ENHWI-N3 802.11n Wireless Router User Manual...
PRODUCT LAYOUT ........................6 NETWORK + SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS................8 ENHWI-N3 PLACEMENT......................8 SETUP LAN, WAN ........................9 PC NETWORK ADAPTER SETUP (WINDOWS XP) ............10 BRING UP ENHWI-N3......................12 SMART WIZARD ........................12 INITIAL SETUP ENHWI-N3....................26 AP ROUTER MODE........................27 REPEATER MODE ........................84 APPENDIX A – FCC INTERFERENCE STATEMENT..............96...
ENHWI-N3 encodes all wireless transmissions with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 data encryptions. With built-in DHCP Server & a powerful SPI firewall, the ENHWI-N3 protects your computers against intruders and known Internet attacks, and still provides safe and secured VPN pass-through. With data rate at incredible speed and QoS...
II - Key Features Features Advantages Incredible Data Rate up to 150 Mbps** Easily handled heavy data loads such as MPEG audio / video streaming, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Compliant Fully Interoperable with IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant devices with legacy protection Four 10/100 Mbps Fast Switch RJ-45 Scalability.
1. ENHWI-N3 Wireless 802.11n Router 2. 100V~240V Power Adapter (Use only the supplied power adapter) 3. One piece 2 dBi 2.4 GHz SMA Upgradeable Antenna 4.
IV - Product Layout Front Panel View LED Lights Description Lights up in Red when powered ON. Blinks on TEST/RESET POWER Lights up in Green when Wireless LAN is enabled. Blinks on traffic WLAN Blinks in Green on data traffic 1 to 4 Lights up in Green when WAN port is use...
Rear View Item Description Press and release this button to reboot the Reset device. Press and hold this button for 10 seconds to load the factory default settings of the system. Click this button to start WPS™ function. WPS™ Power connector, connects to DC 12V 1As DC 12V Power Adapter Ports...
Few Ethernet compatible CAT5 or better cables. VI - ENHWI-N3 - Where to place You can place ENHWI-N3 on a desk or other flat surface, or you can mount it on a wall. For optimal performance, place your ENHWI-N3 Wireless Router in the center of your office (or your home) in a location that is away from any potential source of interference, such as a metal wall or microwave oven.
VII - Setup LAN, WAN LAN connection: Connect Ethernet cable between your PC/Notebook LAN port & one of the 4 available LAN ports on ENHWI-N3. WAN connection: Connect Ethernet cable between port your ADSL/CABLE modem & WAN port of ENHWI-N3. Make sure your ADSL/CABLE modem is already setup and working well.
VIII - PC Network Adapter Setup ( Windows XP • Assuming your PC or Laptop is equipped with a Network Interface Card. Click on START select “Control panel” From the Control Panel Window select “Network Connections” • Right-click (Use the right button of your mouse) the “Local Area Connection”...
• Click to Highlight the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” then click “Properties” button • Select the “General” tab. a. ENHWI-N3 supports the DHCP function, please select both “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”...
Step 1: Connect ENHWI-N3 “WAN” port & your Modem’s LAN port with RJ45 cable. Step 2: Power-up the ENHWI-N3. The red power LED in the front the panel should light up & stay on to indicate that the router is ready Step 3: Connect one of the four available LAN ports to the PC/Notebook RJ-45 NIC port with a CAT 5 RJ-45 network cable.
A welcome screen will pop up a few seconds and then will disappear.
NOTE: The product picture may be different from what you have Click Setup Wizard to run basic setup settings of your ENHWI-N3. Click User Manual to open the user manual. Click Adobe Reader to install Adobe Acrobat reader on your PC/Notebook.
Setup Wizard Click to proceed. Click <Exit> to abort.
Make sure your DSL/CABLE modem is setup and working prior to this installation procedures. If not, call your Internet Service Provider and have them check and help you in setting up your DSL/Cable modem. Click to proceed.
Check the MODEM and ENHWI-N3 connection. It should be as shown below.
Check power connection for modem as well as ENHWI-N3. Make sure the antenna is connected to rear panel of ENHWI-N3. Click <Next> to proceed. Notice the LED will light up at this stage. If not, check your procedures again.
Click to configure WAN & Wireless settings.
Enter the factory default username is admin and password is also admin. Click to continue. Your default browser screen will connect to the ENHWI-N3 User Interface screen using the factory default address http://192.168.0.1 . Click to enter the mode selection screen.
Select the mode your ENHWI-N3 is going to use. The Setup Wizard will skip the WAN configuration under AP Repeater Mode. Click and your ENHWI-N3 will automatically detect your “Internet” Network settings.
The Smart Wizard will detect the DHCP and PPPoE connections automatically. In the picture above it shows that the Smart Wizard detected a DHCP server. You can choose the detected service type or select “Others” to setup the WAN settings manually.
Here, you can configure the host name and MAC address of the ENHWI-N3. The “Clone MAC Address” button clones the MAC address of your PC and use it as the MAC address of your ENHWI-N3 router instead of the real MAC address of the router.
Setting up Wireless LAN Enter the name for your wireless network SSID (the default is ENCORE59FE74) and security key (default is 1234567890). Move and point your mouse over to the security level blocks from the weakest (red block) to the strongest (green block), and click on the selected block to select the level of security you desired.
To save configuration changes click NOTE: After the Wireless settings are saved and the ENHWI-N3 is rebooted, you need to reconnect your WLAN client using the new security settings you just changed. You will need to reenter the new wireless security key for the client...
XI – How to login to the ENHWI-N3 web based Graphical User Interface The ENHWI-N3 use a web based user interface for setting up your router’s configuration, it can be access through your web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
ENHW-N3 Home Page Screen XII - The AP Router Mode SYSTEM Shows the Uptime, Hardware information, Serial number as well as the Firmware version information and other vital information Status Tab This page allows you to monitor the status of your router.
WAN Settings: Scroll down to see the full information. This section displays whether the WAN port is connected to a Cable / DSL modem. It also displays the router’s WAN IP address, Subnet Mask, ISP Gateway, MAC address and the Primary DNS.
2. LAN Settings: Scroll down to see this section. Displays the ENHWI-N3 Router LAN port’s current information. It also shows whether the DHCP Server is enabled or disabled. 2. WLAN Settings: Scroll down to see this section. This section displays the current WLAN configuration settings.
The LAN Tab is where LAN settings can be change. If you are an entry level user, after hooking up the cables, try to access the internet from your computer. If you can open a website with no problem, leave the settings as it is. If changes were made, click the button to save the changed configurations.
DHCP Server DHCP Server: This can be enabled or disabled, “Enabled” by default. Lease time: Lease time assigned to all IP address by the DHCP server. Start IP: This is the first IP address in the IP pool range in which are being assigned and leased to DHCP clients.
Schedule Tab This page allows users to set up a scheduled function for the Firewall and Power Saving features of the ENHWI-N3 router. Edit the scheduled function to allow configuration for firewall or power savings services. Fill in the schedule and select type of service you desired. Click <Apply>...
settings. The “Schedule” table screen lists the pre-scheduled services. Select any of the schedules by using the check box located on the right side of each line to edit or Delete selected schedule line. Event Log Tab...
On this “Event Log” screen, it displays all events and events information occurred after the start-up. Scroll down to see more. The Event Log can be saved to the local file-storage device such as hard disc drive by using the <Save> button, or the Event Log can be emptied using the <Clear>...
Language Tab This is where you select preferred language.
WIZARD Click Wizard to configure the basic functionalities of the ENHWI-N3 Router. A popup Setup Wizard Window will be immediately displayed. If the popup window for Setup Wizard failed to appear check your Popup Settings and make sure popup is allowed at least temporarily for this purpose.
- Dynamic IP Use the MAC address when registering for the Internet service, and do not change it unless required by your ISP. If your ISP use the MAC address of the Ethernet card as an identifier, connect only the PC with the registered MAC address to the broadband router and click the <Clone MAC Address>...
Host Name: This is optional. MAC address: The default value is set to the WAN’s physical address or MAC of the broadband router. - Static IP If your ISP Provider has assigned a fixed public IP address for you to use, enter the assigned IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway IP address, Primary and Secondary DNS (if available) of your ISP provider.
- Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet(PPPoE)
Login / Password: Enter the PPPoE username and password assigned by your ISP Provider. Service Name: This is optional. Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU): This is the maximum size of the packets. Type: Keep Connection - will stay connected to the Internet Automatic Connection - automatically connects to the Internet when an application needs it, and drops the connection after the designated idle time period.
PPTP allows the secure connection over the Internet by simply dialing in to a local point provided by your ISP provider. The image screen allows client PCs to establish a normal PPTP session and provides hassle-free configuration of the PPTP client on each client PC.
2.4 GHz(B+G+N): If your clients are mixed using 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n Enable ESSID: ENHWI-N3 supports up to 4 SSID. Use the down arrow to select the number of SSID you wanted to have in your wireless LAN. Once established you can set the security policy settings...
Check Channel Time: This menu is visible only when the Auto Channel is enabled. Selections are from One Hour to One Week. This is the duration of when will the ENHWI-N3 check for and use the clearest channel in the area automatically.
MAC address 1~4: Please enter the MAC address(es) of the neighboring APs that participates in the WDS. A maximum of 4 devices are allowed. Set Security: WDS Security depends on your AP security settings. Note: It does not support mixed mode such as WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Mixed mode.
- Advanced On this tab you can set the advanced wireless settings. If you’re in doubt what to enter or use here, leave these settings as it is. This is for advance users only. Wrong parameters can make the router un-operational. Fragment Threshold: Default value is 2346.Specifies the maximum size of a packet during the fragmentation of data to be transmitted.
TX Power: 10% to 100%. Default value is 100%. - Security ENHWI-N3 provides complete wireless LAN security types. Selections are WEP, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.1x with WEP, WPA with pre-shared key or PSK and WPA with RADIUS. With these wireless securities, unauthorized access can be prevented.
ESSID Selection: ENHWI-N3 router supports multiple ESSID, you can name your wireless ESSID here. Broadcast ESSID: If you enabled “Broadcast ESSID”, every wireless station located within the coverage of this Router can see this ESSID. If you are building a public wireless network, enabling this feature is recommended.
IEEE 802.1x is an authentication protocol using RADIUS server. When this is Enabled, every LAN user must use an account to login to this Access Point before accessing the wireless LAN. The authentication is processed by a RADIUS server. This mode only authenticates users by IEEE 802.1x, but it does not encrypt the data during communication.
Authentication Type: There are two authentication types: "Open System" and "Shared Key". Both AP and wireless client must be configured with the same authentication type. Key Length: You can select the WEP key length for encryption, 64-bit or 128-bit. The larger the key will be the higher level of security is used, but the throughput will be lower.
input 10-digits Hex values (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) 64-bit WEP: or 5-digit ASCII character as the encryption keys. input 26-digit Hex values (in the "A-F", "a-f" and "0-9" range) 128-bit WEP: or 13-digit ASCII characters as the encryption keys. Click <Apply>...
WPA-RADIUS Encryption Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an advanced security standard. You can use an external RADIUS server to authenticate wireless stations and provide the session key to encrypt data during communication. It uses TKIP or CCMP (AES) to change the encryption key frequently. Press <Apply>...
- MAC Address Filtering This wireless router supports MAC Address Control, which prevents unauthorized clients from accessing your wireless network. Enable wireless access control: Enable the wireless access control function Adding an address into the list Enter the "MAC Address" and "Description" of the wireless station to be added and then click <Add>.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. - Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS™) WPS™ is the simplest way to establish a connection between the wireless clients and the wireless router. You don’t have to select the encryption mode and fill in a long encryption passphrase every time when you try to setup a wireless connection.
WPS Current Status: If the wireless security (encryption) function of this wireless router is properly set, you’ll see a ‘Configured’ message here. Otherwise, you’ll see ‘UnConfigured’. Click the “Release Configuration” can clear the security settings of the 1 SSID. Self Pin Code: This is the WPS PIN code of the wireless router. You may need this information when connecting to other WPS-enabled wireless devices.
- Client List WLAN Client Table shows the Wireless clients associated to this Wireless Router. - Policy The Broadband router can allow you to set up the Wireless Access Policy up to 4 SSID’s.
FIREWALL The Broadband router provides extensive firewall protection by restricting connection parameters, thus limiting the risk of hacker attacks, and defending against a wide array of common Internet attacks. However, for applications that require unrestricted access to the Internet, you can configure a specific client/server as a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
- Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) If you have a client PC that cannot run an Internet application (e.g. Games) properly behind the NAT firewall, then you can open up the firewall restrictions to unrestricted two-way Internet access by defining a DMZ Host. The DMZ function allows you to re-direct all packets going to your WAN port IP address to a particular IP address in your LAN.
The Broadband router's firewall can block common hacker attacks, including Denial of Service, Ping of Death, Port Scan and Sync Flood. If Internet attacks occur the router can log the events. Flood: Protects the router from Sync Flood attack. - MAC Filter If you want to restrict users from accessing certain Internet applications / services (e.g.
Enable MAC Filtering: Check to enable or disable MAC Filtering. Deny: If you select “Deny” then all clients will be allowed to access Internet except the clients in the list below. Allow: If you select “Allow” then all clients will be denied to access Internet except the PCs in the list below.
Add PC MAC Address Fill in “LAN MAC Address” and <Description> of the PC that is allowed / denied to access the Internet, and then click <Add>. If you find any typo before adding it and want to retype again, just click <Reset> and the fields will be cleared.
- IP Filter Enable IP Filtering: Check to enable or uncheck to disable IP Filtering. Deny: If you select “Deny” then all clients will be allowed to access Internet except for the clients in the list below. Allow: If you select “Allow” then all clients will be denied to access Internet except for the PCs in the list below.
select the PC you want to remove in the table and then click <Delete Selected>. If you want to remove all PCs from the table, just click the <Delete All> button. Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. - URL Filter You can block access to some Web sites from particular PCs by entering a full URL address or just keywords of the Web site.
Remove URL Keyword If you want to remove some URL keywords from the "Current URL Blocking Table", select the URL keyword you want to remove in the table and then click <Delete Selected>. If you want remove all URL keywords from the table, click <Delete All> button.
ADVANCED - Network Address Translation (NAT) Network Address Translation (NAT) allows multiple users at your local LAN site to access the Internet using a single Public IP Address or multiple Public IP Addresses. NAT provides Firewall protection from hacker attacks and has the flexibility to allow you to map Private IP Addresses to Public IP Addresses for key services such as Websites and FTP.
Enable Port Mapping: Enable or disable port mapping function. Description: description of this setting. Local IP: This is the local IP of the server behind the NAT firewall. Protocol: This is the protocol type to be forwarded. You can choose to forward “TCP”...
Fill in the "Local IP", “Protocol”, “Port Range” and "Description" of the setting to be added and then click "Add". Then this Port Mapping setting will be added into the "Current Port Mapping Table" below. If you find any typo before adding it and want to retype again, just click <Reset>...
Enable Port Forwarding: Enable or disable Port Forwarding. Description: The description of this setting. Local IP / Local Port: This is the LAN Client/Host IP address and Port number that the Public Port number packet will be sent to. Protocol: Select the port number protocol type (TCP, UDP or both). If you are unsure, then leave it to the default “both”...
Fill in the "Description" , "Local IP", "Local Port", "Protocol" and “Public Port” of the setting to be added and then click <Add> button. Then this Virtual Server setting will be added into the "Current Port Forwarding Table" below. If you find any typo before adding it and want to retype again, just click <Reset>...
Enable Trigger Port: Enable or disable the Port Trigger function. Trigger Port: This is the outgoing (Outbound) range of port numbers for this particular application. Trigger Type: Select whether the outbound port protocol is “TCP”, “UDP” or “BOTH”. Public Port: Enter the In-coming (Inbound) port or port range for this type of application (e.g.
Add Port Triggering Fill in the "Trigger Port", "Trigger Type”, “Public Port”, "Public Type", "Public Port" and "Description" of the setting to be added and then Click <Add>. The Port Triggering setting will be added into the "Current Trigger- Port Table" below. If you happen to make a mistake, just click <Reset> and the fields will be cleared.
- UPNP With UPnP, all PCs in you Intranet will discover this router automatically. So, you don’t have to configure your PC and it can easily access the Internet through this router.
Enable / Disable UPnP: You can enable or Disable the UPnP feature here. After you enabled the UPnP feature, all client systems that support UPnP, like Windows XP, can discover this router automatically and access the Internet through this router without having to configure anything. The NAT Traversal function provided...
Unlimited Priority Queue: The LAN IP address will not be bounded in the QoS limitation. High/Low Priority Queue: This can put the packets in the protocol and port range to High/Low QoS Queue. Bandwidth Allocation: This can reserve / limit the throughput of specific protocols and port range. You can set the upper bound and Lower bound.
Type: Specify the direction of packets. Upload / Download or both. IP range: Specify the IP address range. You could also fill one IP address Protocol: Specify the packet type. The default ALL will put all packets in the QoS priority Queue.
- Routing You can set Enable Static Routing to let the router forward packets using your routing policy. Destination LAN IP: Specify the destination LAN IP address of static routing rule.
Subnet Mask: Specify the Subnet Mask of static routing rule. Default Gateway: Specify the default gateway of static routing rule. Hops: Specify the Max Hops number of static routing rule. Interface: Specify the Interface of static routing rule. TOOLS - Admin You can change the password required to log into the broadband router's system web-based management.
Remote managemen Allows you to designate a host in the Internet. The ability to configure the Broadband router from a remote site. Enter the designated host IP Address in the Host IP Address field. Host Address: This is the IP address of the host in the Internet that will have management/configuration access to the Broadband router from a remote site.
Time Zone: Select the time zone of the country you are currently located. The router will set its time based on your selection. NTP Time Server: The router can be set up to use external NTP Time Server. Daylight Savings: The router can also be set to automatically adjust to the Daylight Savings changes.
PC Date and Time: This field would display your computer’s date and time. Daylight Savings: The router can also take Daylight Savings into account. If you wish to use this function, you must select the Daylight Savings Time period and check/tick the enable box to enable your daylight saving configuration.
Enable/Disable DDNS: Enable or disable the DDNS function of this router Server Address: Select a DDNS service provider Host Name: Fill in your static domain name that uses DDNS. Username: The account that your DDNS service provider assigned to you. Password: The password you set for the DDNS service account above.
- Diagnosis In this page lets you run diagnosis to your network status. - Firmware This page allows you to upgrade the router’s firmware. To upgrade the firmware of your Broadband router, you need to download the firmware file to your local hard disk, and enter that file name and path in the appropriate field on this page.
Once you’ve selected the new firmware file, click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to start the upgrade process - Back-up This page allows you to save the current router configurations. When you save the configurations, you also can restore the saved configurations into the router through the Restore Settings.
Backup Settings: This can save the current Broadband router configuration to a file named "config.bin" on your PC. You can also use the <Upload> button to restore the saved configuration to the Broadband router. Alternatively, you can use the "Restore to Factory Defaults" tool to force the Broadband router to perform a power reset and restore the original factory settings.
XIII - Repeater Mode Repeater mode has limited settings compared to the AP mode. Choose “Repeater mode” on the top right corner of the configuration page. System restarts and connects to the IP address http://192.168..0.1 You will see the configuration homepage under “REPEATER” mode now. System - Status System status section allows you to monitor the current status of your router.
LAN Settings: This page displays the Broadband router LAN port’s current LAN information. WLAN Settings: Wireless configuration details such SSID, Status(Connected/Disconnected), Security and Channel are briefly shown. - LAN The LAN Tabs shows LAN settings. LAN settings can be change as needed. If you are an entry level user, try opening a website from your computer.
802.1d Spanning Tree: This is disabled by default. If 802.1d Spanning Tree function is enabled, this router will use the spanning tree protocol to prevent network loops.
- Event Log View operations log of the ENHWI-N3. This page shows the current system log of the ENHWI-N3 router. It displays any event occurred after system start up. Use the scroll bar to go down to the bottom of the page, the system log can be saved <Save>...
- Language This Wireless Router supports multiple languages for user interface. Select your preferred language. Wireless - Basic You can set parameters use by the wireless stations to connect to this router. The parameter includes Mode, ESSID, Channel Number and Associated Client.
ESSID1~3: Allow you to specify ESSID of WLAN. Site Survey: Click this button to scan the available wireless routers that can be set as this router’s parent router. By doing so this ENHWI-N3 router will become a wireless extender / repeater of the selected parent router. Select...
- Client List This WLAN Client Table shows the Wireless client associated to this Wireless Router. - Policy The Broadband router allows you to set up the Wireless Access Policy. If multiple SSID is created, this is the place to set the policy for each SSID. Communication between Wireless clients: This function is to allow other Wireless Client to communicate with another Wireless Client on the LAN connected on the same SSID.
Communication between Wireless clients and wired clients: This function allows the Wireless Client to communicate with other Wireless Client in the LAN on specific SSID as well as the Wired Client connected to the switch portion of this router. Tools - Admin You can change the password that is required to log into the broadband router's system web-based management.
Old Password: Fill-in the current password to be replaced. This is required to allow changing to a new password. New Password: Enter your new password and again in Repeat New Password for verification purpose Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations - Time The Time Zone allows your router to use external source to time synchronizations.
Click <Apply> at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations Synchronize and use your computer’s clock The ENHWI-N3 can be synchronized the time to your computer’s time. PC Date and Time: This field would display the user computers date and time.
- Diagnosis This page lets you diagnose the connection problem and the network status by executing the Ping function. The result tells you whether the connection is broken or successful. - Firmware This page allows you to upgrade the router’s firmware. To upgrade the firmware of your Broadband router, you need to download the firmware file to your local hard disk, and enter that file name and path in the appropriate field on this page.
The saved backup can be restored again if needed by sing the Restore Settings selection and browse the saved backup file to restore back to the expected settings. If restore is not an option the Restore to Factory Default may be the only way to recover the router from damage.
- Reset You can software reset the broadband router when system stops responding or stop working. This is different from the hardware reset that can reset the settings by physically pressing the button. Appendix A – FCC Interference Statement 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.
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.