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WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router

User Manual

E3209/ October 2007

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual E3209/ October 2007...
  • Page 3: Manufacturer Contact Information

    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 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General (tel): +49-2102-95990 Web site address: www.asuscom.de General (fax): +49-2102-959911 Online contact: www.asuscom.de/sales...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    6) Setting up Bandwidth Management ..........21 5. Application features ................23 1) Sharing USB storage ...............23 2) Setting up FTP site ................25 3) Sharing USB printer .................26 6. Setting up using ASUS utility ..............30 1) Utility Installation for WL-500gP V2 ..........30 2) EZSetup ...................31...
  • Page 5 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 7. Configure WL500gP V2 under Vista OS ...........36 8. Troubleshooting .................48 9. Appendix .....................50...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    • Quick Start Guide x 1 2. Connecting ADSL modem and wireless router 1) Cable connection Wall power outlet Modem Power Phone Wall telephone outlet Wall power outlet ASUS Wireless Router Power Wall power outlet Modem ASUS Wireless Router Power Phone Power Wall telephone outlet...
  • Page 7: 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 8: Getting Started

    Therefore, before using the ASUS Wireless Router, check the basic settings to make sure they all work in your environment. ASUS provides a utility named EZSetup for fast wireless configuration. If you would like to use EZSetup for your wireless network configuration, refer to chapter 6 for details.
  • Page 9: Configuring The Wireless Router

    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 10: Quick Setup

    WL-500gP V2 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 11 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual PPTP user If you are using PPTP services, select ADSL connection that requires username, herk036@adsl-comfort password and IP address. Fill in the username, password and IP address provided by your ISP into the fields. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 12 Configuring ASUS WLAN Card with One Touch Wizard If you have installed ASUS wireless card together with its utilities and drivers on your PC, click Start -> Programe -> ASUS Utility-> WLAN Card -> One Touch Wizard to launch the One...
  • Page 13 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 1) Select Connect to an existing wireless 2) One Touch Wizard searches and displays LAN (Station) radio button and click the available APs in the Available Next to continue. Networks list. Select WL-500gP V2 and press Next to continue.
  • Page 14 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 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 15: Wireless Router Features

    This chapter provides setup examples of some frequently used router features. You can setup these features via your Web browser. 1) Choosing an appropriate operation mode ASUS WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router supports three operation modes: home gateway, router, and access point. Click System Setup -> Operation mode to open the configuration page.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Wireless Encryption

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 2) Setting up wireless encryption W L - 5 0 0 g P V 2 p r o v i d e s a s e t o f e n c r y p t i o n a n d authentication methods to meet the different demands of home, SOHO, and enterprise users.
  • Page 17: Setting Up Virtual Server In Your Lan

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual Authentication The authentication methods supported by WL-500gP V2 include: Open, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA, and Radius with 80.211x. Open: This option disables authentication protection for wireless network. Under Open mode, any IEEE802.11b/g client can connect to your wireless network. Shared: This mode uses the the WEP keys currently in use for authentication.
  • Page 18: Setting Up Virtual Dmz In Your Lan

    DNS enables host who uses static IP address to associate with a domain name; for dynamic IP user, they can also associate with a domain name via dynamic DNS (DDNS). DDNS requires registering and account-creating at ASUS DDNS service. The ASUS DDNS server has already recorded your IP address information.
  • Page 19 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 3. Select WWW.ASUS.COM for detail setting. You are not necessary to key in User Name or E-mail Address and Password or DDNS Key if you select this server. Or you can select another website to register and apply for DDNS service. Please refer to Page 18 to see another service setting.
  • Page 20 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 6. If host name’s format does not follow xxx.asuscomm.com, you will see this message. Please re-enter your host name again. 7. If you want to change host name, please enter new host name and click Query. You can see this message when your host name is successfully updated.
  • Page 21 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 9. Click Apply then click Finish. 10. Click Save & Restart to restart WL-500gP V2 and activate settings. 11. You can type your host name in the address bar of browser to access your Hard Disk Drive plugged in WL-500gP V2.
  • Page 22 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 5. You can find the activation letter in your E-mail box. Click the hyperlink. 6. The link directs you to a login page. Click login. 7. Enter the user name and password then click Login. 8.
  • Page 23 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 11. Enter the host name then click Add Host. Note: The input character should be in the range of A-Z, a-z, or 0-9, and the length of the characters should be no more than 64 bytes. 12.
  • Page 24: Setting Up Bandwidth Management

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 6) Setting up Bandwidth Management Bandwidth Management provides a mechanism that controls the traffic of you network. To set up bandwidth management: 1. Click Basic Config page in Bandwidth Management folder. In this page you can see four buttons including Gaming Blaster, Internet Application, WL-500gP V2 FTP Server, and VOIP/Video Streaming.
  • Page 25 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual WL-500gP V2 FTP Server After you applying the WL-500gP V2 FTP Server settings, a screen appears asking you to do further configuration:...
  • Page 26 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual VOIP/Video Streaming 2. You can also configure the bandwidth manually by clicking "User Specify Services". Input the IP address, destination port and choose the priority status from the drop-down list.
  • Page 27: Application Features

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 5. Application features ASUS WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router provides two USB2.0 ports for connecting USB storage, USB camera, and USB printer, therefore, you can monitor the working environment, share data and printer with both wired and wireless users in your network.
  • Page 28 WL-500gP V2 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 29: Setting Up Ftp Site

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 2) Setting up FTP site WL-500gP V2 can also serve as an FTP site. You can make your FTP site accessible by all users, or set up access policy to restrict anonymous login. To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage disk to the USB2.0 port on the rear panel of WL- 500gP V2.
  • Page 30: Sharing Usb Printer

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless router, click Status & Log -> Status. If Printer Model is correct and Printer Status is On-Line, you can share this printer within your LAN. Note: Visit ASUS Website for comaptible printer vendor and models. Setting up printer client under Windows XP Follow the steps below to install network printer on your clients.
  • Page 31 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 6. Select Custom and click Settings... 5. Input the IP address of WL-500gP V2 in the 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.
  • Page 32 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 11. Click Next to accept the default name 12. Select Yes to print a test page. Click Next to print. for the printer. 13. The installation is complete. Click Finish to quit the Add Printer Wizard. Note: If you have already installed the printer locally on your computer, right click the printer icon and select Property ->...
  • Page 33: Setting Up Using Asus Utility

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 6. Setting up using ASUS utility 1) Utility Installation for WL-500gP V2 2. Click Next to continue. 1. Click Install ASUS Wireless Router Utilities to run the setup installation program. 3. Click Next to install the utility in the 4.
  • Page 34: Ezsetup

    Internet connections will pause for a short period but will then return to normal operation without change. 2) To use EZSetup, we recommend using an ASUS wireless adapter such as WL-106gM, WL-100gE, and WL-169gE. Click the EZSetup button in the utility.
  • Page 35 WL-500gP V2 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. Click Finish to exit the EZSetup utility.
  • Page 36: Configure Wl500gp V2 Under Vista Os

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 7. Configure WL500gP V2 under Vista OS The Windows Simple Config function, which is preinstalled in the ASUS WL500gP V2, enables the device to be configured via WCN Net process of Windows Vista. Note: The WCN Net process of Windows Vista can only discover the device when the device is not configured and is in the default settings state.
  • Page 37 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual A screen prompts you to enter the PIN of your device. The PIN is located on the sticker posted on the device. 4. 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 38 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual A Passphrase is generated for WPA security for the network. 6. 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 39 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual Create a different passphrase Four security methods...
  • Page 40 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 6. 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. 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.
  • Page 41 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 3. Click Set up a connection or network.
  • Page 42 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 4. Choose Set up a wireless router or access point, then click Next. 5. Click Next.
  • Page 43 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 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. 7. Click Next. If you want to use security methods other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options.
  • Page 44 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 8. Choose a security method and click Next. 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.
  • Page 45 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 10. Choose a file and printer sharing option and click Next. A screen appears showing that the set up is complete as shown below.
  • Page 46 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 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. View settings screen Save settings to a USB flash drive screen...
  • Page 47 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 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 start to be saved into the USB drive. After the saving process is completed, a screen appears to instruct you to add computer or other devices into the network.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 8. 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 49 The following are factory default values. If you push the Restore button on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router for over 5 seconds, or click the “Restore” button on the “Factory Default” page under “ Advanced Setup”, the following default settings overwrite the old settings on your wireless router.
  • Page 50: Appendix

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 9. Appendix FCC Warning Statement 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. (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 51: Ce Mark Warning

    WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Effective use of the radio spectrum – Article 3.2 Testing for radio test suites according to EN 300 328- 2 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient.
  • Page 52 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it. For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have.
  • Page 53 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual b) 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 54 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
  • Page 55 WL-500gP V2 Wireless Router User Manual 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. Each version is given a distinguishing version number.

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