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D-Link AirPro
TM
DWL-6000AP
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode
Wireless Access Point
Manual
Building Networks for People
(07/23/2002)

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    D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point Manual Building Networks for People (07/23/2002)

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ................4 Introduction ..................5 Wireless Basics ..................7 Getting Started ................... 11 Using the Configuration Menu ............13 Networking Basics ................22 Troubleshooting ..................52 Technical Specifications ..............58 Contacting Technical Support.............60 Warranty and Registration ..............62...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Introduction The new D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point is a multimode access point that simultaneously serves both 802.11a wireless connectivity at up to 54 Mbps (72 Mbps in Turbo mode ) and 802.11b wireless connectivity at up to 11Mbps (22 Mbps with D-Link AirPlus products.) In addition to identifying and communicating with other 802.11a and 802.11b...

  • Page 4: Wireless Basics

    • Macintosh, Linux and Windows, and can be easily integrated into a large network. User Level Security This Manual is designed to help you connect the Access Point with the D-Link • 3 Year Warranty (USA only) 2.4GHz AirPlus or 5GHz AirPro Wireless Adapters into an existing network.

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    Based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DWL-6000AP is also interoperable with existing compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 22Mbps ( with D-Link AirPlus Family of Wireless devices,) as well as standard 802.11b technology ( with D-Link Air Family of...

  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Installation Considerations Right out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-6000AP will Designed to go up to 328 feet (100 meters) indoors, D-Link AirPro DWL- automatically connect with other D-Link AirPro or AirPlus products. 6000AP lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere.

  • Page 7: Using The Configuration Menu

    Menu - learn the settings for the DWL-6000AP, using the If you are not using a D-Link router in your network, you will need to assign a web-based interface. Static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL- 6000AP, within the IP Address Range of the DWL-6000AP.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless (continued) Whenever you want to configure your network or the DWL-6000AP, you can access Wireless Band: Choose 802.11a or 802.11b. In the illustration shown, the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP Address of 802.11a is selected .

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Performance Fragment Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase your Fragmentation Threshold within the value range of 256 to 2346. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor performance.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Encryption Tools > Admin If you wish, you can change your password here. Keep a copy of your password in a safe place. Click Help at any time if you need assistance.

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    Access Click for update Update & Restart: Point. to take effect *To run the D-Link TFTP program, insert the DWL-6000AP CD-ROM, click on Run TFTP Program. Or go to Start > Run > and type d:\tftpd.exe (where “d:\” refers to the CD-ROM drive on the computer.)

  • Page 12: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. Click Next When the changes are complete, click Next. Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files. a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) Right-click on My Computer Select Properties and click The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type Command In this window, enter the Computer name Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address. Press Enter. The new IP Address is shown below. Double-click on Network Connections...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX in Windows XP/2000 Click on Internet Protocol Go to the Apple Menu and se- lect System Preferences (TCP/IP) cClick on Network Click Properties Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one Go to the Apple Menu and select will appear.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP Adding a local printer (a printer connected directly to a computer) After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) Click Next Select Local printer...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Select Browse for Click on a printer Add a printer Click Next Select the printer you would like to share Click Next Click Next Select Network Printer Click Next Click Finish...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing an LPR printer To check for proper To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as installation: the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Select Create a new port From the pull-down menu, In this screen, select Standard TCP/IP select Custom Port, as shown. Click Next Click Settings Please read the instructions on this screen Enter the Port Name and the...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. This screen will show you information about your printer. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers on your...

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This Chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and 2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the operation of the DWL-6000AP Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the Infrastructure mode. network setup, including the network adapters.

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    You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this • • • • • Right-click on D-Link procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are AirPro DWL-A650 using.

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    7. Resetting the DWL-6000AP to Factory Default Settings 4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you However, the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the may choose to Reset the DWL-6000AP to the factory default settings.

  • Page 30: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Humidity: • 5%-95%, non-condensing Standards Emissions: • IEEE 802.11b • • FCC part 15b IEEE 802.11a • UL1950-3 • IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u • IEEE 802.3x Physical Dimensions: • L = 9.25 inches Ports • • W = 6.25 inches (1) 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 (UTP) •...

  • Page 31: Contacting Technical Support

    You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. • BPSK • QPSK D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the • 16 QAM duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 32: Warranty And Registration

    Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. PRODUCT. The replacement Hardware need not be new or of an identical make, model or part; D-Link may in its Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT,...

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