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NETGEAR ProSafe

802.11g Wireless Access

Point WG102 Reference

Manual

NETGEAR, Inc.

4500 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

202-10144-02 July 2008

© 2008 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved..

Technical Support

Please refer to the support information card that shipped with your product. By registering your product at http://www.netgear.com/register, we can provide you with faster expert technical support and timely notices of product and software upgrades.

NETGEAR, INC. Support Information

Phone: 1-888-NETGEAR, for US & Canada only. For other countries, see your Support information card. E-mail: support@netgear.com

North American NETGEAR website: http://www.netgear.com

Trademarks

NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ProSafe, and Auto Uplink are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT and Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Statement of Conditions

In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, NETGEAR reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this document without notice.

NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s) or circuit layout(s) described herein.

FCC Statement.

Declaration of Conformity

We Netgear,

4500 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA Tel: +1 408 907 8000

declare under our sole responsibility that the product(s)

WG102 (Model Designation)

802.11g ProSafe Wireless Access Point (Product Name) complies with Part 15 of 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.

To assure continued compliance, any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. (Example - use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices).

NOTE: 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.

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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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or locate 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.

Placement and Range Guidelines

Indoors, computers can connect over 802.11 wireless networks at a maximum range of several hundred feet for 802.11b/ g devices. However, the operating distance or range of your wireless connection can vary significantly, based on the physical placement of the wireless access point.

For best results, identify a location for your wireless access point according to these guidelines:

Away from potential sources of interference, such as PCs, large metal surfaces, microwaves, and 2.4 GHz cordless phones.

In an elevated location such as a high shelf that is near the center of the wireless coverage area for all mobile devices.

Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant performance degradation or inability to wirelessly connect to the wireless access point.

RF Exposure Warning for North America, and Australia

Warning! To meet FCC and other national safety guidelines for RF exposure, the antennas for this device (see below) must be installed to ensure a minimum separation distance of 20cm (7.9 in.) from persons. Further, the antennas shall not be colocated with other antenna or radio transmitter.

Antenna Statement for North America and Australia

In addition to its own antenna, the WG102 device has been approved for use with the following detachable antennas and antenna cables.

.

Approved

Antenna Gain and

Approved Antenna

Antenna Cable

Maximum Transmitted

Antennas

type

Cable

Length

Power1

NETGEAR

18 dBi, directional

NETGEAR ACC-10314-

1.5 m to 30 m

18 dBm + 18 dBi ant.

ANT24D18

outdoor/indoor

01 thru 05

 

 

NETGEAR

9 dBi,

NETGEAR ACC-10314-

1.5 m to 30 m

18 dBm + 9 dBi ant.

ANT2409

omnidirectional

01 thru 05

 

 

 

outdoor/indoor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETGEAR

5 dBi, ceiling/wall

NETGEAR ACC-10314-

1.5 m to 30 m

18 dBm + 5 dBi ant.

ANT24O5

indoor

01 thru 05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. WG102 maximum radiated power in North America and Australia: 19 dBm – cable loss + antenna gain

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Please go to www.netgear.com/go/wg102_fcc for an updated list of wireless accessories approved to be used with the WAG302 in North America and Australia.

Industry Canada Compliance Statement

This Class B Digital apparatus meets all the requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations ICES 003.

Cet appareil numerique de classe B respecte les exigences du reglement du Canada sur le materiel brouilleur NMB-003.

The device is certified to the requirements of RSS-210 for 2.4 GHz spread spectrum devices. The use of this device in a system operating either partially or completely outdoors may require the user to obtain a license for the system according to the Canadian regulations. For further information, contact your local Industry Canada office.

Europe - EU Declaration of Conformity

A printed copy of the EU Declaration of Conformity certificate for this product is provided in the WG102 product package.

Èesky

NETGEAR, Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že tento NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless

 

[Czech]

Access Point je ve shodì se základními požadavky a dalšími pøíslušnými ustanoveními

 

 

smìrnice 1999/5/ES.

 

 

 

 

Dansk

Undertegnede NETGEAR, Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr NETGEAR WG102

 

[Danish]

ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante

 

 

krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.

 

Deutsch

Hiermit erklärt NETGEAR, Inc., dass sich das Gerät NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

 

[German]

Wireless Access Point in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und

 

 

den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.

 

 

 

 

Eesti

Käesolevaga kinnitab NETGEAR, Inc. seadme NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

 

[Estonian]

Wireless Access Point vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist

 

 

tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.

 

 

 

 

English

Hereby, NETGEAR, Inc., declares that this NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless

 

 

Access Point is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions

 

 

of Directive 1999/5/EC.

 

Español

Por medio de la presente NETGEAR, Inc. declara que el NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe

 

[Spanish]

802.11g Wireless Access Point cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras

 

 

disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.

 

 

 

 

Ελληνική

ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ NETGEAR, Inc. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe

 

[Greek]

802.11g Wireless Access Point ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ

 

 

ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.

 

 

 

 

Français

Par la présente NETGEAR, Inc. déclare que l'appareil NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe

 

[French]

802.11g Wireless Access Point est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres

 

 

dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.

 

Italiano

Con la presente NETGEAR, Inc. dichiara che questo NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe

 

[Italian]

802.11g Wireless Access Point è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni

 

 

pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Latviski

Ar šo NETGEAR, Inc. deklarç, ka NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access

[Latvian]

Point atbilst Direktîvas 1999/5/EK bûtiskajâm prasîbâm un citiem ar to saistîtajiem

 

noteikumiem.

Lietuviø

Šiuo NETGEAR, Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless

[Lithuanian]

Access Point atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.

Nederlands

Hierbij verklaart NETGEAR, Inc. dat het toestel NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

[Dutch]

Wireless Access Point in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere

 

relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.

 

 

Malti

Hawnhekk, NETGEAR, Inc., jiddikjara li dan NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

[Maltese]

Wireless Access Point jikkonforma mal-tiijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti orajn relevanti

 

li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.

 

 

Magyar

Alulírott, NETGEAR, Inc. nyilatkozom, hogy a NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

[Hungarian]

Wireless Access Point megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC

 

irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.

Polski [Polish]

Niniejszym NETGEAR, Inc. oœwiadcza, ¿e NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g

 

Wireless Access Point jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz pozosta³ymi

 

stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.

 

 

Português

NETGEAR, Inc. declara que este NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access

[Portuguese]

Point está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/

 

5/CE.

 

 

Slovensko

NETGEAR, Inc. izjavlja, da je ta NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access

[Slovenian]

Point v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi doloèili direktive 1999/5/ES.

Slovensky

NETGEAR, Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless

[Slovak]

Access Point spåòa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/

 

5/ES.

Suomi

NETGEAR, Inc. vakuuttaa täten että NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless

[Finnish]

Access Point tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä

 

koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.

 

 

Svenska

Härmed intygar NETGEAR, Inc. att denna [utrustningstyp] står I överensstämmelse med

[Swedish]

de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv

 

1999/5/EG.

 

 

Antenna Statement for the European Community

Please note that the 100mW EIRP limit and regulations could vary in Europe from country to country. Please check the regulations in your country.

The antenna cable type and length must comply with European regulations. Refer to the table below for approved antenna and cable accessories.

In addition to its own antenna, the WG102 device has been approved for use with the following detachable antennas and antenna cables:

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Minimum

Minimum

Maximum

Approved

Antenna Gain

Approved

Antenna

Antenna Cable

Transmitted

Antennas

and type

Antenna Cable

Cable

Attenuation

Power1

 

 

 

Length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETGEAR

18 dBi, directional

NETGEAR

30 m

18 dB

-3 dBm + 18 dBi

ANT24D18

outdoor/indoor

ACC-10314-05

 

 

= 15 dBm EIRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETGEAR

9 dBi,

NETGEAR

10 m

6.1 dB

8.9 dBm + 9 dBi

ANT2409

omnidirectional

ACC-10314-04 or

 

 

= 17.9 dBm EIRP

 

outdoor/indoor

ACC-10314-05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETGEAR

5 dBi, ceiling/wall

NETGEAR

1.5 m

1.1 dB

14 dBm + 5 dBi

ANT24O5

indoor

ACC-10314-01

 

 

= 19 dBm EIRP

 

 

thru 05

 

 

 

1. WG102 maximum radiated power in the European Community: 15 dBm – cable loss + antenna gain

Please go to http://www.netgear.com and use the search feature to find an updated list of wireless accessories approved to be used with the WG102 in the European Community.

Bestätigung des Herstellers/Importeurs

Es wird hiermit bestätigt, daß das NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point gemäß der im BMPTAmtsblVfg 243/1991 und Vfg 46/1992 aufgeführten Bestimmungen entstört ist. Das vorschriftsmäßige Betreiben einiger Geräte (z.B. Testsender) kann jedoch gewissen Beschränkungen unterliegen. Lesen Sie dazu bitte die Anmerkungen in der Betriebsanleitung.

Das Bundesamt für Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation wurde davon unterrichtet, daß dieses Gerät auf den Markt gebracht wurde und es ist berechtigt, die Serie auf die Erfüllung der Vorschriften hin zu überprüfen.

Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer

It is hereby certified that the NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point has been suppressed

in accordance with the conditions set out in the BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment (for example, test transmitters) in accordance with the regulations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the operating instructions.

Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on the market and has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.

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Product and Publication Details

Model Number:

WG102

Publication Date:

July 2008

Product Family:

Wireless Access Point

Product Name:

NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point

Home or Business Product:

Business

Language:

English

Publication Part Number:

202-10144-02

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Contents

About This Manual

 

Conventions, Formats, and Scope .....................................................................................

i

How to Use This Manual ...................................................................................................

ii

How to Print This Manual ..................................................................................................

ii

Revision History .................................................................................................................

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Chapter 1

 

Basic Installation and Configuration

 

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

1-1

What Is In the Box? ........................................................................................................

1-1

Hardware Description .....................................................................................................

1-2

Front Panel ...............................................................................................................

1-2

Rear Panel ...............................................................................................................

1-3

Cabling Requirements ..............................................................................................

1-3

Wireless Equipment Placement and Range Guidelines .................................................

1-4

Installing the WG102 Access Point ................................................................................

1-4

Logging in to the Wireless Access Point ........................................................................

1-9

Basic IP Settings ..........................................................................................................

1-10

Wireless Settings ..........................................................................................................

1-12

Setting up and Testing Basic Wireless Connectivity .....................................................

1-13

Chapter 2

 

Configuring Security

 

Wireless Data Security Options ......................................................................................

2-1

Security Profiles ..............................................................................................................

2-2

Before You Change the SSID and WEP Settings ....................................................

2-6

Configuring the Radius Server Settings .........................................................................

2-7

Configuring Network Authentication ...............................................................................

2-8

Entering WEP Data Encryption Keys ...........................................................................

2-10

Restricting Wireless Access by MAC Address .............................................................

2-10

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Chapter 3

Management

Viewing Information ........................................................................................................

3-1

General Information .................................................................................................

3-1

Activity Log ...............................................................................................................

3-3

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

3-4

Available Wireless Station List .................................................................................

3-5

Upgrading the Wireless Access Point Firmware ............................................................

3-6

Configuration File Management .....................................................................................

3-7

Backing up and Restoring the Configuration ............................................................

3-8

Erasing the Configuration .........................................................................................

3-8

Using the Reset Button to Restore Factory Default Settings ...................................

3-8

Changing the Administrator Password ...........................................................................

3-8

SNMP Remote Management ..........................................................................................

3-9

Chapter 4

 

Advanced Configuration

 

Hotspot Settings .............................................................................................................

4-1

Configuring Advanced Wireless Settings .......................................................................

4-2

Wireless Bridging and Repeating ...................................................................................

4-3

Point-to-Point Bridge Configuration ..........................................................................

4-4

Multi-Point Bridge Configuration ..............................................................................

4-5

Repeater with Wireless Client Association ...............................................................

4-7

Chapter 5

 

Troubleshooting

 

No Lights Are Lit on the Access Point ............................................................................

5-1

Wireless LAN Activity Light Is Off ...................................................................................

5-1

LAN Light is Off ..............................................................................................................

5-2

Cannot Access the Internet or the LAN with a Wireless Capable Computer .................

5-2

Cannot Connect to the WG102 Access Point .................................................................

5-2

When I Enter a URL or IP Address I Get a Timeout Error ..............................................

5-3

Using the Reset Button to Restore Factory Default Settings ..........................................

5-3

Appendix A

 

Factory Default Settings and Specifications

 

Factory Default Settings ................................................................................................

A-1

Technical Specifications .................................................................................................

A-2

 

 

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Appendix B

Related Documents

Contents

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About This Manual

The NETGEAR® WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point Reference Manual describes how to install, configure and troubleshoot the NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point. The information in this manual is intended for readers with intermediate computer and Internet skills.

Conventions, Formats, and Scope

The conventions, formats, and scope of this manual are described in the following paragraphs:

Typographical Conventions. This manual uses the following typographical conventions::

Italic

Emphasis, books, CDs, file and server names, extensions

 

 

Bold

User input, IP addresses, GUI screen text

 

 

italic

URL links

 

 

Formats. This manual uses the following formats to highlight special messages:

Note: This format is used to highlight information of importance or special interest.

Tip: This format is used to highlight a procedure that will save time or resources.

Warning: Ignoring this type of note may result in a malfunction or damage to the equipment.

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Scope. This manual is written for the WG102 Access Point according to these specifications:

Product Version

NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point

 

 

Manual Publication Date

July 2008

 

 

For more information about network, Internet, firewall, and VPN technologies, see the links to the NETGEAR website in Appendix B, “Related Documents.”

Note: Product updates are available on the NETGEAR, Inc. website at

http://kbserver.netgear.com.

How to Use This Manual

The HTML version of this manual includes the following:

Buttons, and , for browsing forward or backward through the manual one page at a time.

A button that displays the table of contents and a button that displays an index. Double-click a link in the table of contents or index to navigate directly to where the topic is described in the manual.

A button to access the full NETGEAR, Inc. online knowledge base for the product model.

Links to PDF versions of the full manual and individual chapters.

How to Print This Manual

To print this manual, you can choose one of the following options, according to your needs.

Printing a page from HTML. Each page in the HTML version of the manual is dedicated to a major topic. Select File > Print from the browser menu to print the page contents.

Printing from PDF. Your computer must have the free Adobe Acrobat reader installed in order to view and print PDF files. The Acrobat reader is available on the Adobe Web site at http://www.adobe.com.

Printing a PDF chapter. Use the PDF of This Chapter link at the top left corner of any page.

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Click the PDF of This Chapter link at the top left corner of any page in the chapter you want to print. The PDF version of the chapter you were viewing opens in a browser window.

Click the print icon in the upper left of your browser window.

Printing a PDF version of the complete manual. Use the Complete PDF Manual link at the top left corner of any page.

Click the Complete PDF Manual link at the top left corner of any page in the manual. The PDF version of the complete manual opens in a browser window.

Click the print icon in the upper left corner of your browser window.

Tip: If your printer supports printing two pages on a single sheet of paper, you can save paper and printer ink by selecting this feature.

Revision History

Part Number

Version

Date

Description

 

Number

 

 

202-10144-02

1.0

July 2008

New firmware

202-10144-01

1.0

July 2006

Original Publication

 

 

 

 

About This Manual

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Chapter 1

Basic Installation and Configuration

This chapter describes how to set up your NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point for wireless connectivity to your LAN. This basic configuration will enable computers with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless adapters to do such things as connect to the Internet, or access printers and files on your LAN.

System Requirements

Before installing the WG102, make sure your system meets these requirements:

A 10/100 Mbps Local Area Network device such as a hub or switch.

The Category 5 UTP straight through Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connector included in the package, or one like it

A 100-240 V, 50-60 HZ AC power source.

A Web browser for configuration such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, or Netscape Navigator 4.78 or above.

At least one computer with the TCP/IP protocol installed.

802.11g or 802.11b-compliant devices, such as the NETGEAR WG511 Wireless Adapter.

What Is In the Box?

The product package should contain the following items:

NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point.

Power adapter and cord.

Straight through Category 5 Ethernet cable.

802.11g ProSafe Wireless Access Point Installation Guide WG102.

Resource CD.

Installation Guide for the NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point.

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Support Registration card.

Contact your reseller or customer support in your area if there are any missing or damaged parts. See the Support Information Card for the telephone number of customer support in your area. You should keep the Support Information card, along with the original packing materials, and use the packing materials to repack the WG102 if you need to return it for repair. To qualify for product updates and product warranty registrations, we encourage you to register on the NETGEAR Web site at: http://www.NETGEAR.com.

Hardware Description

The NETGEAR WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point front and rear hardware functions are described below.

Front Panel

Figure 1-1

Viewed from left to right, the WG102 has these four status LEDs: PWR, TEST, LAN, and WLAN.

LED

Description

 

 

 

 

PWR

Power Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

Off

No power. If this LED does not come on with the power adapter and

 

 

cord correctly installed, see Chapter 5, “Troubleshooting.

 

 

 

 

On

Power is on.

 

 

 

TEST

Self Test Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

Blink

Indicates self test, loading software, or system fault (if continues).

 

 

Note: This LED may blink for a minute before going off.

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LED

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN

Ethernet link indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

No connection detected on the Ethernet link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber On

10 Mbps Ethernet link detected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Flashing

Data is being transmitted or received on the 10 Mbps Ethernet link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green On

100 Mbps Fast Ethernet link detected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Flashing

Data is being transmitted or received on the 100 Mbps Ethernet link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WLAN

Wireless LAN Link Activity Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

No wireless link activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Blink

Wireless link activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1-2

Viewed from left to right, the back of the WG102 provides the following:

1.Detachable antenna.

2.Ground.

3.Reset button. This restores the default factory settings.

4.RJ-45 Ethernet LAN/POE Port. Use the WG102 Ethernet RJ-45 port to connect to an Ethernet LAN through a device such as a hub, switch, router, or Power Over Ethernet (POE) switch.

5.Power socket. This connects to the WG102 power adapter.

Cabling Requirements

The WG102 Access Point connects to your LAN via twisted-pair Category 5 Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors.

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Wireless Equipment Placement and Range Guidelines

The range of your wireless connection can vary significantly based on the location of the wireless access point. The latency, data throughput performance, and notebook power consumption of wireless adapters also vary depending on your configuration choices.

Note: Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant performance degradation or inability to wirelessly connect to the WG102. For complete performance specifications, see Appendix A, “Factory Default Settings and Specifications”.

For best results, place your wireless access point:

Near the center of the area in which your PCs will operate. In an elevated location such as a high shelf where the wirelessly connected PCs have line-of-sight access (even through walls).

Away from sources of interference, such as PCs, microwaves, and 2.4 GHz cordless phones, large metal surfaces, or water.

Putting the antenna in a vertical position provides best side-to-side coverage. Putting the antenna in a horizontal position provides best up-and-down coverage.

If using multiple access points, it is better if adjacent access points use different radio frequency Channels to reduce interference. The recommended Channel spacing between adjacent access points is five Channels (for example, use Channels 1 and 6, or 6 and 11).

The time it takes to establish a wireless connection can vary depending on both your security settings, and placement.

Installing the WG102 Access Point

Before installing the WG102 Access Point, make sure that your Ethernet network is up and working. You will be connecting the access point to the Ethernet network. Then computers with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless adapters will be able to communicate with the Ethernet network. In order for this to work correctly, verify that you have met all of the system requirements, shown in “System Requirements” on page 1-1.

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1. Set up the WG102 Access Point.

Tip: Before mounting the WG102 Access Point in a high location, first set up and test the WG102 Access Point to verify wireless network connectivity.

a.Prepare a computer with an Ethernet adapter. If this computer is already part of your network, record its TCP/IP configuration settings.

b.Configure the computer with a static IP address of 192.168.0.210 and 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet Mask.

c.Connect an Ethernet cable from the WG102 Access Point to the computer.

d.Turn on your computer, connect the power adapter to the WG102 and verify the following:

The PWR power light goes on.

The LAN light of the wireless access point is lit when connected to a powered on computer.

2.Configure LAN and wireless access.

a.Use your Web browser to connect to the WG102 Access Point.

Enter 192.168.0.229 in the address field of your browser.

When prompted, enter admin for the user name, and password for the password, both in lower case letters.

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