Buffalo Technology AirStation WHR-HP-AG108 User Manual

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Quick Setup Guide - AirStation WHR-HP-AG108

High Power Dual A&G Smart Wireless Router, Access

Point & Bridge

Package Contents




AC Adapter and Power Cable

Ethernet cable

Utility CD with Manual

Quick Setup Guide

Warranty Statement





v. 1.0


Congratulations on your purchase!

The AirStation High Power Dual A & G Wireless Smart Router provides two separate wireless networks at the same time, one on the 802.11g standard 2.4Ghz frequency and another on the 802.11a standard 5Ghz (5.2-5.3Ghz)frequency.

When your PC or other wireless client device surveys for wireless networks, there will be two to choose from. One will have a network name ending with the letter ‘a’, the other with the letter ‘g’. If you do not have a Dual A & G client card or client device, then you will only see the network that your card is compatible with. If you do have a combo card, Buffalo recommends you select the network with less traffic (usually the 11a network) for best performance.

See the AirStation User Manual (available on your AirNavigator CD) for more information on this product.

Step 1: Connect Your Equipment

1. Attach the antenna to the top of your AirStation. Itwill usually work best if configured to point straight up.

Attach the stand if desired.

2. Ensure that all equipment is powered off, including the AirStation, PCs, and your cable or DSL modem.

3. Connect the Ethernet cable from your cable or DSL modem to the WAN port on your AirStation. The WAN port is the port closest to the power connector. This is the only port that will work for your internet connection.

4. Connect a PC or workstation to any of the four LAN ports on the AirStation with the included Ethernet cable.

5. Power on the cable or DSL modem. Allow at least a minute for the device to boot up.

6. Connect the AC power connector to the power port on the AirStation and to an AC surge protector or other source of AC power. Allow the AirStation one minute to boot.

7. Power on the PC(s) connected to the LAN ports of the AirStation and let them boot up completely.

Ethernet cable to PC

Ethernet cable to Cable/DSL Modem

AC Power

Step 2: Configure Your Router

Next, you need to configure your router. This is done from a web browser on a computer connected to the router. Using a computer that is connected directly to the AirStation with an Ethernet cable is recommended.

1. Launch the web browser on the computer that you’re going to use to configure the AirStation.

NOTE: The computer used to configure the AirStation should be set toobtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server. This is the default Windows setting.

2. Your web browser should automatically attempt to load a web page. If the default web pageloads then the AirStation has automatically configured your Internet connection settings. You are now connected to the internet! Please turn topage 5.

3. If the AirStation cannot automatically configure itself foryour Internet Connection, then a window will open, prompting you to enter a User ID and Password.

NOTE: If your web browser doesn’t automatically connect youto the AirStation Configuration Utility, then type192.168.11.1 in its address field and press Enter on your keyboard. Logon details are as follows:

User name: root

Password: Leave this field blank

4. The AirStation will provide different configuration options depending on what it has autodetected. Please enter specific connection information as necessary.

Setting Up a PPPoE Connection

To setup a PPPoE connection you will require the following information from your Service Provider - User Name, Password, DNS Server Address (only if required by your provider).

1. Click on the “Run Internet Connection Setup Wizard (Easy Setup)”.

2. Enter PPPoE Connection information (as mentioned above).

Setting Up a PPPoE Connection

3. The wizard will now detect your Internet settings - Cabling, PPPoE Server and Name

Resolution are verified.

4.Oncethegraphicappears(seeopposite)yourInternet connection has been setup successfully. Click on the “Complete” button to return to the Home page.

Step 3: Configure Wireless Settings (with AOSS)

Does your wireless client support AOSS? If so, then configuring your wireless networksecurely is very simple. To use AOSS, your router and client device should already be installed and powered on.

1. Push the AOSS button on the top of your router and hold it in for a few seconds.

The AOSS light will begin to flash.

2. Push the AOSS button on your client. Hold it in for a few seconds. If your client device is a PC card, CardBus, or USB adapter, its AOSS button will probably be in theClient Manager Software. Check the client device manual for instructions on where to push or click the AOSS button.

That’s it! It will take about 1 minute for the connection to complete. When it’s finished, the AOSS light will glow a solid amber, without blinking. You now have a secure network connection!Note: After pushing the first AOSS button, you have 2 minutes to press the second one.

Find the information you need to connect non-AOSSdevices to your AOSS network from theSystem Info page in your AirStation’s client utility.

Only one AOSS wireless client adapter can be configured with the AOSS router at a time. AOSS buttons must be pressed again to connect each additional AOSS wireless client adapter.

If your client device doesn’t support AOSS, or if you want to configure your client manually, turn to page 8.





PC card

Client Manager

Client Device






Step 3: Configure Wireless Settings Manually (without AOSS)

If your wireless client doesn’t support AOSS, you’ll have to configure your network manually.

1. Log in to the AirStation Configuration Utility byopening a web browser, typing into the address field and pressingEnter. Enter root as the User name and leave the password fieldblank. This will take you to the Home page, where you can click on the

System Info tab.

2. TheSystem Info page gives you all the informationyou might need to configure your non-AOSS wireless client. In particular, theSSID will need to be configured identically for all wireless devices on your network. Consult your wireless clients’s documentation for moreinformation on configuring them as necessary. If you would like to change these settings, please consult the AirStation User Manual located on the AirNavigator CD-

ROM. It will guide you through configuring each setting on the AirStation.

Environmental Information

The equipment that you have purchased has required the extraction and use of natural resources for its production.

The equipment may contain hazardous substances that could impact health and the environment.

In order to avoid the dissemination of those substances in our environment and to diminish the pressure on the natural resources, we encourage you to use the appropriate take-backsystems.

The take-backsystems will reuse or recycle most of the materials of your end life equipment in a sound way.

The crossed-outwheeled bin symbol invites you to use those systems.

If you need more information on the collection, reuse and recycling systems, please contact your local or regional waste administration.

Contact Information (North America)


Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.

4030 West Braker Lane, Suite 120

Austin, TX 78759-5319


Email: sales@buffalotech.com


North American Technical Support by phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (USA and Canada).