Allnet ALL-WAP0558N User Guide

Allnet ALL-WAP0558N User Guide
ALL-WAP0558N
Wireless N 300Mbit AP-IP55 802.11a/n
User´s Manual
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Table of Contents
1 PRODUCT OVERVIEW ...................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.1 FEATURES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2 BENEFITS....................................................................................................................................................................... 7
1.3 PACKAGE CONTENTS...................................................................................................................................................... 8
1.4 SYSTEM REQUIREMENT .................................................................................................................................................. 8
1.5 HARDWARE OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................................................. 8
1.6 UNDERSTANDING THE ALL-WAP0558N LEDS .............................................................................................................. 9
2 INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
THIS CHAPTER DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE ALL-WAP0558N. ................................................................... 10
2.1 PRE-INSTALLATION GUIDELINES .................................................................................................................................... 10
SELECT THE OPTIMAL LOCATIONS FOR THE EQUIPMENT USING THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES: ............... 10
2.2 INSTALLING THE ALL-WAP0558N .............................................................................................................................. 10
3 WIRELESS NETWORK MODES ..................................................................................................................................... 12
3.1 ACCESS POINT MODE .................................................................................................................................................. 12
3.2 ACCESS POINT WITH WDS FUNCTION MODE ............................................................................................................... 13
3.3 CLIENT BRIDGE MODE ................................................................................................................................................. 14
3.4 WDS BRIDGE MODE ................................................................................................................................................... 15
3.5 CLIENT ROUTER MODE ................................................................................................................................................ 16
4 CONFIGURING YOUR COMPUTER FOR TCP/IP ........................................................................................................ 17
4.1 CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 ...................................................................................................................... 17
4.2 CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA ................................................................................................................ 20
4.3 CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP.................................................................................................................... 22
4.4 CONFIGURING APPLE MAC OS X ................................................................................................................................. 23
4.5 LOGGING INTO THE ALL-WAP0558N ......................................................................................................................... 24
5 STATUS .............................................................................................................................................................................. 26
5.1 SAVE / LOAD ............................................................................................................................................................... 26
5.2 MAIN ......................................................................................................................................................................... 27
5.3 WIRELESS CLIENT LIST ................................................................................................................................................. 28
5.4 SYSTEM LOG ............................................................................................................................................................... 29
5.5 CONNECTION STATUS .................................................................................................................................................. 29
5.6 DHCP CLIENT TABLE ................................................................................................................................................... 31
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6 SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................................................. 32
6.1 SWITCHING THE OPERATION MODE .............................................................................................................................. 32
7 WIRELESS CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................................................ 33
7.1 WIRELESS SETTINGS..................................................................................................................................................... 33
7.1.1 Access Point Mode ........................................................................................................................................ 33
7.1.2 Client Bridge Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 36
7.1.3 WDS Bridge Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 38
7.1.4 Client Router Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 40
................................................................................................................................................................................. 40
7.2 WIRELESS SECURITY SETTINGS...................................................................................................................................... 42
7.2.1 WEP ................................................................................................................................................................ 42
7.2.2 WPA-PSK ....................................................................................................................................................... 43
7.2.3 WPA2-PSK ..................................................................................................................................................... 44
7.2.4 WPA-PSK Mixed ............................................................................................................................................ 45
7.2.5 WPA................................................................................................................................................................ 46
7.2.6 WPA2 ............................................................................................................................................................. 47
7.2.7 WPA Mixed .................................................................................................................................................... 48
7.3 WIRELESS ADVANCED SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................... 49
7.4 WIRELESS MAC FILTER ................................................................................................................................................ 51
7.5 WDS LINK SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................................... 52
8 LAN SETUP ....................................................................................................................................................................... 53
8.1 IP SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................................................ 53
8.2 SPANNING TREE SETTINGS ........................................................................................................................................... 54
9 ROUTER SETTINGS ......................................................................................................................................................... 56
9.1 WAN SETTINGS .......................................................................................................................................................... 56
9.1.1 Static IP .......................................................................................................................................................... 56
9.1.2 DHCP (Dynamic IP) ...................................................................................................................................... 59
9.1.3 PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) .......................................................................................... 61
9.1.4 PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) .................................................................................................. 63
9.2 LAN SETTINGS (ROUTER MODE).................................................................................................................................. 65
9.3 VPN PASS THROUGH .................................................................................................................................................. 66
9.4 PORT FORWARDING..................................................................................................................................................... 67
9.5 DMZ.......................................................................................................................................................................... 68
10 MANAGEMENT SETTINGS ......................................................................................................................................... 70
10.1 ADMINISTRATION ...................................................................................................................................................... 70
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10.2 MANAGEMENT VLAN ............................................................................................................................................... 71
10.3 SNMP SETTINGS ...................................................................................................................................................... 73
10.4 BACKUP/RESTORE SETTINGS ...................................................................................................................................... 75
10.5 FIRMWARE UPGRADE ................................................................................................................................................. 75
10.6 TIME SETTINGS.......................................................................................................................................................... 77
10.7 LOG .......................................................................................................................................................................... 78
10.8 DIAGNOSTICS............................................................................................................................................................ 79
11 NETWORK CONFIGURATION EXAMPLES ............................................................................................................... 80
11.1 ACCESS POINT .......................................................................................................................................................... 80
11.2 CLIENT BRIDGE MODE ............................................................................................................................................... 81
11.3 WDS BRIDGE MODE ................................................................................................................................................. 83
11.4 CLIENT ROUTER MODE .............................................................................................................................................. 85
APPENDIX A – TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................................. 86
A.1 PROBLEM SOLVING ..................................................................................................................................................... 86
A.2 CONTACTING TECHNICAL SUPPORT .............................................................................................................................. 87
APPENDIX B – SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 88
APPENDIX C – GLOSSARY ................................................................................................................................................ 90
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About This Document
This document is written by ALLNET Inc. ALLNET Inc. the reserves the right to change this
document without notice and all rights are reserved. This document can only be used for the
configuration of ALLNET products.
This document is to characterize the ALLNET ALL-WAP0558N Wireless Access Point &
Client Bridge. Please read the document carefully before setting up the ALL-WAP0558N. Any
damage which is caused by inappropriate use will not be covered under the warranty.
Formats
This document uses following symbols to indicate and highlight special messages.
Caution: This symbol represents a vital message and it is critical for the device
or settings.
Note: This symbol represents an important message for the settings.
Tip: This symbol represents an alternative choice that can save time or
resources.
Before you start__________________________________________________
The following equipment is required to setup the ALL-WAP0558N:
1. (1) Computer/Notebook and Internet access.
2. (2) Ethernet cables.
3. (1) ALLNET ALL-WAP0558N.
The equipment listed above is only for configuration of the ALL-WAP0558N,
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you will need additional equipment to connect to the Internet and configuration will depend
on your current network infrastructure. Please refer to Chapter 2 for more information.
1 Product Overview
Thank you for using the ALL-WAP0558N. It is a powerful and enhanced business-class
product with 4 multi-functions: Access Point, Client Bridge, WDS, and Client Router.
ALLNET’ ALL-WAP0558N uses the latest wireless standard, 802.11n, which allows for faster
wireless throughput. The ALL-WAP0558N affords a great advantage to minimize the time and
cost which is required to expand your network. It operates at 5GHz and is also backwards
compatible with 802.11a networking equipment.
The ALL-WAP0558N is easy to install almost anywhere with included proprietary Power over
Ethernet adapter for quick outdoor installation. In addition, the ALL-WAP0558N can manage
power level control, and it features narrow bandwidth selection, traffic shaping and real-time
RSSI indication. The ALL-WAP0558N fully supports wireless encryption including Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK), (64/128/152)-bit WEP Encryption, and IEEE 802.1x
with RADIUS. Additionally, the ALL-WAP0558N is an ideal choice to pair with the
ALL-WAP0558N in a Access Point – Client Bridge or WDS Bridge – WDS Bridge topology.
The ALL-WAP0558N utilizes a proprietary PoE adapter. Only use the
supplied PoE adapter. Damage may occur if another PoE adapter is used.
1.1 Features
The following list describes the design and scope of the ALL-WAP0558N made possible
through the power and flexibility of wireless LANs:
a) Difficult-to-wire environments
There are many situations where wires cannot be laid easily. For example, historic
and older buildings as well as open areas and cross-street architectures make the
installation of LANs either impossible or very expensive.
b) Temporary workgroups
Consider situations in parks, athletic arenas, exhibition centers, disaster-recovery,
temporary offices and construction sites where one wants a temporary WLAN
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established and removed at a future date.
into and remove from production.
The ALL-WAP0558N is easy to place
c) The ability to access real-time information
Doctors and nurses, point-of-sale employees, and warehouse workers can access
real-time information while dealing with patients, serving customers, and
processing information.
d) Frequently altered environments
Show rooms, meeting rooms, retail stores, and manufacturing sites are prime
examples where frequently rearranged workplaces are suited for wireless LANs.
e) Wireless extensions of Ethernet networks
Network managers in dynamic environments can minimize the overhead caused by
moves, extensions to networks, and other changes by utilizing wireless LANs.
f) Wired LAN backup
Network managers may implement wireless LANs to provide redundancy for
mission-critical applications which are implemented on wired networks.
g) Training and educational facilities
Training sites at corporations and students at universities use wireless connectivity
to afford access to information, information exchanges, and learning.
Features
High Speed Data Rate
Up to 300 Mbps
High Output Power up
to 29 dBm
IEEE 802.11a/n
Compliant
Multi-Function
Support RSSI
Indicator (CB mode)
Power-over-Ethernet
Support Multi-SSID
function (4 SSID) in
AP mode
WPA2/WPA/ WEP/
IEEE 802.1x support
MAC address filtering
in AP mode
Capable of handling heavy data payloads such as HD video
streaming
Extended range and excellent coverage
Fully interoperable with IEEE 802.11 a/n compliant devices
Users can use different modes in various environments
Users can select the best signal to connect with AP efficiently
Flexible Access Point locations and cost savings (Note: The
ALL-WAP0558N includes a proprietary PoE adapter.)
Allow clients to access different networks through a single
access point and assign different policies and functions for each
SSID
Full support for all types of current wireless security standards
Ensure secure network by enforcing network access control lists
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PPPoE/PPTP function
support (CR mode)
SNMP Remote
Configuration
Management
QoS (WMM) support
Easy to access Internet via ISP service authentication
Allow administrators to remotely configure or manage the
Access Point.
Enhance user performance and density
1.2 Benefits
Access Point Mode
Use this feature to setup the access point’s configuration
information. It supports transmit power and channel adjustments.
Clients can access the network with different regulatory settings
and automatically change to the local regulations.
Client Bridge Mode
Use this feature to connect to an Access Point, enabling WAN
sharing.
WDS Mode
Use this feature to link multiple APs in a network; All associated
clients from any AP can communicate with each other like in
ad-hoc mode.
Client Router Mode
Clients connect wirelessly to an AP and transmit data through AP
to access the Internet.
Multiple SSIDs
ALL-WAP0558N supports up to 4 SSIDs on your access point. The
following options can be set to each SSID:
- Public or private SSID
- Authentication
- VLAN identifier
- RADIUS accounting identifier
- Profile isolation for infrastructure network
VLAN
Specify a VLAN number for each SSID to separate the services
among clients.
QoS
Use this feature to limit the incoming or outgoing throughput.
Wi-Fi Protected Access Wi-Fi Protect Access is a standard-based interoperable security
enhancement that increases the level of data protection and
access control for existing and future wireless LAN systems. It is
compatible with IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA leverages TKIP and
802.1X for authenticated key management.
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1.3 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 in its original
packaging.





(1) Wireless Access Point / Client Bridge (ALL-WAP0558N)
(1) 24V/1.0A Power Adapter
(1) PoE Injector (EPE-24R)
(1) Mounting Kit with Mast-Mount Strap Special Screw Set
(1) QIG
 (1) CD (User Manual)
Using a power adapter other than the one included with the
ALL-WAP0558N may cause damage to the device.
1.4 System Requirement
The following conditions are the minimum system requirements.
 A computer with an Ethernet interface and operating under Windows XP, Vista, 7 or
Linux.
 An Internet browser that supports HTTP and JavaScript.
1.5 Hardware Overview
Physical Interface
- 1 x 10/100 LAN Port with PoE support
- 1 x 10/100 LAN port
- 1 x Reset button
Maximum Wireless Data rate
- 300 Mbps
LEDs status
- Power Status
- LAN (10/100Mbps)
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- WLAN (Wireless is enabled)
- 3 x Link Quality (Client Bridge mode)
1.6 Understanding the ALL-WAP0558N LEDs
The rear of the ALL-WAP0558N has two groups of LEDs. One group, labeled INDICATORS,
shows the status of the device. The second group, LINK QUALITY, shows the strength of the
link between the ALL-WAP0558N and the network. The following table describes the
ALL-WAP0558N LEDs.
LED
Color
Mode
Status
Power
Green
OFF= ALL-WAP0558N is not receiving power.
ON= ALL-WAP0558N is receiving power.
LAN
Green(Main)
OFF = ALL-WAP0558N is not connected to the network.
Orange(Secondary)
ON = ALL-WAP0558N is connected to the network, but not
sending or receiving data.
Blink = ALL-WAP0558N is sending or receiving data.
WLAN
Green
Access Point
OFF = ALL-WAP0558N radio is off and the
or Client
device is not sending or receiving data over the
Bridge
wireless LAN.
Mode
ON = ALL-WAP0558N radio is on, and the
device is not sending or receiving data over the
wireless LAN.
Blink = ALL-WAP0558N radio is on, and the
device is sending or receiving data over the
wireless LAN.
Link Quality
See Status column
Access Point
Shows the strength of the link between the
or Client
ALL-WAP0558N and the network.
Bridge
G = good quality (green).
Mode
Y = medium quality (yellow).
R = poor or no link (red).
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2 Installation
This chapter describes how to install the ALL-WAP0558N.
Only experienced installation professionals who are familiar with local building and
safety codes and, wherever applicable, are licensed by the appropriate government regulatory
authorities should install the ALL-WAP0558N.
2.1 Pre-installation Guidelines
Select the optimal locations for the equipment using the following guidelines:
- The ALL-WAP0558N should be mounted on a 1"- 4" pole. Its location should enable easy
access to the unit and its connectors for installation and testing.
- The higher the placement of the antenna, the better the achievable link quality.
-
The antenna should be installed to provide a direct or near line of sight link with the base
station antenna. The antenna should be aligned to face the general direction of the base
station.
2.2 Installing the ALL-WAP0558N
To install the ALL-WAP0558N, use the following procedure to mount the device on a pole and
refer to the figure below.
1.
The bottom of the ALL-WAP0558N is a removable cover. Grab the cover and push
down slightly while pulling it backward to remove the cover.
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2.
Insert a standard Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port labeled MAIN LAN.
3.
Slide the cover back to seal the bottom of the ALL-WAP0558N.
4.
Remove the power cord and PoE injector from the box and plug the power cord
into the DC port of the PoE injector.
Only use the power adapter supplied with the ALL-WAP0558N. Using a
different power adapter might damage the ALL-WAP0558N!!
5.
Plug the other side of the Ethernet cable in Step 3 into the PoE port of the PoE
injector. When you finish Step 5, the installation will resemble the following picture.
6.
Turn over the ALL-WAP0558N. Then insert the mast strap through the middle hole
of the ALL-WAP0558N. Use a screwdriver to unlock the pole-mounting ring putting
it through the ALL-WAP0558N.
7.
Mount the ALL-WAP0558N securely to the pole by locking the strap tightly.
This completes the installation procedure.
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3 Wireless Network Modes
3.1 Access Point Mode
In the Access Point Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N functions like a central connection for any
stations or clients that support the IEEE 802.11a/n standards. Stations and clients must utilize
the same SSID and Security Password to associate while within range. The most suitable
topology for this mode is to have one ALL-WAP0558N as an AP and the second one as a
Client-Bridge – when necessary a third Client-Bridge can be place within the directional
antenna’s path. One advantage of using the ALL-WAP0558N to create point-to-point outdoor
wireless links is when the environment is prone to radio interference on 2.4GHz band.
Running the network on 5GHz can avoid the interference, thus providing higher stability to
the network.
ALL0558N
AP Mode
ALL0558N
CB Mode
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3.2 Access Point with WDS Function Mode
The ALL-WAP0558N also supports WDS functionality while in Access Point Mode. Simply
configure other Access Points and the associated MAC addresses in order to enlarge the
wireless area by enabling WDS Link Settings. WDS functionality can support up to 8 different
AP MAC addresses. Please note that this mode is rarely used due to the nature of directional
antennae. Consequently, the wireless clients need to be located in the path of the
ALL-WAP0558N’s directional antenna and be within in the range to send signal back to the
ALL-WAP0558N.
Not every Access Point supports WDS in Access Point Mode. It is
recommended to use ALL-WAP0558Ns if you would like to utilize this functionality.
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3.3 Client Bridge Mode
In the Client Bridge Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N functions like a wireless client, connecting to
an Access Point wirelessly and enabling Internet connectivity wherever you want. Use Site
Survey function to scan all of the Access Points within range and configure the SSID and
Security Password to associate with it. With Client Bridge Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N works
as long range 5GHz wireless-Ethernet Bridge in order to provide a 5GHZ link between the
access point and networked clients.
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3.4 WDS Bridge Mode
In the WDS Bridge Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N can wirelessly connect different local area
networks by configuring each device’s MAC address and security settings. The WDS Bridge
Mode can bridge up to four local wired networks together as one logical network. Every
computer on this logical network can see each other, sharing files as if they are in the same
location. With 600mW output power and MIMO antenna technology, the connection distance
can extend beyond 1000 feet with good performance, assuming the antenna are within line of
sight. The WDS bridge network is a MAC-based network that provides transparent bridging.
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WDS Bridge Mode is unlike Access Point Mode. APs linked by WDS are
using the same wireless channel, and connecting excessive numbers of APs on the same
channel may result in lower throughput. Please be aware to avoid loop connections;
otherwise enable the Spanning Tree Function.
3.5 Client Router Mode
In Client Router Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N provides two functions: 1) acting as a
wireless-Ethernet Bridge in order to relay signal from the access point; 2) acting as an active
DHCP server that allows WLAN clients to share the same wireless network connection. Ideally,
have clients wirelessly connect to an AP/WISP and connect to LANs via Ethernet. Client Router
Mode is different from the AP Router Mode. It is not a common application however useful
when connects to WISP AP.
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4 Configuring Your Computer for TCP/IP
This chapter describes how to configure the TCP/IP settings on a computer that will be used
to configure the ALL-WAP0558N. Because the default operating mode is Client Bridge, an IP
address will not be assigned to the computer/notebook. Therefore, follow the steps below to
assign an IP address to a client’s Ethernet adapter.
4.1 Configuring Microsoft Windows 7
Use the following procedure to configure a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.
1. In the Start menu search box, type: ncpa.cpl
2. When the Network Connections List appears, right-click the Local Area Connection icon
and click Properties.
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3. In the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click
Properties.
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4. In the properties dialog box, click Use the following IP address: to configure your
computer for Static TCP/IP. Enter an IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.10), the subnet mask of the
ALL-WAP0558N, and the default gateway which is the ALL-WAP0558N’s IP address,
192.168.1.1. Note: the subnet mask must match that of the ALL-WAP0558N and the IP
address must be on that subnet.
5.
6.
Click the OK button to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Click the OK button again to save your changes.
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4.2 Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista
Use the following procedure to configure a computer running Microsoft Windows Vista with
the default Windows interface.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, click Control Panel, and then select the Network
and Internet icon.
2. Click View Network Status and tasks and then click Manage Networks Connections.
3. Right‐click the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.
4. Click Continue. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.
5. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, verify that Internet Protocol
(TCP/IPv4) is checked. Then select Internet Protocol (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties
button. The Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties dialog box appears.
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6. In the properties dialog box, click Use the following IP address: to configure your
computer for Static TCP/IP. Enter an IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.10), the subnet mask of the
ALL-WAP0558N, and the default gateway which is the ALL-WAP0558N’s IP address,
192.168.1.1. Note: the subnet mask must match that of the ALL-WAP0558N and the IP
address must be on that subnet.
7.
8.
Click the OK button to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Click the OK button again to save your changes.
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4.3 Configuring Microsoft Windows XP
Use the following procedure to configure a computer running Microsoft Windows XP with the
default Windows interface.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Network and
Internet Connections.
2. Click the Network Connections icon.
3. Click Local Area Connection for the Ethernet adapter connected to the ALL-WAP0558N.
The Local Area Connection Status dialog box appears.
4. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box, click the Properties button. The Local
Area Connection Properties dialog box appears.
5. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, verify that Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) is checked. Then select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.
The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box appears.
6. In the properties dialog box, click Use the following IP address: to configure your
computer for Static TCP/IP. Enter an IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.10), the subnet mask of the
ALL-WAP0558N, and the default gateway which is the ALL-WAP0558N’s IP address,
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192.168.1.1. Note: the subnet mask must match that of the ALL-WAP0558N and the IP
address must be on that subnet.
7. Click the OK button to save your changes and close the dialog box.
8. Click the OK button again to save your changes.
4.4 Configuring Apple Mac OS X
The following procedure describes how to configure TCP/IP on an Apple Macintosh running
Mac OS 10.2 or later. Note: The menu titles and placement vary in each OS X 10.x operating
system but are typically similar.
1. Pull down the Apple Menu, click System Preferences, and select Network.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Verify that the NIC connected to the ALL-WAP0558N is selected in the Show field.
In the Configure field on the TCP/IP tab, select Manually.
Click Apply Now to apply your settings and close the TCP/IP dialog box.
Enter an IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.10), the subnet mask of the ALL-WAP0558N, and the
Router which is the ALL-WAP0558N’s IP address, 192.168.1.1. Note: the subnet mask
must match that of the ALL-WAP0558N and the IP address must be on that subnet.
6. Click Apply Now to apply your settings and close the TCP/IP dialog box.
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4.5 Logging into the ALL-WAP0558N
After completing the TCP/IP settings from the beginning of the Chapter, you can now access
the web-based configuration menu.
1.
Open your web browser.
2.
Enter IP 192.168.1.1 into your address bar.
If you have changed the ALL-WAP0558N LAN IP address, make sure you
enter the correct IP Address.
3.
After successfully connecting to the ALL-WAP0558N, a browser pop-up with a Windows
Security notice will appear. Please enter the correct Username and Password.
4.
The default Username and Password are both admin.
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If you have changed the Username and Password, please enter the correct
Username and Password.
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5 Status
The Status section is on the navigation drop-down menu. Selecting it, you will then see three
options: Main, Wireless Client List, and System Log. Each option is described in detail below.
5.1 Save / Load
This page allows viewing of the modified settings. The changes will show in the Unsaved
changes list. You can decide to cancel (Revert) all the changes or to Save & Apply the new
settings.
Please make note of the following:
1. You cannot cancel specific settings. You can only save all of the settings or revert to the
previously saved state.
2. You need to use the Save/Reload page to commit your configurations by clicking the “Save
& Apply” button.
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5.2 Main
Click on the Main link under the Status drop-down menu or click Home from the top-right
of the webpage. The status that is displayed corresponds with the operating mode that is
selected. Information such as operating mode, system up-time, firmware version, serial
number, kernel version, and application version are displayed in the System section. LAN IP
address, subnet mask, and MAC address are displayed in the LAN section. In the Wireless
section, the frequency and channel are displayed. Since this device supports multiple-SSIDs,
the details of each SSID, such as ESSID and its security settings are displayed.
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5.3 Wireless Client List
Click on the Wireless Client List link under the Status drop-down menu. This page displays
the list of Clients that are associated to the ALL-WAP0558N. The MAC addresses and signal
strength for each client is displayed. Click on the Refresh button to refresh the client list.
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5.4 System Log
Click on the System Log link under the Status drop-down menu. The device automatically
records events in its internal memory. When there is not enough internal memory for all of
the most recent events, events are deleted in descending chronological order so that the
latest events may be retained.
5.5 Connection Status
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Click on the Connection Status link under the Status drop-down menu. This page displays
the current status of the network, including Network Type, SSID, BSSID, Connection Status,
Wireless Mode, Current Channel, Security, Data Rate, Current noise level, and Signal strength.
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5.6 DHCP Client Table
Click on the DHCP Client List link under the Status drop-down menu. This page displays the
list of Clients that are associated to the ALL-WAP0558N through DHCP. The MAC addresses
and signal strength for each client is displayed. Click on the Refresh button to refresh the
client list.
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6 System
6.1 Switching the Operation Mode
The ALL-WAP0558N supports 4 modes: Access Point, Client Bridge, WDS Bridge, and Client
Router. In order to switch between the operating modes, please go to System -> Operation
mode.
To begin, click System Properties under System Section.
 Device Name: Specify a name for the device. It is not the broadcast SSID; this will be
shown in SNMP management.
 Country/Region: Select a Country/Region to conform to local regulations.
 Operation Mode: Select an operation mode via a Radio Button.
Click Accept to confirm the changes.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
If you would like to use Access Point with WDS Function mode, please select
Access Point Mode and then enable WDS function in the Wireless Network section.
scenario requiring this functionality, WDS and AP, is rare.
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7 Wireless Configuration
This section will guide you through all of the wireless settings. Please read the instructions
carefully. Inappropriate settings could lower the performance or affect the stability of your
network. Before continuing, please make sure you have chosen the correct operating mode.
7.1 Wireless Settings
This section contains the basic wireless settings. Please read the description carefully and
consult Chapter 10 for more detailed information.
7.1.1 Access Point Mode
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Wireless Mode
The wireless mode supports 802.11a/n mixed operation. It is
compatible with the most common wireless bands.
Channel HT Mode
The default channel bandwidth is 40 MHz. A larger channel can
provide better transmit quality and speed.
Extension Channel
Specify the upper channel or lower channel selection. It may
influence the Auto channel function.
Channel / Frequency
The channel availability is determined by the country’s
regulations. The device operates in the 5GHz spectrum.
Auto
Place a check mark to enable Auto channel selection.
AP Detection
AP Detection can help to select a best channel by scanning the
nearby area.
Current Profile
Configure up to four different SSIDs; it allows for the division of
clients into separate groups to access the network. Press Edit to
configure the profile and place a check to enable an additional
SSID.
Profile Isolation
Restrict client communications with different VID by selecting the
Radio button.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return to the
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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SSID
Specify the SSID for current profile.
VLAN ID
Specify the VLAN tag for current profile.
Suppressed SSID
Place a check to hide the SSID. Clients will not be able to see the
broadcast SSID in Site Survey.
Station Separation
Select the Radio button to allow / deny clients to communicate
with one another.
Wireless Security
Please refer to the Wireless Security section.
Save / Cancel
Press Save to save the changes or Cancel to return previous
settings.
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7.1.2 Client Bridge Mode
Wireless Mode
The wireless mode supports 802.11a/n mixed operation. It is
compatible with the most common known wireless bands.
SSID
Specify the SSID if known. The SSID text box will be automatically
filled in when an AP in the Site Survey is selected.
Site Survey
Use Site Survey to scan nearby APs, and then select the AP to
establish a connection.
Prefer BSSID
Specify the MAC address, if known. The Prefer BSSID check box
will be automatically filled in when an AP in the Site Survey is
selected.
WDS Client
Select a Radio button to Enable / Disable WDS Client.
Wireless Security
Please refer to Chapter 6.2 for details.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
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to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
Profile
After Site Survey, the webpage will display all of the nearby
Access Points. Click the BSSID if you would like to connect with it.
Wireless Security
Please refer to the Wireless Security section.
Refresh
Press Refresh to scan again.
If the Access Point is suppressing its own SSID, the SSID section will be blank; the
SSID must be entered manually.
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7.1.3 WDS Bridge Mode
Wireless Mode
The wireless mode supports 802.11a/n mixed modes. It is
compatible with the most common wireless bands.
Channel HT Mode
The default channel bandwidth is 40 MHz. A larger channel can
provide better transmit quality and speed.
Extension Channel
Specify the upper channel or lower channel selection. It may
influence the Auto channel function
Channel / Frequency
The channel availability is determined by the country’s
regulations.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return to the
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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MAC Address
Enter the Access Point’s MAC address that you would like to
extend the wireless coverage of into the MAC address filter.
Mode
Select Disable or Enable from the drop down list.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return to the
previous settings.
Please make note of the following:
1. Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load to apply
the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
2. You must enter the MAC address of the Access Point whose wireless coverage you
would like to extend. Not all Access Point supports this feature.
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7.1.4 Client Router Mode
Wireless Mode
The wireless mode supports 802.11a/n mixed operation. It is
compatible with the most common wireless bands.
SSID
Specify the SSID, if known. The SSID text box will be automatically
filled in if an AP in the Site Survey is selected.
Site Survey
Use Site Survey to scan nearby APs, and then select the AP to
establish a connection.
Prefer BSSID
Specify the MAC address, if known. Prefer BSSID text box will be
automatically filled in when an AP in the Site Survey is selected.
Wireless Security
Please refer to Chapter 6.2 for details.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return to the
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
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to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
Profile
After Site Survey, the webpage will display all nearby Access
Points. Click the BSSID if you would like to connect with an AP.
Wireless Security
Please refer to the Wireless Security section.
Refresh
Press Refresh to scan again.
If the Access Point is suppressing its own SSID, the SSID section will be blank;
the SSID must be entered manually.
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7.2 Wireless Security Settings
Wireless Security Settings section will guide you through the Security configurations: WEP,
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK Mixed, WPA, WPA2, and WPA Mixed. We strongly
recommend the use of WPA2-PSK as your security setting.
7.2.1 WEP
Security Mode
Select WEP from the drop down list.
Auth Type
Select Auth Type in Open System or Shared.
Input Type
Select Input Type in Hex or ASCII.
Key Length
Select Key Length in 64/128/152 bit password length.
Default Key
Select the default index key for wireless security.
Key1
Specify password for security key index No.1.
Key2
Specify password for security key index No.2.
Key3
Specify password for security key index No.3.
Key4
Specify password for security key index No.4.
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The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
7.2.2 WPA-PSK
Security Mode
Select WPA-PSK from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for encryption type.
Passphrase
Specify the security password.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.2.3 WPA2-PSK
Security Mode
Select WPA2-PSK from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for encryption type.
Passphrase
Specify the security password.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.2.4 WPA-PSK Mixed
Security Mode
Select WPA-PSK Mixed from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for encryption type.
Passphrase
Specify the security password.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
Using WPA-PSK Mixed can allow multiple security modes at the same time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.2.5 WPA
Security Mode
Select WPA from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for Encryption type.
Radius Server
Specify Radius Server IP address.
Radius Port
Specify Radius Port number, the default port is 1812.
Radius Secret
Specify Radius Secret that is given by the Radius Server.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.2.6 WPA2
Security Mode
Select WPA2 from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for encryption type.
Radius Server
Specify Radius Server IP Address.
Radius Port
Specify Radius Port number, the default port is 1812.
Radius Secret
Specify Radius Secret that is given by the Radius Server.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.2.7 WPA Mixed
Security Mode
Select WPA Mixed from the drop down list.
Encryption
Select Both, TKIP or AES for encryption type.
Radius Server
Specify Radius Server IP Address.
Radius Port
Specify Radius Port number, the default port is 1812.
Radius Secret
Specify Radius Secret that is given by the Radius Server.
Group Key Update
Interval
Specify Group Key Update Interval time.
The IEEE 802.11n standard does not include WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK TKIP
security mode. To comply with the standard, when you use the above encryptions, the
wireless transmit mode will drop from 802.11n to 802.11a.
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7.3 Wireless Advanced Settings
Data Rate
Select Data Rate from the drop down list. Data rate will affect the
efficiency of the throughput. A lower data rate will allow for
transmissions to travel longer distances.
Transmit Power
Select Transmit Power to increase or decrease the transmit power.
Altering the transmit power will change the wireless coverage
area correspondingly; however, setting the Transmit Power to an
extreme level may cause issues for wireless connectivity.
RTS/CTS Threshold
Specify Threshold package size for RTC/CTS. Smaller thresholds
will cause RTS/CTS packets to be sent more often, consuming
more of the available bandwidth. In addition, if heavy traffic
occurs, the wireless network is more robust in the event of
interference or collisions.
Distance
Specify distance range between AP and Clients. Farther distances
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may utilize lower connection speeds.
Short GI
Short GI is an improvement of 802.11n and 802.11a/g. It can
increase performance by 10% during the data transmission. For
example, if the 802.11a/g’s GI is 800μs, the short GI will be 400μs.
The shorter guard interval results in a higher packet collision rate
when the delay-spread of the channel exceeds the guard interval
or if timing synchronization between the transmitter and receiver
is not precise.
Aggregation
Aggregation is to merge the typical size of data’s header to one
data. It is useful for the small size but more packets.
Wireless Traffic
Shaping
Place a check to enable Wireless Traffic Shaping function.
Incoming Traffic Limit
Specify the wireless transmission speed for incoming traffic.
Outgoing Traffic Limit
Specify the wireless transmission speed for outgoing traffic.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Please make note of the following:
1. Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load to apply
the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
2. Changing Wireless Advanced Settings may lower the wireless connection quality.
Please keep all settings as default unless you understand the modifications which you
have made.
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7.4 Wireless MAC Filter
Wireless MAC Filter is used to Allow or Deny wireless clients, by their MAC addresses, from
accessing the network. You can manually add a MAC address to restrict the access
permission’s of the client. The default setting is Disable Wireless MAC Filters.
0.
ACL Mode
ACL Mode can deny or allow specific clients to access the
network. Select Disable, Deny MAC in the list, or Allow MAC in
the list from the drop down list.
MAC Address Filter
Specify the MAC address, manually.
Add
Press Add to add the MAC address in the table.
Apply
Press Apply to apply the changes.
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7.5 WDS Link Settings
WDS Link Settings is used to establish a connection between Access Points without forgoing
Access Point functionality. APs with WDS functionality can extend the wireless coverage and
allow LANs to communicate with each other.
MAC Address
Enter the Access Point’s MAC address that you would like to
extend the wireless coverage of into the MAC address filter.
Mode
Select Disable or Enable from the drop down list.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
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Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
The MAC address of the AP that you would like to extend the wireless coverage
of must be entered. Not all Access Points supports this feature.
8 LAN Setup
This section will guide you to setup the Local Area Network (LAN) settings
8.1 IP Settings
This section is only available for Non-Router Mode. IP Settings allows you to configure the IP
settings of the ALL-WAP0558N.
IP Network Setting
Select Radio button for Obtain an IP address automatically or
Specify an IP address.
IP Address
Specify LAN port IP address.
IP Suet Mask
Specify Subnet Mask.
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Default Gateway
Specify Default Gateway.
Primary DNS
Specify Primary DNS.
Secondary DNS
Specify Secondary DNS.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Please make note of the following:
1. Obtain an IP address automatically is not a DHCP server. This setting allows the
ALL-WAP0558N to automatically request an IP address when it is connected to a device
which has a DHCP server.
2. Changing LAN IP Address will change LAN Interface IP address. The webpage will
automatically redirect to the new IP address after Apply is selected.
8.2 Spanning Tree Settings
Spanning Tree Status
Select the Radio button to On or Off to toggle the Spanning Tree
function.
Bridge Hello Time
Specify Bridge Hello Time in seconds.
Bridge Max Age
Specify Bridge Max Age in seconds.
Bridge Forward Delay
Specify Bridge Forward Delay in seconds.
Priority
Specify the Priority number; smaller numbers have greater
priority.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
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previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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9 Router Settings
This section is only available for Client Router Mode.
9.1 WAN Settings
There are four different types of WAN connections: Static IP, DHCP, PPPoE, and PPTP. Please
contact your ISP to determine the connection type.
9.1.1 Static IP
Select Static IP in WAN connection if your ISP gives all the of the necessary information about
IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Secondary DNS.
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Internet Connection
Type
Select Static IP to begin configuration of the Static IP connection.
Account Name
Specify Account Name that is provided by ISP.
Domain Name
Specify Domain Name that is provided by ISP.
MTU
Specify the Maximum Transmit Unit size. ALLNET recommends
that it remains in Auto.
IP Address
Specify WAN port IP address.
IP Subnet Mask
Specify WAN IP Subnet Mask.
Gateway IP Address
Specify WAN Gateway IP address.
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Primary DNS
Specify Primary DNS IP.
Secondary DNS
Specify Secondary DNS IP.
Discard Ping on WAN
Place a check to Enable or Disable ping from WAN.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
If the router's MTU is set too high, downstream packets will be fragmented. If
the router's MTU is set too low, the router will fragment packets unnecessarily and, in extreme
cases, may be unable to establish connections. In either case, network performance can suffer.
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9.1.2 DHCP (Dynamic IP)
Select DHCP as your WAN connection type to obtain the IP address automatically. You will
need to enter Account Name as your hostname and DNS addresses (Optional).
Internet Connection Type
Select DHCP to begin configuration of the DHCP connection.
Account Name
Specify Account Name which is provided by ISP.
Domain Name
Specify Domain Name which is provided by ISP.
MTU
Specify the Maximum Transmit Unit size. ALLNET recommends
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that it remains in Auto.
Get Automatically From
ISP
Select the Radio button for the DNS servers to be obtained
automatically from the DHCP server.
Use These DNS Servers
Select the Radio button to setup the Primary DNS and
Secondary DNS servers manually.
Discard Ping on WAN
Place a check to Enable or Disable ping from WAN.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
If the router's MTU is set too high, downstream packets will be fragmented. If
the router's MTU is set too low, the router will fragment packets unnecessarily and, in extreme
cases, may be unable to establish connections. In either case, network performance can suffer.
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9.1.3 PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
Select PPPoE as your WAN connection type if your ISP provides a Username and Password. If
the PPPoE is a DSL service, please remove the PPPoE software from your computer as the
software is not necessary with the use of the ALL-WAP0558N.
Internet Connection
Type
Select PPPoE to begin configuration of the PPPoE connection.
MTU
Specify the Maximum Transmit Unit size. ALLNET recommends
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that it remains in Auto.
Login
Specify the Username that is given by your ISP.
Password
Specify the Password that is given by your ISP.
Service Name
Specify the Service Name that is given by your ISP.
Connect on Demand
Select the Radio button to specify the maximum idle time. The
Internet will disconnect when it reaches the maximum idle time;
however, it will automatically connect when a client tries to access
the network.
Keep Alive
Select the Radio button to keep internet connection always on.
Specify the redial period for once the Internet connection is lost.
Get Automatically
From ISP
Select the Radio button for the DNS servers to be obtained
automatically from the DHCP server.
Use These DNS Servers Select the Radio button for setup the Primary DNS and
Secondary DNS servers manually.
Discard Ping on WAN
Place a check to Enable or Disable ping from WAN.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
If the router's MTU is set too high, downstream packets will be fragmented. If
the router's MTU is set too low, the router will fragment packets unnecessarily and, in extreme
cases, may be unable to establish connections. In either case, network performance can suffer.
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9.1.4 PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)
Select PPTP as your WAN connection type if your ISP provides information regarding: IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway (Optional), DNS (Optional), Server IP, Username, and
Password.
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Internet Connection
Type
Select PPTP to begin configuration of the PPTP connection.
MTU
Specify the Maximum Transmit Unit size. ALLNET recommends
that it remains in Auto.
IP Address
Specify WAN port IP address.
IP Subnet Mask
Specify WAN IP Subnet Mask.
Gateway IP Address
Specify WAN Gateway IP address.
PPTP Server
Specify PPTP Server IP address.
Username
Specify the Username that is given by your ISP.
Password
Specify the Password that is given by your ISP.
Connect on Demand
Select the Radio button to specify the maximum idle time. The
Internet will disconnect when it reaches the maximum idle time;
however, it will automatically connect when a client tries to access
the network.
Keep Alive
Select the Radio button to keep internet connection always on.
Specify the redial period once the internet lose connection.
Get Automatically
From ISP
Select the Radio button for the DNS servers to be obtained
automatically from the DHCP server.
Use These DNS Servers Select the Radio button for setup the Primary DNS and
Secondary DNS servers manually.
Discard Ping on WAN
Place a check to Enable or Disable ping from WAN.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
If the router's MTU is set too high, downstream packets will be fragmented. If
the router's MTU is set too low, the router will fragment packets unnecessarily and, in extreme
cases, may be unable to establish connections. In either case, network performance can suffer.
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9.2 LAN Settings (Router Mode)
IP Address
Specify LAN port IP address.
IP Subnet Mask
Specify LAN IP Subnet Mask.
WINS Server IP
Specify WINS Server IP.
Use Router As DHCP
Server
Place a check to enable the DHCP server.
Starting IP Address
Specify DHCP server starting IP address.
Ending IP Address
Specify DHCP server ending IP address.
WINS Server IP
Specify the WINS Server IP address.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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9.3 VPN Pass Through
VPN Pass Through is used to allow certain protocols to be tunneled through an IP network
such as PPTP and L2TP, or to implement a secure exchange of packets at the IP Layer such as
IPSec.
PPTP Pass Through
Place a check to enable PPTP protocol passes through WAN.
L2TP Pass Through
Place a check to enable L2TP protocol passes through WAN.
IPSec Pass Through
Place a check to enable IPSec protocol passes through WAN.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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9.4 Port Forwarding
Port Forwarding is used to allow public services such as Web Server, Mail Server, or FTP server
to be set up. For example: Set up a Web Server on your computer with port number 8080. A
visitor on the Internet can access your Web Server by entering WAN Port IP with port
number 8080. If the WAN Port IP address is 192.168.5.1, then visitors must enter
http://192.168.5.1:8080. To find out more about common port numbers please consult the
Internet.
Add Entry
Press Add Entry to add a rule of Port Forwarding.
Accept
Press Accept to confirm the changes.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
Service Name
Specify a name for current Port Forwarding rule.
Protocol
Select a protocol from drop down list: Both, TCP, or UDP.
Starting Port
Specify Starting Port number.
Ending Port
Specify Ending Port number.
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IP Address
Specify IP address.
Save / Cancel
Press Save to confirm the changes or Cancel to return previous
settings.
9.5 DMZ
Enabling DMZ will expose the computer which is in the DMZ to the Internet. This feature may
be used in scenarios such as Internet Gaming or Video Conferencing. DMZ will forward all the
ports to one PC simultaneously. This PC will be vulnerable to any incoming traffic, including
unsolicited or malicious traffic, because DMZ opens all of the ports.
DMZ Hosting
Select Enable or Disable DMZ from drop down list.
DMZ Address
Specify an IP address of DMZ.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
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Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
to apply the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
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10 Management Settings
The Management section is on the navigation drop-down menu. You will see seven options:
Administration, Management VLAN, SNMP Settings, Backup / Restore Settings, Firmware
Upgrade, Time Settings, and Log. Each option is described below.
10.1 Administration
Click on the Administration link under the Management menu. This option allows you to
create a user name and password for the device. By default, this device is configured with a
username and password of admin. For security reasons it is highly recommended that you
create a new user name and password.
Name
Specify Username for login.
Password
Specify a Password for login
Confirm Password
Re-enter the Password for confirmation.
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Remote Management
Select the Radio button to Enable or Disable Remote
Management.
Remote Upgrade
Select the Radio button to Enable or Disable Remote Upgrade.
Remote Management
Port
Specify the Port number for Remote Management. For example:
if you specify the Port number is 8080, then you will need to enter
the following http://IP address:8080 to access the web interface.
Save / Apply / Cancel
Press Save / Apply to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Pressing Save / Apply will change the settings immediately. It is not
reversible unless the settings are changed again or the device is reset.
10.2 Management VLAN
Click on the Management VLAN link under the Management menu. This option allows you
to assign a VLAN tag to packets. A VLAN is a group of computers on a network whose
software has been configured so that they behave as if they were on a separate Local Area
Network (LAN). Computers on a VLAN do not have to be physically located next to one
another on the LAN.
Management VLAN ID
If your network includes VLANs and if tagged packets need to
pass through the Access Point, specify the VLAN ID in this field. If
not, select the No VLAN tag radio button.
Accept / Cancel
Press Accept to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
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Please make note of the following:
1. Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load to apply
the new settings. Please refer to Chapter 4.1 for more information.
2. If you reconfigure the Management VLAN ID, you may lose connection to the
ALL-WAP0558N. Verify the DHCP server can support the reconfigured VLAN ID, and
then re-connect to the new IP address.
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10.3 SNMP Settings
Click on the SNMP Settings link under the Management menu. This is a networking
management protocol used to monitor network-attached devices. SNMP allows messages
[called protocol data units] to be sent to various parts of a network. Upon receiving these
messages, SNMP-compatible devices [called agents] return data stored in their Management
Information Databases.
SNMP Enable/Disable
Select the Radio button to Enable or Disable SNMP function.
Contact
Specify the contact details of the device.
Location
Specify the location of the device.
Community Name
Specify the password for access the SNMP community for read
only access.
Community Name
Specify the password for access the SNMP community for read
and write access.
Trap Destination IP
Address
Specify the IP address that will receive the SNMP trap.
Trap Destination
Community Name
Specify the password of the SNMP trap community.
Save / Apply / Cancel
Press Save / Apply to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Accept does not apply the changes – you must go to Status -> Save / Load
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10.4 Backup/Restore Settings
Click on the Backup/Restore Setting link under the Management menu. This option is used
to save the current settings of the device in a file on a storage device, or to load settings on to
the device from storage device. This feature is very useful for administrators who have several
devices that need to be configured with the same settings.
Save A Copy of
Click on Backup to save current configured settings.
Current Settings
Restore Saved Settings ALL-WAP0558N can restore a previous setting that has been
from a File
saved. Click on Browse to select the file and Restore.
Revert to Factory
Default Settings
Click on Factory Default button to reset all the settings to the
factory default values.
10.5 Firmware Upgrade
Click on the Firmware Upgrade link under the Management menu. This page is used to
upgrade the firmware of the device. Make sure that to download the appropriate firmware
from ALLNET.
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The upgrade process may take few minutes. Please do not power off the
device as this may cause the device to crash or become unusable. The ALL-WAP0558N
will restart automatically once the upgrade is complete.
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10.6 Time Settings
Click on the Time Settings link under the Management menu. This page allows you to
configure the time on the device. You may do this manually or by connecting to a NTP server.
Manually Set Date and
Time
Manually setup the date and time.
Automatically Get
Date and Time
Specify the Time Zone from the drop down list and Place a
check to specify the IP address of the NTP Server manually or use
the default NTP Server.
Save / Apply / Cancel
Press Save / Apply to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Pressing Save / Apply will change the settings immediately. It is not
reversible unless the settings are changed again or the device is reset.
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10.7 Log
Click on the Log link under the Management menu. This page displays a list of events that
are triggered on the Ethernet and Wireless interface. This log can be referred to when an error
occurs on the system or when a report needs to be sent to the technical support department
for debugging purposes.
Syslog
Select Enable or Disable Syslog function from the drop down list.
Log Server IP Address
Specify the Log Server IP address.
Local Log
Select Enable or Disable Local Log service.
Save/Apply / Cancel
Press Save / Apply to confirm the changes or Cancel to return
previous settings.
Pressing Save / Apply will change the settings immediately. It is not
reversible unless the settings are changed again or the device is reset.
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10.8 Diagnostics
Click on the Diagnostics link under the Management menu. This function allows you to
detect connection quality and trace the routing table to the target.
Target IP
Specify the IP address you would like to search.
Ping Packet Size
Specify the packet size of each ping.
Number of Pings
Specify the number of pings.
Start Ping
Press Start Ping to begin.
Traceroute Target
Specify an IP address or Domain name that you want to trace.
Start Traceroute
Press Start Traceroute to begin.
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11 Network Configuration Examples
This chapter describes the role of the ALL-WAP0558N with 4 modes. The Access Point mode’s
default configuration is a central unit of the wireless network or as a root device of the wired
environment. Repeater Mode and Mesh Network Mode need additional configuration.
11.1 Access Point
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Step 1
Login to the web-based configuration interface with default IP
192.168.1.1
Step 2
Select your country or region’s regulation.
Step 3
Use site survey to scan channels of the nearby area.
Step 4
Select a channel with less interference.
Step 5
Specify the SSID for your broadcast SSID and you can also
configure multiple SSID at the same time.
Step 6
Verify VLAN identifier in order to separate services among clients
Step 7
Setup the authentication settings.
Step 8
Select Apply to process all of the configurations.
For more advanced settings, please refer to the previous chapters.
Wireless Client
Step 1
Select the Wireless Mode you would like to associate with.
Step 2
Use Site Survey to scan for nearby Access Points and select the
AP that you would like to connect with or enter the SSID
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manually.
Step 3
Configure VLAN ID in your wireless device if available.
Step 4
Select the correct authentication type and password.
The ALL-WAP0558N’s Access Point Mode does not provide a DHCP server
so the Wireless Client IP address must be configured manually in Local Area Network
Settings.
11.2 Client Bridge Mode
Client Bridge Mode functions like a wireless dongle. It must connect to an Access Point/AP
Router to join the network.
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Please refer to the last section to check the Access Point’s configuration.
Client Bridge
Step 1
Login to the web-based configuration interface with the default
IP: 192.168.1.1
Step 2
Select your country or region’s regulation.
Step 3
Select Operation Mode to Client Bridge from System
Properties.
Step 4
Use site survey to scan channels of the nearby area.
Step 5
Select the AP that you would like to associate with.
Step 6
Step 7
Setup the authentication settings that match to the Access Point’s
settings.
Select Apply to process all of the configurations.
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The Client-Bridge’s IP settings must match the Access Point’s settings.
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11.3 WDS Bridge Mode
Use this feature to link multiple APs together in a network. All clients associated with any of
the APs can communicate with each other similar to an ad-hoc mode. The following
configuration shows four ALL-WAP0558N’s running on WDS Bridge Mode, which are
connected to a main ALL-WAP0558N that is providing Internet access, also running on WDS
Bridge Mode. This is a bridged network; therefore, all nodes on the network can be in the
same network IP block. All computers are viewable as if they are in the same location and on
the same Ethernet network.
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WDS Bridge
Step 1
Login to the web-based configuration interface with default IP
192.168.1.1
Step 2
Select your country or region’s regulation.
Step 3
Change Operation Mode to WDS Bridge under System
Properties.
Step 4
Set the device’s IP settings under System -> IP Settings
Step 5
Set the WLAN settings under Wireless Network.
Step 6
Configure WDS Link Settings under Wireless.
Step 7
Specify the MAC address of the AP which you would like to
connect with.
Step 8
Press Apply under Save / Reload to process all of the
configurations.
Step 9
Verify the device’s settings by browsing to Status -> Main.
View the WDS link status.
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Each WDS bridge device must use the same Subnet, Wireless Mode,
Wireless Channel, and Security Setting.
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11.4 Client Router Mode
In the Client Router Mode, the ALL-WAP0558N has a DHCP Server that allows multiple
devices to share the same Internet connection. Connect to an AP/WISP wirelessly and connect
to LANs via wired. Client Router Mode is functionally opposite to the AP Router Mode.
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Please refer to the last section to check Access point’s configuration.
Client Router
Step 1
Login to the web-based configuration interface with default IP
192.168.1.1
Step 2
Select your country or region’s regulation.
Step 3
Select Operation Mode to Client Router from System
Properties.
Step 4
Change your Local Area Network setting to Obtain an IP
Address Automatically.
Step 5
Use site survey to scan channels of the nearby area.
Step 6
Select the AP that you would like to associate with.
Step 7
Setup the authentication settings that match the Access Point’s
settings.
Step 8
Configure your WAN connection type which is given by your
Internet Service Provider on the WAN Settings.
Step 9
Press Apply to process all of the configurations.
The Client Router’s IP settings must match those of the Access Point’s.
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Appendix A – Troubleshooting
This appendix provides problem-solving information you may find useful in case
you need to troubleshoot your ALL-WAP0558N. It also includes information about
contacting technical support.
A.1 Problem Solving
Question
Answer
How do I reset the ALL-WAP0558N?
There are two ways to reset the
ALL-WAP0558N, a hardware method and a
software method. Both methods return the
ALL-WAP0558N to its factory default
configuration.
To use the hardware method, press reset
button behind the hole of the PoE injector
for 10 seconds; open the cover on the
bottom panel of the ALL-WAP0558N and
find the Reset button (see section 2.1).
Using a flat object such as a pencil, press the
Reset button for approximately 10 seconds
and then stop pressing.
To use the software method, click Restore
to Factory Default in the Management
menu.
Why do I not see traffic pass after I connect
the ALL-WAP0558N to a PoE switch?
The ALL-WAP0558N uses a proprietary PoE
injector and will not work with standard
802.3af-compliant PoE switches.
What is the default IP address of the
ALL-WAP0558N?
The default IP address is 192.168.1.1
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Question
Answer
I plugged the PoE to the Ethernet port on
the back of ALL-WAP0558N but the unit is
not on, how come?
You need to plug the Ethernet cable
connect to PoE injector, and connect the
power adapter comes with the package to
the “DC IN” port on the PoE injector
When I install the PoE connection to the
ALL-WAP0558N, what kind of PoE should I
use?
The ALL-WAP0558N uses a proprietary PoE
injector and will not work with standard
802.3af-compliant PoE switches.
A.2 Contacting Technical Support
If you encounter issues that cannot be resolved using this manual, please contact your vendor
where you purchase the device. If you cannot contact your vendor, you may also contact
ALLNET Customer Service department in the region where you purchased the device.
Before you contact your local ALLNET office, please prepare the following information:

Product model name and serial number

The place where you purchased the product

Warranty information

The date when you received the product

A brief description about the issue and the attempts you tried to resolve it
To contact ALLNET Customer Service office in the United States, please use either of the
following methods:

Homepage: www.service.allnet.de

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +49\89 894 222 15
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Appendix B – Specifications
MCU:
Atheros AR7240
RF:
Atheros AR9280
Memory:
32 MB
Flash:
8 MB
Standard:
802.11 a/n
Physical Interface:
- 1x LAN Port with PoE support
- 1x LAN Port
- 1x Reset button
Max. Data rate:
300 Mbps
LEDs status:
- Power Status
- LAN1/LAN2 (10/100Mbps)
- WLAN (Wireless is up)
- 3 x Link Quality (Client Bridge mode)
Security:
- WEP Encryption-64/128/152 bit
- WPA/WPA2 Personal (WPA-PSK using TKIP or AES)
- WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (WPA-EAP using TKIP)
- 802.1x Authenticator
- Hide SSID in beacons
- MAC address filtering, up to 50 field
- Wireless STA (Client) connected list
Power Requirements:
- Active Ethernet (Power over Ethernet)
- Proprietary PoE design
- Power Adapter 24VAC / 1.0A
Antenna:
- Internal Directional 13dBi with dual polarization
Package Contents:
- Wireless Long Range 11N AP/CB (ALL-WAP0558N)
- PoE Injector (EPE-24R)
- Power Adaptor
- CD with User’s Manual
- QIG
- Mounting Set
- Special Screw Set
Certifications:
FCC, CE, IC
RADIO FREQUENCY BAND
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Tx Avg. Power
Optimal (dBm)
Rx Sensitivity
Optimal (dBm)
6 Mbps:
27
-95
9 Mbps:
27
-92
12 Mbps:
27
-89
18 Mbps:
27
-85
24 Mbps:
27
-81
36 Mbps:
26
-79
48 Mbps:
24
-76
54 Mbps:
23
-75
MCS0 / MCS8:
27
-94
MCS1 / MCS9:
27
-92
MCS2 / MCS10:
26
-88
MCS3 / MCS11:
26
-85
MCS4 / MCS12:
25
-80
MCS5 / MCS13:
24
-79
MCS6 / MCS14:
24
-74
MCS7 / MCS15:
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-73
Channel
802.11a (5.18 ~ 5.825 GHz)
802.11n (5.18 ~ 5.825 GHz)
ENVIRONMENT & MECHANICAL
Temperature Range:
Operating -20°C ~ 70°C (-4°F to 158° F)
Storage -30°C ~ 80°C (-22° F to 176°F)
Humidity (non-condensing):
0%~90% typical
Waterproof:
IP65
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Appendix C – Glossary
Access Point
A base station in a WLAN that act as a central transmitter and receiver of WLAN radio signals.
Ad Hoc Network
A short-term WLAN framework created between two or more WLAN adapters, without going
through an Access Point. An ad hoc network lets computers send data directly to and from
one another. For an ad hoc network to work, each computer on the network needs a WLAN
card installed configured for Ad Hoc mode.
Antenna
A device that sends and receives radio-frequency (RF) signals. Often camouflaged on existing
buildings, trees, water towers or other tall structures, the size and shape of antennas are
generally determined by the frequency of the signal they manage.
Authentication
A process that verifies the identity of a wireless device or end-user. A common form of
authentication is to verify identities by checking a user name and password to allow network
access.
Backbone
A high-speed line or series of connections that form a major pathway within a network.
Bandwidth
The part of the frequency spectrum required to transmit desired information. Each radio
channel has a center frequency and additional frequencies above and below this carrier
frequency that carry the transmitted information. The range of frequencies from the lowest to
the highest used is called the bandwidth.
Bridge
A wireless device that connects multiple networks that are physically separate or use different
media, but which use similar standards.
Bridge Mode
An Access Pointy in bridge mode can operate as a WLAN bridge that connects two wired
network segments. The peer device also must be in bridge mode. This wireless bridge
connection is equivalent to a Wireless Distribution System (WDS).
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Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol. An alternative protocol that uses a
challenge/response technique instead of sending passwords over the wire.
Collision
Interference resulting from two network devices sending data at the same time. The network
detects the collision of the two transmitted packets and discards both of them.
Coverage
The region within which a paging receiver can reliably receive the transmission of paging
signals.
Coverage Area
The geographical area that can be served by a mobile communications network or system.
Coverage Hole
An area within the radio coverage footprint of a wireless system where the RF signal level is
below the design threshold. Physical obstructions such as buildings, foliage, hills, tunnels, and
indoor parking garages are usually the cause of coverage holes.
Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
A common technique for detecting data transmission errors.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
A protocol that assigns temporary IP addresses automatically to client stations logging onto
an IP network, so the IP addresses do not have to be assigned manually. The ALL-WAP0558N
contains an internal DHCP server that automatically allocates IP address using a user-defined
range of IP addresses.
Dead Spot
An area within the coverage area of a WLAN where there is no coverage or transmission
falling off. Electronic interference or physical barriers such as hills, tunnels, and indoor parking
garages are usually the cause of dead spots. See also coverage area.
802.11
A category of WLAN standards defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE).
802.11a
An IEEE standard for WLANs that operate at 5 GHz, with data rates up to 54 Mbps.
802.11n
An IEEE standard for WLANs that operates at 5 GHz, with data rate of 300 Mbps. The new
standard also raises the encryption bar to WPA2. The 40 HT option can be added to increase
the data rate.
Encryption
Translates data into a secret code to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must
have a secret key or password for decryption. Unencrypted data is referred to as plain text;
encrypted data is referred to as cipher text
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ESS ID
The unique identifier for an ESS. All Access Points and their associated wireless stations in the
same group must have the same ESSID.
Footprint
Geographical areas where an entity is licensed to broadcast its signal.
Gateway
A computer system or other device that acts as a translator between two systems that use
different communication protocols, data formatting structures, languages, and/or
architecture.
HT mode
In the 802.11n system, two new formats, called High Throughput (HT), are defined for the
Physical Layer, Mixed Mode, and Green Field. If a system runs 40 HT, two adjacent 20 MHz
channels are used. The larger 40 MHz bandwidth can provide better transmit quality and
speed.
Keys
Like passwords, keys open (decrypt) and close (encrypt) messages. While many encryption
algorithms are commonly known and public, the key must be kept secret.
Local-Area Network (LAN)
A small data network covering a limited area, such as a building or group of buildings. Most
LANs connect workstations or personal computers. LANs let many users share devices such as
printers as well as data. LANs also facilitate communication through e-mail or chat sessions.
Media Access Control (MAC) Address
Address associated with every hardware device on the network. Every 802.11 wireless device
has its own specific MAC address. This unique identifier is hard-coded into the device and can
be used to provide security for WLANs. When a network uses a MAC table, only the 802.11
radios that have their MAC addresses added to that network's MAC table can access the
network.
Network Address Translation (NAT)
An Internet standard that lets a LAN use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a
second set of addresses for external traffic.
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
A protocol that lets devices synchronize their time with a time server. NTP uses TCP or UDP
port 123 by default.
Passphrase
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A text string that automatically generates WEP keys on wireless client adapters.
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
A PoE provides power to PoE-enabled devices using an 8-pin CAT 5 Ethernet cable,
eliminating the need for a power source.
Preamble
Synchronizes transmissions in a WLAN. The preamble type defines the length of the Cyclic
Redundancy Check block for communication between a device and roaming wireless stations.
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
Authentication protocol of IEEE 802.1x used to send authentication data and passwords over
802.11 WLANs.
Quality of Service (QoS)
A network’s ability to deliver data with minimum delay. QoS also refers to the networking
methods used to provide bandwidth for real-time multimedia applications.
Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)
Networking protocol that provides centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting
management for computers to connect and use a network service. Because of its broad
support and ubiquitous nature, the RADIUS protocol is often used by ISPs and enterprises to
manage access to the Internet or internal networks, WLANs, and integrated e-mail services.
Service Set Identifier (SSID)
Name of a WLAN. All wireless devices on a WLAN must use the same SSID to communicate
with each other.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
An Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks.
Snooping
Passively watching a network for data, such as passwords, that can be used to benefit a
hacker.
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
An encryption protocol that uses 128-bit keys. Keys are dynamically generated and
distributed by the authentication server. TKIP regularly changes and rotates encryption keys,
with an encryption key never being used twice.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
A protocol that allows communications over and between networks. TCP/IP is the basis for
Internet communications.
Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
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more service than queues with smaller weights. This highly efficient queuing mechanism
divides available bandwidth across different traffic queues.
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Security protocol that provides a WLAN with a level of security and privacy comparable to that
of a wired LAN. WEP encrypts data sent between wired and WLANs to keep transmissions
private.
Wireless Local-Area Network (WLAN)
WLANs use RF technology to send and receive data wirelessly in a certain area. This lets users
in a small zone send data and share resources such as printers without using cables to
physically connect each computer.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA )
A subset of the IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA applies IEEE 802.1x and Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP) to authenticate wireless clients using an external RADIUS database. WPA uses
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), Message Integrity Check (MIC), and IEEE 802.1x to
encrypt data. See also WPA-PSK (WPA -Pre-Shared Key).
Wi-Fi MultiMedia (WMM)
Part of the IEEE 802.11e QoS enhancement to the Wi-Fi standard that ensures quality of
service for multimedia applications in WLANs.
Wireless Client Supplicants
Software that runs on an operating system, instructing the wireless client how to use WPA.
WPA -Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK)
WPA-PSK requires a single (identical) password entered into each Access Point, wireless
gateway, and wireless client. A client is granted access to a WLAN if the passwords match.
WPA2
A wireless security standard that defines stronger encryption, authentication, and key
management than WPA. It includes two data encryption algorithms, Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), in the Counter mode with Cipher
block chaining Message authentication Code Protocol (CCMP).
Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
A technology that lets Access Points communicate with one another to extend the range of a
WLAN.
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