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Chapter I: Product Information................................................................ 3 1-1 Product Introduction ....................................................................... 3 1-2 Safety Information.......................................................................... 3 1-3 System Requirements ..................................................................... 4 1-4 Package Contents ........................................................................... 4 1-5 Access point description .................................................................. 5 Chapter II: System and Network Setup.................................................... 6 2-1 Installing the access point in your Network ........................................ 6 2-2 Connecting to the access point via web browser ................................. 6 2-2-1 Windows 95/98/Me IP address setup .......................................... 7 2-2-2 Windows 2000/XP IP address setup ............................................ 8 2-2-3 Windows Vista IP address setup ................................................. 9 2-3 View System Status and Information............................................... 11 2-4 Select an Operating Mode for Wireless Access Point .......................... 12 2-4-1 AP Mode................................................................................ 13 2-4-2 Station-Infrastructure ............................................................. 14 2-4-2-1 Wireless Site Survey ............................................................ 15 2-4-3 Universal Repeater ................................................................. 16 2-4-4 AP Bridge-Point to Point Mode .................................................. 17 2-4-5 AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point Mode .......................................... 18 2-4-5 AP Bridge-WDS Mode .............................................................. 19 2-5 Wireless Security .......................................................................... 20 2-5-1 Disable Security ..................................................................... 20 2-5-2 WPA Pre-shared Key ............................................................... 21 2-5-3 WEP ..................................................................................... 22 2-5-4 WPA RADIUS ......................................................................... 23 2-6 Advanced Wireless Settings............................................................ 24 2-7 RADIUS Server ............................................................................. 26 2-8 WPS Setting................................................................................. 28 Chapter III: Toolbox .............................................................................. 30 3-1 System Utilities ............................................................................ 30 3-1-1 Change Password ................................................................... 30 3-1-2 IP Address of the Wireless Access Point..................................... 30 3-1-3 DHCP Server.......................................................................... 31 3-2 Configuration Backup and Restore................................................... 32 3-3 Firmware Upgrade ........................................................................ 33 3-4 System Reset ............................................................................... 34
Chapter IV: Appendix ............................................................................. 35 4-1 Hardware Specification .................................................................. 35 4-2 GNU GPL License Information ......................................................... 36
Chapter I: Product Information
1-1 Product Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this wireless access point! With this highly cost-efficient wireless access point, computers and wireless devices which are compatible with 802.11 Draft-N can connect to an existing wired Ethernet network, at the speed of 300Mbps. Easy install procedures allows any computer user to setup a network environment in a very short time - within minutes, even inexperienced users. Just follow the instructions given in this user manual, you can complete the setup procedure and release the power of this access point all by yourself!
Other features of this access point include:
• • • • • • • • Compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/Draft-N wireless network standard - works with other 802.11b/g/Draft-N wireless devices. High speed wireless network, six times faster than conventional 802.11g wireless network (up to 300Mbps). Allow wireless devices to connect to existing wired network and share network resources. Supports DHCP server function. Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless data encryption. Supports MAC address filtering (Only allow specific wireless device of your choice to connect to this access point). Supports RADIUS server, only allow users listed in your authorization server to use wireless network. Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), simplifies wireless client setup procedures. Even inexperienced user can setup wireless network without network technician’s help! (WL-331 only) Easy to use web-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) for network configuration and management purposes.
1-2 Safety Information
In order to keep the safety of users and your properties, please follow the following safety instructions: 1. This access point is designed for indoor use only; DO NOT place this access point outdoor. 2. DO NOT put this access point at or near hot or humid places, like kitchen or bathroom. Also, do not left this access point in the car in summer. 3. DO NOT place this access point in between other devices; do not place it on top of other devices, or underneath other devices. 4. DO NOT pull any connected cable with force; disconnect it from the access point first. 5. If you want to place this access point at high places or hang on the wall, please make sure the access point is firmly secured. Falling from high places would damage the access point and its accessories, and warranty will be void.
An available AC power socket (100 – 240 V. or Safari web browser). or other flammable materials. DO NOT disassemble the access point. are danger to small children under 3 years old. 1 pcs) 3dBi Dipole Antenna (2 pcs) User manual (1 pcs) A/C power adapter (1 pcs) . please contact your dealer of purchase and ask for help. Accessories of this access point. please check if there’s anything missing in the package. They may put the small parts in their nose or month and it could cause serious damage to them. or contact an experienced electrical technician for help. 50/60Hz) 1-4 Package Contents Before you starting to use this access point. cloth. KEEP THIS ACCESS POINT OUT THE REACH OF CHILDREN! 7. If you smell something strange or even see some smoke coming out from the access point or power supply. 1-3 System Requirements • • • Computer or network devices with wired or wireless network interface card. remove the power supply or switch the electrical power off immediately.7 or above. 9. and call dealer of purchase for help. 10. DO NOT put this access point on paper. Netscape Navigator 4. Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer 4. DO NOT use your hand to pick it up. Switch the electrical power off before you do anything. warranty will be void. 8. If you found that the access point is not working properly.0 or above. like antenna and power supply. The access point will become hot when being used for long time (This is normal and is not a malfunction). If the access point falls into water when it’s powered. Opera web browser. and contact your dealer of purchase to claim for missing items: • • • • Wireless Access point (main body. There’s no user-serviceable part inside the access point.6.
Start WPS function. Local Area Network (LAN) port. Wireless LAN activity (transferring or receiving data).1-5 Access point description Front Panel LED PWR Status On On Off Flashing On Off Flashing Description The access point is switched on and correctly powered. Reset the router to factory default settings (clear all settings). connects to A/C power adapter. (WL-331 only) Wireless network is switched off. WPS (WL-331 only) LAN . Press this button for less than 5 seconds to start the WPS function. LAN port is connected LAN port is not connected LAN activity (transferring or receiving data) WLAN LAN Rear Panel Item Antennas Power Reset Description Two reverse-SMA antenna connectors. Press this button and hold for 10 seconds to restore all settings to factory defaults. for use with the supplied 3dBi detachable antennas. Wireless WPS mode is enabled. Power connector.
Please check all LEDs on the front panel. Before you can connect to the access point and start configuration procedures. and then connect it to the ‘Power’ socket of the access point. please follow the following instructions to configure your computer to use dynamic IP address: If the operating system of your computer is: Windows Windows Windows Windows 95/98/Me 2000 XP Vista please please please please go go go go to to to to section section section section 2-2-1 2-2-2 2-2-3 2-2-4 . your computer must be able to get an IP address automatically (use dynamic IP address). LAN LEDs should be on if the access point is correctly connected to an ADSL modem. If it’s set to use static IP address. router or switch/hub. 2-2 Connecting to the access point via web browser After the network connection is built.Chapter II: System and Network Setup 2-1 Installing the access point in your Network Please follow the following instruction to build the network connection between your new wireless access point and your computers. Connect the access point to ADSL modem. Connect the A/C power adapter to the wall socket. please recheck the cabling. the next step you should do is setup the access point with proper network parameters. 2. or jump to ‘4-2 Troubleshooting’ for possible reasons and solution. so it can work properly in your network environment. ‘PWR’ LED should be lit. or any LED you expected is not on. If PWD LED is not on. or switch/hub in your network through the LAN port of the access point by Ethernet cable. or you’re unsure. router. network devices: 1. 3.
2.168. and Network window will appear.0. Click the ‘Start’ button (it should be located at the lower-left corner of your computer). then click ‘Properties’. Select ‘TCP/IP’. Select ‘Specify an IP address’.255.0 Click ‘OK’ when finished. Double-click the Network icon.2 255.255. then click control panel.2-2-1 Windows 95/98/Me IP address setup 1. . then input the following settings in respective field: IP address: Subnet Mask: 192.
0 Click ‘OK’ when finish. Click ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your computer). double click Local Area Connection. then click ‘Properties’ 2.255. . then input the following settings in respective field: IP address: Subnet Mask: 192. then click control panel. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections icon. Select ‘Use the following IP address’.2 255. and Local Area Connection Properties window will appear.0.168. Select ‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’.2-2-2 Windows 2000/XP IP address setup 1.255.
0 . and then click ‘Properties’ 2. Right-click Local Area Network. Click the ‘Start’ button (it should be located at lower-left corner of your computer). then click Manage Network Connections. The Local Area Connection Properties window will appear. Click View Network Status and Tasks. then select ‘Properties’.255.168. select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)’.0. then click control panel. then input the following settings in respective field: IP address: Subnet Mask: Click ‘OK’ when finish.255. 192.2-2-3 Windows Vista IP address setup 1.2 255. Select ‘Use the following IP address’.
Please retype user name and password again. Press the ‘OK’ button to see the web management interface of this access point: NOTE: If you can’t see the web management interface. . and the default password is ‘admin’. The following dialog should be shown: Please input user name and password in the field respectively. and you’re being prompted to input user name and password again. and press the ‘Enter’ key. Please start your web browser. please go to ‘4-2 Troubleshooting’ to perform a factory reset.234’ in the address bar. The default user name is ‘admin’.0. and input ‘192.2-2-5 Connecting to Web Management Interface All functions and settings of this access point must be configured via the web management interface. it means you didn’t input username and password correctly.168. to set the password back to default value. If you’re certain about the user name and password you type are correct.
All system and network related information of this access point will be displayed here. Displays hardware version. and the system status and information will be displayed.2-3 View System Status and Information After you connected to the access point by web browser. it can not be modified by user) Displays the number of connected wireless client Displays Displays Displays Displays the the the the IP address of this wireless access point net mask of IP address IP address of default gateway MAC address of LAN interface . You can click ‘Home’ on the left. If you want to perform firmware upgrade. the first thing you see is ‘Status and Information’ page. The information is very helpful when you want to know the detailed information of your access point. Displays current wireless operating mode (see next Section) Displays current ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless access point) Displays current wireless channel number Displays current wireless security setting Displays current BSSID (a set of unique identification name of this access point. this number will help you to determine if you need such upgrade. and when you try to fix the communication problem between this access point and other wired / wireless computer / devices. as shown below: Up time Hardware Version Runtime Code Version Mode ESSID Channel Number Security BSSID Associated Clients IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway MAC address Displays the total passed time since the wireless access point is powered. This information is helpful when you need online help from the dealer of purchase. Displays current firmware version.
2-4 Select an Operating Mode for Wireless Access Point This access point can be operated in different modes. The access point can act as Station and AP at the same time. and there are 3 operating modes available: AP Access point mode. you can click ‘Basic Setting’ to select an operating mode you want to meet for different needs: You can click ‘Mode’ dropdown menu to select operating mode. This product can act as a wireless range extender that will help you to extend the networking wirelessly. StationInfrastructure Universal Repeater . Enable the Ethernet device such us TV and Game player connected to the access point to a wireless client. allows wireless clients to connect to access point and exchange data with the devices connected to the wired network. It can use Station function to connect to a Root AP and use AP function to service all wireless clients within its coverage.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE. Hereafter. please refrain from using the same channel number Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup window will appear which contains the information about all wireless clients connected to this access point. Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless access point) here. Please select a channel number you wish to use. By selecting different band setting. and exchange data between them. After you finish with setting.11b/g/Draft-N wireless devices and wired Ethernet network. . When in AP mode. please click ‘Apply’. When you select ‘AP’. You can click ‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep information up-to-date. If you know a certain channel number is being used by other wireless access points nearby. this access point acts as a bridge between 802. the following options will be displayed: Band Main ESSID Channel Number Associated Clients Please select the wireless band you wish to use. you can click ‘Continue’ to go back to the previous page and continue configuring the Access Point. You can input up to 32 alphanumerical characters. The WL-331 Access Point uses “AP Mode” as default setting. you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band. or click the ‘Apply’ button again to restart the wireless access point and save the current changes.2-4-1 AP Mode This is the most common mode.
Band Main ESSID Site Survey WLAN MAC Auto MAC Clone Please select the wireless band you wish to use. For some applications. the access point will automatically clone the MAC address of the wireless clients which is the first one to associate to the access point while the access point is powered on.2-4-2 Station-Infrastructure In this mode. You can input up to 32 alphanumerical characters. If this function is enabled. you can connect the access point to Ethernet device such us TV and Game player to enable the Ethernet device be a wireless station and join to a wireless network through an access point or AP router. you can simply press ‘Clone Mac address’ button to fill the MAC address field with the MAC address of your computer. Click ‘Select Site Survey’ button. By selecting different band setting. It will list all available access points near by. Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless access point) here. When you use this access point as a wireless station for Ethernet network device to have wireless capability. you have to associate it with a working access point. you may need to designate a specific MAC address for the access point. you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band. . You can select one access point in the table and it will join wireless LAN through this access point. Please go to Section 2-4-2-1 for more information about the ‘Wireless Site Survey Table’. PLEASE NOTE THAT ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE. Please enter the MAC address here. If you are connecting the access point to a computer. then a “Wireless Site Survey Table” will pop up.
Select Channel SSID BSSID Encryption Authentication Signal Mode Refresh Connection Click the radio button to select the access point. the connection quality is better. . Display the wireless modes include 11b. you have to go to ‘2-7 Wireless Security’ to set the same security with the access point you want to associate. Display the BSSID (MAC Address) of the access point. Select an access point and click this button to choose the network. Display the encryption setting of the access points. If you have selected the access point with security setting. 11b/g or 11b/g/n or 11n only of the access points.2-4-2-1 Wireless Site Survey The table will list the access points nearby as the access point is set to Station mode. Display to channel number of the access point. Display the SSID name of the access point. The signal strength of each access point will be displayed here. you can select one of the access points to associate. Click this button to refresh the table. The signal strength is stronger. The SSID name of the access point you have selected will be displayed in the Main SSID in the Basic Setting page. Display the authentication type of the access point.
the access point can act as a wireless repeater. Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless access point) here. By selecting different band setting. It will list all available access points near by. You can select one access point in the table and the access point will join wireless LAN through this access point. this device can act as a station to connect to a Root AP. this access point will demodulate the received signal.2-4-3 Universal Repeater In this mode. You can input up to 32 alphanumerical characters. Please select a channel number you wish to use. then a “Wireless Site Survey Table” will pop up. Click ‘Select Site Survey’ button. The output power of this mode is the same as that of WDS and normal AP mode. PLEASE NOTE THAT ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE. checking if this signal is noise for the operating network then have the signal modulated and amplified again. . It can use Station function to connect to a Root AP and use AP function to service all wireless stations within its coverage. Band MAIN SSID Channel Number Associated Clients Root AP SSID Select Site Survey Please select the wireless band you wish to use. you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band. You should assign the SSID of the Root AP here or click ‘Select Site Survey’ button to choose a Root AP. it can be Station and AP at the same time. NOTE: For Repeater Mode. The WL-330 Universal Repeater uses this mode as default setting. The channel number must be same with another wireless access point you wish to connect Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup window will appear which contains the information about all wireless clients connected to this access point. You can click ‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep information up-to-date In ‘Universal Repeater’ mode.
You can use this mode to connect a network to another network which is physically isolated. Please select a channel number you wish to use. 802. please click ‘Apply’. If you want to allow 802. .4GHz (G).2-4-4 AP Bridge-Point to Point Mode In this mode.11b. The channel number must be same with another wireless access point you wish to connect Please input the MAC address of the wireless access point you wish to connect Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link. By selecting different band setting. you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band. If you select 2. or 2.11g band will be able to connect to this access point. or click the ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless access point. 802. You can click the ‘Continue’ button to go back to the previous page and continue changing other settings. the settings you made are successfully saved.11 Draft-N. Please note that when you set your access point to this mode. then only wireless clients using 802. and 802. Channel Number MAC address 1 Set Security After you finish with setting. If you select 2. only wireless clients using the wireless band you select (802. and all wired Ethernet clients of both wireless access points will be connected together.4GHz (N). it will not accept regular wireless clients anymore. Please refer to Section 2-7 for detailed descriptions.11g. Hereafter. or 802.11g) will be able to connect to this access point.11 Draft-N clients to connect to this access point.4GHz (B). a new popup window will appear.4GHz (B+G+N).4GHz (B+G). the following options will be displayed: Band Please select the wireless band you wish to use. When you select ‘AP Bridge-Point to Point’.11b and 802.11b. 2. select 2. The changes will take effect after about 30 seconds. this wireless access point will connect to another wireless access point which uses the same mode.
select 2.11b.2-4-5 AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point Mode In this mode. Please refer to Section 2-7 for detailed descriptions. the settings you made are successfully saved. The changes will take effect after about 30 seconds. and 802. a new popup window will appear. If you select 2.4GHz (B+G+N).11g. then only wireless clients using 802. 802. If you want to allow 802.11b and 802. Channel Number MAC address 14 Set Security After you finish with setting. Hereafter.4GHz (N). You can click the ‘Continue’ button to go back to the previous page and continue changing other settings. By selecting different band setting. and all wired Ethernet clients of every wireless access points will be connected together. 802. If you select 2. it will not accept regular wireless clients anymore.11 Draft-N clients to connect to this access point.4GHz (B+G). the following options will be displayed: Band Please select the wireless band you wish to use. only wireless clients using the wireless band you select (802. or 2. this wireless access point will connect to up to four wireless access points which uses the same mode.11g band will be able to connect to this access point.4GHz (G). When you select ‘AP Bridge-Point to Multi-Point’. Please note that when you set your access point to this mode. Please select a channel number you wish to use. . you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band.11 Draft-N.11b. or click the ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless access point. You can use this mode to connect a network to other networks which is physically isolated. 2.4GHz (B). or 802. please click ‘Apply’.11g) will be able to connect to this access point. The channel number must be same with another wireless access point you wish to connect Please input the MAC address of the wireless access point you wish to connect Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link.
You can input up to 32 alphanumerical characters.11b. The changes will take effect after about 30 seconds. Please input the ESSID (the name used to identify this wireless access point) here. If you select 2. or 2.4GHz (N). When you select ‘AP Bridge-WDS’.4GHz (B).2-4-5 AP Bridge-WDS Mode In this mode. or 802. The channel number must be same with another wireless access point you wish to connect Click ‘Show Active Clients’ button and a new popup window will appear which contains the information about all wireless clients connected to this access point.11g. and 802. When you use this mode. Hereafter. For detailed descriptions of the function.4GHz (B+G). please refer to Section 2-4-1-1. you’ll be able to allow or deny the wireless client of a certain band. Please select a channel number you wish to use. a new popup window will appear. or click the ‘Apply’ button to restart the wireless access point. this access point is still able to accept wireless clients. By selecting different band setting. up to four SSIDs can be set. PLEASE NOTE THAT ESSID IS CASE SENSITIVE. MAIN ESSID Multiple ESSID Channel Number Associated Clients MAC address 1-4 Set Security After you finish with setting.11g) will be able to connect to this access point. If you want to allow 802.11 Draft-N clients to connect to this access point. this wireless access point will connect to up to four wireless access points which uses the same mode. please click this button. The access point supports multiple SSID function. then only wireless clients using 802. select 2. 2.4GHz (B+G+N).11b and 802. You can click the ‘Continue’ button to go back to the previous page and continue changing other settings. 802. 802. the following options will be displayed: Band Please select the wireless band you wish to use. Please refer to Section 2-7 for detailed descriptions.11b. Please input the MAC address of the wireless access point you wish to connect Click this button to select an encryption mode for this wireless link. and all wired Ethernet clients of every wireless access points will be connected together. You can use this mode to connect a network to other networks which is physically isolated. only wireless clients using the wireless band you select (802. the settings you made are successfully saved.11g band will be able to connect to this access point.11 Draft-N. please click ‘Apply’. You can click ‘Refresh’ button in popup window to keep information up-to-date. . If you want to configure additional SSIDs.4GHz (G). If you select 2.
WEP. When you use data encryption. data transferred by radio signals in the air will become unreadable for those people who don’t know correct encryption key (encryption password). 4. and WPA Radius. 2. There are several things you can do to improve wireless security: 1. wireless encryption for the network is disabled. numbers. Never use simple words as encryption password. Change encryption password when you’ve used it for too long time. Please refer to the following sections for detailed instructions. and alphabets will greatly improve security. Use the random combination of symbols. Please remember it’s very important to set wireless security settings properly! Without a proper setting. which could cause serious problem. Use WPA when possible . After you finish with setting. hackers and intruders may gain access to your local network and do something bad to your computers and servers. . Always enable data encryption. Only disable it when you want to open your wireless access point to the public. There are four types of security level you can select: Disable (no security .it's much safer than WEP. 2-5-1 Disable Security When you select ‘Disable’.data encryption disabled). please click ‘Apply’. 3. WPA Pre-shared Key.2-5 Wireless Security This wireless access point provides many types of wireless security (wireless data encryption).
and it’s recommended to use this encryption method to ensure the safety of your data. but you have to make sure your wireless client support the cipher you selected. WPA2 (AES).2-5-2 WPA Pre-shared Key WPA Pre-shared key is the safest encryption method currently. please click ‘Apply’. . Please select the format of pre-shared key here. After you finish with setting. You can select one of them. available options are ‘Passphrase’ (8 to 63 alphanumerical characters) and ‘Hex (64 hexadecimal characters – 0 to 9 and a to f). Please input pre-shared key according to the key format you selected here. the following messages will be displayed: WPA Unicast Cipher Suite Pre-shared Key Format Pre-shared Key Available options are: WPA (TKIP). For security reason. When you select ‘WPA pre-shared key’ as encryption type. and WPA2 Mixed. don’t use simple words).
so WEP is still a good choice for you if you have such kind of client in your network environment. There are two types of key format: ASCII and Hex. if you select ’64-bit’ as key length. and A-F.1x user authentication. You can use any alphanumerical characters (0-9. they should not be same with each other. If you don’t know which one you should use. please click ‘Apply’. you’ll see the message at the right side of ‘Key Format’ is ‘Hex (10 characters). and you can decide which key is being used by default here. and if you select ‘Hex’ as key format. When you select ‘WEP’ as encryption type. After you finish with setting.2-5-3 WEP WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a common encryption mode. Using ‘128-bit’ is safer than ’64-bit’. You must enter at least one encryption key here. Input WEP key characters here. you can use characters 0-9.1x Authentication There are two types of WEP key length: 64-bit and 128-bit. Check this box to enable 802. But if you need higher level of security. but will reduce some data transfer performance. a-z. it’s safe enough for home and personal use. the number of characters must be the same as the number displayed at ‘Key Format’ field. For example. which means the length of WEP key is 10 characters. a-f. . You can set up to four sets of WEP key. and A-Z) if you select ‘ASCII’ key format. select ‘Key 1’. the number of characters of key will be displayed. the following messages will be displayed: Key Length Key Format Default Tx Key Encryption Key 1 to 4 Enable 802. However. and ‘Hex’ as key format. When you select a key format. some wireless clients don’t support WPA. and if you entered multiple WEP keys. please consider using WPA encryption (see next Section). but only support WEP.
you can check the identify of every wireless client by user database.1x user authentication. Please input the password of RADIUS authentication server here. Please refer to the specification of your wireless client to decide which encryption type you should use. the value in following three fields will be ignored.1x Authentication RADIUS Server IP address RADIUS Server Port RADIUS Server Password Uses built-in RADIUS Server (refer to next Section) instead of external RADIUS server. and the following options will be displayed: Use internal MD5 RADIUS Server Enable 802.1x Authentication’ box when you select ‘Disable’ or ‘WEP’ as encryption type. 2-5-5 802. please click ‘Apply’.1x Authentication You can enable 802. AES is safer than TKIP. but not every wireless client supports it. When you select ‘WPA RADIUS’ as encryption type. If you check this box. After you finish with setting. Please input the IP address of RADIUS authentication server here. the following options will be displayed: WPA Unicast Cipher Suite You can select WPA encryption type here. Please input the port number of RADIUS authentication server here. Please input the password of RADIUS authentication server here. Uses built-in RADIUS Server (refer to Section 2-8) instead of external RADIUS server. If you have a RADIUS authentication server. Default value is 1812.1x user identification (based on RADIUS user authentication server) by checking ‘Enable 802. the value of internal RADIUS server fields will be ignored. Enable or disable the use of 802. Default value is 1812. If you check this box. Use internal MD5 RADIUS Server RADIUS Server IP address RADIUS Server Port RADIUS Server Password After you finish with setting. Please input the IP address of RADIUS authentication server here.2-5-4 WPA RADIUS WPA Radius is the combination of WPA encryption method and RADIUS user authentication. please click ‘Apply’. Please input the port number of RADIUS authentication server here. .
default value is 3 Set the wireless data transfer rate to a certain value. default value is 100 Set the DTIM period of wireless radio.11 Draft-N clients. Do not modify default value if you don’t know what it is. default value is 2346 Set the RTS threshold of wireless radio. Do not modify default value if you don’t know what it is. Please note that all settings listed here are for experienced users only. and the following message will be displayed: Fragment Threshold RTS Threshold Beacon Interval DTIM Period Data Rate N Data Rate Channel Width Set the Fragment threshold of wireless radio. Do not modify default value if you don’t know what it is. Do not modify default value if you don’t know what it is. Do not change to ’20 MHz’ unless you know what it is. default value is 2347 Set the beacon interval of wireless radio. or the wireless performance will be reduced. if you’re not sure about the meaning and function of these settings. it’s not necessary to change this value unless you know what will happen after modification.2-6 Advanced Wireless Settings This wireless access point has many advanced wireless features. It’s suggested to select ‘Auto 20/40MHz’. Set the data rate of 802. please don’t modify them. . it’s safe to set this option to ‘Auto’ and it’s not necessary to change this value unless you know what will happen after modification. Select wireless channel width (bandwidth taken by wireless signals of this access point). You can click ‘Advanced Setting’ on the left to enter advanced settings menu. available options are MCS 0 to MCS 15. Since most of wireless devices will negotiate with each other and pick a proper data transfer rate automatically.
and others. please click ‘Apply’. so only people those who know the ESSID of your wireless access point can get connected. to give higher priority to applications which require instant responding. TX Power You can set the output power of wireless radio. Preamble Type . Broadcast Decide if the wireless access point will broadcast its own ESSID ESSID or not.11g wireless access points. This will enhance security (malicious / unknown users in distance will not be able to reach your wireless access point). default setting is ‘Short Preamble’. Unless you’re using this wireless access point in a really big space. like audio/video streaming. CTS Protect Enabling this setting will reduce the chance of radio signal collisions between 802. which can improve the performance of certain network applications. Do not modify default value if you don’t know what it is. You can hide the ESSID of your wireless access point (set the option to ‘Disable’). network telephony (VoIP). It’s recommended to set this option to ‘Auto’. After you finish with setting. the access point will define the priority of different kinds of data. you may not have to set output power to 100%.11b and 802. WMM WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) technology. Therefore you can improve the performance of such network applications. When you enable WMM function.Set the type of preamble of wireless radio.
You can also click ‘Reset’ button to uncheck all ‘Select’ boxes. If you want to delete Authentication Client . If you want to delete one or more users. re-type password in corresponding field. Please input client IP. You can click ‘Reset’ to clear the text you typed in above three fields. re-type secret key in corresponding field. click ‘Radius Server’ on the left of web management interface. and click ‘Delete Selected’ button. You can click ‘Reset’ to clear the text you typed in above three fields. you can use the ‘Radius Server’ function to use the internal mini radius server to improve security and wireless user control. you can click ‘Delete All’ button to delete all users in radius server database. and click ‘Add’ button to add the user to radius server database. If the number of user and/or IP address you need is more than this. You can add allowed radius client IP address here. and the following information will be displayed: Enable Radius Server User Profile Check this box to enable internal radius server function. If your wireless client supports 802.1x user authentication. Please input username. The internal radius server only supports 96 users and 16 IP addresses. check ‘Select’ box of that user. You can add or delete radius user here. All current IP addresses will be listed here. password. radius server provides user-based authentication. secret key. and click ‘Add’ button to add the IP address to radius server database. please use external radius server. To setup internal radius server.2-7 RADIUS Server Comparing to other wireless security measures. All current radius users will be listed here.
check ‘Select’ box of that address. and click ‘Delete Selected’ button. You can also click ‘Reset’ button to uncheck all ‘Select’ boxes. you can click ‘Delete All’ button to delete all addresses in radius server database. .one or more addresses.
(see Section 2-7 for detailed information). if you want to use PIN code. and the WPS will do the setup for you. This access point supports two types of WPS: Push-Button Configuration (PBC). ‘unConfigured’ message will be displayed her. and the following information will be displayed: Enable WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup Information Check this box to enable or disable WPS function All information related to WPS will be displayed here. they’re helpful when you’re setting up connections by WPS. The WL-330 Universal Repeater doesn’t support WPS. . you have to provide the PIN code of the wireless client you wish to connect to this access point and then switch the wireless client to WPS mode. you only have to press a button on wireless client and this access point. you have to switch this access point to WPS mode and push a specific button on the wireless client to start WPS mode. and PIN code. To use WPS function to set encrypted connection between this access point and WPSenabled wireless client by WPS. If data encryption settings of this access point has never been set. The detailed instructions are listed follow: Note: WPS function of this access point will not work for those wireless clients do not support WPS. click ‘WPS Setting’ on the left of web management menu. Note (2): The WPS function is only present in the WL-331 Access Point. or click ‘Start PBC’ button in the web configuration interface to do this. If you want to use PBC. WPS Status: Displays WPS status.2-8 WPS Setting (WL-331 only) Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the simplest way to build connection between wireless network clients and this access point. You can push Reset/WPS button of this access point. You don’t have to select encryption mode and input a long encryption passphrase every time when you need to setup a wireless client.
Click ‘Start PBC’ to start Push-Button style WPS setup procedure. The ‘WLAN’ LED on the access point will be steady on when this access point is waiting for incoming WPS request. all characters will be replaced by asterisk for security reason. Authentication Mode: The wireless security authentication mode of this access point will be displayed here. you must press ‘PBC’ button (hardware or software) of wireless client within 120 seconds. When ‘Registrar’ is enabled. This access point will wait for WPS requests from wireless clients for 2 minutes. the access point will auto set the security to WPA (AES) and generate a set of passphrase key for WPS connection. please press ‘PBC’ button (hardware or software) of this access point again. ‘Configured’ message will be displayed here. Self PinCode: This is the WPS PIN code of this access point. the access point will follow the wireless settings of wireless client for WPS connection. If encryption is not set on this access point. Config Mode Start PBC Start PIN NOTE: When you’re using PBC type WPS setup. When ‘Enrollee’ mode is enabled. Passphrase Key: Displays the WPA passphrase here. There are ‘Registrar’ and ‘Enrollee’ modes for the WPS connection. if you didn’t press PBC button of wireless client within this time period. the wireless clients will follow the access point’s wireless settings for WPS connection.if data encryption settings has been set before. . The ‘WLAN’ LED on the access point will be steady on for 2 minutes when this access point is waiting for incoming WPS request. nothing will be displayed here. If you don’t enable security function of the access point before WPS is activated. This code is useful when you need to build wireless connection by WPS with other WPS-enabled wireless devices. Please input the PIN code of the wireless client you via client wish to connect. SSID: Displays the SSID (ESSID) of this access point. and click ‘Start PIN’ button.
255. 3-1-1 Change Password You can change the password used to enter the web configuration menu of this wireless access point. Below are detailed descriptions of every control function. then input new password in both ‘New Password’ and ‘Re-Enter Password’ field. . please go to the bottom of this page and click ‘Apply’ 3-1-2 IP Address of the Wireless Access Point You can change the IP address of this wireless access point. you can press and hold ‘Reset/WPS’ button over 10 seconds to change the IP address back to default value if you forget the IP address you set. so it can become a part of your local network.234 / Subnet Mask 255. IP address management. and open the ‘System’ tab.168. Please input current password in ‘Current Password’ field.0. Please go to Toolbox. to access these functions.0. and DHCP server function. Default IP address is: 192.255. After you finish.Chapter III: Toolbox 3-1 System Utilities This access point provides some control functions including password. Please remember this address or you will not be able to connect the configuration menu of this wireless access point.
If you wish. . please select ‘Disable’. or there’s another DHCP server on the network this access point connects to. via Toolbox. and it’s enabled by default. After you finish. please open the ‘System’ tab. Please input the end IP address of the IP range. if you don’t want to use DHCP server function of this wireless access point. This is optional. Please input the start IP address of the IP range. Please choose a lease time (the duration that every computer can keep a specific IP address) of every IP address assigned by this access point from dropdown menu. please go to the bottom of this page and click ‘Apply’. Default Gateway IP Domain Name Server IP Start IP End IP Domain Name Lease Time Please input the IP address of default gateway of your network here. Please input the IP address of domain name server (DNS) here. please click ‘Apply’. After you finish. please select ‘Enabled’ in ‘DHCP Server’ option.If you want to activate the DHCP server function of this wireless access point. 3-1-3 DHCP Server This wireless access point is capable to act as a DHCP server for your network. If you want to deactivate this function. and see next Section for detailed instructions. you can also optionally input the domain name for your network.
so you can make several copied of access point configuration for security reason.3-2 Configuration Backup and Restore You can backup all configurations of this access point to a file. After the configuration is uploaded. and the following message will be displayed on your web browser: Here are descriptions of every buttons: Backup Settings Press ‘Save. and then click ‘Upload’ to transfer the configuration file to access point. default filename is ‘config. and restore the configuration of this access point back to factory default settings.bin’. please follow the following instructions: Please click ‘Configuration Tool’ on the left of web management interface. the access point’s configuration will be replaced by the file you just uploaded. To backup or restore access point configuration... you can save it as another filename for different versions.’ button. Restore Settings Restore to Factory Default . and keep it in a safe place. and you’ll be prompted to download the configuration as a file. Click this button to remove all settings you made. Press ‘Browse…’ to pick a previously-saved configuration file from your computer.
NOTE: Never interrupt the upgrade procedure by closing the web browser or physically disconnect your computer from the access point. and the following message will be displayed: Click ‘Browse’ button first. the firmware upgrade will fail.3-3 Firmware Upgrade If there are new firmware of this wireless access point available. and the access point will start the firmware upgrade procedure automatically. (Warranty voids if you interrupted the upgrade procedure). to get extra functions or problem fix. . If the firmware you uploaded is corrupt. click the ‘Apply’ button. and use it to upgrade your access point. Please download the latest firmware file from our website. please click ‘Upgrade’ on the left of web management interface. you’ll be prompted to provide the filename of firmware upgrade file. you can upload the firmware to the access point to change the firmware with new one. After a firmware upgrade file is selected. please be patient. The procedure may take several minutes. and you may have to return this access point to the dealer of purchase to ask for help. To perform firmware upgrade.
or click ‘Cancel’ to abort. please click ‘Reset’ on the left. To reset your access point. and a popup message will ask you again. this may help and solve the problem. and the following message will be displayed: Please click ‘Apply’. Please remember all connections between wireless client and this access point will be disconnected. if the access point is not responding. to make sure you really want to reset the access point: Click ‘OK’ to reset the access point. This function is useful when the access point is far from you or unreachable. you may have to switch it off by unplug the power plug and plug it back again after 10 seconds. However. . you can use this function to restart the access point.3-4 System Reset When you think the access point is not working properly.
11g:15dBm ± 1dBm. These 2 antennas are for signal transmitting and receiving) 12VDC.Chapter IV: Appendix 4-1 Hardware Specification SoC: RF: Flash: SDRAM: LAN Port: Antenna: Ralink RT2880 Ralink RT2820 4MB 16MB 10/100M UTP Port x 1 3dBi Detachable Dipole Antenna x 2 (2T2R Spatial Multiplexing MIMO configuration. 1A Switching Power Adapter 11n:15dBm ± 1dBm. 11b:17 ± 32~104°F (0 ~ 40°C) 10-90% (NonCondensing) FCC. CE Power: Transmit Power: 1dBm Temperature: Humidity: Certification: .
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