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All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway
WL-600g
User Manual
E2458 / June 2006

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  • Page 1 ® All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway WL-600g User Manual E2458 / June 2006...
  • Page 2 Web site address: usa.asus.com Technical support General support: +1-502-995-0883 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 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 Web site address: www.asus.com.de General (fax): +49-2102-959911 Online contact: www.asus.com.de/sales...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Login to the Web configuration interface ......... 9 Quick setup ..................10 Manual Setup ................. 12 EZSetup ..................16 Connecting WL-600g with ASUS WLAN Card ....... 20 Wireless settings ................22 Setting up SSID ................22 Setting up wireless security ............22 MAC filter ..................27 Wireless bridge ................
  • Page 4 Game Blaster ................49 Gaming Blaster on WL-600g ............49 Setting up priorities for IP phone & other A/V apps ......49 Other traffic control applications on WL-600g ....... 50 Management ..................54 Configuration backup ..............54 Restore settings from a backup file ..........54 Reset to factory default ..............
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Package contents • WL-600g Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway • AC power adapter (type varies by region) • Category 5 (Cat. 5) Ethernet cable • Telephone cable • Splitter (type varies by region) • Support CD (with electronic user manual included)
  • Page 6: Setup Process Overview

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Setup Process Overview Hardware Refer to the hardware diagram setup on page 7. Check OK. Login to 192.168.1.1 to configure your WL-600g. Quick Setup - Manual ADSL connection setup auto-detection Connection not detected OR connection type Connection detected and shown is not connection type is correct.
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Hardware overview Front panel The WL-600g Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway front panel contains LED indicators which shows the status of WL-600g. PWR ADSL IP USB AIR Label Activity Description Power ON (Power) No power Blink Restoring to factory default ADSL ON (Green)
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    ADSL Antenna Power switch EZSetup Reset Viewed from left to right, the rear panel of WL-600g contains the following elements: • ADSL port • Power connector • Power switch • Four Local Area Network (LAN) ports • USB 2.0 ports •...
  • Page 9: Hardware Connections

    Then connect your ASUS WL-600g to the ADSL or mode port of the splitter with the telephone cable supplied in the package. Use another telephone cable to connect your telephone to the phone port of the ADSL splitter.
  • Page 10: Connecting To The Internet

    • Static IP address (For static IP users) Preparing your LAN To use the WL-600g Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway on your network, you need to install a network interface card (NIC) or an IEEE802.11b/g wireless network card to your computer. LAN configuration requirement For initial configuration, we recommend you to connect a computer to one of the LAN port of WL-600g and configure the TCP/IP settings of your computer.
  • Page 11: Login To The Web Configuration Interface

    2. A login window appears. The default 1. Type 192.168.1.1 (default IP address username is admin, password is of WL-600g) into the address box of admin (in lower case). the Web browser and press Enter. 3. When logged in, you can see the home page of WL-600g Web configuration interface.
  • Page 12: Quick Setup

    For static IP users, check Use Static IP Address, input your IP address, then click Next. Click Next to save the ADSL information to WL-600g. If your actual connection is not PPPoE or PPPoA, click Manual Setting to manually set up WL-600g. Refer to Page 11-13 for manual setting instructions.
  • Page 13 -- If it shows your connection type is MER (DHCP) Click Next if your connection type is MER (DHCP). If your actual connection is not MER(DHCP), click Manual Setting to manually set up WL-600g. Refer to Page 11-13 for manual setting instructions. Wireless setup 1.
  • Page 14: Manual Setup

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Manual Setup If you encounter any difficulty configuring your ADSL connection with Quick Setup, click Manual Setting to manually set up your WL-600g. ADSL Setup 1. Select your Country and ISP and click Next. 2. If your country and ISP are not on the list, select Not list, key in your VPI and VCI...
  • Page 15 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. Select your connection type and click Next. You can get the connection type from your ISP. -- If your connection type is PPPoA or PPPoE For dynamic IP users, input your PPP user name, password, and service name then click Next. For static IP users, check Use Static IP Address then key in your IP address,...
  • Page 16 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual -- If your connection type is MER For dynamic IP users, check Obtain an IP address automatically, Obtain default gateway automatically, and Obtain DNS server address automatically, then click Next. For static IP users, check Use the following IP Address, Use the following default gateway, and Use the following DNS server address, then input the addresses in correspondent fields. -- If your connection type is IPoA Static IP user only. Input the WAN IP address assigned by your ISP, then click...
  • Page 17 2. This page provides a summary of WL-600g WAN and wirelss configuration. Click Save/Reboot to save and activate your configuration. 3. Setup complete! WL-600g reboots in about 50 seconds. The green bar shows the current rebooting status. After reboot, the web page will automatically refresh to...
  • Page 18: Ezsetup

    LAN with just several clicks. Installing ASUS utility To use ASUS EZSetup for WL-600g configuration, you must install the ASUS utilities from the support CD included in your package. Insert the CD into your optical drive and autorun the installation program. If autorun is disabled on your computer, double-click SETUP.EXE in the root directory of the CD.
  • Page 19 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. Push the red EZSetup button on the rear panel of WL-600g for over 3 seconds until the PWR LED is blinking. EZSetup 4. Click EZSetup button. 5. The system generates the SSID and Network key automatically. The network key is a 128-bit WEP key by default.
  • Page 20 7. The system detects your Internet connection type. The progress may take several seconds. If your ADSL connection is successfully detected by WL-600g, skip to Step 8. If your ADSL connection can not be detected, you need follow Step 8 and manually set up your ADSL connection.
  • Page 21 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual If your country or ISP are not on the list, select Not listed for both country and ISP fields. Then select Connection type and fill in VPI and VCI. You can get VPI/VCI values from your ISP. 9. Input your ISP account username and password then click Next.
  • Page 22: Connecting Wl-600g With Asus Wlan Card

    Configuring ASUS WLAN Card with One Touch Wizard™ We recommend you use ASUS WLAN card (WL-100gD, WL-100gE, Wl-107g, WL- 167g, WL-169gE) for better wireless connection. If you have installed ASUS wireless card together with its utilities and drives on your PC, click Start -> All Programs ->...
  • Page 23 Wireless Zero Configuration service to set up the wireless connection with WL-600g. 2. Input the key you have set on the 1. Double-click the wireless network WL-600g and click Connect. The icon on the task bar to view available connection is completed within networks. Select your wireless router several seconds.
  • Page 24: Wireless Settings

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Wireless settings This chapter describes how to configure the wireless features of your ASUS WL-600g ADSL Wireless Router. Setting up SSID SSID stands for Service Set Identifier, also known as the name of a wireless network. To connect a wireless router, or to form a wireless bridge system, all wireless routers or APs or clients must have the same SSID.To setup SSID:...
  • Page 25 Encryption Encryption is used to convert plain text data into unreadable codes with certain type of algorithm before capsulation for wireless transmission. WL-600g supports the following encryption methods: WEP: WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It uses 64 or 128-bit static keys.
  • Page 26 You can select Enable ASUS Passphrase and input a passphrase in the first box below, the system automatically generates four network keys for you. You can also disable ASUS Passphrase and input four keys manually. Record the passphrase (if any) and keys in your note.
  • Page 27 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 802.1X 1. Click Wireless -> Security in the left side menu to open the configuration page. 2. Select 802.1X in the Network Authentication field to enable authentication using RADIUS server in your network. 3. Input the RADIUS Server IP address, RADIUS port (the default value is 1812), and RADIUS Key.
  • Page 28 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. Set the WPA2 Preauthentication to Enabled if you want to use this function. 4. The Network Re-auth Interval is 36000 seconds by default, you can setup this value according to your network environment. 5. Set up RADIUS server inforamtion by inputting WPA Group Rekey Interval, RADIUS server IP address, RADIUS port and RADIUS Key.
  • Page 29: Mac Filter

    3. Press Save/Apply to save and activate the settings. Wireless bridge You can connect WL-600g to other wireless bridges so as to expand your wireless LAN. This function is also referred to as Wireless Distribution System (WDS). To set up WDS, the wireless routers must meet the following requirements: 1.
  • Page 30 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual WDS setup (WL-600g) 1. Setting up encryption If you want to use encryption function, select a Network Authentication mode; if not, select Disabled. Click Wireless -> Security to open the configuration page. In this example, set authentication to Open and encryption to Enabled, select 128bit for...
  • Page 31 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual You can check Enable ASUS PassPhrase and input a string in Passphrase field to let the system generate the Network Keys. You can also disable Passphrase and input four keys manually. When finished, click Save/Apply. 2. Setting up channel Click Wireless -> Advanced. Set Channel to 11 and click Save/Apply.
  • Page 32 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. Setting IP address Click Advanced Setup -> LAN. Set WL-600g IP address to 192.168.1.1, select Enable DHCP Server and set Start IP address to 192.168.1.4. Click Save/ Reboot. 4. Setting WDS Click Wireless -> Wireless Bridge. Select Wireless Bridge. You can select Enabled (Scan) to find WL-500gD and WL-500gP. If the stations are on the list, check the checkbox and click Save/Apply.
  • Page 33: Wireless Advanced Settings

    4. WDS Setting • Open Wireless -> Bridge, set AP Mode to Hybrid. • Set Channel to 11. • Add the MAC address of WL-600g to Remote Bridge List. 5. Save the settings and reboot. Wireless advanced settings Click Wireless -> Advanced to configure advanced features of the wireless router such as communication channel, data rate and WMM.
  • Page 34: Network Security

    Setting up access right to WL-600g To protect your wired and wireless LAN, we recommend setting up access protection so as to prevent WL-600g from being viewed or modified by unauthenticated users. Service restriction WL-600g provides a Service Control List (SCL) that can enable or disable services which are used to access the router configuration interface.
  • Page 35: Setting Up Port Triggering

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Password protection WL-600g ADSL also provides three levels of access right: admin, support, and user. Account "admin" has full access to change and view configuration of the router, "support" is for ISP technician to view and keep maintenance to the router, "user" can view the router settings and statistics, as well as to update the software.
  • Page 36: Setting Up Virtual Server

    LAN. With virtual server, the router checks the port number of the packets sent to the WAN interface, translates the port numbers into private IP address, and redirects the packets to the corresponding internal hosts and servers. WL-600g supports up to 32 virtual server entries. To set up virtual server: 1.
  • Page 37: Setting Up Dmz Host

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), traditional NAT cannot translate the address because lack of preset service ports. To enable such services while at the same time do not sacrifice network security, WL-600g introduces Application Layer Gateway (ALG) to allow SIP request going through fireware and NAT from WAN. To configure ALG: 1.
  • Page 38: Firewall- Incoming Ip Filter

    Firewall- Incoming IP filter By default, all incoming IP traffic is blocked. You can allow certain types of IP traffic by setting up filter rules at WL-600g. 1. Click Advanced Setup -> Security -> IP Filtering -> Incoming in the left side menu to open the configuration page.
  • Page 39: Access Time Restriction

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Access time restriction This function enables to put time restriction on Internet access by setting up blocking time table. To configure the access time restriction: 1. Click Advanced Setup -> Security -> Parental Control in the left side menu to open the configuration page. Click Add to create a new rule.
  • Page 40: Advanced Settings

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Advanced settings This chapter shows how to configure other advanced router features of WL-600g. Click Advanced Setup -> WAN in the left side menu to enter the WAN setup page. This page allows you to edit the WAN settings. 1. Click Advanced Setup -> LAN in the left side menu to enter the Local Area Network (LAN) Setup page.
  • Page 41: Setting Up Dns Server

    Setting up DNS server Domain Name System (DNS) server is used to translate IP addresses into easy-to- remember domain names, such as www.asus.com, and vice versa. Click Advanced Setup -> DNS -> DNS Server to open the DNS server configuration page. By default, the DNS server is set to automatically accept the DNS server assigned by ISP.
  • Page 42 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. A message prompts out asking you to check your mailbox for the activation letter. Open your mailbox and read the mail. 4. You can find the letter in your E-mail box. Click the hyperlink. 5. The link directs you to a login page.
  • Page 43 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 11. Y o u c a n s e e t h i s message when your hostname is successfully created. WL-600g DDNS settings 1. Click Advanced Setup -> DNS -> Dynamic DNS to enter the configuration page. Press Add to configure Dynamic DNS. 2. Choose your DDNS provider and fill in the hostname. The supported DDNS provider are DynDNS.org and TZO.
  • Page 44: Setting Up Default Gateway

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Setting up default gateway This section allows to manually setup default gateway of Internet connection. 1. Click Advanced Setup -> Routing -> Default Gateway to open the configuration page. 2. By default, automatic assigned default gateway is enabled, that is, the router accepts the first received gateway assignment from ISP. If your ISP specifies a gateway, uncheck Enable Automatic Assigned Default Gateway and enter the gateway address.
  • Page 45: Setting Up Routing Protocol - Rip

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Setting up routing protocol - RIP RIP stands for Rounting Information Protocol. WL-600g supports RIPv1 and RIPv2. 1. Click Advanced Setup -> Routing -> RIP to open the configuration page. 2. To activate RIP, select Enabled radio button for global RIP mode. 3. To configure an individual interface, select the desired RIP version and operation and check the Enabled checkbox for the interface.
  • Page 46: Usb Applications

    Setting up FTP server To setup FTP server: 1. Plug your USB storage into the USB2.0 port on the WL-600g rear panel. Then click USB Application -> FTP Server in the left side menu to open the configuration page. 2. Set Enable FTP Server to Yes. 3. Allow Anonymous User to Login: If you want to allow anonymous user to access your FTP site, select Yes;...
  • Page 47 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual If you use web access for Super User Login (as the red circle marks), please set Maximum Users Allowed to Log in to more than 1 or the mes- sage "server is busy" will pop up. Setting up FTP account You can set up 12 accounts for your FTP site.
  • Page 48: Sharing Usb Printer

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Sharing USB printer You can plug your USB printer to the USB2.0 port of WL-600g to share it within your LAN. After you plug a printer to the USB port, you can see the status of printer by clicking USB Application -> Printer Status. Setting up printer client under Windows XP Follow the steps below to install network printer on your clients.
  • Page 49 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 5. Input the IP address of WL-600g in 6. Select Custom and click Settings. the Printer Name of IP Address field and click Next. 7. Set Protocol to LPR and type 8. Press Next to finish standard TCP/ LPRServer in Queue Name field.
  • Page 50 Click Add Port then select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port button. Refer to Step 5-8 for setting procedures. ® If you use Windows 98 or ME which does not support Standard TCP/IP port, you need to use Remote Port which is supported by WL-600g.
  • Page 51: Game Blaster

    Just click on the Gaming Blaster icon and you can enable or disable this function on WL-600g. From the bar chart at the bottom of the web page, you can see that the gaming application, by default, takes most of the WL-600g's network resource.
  • Page 52: Other Traffic Control Applications On Wl-600g

    VoIP/Video Streaming icon. You can then enjoy uninterrupted VoIP quality and smooth multimedia downloading. From the bar chart at the bottom of the web page, you can see that the VoIP/Video application now takes most of WL-600g's network resource. User Specified Service Setting up VoIP / Video application priority by indicating ports and IP addresses.
  • Page 53 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual Other traffic control applications on WL-600g Internet application If you would like to have smooth web browsing and e-mail quality, you can enable the function by clicking on the Internet application icon as well. If you would like to remove the priority for Internet applications, just click on the icon one more time to disable this function.
  • Page 54 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual FTP server If you would like to have higher priority for FTP server downloading or uploading traffic, you can: 1. Click on the FTP Server icon. 2. Go to User Specified Service page to reserve absolute more traffic for FTP server.
  • Page 55 WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual 3. Rank the priority (1, 2, 3, ...) of the service (application) according to your preference. 4. If you want to remove the service from the list, just check the Remove box then press Remove. You can choose more than one icons to have priorities on multiple applications.
  • Page 56: Management

    WL-600g All-in-1 Wireless ADSL2/2+ Home Gateway User Manual For more information, refer to the Asus website at http://www.asus.com Management This chapter describes how to maintain your WL-600g wireless ADSL router. Configuration backup You can backup the configuration to a file and store it on your computer. Click Management -> Settings to open the configuration page and click the Backup...
  • Page 57: Reset To Factory Default

    -> Settings -> Restore Default to open the configuration page and click the Restore Default Settings button. Setting up time server You can configure the time setting so that WL-600g can always synchronize with a time server from Internet. Click Management -> Time settings and check Automatically synchronize with International servers. Select a time server from the drop-down list and set your time zone.

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