Buffalo Technology AirStation WHR3-G54 User Manual

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125 High Speed Mode*

Wireless Cable/DSL Router

WHR3-G54

Rev B

www.buffalotech.com/wireless

Table of Contents

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

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

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

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

AOSS Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Wireless LAN Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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

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

Wireless MAC Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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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Specifi cations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Introduction

AirStation 125 High Speed Mode Wireless Cable/DSL Router (WHR3-G54)

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

The WHR3-G54router, is a wireless4-portrouter network device that complies with the 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11g standard specifi cation on wireless LANs. It also supports 125 High Speed Mode technology. TheWHR3-G54supports enhancedbuilt-inNAT/SPI fi rewall functions and is used as amulti-functionalrouter/link between wired and wireless LAN computers.

Summary of the AirStation WHR3-G54features:

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

Supports 125 High Speed Mode

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

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.

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

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Additional SPI Firewall Functions - DMZ, intrusion detection and notifi cation

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 confi guration.

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 fi ltering.

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

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

-Packet monitoring and fi ltering by MAC address, IP address and port.

-PPPoE support

-WDS support

Buffalo’s easy web interface confi guration

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

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Optional external antennas for boosting range and signal quality.

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

Home Networking

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

Share fi les and printers

Access and share the Internet

Share media fi les

SOHO/SMB Networking

With high-speedDSL or Cable 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 office. Connect the Buffalo AirStation Broadband router AP to a Cable 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

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System Requirements

Broadband (High-Speed)Internet connection or existing 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 WHR3-G54Package Contents

The AirStation WHR3-G54package consists of the following items.

1.WHR3-G54Base Station

2.AC adapter and power cable

3.CAT5 LAN cable

4.Utility CD with Manual

5.Quick Setup Guides

6.Warranty Statement

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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, solid when AOSS encryption has been set.

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

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About the AirStation CD

The AirStation does not require any software to be installed on your computer for confi guration. 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 fi rmware become available.

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

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