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USER’S MANUAL

IEEE802.11g Wireless Multi-Function

Broadband Router

BLW-54MF

Foreword

Explanation of the signals

In order to let you set up and use this product correctly, please pay attention when reading or browsing the manual as you see these signals listed below.

Warning/ Danger

Users should read the explanation carefully and understand it completely, otherwise users might be in danger or even be injured.

Caution/ Be Careful

Remind users to be careful when setting up the product and to avoid damaging the product or its system programs.

Seeking for service or searching for an agent or a distributor

Thank you for purchasing products from Planex Communications Inc. If you have any operational problems while conÀguring or setting up the product, you may contact with our Customer Service Department or ask the agent or the distributor from which you bought the product for help. Moreover, during warranty, if you Ànd any defect or breakdown of the product, you may bring the product, assembly, and its warranty card to our company or to where you bought the product to ask for repair.

Every product has different warranty period and contract; please refer to our company for further information or consult the agent or the distributor.

Planex Communications Inc.

Support Phone +65-6338-1704 (Singapore)

+886-2-8218-7114or +886-2-2219-7454(Taiwan)

Customer Service E-Mailtechsupport@planex.com.tw

Contact Us

Tel +886-2-2219-1816

Fax +886-2-2219-0655

Agents & Distributors http://www.planex.net/where/index.htm

Trademarks:

All trade names and trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Copyright © 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

1. Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2. Introduction to BLW-54MF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

3. Product Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chapter 2 Basic Setup & Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 1. How to Set Up BLW-54MF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2. Client’s Computer Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 3. :HE &RQÀJXUDWLRQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 4. Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

4.1 Set Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

4.2 Choose Time Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

4.3 Set LAN & DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

4.4 Select Internet Connection Type. . . . . .15

4.5 Set Wireless Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

4.6 Setup Completed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

5. Main. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

5.1 LAN & DHCPServer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

5.2 WAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

5.3 Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

5.4 Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

5.5 Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

6. Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

6.1 Basic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

6.2 Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

6.3 Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

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7. Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

7.1 Device Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

7.2 Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

7.3 Log Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

7.4 Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

7.5 Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Chapter 3 Advanced Setup & Configuration . . . . . . . . . .45

1. Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

1.1 Static . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

1.2 Dynamic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

1.3 Routing Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

2. Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

2.1 Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

2.2 Virtual Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

2.3 Special AP (Application). . . . . . . . . . . . .54

2.4 DMZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

2.5 Firewall Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

3. Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

3.1 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

3.2 Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

3.3 Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

3.4 Restart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

4. Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

4.1 Ping Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

4.2 DNS Lookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Chapter 4 AP Setup & Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

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1Introduction

1. Package Contents

After purchasing BLW-54MFWireless Router form a distributor or an agency, please open the package and check that all the components listed below are included. If there is any item missing or damaged, please contact with the distributor or the agency at once.

BLW-54MF2dBi Antenna User s Manual UTP Cable

AC Adapter

Warranty Card

If plug the AC adapter which includes in the product package into a socket with different voltage power supply, it will cause damage and that is not included in warranty.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

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2. Introduction to BLW-54MF

Thank you for purchasing BLW-54MFIEEE802.11g Wireless Multifunction Broadband Router. This 802.11b/g wireless router is a multifunction device which provides(1) shared broadband Internet access for

LAN users through 4-portswitching hub, (2) WDS Bridge/Repeater function,and (3) uniqueEZ-GOfunction.Moreover, it has an external switch to switch between AP and Router function that makes BLW-54MF an easy-to-use broadband router.

BLW-54MFhas abuilt-inWeb server, thus you can access its settings through Web browsers, such as IE, Netscape, Firefox, and so on. You can set up and configure the settings easily and completely, and enjoy the convenience instantly. The following chapters will introduce you the configuration steps and fantastic functions ofBLW-54MF.With all these features,BLW-54MFWireless Broadband Router must be the best solution for both beginners and advanced users.

Special Features of BLW-54MF

Support EZ-GOEazy Go to Link Function

Just press the button and then the wireless network will be connected and the authentication will be set up. BLW-54MFmust collocate with the designated adapterGW-US54SG.

Support AP/Router Switching

Users can use the switch at the back of BLW-54MFto choose AP or Router mode to use.

Support WDS, Repeater

Extended the coverage of wireless network.

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Support Wireless Authentication

BLW-54MFsupports 64/128 Bit WEP, WPA, WPA AUTO,WPA-PSK/EAP andWPA2-PSK/EAPwhich can prevent others from stealing your bandwidth and avoid information leak.

Support Anti-DoSFunction

SPI Anti-DoSFirewall can prevent hacker's invasion.

Support Virtual Server & DMZ

Virtual server and DMZ functions can let BLW-54MFaccess LAN service through Internet.

Support English/Chinese Language Switching Function

Configuration page of BLW-54MFcanauto-selectlanguages depending

on Windows O.S.

System Requirements

Windows, Macintosh, or Linux-basedOperating System with an installed Ethernet adapter.

Internet Explorer 6.x above, Netscape Navigator 6.x above, or other web browsers with JavaScript function.

Network cables. Use standard 10/100BaseT network (UTP) cables with RJ45 connectors.

TCP/IP protocol must be installed on all PCs.

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3. Product Housing

Front Panel

LEDs

Status

Meaning

Power

On/Off

When starting up BLW-54MF,the Power LED will be on.

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EZ-GObutton at the back ofBLW-54MFand

 

Blinking

enable EZ-GOfunction. After pressingEZ-GObutton,

Status

the LED will be blinking for 5 minutes that means GW-

 

EZ-GO

 

US54SG can search for BLW-54MFand connect with it.

 

 

 

 

On

If BLW-54MFhas connected withGW-US54SG

 

successfully, EZ-GOLED will be on all the time.

 

 

 

 

When the connection is established between BLW-54MF

WAN

On/Off/Blinking

and a modem, the WAN LED will be on. And the WAN

LED will be blinking when transmitting or receiving data

 

 

via WAN port.

LAN

On/Off/Blinking

When the power is on, the LAN LED will be on all the

time. If it is transmitting data, the LAN LED will be

 

 

blinking.

 

 

When BLW-54MFÀnds any available wireless connection,

Wireless

On/Off/Blinking

the wireless LED will be on. And the LED will be

blinking when transmitting or receiving data via wireless

 

 

connection.

AP mode

On/Off

When switch to AP mode, the AP mode LED will be on all

the time; if it has not been switched to AP mode, the LED

 

 

will be off.

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