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Linksys WAP11 v2.2 User Manual

Linksys wireless network access point user guide.
Instant Wireless
TM
Series
Wireless Network
Access Point
Use this guide to install: WAP11 ver. 2.2
User Guide

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    Instant Wireless Series Wireless Network Access Point Use this guide to install: WAP11 ver. 2.2 User Guide...

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    Linksys reserves the right to revise or update its products, software, or documentation without obligation to notify any individ- ual or entity.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    1999/5/EY, direktiivin 89/336/EEC ja direktiivin 73/23/EEC oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien näiden direktiivien muiden ehtojen mukainen. Linksys Group™ déclare que la carte PC Instant Wireless IEEE 802.11 est conforme aux con- ditions essentielles et aux dispositions relatives à la directive 1999/5/EC, la directive 89/336/EEC, et à...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Introduction, The Instant Wireless Tm Network Access Point, Features

    The Instant Wireless Don’t be bound by cabling restrictions any longer! The Instant Wireless™ Network Access Point from Linksys delivers the freedom to configure your net- work your way. Utilization of state-of-the-art wireless technology gives you the ability to set up workstations in ways you never thought possible; no cables to install means fewer expenses and fewer hassles.

  • Page 5: Package Contents, System Requirements, Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network, Network Topology, Roaming

    Figure 1-1 Package Contents • One Instant Wireless Wireless Network Access Point • One AC Power Adapter • One Setup Wizard CD-ROM (with User Guide) • Two Detachable Antennae • One Quick Installation and Registration Card (not shown) • One CAT 5 Ethernet Cable (not shown) System Requirements •...

  • Page 6: Chapter 3: Getting To Know The Wireless Network Access Point

    Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless Network Access Point The Wireless Network Access Point’s Ports The Access Point’s ports, where a network cable is connected, are located on the Access Point’s rear panel. Figure 3-1 Dipole Antenna Connectors These two round connections are where the antennae are connected to the Access Point.

  • Page 7: Chapter 4: Connecting The Wireless Network Access Point

    PC’s CD-ROM drive). Click the Setup button to continue this Setup Wizard. Clicking the User Guide button opened this User Guide. To access the Linksys web site on an active Internet connection, click the Linksys Web button or to exit this Setup Wizard, click the Exit button.

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    Figure 5-1 3. The following screen, shown in Figure 5-2, displays how there are two ways to configure the Access Point in this Setup Wizard. Optimally, you should perform this setup through a PC on your wired network. You can also set up the Access Point through one of the PCs on your wireless network.

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    WEP encryption, select the WEP setting from the pull-down menu. If you do not wish to utilize WEP encryption, make sure Disable is selected. The Access Point’s WEP encryption is unique to Linksys and may conflict with other vendors’ WEP encryption.

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    The WEP Key Settings are based upon the Passphrase determined by you. Type that here. This passphrase may not work with non-Linksys products due to possible incompatibility with other vendors’ passphrase generators. 8. The following Security Settings screen, shown in Figure 5-7, will allow you to enter your WEP key.

  • Page 11: Chapter 6: Configuring The Wireless Network Access Point, The Setup Tab

    Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless Network Access Point Note: The Access Point is designed to function properly after using the Setup Wizard. This chapter is provided solely for those who wish to perform more advanced configuration or monitoring. The Access Point has been designed to be functional right out of the box, with the default settings in the Setup Wizard.

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    • SSID. The SSID is the unique name shared among all points in a wire- less network. The SSID must be identical for all points in the wireless network. It is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 alphanumeric char- acters, which may be any keyboard character.

  • Page 13: The Password Tab

    To restore the Access Point’s factory default settings, click the Yes button beside Restore Factory Defaults. Note: Linksys recommends bridging no more than three remote LANs in Wireless Bridge Point to MultiPoint mode. Bridging addi- tional remote LANs will result in a significant decrease in bandwidth.

  • Page 14: The Status Tab, The Help Tab

    Figure 6-7 Click the Apply button to apply your changes or Cancel to cancel your changes. If you require online help, click the Help button. The Status Tab The “Status” tab, shown in Figure 6-8, will display current information on the Access Point, its settings and performance.

  • Page 15: The Filter Tab

    Wireless Network Access Point The following resources require an Internet connection in order to access them. Click the Linksys Website link to connect to the Linksys homepage for Knowledgebase help files and information about other Linksys products. For an Online Manual in PDF format, click that text link. The manual will appear in Adobe pdf format.

  • Page 16: The Wireless Tab

    Figure 6-11 Next, determine if the Access Point will deny access only to the MAC addresses you will specify, OR if the Access Point will allow access only to the MAC Addresses you will specify. Click the radio button next to the option that is appropriate. Above the MAC Address fields, there is a pull-down menu.

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    • Fragmentation Threshold. This specifies the maximum size a data pack- et will be before splitting and creating a new packet and should remain at its default setting of 2,346. A smaller setting means smaller packets, which will create more packets for each transmission. Only minor modifications of this value are recommended.

  • Page 18: Appendix A: Troubleshooting, Frequently Asked Questions

    This chapter provides solutions to problems usually encountered during the installation and operation of the Access Point. Read the description below to solve your problems. If you can’t find an answer here, check the Linksys web- site at www.linksys.com. Frequently Asked Questions Can the Access Point act as my DHCP Server? No.

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    What is ISM band? The FCC and their counterparts outside of the U.S. have set aside bandwidth for unlicensed use in the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. Spectrum in the vicinity of 2.4 GHz, in particular, is being made available worldwide.

  • Page 20: Appendix B: Setting Up The Tcp/ip Protocol, Setting Up Tcp/ip In Windows

    Appendix B: Setting Up the TCP/IP Protocol Setting Up TCP/IP in Windows Before a computer can communicate with the Access Point, it must be config- ured with the TCP/IP protocol. If you know how to set up TCP/IP on your com- puters, do so now.

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    TCP/IP Setup for Windows NT 4.0 1. Click the Start button, select Settings, and open the Control Panel. Inside the Control Panel, double-click the Network icon. 2. When the Network window appears, click the Protocols tab. Then, click the Add button. 3.

  • Page 22: Appendix C: Glossary

    Appendix C: Glossary Adapter - Printed circuit board that plugs into a PC to add to capabilities or connectivity to a PC. In a networked environment, a network interface card is the typical adapter that allows the PC or server to connect to the intranet and/or Internet.

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    Download - To receive a file transmitted over a network. In a communications session, download means receive, upload means transmit. Driver - A workstation or server software module that provides an interface between a device and the upper-layer protocol software running in the comput- er;...

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    Passphrase - Used much like a password, a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products. PC Card - A credit-card sized removable module that contains memory, I/O, or a hard disk.

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    Spread Spectrum - Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequen- cy technique developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-crit- ical communications systems. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability, integrity, and security. In other words, more bandwidth is con- sumed than in the case of narrowband transmission, but the trade off produces a signal that is, in effect, louder and thus easier to detect, provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast.

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    Appendix D: Specifications Standards: IEEE 802.3 (10BaseT), IEEE 802.3u (100BaseTX) IEEE 802.11b (Wireless) Channels: 11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe) 14 Channels (Japan) Ports: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port Cabling Type: UTP Category 5 or better Operating Range (Wireless): Indoors: Outdoors: Data Rate: Up to 11Mbps (Wireless), 10/100Mbps (Ethernet)

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    CALL LINKSYS FOR MORE DETAILS. Instant Wireless™ Series Wireless Network Access Point Appendix F: Contact Information For help with the installation or operation of this product, contact Linksys Technical Support at one of the phone numbers or Internet addresses below. Sales Information Technical Support...

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    © Copyright 2002 Linksys, All Rights Reserved.

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