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802.11g Wireless

Ethernet Bridge

Connect your gaming console or

Ethernet-equippedPC to a wireless network

User Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.1

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.2

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

.2

Applications and Advantages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.2

Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.3

Knowing your Wireless Ethernet Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.4

Connecting the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.5

Connecting the Bridge Using the Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.6

Setting Up your Computer to Use Web-BasedSetup Interface. . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the Bridge Using Web-BasedSetup Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

14

Bridge Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

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

19

Restart the Wireless Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19

Restore Factory Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Save Current Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restore Previous Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

20

Firmware Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

21

Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22

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

23

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing the Belkin 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge (the Bridge). Now you can take advantage of this great new technology and gain the freedom you need around the home or office without using cables. The 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge works like a conventional network card, but without the wires. The easy installation and setup will have you networking wirelessly in minutes. Please be sure to read through this manual completely to be sure that you are getting the most out of your Wireless Ethernet Bridge.

System Requirements

Computing device, such as a computer (PC and Mac®), or any device with an available Ethernet port

(Installation Wizard) Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000, XP

Package Contents

Belkin 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge

Ethernet cable

Installation Software CD

User Manual

Quick Installation Guide

Registration Card

OVERVIEW

Features

The Bridge complies with the IEEE 802.11g standard in order to communicate with other 802.11band 802.11g-compliantwireless devices at 11Mbps and 54Mbps. 802.11g products run at speeds of up to 54Mbps and operate on the same 2.4GHz frequency band as 802.11bWi-Fiproducts.

2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Science, and Medical) band operation

Integrated, easy-to-useWireless Ethernet Bridge Wizard

Wireless interface compliance with the IEEE 802.11g standard products

Ethernet interface, for operation in virtually all Ethernet-equippeddevices

64or 128-bitwireless encryption (WEP)

Wireless access to networked resources

Support for both Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc(peer-to-peer)networking modes

Data rate of up to 54Mbps

Supports 11, 5.5, 2, or 1Mbps rates (802.11b)

Supports 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, or 6Mbps rates (54g)

Easy installation and use

External antenna

LED power, network link, and wireless indicators

Applications and Advantages

Wireless roaming around the home or office

Offers the freedom of networking without cables.

Connection rates of up to 54Mbps

Provides immediate, higher-speedwireless connectivity at home, work, and hotspot locations without compromising the use of existing 802.11b products.

• Compatibility with 802.11b products

802.11g wireless LAN solutions are backward-compatiblewith existingWi-Fi(IEEE 802.11b) products and with other IEEE 802.11g products.

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OVERVIEW

Difficult-to-wireenvironments

Enables networking in buildings with solid or finished walls, or open areas where wiring is difficult to install.

• Frequently changing environments

Adapts easily in offices or environments that frequently rearrange or change locations.

• Temporary LANs for special projects or peak time

Sets up temporary networks such as at trade shows, exhibitions, and construction sites, which need networks on a short-termbasis; also companies that need additional workstations for a peak activity period.

• SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) networking needs

Provides the easy and quick, small network installation SOHO users need.

Product Specifications

Standards

IEEE 802.3/IEEE 802.3U 10/100Base-TEthernet

Wireless:

 

Radio Technology

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Data Rate

802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, 1Mbps

 

802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6Mbps

Modulation

802.11b: CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK

 

802.11g: OFDM

Operating Frequency

2.412-2.497GHzISM band

Operating Channels

802.11b: 11 for North America, 14 for Japan, 13 for Europe

 

802.11g: 11 for North America, 13 for Japan, 13 for Europe

Security

64-/128-bitWEP

Protocol Supported:

TCP/IP

Management:

Software & Browser-based

Ports:

1 10/100Base-TRJ45 port

 

1 power jack

 

1 reset button

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OVERVIEW

Knowing your Wireless Ethernet Bridge

a b

c

a. Power Link LED

Solid:

Bridge is ON

Blinking:

Bridge is OFF

b. Ethernet Link LED

Solid:

Connected to Ethernet

Off:

Ethernet disconnected

Blinking:

Transferring data

Green:

10Mbps device connected

Amber:

100Mbps device connected

c. WLAN Link LED

Solid:

Bridge is ON

Blinking:

Transferring data wirelessly

Off:

Bridge is OFF

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CONNECTING THE HARDWARE

1.Connect the included Ethernet network cable into the LAN port on the back of the 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge and plug the other end of the cable to the back of your computer or any other Ethernet-enableddevice.

2.Turn on your Bridge by connecting the power supply cable to your Bridge. Then plug the other end into a power outlet.

3.In most instances, the Bridge will work out-of-the-box.In cases where you need to set up the Bridge for special settings, you need to run the setup wizard from a PC or configure it using aweb-basedsetup.Non-Windowsusers, please refer to the “Setting Up your Computer to UseWeb-BasedSetup” section in this manual for advanced setup.

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CONNECTING THE BRIDGE USING THE SETUP WIZARD

Attention: Your Bridge should work out-of-the-box.You only need to run the Wizard for special settings such as encryption orhead-to-headgaming play.

1.Insert the CD into your CD-ROMdrive.

2.The “Wireless Setup Wizard” screen should automatically appear.

Note: If the Easy Setup Wizard does not start up automatically, select your CD-ROMdrive from “My Computer” anddouble-clickon the file named “Setup” on theCD-ROM.

3. The Wizard will start. Click “Setup” to proceed.

4. Ensure the Bridge is connected to your network correctly and click “Next”.

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CONNECTING THE BRIDGE USING THE SETUP WIZARD

5. Select the Bridge you wish to set up and click “Next”.

6. Leave the password blank and click “Next” to continue for initial setup.

Note: If this is not your first time setting up this Bridge and you already were assigned a password, enter your password and click “Next”.

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