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AX821 ConnectedLife

User's Manual

Table of Content

1.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ........................................................................................... 1

1.1.

I

MPORTANT

S

AFETY

N

OTES

........................................................................................... 1

2.

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... 2

2.1.

P

ACKAGE

C

ONTENT

...................................................................................................... 3

2.2.

P

RODUCT

O

VERVIEW

.................................................................................................... 4

2.3.

B UTTONS AND LED S .................................................................................................... 4

3.

HARDWARE INSTALLATION .......................................................................................... 5

3.1.

A

PPLICATION

1 – W

I

-F

I

R

ANGE

E

XTENDER

..................................................................... 5

3.2.

A PPLICATION 2 – F ULL H Y -F I N ETWORKING ................................................................... 7

4.

ENCRYPTED PLC NETWORK......................................................................................... 7

4.1.

C

REATE AN

E

NCRYPTED

PLC N

ETWORK

G

ROUP

............................................................ 7

4.2.

R EMOVE D EVICE FROM AN E XISTING N ETWORK G ROUP .................................................. 9

4.3.

C

REATE

A

DDITIONAL

E

NCRYPTED

N

ETWORK

.................................................................. 9

5.

ADVANCED WI-FI SETTINGS VIA WEB BROWSER .................................................... 10

5.1.

G ETTING S TARTED ..................................................................................................... 10

5.2.

L

OG IN TO THE

S

ETTING

P

AGE

..................................................................................... 12

5.3.

H

OME

........................................................................................................................ 13

F OR CONFIGURATION IN THE HOME , TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS : ............................................ 13

5.3.1.

S

ELECT

L

ANGUAGE

................................................................................................ 13

5.3.2.

S ETUP W IZARD ....................................................................................................... 13

5.3.3.

O

PERATION

M

ODE

.................................................................................................. 14

5.4.

H

Y

-F

I

N

ETWORKING

S

ETTINGS

.................................................................................... 16

5.4.1.

H YBRID N ETWORK S ETTING ..................................................................................... 16

5.4.1.1.

H

YBRID

A

UTO

C

ONFIGURATION

................................................................................. 16

5.4.1.2

H

YBRID

M

ANUAL

C

ONFIGURATION

........................................................................... 17

5.4.2

P OWERLINE S ETTINGS ............................................................................................ 19

2

5.4.3

H

Y

-F

I

A

UTO

-C

ONFIGURATION

.................................................................................. 19

5.5

I NTERNET S ETTINGS ................................................................................................... 20

5.5.1

LAN (L

OCAL

A

REA

N

ETWORK

S

ETTINGS

) ................................................................ 20

5.6

W

IRELESS

S

ETTINGS

.................................................................................................. 21

5.6.1

B ASIC (B ASIC W IRELESS S ETTINGS ) ........................................................................ 21

5.6.2

A

DVANCED

(A

DVANCE

W

IRELESS

S

ETTINGS

) ............................................................ 22

5.6.3

S ECURITY (W IRELESS S ECURITY /E NCRYPTION S ETTINGS ) ......................................... 23

S

ECURITY

M

ODE

: C

HOOSE ONE FROM THE OPTIONS

. ............................................................... 23

5.6.4

WPS (W

I

-F

I

P

ROTECTED

S

ETUP

) ............................................................................ 26

5.6.5

S TATION LIST .......................................................................................................... 28

5.6.6

S

ITE

S

URVEY

(AP M

ODE

S

ITE

S

URVEY

) ................................................................... 28

5.6.7

MAC F ILTER .......................................................................................................... 28

5.6.8

AP C

LONE

............................................................................................................. 29

5.7

A

DMINISTRATION

........................................................................................................ 30

5.7.1

M ANAGEMENT (S YSTEM M ANAGEMENT ) ................................................................... 30

5.7.2

U

PGRADE FIRMWARE

............................................................................................... 30

5.7.3

S

ETTINGS MANAGEMENT

......................................................................................... 30

5.7.4

S TATUS .................................................................................................................. 31

5.7.5

S

TATISTICS

............................................................................................................. 32

5.7.6

S

YSTEM LOG

.......................................................................................................... 32

5.8

C

HANNEL

N

UMBER

..................................................................................................... 33

6 ENHANCE PLC PERFORMANCE ................................................................................. 35

7 SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................... 37

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1. Important Information

1.1.

Important Safety Notes

This device is intended for connection to the AC power line. For installation instructions, refer to the Installation section.

The following precautions should be taken when using this product:

Please read all instructions before installing and operating this product.

• Please keep all instructions for later reference.

Please follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

• For safety reasons, this device should not be installed in any electric socket when being powered on to prevent the venting holes from facing the floor.

Unplug the Powerline device from the wall outlet before cleaning.

• Use a dry cloth for cleaning. do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.

• Do not operates this device near water.

This device should never be placed near or over a radiator, or heat register.

• This device relies on the building’s electrical installation for short-circuit (over current) protection.

• Do not allow anything to rest on the device interconnect plug.

• Do not place this device in a location where people may walk on the cords.

Because this device sends data over the power line, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a power outlet.

• Do not plug the device into a UPS or power strip with surge protection. (The device has its own power filter for protection against surges.)

• Only a qualified technician should service this device. Opening or removing covers may result in exposure to dangerous voltage points.

• Unplug the device from the wall outlet and refer the device to qualified service personnel if the following occurs:

If the interconnect cords are damaged or frayed.

If liquid has been spilled onto the device.

If the device has been exposed to rain or water.

If the device does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed.

If the device exhibits a distinct change in performance.

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2. Introduction

This user manual describes the AX821: ConnectedLife Wi-Fi Booster device.

The AX821 ConnectedLife Wi-Fi Booster is a high-performance router and/or Wi-Fi range extender and booster that can be plugged into any outlet in the home to create a robust Wi-Fi network. With the increasing number of mobile, tablet, and Wi-Fi enabled Smart TVs and Blue-Ray player devices that stream video in the home, the demand for speedy Wi-Fi is growing. The AX821 is designed to be a flexible, easy-to-install device that can deliver high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity anywhere in the home.

Unlike traditional Wi-Fi repeaters or boosters, the AX821 combines the performance of HomePlug

Power Line Communications (PLC) and Dual-Band 802.11abgn Wi-Fi to guarantee robust, whole home Wi-Fi coverage. By implementing HomePlug PLC technology, the AX821 performance is not affected by the construction materials used in the home (i.e. brick, concrete, metallic framing, etc), as it uses the homes electrical wiring as a networking conduit, bringing high-speed, wireless

Internet connectivity to locations where simple Wi-Fi solutions cannot.

The AX821 ConnectedLife Wi-Fi Booster is also designed to prevent the loss of outlet access, which simplifies the installation for the consumer. Additionally, the pass-through plug uses advanced noise filtering to ensure that the device’s performance is not impacted when even the noisiest of devices are plugged into the AX821's replicated power outlet.

Through the implementation of SmartLink™ technology, the AX821 enhances performance and home coverage by leveraging all three electrical wires—line, neutral and ground. This new offering increases overall network performance by up to 50% when compared to HomePlug solutions that only utilize the line and neutral wires. The result is a more robust Internet connection that can be accessed anywhere in the home.

The AX821 is compliant with HomePlug AV Specification standard and is equipped with 128-bit AES encryption to keep data secure.

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2.1.

Package Content

items:

Device

, please make sure the package contains the following

AX821 ConnectedLife

Wi-Fi Booster

Accessories

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2.2.

Product Overview

A

B

C

D

H

F

E

Ethernet Port

2.3.

Buttons and LEDs

Image Label

A

B

LED

1.

Fast

2.

Normal

3.

Slow

(They are too far to communicate or it is alone in its logical network).

C

Fi network traffic in transaction with security protection.

Fi network traffic in transaction without security protection.

OFF

:Wi

4

H

D

E

F

Buttons

Power Button Push to power on/off the device.

G

Reset

Button

Press the button when the device is powered (not in standby mode) plays in the home network, with littl e to no consumer intervention. Specifically, the device can

Fi range

Fi routers are limited to operating in the 2.4GHz band, timately limiting performance. The

AX821, when connected to this router over a simple Ethernet connection, can operate in the h can deliver robust

The AX821 will dynamically determine its role in the connected home network.

3.1.

Application 1 – Wi-Fi Range Extender

Quick Installation: bundle to extend the existing home routers Wi-Fi coverage.

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AX821 is placed in a remote location within the home where Wi the existing router is poor or non clones a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) security credentials with the push of a button. devices to seamlessly roam between the home rou

Wi-Fi without the need for manual intervention. support WPS, then a web browser on a mobile, tablet, or PC can be used to configure the AX821.

3.2.

Application 2 – Full Hy

The AX821, when combined with a second AX821 (i.e. AX821 robust home networking solution in the industry due to technology.

Quick Installation:

In this example, the first AX821 is connected to second AX821 is placed in a remote location within the home where Wi coverage from the existing router i of Hy-Fi, the two AX821 devices will auto respective roles in the network.

Hy-Fi Extender, or Hy-Fi Client how the devices need to work with each other to create the most robust network possible.

4. Encrypted PLC Network

4.1.

Create an Encrypted PLC Network Group

The AX821 ConnectedLife Routers/Extenders

Every ‘HomePlug AV’ compliant PLC device that has the same default network name,

HomePlug AV”, is capable of communicating with other “HomePlug AV” devices. This is the so-called “Public Network”. This allows two or more P can communicate with one another.

If you have a pair of Powerline device pressing the GROUP button for more than 10 seconds,

(different from HomePlug AV). Users can take the following two steps to change the public network group to a private network group to protect their data while transmitting over the powerline. Users also can create m button directly without any software installation required.

*NOTE: Placing the devices side-by-side will be more convenient during the setting procedure. After group is set, the devices can be deployed

Step I: Clear Group Attribute

Clear the original network group of device B by pressing seconds until all LED lights simultaneously turn name has been changed to a random name. This assigned another network name can join a private network group.

Step II: Join to Other Network Group

1.

Press GROUP button of device A for 2 to 3 seconds (make sure POWER LED starts blinking).

2.

Press GROUP button of device B for 2 to 3 seconds (make sure POWER LED starts blinking).

Device B, which has cleared its group attribute step ensures that device A and B are device C can be added into device A’s logical network by able to assign as many Powerline

SPECIFICATION section.

*NOTE: It does not matter which device’s button is pressed first, but please press the second device’s GROUP button within two minutes after pressing first device’s GROUP communicating with device A.

4.2.

Remove Device from an Existing Network Group

If you would like to remove Powerline device from an existing network group, generate a new group name (referring to Step I) to stop communication with an existing network group.

4.3.

Create Additional Encrypted Network

If you want to create an additional private network for your power line devices that co-exist with your existing Powerline private network group, please repeat Steps 1-2 to generate a new private network group for selected Powerline devices.

NOTE: Users can press the RESET button to reset the network name back to its factory default.

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5. Advanced Wi-Fi Settings via WEB Browser

5.1.

Getting Started

To set up advanced Wi-Fi features such as an SSID or password, please connect to AX821 via

Ethernet or wireless connection, and log in to the setting page through a web browser.

Default username: root

Default password: root

Before logging in to the settings page, the PC or mobile device should be in the same subnet as this device. To do so, please manually change the PC or mobile's IP address.

Go to "Network Connections" - "Local Area

Connection" "Connection Status" and choose the

Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on

"Properties".

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Enter IP address such as 192.168.1.XXX

(XXX can be set from 1-128) and click OK

Go to "Settings" - "Wi-Fi" - "Selected SSID" -

"Advanced settings", then click on "Static" to enter IP address such as 192.168.1.XXX. (XXX can be set from 1-128) and

Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

Go to "Settings" - "Wi-Fi" – Press and Hold -

"Selected SSID" to modify network - then click on "Show advanced options".

Click "IP settings" to choose "Static" to enter address such as 192.168.1.XXX.

(XXX can be set from 1-128)

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5.2.

Log in to the Setting Page

Step 1 Step2

Open the web browser and type in

When you see the login window, enter

IP address 192.168.1.2

"root" in both the user name and

(the IP of this device). password fields.

Note: you can change user name and

Step 3

The AX821 setting page will be displayed after a successful login. Then, you can start configuring all necessary settings from here.

Note: After completing all necessary configurations, DO NOT forget to change the PC or mobile device's IP address back to your original setting.

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5.3.

Home

5.3.1.

Select Language

5.3.2.

Setup Wizard

Step 1 :

Step 2 :

Step 3 :

Step 4 :

Step 5 : amount of required

“Next” button. The

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5.3.3.

Operation Mode

This device supports five operation modes for the IP network. Click to select one from the following options and then click the “Apply” button.

AP Mode

The device acts as Wireless Access Point (AP) for wireless clients, and provides connections to

Ethernet and PLC.

Client Mode

This mode enables the establishment of connection to the other AP by using infrastructure

/Ad-hoc networking types. With bridge operation mode, you can directly connect the wired

Ethernet port to your PC and the device will become a wireless adapter.

WDS (Root AP)

The wireless radio device serves the other AP by providing a connection to a wired LAN (the other AP must use the same chipset as this device).

WDS + AP Mode

This mode combines WDS mode with AP mode, allowing WDS connections and ensuring that

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wireless clients can survey the device.

WDS Mode

WDS is used to create a network of APs that can be used as one single “virtual” AP. To do so, the device forwards the packets to another AP with WDS functionality. When this mode is selected, all wireless clients cannot survey or connect to the device. The device only allows the WDS connection in WDS mode.

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5.4.

Hy-Fi Networking Settings

5.4.1.

Hybrid Network Setting

5.4.1.1. Hybrid Auto Configuration

Qualcomm Hy-Fi Auto Configuration is enabled by default.

automatically configure themselves into a

Extender (HRE) depending on network topology.

Configuration setting. This can be explaine

1.

Device starts up as a HC by default.

2.

If the device is directly connected to a gateway (detected through DHCP messages), it will convert itself to an HR.

3.

If not, then the device (HC) detects whether any devices are connected to its Ethernet interface.

If not, the device becomes a HRE. If yes, the HC status

Figure 5-1: Hybrid Auto Configuration - Enable

5.4.1.2

Hybrid Manual Configuration

You can also assign the device as an HR, HC or HRE manually when Hybrid Auto Configuration mode is disabled by setting Hybrid Auto Configuration to Disable. Please refer to Figure 5-2 for the setting.

Figure 5-2: Hybrid Auto Configuration - Disable

After disabling Hybrid Auto Configuration, you can manually set the device to the options as shown from the dropdown list shown in Figure 5-2.

1. If the Hybrid Router option is selected, click “Next”. You will be asked to do the following configurations as shown from Figure 5-3 to Figure 5-6. Once done, click “Finish”. It will take about 40 seconds to reboot the device.

Figure 5-3: LAN Settings

Figure 5-4: Basic Wireless Settings

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Figure 5-5: Wireless Security/Encryption Settings

Figure 5-6: Powerline Settings

2. If the “Hybrid Client” option is selected click “Next”. You will be asked to do the following configurations as shown from Figure 5-7 to Figure 5-8. Once done, click “Finish”. It will take about 40 seconds to reboot the device.

Figure 5-7: LAN Settings

Figure 5-8: Powerline Settings

3. If the “Hybrid Range Extender” option is selected, click “Next”. You will be asked to do the following configurations as shown from Figure 5-9 to Figure 5-11. When done, click “Finish”. It will take about 40 seconds to reboot the device.

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Figure 5-9: IEEE 1905.1 Security Settings

Figure 5-10: LAN Settings

Figure 5-11: Powerline Settings

5.4.2

Powerline Settings

Network Password: HomePlugAV.

You can specify a new value if you’d like your powerline network to be separate from other powerline networks.

“Save” the configuration for it to take effect.

5.4.3

Hy-Fi Auto-Configuration

This feature, enabled by default, automatically conveys IEEE 802.11 parameters from a registrar to an AP enrollee to set up the initial configuration or renew an existing configuration of an IEEE

802.11 interface. IEEE 1905.1 AP Auto-Configuration is used to automatically configures multiple APs to share a single configuration (i.e. same SSID and Pass Phrase). This enables

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seamless roaming of wireless clients in the network.

Hy-Fi Auto-Configuration functions as follows:

Devices start up as a HC.

• HR, HRE, and HC all have the same firmware, but the one directly connected to gateway (i.e. home router running a DHCP server) via its Ethernet will turn itself into an HR, acting as the AP Auto-Configuration registrar.

• HC detects whether any devices are connected to its Ethernet internet. If none, it becomes an HRE (AP enabled, acting as the enrollee). Via web interface, the role of being an HRE can also be manually configured.

• When you plug in Hy-Fi enrollee AP devices (e.g. HRE or RE), security configuration (i.e.

SSID, pass phrase) from the HR in the same group will be copied and configured automatically on the HRE or RE. This means security configuration on the HR (the registrar) will be propagated to the other APs (the enrollee APs) in the network.

• DHCP client is enabled by default on the device and the device automatically gets an IP address.

5.5

Internet Settings

5.5.1

LAN (Local Area Network Settings)

LAN setup

Item

IP Address

Description

The Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Subnet mask The number used to identify the IP subnet network.

Hybrid Auto-Configuration will run a DHCP client on all devices, which will override the manual IP settings. If no DHCP server is found, the default 192.168.1.2 IP address will be used.

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5.6

Wireless Settings

5.6.1

Basic (Basic Wireless Settings)

Wireless Network

Item

Radio On/Off

Network Mode

Network Name (SSID)

Frequency (Channel)

Description

Click to enable/disable wireless function.

The available options are 11b, 11g, 11g/n HT20, 11g/n HT40 PLUS (default), 11 g/n HT40 MINUS.

The SSID, which is also called ESSID, is a unique identifier that wireless networking devices use in order to establish and maintain wireless connectivity.

A SSID can contain up to 32 alphanumeric characters.

Click the drop down box to select the radio channel. Select the unused channel to prevent radio overlapping.

HT Physical Mode

Item

Operating Mode

Short Guard Interval

MCS

Aggregation MSDU

Description

Default: Mixed (Mixed, Green Field).

Mixed mode: In this mode the device transmits the packets with preamble compatible legacy (802.11g), so that they can be decoded by legacy devices. The device receives and decodes both Mixed Mode packets and legacy packets.

Green Field mode: the device transmits HT packets without the legacy compatible part. The device receives and decodes both Green Field and legacy packets.

The 11n device inserts the Guard Interval into the signal. You can choose the interval between “Long” and “Short”. This option affects the Phy data rate of radio. Please refer to the table below.

Modulation Coding Scheme. The available options are “Auto, 0, 1-7”. It changes the modulation of this device and effects the maximum Phy data rate. We recommend the “Auto” setting. For more details, please refer to the table below.

Multiple HT packets can be transmitted with single ACK reply packet. Enable it to

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(A-MSDU)

Auto Block ACK apply this function and reduce the network congestion.

Aggregation technique which prevents sending ACK in the communication to increase the throughput. If this option is enabled, the device will activate this function when transmitting massive data.

5.6.2

Advanced (Advance Wireless Settings)

Advanced Wireless

Item

BG Protection Mode

Beacon Interval

Data Beacon Rate (DTIM)

Short Preamble

Tx Burst

Description

You can select the other options including “On” and “Off”. The B/G protection technology is CTS-To-Self, so it will try to reserve the throughput for 11g clients from 11b clients connecting to the device as AP mode.

Beacons are the packets sent by the access point to synchronize the wireless network. The beacon interval is the time interval between beacons by this unit in

AP or AP+WDS mode. The recommended default beacon interval is 100 milliseconds.

This is the Delivery Traffic Indication Map, used to alert the clients that multicast and broadcast packets buffered at the AP will be transmitted immediately after the transmission of this beacon frame. You can change the value from 1 to 255. The AP will check the buffered data according to this value. For example, selecting “1” means that the buffered data is checked at every beacon.

Default: Disable. It is a performance parameter for 802.11 b/g mode and is not supported by some of very early stage of 802.11b station cards. If there is no such kind of stations associated to this AP, you can enable this function.

The device will try to send a series of packages with single ACK reply from the clients. Enable this function to apply.

Wi-Fi Multimedia

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Item

WMM Capable

APSD Capable

Description

Choose “Enable” to apply WMM function.

Turn on this feature so this device can detect whether the connecting wireless client device has turned on the power saving feature. If yes, this device will send packets with power saving tags accordingly.

WMM Parameter Click this button to edit the WMM parameter.

5.6.3

Security (Wireless Security/Encryption Settings)

Security Mode: Choose one from the options.

Wireless Security/Encryption Settings

Item

Security Mode

Description

Disable, OPEN, SHARED, WEPAUTO, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK,

WPA/WPA2 PSK, WPA/WPA2, 802.1X.

Encryption Type: Options vary depending on the authentication mode. The corresponding options are listed below:

Authentication

OPEN, SHARED, WEPAUTO

WPA/WPA2 PSK (Pre-Shared

Key)

WPA/WPA2 Enterprise

Encryption type

WEP

TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES

TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES

Key option

Default Key ID, WEP Keys 1/2/3/4

Pass Phrase, Key Renewal Interval

Radius Server:

IP Address, Port, Shared Secret, Session Timeout

WEP Encryption Setting

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is implemented in this device to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network. The WEP setting must be the same as each client in your wireless network to function.

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Authentication Type: OPEN, SHARED and WEPAUTO. When selecting “OPEN” or

SHARED”, all clients must select the same authentication to associate with the AP. If selecting “WEPAUTO”, the clients don’t have to use the same “OPEN” or “SHARED” authentication. They can choose either one for authentication.

Default Key: Select the “Key ID” as the default key.

WEP Key 1/2/3/4: Select “ASCII” or “Hex” and then enter the key in the text field. The system will check the entered format and if not correct, a pop-up error message will be displayed.

Key options are listed as the following:

• Character input, 5 character (WEP64)

Enter 5 (case sensitive) alphanumeric characters.

• Character input, 13 characters (WEP128)

Enter 13 (case sensitive) alphanumeric characters.

Hexadecimal number input, 10 digit (WEP64)

Enter a 10 digit HEX as an encryption key. You may use characters 0-9 and a-f.

• Hexadecimal number input, 26 digit (WEP128)

Enter a 26 digit HEX as an encryption key. You may use characters 0-9 and a-f.

WPA Authentication

This device supports six WPA modes including WPA-PSK (pre-shared key), WPA, WPA2-PSK,

WPA2 and additional WPA/WPA2 PSK and WPA/WPA2 mixed modes. For individual and residential users, it is recommended to select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK to encrypt the link without an additional RADIUS server. This mode simply requires an access point and a

WPA-PSK-supported client station. For WPA/WPA2, authentication is achieved via WPA

RADIUS Server.

WPA/WPA2 with pre-shared key: o

Pass Phrase:

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ACSII characters. o

Key Renewal Interval:

The WPA Algorithm will regroup the key for a period. The default value is 3600 seconds. Then, you can adjust the time interval.

A pre-shared key must be entered. If the same key is not entered into each wireless client in your wireless network, communication will not be established. You can specify Pass Phrase with the key value containing 8-63

WPA/WPA2: o

When selecting WPA/WPA2, you must add all user accounts as well as the target device to the RADIUS Server. In the device, specify the RADIUS server address, server port and server key of the target RADIUS server. o

WPA Algorithms: TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES. This is to set the encryption method. When selecting TKIP/AES, the client can use either TKIP or AES for the authentication.

Radius Server Setting:

• IP Address: Input the IP Address of the Radius server.

• Port: Input the port of the Radius server.

Shared Secret: Input the Authentication Key.

• Session Timeout: Input the maximum idle time for this connection.

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5.6.4

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

This function helps establish the Wi-Fi security. WPS modes include PIN (Personal Identification

Number) and PBC (Push Button Configuration). Before starting the WPS process, the WLAN security must be set up. Start with the Security Mode with one value from the options of

WPAPSK, WPA2PSK, WPA/WPA2PSK to begin the WPS process.

PIN: From the client’s Web UI, select WPS mode PIN. Generate the PIN code and click “Apply” to start the WPS process. From AP’s Web UI, select WPS mode PIN. Enter the generated PIN and click “Apply” to start the WPS process.

Client:

AP:

PBC: PBC can be done through the Web UI or the physical WPS button.

• Press the physical WPS button on both the client and the AP to start and complete the

WPS process.

• Or, use the client’s Web UI and AP’s Web UI to select WPS mode PBC. Then, click “Apply” to start and complete the WPS process.

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WPS can only be performed between an AP and a client. If not, notification messages will appear.

NOTE :WPS will be available only under the following conditions:

1. Security Mode, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK, is set.

2. Hidden SSID is disabled.

3. The process is run between an AP and a client.

The function of the physical WPS button (default function is AP clone) follows the Operation Mode setting in WPS configuration. Clicking this physical button will perform the action as set in Operation Mode.

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5.6.5

Station list

The station list displays Information on associated clients.

5.6.6

Site Survey (AP Mode Site Survey)

Site survey shows information of available APs in the vicinity. Choose one AP from the list to make connection.

5.6.7

MAC Filter

MAC filtering allows the user to limit specific MAC addresses from associating with the AP. It also indicates which MAC addresses can associate with the AP.

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5.6.8

AP Clone

With this function, the security configuration (i.e. SSID, pass phrase) from a source AP will be copied and configured automatically on the target client – (an AP or another client) - helping to establish Wi-Fi security. The AP Clone process can be executed through either the Web UI or the physical WPS button.

This enables seamless roaming of wireless clients in the network.

Physical WPS Button:

The AP Clone process can be initiated via the physical WPS buttons from both the source AP and the target client. The target client will turn itself into an AP.

NOTE :The function of the physical WPS button (default function is AP clone) follows the Operation Mode setting in WPS configuration, meaning that clicking this physical button will perform the action as set in Operation Mode.

Web UI:

Under WIRELESS SETTINGS > WPS, for Operation Mode, click on the AP Clone option. Click Apply to start the process. Do this on both the source AP and the target client to complete the AP Clone process.

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5.7

Administration

5.7.1

Management (System Management)

Administrator Settings

Item

Account

Password

Confirm Password

Description

Enter the name for login. The default name is “root”.

Enter the password for login. The default password is “root”.

Enter the password again.

5.7.2

Upgrade firmware

This page provides the firmware upgrade function. settings.

5.7.3

Settings management

You might save system settings by exporting them to a configuration file. Restore them by importing the file, or reset them to factory default.

Click the browse button to browse the file. Click the “Open” button to select the file. The upgrade process takes about 1 minute. DO NOT POWER OFF the device during the process. In order to continue configuration, please refresh the PC web-browser to reflect new upgraded FW

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5.7.4

Status

The page shows system status information.

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5.7.5

Statistics

Administrator Settings

Item Description

Memory total This is the total memory size for this device.

Memory left This displays the available memory size.

All interfaces

The “Rx Packet”, “Rx Byte”, “Tx Packet” and “Tx Byte” show the status of all interfaces, including

“Ethernet and Wireless”.

5.7.6

System log

Access the system log with this window. For technical support, copy and save the log to text file and send it to the technical service. Click “Refresh” button to refresh the page or “Clear” button to clear the log.

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5.8

Channel Number

5.8.1

The following table lists the available frequencies (in MHz) for the 2.4 GHz radio.

Channel No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

10

11

12

7

8

9

13

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Frequency Region Domain

2412 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2417 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2422 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2427 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2432 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2437 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2442 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2447 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2452 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2457 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2462 Americas, Taiwan, EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2467 EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2472 EMEA, Japan, Australia and China

2484 Japan, only in 802.11b mode

*: EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

The available channel is set by the factory according to region of distribution and cannot be changed by the user. For example, the available channel of the American model is from Channel

1-11.

5.8.2

The following table lists the available frequencies (in MHz) for the 5 GHz radio.

Channel Frequency

36

40

44

48

52

5180

5200

5220

5240

5260

56

60

64

100

104

108

112

116

120

124

5280

5300

5320

5500

5520

5540

5560

5580

5600

5620

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

United

States

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DFS

DFS

DFS

No

No

Germany

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

France

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

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128

132

136

140

149

153

157

161

165

5640

5660

5680

5700

5745

5760

5785

5805

5825

No

DFS

DFS

DFS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

No

No

No

No

No

DFS

DFS

DFS

DFS

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6 Enhance PLC Performance

Since the Powerline device delivers data over the existing electrical wiring in the house, the actual performance may be affected by several factors such as electrical noises or wiring length.

To improve PLC performance, please refer to below recommendations:

AC outlets connection

- Avoid connecting the PLC device to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or backup power supply device. For the best result, connect the adaptor directly to a wall outlet as recommended.

- Avoid connecting high-power consuming appliances to the same wall outlet.

For better performance, the following connection is recommended. See the following illustration:

The following connections are NOT recommended:

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Connection via Power Strip

If the user intends to connect the PLC device with a power strip, make sure the power strip does not support a noise filter or a surge protector.

Electrical Interference

Some household appliances may produce noise emission. If noise emission is spread over the electrical wiring, it will affect the PLC’s performance. For the best results, connect an electrical noise filter with appliances such as:

• Battery chargers (including cell phone chargers)

• Hair dryers

• Power drills

• Halogen light

• Vacuum cleaner

• Lights or lamps with touch-sensitivity feature supported

Electrical Wiring

The PLC device delivers data over existing electrical wiring in the house. Actual PLC data transfer rate might vary including the transmission distance between the two PLC adapters.

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7 Specifications

Neurona AX821 ConnectedLife Wi-Fi Booster

Standards

Maximum Throughput

Frequency band

WLAN transceiver spec

Wi-Fi mode

Security mode

Antenna type

LAN port

AC input

Power consumption

WLAN: IEEE 802.11 b/g, IEEE 802.11n

LAN: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Powerline: HomePlug AV 1.0

WLAN to Ethernet: up to 93 Mbps (Under 802.11n 40MHz)

Powerline to Ethernet: TCP: 92 Mbps

WLAN: 2.4~2.4835GHz

PLC: 2~ 68MHz

RF Power:

802.11b TX: 16 dBm +/- 1.5dB (typ.)@1Mbps

802.11g TX : 16 dBm +/- 1.5dB (typ.)@6Mbps

802.11n TX : 14 dBm +/- 1.5dB (typ.)@6.5Mbps

802.11n TX : 13 dBm +/- 1.5dB (typ.)@13.5Mbps

Sensitivity:

802.11b RX: -82 dBm(typ.)@11Mbps

802.11g RX: -70 dBm(typ.)@54Mbps

802.11n RX(20MHz): -67dBm(typ.)@ 72.2Mbps

802.11n RX(40MHz): -64dBm(typ.)@ 150Mbps

Physical Data Rate:

802.11b: 1,2, 5.5, 11Mbps

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps

802.11n (20MHz): MCS0~7, Up to 72.2Mbps

802.11n (40MHz): MCS0~7, Up to 150Mbps

Wireless AP+ Bridge mode (Default)

WLAN

WPS PBC / PIN code, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK

PLC

128-bit AES

2T2R

1 port

100 - 240 V

50-60Hz

5.28W @ 220V

4.52W @ 110V

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LEDs

Buttons

PLC PHY Rate

POWER LED (Green);

PLC Link/Activity LED (Green);

Wireless & Security LED (dual color);

Ethernet (Green)

WPS

GROUP/Pairing

Power on/off

RESET

500 Mbps

PLC Modulation OFDM (QAM 8/16/64/256/1024/4096, BPSK, QPSK, ROBO)

PLC Distance AC Wire : up to 300 meters

Max. dev in a PLC network

Group

8/16 (Active/Total)

Temperature

Relative Humidity

Operating: 0~40 ; Storage: -20~60

Operating: 10~85% Non-Condensing ,

Storage: 5~90% Non-Condensing

56 x 105 x 48(H) mm Dimension

Certification FCC, CE, CE-LVD, RoHS, WEEE

500Mbps Powerline Ethernet Bridge

RJ-45 port

PHY Rate

Max Data Rate

Frequency Band

Access Methods

Modulation

Other FW Features

1 port

500Mbps

TCP : 95 Mbps, UDP : 95 Mbps

2 to 28 MHz, 30 to 68 MHz

TDMA and priority-based CSMA/CA channel access schemes

Supports OFDM 4096/1024/256/64/16/8-QAM, QPSK, BPSK and ROBO

* Dynamic channel adaptation and channel estimation maximizes throughput in harsh channel conditions,

* Advanced Turbo Code Forward Error Correction,

* HomePlug® AV MAC: TDMA and priority based CSMA/CA channel access schemes,

* Integrated Quality of Service (QoS) Enhancements

* Supports IGMP managed multicast sessions.

AC Wire : up to 300 meters Transmission Distance

LAN Standards 100 BASE-TX, 10 BASE-T,

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PLC Standard

Computer OS

IEEE 1901 compliant /HomePlug AV1.1

OS independent

Max. dev in a network Group 8 Active/ 16 Total

IGMP

Encryption

LEDs

Temperature

Relative Humidity

Power Source

Power consumption

Support for IPv4/IGMP v1,v2,v3 snooping

Support for IPv6 and MLD v1,v2 snooping

128-bit AES Link Encryption with key management

Power(green), PLC Link/Activity(green), Ethernet Link/Activity (green)

Operating: 0~40 ℃; Storage: -20~60 ℃

Operating: 10~85% Non-Condensing , Storage: 5~90% Non-Condensing

100 ~ 240 VAC 50/60Hz

Full load : (230 VAC) = 2.2W;

Standby mode: <0.5W

CE, CE-LVD, FCC Class B, IC, RoHS Certification

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