Version 1.01 | 01/08/2014
User Manual
PowerLine AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender
DHP-W310AV
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Product Overview............................................................................... 4
Package Contents............................................................................................ 4
System Requirements..................................................................................... 5
Introduction....................................................................................................... 5
Connections.............................................................................................. 7
Side............................................................................................................... 8
LEDs............................................................................................................. 9
Hardware Installation......................................................................10
Wireless Installation Considerations.......................................................11
Powerline Installation Considerations....................................................12
Safety..................................................................................................................13
Configuration....................................................................................14
Setup...................................................................................................................14
Hybrid Link Setup.................................................................................15
Wireless Settings...................................................................................16
LAN Settings...........................................................................................17
LAN Settings - Static IP..................................................................18
PLC Settings ...........................................................................................19
Advanced..........................................................................................................20
MAC Address Filter...............................................................................20
Advanced Wireless................................................................................21
User Limit.................................................................................................22
Tools....................................................................................................................23
Admin........................................................................................................23
System.......................................................................................................24
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Firmware..................................................................................................25
Time...........................................................................................................26
System Check.........................................................................................27
Status..................................................................................................................28
Device Info...............................................................................................28
Logs............................................................................................................29
Statistics....................................................................................................30
Wireless.....................................................................................................31
IPv6.............................................................................................................32
Support..............................................................................................................33
Wireless Security..............................................................................34
What is WEP?....................................................................................................34
What is WPA?....................................................................................................35
Configuring WEP............................................................................................36
Configuring WPA/WPA2Personal..............................................................37
Connecting to a Wireless Network..................................................38
Using Windows® 7...........................................................................................38
Using Windows Vista® . .................................................................................41
Configuring Wireless Security..........................................................43
Using Windows® XP........................................................................................45
Configuring WPA-PSK..........................................................................46
Troubleshooting...............................................................................48
Wireless Basics .................................................................................50
What is Wireless?............................................................................................51
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How does wireless work?...................................................................51
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)............................................51
Networking Basics............................................................................54
Check your IP address...................................................................................54
Statically Assign an IP address...................................................................55
Technical Specifications...................................................................56
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product Overview
Package Contents
D-Link DHP-W310AV PowerLine AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender
CAT5 Ethernet Cable
CD-ROM with Software and User Manual
Wi-Fi Configuration Note
Wi-Fi Configuration Card
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System Requirements
Network Requirements
• IEEE 802.11n or 802.11g wireless clients
• 10/100 Ethernet clients
Browser Requirements
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Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
Firefox 3.5 or higher
Safari 4.0 or higher
Chrome 8.0 or higher
CD Installation Wizard Requirements
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Windows® 7 / Vista® /XP
An Ethernet port or wireless interface
CD-ROM drive
PC with 1.5 Ghz processor
1 GB memory
Introduction
The DHP-W310AV allows you to connect both wired and wireless computers, high-definition TVs, networking devices, and gaming consoles using
the most pervasive medium in your home - the electrical wiring. Share Internet connections and experience smooth file transfers, streaming
multimedia, online gaming and more. The Powerline AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender features easy plug-and-play installation and can be connected
to any Ethernet-enabled device.
The PowerLine AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender incorporates the latest technology to improve on the AV technology’s data speeds over a home’s
existing electrical wiring. This fast transmission speed provides ample bandwidth suitable for streaming high-quality video HDTV signals while
simultaneously providing high-speed Internet access throughout the home. With Quality of Service (QoS) support, the performance of applications
which require real-time communication, such as VoIP phonecalls and multiplayer online games, will not be compromised even while streaming
Internet TV and music.
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Data Transmission Over electrical Wiring
The D-Link DHP-W310AV PowerLine AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender, compliant with the HomePlug AV standard, uses your home’s existing electrical
wiring1 to create a network or extend your existing network. It turns every power outlet into a potential network connection to access digital media
devices, game consoles, print servers, computers, and network storage devices throughout your home. Additionally, Wireless N provides high speed
transfers without the need for unsightly network cables.
Faster Wireless Speeds & Wider Operational Range
The Wireless N technology incorporated into the DHP-W310AV offers increased speed and range beyond standard 802.11g technology. Initial wireless
setup can be accomplished quickly, thanks to a convenient setup wizard. WPA and WPA2 encryption keep your network traffic safe and secure.
Ideal For Bandwidth-Intensive Applications
The DHP-W310AV is capable of delivering Powerline AV data transfer rates even higher than the old AV standard. This rapid transmission speed makes
it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, guaranteeing smooth HD video streaming, clear VoIP calls, and lag-free online gaming experiences.
In addition, it prioritizes Internet traffic, ensuring that multimedia applications do not experience glitches while web surfing and downloads are in
progress. This device provides ample network bandwidth, enabling digital home consumers to tap into existing electrical wiring for high-quality
multimedia streaming.
Convenient Setup and Secure Operation
The DHP-W310AV plugs directly into a power outlet, and does not require any additional cables. Extend your home network by connecting multiple
devices in the farthest corners of your home via Ethernet cable or Wireless N. For convenient setup, wired or wireless encryption keys can be quickly
configured with the push of a button on top of the device. The adapter implements 128‑bit AES data encryption to protect the network from
unauthorized wiretapping. With hassle-free plug and play installation, the DHP-W310AV is an ideal solution to create a wall-to-wall home network.
Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions in your home, such as wiring condition and configuration, may affect the performance of this product.
Additional D-Link Powerline AV adapters are required to add new devices to the network. A minimum of two D-Link Powerline AV Network Adapters are required to create a network. Connecting this product to a power
strip with a surge protector may adversely affect the performance of this product. For best results, plug the adapter directly into a wall outlet.
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Hardware Overview
Connections
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ON/OFF
RJ-45 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet Port
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Turns the device ON or OFF.
Connects to Digital Media Devices, PCs, Game Consoles, Network Storage Devices
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Side
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Reset Button
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Common Connect
Button
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Press and hold the button for 5 seconds to reset to factory default.
Push this button to create a secure Powerline connection with another adapter. More on this
connection is available at “Powerline Network - Quick Setup” on page 12 and “Hardware Installation
- For Wireless Router” on page 13. It can also be used to connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
To connect using WPS, press this button, then press the WPS button on your wireless client.
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Hardware Overview
LEDs
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A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. A blinking light indicates it is in
sleep mode or seeking a Powerline connection.
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Power LED
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Wireless LED
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Powerline LED
A solid light indicates that a Powerline connection is established.
4
Ethernet LED
A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled device.
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A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready.
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Hardware Installation
Note: A minimum of two Powerline devices (your DHP-W310AV and another pre-existing device) are required to create a Powerline network.
Power
Plug the DHP-W310AV into an AC wall outlet where you want to extend your network. The Power LED on the DHP-W310AV will turn on to indicate
it is receiving power. This may take up to 60 seconds.
Plug in the Ethernet Cable
Connect one end of the supplied CAT5 Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the DHP-W310AV and the other end of the cable to the device’s
Ethernet interface.
Connect to Existing Network
Press the Common Connect Button on the existing Powerline AV device for 3 seconds. Then, press the Common Connect Button on the DHPW310AV PowerLine AV500 Wireless N Mini Extender for 3 seconds. This must be done within two minutes after pressing the Common Connect
Button on the first device. The Powerline devices will reboot. Read the Wi-Fi advice on the next page, and continue to Configuration.
Note: Network connectivity is confirmed when the Powerline LEDs indicators on both Powerline devices are steadily lit. This will indicate that your network
is now secure.
ROOM A
ROOM B
ROOM C
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iPad
Internet
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Router
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Notebook
iPad
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Notebook
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Wireless Installation Considerations
The DHP-W310AV lets you access your network using a wireless connection from anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network.
Keep in mind 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 DHP-W310AV and other network devices to a minimum. Each wall or ceiling can reduce your
adapter’s range by 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 2-degree angle it looks over 42 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 make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position the wireless
DHP-W310AV and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls
with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.
4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems, your wireless connection
may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base
transmits a signal even if the phone is not in use.
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Powerline Installation Considerations
Plan the location of your Powerline devices:
1. Connect Powerline devices to electrical outlets that are not controlled by a wall switch to avoid accidentally turning off
power to the device.
2. Do not connect the Powerline devices to an extension cord, surge protector, or
power strip as this might prevent it from working correctly, or negatively impact
network performance.
3. Avoid using the Powerline devices in an electrical outlet that is located near an
appliance that uses a lot of power, such as a washer or dryer, or a refrigerator. This
may prevent the adapter from working correctly, or negatively impact network
performance.
4. Verify that your Powerline devices are electrically rated to operate with the power
available in your location.
5. To help prevent against electrical shock, be sure to plug the power cables into properly grounded electrical outlets.
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Safety
Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before using your device:
1.
Do not open the device or attempt to repair or service the device.
3.
Ensure that the device is plugged into the wall in a vertical position.
4.
Use the device in a dry location, and avoid placing it in humid environments.
5.
Do not submerge the device in liquid or attempt to clean it with liquids or solvents. To clean the device, disconnect it
from the power outlet and use a damp towel.
6.
Keep the device out of direct sunlight.
7.
Do not cover or block the vents on the device.
8.
Make sure that the device has adequate room for ventilation.
9.
Avoid placing the device near a heater or radiator.
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Configuration
Setup
If you wish to change the default settings or optimize the performance
of the DHP-W310AV, you may use the web-based configuration utility.
To access the configuration utility, open a web browser such as Internet
Explorer and enter either http://dlinkapWXYZ.local. (this is on the Wi-Fi
Configuration Card) or http://192.168.0.50 in the address field.
By default, Admin will be the User Name . Leave the password blank.
If you receive a “Page Cannot be Displayed” error, please refer to
“Troubleshooting” on page 48 for assistance.
You will automatically proceed to the Setup heading after logging in.
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Hybrid Link Setup
Use the wizard’s on-screen incstructions to conveniently set up your network if you have not yet. You can also manually configure your network.
Wi-Fi settings are covered at “Wireless Settings” on page 16 and Powerline settings are at “PLC Settings” on page 19.
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Wireless Settings
The DHP-W310AV lets you customize your wireless settings for your access point. This device allows you to extend your current network so you can
roam about the house while staying connected the entire time.
Wireless Network The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name
Name: of your wireless network. Create a name
using up to 32 characters. The SSID is casesensitive. Enable Auto Channel.
Enable Auto The auto channel selection setting can
Channel Scan: be selected to allow this device to choose
the channel with the least amount of
interference.
Wireless Channel: By default the channel is set to 1. The
Channel can be changed to fit the channel
setting for an existing wireless network or
to customize the wireless network. If you
enable Auto Channel Selection, this option
will be greyed out.
Wireless Security & WPA/WPA2 is more secure than WEP. WEP
WPA: should only be used if you have older
devices that are unable to use WPA. Use of
TKIP/AES security framework provides the
optimum mix of security and compatibility.
Please refer to“Wireless Security”on page 34
for more information.
Password: Choose a password that is strong. A good password uses both letters and numbers in unpredictable places. Example bad
passwords could be password or 12345678.
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LAN Settings
This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the DHP-W310AV and to configure the DHCP settings.
Device Name: Enter the Device Name of this DHP-W310AV.
You will use this name to connect to it
through a web browser. The default name
is listed on your Wi-Fi Configuration Card.
LAN Connection Use the drop-down menu to select Dynamic
Type: IP (DHCP) to automatically obtain an IP
address on the LAN/private network. For
Static IP setup, see the next page.
IPv6 Connection Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may
Type: require this to be set a certain way for
Internet access. Contact your ISP regarding
such requirements.
LAN IPv6 Address This shows the current IPv6 address of the
Settings: DHP-W310AV on your network.
Save Settings: Click Save Settings to save and activate the
new changes.
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LAN Settings - Static IP
Select Static IP to manually enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway addresses.
LAN Connection Select Static IP from the drop-down menu.
Type:
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the DHP-W310AV.
The default IP address is 192.168.0.50. If you
change the IP address, once you click Apply,
you will need to enter the new IP address in
your browser to return to the configuration
utility. You can also connect with the device
name. (See previous page.)
Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask.
Default Gateway: Enter the Gateway. This is usually the LAN or
internal IP address of your router.
DNS Server: This is the Domain Name Server that looks
up addresses on the Internet, you may have a
specific one you need to connect to.
Save Settings: Click Save Settings to save and activate the
new changes.
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PLC Settings
This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link Powerline AV using the web-based configuration utility.
Power Saving: Power save mode.
Network You can set the name of your network and to make
Name: it either public or private. Make sure the Network
Name of all of the devices within your Powerline
network is the same.
Public Select this option if you would like to make
Network your Powerline network public with the default
Name: Network Name of “HomePlugAV”. Since this is a
commonly used Network Name, it is less secure
than a private Network Name.
Private Select this option if you wish to make your
Network Powerline network more secure by using a private
Name: Network Name.
Scan: Click this button to scan for new Powerline devices.
This is automatically done periodically and upon
loading this page.
Member List: This section provides information on the Powerline
AV devices on your Powerline network.
QoS Setting: Here you can set the Quality of Service (QoS)
settings for each network device. QoS helps you
prioritize network traffic based on device or the
port the traffic is on.
MAC Address/ Select a device from the Computer Name dropdown box and then click the << above Computer Name to automatically fill in
Port Number: the device’s MAC Address. Or, Set the priority for the device under the Priority dropdown box. Clear settings for a rule with the
Clear button. Remember to click Save Settings after making changes.
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Advanced
MAC Address Filter
Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to authorize wireless clients to access your network by their MAC addresses. When enabled, you can choose
to block the devices listed, or only allow the devices listed.
MAC Filtering Set MAC Filtering to ALLOW, DENY, or OFF.
Rules: ALLOW means only the devices listed can
access the network. DENY means the devices
listed cannot access the network. OFF means
this function is currently disabled.
Description: You may make a note for your convenience,
such as “My PC” or “My friend’s smartphone”
MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to filter.
To find the MAC address on a computer, please
refer to “Networking Basics” on page 54. Click
Save Settings to activate and save.
Note: If you are filtering to ALLOW only the
listed devices, make sure to add your own
computer to the list or you will be denied access
to the network and the configuration utility. If
you DENY the listed addresses be sure not to
include your computer.
Clear: Clear the rule from the list. Note you will have to save the settings in order for it to take effect.
Save Settings: Click Save Settings to save and activate the new changes.
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Advanced Wireless
The Advanced Wireless section allows you to change several advanced settings on your DHP-W310AV. Most users will not need to modify this section.
Transmit Power: Sets the transmit power of the antennas.
WMM Enable: WMM is a Quality of Service (QoS) system for
your wireless network. Enabling this feature
will improve the quality of video and voice
applications for your wireless clients.
Short GI: Check this box to reduce the guard interval
time therefore increasing the data capacity.
However, this setting may decrease stability
and reliability.
IGMP Snooping: Select this checkbox to enable IGMP
snooping. IGMP snooping is a layer 2 feature
which enables the device to learn Multicast
group membership based on IGMP messages passing through the built-in switch. Because the switch learns the IGMP messages
and knows which clients are involved in the multicast group membership, it is able to forward multicast traffic only to the
ports that requested it (based on their membership).
WLAN Partition: Select this checkbox to enable WLAN partition. If this feature is enabled, then there is no barrier between communication
among wireless stations connecting to the DHP-W310AV. If this is disabled, wireless clients are not allowed to exchange data
through the DHP-W310AV.
HT20/40 Enabling this function allows compatibility with both 802.11n devices as well as 802.11b/g at the cost of speed. Disabling
Coexistence: this will give higher speeds but only allow 802.11n devices to function.
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User Limit
This screen lets you set the maximum number of wireless clients that can connect at one time to your DHP-W310AV
Enable User Check the Enable User Limit box to enable
Limit: limiting the number of devices that can
connect to the DHP-W310AV.
User Limit: Enter the maximum number of clients,
between 1 and 32.
Save Click Save Settings to save and activate the
Settings: new changes.
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Tools
Admin
This page will allow you to change the administrator password, which is used to access the configuration interface and change settings.
Password: Enter a new password for the admin user
name. The administrator account can change
the configuration of the device.
Verify Enter the same password that you entered in
Password: the previous textbox in order to confirm its
accuracy.
Enable Enables a CAPTCHA verification which will
Graphical require users to type letters or numbers from
Authentication: a distorted image displayed on the screen
to prevent online hackers and unauthorized
users from gaining access to your device’s
configuration. This feature is disabled by
default.
Save Settings: Click Save Settings to save and activate the
new changes.
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System
This page lets you both save and delete settings on your DHP-W310AV.
Save Settings To Use this option to save the current DHPLocal Hard Drive: W310AV configuration settings to a file on
the computer you are using. Click the Save
button. You will then see a file dialog where
you can select a location and file name for
the settings.
Load Settings From Use this option to load previously saved DHPLocal Hard Drive: W310AV configuration settings. Click Browse
to find a previously saved configuration file.
Then, click the Upload Settings button to
transfer those settings to the DHP-W310AV.
Restore to This option will restore all configuration
Factory Default settings back to the settings that were in effect at the time the DHP-W310AV was shipped from the factory. Any settings that
Settings: have not been saved will be lost, including any rules that you have created. If you would like to save the current DHP-W310AV
configuration settings, use the Save button above.
Reboot the Click to reboot the DHP-W310AV.
Device:
Clear Language Clears any language pack that is currently installed. For more about language packs, refer to “Firmware” on page 25.
Pack:
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Firmware
You can upgrade the firmware of the DHP-W310AV from this page. Make sure the firmware you would like to use is on the local hard drive of
your computer. Click Browse... to locate the firmware file to be used for the update. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at
http://support.dlink.com. You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site.
Firmware Click on the blue hyperlink at the top of the
Information: page the to find out if there is an updated
firmware or language pack. If a new version
exists, download the new firmware to your
hard drive.
Firmware Upgrade: After you have downloaded the new firmware,
click Browse... to locate the firmware update on
your hard drive. Click Upload to complete the
firmware upgrade.
Language Pack You can change the interface language of the
Upgrade: device by uploading a language pack. To install
a language pack, click the Browse... button
to locate the D-Link language pack upgrade
file on your computer. Once you have found
the file, click the Upload button to begin the
language pack upgrade process. This can take
a minute or more. Finally, wait for the device to
reboot. This process can take about 75 seconds.
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Time
The Time Configuration option allows you to configure, update, and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. From this section you
can set the time zone that you are in. Daylight Saving can also be configured to automatically adjust the time when needed.
Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down
menu.
Daylight Saving: To enable Daylight Saving time adjustment,
click the Enable Daylight Saving check box.
Next, use the drop-down menu to select a
Daylight Saving Offset and then enter a start
date and an end date for daylight saving time.
Enable NTP Server: NTP (Network Time Protocol) allows the device
to automatically set the system clock based on
an Internet NTP server. Check this box to use
a NTP server. This will only connect to a server
on the Internet, not a local server.
NTP Server Used: Enter the NTP server or select one from the
drop-down menu.
Date and Time: To manually input the time, enter the values
in these fields for the Year, Month, Day, Hour,
Minute, and Second and then click Save
Settings. You can also click the Copy Your
Computer’s Time Settings button at the bottom
of the screen.
Save Settings: Click Save Settings to save and activate the
new changes.
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System Check
This page helps you to diagnose connection problems.
Ping Test: A ping test sends a tiny bit of information
to a website and anticipates a response.
Pinging an extremely stable site such as
your favorite search engine or news site
can help tell you if your Internet connection
is working properly. If you can ping a site
or address from here but your computer
is getting no connectivity, then the DHPW310AV is working properly but there is the
problem with the computer.
IPv6 Ping Test: This is similar to the regular Ping Test but
using a IPv6 address.
Ping Result: “Ping timeout” means that the site did not respond. This happens if the site is down or does not exist, but also if you do not
have Internet connectivity. If you ping several common websites and all result in a timeout then there is likely an issue with
your Internet connection. If the result says a site is alive, then your Internet connection is working.
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Status
Device Info
This page displays the current information for the DHP-W310AV. It will display the LAN and wireless LAN information.
General: Displays the DHP-W310AV’s time and
firmware version.
LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private
(local) IP settings for the DHP-W310AV.
Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your
wireless settings such as SSID and Channel.
PLC: Shows the DHP-W310AV ’s Powerline
Connection settings.
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Logs
The DHP-W310AV keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the DHP-W310AV. If the AP is rebooted, the logs are automatically
cleared. You can save the log files prior to clearing them.
Log Options: You can select the types of messages that
you would like to display from the log:
System Activity, Wireless Activity, Critical,
Warning, Information. Select the types you
want to view and click Save Settings.
Save Log File: Save the log to your hard drive.
First Page: Go to the first page of the log.
Last Page: Go to the last page of the log.
Previous: Go to the previous page of the log.
Next: Go to the next page of the log.
Clear: This button clears all current log content.
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Statistics
The DHP-W310AV keeps statistics on the traffic that passes through it. You can view the amount of packets that pass through the LAN and wireless
portions of the network. The traffic counter will reset if the DHP-W310AV is rebooted.
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Wireless
This section allows you to view the wireless devices that are connected to your wireless DHP-W310AV.
Number of Displays the number of devies that are
Wireles Clients: connected to the DHP-W310AV via wireless.
SSID: The wireless network’s name.
MAC Address: Displays the Ethernet ID (MAC address) of the
wireless client.
Uptime: Shows how long that device has been connected
to the DHP-W310AV.
Mode: Shows the mode the device is using to connect to your DHP-W310AV. This should be 11b, 11g, or 11n.
Rssi (%): This shows the strength of your device’s connection.
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IPv6
This section will display all of your IPv6 Internet and network connection details.
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Support
Click on a link in the Support heading for more information on each section of the firmware.
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Wireless Security
This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DHP-W310AV offers the following
types of security:
• WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
• WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
• WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
What is WEP?
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm. WEP provides security by
encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another.
To gain access to a WEP network, you must know the key. The key is a string of characters that you create. When using WEP, you must determine
the level of encryption. The type of encryption determines the key length. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys
are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange
– alphanumeric characters) format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to
HEX for use over the network. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily.
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What is WPA?
WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
The 2 major improvements over WEP:
• Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm
and, by adding an integrity-checking feature, ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. WPA2 is based on 802.11i and
uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP.
• User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access
to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address, which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen.
EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63
characters long. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless bridge or DHP-W310AV.
WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption
system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.
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Configuring WEP
It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless DHP-W310AV before your wireless network adapters. Please establish wireless connectivity
before enabling encryption. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.
1. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web
browser and entering http://dlinkapWXYZ.local. (on the WiFi Configuration Card) or the IP address of the DHP-W310AV
(192.168.0.50). Click on Setup and then click Wireless
Settings on the left side.
2. Next to Security Mode in the Wireless Security Mode section,
select WEP Mode.
3. Next to WEP Encryption, select 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.
4. Next to WEP Key 1, enter a WEP key that you create. Make sure
you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices.
5.Next to Authentication, select Both or Shared Key.
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Configuring WPA/WPA2 Personal
It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless DHP-W310AV before your wireless network adapters. Please establish wireless connectivity
before enabling encryption. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.
1. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser
and entering the IP address of the DHP-W310AV (192.168.0.50) or
http://dlinkapWXYZ.local. (on the Wi-Fi Configuration Card) then
click on Setup and then click Wireless Settings on the left side.
2. For Security Mode, select WPA/WPA2Personal.
3. For Wi-Fi Password, enter a key. The password must be between
8-63 characters and use numbers, letters, and/or special characters.
6. Click Save Settings at the top of the window to save your
settings. If you are configuring the DHP-W310AV with a wireless
adapter, you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA on your
adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the DHPW310AV.
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Connecting to a Wireless Network
Using Windows® 7
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your DHP-W310AV before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an
existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.
1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner).
Wireless Icon
2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
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3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and
click the Connect button. The Wi-Fi Configuration Card will list your device’s
specific network, it will not be simply dlink.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP
settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in
this manual for more information.
4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the
router.
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5. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your DHP-W310AV and
click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection
fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase
must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
Additionally, you may connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and Push
Button Configuration (PBC). When the window to the right is displayed, press
the Common Connect Button on the DHP-W310AV.
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Connecting to a Wireless Network
Using Windows Vista®
Windows Vista® users may use the convenient, built-in wireless utility. Follow these instructions:
From the Start menu, go to Control Panel, and then click on Network
and Sharing Center.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect
button. The Wi-Fi Configuration Card will list your device’s specific
network, it will not be simply dlink.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you
TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking
Basics section in this manual for more information.
Click Connect Anyway to continue.
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The utility will display the following window to indicate a connection
is being made.
The final window indicates the establishment of a successful
connection.
The next two pages display the windows used to connect to either
a WEP or a WPA-PSK wireless network.
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Configuring Wireless Security
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or DHP-W310AV before configuring your wireless adapter. If you
are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.
1. Open the Windows Vista® Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless
computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen). Select
Connect to a network.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and
click Connect.
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3. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails,
please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be
exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Connecting to a Wireless Network
Using Windows® XP
Windows XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. If you are
using another company’s utility or Windows 2000, please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless
network. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows XP utility as seen below.
If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the center of the
bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner
next to the time). Select View Available Wireless Networks.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a
network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. The Wi-Fi
Configuration Card will list your device’s specific network, it will not be simply dlink.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings
for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual
for more information.
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Configuring WPA-PSK
It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router or DHP-W310AV before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an
existing network, you will need to know the passphrase being used.
1. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless
computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select
View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and
click Connect.
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3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase
and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails,
please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be
exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DHP-W310AV. Read the following descriptions
if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your
computer will look similar to the following examples.)
1. Why am I unable to access the web-based configuration utility?
When entering the IP address of the D-Link DHP-W310AV (192.168.0.50), you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be
connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in from the factory. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the
web-based utility. You may also enter http://dlinkapWXYZ.local. (on the Wi-Fi Configuration Card) instead of the IP address.
• Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. We recommend the following:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7.0 and higher
- Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and higher
- Google™ Chrome 8.0 and higher
- Apple Safari 4.0 and higher
• Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. If you do not get a solid link light, try using a different cable or connect
to a different port on the device if possible. If the computer is turned off, the link light may not be on.
• Disable any internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm, Black Ice, Sygate, Norton Personal Firewall,
and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information
on disabling or configuring it.
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• Configure your Internet settings:
• Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. From the Security tab, click the button to restore the
settings to their defaults.
• Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. Click the LAN Settings button. Make sure nothing is
checked. Click OK.
• Go to the Advanced tab and click the Reset... button to restore these settings to their defaults. Click OK three times.
• Close your web browser (if open) and open it.
• Access the web management. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link DHP-W310AV in the address bar. This should
open the login page for your the web management.
• If you still cannot access the configuration, unplug the power to the DHP-W310AV for 10 seconds and plug back in. Wait about 30 seconds
and try accessing the configuration. If you have multiple computers, try connecting using a different computer.
2. What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you forgot your password, you must reset your DHP-W310AV. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults.
To reset the DHP-W310AV, locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. With the DHP-W310AV powered on, use a paperclip to hold
the button down for 5 seconds. Release the button and the DHP-W310AV will go through its reboot process. Wait about 30 seconds to access the
DHP-W310AV. The default IP address is 192.168.0.50. When logging in, the username is Admin and leave the password box empty
3. Why can’t my Powerline AV device detect my other Powerline AV devices?
This may due to the accidental change of the device password. Use the web-based configuration utility and select Setup > PLC SETTINGS. Fill in
the password in the blank. Then repeat the same procedure to the other Powerline AV device via web-based configuration utility.
4. I cannot start my Powerline AV device.
Please check your power supply is working. Powerline AV device operates from the power supplied by the home electrical wiring and can not
operate without a working power supply.
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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. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to
securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Wireless
LANs are used increasingly in both home and office 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 efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other
fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial 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. Under many circumstances, it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional
Ethernet LAN in order to use servers, printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN.
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What is Wireless?
Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect
wirelessly, so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office.
D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products.
D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your
network.
How does wireless work?
Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. But wireless technology has
restrictions as to how you can access the network. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. There
are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN).
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
In a wireless local area network, a device called an DHP-W310AV (AP) connects computers to the network. The DHP-W310AV has a small antenna
attached to it, which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. With an indoor DHP-W310AV as seen in the picture, the signal can
travel up to 300 feet. With an outdoor DHP-W310AV the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants, industrial
locations, college and high school campuses, airports, golf courses, and many other outdoor venues.
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Who uses wireless?
Wireless technology has become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. Whether it’s for home, or office D-Link has a wireless
solution for it.
Home
• Gives everyone at home broadband access
• Surf the web, check email, instant message, etc.
• Gets rid of the cables around the house
• Simple and easy to use
Small Office and Home Office
• Stay on top of everything at home as you would at office
• Remotely access your office network from home
• Share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers
• No need to dedicate office space
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Where is wireless used?
Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. People like the freedom of mobility and it’s becoming so popular that
more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”.
Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports, Hotels,
Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
A wireless network is easy to setup, but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. That’s why we’ve
put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network.
Tips
Here are a few things to keep in mind, when you install a wireless network.
Centralize your DHP-W310AV or DHP-W310AV
Make sure you place the bridge/DHP-W310AV in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Try to place the bridge/
DHP-W310AV as high as possible in the room, so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. If you have a two-story home, you may need a
repeater to boost the signal to extend the range.
Eliminate Interference
Place home appliances such as cordless telephones, microwaves, wireless speakers, and televisions as far away as possible from the bridge/DHPW310AV. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.
Security
Don’t let your next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA, WPA2, or
WEP security feature on the DHP-W310AV.
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Networking Basics
Check your IP address
After you install your new D-Link adapter, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e. wireless
router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
Click on Start > Run. In the run box type cmd and click OK. (Windows® 7/
Vista® users type cmd in the Start Search box.)
At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and the default gateway of
your adapter.
If the address is 0.0.0.0, check your adapter installation, security settings,
and the settings on your DHP-W310AV. Some firewall software programs
may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters.
If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e.g. hotel, coffee
shop, airport), please contact an employee or administrator to verify their
wireless network settings.
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Statically Assign an IP address
If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/DHP-W310AV, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow the steps below:
Step 1
Windows Vista® - Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections.
Windows® XP - Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
Windows® 2000 - From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties.
Step 2
Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.
Step 3
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
Step 4
Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.
Example: If the AP’s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.50, make your IP address 192.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99 (excluding the number 50).
Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1).
Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1).
The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.
Step 5
Click OK twice to save your settings.
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Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
• IEEE P1905.1 draft
• IEEE 1901
MSC (0-15)
• 130Mbps (270)
• 104Mbps (216)
• 66Mbps (135)
• 52Mbps (108)
• 26Mbps (54)
• 12Mbps (27)
Network Interfaces
• One 10/100 Ethernet port
• Wireless N
• Powerline
Frequency Range
• 2.4GHz to 2.497GHz
AC Input
• 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Security
• WPA • WEP
• WPA2
Wireless Signal Rates*
• 300Mbps • 12Mbps
• 108Mbps • 11Mbps
• 54Mbps • 9Mbps
• 48Mbps
• 6Mbps
• 36Mbps
• 5.5Mbps
• 18Mbps • 2Mbps • 24Mbps
• 1Mbps
• 117Mbps (243)
• 78Mbps (162)
• 58.5Mbps (121.5)
• 39Mbps (81)
• 19.5Mbps (40.5)
• 6.5Mbps (13.5)
Encryption
• 128-bit AES
• WEP/WPA/WPA2
Operating Temperature
• 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature
• 14 to 158 °F (-10 to 70 °C)
Humidity
• Operation: 10% to 90% Relative Humidity
• Storage: 5% to 90% Relative Humidity
Transmitter Output Power
• 13 dBm (+/- 2dB)
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic,
building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
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LEDs
• Power • WLAN • Ethernet
• Powerline
Safety & Emissions
• FCC
• CE
• RoHS
• UL, CE LVD
Dimensions
• 90 x 65 x 50 mm (3.54 x 2.56 x 1.97 inches)
Weight
• United Kingdom: 185.7 g (.41 lbs)
• United States: 174.5 g (.38 lbs)
• Australia: 179.1 g (.39 lbs)
• Europe: 174.8 g (.38 lbs)
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