TRENDnet Access Point TPL310AP User Manual

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Safety

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

This transmitter must not be co-locatedor operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

CE Mark Warning

This equipment complies with the requirements relating to electromagnetic compatibility, EN 55022 Class A for ITE, the essential protection requirement of Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility and R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC to meet the regulation of the radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment.

Company has an on-goingpolicy of upgrading its products and it may be possible that information in this document is notup-to-date.Please check with your local distributors for the latest information. No part of this document can be copied or reproduced in any form without written consent from the company.

RoHS

This product is RoHS compliant.

Table of Contents

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

6

1.1

Technical Features .................................................................................................

8

1.1

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

9

1.2

System Requirements............................................................................................

9

1.3

Device Label.........................................................................................................

10

1.4

LEDs & Buttons ....................................................................................................

10

1.5

Top Panel.............................................................................................................

12

1.6

Defaults Settings..................................................................................................

12

Chapter 2: Wireless Access Point Initial Setup...............................................................

13

Chapter 3: Wireless Access Point Web Management Interface ....................................

19

3.1

Default Configuration Settings .............................................................................

19

3.2

Menu Items .........................................................................................................

19

3.3

Status...................................................................................................................

20

3.4

Wireless...............................................................................................................

21

 

3.4.1 Apply/Reset Changes ..........................................................................................................

21

 

3.4.2 Basic Settings.......................................................................................................................

21

 

3.4.3 Multiple SSID .......................................................................................................................

23

 

3.4.4 Active Wireless Client Table................................................................................................

24

 

3.4.5 Advanced Settings ...............................................................................................................

24

 

3.4.6

Security...............................................................................................................................

25

 

WEP Security .................................................................................................................................

26

 

WPA/WPA2 Security .....................................................................................................................

27

 

WPA Mixed....................................................................................................................................

28

 

3.4.7

Access Control ....................................................................................................................

29

 

3.4.8

WDS Settings ......................................................................................................................

30

 

3.4.9

Mesh Settings .....................................................................................................................

31

 

3.4.10

Site Survey........................................................................................................................

32

 

3.4.11

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

33

 

3.4.12

Schedule...........................................................................................................................

34

3.5

TCP/IP Settings.....................................................................................................

35

3.6

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

 

36

3.7

Statistics...............................................................................................................

37

3.8

Upgrade Firmware ...............................................................................................

37

3.9

Save/Reload Settings ...........................................................................................

37

3.10

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

38

3.11

System Time ........................................................................................................

38

3.12

Logout..................................................................................................................

38

Chapter 4: Powerline......................................................................................................

39

4.1

Create a powerline network and extend you wireless network ...........................

40

4.2

Securing your Powerline Network .......................................................................

42

4.3

Changing the Network Name/Security Key using the Sync Button.......................

42

4.4

Adding the Powerline Adapter to an Existing Powerline Network........................

43

4.5

Overlapping Powerline Networks.........................................................................

44

4.6

Moving Powerline Adapters between different Powerline Networks ..................

45

Chapter 5: Powerline Configuration Utility....................................................................

46

5.1

Software Installation...............................................................................................

46

5.2

Using the Utility ......................................................................................................

50

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting............................................................................................

52

 

Powerline.............................................................................................................

52

 

Wireless Installation Considerations ....................................................................

53

Chapter 7: Specifications ................................................................................................

54

Chapter 1: Product Overview

The TPL-310AP200Mbps Powerline AV Wireless N Access Point is an excellent solution that can be used to extend your network using your home or small office electrical wiring. In a home or small office building, useTPL-310APadapters to link multiple locations without the need to run long Ethernet cables. Combined with a single broadband DSL/Cable Internet connection, every room with electrical power outlets can provide easy access to yourhigh-speedInternet connection.

The TPL-310AP200Mbps Powerline AV Wireless N Access Point allows you to create or extend a wireless network using powerline technology. Using powerline as the network backbone, theTPL-310APcan be placed at where a wireless signal is needed, rather than at the farthest corner of a wireless network. MultipleTPL-310APadapters can be used to cover larger areas without increasing wireless radiation and through the use of powerline as your network backbone with no additional wiring required. In addition, anyEthernet-enableddevice may be connected to the 10/100MbpsAuto-MIDXFast Ethernet port.

The TPL-310APcoverage is provided by sending data signals through the walls themselves via the electrical system using powerline technology and then supplying 802.11 wireless connectivity in the room where it is needed. In environments where wireless cannot provide a high degree of performance/connectivity, powerline will provide an alternative option to this obstacle. With 802.11n wireless data rates of up to 300Mbps and HomePlug® AV speeds of up to 200Mbps, thiseasy-to-setupsolution can provide fast streaming HD movies, online multiplayer games, and other data intensive applications for today’s HD Entertainment Center demand.

This versatile Powerline product has many applications:

Expanding an Existing Powerline Network

If you have an existing Powerline AV network already installed, simply plug in TRENDnet’s TPL-310APinto any outlet on your electrical system and connect it to your Powerline network. You will then have Internet access from theTPL-310AP’swireless network and from its Ethernet port.

Expanding a Wireless Network

If you already have an existing wireless network and would like to expand wireless coverage, simply connect a TRENDnet Powerline AV adapter to your existing router. Then plug in TRENDnet’s TPL-310APin an area with poor or no wireless coverage. Finally, connect theTPL-310APto the first Powerline adapter using theone-touchSync button. You will now have wireless coverage in an area that was not covered in the past.

Expanding a Wired Network

If you have an existing wired router and would like to create both a wireless and a Powerline network, simply connect TRENDnet’s TPL-310APto your wired router and plug it into an electrical outlet. To further expand the Powerline network, plug in up to 15 additional TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters into any outlet on your electrical system.

If you have an existing wired router and would like to create both a wireless and a

Powerline network, simply connect TRENDnet’s TPL-310APto your wired router and plug it into an electrical outlet. To further expand the Powerline network, plug in up to 15 additional TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters into any outlet on your electrical system.

Combination 200Mbps Powerline adapter and 300Mbps wireless n access point

Create a 300Mbps wireless network from any room in your home

Connect up to 16 high speed powerline adapters

Wireless n access point offers Access Point, Client, WDS, and Mesh mode functionality

Advanced encryption

1.1 Technical Features

Powerline

1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIXEthernet port

Connect one 200Mbps** Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 15* additional Powerline AV adapters for instant building connectivity

One-touchSync button networks adapters quickly

Share data intensive files, play games, download music, and more at faster data transfer rates

Advanced 128-bitAES encryption to ensure total network security

Neighbor network support for up to 4 overlapping networks

Tri-colorLED Indicator

Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)

Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing

Windows-basedPowerline configuration utility: compatible with Windows 7(32/64-bit),Vista(32/64-bit),and XP(32/64-bit)operating systems

Wireless

Integrated high performance wireless n access point

Based on IEEE 802.11n technology and compliant with IEEE 802.11b/g standards

High-speeddata rates of up to 300Mbps*** with IEEE 802.11n

One-touchWi-FiProtected Setup (WPS) button connects wireless clients quickly

Supports Access Point or Access Point (AP) Client (wireless adapter) mode

In Access Point mode: expand a wireless network using Repeater mode (listed as AP Mode Support), Wireless Distribution System (WDS), or Mesh mode (bridging)

MAC filter feature for added security (AP mode only)

Wireless security up to WPA/WPA2-RADIUS

Create a weekly schedule to enable or disable wireless network

Wi-FiMultimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) support

Broadcast up to 4 SSIDs with different wireless encryption

Web graphical user interface provides backup, configuration, and firmware management

Wireless indoor coverage up to 100 m (328 ft.)***

3-yearlimited warranty

*Maximum of 16 adapters (nodes) recommended for streaming video across your network. Additional adapters may decrease performance.

**200Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment.

***Maximum wireless signal rates are referenced from IEEE 802.11 theoretical specifications. Actual data throughput and coverage will vary depending on interference, network traffic, building materials and other conditions.

**** Networked Powerline devices need to be plugged into power outlets that are on the same electrical system.

*****It is not recommended to use this product on electrical systems that use AFCI circuit breakers or plugged into GFI protected outlets as this may cause performance degradation or loss in connectivity.

1.1Package Contents

The product package should contain the following items:

TPL-310AP

Multi-LanguageQuick Installation Guide

CD-ROM(Utility & User’s Guide)

Network Cable (1.5 m / 4.9 ft.)

If any of the parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your dealer. Keep the carton, including the original packaging materials, in case you need to return the Powerline adapter for repair.

1.2System Requirements

CD-ROMdrive

A Desktop or Laptop PC with wired or wireless Network Adapter Installed

Existing 10/100Mbps wired network when TPL-310APis used as a bridge device

Web Browser: Internet Explorer (6.0 or higher)

Additional HomePlug® AV powerline adapter

(e.g. TRENDnet TPL-303E,TPL-304E,TPL-305Eor anotherTPL-310AP)

Note: You will need at least 2 powerline adapters to establish a powerline network. Please ensure that you have an additional powerline adapter before following the installation procedure for this product.

Powerline Configuration Utility System Requirements

Supported Operating

 

 

Systems

CPU

Memory

 

 

 

Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

1GHz or above

1GB RAM or above

 

 

 

Windows Vista (32/64-bit)

800MHz or above

512MB RAM or above

 

 

 

Windows XP (32/64-bit)

300MHz or above

256MB RAM or above

 

 

 

1.3Device Label

The device label can be located on the back of the device where the power prong is found.

Product Model

Device Serial Number

 

Device MAC Address

 

Device Password (DPW)

 

Product Hardware Version

Default IP Address

Powerline Firmware Version

Default Subnet Mask

1.4LEDs & Buttons

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ETH)

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

 

Wireless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protected

 

(WIFI)

 

 

 

 

Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(WPS)

 

 

 

 

 

Powerline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(PLC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

WPS Button

 

 

 

 

 

(PWR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sync Button

Fast Ethernet Port