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DWL-300AP User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents .................................................................. Package Contents ................................................................ 3
Introduction ........................................................................... 4
Features and Beneits .......................................................... 6
Wireless Basics .................................................................... 7
Three Operational Modes ................................................... 10
Getting Started ................................................................... 11
Using the Coniguration Menu ............................................ 13
AP Manager II..................................................................... 58
Networking Basics .............................................................. 59
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 75
Technical Speciications ..................................................... 81
Contacting Technical Support ............................................. 84
Warranty ............................................................................ 85
Registration ....................................................................... 87
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DWL-300AP User’s Manual
Package Contents
Package Contents
 D-Link AirPremierTM DWL-3200AP
Managed Wireless Access Point
 Power over Ethernet base unit
Power Adapter-DC 48V, 0.4A
 Power Cord
Manual and Warranty on CD
 Install Guide
 Ethernet Cable
 Mounting Plate
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the
DWL-3200AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
Minimum System Requirements
Computers with Windows®, Macintosh®, or Linux-based operating systems with
an installed Ethernet Adapter
Internet Explorer version 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox version 3.0 and above
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Introduction
Introduction
At up to ifteen times the speed of previous wireless devices (maximum wireless signal rate of up
to 108Mbps* in Super G mode), you can work faster and more eficiently, increasing productivity.
With the DWL-300AP, bandwidth-intensive applications like graphics or multimedia will beneit
signiicantly because large iles are able to move across the network quickly.
The DWL-300AP is capable of operating in one of 3 different wireless networking modes; access
point, WDS (Wireless Distribution System) with AP, or WDS mode.
Use less wiring, enjoy increased lexibility, save time and money with PoE (Power over Ethernet).
With PoE, the DWL-300AP shares power and data over the CAT5 cable, making the setup of
your network less expensive and more convenient.
An ideal solution for quickly creating and extending a wireless local area network (WLAN) in ofices
or other workplaces, trade shows and special events, the DWL-300AP provides data transfers
at up to 108Mbps in Super G mode when used with other D-Link AirPremier products. (The
80.11g standard is backwards compatible with 80.11b devices.)
WPA is offered in two lavors: Enterprise (used for corporations) and Personal (used for home
users).
WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal is directed at home users who do not have the server based
equipment required for user authentication. The method of authentication is similar to WEP because
you deine a “Pre-Shared Key” on the wireless router/AP. Once the pre-shared key is conirmed
and satisied on both the client and access point, then access is granted. The encryption method
used is referred to as the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which offers per-packet dynamic
hashing. It also includes an integrity checking feature which ensures that the packets were not
tampered with during wireless transmission. WPA2-Personal is far superior to WPA-Personal,
because the encryption of data is upgraded with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
*”Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 80.11g speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network
conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, building materials and construction, and network overhead
lower actual data throughout rate.”
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Introduction
WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise is ideal for businesses that have existing security
infrastructures in place. Management and security implementation can now be centralized on
a server participating on the network. Utilizing 80.1x with a RADIUS (Remote Authentication
Dial-in User Service) server, a network administrator can deine a list of authorized users who
can access the wireless LAN. When attempting to access a wireless LAN with WPA-Enterprise or
WPA-Enterprise conigured, the new client will be challenged with a username and password. If
the new client is authorized by the administration, and enters the correct username and password,
then access is granted. In a scenario where an employee leaves the company, the network
administrator can remove the employee from the authorized list and not have to worry about
the network being compromised by a former employee. WPA2-Enterprise is far superior to
WPA-Enterprise, because the encryption of data is upgraded with the Advanced Encryption
Standard (AES).
802.1x: Authentication which is a irst line of defense against intrusion. In the authentication
process, the Authentication Server veriies the identity of the client attempting to connect to the
network. Unfamiliar clients would be denied access.
EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) is available through the Windows® XP operating
system. You will need to use the same type of EAP protocol on all devices in your network when
using the 80.1x feature.
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Features and Beneits
Features and Benefits
3 Different Operation modes - Capable of operating in one of three different
operation modes to meet your wireless networking requirements: Access Point;
WDS with AP, or WDS.
Easy Installation with PoE (Power over Ethernet).
 Faster wireless networking with the 80.11g standard to provide a maximum
wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps* (maximum wireless signal rate of up to
108Mbps* in Super G mode).
Compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to
11Mbps - that means you can migrate your system to the 80.11g standard on
your own schedule without sacriicing connectivity.
Better security with WPA - The DWL-300AP can securely connect wireless clients
on the network using WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) providing a much higher level
of security for your data and communications than has previously been available.
AP Manager II Management Software - Makes network coniguration quick
and simple and will allow you to manage multiple access points from a single
computer.
SNMP for Management - The DWL-300AP is not just fast but it also supports
SNMP v.3 for a better network management. Superior wireless AP Manager II
software is bundled with the DWL-300AP for network coniguration and irmware
upgrade. Systems administrators can also setup the DWL-300AP easily with
the Web-based coniguration. A D-Link D-View module will be downloadable for
network administration and real-time network trafic monitoring with D-Link D-View
software.
Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing).
Operates in the .4GHz frequency range.
Web-based interface for managing and coniguring.
*”Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 80.11a and 80.11g speciications. Actual data throughput will
vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, building materials and construction, and
network overhead lower actual data throughout rate.”
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Wireless Basics
Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible
high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks.
D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want
it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a computer network that transmits and receives
data with radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in both home and ofice
environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops and universities. Innovative ways to
utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more eficiently. Increased
mobility and the absence of cabling and other ixed infrastructure have proven to be beneicial
for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless adapter cards
used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any location within the
operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions based on real-time information can
signiicantly improve worker eficiency.
Low Implementation Costs - WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate. Networks
that frequently change can beneit from WLANs ease of implementation. WLANs can operate in
locations where installation of wiring may be impractical.
Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be fast and easy and can
eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless technology allows the network
to go where wires cannot go - even outside the home or ofice.
Inexpensive Solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as conventional
Ethernet network devices. The DWL-300AP saves money by providing multi-functionality,
conigurable in one of four different modes.
Scalability - WLANs can be conigured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of speciic
applications and installations. Conigurations are easily changed and range from Peer-to-Peer
networks suitable for a small number of users to larger Infrastructure networks to accommodate
hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number of wireless devices deployed.
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Wireless Basics
Standards-based Technology
The DWL-300AP Managed Wireless Access Point utilizes the 802.11b and the 802.11g
standards.
The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases the maximum
wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps* (maximum wireless signal rate of up to 108Mbps* in Super
G mode) within the .4GHz band, utilizing OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the speciied range of this device, you will be able
to transfer large iles quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG format over your network without
noticeable delays. This technology works by transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio
wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by
splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously
at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in
signal transmissions.
The D-Link DWL-300AP will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure
the greatest speed and range possible.
80.11g offers the most advanced network security features available today, including WPA and
WPA.
*”Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 80.11g speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network
conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, building materials and construction, and network overhead
lower actual data throughout rate.”
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Installation Considerations
The D-Link AirPremier DWL-300AP lets you access your network, using a wireless connection,
from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number,
thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass
through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and
background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless
range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1 Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-300AP and other network
devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your DWL-300AP’s range
from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or
ceilings is minimized.
2 Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick
(.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a
-degree angle it looks over 4 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the
signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better
reception.
3 Building materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum
studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices and
computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open
doorways and not other materials.
4
Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1- meters) from electrical devices or
appliances that generate RF noise.
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Three Operational Modes
Three Operational Modes
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Getting Started
Getting Started
1
You will need broadband Internet access.
Consult with your Cable or DSL provider for proper installation of the modem.
3
Connect the Cable or DSL modem to a Router.
(See the printed Install Guide included with your router.)
4
Connect the Ethernet Broadband Router to the PoE base unit.
(See the printed Install Guide included with the DWL-3200AP.)
5
Connect the DWL-300AP to the PoE base unit.
(See the printed Install Guide included with the DWL-3200AP.)
6
If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link
WDA-30 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop
computer.
(See the printed Install Guide included with the network adapter.)
7
Install the drivers for the D-Link WNA-330 wireless Cardbus adapter into a laptop
computer.
(See the printed Install Guide included with the WNA-2330.)
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Connecting PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Step 1 Connect one end of an Ethernet cable (included with your package) to the
LAN port on the DWL-300AP and the other end of the Ethernet cable to the
port labeled P+DATA OUT on the PoE base unit.
Step 2 Connect another Ethernet cable from the DATA IN port on the PoE base
unit to your router/switch, using a straight through cable, or to a PC, using a
crossover cable.
Step 3 Attach the power adapter to the connector labeled POWER IN on the PoE
base unit. Attach the power cord to the power adapter and into an electrical
outlet.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Using the Configuration Menu
To conigure the DWL-300AP, use a computer which is connected to the DWL-300AP with an
Ethernet cable (see the Network Layout diagram).
First, disable the Access the Internet using a proxy server function. To disable this
function, go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings and
uncheck the enable box.
Start your web browser program (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator™).
Type the IP address and http port of the DWL-300AP in the address ield (http://19.168.0.50)
and press Enter. Make sure that the IP addresses of the DWL-300AP and your computer
are in the same subnet.
After the connection is established, you will see the user identiication window as shown.
Note: If you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DWL-3200AP, make sure to
enter the correct IP address.

Type admin in the User Name ield

Leave the Password ield blank
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Click OK
Note: If you have changed the password, make sure to enter the correct password.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
After successfully logging into the DWL-300AP the following screen appears:
When making changes on most of the coniguration screens in this section, use the Apply button
at the bottom of each screen to save your coniguration changes.
Click to apply coniguration changes.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Basic Settings > Wireless
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Mode: Access Point is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. The
SSID can be up to 3 characters and is case-sensitive.
SSID Broadcast: Enable or Disable SSID broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel: Auto Channel Scan is set by default. All devices on the network
must share the same channel. To change the channel, uncheck Auto
Channel Scan. (Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan
and match the wireless setting.)
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Auto Channel
Scan:
Authentication:
Select Enable or Disable. (Enable this feature to auto-select the
channel for best wireless performance.)
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Personal
Select Open System to communicate the key across the
network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise
to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.
Select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal to
secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS server required).
Encryption: Select Disabled or Enabled. (Disabled is selected here).
Key Type*: Select HEX or ASCII.
Key Size: Select 64-, 128-, 152-bits.
Valid Key:
First through
Fourth keys:
Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
Input up to four keys for encryption. You will select one of these
keys in the valid key ield.
*Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F
*ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Basic Settings > Wireless > WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Enterprise, & WPA-Auto-Enterprise
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Mode: Access Point is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. The
SSID can be up to 3 characters and is case-sensitive.
SSID Broadcast: Enable or Disable SSID broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel: Auto Channel Scan is set by default. All devices on the network
must share the same channel. To change the channel, uncheck Auto
Channel Scan. (Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan
and match the wireless setting.)
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Auto Channel
Scan:
Authentication:
Select Enable or Disable. (Enable this feature to auto-select the
channel for best wireless performance.)
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Personal
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that
share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise
to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.
Select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal to
secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS server required).
Cipher Type:
When you select WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
or WPA-Auto-Enterprise, you must select AES, AUTO,
or TKIP from the pull-down menu.
Group Key Update Select the interval durin
he group key will be valid. 1800 is
Interval: the recommended value. A lower interval may reduce transfer data
rate.
RADIUS Server: Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server.
RADIUS Port: Enter the RADIUS port.
RADIUS Secret: Enter the RADIUS secret.
Accounting Mode: Select if you want to use a different server for accounting.
Accounting Server: Enter the IP address of the Accounting server.
Accounting Port: Enter the Accounting port.
*Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F
*ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Basic Settings > Wireless > WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal,
& WPA-Auto-Personal
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Mode: Access Point is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. The
SSID can be up to 3 characters and is case-sensitive.
SSID Broadcast: Enable or Disable SSID broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
Channel: Auto Channel Scan is set by default. All devices on the network
must share the same channel. To change the channel, uncheck Auto
Channel Scan. (Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan
and match the wireless setting.)
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Auto Channel
Scan:
Authentication:
Select Enable or Disable. (Enable this feature to auto-select the
channel for best wireless performance.)
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Personal
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that
share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise
to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.
Select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal to
secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS server required).
Cipher Type: When you select WPA-Personal, please select AUTO, AES, or TKIP
from the pull down menu.
Group Key Update Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. The default
Interval: value of 1800 is recommended.
PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in the
corresponding ield.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Basic Settings > Wireless > WDS with AP mode
In WDS with AP mode, the DWL-300AP wirelessly connects multiple networks, while still
functioning as a wireless AP.
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Mode: WDS with AP mode is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID Broadcast: Enable or Disable SSID broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
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Channel: 6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel. (Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan
and match the wireless setting.)
Auto Channel Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that will
Scan: provide the best wireless performance. This feature is not supported
in WDS with AP mode.
Remote AP MAC Select Enable or Disable. (Enable this feature to auto-select the
Address: channel for best wireless performance.)
WDS Site Enter the MAC addresses of the APs in your network that will serve
as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Authentication: Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices
that share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto-Personal to
secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS Server required).
Cipher Type: When you select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or
WPA-Auto-Personal you must select AES or AUTO from the
pull-down menu.
Group Key Update Interval: Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. The
default value of 1800 is recommended.
PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in
the corresponding ield.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Basic Settings > Wireless > WDS mode
In WDS mode, the DWL-300AP wirelessly connects multiple networks, without functioning as
a wireless AP.
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Mode: WDS is selected from the pull-down menu.
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is default. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID Broadcast: Enable or Disable SSID broadcast. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network.
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Channel: 6 is the default channel. All devices on the network must share the
same channel.
Auto Channel Scan: Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that will
provide the best wireless performance. This feature is not supported
in WDS with AP mode.
Remote AP MAC Address: Enter the MAC addresses of the APs in your network that will serve
as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
WDS Site Survey: Click on the Scan button to search for available wireless networks.
Click on the network you want to connect to.
Authentication: Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
Select Open System to communicate the key across the
network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that
share the same WEP settings.
Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data
encryption.
Select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto-Personal to
secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes.
(No RADIUS Server required).
Cipher Type: When you select WPA-Personal, AES is selected as the Cipher
Type.
Group Key Update Interval: Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. The
default value of 1800 is recommended.
PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in the
corresponding ield.
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Home > Wireless Modes
AP Mode
Authentication Available
Access Point
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Personal
WDS with AP
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
WDS
Open System
Shared Key
Open System/Shared Key
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
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Home > Basic Settings > LAN
LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are the IP
settings of the LAN interface for the DWL-300AP. These settings may be referred to as private
settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your
internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.
Get IP From: Static (Manual) is chosen here. Choose this option if you do not have
a DHCP server in your network, or if you wish to assign a static IP
address to the DWL-300AP. When DHCP is selected the other ields
here will be greyed out.
IP Address: The default IP address is 19.168.0.50. Assign a static IP address
that is within the IP address range of your network.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask. All devices in the network must share the
same subnet mask.
Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway in your network. If there isn’t
a gateway in your network, please enter an IP address within the
range of your network.
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Home > Advanced Settings > Performance
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g.
Frequency: The frequency relects the choice of the wireless channel. When
IEEE 80.11g is chosen the frequency is .437GHz for channel 6.
Channel: The default channel for IEEE 80.11g is 6.
Data Rate*: The Data Rates are Auto 1Mbps, Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 11Mbps, 6Mbps,
9Mbps, 1Mbps, 18Mbps, 4Mbps, 36Mbps, 48Mbps, 54Mbps.
Beacon Beacons are packets sent by an access point to synchronize a
Interval: network. Specify a beacon interval value. The default (100) is
recommended.
DTIM: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) - Select a setting between 1 and
55. 1 is the default setting. DTIM is a countdown informing clients of
the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.
*”Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE Standard 80.11g speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions
and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, building materials and construction, and network overhead lower
actual data throughout rate.”
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Fragment Length: The fragmentation threshold, which is speciied in bytes, determines
whether packets will be fragmented. Packets exceeding the 346
byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. 346 is the
default setting
RTS Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 346. If you
encounter inconsistent data low, only minor modiications to the
value range between 56 and 346 are recommended
Transmit Power: Choose full, half (-3dB), quarter (-6dB), eighth (-9dB), minimum
power.
Super G Mode:
Super G is a group of performance enhancement features that
increase end user application throughput in an 80.11g network.
Super G is backwards compatible to standard 80.11g devices.
For top performance, all wireless devices on the network should be
Super G capable. Select either Disabled, Super G without Turbo,
or Super G with Dynamic Turbo.
Disabled: Standard 80.11g support, no enhanced capabilities.
Super G
without Capable of Packet Bursting, FastFrames, Compression,
Turbo: and no Turbo mode.
Super
G with
Dynamic
Turbo:
Capable of Packet Bursting, FastFrames, Compression,
and Dynamic Turbo. This setting is backwards compatible
with non-Turbo (legacy) devices. Dynamic Turbo mode is
only enabled when all devices on the wireless network are
conigured with Super G with Dynamic Turbo enabled.
Radio: Select On or Off.
WMM: Select Enable or Disable, Disable is selected by default. WMM
stands for Wi-Fi Multimedia, by enabling this feature it will improve
the user experience for audio and video applications over a Wi-Fi
network.
Praemble: Select the default value Short and Long, or Long Only.
Wireless B/G Mode: This function allows you to conigure the wireless network with IEEE
80.11g only, IEEE 80.11b only, or IEEE 80.11g with backward
interoperability with IEEE 80.11b.
Antenna Diversity: The DWL-300AP supports .4GHz radio with two antennas. Radio
is connected to each antenna and supports auto diversity mode by
default. This means that the access point will auto switch to the
antenna with better RSSI value.
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Antenna Diversity Diversity: The DWL-300AP will auto switch to the antenna with
(continued): better RSSI value.
Left Antenna: The AP will not switch antenna and the radio will
use the left antenna (when facing the AP) to transmit and receive
packets.
Right Antenna: AP won’t switch antenna and the radio will use
the right antenna (when facing the AP) to transmit and receive
packets.
IGMP Snooping: Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping allows the
AP to recognize IGMP queries and reports sent between routers
and an IGMP host (wireless STA). When enabled IGMP snooping,
the AP will forward multicast packets to IGMP host based on IGMP
messages passing through the AP.
Advanced Data Rate Specify the data rates at which the DWL-300AP should transmit
Settings: signals. For 80.11b, choose from 5.5Mbps, 11Mbps. For 80.11g,
choose from 9Mbps, 18Mbps, 36Mbps, 48Mbps, 54Mbps. For
80.11b/g, choose from 6Mbps, 9Mbps, 1Mbps, 18Mbps, 4Mbps,
36Mbps, 48Mbps, 54Mbps.
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Home > Advanced Settings > Grouping
Load Balance: Load Balancing allows you to balance and share the wireless
network trafic and clients using multiple DWL-300APs. Select
Enable or Disable.
User Limit: Sets the maximum amount of users allowed (0-64).
Link Integrate: If the Ethernet connection between the LAN and the DWL-300AP
is disconnected, the Link Integrate option will cause the wireless
segment associated with the AP to be disconnected from the AP.
Select Enable or Disable.
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Home > Advanced Settings > Multi-SSID
If you want to conigure the Guest and Internal networks on Virtual LAN (VLANs), the switch and
DHCP server you are using must support VLANs. As a prerequisite step, conigure a port on the
switch for handling VLAN tagged packets as described in the IEEE80.1Q standard.
Enable Multi-SSID: Check to use Multi-SSID.
Enable VLAN Status: Check to use a VLAN.
Enable Priority:: You can enable this function to set a priority to each SSID. Working
with 80.1p and 80.1q, improve the user experience for audio, video
and voice applications..
SSID: Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name designated for a speciic
wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
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Security: The Multi-SSIDs security can be WPA/WPA-Enterprise or WPAAuto-Enterprise only when the Primary SSID’s security is at the
same security level. Also, they must connect to the same RADIUS
server.
VLAN Tag Mode: Select Manual or Dynamic. You can input the VID manually, or
conigure as dynamic, station can get speciic VLAN Tag from
RADIUS server to work with VLAN supported switches or other
devices when the Primary SSID’s security is set to WPA-Enterprise,
WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise.
This will cause the access point to send DHCP requests with the
VLAN tag. The switch and the DHCP server must support VLAN
IEEE80.1Q frames. The access point must be able to reach the
DHCP server.
Check with the Administrator regarding the VLAN and DHCP
conigurations.
Ethernet Without Tag: You can enable this function to untag the packets from wireless to
Ethernet if VLAN is enabled.
Priority: Speciic the 0-7 priority queue when priority is enabled
WMM: Select Enable or Disable.
When Primary SSID is set to any of
the following security levels:
None
Open System (WEP)
Shared Key (WEP)
WPA-Personal
WPA-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
Multi-SSID can use any of these
security levels:
None
Open System (WEP)
Shared Key (WEP)
WPA-Personal
WPA-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
None
Open System (WEP)
Shared Key (WEP)
WPA-Personal
WPA-Personal
WPA-Auto-Personal
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Enterprise
WPA-Auto-Enterprise
Note: If WPA or WPA is being used, it will occupy the key space and 3, which will
leave key 1 and 4 for other SSIDs to use for WEP.
When you conigure one Multi-SSID, you must click Save to Table and then click
Apply to save your settings.
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Home > Advanced Settings > Rogue AP
BSS Type: The Basic Service Set Type allows you to select from AP BSS, Ad
Hoc, or Both.
Band: Select the type of network (bands 11b and 11g) that you would like
the AP detection to search on.
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Security: Select the Security type OFF, WEP, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal,
WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Enterprise, and
WPA-Auto-Personal that you would like to consider during AP
detection.
Rogue AP List: This window shows all of the neighbor APs detected, which is based
on your criteria from above (BSS Type, Band, and Security). If the
AP is in the same network, or if you know the AP, just click on “Add”
to save it to the AP list.
AP List: This window shows all of the APs that are allowed access on the
network.
Rogue AP Protection: Enable this function to keep the connection with the authorized
clients even though there are rogue APs around.
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Using the Coniguration Menu
Home > Advanced Settings > DHCP Server > Dynamic Pool Settings
DHCP Server Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol assigns dynamic IP
Control: addresses to devices on the network. This protocol simplifies
network management and allows new wireless devices to receive
IP addresses automatically without the need to manually assign
new IP addresses.
Select Enable to allow the DWL-300AP to function as a DHCP
server.
IP Assigned From: Input the irst IP address available for assignment in your network.
The Range of Pool Enter the number of IP addresses available for assignment.
(1-255):
SubMask: All devices in the network must have the same subnet mask to
communicate. Enter the submask for the network here.
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Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway on the network.
Wins: Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines the
IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned
IP address.
DNS: Enter the IP address of the DNS server. The DNS (Domain Name
Server) translates domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP
addresses.
Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the DWL-300AP, if applicable. (An
example of a domain name is: www.dlink.com.)
Lease Time The Lease Time is the period of time before the DHCP server will
(60-31536000 sec.): assign new IP addresses.
Status: Turn the Dynamic Pool Settings ON or OFF here.
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Home > Advanced Settings > DHCP Server > Static Pool Settings
DHCP Server Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol assigns IP addresses to
Control: wireless devices on the network. This protocol simpliies network
management and allows new wireless devices to receive IP
addresses automatically without the need to manually assign IP
addresses.
Select Enable to allow the DWL-300AP to function as a DHCP
server.
Assigned IP: Use the Static Pool Settings to assign the same IP address to a
device at every restart. The IP addresses assigned in the Static Pool
list must NOT be in the same IP range as the Dynamic Pool. After you
have assigned a static IP address to a device via its MAC address,
click Apply; the device will appear in the Assigned Static Pool at
the bottom of the screen. Edit or delete the device in this list.
Assigned MAC Enter the MAC address of the device here.
Address:
SubMask: Enter the subnet mask here.
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Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway on the network.
Wins: Windows Internet Naming Service is a system that determines
the IP address of a network computer with a dynamically assigned
IP address, if applicable.
DNS: Enter the IP address of the Domain Name Server, if applicable.
The DNS translates domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP
addresses.
Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the DWL-300AP, if applicable.
Status: This option turns the Static Pool settings ON or OFF.
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Home > Advanced Settings > DHCP Server > Current IP Mapping List
This screen displays information about the current DHCP dynamic and static IP address pools.
This information is available when you enable the DHCP function of the DWL-300AP and assign
dynamic and static IP address pools.
Current DHCP Dynamic These are IP address pools to which the DHCP server function has
Pools: assigned dynamic IP addresses.
Binding MAC address: The MAC address of a device on the network that is within the DHCP
dynamic IP address pool.
Assigned IP address: The current corresponding DHCP-assigned dynamic IP address of
the device.
Lease Time: The length of time that the dynamic IP address will be valid.
Current DHCP Static Pools: These are IP address pools to which the DHCP server function has
assigned static IP addresses.
Binding MAC address: The MAC address of a device on the network that is within the DHCP
static IP address pool.
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Assigned IP The current corresponding DHCP-assigned static IP address of the
address: device.
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Home > Advanced Settings >Filters > Wireless MAC ACL
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Access Control: Select Disabled to disable the ilters function.
Select Accept to accept only those devices with MAC addresses
in the Access Control List.
Select Reject to reject the devices with MAC addresses in the
Access Control List.
MAC Address: Enter the MAC addresses that you wish to include in your ilters
list, and click Save.
MAC Address List: When you enter a MAC address, it appears in this list. Highlight a
MAC address and click Delete to remove it from the list.
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Home > Advanced Settings >Filters > WLAN Partition
Wireless Band: IEEE 80.11g
Internal Station Enabling this feature allows wireless clients to communicate with
Connection: each other. If this is disabled, wireless stations of the selected band
are not allowed to exchange data through the access point.
Ethernet to WLAN Enabling this feature allows Ethernet devices to communicate with
Access: wireless clients. If this is disabled, all data from the Ethernet to
associated wireless devices is blocked. Wireless devices can still
send data to the Ethernet.
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Home > Status > Device Information
Device Information: This window displays the coniguration settings of the DWL-300AP,
including the irmware version and device MAC address.
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Home > Status > Client Information
Client Information: This window displays the wireless client information for clients
currently connected to the DWL-300AP.
The following information is available for each client communicating with the DWL-300AP.
MAC: Displays the MAC address of the client.
Band: Displays the wireless band the client is connected on.
Authentication: Displays the type of authentication being used.
Signal: Displays the strength of the clients signal.
Power Saving Mode: Displays the status of the power saving feature.
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Home > Status > Stats > Ethernet
This screen displays information of the wired interface network trafic.
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Home > Status > Stats > WLAN 802.11g
Displays statistics data of throughput, transmitted frame, received frame, and WEP frame error
for the DWL-800AP network.
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Home > Status > Log > View Log
View Log: The log displays system and network messages including a time
stamp and message type.
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Home > Status > Log > Log Settings
Log Settings
Log Server / IP Enter the IP address of the server you would like to send the
Address: DWL-300APs log to.
Log Type: Check the box for the type of activity you want to log. There are
three types: System, Wireless and Notice.
SMTP Settings
SMTP: Check the box to enable SMTP.
SMTP Server / IP Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.
Address:
SMTP Sender: Enter the e-mail address of the SMTP sender.
SMTP Recipient: Enter the e-mail address of the SMTP recipient.
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Tool > Administrator Settings
Administrator AP with Check to enable the administrator can manage AP from WLAN.
WLAN:
Limit Administrator VLAN Check the box provided and enters the speciic VLAN ID that the
ID: administrator will be allowed to log in from.
Limit Administrator IP: Check to enable the Limit Administrator IP address.
IP Range: Enter the IP address range that the administrator will be allowed
to log in from and then click the Add button.
Login Settings
User Name: Enter a user name. The default is admin.
Old Password: When changing your password, enter the old password here.
New Password: When changing your password, enter the new password here.
Confirm New Password: Conirm your new password here.
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Console Settings
Status: Status is Enabled by default. Uncheck the box to disable the
console.
Console Protocol: Select the type of protocol you would like to use, Telnet or SSH.
Timeout: Select the time out period.
SNMP Settings
Status: Status is Enabled by default. Uncheck the box to disable the SNMP
functions.
Public Community String: Enter the public SNMP community string.
Private Community String: Enter the private SNMP community string.
Trap Status: Check the box to enable the trap status.
Trap Server IP: Enter the trap server IP address. This is the IP address of the SNMP
manager to receive traps sent from the wireless access point.
Trap Type: You can specify what kind of trap type (System, Wireless) should
be sent to the trap server.
Ping Control Setting: Check the box to enable Ping control. Ping works by sending ICMP
“echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP
echo response replies. By disabling the Ping control setting, the
AP will not respond to the ICMP echo request packets. Default is
set to enabled..
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Tool > Firmware and SSL Certification Upload
Upload Firmware After downloading the most recent version of irmware for the
DWL-300AP from http://support.dlink.com to your local computer,
use the Browse button to locate the irmware ile on your computer.
Click Upload to update the irmware version.
Upload SSL Certification: Click Browse to locate the SSL Certiication ile on your local
computer. After selecting and opening the ile, click Upload to
upload the ile to the DWL-300AP.
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Tool > Configuration File Upload and Download
Upload File: Click Browse to locate a previously saved coniguration ile on
your local computer. After selecting the ile, click Upload to apply
the coniguration settings to the DWL-300AP.
Download Configuration File: Click Download to save the current DWL-300AP coniguration
to your local computer.
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Tools > Cfg File > Choose file
When you click Browse in the previous screen, the dialog box shown above appears.
Select the ile you wish to download and click Open. Click OK to begin loading.
Click Restart for the settings to take effect. The dialog box above will appear as the
device restarts. Please wait for a few seconds.
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Tool > SNTP
SNTP/NTP Information:
SNT/NTP Server IP Address:
SNTP/NTP Time Zone:
Daylight Saving Time:
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Enter the SNTP/NTP server IP address.
Select your correct Time Zone.
Check the box to Enable Daylight Saving Time.
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Configuration > Save and Activate
Click Save and Activate to save your current settings and activate them. The dialog
box below will appear as the device restarts. Please wait for a few seconds.
Configuration > Discard Changes
Click Discard Changes to cancel any changes you have made. Click OK to return to
the Home screen.
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System > System Settings
Click Restart to restart the DWL-300AP.
Click Restore to restore the DWL-300AP back to factory default settings.
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Help
Help: Scroll down the Help page for topics and explanations.
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AP Manager II
AP Manager II
AP Manager II is a convenient software tool used to manage the coniguration of your wireless
network from a central computer. With AP Manager II there is no need to conigure devices
individually.
AP Manager II allows you to conigure AP settings, update the irmware, and organize and sort
your APs into manageable groups.
Please see the AP Manager II User Manual included on the CD for system requirements,
installation considerations, and information on the software functionality.
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Networking Basics
Networking Basics
Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows® XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft
Windows® XP.
Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com
and http://www.microsoft.com/windows000 for information about networking computers using
Windows® 000.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
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Please follow all the instructions in this window:
Click Next.
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects
to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown.
Click Next.
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Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional).
Click Next.
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup
name.
Click Next.
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Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard conigures the computer. This may take a few
minutes.
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In the window below, select the option that its your needs. In this example, Create a Network
Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network.
Click Next.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
Click Next.
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Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network
Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on
each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.
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Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup
Wizard.
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the
computer.
You have completed coniguring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup
Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network Setup Disk on all
your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use.
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Naming Your Computer
To name your computer in Windows® XP, please follow these directions.
 Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).
 Right-click on My Computer.
 Select Properties and click.
 Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
 You may enter a Computer Description if you wish; this ield is optional.
 To rename the computer and join a domain, Click Change.
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 In this window, enter the Computer name.
 Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup.
 All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name.
 Click OK.
Checking the IP Address in Windows® XP
The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range
(see Getting Started in this manual for a deinition of IP Address Range.) To check on the IP
Address of the adapter, please do the following:
 Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the task bar.
 Click on Status.
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This window will appear:
 Click the Support tab.
 Click Close.
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Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows® XP/2000
Note: DHCP-enabled routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the
network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Coniguration Protocol) technology. If you are using a
DHCP-capable router you will not need to assign static IP addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please
follow these instructions:
 Go to Start.
 Double-click on Control Panel.
 Double-click on Network Connections.
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 Right-click on Local Area Connections.
 Double-click on Properties.

Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
 Click Properties.

Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP addresses on your network must be
within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP address of 19.168.0.,
the other computers should have IP addresses that are sequential, like 19.168.0.3 and
19.168.0.4. The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.)
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 Input your DNS server addresses. (Note: If you are entering a DNS server, you must
enter the IP address of the default gateway.)
The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.)
 Click OK.
Assigning a Static IP Address in Mac® OSX
 Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.
 Click on Network.
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 Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu.
 Select Manually in the Configure pull-down menu.
 Input the Static IP Address, the Subnet Mask and the Router IP Address in the
appropriate ields.
 Click Apply Now.
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 Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.
 Click on Network.
 Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu.
 Select Using DHCP in the Configure pull-down menu.
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 Click Apply Now.
 The IP Address, Subnet mask, and the Router’s IP Address will appear in a few
seconds.
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in
Windows® XP and 2000
Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.
xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the wireless router or access point. A good wireless
connection will show four replies from the wireless router or access point, as shown.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This Chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation
of the DWL-300AP Managed Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the network
setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having problems.
Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to configure the
DWL-3200AP .
1. The computer used to configure the DWL-3200AP cannot access the Configuration
menu.
 Check that the Ethernet LED on the DWL-300AP is ON. If the LED is not ON, check that
the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely inserted.
 Check that the Ethernet Adapter is working properly. Please see item 3 (Check that the
drivers for the network adapters are installed properly) in this Troubleshooting section
to check that the drivers are loaded properly.
 Check that the IP address is in the same range and subnet as the DWL-300AP. Please
see Checking the IP Address in Windows® XP in the Networking Basics section of this
manual.
Note: The IP address of the DWL-300AP is 19.168.0.50. All the computers on the network
must have a unique IP address in the same range, e.g., 19.168.0.x. Any computers that have
identical IP addresses will not be visible on the network. They must all have the same subnet
mask, e.g., 55.55.55.0.
 Do a Ping test to make sure that the DWL-300AP is responding. Go to Start>Run>Type
Command>Type ping 192.168.0.50. A successful ping will show four replies.
Note: If you have changed the default IP address, make sure to ping the correct IP address
assigned to the DWL-300AP.
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2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the Infrastructure mode.
Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct access point. To check
this connection: Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the taskbar> select View
Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to Wireless Network screen will appear. Please
make sure you have selected the correct available network, as shown in the illustrations below.
Check that the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP address
range as the access point and gateway. Since the DWL-3200AP has an IP address of
192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x.
Each device must have a unique IP address; no two devices may have the same IP address.
The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.) To check the IP
address assigned to the wireless adapter, double-click on the Local Area Connection
icon in the taskbar > select the Support tab and the IP address will be displayed. Please
refer to Checking the IP Address in the Networking Basics section of this manual.)
If it is necessary to assign a Static IP Address to the wireless adapter, please refer to the
appropriate section in Networking Basics. If you are entering a DNS Server address you
must also enter the Default Gateway Address. (Remember that if you have a DHCP-capable
router, you will not need to assign a static IP address. See Networking Basics: Assigning
a Static IP Address.)
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3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed properly.
You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this procedure will
remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using.
 Go to Start > My Computer > Properties.
 Select the Hardware Tab.
 Click Device Manager.
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Double-click on Network Adapters.
Right-click on D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter. (In this example we
use the DWL-G650; you may be using other network adapters, but the procedure will remain
the same.)
Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly.
 Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly.
 Click OK.
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4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception?
D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However, the
positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range. Please refer to
Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual for further information
about the most advantageous placement of your D-Link wireless products.
5. Why does my wireless connection keep dropping?
 Antenna Orientation- Try different antenna orientations for the DWL-300AP. Try to keep
the antenna at least 6 inches away from the wall or other objects.
 If you are using .4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems,
ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade dramatically or drop altogether.
Try changing the channel on your router, access point and wireless adapter to a different
channel to avoid interference.
 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that generate RF noise,
like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection?
If you have enabled encryption on the DWL-300AP, you must also enable encryption on all
wireless clients in order to establish a wireless connection.
 Make sure that the SSID on the router and the wireless client are exactly the same. If they
are not, wireless connection will not be established.
 Move the DWL-300AP and the wireless client into the same room and then test the
wireless connection.
 Disable all security settings.
 Turn off your DWL-300AP and the client. Turn the DWL-300AP back on again, and then
turn on the client.
 Make sure that all devices are set to Infrastructure mode.
 Check that the LED indicators are indicating normal activity. If not, check that the AC power
and Ethernet cables are irmly connected.
 Check that the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS settings are correctly entered
for the network.
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 If you are using .4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems,
ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade dramatically or drop altogether.
Try changing the channel on your DWL-300AP, and on all the devices in your network to
avoid interference.
 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that generate RF noise,
like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
7. I forgot my encryption key.
 Reset the DWL-300AP to its factory default settings and restore the other devices on
your network to their default settings. You may do this by pressing the Reset button on the
back of the unit. You will lose the current coniguration settings.
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Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 80.11b
• IEEE 80.11g
• IEEE 80.3
• IEEE 80.3u
• IEEE 80.3x
Network Management
• Web Browser interface
HTTP
Secure HTTP (HTTPS)
• AP Manager II
• SNMP Support
D-View Module
Private MIB
• Command Line Interface
Telnet
Secure SSH Telnet
Data Rates*
For 80.11g:
• 54, 48, 36, 4, 18, 1, 9 and 6Mbps
For 80.11b:
• 11, 5.5, , and 1Mbps
Security
• WPA-Personal
• WPA-Enterprise
• WPA-Personal
• WPA-Enterprise
• 64/18/15-bit WEP
• SSID Broadcast Disable
• MAC Address Access Control List
Wireless Frequency Range
• .4GHz to .4835GHz
Wireless Operating Range**
80.11g (Full Power with 5dBi gain diversity dipole antenna)
Indoors:
• 98ft (30m) @ 54Mbps
• 11ft (34m) @ 48Mbps
• 18ft (39m) @ 36Mbps
• 154ft (47m) @ 4Mbps
• 184ft (56m) @ 18Mbps
• 17ft (66m) @ 1Mbps
• 59ft (79m) @ 9Mbps
• 35ft (99m) @ 6Mbps
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 80.11g speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions
and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data
throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range.
** Environmental conditions may adversely affect wireless signal range.
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Outdoors:
• 367ft (11m) @ 54Mbps
• 80ft (50m) @ 18Mbps
• 1640ft (500m) @ 6Mbps
Operating Voltage
• 48VDC +/- 10% for PoE
Radio and Modulation Type
For 80.11b:
DSSS:
• DBPSK @ 1Mbps
• DQPSK @ Mbps
• CCK @ 5.5 and 11Mbps
For 80.11g:
OFDM:
• BPSK @ 6 and 9Mbps
• QPSK @ 1 and 18Mbps
• 16QAM @ 4 and 36Mbps
• 64QAM @ 48 and 54Mbps
DSSS:
• DBPSK @ 1Mbps
• DQPSK @ Mbps
• CCK @ 5.5 and 11Mbps
Max Transmit Output Power
For 80.11b:
• 100mW (0dBm)
For 80.11g:
• 100mW (0dBm)
Max EIRP (Effective Isotropic Radiated Power) / Total Output Power (Output Power with 5dBi Antenna)
For 80.11b:
• 316 mW (5 dBm)
For 80.11g:
• 316 mW (5 dBm)
Receiver Sensitivity
For 80.11b:
• 1Mbps: -94dBm
• Mbps: -90dBm
• 5.5Mbps: -89dBm
• 11Mbps: -85dBm
For 80.11g:
• 1Mbps: -94dBm
• Mbps: -90dBm
• 5.5Mbps: -89dBm
• 6Mbps: -90dBm
• 9Mbps: -84dBm
• 11Mbps: -85dBm
• 1Mbps: -8dBm
• 18Mbps: -80dBm
• 4Mbps: -77dBm
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• 36Mbps: -73dBm
• 48Mbps: -7dBm
• 54Mbps: -7dBm
LEDs
• Power
• LAN
• 80.11b/g
Temperature
• Operating: -40ºF to 140ºF (-40ºC to 60ºC)
• Storing: -40ºF to 149ºF (-40ºC to 65ºC)
Humidity
• Operating: 10%~90% (non-condensing)
• Storing: 5%~95% (non-condensing)
Certiications
• FCC
• WiFi
Dimensions
• L = 10.93 inches (77.7mm)
• W = 6.10 inches (155mm)
• H = 1.77 inches (45mm)
Warranty
• 1 Year
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Contacting Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
Technical Support
You can ind software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our
website, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 354-6555
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 354-6560
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
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Warranty
Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited
Warranty:
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Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or
distributor, and
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Only for products purchased and delivered within the ifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia,
U.S. Possessions or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, or addresses with an APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”)
will be free from material defects in workmanship and materials under normal use from the date of original retail
purchase of the product, for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except as otherwise stated herein.
•
Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans): One (1) year
•
Power supplies and fans: One (1) year
• Spare parts and spare kits: Ninety (90) days
The customer's sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited
Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option, to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at
no charge to the original owner or to refund the actual purchase price paid. Any repair or replacement will be
rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Ofice. The replacement hardware need not be new or have
an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with
any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material
respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the
original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer, and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions.
If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical to repair or replace the
defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by
D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by D-Link, or
for which the purchase price is refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
Limited Software Warranty: D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially
conform to D-Link’s then current functional speciications for the Software, as set forth in the applicable
documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90) days (“Software
Warranty Period”), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as
contemplated in its documentation. D-Link further warrants that, during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic
media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical defects. The customer’s sole and exclusive
remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option,
to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s
functional speciications for the Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable
to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to
the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software.
Replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period and is subject to the
same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines
in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original
licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link; provided that the non-conforming Software
(and all copies thereof) is irst returned to D-Link. The license granted respecting any Software for which a refund
is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions
of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased
through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators
expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold
“As-Is” without any warranty whatsoever including, without limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein,
notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return
policy. In case the return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty, the customer shall submit
a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
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The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect
or Software nonconformance in suficient detail to allow D-Link to conirm the same, along with proof of
purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not
registered.
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The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-877-453-5465, who will
attempt to assist the customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered
defective, the customer must obtain a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA
form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at https://rma.dlink.com/.
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After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable
shipping package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently
marked on the outside of the package. Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package.
D-Link will only replace the defective portion of the product and will not ship back any accessories.
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The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is
allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products
shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain
Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The
repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier
selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United
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States, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request
and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing
requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner
agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged
and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or
non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered: The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover: Products that, in D-Link’s
judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modiication, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty
installation, lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation
for the product, or if the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial
installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs; Operational adjustments covered
in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance; Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of
God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software, irmware or other products or
services provided by anyone other than D-Link; and Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance
or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty
obligation pertaining to the product. While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed
by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link Service Ofice. Improper or incorrectly
performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT
IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A
PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION
OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER
THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND
PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS
OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF
GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION,
FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT IS CONNECTED
WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT
RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING
TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF
THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR
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OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.
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allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
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and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CE Mark Warning: This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference,
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communication. 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 or more of the following
measures:
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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.
For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United
States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office.
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Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return
this form will not diminish your warranty rights.
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