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  • Page 1 ® SpaceLink Home Gateway WL-500b User’s Manual...
  • 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 Desktop/Server (Tel): +886-2-2890-7123 (English) Support Fax: +886-2-2890-7698 Support Email: Web Site: Newsgroup: ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address: 6737 Mowry Avenue, Mowry Business Center, Building 2, Newark, CA 94560, USA General Fax: +1-510-608-4555 General Email: Technical Support...
  • Page 4 Safety Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety Information In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator and your body. Use only with supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. Introduction ..................8 The SpaceLink™ Family ............... 8 System Requirements ................8 The Product Package ............... 9 FEATURES ..................10 The IEEE 802.11b Specification ............11 Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum ............. 12 Wireless Operation ................13 Roaming Between SpaceLink™ Gateways or APs ......14 Roaming Guidelines (SpaceLink™...
  • Page 7 Table of Contents Wireless Access Control ..............45 Advanced WAN Configuration ............. 46 Virtual Server ..................48 Special Application ................50 Firewall Bypass Zone ................51 PPTP Server ..................52 Firmware Upgrade ................53 Restoring Factory Default Settings ..........54 Firmware Restoration ................
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Chapter 1 - Introduction 1. Introduction Thank you for choosing the SpaceLink Home Gateway, a member of ASUS’ SpaceLink wireless infrastructure family. The SpaceLink Home Gateway complies with the IEEE 802.11b wireless standard to provide wireless mobile clients with network connectivity at data rates of up to 11 Mbps.
  • Page 9: The Product Package

    Chapter 1 - Introduction The Product Package Each the SpaceLink Home Gateway comes with: • One SpaceLink Home Gateway (WL-500g) • One power adapter (5 Volts DC, 2 Amp) • One RJ-45 Ethernet cable (straight-through) • One SpaceLink Home Gateway (WL-500g) Quick Start Guide •...
  • Page 10: Features

    Chapter 1 - Introduction FEATURES The SpaceLink Home Gateway features include: • Multiple local network ports. Four 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, offering either a connection to a hub or switch on the local wired network or a direct connection to multiple Ethernet-enabled computer. •...
  • Page 11: The Ieee 802.11B Specification

    Chapter 1 - Introduction The IEEE 802.11b Specification In 1997, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) adopted the 802.11 standard for wireless devices operating in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. This standard includes provisions for three radio technologies: direct sequence spread spectrum, frequency hopping spread spectrum, and infrared.
  • Page 12: Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum Spread spectrum (broadband) uses a narrowband signal to spread the transmission over a segment of the radio frequency band or spectrum. Direct- sequence is a spread spectrum technique where the transmitted signal is spread over a particular frequency range.
  • Page 13: Wireless Operation

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Wireless Operation The SpaceLink Home Gateway will operate as a MAC layer learning bridge and forward packets between wireless mobile clients and the Ethernet network. A wireless LAN that uses the SpaceLink Home Gateway generally consists of one or more 802.11b Access Points and one or more wireless mobile clients that have an 802.11b adapter installed.
  • Page 14: Roaming Between Spacelink™ Gateways Or Aps

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Roaming Between SpaceLink™ Gateways or APs If there are multiple SpaceLink Home Gateways or Access Points on the network, then a wireless mobile client may seamlessly roam from one the SpaceLink Home Gateway or Access Point to another. Each SpaceLink Home Gateway or Access Point creates its own wireless cell or coverage area.
  • Page 15: Roaming Guidelines (Spacelink™ Gateways Or Aps)

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Roaming Guidelines (SpaceLink™ Gateways or APs) • A 802.11b PC Card can only roam between 802.11b SpaceLink Home Gateways or Access Points. • All the SpaceLink Home Gateways or Access Points must have the same SSID. •...
  • Page 16: Spacelink™ Home Gateway Topology

    Chapter 1 - Introduction SpaceLink™ Home Gateway Topology There are three major ways to deploy the home gateway in your local network (I) Network backbone, (II) Agent to ISP and (III) Agent to another network. Network Backbone Wireless SpaceLink Home Gateway Wireless Client Wireless Client Wired Client...
  • Page 17 Chapter 1 - Introduction Agent to ISP Internet Internet Service Provider ADSL or Cable Modem Wireless SpaceLink Home Gateway Wireless Client Wireless Client Wired Client In this topology, the home gateway is not only a backbone of your LAN but also an agent to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You may use an ADSL or Cable modem to communicate with your ISP.
  • Page 18 Chapter 1 - Introduction Agent to Another Network Network Backbone Wireless SpaceLink Home Gateway Wireless Client Wireless Client Wired Client In this topology, the home gateway is an agent between your LAN and another network. Use a network cable with one end connected to the WAN port on the home gateway and the other to the other network as shown above.
  • Page 19: Spacelink Home Gateway Led Indicators

    Chapter 1 - Introduction SpaceLink Home Gateway LED Indicators The LEDs on the front of the SpaceLink Home Gateway display the status of the SpaceLink Home Gateway. PWR (Power) (1) No power, (2) During boot sequence (1) Power ON and system ready Flashing (1) During boot sequence, (2) Self-test error AIR (Wireless)
  • Page 20: Installation

    Chapter 2 - Installation 2. Installation This chapter describes the installation procedure for the SpaceLink Home Gateway and includes a description of the LEDs found on the unit. Installation Procedure Follow these steps to install the SpaceLink Home Gateway. 1. Location: Determine the best location for the SpaceLink Home Gateway.
  • Page 21 Chapter 2 - Installation 4. LAN Connection: Attach one end of an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the SpaceLink Home Gateway’s LAN port (any one of the four) and attach the other end to the RJ-45 Ethernet cable to your desktop computer. 5.
  • Page 22: Wall Mounting Option

    Chapter 2 - Installation Wall Mounting Option Out of the box, the SpaceLink Home Gateway 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. Follow these steps to mount the Home Gateway to a wall: 1.
  • Page 23: Vertical Standing Option

    Chapter 2 - Installation Vertical Standing Option The ASUS Home Gateway can also stand on its side to save space. Two hinges can be opened on the right side to support vertical standing. Orientate the antenna so that it points upwards.
  • Page 24: Connecting To The Spacelink Home Gateway

    Chapter 2 - Installation Connecting to the SpaceLink Home Gateway Wired Connection One RJ-45 cable is supplied with the SpaceLink Home Gateway. Auto crossover function is designed into the SpaceLink Home Gateway 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 SpaceLink Home Gateway and the other end into the Ethernet port of your ADSL or Cable modem.
  • Page 25: Configuring The Spacelink Home Gateway

    Gateway and running a web browser as a configuration terminal. The connection can be wired or wireless. For the wireless connection, you need an IEEE 802.11b compatible device, e.g. ASUS SpaceLink PC Card, installed in your Notebook PC. You should also disable WEP and set the SSID to “default”...
  • Page 26: Installing The Homegateway Utilities

    Chapter 2 - Installation Installing the Homegateway Utilities Follow these steps to install the SpaceLink Home Gateway Manager in Microsoft Windows: (1) Insert the support CD and the autorun (2) Click Next after reading the welcome will show. Double-click setup.exe if screen.