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AcerRouter 101/201
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  • Page 1 AcerRouter 101/201 User’ s Manual...
  • Page 2: The Federal Communications Commission Statement

    The Federal Communications Commission Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

  • Page 4: Chapter 1 1.1 About This Manual

    The User’ s Manual describes how to set up the connection from LAN to the Internet using AcerRouter 101/201. This manual assumes that you are familiar with the basic elements of a computer and are interested in detailed or advanced information on the AcerRouter 101/201.
  • Page 5: About Acerrouter 101/201

    1.2 About AcerRouter 101/201 AcerRouter 101/201 provides the most Internet access to multiple users by sharing one/two dial-up accounts. The outstanding feature of AcerRouter 101 is the two-serial-port (AcerRouter 201 with one built-in modem and one serial-port) design as primary and secondary on-demand or dial-in ports. Modem2 port will be initiated by the system to increase the bandwidth for traffic congestion relief.
  • Page 6 Ÿ Remote Access The Modem 2 port of AcerRouter 101/201 can support dial-in function for remote access. Remote users can dial-in and access interior resources through modem connection. Optional callback function is also provided for the sake of security.
  • Page 7: Chapter 2 Before You Start

    Chapter 2 Before You Start To operate this product, you must have: Ÿ A 80486 or greater processor computer equipped with a 10Base-T or 10/100Base-T Ethernet card Ÿ 16-bit, small-font monitor settings or above are suggested Ÿ TCP/IP network protocol for each PC Ÿ...
  • Page 8 Figure 1. Front Panel Description Ÿ Power¡ ] g reen¡ ^ Indicates that there is power to the unit. Ÿ COM1-TxD (green) Indicates the data output activity of COM1 port Ÿ COM1-RxD (green) Indicates the data input activity of COM1 port Ÿ...
  • Page 9: Acerrouter 201

    10/100Mbps LAN port connecting with PC or Mac Ÿ Hub 10/100Mbps LAN port connecting with Hub port Ÿ Console RS-232 console port operating at 9600-baud Ÿ AC 9V External AC power adaptor input 2.2.2 AcerRouter 201 Figure 3. Front Panel Description Ÿ...
  • Page 10: System Requirements

    Ÿ LINE V.90 modem RJ-11 for PSTN analog telephone line Ÿ PHONE V.90 modem RJ-11 for external telephone set Ÿ COM2 RS-232 port connecting with external modem or ISDN-TA Ÿ Node 10/100Mbps LAN port connecting with PC or Mac Ÿ Hub 10/100Mbps LAN port connecting with Hub port Ÿ...
  • Page 11: Isp Requirements

    2.4 ISP Requirements Please collect the following information from your ISP before setup: Ÿ ISP authentication type or script (if not PAP/CHAP) Ÿ An ISP account which includes ISP dial-up username and password Ÿ ISP dial-up phone number Ÿ Your ISP’ s Domain Name Server IP address Ÿ...
  • Page 12: Chapter 3 Quick Installation

    5. Setting up other clients¡ G T o set up all other client stations in the same LAN. 3.1 Hardware Installation The followings are instructions for setting up the AcerRouter 101/201 . Refer to the illustration below and follow the simple steps to quickly install your AcerRouter 101/201.
  • Page 13 Figure 5. AcerRouter 101 Hardware Installation...
  • Page 14: Client-Side Network Settings

    “ Hub” port or personal computer to the “ Node” port. 5. Plug the AcerRouter 101/201 power adapter outlet, then plug the power supply output cable into the power connector on the rear of the unit. The Power LED should be lit immediately.
  • Page 15 Ÿ 2. Double click “ Control Panel” . 3. Double click “ Network” . This window appears the related information about the network interface card which you installed. Please check out if “ TCP/IP” component is installed or not. If not, click “ Add” , otherwise, go to Step 6.
  • Page 16 4. Double click “ Protocol” . 5. On the left side of the window, choose “ Microsoft” , and then select “ TCP/IP” component on the right side. After TCP/IP component is completely installed, click “ OK” .
  • Page 17 6. Double click “ TCP/IP” component. 7. The TCP/IP Properties window appears. If there is no DHCP server in the same Network, click “ IP Address” and select “ Obtain IP address automatically” item. Meantime, ignore the Gateway and DNS settings because the system will configure them automatically.
  • Page 18: Acerrouter 101/201 Settings

    Subnet Mask “” , Gateway IP “” and DNS for configuration. After finishing TCP/IP set up, reboot the computer and run the browser to configure the AcerRouter 101/201. Afterwards, set up other PC in the LAN according to above procedures.
  • Page 19 Note: In Netscape Communicator 4.0, after popping up for a while, the Quick Setup window will be hidden behind the Netscape main window. Minimize the Netscape main window if wish to see the Web Management page. 2. Select “ Enable” (default value) to key in the required information for Modem 1. Note: Modem2 Settings are similar to the Modem1’...
  • Page 20: Test

    3.4 Test After finishing the AcerRouter 101/201 setup, run another browser and key in any external web site address like to see if the modem dials properly. Once the Link LED is on, the Internet connection is successfully established.
  • Page 21: Chapter 4 Advanced Configuration

    Click ” Intranet Setting” in the Advanced menu as below. IP Settings Check the IP Address and Subnet Mask for the AcerRouter 101/201. If you wish to use the AcerRouter’ s DHCP server function, enable Dynamic IP address and the number of users.
  • Page 22 Filter In the filter menu, IP Address Filter prevents some interior members to browse the Internet via AcerRouter 101/201. You may add up to five sets of IP address on the Filtered Private IP Address field. Service Filter allows the prevention of all users from accessing any restricted service on the Internet.
  • Page 23: Modem1 Setting

    4.1.2 Modem1 Setting Firstly, enable Modem1 Dial-Out Service before setup. General Select the Line Type and the Baud Rate from the drop-down box. It is suggested that the Baud Rate should be about four times of maximal speed of your modem. Enter the necessary ISP and Authentication information and click on the “...
  • Page 24 Note: If your ISP account needs Login Script, click the “ Script” button and the screen below will pop up. Enter the necessary script file to connect to the ISP. The following is a sample script file with the proper syntax and the meaning of the command.
  • Page 25 ~~” ogin:” ” Neil” ~~” word:” ” a5831010” Command Description Wait for two seconds before executing the next script line. The number of “ ~” stands for the time of seconds. The double quotes stands for sending/receiving the “ ogin:” message.
  • Page 26 IP Address This page indicates if you would like to get a dynamic IP or a fixed IP from ISP. If you wish to have a fixed IP, please also enter the IP address and the DNS IP. Advanced This page is to verify the configuration of your modem. Please refer to your modem’ s user’...
  • Page 27 traffic exceeds the setup threshold. Note: About ISDN TA Setup Unlike most modems, ISDN initial strings vary between different ISDN TAs and there is no “ Standard ISDN TA” initial string. If your ISDN TA is not listed in the modem selection list, you must find out what your ISDN TA initial string is.
  • Page 28: Modem2 Setting

    4.1.3 Modem2 Setting Settings of Modem2 are similar to Modem1. Please refer to Modem1 Settings for setting Modem2. 4.1.4 Dial In Setting Dial-in User Account To configure computers for remote dial-in access, please select “ Enable” radio button to initiate Modem2 Dial-in Service. Enter the ID and Password of dial-in users. The default ID and Password setting for User1 is “...
  • Page 29 Callback Dial-in callback function is provided for AcerRouter 101/201. Set the call back time and the AcerRouter 101/201 will automatically call back after receiving dial-in inquiries to make sure that the user is on the dial-in list. Note that the phone charge will be...
  • Page 30: Device Admin Setting

    4.1.5 Device Admin Setting In the Device Admin Setting, you may change the password or reset the device. Select “ Yes” to the Factory defaults function will reset all the settings previously configured and return to the default configurations.
  • Page 31: Status Monitor

    4.1.6 Status Monitor This page provides working information of the working status of the AcerRouter 101/201. You can click on the DHCP Clients Table button to check on the DHCP IP table. The DHCP Active IP Table lists all clients that get IP from the AcerRouter 101/201. To see the latest IP distribution information, click the Refresh button on the upper left corner to update the information.
  • Page 32 2. To enter the AcerRouter 101/201 Telnet Configuration Program, key in the default supervisor password “ admin” . 3. After the password certified OK, the main menu of the AcerRouter 101/201 Telnet commands appears. The structure of commands is similar to web management. Please follow the previous...
  • Page 33: Configuring By Terminal Program Via Console Cable

    Windows 95 is called “ HyperTerminal” . Please configure as instructed below: 1. Power off the AcerRouter 101/201. Connect the AcerRouter 101/201’ s serial port directly to your PC’ s serial port using the enclosed serial cable.
  • Page 34 3. Check if the “ Null ” is built-in. If not, double click Hypertrm.exe” build a new one. 4. A New Connection” “ Null Modem” in the Name field “ OK” .
  • Page 35 5. The “ Phone Number” window appears. Make sure that the “ Connect using” box shows the one you have connected the serial cable to. 6. Click the “ OK” button, and you should see a screen as below. Change the settings as the screen shows.
  • Page 36: Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

    Check all the connections and make sure that they are well connected. Make sure that your hub/switch is correctly connected to “ Hub” , or your PC to “ Node” . “ Hub” and “ Node” can not be used at the same time.
  • Page 37 Miscellaneous If there are no Internet access for your network environment, we suggest that you disable AcerRouter 101/201 DHCP server on the Intranet page. If your LAN can access I cannot get IP from AcerRouter the Internet in default, we suggest that you disable your pre-existing DHCP server 101/201.
  • Page 38: Appendix Aspecifications

    Appendix A Specifications Standards Compliance IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX PPP, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS CHAP/PAP, SNMP WAN Interface RS-232/Modem RJ-45 connector V.90 56kbps RJ-11 connector RS-232/Console RJ-45 connector LAN Interface 10BASE-T/100BASE TX RJ-45 port Support Dial-in Client Windows Dial-up Network Trumpet PPP compatible application LED Display...
  • Page 39 Dimension LxWxH (mm) LxWxH (in.) Power Management Web management Telnet from LAN computer Terminal control via RS-232 cable 181 x 125 x 38.26 7.13 x 4.92 x 1.51 AC9V, 1A 181 x 125 x 7.13 x 4.92 x...
  • Page 40: Appendix Bglossary

    Appendix B Glossary DHCP DHCP is a protocol for automatic IP configuration. Client side computer can get one IP from DHCP server automatically. Using DHCP can save the effort of setting IP for every LAN computers. Dial-in Dial in is the function for remote user to access office LAN by Modem/ISDN TA connection.
  • Page 41 Intranet A network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. IP Address An identifier for a computer or device on a TCP/IP network. Networks using the TCP/IP protocol route messages based on the IP address of the destination.
  • Page 42 over standard telephone lines. A PPP account is a dial-up account used to connect to the Internet. It is a dial-up account actually calls another computer to gain Internet access. PAP/CHAP ISP PAP stands for Password authentication protocol. CHAP means Challenge handshake authentication protocol.
  • Page 43 Product Limited Warranty Acer Netxus Incorporated (ANI) warrants its product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service, for the following lengths of time form the date of purchase from ANI or its Authorized Resellers. Router Product *2 year All products with limited lifetime warranty have a standard two-year warranty.
  • Page 44 If you purchased this product in the UNITED STATES, some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. Contact us: Acer Computer International Ltd. Taiwan Branch Tel: 886-2-2713 9099 ext.7293 Fax: 886-2-2718 4895

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