
sections.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) comprises
the backbone of the Internet. IP moves packets of data between
nodes while TCP verifies delivery from client to server. Every device
you hook up to your wireless router identifies itself with an IP
address. You are able to assign devices on your network with either
a static or dynamically assigned IP address.
LAN
Local Area Network. A local area network provides a full-time,
high-bandwidth connection over a limited area such as a home,
building, or campus. Ethernet is the most widely used LAN standard.
Static IP Address
A static IP address is a fixed address that is assigned manually to a
device on the network. Static IP addresses must be unique and
cannot be shared, therefore they are used in situations where the
address should never change, like print servers or PC servers.
Dynamic IP Address
A dynamic IP address is a temporary IP address, dynamically or
randomly generated by a DHCP server. The address lasts only as
long as the server specifies, usually in the space of a day or two.
When the IP address expires, the client is automatically reassigned a
new IP address, ensuring smooth communication.
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Overview
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Positioning Your Wireless Ethernet Bridge
To achieve the best wireless performance, review these guidelines
before deciding where to place your WE800G:
!
Placing your WE800G in the physical center of your network is
the best location because the antenna sends out the signal in all
directions.
!
Placing the WE800G in a higher location, such as on top of a
cabinet, helps to disperse the signal cleanly, especially to
receiving locations on upper stories.
!
If possible, position your WE800G so there is a direct line of sight
between the WE800G and your other home network devices.
!
Avoid placing the WE800G next to large solid objects like
computer cases, monitors, walls, fireplaces, etc. This helps the
signal penetrate more cleanly.
!
Other wireless devices like televisions, radios, microwaves and
2.4 GHz cordless telephones can interfere with the signal. Keep
devices away from the WE800G.
Wireless Range
The following lists the expected wireless range of the WE800G. This
table is only a guide and coverage varies due to local conditions.
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Data Rate
Open Area
Closed Area
54 Mbps
Up to 100 ft (30m)
Up to 60 ft (18m)
11 Mbps
Up to 900 feet (275 m)
Up to 160 feet (49 m)
5.5 Mbps
Up to 1300 feet (396 m)
Up to 200 feet (61 m)
2 or 1 Mbps
Up to 1500 feet (457 m)
Up to 300 feet (91 m)
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Technical Specifications
Your WE800G uses a radio transmission technology defined by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) called 802.11
or Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity). This 802.11 standard is subdivided into
distinct categories of speed and the frequency spectrum used,
designated by the lower case letter after the standard.
For example, your WE800G supports both the ‘b’ and ‘g’
specifications. The 802.11b standard specifies transmission rates up
to 11 Mbps while the 802.11g standard specifies transmission rates
up to 54 Mbps. The radio waves radiate out in a donut-shaped
pattern. The waves travel through walls and floors, but transmission
power and distance are affected. The theoretical distance limit is
1,000 feet (305 meters), but actual throughput and distance varies.
Both the 802.11b and 802.11g standards operate in the 2.4 GHz
range, meaning other electrical appliances also might interfere with
the WE800G – televisions, radios, microwave ovens, and 2.4 GHz
cordless telephones. Therefore, positioning your WE800G where it
encounters the least interference gains the greatest benefit to
maintaining a quality connection.
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Overview
Section 1
Types of Networks
Your WE800G can be used in several ways. The following examples
illustrate the flexibility of your WE800G. Some scenarios require
additional hardware.
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Infrastructure Mode
In this mode, the WE800G functions like a bridge, connecting wired
Ethernet clients to a wireless network. This is how you will most likely
use the WE800G, because it shares an Internet connection with your
laptop or other wireless client.
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Wireless Ethernet Bridge Ad-Hoc Mode
This mode is very similar to the WE800G Infrastructure mode, except
the WE800G will connect to other client devices using Ad-Hoc mode.
One limitation of operating in this mode is that all client devices must
be within wireless range of each other, as opposed to a network with
an Access Point, where all wireless devices must be within range of
the Access Point.
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Overview
Section 1
Multiple Clients Mode
In this mode, the WE800G connects multiple clients to your network
wirelessly.
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Wireless Ethernet Bridge Physical Description
The following sections describe the physical characteristics of the
WE800G.
For instructions on installing your WE800G, see Section 2:
Installation.
Back of WE800G
The following illustration shows the WE800G back panel:
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+
Reset
WE800G
Power
LAN
Power
Receptacle
LAN
Port
Antenna
Reset
Button
Antenna
Feature
Description
Power
Receptacle
The receptacle where you plug in the power adapter.
LAN Port
The receptacle where you plug in an Ethernet cable.
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Overview
Section 1
Feature
Description
Reset
Button
Resets your WE800G or returns the WE800G to the
default login settings.
If the WE800G experiences trouble connecting to
the Internet, briefly press and release the Reset
button to reset the router. This retains the router’s
configuration information.
To reset the WE800G to the factory defaults, while
the unit is powered up, press and hold the Reset
button for more than five seconds. This clears the
WE800G’s user settings, including User ID,
Password, IP Address, and Subnet mask. To
re-configure the WE800G, see
Section 3: Configuration.
Antenna
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The antenna used for wireless connections. You are
able to rotate and tilt the antenna to gain the best
signal reception.
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Front of WE800G
The following illustration shows the WE800G front panel:
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The LEDs of the WE800G indicate its operational status.
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Overview
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LED Description
The underlined items represent network activity.
LED
1. Power
Condition
Color
Status
ON
Green
The device is powered on and operating normally.
Blinking
Green
Firmware update is in progress.
Blinking/ON
Red
The power LED turns red as soon as the reset
button is depressed.
If the reset button is held down for more than five
seconds, the LED starts to blink, during which time
the WE800G’s default user name, password, and
IP address will be restored. The LED then turns off
until the reset button is released.
The power LED continuously blinks red if the
firmware is corrupted. The firmware needs to be
restored.
2. Wireless
3. Device
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OFF
None
No mobile station or AP has associated with this
device.
ON
Red
The wireless interface has been disabled by the
firmware.
ON/Blinking
Green
Connection exists in this wireless domain/active
traffic present.
OFF
None
No external Ethernet device has been attached
and detected. The Ethernet link is down.
ON/Blinking
Amber
10BaseT link detected/active traffic present.
ON/Blinking
Green
100BaseT link detected/active traffic present.
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Section 2:Installation
To get your network up and running:
1
Set up your hardware.
CAUTION!
Use only the Motorola supplied WE800G power adapter.
2
Insert the CD-ROM for Software Setup. Follow the prompts.
If you prefer to set up the Wireless Ethernet Bridge software
manually, refer to the Manual Software Setup found in this
section.
The following sections provide detailed instructions for completing
these tasks.
Hardware Setup
Hardware setup includes:
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Antenna Installation: connecting the antenna to the WE800G.
!
Physical Installation: where you physically place your WE800G.
!
Electrical Connection: how to power your WE800G.
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Antenna Installation
When shipped, the antenna is already connected to the WE800G. If,
for some reason, you have to detach and than re-attach the antenna
to the WE800G:
1
Locate the antenna connection on the back of the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge (the threaded knob).
2
Screw the antenna connector (counter-clockwise to remove,
clockwise to attach) on to the threaded knob until removed or
firmly seated. When attaching, do not over-tighten.
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Physical Installation
You can install the Wireless Ethernet Bridge horizontally or vertically.
The Wireless Ethernet Bridge can also be mounted on a wall. Your
own needs determine the best placement.
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Horizontal Installation
To install the Wireless Ethernet Bridge horizontally, as shown in the
illustration below:
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Place the Wireless Ethernet Bridge in the desired location.
2
Follow the procedures in “Electrical Connection to Wireless
Ethernet Bridge” located later in this section to connect the
WE800G.
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Vertical Installation
To install the Wireless Ethernet Bridge vertically, as shown in the
illustration below:
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1
Insert the Wireless Ethernet Bridge into the supplied base.
Ensure that the antenna’s location is on top. The Wireless
Ethernet Bridge’s foot slides snugly into the base to keep the
WE800G stable.
2
Follow the procedures in “Electrical Connection to Wireless
Ethernet Bridge” located later in this section to connect the
WE800G.
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Wall Mount Installation
To mount the Wireless Ethernet Bridge on the wall, you must:
!
Position the WE800G as specified by the local or national codes
governing residential or business communications services.
!
Follow all local standards for installing a network interface
unit/network interface device (NIU/NID).
If possible, mount the Wireless Ethernet Bridge to concrete,
masonry, a wooden stud, or other solid wall material. Use
anchors when necessary; for example, if you must mount the
WE800G on drywall.
To mount your Wireless Ethernet Bridge on the wall:
1
Print the Wall Mounting Template shown on this page:
3.15
[80.00]
MODEL WE800G
INPUT VOLTAGE: +5VDC, 2A
FCC ID: F2NWE800G
PART NUMBER: AAAAAA-BBB-CC
S/N: PPPPMMYJJJSSSSSCAABBCCCC
MODEL: WE800G
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
WIRELESS MAC: AB CD EF 01 23 45
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
MADE IN TAIWAN
The illustration is drawn at a one-to-one scale, which means that
when printed, it provides the exact dimensions required to mount
the WE800G. Be sure to measure the printed template with a
ruler to ensure that it is the correct size.
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2
Click the Print icon or choose Print from the File menu to display
the Print dialog box. (A sample print dialog appears below.)
In both the Pages from and to fields, enter the page number on
which the Wall Mounting Template appears.
Be sure you print the template at 100% scale and that Fit to page
is not checked in the Print dialog box.
3
Click OK to print the template.
4
Measure the printed template with a ruler to ensure that it is the
correct size.
5
Use a center punch to mark the center of the holes on the wall.
6
On the wall, locate the marks for the mounting holes you just
made.
WARNING!
Before drilling holes, check the structure for potential
damage to water, gas, or electric lines.
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Drill the holes to a depth of at least 3.8 cm (1½ inches).
8
If necessary, seat an anchor in each hole. Use M5 x 38 mm
(#10-16 x 1½ inch) screws with a flat underside and maximum
screw head diameter of 10.5 mm to mount the WE800G.
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Using a screwdriver, turn each screw until part of it protrudes
from the wall, as shown:
!
There must be 4.0 mm (.16 inches) between the wall and the
underside of the screw head.
!
The maximum distance from the wall to the top of the screw
head is 7.6 mm (.3 in).
7.6 mm (.3 inches)
maximum
10.5 mm (.4 inches)
maximum
4.0 mm
10 Remove the front two plastic feet, nearest to the LED panel, from
the bottom of the WE800G to uncover the keyholes.
11 Place the WE800G so the keyholes are above the mounting
screws.
12 Slide the Wireless Ethernet Bridge down until it stops against the
top of the keyhole opening.
13 Follow the procedures in “Electrical Connection to Wireless
Ethernet Bridge” located later in this section to connect the
WE800G.
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Electrical Connection to Wireless Ethernet Bridge
Your Wireless Ethernet Bridge does not have an On/Off power switch
and will only be powered on by plugging in the power adapter. To
make the electrical connection to the Wireless Ethernet Bridge:
CAUTION!
Use only the Motorola supplied WE800G power adapter.
1
Connect the power adapter to the Wireless Ethernet Bridge’s
Power port, found on the back of the WE800G:
To power
supply (5V / 2A)
2
Plug the power adapter into a grounded and surge-protected
power outlet.
The Power LED on the front panel lights green when connected
properly.
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Easy Software Setup
Run the Installation Wizard program from the supplied CD-ROM to
quickly setup your network. Once your network is up and running,
refer to Section 3:Configuration for advanced configuration.
Manual Software Setup
If you’d prefer to manually set up your network, use this section to
configure it. This section describes the physical connection of the
Wireless Ethernet Bridge to your network as well as the configuration
needed by your PC.
To set up your wireless network:
!
Physically connect and power on the Wireless Ethernet Bridge
!
Configure your PCs
!
Enter Wireless Security settings
Wired Connection to Wireless Ethernet Bridge
This section applies if you are connecting your PC with an Ethernet
adapter to the Wireless Ethernet Bridge. Your PC must first have an
Ethernet adapter installed.
You need the supplied Ethernet cable to connect the PC to the Wireless Ethernet
Bridge.
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1
Using the supplied Ethernet cable, connect one end of the cable
to your computer’s Ethernet adapter and the other end to the LAN
port on the Wireless Ethernet Bridge:
Reset
Power
LAN
Ant enna
You are now ready to configure the Wireless Ethernet Bridge.
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To configure the Wireless Ethernet Bridge, see
Section 3:Configuration.
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Configure Your Computers
For initial configuration, you need to initially configure the PC’s
network setting to specify a static IP address for the computer that is
going to communicate with the Ethernet Bridge.
After initial configuration:
If using DHCP
Reconfigure the PC’s settings to Obtain an IP
address automatically.
If not using DHCP
Continue to use the Static IP settings.
This section includes information on configuring computers with the
following operating systems:
!
Windows® 98SE
!
Windows ME®
!
Windows® 2000
!
Windows XP™
Determine the operating system for each computer you will include in
your wireless network and follow the steps to configure the network
settings for that PC.
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Configuring Windows 98SE and ME
1
Click Start.
2
Select Settings > Control Panel.
3
Double-click Network. The Network window is displayed:
4
On the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP line the for the
appropriate Ethernet adapter on your PC.
There may be multiple adapters installed – choose only the one
that is configured for your adapter. In the example above, a
3Com Ethernet adapter card is installed and is the appropriate
choice.
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Click Properties. The TCP/IP Properties window is displayed:
6
Click the IP Address tab.
7
Enter 192.168.30.10 into the IP Address field.
8
Enter 255.255.255.0 into the Subnet Mask field.
9
Click OK.
10 Click the Gateway tab and confirm that the Installed Gateway
field is blank.
11 Click OK twice. Windows may ask for the Windows Installation
disk. First check to see if the installation files are installed at
c:\windows\options\cabs. Otherwise, load your Windows CD and
follow the prompts.
12 Restart your computer to save your settings.
13 Proceed to Section 3 to set up your WE800G.
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Configuring Windows 2000
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1
Click Start.
2
Select Settings.
3
Select Control Panel.
4
Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections.
5
Double-click Local Area Connection.
6
Click Properties.
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Ensure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected.
8
Click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click
Properties.
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Enter 192.168.30.10 into the IP Address field.
10 Enter 255.255.255.0 into the Subnet Mask field.
11 Click OK twice to exit and save your settings.
12 Restart your computer to save your settings.
13 Proceed to Section 3 to set up your WE800G.
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Installation
Section 2
Configuring Windows XP
This configuration assumes you have retained the default interface
for Windows XP. If you are running the ‘Classic’ interface, please
follow the instructions for Windows 2000.
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1
Click Start.
2
Select Settings.
3
Select Control Panel.
4
Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections.
5
Double-click Local Area Connection. The Local Area
Connection Status window appears:
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6
Click Properties.
7
Ensure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected.
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8
Click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click
Properties.
9
Enter 192.168.30.10 into the IP Address field.
10 Enter 255.255.255.0 into the Subnet Mask field.
11 Click OK twice to exit and save your settings.
12 Proceed to Section 3 to set up your WE800G.
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Section 3:Configuration
Use the information in this section to modify the Wireless Ethernet
Bridge’s settings. For example you can customize features for your
home network, change settings such as your user name or
password, or view the status of the network.
The screenshots seen here are intended for reference only; your
version of firmware might differ slightly.
Using the Configuration Manager
Logging In
1
Once the Wireless Ethernet Bridge is connected, open your web
browser. In the URL field enter http://192.168.30.1 (the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge’s default IP address). Press the Enter key.
The login screen is displayed.
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2
Enter the USER ID. The default factory setting is admin.
3
Enter the PASSWORD. The default factory setting is Motorola.
Once you have logged in, for security reasons you should change the User ID
and Password. See Configuring Device Security.
4
Click LOG IN to enter the Wireless Ethernet Bridge’s
Configuration Manager.
Navigation
Each of the following subsections describes the components of the
Wireless Ethernet Bridge’s web-based Configuration Manager, which
are accessible from a web browser. These sections include:
!
Site Survey
!
Wireless Profile 1
!
Wireless Profile 2
!
Control Panel
To navigate, click on a major section and then the associated
subsection. For example, to set the security profile for Profile 1, click
WIRELESS PROFILE 1 on the left, then the BASIC tab at top on the
right. The Configuration Manager uses Javascript, thus your web
browser’s Javascript needs to be enabled.
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Configuration
Section 3
Help, Restart, and Log Out
Click the appropriate command to execute the action.
HELP
Accesses Help.
RESTART Restarts your session with the Configuration Manager.
When Restart flashes, the change you have made
requires that you restart the unit.
For convenience, it is recommended that you finish
all of your configuration changes and then restart
the unit.
LOG OUT
Logs out of the Wireless Ethernet Bridge’s Configuration
Manager.
Associate to a Wireless Access Point
The instructions below indicate how to connect an Ethernet-ready
device to your wireless LAN.
1
2
3
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Login to the WE800G from your computer.
Click Site Survey > Site Monitor and, if necessary, click Scan to
search for additional wireless networks.
Select the
wireless network
you want to
associate with by
clicking the radio
button next to
Type.
4
Select Profile 1
or 2 to which to
save your
configuration
settings.
5
Click Configure
As Wireless
Profile to save
your selection.
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Configuration
Section 3
6
You will then be automatically taken to the selected Profile’s
Security page where you will adjust the security settings to
match the security settings found on the connecting wireless
network.
7
Click Apply.
8
If necessary, click Professional to match the wireless
operational settings of the wireless network to which you are
connecting.
9
Click Apply if changes have been made.
10 Click Restart.
11 After restarting, the
Active Profile screen
displays the current
wireless status. If you
have two profiles defined,
choose one of them to
become active and click
Connect to associate with
the configured wireless
network.
If your Active Profile indicates Not Associated, click Disconnect
and then Connect. Your Wireless Connection Status information
will appear when successfully connected.
12 Connect your device to the WE800G using an Ethernet cable.
See example below. Your device can now communicate
wirelessly on your LAN.
Reset
Power
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LAN
Antenna
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Configuration
Section 3
Configure Your Wireless Security Settings
Due to the limitation of the Wi-Fi WPA Test Plan, your WE800G’s
factory default settings are not set at their maximum security level.
Adjustments are strongly recommended to ensure that you
communicate securely on your wireless network at maximum
strength. Failure to configure these settings properly could
compromise your network to wireless hackers.
WARNING!
When first configuring your WE800G, it is recommended
that you have an Ethernet cable connected to the
WE800G. Performing the INITIAL configuration using a
wireless connection is not secure and is not
recommended.
After you have finished the initial configuration of the
WE800G, your connection will be secure and you can
safely use either a wired or wireless connection.
Wireless Security Setup
Follow these procedures to set up the security protocols for your
Wireless Ethernet Bridge. The settings below indicate how to setup
the strongest security settings available for the WE800G.
If the wireless network you are going to connect to uses different
security settings, then you will need to match the wireless network’s
security settings to ensure a proper connection.
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1
Select Control Panel > Device Security.
2
In the Login User ID field, enter your USER ID. Create an ID that
contains a multiple of case-sensitive characters as well as
numbers. It cannot be longer than 63 bytes.
3
In the Login Password field, enter your PASSWORD. Create a
password that contains multiple of case-sensitive characters as
well as numbers and symbols like “_ + )”. It cannot be longer than
63 bytes.
4
Re-enter your PASSWORD.
5
Click APPLY.
6
Once the settings have been accepted, click RESTART and log
back into the Configuration Manager using your new User ID and
Password.
7
Select Profile 1 or 2 and navigate to the Basic tab.
8
Enter the Network ID (SSID) to match the SSID of the wireless
network (either Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc) and click APPLY.
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9
Navigate to Security screen.
10 Select Pre-Shared Key (PSK) from ESS Auth Mode options.
11 Select WEP128 from the drop down list of Encryption Status.
12 Select the Key Index and enter the Key.
13 Click APPLY and then click RESTART. Your wireless
configuration is now complete for the selected Profile.
Configuring Site Survey Settings
The Site Survey screens enable you to configure your Wireless
Ethernet Bridge for different wireless scenarios and to search for
wireless networks.
!
Active Profile
!
Site Monitor
Active Profile Settings
After logging into the Configuration Manager, the Site Survey –
Active Profile screen is displayed. This screen allows you to select
the Profile you want to use. A Profile enables you to configure your
unit for different wireless networks.
For example, if you need to switch between a home network and a
friend’s network, you can configure a Profile for each network. Or, if
you need to setup a temporary wireless network at a tradeshow, then
the extra Profile enables you to maintain your primary settings.
If you have previously associated the WE800G to a wireless network
and it doesn’t appear immediately, click Refresh to see if the
connection information appears.
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Configuration
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Field or Button
Description
Active Profile
Selection
Select the Profile you want to enable. The Profile
selected here activates the settings of Wireless
Profile 1 or 2.
If the unit is already associated with a wireless
network, then the wireless connection information
appears below.
Wireless
Connection
Status
Associated
The unit’s successfully
connected to a wireless
network.
Not
Associated
The unit is not connected to a
wireless network.
When connected wirelessly to a wireless
network, the details of the connection appear
below.
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SSID
The Network Name of the wireless network.
AP’s MAC
Address
The MAC address of the wireless network.
ESS Auth Mode
The type of authentication used for the wireless
connection.
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Configuration
Section 3
Field or Button
Description
Encryption
Status
The type of encryption used for the wireless
connection.
Operation
Speed
The supported speed of the wireless connection.
Radio Signal
Strength
The strength of the wireless connection. A higher
number is better.
Radio Noise
Level
The amount of noise, or disturbance,
experienced by the wireless connection. A
smaller number is better.
Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
Monitoring Wireless Networks
The Site Survey – Site Monitor screen displays information about
wireless networks and their associated information, allowing you to
associate with one. See Associate to a Wireless Access Point for
instructions on how to connect to wireless network.
To access the screen, click Site Survey > Site Monitor.
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Field or Button
Description
Scan
Click to search for more access points/routers.
Type
Network Type - either Infrastructure (Infra) or
Ad-Hoc is displayed.
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Field or Button
Description
SSID
The SSID of the device found.
MAC Address
The MAC address of the device found.
Channel
The channel on which the device is broadcasting.
Signal Strength
The Signal Strength of the device found.
Wireless Mode
The protocol used, 802.11b, 802.11g, or
802.11b/g.
Security
The security protocol used.
Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuration
Section 3
Configuring Wireless Profile 1 or 2
The Wireless Profile 1 or 2 screens enable you to adjust and save
wireless connection settings to a wireless profile. Each subsection
applies to either Profile. These include:
!
Basic
!
Security
!
Advanced
!
Professional
Configuring Basic Wireless Settings
The Wireless Profile – Basic screen enables you to setup your
Network ID (SSID) (Service Set Identifier) parameters for your
network. The SSID is the name of your network that is shared among
all the devices in a wireless network. The SSID must be identical on
all of the devices in your wireless network. The SSID is
case-sensitive and must not exceed 32 alphanumeric characters.
To access the screen, click Wireless Profile 1 or 2 > Basic.
Field or Button
Description
Network ID
(SSID)
Enter a Network ID (SSID) of no more than 32
alphanumeric characters. The same SSID has
to be entered on every wireless device on your
wireless network. The default SSID is empty.
Network Type
Type of network. For a discussion of Network
Types, refer to Section 1:Types of Networks.
The options are:
!
!
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Infrastructure
Ac-Hoc
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Configuration
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Field or Button
Description
Operational
Mode
When using the WE800G in Ad-Hoc mode, this
feature becomes available. Select the
transmission type to activate for this profile. It
should match the transmission type of the
wireless network to which you are connecting.
Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
Configuring Wireless Security Settings
This Wireless Profile – Security screen allows you to configure
wireless security settings. These settings have to match the same
settings of the wireless network to which you are connecting,
otherwise the connection fails. To access the screen, click Wireless
Profile 1 or 2 > Security.
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Configuration
Section 3
Field
Description
SSID Broadcast
SSID (Service Set Identifier). Broadcasts the
SSID of the Wireless Ethernet Bridge to
devices on your network. This option can only
be disabled when Ad-Hoc is selected from
Network Type on the Basic screen.
The SSID Broadcast allows wireless clients,
like a laptop computer, to receive the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge’s SSID and then join the AdHoc network.
If you don’t want the SSID to be broadcast,
disable this feature.
The default is enabled.
ESS Auth Mode
ESS (Extended Service Set) Authentication
Mode. Authentication establishes either an
open or secure verification of communication
with a wireless network. This setting does not
encrypt your transmission, rather it verifies who
is connecting.
The options are:
Open
System
No authentication is used.
Default setting.
Pre-Shared
Key (PSK)
Pre-Shared Key (PSK)
authentication method is
used. You need to share the
same key between your
WE800G and wireless
network.
Pre-Shared Key is the best choice as it
provides stronger security.
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Configuration
Section 3
Field
Description
Encryption
Status
Determines the type of security encryption
algorithms for the Key Index. The security
setting encrypts your wireless transmission.
The options are:
None
No security. Default setting.
WEP64
Wired Equivalent Privacy - 64-bit
strength (provides 4 Keys)
WEP128
Wired Equivalent Privacy 128-bit strength (provides 2
Keys)
Motorola recommends using WEP128 because
it provides a stronger security algorithm.
Passphrase
Enter the Passphrase used for Key encryption.
This is the Passphrase used by the wireless
network, so you must enter the same phrase.
This feature is unavailable when an Open
System is selected with no Encryption or
Passphrase is not selected in Key Input
Method.
The default is pass phrase is motorola.
Key Input
Method
Available if Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is selected.
The options are:
! Passphrase (default setting)
! Hexadecimal
! ASCII
If you select either Passphrase or
Hexadecimal, the format of the Key appears in
a hexadecimal format.
If you are using other non-Motorola wireless
products with Shared Key (PSK) enabled, you
may need to enter your WEP keys manually (in
Hexadecimal format) for the non-Motorola
wireless products.
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Configuration
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Field
Description
Key Length
The option selected determines the strength of
the key; 128-bit is better. This is only available
when ESS Auth Mode is set to Pre-Shared Key
(PSK) and the Encryption Status is set to None.
There are two options:
!
!
Key Index
128-bit
64-bit
Use the drop-down list here to select one of the
Key Content fields below (Key 1, Key 2, etc). A
maximum of four different Keys (1, 2, 3, or 4)
are available. The number of keys is
determined by what is selected in the ESS
Authentication and Encryption Status fields.
The Key selected here must match between
the WE800G and the wireless network in
Infrastructure mode or other clients in Ad-Hoc
mode. For example, if you select Key 1 here
you have to match Key 1 of the wireless
network.
The default is 1.
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Configuration
Section 3
Field
Description
Key Content
Enter key content in these fields. The Key
Content format is selected in the Key Input
Method field.
Key 1
Key 2
Key 3
Key 4
For the key content, the phrase is
auto-generated by the password entered in the
Passphrase field. For non-Motorola clients, you
will use these Keys (and not Passphrase) when
using WEP for security. The Key will not
automatically fill in until you have clicked
Apply.
If you have selected Hexadecimal or ASCII
formatting (in the Key Input Method field), you
can then enter your own Hexadecimal or ASCII
keys. If entering keys manually, you must also
select either WEP64 or WEP128 in the
Encryption Status field.
For WEP64 keys, 5 case sensitive ASCII
characters are allowed or 10 hexadecimal
characters (using only characters 0-9 and
A-F).
! For WEP128 keys, 13 case sensitive ASCII
characters are allowed or 26 hexadecimal
characters (using only characters 0-9 and
A-F).
If entering a key manually, don’t leave a key
field blank or enter all 0’s. These are not secure
keys.
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Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuration
Section 3
Configuring Advanced Wireless Settings
This Wireless Profile – Advanced screen enables you to turn on and
off your wireless network and adjust wireless parameters. Generally,
the settings here should remain at their default values.
To access screen, click Wireless Profile 1 or 2 > Advanced.
Field
Description
Radio Interface
Allows you to turn on and off the wireless
feature. The default is enabled.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC address of the unit.
Country Code
Displays the country code.
Channel
Number
Identifies the channel on which the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge communicates.
This selection is only available in Ad-Hoc mode.
In Infrastructure mode, the channel is
automatically selected based on the connecting
wireless network’s channel.
Select the channel number on which the device
will broadcast for Ad-Hoc mode.
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Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuring Wireless Professional Settings
This Wireless Profile – Professional screen enables you to adjust
wireless parameters. Generally, the settings here should remain at
their default values.
To access screen, click Wireless Profile 1 or 2 > Professional.
Field
Description
Short Preamble
Improves the efficiency of a network's
throughput when transmitting and receiving
data. Motorola recommends that you enable
this feature.
The default is disabled.
RTS Threshold
Allows you to modify the RTS threshold, which
is the packet size at which an access point
issues a request to send (RTS). The range is 0
to 2347 bytes.
The default is 2347.
Frag Threshold
Allows you to set the size at which packets are
fragmented and transmitted a piece at a time
instead of all at once. The setting must be
within the range of 256 to 2346 bytes.
The default is 2346.
Basic Rate Set
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The Wireless Ethernet Bridge can broadcast at
different transmission rates to accommodate
multiple wireless networks. Select the setting
here. Currently, only one rate set is supported,
1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps.
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Configuration
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Field
Description
11g Protection
Mode
Ensures that your wireless router does not
interfere with neighbor networks. 802.11g
networks cause collisions on 802.11b networks,
so the Protection Mode forces the 802.11g
network to negotiate around the 802.11b
network.
The options are:
Frame Bursting
Disable
802.11g Protection Mode is
never used.
Auto
802.11g Protection Mode is used
if either an 802.11b client joins
the network or the WE800G
detects an 802.11b network on
the same channel. Default
setting.
Frame Bursting enables you to send more
frames (collection of packets) within a given
time period.
This feature works with other Motorola products
to increase performance throughput. The
WE800G and the wireless network must have
Frame Bursting enabled for this feature to work.
The default is disabled.
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Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuration
Section 3
Configuring Control Panel Settings
The Control Panel screens enable administrative maintenance for
your Wireless Ethernet Bridge, such as changing your User
Name/Password, updating your firmware, or backing up your
configuration.
The following screens are available in Control Panel:
!
Network Address
!
Device Security
!
Firmware Update
!
Configuration Data
Configuring Network Address
This Control Panel – Network Address screen enables you to view
the LAN Ethernet MAC Address and select a connection mode.
To access the screen, click Control Panel > Network Address.
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Field
Description
LAN Ethernet MAC
Address
Displays the MAC address used for
accessing a Local Area Network (LAN). This
is the Ethernet MAC address of the unit.
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Configuration
Section 3
Field
Description
Connection Mode
Select a connection mode.
The options are DHCP or Static Assigned.
If you select Static Assigned, you must enter
in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway IP information below.
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Connection Status
Provides current information about the
Ethernet connection status of the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge.
IP Address
This is the IP address you use to connect to
the WE800G. If connecting to a DHCP
server, the IP address will appear here. If
using Static Assignment, enter the IP address
here.
Subnet Mask
This is the Subnet Mask address you use to
connect to the unit. If connecting to a DHCP
server, the Subnet Mask address will appear
here. If using Static Assignment, enter the
Subnet Mask address here.
Gateway IP
This is the Gateway IP address the device
will use to connect back to you. If connecting
to a DHCP server, the Gateway IP address
will appear here. If using Static Assignment,
enter the Gateway IP address here.
Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuring Device Security
This Control Panel – Device Security screen enables you to change
your User ID and password and adjust the amount of idle time.
To access the screen, click Control Panel > Device Security.
Field
Description
Login User ID
Changes the User ID used for logging into
the Wireless Ethernet Bridge’s Configuration
Manager. It cannot be longer than 63 bytes.
A blank user name is not allowed.
The default is admin.
Login Password
Use this option to change the Password,
used to log into the Wireless Ethernet
Bridge’s web based utility. It cannot be longer
than 63 bytes. A blank password is not
allowed.
The default is motorola.
Login Password
Confirm
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Login Idle Time
Sets the amount of idle time (no actions
occur) that elapses before the Wireless
Ethernet Bridge automatically logs off the
user.
The default is 10 minutes.
Apply
Click to save your settings.
Cancel
Click to cancel any changes.
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Configuration
Section 3
Updating Firmware
The Firmware Update screen allows you to update your WE800G’s
firmware (the mechanism that controls your router’s hardware).
Listed on this screen is the current version of the Model Number and
Firmware Revision, which enables you to verify what version you are
running.
To check for a firmware update, access this website
www.motorola.com/broadband/networking.
To update the firmware:
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1
Download the latest file to your computer.
2
Click Control Panel > Firmware Update.
3
Locate the file you downloaded, by typing the path to the file or
clicking Browse and navigating to it.
4
Click UPDATE to update the Wireless Ethernet Bridge with the
selected firmware file. The Wireless Ethernet Bridge will inform
you that you successfully updated the unit.
5
Follow the prompts for restarting.
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Saving and Restoring Configuration Settings
The Control Panel – Configuration Data screen enables you to save
and restore the settings that you have currently configured to a file.
You can also reset the WE800G to the factory default settings.
To access the screen, click Control Panel > Configuration Data.
To reset the Wireless Ethernet Bridge to its original configuration;
click FACTORY DEFAULTS.
To backup your settings:
1
Click BACKUP.
2
From the pop up window, choose the destination for the file.
3
Enter a descriptive file name.
To restore your settings:
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1
Locate the Configuration file on your computer by entering the
path to the file or click Browse and navigating to it.
2
Click RESTORE to reapply the saved settings with the selected
file.
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Section 4:Troubleshooting
This section details possible solutions to problems that might occur
when using the Wireless Ethernet Bridge, the WE800G.
Contact Us
If you are unable to locate a solution here, please access our website
at www.motorola.com/broadband/networking for the latest information.
You can also reach us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at
1-877-466-8646.
Hardware Solutions
My computer is experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless
network.
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!
Ensure that your wireless access point/wireless router is powered
on and that the Wireless LED is lit.
!
Ensure that all of your cable connections are firmly connected.
!
Ensure that your LEDs are not lit Red or not at all. For further
information about LED descriptions, see Section 1: Overview.
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Section 4
!
Ensure that you are using Ethernet cables and not telephone
cables between the WE800G and your computer. See the
illustration below. Ethernet cables use a wider RJ-45 style plug
using 8 wires where telephone style plugs use the smaller RJ-11
style plug using 4 to 6 wires.
The plug on the left is RJ-45; the plug on the right is RJ-11 – use only
RJ-45.
!
Ensure that your Ethernet adapter is enabled. To check the
status of your WE800G, click the monitor icon in the System Tray
at the bottom right of your screen.
You can also check the status of your WE800G by selecting
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and
Dial-Up Connections. Make sure “Show icon in task bar when
connected” is checked.
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!
Ensure that your WE800G is within range of your wireless access
point/wireless router or is not behind an obstruction. For example,
metal structures may interfere with the signal, as will 2.4 GHz
cordless phones, and microwaves.
!
Ensure that your wireless access point/wireless router’s antenna
and your WE800G antenna are connected.
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Troubleshooting
Section 4
Software Solutions
I cannot access the Configuration Manager for the WE800G.
WE800G
!
Verify your Ethernet connection to the WE800G.
!
Verify that you are using the correct version of Internet Explorer
or Netscape (Internet Explorer must be above version 5.2).
!
Verify that the IP address of the PC being used to configure the
router is on the same network as the router’s configuration IP
address. The default IP address of WE800G is 192.168.30.1. If
after initial set up, the PC that’s used to configure the WE800G
has been assigned a different IP address by DHCP or assigned a
different static IP address which is not on the same 192.168.30.x
network, it may be necessary to do one of the following two
things:
!
If the WE800G Configuration Manager needs to be accessed
“on-the-fly”. Write down the PC’s current IP address.
Temporarily change the PC’s IP address to static
192.168.30.10 (or something similar). Log into the WE800G.
Set the WE800G’s network address to DHCP or to a static
address that will be on the same network as the PC’s current
IP address and not a duplicate of any others on the network.
Record the new WE800G IP address (in case of DHCP, it can
be retrieved from the access point/wireless router after the
WE800G has restarted.) Restore the PC’s IP configuration.
Use the recorded new WE800G IP address to access the
WE800G Configuration Manager.
!
If the WE800G Configuration Manager only needs to be
accessed occasionally: Temporarily change the PC’s IP
address to static 192.168.30.10 (or something similar). Log
into the WE800G. After configuring the WE800G, log out.
Restore the PC’s IP configuration.
!
Verify you are entering the correct URL in the browser. The
default is http://192.168.30.1. If you think you have changed the
IP address used to configure the WE800G and cannot remember
it, you must reset the WE800G back to factory defaults. To do
this, press and hold the reset button for more the 5 seconds. This
clears the WE800G user settings, including User ID, Password,
IP Address, and Subnet mask.
!
Once the WE800G is reset to factory default, re-verify the
Ethernet connectivity and IP address issues.
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Troubleshooting
Section 4
My WE800G cannot associate with the wireless access point/router.
!
Ensure that your WE800G and the wireless access
point/wireless router have the same security settings that
enable your computer to access the wireless network. To
adjust security settings, refer to Section 2: Configure Your
Wireless Security Settings. Some of the key settings are:
!
ESS Auth Mode (Open versus Pre-Shared Key (PSK))
!
Encryption status (none, 64WEP, 128WEP)
!
Content of Passphrase if the Passphrase option is
selected
!
Active key (1-4 for 64WEP, 1-2 for 128WEP)
!
Actual key value for the current active key
!
SSID. The WE800G must have the exact SSID as the
wireless access point/wireless router. For Motorola
wireless access points or wireless routers, the default
SSID is “motorola xyz”, where “xyz” is the last three digits
of the wireless access point/wireless router’s MAC
address. The SSID is case sensitive. Make sure there are
no trailing spaces.
The WE800G must be set to match the wireless access
point/wireless router for those settings
!
As a suggestion, it may be easier to set the wireless access
point/wireless router’s security to open system and no encryption
and set the WE800G accordingly. After making sure the WE800G
can work under this condition, turn on the security features on the
wireless access point/wireless router and then turn on the
security features on the WE800G and try again.
I cannot browse past the first screen of the Configuration Manager.
Sometimes, especially when upgrading, some leftover files may be in
your Internet Cache. Flush your cache and restart your WE800G to
fix: From Internet Explorer’s menu, select Tools > Options and click
Delete Files to clear your cache.
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A
Access Point (AP)
A device that provides wireless LAN connectivity to wireless
clients (stations).
Adapter
A device or card that connects a computer, printer, or other
peripheral device to the network or to some other device. A
wireless adapter connects a computer to the wireless LAN.
Address Translation
See NAT.
Ad-Hoc Network
A temporary local area network connecting AP clients together,
usually just for the duration of the communication session. The
clients communicate directly to each other and not through an
established, such as through a router. Also known as: IBSS
(Independent Basic Service Set).
ASCII
The American Standard Code for Information Interchange refers
to alphanumeric data for processing and communication
compatibility among various devices; normally used for
asynchronous transmission.
B
Bandwidth
The transmission capacity of a medium in terms of a range of
frequencies. Greater bandwidth indicates the ability to transmit
more data over a given period of time.
bps
Bits Per Second
Broadband
A communications medium that can transmit a relatively large
amount of data in a given time period.
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BSS
Basic Service Set. A configuration of Access Points that
communicate with each other without resorting any infrastructure.
Also known as Ad-Hoc networks. Also see ESS.
C
Client
In a client/server architecture, a client is a computer that requests
files or services such as file transfer, remote login, or printing
from the server. On an IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN, a client is
any host that can communicate with the access point. Also called
a CPE. A wireless client is also called a “station.” Also see server.
Coaxial Cable
A type of cable consisting of a center wire surrounded by
insulation and a grounded shield of braided wire. The shield
minimizes electrical and radio frequency interference. Coaxial
cable has high bandwidth and can support transmission over long
distances.
CPE
Customer Premise Equipment: typically computers, printers, etc,
that are connected to the gateway at the subscriber location. CPE
can be provided by the subscriber or the cable service provider.
Also called a client.
Crossover Cable
A crossover cable is a cable that is used to interconnect two
computers by "crossing over" (reversing) their respective pin
contacts. A crossover cable is sometimes known as a null
modem.
D
DDNS
Dynamic Domain Name System enables you to assign a fixed
host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. It is
used when you are hosting your own web server, FTP server, or
another server behind the router.
Default Gateway
A routing device that forwards traffic not destined to a station
within the local subnet.
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DHCP
A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server dynamically
assigns IP addresses to client hosts on an IP network. DHCP
eliminates the need to manually assign static IP addresses by
“leasing” an IP address and subnet mask to each client. It
enables the automatic reuse of unused IP addresses.
DMZ
DeMilitarized Zone. This service opens one IP address to the
Internet, usually for online gaming, and acts as a buffer between
the Internet and your network.
DNS
The Domain Name System is the Internet system for converting
domain names (like www.motorola.com) to IP addresses. A DNS
server contains a table matching domain names such as
Internetname.com to IP addresses such as 192.169.9.1. When
you access the world-wide web, a DNS server translates the URL
displayed on the browser to the destination website IP address.
The DNS lookup table is a distributed Internet database; no one
DNS server lists all domain name to IP address matches.
Domain Name
A unique name, such as motorola.com, that maps to an IP
address. Domain names are typically much easier to remember
than are IP addresses. See DNS.
Download
To copy a file from one computer to another. You can use the
Internet to download files from a server to a computer.
Driver
Software that enables a computer to interact with a network or
other device. For example, there are drivers for printers, monitors,
graphics adapters, modems, Ethernet, USB, HPNA, and many
others.
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
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DSSS
Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum. DSSS is a transmission
technology used in WLAN transmissions where a data signal at
the sending station is combined with a higher data rate bit
sequence, or chipping code, that divides the user data according
to a spreading ratio. The chipping code is a redundant bit pattern
for each bit that is transmitted, which increases the signal's
resistance to interference. If one or more bits in the pattern are
damaged during transmission, the original data can be recovered
due to the redundancy of the transmission.
Dynamic IP Address
An IP address that is temporarily leased to a host by a DHCP
server. The opposite of Static IP Address.
E
ESS
An Extended Service Set (ESS) is a set of two or more BSSs that
form a single subnetwork. See also BSS.
Ethernet
The most widely used LAN type, also known as IEEE 802.3. The
most common Ethernet networks are 10Base-T, which provide
transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps, usually over unshielded,
twisted-pair wire terminated with RJ-45 connectors. Fast Ethernet
(100Base-T) provides speeds up to 100 Mbps. “Base” means
“baseband technology” and “T” means “twisted pair cable.”’
Each Ethernet port has a physical address called the MAC
address. Also see MAC address.
Event
A message generated by a device to inform an operator or the
network management system that something has occurred.
F
Firewall
A security software system on a router that enforces an access
control policy between the Internet and the LAN for protection.
Firmware
Code written onto read-only memory (ROM) or programmable
read-only memory (PROM). Once firmware has been written onto
the ROM or PROM, it is retained even when the device is turned
off. Firmware is upgradeable.
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FTP
File Transfer Protocol is a standard Internet protocol for
exchanging files between computers. FTP is commonly used to
download programs and other files to a computer from web pages
on Internet servers.
G
Gateway
A device that enables communication between networks using
different protocols. See also router.
GUI
Graphical User Interface
H
Hexadecimal
A base-sixteen numbering system that uses sixteen sequential
numbers (0 to 9 and the letters A to F) as base units before
adding a new position. On computers, hexadecimal is a
convenient way to express binary numbers.
Host
In IP, a host is any computer supporting end-user applications or
services with full two-way network access. Each host has a
unique host number that combined with the network number
forms its IP address.
Host also can mean:
!
A computer running a web server that serves pages for one or
more web sites belonging to organization(s) or individuals
!
A company that provides this service
!
In IBM environments, a mainframe computer
I
ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol is a protocol used for error,
problem, and informational messages sent between IP hosts and
gateways. ICMP messages are processed by the IP software and
are not usually apparent to the end-user.
IEEE
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(http://www.ieee.org) is an organization that produces standards,
technical papers, and symposiums for the electrical and
electronic industries and is accredited by ANSI. 802.11b and
802.11g are examples of standards they have produced.
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Internet
A worldwide collection of interconnected networks using TCP/IP.
IP
Internet Protocol is a set of standards that enable different types
of computers to communicate with one another and exchange
data through the Internet. IP provides the appearance of a single,
seamless communication system and makes the Internet a virtual
network.
IP Address
A unique 32-bit value that identifies each host on a TCP/IP
network. TCP/IP networks route messages based on the
destination IP address.
For a Class C network, the first 24 bits are the network address
and the final 8 bits are the host address; in dotted-decimal format
it appears “network.network.network.host.”
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP
Internet Service Provider
L
LAN
Local Area Network. A local area network provides a full-time,
high-bandwidth connection over a limited area such as a home,
building, or campus. Ethernet is the most widely used LAN
standard.
M
MAC Address
The Media Access Control address is a unique, 48-bit value
permanently saved in the ROM at the factory to identify each
Ethernet network device. It is expressed as a sequence of 12
hexadecimal digits printed on the unit’s label. You need to
provide the MAC Address to the cable service provider. Also
called an Ethernet address, physical address, hardware address,
or NIC address.
MB
One megabyte; equals 1,024 x 1,024 bytes, 1,024 kilobytes, or
about 8 million bits.
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Mbps
Million bits per second (megabits per second). A rate of data
transfer.
MTU
The Maximum Transmission Unit is the largest amount of data
that can be transmitted in one discrete message on a given
physical network. The MTU places an upper bound limit on the
size of a message that can be transferred by the network in a
single frame. Messages exceeding the MTU must be fragmented
before transmission, and reassembled at the destination.
Multicast
A data transmission sent from one sender to multiple receivers.
See also broadcast and unicast.
N
NAT
Network Address Translation is an Internet standard for a LAN to
use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set
of IP addresses for external traffic. NAT provides some security
because the IP addresses of LAN computers are invisible on the
Internet.
Network
Two or more computers connected to communicate with each
other. Networks have traditionally been connected using some
kind of wiring.
NIC
A Network Interface Card converts computer data to serial data in
a packet format that it sends over the LAN. A NIC is installed in
an expansion slot or can be built-in. Every Ethernet NIC has a
MAC address permanently saved in its ROM.
P
Packet
The unit of data that is routed between the sender and
destination on the Internet or other packet-switched network.
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PCMCIA
The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
sets international standards for connecting peripherals to portable
computers. Laptop computers typically have a PCMCIA slot that
can hold one or two PC Cards to provide features such as
Ethernet connectivity.
PING
A network utility that tests host reachability by sending a small
packet to the host and waiting for a reply. If you PING a computer
IP address and receive a reply, you know the computer is
reachable over the network. It also stands for “Packet InterNet
Groper.”
Port Triggering
A mechanism that allows incoming communication with specified
applications.
PPP
Point-to-Point Protocol is used to transport other protocols,
typically for simple links over serial lines. It is most commonly
used to access the Internet with a dial-up modem.
PPPoE
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. Used by many DSL Internet
Service Providers for broadband connection.
PPTP
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol encapsulates other protocols. It
is a new technology to create VPNs developed jointly by several
vendors.
Private IP Address
An IP address assigned to a device on a LAN.
Private IP addresses are invisible to devices on the Internet. See
also Public IP Address.
Protocol
A formal set of rules and conventions for exchanging data.
Different computer types (for example PC, UNIX, or mainframe)
can communicate if they support common protocols.
Public IP Address
The IP address assigned to the router by the service provider.
A public IP address is visible to devices on the Internet. See also
Private IP Address.
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R
RJ-11
The most common type of connector for household or office
phones.
RJ-45
An 8-pin modular connector; the most common connector type for
10Base-T or 100Base-T Ethernet networks.
Roaming
The ability to transfer your wireless session from one AP to
another AP seamlessly.
ROM
Read-Only Memory.
Router
On IP networks, a device connecting at least two networks, which
may or may not be similar. A router is typically located at a
gateway between networks. A router operates on OSI network
Layer 3. It filters packets based on the IP address, examining the
source and destination IP addresses to determine the best route
to forward them.
A router is often included as part of a network switch. A router
can also be implemented as software on a computer.
Routing Table
A table listing available routes that is used by a router to
determine the best route for a packet.
RTS
Request To Send.
S
Server
In a client/server architecture, a dedicated computer that supplies
files or services such as file transfer, remote login, or printing to
clients. Also see client.
Service Provider
A company providing Internet connection services to subscribers.
SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a standard Internet protocol for
transferring e-mail.
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Static IP Address
An IP address that is permanently assigned to a host. Normally, a
static IP address must be assigned manually. The opposite of
Dynamic IP Address.
Station
IEEE 802.11b term for wireless client.
Subscriber
A user who accesses television, data, or other services from a
service provider.
Subnet Mask
A methodology that determines what the router will examine for
the destination of an IP address. A router delivers packets using
the network address.
Switch
On an Ethernet network, a switch filters frames based on the
MAC address, in a manner similar to a bridge. A switch is more
advanced because it can connect more than two segments.
T
TCP
Transmission Control Protocol on OSI Transport Layer 4 provides
reliable transport over the network for data transmitted using IP
(network layer three). It is an end-to-end protocol defining rules
and procedures for data exchange between hosts on top of
connectionless IP. TCP uses a timer to track outstanding packets,
checks error in incoming packets, and retransmits packets if
requested.
TCP/IP
The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite
provides standards and rules for data communication between
networks on the Internet. It is the worldwide Internetworking
standard and the basic communications protocol of the Internet.
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Tunnel
To place packets inside other packets to send over a network.
The protocol of the enclosing packet is understood by each
endpoint, or tunnel interface, where the packet enters and exits
the network. VPNs rely on tunneling to create a secure network.
Tunneling requires the following protocol types:
!
A carrier protocol, such as TCP, used by the network that the
data travels over
!
An encapsulating protocol, such as IPSec, L2F, L2TP, or
PPTP, that is wrapped around the original data
!
A passenger protocol, such as IP, for the original data
U
UDP
User Datagram Protocol. A method used along with the IP to
send data in the form of message units (datagram) between
network devices over a LAN or WAN.
Unicast
A point-to-point data transmission sent from one sender to one
receiver. This the normal way you access websites. See also
multicast.
UPnP
Universal Plug and Play
USB
Universal Serial Bus is a computer interface for add-on devices
such as printers, scanners, mice, modems, or keyboards. USB
supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps and plug-and-play
installation. You can connect up to 127 devices to a single USB
port.
V
VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol is a method to exchange voice, fax,
and other information over the Internet. Voice and fax have
traditionally been carried over traditional telephone lines of the
PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) using a dedicated
circuit for each line. VoIP enables calls to travel as discrete data
packets on shared lines. VoIP is an important part of the
convergence of computers, telephones, and television into a
single integrated information network.
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VPN
A virtual private network is a private network that uses “virtual”
connections (tunnels) routed over a public network (usually the
Internet) to provide a secure and fast connection; usually to users
working remotely at home or in small branch offices. A VPN
connection provides security and performance similar to a
dedicated link (for example, a leased line), but at much lower
cost.
W
WAN
A wide-area network provides a connection over a large
geographic area, such as a country or the whole world. The
bandwidth depends on need and cost, but is usually much lower
than for a LAN.
WAP
Wireless Access Point or Wireless Access Protocol. See also
Access Point.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy encryption protects the privacy of data
transmitted over a wireless LAN. WEP uses keys to encrypt and
decrypt transmitted data. The access point must authenticate a
client before it can transfer data to another client. WEP is part of
IEEE 802.11b.
Wi-Fi®
Wireless fidelity (pronounced why'-fy) brand name applied to
products supporting IEEE 802.11b/g.
WLAN
Wireless LAN.
WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security regimen developed by IEEE
for protection of data on a WLAN.
WWW
World Wide Web. An interface to the Internet that you use to
navigate and hyperlink to information.
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