Buffalo Technology AirStation WBR2-G54 User Manual

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Standard Settings

Simple WEP Setup.

-Select the desired encryption and enter an appropriate WEP key to encrypt your network. See the section on Wireless LAN Security starting on ‘Page 22’ for more information on encryption.

Simple MAC Address Filter.

-Select ‘Limit’ to use MAC fi ltering. See ‘Page 30 for more information on MAC Address Filtering.

Simple Security Setup.

-See ‘Page 49’ for more information on Intrusion Detector.




Standard Settings


The Application Tab offers setup for special applications such as games, MS NetMeeting and MSN Messenger. Then follow the on-screenmenus to confi gure the AirStation for the application.


Standard Settings

Web Gaming Setup

NetMeeting Setup

MSN Messenger Setup

-Entertheports(refer to Game

-EntertheIP Address of the PC

-Referto theon-screen help for

documentation) the game runs

that will use Netmeeting.

information about Messenger.

on, and enter the Local IP Ad-



dress of the PC that plays the






Although your AirStation will function fi ne using only the Standard Settings, you may wish to explore more advanced options. TheAdvanced Settings section explains each function in the Advanced settings area.

Click the Top tab and click the Advanced button to enter the Advanced settings area.



AOSS (AirStationOne-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 WBR2-G54'sinternet connection by referring to the instructions in theWBR2-G54'sQuick Setup Guide.

Once the WBR2-G54has 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 Man-





Client Manager

Client Manager

ager, then install it as well.

AOSS Device



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 BridgesClient Manager Devices: CardBus, USB, and PCI Adapters.



Now that the WBR2-G54and wireless client adapter are installed, you can use AOSS to configure them.

To begin the configuration, press the AOSS button on the back of the WBR2-G54for3-5seconds. The AOSS light will begin to flash when the AOSS mode has been enabled. You can stop pressing the button at this point.

NOTE: AOSS mode will stay active for a period of

two minutes. This is the time-slotrequired to initiate the wireless client adapter. The AOSS LED will stop flashing when AOSS mode has stopped or timed out.

Refer to your wireless client adapter's AOSS

supplement to initiate the wireless client adapter's AOSS mode.

It typically takes 10-15seconds for the AOSS light to stop flashing after the AOSS button has been pressed on the wireless client adapter. Once configuration is complete, the AOSS light will remain steady. Please refer to your wireless client adapter's supplement for the remainder of the setup.



Additional AOSS Information:

Only one AOSS wireless client adapter can be configured to the AOSS router at a time. Thus, the button will need to be repressed for each additional AOSS wireless client adapter that will be connected.

It is not necessary to AOSS client devices that have already been configured via AOSS, unless significant changes have been made to the wireless network.

Do not attempt to configure two separate AOSS networks at the same time, as it may cause undesired configurations.

If an undesired client has connected via AOSS, it can be disconnected from within the WBR2G54's advanced configuration menus.


Advanced Settings

LAN Settings



up to 32 alphanumeric characters for the ESS-ID(case sensitive). LAN Mac address of the AirStation.

Set up LAN connections.

Wireless Settings

Wireless Function - Enable or disable wireless LAN computer communication.

ESS-ID(SSID) -Allows administrator to alter the ESS-ID of the AirStation. To communicate with a specifi c AP only, the AP’s ESS-ID must be entered in the client computer. The client computer looks for the specifi c AP (or ESS-ID) for wireless communication. Use By default the ESS-ID is the

Note: Roaming - When multiple AirStations have an identicalESS-ID,WEP key (if WEP is used), (and channel in WDS mode) , client computers may Roam between the AirStations.

Wireless Channel - Select the channel used for wireless communication. There are 11 overlap-


Advanced Settings

ping channels. Channels 1, 6 and 11 are non-overlapping.

If there are multiple APs in close proximity using the same channel, there may be interference. In this case, change to a non-overlappingchannel.

Privacy Separator - Enable or disable communication between wireless clients. If you choose to use this feature, every wireless client that is associated to the AirStation will not be able to communicate with any other wireless clients.

Note: If this function is used, wired clients can still communicate with wireless clients.

BSS (Basic Service Set) Basic Rate Set - The transmission data rates offered by the AirStation. It is recommended to use the ‘Default’ selection to accomidate 802.11 and 802.11b rate sets. It is NOT recommended to use the ‘All’ selection, as some devices may not understand all of the rate sets offered by the AirStation.

Frame Bursting - This function increases 802.11b communication throughput by transferring packets more efficiently. The following conditions affect this function:

The wireless LAN client adapter must support Frame Bursting (and it must be enabled). If the wireless LAN client adapter does not support Frame Bursting, or Frame Bursting is not enabled, then it will operate at non-FrameBursting speeds.

It is recommended to leave Frame Bursting enabled as it can only help throughput, not hurt it.

DTIM Period - An access point transmits beacon signals to nearby clients at a preset interval. This parameter sets the beacon transmission interval time(1-255seconds). Selection of a larger number may conserve energy for the client computer (when client power management is enabled), but


Advanced Settings

may delay wireless communication. The default value of 1 is recommended.

Wireless output power - Confi gure output power of the AirStation. Decrease wireless output power to shrink the wireless communication range. The default setting of 100% is recommended unless decreased range is desired

Wireless LAN Security

Broadcast SSID - Enable or Disable the SSID(ESS-ID)from being broadcasted. If denied, the AirStation will not be found unless the specifi c AirStation’s SSID is entered in the client computer manually.


Data Encryption - Disable to have


no encryption of the wireless data.


This will make accessing the AirSta-



tion and the network very easy. It is


important to note, that without encryp-


tion it is easy for strangers to con-


nect to your network, especially if the


AirStation is broadcasting its SSID.


Select the type of data encryption:


• Disabled - Disable data encryption.


- WEP - Uses WEP encryption. En-


Advanced Settings

cryption key should be entered.

- TKIP - Uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) for data encryption. The encryption key is renewed every “Re-keyinterval” when “TKIP” is selected.

WEP - When the WEP (Wired Equivalent Protection) encryption standard is implemented into a wireless network, a WEP key is used between the client and access point to successfully encrypt, transmit and decrypt data. For this reason, the same WEP key must be used for communication between the client and the AirStation.

An access point and client may both carry multiple WEP keys. It is necessary for not only the WEP keys to match, but also the WEP key’s order. If a wireless client cannot support multiple WEP keys, the AirStations must be configured to transmit key number 1 for a connection to take place.

Examples of WEP key:

64-bitASCII: 5 digits of alphanumeric characters, “ab34Y”

128-bitASCII: 13 digits of alphanumeric characters, “123456abcdef7”Note: ASCII WEP keys are case sensitive.

64-bitHEX: 10 digits, using characters0-9anda-f,“00234ABCDE”

128-bitHEX: 26 digits, using characters0-9anda-f,“20123456789abcdeabcdeabcde”

TKIP - TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) is a WEP expanded encryption technique. TKIP has greatly improved WEP’s weaknesses by rotating secret keys between every packet. TKIP usesWPA-PSK(pre-SharedKey).