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D-Link DWL-810 Owner's Manual

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Air DWL-810
2.4GHz Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge
Manual
Rev. 070802
Building Networks for People

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    Air DWL-810 2.4GHz Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge Manual Rev. 070802 Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1. Package Contents ... 3 2. Introduction ... 4 3. Wireless Basics ... 7 4. Getting Started ... 10 5. Web Configuration ... 12 6. Installation ... 19 7. Troubleshooting ... 20 8. Technical Specifications ... 21 9. Contacting Technical Support ... 23 10.

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents • D-Link Air DWL-810 Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge • AC Power Adapter – 5V; 2.5A • Manual on CD • Ethernet Cable • Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. • A device, such as a game console, laptop or desktop computer, network printer or set-top box, with an available Ethernet port •...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Ethernet-enabled devices such as game consoles or set-top boxes to the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Simply connect the DWL-810 to the Ethernet port (RJ-45) of a network device, such as a network storage device, Internet camera, network printer, network scanner, or other similar device.

  • Page 5: Features And Benefits

    Easy software upgrades • Encryption ensures security LEDs LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-810 has two LEDs: Wireless Link/Act – a steady Orange light indicates a good wireless connection. A blinking light indicates that the DWL-810 is receiving/transmitting from/to the wireless network.

  • Page 6: Default Settings

    DWL-810 Power Receptor – connect one end of the included 5V DC Power Adapter into the power receptor on the DWL-810 and connect the other end of the Power Adapter to a power outlet. Category 5 is the most reliable grade of twisted-pair cable. It is either Straight- Through cable or Cross-Over cable.

  • Page 7: Wireless Basics

    In this section, we discuss typical wireless local area networks (WLANs) and their components. Much of the advice given here may be helpful in setting up the DWL-810. It may also give you some ideas, if you plan to expand your wireless network.

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    D-Link Air Wireless Family of LAN products include: 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers (DWL-650) 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers (DWL-520)

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    Gateways, and computers so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. 2. Be aware of the direct line between the DWL-810 and the device with which it communicates, as well as between Access Points, Residential Gateways (routers), and computers. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    3. Building Materials make a difference - A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position the DWL-810, the Access Points, and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways and not other materials.

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    Setup #2: This example illustrates an Infrastructure setup. To connect the DWL-810 to a wireless network with a switch or router, please refer to the Quick Installation Guide. Web configuration is required to connect the DWL- 810 in Setup #2.

  • Page 12: Web Configuration

    You will need to assign a Static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL-810, within the IP Address Range of the DWL- 810. For example, you can assign a Static IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (Please refer to the Appendix section of...

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    D-Link devices set to their default settings. If you have changed the IP Address of the DWL-810 to conform to a network other than one with D- Link devices, at their default setting, then input that IP Address in the web browser, instead of the default IP Address shown.)

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    Web Configuration Select Wireless in the menu, as shown. A wireless table will appear as shown below. The various input fields may be used to configure the 802.11b wireless and security settings. Wireless Fig. 5.4 Operating Mode: Ad-Hoc - is the default setting. Choose Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure.

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    Transmission Rate: Automatic is the default setting. Choose the the transmission rate of the DWL-810 from the pull-down menu. Access Point Density: Points and the traffic level of the wireless network running on Infrastructure Mode, which is determined by the number of Access Points in your wireless network and the configuration of the Access Points.

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    Click Apply to update the settings. Click Cancel to discard any changes you have made. Changes will only take effect after you restart the DWL-810. To restart, click on Admin in the system tool bar. Click Reboot in the Admin window.

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    After completing the configuration, click Save to save the changes. Click Cancel to discard the changes. Changes will take effect after restarting the DWL-810. Admin in the menu. Click Reboot to restart the DWL-810. Stations Fig. 5.6 Click on Stations in the menu. A Stations table will appear, as shown here, providing information regarding the device connected to the DWL-810.

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    Factory Default values. (Press and release the Reset button on the back of the unit to return the DWL-810 to its factory default settings.) Note: If you reset the DWL-810 to its factory default settings, you will need to reconfigure the unit.

  • Page 19: Installation

    Configuration menu. About Fig. 5.9 Click on About in the menu to see the full name of the DWL-810. Installation After you have configured the DWL-810, or if you are using Ad-Hoc mode, you are ready to connect it to a network device to achieve wireless transmission.

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    3. Turn on the power of the DWL-810 by connecting one end of the power adapter (included with your purchase) into the power port on the DWL-810, and connecting the other end into the AC power outlet on your wall.

  • Page 21: Technical Specifications

    • The DWL-810 Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge has a default channel of 6. Make sure that the channel on the DWL-810 Ethernet-to- Wireless Bridge is exactly the same as the channel on the other wireless client. 4. I cannot connect to an access point or wireless router.

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    Network Architecture: • Supports Ad-Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer without Access Point) or Infrastructure Mode (Communications to wired networks via Access Points with Roaming) Antenna: • Internal Diversity Patch Frequency Range: • 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Transport Protocols: •...

  • Page 23: Contacting Technical Support

    Safety: • Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 24: Warranty And Registration

    (90) days after any replacement Software is delivered. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non- conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...

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    RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING 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.

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