Buffalo Technology NFINITI WZR-AG300NH User Manual

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User Manual - AirStation Draft-NWZR-AG300NH

Wireless Router & AP

 

 

www.buffalotech.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Configuration Tool Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Connecting Wireless Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Using the Configuration Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

AOSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Router/Access Point Mode Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

ConnectingtoanExistingNetwork...............................18

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

FCC Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

ContactInformation(USA)............................................ 35

ContactInformation(Europe)........................................... 36

GPLInformation(USA)............................................37

GPLInformation(Europe)............................................ 38

Introduction

Work and play - further and faster! Your AirStation Nfiniti combines gigabit networking with extended wireless range and speed. For best performance, use with Nfiniti wireless clients.

System Requirements:

A high-speed(Broadband) Internet connection or existing local area connection.

A computer with a network connection (wired or wireless) and a good web browser. The screenshots in this manual were taken with Firefox, but Netscape and Internet Explorer are also supported in versions 4.5 or later, and Safari 1.0 and later are supported with Macintosh OS X 10.2 and later.

AirStation WZR-AG300NHPackage Contents:

The AirStation WZR-AG300NHHpackage contains the following items:

WZR-AG300NHAirStation with antenna assembly

Stand for vertical placement

AC adapter and power cable

CAT5 LAN cable

Utility CD with Manual

Quick Setup Guides

Warranty Statement

Initial Setup

Begin by finding a good place to set up your router/access point. Some things to consider:

You’ll need to be able to plug your internet connection into it, so it should go within reach of the LAN cable from your DSL or Cable modem. You’ll also want a power outlet nearby.

Keep the access point as central in your work area as possible. Signal strength and speed fall off with distance.

Higher is often better. For instance, set it up on the top shelf of a bookcase rather than the bottom one, if possible.

Do you need a password or other information to log in to your internet connection? Many DSL connections require information like global IP address, subnet mask address, default gateway address, DNS server address, or PPPoE parameters in order to connect. Cable modems usually don’t require extra information. If you have a DSL internet connection, make sure that you have any necessary information handy before you continue. Your Internet Service Provider can give you this information if you don’t know it.

Assemble Your AirStation

Your AirStation may be used horizontally or vertically.

For horizontal placement, leave the silver base attached to the antennas. The antennas will usually work best if oriented vertically.

For vertical placement, attach the stand to base of the router as shown at left. Remove the silver base from the antennas. The antennas may then be attached to the top of the AirStation.

Connecting your AirStation

Power to outlet or power strip

PC

Cable or DSL Modem

Initial Setup

To initially configure your router, you’ll use a wired connection to your computer. Once you’ve connected to the internet through the router, you may switch to a wireless connection if desired.

The computer used to configure the AirStation should be set to obtain an IP address automatically using a DHCP server (this is the default). The WZR-AG300NHhas a default LAN IP address of 192.168.11.1 and Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0.

1.Power down the Cable or DSL modem and the computer which will be used to configure the AirStation router.

2.Plug the Cable or DSL modem’s Ethernet cable into the AirStation’s WAN port. Initially, you may need to unplug this cable from your computer, hub or other router.

3.Plug the provided Ethernet cable into a LAN port on the AirStation and plug the other end into your computer’s Ethernet adapter (NIC).

4.Important: turn everything on in the correct order!! Power on your cable or DSL modem and wait one full minute, then power on the AirStation router and wait one full minute, and finally power on the computer which will be used to configure the

AirStation.

Log in to the Configuration Tool

Launch a web browser on the computer that you’re using to configure the AirStation.

Enter 192.168.11.1 into the URL field. Naturally, if you change your AirStation’s IP address, you’ll have to enter the new address instead.

A window will open, prompting you to enter a User ID and Password.

Enter root as the User name and leave the password fieldblank.

Detecting Your Broadband Connection

Your AirStation’s SmartRouter technology will determine the type of internet connection you have automatically, and ask you for any needed information. If your ISP assigns IPs automatically (most cable providers do), their DHCP server will give your router an IP address. If additional login information is required to connect to the internet, the wizard will ask for it. Enter any required login

information if asked. Contact your DSL provider for any missing login information.

If you need to relaunch the Internet Connection Wizard, just click on Run Internet Connection Wizard under Basic Settings.

Congratulations! You are now connected to the internet. Open a familiar web page to make sure everything is working correctly.

Connecting Wireless Clients to the Access Point

To connect wireless devices to the AirStation, you may either enter the SSID and encryption key manually, or you can use AOSS.

For more information on AOSS, see pages 14 and 15.

Consult your wireless clients’ manuals for instructions on configuring them manually. You can get SSID and encryption information from the AirStation’s

initial setup screen, as shown above. By default, the SSID is “macaddress_Afor wireless A channels and “macaddress_G” for wireless G and B channels. By default, encryption isnot enabled (“open”).

If you prefer to use encryption and/or a different SSID, you may change these default settings under Basic Settings at the top left of the page.

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