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Pocket wireless router for 802.11g/b wireless clients.
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Pocket Wireless Router
(WL-530g for 802.11g/b wireless clients)
User's Manual
E1700b / Sep 2004

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  • Page 1 ¤ Pocket Wireless Router (WL-530g for 802.11g/b wireless clients) User’s Manual E1700b / Sep 2004...
  • Page 2: Copyright Information

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3 Technical Support General Support: +1-502-995-0883 Notebook (Tel): +1-510-739-3777 x5110 Support Email: notebooktsd@asus.com Support Fax: +1-502-933-8713 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company Address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General Telephone: +49-2102-95990 General Fax: +49-2102-959911 Web Site Address: www.asuscom.de Online Contact: www.asuscom.de/sales...
  • Page 4: Canadian Department Of Communications

    Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 5 Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using the Wireless Router for the First Time ... 23 1. ASUS Wireless Router Utilities ... 23 2. Connect to the ASUS WLAN Web Manager ... 23 3. Set your own password ... 24 4. Use Quick Install ... 24 Quick Setup ...
  • Page 7 Troubleshooting ... 59 Common Problems and Solutions ... 59 Reset to Defaults ... 61 Glossary ... 63 Licensing Information ... 66 Availability of source code ... 66 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE ... 67 ASUS Pocket Wireless Router Table of Contents...
  • Page 8 Table of Contents ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    LAN users. PC users stay connected to the network anywhere throughout a building without being bound by a LAN wires. This is accomplished through the use of Access Point functionality of ASUS Wireless Routers. ASUS Wireless Router with built-in Internet gateway...
  • Page 10: The Product Package

    The Product Package Each ASUS 802.11g Wireless Router comes with: • One ASUS 802.11g Wireless Router • One ASUS Wireless Router Quick Start Guide • One power adapter (5 Volts DC, 2 Amp) • One support CD (utilities and user’s manual) •...
  • Page 11: Features

    • Wireless Connectivity And Protect Compatibility. WL-530g Wireless Router enables fastest 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g wireless transmission and keep compatibility with existing IEEE 802.11b devices. WL-530g Wireless Router complies with IEEE 802.11b standard. • Secure wireless connectivity. The integrated Wireless Access Point with WPA authentication and encryption functionality allows the wireless router to link a broadband Internet connection to your local network of 802.11g...
  • Page 12: The Asus Wireless Family

    Chapter 1 - Introduction The ASUS Wireless Family The ASUS Wireless family contains a several wireless network solutions for 802.11g & 802.11b wireless local area networks in the home or office. Access Point or Client The ASUS WLAN 802.11g Access Point (WL-300g) creates a wireless network using the IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b...
  • Page 13 USB2.0 connectivity. Access Point & File Server The ASUS WLAN 802.11g Access Point (WL- HDD) creates a wireless network using the IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b wireless standards. Also serves as a file server (wireless network attached storage).
  • Page 14: Network Topology

    (or other device) to the ASUS Wireless Router, you need a network cable (UTP-Cat5) with one end connected to one of the LAN ports on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router and the other in the 10/100 LAN port on that device. For wireless connections, wireless mobile clients must comply with the IEEE 802.11b standard.
  • Page 15: Agent To An Isp

    Internet Service Provider (ISP). You may use an ADSL or Cable modem to communicate with your ISP. Connect the LAN port on the modem with the WAN port at the back of the ASUS Wireless Router using a network cable as shown above.
  • Page 16: Agent To Another Network

    In this topology, the wireless router is an agent between your LAN and another network. Use a network cable with one end connected to the WAN port on the wireless router and the other to the other network as shown above. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 17: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators The LEDs on the front of the ASUS Wireless Router display the status of the ASUS Wireless Router. PWR (Power) No power System ready Flashing Firmware upgrade failed AIR (Wireless Network) No power Wireless system ready Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (wireless)
  • Page 18: Installation Procedure

    Class 2 power supply (5V, 2A). Attach one end of the DC power adapter to the back of the ASUS Wireless Router and the other end to a power outlet. The Power LED on the front of the ASUS Wireless Router will light up when the unit is powered ON.
  • Page 19 Chapter 2 - Installation Warning: Use the ASUS Wireless Router only with the power adapter supplied in the product package. Using another power supply may damage the ASUS Wireless Router. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 20: Software Configuration

    ASUS Wireless Router so you can use either a straight-through or a crossover Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into the WAN port on the rear of the ASUS Wireless Router and the other end into the Ethernet port of your ADSL or Cable modem.
  • Page 21: Setting Ip Address For Wired Or Wireless Connection

    ASUS Wireless Router with the Ethernet port on your ADSL or Cable modem with a net- work cable. Before rebooting your PC, the ASUS Wireless Router should be switched ON and in the ready state. Setting IP Manually...
  • Page 22: Installing The Asus Wireless Router Utilities

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Installing the ASUS Wireless Router Utilities Follow these steps to install the ASUS Wireless Router Utilities in Microsoft Windows. Insert the support CD provided with the ASUS Wireless Router and the menu will appear. (Double-click setup.exe if your autorun has been disabled.) (1) Insert the support CD and the autorun will show.
  • Page 23: Using The Wireless Router For The First Time

    Add 192.168.1.1 in the Exceptions box if you are using a proxy server. If your computer’s IP is not on the same subnet as the ASUS Wireless Router (192.168.1.X), you will be asked to change it. The IP address can be any number from 2 to 254 that is not used by another device.
  • Page 24: Set Your Own Password

    ASUS Wireless Routers due to a problem in the IP settings, push and hold the “Restore” button over five seconds to re- store factory default settings. Home Page After logging in, you will see the ASUS Wireless Router home page. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 25: Use Quick Install

    Important: After entering information on any page, click the “Apply” button . If you click any other link, you will be di- rected to another page and lose your new settings. 3. Set your own password 4. Use Quick Install ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 26: Quick Setup

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Quick Setup To start quick setup, click Next to enter the “Quick Setup” page. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router Select your time zone or the closest region. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 27 TKIP encryption. Click Finish to continue. You are prompted to save the settings. Click Save&Restart to save the settings to the ASUS Wireless Router and enable the new settings. To adjust other settings, click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu and follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 28: Wireless

    Interface case, you should use a different SSID and radio channel for each ASUS Wireless Router or Access Point. All ASUS Wireless Routers and ASUS 802.11g/802.11b WLAN client adapters must have the same SSID to allow a wireless mobile client to roam between the ASUS Wireless Routers .
  • Page 29 Wireless Mode This field indicates the 802.11g interface mode. Selecting “Auto” allows 802.11g and 802.11b clients to connect to the ASUS Wireless Router. Selecting “54g Only” maximizes performance, but prevents 802.11b clients from connecting to the ASUS Wireless Router. If “54g Protection” is checked, G-Mode protection of 11g traffic is enabled automatically in the presence of 11b traffic.
  • Page 30 Together these two schemes make a 64-bit (40 + 24) encryption scheme. Some vendors refer to this level of WEP as 40-bit and others refer to this as 64-bit. ASUS WLAN products use the term 64-bit when referring to this lower level of encryption.
  • Page 31 Together these two schemes make a 128-bit (104 + 24) encryption scheme. Some vendors refer to this level of WEP as 104-bit and others refer to this as 128-bit. ASUS WLAN products use the term 128-bit when referring to this higher level of encryption.
  • Page 32 Key Index The Default Key field lets you specify which of the four encryption keys you use to transmit data on your wireless LAN. As long as the ASUS Wireless Router or wireless mobile client with which you are communicating has the same key in the same position, you can use any of the keys as the default key.
  • Page 33: Access Control

    Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. Access Control To add security, the ASUS Wireless Router has the ability to only associate with or not associate with wireless mobile clients that have their MAC address entered into this page.
  • Page 34: Advanced

    ASUS Wireless Router’s SSID. If you want to restrict access to “your” ASUS Wireless Router , this is a simple way to do it but for security reasons, don’t forget to change the SSID to something other than “default”.
  • Page 35 Power Saving Mode. The default value (3) is recommended. Beacon Interval (1~65535) – This field indicates the time interval in milliseconds that a system broadcast packet, or beacon, is sent to synchronize the wireless network. The default value (100 milliseconds) is recommended. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 36: Ip Config

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration IP Config WAN & LAN Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. WAN Connection Type with 4 ports switch.
  • Page 37 IP Address - This is IP address of the Wireless Router as seen in your local network. The default value is 192.168.1.1. Subnet Mask - This is Subnet Mask of the Wireless Router as seen in your local network. The default value is 255.255.255.0. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 38: Dhcp Server

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration IP Config (Cont.) Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. DHCP Server Enable the DHCP Server? –...
  • Page 39: Dhcp Server - Assign Ip

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration IP Config (Cont.) Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. DHCP Server - Assign IP...
  • Page 40: Static Route

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration IP Config (Cont.) Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. Static Route router the packets from Internet with different destination IP address can deliver to.
  • Page 41: Miscellaneous

    Internet and get an IP address from ISP, this function will update your IP address to DDNS service provider automatically, so that any user on Internet can access the ASUS Wireless or servers behind it through a predefined name registered in DDNS service provider.
  • Page 42 DDNS update from System Log. Note: Currently, clients connected to DynDNS or TZO are embed- ded in ASUS Wireless Router. You can click Free Trial link behind each DDNS service provider to start with a free trial account.
  • Page 43: Nat Setting

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration NAT Setting Click this item on the menu to reveal a sub menu. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS wireless router. Tips are given when you move your cursor over each item. Port Trigger Enable Port Trigger? - Selecting “Yes”...
  • Page 44: Virtual Server

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration NAT Setting (Cont.) Click this item on the menu to reveal a sub menu. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS wireless router. Tips are given when you move your cursor over each item. Virtual Server Virtual Server List Local IP –...
  • Page 45: Virtual Dmz

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration NAT Setting (Cont.) Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. Virtual DMZ Please use it carefully.
  • Page 46: Basic Config

    Port of Web Access from WAN - This field allows you to specify the port used to access the Web server of the ASUS Wireless Router from the Internet. The default value is 8080. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 47: Internet Firewall

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Internet Firewall Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. LAN & WAN Filter LAN to WAN Filter LAN &...
  • Page 48 "95", or ports within a range, such as "103:315", ">100", or "<65535". Protocol – This field indicates the protocol type of packets this rule like to filer. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 49: Url Filter

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Internet Firewall (Cont.) Click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu. Follow the instructions to set up the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are displayed when you move your cursor over an item. URL Filter URL Keyword List URL Keyword –...
  • Page 50: System Setup

    Change Password be left blank). Click Save button to save your new password. If you forget the ASUS Wireless Router’s password, you can reset the ASUS Wireless Router to its factory settings (see troubleshooting). Note: The password is case sensitive.
  • Page 51: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade This page reports the Flash Code (Firmware) version installed in the ASUS Wireless Router. Periodically, a new Flash Code is available for the ASUS Wireless Routers on ASUS’s Web site. You can update the ASUS Wireless Router’s Flash Code using the Firmware Upgrade page under the Advanced...
  • Page 52: Setting Management

    System Setup Click this item on the menu to reveal a sub menu. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are given when you move your cursor over each item. Setting Management This function allows you to save current settings to a file, or load settings from a file.
  • Page 53: Factory Default

    You can reset all settings to their factory defaults manually by pushing the “Restore” button in a hole on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router while it is ON. Use a pen or straightened paper clip to hold the “Restore” button depressed over 5 seconds until the power LED on the front of the ASUS Wireless Router starts blinking.
  • Page 54 Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Status & Log The Status & Log pages give you all the necessary information for monitoring the Wireless Router’s condition. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router Status System information for WAN, LAN, and Printer are displayed on this page.
  • Page 55: Status & Log

    Virtual Server, Virtual DMZ or UPnP, are displayed in this page. Routing Table Static routing rules or dynamic routing rules updated by RIP are displayed in this page. System Log The last 1024 system log entries are recorded in this page. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 56: Firmware Restoration

    The Firmware Restoration utility is an emergency rescue tool to restore a ASUS Wireless Router which has failed during a previous firmware upload. A failed firmware upgrade will cause the ASUS Wireless Router to enter a failure mode, waiting for the user to use the Firmware Restoration utility to find and upload a new firmware.
  • Page 57: Wireless Performance

    Signal loss can occur when metal, concrete, walls or floors block transmission. Locate the ASUS Wireless Routers in open areas or add the ASUS Wireless Routers as needed to improve coverage. Microwave ovens operate in the same frequency band as the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 58: Range

    11 Mbps. The ASUS Wireless Router will automatically adjust the data rate to maintain a usable radio connection. Therefore, a client that is close to the ASUS Wireless Router may operate at 11 Mbps while a client that is on the fringe of coverage may operate at 1 Mbps.
  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    Appendix -Troubleshooting Troubleshooting The ASUS Wireless Router is designed to be very easy to install and operate. However, if you experience difficulties, use the information in this chapter to help diagnose and solve problems. If you cannot resolve a problem, contact Technical Support, as listed on the front of this manual.
  • Page 60: Reset To Defaults

    The following are factory default values. These values will be present when you first receive your the ASUS Wireless Router, if you push the reset button on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router over 5 seconds, or if you click the “Restore”...
  • Page 61 1. Try to bring the devices closer together; the PC Card may be out of range of the ASUS Wireless Router. 2. Confirm that the ASUS Wireless Router and PC Card have the same SSID. 3. Confirm that the ASUS Wireless Router and PC Card have the same Encryption settings, if enabled.
  • Page 62 Solution To configure the ASUS Wireless Router through a wireless LAN card, your computer must be in the same subnet of the ASUS Wireless Router. You cannot find the ASUS Wireless Routers with subnet different from your computer within the same gateway. You must change your computer to the same subnet as the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 63: Glossary

    The ESSID is a unique identifier for your wireless network. Ethernet - Ethernet networks are connected by cables and hubs, and move data around. This is a standard for computer networks. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 64 (such as a house or an office). Your home network is considered a LAN. MAC Address (Media Access Control) - A MAC address is the hardware address of a device connected to a network. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 65 WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) - This is a group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area. A wireless network is referred to as LAN or WLAN. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 66: Licensing Information

    All future firmware updates will also be accompanied with their respective source code. For more information on how ou can obtain our open source code, please visit our web site. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 67: Gnu General Public License

    We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gies you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 68 Program a copy of this License along with the Program. You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchang for a fee. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 69 In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of a storageor distribution medium does not bring the other work under the scope of this License. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 70 ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 71 I any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 72 Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our fre software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally. ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...
  • Page 73 INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OFTHE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS ASUS Pocket Wireless Router...

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