Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome What’s in This User Guide? Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology Roaming Network Layout Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Overview The LEDs The Port The Cable...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters List of Figures Figure 3-1: LEDs Figure 3-2: Power Port Figure 3-3: Combination Cable Figure 4-1: Welcome Screen Figure 4-2: License Agreement Screen Figure 4-3: Check for Compatibility Screen Figure 4-4: Disconnect the Power from the Phone Adapter or IP Phone Screen Figure 4-5: Power on the Bridge Screen Figure 4-6: Connecting the Network Cable to a Router Screen Figure 4-7: Wireless-G Bridge Setup Screen...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Figure C-10: BIN File Information Screen Figure C-11: Browsed Devices on Network Screen - Select Bridge Figure C-12: Upgrade Successful...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome Thank you for choosing the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters. With this Bridge, your wireless networking experience will be faster and easier than ever. How does the Bridge do this? You can put your Linksys phone adapter or IP phone almost anywhere, without the cost and hassle of running network cables.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters What’s in This User Guide? This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters. • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Bridge’s applications and this User Guide. •...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless network is a group of computers, each equipped with one wireless adapter. Computers in a wireless network must be configured to share the same radio channel. Several PCs equipped with wireless cards or adapters can communicate with one another to form an ad-hoc network.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Network Layout Products using the 802.11g and 802.11b standards can communicate with each other. Access points and wireless routers are compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g adapters, such as the notebook adapters for your laptop computers, PCI adapters for your desktop PCs, and USB adapters for when you want to enjoy USB connectivity.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Overview The Bridge has two LEDs, a Power port, and a permanently attached cable. The LEDs The Bridge has two LEDs to indicate network activity. (Not all versions of the Bridge have LEDS; however, all Bridges work the same, with or without LEDs.) Ethernet Green.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters The Cable The Bridge has a combination Ethernet network and power cable. Network For setup, you will use the Ethernet network cable to connect the Bridge to your network router or PC running the Setup Wizard. After setup, you will use this cable to connect the Bridge to the Linksys phone adapter or IP phone.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Chapter 4: Setting Up and Connecting the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters To configure the Bridge, run the Setup Wizard on the CD enclosed with the Bridge. This chapter and the Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation procedure. IMPORTANT: Do not connect the Bridge until you are instructed to do so or the setup will not work.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 3. This screen will inform you about which Linksys phone adapters and IP phones work with the Bridge. Make sure your phone adapter or IP phone is listed on-screen. Click Next to proceed with the installation process, or click Back to return to the previous screen.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 5. Connect the power jack to the Power port of the Bridge. Then plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. Click Next to proceed with the installation process, or click Back to return to the previous screen. 6.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 7. A list of all Bridges for Phone Adapters that can be detected by the Setup Wizard will be displayed. Select the Bridge you are installing and click Next. If the Bridge you want is not displayed, click the Refresh List button to search again.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 9. Configure the wireless security settings. Select the method your network is using, WPA, WPA2, WEP (128-Bit), or WEP (64-Bit). Then proceed to the appropriate instructions. If you are not using wireless security, select Disabled, and proceed to step 10. WPA automatically uses TKIP with dynamic encryption keys.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters WEP (128-Bit) or WEP (64-Bit) Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field and click Next. If you want to manually enter a WEP key, leave the Passphrase field blank and click Next. Passphrase - Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field, so a WEP key is automatically generated. The passphrase is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 10. The new settings will be displayed. Review them before you proceed. Click Next to save your new settings, or click Back to return to the previous screen. 11. The Bridge will attempt to connect to the wireless network using the new settings. Make sure the Bridge’s Wireless LED is solidly lit or flashing.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 13. If the phone adapter or IP phone is in a different room, disconnect the power adapter from the electrical outlet. Move the power adapter and Bridge to the location of the phone adapter or IP phone. Click Next to proceed, or click Back to return to the previous screen.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 15. Connect the power cable of the Bridge to the Power port of the phone adapter or IP phone. Then connect the power adapter to an electrical outlet. Make sure the Bridge’s Ethernet and Wireless LEDs are solidly lit or flashing. Click Next to proceed, or click Back to return to the previous screen.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 17. The Congratulations screen will appear. Click Exit to exit the Setup Wizard, or click Online Registration to register the Bridge at www.linksys.com/registration. Congratulations! Setup is complete. Figure 4-20: Congratulations Screen Chapter 4: Setting Up and Connecting the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Running the Setup Wizard...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions.” This appendix provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters. Read the description below to solve your problems. If you can't find an answer here, check the Linksys website at www.linksys.com/international.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Frequently Asked Questions Which Linksys products will the Bridge work with? The Bridge will work with these Linksys phone adapters and IP phones, listed by model number: PAP2, SPA1001, SPA2000, SPA2002, SPA3000, SPA2100, SPA841, SPA842, SPA941, SPA942, and SPA9000. Do not use the Bridge with any other products;...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters What IEEE 802.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11g functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • OFDM protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode, the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters worldwide. This presents a truly revolutionary opportunity to place convenient high-speed wireless capabilities in the hands of users around the globe. What is Spread Spectrum? Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix B: Wireless Security Linksys wants to make wireless networking as safe and easy for you as possible. The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features, but they require specific action on your part for implementation.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters SSID. There are several things to keep in mind about the SSID: 1. Disable Broadcast 2. Make it unique 3. Change it often Most wireless networking devices will give you the option of broadcasting the SSID. While this option may be more convenient, it allows anyone to log into your wireless network.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters WPA2. Enter a password in the Passphrase field of 8-63 characters. Implementing encryption may have a negative impact on your network’s performance, but if you are transmitting sensitive data over your network, encryption should be used. These security recommendations should help keep your mind at ease while you are enjoying the most flexible and convenient technology Linksys has to offer.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware To upgrade the Bridge’s firmware, follow these instructions: 1. On a computer running Windows 2000 or XP, download the upgrade application (WBP54G Upgrade Application.zip) and the latest firmware from Linksys's website at www.linksys.com/international. 2.
Wireless-G Broadband Router 5. On the Choose Destination Location screen, click the Next button. 6. When the utility has been installed, a pop-up screen will appear. Click the OK button. 7. A new window will appear on your desktop. You will use it later in step 9. Disconnect the Bridge’s combination Ethernet network and power cable from the phone adapter or IP phone.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 12. Select the extracted firmware file, and then click the Open button. Figure C-9: Open Firmware File 13. The BIN File Information screen will appear. Click the OK button. Figure C-10: BIN File Information Screen 14.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters 15. The Upgrade Utility will upgrade the Bridge’s firmware. A pop-up screen will appear when the upgrade is complete. Click the OK button. IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the power adapter from the Bridge while the firmware is being upgraded.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix D: Windows Help Almost all wireless products require Microsoft Windows. Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix E: Glossary This glossary contains some basic networking terms you may come across when using this product. For more advanced terms, see the complete Linksys glossary at http://www.linksys.com/glossary. Access Point - A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) - Removes the Router's firewall protection from one PC, allowing it to be “seen” from the Internet. DNS (Domain Name Server) - The IP address of your ISP's server, which translates the names of websites into IP addresses.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters IP Address - The address used to identify a computer or device on a network. IPCONFIG - A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) - A VPN protocol used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer. ISP (Internet Service Provider) - A company that provides access to the Internet.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) - An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires. Roaming - The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. Router - A networking device that connects multiple networks together. Server - Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files, printing, communications, and other services.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) - a wireless encryption protocol that provides dynamic encryption keys for each packet transmitted. Topology - The physical layout of a network. TX Rate - Transmission Rate. Upgrade - To replace existing software or firmware with a newer version. Upload - To transmit a file over a network.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix F: Specifications Model WBP54G Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g Port One 5V/2A DC power input port LEDs Ethernet and Wireless Cabling Type One combo-power/Ethernet cable (with built-in connectors) attached to the device # of Antennas One internal Helix antenna Connector Type...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Certifications FCC, CE, cUL, IC-03, Wi-Fi, WPA, WPA2 Operating Temp. 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F) Storage Temp. -20° C to 70° C (-4° F to 158° F) Operating Humidity 10% to 85% Non-Condensing Storage Humidity 5% to 90% Non-Condensing Appendix F: Specifications...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix G: Warranty Information Linksys warrants to You that, for a period of three years (the “Warranty Period”), your Linksys Product will be substantially free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. Your exclusive remedy and Linksys' entire liability under this warranty will be for Linksys at its option to repair or replace the Product or refund Your purchase price less any rebates.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix H: Regulatory Information Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Do not use this product near water, for example, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. Avoid using this product during an electrical storm.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Compliance Information for 2.4-GHz Wireless Products Relevant to the EU and Other Countries Following the EU Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive) Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive) Appendix H: Regulatory Information...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters NOTE: For all products, the Declaration of Conformity is available through one or more of these options: • A pdf file is included on the product's CD. • A print copy is included with the product. •...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Belgium The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) must be notified of any outdoor wireless link having a range exceeding 300 meters. Please check http://www.bipt.be for more details. Draadloze verbindingen voor buitengebruik en met een reikwijdte van meer dan 300 meter dienen aangemeld te worden bij het Belgisch Instituut voor postdiensten en telecommunicatie (BIPT).
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Product Usage Restrictions This product is designed for indoor usage only. Outdoor usage is not recommended. This product is designed for use with the standard, integral or dedicated (external) antenna(s) that is/are shipped together with the equipment. However, some applications may require the antenna(s), if removable, to be separated from the product and installed remotely from the device by using extension cables.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Windows 2000 1. Open the Control Panel. 2. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. 3. Select your current wireless connection, and select Properties. 4. From the Properties screen, click the Configure button. 5. Click the Advanced tab, and select Power Output. 6.
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters User Information for Consumer Products Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) This document contains important information for users with regards to the proper disposal and recycling of Linksys products. Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Appendix H: Regulatory Information...
Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters Appendix I: Contact Information Need to contact Linksys? Visit us online for information on the latest products and updates to your existing products at: http://www.linksys.com/international If you experience problems with any Linksys product, you can e-mail us at: In Europe E-mail Address Austria...