Buffalo Technology AirStation WYR-G54 User Manual

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AirStation G54

54 Mbps Wireless Cable/DSL Router

WYR-G54

Rev B

www.buffalotech.com/wireless

Table of Contents

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

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

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

Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

InstallationWizard...........................15

Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wireless LAN Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

WAN Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Address Translation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

PacketFiltering........................36

Intrusion Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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UPnP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

AdministratorPassword......................40

Client Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Diagnostics........................... 42

Log Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

SaveorRestoreSettings.................44

RestoreDefaults...................... 45

Update Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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Introduction

AirStation G54 Wireless Cable/DSL Router (WYR-G54)

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

The WYR-G54router, is a wireless4-portrouter network device that complies with the 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11g standard specification on wireless LANs. It also supports various advanced router technologies. TheWYR-G54supports enhancedbuilt-inNAT/SPI firewall functions and is used as amulti-functionalrouter/link between wired and wireless LAN computers.

Summary of the AirStation WYR-G54features:

Support for wireless security encryption using TKIP and WEP.

DHCP client/server function.

VPN pass-through,for secure communications using IPSec or PPTP.

Packet Filtering for eliminating unwanted communication types.

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

Additional SPI Firewall Functions - DMZ, intrusion detection and notification

Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

Enhanced security features:

-SPI Firewall and DMZ zone functions to prevent unknown intruders.

-Intrusion Detector Firewall (NAT)

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-Dynamic packet filtering.

-Wireless encryption via TKIP and WEP.

-VPN pass-throughfor IPSec and PPTP connections.

-Packet monitoring and filtering by MAC address, IP address and port.

-PPPoE support

Buffalo’s easy web interface configuration

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

Web based setup wizards for both Cable and DSL broadband connections.

Home Networking 1

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

Share files and printers

Access and share the Internet

Share media files

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

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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 files and printers

•Bridge between multiple networks and multiple computer platforms

•Provide easy and secure access to home or company networks from remote locations

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 WYR-G54Package Contents

The AirStation WYR-G54package consists of the following items.

1.WYR-G54Base Station

2.AC adapter/power cable

3.CAT5 LAN cable

4.Utility CD with Manual

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5.Quick Setup Guide

6.Warranty Statement

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.

Status - Flashes red when performing diagnostic functions or when an error exists.

Link/Act - Indicates an active link between the corresponding LAN port and another network device.

100 - Lit orange when the corresponding LAN port is communicating at 100 Mbps (otherwise 10 Mbps).

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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.

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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 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

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