Hama 00062746 Wireless LAN Router, 54 Mbps Owner Manual

Hama 00062746 Wireless LAN Router, 54 Mbps Owner Manual
g Operating Instruction
Contents:
1. Connecting the Wireless LAN Router .........................................................................................................................Page 03
2. Configuring the operating system and computer......................................................................................................Page 04
3. Configuring the Wireless LAN Router .........................................................................................................................Page 05
3.1 Configuring using the Wizard .......................................................................................................................................Page 05
3.1.1 Time zone ................................................................................................................................................................Page 06
3.1.2 LAN settings ...........................................................................................................................................................Page 06
3.1.3 Broadband connection (WAN Interface Setup) ...............................................................................................Page 06
3.1.4 Wireless LAN basic settings................................................................................................................................Page 06
3.1.5 Wireless LAN security settings (wireless security) .........................................................................................Page 07
3.2 Configuration as repeater (WDS mode) .....................................................................................................................Page 07
3.3 Changing log-in data ......................................................................................................................................................Page 09
4. Tools............... ...................................................................................................................................................................Page 09
4.1 Configuration Tools ........................................................................................................................................................Page 09
4.2 Firmware Update ............................................................................................................................................................Page 09
5. Status information ..........................................................................................................................................................Page 10
6. Support and Contact Information ................................................................................................................................Page 10
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Packet contents:
1x Hama Wireless LAN Router 54 Mbps
1x 12V power supply
1x printed operating instructions
1x configuration cable
Remark concerning the positioning:
The connection quality depends strongly on the place or surroundings where you put up the WLAN device. Please
ensure that the device or its antennae are neither covered nor built in. We advise you against putting it up near
metallic objects or other electric or radiant devices. In case of reception fluctuations or connection interruptions we
recommend you to move interference sources such as DECT telephones, mobile phones, Bluetooth devices or other
WLAN networks out of the way. If this is not possible, it may also be helpful to change the cable.
System requirements:
• Operating system with TCP/IP protocol installed
• Java-capable web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer
Safety instructions:
Do not use the device in moist or extremely dusty areas, on radiators or in the vicinity of heat sources. This device
is not designed for use outdoors. Protect the device from pressure and impact. The device may not be opened or
moved during operation. Do not operate the device without a screwed-on antenna.
Caution! Use the router with the enclosed power supply unit only. Using other power supply units can cause
irreparable damage to the product.
Note:
The router establishes a permanent connection to the Internet. You should, therefore, use a flat-rate tariff.
Connection costs can be very high, especially with pay-as-you-go tariffs. Even if you pay your bill based on
data volume, you might face higher costs than expected. Please note that closing the browser and turning
off your PC does not automatically disconnect you from the Internet. Furthermore, a number of programs
send queries to or receive data from the Internet without clearly indicating this activity. If you want to
ensure that there is no active connection to the Internet, you should switch off the device or disconnect it
from the modem.
1. Connecting the Wireless LAN Router
1. Connect the computers and other network devices such as hubs/switches to sockets 1-4. Use a crossover or
CAT5 patch cable (max. 100m). The integrated switch automatically identifies the connection speed of 10 or
100Mbps, half/full duplex transfer mode and the type of cable used.
2. Connect the Ethernet port of your modem to the WAN connection on the router. A 1:1 or crossover cable is
required depending on the modem. In most cases, the existing connection cable can be used.
3. Plug the power unit supplied into an empty socket and connect it to the router. Caution: Unsuitable power supply
units can cause damage!
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Checking Installation
There are various status indicating LEDs on the top of the device:
LED
Condition
Status
Power
Illuminated
Power unit is connected and supplying electricity
Off
No power unit connected, device not being supplied with electricity
Flashing
Wireless LAN is activated / data is being sent
Off
Wireless LAN is deactivated
Illuminated
The WAN port has generated a correct network connection
Flashing
Data transfer via WAN port
Off
No connection
Illuminated
The corresponding LAN port has generated a correct network connection
Flashing
Data transfer via respective LAN port
Off
No connection
WLAN
WAN
LAN1-4
2. Configuring the operating system and computer
The TCP/IP protocol must be installed on all PCs that will be using the Internet. By default, the IP address 192.168.2.1
and an activated DHCP server are configured for the router. This means that the connected PCs are automatically
given appropriate addresses and other settings. We recommend using these settings.
Proceed as follows to check the settings on your PC:
Start -> Settings -> Control panel -> Network connections
Select the connection (network adapter) via which your PC
is connected to the router, e.g. “LAN connection”. When you
right-click the corresponding connection, a menu is displayed in
which you select Properties.
Select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) entry in the list and click
Properties.
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Select Optain an IP address automatically and Optain DNS
server address automatically! Confirm by clicking OK, and again
in the subsequent window.
Your PC is now configured such that the router assigns the IP
address automatically. You can then configure the router using
the web browser.
The browser must be Java-capable and the Java function must
be activated (e.g. Internet Explorer 6.0 or better, or Mozilla
Firefox).
3. Configuring the Wireless LAN Router
To start the configuration process, open your browser and enter “http://192.168.2.1” as the address.
The login window is then displayed. By default, the user name is set to admin and the password is 1234. After
entering these, click OK to log on to the router.
You can configure the router via the integrated Setup Wizard or manually. After configuration using the Setup Wizard,
the device is set so that the connected computers can access the internet.
Note!
For security reasons, you must change your user name and password. The standard settings are
identical for many devices and can allow others to access the router configuration. See Page 09 for
information.
The configuration surface gives you the possibility to change between the German and the English language. Choose
the desired language in the browser window at the top on the right. The language is altered immediately and can
always be changed again.
3.1 Configuring using the Wizard
Please start the Setup Wizard after logging in by clicking Quick Setup Wizard. Then click Next.
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3.1.1 Time zone
The router can synchronize the time with a
time server in the Internet. To do so, activate
Enable NTP client update. Then select the
correct time zone under Time Zone Select,
for example „(GMT) London, Dublin, Lisbon“.
Select an NTP server in Europe. Click Next to
continue.
3.1.2 LAN settings
The IP address and subnet mask can, in most cases, be left at their default settings. Click Next to confirm.
3.1.3 Broadband connection (WAN Interface Setup)
In the next step, you will be asked to specify
the WAN connection type (WAN access type).
Usually, this is PPPoE. Due to the widespread
use of DSL via PPPoE, the remainder of the
description will refer to this type of connection.
After you select PPPoE, you must enter a user
name and password for your Internet provider.
Click Next to confirm.
3.1.4 Wireless LAN basic settings
Wireless LAN is deactivated by default for
security reasons. If you want to activate the
function, uncheck Disable Wireless LAN
Interface.
Access point mode is the most common. This
mode allows you to connect the WLAN device to
the router. Select the AP option as the mode. The
following description will refer to this operating mode.
Using the selection under band, you can specify whether the device runs in the 2.4 GHz band in accordance with the
802.11b (11 Mbps), 802.11g (54 Mbps) standard or works in combination with 802.11b and 802.11g. Then specify the
SSID. The SSID can be up to 32 characters long and must be identical for all devices in the network. The Channel
Number allows you to select the channel in which the data is to be transferred. 13 channels are available.
Click Next to confirm your entries.
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3.1.5 Wireless LAN security settings (wireless security)
You can set the encryption for your wireless network here. Note that activating Wireless LAN without also setting
encryption results in a security risk. For this reason, use one of the encryptions options described in the following.
a) Encryption type WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
We recommend using encryption option WPA(TKIP), WPA2(AES), or WPA2 Mixed. WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected
Access and offers high protection for wireless networks. WPA contains the WEP architecture, but offers
additional protection through dynamic keys based on the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). WPA2 is a
development of WPA and uses a different encryption algorithm, advanced encryption standard (AES). WPA2 Mixed
Mode allows clients using WPA or WPA2 to access the access point. The mixture is very practical if not all clients
are WPA2 compatible.
Then select the key format (pre-shared key format). Select either Pass phrase for a key with a length of at least 8
and a maximum of 63 characters, for which letters (A-Z), numbers, and punctuation marks can be used, or Hex for
a 64-character key, in which only numbers from 0-9 and letters from a-f can be used. The next step is to enter a
key (pre-shared key). Any client wanting to access the access point must know this character string. Then end the
Wizard by clicking OK.
b) Encryption type WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WEP is a standard encryption algorithm for WLAN. It controls access to the network and guarantees the integrity of
the data. This method is considered vulnerable due to a range of weaknesses. Therefore, if possible, you should use
WPA instead.
To use WEP, first select WEP as the encryption option. Then select whether you want to use 64 bit or 128 bit
encryption (for key length), whereas the latter offers greater security. Next, select either Hex (characters from 0-9
and a-f) or ASCII (any character) for the Key format. This also determines the length of the key.
You can preset up to four keys in Default Tx Key.
Select Key 1, for example, and enter your key of choice with the required length in the fields underneath the
selection.
Examples:
64 bit Hex (10 characters) = 231074a6ef
64 bit ASCII (5 characters) = j31n!
128 bit Hex (26 characters) = 231074a6b9773ce43f91a5bef3
128 bit ASCII (13 characters) = urlaub2006.+0
Then end the Wizard by clicking OK.
3.2 Configuration as repeater (WDS mode)
What is WDS? Wireless Distribution System is the name for wireless connections between multiple access points,
and also allows clients to log-in, which is not permitted by other bridge modes. The bandwidth of the network is
halved for each additional access point as the packets have to be sent twice.
This makes it a combination of the previous modes.
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From the start view, which you can access by
clicking Home, select Setup and then
WLAN/Basic Settings in the menu on the left.
Wireless LAN is deactivated by default for
security reasons. If you want to activate the
function, uncheck Disable Wireless LAN
Interface.
The selection under Band allows you to specify whether the device runs in the 2.4 GHz band in accordance with the
802.11b (11Mbps), 802.11g (54Mbps) standard or works in combination with 802.11b and 802.11g.
Select AP+WDS under mode. This sets the network type to infrastructure.
The client network requires SSID, which is used for identification purposes in the network and must, therefore,
be identical for all users of the client network. The SSID can be up to 32 characters long. Letters and numbers are
allowed.
The Channel Number allows you to select the channel in which the data is to be transferred. 13 channels are
available.
Click Apply to save the settings. Then switch to
the menu item WDS and select the check box
Activate WDS. Enter the MAC address of another
access point into the appropriate field. This is
exactly how you must enter the MAC address of
this access point for any other access point. You
can find the MAC address of this access point
under Status. Then click Security Settings. You
can enter the encryption for the connection in the window that opens. Make sure that this encryption exactly
matches the set encryption at other access points. You can find more information on the various encryptions in
section Wireless LAN Security Settings. Click Apply to save the settings and close the window for security settings.
Click Apply changes to save your entries.
Repeat the above steps to for additional access points.
Please note that when operating two or more access points in a network, the DHCP server may be activated at one
access point only. Assign a relevant IP address for all access points.
For example:
1. Access Point IP address 192.168.2.1; Subnet mask 255.255.255.0; DHCP on
2. Access point IP address 192.168.2.2; Subnet mask 255.255.255.0; DHCP off
3. Access point IP address 192.168.2.3; Subnet mask 255.255.255.0; DHCP off
etc.
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3.3 Changing log-in data
From the start view, which you can access by clicking Home, select General Setup and then System => Password
Setup in the menu on the left.
This page allows you to enter a new password for the router. Click Apply to confirm your entries.
4. Tools
The Hama Wireless LAN router provides you with various tools to help you configure and use the device.
4.1 Configuration Tools
From the start view which can be accessed by clicking Home, select Tools in the menu at the top right, and then
Configuration Tools in the menu on the left.
This page allows you to save all configuration
options of the router. Click Save to do so. Then
select the target folder. You should also set a file
name which allows you to identify the file clearly.
Click Save after your selection. The settings are
now saved. If you want
to restore the saved settings at a later time, click
rowse and then select the configuration file
required. Click Upload to load the file. The router
takes a few seconds to load the file and then to
restart. The selected LAN configuration is valid
after restarting.
To reset the router to the default settings, click
Reset (Restore to Factory Default). Click OK at
the next prompt. All settings are reset to the
default settings.
4.2 Firmware Update
From the start view which can be accessed by clicking Home, select Tools in the menu at the top right, and then
Firmware Upgrade in the menu on the left. To do so, click Next in the next window.
Click Browse to select the new firmware file in the next window. Click Apply after you select the file The new
firmware is loaded and the router is restarted.
Warning!
Earlier settings are lost when new firmware is loaded.
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5. Status information
From the start view, which you can access by clicking Home, select Status in the menu at the top right. Here you can
find detailed information on the device status.
6. Support and Contact Information
If products are defective:
Please contact your dealer or Hama Product Consulting if you have any product claims.
Internet / World Wide Web:
Product support, new drivers or product information can be found at www.hama.com
Support Hotline – Hama Product Consulting:
Tel. +49 (0) 9091 / 502-115
Fax +49 (0) 9091 / 502-272
E-mail: [email protected]
Note:
This product may only be used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Denmark,
Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Luxemburg, Ireland, Greece, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Finland.
See www.hama.com for the declaration of conformity with R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC.
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