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Acer WLAN 11b Broadband
Router
User Manual
Version: 1.1

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  • Page 1 Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router User Manual Version: 1.1...
  • Page 2: Terminology

    Terminology ANSI American National Standards Institute Access Point Complementary Code Keying CSMA/CA Carrier Sense Multiple Access/ Collision Avoidance CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access/ Collision Detection DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DSSS Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Federal Communications Commission File Transfer Protocol IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Internet Protocol...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents TERMINOLOGY ..........................I INTRODUCTION........................1 ......................1 ACKAGE CONTENTS ....................1 RODUCT PECIFICATIONS ......................2 RODUCT EATURES ....................2 RONT ANEL ESCRIPTION ....................3 ANEL ESCRIPTION INSTALLATION ........................5 ....................5 ARDWARE NSTALLATION ....................5 OFTWARE NSTALLATION SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION ..................6 WLAN 11 .....
  • Page 4 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)..............30 PC’ ? ..........30 HAT AND HOW TO FIND MY ADDRESS LAN? ....................30 HAT IS IRELESS ? ....................30 HAT ARE BANDS ?..............30 OW DOES WIRELESS NETWORKING WORK BSSID? ......................31 HAT IS ESSID? ......................
  • Page 5: Introduction

    1 Introduction Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is an affordable IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN broadband router solution, setting SOHO and enterprise standard for high performance, secure, manageable and reliable WLAN. This document describes the steps required for the initial IP address assign and other WLAN router configuration.
  • Page 6: Product Features

    Supports firewall security with port filtering, IP filtering, MAC filtering, port forwarding, trigger port and DMZ hosting functions. Supports WEB based management and configuration. 1.4 Front Panel Description Figure 1 – Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router Front Panel LED Indicator State Description Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is powered on.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel Description

    Connection speed is 100Mbps on LAN interface. Connection speed is 10Mbps on LAN interface. 1.5 Rear Panel Description Antenna Power Figure 2 Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router Rear Panel Interfaces Description 1. WAN The RJ-45 socket allows WAN connection through a Category 5 cable.
  • Page 8 3. Power The power jack allows an external DC +9 V power supply connection. The external AC to DC adaptor provide adaptive power requirement to the WLAN Broadband Router. 4. Antenna The Wireless LAN Antenna.
  • Page 9: Installation

    2 Installation 2.1 Hardware Installation Step One: Place Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router to the best optimum transmission location. The best transmission location for Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is usually at the geographic center of your wireless network, with line of sign to all of your mobile stations.
  • Page 10: Software Configuration

    3 Software configuration There are web based management and configuration functions allowing you to have the jobs done easily. Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is delivered with the following factory default parameters on the Ethernet LAN interfaces. Default IP Address: 192.168.1.254 Default IP subnet mask: 255.255.255.0...
  • Page 11 2. Move mouse and double-click the right button on Network and Dial-up Connections icon. Move mouse and double-click the Local Area Connection icon. The Local Area Connection window will appear. Click Properties button in the Local Area Connection window. 3. Check the installed list of Network Components. If TCP/IP is not installed, click the Add button to install it;...
  • Page 12: Connect To Acer Wlan 11b Broadband Router

    Open a WEB browser, i.e. Microsoft Internet Explore, then enter 192.168.1.254 on the URL to connect Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. 3.3 Management and configuration on Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router 3.3.1 Status This page shows the current status and some basic settings of the device, includes system, wireless, Ethernet LAN and WAN configuration information.
  • Page 13 Screenshot – Status-2 Item Description System Alias Name It shows the alias name of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Uptime It shows the duration since Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is powered on. Firmware version It shows the firmware version of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router.
  • Page 14: Wireless Basic Settings

    It shows the IP address of LAN interfaces of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Subnet Mask It shows the IP subnet mask of LAN interfaces of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Default Gateway It shows the default gateway setting for LAN interfaces outgoing data packets.
  • Page 15: Wireless Advanced Settings

    Screenshot – Wireless Basic Settings Item Description Alias Name It is the alias name of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. The alias name can be 32 characters long. Disable Wireless LAN Tick on to disable the wireless LAN data transmission.
  • Page 16 LAN. These settings should not be changed unless you know what effect the changes will have on Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Screenshot – Wireless Advanced Settings Item Description Click to select the authentication type in Open System, Authentication Type Shared Key or Auto selection.
  • Page 17: Wireless Security Setup

    4.13 What is Preamble Type? Click to enable or disable the SSID broadcast function. Broadcast SSID Refer to 4.14 What is SSID Broadcast? Apply Changes Click the Apply Changes button to complete the new configuration setting. Reset Click the Reset button to abort change and recover the previous configuration setting.
  • Page 18: Wireless Access Control

    bits) and secret key (40-bit or 104-bit). Select the WEP shared secret key format from pull-down Key Format menu. The format can be chose between plant text (ASCII) and hexadecimal (HEX) code. Default Tx Key Set the default secret key for WEP security function. Value can be chose between 1 and 4.
  • Page 19 Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. MAC Address Fill in the MAC address of client to register Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router access capability. Comment Fill in the comments for the registered client.
  • Page 20: Lan Interface Setup

    3.3.6 LAN Interface Setup This page is used to configure the parameters for local area network that connects to the LAN ports of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Here you may change the setting for IP address, subnet mask, DHCP, etc.
  • Page 21: Wan Interface Setup

    3.3.7 WAN Interface Setup This page is used to configure the parameters for wide area network that connects to the WAN port of Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Here you may change the setting for IP address, PPPoE and DNS, etc.
  • Page 22 Screenshot – WAN Interface Setup - 1 Screenshot – WAN Interface Setup - 2 Item Description Click to select DHCP support on WAN interface for IP Attain IP Automatically (DHCP) address assigned automatically from a DHCP server.
  • Page 23 Continuous connection type means to setup the connection through PPPoE protocol whenever Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router is powered on. Connect on Demand connection type means to setup the connection through PPPoE protocol whenever you send the data packets out through the WAN interface; there are...
  • Page 24: Firewall - Port Filtering

    Automatically support. Please select Set DNS Manually if the Fixed IP support is selected. Set DNS Manually Click to select getting DNS address for Fixed IP support. DNS 1 Fill in the IP address of Domain Name Server 1. DNS 2 Fill in the IP address of Domain Name Server 2.
  • Page 25: Firewall - Ip Filtering

    Protocol certain ports, fill in the range of start-port and end-port, Comments and the protocol, also put your comments on it. The Protocol can be TCP, UDP or Both. Comments let you know about whys to restrict data from the ports. Apply Changes Click the Apply Changes button to register the ports to port filtering list.
  • Page 26: Firewall - Mac Filtering

    Item Description Enable IP Filtering Click to enable the IP filtering security function. Local IP Address To restrict data transmission from local network on Protocol certain IP addresses, fill in the IP address and the Comments protocol, also put your comments on it. The Protocol can be TCP, UDP or Both.
  • Page 27: Firewall - Port Forwarding

    Screenshot – Firewall - MAC Filtering Item Description Enable MAC Filtering Click to enable the MAC filtering security function. MAC Address To restrict data transmission from local network on Comments certain MAC addresses, fill in the MAC address and your comments on it.
  • Page 28 to a specific machine behind the NAT firewall. These settings are only necessary if you wish to host some sort of server like a web server or mail server on the private local network behind your Gateway's NAT firewall. Screenshot – Firewall - Port Forwarding Item Description Enable Port...
  • Page 29: Firewall - Dmz

    Delete Selected Click to delete the selected IP address and port number that will be removed from the port-forwarding list. Delete All Click to delete all the registered entries from the port-forwarding list. Reset Click the Reset button to abort change and recover the previous configuration setting.
  • Page 30: Statistics

    of DMZ host. Click the Reset button to abort change and recover the Reset previous configuration setting. 3.3.13 Statistics This page shows the packet counters for transmission and reception regarding to wireless, Ethernet LAN and Ethernet WAN networks. Screenshot – Statistics Item Description It shows the statistic count of sent packets on the wireless...
  • Page 31: Upgrade Firmware

    Click the Browse button to select the new version of web firmware image file. Upload Click the Upload button to update the selected web firmware image to Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Click the Reset button to abort change and recover the Reset previous configuration setting.
  • Page 32: Password Setup

    Click the Browse button to select the configuration files File then click the Upload button to update the selected configuration to Acer WLAN 11b Broadband Router. Reset Settings to Click the Reset button to reset the configuration parameter to factory defaults.
  • Page 33 Screenshot – Password Setup Item Description User Name Fill in the user name for web management login control. New Password Fill in the password for web management login control. Confirmed Password Because the password input is invisible, so please fill in the password again for confirmation purpose.
  • Page 34: Frequently Asked Questions (faq)

    4 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 4.1 What and how to find my PC’s IP and MAC address? IP address is the identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination. The format of an IP address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods.
  • Page 35: What Is Bssid

    to the wired LAN for services (file servers, printers, Internet links) they will operate in infrastructure mode. Example 1: wireless Infrastructure Mode Ad hoc mode (also called peer-to-peer mode or an Independent Basic Service Set, or IBSS) is simply a set of 802.11 wireless stations that communicate directly with one another without using an access point or any connection to a wired network.
  • Page 36: What Are Potential Factors That May Causes Interference

    What are potential factors that may causes interference? Factors of interference: Obstacles: walls, ceilings, furniture… etc. Building Materials: metal door, aluminum studs. Electrical devices: microwaves, monitors and electrical motors. Solutions to overcome the interferences: Minimizing the number of walls and ceilings. Position the WLAN antenna for best reception.
  • Page 37: What Is Rts (request To Send) Threshold

    fragments each of size equal to fragment threshold. By tuning the fragment threshold value, we can get varying fragment sizes. The determination of an efficient fragment threshold is an important issue in this scheme. If the fragment threshold is small, the overlap part of the master and parallel transmissions is large.
  • Page 38: What Is Preamble Type

    Some wireless devices don't work properly if SSID isn't broadcast (for example the D-link DWL-120 USB 802.11b adapter). Generally if your client hardware supports operation with SSID disabled, it's not a bad idea to run that way to enhance network security.

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