Buffalo Technology AirStation WRB-G54K User Manual

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Setup Guide

Wireless Router/

Repeater Kit

WRB-G54K

Package Contents

WBR-G54Wireless

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Broadband Base Station-g

 

WLA-G54CWireless

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Compact Repeater Bridge-g

 

Ethernet Cable

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3V Power Supplies

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CD with Manuals

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Setup Guide

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Warranty Statement

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If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local reseller or retailer for replacement.

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Additional Requirements:

Desktop or Laptop PC with Wired or Wireless Ethernet adapter.

DSL or Cable Modem with internet service.

Web browser (I.E. or Netscape versions 4.5 or greater).

***WARNING*** Your Router/Repeater kit comes with settings preconfigured for easy setup. This includes WDS (Wireless Distribution System) which provides repeating functionality. Pressing the recessed “INIT” button on the back of your router or repeater will erase the preconfigured settings and require you to manually

reconfigure your devices.

***IMPORTANT*** It is strongly recommended that you backup your preconfigured settings prior to installation. See section “Backing up and Restoring your Configuration” at the end of this setup guide.

NOTE: If you plan on intentionally changing preconfigured settings (i.e. you plan on using the repeater as astand-aloneaccess point), or you inadvertentlyre-initializeyour devices and need to reconfigure, refer to the User Manual on CD for that particular device.

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Setting up the Router WBR-G54

Note: You can use either a Wired or Wireless connection from the PC you are using to setup your router.It is strongly recommended you use the Wired method to avoid possible errors or connection issues during the initial setup.

STEP 1. Connecting cables (Refer to Figure 1):

Figure 1: Connecting Cables

Ensure your Cable or DSL modem, Wireless Router, and the computer you will be using to setup the Router, are powered off prior to connecting cables.

Locate your DSL or Cable Modem LAN cable and connect it to the appropriate port on your Modem as per instructions from your Modem’s manufacturer.

Connect the other end of this cable to the port marked WAN on the back of the Router.

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Perform the next step for Wired (Recommended) Router Setup only :

Locate the provided Ethernet cable and connect one end to any one of the four numbered SWITCH ports located on the back of the router. Connect the other end of this cable to the properly installed Ethernet (NIC) port on the PC you are using for initial setup (Refer to Figure 1).

Perform the next step for both Wireless AND Wired Router Setup:

Locate Power adapter for the Wireless Router and Plug in to the DC-INport on the back of the router and the other end to a wall outlet. (See Figure 1 for location ofDC-INPort).

Perform the next step for Wireless Router Setup only:

NOTE: You will need the SSID of your router to properly connect your wireless adapter to your router. The default SSID for your Preconfigured Buffalo Router is “Buffalo” (case sensitive).

Refer to your Wireless Ethernet adapter Manufacture’s documentation for proper setup of your Wireless adapter for your appropriate Operating System and connect to the router.

The Remaining Steps apply to both Wired and Wireless Setup:

Power up you Cable or DSL Modem

Power up your computer that you are using to configure the Wireless Router.

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Step 2: Confi guring your computers IP address

Windows XP/2000 users:

Click Start Control Panel

Double Click Network connections

Right-Clickon appropriate Local Area Network Connection and select Properties.

Scroll down and highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) and then click Properties.

Select Obtain IP address automatically.

Click OK to close Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties.

For Windows 98SE/ME

Right-clickon Network Neighborhood and select Properties.

Select the Confi guration tab, scroll down to highlight TCP/ IP and click Properties.

Select Obtain IP address automatically.

Click OK to close Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties.

Click OK to close Network Connection Properties.

NOTE: The screen images below are for Windows XP. Consult the user manual for your specifi c operating system for further information on confi guring TCP/IP.

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Step 3 Access the AirStation confi guration page

Launch your Web browser and type 192.168.11.1 in the address fi eld of the Web browser window and click “Go”.

The Router Login Screen will appear:

Enter “root” in the User Name Field

Leave the password fi eld blank and click on “OK”.

NOTE: During confi guration, your session may time out, requiring you to login again.

***IMPORTANT*** Each type of Broadband service along with your Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) requirements will determine what information you will need for the following steps. Please contact your ISP, if necessary, to collect the information you will need to complete the Broadband connection setup steps that follow.

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The fi rst page (Top) of the confi guration offers three distinct buttons

– DSL, Cable, and Advanced:

FOR DSL Service:

(If you have Cable Broadband Service, skip down to that section):

Select the DSL Button the DSL confi guration screen will appear.

Click On the Link appropriate to your DSL providers requirements:

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The IP Address is Acquired Automatically: Choose this option IF your ISP uses Automatic IP address assignment. You will see a message asking you to wait. When you see a new Menu page appear, click “NEXT” at the bottom right corner of the screen and your connection to the internet will be tested.

The IP Address is Entered Manually: If your ISP requires you to manually enter an IP address (static), then click on this option. Enter the information provided by your ISP into the appropriate fi elds, then click “NEXT” at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and your information will be stored. Click NEXT again to test your connection to the internet.

PPPoE Connection: IF your ISP requires PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) then click-on this option. Enter the appropriate PPPoE information and then click “NEXT”.

Once the information updates, you should click “NEXT” again and your connection to the internet will be tested.

FOR CABLE Broadband Service:

Click on the CATV button the Cable Setup Screen will appear.

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Click the link appropriate to your Cable Providers Requirements:

The IP Address is Acquired Automatically: Most Cable ISP provider’s use automatic assignment of IP addresses. If this is true for your ISP, click this option. You will see a message asking you to wait while your settings are updated. When the new web page appears, click “Next” to test your connection to the Internet.

The IP Address is Entered Manually: If your provider requires you to manually enter IP information Select this option. When you have entered all the appropriate information, click “NEXT” at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and your information will be updated. Click “NEXT” again to test your connection to the Internet.

The IP Address is Acquired Automatically, but the DNS is Entered Manually: IF your provider uses Automatic IP assignment but requires manual DNS entries, click this option. When you have entered in all the appropriate information, click “NEXT” at the bottom right hand corner of the screen and your information will be updated. Click “NEXT” again to test your connection to the Internet.

Advanced Settings (Optional)

For more information on configuring advanced settings of your AirStation, refer to the User Manual on the included CD or the Buffalo Wireless Support Web Site: http://www.buffalotech.com/wireless/ support.

■ NOTE: If at any time you wish to restore to factory defaults, press the Red INIT button on the rear of the AirStation for several seconds until the Red DIAG LED illuminates.

***WARNING*** Resetting the AirStation to factory defaults will destroy the preconfigured repeating functionality of your kit. WDS settings and the SSID on both devices will need to be reentered manually for proper operation.

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Determining the Best Location For the Repeater

WLA-G54C

***IMPORTANT*** Although this procedure will assist you in selecting the best location for your repeater, some experimentation may be required to achieve optimal results. Many factors including line of sight obstructions and radio frequency interference affect signal strength, quality, and overall speed. Even small changes in the placement of the repeater can dramatically impact the quality of your connection.

Your WLA-G54Cis preconfigured to work with your router so all that is required is to locate the best location for theWLA-G54Cand attach power.

If the client computer you are using is portable you can use a signal strength indicator to determine the best location (Procedure A below).

If your computer is not portable, you can experiment with locations based on some general concepts to find a good spot and check signal strength (Procedure B below).

NOTE: if you intend not to use the preconfigured settings for your repeater ( i.e. you intend to change the IP address or you intend to use the device as astand-aloneaccess point), please refer to the User Manual on your CD.

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