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    D-Link D-Link D-Link Air D-Link D-Link DWL-6000AP DWL-6000AP DWL-6000AP DWL-6000AP DWL-6000AP 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point M M M M M an an an an an u u u u u al al al al al...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ...3 Introduction...4 Wireless Basics ...8 Getting Started ... 11 Using the Configuration Menu...12 Networking Basics ...24 Troubleshooting ...53 Technical Specifications ...59 Contacting Technical Support ...62 Warranty ...63 Registration ...66 ten ts ts ts ts ts Con ten...

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    Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWL-6000AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.

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    The new D-Link Air Pro DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point is a multimode access point that simultaneously serves both 802.11a wireless connectivity at up to 54 Mbps (108 Mbps in Turbo mode connectivity at up to 11Mbps (22 Mbps with D-Link Air Plus products .)

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    • Supports Data Transfer Rates of up to 108 Mbps at 5GHz in Turbo mode • Supports Data Transfer Rates of up to 22 Mbps at 2.4GHz with D-Link Air Plus products • Wireless Range of up to 900 feet* •...

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    • Supports easy firmware upgrade • AP Manager on the Installation CD • Supports AP Discover and easy IP Configuration • Bulk Firmware upgrade • Bulk device setting (WEP key, ACL, MD5 Database and others) • Supports D-View and Open View for Enterprise application •...

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    Wir eless Basi eless Basi D-Link Air Pro wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to- use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link Air Pro wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it.

  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics Wireless Basics Wireless Basics Wireless Basics Wireless Basics more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.

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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 Air Plus Family of Wireless devices,) as well as standard 802.11b technology (with D-Link Air Family of Wireless devices), with speeds of up to 11Mbps.

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    Installation Considerations Installation Considerations Designed to go up to 328 feet (100 meters) indoors, D-Link Air Pro DWL- 6000AP lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through may limit the range.

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    A wireless Access Point - D-Link Air Pro DWL-6000AP An Ethernet Broadband Router - D-Link DI-604 A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link Air Pro DWL-A650 A desktop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link Air Pro DWL-A520...

  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Connect the modem to an Ethernet broadband router such as the DI-604 ( see the Quick Installation Guide included with the DI-604. ) Connect the router to the D-Link Air Pro DWL-6000AP ( see the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-6000AP. ) If you are connecting a desktop computer in your network, you can install the D-Link Air Pro DWL-A520 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot.

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    6000AP has a default IP Address of 255.255.255.0 If you are not using a D-Link router in your network, you will need to assign a Static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL- 6000AP, within the IP Address Range of the DWL-6000AP. For instance, you can assign a static IP address of 192.168.0.2 with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0...

  • Page 14: Using The Configuration Menu

    Using the Configuration Menu (During configuration, please always remember to click Apply to save the changes.) Whenever you want to configure your network or the DWL-6000AP, you can access the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP Address of the DWL-6000AP.

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    Click Help at any time for more information. Click Apply if you have made any changes or additions. This window displays the default settings of the DWL-6000AP. The default IP Address is 192.168.0.50. If you select Dynamic IP Address, you will obtain a dynamic IP Address from a DHCP server on your network.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu A A A A A dvan dvanced > P dvan dvan ced > P ced > Perf ced > P erform orman dvan...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu 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.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu A A A A A dvan dvan dvan ced > Filters > WLAN P ced > Filters > WLAN P dvan dvanced >...

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    Authentication: Authentication: Authentication: Select from one of the following: Open System: Open System: Open System: the DWL-6000AP will be visible to all devices on the Open System: Open System: network. Open System is the default setting. Shared Key: Shared Key:...

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    > System ools > System ools > System If you have made changes to the configuration settings, click Restart in this window to apply the changes. Click Restore, if you would like to return the DWL-6000AP to its factory default settings.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu T T T T T ools > Firm ools > Firm ools > Firm ware e e e e ools > Firm ools >...

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    Status > Device Info Status > Device Info Status > Device Info Status > Device Info *To run the D-Link TFTP program, insert the DWL-6000AP CD-ROM, click on Run TFTP Or go to Start > Run > and type d:\tftpd.exe (where “d:\” refers to the CD-ROM drive on the computer.)

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    Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Status > Stats Status > Stats Status > Stats Status > Stats Status > Stats Displays the network traffic statistics for both received and transmitted communications...

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    N N N N N etworkin etworkin etworkin etworkin g Basi etworkin Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP 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.

  • Page 25: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: Click Next In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create 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 Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer 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 Select the Computer...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer Naming your Computer 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 Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Checking the IP Address in Checking the IP Address in Windows XP Checking the IP Address in Checking the IP Address in This window will appear. Click the Support tab Click Close...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Assigning a Static IP Address in Assigning a Static IP Address in Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Assigning a Static IP Address in Double-click on Network Connections...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address in in in in in Windows XP/2000 Windows XP/2000 Windows XP/2000 Windows XP/2000...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address with Assigning a Static IP Address with Assigning a Static IP Address with Assigning a Static IP Address with Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and se- lect System Preferences cClick on Network...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences Click on Network...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Checking the Wireless Connection by Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Checking the Wireless Connection by Checking the Wireless Connection by Go to Start >...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding and Sharing Printers in Adding and Sharing Printers in Adding and Sharing Printers in Adding and Sharing Printers in Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of Networking Basics,) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer (a printer connected directly to a computer) Adding a local printer 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 Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Click Next Select Local printer attached to this computer (Deselect Automati- cally detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer 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...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Click Finish When the test page has printed, Click OK...

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Adding a local printer Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Click on Add a printer Click Next Select Network Printer Click Next...

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

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer To check for proper installation: Go to Start > Printers and Faxes The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as the DP-101P+.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Select Create a new port From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer In this screen, select Custom Click Settings Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer This screen will show you information about your printer. Click Finish Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers.

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    Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer.

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to configure the DWL-6000AP Access Point. 1. 1. 1. 1. 1.The computer used to configure the DWL-6000AP cannot access the The computer used to configure the DWL-6000AP cannot access the...

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    Check that the IP Address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP Address range as the access point and gateway. (Since the DWL-6000AP has an IP Address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP Address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x.

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    T T T T T r r r r r oublesh oublesh oublesh oubleshootin oublesh ooting g g g g ootin ootin ootin 3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are 3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are 3.

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    • • • • • Double-click on Network Adapters • • • • • Right-click on D-Link Air Pro DWL-A650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter • • • • • Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly •...

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    4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? 4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However, the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range.

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    7. Resetting the DWL-6000AP to Factory Default Settings After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DWL-6000AP to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link Air Pro products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings.

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    T T T T T echni echni echni cal Specifi cal Specifi echni echni cal Specifi cal Specifi cal Specifi cati Standards • IEEE 802.11b • IEEE 802.11a • IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u • IEEE 802.3x • IEEE 802.1x Ports •...

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    Humidity: • 5%-95%, non-condensing Emissions: • FCC part 15b • UL1950-3 Physical Dimensions: • L = 9.25 inches • W = 6.25 inches • H = 1.50 inches 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications Data Rates:* •...

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    Modulation Techniques: 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications 802.11a Specifications (continued) 802.11a Specifications • BPSK • QPSK • 16 QAM • 64 QAM • 5dBi dipole antenna with diversity Modulation Techniques: • BPSK • QPSK 802.11b Specifications 802.11b Specifications 802.11b Specifications 802.11b Specifications 802.11b Specifications Data Rates:...

  • Page 62: Contacting Technical Support

    T g T echni You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 63: Warranty

    D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.

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    UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.

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    FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT.

  • Page 66: Registration

    Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. (02/09/2005)

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