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  • Page 1 Wireless Access Point USER MANUAL...
  • Page 2 This manual has been prepared by AirTies Wireless Networks Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Manual Overview

    The Warranty does not cover failure or damage as a result of not following the instructions in the manual. AirTies will not be held responsible in such circumstances. The User Manual is an important resource you can refer to for safe and proper use of your device.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    4.1. IP Settings............................9 4.2. Wireless............................10 4.2.1. Wireless Settings........................10 4.3. Setting the Operation Mode........................11 4.3.1. Configuring the AP-400 as an Access Point...............11 4.3.2.Configuring the AP-400 as a Repeater..................12 4.3.3.Configuring the AP-400 as a Bridge..................14 4.4. Wireless Security Settings....................16 4.4.1.WPA Security Settings.......................16 4.4.2.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    To extend your wireless coverage, all you need to do is to add new AP-400 devices to your wireless network and set them to function as repeaters. Computers on the network connect to the AP-400 with the strongest signal, and reach the router or the wired network through the AirTies Mesh Network.
  • Page 6: Main Features

    AirTies R&D team Minimum System Requirements 1.2. • In order to configure the AirTies AP-400, you will need a PC that runs any version Windows, UNIX, Linux, or MAC operating systems and has an Ethernet card or a wireless network adapter •...
  • Page 7: Top View

    No c on n ec t io n o n t h e c o r re sp o nd i ng LAN po r t Easy Setup The AirTies AP-400 is setup to function as an Access Point as the factory default. To make your router wireless and setup your wireless network •...
  • Page 8: Preparing For Installation

    • For each wireless PC (running Windows) that you would like to connect to the AP-400, go to Start-Settings-Network Connections-Wireless Network Connection-View Wireless Networks and connect to the wireless network named AIRTIES_AP-400. Preparing for Installation The AirTies AP-400's DHCP feature is not enabled by default and thus it cannot assign an IP address to the PC connected to it.
  • Page 9 In the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window, enter 192.168.2.10 in the "IP Address" field and 255.255.255.0 in the "Subnet Mask" field. The IP address of the AP-400 is 192.168.2.254. Therefore, the IP address of the computer should be in the 192.168.2.x range.
  • Page 10: Assigning A Local Ip Address To A Computer That Is Running Windows2000

    In the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window, enter 192.168.2.10 in the "IP Address" field and 255.255.255.0 in the "Subnet Mask" field. The IP address of the AP-400 is 192.168.2.254. Therefore, the IP address of the computer should be in the 192.168.2.x range.
  • Page 11: Advanced Setup

    400 by going to the" IP Settings" submenu under the "LAN" menu of the web interface. You can get these values from your network administrator. Note: If you change the IP address of the AP-400, you must use the new address to connect to the AP-400's web interface.
  • Page 12: Wireless

    AP-400. You can block a device's access to the AP-400 by checking the "Block" box to the left of the MAC address of the device. When all your modifications are done, click "Save".
  • Page 13: Setting The Operation Mode

    Setting the Operation Mode 4.3. The AP-400 can operate as either an Access Point, a Repeater, or a Bridge : it can operate as either an access point or a repeater or a bridge. To set the Operation mode, go to the "Operation Mode" submenu under the "WIRELESS"...
  • Page 14: Configuring The Ap-400 As A Repeater

    Configuring the AP-400 as a Repeater 4.3.2. To use the AP-400 as a repeater, go to "Operation Mode" under the "WIRELESS" menu and select "Repeater" as the Operation mode.The following diagram is an example of AP-400's use as a repeater.
  • Page 15 In the "Repeater Settings" page, you will find a list of available access points and repeaters the AP-400 can connect to. Check the box to the left of the access point / repeater you would like the AP-400 to connect to. The access point will appear in the list below, titled "Access Points to Connect to".
  • Page 16: Configuring The Ap-400 As A Bridge

    In this window, after you check the "Activate Bridge/Repeater Connections" box, check the box to the left of the AP-400 that you have already configured and click "Save". The RT-211 and the AP-400 will now recognize each other. At the point where the wireless signal from the RT-211 weakens, the AP-400 will boost the signal and extend the coverage area.
  • Page 17 Note: The AP-400 does not do wireless broadcast in Bridge mode. To configure and operate the AP-400 in Bridge mode, you need to be directly connected to the AP-400. When you select Bridge as the "Operation Mode", the "Access Point List" page will come up.
  • Page 18: Wireless Security Settings

    MAC Address Filtering allows you to control which network cards can connect to the AirTies AP-400. For your wireless network security, it is recommended that both MAC address filtering and one of WPA, WPA2 or WEP wireless encryption protocols be activated.
  • Page 19: Wpa2 Security Settings

    WEP Security Settings 4.4.3 The AirTies AP-400 supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption in addition to the WPA encryption standards. If any of the devices in your wireless network does not support WPA, it is recommended that you choose WEP encryption.
  • Page 20: Access Control

    To enable Access Control, go to "Access Control" under the "WIRELESS" menu of the AP- 400 web interface. In the window that appears, you can enter the MAC addresses of the devices that are permitted to access the AP-400. No device other than those permitted can connect to the AP-400.
  • Page 21: Management

    You can see the version of the firmware that is currently on your AP-400 on the "Welcome" screen that appears as soon as you login to the Web interface.
  • Page 22: Reset

    Reset To reset the AP-400 to the default factory settings, while the device is on, press and hold the reset button at the bottom of the device with the tip of a pencil or similar pointed object for 5 seconds.
  • Page 23: Technical Specifications

    • Reset button to return the device to default factory settings Physical Specifications • Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 3 cm special design • Weight: 150 g • Power: 9Volt • Operating Temperature: 0°C - 40°C • Storage Temperature: -25°C - 75°C AirTies AP-400 User Manual...