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AirPro DWL-6000AP
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point
User's Manual
Rev. 101802
Building Networks for People

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point User’s Manual Rev. 101802 Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1. Package Contents......... 1 2. Introduction ............ 2 3. Wireless Basics ..........4 4. Getting Started ..........6 5. Using the Configuration Menu ....8 6. Using the Multiple AP Manager ....20 7. Troubleshooting........... 23 8. Networking Basics ........27 9.

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 1. Package Contents Contents of Package: • D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP Enhanced 2.4GHz/5GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point • Power Adapter – 5V DC, 2.5A • CD including this User’s Manual, AirPro Multiple Access Point Manager Utility installation software and SNMP management modules for D-view and HP Open-View.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    IP addresses to multiple clients for a seamless Ethernet network connection and shared Internet access. At 54Mbps in the 5GHz frequency and up to 22 Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range, the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP Multimode access point delivers the fastest standards-based wireless technology in the industry.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Connections Reset Button MDII RJ-45 Ethernet Port Power Receptor • Straight-Through cable is required when connecting to a router or switch • Cross-Over cable is required to connect to a computer LEDS LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-6000AP Wireless Access Point has 5 LEDs as...

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link AirPro wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.

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    2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 22Mbps (as in the D-Link AirPlus Family of Wireless devices,) as well as standard 802.11b technology (as in the D-Link Air Family of Wireless devices), with speeds of up to 11Mbps.

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Link Air networking products. IP ADDRESS Please note: If you have a DHCP-capable router, such as the D-Link DI-604 or DI-614+, there is no need to assign an IP Address. If you need to assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, please remember that the IP Address for each computer must be in the same IP Address range as all the computers in the network, and the Subnet mask must be exactly the same for all the computers in the network.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP D-Link AirPro wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with the default settings. You will need a broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription. Consult with your Cable/DSL provider for proper installation of the modem.

  • Page 10: Using The Configuration Menu

    IP Address = 192.168.0.1 – 192.168.0.49 or 192.168.0.51- 192.168.0.254 and a subnet mask = 255.255.255.0 If you are using a D-Link router in your network, such as the DI-604, with the factory default settings, you will not need to assign a static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the Access Point.

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    (The IP Address shown in the example above is the default setting. Use this IP address when connecting to a network consisting of other D-Link devices set to their default settings. If you have changed the IP Address of the DWL-6000AP to conform to a network other than one with D-Link devices, at their default setting, then input that IP Address in the web browser, instead of the default IP Address shown.)

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Home > Wireless In the Wireless Settings window, choose the wireless environment you want to configure from the Wireless Band drop- down menu. You can change the SSID and Channel for the IEEE wireless environment you are configuring.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Home > LAN The default settings of the DWL-6000AP are displayed in the example below. The default IP Address is 192.168.0.50 Configure LAN IP settings: Get IP From If you opt to assign a Static (Manual) IP address for the Access Point (recommended), type in an IP Address and Subnet Mask compatible with your network IP scheme.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Advanced > Performance Use the Advanced features menu to tweak radio settings and set up security. The Performance menu is used to customize wireless performance settings. The default settings will be adequate for most users. Configurable Performance settings are: Wireless Band: Select the band for configuration 802.11a or 802.11b.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Advanced > Filters Use MAC Filters to allow or deny wireless connection to the DWL-6000AP. WLAN Partition is used to set up barriers between wireless devices or between wired and wireless interfaces. MAC Address Filtering or Access Control is disabled by default. When this feature is enabled, you can select wireless devices that are allowed access or specify wireless devices that are denied access to the wireless interface through the Access Point.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Advanced > WLAN Partition Use the WLAN Partition menu to control barriers between networks and wireless devices. Click on the WLAN Partition hyperlink to access the menu from the Advanced Tab > Filters menu. The default settings do not restrict communication between wireless devices and wired or wireless networks.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Advanced > Encryption WEP Encryption is a standardized system for encrypting data and controlling association for wireless LANs. Read the next page for details about WEP and the settings used to configure encryption. To configure WEP security settings: 1.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Authentication You must choose the type of authentication used for WEP. The differences between the choices are explained below. • Open System: Using an open system with WEP enabled means the access point and wireless stations encrypt only the data in each packet. WEP is not used for the purpose of authentication, that is, encryption does not prevent any station from associating with the access point.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Tools > Admin Change your password in this window. It can be up to 14 characters in length. Please keep a copy of your password in a safe place. This is the same password used for access by the Multiple AP Manager.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Tools > Firmware Upgrade the firmware for the Access Point. Click on the link to find upgrades to the firmware on the D-Link website at http://support.dlink.com. After you have downloaded a firmware upgrade to your local drive, click Browse.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Status > Device Info This page displays the current information including the device MAC address, Ethernet LAN IP information, and Wireless settings information for both 802.11a and 802.11b. Status > Stats Network traffic statistics for both received and...

  • Page 22: Using The Multiple Ap Manager

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 6. Using the Multiple AP Manager The D-Link AirPro Multiple AP Manager is included with your DWL-6000AP. The self-executing installation software can be found on the CD (along with this user’s manual). Launch the Setup file for the Multiple AP Manager and follow the instructions to install the software. The software should be installed a system connected to the Ethernet and running a Windows OS (Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Use the Device List to view a summary of basic information for AirPro Access Points on your network. To configure an Access Point, highlight to select the device and click on the icon representing the action you wish perform. The icons for device configuration are used to perform the following tasks: •...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP The wireless settings include the same settings that are available in the web manager except for some of the WLAN partition settings. You can disable connection between the 802.11a and 802.11b networks with the 11a, 11b Connection option in the General tab (See page14, WLAN Partition).

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 7. Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-6000AP Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having problems.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP default • Check that the IP Address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP Address range as the access point and gateway. Since the DWL-6000AP has an IP Address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP Address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP • Select the Hardware • Click Device Manager • Double-click on Network Adapters • Right-click on D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter • Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly D-Link AirPlus DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter...

  • Page 28

    DWL-6000AP to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link AirPro products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings. To hard-reset the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP to Factory Default Settings, please do the following: • Locate the Reset button on the back of the DWL-6000AP •...

  • Page 29: Networking Basics

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 8. Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP 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...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP 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 Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a 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.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP 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.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions: In Windows XP: • Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) • Right-click on My Computer • Select Properties and click • Select the Computer...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Naming your Computer • In this window, enter the Computer name. • Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup. • All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. • Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000...

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    Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type Command Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type ipconfig /all at the prompt. Press Enter. All the configuration settings are displayed as shown below. D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address. Press Enter. The new IP Address is shown below. (Windows 98/ME users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt. The Windows IP Configuration menu will come up.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Assigning a Static IP Address • Double-click on Network Connections • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Double-click Properties...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Assigning a Static IP Address • Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter • Click Properties • Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, • Input your IP address and subnet mask.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OS X Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Click on Network 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.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OS X 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. Click Apply Now The IP Address, Subnet mask, and the Router’s IP Address...

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    To be able to connect to a wireless network, make sure the proper network settings are configured for DWL-650+. D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter Go to Start > right-click on My Network Places > select Properties > double-click on the Wireless Network Connection associated with the DWL-650+ >...

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    Click OK Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 2000 D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter Go to Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Double click on the Local Area Connection associated with the DWL-650+ > select Properties >...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a DHCP server in Windows 2000. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click OK Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a static IP address in Windows 2000.

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    Network associated with the DWL-650+ > click Properties > select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > click Properties TCP/IP – D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a DHCP server in Windows Me and 98.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or Access Point using a static IP address in Windows Me or Windows 98 Select Use the following IP address. Input a static IP address within the same IP Address range as the wireless router or access point.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows Me and 98: Go to Start > Run > type command. A window similar to Fig. 9.26 will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Adding a local printer (A printer connected directly to a computer) A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Adding a local printer • Click Next • Select Local printer attached to this computer • (Deselect Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.) • Click Next • Select Use the following port: •...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Adding a local printer • Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. • Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) •...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Click Finish When the test page has printed, Click OK...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Adding a local printer • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer. Sharing a network printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing a network printer • Click on Add a Printer • Click Next • Select Network Printer • Click Next...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Finish...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing a network printer To check for proper installation: • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: •...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as the DP- 101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing an LPR printer • Select Create a new port • From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown. • Please read the instructions on this screen. • Enter the Printer IP Address and the Port Name, as shown.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing an LPR printer • In this screen, select Custom. • Click Settings • Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address. • Select LPR • Enter a Queue Name (if your Print-Server/ Gateway has...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing an LPR printer • This screen will show you information about your printer. • Click Finish • Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers. • Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP Sharing an LPR printer • You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other...

  • Page 63: Technical Specifications

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 9. Technical Specifications IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11a Standards IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u (1) 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 (UTP) Ports (1) Power – 5.0V DC, 2.5A Web-Based Interface Network Management SNMP Management Supports Infrastructure Mode (Communications to wired networks...

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP 802.11a Specifications Data Rates 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps 64, 128, 154-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption Data Security Access Control List based on MAC Address Antenna Type 5dBi dipole antenna with diversity Available Channels...

  • Page 65: Contacting Technical Support

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 10. Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.com When contacting technical support, please provide the following information: • Serial number of the unit •...

  • Page 66: Warranty And Registration

    AirPro DWL-6000AP 11. Warranty and Registration Wichtige Sicherheitshinweise 1. Bitte lesen Sie sich diese Hinweise sorgfältig durch. 2. Heben Sie diese Anleitung für den spätern Gebrauch auf. 3. Vor jedem Reinigen ist das Gerät vom Stromnetz zu trennen. Vervenden Sie keine Flüssig- oder Aerosolreiniger.

  • Page 67: Limited Warranty

    The one-year period of warranty on complete products applies on condition that the product's Registration Card is filled out and returned to a D-Link office within ninety (90) days of purchase. A list of D-Link offices is provided at the back of this manual, together with a copy of the Registration Card.

  • Page 68

    Registration Card. If a Registration Card for the product in question has not been returned to a D-Link office, then a proof of purchase (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice) must be provided when requesting warranty service.

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    The product's Registration Card, provided at the back of this manual, must be sent to a D-Link office. To obtain an RMA number for warranty service as to a hardware product, or to obtain warranty service as to a software product, contact the D-Link office nearest you.

  • Page 70: Fcc Warning

    AirPro DWL-6000AP FCC Warning This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

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    Only the 2446.5-2483.5MHz band is authorized for RLAN with products with a limited power to 100mW. This band concerns the channels 10, 11, 12 and 13. Using and installing D-Link Wireless solutions for RLAN, you commit to respect this regulation et to use only these four channels.

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    AirPro DWL-6000AP...

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