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D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+
Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless Range Extender
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Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless Range Extender Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ..........3 Introduction............4 Wireless Basics ..........8 Getting Started ..........11 Using the Configuration Menu......13 Troubleshooting..........18 Networking Basics........... 24 Technical Specifications ........53 Contacting Technical Support......55 10. Warranty and Registration ....... 56...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: • D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Range Extender • Power Supply (5V, 2.5A) • Manual and Warranty on CD • Quick Installation Guide Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWL-800AP+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most 802.11b devices, the DWL-800AP+ is capable of data transfer rates up to 22 Mbps (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus products such as the DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter, DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter, and the DI-614+ Wireless Router.

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    Connections Ethernet Port – this RJ-45 Auto MDI/MDIX port provides connection to a network device using a Power Receptor Cat 5 Ethernet Ethernet cable. (The Auto Reset Button MDI/MDIX port accommodates either a Straight-Through or a Cross- Over cable and is auto- sensing.) Reset Button –...

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    Repeater mode. In Repeater mode the DWL-800AP+ will extend your existing wireless network up to 328 feet when used with the D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Enhanced Wireless Router; the AirPlus DI-714P+ Enhanced Wireless Router with Print Server; the AirPro DI-764 Multimode Wireless Router, the AirPro DI-754 Multimode...

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    LEDS LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-800AP+ Wireless Range Extender has 2 LEDs as shown below: Power – a steady Green light indicates a proper connection to a power source. Wireless Link/Act – a steady Yellow light indicates a good wireless connection.

  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link AirPlus wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. The D-Link AirPlus wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it.

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    DWL-900AP+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Access Points ♦ DI-614+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router The DWL-800AP+ is also compatible with the D-Link Air Wireless family of products and other 802.11b products including: ♦ DWL-650 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter for laptop PCs ♦...

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    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the wireless range extender and your receiving device (e.g., the DWL-650+) to a minimum - Each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPlus Wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your Range Extender, Access Points, Residential Gateways, and computers so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

  • Page 11: Getting Started

    A Wireless Range Extender - D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ An Ethernet Broadband Router - D-Link DI-604 A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ A desktop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200 DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

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    Quick Installation Guide for setting up the Access Point. If you are connecting a desktop computer in your network, you can install the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot. See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-520+.

  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Menu

    (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-800AP+ 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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    In repeating mode, the DWL-800AP+ repeats the wireless signal of D-Link AirPlus access points and routers to extend the range of your wireless network. AP Name: You may choose to rename your DWL-800AP+, especially if you...

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    Configuration Menu SSID: (Service Set Identifier) “default” is the default setting. The SSID is a unique name that identifies a network. All devices on a network must share the same SSID name in order to communicate on the network. If you choose to change the SSID from the default setting, input your new SSID name in this field.

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    Click Restore to return to Factory Default Settings. Firmware Upgrade: Upgrade the firmware for the DWL-800AP+. 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. Select the firmware and click Apply to...

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    Configuration Menu Help The Help window displays information about each window in the Configuration menu. When you change the settings in the Configuration menu, you will need to restart the DWL-800AP+ for the changes to take effect.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-800AP+ Wireless Range Extender. We cover various aspects of the network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having problems. Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to configure the DWL-800AP+ Wireless Range Extender.

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    Please note that the Repeater function is compatible with most D-Link wireless routers and Access Points. If you wish to repeat a device that is not a D-Link product, please check the FAQs for supported products on the D-Link support website ( http://support.dlink.com...

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    Troubleshooting 3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed properly. You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using.

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    DWL-650+ as an example of a wireless network adapter. You may be using a different wireless network D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter adapter, but your trouble- shooting procedure will be similar to this example.) • Select Properties to check...

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    Troubleshooting 4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However, the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range. Please refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual for further information about the most advantageous placement of your D-Link wireless products.

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    After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DWL-800AP+ to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link AirPlus products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings. To hard-reset the D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ to Factory Default Settings, please do the following: •...

  • Page 24: Networking Basics

    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 XP. 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. 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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    Networking Basics 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. Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files. 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.

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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 Name Tab in the System Properties window.

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    Networking Basics 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 The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address.) To check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the...

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    Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support Tab Click Close. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Double-click on Network Connections • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Double-click Properties...

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    IP Address: e.g., 192.168.0.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1) • Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router.

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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 will appear in a few...

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    Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows XP and 2000: Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to Fig. 9.25 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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    Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of Networking Basics,) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Click on Add a Printer • Click Next • Select Network Printer • Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Next • Click Finish...

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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. To share an LPR printer, please follow these directions: •...

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

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    Networking Basics 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 more than one port, you will need a Queue...

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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 computers your network.

  • Page 53: Technical Specifications

    Networking Basics Other Tasks For help with other tasks in home or small office networking, see Using the Shared Documents folder and Sharing files and folders in the Help and Support Center in Microsoft Windows XP. Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.11 •...

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    Temperature • Operating: 32ºF to 131ºF (0ºC to 55ºC) • Storage: -4ºF to 167ºF (-4ºC to 167ºC) Humidity: • 5%-95% maximum, (non-condensing) Safety & Emissions: • • Media Access Control: • CSMA/CA with ACK Modulation Technology: • PBCC-Packet Binary Convolutional Coding •...

  • Page 55: Contacting Technical Support

    • 3 years Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 56: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

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    Discovery Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping charges prepaid. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request.

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    Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners.

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