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Wireless LAN Router

AWL-700

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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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-700compiles 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-700has 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

Chapter 1. Introduction………………………….……1

1.1Product Introduction……………………………………….……...1

1.2Key Features……………………………………………….………1

Chapter 2. Hardware Installation……………………3

2.1Product Kit…………………………………………………………3

2.2System Requirements………………………………………………3

2.3Mechanical Description…………………………………………….4

2.4Connect AWL700 to your ADSL / Cable Modem ……………..…6

2.5Connecting PC/Notebook to your AWL700 …………………...…6

2.6Power On………………………………………………….……......6

Chapter 3. Configuration……………………………....7

3.1Quick Installation Wizard…………………………………….…..…8

3.2Information……………………………….………………………...11

3.3Advanced Setting……………………….…………………………..13

3.4User Account………………………………………………………23

3.5Save Setting………………………………………………...…….….25

3.6Reboot System……………………………………………..…….…25

3.7Update Firmware…………………………………………..…….…26

3.8Web Language……………………...………………...….……….…27

3.9Load Default Setting…………………………………………….…..28

Chapter 4. Appendix…………………………………....29

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Product Introduction

The AWL700 Wireless LAN Router can be used with wireless networking client devices such as the BenQ AWL100 Wireless LAN PC Card and BenQ AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter for wireless access to an office LAN, or sharing of an xDSL/cable modem. The AWL700 also integrates a 4-portauto-sensingcrossover Ethernet switch, expanding access to already established wired networks, and allowing IP sharing without the need for additional devices.

The AWL700 also acts as a Network Address Translation (NAT) device and let home users to use private IP addresses to access the Internet from single or multiple global IP addresses. AWL700 provides home users an environment protected by its NAT-typefirewall. Its WAN side as an Ethernet interface, which is the same as its LAN interface. It could be plugged easily into any access devices, such as ADSL/Cable modems or routers, and provides instant Ethernet interfaces in their LAN sides to run for NAT functionality, accommodating up to 32 network users while offering with top performance, and is also extremely simple to install.

1.2 Key Features

1.2.1 Being a gateway between two Ethernet interfaces

The AWL700 connects to one Ethernet interface from ADSL/Cable modem’s LAN side and used it as its WAN interface. It provides users to share a single valid IP address among them under 10/100 base-TXLAN. Under this configuration, users do not need to apply for valid IP addresses for every single user to access Internet. This function could be enabled or disabled by the device owner. And, if users have applied for many public IP addresses for other purposes, they are also able to use those additional IP addresses to connect to the Internet.

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1.2.2 Three ways to acquire WAN’s IP address

There are three ways to acquire AWL700’s WAN IP address. The first one is to assign its WAN interface as a static valid IP address. Or, the users can acquire AWL700’s WAN IP address by PPPoE and it does not require the users to install PPPoE client software in their own hosts. The third one is to obtain DHCP server. Some service providers offer their clients IP addresses by DHCP protocol, and AWL700 can act as a DHCP client via its 10/100 base-TXWAN port to acquire its WAN IP address. In fact, AWL700 is a convenient device, because it provides both 10/100base-TXWAN port and 10/100base-TXLAN ports for users to acquire IP address to share.

1.2.3 Act as a DHCP server in its LAN side

AWL700 can act as a DHCP server in its LAN side, and this function can be performed without users to configure their own IP addresses. When users are booting their machines, AWL700 will assign each machine with an IP address and other useful information, such as DNS server’s IP address etc.

1.2.4 Virtual Server

Users can set up different kinds of servers behind their AWL700 and remote users can access these inside servers via AWL700’s virtual server functionality.

1.2.5 NAT-typeFirewall

AWL700 is also guarded by NAT-typefirewall. ANAT-typefirewall provides users a secure LAN environment and it also denies access for any anonymous people who might have bad intensions on your network.

1.2.6 Web Management

Users can configure and manage AWL700 from their own web browsers (IE or Netscape). This means that users could manage AWL700 no matter where they are and without any proprietary application installed in their PC.

1.2.7 Firmware Upgrade

AWL700 provides an efficient way to upgrade firmware. Users can use web browser to do firmware upgrades and the device also allows TFTP clients to perform this task.

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Chapter 2. Hardware Installation

This chapter will describe how to set up AWL700 step by step. After you have set up your AWL700 device, then you may need to configure your WAN setting to match the mode that you have applied from yourISP orNSP.

2-1Product Kit

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

AWL700 Wireless LAN Router

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 AWL700, 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

Front panel of the Wireless LAN Router

The following table provides an overview of each LED activity:

LED

 

State

 

Indication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

On (Green)

 

When power on AWL700, this LED should always be

 

 

 

 

green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status

 

On (Orange)

 

When power on AWL700, AWL700 will do some

 

 

 

 

initialization jobs, then this LED will be blinking steadily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link (Green)

 

When connect to the ADSL / Cable modem or connect to

 

WLAN/

 

 

 

your PC, the LED should always be green. If this LED is not

 

 

 

 

being lighted, this means link fails.

 

 

WAN / LAN

 

 

 

 

TX / RX (Green)

 

When data is transmitted or received, this LED will be

 

 

 

 

 

blinking.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back panel of the Wireless LAN Router:

Back Panel

 

Description

 

 

 

 

Reset button

 

Designed to reset the AWL700 after a system failure or crash.

 

When pressed, the AWL700 will reset.

 

 

 

 

Where power is input to AWL700 through the power adapter

PWR/DC jack

 

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

 

 

this jack.

WAN port

 

Where the AWL700 can be connected to ADSL/cable

 

modem/Ethernet LAN via an RJ-45cable.

 

 

LAN1/2/3/4 port

 

Allows the AWL700 to be connected to client devices such as

 

NIC cards, switches, hubs, and modems with an RJ-45cable.

 

 

Antenna

 

Where the radio signal carrying network data is transmitted and

 

received.

 

 

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2.4 Connect AWL700 to your ADSL / Cable Modem

I.Turn off the power of your ADSL / Cable Modem

II.Pick up the cross-over(short)RJ-45Category-5cable and plug one end of this cable into your ADSL / Cable’s LAN port

III. Plug the other end of this cable into AWL700’s WAN port

2.5 Connecting PC/Notebook to your AWL700

Wired

I.Pick up the straight (long) RJ-45Category-5cable and plug one end of this cable into any one of four switch ports.

II. Plug the other end of this cable into the RJ-45port of your PC’s network card Wireless

I.Insert WLAN PC Card AWL100 to your notebook and install the driver for that.

II.Plug WLAN USB Adapter AWL300 to your PC or notebook and install the driver for that.

2.6 Power on

I.Connect your power cord to power inlet

II. Turn on ADSL / Cable modem’s power

III. Finish

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