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WL-520GU/GC
Broad Range Wireless Family Router

User Manual

E3188 First Edition March 2007

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual E3188 First Edition March 2007...
  • Page 2 Company address: 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA General (fax): +1-510-608-4555 Technical support General support: +1-502-995-0883 Support (fax): Online support: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General (tel): +49-2102-95990 General (fax): +49-2102-959911 Online contact:...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5) Setting up DDNS ...15 6) Setting up Bandwidth Management ...19 5. Application Features ...22 1) Sharing USB Printer ...22 6. Setting up Using ASUS Utility ... 25 1) Utility Installation for WL-520GU/GC ...25 2) EZSetup ...26 7. Troubleshooting ...28 8.
  • Page 4: Specification Summary

    Support Antenna Diversity, 1 x Reverse-SMA antenna connector Automatically SSID and WEP or WPA Configuration WL-520GU: DC: +5V with max. 2A current WL-520GC: DC: +9V with max 1A current WEP-64bits, WEP-128bits, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal (TKIP. AES. TKIP+AES), WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise (TKIP. AES.
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    Note: The device in the above illustration is for your reference only. Please refer to your package for the real product. WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual Antenna EZ Setup Reset ASUS Wireless Router Power ASUS Wireless Router Power Power Rear Panel...
  • Page 6: Status Indicators

    Transmitting or receiving data (Through Ethernet Cable) 3) Wall Mounting Option Out of the box, ASUS WL-520GU/GC Wireless Router is designed to sit on a raised flat surface like a file cabinet or book shelf. The unit may also be converted for mounting to a wall or ceiling.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Therefore, before using the ASUS Wireless Router, check the basic settings to make sure they all work in your environment. ASUS provides a utility named EZSetup for fast wireless configuration. If you would like to use EZSetup for your wireless network configuration, refer to chapter 6 for details.
  • Page 8: Configuring The Wireless Router

    4) Configuring the Wireless Router Enter the following address in your web browser: http://192.168.1.1 After logging in, you can see the ASUS Wireless Router home page. The homepage displays quick links to configure the main features of the wireless router. Defaults...
  • Page 9: Quick Setup

    5) Quick Setup To start quick setup, click Next to enter the “Quick Setup” page. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. 1. Select your time zone and click Next. 2. ASUS Wireless Router supports five types of ISP services: cable,...
  • Page 10 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual PPTP user If you are using PPTP services, select ADSL connection that requires username, password and IP address. Fill in the username, password and IP address provided by your ISP into the fields. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 11 Configuring ASUS WLAN Card with One Touch Wizard If you have installed ASUS wireless card together with its utilities and drives on your PC, click Start -> Programes -> ASUS Utility-> WLAN Card -> One Touch Wizard to launch the One Touch Wizard utility.
  • Page 12 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 1) Select Connect to an existing wireless LAN (Station) radio button and click Next to continue. 3) Set the authentication and encryption of your WLAN card the same with those at WL-520GU/GC. In the previous steps the Key Length is 64 bits, Passphrase is 11111 Click Next to continue.
  • Page 13 Configuring WLAN card with Windows If you use non-ASUS wireless card, you can set up the wireless connection with Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service. 1) Double-click the wireless network icon on the task bar to view available networks. Select your wireless router and click Connect.
  • Page 14: Wireless Router Features

    WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 4. Wireless Router Features This chapter provides setup examples of some frequentlly used router features. You can setup these features via your Web browser. 1) Choosing an Appropriate Operation Mode 1) Setting up Wireless Encryption WL-520GU/GC provides a set of encryption and authentication methods to meet the different demands of home, SOHO, and enterprise users.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Wireless Encryption

    Encryption The encrytion modes supported by WL-520GU/GC are: WEP-64bits, WEP-128bits, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal(TKIP. AES. TKIP+AES), WPA-enterprise, WPA2-enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise (TKIP. AES. TKIP+AES), Radius with 802.1x WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, it uses 64bits or 128bits static keys to encrypt the data for wireless transmission. To setup WEP keys, set WEP Encryption to WEP-64bits or WEP-128bits, then manually type in four sets WEP Keys (10 hexadicimal digits for 64-bits key or 26 hexadicimal digits for 128-bits key).
  • Page 16: Setting Up Virtual Server In Your Lan

    WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual Authentication The authentication methods supported by WL-520GU/GC include: Open, Shared key, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Auto-Personal (TKIP. AES. TKIP+AES), WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Auto-Enterprise (TKIP. AES. TKIP+AES), and Radius with 802.1x. Open: This option disables authentication protection for wireless network. Shared Key: This mode uses the WEP keys currently in use for authentication.
  • Page 17: Setting Up Virtual Dmz In Your Lan

    4) Setting up Virtual DMZ in Your LAN To expose an internal host to Internet and make all services provided by this host available to outside users, enable Vitural DMZ function to open all ports of the host. This function is useful when the host plays multiple roles such as HTTP server and FTP server.
  • Page 18 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 3. After clicking Free Trial, you are directed to the homepage of www.DynDNS. org, where you can register and apply for DDNS service. Read the policy and select "I have read...". 4. E n t e r y o u r u s e r n a m e , e-mail address, password, then click Create Account.
  • Page 19 9. After logging in, you can see this welcome message. 10. Select Services tab. 11. Click Add Dynamic DNS Host . 12. Enter the host name then click Add Host. 13. You can see this message when your hostname is successfully created.
  • Page 20 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 14. Fill the account information into the DDNS setting fields of your wireless router. 15. Click Finish. 16. Click Save & Restart to restart the wireless router and activate the settings. 17. Verify whether DDNS is working. Click Start menu and select Run...Type cmd and click OK to open the CLI console.
  • Page 21: Setting Up Bandwidth Management

    6) Setting up Bandwidth Management (for WL-520GU Only) Bandwidth Management provides a mechanism that controls the traffic of your network. To set up bandwidth management: 1. Click Basic Config page in Bandwidth Management folder. In this page you can see four buttons including Gaming Blaster, Internet Application, and VOIP/Video Streaming.
  • Page 22 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual Internet Application VOIP/Video Streaming...
  • Page 23 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 2. You can also configure the bandwidth manually by clicking "User Specify Services". Input the IP adress, destination port and choose the priority status from the drop- down list.
  • Page 24: Application Features

    WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 5. Application Features ASUS WL-520GU Wireless Router provides one USB2.0 port for printer sharing . 1) Sharing USB Printer (WL-520GU only) You can connect a comptible USB printer to the USB2.0 port of WL-520GU to share the printer with your LAN users.
  • Page 25 3. Select Create a new port and set Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port, then click Next. 5. Input the IP address of WL-520GU in the Printer Name of IP Address field and click Next. 7. S e t P r o t o c o l t o L P R a n d t y p e LPRServer in Queue Name field.
  • Page 26 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 9. Press Finish to complete the settings and return to Add Printer Wizard. 11. Click Next to accpt the default name for the printer. 13. The installation is complete. Click Finish to quit the Add Printer Wizard. Note: If you have already installed the printer locally on your computer, right click the printer icon and select Property ->...
  • Page 27: Setting Up Using Asus Utility

    6. Setting up Using ASUS utility 1) Utility Installation for WL-520GU/GC 1. Click Install ASUS Wireless Router Utilities to run the setup installation program. 3. Click Next to install the utility in the designated location. 5. Press Finish to quit the installation program.
  • Page 28: Ezsetup

    Internet connections will pause for a short period but will then return to normal operation without change. 2) To use EZSetup, we recommend using an ASUS wireless adapter such as WL-106gM, WL-100gE, and WL-169gE. Wireless settings, including network name and network keys, are generated automatically.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    If you need to configure the ISP settings for your wireless router, select Configure ISP settings, click Next and follow the instructions to complete the settings. Setup is complete, press Print/Save Wireless LAN Settings button for future reference. Click Finish to exit the EZSetup utility. 7.
  • Page 30 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 3. Click Clear History. 4. Click Yes and then click the Connections tab. 5. Select the dial-up connection, and then click the Settings button. 6. Clear the Automatically detect settings and use proxcy server check boxes are not selected.
  • Page 31 The following are factory default values. If you push the Restore button on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router for over 5 seconds, or click the “Restore” button on the “Factory Default” page under “ System Setting”, the following default settings overwrite the old settings on your wireless router.
  • Page 32: Appendix

    WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 8. Appendix FCC Warning Statement 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. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 33: Ce Mark Warning

    WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article 3.1b Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 has been conducted.
  • Page 34 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it. For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have.
  • Page 35 b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License. c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there...
  • Page 36 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
  • Page 37 9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns. Each version is given a distinguishing version number.
  • Page 38: Configure Wl-520gu/gc Under Vista Os

    WEB or EZsetup. Or you can push Reset button and then begin WCN-NET setup. Note: WL-520GC doesn’t support WCN setup but can still works well with Vista PC by using WEB config or EZSetup.
  • Page 39 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual A screen prompts you to enter the PIN of your device. The PIN is located on the sticker posted on the device. 4. Enter the PIN in the PIN box, then click Next. 4.
  • Page 40 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual A Passphrase is generated for WPA security for the network. 5. Click Next from this screen. If you want to create a different passphrase, click create a different passphrase for me. If you want to use security method other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options.
  • Page 41 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual Create a different passphrase Four security methods...
  • Page 42 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 6. Click Next from the above screens after the configuration is completed. The complete configuration screen appears as shown below. Click Close to finish the process and exit. 2) Setting up the network sharing center Follow the steps below to set up a sharing center to allow the network users to share printer, file and media.
  • Page 43 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 3. Click Set up a wireless router or network.
  • Page 44 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 3. Choose Set up a wireless router or access point, then click Next. 4. Click Next.
  • Page 45 5. In the screen that appears, type a network name in the Network name box, then click Next. A passphrase is generated for the WPA security. 6. Click Next. If you want to use security methods other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options.
  • Page 46 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 7. Choose a security method and click Next. 8. A screen prompts you to enter the PIN for the device. Enter the PIN, which is located on the sticker posted on the device, then click Next.
  • Page 47 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 9. Choose a file and printer sharing option and click Next. A screen appears showing that the set up is complete as shown below.
  • Page 48 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 10. From the above screen you can choose to View settings or, Save settings to a USB flash drive. The respective screens are shown below. View settings screen Save settings to a USB flash drive screen...
  • Page 49 WL-520GU/GC Broad Range Wireless Family Router User Manual 11. When Save settings to a USB flash drive screen appears, plug a USB flash drive into your computer, then select the drive from the Save settings to box and click Next. The settings starts to be saved into the USB drive.

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