D-Link DWL-8200AP - AirPremier Managed Dualband Access Point Product Manual
D-Link DWL-8200AP - AirPremier Managed Dualband Access Point Product Manual

D-Link DWL-8200AP - AirPremier Managed Dualband Access Point Product Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    WPA/WPA2 Personal............30 LAN Settings ................32 Performance Settings.............. 33 Channel ................33 Super A/G Mode..............34 Filters ..................36 Wireless Access Settings ............ 36 WLAN Partition..............37 AP Grouping Settings ............. 39 DHCP Server ................40 D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 3 WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise - Security Server ......77 WPA/WPA2 - Personal............78 Filters ..................79 AP Mode ................. 80 AP Mode ................81 WDS with AP............... 82 WDS ..................83 DHCP Server ................84 Client Info................86 Rogue AP................87 D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 4 Configuration Files ................. 92 Firmware Upgrade ................. 94 System Settings ................95 Setup Wizard.................. 96 Refresh..................103 Networking Basics ................104 Troubleshooting................. 120 Technical Specifications..............126 Contacting Technical Support ............129 Warranty ..................... 130 Registration..................134 D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 5: Product Overview

    , or Linux-based operating systems with  ® ® an installed Ethernet Adapter Internet Explorer version 6.0 or Netscape Navigator version 7.0 and above  ™ At least 128MB of memory and a 500MHz processor  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    (WLAN) in offices or other workplaces, trade shows and special events, the DWL-8200AP provides data transfers at up to 108Mbps* in Super A and Super G mode when used with other D-Link Air Premier or Air Premier AG products (The 802.11g standard is ®...
  • Page 7 802.1x: Authentication which is a first line of defense against intrusion. In the authentication process, the Authentication Server verifies the identity of the client attempting to connect to the network. Unfamiliar clients would be denied access. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 8: Features & Benefits

    DWL-8200AP for network configuration and firmware upgrade. Systems administrators can also setup the DWL-8200AP easily with the Web-based configuration. A D-Link D-View module will be downloadable for network administration and real-time network traffic monitoring with D-Link D-View software.
  • Page 9: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
  • Page 10: Standards-Based Technology

    OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL-8200AP will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.
  • Page 11: Installation Considerations

    Installation Considerations DWL-8200AP lets you access your network, using a wireless The D-Link Air Premier ® connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. 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.Typical ranges vary depending...
  • Page 12: Three Operational Modes

    Three Operational Modes D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 13: Installation

    Connect the DWL-8200AP to the PoE base unit. (See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-8200AP.) If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link DWL-AG530 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop computer.
  • Page 14: Connecting Poe (Power Over Ethernet)

    PC. Step 3 Attach the power adapter to the connector on the PoE base unit. Attach the power cord to the power adapter and into an electrical outlet. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 15: Hardware Overview

    Antennas Power Cord socket LAN 2 Reset LAN 1 (PoE) D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 16: Configuration

    Note: If you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DWL-8200AP, make sure to enter the correct IP address. Type admin in the User Name field  Leave the Password field blank  Click OK  Note: If you have changed the password, make sure to enter the correct password. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 17: Setup Wizard

    Setup Wizard. These buttons appear on most of the configuration screens in this section. Please click on the appropriate button at the bottom of each screen after you have made a configuration change. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 18: Wireless Settings

    The channel of an 802.11a network may not be set manually in certain regions (e.g. Europe) in order to comply with DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection). Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan and match the wireless setting. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 19 Select WPA-Auto-Enterprise to allow the client to either use WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise. Select WPA-Auto-Enterprise to allow the client to either use WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. Radio: Select On or Off. Selecting Off will turn off all wireless functions. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 20: Wep Encryption

    field. keys: * Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing English letters as numbers 0-127. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 21: Wpa/Wpa2 Enterprise

    Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. 1800 is Interval: the recommended value. A lower interval may reduce transfer data rate. Radius Server: Enter the IP address of the Radius server. Radius Port: Enter the Radius port. Radius Secret: Enter the Radius secret. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 22: Wpa/Wpa2 Personal

    Group Key Update Select the interval during which the group key will be valid.The default Interval: value of 1800 is reommended. PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto-Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in the corresponding field. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 23: Wds With Ap Mode

    Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 24 Select WPA2-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server required and encryption of data is upgraded with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Select WPA-Auto-Personal to allow the client to either use WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 25: Wep Encryption

    Fourth keys: in the valid key field. * Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing English letters as numbers 0-127. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 26: Wpa/Wpa2 - Personal

    Group Key Update Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. The Interval: default value of 1800 is reommended. PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto-Personal please enter a PassPhrase in the corresponding field. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 27: Wds Mode

    Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is default.The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 28 Select WPA2-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server required and encryption of data is upgraded with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Select WPA-Auto-Personal to allow the client to either use WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 29: Wep Encryption

    Fourth keys: in the valid key field. * Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing English letters as numbers 0-127. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 30: Wpa/Wpa2 Personal

    Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. The Interval: default value of 1800 is reommended. PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto- Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in the corresponding field. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 31 Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Enterprise WPA-Personal WPA2-Enterprise WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Enterprise WPA-Auto-Personal WDS with AP Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Personal WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Personal Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Personal WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Personal D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 32: Lan Settings

    Enter the subnet mask. All devices in the network must share the same subnet mask. Default Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway in your network. If there isn’t a gateway in your network, please enter an IP address within the range of your network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 33: Performance Settings

    The channel of an 802.11a network may not be set manually in certain regions (e.g. Europe) in order to comply with DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection). D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 34: Super A/G Mode

    *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead lower actual data throughput rate. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 35 (5g/2.4g) will automatically switch to the antenna with the greatest RSSI value. When disabled, each radio will use its main antenna - when facing the AP, 5GHz will use the right antenna to transmit and receive packets while the 2.4GHz radio will use the left. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 36: Filters

    Enter the MAC addresses that you wish to include in your filters list, and click Save. When you enter a MAC address, it appears in this list. Click Delete MAC Address List: to remove it from the list. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 37: Wlan Partition

    Enabling this feature allows Ethernet devices to communicate with Ethernet to WLAN wireless clients. If this is disabled, all data from the Ethernet to Access: associated wireless devices is blocked. Wireless devices can still send data to the Ethernet. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 38 802.11g network through Access Point. If disabled, a partition is created 802.11a & 802.11g: between the networks within the Access Point. This feature is only available when both 11a and 11g are both in Access Point mode. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 39: Ap Grouping Settings

    When Enabled, you allow several DWL-8200APs to balance wireless network traffic and wireless clients among DWL-8200APs in the network. Assign each access point a different non-overlapping channel (e.g., 1, 6, 11). User Limit (0-64): Set the User Limit in this field (0-64). D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 40: Dhcp Server

    Select Enable to allow the DWL-8200AP to function as a DHCP server. IP Assigned From: Input the first IP address available for assignment in your network. The Range of Pool Enter the number of IP addresses available for assignment. (1-255): D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 41 Lease Time The Lease Time is the period of time before the DHCP server will (60-31536000 assign new IP addresses. sec.): Status: Turn the Dynamic Pool Settings ON or OFF here. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 42: Static Pool Settings

    Apply; the device will appear in the Assigned Static Pool at the bottom of the screen. Edit or delete the device in this list. Assigned MAC Enter the MAC address of the device here. Address: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 43 Enter the IP address of the Domain Name Server, if applicable. The DNS translates domain names such as www.dlink.com into IP addresses. Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the DWL-8200AP, if applicable. Status: This option turns the Static Pool settings ON or OFF. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 44: Ip Mapping List

    IP addresses. The MAC address of a device on the network that is within the DHCP Binding MAC static IP address pool. address: Assigned IP address: The current corresponding DHCP-assigned static IP address of the device. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 45: Multi-Ssid

    (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is default. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. SSID Broadcast: Select Disable to prevent the SSID name to be broadcast. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 46 Note: If WPA or WPA2 is being used, it will occupy the key space 2 and 3, which will leave key 1 and 4 for other SSIDs to use for WEP. When you configure one Multi-SSID, you must click Save to Table and then click Apply to save your settings. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 47: Rogue Ap

    The Basic Service Set Type allows you to select from AP BSS, Ad Hoc, or Both. Band: Select the type of network (bands 11a, 11b, and 11g) that you would like the AP detection to search on. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 48 If the AP is in the same network, or if you know the AP, just click on “Add” to save it to the AP list. AP List: This window shows all of the APs that are allowed access on the network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 49: Change Password

    User Name: Enter a user name. The default setting is admin. Old Password: To change your password, enter the old password here. New Password: Enter your new password here. Confirm New Enter your new password again. Password: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 50: System Settings

    You may restart the DWL-8200AP with the changed settings or reset the DWL-8200AP back to factory settings. Apply Settings and Click Restart to apply the system settings and restart the DWL-8200AP. Restart: Restore to Factory Click Restore to return the DWL-8200AP to its factory default settings. Default Settings: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 51: Firmware Upgrade

    Browse your hard drive to locate the downloaded file. Select the file and click OK to update the firmware. The AP will automatically restart after the firmware upgrade. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 52: Configuration File

    Browse for the configuration settings that you have saved to your hard drive. Click OK after you have selected the settings file. Load Settings to the Click OK to save the selected settings to your hard drive. Local Hard Drive: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 53 When you click Browse in the previous screen, the dialog box shown above appears. Select the file you wish to download and click Open. The dialog box above will appear as the device restarts. Please wait for a few seconds. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 54: Telnet Settings

    Check Enabled to support SNMP. SNMP is disabled by default. Public Community When SNMP is enabled, you can change the Public Community String: Name here. Private Community When SNMP is enabled, you can change the Private Community String: Name here. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 55: Sntp/Ntp Server Settings

    The time server IP address, time zone, and the local time will be Information: displayed here. Enter the IP address of a SNTP/NTP server. Server IP Address: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu. Time Zone: Check the box to enable daylight savings time. Daylight Saving Time: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 56: Device Info

    Device Info Device This window displays the settings of the DWL-8200AP, the firmware Information: version and the MAC address. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 57: A Traffic Statistics

    802.11a Traffic Statistics WLAN 802.11A This window displays the statistics data of throughput, transmitted frame, received frame, and WEP frame error for the IEEE 802.11a Traffic Statistics: network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 58: G Traffic Statistics

    802.11g Traffic Statistics This window displays the statistics data of throughput, transmitted WLAN 802.11G frame, received frame, and WEP frame error for the IEEE 802.11g Traffic Statistics: network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 59: Client Info

    Displays the MAC address of the client. Band: Displays the wireless band. Authentication: Displays the type of authentication that is enabled. Signal: Indicates the strength of the signal Power Saving Displays the status of the power saving feature. Mode: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 60: Log

    The log information will include, but not limited to, the following items: • Upgrade Firmware • Client Associate and Disassociate with AP • Web login The embedded memory can hold up to 500 logs. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 61: Log Settings

    Log Server/IP If you want to record log events on a remote log server, enter the IP Address: address of the log server here. Log Type: Select the log types that you want to be logged. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 62: Help

    Help Help: Click on any item in the Help screen for more information. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 63: Using The Ap Manager

    To launch the AP Manager: • Go to the Start Menu • Select Programs • Select D-Link Tri-Mode Dualband AP Manager • Select DWL-8200AP Discovering Devices Click on this button to discover the devices available on the network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 64: Selecting Devices

    AP’s by clicking on this button after selecting the device(s). Select the AP that you want to assign an IP address to and click the IP button. Enter the IP address and IP netmask for the selected device and click OK. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 65 You can configure multiple AP’s with IP addresses all at once. Click on the IP button after you’ve selected all of the AP’s you want to assign an IP address. Enter the IP address you want to assign the first unit and the AP manager will automatically assign sequential IP addresses. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 66: Device Configuration

    file if you selected more than one device in the device list. The Exit button will close the device configuration window. Any settings that haven’t been applied will be lost. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 67: General Settings

    To configure multiple devices with an IP address at one time, please reference the previous page. Gateway: Enter the IP address of your gateway, typically your router address. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 68 Select Enable to set the SNMP setting. SNMP is disabled by default. Public Community When SNMP is enabled, you can change the Public Community Stream: Name here. Private Community When SNMP is enabled, you can change the Private Community Stream: Name here. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 69: Wireless Settings

    Super A is a group of performance enhancement features that increase end user application throughput in an 802.11a network. Super A is backwards compatible with standard 802.11a devices. For ideal performance, all wireless devices on the network should be Super A capable. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 70 D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network...
  • Page 71 *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 72: Security

    Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Enterprise WPA-Personal WPA2-Enterprise WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Enterprise WPA-Auto-Personal WDS with AP Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Personal WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Personal Open System Shared Key Open System/Shared Key WPA-Personal WPA2-Personal WPA-Auto-Personal D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 73: Authentication

    The key is communicated and identical WEP settings are Both: required. Select Open System/Shared Key to allow either form of data Authentication: encryption. Select WPA-Enterprise to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 74 No RADIUS server required and encryption of data is upgraded with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Select WPA-Auto-Enterprise to allow the client to either use WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise. Select WPA-Auto-Enterprise to allow the client to either use WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 75: Wep Encryption

    ASCII) and then enter a string to use as the key. The key length is automatically adjusted based on the settings you choose. This option will only be available when security is set to Open, Shared, or Open System/Shared Key. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 76: Wpa/Wpa2 - Enterprise

    Select Auto, TKIP, or AES from the pull-down menu. Group Key Update Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. 1800 is the Interval: recommended setting. A lower interval may reduce transfer rates. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 77: Wpa/Wpa2 - Enterprise - Security Server

    WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise - Security Server RADIUS Server: Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server. RADIUS Port: Enter the port used on the RADIUS server. RADIUS Secret: Enter the RADIUS secret. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 78: Wpa/Wpa2 - Personal

    Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. 1800 is the Group Key Update recommended setting. A lower interval may reduce transfer rates. Interval: PassPhrase: Enter a PassPhrase between 8-63 characters in length. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 79: Filters

    MAC address in the list are granted access. When Reject is selected, devices in the list of MAC addresses are not granted access. Access Control Add or Delete MAC addresses in the Access Control List. List: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 80: Ap Mode

    AP Mode AP Mode: There are 3 AP modes: Access Point WDS with AP Please see the following pages for an explanation of all the AP modes. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 81: Ap Mode

    AP Mode Access Point: Creates a Wireless LAN. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 82: Wds With Ap

    WDS with AP: Wireless Distribution System with Access Points. APs in a network are wirelessly wired together and connected via a Distribution System. The DWL-8200AP wirelessly connects multiple networks, while still functioning as a wireless AP. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 83: Wds

    WDS: A Wireless Distribution System that interconnects so called Basic Service Sets (BSS). It bridges two or more wired networks together over wireless. The DWL-8200AP wirelessly connects multiple networks without functioning as a wireless AP. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 84: Dhcp Server

    Enter the initial IP address to be assigned by the DHCP server. Range of Pool Enter the number of allocated IP addresses. (1~255): SubMask: Enter the subnet mask. Gateway: Enter the gateway IP address, typically a router. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 85 Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the DWL-8200AP, if applicable. Lease Time: The period of time that the client will retain the assigned IP address. Status: This option turns the dynamic pool settings on or off. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 86: Client Info

    Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is default. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 87: Rogue Ap

    If the AP is in the same network, or if you know the AP, just click on “>” to save it to the AP list. AP List: This window shows all of the APs that are allowed access on the network. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 88: Log

    Remote Syslog If you require more space to hold your logs, please provide the Status Server IP: IP address of the Server that will store your logs. The embedded memory can only have up to 500 logs. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 89: Sntp

    SNTP/NTP displayed here. Information: Enter the IP address of a SNTP/NTP server. Server IP Address: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu. Time Zone: Check the box to enable daylight savings time. Daylight Saving Time: D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 90: Multi-Ssid

    VLAN ID: Enter a VLAN number (0 - 4094). MSSID Index: You can select up to 7 MSSIDs per band, the default MSSID is the primary, which puts the total to 8 MSSIDs per band. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 91 WEP key in the box. WPA/WPA2 Personal Cipher Type: Select Auto, AES, or TKIP. Group Key Update Enter the Group Key Interval (1800 is default). Inteval: Passphrase: Enter the WPA passphrase (between 8-63 characters). D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 92: Configuration Files

    Click the Save button after you have all the settings as you want them. A popup window will appear prompting you for a file name and location. Enter the  file name, choose a file destination, and click Save. Device Configuration button. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 93 If you want to use the newly loaded configuration for the selected device(s), click Apply and the configuration settings will be written to the device(s). Device Configuration button. You must always click Apply in the Configuration window if you want the settings to take effect. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 94: Firmware Upgrade

    Click on the firmware button as shown above.  A popup window will appear. Locate the firmware upgrade file and click Open.  IMPORTANT! DO NOT DISCONNECT POWER FROM THE UNIT WHILE THE FIRMWARE IS BEING UPGRADED. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 95: System Settings

     device list. By default this option is disabled. If you choose to enable it, you must enter the refresh interval in seconds. All other settings on this screen should be left at the default setting. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 96: Setup Wizard

    Setup Wizard This button will launch the Setup Wizard that will guide you through device configuration. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 97 Enter a Password and retype it in the Verify Password field. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 98 Enter the SSID and the Channel for the IEEE 802.11a network. Click Next. Select No Security, if you do not require a method of encryption. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 99 Select WEP, as your method of encryption. A Key Size and First Key value are required. Click Next. Select WPA-Personal, as your method of encryption. A Pass Phrase, and Group Key Update Interval are required. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 100 Enter the SSID and the Channel for the IEEE 802.11g network. Click Next. Select No Security, if you do not require a method of encryption. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 101 Select WEP, as your method of encryption. A Key Size and First Key value are required. Click Next. Select WPA-Personal, as your method of encryption. A Pass Phrase, and Group Key Update Interval are required. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 102 The DWL-8200AP setup is complete! D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 103: Refresh

    Devices with a checkmark next to them are still available on the network. Devices with an X are no longer available on the network. About Click on this button to view the version of AP Manager. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 104: Networking Basics

    Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000. ® Go to Start > Control Panel>Network Connections Select Set up a home or small office network When this screen appears, click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 105 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. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 106 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. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 107 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. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 108 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. Click Next. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 109 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. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 110 You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 111: Naming Your Computer

    Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.  You may enter a Computer Description if you wish; this field is optional.  To rename the computer and join a domain, Click Change.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 112: Checking The Ip Address In Windows Xp

    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: Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the task bar.  Click on Status.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 113 This window will appear: Click the Support tab.  Click Close.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 114: Assigning A Static Ip Address In Windows Xp

    If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow these instructions: Go to Start.  Double-click on Control Panel.  Double-click on Network Connections.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 115 For example, if one computer has an IP address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP addresses that are sequential, like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4. The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.) D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 116 The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.) Click OK.  Assigning a Static IP Address in Macintosh ® Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.  Click on Network.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 117 Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu.  Select Manually in the Configure pull-down menu.  Input the Static IP Address, the Subnet Mask and the Router IP Address in the  appropriate fields. Click Apply Now.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 118 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.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 119 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the wireless router or access point. A good wireless connection will show four replies from the wireless router or access point, as shown. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 120: Troubleshooting

    Do a Ping test to make sure that the DWL-8200AP is responding. Go to  Start>Run>Type Command>Type ping 192.168.0.50. A successful ping will show four replies. Note: If you have changed the default IP address, make sure to ping the correct IP address assigned to the DWL-8200AP. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 121 Networking Basics. If you are entering a DNS Server address you must also enter the Default Gateway Address. (Remember that if you have a DHCP-capable router, you will not need to assign a static IP address. See Networking Basics: Assigning a Static IP Address.) D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 122 You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using. Go to Start > My Computer > Properties.  Select the Hardware Tab.  Click Device Manager.  D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 123 Double-click on Network Adapters.  Right-click on D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter. (In this  example we use the DWL-G650; you may be using other network adapters, but the procedure will remain the same.) Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly.
  • Page 124 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. Please refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual for further information about the most advantageous placement of your D-Link wireless products.
  • Page 125 Reset the DWL-8200AP 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 button on the back of the unit. You will lose the current configuration settings. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 126: Technical Specifications

    • 223ft (68m) @ 12Mbps • 253ft (77m) @ 9Mbps • 302ft (92m) @ 6Mbps Outdoors: • 328ft (100m) @ 54Mbps • 968ft (295m) @ 11Mbps • 1378ft (420m) @ 6Mbps Operating Voltage • 48VDC +/- 10% for PoE D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 127 • 6mW (7dBm) • 1mW (0dBm) Receiver Sensitivity For 802.11a: • 6Mbps: -87dBm • 9Mbps: -86dBm • 11Mbps: -88dBm • 12Mbps: -85dBm • 18Mbps: -83dBm • 24Mbps: -80dBm • 36Mbps: -76dBm • 48Mbps: -71dBm • 54Mbps: -71dBm D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 128 * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. ** Environmental conditions may adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...
  • Page 129: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support 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.
  • Page 130: 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.
  • Page 131 Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is”...
  • Page 132 PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT. Limitation of Liability:TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY...
  • Page 133 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may caused undesired operation.
  • Page 134: Registration

    Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.1 Revised: 02/18/2006 D-Link DWL-8200AP User Manual...

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