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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Regulatory Approvals

CE Standards

This product complies with the 73/23/EEC directives, including the following safety and EMC standards:

EN300328-2

EN301489-1/-17

EN60950

CE Marking Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

Compliance Statement

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Disclaimers

APC makes no representations or warranties with respect to the documentation herein described and especially disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, APC reserves the right to revise this documentation and to make changes from time to time in the content without obligation of APC to notify any person of such revisions or changes.

Some illustrations in this manual are representations only, and not actual depictions.

Trademarks

APC is a registered trademark of American Power Conversion.

All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Additional Information

For additional information about the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router, or for any documentation inquiries, consult the APC web site atwww.apc.com.

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Features

Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router and describes the following:

Features

Package Contents

Physical Features

Modes

Warning: Be careful when using the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router for an extended period of time, as the unit can become extremely hot.

Features

The APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router incorporates many advanced features, and is designed to provide sophisticated functions while being easy to use.

General

Compact Size. The APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router and its power supply are small and light, making them easy to move from one location to another as required.

Easy Setup. Use the Web browser for configuration. InConfig mode, the IP address of the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router is not required.

Configuration File Upload/Download. Save (download) the configuration data from the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router to the computer, and restore (upload) apreviously-savedconfiguration file to the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router. This feature makes it easy to change the configuration to match the current environment.

Wireless

Standards Compliant. The APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router complies with the IEEE802.11g (DSSS) and IEEE802.11b specifications for wireless LANs.

Supports both 802.11g and 802.11b Wireless Stations. The 802.11g standard provides for backward compatibility with the 802.11b standard, so both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless stations can be used simultaneously.

Speeds to 54 Mbps. All speeds up to the 802.11g maximum of 54 Mbps are supported.

WEP Support. Support for WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is included. Key sizes of 128 bit and 64 bit are supported.

WPA-PSK Support. TheWPA-PSKstandard for data encryption is supported. This standard provides better encryption than WEP.

Wireless MAC Access Control. The Wireless Access Control feature can check the MAC address (hardware address) of wireless stations to ensure that only trusted wireless stations can access the LAN.

Simple Configuration. If the default settings are unsuitable, they can be changed quickly and easily.

Router Mode Features

DHCP Server Support. DynamicHostConfigurationProtocol provides a dynamic IP address to PCs and other devices upon request. The APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router can act as aDHCP Server for PCs using the Access Point.

Shared LAN/WAN Access. All users on the wireless LAN can share the IP Address on the Ethernet port of the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router, providing shared access to the LAN or WAN. This process is called NAT (Network Address Translation).

Fixed or Dynamic IP Address. On the Ethernet (WAN) port connection, the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router supports both Dynamic IP address (IP address is allocated on connection) and Fixed IP address.

PPPoE, PPTP Support. On the Ethernet (WAN), port connection supports PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) and PPTP(Point-to-PointTunneling Protocol) login methods.

Communication Applications. Support for Internet communication applications, such as interactive Games, Telephony, and Conferencing applications, (often difficult to use when behind a firewall) is included.

Port Forwarding. This feature allows Internet users to access Internet servers on the LAN. The required setup is quick and easy.

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DDNS Support. DDNS (Dynamic DNS) allows Internet users to connect to Port Forwarding on the LAN using a domain name, even if the IP address is not fixed.

DMZ. One (1) computer on the local LAN can be configured to allow unrestricted2-waycommunication with servers or individual users on the Internet. This provides the ability to run programs which are incompatible with firewalls.

VPN Pass through Support. computers with VPN (Virtual Private Networking) software using PPTP, L2TP and IPSec are transparently supported; no configuration is required.

Network Diagnostics. Use the APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router to perform a Ping or DNS lookup.

Stateful Inspection Firewall. All incoming data packets are monitored and all incoming server requests are filtered, thus protecting the network from malicious attacks from external sources.

Protection against DoS attacks. DoS (Denial of Service) attacks can flood internet connections with invalid packets and connection requests, using so much bandwidth and so many resources that internet access becomes unavailable. The APC3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router incorporates protection against DoS attacks.

Package Contents

The following items are included with the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router:

The APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router Unit

5-Volt,2-AmpAC/DC Power Adapter

Category 6 (CAT6) Ethernet Cable

Quick Installation Guide

Documentation CD

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Power Cable

If any of the above items are damaged or missing, please contact the dealer immediately.

Physical Features

The physical features of the APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router are displayed in the following figure.

Power

Ethernet

Mode Selector Switch: 1 - AP mode

2 - AP/Router mode

Mode 3 - Config modeSelector 4 - Client mode

Switch

LEDs

LEDs:

 

Power LED

 

Wireless LED

 

Ethernet LED

Figure 1. The APC 3-in-1Wireless Mobile Router

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