Buffalo Technology AirStation MIMO WZR-G108 User Manual

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Quick Setup Guide

AirStation MIMO Wireless

Broadband Router

WZR-G108

Preparation

This Quick Setup Guide will quickly and easily guide through installing this product. For advanced setup and configuration instructions, please refer to the Online Manual on the AirNavigator CD-ROMor the Buffalo Support Web Page.

Package Contents Checklist

WZR-G108Broadband Router

Utility CD-ROMw/ User Manual

Quick Setup Guide

AC Adapter

7ft. Ethernet Cable

Warranty Statement

If any of the contents are missing or damaged, please contact the retailer or reseller from which this product was purchased.

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Step 1 - Gathering Information

Depending on the type of broadband internet service you are subscribed to, different types of information may be needed to complete the setup. Acquiring this information in advance will make the setup of your AirStation router simple and quick. A quick call to your service provider’s customer or technical support number will provide you with the needed information if you are unsure. If you are connecting to the internet via DSL service, then PPPoE information will most likely be required from your ISP.

Recording the AirStation’s LAN MAC Address

The LAN MAC address of the AirStation is the default ESS-ID(SSID) and is found on the bottom of the AirStation body as shown in the illustration above.

MAC Addresses are 12-digitcodes comprised of numbers and letters. When inputting MAC Addresses for custom configurations, asemi-colon(:) is used to separate every two digits. ex:00:07:40:00:00:00

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Step 2 - Connecting Cables to the AirStation

Internet

Wireless

Cable/DSL Laptop

Modem

LAN Cable

LAN Cable

(Straight CAT 5)

AC Power

1.Power down the cable or DSL modem and the computer which will be used to configure the AirStation router.

2.Plug the cable or DSL’s LAN Ethernet cable into the AirStation’s WAN port. Initially, you may need to unplug this cable from your computer, hub or other router.

3. Plug the provided Ethernet cable into a LAN port on the AirStation and plug the other end into your computer’s Ethernet adapter’s (NIC) port. If you plan to initially configure the AirStation wirelessly (not recommended), you may skip this step.

4. Power on your cable or DSL modem and wait one full minute, Power on the AirStation router, wait one full minute, and then power on the computer which will be used to configure the AirStation. If the red DIAG light on the AirStation is lit or flashing after several minutes of being powered on, please consult Buffalo Technology Technical Support.

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Deciding on a Mode for Initial AirStation Configuration

Wired Connection (recommended)

Wireless Connection

 

Internet

 

Wireless PC

Cable/DSL

Wireless

 

Laptop

 

Modem

 

 

LAN

 

 

Cable

 

 

 

AC Power

 

LAN Cables

 

 

(Straight CAT 5)

 

Wired PC

Wired PC

Step 3 - If not already done in the previous step, connect your computer to the AirStation

Wired Configuration

Buffalo recommends using a wired connection, meaning your computer is physically connected to the AirStation with a CAT5 straight cable plugged into one of the four LAN ports. This type of setup will eliminate possible setup problems due to any issues with the wireless adapter on the computer being used to configure the AirStation.

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Wireless Configuration

NOTE: If configuring via a Wired Configuration, please skip to the next page!

Windows 2000/XP

If there is no Ethernet adapter available on the computer being used to configure the AirStation, a wireless configuration may be performed using a correctly installed 802.11b or 802.11g wireless adapter.

To configure the AirStation via a wireless connection, establish a connection to the AirStation using the setup instructions that came with the wireless client card or adapter that you are using.

Windows 98SE/ME

If there is no Ethernet adapter available on the computer being used to configure the AirStation, a wireless configuration may be performed using a correctly installed 802.11b or 802.11g wireless adapter.

To configure the AirStation via a wireless connection, establish a connection to the AirStation using the setup instructions that came with the wireless client card or adapter that you are using.

Identifying the Proper AirStation

The default SSID of the AirStation is its LAN MAC Address which was addressed on Page 2 of this Quick Setup Guide. Using your wireless card’s software or Windows XP’s Wireless Zero Config, connect to the Wireless Network that broadcasts the LAN MAC Address of your AirStation as its SSID. Please consult the documentation that came with your wireless client card or adapter for further assistance.

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Step 4 - Configure your Computer’s IP Address

For Windows 98SE/ME

-Right-click on Network Neighborhoodor My Network Placesand select Properties.

-Select the Configuration tab, scroll down to TCP/IP and pressProperties.

-Select Obtain IP address automaticallyand Obtain DNS Server address automatically.

-Click OK to close Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties

-Click OK to close Network Connection Properties

-Close Network Connections window

For Windows 2000/XP

-Click Start => Settings => Control Panel

-Double click on the Network Connections icon.

-Right-click on Local Area Network Connectionand select Properties.

NOTE: If a wireless connection is being used, you will be required to rightclick on the Wireless Connection and select Properties.

-Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and press Properties.

-Select Obtain IP address automaticallyand Obtain DNS Server address automatically.

-Click OK to close Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties

-Close Network Connections and Control Panel windows

Refer to your Operating System documentation for further instructions on how to navigate to your TCP/IP Properties.

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Step 5 - Access the AirStation Configuration Pages

Launch your Web browser and type 192.168.11.1 in the address field of the Web browser window and click “Go.”

*If you have previously modified the AirStation and changed the LAN IP address, enter the custom LAN IP address to access the AirStation configuration pages.

If at any time you wish to restore settings to factory defaults, press the red INIT/AOSS button on the rear of the AirStation for 6 seconds (AirStation must be powered on). During this process the red DIAG light will flash rapidly. Once the Red DIAG light has stopped flashing, and been turned off the AirStation has completed restoring its settings.

Step 6 - Configure the AirStation

The User name and password field will open.

Enter “root” as the User name

Leave the password field blank.

Click OK.

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The first page of the configuration offers 3 distinct buttons for DSL, Cable, and Advanced settings. Select the appropriate type of internet service, referencing the information you collected during the preparation steps if needed.

For future access to configuration, bookmarking this page is recommended

DSL

Select this option if your internet connection is provided by a

DSL provider. Most DSL providers require PPoE settings to be entered.

Cable

Select this option if your internet connection is provided through your cable provider. Most cable providers require no aditional settings except to obtain an IP.

NOTE: After selecting either the DSL or Cable wizard, please choose the proper selections that are applicable to your internet service provider. A verification test will be run at the end of the wizard.

Advanced

Select this option for advanced settings of your AirStation. For more information on configuring advanced settings of your AirStation, please refer to the User Manual on the CD-ROMor the Buffalo Wireless Support Web Site:http://www.buffalo-technology.com

Default Settings

If at any time you wish to restore settings to factory defaults, press the INIT / AOSS button on the rear side of the AirStation for 6 seconds (AirStation must be powered on). During this process the red DIAG light will be turned off after flashing rapidly. Once the Red DIAG light has stopped flashing, the AirStation has completed restoring its settings.

This completes the basic AirStation Configuration. To change advanced settings, please consult the Online Manual on the CD-ROMor go to the Buffalo Support Web Site:http://www.buffalo-technology.com

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The AirStation can be re-configuredanytime via a Web browser using a wired or wireless connection by entering192.168.11.1 in the URL address field of the Web browser and pressing theEnter key on the keyboard.

Additional Information:

AOSS (AirStation One-TouchSecure System)

The WZR-G108supports Buffalo’s AOSS system for connecting AOSS compatible wireless clients to theWZR-G108.For information about AOSS, please refer to the AOSS Supplement which is included in theWZR-G108package contents.

IP Addressing

To verify your IP settings for static or automatic addressing, click Start, selectSettings (if present) and clickControl Panel. Within Control Panel, doubleclickNetwork orNetwork Connections depending on your Operating System. You can thenright-clickand selectProperties for your wired or wireless connections. Within the properties, you can view the properties of your TCP/IP protocol.

Generally, you will want to be sure that “Obtain an IP address automatically” is selected to allow easier connections. To manually renew IP addressing configurations for your connection, follow these steps:

Click Start andRun. A dialog box will appear where you can typeCOMMAND into the field provided and clickOK.

An MS-DOSprompt will launch. EnterIPCONFIG /RELEASE and press theEnter key on the keyboard to release your current IP configuration. Next, enterIPCONFIG /RENEW and press theEnter key to seek new settings from a DHCP server. (This may take a few moments).

Type IPCONFIG /ALL. This will display all the IP configurations for your wired or wireless connection.

The Default Gateway address listed in the results is usually the IP address of the AirStation. If no IP addresses are listed or your wireless adapter displays a 169.254.XXX.XXX address, retrace the setup steps to verify correct installation.

Type EXIT to close out the DOS window.

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AOSS (AirStation One-TouchSecure System) is a simple,one-touchsetup for connecting wireless clients to an access point while setting up the most secure possible connection. Users no longer need to worry about choosing the proper security protocols, IP addresses, orESS-ID's.The intelligence of AOSS

determines the most optimal connection and configures itself in seconds.

Note: AOSS automatically creates a secure connection between your AOSS Access Point and client. You must have a Buffalo AOSS enabled wireless client device to use the AOSS

features of your AOSS Access Point/Router.

Configure your WZR-G108'snetwork connection by referring to the above mentioned instructions.

Once the WZR-G108has been configured, follow the directions to install your wireless client device and its drivers if necessary. Certain wireless client adapters require client software to configure them. If your device has a Client Manager, then install it as well.

Note: If the wireless client adapter is installed on a PC, then the AOSS client manager will need to be installed as well. If your wireless client adapter is a standalone device that does not require a

PC, then just power up the device.

Standalone Devices:

Ethernet Converters and

Access Point Bridges

Client Manager Devices:

CardBus, USB, and PCI Adapters

Standalone

Client Manager

AOSS Device

Device

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