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Dear Customer,
Gigaset Communications GmbH is the legal successor to
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), which in turn continued the Gigaset business
of Siemens AG. Any statements made by Siemens AG or
SHC that are found in the user guides should therefore be
understood as statements of Gigaset Communications
GmbH.
We hope you enjoy your Gigaset.
DE
Sehr geehrte Kundin, sehr geehrter Kunde,
die Gigaset Communications GmbH ist Rechtsnachfolgerin
der Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices
GmbH & Co. KG (SHC), die ihrerseits das Gigaset-Geschäft
der Siemens AG fortführte. Etwaige Erklärungen der
Siemens AG oder der SHC in den Bedienungsanleitungen
sind daher als Erklärungen der Gigaset Communications
GmbH zu verstehen.
Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Freude mit Ihrem Gigaset.
FR
Chère Cliente, Cher Client,
la société Gigaset Communications GmbH succède en droit
à Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH
& Co. KG (SHC) qui poursuivait elle-même les activités Giga-
set de Siemens AG. Donc les éventuelles explications de Sie-
mens AG ou de SHC figurant dans les modes d'emploi
doivent être comprises comme des explications de Gigaset
Communications GmbH.
Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup d'agrément avec votre
Gigaset.
IT
Gentile cliente,
la Gigaset Communications GmbH è successore della Sie-
mens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC) che a sua volta ha proseguito l'attività della
Siemens AG. Eventuali dichiarazioni della Siemens AG o
della SHC nei manuali d'istruzione, vanno pertanto intese
come dichiarazioni della Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Le auguriamo tanta soddisfazione con il vostro Gigaset.
NL
Geachte klant,
Gigaset Communications GmbH is de rechtsopvolger van
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), de onderneming die de Gigaset-activiteiten
van Siemens AG heeft overgenomen. Eventuele uitspraken
of mededelingen van Siemens AG of SHC in de gebruiksaan-
wijzingen dienen daarom als mededelingen van Gigaset
Communications GmbH te worden gezien.
Wij wensen u veel plezier met uw Gigaset
ES
Estimado cliente,
la Gigaset Communications GmbH es derechohabiente de la
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC) que por su parte continuó el negocio Gigaset
de la Siemens AG. Las posibles declaraciones de la
Siemens AG o de la SHC en las instrucciones de uso se
deben entender por lo tanto como declaraciones de la Giga-
set Communications GmbH.
Le deseamos que disfrute con su Gigaset.
PT
SCaros clientes,
Gigaset Communications GmbH é a sucessora legal da Sie-
mens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), que, por sua vez, deu continuidade ao sector
de negócios Gigaset, da Siemens AG. Quaisquer declara-
ções por parte da Siemens AG ou da SHC encontradas nos
manuais de utilização deverão, portanto, ser consideradas
como declarações da Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Desejamos que tenham bons momentos com o seu Gigaset.
Issued by
Gigaset Communications GmbH
Schlavenhorst 66, D-46395 Bocholt
Gigaset Communications GmbH is a trademark
licensee of Siemens AG
DA
FI
SV
NO
EL
HR
.
SL
Kære Kunde,
Gigaset Communications GmbH er retlig efterfølger til Sie-
mens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), som fra deres side videreførte Siemens AGs
Gigaset-forretninger. Siemens AGs eller SHCs eventuelle
forklaringer i betjeningsvejledningerne skal derfor forstås
som Gigaset Communications GmbHs forklaringer.
Vi håber, du får meget glæde af din Gigaset.
Arvoisa asiakkaamme,
Gigaset Communications GmbH on Siemens Home and
Office Communication Devices GmbH & Co. KG (SHC)-yri-
tyksen oikeudenomistaja, joka jatkoi puolestaan Siemens
AG:n Gigaset-liiketoimintaa. Käyttöoppaissa mahdollisesti
esiintyvät Siemens AG:n tai SHC:n selosteet on tämän
vuoksi ymmärrettävä Gigaset Communications GmbH:n
selosteina.
Toivotamme Teille paljon iloa Gigaset-laitteestanne.
Kära kund,
Gigaset Communications GmbH övertar rättigheterna från
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), som bedrev Gigaset-verksamheten efter Sie-
mens AG. Alla förklaringar från Siemens AG eller SHC i
användarhandboken gäller därför som förklaringar från
Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Vi önskar dig mycket nöje med din Gigaset.
Kjære kunde,
Gigaset Communications GmbH er rettslig etterfølger etter
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), som i sin tur videreførte Gigaset-geskjeften i
Siemens AG. Eventuelle meddelelser fra Siemens AG eller
SHC i bruksanvisningene er derfor å forstå som meddelelser
fra Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Vi håper du får stor glede av din Gigaset-enhet.
Αγαπητή πελάτισσα, αγαπητέ πελάτη,
η Gigaset Communications GmbH είναι η νομική διάδοχος της
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), η οποία έχει αναλάβει την εμπορική
δραστηριότητα Gigaset της Siemens AG. Οι δηλώσεις της
Siemens AG ή της SHC στις οδηγίες χρήσης αποτελούν
επομένως δηλώσεις της Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Σας ευχόμαστε καλή διασκέδαση με τη συσκευή σας Gigaset.
Poštovani korisnici,
Gigaset Communications GmbH pravni je sljednik tvrtke
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH &
Co. KG (SHC), koji je nastavio Gigaset poslovanje tvrtke
Siemens AG. Zato sve izjave tvrtke Siemens AG ili SHC koje
se nalaze u uputama za upotrebu treba tumačiti kao izjave
tvrtke Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Nadamo se da sa zadovoljstvom koristite svoj Gigaset
uređaj.
Spoštovani kupec!
Podjetje Gigaset Communications GmbH je pravni naslednik
podjetja Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices
GmbH & Co. KG (SHC), ki nadaljuje dejavnost znamke
Gigaset podjetja Siemens AG. Vse izjave podjetja Siemens
AG ali SHC v priročnikih za uporabnike torej veljajo kot izjave
podjetja Gigaset Communications GmbH.
Želimo vam veliko užitkov ob uporabi naprave Gigaset.
© Gigaset Communications GmbH 2008
All rights reserved.
Subject to availability. Rights of modifications
reserved.
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  Summary of Contents for Siemens Gigaset WLAN

  • Page 1 Nadamo se da sa zadovoljstvom koristite svoj Gigaset de la Siemens AG. Las posibles declaraciones de la uređaj. Siemens AG o de la SHC en las instrucciones de uso se deben entender por lo tanto como declaraciones de la Giga- Spoštovani kupec! set Communications GmbH.
  • Page 2 Devices GmbH & Co. KG (SHC), kroz koju je nastavljeno poslovanje kompanije Gigaset kao dela Siemens AG. Stoga sve izjave od strane Siemens AG ili SHC koje se mogu naći u korisničkim uputstvima treba tumačiti kao izjave kompanije Gigaset Communications GmbH.
  • Page 3 Gigaset WLAN Repeater...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Setting up the Gigaset WLAN Repeater ........
  • Page 5 Administration ............91 Restarting the Gigaset WLAN Repeater ....... . . 91 Firmware update .
  • Page 6 Contents Appendix ........99 Updating IP addresses ..........99 General reset (hard reset) .
  • Page 7: Security Precautions

    Security precautions Security precautions Only use the power supply unit provided with the Gigaset WLAN Repeater (5V AC, 2.4A). Comply with the connection values and ratings when connecting the device to the mains. Protect the repeater from dampness. Never open the device. For electrical safety reasons it may only be opened by authorised service technicians.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    You can use the Gigaset WLAN Repeater to increase the coverage of your wireless net- work. Set it up at the limit of the range of your wireless network. The Gigaset WLAN Repeater will now transmit data traffic into its own wireless area. This allows you to set up wireless networks that cover a larger area than would be possible with just one wire- less router (e.g.
  • Page 9 Ethernet router, thus providing further PCs with wireless access to this network. It is also possible to connect the Gigaset WLAN Repeater at a distance (e.g. on the first floor) from the Ethernet router (which is in the cellar for example) via cable.
  • Page 10 Gigaset WLAN Repeater Use as Internet access for a PC The Gigaset WLAN Repeater permits wireless Internet access for a PC. Here it is operated in Access point mode, connected directly to a DSL or cable modem. Simultaneous Inter- net access for several PCs is not possible, however. This requires a wireless router (e.g.
  • Page 11: Security In Wireless Networks

    It is relatively simple for unauthorised persons to penetrate a wireless network. There- fore we advise you to use encryption during wireless transmission. Like all WLAN prod- ucts in the Gigaset line, your Gigaset WLAN Repeater uses highly effective encryption procedures that largely rule out unauthorised access (hacking) to your wireless network.
  • Page 12 SSID to gain access to your local net- work. You can hide the SSID of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater. In this case, it is neither broadcast nor displayed. This increases the protection against unauthorised access to the wireless network.
  • Page 13: First Steps

    First Steps First Steps System requirements To operate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater you will need a PC with – a Gigaset PCI Card 54, a Gigaset PC Card 54, a Gigaset USB Adapter 54 or other 802.11g-compatible wireless network adapter and/or –...
  • Page 14: Operating Displays And Connections

    Operating displays and connections Front panel LED displays The front panel of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater contains LED displays that show the oper- ating state and simplify installation and fault finding in the network. The LEDs show the following: State Status The Gigaset WLAN Repeater has been switched on.
  • Page 15: Back Panel

    Using the wrong power supply unit may damage the repeater. Socket for an Ethernet cable Underside On the underside of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is the button in the small opening labelled Reload for a general reset (see page 102).
  • Page 16: Setting Up The Gigaset Wlan Repeater

    First Steps Setting up the Gigaset WLAN Repeater The Gigaset WLAN Repeater can be set up in any suitable location in the home or office. You do not need any special wiring. However you should comply with the following guidelines: Operate the Gigaset WLAN Repeater only indoors within a temperature range of +5 to +40 °C.
  • Page 17: Connecting

    Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the mains power supply. Please remember: Before your PC can communicate via the Gigaset WLAN Repeater, you must run network configuration on the PC (see page 16).
  • Page 18: Connecting To The Mains Power Supply

    Connecting to the mains power supply ì Insert the plug on the thin cable into the connection socket for the mains adapter on the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. ì Plug the mains adapter into a socket to which no other devices are connected.
  • Page 19: Integration In The Network

    PCs that you want to connect to a local network via your Gigaset WLAN Repeater will require network configuration. You can do this using the tools provided by the Windows operating system on your PC.
  • Page 20: Installing Tcp/Ip (Windows 2000)

    Select Start – Settings – Control Panel. ì Double-click on the Network and Dial-up Connections icon. ì In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, double-click on the icon of the LAN Connection you use for connecting to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. ì Click on Properties.
  • Page 21 Integration in the network ì In the next window click on Properties again. ì Check whether the displayed list on the General tab contains an entry for Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and whether this has been activated. If so, you can terminate the procedure here.
  • Page 22 Integration in the network ì Select Protocol and click on Add. ì In the Network protocol list, select Internet protocol (TCP/IP). ì Click on OK. You will now see the TCP/IP protocol in the LAN connection properties window. ì Click on OK. You will see a message telling you that the setting will not take effect until you restart your PC.
  • Page 23: Installing Tcp/Ip Protocol (Windows 98 Se/Me)

    Integration in the network Installing TCP/IP protocol (Windows 98 SE/ME) ì Select Start – Settings – Control Panel. This opens the Windows control panel. ì Double-click on the Network icon.
  • Page 24 ì In the next window, select the name of the network adapter you use to set up the connection between your PC and the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. ì Check whether there are any other entries for the card starting with TCP/IP ->.
  • Page 25 Integration in the network ì In the next window, click on Protocol and then on Add. Or you can double-click on Protocol. ì In the Manufacturers box, select Microsoft. Then in the Network Protocols box, select TCP/IP. ì Then click on OK.
  • Page 26 Integration in the network You will now see the Network window again. The TCP/IP entry for the network adapter has now been added. ì Click on OK. You will see a message telling you that the setting will not take effect until you restart your PC.
  • Page 27: Assigning Ip Addresses Automatically

    Integration in the network Assigning IP addresses automatically Your Gigaset WLAN Repeater has a DHCP server that automatically assigns addresses in the network. As a rule, you do not have to do anything, as the Obtain IP address auto- matically function box is set during the installation of TCP/IP. If however you integrate...
  • Page 28 Integration in the network ì Select Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and once again click on Properties. ì If the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address auto- matically options have already been activated, your PC is already configured for DHCP.
  • Page 29: Windows 2000

    Click on Start – Settings – Control panel. ì Double-click on the Network and Dial-up Connections icon and then on the icon of the network connection with which you are connected to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. ì On the General tab, click on Properties.
  • Page 30 Integration in the network ì If the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address auto- matically options have already been activated, your PC is already configured for DHCP. Click on Cancel and close the following windows with OK to save your net- work configuration.
  • Page 31: Windows 98 Se, Me

    Integration in the network Windows 98 SE, ME ì Click on Start – Settings – Control panel. ì Double-click on the Network icon.
  • Page 32 ì In the next window, click on the TCP/IP entry for the network adapter you want to use to connect your Gigaset WLAN Repeater with the network. ì Click on the Properties button. You can also double-click on the TCP/IP entry, as this...
  • Page 33 Integration in the network The IP Address tab must look like the one above. The Obtain IP address automatically function box must be checked. The boxes under Specify an IP address must be empty. ì Click on OK. You will see a message telling you that the setting will not take effect until you restart your PC.
  • Page 34: Assigning Static Ip Addresses

    If you opted for automatic assignment of IP addresses during Windows installation, you can change this via the PC network configuration. If you want to use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater as a network adapter, you will have to assign a static IP address. Otherwise, we recommend using automatically assigned IP addresses for the PCs in your network.
  • Page 35: Windows Xp

    Activate the option Use the following DNS server addresses. ì Enter the IP address of the Access Point or the Router in the Preferred DNS server box (not the address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater). ì Click on OK or Close to close each window.
  • Page 36: Windows 2000

    Integration in the network indows 2000 To set a static IP address for your PC: ì Click on Start – Settings – Control panel. ì Double-click on the Network and Dial-up Connections icon and then on LAN Con- nection. ì On the General tab, click on Properties.
  • Page 37 Activate the option Use following DNS server addresses. ì Enter the IP address of the Access Point or the Router in the Preferred DNS server box (not the address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater). ì Close this and the next window with OK.
  • Page 38: Windows 98 Se/Me

    Integration in the network Windows 98 SE/ME To set a static IP address for your PC: ì Start network configuration Select Start – Settings – Control panel – Network. ì In the Network window, select from the Configuration tab the TCP/IP entry for your network card or adapter.
  • Page 39 Integration in the network ì Open the Gateway tab. ì Enter the IP address of the Access Point or the Router in the New Gateway box (not the address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater) and click on Add.
  • Page 40: Restarting The Network

    Restart the network (see below). Restarting the network ì Restart your Gigaset WLAN Repeater by disconnecting the mains plug and plugging it in again. ì Check that the Power LED on the front panel of the unit is on continuously.
  • Page 41: The Configuration Program

    Access Point whose range you want to extend with the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. If you want to use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater in a different mode (see page 6), then you will have to configure it.
  • Page 42 Internet browser. Please remember: If the DHCP server in your Gigaset WLAN Repeater has been activated (factory set- ting), it may take a while after connecting to your PC until your PC is automatically assigned an IP address and you can access the configuration program.
  • Page 43: Login

    The configuration program If instead of the start page you see the error message "The page cannot be displayed": Check that the address has been keyed in properly. Make sure that your browser is not in offline mode. Deactivate any other LAN connections of your computer. Check the TCP/IP properties (see from page 20) and if necessary update the assign- ment of IP addresses on your PC as described on page 99.
  • Page 44: The Start Screen

    If you have logged in, and there are no activities in any of the windows for 5 minutes (e.g. entries), you will be automatically logged off from the Gigaset WLAN Repeater and the login screen will appear again. Any function entries you have started will be...
  • Page 45: Layout Of The Configuration Program Screens

    Home You return to this start screen. Basic Setup Here you can make the basic setup for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater: You can choose the operating mode, and the settings for the local network and the wireless network (see from page 43).
  • Page 46: Basic Setup

    Basic setup Basic setup The basic setup wizard will take you through the general configuration of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater. The Next button takes you to the next step. The Back button returns you to the preced- ing step of the basic setup, and you can use the Cancel button to cancel configuration and return to the start screen.
  • Page 47: Basic Setup In Repeater Mode

    Ethernet adapter (infrastructure) / Ethernet adapter (ad hoc) (see page 57) In the factory setting, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is configured as a repeater. You can find more information about the operating modes in Chapter "Possible uses" on page 5.
  • Page 48 ì Click on the check box for the Access Point whose range you wish to increase by means of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. To do this, you will need to know which SSID this Access Point is using. Please remember: If there are several Access Points using the same SSID, you can identify the different units by their MAC address.
  • Page 49: Wlan Settings

    Basic setup WLAN settings For Repeater mode. Once the operating mode has been configured, the Wireless Network screen will appear: SSID The SSID (Service Set Identifier) defines your wireless network. ì If you want to use roaming, enter the same SSID as the one used by the Access Point you select.
  • Page 50: Lan Settings

    DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater (factory set- ting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the option Static and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the boxes underneath.
  • Page 51 DHCP server from which your Gigaset WLAN Repeater obtains its IP address. To do this, you may need the MAC address of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater, which you can find on the label on the underside of the device. Then enter the IP address shown in the log in the browser's address line to launch the configuration program.
  • Page 52 – The values Start / end IP define the range of IP addresses that your Gigaset WLAN Repeater should use to automatically assign IP addresses to PCs.
  • Page 53 This takes you to the Security Setup menu, which is described from page 64. Please remember: The security settings are necessary for using the Gigaset WLAN Repeater as a Repeater with the selected Access Point. Therefore you should carry out the encryption settings...
  • Page 54: Basic Setup In Access Point Mode

    Basic setup Basic setup in Access point mode In Access point mode, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater can function as: Access Point for a local network Internet access for a PC You will find further information about this in Section "Possible uses" on page 5.
  • Page 55 Enter a new name for the SSID. Channel Here you can select the wireless channel the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is to use to com- municate with other wireless network components. All the wireless devices in a net- work must use the same channel for communication. Government regulations may limit the channels available for wireless data transmission.
  • Page 56: Lan Settings

    DHCP server in the network or not. If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater (factory setting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the option Static and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the boxes underneath.
  • Page 57 – The values Start / end IP define the range of IP addresses that your Gigaset WLAN Repeater should use to automatically assign IP addresses to PCs.
  • Page 58 This takes you to the Security Setup menu, which is described from page 64. Please remember: When you have configured your wireless network, you can connect the Gigaset WLAN Repeater to a router via the Ethernet interface and connect the wireless network to an Ethernet.
  • Page 59 Basic setup Use as Internet access for a PC You can also use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater for providing a PC with wireless access to the Internet. In this case, connect your Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the Ethernet interface of the DSL or cable model using an Ethernet cable.
  • Page 60: Basic Setup In Network Adapter Mode

    Gigaset WLAN Repeater and another device (e.g. PC or games console. Please remember: Before you can carry out the basic and security settings for the Gigaset WLAN Repeater in Network adapter mode, you will have to cancel the configuration pro- gram and make the settings described below.
  • Page 61 Click on the selection menu and choose the operating mode. ì Click on Next. You will now be prompted to restart the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. This may take up to about 2 minutes. WLAN settings For Ethernet adapter (infrastructure) mode.
  • Page 62 31. Please remember: Make sure that you adjust the IP configuration of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater as well as that of the connected devices (PC, games console etc.) to the configuration of the other participants in your networks or of your communication partner, for example a valid IP address (that differs from the already assigned addresses) and the appropriate subnet mask.
  • Page 63 Basic setup You should now make the settings for network security. ì Click on Finish. This takes you to the Security Setup menu, which is described in the following chapter (see page 64).
  • Page 64: Ethernet Adapter (Ad Hoc)

    Assign a fixed IP address to the Ethernet card of the computer or games console to which the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is connected (see page 31). This must be in the same subnet as the IP address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. The default IP address is 192.168.2.254 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
  • Page 65 31. Please remember: Make sure that you adjust the IP configuration of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater as well as that of the connected device (PC, games console etc.) to the configuration of the other participant, for example a valid IP address (that differs from the already assigned addresses) and the appropriate subnet mask.
  • Page 66 Basic setup You should now make the settings for network security. ì Click on Finish. This takes you to the Security Setup menu, which is described in the following chapter (see page 64).
  • Page 67: Security Setup

    MAC Address Filter Settings (see page 67) Authentication & Data Encryption Settings (see page 68) During initial configuration of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater, you should carry out the security settings step by step in the program. You will find further options in the Advanced Setup menu (see page 75).
  • Page 68: System Password Change

    Please remember: If you ever forget the password you will have to reset your Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the factory settings using the reset button (see page 102). Please bear in mind that this will restore all the settings to the factory configuration. The password will then be admin again.
  • Page 69: Ssid Broadcast Settings

    SSID (Service Set Identifier). In the SSID Broadcast window, you can make SSID transmission visible or invisible. If you select SSID visible, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater will send the SSID in all data trans- missions, and the SSID will be displayed on PCs that have a wireless network adapter. In this case eavesdroppers could use the SSID to gain access to your network.
  • Page 70: Mac Address Filter Settings

    Security Setup MAC Address Filter Settings This option is only available in Access point mode. In the MAC Filter screen you can enter up to 32 PCs that are allowed to access your local network. All other computers will be denied access. Access control is based on the MAC address (hardware address of a network adapter) of the devices.
  • Page 71: Authentication & Data Encryption Settings

    Once you have entered all the entries you want, click on Next. Please remember: If the PC you are using to configure the Gigaset WLAN Repeater has a wireless con- nection, make sure you enter it in the MAC filter table before activating the MAC address filter.
  • Page 72 WEP encryption To activate WEP encryption on your wireless network: If you are operating your Gigaset WLAN Repeater as a Repeater or in Network adapter mode: 1. Find out what type of encryption is being used on the wireless network.
  • Page 73 Security Setup ì If you want to generate the WEP key automatically, select the check box next to Passphrase and enter a passphrase of 1-32 characters. Then click on Generate key. Four hexadecimal keys are generated from the passphrase and entered in the corre- sponding fields.
  • Page 74 Security Setup Chapter "Security" on page 75 describes further security settings. ì Click on Finish to close the security setup wizard and to save the settings. This completes the basic security settings for operating your network. Please remember: If you have activated encryption and authentication, wireless connection will be blocked until you enter the key in the other devices on the network.
  • Page 75: Advanced Setup

    You have already carried out basic configuration in the Basic Setup (page 38) and Secu- rity Setup (page 64) menus for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater. In addition, the configu- ration program offers experienced users further options for fine tuning in the Advanced Setup menu.
  • Page 76 Advanced Setup You now have the following options for advanced configuration: Operating Mode Here you can change the operating mode of your device (page 74). Security You can protect your device and your network against eavesdrop- ping (page 75). Network You can configure the wireless network and the LAN (page 83).
  • Page 77: Operating Mode

    Repeater. To continue configuration after switching to one of these modes, you have to connect your PC to your Gigaset WLAN Repeater via a LAN cable and then select an IP address from the address block of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater in the network settings of your network card (see also page 32).
  • Page 78: Security

    Advanced Setup Security You can provide comprehensive protection for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater and the connected PCs against unauthorised access within your local network and from outside from the Internet. The Security menu offers the following functions: We recommend the following settings for the best possible protection of your wireless...
  • Page 79 Please remember: If you ever forget the password you will have to reset your Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the factory settings using the reset button (see page 102). Please bear in mind that this will restore all the settings to the factory configuration. The password will then be admin.
  • Page 80: Security Settings For A Wireless Local Network

    2. Activate WEP encryption on the wireless network adapters in the PCs connected to your Gigaset WLAN Repeater and enter the 64- or 128-bit key. If you are operating your Gigaset WLAN Repeater as a Repeater or in Network adapter mode: 1.
  • Page 81 Advanced Setup The next step is to set WEP encryption on the Gigaset WLAN Repeater: ì In the Security menu, select WEP. ì Set the WEP operating state to On. ì Select the desired WEP key length: 64 bit or 128 bit.
  • Page 82 Advanced Setup Please remember: Do not forget to note the value for the selected key before saving it. You will need this information to configure the wireless network adapters properly. ì Click on OK. Please remember: Wireless connection will not be possible again until you have entered the WEP key on the network adapters as well.
  • Page 83 Once you have entered all the PCs you want, click on OK. Please remember: If the PC you are using to configure the Gigaset WLAN Repeater has a wireless con- nection, make sure you enter it in the MAC filter table before activating the MAC address filter.
  • Page 84 Advanced Setup ì If you are using an authentication server, select in Authentication type the option RADIUS Server. You will then have to configure the RADIUS Server (see below). Clicking the OK button after selecting this option automatically takes you to that page.
  • Page 85 Advanced Setup ì The Gigaset WLAN Repeater uses the services of a RADIUS server if the On option has been selected. ì Enter the IP address and the RADIUS server port (default 1812) for the communica- tion. ì Enter a key that complies with RADIUS server convention for authentication.
  • Page 86: Network

    Use the Network menu to make the settings for your network operations. You can pro- vide parameters for the local network (LAN) and for wireless mode. Use LAN configuration to assign a name for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater and determine the settings for assigning IP addresses.
  • Page 87 DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater (factory set- ting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the option Static and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the boxes underneath.
  • Page 88 Unlimited. This means that an IP address is assigned for an unlimited period of time. ì The values Start / end IP define the range of IP addresses that your Gigaset WLAN Repeater should use to automatically assign IP addresses to PCs.
  • Page 89 The first three fields of the first and last IP address must always be identical to the first three fields of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater's IP address, as the subnet mask is always 255.255.255.x. This means that the first three address segments for all network components must be identical.
  • Page 90 Advanced Setup Ethernet adapter (infrastructure) / Ethernet adapter (ad hoc) ì In Access point name enter a name for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater. This makes it easier to distinguish several devices. ì In the boxes underneath, enter the IP address and subnet mask. Make sure that the IP address you assign complies with the conventions for private IP addresses described on page 31.
  • Page 91: Wireless Network

    SSID and deactivate the SSID Broadcast. ì In the Network menu, select Wireless Network. Wireless mode with the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is only possible if Wireless networking has been activated. SSID Before wireless network components can communicate with each other, you have to use the same SSID (Service Set Identifier).
  • Page 92 SSID Broadcast ì If you select SSID visible, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater will send the SSID in all data transmissions, and the SSID will be displayed on PCs that have a wireless network adapter. In this case eavesdroppers could use the SSID to gain access to your net- work.
  • Page 93: Repeater

    Repeater As a Repeater the Gigaset WLAN Repeater extends the range of a wireless network. It uses the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) functionality. Without being directly con- nected to the Access Point (e.g. Gigaset SE505 dsl/cable) by cable, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater enables PCs within its network coverage to connect to the Access Point.
  • Page 94: Administration

    Click on OK. You will see a dialogue window prompting you for further confirma- tion. Rebooting the Gigaset WLAN Repeater takes a few moments. Then you have to log on again before you can make any changes to the configuration.
  • Page 95: Firmware Update

    Advanced Setup Firmware update The firmware is that part of the program in your Gigaset WLAN Repeater that stores its entire functionality. The firmware is regularly adjusted to new circumstances. It is not normally necessary to update the firmware, unless you require the addition of new functionality.
  • Page 96: Save & Restore

    Gigaset WLAN Repeater, if the Gigaset WLAN Repeater no longer functions as expected after further configuration. If you do not have a valid backup to hand, you can reset the Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the factory settings. In this case, you will lose all your configuration settings (including...
  • Page 97: Restore Settings

    Advanced Setup Restore Settings ì In the Save & Restore menu, select Restore Settings. ì Click on the Browse button. From the file selection window, choose the directory where you saved the backup file. ì Double-click on the file containing the configuration you want to restore. The full path to this file is shown in the box to the left of Browse.
  • Page 98: Restoring Factory Defaults

    Advanced Setup Restoring factory defaults This function resets the Gigaset WLAN Repeater to the factory settings. All your personal configuration settings are lost, and the password is reset to admin. ì In the Save & Restore menu, select Factory Settings.
  • Page 99: Status

    Obtained automatically set in their network configu- ration (see page 83). Connected clients: Shows how many PCs are currently being supplied with IP addresses as DHCP clients by the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. MAC address: MAC address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater...
  • Page 100: Clients

    Use this function to see how many PCs are connected to your Gigaset WLAN Repeater. The page contains a list of all the PCs currently registered to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater and their MAC addresses (hardware address of the network adapter) and the transmis- sion mode used for this connection.
  • Page 101: Device Log

    Status Device log The log records all the Gigaset WLAN Repeater's activities. ì Click on Refresh to display the latest events.
  • Page 102: Appendix

    Customer care (see page 109) Updating IP addresses Particularly in those cases in which you integrate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater in an existing LAN that has already been configured, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater DHCP server may not be able to access the IP address of the client PC. This means that you cannot use this PC to access the configuration program.
  • Page 103 LAN. The IP address in the line Default Gateway is important. This must contain the IP address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater. ì At the prompt, enter the command IPCONFIG /RELEASE and then the name of the network adapter that is to be given the correct IP address, in this example "Wireless network connection".
  • Page 104 ì Press the ENTER key. IP addresses are now assigned. Independently of the settings under Windows, the PC now recognises the Gigaset WLAN Repeater's Gateway address and inserts it as the default address: in this example 192.168.2.1. ì At the prompt now enter EXIT. This closes the DOS window. The PC now returns to...
  • Page 105: General Reset (Hard Reset)

    Therefore, it is very important that you carry out a general reset on your Gigaset WLAN Repeater before you pass on the device (e.g. for repairs or overhaul). This is done as follows: ì...
  • Page 106: Trouble Shooting

    Repeater LAN con- The device has not Make sure that the LAN cable jacks nection does not been properly con- are tight both on the Gigaset WLAN light up. nected. Repeater and the connected device in the correct sockets. ì...
  • Page 107 Make sure that the PC has the right tings are wrong. configuration for connecting to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater, for exam- ple that the IP address and subnet mask have been set correctly or the automatic obtaining of the IP address has been activated (see page 24).
  • Page 108 ì Repeater. You have deactivated Manually enter the SSID of the the SSID Broadcast Gigaset WLAN Repeater for your option so that the wireless network adapter to set up Gigaset WLAN the connection. Repeater does not appear in the net- work overview.
  • Page 109 You cannot access You are not con- Make sure you are properly con- the Gigaset WLAN nected to the Gigaset nected to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater from a PC, WLAN Repeater. Repeater. Check the parameters in for example to call...
  • Page 110 Make sure that the correct Access ration of the Gigaset Point has been selected on your WLAN Repeater or Gigaset WLAN Repeater and the cor- your Access Point is rect Gigaset WLAN Repeater on your wrong. Access Point (see page 75 or read...
  • Page 111: Specifications

    135.5 x 120.3 x 31.4 (with folded aerials) Weight 145 g The Gigaset WLAN Repeater is intended for operation in your country, as displayed on the underside of the device. The Gigaset WLAN Repeater complies with the R&TTE Guidelines, as shown by the CE mark.
  • Page 112: Service (Customer Care)

    Appendix Excerpt from the original declaration: "We, Siemens AG, declare that the above mentioned product is manufactured according to our Full Quality Assurance System certified by CETECOM ICT Services GmbH with ANNEX V of the R&TTE- Directive 99/5/EC. The presumption of conformity with the essential requirements regarding Council Directive 99/5/EC is ensured."...
  • Page 113: Guarantee Certificate (Ireland)

    The duration of the Guarantee shall not be extended by services rendered under the terms of the Guarantee. Insofar as no Guarantee default exists, Siemens reserves the right to charge the cus- tomer for replacement or repair. The above provisions do not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the customer.
  • Page 114 This Guarantee shall apply to new devices purchased in the European Union. For Products sold in the Republic of Ireland the Guarantee is issued by Siemens Ireland Limited, Ballymoss Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 - The Republic of Ire- land.
  • Page 115: Glossary

    Glossary Access Point An Access Point, such as the Gigaset WLAN Repeater, is the centre of a wireless local net- work (WLAN). It handles the connection of the wireless linked network components and regulates the data traffic in the wireless network. The Access Point also serves as an interface to other networks, e.g.
  • Page 116 The Gigaset WLAN Repeater includes a DHCP Server and so it can automatically assign IP addresses for the PC's on its local network. For specific PCs you can specify that their IP addresses are never changed.
  • Page 117 Encryption Encryption protects confidential information against unauthorised access. With an encryption system data packets can be sent securely over a network. The Gigaset WLAN Repeater uses WEP encryption for secure data transmission over wireless networks. Ethernet Ethernet is a network technology for local networks (LAN) and has been defined by the IEEE as Standard IEEE 802.3.
  • Page 118 A number of Protocols have been created for exchanging data, and these are known collectively as TCP/IP. All participants on the Internet are identifiable by an IP address. Servers are addressed by a Domain name (e.g. siemens.com). Domain names are assigned to IP addresses by the Domain Name Service (DNS).
  • Page 119 On the Internet Domain names are normally used instead of the IP addresses. DNS is used to assign Domain names to IP addresses. IP Pool Range The Gigaset WLAN Repeater's IP address pool defines a range of IP addresses that the router's DHCP Server can use to assign Dynamic IP addresses. IPSec...
  • Page 120 A local network can be connected to other local networks or to a wide-area network (WAN) such as the Internet. With the Gigaset WLAN Repeater you can connect a wired local Ethernet network to a wireless IEEE 802.11g-standard network.
  • Page 121 Glossary Network adapter The network adapter is the hardware device that implements the connection of a net- work component to a local network. The connection can be wired or wireless. An Eth- ernet network card is an example of a wired network adapter. Wireless network adapt- ers are for example the Gigaset PC Card 54 and the Gigaset PCI Card 54.
  • Page 122 The subnet mask determines how many parts of the IP addresses of a network repre- sent the network number and how many the computer number. The subnet mask administered by the Gigaset WLAN Repeater is always 255.255.255.0. That means the first three parts of the IP address form the network number and the final part is used for assigning computer numbers.
  • Page 123 Glossary Switch A Switch, like a Hub, is an element used to link different network segments or compo- nents. Unlike a hub however, the switch has its own intelligence that enables it to for- ward packets to only that subnet or network component they are meant for. See also: Bridge, Hub, Router, Gateway Transmission Control Protocol The TCP Protocol is part of the TCP/IP protocol family.
  • Page 124 This is the area where the wireless communication takes place. A WLAN can be operated in Ad-hoc mode or Infrastructure mode. WLAN is currently specified in Standard IEEE 802.11. The Gigaset WLAN Repeater com- plies with Standard 802.11g.
  • Page 125: Index

    ....Windows 2000 Gigaset WLAN Repeater ....Windows 98 Digital Subscriber Line, see DSL .
  • Page 126 Full duplex assigning static defining for Gigaset WLAN Repeater ....dynamic .....
  • Page 127 ....of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater Windows 2000 ....
  • Page 128 Index ........Radio channel .
  • Page 129 Index Wireless LAN, see WLAN network adapter mode ......Wireless network (infrastructure) .
  • Page 130 Issued by Information and Communication mobile Haidenauplatz 1 D-81667 Munich © Siemens AG 2004 All rights reserved. Subject to availability. Rights of modification reserved. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft www.siemens-mobile.com/gigaset Ref.No.: A31008-E505-B105-1-7619...

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