WLX-2005
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Sitecom WLX-2005 Wi-Fi Access Point N300. It complies
with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards and can create a Wi-Fi network with data
transmission rates of up to 300Mbps. With the WLX-2005, you can enjoy high-speed
wireless networking throughout your home without additional cabling. The WLX-2000
features a WPS button which allows you to connect to the access point with a simple click
of a button.
Not only is the WLX-2005 very compact, it is designed with a built-in power adapter. This
design allows you to plug it directly into an electrical outlet, eliminating the need for an
additional power cable. You can easily install it where your Wi-Fi signal needs
enhancement and enjoy high-speed wireless performance without any hassles.
The latest 802.11n technology is built into the WLX-2000 to broaden its wireless
coverage and to eliminate dead spots within the wireless range. The WLX-2000 complies
with wireless 802.11b/g/n standards and can reach data transmission rates of up to
300Mbps when connected to wireless 802.11n devices. It provides faster and more
reliable wireless connections than standard 802.11b/g wireless networks.
This product can be used safely in the countries listed below:
This product complies with the following European Union regulations:
Table of Contents
1 KEY FEATURES ........................................................................................ 6
2 PACKAGE CONTENTS ............................................................................... 7
3 CAUTIONS .............................................................................................. 8
4 PRODUCT LAYOUT ................................................................................... 9
5 NETWORK + SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ..................................................... 11
6 WLX-2005 PLACEMENT ........................................................................... 11
8 BRINGING UP THE WLX-2005.................................................................. 12
9 INITIAL SETUP WLX-2005 ....................................................................... 13
11 BASIC SETTINGS ................................................................................. 15
12 ADVANCED SETTINGS .......................................................................... 16
13 TOOLBOX SETTINGS ............................................................................ 22
1 KEY FEATURES
Features
Advantages
Incredible Data Rate up to
300Mbps*
Heavy data payloads such as MPEG
video streaming
IEEE 802.11n Compliant and
backwards compatible with
802.11b/g
Fully Interoperable with IEEE
802.11b / IEEE802.11g compliant
devices with legacy protection
Support 802.1x authenticator,
802.11i (WPA/WPA2, AES)
Provide mutual authentication (Client
and dynamic encryption keys to
enhance security
Easy to use web-based GUI
Graphical User Interface for network
configuration and management
purposes.
WPS Button
Easily connect your clients with just
the push of a button.
* Theoretical wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard of 802.11b, g, n chipset used.
Actual throughput may vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual
throughput rate. All specifications are subject to change without notice.
2 PACKAGE CONTENTS
Open the package carefully, and make sure that none of the items listed below are
missing. Do not discard the packing materials, in case of return; the unit must be
shipped back in its original package.
1. The WLX-2005 Wall Mount Access Point N300
2. A Quick Install Guide
3. An UTP cable
3 CAUTIONS
This device’s design and manufacturer has your safety in mind. In order to safely and
effectively use this device, please read the following before usage.
3.1 Usage Cautions
The user should not modify this device. The environmental temperature should be within +5
~ +35 degrees Celsius.
3.2 Power
The device’s power voltage is AC 230v. When plugging in the device, make sure it cannot get
damaged or be subject to pressure. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the device
first before cleaning it. Never connect the device to the power in a humid or dusty area.
3.3 Repair
If the device has a problem, you should take it to an appointed repair center and let the
specialists do the repair. Never repair the device yourself, you might damage the device or
endanger yourself.
3.4 Disposing of the device
When you dispose of the device, be sure to dispose of it appropriately. Some countries may
regulate disposal of an electrical device, please consult with your local authority.
3.5 Others
When using this device, please do not let it come into contact with water or other liquids. If
water is accidentally spilled on the device, please use a dry cloth to absorb the spillage.
Electronic products are vulnerable, when using please avoid shaking or hitting the device, and
do not press the buttons too hard.
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Do not let the device come into contact with water or other liquid.
Do not disassemble, repair or change the design of the device, any damage done will
not be included in the repair policy.
Avoid hitting the device with a hard object, avoid shaking the device and stay away
from magnetic fields.
If during electrostatic discharge or a strong electromagnetic field the device will
malfunction, unplug the power cable. The product will return to normal performance
the next time it is powered on.
4 PRODUCT LAYOUT
Description
Network Port
You can use this port to connect to a wired modem or
router to add wireless functionality.
OPS Button
You can use this button to connect using OPS.
OPS Button functions:
Press 0-5 seconds: WPS registrar
Press 15+ seconds: reset to factory defaults.
LED Description
From left to right:
LED
Color
Description
Power
Green
Lights up when powered ON. Blinks on TEST/RESET.
OPS
Green
Blinks when OPS mode is on.
LAN
Green
Lights up when a LAN cable is connected.
WLAN
Green
Lights up in Blue when WLAN is enabled. Blinks on traffic.
5 NETWORK + SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
To begin using the WLX-2005, make sure you meet the following as minimum requirements:
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PC/Notebook.
1 Free Ethernet port.
WiFi card/USB dongle (802.11 b/g/n) – optional.
PC with a Web-Browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera)
Ethernet compatible CAT5 cables.
Router or Access Point
6 WLX-2005 PLACEMENT
You can place the WLX-2005 directly in a wall socket. For optimal performance, place
your Access Point in a location that is away from any potential source of interference,
such as a metal wall or microwave oven.
8 BRINGING UP THE WLX-2005
You can plug the WLX-2005 directly into a wall outlet. The WLX-2005 automatically
enters the self-test phase. During self-test phase, the Power LED will be lit continuously
to indicate that this product is in normal operation.
9 INITIAL SETUP WLX-2005
To configure the WLX-2005 connect to the device wirelessly as described in the Quick
installation guide. Once the connection has been established follow the next steps to
manually configure your access point.
LOGIN procedure
1. OPEN your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer).
2. Type ‘http://sitecom.ap in the address bar and press [Enter]
3. Type user name and password (default username is ‘admin’, the password can be
found on the back of the Access Point or on the network details flyer).
4. Click OK.
5. You will see the home page of the WLX-2005.
The System status section allows you to monitor the current status of your device,
the UP time, hardware information, serial number as well as firmware version
information is displayed here.
11 BASIC SETTINGS
Band
Please select the wireless band you wish to use. By selecting a
different band setting, you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless
clients on a certain band.
MAIN ESSID
Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless
access point) here. You can input up to 32 alphanumerical
characters. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE.
Channel Number
Please select a channel number you wish to use. The channel
number must be same as the wireless access point you wish to
connect.
Associated Clients Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup window will
appear which contains the information about all wireless clients
connected to this access point.
You can click the ‘Refresh’ button in the popup window to keep the
information up-to-date
12 ADVANCED SETTINGS
Security
This device provides many types of wireless security (wireless data encryption). When
you use data encryption, data transferred by radio signals in the air will become
unreadable for those people who don’t know the correct encryption key (encryption
password).
There are three types of security level you can select: Disable (no security - data
encryption disabled), WEP and WPA Pre-shared Key. Please refer to the following sections
for detailed instructions.
Disabled
When you select ‘Disabled’, wireless encryption for the network is disabled. This is not
recommended.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configuration. You can now
configure other sections by choosing Continue, or choose Apply to apply the settings and
reboot the device.
WEP
Key Length You can select the WEP key length for encryption, 64-bit or 128-bit. The
larger the key will be the higher level of security is used, but the
throughput will be lower.
Key Format You may select ASCII Characters (alphanumeric format) or Hexadecimal
Digits (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) to be the WEP Key.
Key1-Key4 The WEP keys are used to encrypt data transmitted in the wireless network.
Use the following rules to setup a WEP key on the device.64-bit WEP: input
10-digits Hex values (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) or5-digit ASCII
character as the encryption keys. 128-bit WEP: input 26-digitHex values (in
the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) or 13-digit ASCII characters as the
encryption keys.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configuration. You can now
configure other sections by choosing Continue, or choose Apply to apply the settings and
reboot the device.
WPA
WPA Unicast Cipher Suite
Available options are: WPA (TKIP), WPA2 (AES), and
WPA2 Mixed. You can select one of them, but you
have to make sure your wireless client supports the
cipher you selected.
Pre-shared Key Format
Please select the format of pre-shared key here,
available options are ‘Passphrase’ (8 to 63
alphanumerical characters) and ‘Hex (64 hexadecimal
characters – 0 to 9 and a to f).
Pre-shared Key
Please input pre-shared key according to the key
format you selected here. For security reason, don’t
use simple words.
Advanced
This tab allows you to set the advanced wireless options. The options included are
Channel Bandwidth, Fragment Threshold, RTS Threshold, Beacon Interval, and Preamble
Type. You should not change these parameters unless you know what effect the changes
will have on the router.
Fragment Threshold
Set the Fragment threshold of wireless radio. The default
value is 2346.
RTS Threshold
Set the RTS threshold of wireless radio. The default value is
2347.
Beacon Interval
Set the beacon interval of wireless radio. The default value is
100.
DTIM Period
Set the DTIM period of wireless radio. The default value is 3.
Data Rate
Set the wireless data transfer rate to a certain value. Since
most wireless devices will negotiate with each other and pick
a proper data transfer rate automatically, it’s not necessary
to change this value unless you know what will happen after
modification.
N Data Rate
Set the data rate of 802.11 N clients, available options are
MCS 0 to MCS 15. It’s safe to set this option to ‘Auto’ and it’s
not necessary to change this value unless you know what will
happen after modification.
Channel Width
Select wireless channel width (bandwidth taken by wireless
signals of this access point). It’s suggested to select ‘Auto
20/40MHz’. Do not change to ’20 MHz’ unless you know what
it is.
Preamble Type
Set the type of preamble of wireless radio. The default
setting is ‘Short Preamble’.
Broadcast ESSID
Decide if the wireless access point will broadcast its own
ESSID or not. You can hide the ESSID of your wireless access
point (set the option to ‘Disable’), so only people who know
the ESSID of your wireless access point can get connected.
WMM
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) technology, which can improve the
performance of certain network applications, like audio/video
streaming, network telephony (VoIP), and others. When you
enable WMM, the access point will define the priority of
different kinds of data, to give higher priority to applications
which require instant response. Therefore you can improve
the performance of such network applications.
CTS Protect
Enabling this setting will reduce the chance of radio signal
collisions between 802.11b and 802.11g wireless access
points. It’s recommended to set this option to ‘Auto’.
TX Power
You can set the output power of wireless radio. Unless you’re
using this wireless access point in a really big space, you
may not have to set output power to 100%. This will enhance
security (malicious / unknown users on a distance will not be
able to reach your wireless access point).
WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the simplest way to establish a connection between the
wireless clients and the wireless router. You don’t have to select the encryption mode
and fill in a long encryption passphrase every time when you try to setup a wireless
connection. You only need to press a button on both wireless client and wireless router,
and WPS will do the rest for you.
Check the box to enable the WPS function and uncheck it to disable the WPS function.
WPS Current Status
If the wireless security (encryption) function of this wireless
router is properly set, you’ll see a ‘Configured’ message here.
Otherwise, you’ll see ‘UnConfigured’.
Self Pin Code
This is the WPS PIN code of the wireless router. You may
need this information when connecting to other WPS-enabled
wireless devices.
SSID
This is the network broadcast name (SSID) of the router.
Authentication Mode
It shows the active authentication mode for the wireless
connection.
Passphrase Key
It shows the passphrase key that is randomly generated by
the wireless router during the WPS process. You may need
this information when using a device which doesn’t support
WPS.
Mode
In Client mode the device is set to connect to your existing
network. In Registrar mode the device is set to connect to
your clients.
WPS via Push Button
Press the button to start the WPS process. The device will
wait for the WPS request from the wireless devices within 2
minutes.
WPS via PIN
You can fill-in the PIN code of the wireless device and press
the button to start the WPS process. The router will wait for
the WPS request from the wireless device within 2 minutes.
13 TOOLBOX SETTINGS
System
This device provides some control functions including password, IP address management,
and DHCP server function. Please go to Toolbox, and open the ‘System’ tab, to access
these functions. Below are detailed descriptions of every control function.
Password Settings You can change the password used to enter the web configuration
menu of this device. Please input the current password in the
‘Current Password’ field, then input a new password in both the
‘New Password’ and the ‘Re-Enter Password’ field. After you finish,
please go to the bottom of the page and click ‘Apply’.
IP Management
You can change the IP address of this device, so it can become a
part of your local network. Please remember this address or you will
not be able to connect the configuration menu of device. The default
IP address is: 192.168.128.253 / Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0.
DHCP Server
If you want to activate the DHCP server function of this device,
please select ‘Enabled’ in the ‘DHCP Server’ option, and see the next
Section for detailed instructions. If you don’t want to use the DHCP
server function of this device, or there’s another DHCP server on the
network this device connects to, please select ‘Disable’. After you
finish, please go to the bottom of this page and click ‘Apply’.
DHCP Server
This device is capable to act as a DHCP server for your network.
Default Gateway
Please input the IP address of default gateway of your
network here.
DNS Address
Please input the IP address of domain name server
(DNS) here.
DHCP Client Start Address
Please input the start IP address of the IP range.
DHCP Client End Address
Please input the end IP address of the IP range.
Domain Name
If you wish, you can also optionally input the domain
name for your network. This is optional.
Lease Time
Please choose a lease time (the duration that every
computer can keep a specific IP address) of every IP
address assigned by this access point from dropdown
menu.
After you finish, please click ‘Apply’.
Backup
You can back up all configurations of this device to a file, so you can make several copies
of access point configuration for security reasons.
Backup Settings
Press ‘Save...’ button, and you’ll be prompted to
download the configuration as a file. The default
filename is ‘config.bin’. You can save it as another
filename for different versions, and keep it in a safe
place.
Restore Settings
Press ‘Browse…’ to pick a previously-saved
configuration file from your computer, and then click
‘Upload’ to transfer the configuration file to the device.
After the configuration is uploaded, the configuration
will be replaced by the file you just uploaded.
Restore to Factory Default
Click this button to remove all settings you made and
restore the configuration of this device back to factory
default settings.
Upgrade
If there is a new firmware available, you can upload the firmware to the device to get
extra functions or problem fixes.
Click the ‘Browse’ button. You’ll be prompted to provide the filename of the firmware
upgrade file. Please download the latest firmware file from our website, and use it to
upgrade your device.
After a firmware file is selected, click the ‘Apply’ button, and the device will start the
firmware upgrade procedure automatically. The procedure may take several minutes, so
please be patient.
NOTE: Never interrupt the upgrade procedure by closing the web browser or
physically disconnecting your computer from the device.
Reset
When you think the device is not working properly, you can use this function to restart
the device; this may help and solve the problem.
This function is useful when the device is far from you or unreachable. However, if the
device is not responding, you may have to switch it off by unplugging the power plug and
plugging it back again after 10 seconds.
Revision 1.1
© Sitecom Europe BV 2015
Note: All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of
publication.
However, as our engineers are always updating and improving the product, your
device’s software may have a slightly different appearance or modified
functionality than presented in this manual.