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Wireless LAN Access Point

AWL-500

User Manual

Version 1.1

June 2002

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Notice I

Copyright Statement

This manual cannot be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without the prior written permission of BenQ Corporation.

BenQ Corporation reserves the right to change this manual and the specifications to improve products without prior notice. So you can get the most recent software and user documentation for all BenQ Wireless LAN products on our web site.

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Trademarks

Copyright © 2002 BenQ Corporation.All rights reserved.

Contents subject to change without prior notice. BenQ is a registered trademark of BenQ Corporation.All other trademarks belong to their respective proprietors.

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Notice II

FCC Warning

The AWL-500compiles with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions.

(1)This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

Note:

The AWL-500has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device and a low power transmitter, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential environment. 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.

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Table of Contents

Wireless LAN Access Point ......................................

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Chapter 1

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

1

Chapter 2

Hardware Installation ..........................

2

2-1 Product Kit.............................................................

2

2-2 System Requirements.............................................

2

2-3

Mechanical Description..........................................

3

2-4

Hardware Installation.............................................

5

Chapter 3

Configuring the Access Point................

6

3-1

Using the Access Point Search Tool......................

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3-2

Using the Web Management..................................

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Thank you for choosing BenQ Wireless LAN Access Point AWL-500.The AWL500 Wireless LAN Access Point can be used with relevant BENQ wireless networking devices such as the BENQ AWL100 Wireless LAN PC Card and BENQ AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter, which would allow the users to access an office LAN wirelessly, or share an xDSL/cable modem. The AWL500 could accommodate up to 32 network users a time and this high performance device is also extremely simple to install.

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Chapter 2 Hardware Installation

This chapter describes initial setup of the Access Point.

2-1Product Kit

Before installation, make sure that you have the following items:

AWL500 Wireless LAN Access Point

Software CD containing user manual and utility

Quick Start Guide

RJ-45cable

Power adapter

Metal stand

Screw pack

Warranty card

2-2System Requirements

Before using your AWL500, please check that you have the following required

items:

Broadband access device (ADSL/cable modem) or Office LAN

UTP Cat-5cable for linking ADSL/cable modem/LAN and the AWL500 Wireless LAN PC card (AWL100) or USB adapter (AWL300)

Web browser (Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 6.2 or higher)

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2-3Mechanical Description

Top panel of the Access Point

The following table provides an overview of each LED activity:

LED Definition

 

Activity

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWR

 

Continuous Green

Power enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WLAN

 

Flashing Green

Off: No wireless activity

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing: Wireless RX/TX activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN

 

Flashing Green

Off: No Ethernet traffic activity

 

 

 

 

 

Flashing: Wired LAN traffic activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back panel of the Access Point:

Back Panel

 

Description

 

 

 

 

Reset button

 

Designed to reset the AWL500 after a system failure or crash.

 

When pressed, the AWL500 will reset.

 

 

PWR/DC jack

 

Where power is input to AWL500 through the power adapter

 

supplied with it. Please do not plug other power adapters into

 

 

this jack.

LAN port

 

Where the AWL500 can be connected to ADSL/cable

 

modem/Ethernet LAN via an RJ-45cable.

 

 

Antenna

 

Where the radio signal carrying network data is transmitted and

 

received.

 

 

NOTE

Power Socket

The power adapter plugs into the socket labeled “POWER”.

10/100Mbps Ethernet Ports

The Wireless LAN Access Point supports auto-detect,10/100M MDI

Ethernet port.To connect the Access Point to a hub, use a straight-through

UTP cable; to connect the Access Point to a computer/station, use a

crossover UTP cable.

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2-4Hardware Installation

Connect the Ethernet Cable

The 11Mbps Wireless LAN Access Point supports 10/100M Ethernet connection. Attach your UTP Ethernet cable to the RJ-45connector on the Access Point. Then connect the other end of theRJ-45cable to a hub or a station. Please be sure to use the MDI port to connect the Access Point to a hub. Otherwise, please use theMDI-Xport to connect the Access Point to a computer/station.

Plug the Power Cable

Plug the power adapter to the power socket on the Access Point, and plug the other end of the power into an electrical outlet.

NOTE

ONLY use the power adapter supplied with the Access Point.

Otherwise, the product may be damaged.

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Chapter 3 Configuring the Access Point

The 11Mbps Wireless LAN Access Point is shipped with default parameters, which will be suitable for the typical infrastructure wireless LAN. Just simply install the Access Point, power it on, and it is now ready to work. Nevertheless, you can still adjust configuration settings depending on how you would like to manage your wireless network. The 11Mbps Wireless Access Point allows its user to configure via the browse TCP/IP (HTTP).

3-1Using the Access Point Search Tool

The Access Point Search tool is useful for first time configuration and forgot Access Point IP. The following steps will guide you through the installations of the Access Point Search utility.

After finishing hardware installation, put the supplied Software CD into the CD-ROMdrive of your PC, and locate the “device_search.exe” file in the AWL500 directory.Double-clickits icon with the left button of your mouse to execute the file.Then follow the steps below:

I.After double-clickingon the icon, a small window will appear showing the status in searching for Access Points.

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