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WL500g / WL500g Deluxe Wireless Router
(For 802.11g/b Wireless Clients)
WL500b Wireless Router
(For 802.11b Wireless Clients)
User's Manual

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  • Page 1 WL500g / WL500g Deluxe Wireless Router (For 802.11g/b Wireless Clients) WL500b Wireless Router (For 802.11b Wireless Clients) User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 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: Contact Information

    Technical Support Component Support: +49-2102-95990 Notebook Support: +49-2102-959910 Online Support: www.asuscom.de/support Support Fax: +49-2102-959911 ASUS COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa) Company Address: P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E. General Telephone: +9714-283-1774 General Fax: +9714-283-1775 Web Site Address: www.ASUSarabia.com ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 4: Federal Communications Commission Statement

    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 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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using the Wireless Router for the First Time ... 26 1. ASUS Wireless Router Utilities ... 26 2. Connect to the ASUS WLAN Web Manager ... 26 3. Set your own password ... 28 4. Use Quick Setup ... 28 Home Gateway Mode ...
  • Page 7 Change Password ... 74 Firmware Upgrade ... 75 Setting Management ... 76 Factory Default ... 77 Restoring Factory Default Settings ... 77 Status & Log ... 78 Firmware Restoration ... 80 Using a Hub ... 80 ASUS Wireless Router Table of Contents...
  • Page 8 Range ... 90 Troubleshooting ... 91 Common Problems and Solutions ... 91 Reset to Defaults ... 92 Glossary ... 95 Licensing Information ... 98 Availability of source code ... 98 The GNU General Public License ... 99 ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    1. Introduction Overview Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Wireless Router. The ASUS Wireless Router, WL500g/WL500g Deluxe, complies with IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b standards. The ASUS 802.11b Wireless Router, WL500b, complies with IEEE 802.11b standards. The 802.11g is as extension to 802.11b (used in majority of wireless LANs today) that broadens 802.11b’s data rates to...
  • Page 10: Features

    Deluxe Wireless Router enables fastest 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g wireless transmission but keeps compatibility with existing IEEE 802.11b devices. WL500g Deluxe increases performance compared with standard 802.11g when Afterburner mode is enabled. The WL-500b Wireless Router utilizes the IEEE 802.11b standard. •...
  • Page 11 LAN or over the Internet. • Printer sharing. With an additional Printer, the ASUS Wireless Router allows you to share the printer to your local area network. Standard parallel printers are supported.
  • 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

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Agent to Another Network Wireless Network Backbone ASUS Wireless Router Wireless Client Wireless Client Wired Client 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.
  • 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

    Exposure which have been adopted by the Federal Communi- cations Commission. 4. LAN Connection: Attach one end of an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to the ASUS Wireless Router’s LAN port (any one of the four) and attach the other end to the RJ-45 Ethernet cable to your desktop computer.
  • Page 19 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. 6. Printer Connection: Connect a printer to the Wireless Router printer port (WL500g/WL500b only) or USB port to use the router as a printing server for your local network.
  • Page 20: Wall Mounting Option

    Chapter 2 - Installation Wall Mounting Option Out of the box, the ASUS 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 21: Vertical Standing Option

    Chapter 2 - Installation Vertical Standing Option The ASUS Wireless Router 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 22: Connecting To The Asus Wireless Router

    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 23: Software Configuration

    Configuring the ASUS Wireless Router is done through a web browser. You need a Notebook PC or desktop PC connected to the ASUS Wireless Router (either directly or through a hub) and running a web browser as a configuration terminal.
  • Page 24 254 that is not used by another device) • Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 (same as the ASUS Wireless Router) • Gateway 192.168.1.1 (this is the ASUS Wireless Router) • DNS 192.168.1.1 (ASUS Wireless Router IP address or your own). ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 25: 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) Select a language and click Install ASUS Wireless Router Utilities.
  • Page 26: Using The Wireless Router For The First Time

    Add 192.168.1.1 in the Exceptions box if you are using a proxy server (Microsoft 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 27 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. WL500g ASUS Wireless Router WL500g Deluxe...
  • Page 28: Set Your Own Password

    IMPORTANT: After entering information on any page, click the “Apply” button rected to another page and lose your new settings. 3. Set your own password 4. Use Quick Setup . If you click any other link, you will be di- ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 29: Home Gateway Mode

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Home Gateway Mode There are three operation modes in the ASUS Wireless Router. The default operation mode of the ASUS Wireless Router is Home Gateway Mode. Please refer to “System Setup” – “Operation Mode” in detail. To start quick setup, click Next to enter the “Quick Setup”...
  • Page 30 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 set up your wireless interface, you must first give it an SSID (Service Set Identifier).
  • Page 31 To adjust other settings, click an item on the menu to reveal a submenu and follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. Tips are given when you move your cursor over each item. The following have submenu items: •...
  • Page 32: Wireless

    Service Set ID.” You can use the default SSID and radio channel unless more than one ASUS Wireless Router or Access Point is deployed in the same area. In that case, you should use a different SSID and radio channel for each ASUS Wireless Router or Access Point.
  • Page 33 The 802.11g and 802.11b specifications supports up to 14 overlapping channels for radio communication. To minimize interference, configure each ASUS 802.11g AP to be non-overlapping; select Auto from the Channel drop-down list to enable the system to select a clear channel during boot up as your operating channel.
  • Page 34: Wep Encryption

    1~64 characters 8~63 characters 8~63 characters Not required Not required Not required 1~64 characters 1~64 characters When “WPA” or “WPA-PSK” authentica- ASUS Wireless Router WEP Key 1~4 Not required 10 hex 26 hex 10 hex 26 hex Not required Not required...
  • Page 35 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 36 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 37: Bridge/access Control List

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Wireless 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. Bridge/Access Control List...
  • Page 38 Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Wireless (Cont.) AP Mode AP (Access Point) Mode configures the ASUS Wireless Router for a specific application. By default, the ASUS Wireless Router is configured as an Access Point which enables wireless mobile clients to connect wirelessly to a wired Ethernet network.
  • Page 39: Mac Address

    Bridge List of the AP. For example, WB1 have the MAC address of WB in its Remote Bridge List. In this case, there are six ASUS Wireless Routers and they are linked as wireless bridges. Take one of them, named WB, as an example. WB is not in “AP Only”...
  • Page 40: Access Control

    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 41: Radius Setting (wl500g/wl500g Deluxe)

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration Wireless 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. Radius Setting (WL500g/WL500g Deluxe) Server IP Address –...
  • Page 42: 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 43 Date to Enable Radio (WL500g/WL500g Deluxe) - This field defines the dates that the wireless function will be enabled. Time to Enable Radio (WL500g/WL500g Deluxe) - This field defines the time range that the wireless function will be enabled on each of the selected dates. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 44: Ip Config

    WL500g WL500g Deluxe WAN Connection Type The ASUS Wireless Router supports four connection types to WAN, including Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP and Automatic IP. WL500g Deluxe includes “Big Pond” (Telstra) in “WAN Connection Type” and “WAN Connection Speed”. The WAN setting fields in this page will differ depending on what kind of connection type you select.
  • Page 45 (yourname). Password - Enter the password for your Internet account. Idle Disconnect Time in seconds (option) - Enter the number of seconds of inactivity to disconnect you from your ISP. ASUS Wireless Router WL500g Deluxe WL500g Deluxe...
  • Page 46 Subnet Mask - This is Subnet Mask of the Wireless Router as seen in your local network. The default value is 255.255.255.0. Host Name - This is Host Name of the Wireless Router as seen in your local network. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 47: 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 Router supports up to 254 IP addresses for your local network.
  • Page 48: Dhcp Server (cont.)

    Wireless Router will process the DNS request. WINS Server - The Windows Internet Naming Service manages interaction of each PC with the Internet. If you use a WINS server, enter IP Address of server here. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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 51 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 52: 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 53: 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 into the Wireless Router.
  • Page 54: 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 55: 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 WAN to LAN Filter LAN &...
  • Page 56 Source/Destination Port or Port Range - For source or destination port range, you can input a specific port, such as "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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 57: 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. Responds LPR Request from WAN - This field allows you to decide if you like to respond to LPR requests from Internet.
  • Page 58: 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 Time of Day to Enable URL Filter –...
  • Page 59: Usb Application

    ASUSTeK Web site at http://www.asus.com. • The ASUS router supports read/write functions for FAT or FAT32 file systems and read-only functions for NTFS (NT file system) with compressed or uncompressed files. Encrypted files are not supported. If your USB storage device is formatted as a FAT or FAT32 file system, configure the FTP server to work from the first partition (partition 0).
  • Page 60 Initial Script - After inserting a USB disk, the wireless router will look for the initial script as entered here in the root directory of the USB disk and execute it. Leaving this blank will disable this function. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 61: User Account List

    USB storage (partition1:/ftp_pvt/User Name), and is allowed all access privileges (Read/Write/Erase/View). Please see User Account and Privileges for details. ASUS Wireless Router .User Name – Type the user name for the FTP account. Password – type the password of the FTP account.
  • Page 62 “anonymous” or “super user” is allowed to read data in partition 1, however they will not be able to see any other parti- tions. Root Directory \ftp_pub \ftp_pub \ftp_pub \ftp_pub \ftp_pvt\[user] ASUS Wireless Router Rights Read/Write/Erase Read/Write/Erase Read/Write/Erase Read/Write Read Only View Only Read/Write/Erase...
  • Page 63: Banned Ip List

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration USB Application (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. Banned IP List This screen enables you to enter IP addresses that you do not want users connected to the router to access.
  • Page 64: Web Camera

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration USB Application (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. Note: Before using the Web Camera, refer to USB Web Camera support listed on the ASUSTeK Web site at the following address: http://www.asus.com.
  • Page 65 For example, by default, you can connect to your web camera by using http://192.168.1.1:7776 without password checking. (The password checking field is unchecked.) ActiveX Port – This field indicates the port that server listens on to communicate with Active X clients. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 66: Web Camera - Client Setting

    1. Open Internet Explorer 5.0 or above. 2. Select Internet Options | Security | Local Intranet | ActiveX Controls. 3. Check that your settings are as follows: Go to Internet Options from the “Tools” menu. Click Local Intranet settings and click Custom Level. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 67 Chapter 3 - Software Configuration USB Application (Cont.) ASUS Wireless Router Enabled the three ActiveX controls and plug-ins. By default, these items are disabled and will prevent ASUS Wireless Router’s web camera function from working. By default, these three items should already be enabled.
  • Page 68: Web Camera Vs. Ddns

    If you leave this field blank, the Wireless Router will find a Mail Exchanger from your email address in Send to field. Subject –This field allows you to edit subject of email. Attach Image File? –This field allows you to attach detected image file into email. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 69: Remote Monitor Setting

    Remote Site. Note: WL500g/b supports USB hub functionality. But, you are not recommended to run more than one USB applications on WL500g/ b at the same time. It may run out of memory sometimes. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 70: System Setup

    WAN connection is allowed only by using static IP. Access Point In Access Point mode, the ASUS Wireless Router acts as a bridge between the PC attached to all Ethernet ports (LAN) and the clients on the wireless LAN (WLAN).
  • Page 71: Router Mode (wl500g/wl500g Deluxe)

    After selecting “Router” mode and clicking “Apply”, you will enter the “Quick Setup” page of the Router mode. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router as a Router. If you would like to perform other settings, click the item on the menu to reveal a sub menu.
  • Page 72: Ap Mode

    If you would like to perform other settings, click an 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. First step for setting your wireless interface is to give it a name, called SSID.
  • Page 73: Ip Config (access Point Mode)

    If you have a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on the network, then the DHCP server will automatically assign the ASUS Wireless Router an IP address when the ASUS Wireless Router is powered up. To determine what IP address has been assigned to the ASUS Wireless Router, review the IP address on the “Status”...
  • Page 74: Change Password

    1-16 characters long (cannot 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 75: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade WL500g 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 76: Setting Management

    Chapter 3 - Software Configuration System Setup - Setting Management 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.
  • Page 77: 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 78: Status & Log

    WL500g Deluxe DHCP Leases Clients who request IP from DHCP server of your local area network or DHCP server in you’re your wireless network behind Wireless Firewall are displayed in this page. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 79 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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 80: 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 81: Setup Printer Wizard

    Follow the procedures below to set up your computers to utilize the printer server function of the ASUS Wireless Router. Installing the Printer Driver Adding a printer to your computer simplifies the ASUS Wireless Router Printer Setup Wizard. You are recommended to install a printer driver by the setup program that comes with your printer (see following Note), and then continue to the “Printer...
  • Page 82 Port)”. If this is not available, select LPT1*. You can select a USB port later in the “Printer Setup Wizard” if you are using a USB printer. (6) Click Next to set this as your default printer. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 83 (7) You can print a test page. (8) Click Finish to close the wizard. Your printer will show in the “Printers and Faxes” window and the check mark shows that it is set as your default printer. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 84: Setup For Lpr Client Under Windows Xp

    “Printer Name or IP Address” field and the press Next. 2. Choose “Local printer attached to this computer” then press Next. 4. Click Next on the “Add Standard TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard”. 6. Select “Custom” and then click Settings… ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 85 Printer Wizard”. 11. Click Next to set this as your default printer. 13. When the “Add Printer Wizard” is complete, click Finish to close the wizard. ASUS Wireless Router 8. After completing settings, press Next. 10. Find the manufacturer and model of your printer.
  • Page 86: Printer Setup Wizard

    Make sure your printer is connected to the Wireless Router printer port or USB port and its power is turned on. Launch the “Printer Setup Wizard” through the Start menu. The wizard will explore all available ASUS Wireless Routers and model information of the printers attached to them in your local network.
  • Page 87: Verifying Your Printer

    Properties to configure the printer. ASUS Wireless Router If your printer was previously setup, the ASUS Wireless setup wizard changes the printing port from the computer’s local LPT1 (parallel) port or USB port to “Standard TCP/IP port”*. If necessary, you can change this back at anytime or use Windows “Add...
  • Page 88 Note: If you use LPR client in Windows XP or Windows 2000, Stan- dard TCP/IP port will be used. Please refer to Setup for LPR client under Windows XP in details. When properly setup, the ASUS Wireless Router will show the printer name in the “Device Discovery” utility and show “on- line”...
  • Page 89: 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 90: 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 91: 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 92: 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 93 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 94 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 95: 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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 96 (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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 97 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 Wireless Router...
  • Page 98: Licensing Information

    All future firmware updates will also be accompanied with their respective source code. For more information on how you can obtain our open source code, please visit our web site. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 99: The Gnu General Public License

    Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-307 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 100 To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone’s free use or not licensed at all. The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification follow. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 101 You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or so 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. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 102 2 above provided that you also do one of the following: a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software inter- change; or, ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 103 Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 104 ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 105 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 free software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally. ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 106 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 OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS ASUS Wireless Router...
  • Page 107 ASUS Wireless Router...

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