AOpen AOI-906 User Manual

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Introduction................................................................................................................

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Features..............................................................................................................................

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Minimum Requirements ..................................................................................................

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Package Content................................................................................................................

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Get to know the Broadband Router................................................................................

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Back Panel .........................................................................................................................

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Front Panel ........................................................................................................................

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Setup Diagram ...................................................................................................................

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Getting started...................................................................................................................

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Chapter 1....................................................................................................................

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Quick Setup .....................................................................................................................

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Step 1) Time Zone ...........................................................................................................

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Step 2) Broadband Type .................................................................................................

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1.1 Cable Modem.............................................................................................................

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1.2 Fixed-IPxDSL...........................................................................................................

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1.3 PPPoE.........................................................................................................................

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1.4 PPTP...........................................................................................................................

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Chapter 2....................................................................................................................

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General Settings ..............................................................................................................

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2.1 System ........................................................................................................................

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2.1.1 Time Zone ...............................................................................................................

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2.1.2 Password Settings...................................................................................................

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2.1.3 Remote Management .............................................................................................

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2.2 WAN...........................................................................................................................

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2.2.1 Dynamic IP .............................................................................................................

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2.2.2 Static IP Address....................................................................................................

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2.2.3 PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) ..................................................................................

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2.2.4 PPTP........................................................................................................................

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2.2.5 Bridge ......................................................................................................................

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2.2.6 DNS..........................................................................................................................

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2.2.7 DDNS.......................................................................................................................

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2.3 LAN............................................................................................................................

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2.4 Wireless......................................................................................................................

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2.4.1 Basic Settings ..........................................................................................................

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Active Wireless Client Table .....................................................................................

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2.4.2 Advanced Settings ..................................................................................................

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2.4.3 Encryption ..............................................................................................................

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2.4.4 Access Control........................................................................................................

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2.5 NAT............................................................................................................................

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2.5.1 Port Forwarding .....................................................................................................

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2.5.2 Virtual Server.........................................................................................................

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2.5.3 Special Applications ...............................................................................................

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2.5.4 ALG Settings ..........................................................................................................

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2.6 Firewall ......................................................................................................................

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2.6.1 Access Control........................................................................................................

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2.6.2 URL Blocking .........................................................................................................

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2.6.3 Hacker Prevention .................................................................................................

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2.6.4 DMZ ........................................................................................................................

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Chapter 3....................................................................................................................

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Status ................................................................................................................................

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3.1 Status and Information.............................................................................................

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3.2

Internet Connection..................................................................................................

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3.3

Device Status ..............................................................................................................

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3.4

Security Log...............................................................................................................

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3.5 Active DHCP Client Table .......................................................................................

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3.6 Statistics .....................................................................................................................

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Chapter 4....................................................................................................................

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Tool ...................................................................................................................................

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4.1

Configuration Tools ..................................................................................................

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4.2 Firmware Upgrade....................................................................................................

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4.3 Reset...........................................................................................................................

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Appendix A...................................................................................................................

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Glossary.......................................................................................................................

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Introduction

Congratulations on purchasing this Wireless Broadband Router. This Wireless Broadband Router is a cost-effectiveIP Sharing Router that enables multiple users to share the Internet through an ADSL or cable modem. Simply configure your Internet connection settings in the Wireless Broadband Router and plug your PC to the LAN port and you're ready to share files and access the Internet. As your network grows, you can connect another hub or switch to the router’s LAN ports, allowing you to easily expand your network. The Wireless Broadband Router is embedded with a IEEE 802.11b access point that allows you to build up a wireless LAN. The Wireless Broadband Router provides a total solution for the Small andMedium-sizedBusiness (SMB) and the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) markets, giving you an instant network today, and the flexibility to handle tomorrow's expansion and speed.

Features

High Internet Access throughput (50M)

Allow multiple users to share a single Internet line

Supports up to 253 users

Internet Access via Cable or xDSL modem

Access Private LAN Servers from the Public Network

Equipped with four LAN ports (10/100M) and one WAN port (10/100M)

Provides IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN access point

Support DHCP (Server/Client) for easy setup

Support advance features such as: Special Applications, DMZ, Virtual Servers, Access Control, Firewall, and Bridge mode.

Allow you to monitor the router’s status such as: DHCP Client Log, Security Log and Device/Connection Status

Easy to use Web-basedGUI for configuration and management purposes

Remote Management allows configuration and upgrades from a remote site (over the Internet)

Minimum Requirements

One External xDSL (ADSL) or Cable modem with an Ethernet port (RJ-45)

Network Interface Card (NIC) for each Personal Computer (PC)

PCs with a Web-Browser(Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher)

Package Content

One 4-portBroadband router unit

One Quick Installation Guide

One User Manual CD

One Power Adapter

Accessories

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Get to know the Broadband Router

Back Panel

The diagram (fig1.0) below shows the broadband router’s back panel. The router’s back panel is divided into three sections, LAN,WAN andReset:

Figure 1.0

1) Local Area Network (LAN)

The Broadband router’s 4 LAN ports are where you connect your LAN’s PCs, printer servers, hubs and switches etc.

2) Wide Area Network (WAN)

The WAN port is the segment connected to your xDSL or Cable modem and is linked to the Internet.

3)Reset

The Reset button allows you to do one of two things.

1)If problems occur with your router, press the router’s reset button with a pencil tip (for less than 4 seconds) and the router will re-bootitself, keeping your original configurations.

2)If problems persist or you experience extreme problems or you forgot your password, press the reset button for longer than 4 seconds and the router will reset itself to the factory default settings (warning: your original configurations will be replaced with the factory default settings)

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Front Panel

On the router’s front panel there are LED lights that inform you of the router’s current status. Below is an explanation of each LED and its description.

LED

 

Light Status

Description

PWR

 

ON

Router’s power supply is on

WAN

10/100M

ON

WAN port 100Mbps is connected

 

 

Off

WAN port 10Mbps is connected

WAN

LNK/ACT

ON

WAN is connected

 

 

Off

No WAN connection

 

 

Flashing

WAN port has Activity (ACT), data being sent

LAN

10/100M

ON

LAN port 100Mbps is connected

(Port 1-4)

Off

LAN port 10Mbps is connected

LAN

LNK/ACT

ON

LAN is connected

(Port 1-4)

Off

No LA N connection

 

 

Flashing

LAN port has Activity (ACT), data being sent

WLAN

 

ON

Wireless LAN has been activated

 

 

Off

Wireless LAN is disabled

 

 

Flashing

Wireless LAN has Activity (ACT) data being sent

 

 

 

 

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Setup Diagram

Figure 1.2 below shows a typical setup for a Local Area Network (LAN).

Figure 1.2

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Getting started

This is a step-by-stepinstruction on how to start using the router and get connected to the Internet.

1)Setup your network as shown in the setup diagram above (fig 1.2).

2)You then need to set your LAN PC clients so that it can obtain an IP address automatically. All LAN clients require an IP address. Just like an address, it allows LAN clients to find one another. (If you have already configured your PC to obtain an IP automatically then proceed to step 3, page 11)

Configure your PC to obtain an IP address automatically

By default the broadband router’s DHCP is on, this means that you can obtain an IP address automatically once you’ve configured your PC to obtain an IP address automatically. This section will show you how to configure your PC’s so that it can obtain an IP address automatically for either Windows 95/98/Me, 2000 or NT operating systems. For other operating systems (Macintosh, Sun, etc.), follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The following is a step-by-stepillustration on how to configure your PC to obtain an IP address automatically for 2a)Windows 95/98/Me, 2b)Windows 2000 and 2c)Windows NT.

2a) Windows 95/98/Me

1:Click the Start button and selectSettings, then clickControl Panel. TheControl Panel window will appear.

2:Double-clickNetwork icon. TheNetwork window will appear.

3:Check your list of Network Components. If TCP/IP is not installed, click the Add button to install it now. If TCP/IP is installed, go tostep 6.

4:In the Network Component Type dialog box, selectProtocol and clickAdd button.

5:In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, selectMicrosoft andTCP/IP and then click theOK button to start installing the TCP/IP protocol. You may need your Windows CD to complete the installation.

6:After installing TCP/IP, go back to the Network dialog box. SelectTCP/IP from the list of

Network Components and then click the Propertiesbutton.

7:Check each of the tabs and verify the following settings:

Bindings: Check Client for Microsoft Networksand File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks.

Gateway: All fields are blank.

DNS Configuration: Select Disable DNS.

WINS Configuration: Select Disable WINS Resolution.

IP Address: Select Obtain IP address automatically.

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8:Reboot the PC. Your PC will now obtain an IP address automatically from your Broadband Router’s DHCP server.

Note: Please make sure that the Broadband router’s DHCP server is the only DHCP server available on your LAN.

Once you’ve configured your PC to obt ain an IP address automatically, please proceed to Step 3 (Page 11).

2b) Windows 2000

1:Click the Start button and selectSettings , then clickControl Panel. TheControl Panel window will appear.

2:Double-click Network andDial-upConnectionsicon. In the Network andDial-upConnectionwindow, double-click Local Area Connectionicon. The Local Area Connectionwindow will appear.

3:In the Local Area Connectionwindow, click the Propertiesbutton.

4:Check your list of Network Components. You should see Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] on your list. Select it and click theProperties button.

5:In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, select Obtain an IP address automatically andObtain DNS server address automatically as shown on the following

screen.

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6:Click OK to confirm the setting. Your PC will now obtain an IP address automatically from your Broadband Router’s DHCP server.

Note: Please make sure that the Broadband router’s DHCP server is the only DHCP server available on your LAN.

Once you’ve configured your PC to obtain an IP address automatically, please proceed to Step 3 (Page 11).

2c) Windows NT

1:Click the Start button and selectSettings , then clickControl Panel. TheControl Panel window will appear.

2:Double-clickNetwork icon. TheNetwork window will appear. Select theProtocol tab from theNetwork window.

3:Check if the TCP/IP Protocol is on your list ofNetwork Protocols. If TCP/IP is not installed, click theAdd button to install it now. If TCP/IP is installed, go tostep 5.

4:In the Select Network Protocol window, select theTCP/IP Protocol and click theOk button to start installing the TCP/IP protocol. You may need your Windows CD to complete the installation.

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5:After you install TCP/IP, go back to the Network window. SelectTCP/IP from the list of

Network Protocols and then click the Propertiesbutton.

6:Check each of the tabs and verify the following settings:

IP Address: Select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server.

DNS: Let all fields are blank.

WINS: Let all fields are blank.

Routing: Let all fields are blank.

7:Click OK to confirm the setting. Your PC will now obtain an IP address automatically from your Broadband Router’s DHCP server.

Note: Please make sure that the Broadband router’s DHCP server is the only DHCP server available on your LAN.

Once you’ve configured your PC to obtain an IP address automatically, please proceed to Step 3 (Page 11).

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