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Pocket Wireless Access Point

(WL-330)

User Guide

E1499

Revised Edition V2

December 2003

Copyright © 2003 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

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Contents

Notices ..........................................................................................................

 

 

iv

Safety statements ..........................................................................................

 

v

About this guide ............................................................................................

 

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WL-330specification summary ....................................................................

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

 

1.1

Welcome ..........................................................................

1-2

1.2

Package contents .............................................................

1-2

1.3

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

1-3

 

1.3.1

Top view ..............................................................

1-3

 

1.3.2

Bottom view .........................................................

1-4

 

1.3.3

Rear view ............................................................

1-4

1.4

LED indicators ..................................................................

1-5

1.5

Network setup ..................................................................

1-6

 

1.5.1

Access Point mode .............................................

1-6

 

1.5.2

Ethernet adapter mode .......................................

1-7

Chapter 2: Installation

 

2.1

System requirements........................................................

2-2

2.2

Installing the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP ...........................

2-2

 

2.2.1

Before you proceed .............................................

2-2

 

2.2.2

Installation procedures ........................................

2-3

2.3

Placement ........................................................................

2-5

2.4

Operating range ...............................................................

2-6

 

2.4.1

Range ..................................................................

2-6

 

2.4.2

Site Surveys ........................................................

2-6

2.5

Roaming information ........................................................

2-6

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Contents

Chapter 3: Configuration

3.1

Installing the utilities .........................................................

3-2

3.2

Using the Setup Wizard utility ...........................................

3-3

 

3.2.1 Launching the Setup Wizard utility ......................

3-3

 

3.2.2 Access Point (AP) mode .....................................

3-4

 

3.2.3

Ethernet adapter mode .......................................

3-6

3.2

Device Discovery .............................................................

3-12

3.3

Web Configuration utility ..................................................

3-13

3.4

Launching the Web Configuration utility ...........................

3-15

3.5

Access Point mode ..........................................................

3-16

 

3.5.1

Simple Setup .....................................................

3-16

 

3.5.2

Access Control ..................................................

3-19

 

3.5.3

Firmware Upgrade ............................................

3-23

 

3.5.4 Restoring the default values ..............................

3-25

3.6

Ethernet adapter mode ....................................................

3-26

 

3.6.1

Simple Setup .....................................................

3-26

 

3.6.2

Site Survey ........................................................

3-30

 

3.6.3

Firmware Upgrade ............................................

3-36

 

3.6.4 Restoring the default values ..............................

3-36

3.7

Firmware Restoration ......................................................

3-37

Chapter 4: Simple setup

4.1

Using the device in a local network ...................................

4-2

4.2

Replacing the desktop PCs or notebooks Ethernet cables ....

4-2

4.3

Replacing the Ethernet cables of other devices ................

4-3

4.4

Connecting to another AP as an adapter or wireless bridge ...

4-4

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting ............................................................................

5-1

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Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

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

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

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

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

CAUTION! You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.

Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.

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Safety statements

Regulatory Information/Disclaimers

Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution of the connecting cables and equipment other than manufacturer specified. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines.

CAUTION! To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance [20cm] between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.

Safety Information

In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance [20cm] between the radiator and your body. Use only with supplied antenna.

Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.

CAUTION! Any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authorization to use this device.

MPE Statement

Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends out Radio Frequency (RF) signal.

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Safety statements

Caution Statement of the FCC Radio Frequency

Exposure

This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65C and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247(b)(4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices. The radiation output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation – as a mobile or portable device but use in a body-wornway is strictly prohibit. When using this device, a certain separation distance between antenna and nearby persons has to be kept to ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with the RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the antennas and the user should not be less than [20cm].

RF Exposure

The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-locatedor operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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About this guide

This user guide contains the information you need to install and configure your ASUS Pocket Wireless Access Point (AP).

How this guide is organized

This guide contains the following parts:

Chapter 1: Product introduction

This chapter describes the physical features of the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP. It also presents the package contents, LED indicators, and recommended network settings.

Chapter 2: Hardware installation

This chapter provides information on how to install the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.

Chapter 3: Configuration

This chapter describes the utilities for configuring the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.

Chapter 4: Simple Setup

This chapter provides step-by-stepinstructions on how to setup your ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

The Appendix contains a troubleshooting guide for solving common problems you may encounter when using the ASUS Pocket Wireless AP.

Conventions used in this guide

To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this guide.

WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.

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ASUS contact information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)

Address

150 Li-TeRoad, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112

Telephone

+886-2-2894-3447

Web site

www.asus.com.tw

Technical Support

 

Telephone

 

(MB/Component)

+886-2-2890-7121(English)

(Notebook)

+886-2-2890-7122(English)

(Server/PC)

+886-2-2890-7123(English)

(Networking)

+886-2-2890-7902(English)

Support fax

+886-2-2890-7698

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)

Address

44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA

Fax

+1-510-608-4555

E-mail

tmd1@asus.com

Web site

usa.asus.com

Technical Support

 

Telephone

 

(General)

+1-502-995-0883

(Notebook)

+1-510-739-3777

Support fax

+1-502-933-8713

Support e-mail

tsd@asus.com

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)

Address

Harkort Str. 25, D-40880Ratingen, Germany

Telephone

+49-2102-95990

Fax

+49-2102-959911

Online contact

www.asuscom.de/sales

Technical Support

 

Telephone

+49-2102-95990

Fax

+49-2102-959911

Online support

www.asuscom.de/support

Web site

www.asuscom.de/news

ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa)

Address

P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E.

Telephone

+9714-283-1774

Fax

+9714-283-1775

Web site

www.ASUSarabia.com

 

 

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WL-330specification summary*

 

 

Standard

IEEE 802.11b

 

 

Technology

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

 

 

Data Transfer Rate

11Mbps (with automatic fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps)

 

 

Network Types

Supports Infrastructure and Ad-hocnetworks

 

 

Frequency Band

2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz

 

 

Security

64-bit/128-bitconfigurable WEP encryption

 

 

Operating Distance

Indoors: 100 ft (30 m) @ 11Mbps

 

Outdoors: 1000 ft (300 m) @ 11Mbps

 

 

Supported OS

Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP

Antenna

Internal antenna

 

 

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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