Buffalo Technology AirStation WBR2-G54 User Manual

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WBR2-G54

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05

Installation / Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Antenna Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Standard Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

AOSS Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Wireless LAN Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

LAN Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Wireless MAC Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Wireless Bridge (WDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

WAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

WAN Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

WAN Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Routing Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Address Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Packet Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Intrusion Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

UPnP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Change Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Time Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Traffic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Client Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Ping Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Log Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Syslog Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Save/Restore Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Reboot/Reload Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Firmware Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

AOSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Introduction

AirStation Broadband Router Base Station (WBR2-G54)

Welcome to AirStation, the easy way to ultra fast wireless networking.

This manual, which describes the most common configurations, introduces you to the AirStation Cable/DSL Router, and will help you connect to your network quickly.

The WBR2-G54router, is a wireless4-portrouter small/medium business (SMB) network device that complies with the 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11g standard specification on wireless LANs. The WBR2G54 supports enhancedbuilt-inNAT/SPI firewall functions and is used as amulti-functionalrouter/ link between wired and wireless LAN computers.

Summary of the AirStation WBR2-G54features:

Wi-Fi™(Wireless Fidelity) certified by theWi-FiAlliance as an 802.11b/g device. AirStation will communicate with other IEEE802.11b/g/Wi-Ficompliant wireless LAN products.

Support for Wi-FiProtected Access™ (WPA), 802.1x, TKIP, AES, and WEP.

Automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism transmits at speeds of 54, 36, 24, 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps.

Supports Frame Bursting for enhanced performance.

DHCP client/server function.

Auto roaming, supports seamless roaming over multiple channels.

VPN pass-through,for secure communications.

Packet Filtering for eliminating unwanted communications.

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SOHO/SMB routing and firewall functions provide a safer private networking environment, including support for MS NetMeeting and MSN-Messenger.

Additional SPI Firewall Functions - DMZ, intrusion detection and notification

Syslog transmits some or all system activities to a central Syslog server.

Extended range, with optional add-onantennas or WDS (Wireless Distribution System).

Auto Media Dependent Interface/Crossover (MDI/X) port, allows connection by standard and crossover CAT5 cables.

Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

Buffalo’s AOSS System for easy, secure wireless client configuration.

AirStation Wireless Network Features

Enhanced security features:

-SPI Firewall and DMZ zone functions to prevent unknown intruders.

-Intrusion Detector Firewall (NAT) with a pop-upor email alert warning unwanted attacks.

-Dynamic packet filtering.

-WPA, 802.1x, TKIP, AES, and WEP.

-VPN (IPSec, PPTP and L2TP) pass-through

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-Packet monitoring and filtering by MAC address, IP address and port.

-PPPoE support

-WDS support

Buffalo’s easy web interface configuration

Broadband router static and dynamic routing methods between WAN and LAN based on updated routing tables. An economical way to bridge multiple networks.

Optional external antennas for boosting range and signal quality.

Buffalo’s AOSS System for easy, secure wireless client configuration.

Home Networking 1

For the future home entertainment applications that carry hard drives for storing hundreds of titles, IEEE 802.11g can transmit three channels of CD-qualityvoice to every room in the home simulta-

Figure 1.4

SOHO/SMB

Networking

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neously. Buffalo AirStation wireless access points enable sharing broadband by simply connecting the AirStation to a DSL or CATV modem to:

Share files and printers

Access and share the Internet

Share media files

SOHO/SMB Networking

With high-speedDSL or CATV connections readily available, many users can work effectively from a home office, connected securely to a corporate network. Buffalo’s solutions are ideal for home networks that require secure,high-speedaccess to the corporate LAN. Tools that play an integral part in Buffalo’s solutions include VPN connectivity for secure access to corporate resources, which enable the remote employee to handle information from clients or coworkers as if they were in the

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Introduction

The LAN or Wired MAC address is the default ESS-ID(SSID) of the AirStation. The LAN MAC address is clearly labeled on the back of the AirStation.

offi ce. Connect the Buffalo AirStation Broadband router AP to a CATV or DSL modem in order to:

•Share broadband access •Share fi les and printers

•Bridge between multiple networks and multiple computer platforms

•Provide easy and secure access to home or company networks from remote locations

System Requirements

• Broadband (High-Speed)Internet connection or exist-

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ing Local area connection

Any Wi-Fi(wireless) compatible computer with a Web Browser Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.5 or later. (Safari 1.0 is supported with Macintosh OS X.2)

AirStation WBR2-G54Package Contents

The AirStation WBR2-G54package consists of the following items.

1.WBR2-G54Base Station

2.AC adapter and power cable

3.CAT5 LAN cable

4.Utility CD with Manual

5.Quick Setup Guides

6.Warranty Statement

Product Views

Power - Lit when the device is powered on.

Wireless - Lit when the wireless radio is on. Flashes when wireless traffic is present.

WAN - Lit when connection to Cable/DSL modem is present. Flashes when internet traffic is present.Diag - Flashes red when performing diagnostic functions.

AOSS - Flashes when in AOSS mode.

Ethernet - 1, 2, 3, or 4 lit when ethernet clients are connected. Flasheswhen ethernet traffic is present.

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