American Power Conversion 3-in-1 Wireless Mobile Router User Manual
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APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router

User’s Manual

990-2149Copyright © 2005 American Power Conversion. All rights reserved. American Power Conversion and TravelPower are registered trademarks of American Power

Conversion. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© Copyright 2005 American Power Conversion Corporation.

American Power Conversion Corporation is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island.

American Power Conversion, the American Power Conversion logo, and other American Power Conversion product name(s) are trademarks or registered trademarks of American Power Conversion Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product or service names mentioned in this document may be the trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

Contents

Preface v

Intended Audience v

Contents of this Manual v

Conventions and Typefaces Used in This Manual v

Copyright v

Software v

Regulatory Approvals vi

CE Standards vi

CE Marking Warning vi

Compliance Statement vi

Disclaimers vi

Trademarks vi

Additional Information vi

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Features 1-1

General 1-1

Wireless 1-1

Router Mode Features 1-1

Package Contents 1-2

Physical Features 1-2

Modes 1-3

Access Point (AP) Mode 1-4

AP/Router Mode 1-4

Config Mode 1-5

Client Mode 1-5

Chapter 2: The Initial Configuration 1

Requirements 2-1

How to Perform the Initial Configuration 2-1

Using The System Setup Screen 2-3

Using The Config File Screen 2-4

Upgrading the Firmware 2-5

Chapter 3: Configuring the Router for Access Point (AP) Mode 3-1

Connecting the Router to a Wired or Wireless Network 3-1

Using the Wireless Security Screen 3-2

The Wireless Security (WEP) Screen 3-3

The Wireless Security (WPA-PSK) Screen 3-4

Using the Trusted Wireless Stations Screen 3-5

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Chapter 4: Configuring the Router for AP/Router Mode 4-1

Connecting in AP/Router Mode 4-1 Using the AP/Router Setup Screen 4-2

The Wireless Security Screen 4-4

Security System: WEP 4-4 Security System: WPA-PSK 4-5

The Trusted Wireless Stations Screen 4-6

The Ethernet (WAN) Port Configuration Screen 4-7

Connection Type: Travel Mode (Hotel) 4-7

Connection Types: PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and No Login 4-8

The Ethernet (WAN) Port Status 11

Fixed/Dynamic IP Address 4-11

Connection Status - PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) Screen 4-12 Connection Status - PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) Screen 4-14 Connection Status - L2TP Screen 4-15

Chapter 5: AP/Router Mode - Advanced Features 5-1

The Advanced Internet Screen 5-1

Communication Applications 5-1

Port Forwarding 5-2

IP Address Seen by Internet Users 5-3

The Port Forwarding Screen 5-4

Using Self-defined Servers 5-5

Using Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Server) 5-6

The Network Diagnostics Screen 5-8

The Options Screen 5-9

The Advanced PC Database Screen 5-10

The Security Screen 5-12

Chapter 6: Configuring the Router for Client Mode 6-1

Connecting the Computer to the Router 6-1

The Client Mode Setup Screen 6-2

The Wireless Client Profile Screen 6-3

Chapter 7: Operation and Usage 7-1

When Changing Modes 7-1

Using AP Mode 7-1

Using AP/Router Mode 7-2

Using Client Mode 7-3

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APPENDIX A. TROUBLESHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE A-1

General Problems A-1

Wireless Access — AP or AP/Router Mode A-1

Router Mode A-2

APPENDIX B. ABOUT WIRELESS LANS B-1

Modes for Wireless LANs B-1

Ad hoc Mode B-1 Infrastructure Mode B-1

Basic Service Set (BSS) and Extended Service Set (ESS) B-1

BSS B-1

ESS B-1 Channels B-2

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) B-2

APPENDIX C. SPECIFICATIONS C-1

Multi-Function APC 3-in-1 Wireless Mobile Router Specifications C-1

Wireless Interface Specifications C-1

Regulatory Approvals C-1

CE Standards C-1

CE Marking Warning C-1

Warranty C-2

Technical Support C-2

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LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. The APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router1-2

Figure 2. Access Point Mode Configuration 1-4

Figure 3. AP/Router Mode Configuration 1-4

Figure 4. Client Mode Configuration 1-5

Figure 5. The Mode Configuration Screen 2-2

Figure 6. The System Setup Screen 2-3

Figure 7. The Config File Screen 2-4

Figure 8. The Upgrade Firmware Screen 2-5

Figure 9. The AP Mode Setup Screen 3-1

Figure 10. The Wireless Security Screen (AP Mode - WEP) 3-3

Figure 11. The Wireless Security Screen (WPA-PSK) 3-4

Figure 12. The Trusted Wireless Stations Screen (AP Mode) 3-5

Figure 13. The AP/Router Setup Screen 4-2

Figure 14. The Wireless Security Screen (AP Mode - WEP) 4-4

Figure 15. The Wireless Security Screen (WPA-PSK) 4-5

Figure 16. The Trusted Wireless Stations Screen (AP/Router Mode) 4-6

Figure 17. The Ethernet (WAN) Port Configuration Screen (Travel Mode) 4-7

Figure 18. Ethernet Port Configuration (All Settings) 4-9

Figure 19. Connection Details (Fixed/Dynamic IP Address) 4-11

Figure 20. The PPPoE Status Screen 4-12

Figure 21. The PPTP Status Screen 4-14

Figure 22. The L2TP Status Screen 4-15

Figure 23. The Advanced Internet Screen 5-1

Figure 24. Port Forwarding 5-3

Figure 25. The Port Forwarding Screen 5-4

Figure 26. The DDNS Screen 5-6

Figure 27. The Network Diagnostics Screen 5-8

Figure 28. The Options Screen 5-9

Figure 29. The Advanced PC Database Screen 5-10

Figure 31. The Security Screen 5-12

Figure 32. The Client Mode Setup Screen 6-2

Figure 33. The Wireless Client Profile Screen 6-3

Figure 34. The AP/Router Setup Screen (annotated) 7-3

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Preface

The APC 3-in-1 Wireless Mobile Router User’s Manual provides information on configuring, setting up, and using the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router. It also provides information on troubleshooting common problems, background information about using wireless LANs, and specifications for the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router.

Intended Audience

This manual is designed for users who want to:

Use the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router

Configure and use the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router software

Contents of this Manual

The APC 3-in-1 Wireless Mobile Router User Manual contains seven chapters and three appendixes. Chapter 1,“Introduction,” provides an overview of the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router.

Chapter 2, “The Initial Configuration,” provides information about the initial configuration of the router. Chapter 3,“Configuring the Router for Access Point (AP) Mode,” provides setup information for the AP Mode. Chapter 4,“Configuring the Router for AP/Router Mode,” provides setup information for the AP/Router Mode.

Chapter 5, “AP/Router Mode - Advanced Features,” explains when and how to use the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router’s advanced features in AP/Router mode.

Chapter 6, “Configuring the Router for Client Mode,” provides configuration details for Client Mode.

Chapter 7, “Operation and Usage,” details the operation of the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router and the status screens.

Appendix A, “Troubleshooting and Maintenance,” covers some common problems that may be encountered while using the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router and provides some possible solutions to them.

Appendix B, “About Wireless LANs,” provides some background information about using wireless LANs. Appendix C,“Specifications,” provides APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router specifications.

Conventions and Typefaces Used in This Manual

Note: emphasizes a key point.

Caution: notifies users of potential damage to hardware or software.

Warning: notifies users of a potential to cause injury.

Bold indicates a screen, menu, field, mode, or key name, or is used for emphasis.

Courier indicates text that is typed into a Web browser or in response to a prompt.

Copyright

Copyright © 2005 American Power Conversion (APC). No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of:

American Power Conversion 32 Fairgrounds Road

West Kingston, RI 02892 1-800-800-4272

Software

This software was developed by Sercom for APC.

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