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D-Link AirPlus DWL-G710 User Manual

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D-Link AirPlus
802.11g Wireless Range Extender
Building Networks for People


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  • Page 1 D-Link AirPlus DWL-G710 802.11g Wireless Range Extender Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 Introduction...4 Connections ... 5 LEDs ...6 Features ...7 Wireless Basics ...8 Installation Considerations ...10 Getting Started ... 11 Using the Configuration Menu...13 Networking Basics ...19 Troubleshooting ...34 Technical Specifications ...41 Contacting Technical Support ...44 Warranty...45 Registration ...48...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWL-G710 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. System Requirements for Configuration:...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    G access points and wireless routers to extend the range of your wireless network. The DWL-G710 is capable of a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps when used with other D-Link AirPlus G products such as the DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter, DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter, and the DI-524 Wireless Router.
  • Page 5: Connections

    Connections Pressing the Reset Button restores the DWL-G710 to its original factory default settings. The LAN Port is Auto-MDI/MDIX. You can insert either a straight-through or a crossover Ethernet cable in this port in order to connect the DWL-G710 to the local network.
  • Page 6: Leds

    LEDs LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender has 3 LEDs as shown below: Power: A steady green light indicates a connection to a power source. LAN: A steady green light indicates a good Ethernet connection. WLAN: A steady green light indicates a good wireless connection.
  • Page 7: Features

    Extends the range of your wireless network. With a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps* with AirPlus G Products, the DWL-G710 delivers media rich content such as digital images, videos, and MP3 files much faster than standard 802.11b networks.
  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
  • Page 9 Wireless Basics (continued) The DWL-G710 is compatible, in default mode, with the following wireless products: D-Link AirPlus Wireless PCI Adapter used with desktop computers D-Link AirPlus Wireless Cardbus Adapter used with laptop computers D-Link AirPlus Wireless Router The DWL-G710 is also interoperable with other 802.11g and 802.11b standards-compliant devices.
  • Page 10: Installation Considerations

    Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-G710 and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your DWL-G710’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router. The Infrastructure Network example shown on the following page contains the following D-Link network devices (your existing network may be comprised of other devices): A wireless range extender -...
  • Page 12 Configure the DWL-G710 to communicate with the DI-524 router. (See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G710.) If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop computer.*...
  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Menu

    Open the Web browser. Type in the IP address of the DWL-G710. Note: if you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DWL-G710, make sure to enter the correct IP address. Type admin in the User name field.
  • Page 14 Static IP Address- IP Address- When Static IP Address is selected, you will input the static IP address of the DWL-G710 into this field. The IP address must be within the range of the IP addresses in your network. Subnet Mask- Enter the subnet mask.
  • Page 15 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) AP Name - You may choose to rename your DWL-G710, especially if you have more than one DWL-G710 on your network. SSID (Service Set Identifier) - Enter the SSID of the network you wish to repeat.
  • Page 16 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Click Site Survey in the Wireless configuration screen displayed on the previous page. The DWL-G710 will scan the network. Please wait a few seconds for this process to complete. The Site Survey displays the features of each available network...
  • Page 17 Firmware Upgrade - firmware on the D-Link website at After you have downloaded a firmware upgrade to your local drive, click Browse. Select the firmware and click Apply to complete the upgrade. Do not upgrade firmware from a computer with a wireless connection.
  • Page 18 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Help Help Menu - Click on any item in the Help menu for more information.
  • Page 19: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics 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 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000/Me/98SE.
  • Page 20 Networking Basics (continued) 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 router, select the second option as shown. Click Next.
  • Page 21 Networking Basics (continued) 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.
  • Page 22 Networking Basics (continued) 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.
  • Page 23 Networking Basics (continued) 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. Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
  • Page 24 Networking Basics (continued) 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. Click Next.
  • Page 25 Networking Basics (continued) 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. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.
  • Page 26 Networking Basics (continued) Naming your Computer To name your computer using Windows XP, please follow these directions: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen). Right-click on My Computer. Select Properties. Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
  • Page 27 Networking Basics (continued) Naming your Computer (continued) 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. Click OK. Checking the IP Address in Windows XP The adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP address range.) To check on the IP address of the adapter, please do the following:...
  • Page 28 Networking Basics (continued) Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab. Click Close. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 29 Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connections. Double-click on Properties.
  • Page 30 Input your DNS server addresses. (Note: If you are entering a DNS server, you must enter the IP address of the default gateway.) The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.) Click OK. D-Link DWL-G650...
  • Page 31 Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Click on Network. Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu. Select Manually in the Configure pull-down menu. nput the Static IP Address, the Subnet Mask and the Router IP Address in the ap- propriate fields.
  • Page 32 Networking Basics (continued) Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Click on Network. Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu. Select Using DHCP in the Configure pull-down menu. Click Apply Now. The IP Address, Subnet mask, and the Router’s IP Address will appear in a few...
  • Page 33 Networking Basics (continued) Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP/ 2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping, where xxx is the IP address of the wireless router or access point.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    DWL-G710 Wireless Range Extender. 1.The computer used to configure the DWL-G710 cannot access the configuration menu. Check that the Ethernet LED on the DWL-G710 is ON. If the LED is not ON, check that the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely inserted.
  • Page 35 Check that the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP address range as the existing network. (Since the DWL-G710 has an IP address of, wireless adapters must have an IP address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Each device must have a unique IP address;...
  • Page 36 D-Link AirPlus D-Link AirPlus If you wish to repeat a device that is not a D-Link product, please check the FAQs for supported products on the D-Link support website ( to make certain that the device can be repeated by the DWL-G710.
  • Page 37 D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly.
  • Page 38 RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc. 6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection? If you have enabled encryption on the DWL-G710, you must also enable encryption on all wireless clients in order to establish a wireless connection.
  • Page 39 RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc. 7. I forgot my encryption key. Reset the DWL-G710 to its factory default settings and restore the other devices on your network to their default settings. You may do this by pressing the Reset...
  • Page 40: Reset Button

    After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DWL-G710 to the factory default settings. To hard-reset the D-Link DWL-G710 to the factory default settings, please do the following: Locate the Reset button on the back of the DWL-G710.
  • Page 41: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.11b • IEEE 802.11g • IEEE 802.3 • IEEE 802.3u Device Management • Web-Based – Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape Navigator v7 or later Data Rate For 802.11g: • 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps For 802.11b: •...
  • Page 42 Technical Specifications (continued) Radio and Modulation Type For 802.11g: OFDM: • BPSK @ 6 and 9Mbps • QPSK @ 12 and 18Mbps • 16QAM @ 24 and 36Mbps • 64QAM @ 48 and 54Mbps DSSS: • DBPSK @ 1Mbps • DQPSK @ 2Mbps •...
  • Page 43 Technical Specifications (continued) LEDs • Power • LAN • WLAN Temperature • Operating: 32ºF to 131ºF (0ºC to 55ºC) • Storing: -4ºF to 149ºF (-20ºC to 65ºC) Humidity • 5%~95% (non-condensing) Certifications • FCC • UL Dimensions • L = 5.59 inches (142mm) •...
  • Page 44: Contacting Technical Support

    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. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.
  • Page 45: Warranty

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.
  • Page 46 D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping charges prepaid.
  • Page 47 Product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. Copyright Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 48: Registration

    Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. (12/15/04)

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