SMC Networks BARRICADE SMCWBR14-N2 User Manual

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SMCWBR14-N2Barricade™ N

2.4GHz Draft 11n

Wireless 4-portBroadband Router

LIMITED WARRANTY

Limited Warranty Statement: SMC Networks, Inc. (“SMC”) warrants its products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and service, for the applicable warranty term. All SMC products carry a standard 90-daylimited warranty from the date of purchase from SMC or its Authorized Reseller. SMC may, at its own discretion, repair or replace any product not operating as warranted with a similar or functionally equivalent product, during the applicable warranty term. SMC will endeavor to repair or replace any product returned under warranty within 30 days of receipt of the product. The standard limited warranty can be upgraded to a Limited Lifetime* warranty by registering new products within 30 days of purchase from SMC or its Authorized Reseller. Registration can be accomplished via the enclosed product registration card or online via the SMC website. Failure to register will not affect the standard limited warranty. The Limited Lifetime warranty covers a product during the Life of that Product, which is defined as the period of time during which the product is an “Active” SMC product. A product is considered to be “Active” while it is listed on the current SMC price list. As new technologies emerge, older technologies become obsolete and SMC will, at its discretion, replace an older product in its product line with one that incorporates these newer technologies. At that point, the obsolete product is discontinued and is no longer an “Active” SMC product. A list of discontinued products with their respective dates of discontinuance can be found at: http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?action=customer_service_warranty. All products that are replaced become the property of SMC. Replacement products may be either new or reconditioned. Any replaced or repaired product carries either a30-daylimited warranty or the remainder of the initial warranty, whichever is longer. SMC is not responsible for any custom software or firmware, configuration information, or memory data of Customer contained in, stored on, or integrated with any products returned to SMC pursuant to any warranty. Products returned to SMC should have anycustomer-installedaccessory oradd-oncomponents, such as expansion modules, removed prior to returning the product for replacement. SMC is not responsible for these items if they are returned with the product. Customers must contact SMC for a Return Material Authorization number prior to returning any product to SMC. Proof of purchase may be required. Any product returned to SMC without a valid Return Material Authorization (RMA) number clearly marked on the outside of the package will be returned to customer at customer’s expense. For warranty claims within North America, please call ourtoll-freecustomer support number at (800)762-4968.Customers are responsible for all shipping charges from their facility to SMC. SMC is responsible for return shipping charges from SMC to customer.

WARRANTIES EXCLUSIVE: IF AN SMC PRODUCT DOES NOT OPERATE AS WARRANTED ABOVE, CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT IN QUESTION, AT SMC’S OPTION. THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SMC NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS. SMC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE THE ALLEGED DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY CUSTOMER’S OR ANY THIRD PERSON’S MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OR OTHER HAZARD. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), SHALL SMC BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE,

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LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF ITS PRODUCTS, EVEN IF SMC OR ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. NOTHING IN THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE TAKEN TO AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.

* SMC will provide warranty service for one year following discontinuance from the active SMC price list. Under the limited lifetime warranty, internal and external power supplies, fans, and cables are covered by a standard one-yearwarranty from date of purchase.

SMC Networks, Inc.

20 Mason

Irvine, CA 92618

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Compliances

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 or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance 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.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This transmitter must not be co-locatedor operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

CE Mark Declaration of Conformance for EMI and Safety (EEC)

This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.

The following references have been applied in order to prove presumption of compliance with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:

EN 300 328

EN 301 489-1

EN 301 489-17

EN 60950-1

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Table of Contents

Getting Started with the SMCWBR14-N2

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Package Contents

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Minimum System Requirements

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Wireless LAN Networking

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Introduction

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Features

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Hardware Overview

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Rear Panel

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LEDs

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Installation Considerations

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Getting Started

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Using the Configuration Menu

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Basic

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Advanced

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Tools

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Status

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Glossary

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Getting Started with the

SMCWBR14-N2

Congratulations on purchasing the SMCWBR14-N2.This manual provides information for setting up and configuring theSMCWBR14-N2.This manual is intended for both home users and professionals.

The following conventions are used

in this manual: THE NOTE SYMBOL INDICATES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE

TOPIC AT HAND.

THE TIP SYMBOL INDICATES HELPFULL INFORMATION AND TIPS TO

IMPROVE YOUR NETWORK EXPERIENCE.

THE CAUTION SYMBOL ALERTS YOU TO SITUATIONS THAT MAY

DEGRADE YOUR NETWORKING EXPERIENCE OR COMPROMISE

LIKE NOTES AND TIPS, THE IMPORTANT SYMBOL INDICATES

INFORMATION THAT CAN IMPROVE NETWORKING. THIS INFORMATION

SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED.

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Package Contents

zBarricade™ N Broadband Router (SMCWBR14-N2)

zYellow RJ-45Ethernet Cable

zPower Adapter (12V, 1A)

zDocumentation CD

zQuick Installation Guide

zWarranty registration card

Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your product will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

Minimum System Requirements

zBroadband (Cable/xDSL) Internet service and Modem with Ethernet connection.

z2.4GHz 802.11n draft wireless adapter or 2.4GHz 802.11b/g wireless adapter installed on each PC. Alternatively an Ethernet adapter can be used.

zInternet Explorer 5.5 or above, Netscape 4.7 or above, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or above

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Wireless LAN Networking

This section provides background information on wireless LAN networking technology. Consult the Glossary for definitions of the terminology used in this section.

THE INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.CHANGING

NETWORK SETTINGS AND PARTICULARLY SECURITY SETTTINGS SHOULD ONLY

BE DONE BY AN AUTHORIZED ADMINISTRATOR.

Transmission Rate (Transfer Rate)

The SMCWBR14-N2provides various transmission (data) rate options for you to select. In most networking scenarios, the factory default Best (automatic) setting proves the most efficient. This setting allows yourSMCWBR14-N2to operate at the maximum transmission (data) rate. When the communication quality drops below a certain level, theSMCWBR14-N2automatically switches to a lower transmission (data) rate. Transmission at lower data speeds is usually more reliable. However, when the communication quality improves again, theSMCWBR14-N2gradually increases the transmission (data) rate again until it reaches the highest available transmission rate.

Types of Wireless Networks

Wireless LAN networking works in either of the two modes: ad-hocand infrastructure. In infrastructure mode, wireless devices communicate to a wired LAN via access points. Each access point and its wireless devices are known as a Basic Service Set (BSS). An Extended Service Set (ESS) is two or more BSSs in the same subnet. In ad hoc mode (also known aspeer-to-peermode), wireless devices communicate with each other directly and do not use an access point. This is an Independent BSS (IBSS).

To connect to a wired network within a coverage area using access points, set the operation mode to Infrastructure (BSS). To set up an independent wireless workgroup without an access point, use Ad-hoc(IBSS) mode.

AD-HOC (IBSS) NETWORK

Ad-hocmode does not require an access point or a wired network. Two or more wireless stations communicate directly to each other. Anad-hocnetwork may sometimes be referred to as an Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS).

To set up an ad-hocnetwork, configure all the stations inad-hocmode. Use the same SSID and

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channel for each station.

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When a number of wireless stations are connected using a single access point, you have a Basic Service Set (BSS).

In the ESS diagram below, communication is done through the access points, which relay data packets to other wireless stations or devices connected to the wired network. Wireless stations can then access resources, such as a printer, on the wired network.

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