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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting up the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 ....... . 14...
  • Page 4 Contents Access control within the wireless network ....... . 44 Saving settings .
  • Page 5 Restarting the network ........
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Safety precautions Only use the mains adapter (5V DC 1A) that is supplied with the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. Comply with the connection values and ratings when connecting the device to the mains power supply. Protect the device from damp.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Possible uses You can use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in various functions in your network. The device provides three operating modes that you can choose to suit your requirements. Use as Repeater The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 can be used to increase the coverage of your wireless network.
  • Page 8 In this case you need to operate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in Repeater Operating Mode. PCs that you wish to connect to a wireless local network via a Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 must have a wireless network adapter, such as a Gigaset USB Adapter 108.
  • Page 9 Introduction Use as wireless network adapter The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 can be connected directly to the Ethernet port of a PC or other device (e.g. a games console, set-top box). It then functions as a wireless network adapter, but uses the device's wired Ethernet port. You do not need to install any additional driver software on the device.
  • Page 10 Introduction Use for accessing the Internet with a PC The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 permits wireless Internet access for a PC. Here it is operated in Access point Operating Mode, connected directly to a DSL or cable modem. However, simultaneous Internet access for several PCs is not possible. This requires a wireless router (e.g.
  • Page 11: First Steps

    System requirements To operate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 you need a PC with – a Gigaset PC Card 108, a Gigaset USB Adapter 108 or a different 802.11g or 802.11b compatible wireless network adaptor and/or – an Ethernet card, a Web browser, e.g.
  • Page 12: Operating Displays And Connections

    Operating displays and connections Front panel LED displays The front panel of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 contains LED displays that show the operating state and simplify installation and fault finding in the network. The LED's show the following: State Status There is a wireless connection to the local network.
  • Page 13: Back Panel

    First Steps Back panel The back panel of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 houses the following sockets. Element Description 5VDC Socket for the mains adapter supplied Please note: Using the wrong power supply unit may damage the repeater. Socket for an Ethernet cable Reset The reset button is located behind the small opening on the underside of the device.
  • Page 14: Setting Up The Gigaset Wlan Repeater 108

    First Steps Setting up the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 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 follow-...
  • Page 15: Connecting The Gigaset Wlan Repeater 108

    First Steps Connecting the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 Set up the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 at the required location. To a wired network (LAN), a PC, a games console or a modem ì Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the socket marked LAN on the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108.
  • Page 16: To The Mains Power Supply

    Try out the antenna positions to see which gives the best results for your location. Please remember: Before your PC can communicate via the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, you must run net- work configuration on the PC (see page 84). To the mains power supply ì...
  • Page 17: The User Interface

    For initial configuration we suggest that you connect the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 with an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the PC on which you wish to make the configuration. The Ethernet card should also be set to "Obtain an IP address automatically"...
  • Page 18: Launching The User Interface

    The login screen appears. Please note: If the DHCP server in your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 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 19: The Start Screen

    Advanced Settings menu for additional configuration options (see page 47), open the Status menu to obtain status information about the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (see page 74). You can call up the wizards, the Advanced Settings menu, and status information from any other configuration program screen at any time via the tabs on the upper edge of the user interface.
  • Page 20 Security Setup Wizard These wizards allow you to take precautions against unau- thorised access to your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and the local network. For example, you can change the password and set up encryption for wireless traffic. This is described from page 37.
  • Page 21: Selecting A Language

    The user interface Selecting a language The user interface can be presented in various languages. ì Click on Language, top right above the start screen. ì If you wish to change the preset language, select the required language from the list.
  • Page 22: Elements On The User Interface

    Finish when closing the wizard. Buttons in the Advanced Settings menu Transfers the settings you have made to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 configuration. Cancel Deletes all the entries in a screen since the last time you clicked on OK.
  • Page 23: Basic Setup Wizard

    Basic Setup Wizard Basic Setup Wizard The Basic Setup Wizard guides you step by step through the general configuration of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. This includes the following settings: regional settings Operating Mode selection wireless network (WLAN)settings local network (LAN)settings ì...
  • Page 24: Regional Options

    Basic Setup Wizard Regional Options On this screen you can select your present location for the regional settings. ì Select the country where you are currently located from the list. You can set for the clock to change automatically to summer time and/or to the time zone as you wish. ì...
  • Page 25: Operating Mode Selection

    Please note: The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 can be used as an access point. However, if it is configured as a repeater or Ethernet adapter and the term access point is used in this context in this user guide, a different device, such as a Router Gigaset SE551WLAN dsl/cable or another Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 configured as an access point is intended.
  • Page 26: Basic Settings For The Repeater And Access Point Operating Mode

    The network adapter of the PC you want to use to configure your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 should be set to obtain its IP address automatically (see also page 95). If you use static IP addresses in your network, the IP address of your PCs must be in the same subnet as the IP address of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (see page 102).
  • Page 27 Enter the MAC address of the access point or select an access point from the list of available access points by clicking on Add. The MAC address of an access point in the Gigaset product range is shown on the nameplate on the underside of the unit.
  • Page 28: Local Network Settings

    IP address automatically from an external DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (factory setting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the Static option and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the fields underneath.
  • Page 29 (see page 13). Your device will now have the old IP address 192.168.2.254 again and the DHCP server is activated. If you have assigned a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, you can decide whether to use the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's integrated DHCP server.
  • Page 30 Example of LAN settings with two repeaters If you want to use several Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in the same network, make sure you assign different IP addresses to each of them. Use an address block that is within the selected subnet but not in the address block of the addresses automatically assigned by the DHCP server in your network.
  • Page 31 Basic Setup Wizard This opens the screen for completing the basic settings. You should now make the settings for network security. ì Click on Finish. The basic settings you have made are saved. ì You are taken to the Security Setup Wizard, which is described from page 37 onwards.
  • Page 32: Basic Settings In Ethernet Adapter Operating Mode

    Basic Setup Wizard Basic settings in Ethernet adapter Operating Mode In Ethernet adapter Operating Mode the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 works as a wire- less network adaptor. It is connected directly to the Ethernet port of a computer, games console, a set-top box, or other network-enabled device.
  • Page 33 Basic Setup Wizard Settings for the wireless network The SSID (Service Set Identifier) defines your wireless network. All wireless devices (router, PC etc.) in the same network must use the same SSID. ì Enter the same name for the SSID that you assigned to the network or the access point that you wish to connect to.
  • Page 34: Local Network Settings

    IP address automatically from an external DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (factory setting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the Static option and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the fields underneath.
  • Page 35 You may be able to obtain information about the currently assigned IP address from the logbook of the DHCP server from which your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 obtains its IP address. To do this, you may need the MAC address of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, which you can find on the label on the underside of the device.
  • Page 36 DHCP server, or the PC and repeater do not have static IP addresses. In this case, you must reset the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 to the factory settings (see section "Reset" on page 13) and run the Basic Setup Wizard again.
  • Page 37: Security Setup Wizard

    Restricting the access certain PCs have to your wireless network (only for Repeater and access point operating modes, see page 44) When you configure the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 for the first time, you should fol- low the Security Setup Wizard user interface step by step. You will find further options in the Advanced Settings menu (see page 49).
  • Page 38: Changing The System Password

    If you ever forget the password, you will have to reset your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 to the factory settings using the reset button (see page 13). Please bear in mind that this will restore all the settings to the factory configuration. The password is reset to the default setting admin.
  • Page 39: Ssid

    SSID has been entered in them as well. If the On option is activated for SSID broadcast, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 will send the SSID in all data transmissions, and the SSID will be displayed on PCs that have a wireless network adapter.
  • Page 40: Setting Data Encryption

    The encryption selection depends on which method is supported by all the components of your wireless network. ì Set the appropriate encryption of your data in the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, and then in the other components of your wireless network.
  • Page 41: Wpa2/wpa With Pre-shared Key (psk)

    Security Setup Wizard WPA2/WPA with pre-shared key (PSK) is a more advanced procedure than WEP for protecting wireless networks. Dynamic keys based on TKIP (Temporal Key Integration Protocol) offer increased security. The new standard WPA2 uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) for encryp- tion.
  • Page 42: Wep Encryption

    You can choose either the standard 64 bit key or the more robust 128 bit key for encryp- tion. The keys are generated in hexadecimal or in ASCII format. You must use the same keys for encryption and decryption for the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and all your wireless network adapters.
  • Page 43 Security Setup Wizard Manual key entry ì Select the Key type, Hex or ASCII. If you select Hex you can use the characters 0 to 9 and A to F. – With a 64 bit encryption depth the key is exactly 10 characters long. An example of a valid key: 1234567ABC –...
  • Page 44: Access Control Within The Wireless Network

    This screen only appears in Repeater or access point Operating Mode. This step allows you to determine which PCs should have wireless access to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. The access control is based on the MAC address of the PCs' network adapters.
  • Page 45 You can completely reset the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (see page 13). You can connect a PC to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 using one of the LAN connections (by cable). As MAC access control only applies to PCs that are con- nected "wirelessly", you can use this PC to change the configuration.
  • Page 46: Saving Settings

    Please consult the operating instructions for the network adapter. If you use the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in Repeater or Ethernet adapter Operating Mode, the set keys must match those in the access point. If an error is made, you no longer have access to the wireless network.
  • Page 47: Configuring The Advanced Settings

    In the Advanced Settings menu, you can configure all the options for the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. If you wish, you can also make changes to the settings you made using the wizards. The following table shows the menu options.
  • Page 48: Operating Mode

    You can operate the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in the following operating modes: Repeater Access point Ethernet adapter In the factory setting, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 is configured as a repeater. You can find more information about the operating modes in the section on "Possible uses" on page 7. ì...
  • Page 49: Local Network

    Configuring the Advanced Settings Local Network In the Local Network menu, you can determine the settings for assigning IP addresses. ì Select Advanced Settings – Local Network. The configuration options for Repeater and Access point operating modes (see below) differ from those for the Ethernet adapter operating mode (see page 52). Repeater/Access Point...
  • Page 50 IP address automatically from an external DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (factory setting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the Static option and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the fields underneath.
  • Page 51 DHCP server, in your network, this one should be used. If your network does not have a DHCP server yet, then you can use the DHCP server inte- grated in your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 to assign the IP addresses of the connected devices automatically.
  • Page 52: Ethernet Adapter Operating Mode

    IP address automatically from an external DHCP server in the network or not. – If you want to use a static IP address for your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (factory setting for the IP address is 192.168.2.254), select the Static option and enter the IP address and subnet mask in the fields underneath.
  • Page 53: Wireless Network

    You may be able to obtain information about the currently assigned IP address from the logbook of the DHCP server from which your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 obtains its IP address. To do this, you may need the MAC address of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, which you can find on the label on the underside of the device.
  • Page 54 SSID (Service Set Identifier). The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 SSID factory setting is ConnectionPoint. For the repeater, you must enter the SSID of the access point for which the range should be increased. For security reasons you should deactivate SSID broadcast (see below).
  • Page 55 Configuring the Advanced Settings SSID broadcast (only Repeater and Access Point Operating Mode) If this option is enabled (default setting), the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 will send the SSID in all data transmissions, and your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's SSID will be dis- played on PCs that have a wireless network adapter.
  • Page 56 Super G transmission mode enables wireless data transfer up to 108 Mbps. The channel for wireless data transfer is statically set. You can only use Super G if this function is supported by at least one client in your wireless net- work.
  • Page 57: Setting Wireless Security

    The encryption selection depends on which methods are supported by all your wireless network components. ì Set the corresponding encryption of your data on the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and then on the other components of your wireless network. You can use the following security mechanisms:...
  • Page 58: Wpa2-psk And Wpa2-psk / Wpa-psk

    Configuring the Advanced Settings WPA2-PSK and WPA2-PSK / WPA-PSK WPA / WPA2 with Pre-shared Key (WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK) WPA-PSK is a special WPA mode that provides encryption protection for users at home and in small companies without a company authentication server. Encryption keys are automatically generated with the Pre-shared Key, and automatically changed (rekeying) and authenticated between the devices after a certain period of time (Rekey...
  • Page 59 Configuring the Advanced Settings WPA and WPA2 with authentication server (Access point Operating mode only) In large networks (e.g. in companies) WPA enables the use of an additional authentica- tion service. In this case, user access is controlled by user accounts and passwords, in addition to WPA encryption.
  • Page 60: Wep Encryption

    You can choose either the standard 64 bit key or the more robust 128 bit key for encryp- tion. The keys are generated in hexadecimal or in ASCII format. You must use the same keys for encryption and decryption for both the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and all your wireless network adapters.
  • Page 61 Configuring the Advanced Settings Manual key entry ì Select the Key type, Hex or ASCII. If you select Hex you can use the characters 0 to 9 and A to F. – With a 64 bit encryption depth the key is exactly 10 characters long. An example of a valid key: 1234567ABC –...
  • Page 62 Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's wireless network. It is very important, that you enter the keys that are currently valid in your wireless network. Otherwise, your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 cannot be used to extend your network. ì...
  • Page 63: Permitted Clients

    Configuring the Advanced Settings Permitted clients Only Access Point and Repeater operating mode In this screen you can specify which PCs will have wireless access to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and hence to your LAN. Note: The access control setting is only valid for wireless access from the PC to the repeater or access point.
  • Page 64 You can completely reset the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (see page 13). You can connect a PC to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 using one of the LAN connections. As MAC access control only applies to PCs that are connected...
  • Page 65: Repeater Function (wds)

    Configuring the Advanced Settings Repeater function (WDS) Only Repeater Operating Mode If you use the device in Repeater Operating Mode and want to increase the range in your wireless network, you must configure the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) function. ì In the Wireless Network menu, select Repeater (WDS).
  • Page 66: Administration

    108 (see page 74). Regional Options To operate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, you can select the location, time zone and format for entering the date and time, and you can also configure a time server for the Internet time.
  • Page 67: Internet Time

    Enter the Internet address for the time server in the Preferred time server and Alternate time server fields respectively. ì Click on OK to apply the settings. Please note: If the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 does not have direct access to the Internet, it may not access the time server.
  • Page 68: System Password

    If you ever forget your System Password, you will have to reset your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (see page 13). Please bear in mind that this will restore all the settings to the factory configuration. The password is reset to the default setting admin.
  • Page 69: Saving And Restoring A Configuration

    Click on OK to apply the settings. Saving and restoring a configuration Once you have configured your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, it is advisable to back up the settings. Then you can restore them at any time, should they be accidentally deleted or overwritten.
  • Page 70: Restoring The Back-up

    A window will appear prompting you to confirm the procedure. Please note: You can restart your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 if it is not working properly. It should then be ready for use again (see page 13). Please bear in mind that when the device is fully reset, all configuration settings will return to the factory settings.
  • Page 71: Updating Firmware

    For this reason you should find out regularly whether new firmware is available for your device. You will find more informa- tion about the firmware and your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 on the Internet at: www.gigaset.com/customercare.
  • Page 72 Administration Please note: Do not switch off your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, your PC or the local network during the updating procedure. After successful updating, the device is automatically restarted. All the LEDs will go out. The WLAN LED flashes when the device is restarting (see page 12). When the procedure is complete, the browser shows the configuration program login screen.
  • Page 73: System Log

    Administration System Log The System Log is displayed in the Status – Device menu. It can give you important information about the functioning of your device and possible problems. You can also have this information transmitted automatically on a system log server. ì...
  • Page 74: Status Information

    You can view information about the configuration and status of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in the Status menu of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. On the first screen you will see an overview of the status of the local and wireless network, and of the device.
  • Page 75 Status information Local network IP address The local IP address of your device. DHCP Server Is not displayed in the Ethernet adapter Operating Mode. The status of the DHCP server for your device and, if activated, the number of clients in your network to which an IP address has been assigned.
  • Page 76: Security

    On the Security screen in the Status menu you will see information about possible security risks for your device and your network. You will achieve maximum security for the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 by eliminating all the listed security risks. System password not changed...
  • Page 77: Local Network

    Status information Local Network On the Local Network screen in the Status menu you will find information about the settings for your local network. IP address Shows the local IP address of your device. Subnet mask Shows the subnet mask used in the local network. MAC address Shows the local MAC address of your device for wired data transmission.
  • Page 78: Wireless Network

    Status information Wireless Network On the Wireless Network screen in the Status menu you will find information about the settings for your wireless network. Status Shows the status of the connection between your device and the wireless network. SSID Shows the identification of your wireless network. Channel Shows the radio channel currently used for transmitting data within your wireless network.
  • Page 79 Status information Repeater (WDS) Only displayed in Repeater Operating Mode. – Status Shows the status of the WDS (Wireless Distribution System) in your wireless net- work for increasing the range. – WDS links Shows the current number of connections to other access point or repeaters in your wireless network.
  • Page 80: Device

    Status information Device On the Device screen in the Status menu you will find information about the most important data for your device. System uptime Shows your device's operating time since the last time the system was started. System time Shows the system time for your device.
  • Page 81 Status information System Log The system log can give you important information about the functioning of your device and possible problems. You can adjust the scope of the system log to suit your needs (see the section entitled "System Log" on page 73). ì...
  • Page 82: Appendix

    Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. Configuring the first Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 (as an access point) ì Start up the user interface of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 from the PC (see page 18) and select Basic Setup Wizard. ì Select Access point as Operating Mode.
  • Page 83 Connecting and getting started ì Connect the first device (access point) to games console 1. To do this, connect the LAN ports of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and the games consoles with an Ethernet cable. ì Switch on the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and wait until it is ready for use (WLAN LED lights up).
  • Page 84: Integration In The Network

    Appendix Integration in the network If you wish to use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in Ethernet adapter Operating Mode, i.e. if you wish to connect a PC or a games console wirelessly to a local network, you may have to carry out a network configuration. PC settings are, however, often already correct, in which case the step described in this chapter need not be carried out.
  • Page 85: Windows Xp

    Make sure that the HTTP Proxy in your Web browser is deactivated. This function must be deactivated so that your Web browser can access your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's configuration pages. The following section describes the procedure for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Page 86 Select Allow popups from this screen. ì Confirm the dialogue window by clicking on OK. The configuration screens for the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 are now allowed as pop- ups. You can make additional settings for popups within Internet Explorer via the Tools –...
  • Page 87: Windows 2000

    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 108. ì Click on Properties. ì...
  • Page 88 Appendix 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. Otherwise, click on Install to install the protocol. ì...
  • Page 89 Make sure that the HTTP Proxy in your Web browser is deactivated. This function must be deactivated so that your Web browser can read your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's configuration pages. The following section describes the procedure for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Page 90: Windows 98 Se/me

    This opens the Windows control panel. ì Double-click on the Network icon. 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 108.
  • Page 91 Appendix ì Check whether there are any other entries for the card starting with TCP/IP ->. If so, then the TCP/IP protocol has already been installed. You can terminate the pro- cedure at this point. ì If there is no TCP/IP entry, click on the Add button. ì...
  • Page 92 Appendix ì In the Manufacturer field, select Microsoft. Then in the Network protocols field, select TCP/IP. ì Then click on OK. You will now see the Network window again. The TCP/IP entry for the network adapter has now been added.
  • Page 93 Make sure that the HTTP Proxy in your Web browser is deactivated. This function must be deactivated so that your Web browser can access your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's configuration pages. The following section describes the procedure for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Page 94 Appendix Mozilla Firefox ì Open Mozilla Firefox. Click on Tools and then on Settings. ì In the Settings window, click on Connection Settings... ì In the Connection Settings window, select the option Direct connection to the Internet. ì Click on OK to finish. Configuring the popup blocker Popups are blocked by default for Mozilla Firefox.
  • Page 95: Assigning Ip Addresses Automatically

    IP address automatically function field is set during the installation of TCP/IP. If, how- ever, you integrate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in an existing network with static address blocks, domain names or subnets or if you cannot launch the configuration pro- gram straight away, you should check the TCP/IP properties and make any necessary changes.
  • Page 96 DHCP. Click on Cancel and close the following windows with OK to save your net- work configuration. ì If the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address auto- matically have not been activated, select them and click on OK. Close the following screens. ì Restart your network (see page 108).
  • Page 97: 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 108. ì On the General tab, click on Properties.
  • Page 98 DHCP. Click on Cancel and close the following windows with OK to save your net- work configuration. ì If the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address auto- matically options have not been activated, select them and click on OK. Close the following screens. ì Restart your network (see page 108).
  • Page 99: Windows 98 Se/me

    Appendix Windows 98 SE/ME ì Click on Start – Settings – Control Panel. ì Double-click on the Network icon.
  • Page 100 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 108 with the network. ì Click on the Properties button. You can also double-click on the TCP/IP entry, as this...
  • Page 101 Click on OK. You will see a message telling you that the setting will not take effect until you restart your PC. ì Confirm this screen with OK. ì This restarts your PC. ì Restart your network (see page 108).
  • Page 102: Assigning Static Ip Addresses

    PC network configuration. If you want to use your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 as a network adapter, you will have to assign a static IP address. Other- wise, we recommend using automatically assigned IP addresses for the PCs in your net- work.
  • Page 103: Windows Xp

    Click on Start – Control Panel, select Network and Internet Connections and then click on the Network Connections icon. ì Double-click the LAN connection with which you are connected to the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. ì On the General tab, click on Properties.
  • Page 104: Windows 2000

    Appendix Windows 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. ì...
  • Page 105 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 field (not the address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108). ì Close this and the next window with OK.
  • Page 106: Windows 98 Se/me

    Appendix Windows 98 SE/ME To set a static IP address for your PC: ì Start network configuration. To do this, select Start – Settings – Control Panel – Network. ì In the Network window on the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP option for your network card.
  • Page 107 Appendix ì Go to the Gateway tab. ì Enter the IP address of the access point or the router in the New gateway field (not the address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108) and click on Add.
  • Page 108: Restarting The Network

    ì Check that the Power LED on the front panel of the unit is on continuously. ì Reboot your PC. You have now configured and opened a link between your PC and the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108.
  • Page 109: Updating Ip Addresses

    Appendix Updating IP addresses Particularly in those cases in which you integrate your Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 in an existing LAN that has already been configured, the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 DHCP server may not be able to access the addressing of the client PC. This means you cannot use this PC to access the configuration program.
  • Page 110 LAN. The address in the Default gateway line is important. This must contain the IP address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108. ì When prompted, 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 111 Example: IPCONFIG /RENEW "Wireless network connection" ì Press the ENTER key. IP addresses are now assigned. Independently of the settings under Windows, the PC now recognises the gateway address of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and inserts it as the default address.
  • Page 112 Appendix ì At the prompt now enter EXIT. This closes the DOS window. The PC now returns to the Windows Desktop. ì Continue as described in Chapter "The user interface" on page 17. Please note: It may be the case that other PCs in your network cannot be reached via the DHCP server for the same reasons.
  • Page 113: Trouble Shooting

    Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and the connected terminal. ì Your Gigaset WLAN Check whether the Power LED on Repeater 108 is not...
  • Page 114 95). ì Your PC is configured Manually assign a static IP address to automatically for your PC in the Gigaset WLAN obtain IP addresses, Repeater 108 (see page 102) but the DHCP server address block. of your Gigaset WLAN Repeater has been switched off.
  • Page 115 You are outside the Reduce the distance to the Gigaset lish a wireless con- range of the device. WLAN Repeater 108. Align the aeri- nection to the als of the devices involved in trans- Gigaset WLAN mission for the best possible range.
  • Page 116 95). ì Your PC is configured Manually assign a static IP address for the automatic for your PC in your Gigaset WLAN obtaining of IP Repeater 108 address block (see addresses, but the page 102). DHCP server of your...
  • Page 117 Make sure that the correct access ration of the Gigaset point has been selected on your WLAN Repeater 108 Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 and the or your access point is correct Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 wrong. on your access point (see page 49) or read the corresponding chapter in your access point's manual).
  • Page 118: Specifications

    IEEE 802.11g: 13 (Europe, ETSI) Transmission rate IEEE 802,11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11g: 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps Super G: 72, 96, 108 Mbps XR: 0.25, 0.5, 1 Mbps Range approx. 30 m indoors, up to 300 m outdoors...
  • Page 119: Approval

    Country-specific requirements have been taken into consideration. We, Gigaset Communications GmbH, declare that this device meets the essential requirements and other relevant regulations laid down in Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 120 Appendix Korrekt avfallshantering och separat insamling av förbrukade apparater förebygger potentiella skador på miljö och hälsa. Dessutom är det en förutsättning för återanvänd- ning och återvinning av förbrukade elektriska apparater. Utförlig information om avfallshantering av förbrukade apparater finns hos din kom- mun, avfallshanteringstjänst eller hos fackhandlaren där du köpte produkten.
  • Page 121: Service (customer Care)

    In the case of new devices and their components exhibiting defects resulting from manufacturing and/or material faults within 24 months of purchase, Gigaset Com- munications shall, at its own option and free of charge, either replace the device with another device reflecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device.
  • Page 122: Guarantee Certificate Ireland

    Gigaset Communications. This Guarantee shall apply to new devices purchased in the European Union. For Products sold in the United Kingdom the Guarantee is issued by: Gigaset Communi- cations GmbH, Schlavenhorst 66, D-46395 Bocholt, Germany. Any other claims resulting out of or in connection with the device shall be excluded from this Guarantee.
  • Page 123 Gigaset Communications. 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 Gigaset Commu- nications GmbH, Schlavenhorst 66, D-46395 Bocholt, Germany.
  • Page 124: Tillverkarens Garanti Sverige

    171 95 Solna, Sverige. Garantianspråk som skiljer sig från eller som sträcker sig utöver anspråk som anges i denna garanti är inte giltiga. Gigaset Communications Sweden AB är inte ansvarigt för driftstörningar, förlorad vinst eller förlust av data, ytterligare programvara eller annan information som laddats ned av kunden.
  • Page 125: Takuuehdot Suomi

    Valmistaja myöntää laitteelle ja niiden osille seuraavien takuuehtojen mukaisen takuun: Gigaset Communications vastaa uusissa laitteissa ja niiden osissa ilmenevistä mate- riaali- ja valmistusvirheistä kahden vuoden ajan kuitissa näkyvästä ostopäivämää- rästä lukien. Takuun perusteella Gigaset Communications valintansa mukaan joko korjaa viallisen laitteen tai vaihtaa sen vastaavan tuotteeseen.
  • Page 126: Tillverkarens Garanti Finland

    återförsäljaren. Tillverkaren beviljar garanti för enheten och dess komponen- ter enligt följande garantivillkor: Gigaset Communications ansvarar för fel i material och utförande som uppstår i nya enheter och tillhörande komponenter under två år efter det inköpsdatum som fram- går av kvittot. Beroende på garantin kan Gigaset Communications välja att antingen reparera den felaktiga enheten eller ersätta den med en likvärdig produkt.
  • Page 127: Garanti Norge

    Det kan ikke fremsettes ytterligere krav av noen art. Gigaset Communications påtar seg ikke i noe tilfelle ansvar for driftsavbrudd, tapt fortjeneste eller tap av data eller annen...
  • Page 128: Producentens Garanti Danmark

    Reklamationer under garantien skal fremsættes senest to måneder efter, at manglen er blevet opdaget. Gigaset Communications har ret til at beholde udstyr og komponenter, der ombyttes eller returneres til Gigaset Communications. Garantien omfatter nyt udstyr købt inden for EU. For produkter, der er solgt i Dan- mark, er garantien udstedt af Gigaset Communications GmbH, Schlavenhorst 66, D- 46395 Bocholt, Germany.
  • Page 129: Glossary

    Glossary Access Point An access point, such as the Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108, is the centre of a wireless local network (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 130 See also Static IP address 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 108 uses encryption for secure data transmission over wireless networks. Ethernet...
  • Page 131 TCP/IP. All participants on the Internet can be identified by an address. Servers are addressed by Domain names (e.g. gigaset.com). Domain names are assigned to IP addresses by the Domain Name Service (DNS). Among the most important Internet services are:...
  • Page 132 Domain names are normally used instead of the IP addresses. used to assign domain names to IP addresses. IP pool range The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108's IP address pool defines a range of IP addresses that the router's DHCP Server...
  • Page 133 The connection can be wired or wireless. An Ether- net network card is an example of a wired network adapter. The Gigaset PC Card 108 and the Gigaset USB Adapter 108 are examples of wireless network adapters.
  • Page 134 IEEE 802.11g. Channel bundling doubles the maximum trans- mission rate to 108 Mbps. Unlike other technologies (e.g. 125 Mbps technology), which work by compressing data, here the transmission rate is actually doubled. With data that is already compressed (ZIP, RAR, MP3, MPEG etc.), data compression will not make any substantial improvements.
  • Page 135 This is the area where the wireless communication takes place. WLAN is currently specified in Standard IEEE 802.11. The Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 complies with Standard 802.11g. WPA was developed to improve the security provided by WEP. WPA uses complex proce- dures to generate keys, such as TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol).
  • Page 136 Glossary eXtended Range XR technology increases a WLAN's range and ensures better coverage of the area in the home or office network. When activated at the access point, this function can consider- ably increase the range to the network adapters, although at the expense of the data transfer rate.
  • Page 137: Index

    ....Basic settings of the Gigaset WLAN Repeater ....
  • Page 138 ..EXIT Gigaset WLAN Repeater 108 ........
  • Page 139 Index ....... repeater/access point Possible uses .....
  • Page 140 Index ....SSID broadcast Universal Resource Locator see URL ....... Static IP address Updating firmware .
  • Page 141 Index...
  • Page 142 Issued by Gigaset Communications GmbH Schlavenhorst 66, D-46395 Bocholt Gigaset Communications GmbH is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG © Gigaset Communications GmbH 2008 All rights reserved. Subject to availability. Rights of modification reserved. www.gigaset.com No.: A31008-M1030-B101-3x-7619...

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