Buffalo Technology NFINITI WZR-HP-G300NH User Manual

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Nfiniti High Power Wireless N Router & Access Point

WZR-HP-G300NH

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Contents

 

Chapter 1 Product Overview............................................

5

Features...................................................................................

5

Air Navigator CD Requirements..............................................

7

300 Mbps High Speed Mode...................................................

7

Package Contents...................................................................

7

Hardware Overview.................................................................

8

Front Panel LEDs...........................................................................

8

Back Panel.....................................................................................

10

Bottom............................................................................................

12

Right Side.......................................................................................

12

Chapter 2 Placing Your AirStation...................................

13

Vertical Placement...................................................................

13

Horizontal Placement...............................................................

13

Wall-Mounting..........................................................................

14

Chapter 3 Installation........................................................

15

CD Setup.................................................................................

15

Manual Setup...........................................................................

15

Chapter 4 Configuration...................................................

20

How to Access the Web-BasedConfiguration Utility...............

20

Configuration Utility Menus in Router Mode............................

22

Configuration Utility Menus in Bridge Mode.............................

24

Setup.......................................................................................

26

Internet/LAN (LAN Config).......................................................

28

Internet (Router Mode only)............................................................

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PPPoE (Router Mode only)............................................................

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DDNS (Router Mode only)..............................................................

32

VPN server (Router Mode Only).....................................................

34

LAN.................................................................................................

36

DHCP Lease (Router Mode only)...................................................

38

NAT (Router Mode only).................................................................

39

Route..............................................................................................

40

Wireless Config........................................................................

41

WPS...............................................................................................

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AOSS..............................................................................................

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Basic...............................................................................................

44

Advanced........................................................................................

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WMM..............................................................................................

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MAC Filter.......................................................................................

51

Multicast Control.............................................................................

52

WDS...............................................................................................

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Security (Router Mode only)....................................................

55

Firewall (Router Mode only)...........................................................

55

IP Filter (Router Mode only)...........................................................

57

VPN Pass Through (Router Mode only).........................................

58

LAN Config (QoS)....................................................................

59

Port Forwarding (Router Mode only)..............................................

59

DMZ (Router Mode only)................................................................

61

UPnP (Router Mode only)..............................................................

62

QoS (Router Mode only).................................................................

63

Movie Engine (QoS).......................................................................

65

NAS.........................................................................................

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Disk management...........................................................................

67

Shared Folder.................................................................................

69

User Management..........................................................................

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Shared Service...............................................................................

72

Web Access....................................................................................

74

Media Server..................................................................................

76

BitTorrent........................................................................................

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Admin Config...........................................................................

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Name..............................................................................................

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Password........................................................................................

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Time/Date.......................................................................................

81

NTP................................................................................................

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ECO................................................................................................

83

Access............................................................................................

85

Log..................................................................................................

86

Save/Restore..................................................................................

87

Initialize/Restart..............................................................................

88

Update............................................................................................

89

Diagnostic................................................................................

90

System Info.....................................................................................

90

Logs................................................................................................

92

Packet Info......................................................................................

93

Client Monitor.................................................................................

94

Ping................................................................................................

95

Chapter 5 Connect to a Wireless Network......................

96

Automatic Secure Setup (AOSS/WPS)...................................

96

Windows 7/Vista (Client Manager V)..............................................

97

Windows XP (Client Manager 3)....................................................

98

Other Devices (e.g. Game Console)..............................................

99

Manual Setup...........................................................................

99

Windows 7 (WLAN AutoConfig)......................................................

99

Windows Vista (WLAN AutoConfig)................................................

100

Windows XP (Wireless Zero Configuration)...................................

103

Chapter 6 Trouble Shooting.............................................

104

Cannot connect to the Internet over wired connection............

104

Cannot access the web-basedconfiguration utility..................

104

Cannot connect to the network wirelessly................................

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You forgot AirStation’s SSID, Encryption Key, or Password.... 105

The link speed is slower than 300 Mbps (Maximum link speed is

only 150Mbps).........................................................................

105

Other Tips................................................................................

106

Appendix A Specifications...............................................

109

Appendix B Default Configuration Settings...................

111

Appendix C TCP/IP Settings in Windows.......................

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Appendix D Restoring the Default Configuration..........

121

Appendix E Shared Folders and the USB Port...............

122

Appendix F Regulatory Compliance Information...........

124

Appendix G Environmental Information.........................

130

Appendix H GPL Information...........................................

131

Appendix I Warranty Information.....................................

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Chapter 1 Product Overview

Installing Your AirStation

To install your AirStation, insert the software CD from your package into your computer and follow the directions on the screen. For more infomation about installation, turn to chapter 3 of this manual.

Professional or User-friendly?

This AirStation wireless router comes with two different firmware packages. You may use either the dd-wrt-basedProfessional firmware or the simpleUser-friendlyfirmware. By default, the Professional firmware is installed. Turn to page 26 for instructions on switching between the two firmware packages.

Note : Most of this manual documents the User-friendlyfirmware. For more information on thedd-wrt-basedProfessional firmware, consult the help files in itsweb-basedconfiguration interface or go towww.dd-wrt.com/wiki.

Features

Supports IEEE802.11n and IEEE802.11b/g

With support for current Wireless-N,Wireless-G,andWireless-Bstandards, the AirStation can transfer data to and from all standard 2.4 GHz wireless clients.

Dual speed mode

Dual speed mode makes wireless transmission faster by using 2 channels, allowing 300 Mbps data transmission.

Support AOSS and WPS

Both AOSS (AirStation One-touchSecure System) and WPS(Wi-FiProtected Setup) are supported. These automatic connection standards make connection with compatible wireless devices easier.

Security Features

The AirStation is equipped with following security features:

AOSS

WPS

WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES)

WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES)

WPA/WPA2 mixed PSK

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WEP (128/64 bit)

Privacy Separator

MAC address access restriction

Deny Any Connection/Stealth SSID

Password protection for settings

Firewall with easy rules

Automatic Channel Selection

Monitors wireless interference and automatically assigns the clearest, best channel.

Roaming

You can use multiple AirStations to cover a large area. Wireless clients can automatically switch AirStations for the best signal.

Initialization

To restore settings back to the factory defaults, hold down the reset button on the bottom of the unit.

Browser Based Administration

This unit can be easily configured from a web browser on your computer.

Auto Mode (Router/Bridge Automatic Recognition)

In Auto mode, the AirStation will detect whether or not your network has a router and automatically switch to the appropriate router or bridge mode. You can also manually switch between modes. (See page 10.)

MovieEngine

MovieEngine uses QoS to optimise your network for mutimedia streaming. This can reduce jumps, distorted audio, and dropped frames while watching streamed video.

NAS (Network Attached Storage)

Attach a USB hard drive to the AirStation and share it on the network as a NAS. All connected clients can access it.

Gigabit Ethernet

This unit supports gigabit Ethernet, allowing transmission rates of up to a billion bits per second.

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Air Navigator CD Requirements

The AirStation wireless router and access point works with most wired and wireless devices. However, the automatic installation program on the CD requires a connected Windows 7, Vista or XP computer to run. If you use the AirStation with a different operating system, you will have to configure your network settings manually from a browser window.

300 Mbps High Speed Mode

300 Mbps is the link speed when using Wireless-Nmode. It represents actual wireless data speeds, including overhead. Because the overhead is not available for user data transfer, usable wireless throughput will be substantially slower.

Package Contents

 

The following items are included in your AirStation package. If any of the items are missing, please

contact your vender.

 

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• AC adapter.....................................................................................................................................

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• Stand for vertical/wall-mounting..........................................................................................

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• Screws for wall-mounting.........................................................................................................

2

• LAN cable........................................................................................................................................

1

• Air Navigator CD..........................................................................................................................

1

• Quick Setup Guide......................................................................................................................

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Chapter 1 Product Overview

Hardware Overview

Front Panel LEDs

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

2

3

AOSS Button

To initiate AOSS, hold down this button until the Security LED flashes (about 1 second). Then, push or click the AOSS button on your wireless client device to complete the connection. Both devices must be powered on for this to work.

Power LED (Green)

On:

The AC adapter is connected.

Off:

The AC adapter is not connected.

Security LED (Amber)

Indicates security status.

Off:

AOSS or Encryption is not set.

On:

AOSS/WPS activated; accessed to exchange

 

security keys.

 

Encryption has been set.

2 blinks:

The unit is waiting for an AOSS or WPS security

 

key.

Blinking:

AOSS/WPS error; failed to exchange security

 

keys.

Note: The Security LED is lit if an encryption key has been set.

4 Wireless LED (Green)

 

Indicates wireless LAN status.

On:

Wireless LAN is transmitting.

Off:

Wireless LAN is connected but not active.

5 Router LED (Green)

 

On:

Router functionality is enabled.

Off:

Router functionality is disabled.

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6 Diag LED (Red)

This indicates the status of this unit depending on the number of blinks

 

per cycle.

 

Note: When the unit is first turned on or restarted, the Diag LED will blink

for almost a minute during boot. This is normal.

Diag LED

Meaning

Status

status

 

 

2 blinks *1

Flash ROM error

Cannot read or write to the flash memory.

3 blinks *1

Ethernet (wired) LAN

Ethernet LAN controller is malfunctioning.

 

 

error

 

 

 

 

4 blinks *1

Wireless LAN error

Wireless LAN controller is malfunctioning.

5 blinks

IP address setting error

Because the network addresses of both the Internet port (WAN

 

 

 

port) and the LAN port are the same, it is not possible to establish

 

 

 

communication. Change the LAN side IP address of this unit.

Continuously

Updating the firmware

Updating the firmware.

blinking *2

Saving settings

Saving the settings.

 

 

Initializing settings

Initializing the settings.

 

 

 

 

*1

Unplug the AC adapter from the wall socket, wait for a few seconds, and then plug it again. If the

 

light still flashes, please contact technical support.

*2 Never unplug the AC adapter while the Diag LED is blinking.

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8

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Movie Engine On LED (Blue)

 

On:

Movie Engine functionality is enabled.

Off:

Movie Engine functionality is disabled.

Movie Engine Off LED (Blue)

 

On:

Movie Engine functionality is disabled.

Off:

Movie Engine functionality is enabled.

Movie Engine Switch

 

Switches the movie engine function between enabled and disabled.

On:

Movie Engine functionality is enabled.

Off:

Movie Engine functionality is disabled.

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