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Linksys WRT54GL User Manual

Linksys wireless-g broadband router user guide.

 
USER GUIDE
Wireless-G
Broadband Router
WRT54GL
Model No:
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Summary of Contents

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    USER GUIDE Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GL Model No:...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    About This Guide Icon Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Online Resources .

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FCC Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Safety Notices .

  • Page 4: About This Guide, Icon Descriptions, Online Resources, Copyright And Trademarks

    Copyright and Trademarks Specifications are subject to change without notice . Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc . and/or its affiliates in the U .S . and certain other countries . Copyright © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc . All rights reserved .

  • Page 5: Back Panel

    Chapter1 Chapter : Product Overvew Thank you for choosing the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router . The Router lets you access the Internet via a wireless connection, broadcast at up to 54 Mbps, or through one of its four switched ports . You can also use the Router to share resources such as computers, printers and files .

  • Page 6: Additional Security Tips

    . These devices have a default password set by the factory . The Linksys default password is admn . Hackers know these defaults and may try to use them to access your wireless device and change your network settings .

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    Chapter3 Chapter 3: Advanced Confguraton After setting up the Router with the Setup Wizard (located on the CD-ROM), the Router will be ready for use . However, if you’d like to change its advanced settings, use the Router’s web-based utility . This chapter describes each web page of the utility and each page’s key functions .

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    Chapter3 Static IP If you are required to use a permanent IP address to connect to the Internet, select Statc IP . Internet Connection Type > Static IP Internet IP Address This is the Router’s IP address, when seen from the Internet . Your ISP will provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here .

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    Chapter3 L2TP L2TP is a service that applies to connections in Israel only . Internet Connection Type > L2TP User Name and Password Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP . LTP Server This is the IP address of the L2TP Server . Your ISP will provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here .

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    Chapter3 Network Setup The Network Setup section changes the settings on the network connected to the Router’s Ethernet ports . Wireless Setup is performed through the Wireless tab . Router IP This presents both the Router’s IP Address and Subnet Mask as seen by your network .

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    Chapter3 DynDNS.org Setup > DDNS > DynDNS System Select the DynDNS service you use: Dynamc, Statc, or Custom . The default selection is Dynamc . User Name Enter the User Name for your DDNS account . Password Enter the Password for your DDNS account . Host Name The is the DDNS URL assigned by the DDNS service .

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    Chapter3 Click Save Settngs to apply your changes, or click Cancel Changes to cancel your changes . Setup > Advanced Routing This screen is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions . Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of advanced functions you use .

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    Chapter3 Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings Wireless Network Wreless Network Mode From this drop-down menu, you can select the wireless standards running on your network . If you have both 802 .11g and 802 .11b devices in your network, keep the default setting, Mxed . If you have only 802 .11g devices, select G-Only .

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    Chapter3 Security Mode > WPA Enterprise WPA Algorthm WPA supports two encryption methods, TKIP and AES, with dynamic encryption keys . Select the type of algorithm, TKIP or AES . The default is TKIP . RADIUS Server Address Enter the IP Address of the RADIUS server .

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    Chapter3 IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption, always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP encryption method and encryption key, or else your wireless network will not function properly . RADIUS Server Address Enter the IP Address of the RADIUS server .

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    Chapter3 Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings This Wireless > Advanced Wireless Settings screen is used to set up the Router’s advanced wireless functions . These settings should only be adjusted by an expert administrator as incorrect settings can reduce wireless performance . Wireless >...

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    Chapter3 Security > Firewall The Security > Firewall screen is used to configure a firewall that can filter out various types of unwanted traffic on the Router’s local network . Security > Firewall Firewall Frewall Protecton To use firewall protection, keep the default selection, Enable .

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    Chapter3 Access Restrictions > Internet Access The Access Restrictions > Internet Access screen allows you to block or allow specific kinds of Internet usage and traffic, such as Internet access, designated services, and websites during specific days and times . Access Restrictions >...

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    Chapter3 To add a service, enter the service’s name in the Service Name field . Select its protocol from the Protocol drop- down menu, and enter its range in the Port Range fields . Then click Add . To modify a service, select it from the list on the right . Change its name, protocol setting, or port range .

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    Chapter3 Start Port Enter the starting port number of the Triggered Range . End Port Enter the ending port number of the Triggered Range . Forwarded Range For each application, list the forwarded port number range . Check with the Internet application documentation for the port number(s) needed .

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    Chapter3 Prorty Select Hgh or Low in the Priority column . The Router’s four ports have been assigned low priority by default . Flow Control If you want the Router to control the transmission of data between network devices, select Enabled .

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    Chapter3 Administration > Log The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection . Administration > Log To disable the Log function, keep the default setting, Dsable . To monitor traffic between the network and the Internet, select Enable . When you wish to view the logs, click Incomng Log or Outgong Log, depending on which you wish to view .

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    Router or the new firmware has a feature you want to use . Administration > Firmware Upgrade Before upgrading the firmware, download the Router’s firmware upgrade file from the Linksys website, www . linksys .com . Then extract the file . Upgrade Firmware...

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    Chapter3 Status > Local Network The Status > Local Network screen displays the status of your network . Status > Local Network Local Network MAC Address This is the Router’s MAC Address, as seen on your local, Ethernet network . IP Address This shows the Router’s IP Address, as it appears on your local, Ethernet network .

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    User name field blank and enter the password to the Router (the default is admn) . Click the appropriate tab to change the settings . WEB: If your questions are not addressed here, refer to the Linksys website, www.lnksys.com .

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    AppendixB Appendx B: Specfcatons Model WRT54GL Standards IEEE 802 .3, IEEE 802 .3u, IEEE 802 .11g, IEEE 802 .11b Channels 11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe, Japan) Ports Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports...

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    . Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to You . Please direct all inquiries to: Linksys, P .O . Box 18558, Irvine, CA 92623 . DURATION...

  • Page 28: Wireless Disclaimer, Fcc Statement, Safety Notices, Industry Canada (canada), Ic Statement

    AppendixC Wireless Disclaimer The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802 .11 specifications . Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage . Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, interference and other adverse...

  • Page 29: Electric And Electronic Equipment (weee)

    (WEEE) This document contains important information for users with regards to the proper disposal and recycling of Linksys products . Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Englsh - Envronmental Informaton for Customers n...

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    AppendixC Eest (Estonan) - Keskkonnaalane nformatsoon Euroopa Ldus asuvatele klentdele Euroopa Liidu direktiivi 2002/96/EÜ nõuete kohaselt on seadmeid, millel on tootel või pakendil käesolev sümbol keelatud kõrvaldada koos sorteerimata olmejäätmetega . See sümbol näitab, et toode tuleks kõrvaldada eraldi tavalistest olmejäätmevoogudest .

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    AppendixC Letuvška (Lthuanan) - Aplnkosaugos nformacja, skrta Europos Sąjungos vartotojams Europos direktyva 2002/96/EC numato, kad įrangos, kuri ir kurios pakuotė yra pažymėta šiuo simboliu (įveskite simbolį), negalima šalinti kartu su nerūšiuotomis komunalinėmis atliekomis . Šis simbolis rodo, kad gaminį reikia šalinti atskirai nuo bendro buitinių...

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    AppendixC Português (Portuguese) - Informação ambental para clentes da Unão Europea A Directiva Europeia 2002/96/CE exige que o equipamento que exibe este símbolo no produto e/ou na sua embalagem não seja eliminado junto com os resíduos municipais não separados . O símbolo indica que este produto deve ser eliminado separadamente dos resíduos domésticos regulares .

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