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EchoLife HG521 Home Gateway
User Guide
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    EchoLife HG521 Home Gateway User Guide HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    User Guide Issue Date 2009-08-13 Part Number 202134 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. provides customers with comprehensive technical support and service. Please feel free to contact our local office or company headquarters. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Address: Huawei Industrial Base Bantian, Longgang...

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    Thus the descriptions herein may not exactly match the product or its accessories you purchase. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd reserves the right to change or modify any information or specifications contained in this manual without prior notice or obligation.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Safety Precautions..................1 2 Connecting the Cables and Getting Started..........5 2.1 Simple Connection ..................5 2.2 Connecting One Telephone ................6 2.3 Connecting Multiple Telephones ..............7 2.4 Getting Started .....................7 3 Setting the Network-Access Parameters ..........8 3.1 Accessing the Network Through the Embedded PPP Dial-Up Software on the HG521 ......................8 3.2 Accessing the Network Through the PPP Dial-Up Software on Your Computer ......................9...

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    6 FAQs......................14 7 Appendix....................17 7.1 Indicators....................17 7.2 Interfaces and Buttons................18 7.3 Default Settings..................18 7.4 Technical Specifications................19...

  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    1 Safety Precautions Thank you for purchasing the EchoLife HG521 Home Gateway (hereinafter referred to as the HG521). For safety purposes, carefully read through these safety precautions and observe them during operation. Basic Requirements Keep the device dry during storage, transportation, and operation of the device.

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    Use the accessories such as the power adaptor provided or authorized only by the manufacturer. Make sure that the device does not get wet. If water gets into the device, disconnect the power supply immediately and unplug all the cables connected to the device. The power supply of the device must meet the requirements of the input voltage of the device.

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    Stop using the device or disconnect the power supply in situations where wireless device is prohibited or using of a wireless device leads to interference or danger. The user who uses an electronic assistant medical-treatment device needs to confirm with the service center regarding the effects of the radio wave on this device.

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    Norway: This subsection does not apply for the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Ålesund Hereby, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

  • Page 10: Connecting The Cables And Getting Started

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. may void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment. 2 Connecting the Cables and Getting Started 2.1 Simple Connection...

  • Page 11: Connecting One Telephone

    2.2 Connecting One Telephone If your telephone line is used for both the broadband network access and a telephone connection, take the following figure as a reference for connecting the cables. POWER RESET ADSL MODEM LINE PHONE 1. Power adapter 2.

  • Page 12: Connecting Multiple Telephones

    2.3 Connecting Multiple Telephones If your telephone line is used for the broadband network access, telephone connections, and fax connections, take the following figure as a reference for connecting the cables. POWER RESET ADSL LINE MODEM PHONE 1. Power adapter 2.

  • Page 13: Setting The Network-access Parameters

    solid on. The POWER indicator is also solid on, which indicates that the HG521 is working properly. 3 Setting the Network-Access Parameters By configuring the HG521 and your computer, you can choose any of the following methods to surf the Internet: Accessing the Network Through the Embedded PPP Dial-Up Software on the HG521 Accessing the Network Through the PPP Dial-Up Software on Your Computer...

  • Page 14: Accessing The Network Through The Ppp Dial-up Software On Your Computer

    9. Enter the user name and password t hat are provided by the network operator in the User name and Password text boxes, and keep the default settings of other parameters. 10. Click Submit to save the settings. After you complete the preceding settings, you can surf the Internet. You need to perform the preceding operations on a computer once only.

  • Page 15: Configuring The Wireless Network Connection

    You need to perform the preceding operations only once for creating a network connection. After the n etwork connection is created, to access the network, double-click the icon for the dial-up connection, and then click Connect in the displayed dialog box. 4 Configurin g the Wireless Network Connection...

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    8. Select TKIP from the WPA encryption drop-down combo box. 9. Click Submit to save the settings. Step 3 ble the wireless configuration service provided by Windows XP. 1. Right-click My Computer, and then choose Manage from the sh ortcut menu.

  • Page 17: Configuring The Hg521

    5 Configuring the HG521 5.1 Changing the Administrator Password Used for Logging In to the Web-Based Configuration Utility For safety reasons or to make the password easy to remember, you can change the administrator password for login after logging in to the Web-based configuration utility.

  • Page 18: Changing The Wireless Network Name And The Access Password

    Step 3 Select the Enable WLAN combo box or not. Step 4 Click Submit to save the settings. 5.3 Changing the Wireless Network Name and the Access Password To change the name and access password for the wireless network, do as follows (taking the authentication type WPA-PSK as an example): Step 1 Log in to the Web-based configuration utility.

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    button for over six seconds after the HG521 is powered on, and then release the button. In addition, you can restore the default settings of the HG521 through the W eb-based configuration utility. To restore the def ault settings through the Web-based configuration utility, do as follows: Step 1 Log in to the Web-based configuration utility, and then choo...

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    Ensure that the terminal or telephone lines are far from the electric appliances that generate strong m agnetic or electric fields. Replace telephone lines when necessary. If the ADSL indica tor still blinks and does not turn solid on, contact your network operator.

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    Windows XP as an example. To check whether the pr oxy server of the Web browser is correctly configure d, do as follows: 1. Launch the Internet Explorer. 2. Choose Tools > Internet Options. 3. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Connections tab. In the Loc al Area Network (LAN) settings group box, click LAN Settings.

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    Step 3 Place your computer close to your terminal. If your computer is far from your terminal, the effects of the WLAN are affected. Step 4 Place your terminal and computer in another direction. Step 5 Do not use your terminal to access the WLAN during thunderstorms. After a broadband terminal is installed, does Internet access degrade call quality or do telephone calls lower the Internet access rate? No.

  • Page 23: Interfaces And Buttons

    Indicator Status Description Data is being transmitted through the Ethernet Blinking interface. Solid on The Ethernet connection is set up. The Ethernet connection is not set up. WLAN Blinking The wireless network function is enabled. Data is being transmitted through the WLAN. Solid on The wireless network function is enabled.

  • Page 24: Technical Specifications

    Parameter Setting Password used for logging in to the Web-based admin configuration utility DHCP server function Enable Wireless network function Enable 7.4 Technical Specifications Item Specification Entire-device power supply 5 V DC, 1 A Entire-device power consumption < 5 W Ambient temperature for operation 0°C to 40°C (32℉...

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    Item Specification Wireless 802.11b 1 Mbit/s, 2 Mbit/s, 5.5 Mbit/s, and 11 transmission Mbit/s rates 802.11g 6 Mbit/s, 12 Mbit/s, 18 Mbit/s, 24 Mbit/s, 36 Mbit/s, 48 Mbit/s, and 54 Mbit/s 802.11n Transmission rate: 6 Mbit/s, 6.5 Mbit/s, 13 Mbit/s, 13.5 Mbit/s, 19.5 Mbit/s, 26 Mbit/s, 27 Mbit/s, 39 Mbit/s, 40.5 Mbit/s, 52 Mbit/s, 54 Mbit/s, 58.5 Mbit/s, 65 Mbit/s, 81 Mbit/s, 108...

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    HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Huawei Industrial Base Bantian, Longgang Shenzhen 518129 People's Republic of China www.huawei.com Part Number: 202134...

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