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WL-500W SuperSpeed N
Wireless Multi-Function Router
WL-500W
Wireless multi-function router

User Manual

E3336 /July 2007

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ¤ WL-500W SuperSpeed N Wireless Multi-Function Router WL-500W Wireless multi-function router User Manual E3336 /July 2007...
  • Page 2: Manufacturer Contact Information

    General (tel): +886-2-2894-3447 Web site address: www.asus.com.tw General (fax): +886-2-2894-7798 General email: info@asus.com.tw ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Company address: 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA General (fax): +1-510-608-4555 Web site address: usa.asus.com Technical support General support: +1-502-995-0883 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 Online support: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    3) Wall mount option ................4 3. Getting started ..................5 1) Wired connection ................5 2) Wireless Connection ................5 3) Setting IP address for wired or wireless client ........5 5) Quick setup ..................7 4. Wireless router features ..............2 1) Choosing an appropriate operation mode ........12 2) Setting up wireless encryption ............13...
  • Page 4 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 7. Configure WL-500W under Vista OS ............. 35 1) Configuring the device ..............35 2) Setting up the network sharing center ..........40 8. Troubleshooting .................47 9. Appendix .....................49...
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    • WL-500W wireless router x 1 • Power adapter x 1 • Utility CD x 1 • RJ45 cable x 1 • Quick Start Guide x 1 2. Connecting ADSL modem and wireless router 1) Cable connection Wall power outlet Modem Power...
  • Page 6: Status Indicators

    3. Tighten two screws until only 1/4'' is showing. 4. Latch the hooks of the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws. Note: Re-adjust the screws if you cannot latch the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws or if it is too loose.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Thus, you can either use straight-through or crossover cable for wired connection. Plug one end of the cable to the LAN port on the rear panel of the router and the other end to the Ethernet port on your PC.
  • Page 8 Enter the following address in your web browser: http://192.168.1.1 Defaults User name: admin Password: admin After logging in, you can see the ASUS Wireless Router home page. The homepage displays quick links to configure the main features of the wireless router.
  • Page 9: Quick Setup

    WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 5) Quick setup To start quick setup, click Next to enter the “Quick Setup” page. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. 1. Select your time zone and click Next. 2. ASUS wireless router supports...
  • Page 10 WLAN. If you want to protect transmitted data, select a Security Level to enable encryption methods. Medium: Only users with the same WEP key settings can connect to your wireless router and transmit data using 64bits or 128bits WEP key encryption.
  • Page 11 Configuring ASUS WLAN Card with One Touch Wizard If you have installed ASUS wireless card together with its utilities and drives on your PC, click Start -> All Programs -> ASUS Utility-> WLAN Card -> One Touch Wizard to launch the One...
  • Page 12 Next to setup TCP/IP for your WLAN Card. Length is 64 bits, Passphrase is 11111 Click Next to continue. 5) Setup the IP address of the WLAN Card according to your network condition. After the setup is complete, click Finish...
  • Page 13 Configuring WLAN card with Windows WZC service ® If you use non-ASUS wireless card, you can set up the wireless connection with Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service. 1) Double-click the wireless network icon on 2) Input the 10-digit keys you have set on the task bar to view available networks.
  • Page 14: Wireless Router Features

    You can set up routing policies in this mode; however, NAT function is disabled. Access point mode works when you setup WL-500W as a wireless bridge. In this mode, all Ethernet ports on WL-500W (4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port) are recognized as LAN ports. WAN connection, NAT, and Internet firewall functions are disabled in access point mode.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Wireless Encryption

    Encryption to WEP-64bits or WEP-28bits, then manually type in four sets WEP Keys (10 hexadecimal digits for 64-bit key or 26 hexadecimal digits for 128-bit key). You can also let the system generate the keys by entering a Passphrase. TKIP stands for Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. TKIP dynamically generates unique keys to encrypt every data packet in a wireless session.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Virtual Server In Your Lan

    1. Click Virtual Server in NAT Setting folder to open the NAT configuration page. 2. Select Yes to enable virtual s e r v e r. F o r e x a m p l e , i f host 192.168.1.100 is the FTP server that the user...
  • Page 17: Setting Up Virtual Dmz In Your Lan

    WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 4) Setting up virtual DMZ in your LAN To expose an internal host to the Internet and make all services provided by this host available to outside users, enable Virtual DMZ function to open all ports of the host.
  • Page 18 DDNS service. Read the policy and select "I have read...". 4. E n t e r y o u r u s e r n a m e , e-mail address, password, then click Create Account. 5. A m e s s a g e p r o m p t s out informing that your account has been created.
  • Page 19 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 9. After logging in, you can see this welcome message. 10. Select Services tab. 11. Click Add Dynamic DNS Host . 12. Enter the host name then click Add Host. 13. You can see this message when your hostname is successfully created.
  • Page 20 Start menu and select Run. Type cmd and click OK to open the CLI console. 18. T y p e p i n g a c c o u n t . dyndns.org (your DDNS domain name). If you can...
  • Page 21: Setting Up Bandwidth Management

    VOIP/Video Streaming. In this page, you can click each item to set its priority higher. After you click each item, the letters on the button turns yellow (see figures below) and the green bar behind it automatically grows longer, indicating its bandwith status is the first priority.
  • Page 22 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 500W FTP Server After you applying the 500W FTP Server settings, a screen appears asking you to do further configuration:...
  • Page 23 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual VOIP/Video Streaming 2. You can also configure the bandwith manually by clicking "User Specify Services". Input the IP adress, destination port and choose the priority status from the drop-down list.
  • Page 24: Application Features

    20 seconds for WL-500W to reboot. 1) Sharing USB storage To use this feature, you need to plug a USB hard disk to the USB2.0 port on the rear panel of WL-500W. Make sure the hard disk is formatted and partitioned properly.
  • Page 25 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 2. Click Add to add a share folder. 3. Select the folder you want to share from Folder Manager and click Ok. To create a share folder, input the folder name in Add Folder field and press Add.
  • Page 26: Setting Up Ftp Site

    FTP Mode to Login to first partition. The anonymous l o g i n d i r e c t o r y i s t h e r o o t directory of first partition. To allow account login only: Set...
  • Page 27: Download Master

    The Download Master helps to manage the download tasks without turning your computer on. To use this function, you need to: 1) mount a USB storage to WL-500W Wireless Router; and 2) install ASUS Utilities from the support CD. Refer to chapter 6 for utility installation procedures.
  • Page 28: Web Camera

    Options, and click Download button to start. 5. FTP download C l i c k Tr a ns f e r b u tto n o f th e Download Master and select FTP in the Options field. Input the FTP site address, Port number, User Name, Password.
  • Page 29 ActiveX Only enables user to execute ActiveX ® c l i e n t s o n a n W i n d o w s platform and get the best image quality. ActiveX and Refresh enables user to get a basic image on both IE and other browsers.
  • Page 30 Email Server - This field indicates the E-mail server you use for exchanging E-mail. If you leave this field blank, WL-500W uses the mail server of your E-mail address in Send to field. Subject - This field is for the subject of E-mail.
  • Page 31: Sharing Usb Printer

    IP address and port number of Remote Site. T h e v a l u e o f t h i s f i e l d i s [ I P Address]:[Connection Port]. Preview - Click Preview to see the view of all the Web Camera sites you set in Remote Site.
  • Page 32 Printer Name of IP Address field and click Next. 7. S e t P r o t o c o l t o L P R a n d t y p e 8. Press Next to finish standard TCP/IP LPRServer in Queue Name field.
  • Page 33 Note: If you have already installed the printer locally on your computer, right click the printer icon and select Property -> Port tab to add a standard TCP/IP port. Click Add Port then select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port button. Refer to step 5-8 for setting procedures.
  • Page 34: Setting Up Using Asus Utility

    1. Click Install ASUS Wireless Router 2. Click Next to continue. Utilities to run the setup installation program. 3. Click Next to install the utility in the 4. Select a program folder and click Next. designated location. 5. Press Finish to quit the installation program.
  • Page 35: Ezsetup

    WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 2) EZSetup Wireless LAN setup will complete in two easy steps. First open the EZSetup utility form Start menu, then push the EZSetup button on the rear panel for 3 seconds. Push EZSetup over 3 sec. and release.
  • Page 36 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual If you need to configure the ISP settings for your wireless router, select Configure ISP settings, click Next and follow the instructions to complete the settings. Setup is complete, press Print/Save Wireless LAN Settings button for future reference.
  • Page 37: Configure Wl-500w Under Vista Os

    Note: The WCN Net process of Windows Vista can only discover the device when it is not configured and is in the default settings state. If the device is configured, you have to set up the device by WEB or EZsetup. You can also push the Reset button and then begin WCN-NET setup.
  • Page 38 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 4. A screen prompts you to enter the PIN, which is located on the sticker posted on the device. Enter the PIN in the PIN box, then click Next. 5. Give the network a name and type it in the Network name box, then click Next.
  • Page 39 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 6. A Passphrase is generated for WPA security for the network. Click Next from this screen. If you want to create a different passphrase, click create a different passphrase for me. If you want to use security method other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options.
  • Page 40 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual Create a different passphrase Four security methods...
  • Page 41 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 7. Click Next from the above screens after the configuration is completed. The complete configuration screen appears as shown below. Click Close to finish the process and exit.
  • Page 42: Setting Up The Network Sharing Center

    WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 2) Setting up the network sharing center Follow the steps below to set up a sharing center to allow the network users to share printer, file and media. 1. Connect the device to your PC and power it on.
  • Page 43 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 3. Click Set up a wireless router or network. 4. Choose Set up a wireless router or access point, then click Next.
  • Page 44 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 5. Click Next. 6. In the screen that appears, type a network name in the Network name box, then click Next. A passphrase is generated for the WPA security.
  • Page 45 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 7. Click Next. If you want to use security methods other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options. 8. Choose a security method and click Next.
  • Page 46 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual 9. A screen prompts you to enter the PIN for the device. Enter the PIN, which is located on the sticker posted on the device, then click Next. 10. Choose a file and printer sharing option and click Next.
  • Page 47 WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual A screen appears showing that the set up is complete as shown below. 11. From the above screen you can choose to View settings or, Save settings to a USB flash drive. The respective screens are shown below.
  • Page 48 Save settings to a USB flash drive screen 12. When Save settings to a USB flash drive screen appears, plug a USB flash drive into your computer, then select the drive from the Save settings to box and click Next. The settings starts to be saved into the USB drive.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Cannot access to web browser for router configuration 2. Click on "Delete Cookies" and "Delete 1 . O p e n a w e b b r o w s e r a n d o p e n Files".
  • Page 50 Network name or encryption keys are forgotten • Try to setup the wired connection for setup the wireless encryption again. • Do the hard reset on the wireless router by pressing the Reset button on the rear panel for more than 5 seconds.
  • Page 51: Appendix

    If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: - Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Page 52: Ce Mark Warning

    (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
  • Page 53 If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors’ reputations.
  • Page 54 You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is 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.
  • Page 55 choice.
  • Page 56 9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

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