Intellinet Network Solutions 523875 User Manual

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Wireless G Broadband Travel Router user manual

Model 523875

INT-523875-UM-0807-03

Thank you for purchasing the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ Wireless G Broadband Travel Router, Model 523875.

This router is equipped with two 10/100 M auto-sensing Ethernet ports for connecting to a LAN and cascading to another similar router. It also features 64/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA and IEEE802.1x to provide a high level of security to protects users’ data and privacy. The MAC address filter prevents access to your wireless LAN from unauthorized MAC addresses, thus doubling network security, and the easily configured

Web-based management utility ensures that your wireless network connection is always solid and hassle-free. allowing you to enjoy the benefits of these additional features:

Compact design, great for traveling

Up to 54 Mbps network data transfer rate

Compatible with all 802.11b & g wireless products

DHCP server assigns IP addresses for all LAN users

Supports virtual server and DMZ (demilitarized zone)

Supports Access Point mode, Gateway (Router) and Client mode

Supports UPNP (Universal Plug and Play)

Supports VPN pass-through (IPSec, PPTP, L2TP)

Content control through URL filter

Remote management function (enable/disable and management port)

Lifetime Warranty

Package Contents

Wireless G Broadband Travel Router

Ethernet Cat5 RJ-45 cable, 1.0 m (3 ft.)

User manual

FCC Certifications

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 or more 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.

CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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 RF Radiation Exposure Statement

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

CE Mark Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

table of contents

 

section

page

Initial Setup.........................................................................................

6

Hardware Connections.................................................................

6

LED Indicators..............................................................................

6

Operation Modes..........................................................................

6

Login ............................................................................................

7

Configuration via the Web.................................................................

8

Mode (Operation/Wireless Mode)................................................

8

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

26

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

27

Other..........................................................................................

28

Computer Configuration..................................................................

30

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

30

Internet Access...........................................................................

40

Wireless LANs & Station Configuration.....................................

42

Troubleshooting...............................................................................

44

Specifications...................................................................................

46

NOTE: Some screen-shot images have been modified to fit the format of this user manual.

CONTENTS

initial setup

Hardware Connections

1.Connect the Wireless G Broadband Travel Router to a power outlet.

2.Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the router and the other end to your desktop or notebook computer.

led indicators

Power

 

Wireless

 

Ethernet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power (green)

Solid when device is on.

Wireless (blue)

Solid when device is on.

 

Flashing when receiving/sending data.

Ethernet (green)

Solid when Ethernet cable is connected.

 

Flashing when receiving/sending data.

operation modes

The router features three operation modes — AP (access point), GW (gateway) and Client Infrastructure — and is configured at the factory. To change the settings in order to employ more advanced configurations or change the mode of operation, use the included Web-based utility as described in subsequent sections of this manual.

AP Mode

When acting as an access point, the router connects all stations (desktop/notebook with wireless network adapter)toawirednetwork.

All stations can have Internet access if only the router is connected to the Internet.

INITIAL SETUP

GW Mode

When GW mode is selected, the access point will enter the gateway mode, and the wireless connection will be set up from a point-to-point local LAN to a point-to- multipoint WAN.

Client Mode (Infrastructure)

If set to Client (Infrastructure) mode, this device can work like a wireless station when it’s connected to a computer so that the computer can send packets from wired end to wireless interface.

LOGIN

1.Turn on your computer and connect it to the Wireless G Broadband Travel Router with an Ethernet cable.

2.Make sure your wired station is set to the same subnet as the router:

192.168.1.254.

3.Start your Web browser. In the “Address” field on the menu bar, enter “http://192.168.1.254.”

NOTE: No username or password is required for the initial login; you do, however, have the option of setting up a username and password for added security. (See the Password subsection in Configuration via the Web/Other.)

 

 

 

INITIAL SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

configuration via the web

The Configuration menu on the upper panel is divided into four main sections: Mode (operation/wireless mode), Status, TCP/IP and Other.

Select a section, then click the “Setup” button that corresponds to the desired subsection (e.g., Mode Access Point, as shown below).

Mode (operation/Wireless Mode)

 

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Access Point/AP Mode Settings

Alias Name: Displays the device name.

Disable Wireless LAN Interface: By selecting this option, you won’t be able to make a wireless connection with this access point in your network; i.e., this device will not be visible by any wireless station.

Band: The drop-down menu offers three options:

2.4 GHz (B) — 802.11b supported rate only.

2.4 GHz (G) — 802.11g supported rate only.

2.4 GHz (B+G) — Both 802.11b and 802.11g supported rate. The default is 2.4 GHz (B+G) mode.

SSID: The service set identifier (SSID) differentiates one WLAN from another; therefore, all access points and devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN must use the same SSID. It is case-sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters. A device will not be permitted to join the basic service set (BSS) unless it can provide the unique SSID. An SSID is also referred to as a network name because, essentially, it is a name that identifies a wireless network.

ChannelNumber:Allows you to set the channel manually or automatically. To set manually, just select the channel you want to specify. If “Auto” is selected, you can set the range so the router automatically surveys and chooses the channel with the best situation for communication. The number of channels supported depends on the access point’s region. All stations communicating with the AP must use the same channel.

Security: Click “Setup” to display the Security screen and options.

Authentication: Select an option from the pull-down menu; e.g., “Open system or Shared Key,” “Open System,” “Open System with 802.1x,” “Shared Key,”

“WPA-RADIUS,” “WPA-PSK,” WPA2-RADIUS” and “WPA2-PSK.”

Encryption: In the pull-down menu, select either “None” or “WEP.”

-Use 802.1x Authentication: Select 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.

Select “HEX” if using hexadecimal numbers (0-9, or A-F). Select “ASCII” if using ASCII (case-sensitive) characters. Ten hexadecimal

 

 

 

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digits or five ASCII characters are needed if 64-bit WEP is used;

26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters if 128-bit WEP is used.

-Pre-Shared Key Format: Select “Passphrase” or “Hex” (64 characters).

-Pre-Shared Key: Pre-Shared Key serves as a password. Key in an 8- to 63-character string to set the password or leave it blank, in which case the 802.1x Authentication will be activated. Make sure the same password is used on the client end.

-Group Key Life Time: Enter the number of seconds that will elapse before the group key changes automatically. The default is 86,400 seconds.

Enable Pre-Authentication: This enables secure fast roaming without noticeable signal latency. Pre-authentication provides a way to establish a PMK (pairwise master key) security association before a client connects, with the advantage being that the client reduces the time that it’s disconnected to the network.

-Authentication RADIUS Server: RADIUS is an authentication authorization and accounting client-server protocol. The client is a network access server which has access to a user database with authentication information and which desires to authenticate its links.

-Port: Enter the RADIUS server’s port number provided by your ISP. The default is 1812.

-IP Address: Enter the RADIUS server’s IP address provided by your ISP.

-Password: Enter the password that the AP shares with the RADIUS server.

Enable Accounting: Check to enable this function.

-Accounting RADIUS Server: Enter the port, IP address and password as above.

Apply Changes: Click to save and apply the current settings.

Reset: Click to clear and reset the current settings.

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Advanced

Settings: Click “Setup” to display the Wireless Advanced Settings screen and options.

Fragment

Threshold: This is a mechanism for improving efficiency when high traffic flows along in the wireless network. If your 802.11g wireless LAN adapter frequently transmits large files in the wireless network, you can enter a new fragment threshold value to split the packet.

The value can be set from 256 to 2346; the default value is 2346.

RTS Threshold: This is a mechanism implemented to prevent the “Hidden Node” problem, a situation in which two stations are within range of the same access point but not within range of each other

(and are thus “hidden” from each other). When a station starts to send data to the access point, it might not notice that the other station is already using the wireless medium. When these two stations send data at the same time, the transmissions might collide when arriving simultaneously at the access point, with the collision most certainly resulting in a loss of messages for both stations. When enabling RTS Threshold on a suspect “hidden station,” this station and its access point will use a request to send (RTS — also known as “ready to send”), in which the station informs the access point that it is going to transmit the data. Upon receipt, the access point will respond with a clear to send (CTS) message to all stations within its range to notify all other stations to defer transmission. It will also confirm to the requesting station that the access point has reserved it for the timeframe of the requested transmission. NOTE: If the “Hidden Node” problem is an issue, specify the packet size: The RTS mechanism will be activated if the data size exceeds the value you set. The default value is 2346. CAUTION: Enabling RTS Threshold will cause

 

 

 

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redundant network overhead that could negatively affect the throughput performance instead of providing a remedy. This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. Should you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications of this value are recommended.

Beacon Interval: This is the time between beacon transmissions. Before a station enters Power Save mode, the station needs the beacon interval to know when to wake up to receive the beacon (and learn whether there are buffered frames at the access point).

Inactivity Time: The default setting is 30,000 ms.

Data Rate: By default, the unit adaptively selects the highest possible rate for transmission. Select the basic rates to be used among the following options: “Auto,” “1,” “2,” “5.5,” “11” or “54 Mbps.” For most networks, the default setting is “Auto,” which is the best choice. When set to “Auto,” the transmission rate will select the optimal rate. If obstacles or interference is present, the system will automatically fall back to a lower rate.

PreambleType:A preamble is a signal used in wireless environment to synchronize the transmitting timing, including Synchronization and

Start frame delimiter. NOTE: If you want to change Preamble Type to “Long” or “Short,” check the setting of the access point.

Broadcast SSID: With “Enabled” selected, this wireless access point will broadcast its SSID to stations; when set to “Disabled,” it won’t. If stations want to connect to this wireless AP, its SSID should be known in advance to make a connection.

Apply Changes: Click to save and apply the current settings.

Reset: Click to clear and reset the current settings.

Access Control: Click “Setup” to display the Wireless Access Control screen and options.

Wireless Access Control Mode: Select on option from the pull-down menu.

-Disable: Select to disable this mode.

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-Allow Listed: Only the stations shown in the table can associate with the AP.

-Deny Listed: Stations shown in the table won’t be able to associate with the AP.

MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of a station that’s allowed to access this access point.

Comment: Enter up to 20 characters in reference to the previous

MAC Address field.

Apply Changes: Click to save the new settings on the screen.

Reset: Click to discard the data entered since the last time “Apply Changes” was clicked.

Delete Selected: To delete clients on the access list (to this AP), click “Select” next to the corresponding MAC address and comments, then click “Delete Selected.”

Delete All: To delete all the clients on the access list (to this AP), click “Delete All” without selecting individual addresses.

Reset: Click “Reset” to clear any/all selected items.

WDS Setting: Click “Setup” to display the WDS (wireless distribution system) Setting screen and options.

MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of a station that’s allowed to access this AP.

Comment: Enter up to 20 characters in reference to the previous

MAC Address field.

Apply Changes: Click to save the new settings on the screen.

Reset: Click to discard the data entered since the last time “Apply Changes” was clicked.

 

 

 

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Gateway/GW Mode Settings

Alias Name: Displays the device name.

Disable Wireless LAN Interface: By selecting this option, you won’t be able to make a wireless connection with this portable router in your network; i.e., this device will not be visible by any wireless station.

Band: The drop-down menu offers three options:

2.4 GHz (B) — 802.11b supported rate only.

2.4 GHz (G) — 802.11g supported rate only.

2.4 GHz (B+G) — Both 802.11b and 802.11g supported rate. The default is 2.4 GHz (B+G) mode.

SSID: The service set identifier (SSID) differentiates one WLAN from another; therefore, all access points and devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN must use the same SSID. It is case-sensitive and

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must not exceed 32 characters. A device will not be permitted to join the basic service set (BSS) unless it can provide the unique SSID. An SSID is also referred to as a network name because, essentially, it is a name that identifies a wireless network.

ChannelNumber:Allows you to set the channel manually or automatically. To set manually, just select the channel you want to specify. If “Auto” is selected, you can set the range so the router automatically surveys and chooses the channel with the best situation for communication. The number of channels supported depends on the router’s region. All stations communicating with the router must use the same channel.

Security: Click “Setup” to display the Security screen and options.

Authentication: Select an option from the pull-down menu; e.g., “Open system or Shared Key,” “Open System,” “Open System with 802.1x,” “Shared Key,”

“WPA-RADIUS,” “WPA-PSK,” WPA2-RADIUS” and “WPA2-PSK.”

Encryption: In the pull-down menu, select either “None” or “WEP.”

-Use 802.1x Authentication: Select 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.

Select “HEX” if using hexadecimal numbers (0-9, or A-F). Select “ASCII” if using ASCII (case-sensitive) characters. Ten hexadecimal digits or five ASCII characters are needed if 64-bit WEP is used;

26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters if 128-bit WEP is used.

-Pre-Shared Key Format: Select “Passphrase” or “Hex” (64 characters).

-Pre-Shared Key: Pre-Shared Key serves as a password. Key in an 8- to 63-character string to set the password or leave it blank, in which case the 802.1x Authentication will be activated. Make sure the same password is used on the client end.

-Group Key Life Time: Enter the number of seconds that will elapse before the group key changes automatically. The default is 86,400 seconds.

Enable Pre-Authentication: This enables secure fast roaming

 

 

 

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