Buffalo Technology AirStation WBR2-G54 User Manual

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Installation / Setup

About the AirStation CD

The AirStation does not require any software to be installed on your computer for configuration. The AirStation CD contains client drivers for Buffalo Wireless Adapters (i.e. Notebook Adapter and Desktop PCI Adapter) and the AirStation documentation.

Prior to copying or installing any software, please read the Software License Agreement “license.txt”, located in the root folder of the CD. By installing, copying or using the AirStation software, you are consenting to the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to all of the terms of the Software License Agreement, do not download, copy or install the AirStation software.

It is the policy of Buffalo Technology to improve products as new technology, components, software and firmware become available.

Please consult the AirStation wireless website (http://www.buffalotech.com/wireless) to download and install the latest firmware for your product.

Follow these simple steps to connect the AirStation to your Broadband Internet connection allowing


Installation / Setup

you to combine and share wired and wireless computers and printers with the high-speedinternet connection.

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 Ethernet adapter’s (NIC) port. If you plan to initially configure the AirStation via a wireless connection, (not recommended), you may skip this step.

4.Power on your cable or DSL modem, wait one full minute, Power on the AirStation router, wait another 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 Technical Support.


Antenna Installation

The WBR2-G54has two internal antennas. One has a vertical orientation while the other has a horizontal orientation. This setup is ideal because it allows for proper antenna polarization with both desktop and notebook style wireless adapter antennas.

However, it may be necessary to increase your range further by installing an external, higher-gainantenna. External antennas come in all shapes and sizes. Antennas also come with different connectors. TheWHR2-G54has an‘MC Connector’ on it. Thus, the antenna must also have an MC connector.

To install the antenna, slide the antenna connector door on the back of the WBR2-G54to the right. This will expose the MC Connector. Attaching the antenna is simple, just insert the antenna’s MC Connector into theWBR2-G54’sMC Connector and firmly push it in until it snaps into place. Once snapped, the antenna’s connector will swivel with ease. It is important not to push the antenna connector in at an angle.

To remove the antenna, pull the antenna connector out. It is important not to pull the antenna connector out at an angle.


Standard Settings


Confi guring the AirStation using a standard web browser requires basic wireless confi guration knowledge. Setup includes manual wireless confi guration and basic administrative management.

Setup Preparation




Make note of the AirStation’s wired MAC address (found on the back of the WBR2G54). It is also recommended you record any other broadband ISP information such as global IP address, subnet mask address, default gateway address, DNS server address and PPPoE parameters.

Setup Overview

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 confi gure the AirStation.


Standard Settings

A Web browser version 4.5 or later can be used to configure the AirStation.

Advanced settings for security, filtering and other features will be explained in later sections.

Open the Setup Screen

Connect the WBR2-G54according to the wiring instructions in Section 2.

The WBR2-G54has a default LAN IP address of and Subnet Mask of

Note: The computer used to configure the AirStation should be set to obtain an IP address automatically using a DHCP server. The Quick Setup Guide enclosed with the product contains detailed instructions on how to configure your computer for initial configuration.

On the computer used to configure the AirStation, launch a Web Browser 4.5 or later.

- Enter into the URL field.


- A window will open prompting you to

enter a User ID and Password

Enter “root” as the User ID and leave the password fieldblank.

Note: These are the factory default settings





Initial DSL



Standard Settings

Enter ISP information

Click the appropriate button to select the type of broadband access. (Users more experienced in networking may choose to select the Advanced button and skip to Section 4.)

For supplementary tools, use the tabs along the top of the screen.

DSL Button

Select the appropriate connection method.

Automatic IP Assignment by ISP

- The DHCP server of the ISP assigns an IP address automatically.


Manual DSL

IP Settings





Standard Settings

Enter IP Address Manually

-Enter the IP Address given by the ISP.

-Use ‘Enter IP Address Manually’ if the ISP requires use of a static IP address.

PPPoE Connection

- Enter the PPPoE information provided by the ISP.


Initial CATV



Manual IP



Standard Settings

CATV (Cable) Button

Select the appropriate connection method.

Automatic IP Assignment by ISP

- Select ‘Automatic IP Assignment by ISP’ if your ISP’s DHCP server assigns an IP address automatically.

Enter IP Address Manually

- Select ‘Enter IP Address Manually’ if the ISP requires use of a static IP address.


Auto IP/

Manual DNS



Test Tab

Standard Settings

The IP Address is Acquired Automatically but DNS Server Address is Entered Manually

- Select ‘IP address is acquired automatically but DNS server address is entered manually’ if the ISP’s DHCP server supplies an IP address but not DNS server addresses.

Line Test

Tests the connection to the Internet.


Standard Settings

Security Tab



The Security Tab offers three Simple Security


Settings. Follow the instructions in each screen


to enter WEP keys, MAC Address Filtering and


the degree of fi rewall security for the AirStation.