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WAP3205
Wireless N Access Point
Default Login Details
IP Address
http://192.168.1.2
Password
1234
Firmware Version 1.0
Edition 2, 4/2010
www.zyxel.com
www.zyxel.com
Copyright © 2010
ZyXEL Communications Corporation

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    WAP3205 Wireless N Access Point Default Login Details IP Address http://192.168.1.2 Password 1234 Firmware Version 1.0 Edition 2, 4/2010 www.zyxel.com www.zyxel.com Copyright © 2010 ZyXEL Communications Corporation...

  • Page 3: About This User's Guide

    About This User's Guide About This User's Guide Intended Audience This manual is intended for people who want to configure the WAP3205 using the Web Configurator. Related Documentation • Quick Start Guide The Quick Start Guide is designed to help you get up and running right away. It contains information on setting up your network and configuring for Internet access.

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    • Product model and serial number. • Warranty Information. • Date that you received your device. • Brief description of the problem and the steps you took to solve it. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 5: Document Conventions

    Syntax Conventions • The WAP3205 may be referred to as the “WAP3205”, the “device”, the “product” or the “system” in this User’s Guide. • Product labels, screen names, field labels and field choices are all in bold font.

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    Document Conventions Icons Used in Figures Figures in this User’s Guide may use the following generic icons. The WAP3205 icon is not an exact representation of your device. WAP3205 Computer Notebook computer Server Modem Firewall Telephone Switch Router WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 7: Safety Warnings

    Your product is marked with this symbol, which is known as the WEEE mark. WEEE stands for Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment. It means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general waste. Used electrical and electronic equipment should be treated separately. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Safety Warnings WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Overview Contents Overview Introduction ..........................17 Getting to Know Your WAP3205 ....................19 Introducing the Web Configurator ....................23 WAP3205 Modes ........................29 Tutorials ............................. 31 Easy Mode ..........................51 Access Point Mode ........................61 Client Mode ..........................69 Universal Repeater Mode ......................

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    Contents Overview WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Getting to Know Your WAP3205 .................... 19 1.1 Overview ..........................19 1.2 Applications ......................... 19 1.3 Ways to Manage the WAP3205 ................... 19 1.4 Good Habits for Managing the WAP3205 ................20 1.5 LEDs ............................ 20 Chapter 2 Introducing the Web Configurator ..................23 2.1 Overview ..........................

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    4.5.1 Configuring Security Settings of Multiple SSIDs ............39 4.6 Connecting the WAP3205 (in Universal Repeater Mode) to an AP or Wireless Router ..42 4.7 Connecting the WAP3205 (in Client Mode) to an AP or Wireless Router ......46 4.7.1 Connecting to a Wireless Network Using Site Survey ..........

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    8.1 Overview ..........................81 8.2 What You Can Do ........................ 81 8.3 What You Need to Know ...................... 82 8.4 Setting your WAP3205 to Universal Repeater Mode ............82 8.5 Universal Repeater Mode Status Screen ................84 8.6 Universal Repeater Screen ....................86 8.6.1 No Security .........................

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    13.1 Power, Hardware Connections, and LEDs ..............133 13.2 WAP3205 Access and Login ................... 134 13.3 Internet Access ........................ 136 13.4 Resetting the WAP3205 to Its Factory Defaults .............. 137 13.5 Wireless Router/AP Troubleshooting ................138 Chapter 14 Product Specifications ......................139 14.1 Wall-mounting Instructions ....................

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Appendix B IP Addresses and Subnetting ................153 Appendix C Setting up Your Computer’s IP Address ............163 Appendix D Wireless LANs ....................181 Appendix E Common Services..................... 193 Appendix F Legal Information ....................197 Index............................205 WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Table of Contents WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 17: Introduction

    Introduction Getting to Know Your WAP3205 (19) Introducing the Web Configurator (23) WAP3205 Modes (29) Tutorials (31) Easy Mode (51) Access Point Mode (61) Client Mode (69) Universal Repeater Mode (81) Monitor (91)

  • Page 19: Getting To Know Your Wap3205, Chapter 1 Getting To Know Your Wap3205, Overview, Applications

    Your can create the following networks using the WAP3205: • Wired. You can connect to a broadband modem/router for Internet access and/ or connect network devices via the Ethernet ports of the WAP3205 so that they can communicate with each other and access the Internet.

  • Page 20: Good Habits For Managing The Wap3205, Leds

    Device. 1.4 Good Habits for Managing the WAP3205 Do the following things regularly to make the WAP3205 more secure and to manage the WAP3205 more effectively. • Change the password. Use a password that’s not easy to guess and that consists of different types of characters, such as numbers and letters.

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    Table 1 Front Panel LEDs and WPS Button COLOR STATUS DESCRIPTION WLAN Green The WAP3205 is ready, but is not sending/ receiving data through the wireless LAN. Blinking The WAP3205 is sending/receiving data through the wireless LAN. The wireless LAN is not ready or has failed.

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    Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your WAP3205 WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 23: Introducing The Web Configurator, Chapter 2 Introducing The Web Configurator, Overview, Accessing The Web Configurator

    2.2 Accessing the Web Configurator Connect your computer to the LAN port of the WAP3205. The default IP address of the WAP3205 is “192.168.1.2”. In this case, your computer must have an IP address in the range between “192.168.1.3” and “192.168.1.254”.

  • Page 24: Login Screen

    Section 2.2.3.1 on page This shows the time (hh:mm:ss) and date (yyyy:mm:dd) of the timezone you select in Section 2.2.3.2 on page 27 Section 12.5 on page 123. The time is in 24-hour format, for example 15:00 is 3:00 PM. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 25: Password Screen, Home Screen

    Retype to Confirm Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Ignore Click Ignore if you do not want to change the password this time. Note: The management session automatically times out when the time period set in the Administrator Inactivity Timer field expires (default five minutes;...

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    Section 12.5 on page 123. 2.2.3.1 Weather Edit You can change the temperature unit and select the location for which you want to know the weather. Click the icon to change the Weather display. Figure 6 Change Weather WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 27: Resetting The Wap3205

    If you forget your password or IP address, or you cannot access the Web Configurator, you will need to use the RESET button at the back of the WAP3205 to reload the factory-default configuration file. This means that you will lose all configurations that you had previously saved, the password will be reset to “1234”...

  • Page 28: Procedure To Use The Reset Button

    Make sure the power LED is on. Press the RESET button for longer than 1 second to restart/reboot the WAP3205. Press the RESET button for longer than five seconds to set the WAP3205 back to its factory-default configurations. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 29: Wap3205 Modes, Chapter 3 Wap3205 Modes, Overview, Web Configurator Modes, Device Modes

    • Web Configurator mode. This refers to the Web Configurator interface you want to use for editing WAP3205 features. • Device mode. This is the operating mode of your WAP3205, or simply how the WAP3205 is being used in the network.

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    Chapter 3 WAP3205 Modes • Universal Repeater. In this mode, the WAP3205 can be an access point and a wireless client at the same time. Use this mode if there is an existing wireless router or access point in your network and you also want to allow clients to connect to the WAP3205 wirelessly.

  • Page 31: Tutorials, Chapter 4 Tutorials, Overview, Connecting To The Internet From An Access Point

    H A P T E R Tutorials 4.1 Overview This chapter provides tutorials for your WAP3205 (in access point or universal repeater mode) as follows: • Connecting to the Internet from an Access Point • Configuring Wireless Security Using WPS •...

  • Page 32: Configuring Wireless Security Using Wps, Push Button Configuration (pbc)

    Log into WAP3205’s Web Configurator and press the Push Button button in the Network > Wireless Client > WPS Station screen. Note: Your WAP3205 has a WPS button located on its panel, as well as a WPS button in its configuration utility. Both buttons have exactly the same function; you can use one or the other.

  • Page 33: Pin Configuration

    Chapter 4 Tutorials The following figure shows you how to set up wireless network and security by pressing a button on both WAP3205 and wireless client (the NWD-211AN in this example). Figure 10 Example WPS Process: PBC Method Wireless Client...

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    Chapter 4 Tutorials The following figure shows you how to set up wireless network and security on WAP3205 and wireless client (NWD-211AN in this example) by using PIN method. Figure 11 Example WPS Process: PIN Method Wireless Client WITHIN 2 MINUTES...

  • Page 35: Enabling And Configuring Wireless Security (no Wps)

    WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key: ThisismyWPA-PSKpre-sharedkey) Follow the steps below to configure the wireless settings on your WAP3205. The instructions require that your hardware is connected (see the Quick Start Guide) and you are logged into the Web Configurator through your LAN connection (see Section 2.2 on page...

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    Figure 13 Tutorial: Network > Wireless LAN > Security Open the Status screen. Verify your wireless and wireless security settings under Device Information and check if the WLAN connection is up under Interface Status. Figure 14 Tutorial: Checking Wireless Settings WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 37: Configure Your Notebook

    Note: We use the ZyXEL NWD-211AN wireless adapter utility screens as an example for the wireless client. The screens may vary for different models. The WAP3205 supports IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11n wireless clients. Make sure that your notebook or computer’s wireless adapter supports one of these standards.

  • Page 38: Using Multiple Ssids On The Wap3205

    4.5 Using Multiple SSIDs on the WAP3205 You can configure more than one SSID on a WAP3205 when it is operating in access point or universal repeater mode. This allows you to configure multiple independent wireless networks on the WAP3205 as if there were multiple APs (virtual APs).

  • Page 39: Configuring Security Settings Of Multiple Ssids

    SSID_VoIP SSID_Guest 4.5.1 Configuring Security Settings of Multiple SSIDs The WAP3205 is in access point mode by default. If you want to use multiple SSIDs when the WAP3205 is in universal repeater mode, see Chapter 8 on page for how to set the WAP3205 to universal repeater mode.

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    Chapter 4 Tutorials The default IP address of the WAP3205 is “192.168.1.2”. In this case, your computer must have an IP address in the range between “192.168.1.3” and “192.168.1.254”. Click Start > Run on your computer in Windows. Type “cmd” in the dialog box.

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    Click the Security tab to configure security settings for each SSID. Select SSID_Worker from the SSID drop-down list. Configure the screen as follows. Click Apply. 10 Select SSID_Guest from the SSID drop-down list. Configure the screen as follows. Click Apply. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 42: Connecting The Wap3205 (in Universal Repeater Mode) To An Ap Or Wireless Router

    If you have an access point or wireless router with Internet access deployed in your network already, and you want to have wireless clients connect to the existing AP or wireless router through the WAP3205, set the WAP3205 to universal WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    WAP3205 with the AP or wireless router. The WAP3205 must be within the transmission range of the AP or wireless router. Connect your computer to the LAN port of the WAP3205 using an Ethernet cable.

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    11 Set the channel number in the Wireless LAN > General screen to be the same as the one on the wireless router or AP to which the WAP3205 is connecting. This allows wireless clients access or acquire an IP address from another AP or wireless router through the WAP3205 in universal repeater mode.

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    Chapter 4 Tutorials 12 Go to the Status screen. If the WAP3205 has successfully connected to an AP or wireless router, it displays the SSID and MAC address of the AP or wireless router in the field next to WLAN Station Status under Device Information.

  • Page 46: Connecting The Wap3205 (in Client Mode) To An Ap Or Wireless Router

    If you have an access point or wireless router with Internet access deployed in your network already, and you want to use the WAP3205 as a wireless client to connect to the existing AP or wireless router, set the WAP3205 to client mode. The WAP3205 then acts as a wireless client.

  • Page 47: Connecting To A Wireless Network Using Site Survey

    4.7.1 Connecting to a Wireless Network Using Site Survey Go to Configuration > Network > Wireless LAN > Site Survey. The WAP3205 automatically scans for and connects to an available wireless network. The green check icon indicates the wireless device to which the WAP3205 is connecting.

  • Page 48: Connecting To A Wireless Network Using A Profile

    Chapter 4 Tutorials The new profile entry displays in the Profile screen. The green check icon means this profile is active and the WAP3205 is associating with the specified wireless network. 4.7.2 Connecting to a Wireless Network Using a Profile Go to Configuration >...

  • Page 49: Deploying The Wap3205 In Your Network

    WAP3205, disconnect the computer from the WAP3205 and change its TCP/IP settings back to the previous ones. Connect a device to the WAP3205, which you want to use to access the AP or wireless router through the WAP3205. Make sure the device is set to obtain an IP address automatically.

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    Chapter 4 Tutorials WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 51: Easy Mode, Overview, Chapter 5 Easy Mode

    The Web Configurator is set to Easy Mode by default. You can configure several key features of the WAP3205 in this mode. This mode is useful to users who are not fully familiar with some features that are usually intended for network administrators.

  • Page 52: What You Need To Know

    (Section 5.5 on page 53) to check if your WAP3205 can ping the gateway and whether it is connected to the Internet. The Network Map screen is not applicable when the WAP3205 is in Client Mode. • Use the Control Panel (Section 5.6 on page...

  • Page 53: Navigation Panel, Network Map

    Control Panel (Section 5.6 on page 54) in the Easy Mode and the WAP3205 features that you want to use in the Expert Mode. Note: The Network Map is not applicable when the WAP3205 is in Client Mode. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 54: Control Panel

    You can also view the devices (represented by icons indicating the kind of network device) connected to the WAP3205, including those connecting wirelessly. Right- click on the WAP3205 icon to refresh the network map and go to the Wizard. Right click on the other icons to view information about the device.

  • Page 55: Wireless Security

    Use this screen to configure security for your the Wireless LAN. You can enter the SSID and select the wireless security mode in the following screen. Note: Wireless Security in the control panel is not configurable when the WAP3205 is in Client Mode.

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    Verify Type the password again to confirm. password Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Cancel Click Cancel to close this screen. Click this to configure the WPS screen. You can transfer the wireless settings configured here (Wireless Security screen) to another wireless device that supports WPS.

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    Chapter 5 Easy Mode 5.6.2 WPS Use this screen to add a wireless station to the network with the WAP3205’s first SSID using WPS. Click WPS in the Wireless Security to open the following screen. Figure 25 Wireless Security: WPS The following table describes the labels in this screen.

  • Page 58: Status Screen In Easy Mode

    The following table describes the labels in this screen. Table 11 Status Screen in Easy Mode ITEM DESCRIPTION Name This is the name of the WAP3205 in the network. You can change this in the Maintenance > General screen in Section 12.3 on page 122.

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    This shows the SSID of the wireless network. You can configure Name (SSID) this in the Wireless Security screen (Section 5.6.1 on page Section 10.3.1.1 on page 99). Security This shows the wireless security used by the WAP3205. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Chapter 5 Easy Mode WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 61: Access Point Mode, Overview, What You Need To Know, Chapter 6 Access Point Mode

    Access Point Mode 6.1 Overview The WAP3205 is set to access point mode by default. In this mode your WAP3205 bridges a wired network (LAN) and wireless LAN (WLAN) in the same subnet. See the figure below for an example.

  • Page 62: Setting Your Wap3205 To Ap Mode, Configuring Your Wlan, Lan And Maintenance Settings

    Ignore. The Easy mode appears. Click Expert Mode in the navigation panel. To use your WAP3205 as an access point, on the left of the screen, click Maintenance > Sys OP Mode and select Access Point mode. Figure 28 Changing to Access Point mode Note: You have to log in to the Web Configurator again when you change modes.

  • Page 63: Ap Mode Status Screen

    Click this button to refresh the status screen statistics. Click this icon to see the Status page. The information in this screen depends on the device mode you select. Click this icon to see the Monitor navigation menu. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Status This shows the current status of the Wireless LAN - ON. Name (SSID) This shows a descriptive name used to identify the WAP3205 in the wireless LAN. Channel This shows the channel number which you select manually or the WAP3205 automatically scans and selects.

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    (Section 9.5 on page 94). Use this screen to view the wireless stations that are currently associated to the WAP3205. 6.4.0.1 Navigation Panel Use the menu in the navigation panel to configure WAP3205 features in Access Point mode. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Table 14 Navigation Panel: Access Point Mode LINK FUNCTION Status This screen shows the WAP3205’s general device, system and interface status information. Use this screen to access the wizard, and summary statistics tables. MONITOR Use this screen to view the list of activities recorded by your WAP3205.

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    (WDS) on your WAP3205. Use this screen to configure LAN IP address and subnet mask. IP Alias Use this screen to have the WAP3205 apply IP alias to create LAN subnets. MAINTENANCE General Use this screen to view and change administrative settings such as system and domain names.

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    Chapter 6 Access Point Mode WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 69: Client Mode, Overview, Chapter 7 Client Mode

    In the example below, one WAP3205 (A) is configured as a wireless client and another is used as an access point (B). The WAP3205 has two clients that need to connect to the Internet. The WAP3205 wirelessly connects to the available access point (B).

  • Page 70: Setting Your Wap3205 To Client Mode, What You Need To Know

    Ignore. The Easy mode appears. Click Expert Mode in the navigation panel. To set your WAP3205 to Client Mode, on the left of the screen, click Maintenance > Sys OP Mode and select Client Mode. Figure 32 Changing to Client mode Note: You have to log in to the Web Configurator again when you change modes.

  • Page 71: Client Mode Status Screen

    Chapter 7 Client Mode Note: The client mode IP address is always the same as the access point mode IP address. If you changed the IP address of your WAP3205 while in access point mode, use this IP address in client mode.

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    Status This shows the current status of the Wireless LAN - ON. Name (SSID) This shows a descriptive name used to identify the WAP3205 in the wireless LAN. Connect Status This shows whether or not the WAP3205 has successfully associated with an access point - Connected or Disassociated.

  • Page 73: Wireless Lan Profile Screen

    7.6 Wireless LAN Profile Screen Use this screen to view the wireless LAN profile settings of your WAP3205. Go to Configuration > Wireless LAN > Profile to open the following screen. Figure 34 Client Mode: WLAN > Profile The following table describes the labels in this screen.

  • Page 74: Adding A New Wlan Profile

    Note: You can activate only one profile at a time. 7.6.1 Adding a New WLAN Profile Use this screen to create a new wireless LAN profile for your WAP3205. Click the Add button in the Configuration > Wireless LAN > Profile screen to open the following screen.

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    Enter the name of the access point to which you are connecting. Name (SSID) Security Security Select No Security in this field. Mode Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Cancel Click Cancel to go back to the previous screen. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Enter a passphrase (up to 26 printable characters) and click Generate. A passphrase functions like a password. In WEP security mode, it is further converted by the WAP3205 into a complicated string that is referred to as the “key”. This key is requested from all devices wishing to connect to a wireless network.

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    Key 1 to Key The WEP keys are used to encrypt data. Both the WAP3205 and the wireless stations must use the same WEP key for data transmission. If you chose 64-bit WEP, then enter any 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal characters ("0-9", "A-F").

  • Page 78: Site Survey Screen

    Type the pre-shared key employed by the access point to which you want to connect. Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Cancel Click Cancel to go back to the previous screen. 7.7 Site Survey Screen Use this screen to scan for and connect to a wireless network automatically.

  • Page 79: Wps Screen

    Select a wireless device and click this button to add it to a profile. 7.8 WPS Screen Use this screen to enable Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) on the WAP3205. Go to Configuration > Wireless LAN > WPS to open the following screen.

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    This displays Unconf. (unconfigured) if WPS has not been set up on the wireless device. This displays the PIN number of the WAP3205. Renew PIN Click this button to generate a new PIN and display it in the PIN field.

  • Page 81: Universal Repeater Mode, Chapter 8 Universal Repeater Mode, Overview

    In universal repeater mode, your WAP3205 can act as an access point and wireless client at the same time. The WAP3205 can connect to an existing network through another access point and also lets wireless clients connect to the network through it.

  • Page 82: Setting Your Wap3205 To Universal Repeater Mode, What You Need To Know

    8.4 Setting your WAP3205 to Universal Repeater Mode Connect your computer to the LAN port of the WAP3205. The default IP address of the WAP3205 is “192.168.1.2”. In this case, your computer must have an IP address in the range between “192.168.1.3” and “192.168.1.254”.

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    Chapter 8 Universal Repeater Mode To set your WAP3205 to Universal Repeater Mode, on the left of the screen, click Maintenance > Sys OP Mode and select Universal Repeater Mode. Figure 42 Changing to Universal Repeater mode Note: You have to log in to the Web Configurator again when you change modes. As soon as you do, your WAP3205 is already in Universal Repeater mode.

  • Page 84: Universal Repeater Mode Status Screen

    This is the firmware version and the date created. Sys OP Mode This is the device mode (Section 3.1.2 on page 29) to which the WAP3205 is set - Universal Repeater Mode. LAN Information MAC Address This shows the LAN Ethernet adapter MAC Address of your device.

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    Status This shows the current status of the Wireless LAN - ON. Name (SSID) This shows a descriptive name used to identify the WAP3205 in the wireless LAN. Channel This shows the channel number which you select manually or the WAP3205 automatically scans and selects.

  • Page 86: Universal Repeater Screen

    CPU Usage This displays what percentage of the WAP3205’s processing ability is currently used. When this percentage is close to 100%, the WAP3205 is running at full load, and the throughput is not going to improve anymore. If you want some applications to have more throughput, you should turn off other applications (for example, using bandwidth management.

  • Page 87: No Security

    Security LABEL DESCRIPTION Universal Repeater Parameters Enable Select this option to have the WAP3205 connect to the specified access point. SSID Enter the name of the access point to which you are connecting. MAC Address Enter the MAC address of the access point to which you are connecting.

  • Page 88: Static Wep

    Table 25 Universal Repeater Mode: Wireless LAN > Universal Repeater: Static WEP LABEL DESCRIPTION Universal Repeater Parameters Enable Select this option to have the WAP3205 connect to the specified access point. SSID Enter the name of the access point to which you are connecting. MAC Address Enter the MAC address of the access point to which you are connecting.

  • Page 89: Wpa(2)-psk

    LABEL DESCRIPTION WEP Key 1 ~ The WEP keys are used to encrypt data. Both the WAP3205 and the WEP Key 4 access point must use the same WEP key for data transmission. If you chose HEX, enter 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters in the range of "A-F", "a-f"...

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    Type the password employed by the access point to which you want to connect. Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Reset Click Reset to reload the previous configuration for this screen. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 91: Monitor, Chapter 9 Monitor, Overview

    WAP3205. 9.3 Log Use the View Log screen to see the logged messages for the WAP3205. Log entries in red indicate system error logs. The log wraps around and deletes the old entries after it fills.

  • Page 92: Packet Statistics

    Click Refresh to renew the log screen. Clear Click Clear to delete all the logs. 9.4 Packet Statistics Click the Packet Statistics (Details...) hyperlink in the Status screen or Monitor > Packet Statistics. Read-only information here includes port status, WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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    Rx B/s This displays the reception speed in bytes per second on this port. Up Time This is the total time the WAP3205 has been for each session. System Up Time This is the total time the WAP3205 has been on.

  • Page 94: Wlan Station Status

    AP (or wireless router) using the same SSID, channel and security settings. Note: This screen is not available when the WAP3205 is in Client mode. Figure 49 Summary: Wireless Association List The following table describes the labels in this screen.

  • Page 95: Configuration

    Configuration Wireless LAN (97) LAN (115)

  • Page 97: Wireless Lan, Chapter 10 Wireless Lan, Overview

    Wireless LAN 10.1 Overview This chapter discusses how to configure the wireless network settings in your WAP3205. See the appendices for more detailed information about wireless networks. The following figure provides an example of a wireless network. Figure 50 Example of a Wireless Network The wireless network is the part in the blue circle.

  • Page 98: What You Can Do, What You Should Know, Wireless Security Overview

    • Use the MAC Filter screen (Section 10.6 on page 106) to allow or deny wireless stations based on their MAC addresses from connecting to the WAP3205. • Use the Advanced screen (Section 10.7 on page 107) to configure wireless advanced features, such as set the RTS/CTS Threshold and HT physical mode.

  • Page 99: Mac Address Filter

    Some wireless devices, such as scanners, can detect wireless networks but cannot use wireless networks. These kinds of wireless devices might not have MAC addresses. Hexadecimal characters are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 100

    When you select WPA2-PSK in your WAP3205, you can also select an option (WPA Compatible) to support WPA as well. In this case, if some wireless clients...

  • Page 101: General Wireless Lan Screen

    Use this screen to enter the SSID, select the channel and enable intra-BSS traffic. Note: If you are configuring the WAP3205 from a computer connected to the wireless LAN and you change the WAP3205’s SSID, channel or security settings, you will lose your wireless connection when you press Apply to confirm.

  • Page 102: Wireless Security Screen, No Security

    This option is only available if Auto Channel Selection is disabled. Auto Select the check box to have the WAP3205 automatically scan for and Channel select a channel which is not used by another device.

  • Page 103: Wep Encryption

    Chapter 10 Wireless LAN Note: If you do not enable any wireless security on your WAP3205, your network is accessible to any wireless networking device that is within range. Figure 52 Network > Wireless LAN > Security: No Security The following table describes the labels in this screen.

  • Page 104

    A passphrase functions like a password. In WEP security mode, it is further converted by the WAP3205 into a complicated string that is referred to as the “key”. This key is requested from all devices wishing to connect to a wireless network.

  • Page 105: Wpa-psk/wpa2-psk

    Key 1 to Key The WEP keys are used to encrypt data. Both the WAP3205 and the wireless stations must use the same WEP key for data transmission. If you chose 64-bit WEP, then enter any 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal characters ("0-9", "A-F").

  • Page 106: Mac Filter

    Click Cancel to reload the previous configuration for this screen. 10.6 MAC Filter The MAC filter screen allows you to configure the WAP3205 to give exclusive access to devices (Allow) or exclude devices from accessing the WAP3205 (Deny). Every Ethernet device has a unique MAC (Media Access Control) address. The MAC address is assigned at the factory and consists of six pairs of hexadecimal characters, for example, 00:A0:C5:00:00:02.

  • Page 107: Wireless Lan Advanced Screen

    Enter the MAC addresses of the wireless station that are allowed or denied station Mac access to the WAP3205 in these address fields. Enter the MAC addresses in Address a valid MAC address format, that is, six hexadecimal character pairs, for example, 12:34:56:78:9a:bc.

  • Page 108

    Enter an even number between 256 and 2346. Output Power Set the output power of the WAP3205 in this field. If there is a high density of APs in an area, decrease the output power of the WAP3205 to reduce interference with other APs.

  • Page 109: Quality Of Service (qos) Screen, Wps Screen

    LABEL DESCRIPTION Enable WMM QoS Check this to have the WAP3205 automatically give a service a priority level according to the ToS value in the IP header of packets it sends. WMM QoS (Wifi MultiMedia Quality of Service) gives high priority to voice and video, which makes them run more smoothly.

  • Page 110

    This is the 802.11 mode used. Only compliant WLAN devices can associate with the WAP3205. SSID This is the name of the wireless network (the WAP3205’s first SSID). Security This is the type of wireless security employed by the network.

  • Page 111: Wps Station Screen, Scheduling Screen

    Then click Start to associate to each other and perform the wireless security information synchronization. 10.11 Scheduling Screen Use this screen to set the times your wireless LAN is turned on and off. Wireless LAN scheduling is disabled by default. The wireless LAN can be scheduled to turn WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 112

    Wireless LAN will turn off between the two times you enter in these fields. Apply Click Apply to save your changes back to the WAP3205. Cancel Click Cancel to reload the previous configuration for this screen. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 113: Wds Screen

    A Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a wireless connection between two or more APs. Use this screen to set the operating mode of your WAP3205 to AP + Bridge or Bridge and establish wireless links with other APs. You need to know the MAC address of the peer device, which also must be in bridge mode.

  • Page 114

    This field is not available when you select Disable in the Basic Setting field. Remote MAC This is the MAC address of the peer device that your WAP3205 wants to Address make a bridge connection with. You can connect to up to 4 peer devices.

  • Page 115: Chapter 11 Lan, Overview, What You Can Do

    (Section 11.4 on page 117) to change the IP address for your WAP3205 and DNS server information. • Use the IP Alias screen (Section 11.5 on page 118) to have the WAP3205 apply IP alias to create LAN subnets. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 116: Lan Tcp/ip, What You Need To Know, Ip Alias

    WAN network as shown next. Figure 63 LAN and WAN IP Addresses The LAN parameters of the WAP3205 are preset in the factory with the following values: • IP address of 192.168.1.2 with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (24 bits) 11.3.1 LAN TCP/IP...

  • Page 117: Lan Ip Screen

    Also when you select this, you cannot enter an IP address for your WAP3205 in the field below. Use Defined LAN Click this if you want to specify the IP address of your WAP3205. Or if IP Address your ISP or network administrator gave you a static IP address to access the network or the Internet.

  • Page 118: Ip Alias Screen

    Reset Click Reset to begin configuring this screen afresh. 11.5 IP Alias Screen Use this screen to have the WAP3205 apply IP alias to create LAN subnets. Click LAN > IP Alias. Figure 65 Network > LAN > IP Alias The following table describes the labels in this screen.

  • Page 119: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maintenance (121) Troubleshooting (133)

  • Page 121: Maintenance, Chapter 12 Maintenance, Overview, What You Can Do

    • Use the Reset/Restart screen (Section 12.8 on page 128) to reboot the WAP3205 without turning the power off. • Use the Sys OP Mode screen (Section 12.10 on page 130) to select how you want to use your WAP3205.

  • Page 122: General Screen, Password Screen

    Click Reset to begin configuring this screen afresh. 12.4 Password Screen It is strongly recommended that you change your WAP3205's password. If you forget your WAP3205's password (or IP address), you will need to reset the device. See Section 12.8 on page 128 for details Click Maintenance >...

  • Page 123: Time Setting Screen

    Click Reset to begin configuring this screen afresh. 12.5 Time Setting Screen Use this screen to configure the WAP3205’s time based on your local time zone. To change your WAP3205’s time and date, click Maintenance > Time. The screen appears as shown.

  • Page 124

    When you select Manual, enter the new date in this field and then click Apply. Get from Time Select this radio button to have the WAP3205 get the time and date Server from the time server you specified below. Auto...

  • Page 125: Firmware Upgrade Screen

    (usually) uses the system model name with a “*.bin” extension, e.g., “WAP3205.bin”. The upload process uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and may take up to two minutes. After a successful upload, the system will reboot.

  • Page 126

    Click Upload to begin the upload process. This process may take up to two minutes. Note: Do not turn off the WAP3205 while firmware upload is in progress! After you see the Firmware Upload In Process screen, wait two minutes before logging into the WAP3205 again.

  • Page 127: Configuration Backup/restore Screen

    12.7 Configuration Backup/Restore Screen Backup configuration allows you to back up (save) the WAP3205’s current configuration to a file on your computer. Once your WAP3205 is configured and functioning properly, it is highly recommended that you back up your configuration file before making configuration changes.

  • Page 128: Reset/restart Screen

    DESCRIPTION Upload Click Upload to begin the upload process. Note: Do not turn off the WAP3205 while configuration file upload is in progress. After you see a “configuration upload successful” screen, you must then wait one minute before logging into the WAP3205 again. The WAP3205 automatically restarts in this time causing a temporary network disconnect.

  • Page 129: System Operation Mode Overview

    12.9 System Operation Mode Overview The Sys OP Mode (System Operation Mode) function lets you configure your WAP3205 as an access point, wireless client or both at the same time. You can choose between Access Point Mode, Client Mode and Universal Repeater Mode depending on your network topology and the features you require from your device.

  • Page 130: Sys Op Mode Screen

    Chapter 12 Maintenance Universal Repeater WAP3205 in Universal Repeater mode work as an access point and wireless client simutaneously. Figure 75 Universal Repeater Mode 12.10 Sys Op Mode Screen Use this screen to select how you want to use your WAP3205.

  • Page 131

    192.168.1.2). Universal Select Universal Repeater Mode if you want to have wireless clients Repeater associate with the WAP3205 and also want to connect the WAP3205 to an Mode existing access point. • In addition to wireless LAN settings between the WAP3205 and wireless clients, you also need to configure security and wireless settings between the WAP3205 and another access point.

  • Page 132

    Chapter 12 Maintenance WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 133: Troubleshooting, Chapter 13 Troubleshooting, Power, Hardware Connections, And Leds

    Make sure you are using the power adaptor or cord included with the WAP3205. Make sure the power adaptor or cord is connected to the WAP3205 and plugged in to an appropriate power source. Make sure the power source is turned on.

  • Page 134: Wap3205 Access And Login

    The default IP address is 192.168.1.2. If you changed the IP address and have forgotten it, • and your WAP3205 is a DHCP client, you can find your IP address from the DHCP server. This information is only available from the DHCP server which allocates IP addresses on your network.

  • Page 135

    Appendix A on page 145. Make sure your computer is in the same subnet as the WAP3205. (If you know that there are routers between your computer and the WAP3205, skip this step.) • If there is a DHCP server on your network, make sure your computer is using a dynamic IP address.

  • Page 136: Internet Access

    • Select Access Point Mode if your WAP3205 bridges traffic between clients on the same network. • Select Client Mode if your WAP3205 needs a wireless client to connect to an existing access point. • Select Universal Repeater Mode if you want to have wireless clients associate with the WAP3205 and also want to connect the WAP3205 to an existing access point.

  • Page 137: Resetting The Wap3205 To Its Factory Defaults

    13.4 Resetting the WAP3205 to Its Factory Defaults If you reset the WAP3205, you lose all of the changes you have made. The WAP3205 re-loads its default settings, and the password resets to 1234. You have to make all of your changes again.

  • Page 138: Wireless Router/ap Troubleshooting

    WAP3205’s power. Then, follow the directions above again. 13.5 Wireless Router/AP Troubleshooting I cannot access the WAP3205 or ping any computer from the WLAN (wireless AP or router). Make sure the wireless adapter on the wireless station is working properly.

  • Page 139: Product Specifications, Chapter 14 Product Specifications

    Reset Button The reset button is built into the rear panel. Use this button to restore the WAP3205 to its factory default settings. Press for 1 second to restart the device. Press for 5 seconds to restore to factory default settings.

  • Page 140: Wall-mounting Instructions

    Configuration Backup & Make a copy of the WAP3205’s configuration and put it back on Restoration the WAP3205 later if you decide you want to revert back to an earlier configuration. Wireless LAN Scheduler You can schedule the times the wireless LAN is enabled/ disabled.

  • Page 141

    Make sure the screws are snugly fastened to the wall. They need to hold the weight of the WAP3205 with the connection cables. Align the holes on the back of the WAP3205 with the screws on the wall. Hang the WAP3205 on the screws.

  • Page 142

    Chapter 14 Product Specifications WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 143: Appendices And Index

    Appendices and Index Pop-up Windows, JavaScripts and Java Permissions (145) IP Addresses and Subnetting (153) Setting up Your Computer’s IP Address (163) Wireless LANs (181) Common Services (193) Legal Information (197) Index (205)

  • Page 145

    Disable pop-up Blockers In Internet Explorer, select Tools, Pop-up Blocker and then select Turn Off Pop-up Blocker. Figure 79 Pop-up Blocker You can also check if pop-up blocking is disabled in the Pop-up Blocker section in the Privacy tab. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 146: Appendix A Pop-up Windows, Javascripts And Java Permissions

    Click Apply to save this setting. Enable pop-up Blockers with Exceptions Alternatively, if you only want to allow pop-up windows from your device, see the following steps. In Internet Explorer, select Tools, Internet Options and then the Privacy tab. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 147

    Select Settings…to open the Pop-up Blocker Settings screen. Figure 81 Internet Options: Privacy Type the IP address of your device (the web page that you do not want to have blocked) with the prefix “http://”. For example, http://192.168.167.1. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 148

    Figure 82 Pop-up Blocker Settings Click Close to return to the Privacy screen. Click Apply to save this setting. JavaScripts If pages of the Web Configurator do not display properly in Internet Explorer, check that JavaScripts are allowed. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 149

    Figure 83 Internet Options: Security Click the Custom Level... button. Scroll down to Scripting. Under Active scripting make sure that Enable is selected (the default). Under Scripting of Java applets make sure that Enable is selected (the default). WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 150: Java Permissions

    Figure 84 Security Settings - Java Scripting Java Permissions From Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options and then the Security tab. Click the Custom Level... button. Scroll down to Microsoft VM. Under Java permissions make sure that a safety level is selected. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 151

    Click OK to close the window. Figure 85 Security Settings - Java JAVA (Sun) From Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options and then the Advanced tab. Make sure that Use Java 2 for <applet> under Java (Sun) is selected. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 152

    Appendix A Pop-up Windows, JavaScripts and Java Permissions Click OK to close the window. Figure 86 Java (Sun) WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 153: Ip Addresses And Subnetting, Introduction To Ip Addresses

    192.168.1.1). Each of these four parts is known as an octet. An octet is an eight-digit binary number (for example 11000000, which is 192 in decimal notation). Therefore, each octet has a possible range of 00000000 to 11111111 in binary, or 0 to 255 in decimal. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 154: Appendix B Ip Addresses And Subnetting

    ID of an IP address (192.168.1.2 in decimal). Table 52 Subnet Mask - Identifying Network Number OCTET: OCTET: OCTET: OCTET (192) (168) IP Address (Binary) 11000000 10101000 00000001 00000010 Subnet Mask (Binary) 11111111 11111111 11111111 00000000 WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 155

    An IP address with host IDs of all zeros is the IP address of the network (192.168.1.0 with a 24-bit subnet mask, for example). An IP address with host IDs of all ones is the broadcast address for that network (192.168.1.255 with a 24-bit subnet mask, for example). WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 156

    Table 55 Alternative Subnet Mask Notation SUBNET ALTERNATIVE LAST OCTET LAST OCTET MASK NOTATION (BINARY) (DECIMAL) 255.255.255.0 0000 0000 255.255.255.12 1000 0000 255.255.255.19 1100 0000 255.255.255.22 1110 0000 255.255.255.24 1111 0000 255.255.255.24 1111 1000 255.255.255.25 1111 1100 WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 157

    You can “borrow” one of the host ID bits to divide the network 192.168.1.0 into two separate sub-networks. The subnet mask is now 25 bits (255.255.255.128 or /25). The “borrowed” host ID bit can have a value of either 0 or 1, allowing two subnets; 192.168.1.0 /25 and 192.168.1.128 /25. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 158

    Similarly, to divide a 24-bit address into four subnets, you need to “borrow” two host ID bits to give four possible combinations (00, 01, 10 and 11). The subnet mask is 26 bits (11111111.11111111.11111111.11000000) or 255.255.255.192. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 159

    Lowest Host ID: 192.168.1.129 192.168.1.128 Broadcast Address: Highest Host ID: 192.168.1.190 192.168.1.191 Table 59 Subnet 4 LAST OCTET BIT IP/SUBNET MASK NETWORK NUMBER VALUE IP Address 192.168.1. IP Address (Binary) 11000000.10101000.00000001 11000000 Subnet Mask (Binary) 11111111.11111111.11111111 11000000 WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 160

    The following table is a summary for subnet planning on a network with a 24-bit network number. Table 61 24-bit Network Number Subnet Planning NO. “BORROWED” NO. HOSTS PER SUBNET MASK NO. SUBNETS HOST BITS SUBNET 255.255.255.128 (/25) 255.255.255.192 (/26) 255.255.255.224 (/27) 255.255.255.240 (/28) 255.255.255.248 (/29) 255.255.255.252 (/30) 255.255.255.254 (/31) WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 161: Configuring Ip Addresses

    Network Address Translation (NAT) on the WAP3205. Once you have decided on the network number, pick an IP address for your WAP3205 that is easy to remember (for instance, 192.168.1.1) but make sure that no other device on your network is using that IP address.

  • Page 162

    Appendix B IP Addresses and Subnetting that you entered. You don't need to change the subnet mask computed by the WAP3205 unless you are instructed to do otherwise. Private IP Addresses Every machine on the Internet must have a unique address. If your networks are isolated from the Internet (running only between two branch offices, for example) you can assign any IP addresses to the hosts without problems.

  • Page 163

    "communicate" with your network. If you manually assign IP information instead of using dynamic assignment, make sure that your computers have IP addresses that place them in the same subnet as the Prestige’s LAN port. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 164: Appendix C Setting Up Your Computer's Ip Address

    In the Network window, click Add. Select Adapter and then click Add. Select the manufacturer and model of your network adapter and then click OK. If you need TCP/IP: In the Network window, click Add. Select Protocol and then click Add. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 165

    • If your IP address is dynamic, select Obtain an IP address automatically. • If you have a static IP address, select Specify an IP address and type your information into the IP Address and Subnet Mask fields. Figure 91 Windows 95/98/Me: TCP/IP Properties: IP Address WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 166

    Click OK to close the Network window. Insert the Windows CD if prompted. Turn on your Prestige and restart your computer when prompted. Verifying Settings Click Start and then Run. In the Run window, type "winipcfg" and then click OK to open the IP Configuration window. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 167

    Select your network adapter. You should see your computer's IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. Windows 2000/NT/XP The following example figures use the default Windows XP GUI theme. Click start (Start in Windows 2000/NT), Settings, Control Panel. Figure 93 Windows XP: Start Menu WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 168

    In the Control Panel, double-click Network Connections (Network and Dial- up Connections in Windows 2000/NT). Figure 94 Windows XP: Control Panel Right-click Local Area Connection and then click Properties. Figure 95 Windows XP: Control Panel: Network Connections: Properties WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 169

    • If you have a dynamic IP address click Obtain an IP address automatically. • If you have a static IP address click Use the following IP Address and fill in the IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway fields. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 170

    Gateway. To manually configure a default metric (the number of transmission hops), clear the Automatic metric check box and type a metric in Metric. • Click Add. • Repeat the previous three steps for each default gateway you want to add. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 171

    • Click Obtain DNS server address automatically if you do not know your DNS server IP address(es). • If you know your DNS server IP address(es), click Use the following DNS server addresses, and type them in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 172

    Click Start, All Programs, Accessories and then Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt window, type "ipconfig" and then press [ENTER]. You can also open Network Connections, right-click a network connection, click Status and then click the Support tab. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 173

    Appendix C Setting up Your Computer’s IP Address Macintosh OS 8/9 Click the Apple menu, Control Panel and double-click TCP/IP to open the TCP/ IP Control Panel. Figure 100 Macintosh OS 8/9: Apple Menu WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 174

    Close the TCP/IP Control Panel. Click Save if prompted, to save changes to your configuration. Turn on your Prestige and restart your computer (if prompted). Verifying Settings Check your TCP/IP properties in the TCP/IP Control Panel window. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 175: Macintosh Os X

    • Select Automatic from the Location list. • Select Built-in Ethernet from the Show list. • Click the TCP/IP tab. For dynamically assigned settings, select Using DHCP from the Configure list. Figure 103 Macintosh OS X: Network WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 176

    Follow the steps below to configure your computer IP address using the KDE. Click the Red Hat button (located on the bottom left corner), select System Setting and click Network. Figure 104 Red Hat 9.0: KDE: Network Configuration: Devices WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 177

    Click OK to save the changes and close the Ethernet Device General screen. If you know your DNS server IP address(es), click the DNS tab in the Network Configuration screen. Enter the DNS server information in the fields provided. Figure 106 Red Hat 9.0: KDE: Network Configuration: DNS WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 178

    • If you have a dynamic IP address, enter dhcp in the BOOTPROTO= field. The following figure shows an example. Figure 108 Red Hat 9.0: Dynamic IP Address Setting in ifconfig-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 ONBOOT=yes BOOTPROTO=dhcp USERCTL=no PEERDNS=yes TYPE=Ethernet WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 179

    Figure 111 Red Hat 9.0: Restart Ethernet Card [root@localhost init.d]# network restart Shutting down interface eth0: [OK] Shutting down loopback interface: [OK] Setting network parameters: [OK] Bringing up loopback interface: [OK] Bringing up interface eth0: [OK] WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 180: Verifying Settings

    HWaddr 00:50:BA:72:5B:44 inet addr:172.23.19.129 Bcast:172.23.19.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:717 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:730412 (713.2 Kb) TX bytes:1570 (1.5 Kb) Interrupt:10 Base address:0x1000 [root@localhost]# WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 181: Wireless Lans, Wireless Lan Topologies

    (AP). Intra-BSS traffic is traffic between wireless stations in the BSS. When Intra-BSS is enabled, wireless station A and B can access the wired network and communicate WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 182: Appendix D Wireless Lans

    This wired connection between APs is called a Distribution System (DS). This type of wireless LAN topology is called an Infrastructure WLAN. The Access Points not only provide communication with the wired network but also mediate wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 183

    A hidden node occurs when two stations are within range of the same access point, but are not within range of each other. The following figure illustrates a hidden node. Both stations (STA) are within range of the access point (AP) or WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 184

    RTS (Request To Send)/CTS (Clear to Send) handshake will never occur as data frames will be fragmented before they reach RTS/CTS size. Note: Enabling the RTS Threshold causes redundant network overhead that could negatively affect the throughput performance instead of providing a remedy. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 185: Fragmentation Threshold, Preamble Type

    IEEE 802.11g is fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11b standard. This means an IEEE 802.11b adapter can interface directly with an IEEE 802.11g access point (and vice versa) at 11 Mbps or lower depending on range. IEEE 802.11g has WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 186

    • Accounting Keeps track of the client’s network activity. RADIUS is a simple package exchange in which your AP acts as a message relay between the wireless station and the network RADIUS server. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 187: Types Of Authentication

    The wireless station ‘proves’ that it knows the password by encrypting the password with the challenge and sends back the information. Password is not sent in plain text. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 188

    The AP maps a unique key that is generated with the RADIUS server. This key expires when the wireless connection times out, disconnects or reauthentication times out. A new WEP key is generated each time reauthentication is performed. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 189

    Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) uses 128-bit keys that are dynamically generated and distributed by the authentication server. It includes a per-packet key mixing function, a Message Integrity Check (MIC) named Michael, an extended initialization vector (IV) with sequencing rules, and a re-keying mechanism. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 190

    If the AP or the wireless clients do not support WPA2, just use WPA or WPA-PSK depending on whether you have an external RADIUS server or not. Select WEP only when the AP and/or wireless clients do not support WPA or WPA2. WEP is less secure than WPA or WPA2. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 191

    The RADIUS server distributes a Pairwise Master Key (PMK) key to the AP that then sets up a key hierarchy and management system, using the pair-wise key to dynamically generate unique data encryption keys to encrypt every data packet that is wirelessly communicated between the AP and the wireless clients. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 192: Security Parameters Summary

    PROTOCOL Open None Disable Enable without Dynamic WEP Open Enable with Dynamic WEP Enable without Dynamic WEP Disable Shared Enable with Dynamic WEP Enable without Dynamic WEP Disable TKIP Enable WPA-PSK TKIP Enable WPA2 Enable WPA2-PSK Enable WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 193

    Border Gateway Protocol. BOOTP_CLIENT DHCP Client. BOOTP_SERVER DHCP Server. CU-SEEME 7648 A popular videoconferencing solution from White Pines Software. 24032 TCP/UDP Domain Name Server, a service that matches web names (for example www.zyxel.com) to IP numbers. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 194: Appendix E Common Services

    ICMP echo requests to test whether or not a remote host is reachable. POP3 Post Office Protocol version 3 lets a client computer get e-mail from a POP3 server through a temporary connection (TCP/IP or other). WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 195

    Access Controller Access Control System). TELNET Telnet is the login and terminal emulation protocol common on the Internet and in UNIX environments. It operates over TCP/IP networks. Its primary function is to allow users to log into remote host systems. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 196

    Table 66 Commonly Used Services (continued) NAME PROTOCOL PORT(S) DESCRIPTION TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol is an Internet file transfer protocol similar to FTP, but uses the UDP (User Datagram Protocol) rather than TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). VDOLIVE 7000 Another videoconferencing solution. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 197: Legal Information

    ZyXEL Communications Corporation. Published by ZyXEL Communications Corporation. All rights reserved. Disclaimer ZyXEL does not assume any liability arising out of the application or use of any products, or software described herein.

  • Page 198: Appendix F Legal Information

    注意 ! 依據 低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法 第十二條 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用 者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。 第十四條 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現 有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。 前項合法通信,指依電信規定作業之無線電信。低功率射頻電機須忍 受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 本機限在不干擾合法電臺與不受被干擾保障條件下於室內使用。 減少電磁波影響,請妥適使用。 Notices Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 199

    20cm between the radiator & your body. Viewing Certifications Go to http://www.zyxel.com. Select your product on the ZyXEL home page to go to that product's page. Select the certification you wish to view from this page. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 200: Zyxel Limited Warranty

    North American products. End-User License Agreement for "WAP3205" WARNING: ZyXEL Communications Corp. IS WILLING TO LICENSE THE ENCLOSED SOFTWARE TO YOU ONLY UPON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS AS INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE WILL INDICATE YOUR ASSENT TO THEM.

  • Page 201

    Appendix F Legal Information Grant of License for Personal Use ZyXEL Communications Corp. ("ZyXEL") grants you a non-exclusive, non- sublicense, non-transferable license to use the program with which this license is distributed (the "Software"), including any documentation files accompanying the Software ("Documentation"), for internal business use only, for up to the number...

  • Page 202

    BE UNENFORCEABLE BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE OF THE SOFTWARE, AND NO WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD. Limitation of Liability WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 203

    ZyXEL all copies of the Software and Documentation and to certify in writing that all known copies, including backup copies, have been destroyed. All provisions relating to confidentiality, proprietary rights, and non-disclosure shall survive the termination of this Software License Agreement. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 204

    Note: NOTE: Some components of the Vantage CNM 2.3 incorporate source code covered under the Apache License, GPL License, LGPL License, Sun License, and Castor License. To obtain the source code covered under those Licenses, please check ftp://opensource.zyxel.com to get it. WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 205: Index

    64, 71, 84 Certificate Authority Fragmentation Threshold certifications notices viewing Channel 64, 85, 183 Interference channel General wireless LAN screen Configuration restore copyright CPU usage 65, 72, 86 CTS (Clear to Send) Hidden Node Daylight saving IANA Dimensions IBSS WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 206

    WPS. See WPS. RF (Radio Frequency) MBSSID Roaming Media access control RTS (Request To Send) Memory usage 65, 72, 86 RTS Threshold 183, 184 mode RTS/CTS Threshold 98, 107, 108 safety warnings Navigation Panel Scheduling navigation panel Security Parameters WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 207

    Use Authentication warranty note Web Configurator how to access Overview web configurator WEP Encryption 76, 78, 87, 88, 89, 104, 105 WEP encryption WEP key Wireless association list wireless LAN scheduling Wireless network basic guidelines channel encryption WAP3205 User’s Guide...

  • Page 208

    Index WAP3205 User’s Guide...

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