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  • Page 1 ® High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway User’s Guide OPTIONS by IBM...
  • Page 2 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway Safety and Warranty Information that comes with your option. The Safety and Warranty Information contains the following information, which is necessary to review before operating the device:...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    . 2-1 Web-based interface . . 2-1 Saving configurations . . 2-3 Part 3: Setting up the wireless access point in the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway . . 3-1 Wireless Settings - Advanced . . 3-3 Wireless Settings - MAC Control Setup .
  • Page 4 Connecting to other routers . . 7-1 Troubleshooting. . 7-2 Part 8: Notices . 8-1 ® High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway: User’s Guide...
  • Page 5: Preface

    Your feedback is valuable to us in developing products and services that are important to you, as well as in developing better ways to communicate with you. Register your option on the IBM Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/register...
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  • Page 7: Part 1: Product Description

    For DMZ, the exposed computer receives all packets that would otherwise be dropped. v Virtual Server: With the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway, you can set up a server on your local network that can be remotely accessed from the Internet (an ftp server, for example).
  • Page 8 DMZ: The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway can support some special applications and Internet games. With DMZ, one designated computer is removed from behind the built-in firewall and exposed to the Internet. This speeds up Internet gaming and might be required from special applications.
  • Page 9 One RJ-45 Ethernet cable v The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway Quick Start Guide v The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway Safety and Warranty Information v The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway User’s Guide CD The included CD contains the following items: –...
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  • Page 11: Part 2: Configuration

    Part 2: Configuration The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway has a Web-based setup utility. Note: It is not recommended that multiple users be logged into the Web-based setup utility at the same time. Web-based interface The Web-based setup utility has an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Page 12 Note: All IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateways are factory-configured with ″default″ as the default Administrator name with no password needed. After login, the Language selection window opens. 5. Select your language by clicking the appropriate icon. The language home page opens.
  • Page 13: Saving Configurations

    v Help: Displays related help information v Delete: Deletes an entry in the configuration table Saving configurations The configuration changes made through the Web-based setup utility are automatically saved into the flash memory within 30 seconds after clicking Apply. For more information, see “Part 5: Using tools for advanced configuration” on page 5-1.
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  • Page 15: Part 3: Setting Up The Wireless Access Point In The Ibm High Rate Wireless Lan Gateway

    Part 3: Setting up the wireless access point in the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway is a multifunctional device with an integrated IEEE 802.11b-compliant WiFi certified access point. You can use it as a base station for your wireless network.
  • Page 16 Channels are the spectrum range where your wireless signals are transmitted. The clearer the channel, the better your network performance. You can select the desired channel from the pull-down menu. Wired equivalency privacy (WEP) encrypts the packets sent by the wireless Gateway.
  • Page 17: Wireless Settings - Advanced

    The Fragmentation Threshold figure determines whether a long packet is split into several shorter packets. This is done for efficiency reasons. Packets longer than the Fragmentation Threshold are split, resulting in better network performance. Part 3: Setting up the wireless access point in the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway...
  • Page 18: Wireless Settings - Mac Control Setup

    Wireless Settings - MAC Control Setup After you enable the MAC access limit function, then you can determine the access mode. In IEEE 802.11b-compliant devices, the MAC address is a means of controlling network access. MAC addresses can be found in the package of the network interface card (NIC).
  • Page 19: Wireless Settings - Status Monitor

    Wireless Receive v Fragments: 0 v Fragments: 0 v Unicast Packets: 0 v Unicast Packets: 0 v Unicast Bytes: 0 v Unicast Bytes: 0 Part 3: Setting up the wireless access point in the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway...
  • Page 20 v Multicast Packets: 0 v Multicast Packets: 0 v Multicast Bytes: 0 v Multicast Bytes: 0 v Wireless Transmit Error v Wireless Receive Error v Deferred Transmissions: 0 v Packet FCS Errors: 0 v Retry Limit Exceed: 0 v Discards: No Buffer: 0 v Single Retries: 0 v Discards: WEP Errors: 0 v Multiple Retries: 0...
  • Page 21 : The number of packets that the wireless MAC cannot receive due to the lack of MAC receive buffer space – : The number of packets discarded due to WEP check error Part 3: Setting up the wireless access point in the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway...
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  • Page 23: Part 4: Setting Up Client Computers For Internet Access

    To configure a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millenium computer as your client computer, do the following: 1. Click Start Settings Control Panel. 2. Double-click Network. 3. In the network component list, double-click TCP/IP for the network card. 4. Click the IP Address tab. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 24 5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. 6. Click the DNS tab. 7. Select Disable DNS. 8. Save the changes, and then restart your computer. Your computer will be able to access the Internet through the Gateway. Note: If you do not want to use DHCP service, you must manually configure the IP address of your computer.
  • Page 25 9. Add the IP address of the server to the DNS Server Search Order list. 10. Save the changes, and then restart your computer. Your computer can access the Internet through the server. Setting up Windows 2000 Professional clients Before setting up a Windows 2000 Professional client, be sure that the TCP/IP protocol is installed with your Ethernet network card.
  • Page 26 6. Click Properties. 7. Click to check the Obtain an IP address automatically radio button. 8. Click to check the Obtain DNS server address automatically radio button. 9. Click OK. 10. Click OK again. 11. Restart your computer. Your computer is able to access the Internet through the server.
  • Page 27 7. Save the changes, and then restart your computer. Your computer is able to access the Internet through the server. Setting up Windows NT 4.0 Workstation clients Before setting up a Windows NT 4.0 Workstation client, be sure that the TCP/IP protocol is installed with your Ethernet network card.
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  • Page 29: Part 5: Using Tools For Advanced Configuration

    1. Click Advanced Configuration, and then click DCHP Configuration to display the DHCP Client table. The DHCP Client Table displays the DHCP IP addresses assigned by the DHCP server the last time the Gateway was turned on. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 30 v DHCP: The DHCP feature can be enabled or disabled. v DHCP Start Address: This is the starting IP address of the IP address pool in the DHCP server. The default is 192.168.1.11. v DHCP End Address: This is the end address of the address pool in the DHCP server.
  • Page 31 2. Click Add to add a new entry in the Fixed IP table. v IP Address: The specified IP address for the client device. This IP address must be within the address pool in the DHCP server. v MAC Address: The MAC address of the client device v Remark: The descriptions of the client device that needs the fixed IP address 3.
  • Page 32 2. Click Add to add a new entry in the Excluded IP table. v IP Address: Enter the specified IP address. The IP address must be within the address pool of the DHCP server. v Remark: The descriptions of the excluded IP address 3.
  • Page 33: Dmz Configuration

    2. Click Add to add a new entry in the BOOTP IP table. v IP Address: The specified address used by the BOOTP protocol. This IP address must be within the address pool in the DHCP server. v MAC Address: The MAC address of the client device used for that IP address v Remark: The descriptions of the IP address 3.
  • Page 34: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade The firmware upgrade function allows the user to easily upgrade the Gateway to the latest firmware version. 1. Download the latest firmware version from the IBM Web site to your computer. ® High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway: User’s Guide...
  • Page 35: Lan Configuration

    2. Click Advanced Configuration, and then click Firmware Upgrade to display the Firmware Upgrade page. 3. Browse for the file you just downloaded. 4. Click the update button. 5. Follow the on-screen instructions. Note: If the firmware upgrade process is interrupted, you will need to use the FirstAid Utility to reflash the firmware.
  • Page 36 In this table, you can change the TCP/IP settings of the Ethernet LAN interface of the Gateway. v MAC Address: Displays the media access control (MAC) address of the LAN interface. It is displayed in six pairs of hexadecimal numbers. v LAN IP Address: This is the IP address of the Gateway on the LAN/WLAN interface.
  • Page 37: Language Select

    Click Advanced Configuration, and then click Language select to display the Language select page. Select English or Japanese in the Language pull-down menu. Selecting Default will display the language select page the next time you log into the IBM High Rate Wireless Gateway. MAC address clone This feature is used when an ISP is expecting s specific MAC address from an ISP supplied network card.
  • Page 38: Packet Filtering

    Click Advanced Configuration → MAC address clone to display the MAC address clone page. Select one of the following: v Auto acquire from first connected PC. Make sure the PC with the desired MAC address is the only PC connected to the Gateway. Then select auto acquire and click on Apply.
  • Page 39 You can enable or disable packet filtering by selecting Enable or Disable from the pull-down menu at the top of the table. Note: It is recommended that you select Enable and click on Apply before configuring any of the available packet filtering rules. There are three rules to define packet filtering: IP rule Port rule, and URL rule.
  • Page 40 2. Click Add. 3. Enter the IP address of the Internet site that the LAN users are prohibited from accessing. 4. Click Apply. The IP rule table has a new entry added to it. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to block more Web sites using the IP rule. Note: The configuration changes made through the Web-based setup utility are automatically saved into the flash memory within 30 seconds after clicking Apply.
  • Page 41 2. Click Add to add an entry into the Port rule table. v Service Type: TCP or UDP service v Protocol: Select the protocol (or application) such as FTP or HTTP. If a well-known protocol is selected from the list, then the corresponding port number is set according to various Internet standards.
  • Page 42 1. Click URL Rule to display the URL rule table. 2. Click Allow or Block. This will permit you to either block the specified URL, or allow ONLY the specified URL. 3. Enter the URLs of the Internet sites that you wish to control access for the LAN users.
  • Page 43: Profile Upload/Download

    Note: The configuration changes made through the Web-based setup utility are automatically saved into the flash memory within 30 seconds after clicking Apply. Profile upload/download To save a configuration profile for the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway, select Advanced Configuration Profile Upload/Download. Type the 5-15...
  • Page 44: Static Routing Table

    Static Routing table The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway supports static TCP/IP routing. It can serve as a router between two different TCP/IP networks (or subnets). In the static routing table, you can exchange packets with other network segments.
  • Page 45: Virtual Server

    30 seconds after clicking Apply. Virtual server With the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway, you can make some servers on the LAN accessible to users through the Internet. These servers are called Virtual Servers.
  • Page 46 To add a Virtual Server, do the following: 1. From the left-hand navigation bar, click Advanced Configuration Virtual Server Configuration to display the Virtual Server table. You can enable or disable the Virtual Server function by selecting Enable or Disable from the pull-down menu at the top of the table. Note: It is recommended that you click Enable and Apply before entering specific virtual server information.
  • Page 47: Change Password

    Click Apply to complete the configuration of your Virtual Server. Note: The configuration changes made through the Web-based setup utility are automatically saved into the flash memory within 30 seconds after clicking Apply. Change password From the left-hand navigation bar, click Change password to display the Change password table.
  • Page 48: Reset Factory Defaults

    Reset factory defaults From the left-hand navigation bar, click Reset factory defaults to display the Reset to factory default page. Click the Reset factory defaults button. The following page is displayed. Click here to continue. ® 5-20 High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway: User’s Guide...
  • Page 49: Restart Wireless Gateway

    Click OK to restart the IBM High Rate Wireless Gateway. For information on the System information and the Help functions of the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway, see “Part 6: System information and help” on page 6-1.
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  • Page 51: Part 6: System Information And Help

    Part 6: System information and help This section provides system information and information on the Help feature of the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway. System Information To display the system information table, click System Information. Click Refresh to read or refresh the system status. The information displayed in this window includes the current LAN status, Internet-broadband connection, and system-up time.
  • Page 52: Help Feature

    – DHCP: Displays the status (enabled or disabled) of the DHCP and the range of IP addresses controlled by the DHCP server v Internet-Broadband Status: – MAC Address: The Ethernet MAC address of the Internet-Broadband interface of the Gateway, displayed in six hexadecimal numbers –...
  • Page 53 Part 6: System information and help...
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  • Page 55: Part 7: Tips And Troubleshooting

    Part 7: Tips and Troubleshooting Connecting to other routers The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway can be connected to another router in the following manner: 1. If the Gateway will connect to an upstream router, one which operates at a...
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    If you do not receive replies for this command, check that you typed the correct IP address. If the problem persists, contact the IBM HelpCenter. v Test the path from your computer to a remote device: ®...
  • Page 57 After verifying that the LAN path works correctly, test the path from your computer to a remote device: 1. Connect your Gateway to the Internet with a DSL/Cable modem. 2. If you are using a Windows-based computer, click Start Programs Accessories Command Prompt.
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  • Page 59 4. The default ESSID (or network name) for the IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway is ANY. 5. The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway defaults to be a DHCP server for LAN and Wireless LAN connected clients. 6. The IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Gateway default expects the ISP to be a DHCP server.
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  • Page 62 Part Number: 22P6415 Printed in the United States of America on recycled paper containing 10% recovered post-consumer fiber.